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Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation

..., and the animal's caretaker, he was able to again stand on his legs. Even on the first day after the operation one could already see an observable improvement in his situation. Samson began to walk steadily, without stumbling, and one could hardy see traces of his previous illness. During the following te...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

...life expectancy of 76.9 years. Costa Rica and Cuba stand out as countries with GNPs less than $10,000 and yet life expectancies of 77.9 and 76.5 years. The paper also illustrates how some governments are rising to the challenge: In Sweden, the new strategy for public health is "to create social conditi...

Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists

... findings are confirmed, we believe human vaccines stand a better chance of getting T-cells to respond after most of the tumor is destroyed by hormone therapy," says Drake. "The strategy thereafter would be to continue activating the immune system with repeated vaccines and delay the time until the patien...

New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval

...ilter placed on the camera, the fluorescent tumors stand out as bright red spots, impossible to miss. Patients screened using this process are far more likely to be diagnosed correctly, and because the cancerous tissue is easy to identify, very small tumors are not likely to be overlooked. Even flat lesion...

Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies

... ability to use the telephone, a scale (ability to stand unsupported for 20 seconds), a blood pressure monitor, blood glucose monitor (if needed), or the once-daily presence of a caregiver who is willing and able to assist with the procedures required by the study, and a working telephone with touchtone li...

Viagra used in stroke recovery study

...is now able to smile, eat, move all four limbs and stand up with assistance," says Silver. "Things moved slowly in the first couple of months; most of the recovery has come after the sixth month period. This is very uncommon for individuals after stroke who typically see a deceleration in recovery. Indiv...

Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation

...ston business community and the general public all stand to benefit from the innovation funding provided by the Smalley/Curl Fund for Innovation. "These small grants are designed to bridge the gap between ideas and proof of concept," said CNST Director Wade Adams. "In so doing, they allow our faculty to co...

Methamphtetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in Midwest study

...en to steal items needed for making the drug or to stand guard, armed with a gun, looking out for police or other authorities. One positive found in the research was the response of the community. "What we've seen is that in the rural community, the community steps up," Kingery said. "When you have a sma...

IDSA applauds Senate leadership for introduction of S. 3

...have recognized how urgent this problem is, and we stand ready and willing to work with them to ensure that the scope of the bill and its incentives sufficiently cover infectious diseases, particularly antibiotics research and development and pandemic influenza preparedness," said Dr. Stamm. Co-sponsors of...

Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity

...of minutes per day," says Dr. Levine. "They don't stand or walk more. And conversely, when lean people artificially gain weight, they don't sit more. So the NEAT appears to be fixed. But as physicians, we can use this data to help our obese patients overcome low NEAT by guiding the treatment of obesity t...

Health initiatives can help peace building in the Middle East

...mass of committed doctors with a common agenda can stand a chance in the face of the political deterioration in the Middle East."...

Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors

...nts does not in itself predict violence. What does stand out is that youth whose parents are married are less likely to commit violence, suggesting the social benefits of marriage and labor-market policies that support stable marriages. The study also attributes the low rate of violent behavior among Mexi...

Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan

... to some leg muscles, potentially allowing them to stand and making movement easier, while tetraplegics (patients with spinal injury high in the neck region), could recover touch sensation and movement of the hands, and regain the ability to dress, feed and clean independently. Professor Raisman's key disc...

Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study

...ction in their lower extremities but not enough to stand unassisted. However, the improvement experienced by the patients is encouraging and deserves more study." The Food and Drug Administration has approved a second clinical trial involving 10 additional patients with severe spinal cord injuries. It is ...

Patient protection laws don't favor health providers

... "Provider advocacy and provider interests didn't stand out as the dominant forces leading to enactment in most states, or nationally," said Hall. When it comes to the effects of the laws, Hall found much the same thing: there is little evidence that they help providers economically. He reviewed the laws'...

Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay

...th toll runs in the millions. Between them and us stand a few small groups of nurses at select institutions around the country, including the University of Rochester Medical Center, who protect the population from such scourges. The University is one of seven institutions that make up an elite network of...

ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit

...SA has attended. The Agency maintained a dedicated stand throughout the event. ESA also participated in a wide range of different COP-10 side events, hosted by the Group on Earth Observations Initiative (GEO), the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the UK Met Office and the Arctic Council. During one...

New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE

...Northwestern University Medical School. "Patients stand to benefit from the significant outcome advantages delivered from these two ELLENCE-based regimens." The data from this large phase III randomized, multi-center clinical trial that evaluated nearly 2,000 patients were presented by Dr. Henri Roche on ...

Early detection reduces threat of foot injury in college basketball players

...s similar stresses on bones of the feet might also stand to benefit from the MRI evaluation, she added. Further study is warranted to consider the policy implications of such a practice, she added. The MRI screening would not be recommended for people who participate in such sports on a casual or more li...

ESA at the world's largest medical exhibition

...ESA and partner companies will be available on the stand to explain how the health industry can benefit from space research and how ESA can assist companies in supporting their projects from concept to implementation. ...

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