Tag: "states" at medical news
Undisclosed results of clinical trials
...l researcher and past investigator in SSRI trials, states
that negative results from SSRI trials go unpublished, while the published evidence to support their use is flimsy at best. She calls on physicianresearchers to take a collective stand and demand disclosure of all data. In a related commentary, Herxh...
Promising new treatment options for people with co-existing alcohol-use and psychiatric disorders
...rder, may also be useful for both stabilizing mood states
and decreasing alcohol use among bipolar alcoholics. Researchers have also found that treatment with the antipsychotic clozapine is associated with a decrease in alcohol and other substance use in patients with schizophrenia. "'Atypical' or 'novel...
OHSU programs for teen athletes are national models, reflect Bush's steroid-free sports initiative
...onal Institutes of Health. Schools in more than 20 states
currently are implementing them. In addition, Senate Bill 1780, the "Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2003" co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Biden and Orrin Hatch, recommends ATLAS and ATHENA be used as the basis for all anabolic steroid education programs i...
Significant disparities still exist in screening mammography rates; minorities underestimated
...sis found that these numbers were sufficient in 51 states
for whites but only 35 states
for African Americans; 36 states
for Hispanics; 11 states
for Native Americans; and 10 states
Race may be a factor in treatment of rectal cancer patients
...ve not experienced the same declines. The article states
that from 1992 to 1998, the annual decrease in death rates for white males was 2.1 percent compared with 0.9 percent for black males; and the annual decrease in death rates for white females was 1.9 percent compared with 0.6 percent for black females...
Study in children challenges primary theory for 'stroke belt'
...Scientists have questioned whether people in these states
have more strokes because they have more risk fact...998, found that people under age 20 in stroke belt states
had a 21 percent higher risk of death from stroke compared with people of the same age in other stat...
Experimental treatment yields new hope for children battling cerebral palsy
...severe jaundice and head injury. The CDC's website states
that the lifetime costs for a person with were about $800,000 (in year 2000 dollars), not including expenses such as caregiver costs for children or adults with cerebral palsy that might have to be borne by families. "CP can devastate children and th...
Neurologists take on challenge of advocacy work
...r. The 2004 Forum prepared 30 neurologists from 16 states
and three countries to serve as "Advocacy Leaders" on vital local, state and federal neurology issues. The new leaders worked with 16 mentors from last year's program. Courses on legislative advocacy, media training, and facilitating organizatio...
AGA launches Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative
...gement must become a priority for all physicians," states
Sam Klein, MD, Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and recent Chairman of the AGA's Section on Nutrition and Obesity. "The Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative will mak...
Largest multistate study finds end-of-life care still 'woefully inadequate'
...e deaths of 1,578 people from 22 states. (Those 22 states
accounted for 70 percent of all the deaths in the United States in 2000). They interviewed bereaved family members to assess the end-of-life care the decedents had received in home and institutional settings. Given the study's design, the interviews ...
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
...o Control 2003 report card clearly shows that most states
are not taking the necessary measures to protect c...nding of smoking prevention programs. Sadly, most states
failed to make the grade, and the fact remains that more than 440,000 people die from tobacco-relate...
East meets West with a traditional herbal cure for jaundice
...and Eastern medical philosophies and practices. He states
"This is a wonderful example of knowledge gained by applying the Western scientific method to an Eastern herbal remedy. It will be very exciting if a pure compound emerges from the tea leaves as a pharmacological therapy for neonatal jaundice that is...
WHO's vision for the future
...O is changing its way of working, alongside member states
and financial and technical partners, to reach key national health goals and strengthen equity. The most urgent objectives include the health-related Millennium Development Goals, the 3 by 5 target in HIV/AIDS treatment (to provide 3 million people i...
National vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations to strengthen supply of routine vaccines
...om the same manufacturers." The Committee's report states
that some of the problems that contributed to the shortage of vaccine supplies between 2000 and 2003 included a relatively low value given to preventive measures such as vaccines compared with that of therapeutic medicines, reflected in what individu...
Future medical leaders have shorter futures, study says
...ual patients and contributing broadly to society," states
the paper. "As a consequence, one person might become overworked and spread too thin trying to fulfill worthwhile intentions." Their research was supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Canada Research Chairs program and t...
Specialty medical societies offer evidence-based conclusions on inhaled steroid treatment for asthma
...a. "With more than 15 million people in the United states
living with asthma, adverse events related to asthma therapy can greatly impact public health," said Richard S. Irwin, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "The joint effort between the ACCP, AAAAI, and ACAAI to provide p...
JCI Table of Contents
...the B cell deficiency observed in the patient. She states
"Finding an abnormal gene in a patient with immunodeficiency is only the first exciting step. The next steps should tell us how LRRC8 functions in the normal immune system." TITLE: A congenital mutation of the novel gene LRRC8 causes agammaglobulin...
Freezing technique kills majority of small malignant breast cancers
...adenomas. The technique is already in use in many states
as an office-based, non-surgical means of treating benign breast disease, via a thin probe inserted into the center of the tumor under local anesthesia and with real-time guidance from ultrasound imaging. The initial clinical trial was designed to t...
Lose weight fast the ESA way!
Every year 120 students studying in ESA member states
win the opportunity to take part in a dedicated student parabolic flight campaign, by submitting microgravity-based experiment proposals to the Agency. The next campaign is scheduled for Spring 2004, with proposals due by 12 January. And if you want ...
Variations in state laws affect elder abuse documentation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Although all states
have laws and services in place to detect domestic... detected and handled differs significantly across states
because the relevant state laws and regulations vary greatly. In particular, the study found that st...
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