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New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible
...g the 2003 outbreak in Toronto, according to a new study
published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. A...an occur from a patient with SARS." The Hong Kong study
provides additional, complementary evidence that the virus may be capable of spreading through the a...
Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
...ame interval as HIV-negative women, according to a study
in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA . According to background information in the article, "cervical cancer screening recommendations in the United States have been recently updated and now advise using an interval of 3 years between screenings in healt...
Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
...se among health care professionals, according to a study
in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA. The prevalence o...of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues conducted a study
to identify factors that might predispose individuals to relapse. The study
included 292 health care...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...wice the cost of a visit to a family doctor. A new study
suggests that family physicians could better serve...ts every year." Several years ago, Szeinbach did a study
and found that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not truly allergic. "Mill...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
... therapeutic relationship," reviewers suggest. The study
also showed that the placebo response is 24 percent for medical interventions but only 14 percent for psychiatric/psychological treatments. The authors say the reason may be that many CFS sufferers seen in specialist settings or self-help groups "hav...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...tments for insomnia in HIV patients, including one study
of acupuncture therapy and one study
of the effects of caffeine withdrawal. The studies were small and had mixed results, the researchers...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...omino's article is based on a retrospective cohort study
of 292 health care professionals enrolled in the W...d a history of prior relapse," Domino noted. "This study
does not mean that professionals with substance abuse disorders cannot adhere to plans to abstain fr...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...fessor Silber, "We are always waiting for the next study
and development. Following each new study, we need to re-evaluate our thinking and clinical practice". With the wealth of recent landmark studies and developments in the field of PCI, the ESC feels that it is the appropriate moment to review the da...
Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk
...think about or attempt suicide, according to a new study
by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc... for HIV-positive women in particular. This latest study
is published in the March/April 2005 issue of Women's Health Issues. "Given that suicide is the four...
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
Miami, March 20, 2005--In a study
of 200 women, a group of physicians has found that...es, and their daughters and sons. It is the first study
to examine women's perceptions of a vaccine for both girls and boys. Specifically, the study
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
... the investigators first performed a retrospective study
of data from four treatment trials carried out by ...umors. The investigators subsequently performed a study
evaluating global gene expression among patients with advanced endometrial cancer using tumor sample...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
...ment of metastatic tumors at secondary sites." The study
shows that in existing melanoma tumors, inhibiting...om six to 10 months. In addition to Robertson, the study
team included: Arati Sharma, Nishit R. Trivedi, Melissa A. Zimmerman and Charles D. Smith, Departmen...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
... as previous research has indicated according to a study
published in March in the Journal of Vision, an on...ision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The data from this study
also suggest that vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test f...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...ilitate the learning of self-management. A recent study
into the usefulness of the CD-ROM involving 47 sufferers of bulimia revealed significant reductions in binging and self-induced vomiting. The pilot programme, run by the Eating Disorders Unit at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust lasted for 8 weeks...
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
...o 10 years with mild persistent asthma. The START study
was funded by AstraZeneca. "Many children with ast...ts reported in the budesonide group throughout the study
(budesonide 43.8%; usual care 42.8%). The most frequently reported adverse events were respiratory i...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
... of five cancer survivors surveyed in a Penn State study
were disabled or out of work four years after trea...y, says, "One of the reassuring findings from this study
is that encouraging people to get mammograms to detect breast cancer and PSA tests to check for pros...
Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold
...nfected with the common cold virus, according to a study
in the March 21 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine. These results could help explain why respiratory viral infections are often more severe in people with asthma and how infection can trigger asthma attacks. Past studies have shown that ...
New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects
...rnal of the American Academy of Neurology. Another study
in the same issue found that children ages 6 to 16...ugs during pregnancy. The good news comes from the study
of lamotrigine, which is one of several newer epilepsy drugs introduced after 1990. Few studies have...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...women and 32 men) were invited to participate in a study
titled "Health Attitudes" for which they completed...family member about what they had learned from the study
about UV damage and sun protection, while those in the intervention group talked to significantly mo...
WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts
Since Saturday, 19 March, the study
entitled Women International Space Simulation for ... also occur in astronauts during space flight. The study
will assess the roles of nutrition and combined physical exercise in countering the adverse effects ...
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