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Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients

...), a set of symptoms associated with reduced blood supply to the heart muscle. A third group had stable angina, chest pain that occurs with physical or mental stress, which is not usually related to plaque rupture. Clear OCT images of the suspicious lesions were obtained for 20 heart attack patients, 20 w...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...d. "This year's serious problems with flu vaccine supply showed us just how unprepared we are," says Andrew T. Pavia, chair of IDSA's Pandemic Influenza Task Force. "If this had been a pandemic year, we would have been in serious trouble. Now is the time to fix these problems and develop the ability to r...

Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children

... marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of over $21.4 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, oncology and neuroscience products. In the...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

... marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of over $21.4 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, oncology and neuroscience products. In the...

Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats

...se forest, much of the nation's water supply, food supply and critical industries (power plants and water treatment facilities) are located in rural areas. They pose a unique challenge to protection from terrorism and public health emergencies."...

New generation contact lenses cut risk of severe eye infection

...ms. All those wearing contact lenses were asked to supply details of lens hygiene, type, and pattern of wear, including whether they slept in them. Specialists scored eye problems on the cornea according to their severity, a score above 8 denoting severe keratitis. Eighty were scored below 8, defined as 'n...

HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies

...e outside of monogamous relationships. We need to supply them with the tools to make wise choices." "When spending taxpayer dollars, the federal government has an obligation to provide accurate information to sexually active people," adds Paul Volberding, MD, chair of the HIV Medicine Association Board of ...

Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest

... to be prepared for periods of drought, when water supply diminishes and water demand increases, Winstanley added. The second report analyzes the region's public-supply water use, covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. It gives useful insights about the relationship between wat...

Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health

...ite March 15, 2005. "Decisions about the physician supply should be made on the basis of evidence for their utility in improving health and reducing ill health and deaths. Currently, the United States has many more specialists than do other comparable countries with better health levels," said Barbara Starf...

Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer

...eeds blood supply," says Dr. Ghamande. "This blood supply arises de novo. The cancer produces cytokines (growth factors) that stimulate growth of vessel buds around it in a process called angiogenesis. This particular medication targets receptors on new budding blood vessels in an attempt to down-regulate t...

Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'

... groups. The initiative was intended to reduce the supply and demand for illicit drugs, particularly the growing use of methamphetamine, known there as "ya baa." All drug users are required to submit to drug treatment or face arrest. Treatment options include enlistment in newly established drug treatment c...

York study tests enhanced care for depression patients

...de a test bed for enhanced care of depression. The supply of psychological therapy for depression sufferers in the UK is patchy while about half the people prescribed antidepressant medication abandon it within a week, often due to adverse initial side-effects. Professor Richards said: "There is a substanti...

Innovation prize finalists announced in 'Science of Better'

... online product procurement auctions, managing the supply chain, and fighting AIDS. Innovations at IBM, Motorola, GM, NBC, Mars, and Merrill Lynch, as well as the U.S. Army, the City of New Haven, and Texas Children's Hospital, have been spotlighted. The Edelman competition has recognized the use of operat...

Unsafe water and poor sanitation causes 4000 children to die each day

... are affected by the negative impact of poor water supply and sanitation than by war, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction combined, states a paper published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The article is the fifth in a series of papers summarising the key conclusions of the Millennium Project - ...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...nd multiplying so the body can maintain its needed supply of blood cells," he said. "However, Mcl-1 also prevents the abnormal white blood cells found in leukemia from undergoing apoptosis in response to chemotherapy or radiation. This makes the leukemia cells resistant to treatments designed to damage the ...

Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum

...ngs and discuss how to effectively engage the vast supply of talent represented by willing and able older adults to improve the quality of life in communities across America. The Forum is part of The Gerontological Society of America's Civic Engagement in an Older America project and designed to help shape...

Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks

... transplant in the United States, due to a limited supply of donor organs....

Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer

...vailable for a small number of patients, but organ supply is limited, and tumor progression during the prolonged waiting period results in a high dropout rate. Consequently, RF ablation has emerged as an alternative treatment for inoperable liver cancer and may also be useful as a bridge to liver transplant...

Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK

...rent job competition. Until around four years ago, supply and demand were roughly matched, but it seems no more. The warning is part of a package of measures to provide accurate information on job prospects to help graduates decide whether or not to come to the UK. "Doctors are coming to the United Kingdom ...

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'

...vide direct molecular-level measurements of the CK supply in normal, stressed and failing human hearts. Oth...owed that CK flux in healthy hearts is adequate to supply energy to the heart over a fairly wide normal range of rest and stress conditions. However, in pati...

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