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Tide of new nurses rises but shortages still loom large

...shortage. "The workforce is projected to peak at a size of 2.3 million in 2012 and shrink to 2.2 million by 2020 a modest increase of roughly 60,000 R.N.'s over forecasts without the new data. This total pales in comparison to the Health and Resource Service Administration's latest forecast of 2.8 millio...

Imaging study finds a structural difference in the brains of cocaine addicts

...." Although there was no correlation of amygdala size with the duration of cocaine addiction, those addicts whose amygdalas were smallest reported the highest levels of drug craving experienced throughout the day, a finding that complements earlier associations of drug craving with amygdala activity. P...

Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises

...azines and on the Internet alleging to enhance the size of women's breasts; however, there have been no sc...ever, the only way women can increase their breast size substantially is through breast augmentation," said Dr. Lawrence. "There is always the chance that h...

Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women

...d that one of the strengths of their study was its size and that it is the first multi-city study of anal HPV infection. A potential limitation, they explained, is that they do not know if their results can be generalized to certain subgroups of men who have sex with men, such as those living in rural are...

NIH launches new study to compare prostate surgery and drugs

...ction, ejaculation, bladder changes, PSA, prostate size and shape, and ratio of various prostate tissues; and pain before, during and after surgery, among other parameters, will be tracked in search of characteristics predicting likely outcome and effectiveness of therapies. "Having a protocol to fi...

800 calories a day less and women never missed them

...reducing calorie density by 30 percent and serving size by just 25 percent -- the women ate 800 calories l...in energy density or reduced 25 percent in portion size or both. Reducing the energy density of foods by 30 percent led to a 23 percent decrease in da...

Custom-built facial implants helpful for patients with HIV and facial wasting syndrome

...ition after implantation and retain their original size and structure. William J. Binder, M.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, and David C. Bloom, M.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, investigated the use of custom-designed facial implants in the treatment of 22 patients with f...

Beyond supervision

...ost vision quality even further: Increasing the size of the surface of the eye being treated helps prevent a visual defect known as spherical aberration. Geunyoung Yoon, Ph.D., a colleague who works closely with MacRae, has untangled how the laser can affect spherical aberration, which can cause blurry...

Subanalysis finds patient-controlled, transdermal pain management system may be comparable

...s a lightweight, compact system, approximately the size of a credit card that adheres to a patient's upper arm or chest. When a dose of pain medication is needed, the patient pushes a button located on the system. This activates a very low-intensity electrical current - not felt by the patient - that de...

Common antidepressant may affect youth's bone development

.... The findings showed a reduction in bone mass and size in the mice administered an SSRI. "These findings indicate a potential negative impact of SSRIs on the skeleton and point to a need for further research into the prescribing of these drugs to children and adolescents," said lead author Stuart J. Wa...

News tips for Wednesday, November 10, 2004

...risk of atrial fibrillation in some patients. The size of heart chambers increases proportionally with height. Researchers found a "strong, direct correlation" between height and atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid rhythm in the heart's upper chambers, among patients with impaired left ventricular functio...

New research results: 'Heart jacket' shown to be effective

...ansplant. "There was a clear improvement in the size and shape of the heart, returning it to a more normal configuration," says Paul Hauptman, M.D., a SLUCare cardiologist and associate professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. "It's a potentially revolutionary approach." Heart failure...

Stem cell therapy effectively treats heart attacks in animals

...e area of damaged heart muscle - approximately the size of a one-dollar coin - researchers gave every treated animal between 12 and 15 microscopic injections of adult stem cells, each injection containing nearly 200 million cells. The cells were injected directly into the heart muscle using a specialize...

MRI technique for measuring blood volume helps distinguish between abscesses and tumors in the brain

...ormation they provide. "Regular MRI scans show the size and shape of a muscle or organ very well, but they...ing organs, we want to know more than simply their size and the shape. DSC MRI gives us that additional necessary information, letting us know the vascular ...

News tips for Sunday, November 7, 2004

...d other laboratory findings. Noting their study's size limitations, the researchers said the apparent benefit they found still merits further inquiry. 9 a.m. Abstract 3524 The altar may alter extent of CVD risk. Wedded bliss may be best when it comes to lowering cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. ...

Study: Physical activity in middle age cuts risk of early death

...deaths, was among high risk people," she adds. The size of that effect surprised Richardson and her colleagues, including her RWJ mentor Rodney Hayward, M.D., senior author on the new paper and a professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School as well as a member of the Survey Research Center at ...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...lity of EBW welds performed in vacuum, which means size may no longer be a factor when it comes to large manufacturing applications that can benefit from electron beam welding. (Paper: JI1B.004. Contact: Ady Hershcovitch, hershcovitch@bnl.gov , 631-344-4531,) Taming Plasma Bursts to Ensure Fusion Chambe...

Loyola warns lower temps mean greater risk of fire from space heaters

...e room. Make sure the heater is designed for the size of the room you wish to heat. Indoor pollutants can be produced with a wrong sized heater. Ensure there is proper ventilation to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide and other hazardous fumes. Make sure there is a guard around the heating elemen...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...lity of EBW welds performed in vacuum, which means size may no longer be a factor when it comes to large manufacturing applications that can benefit from electron beam welding. (Paper: JI1B.004. Contact: Ady Hershcovitch, hershcovitch@bnl.gov , 631-344-4531,) Taming Plasma Bursts to Ensure Fusion Chambe...

Research news from the AGA

...tional colonoscopies varied depending on the polyp size "threshold" or the size polyp used to qualify a patient for a follow-up colonoscopy--a larger polyp threshold results in few...

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