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Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank

...ustify his appointment, he argues. "He may well be skilled at managing a large organisation, but his is an inflammatory nomination to head the world's most influential multilateral development organisation, a post that requires acute political sensitivity and cultural awareness. His is a nomination that the ...

NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause

...d because they are viewed by their peers as highly skilled in critically examining scientific evidence. The panel members came to this process free of academic or financial bias regarding the conference topic. As conditions for their inclusion on the panel, they must have never published data or opinions tha...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

... Asia give birth at home without the presence of a skilled attendant. Countries with the highest neonatal mor...lity rates were generally found to have the lowest skilled attendance and institutional delivery rates. The authors write that preventing neonatal deaths has b...

Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain

... Institute for Cartilage Repair was developed by a skilled group of clinicians in response to growing clinical need for more durable cartilage and meniscal repair procedures. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals who have focused on the problems of detecting and treating cartilage in...

NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care

...s or less to death, the forced selection of either skilled nursing or hospice care for patients entering nursing homes from hospitals, and limits on certain therapies such as radiation that may help manage symptoms. The panel identified in its statement several limitations of the current body of end-of-li...

Model predicting colorectal cancer screening suggests higher mortality for virtual colonoscopy

...e the importance of colonoscopy being performed by skilled practitioners. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, patients undergoing colonoscopy should identify doctors who have substantial experience having performed large numbers of endoscopies, usually evidenced by their having received ...

UIC receives $8.1m for public health research, training

...n a key group of public health research scientists skilled in disease prevention and disaster preparedness. The Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program will recruit 12 postdoctoral trainees and four doctoral students to address issues faced by public health departments in urban, high-risk environm...

'Science of better' convenes operations researchers in Denver

...osts. The good news is that operations researchers skilled at analyzing these weaknesses are offering new approaches to the seemingly intractable problems. Expert William Pierskalla sheds light on this important new work being done in health care operations, policy, and economics, as well as clinical practic...

American Journal of Nursing partners with GSA to improve care of older adults

...tals; 80% of people receiving home care and 90% of skilled nursing facility residents are 65 years of age or older," notes Institute director Mathy Mezey, RN, PhD, FAAN. "And yet, the nursing workforce is ill-prepared for the special needs of older adults, particularly those aged 85 years and older. This pro...

Study indicates why hospitalists improve hospital efficiency

...o required post-discharge nursing services such as skilled care or home care. "We believe hospitalists may become more efficient in arranging needed nursing services after discharge and are more comfortable sending patients home earlier if they live close to the hospital for appropriate follow-up care," said...

New study shows phonics is critical for skilled reading

...and Stanford University track the development of a skilled reader, ultimately showing that phonics gives read...ng." By training the model to become an efficient, skilled reader that learned to read as most children do, the researchers could determine what methods - ones...

Delay in transfer to the ICU increases risk of death

... of the physiologic criteria either died or needed skilled care after hospital discharge, compared with 39% of those patients who were transferred in less than four hours. Patients who survived were transferred twice as quickly to the ICU than those that died. "Our preliminary data suggests that once certain...

Twelve scholars to receive support to strengthen the field of geriatric social work

...ountry will have the necessary pool of trained and skilled geriatric social workers by creating faculty leaders specialized in geriatric research and teaching. The Faculty Scholars Program is a major step toward increasing the visibility and desirability of geriatric social work so as to increase faculty com...

Living wills don't work, study says

...acy of many Americans, and the difficulty even for skilled writers of expressing their wishes well, add to the problem, Fagerlin notes. And, people's preferences often change as their situations or medical technology changes. For most people, Fagerlin and Schneider say, a durable power of attorney for hea...

Doctor attacks South African government for failing women while spending billions on arms deals

... would be impossible to implement due to a lack of skilled mammogram readers. Therefore, I suggested a nurse-based clinical service, which would be implemented from the centre, starting with the large teaching hospitals and extending as the nurses were trained, to the peripheral primary care centres. "Thi...

Emerging threats in health and medicine

...ew threats. State-of-the-art technology and highly skilled professionals need to be in place to provide rapid response to the threat of epidemics. Coordinated strategy is necessary to understand, control, and prevent the epidemic spread of these viruses. The material will be presented in lecture format and s...

Evidence suggests that the brain can switch to 'automatic pilot' during learning

...d how performance was improving as subjects became skilled at the decision. After analyzing the cortical activity during this task, they switched the task -- asking subjects to now judge whether many of the same objects were "smaller than a shoebox." Finally, they then restored the original "bigger-than-a-sh...

Helping patients focus on prevention

...atients when things go wrong, but they are just as skilled at making sure things go right. Dentists understand there are bodies connected to the mouths they treat, and while they look for problems in the mouth, they may help spot problems elsewhere. "We are trained to focus on [providing immediate treatment...

MPRI opens its doors to cancer patients

...epended on finding a new use for its equipment and skilled people. To that end, IUCF Director John Cameron provided crucial support for the creation of a medical facility that would continue the use of the facility's high-quality proton beam....

Alzheimer's researchers begin unique study of tangles

...toms that prompt families to place loved ones in a skilled nursing facility.) Scientists will study whether valproate reduces agitation in patients, and also can affect the deterioration of memory and daily functioning that occurs as the disease progresses, according to Alexander Auchus, MD, clinical dir...

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