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Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly

...e was weak and conflicting. The evidence does not support a policy recommending the routine use of such supplements in all elderly people, say the authors. However, the results are sufficiently encouraging to warrant further and more expansive studies in this area of considerable public health importance....

UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

...ection with where they work and receives no public support from their employers. "Philanthropy and community service are integral parts of American society, and many say the hallmark of medicine as well is public service," said Dr. Adam O. Goldstein, associate professor of family medicine at the UNC School o...

New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack

...s injury to the brain, kidney and liver. The data support clinical trials. Cyclosporin already has been tested in humans and has been well-tolerated acutely."...

Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

The public has a moral obligation to support and take part in scientific research, says a leading ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics . John Harris, Professor of Bioethics at the Institute of Medicine, Law and Bioethics at the University of Manchester, does not advocate making it a lega...

Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...ific information with the way we normally work, in support of decision making. This is not always possible with such highly innovative projects." A workshop for current and potential Italian SLAM users is due to take place on 5 May at ESRIN, ESA's establishment in Italy, in Frascati near Rome. The event wi...

Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study

...edical books, journals and computer-based decision support systems (DSSs). "Decision support occurs in two modes: either clinicians must seek medical information to supplement what they already...

Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

...American public to give their nickels and dimes to support polio research, a cause that was principally supported by the NFIP. A two-day scientific symposium will feature Julius Youngner, Sc.D., distinguished service professor emeritus of molecular genetics and biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh ...

Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act

...their knowledge of the act. The author's findings support that the legislation is beneficial and that access to public facilities has an impact on life satisfaction. "However our findings do indicate that the implementation of the ADA is incomplete, especially educating consumers with disabilities about th...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

...cians who were provided with resources, tools, and support to make possible positive changes also completed follow-up questionnaires. Medical records of 551 patients showed a significant increase in the number of patients who became up-to-date with screening recommendations (38.7 percent to 56.1 percent) an...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

NEWARK, N.J. Organizational traits that support hospital-based nurses' efforts to provide high qua...ever less is known how these organizational traits support other nursing practices such as home care nursing and district nursing, its international counterpar...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

... there's name-calling, nothing happens. We find no support for the idea that verbal harassment is less hurtful in causing emotional distress than physical aggression," Nishina said. Many middle school and high school teachers may not appreciate how important it is to intervene when they see a bullying incide...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

... Phase I study is being conducted at Hopkins, with support from Baltimore-based Osiris Therapeutics, which developed the stem cell product. The study will involve 48 adults who have had their first heart attack within 10 days of enrollment in the trial. All patients will have been stabilized before accepta...

Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...cted in the 1970s using chest radiography, lending support to their suggestion that while CT helps radiologists find more early-stage cancers, many of these are slow-growing tumors that probably would not have been lethal over the patient's lifetime. "While there is still reason to hope that early detection ...

US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

...rrent FDA regulations require studies submitted in support of a new drug application to have been done in a manner consistent either with the Declaration of Helsinki or any local laws, whichever is more protective for patients. In June 2004, the FDA proposed that clinical research projects abroad that are no...

The Gerontological Society of America announces Hartford Fellowship recipients

...50,000 dissertation grant plus $20,000 in matching support from their home institutions that will enable them to more fully concentrate on their dissertation research projects over the next two years. This fellowship program is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, which seeks to ex...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...tion for all child- and family-serving agencies to support children with complex needs in an integrated manne... location. Nearly 100 communities have received support to adopt the system of care approach through a federal initiative funded by the U.S. Department of H...

Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon

...ded Carnegie Mellon University a $750,000 grant to support research into how the human brain deciphers language, which could one day yield advances in the treatment of neurological disorders such as autism and dyslexia. This multidisciplinary research is being conducted by Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb Profess...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

...n other words, the device tracks how eye movements support perception and what people pay attention to in order to gather the information they need to perform everyday activities. Two eye-tracking models unique to RIT have different capabilities: one performs on-line processing in real time within any ind...

Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, many legislators refuse to support such efforts and instead write off death and illne..., who helped persuade the Australian government to support NEPs, reported that in 2000, the rate of 14.7 new AIDS cases for every 100,000 Americans was dramati...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...oid production in a mouse model of AD. The studies support a role for DHA in reducing amyloid burden even at a relatively late stage in this animal model. Pass the fish oil, please....

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