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Consortium aims to improve protection of human research subjects

...earchers, funding agencies, human participants and society the guideposts to recognize an improved and ethical clinical research system. "This is an effort to step back from the existing system of protections for human research participants and to re-examine the goals and assurance mechanisms for an eth...

Aftermath of September 11th on creativity: Psychoanalysts host major literary figures

...sychoanalytic Institute (NYUPI) and its affiliated society the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) with additional funding from the American Psychoanalytic Foundation are launching their new Creative Writers and Psychoanalysts Series with a panel entitled The Apocalyptic Imagination: Daydreaming in...

Study shows caregiver and patient costs rise as symptom severity increases in Alzheimer's disease

...ms. As Alzheimers disease progresses, the costs to society in terms of direct health-care costs and loss of productivity of caregivers are astronomical, said Dr. Gary Small, lead investigator and Parlow-Soloman Professor on Aging, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, and director of th...

Medical education lacks emphasis on adverse drug reactions, Georgetown research finds

...lum seems out of proportion to their importance to society and health care, the study noted. The Georgetown researchers surveyed 105 directors of third-year internal medicine clerkships (programs for medical students), and the directors of 420 internal medicine residency programs (post-MD degree training), c...

ACP-ASIM updates ethical advice for relationships between physicians and industry

...serve the ethical standards and credibility of the society and the professionalism of their members.There are no easy answers to many ethical questions, said William E. Golden, MD, chair of the ACP-ASIM Ethics and Human Rights Committee that developed the paper. But the committee felt a duty to address these...

Food the center of celebration and subject for concern

...versies and dangers that surround food. "We are a society concerned with food. We plan our lives around mealtime. Food is at the center of our celebrations.. Yet, an estimated 76 million Americans get sick and more than 5,000 die annually from food-related illnesses," says Doris Zallen, Choices and Challeng...

Computational innovation predicts how patients will respond to drug treatments

... advance, although not yet in clinical use, brings society closer to an era of personalized medicine, in which compounds are tailored to an individuals unique genetic makeup, biochemistry and lifestyle. If treatments thus can be precisely targeted to a given malady, cures for an array of conditions are far m...

Sexual revolution and teenagers is explored in ASAs magazine, Contexts

... that it has revised the framework of how American society thinks about sex. It redefined sexual activity as a right of individuals and not merely as a means for reproduction or even marital intimacy. Teenagers living in this culture are struggling to create new norms that work for them in the 21st century....

Analyses of Violence Against Women Act suggest legislation saved US $14.8 billion

...he first opportunity to look at the net benefit to society of the legislation....

Foods for Health Conference

...nizes the significant opportunities facing us as a society and as a research university--whether that means looking for ways to boost the anti-oxidants in broccoli or matching human and plant genomes to achieve potential health benefits," said Charles Muscoplat, university vice president for agricultural pol...

Why are doctors so unhappy?

...t between the profession, employers, patients, and society so that the job is now different from what doctors expected. A new compact is needed, spelling out the rights and responsibilities of the government, the medical profession, and the public, say the authors. Clinical leaders have a crucial role in dev...

College drinking problems and research solutions

...to-action for educators, researchers, students and society in general. Today, NIAAA is sending the Task Force report to every college in the U.S. The findings of the Task Force also serve as a timely reminder for students and others to assess their personal drinking habits on National Alcohol Screening Day, ...

Children as young as 5 have gender bias when it comes to picking a musical instrument

...y see that males have more power and status in our society and, with increasing age, girls start to adopt more masculine attributes." This was illustrated in the control group where only 27 percent of the kindergarten girls selected a masculine instrument, but 50 percent of the girls in the fourth grade did ...

UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay

...s done, we can save the children from the pain and society from the costs of repairing the decay. Most people dont realize the importance of baby teeth, Ramos-Gomez said. They affect the oral health of an adult by Guiding permanent teeth and preventing decay and malocclusions Chewing food, which could affe...

Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition

...rson to become deficient in choline. However, in a society where many people are avoiding significant sources of choline, such as organ meats and fatty foods, the dietary intake of the nutrient may be decreasing. For alcoholics, those suffering from malnutrition and those on certain fad diets, choline defic...

Study quantifies cost-benefit of family interventions to prevent teen alcohol use

...hol use, thereby avoiding the substantial costs to society at a proportionally small intervention cost....

Contraceptive needs of new mothers are unique and unmet

...ion and the resulting direct and indirect costs to society exceed $13 billion each year, says Dr. Zieman. A womans dissatisfaction with her method of birth control adds directly to this burden. With so many busy parents trying to simplify their contraception, it is not surprising that sterilization is th...

UCSD faculty elected to membership in prestigious professional organizations

...Diabetes in La Jolla. The AAAS is an international society composed of nearly 4,000 of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, businesspeople, and public leaders. Additional UCSD faculty elected to the AAAS were Theodore Groves, Ph.D., professor, and Mark Cachina, Ph.D., professor, Department of ...

Pregnancy, birth rates fall among young women exposed to elementary school intervention program

...effect on the pregnancy rate. The cost-benefit to society is significant." Lonczak added: "I was surprised that at age 21 an elementary school intervention is still having an effect. It could have a permanent effect on their lives, but we'll just have to see as we collect and analyze more data."...

Despite resources, at-risk infants in US fare no better, researchers find

... beyond health care, such as the social system and society structure, may also have an influence. Though no country has consistently better survival, there are likely virtues in the reproductive health care systems of each country that could provide clues to help improve the odds for all newborns....

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(Date:4/17/2014)... Two recent papers by a University of Colorado ... scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, ... other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey S. Kieft, PhD, ... the School of Medicine and an early career ... colleagues recently published articles in the scholarly journals ...
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