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UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
...ck patients who perceive racism in the health care system
prefer and are more satisfied with physicians from the same race or ethnicity, according to a new study published in the March-April edition of the Annals of Family Medicine. In analyzing a national survey of more than 3,800 blacks, Latinos and whit...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...nditions often encounter a complex and inefficient system
of care as a result of inadequate care coordination," said Hall, professor of law and public health sciences. "Care coordination currently isn't being done very well." These patients account for more than half of all medical spending. "They endure hi...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ck patients who perceive racism in the health care system
prefer and are more satisfied with physicians from the same race or ethnicity, according to a new study. Analyzing a national survey of more than 3,800 blacks, Latinos and whites, Chen and colleagues find that nearly one quarter of blacks and one thi...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
...exposure may somehow modify an individual's immune system
to tolerate specific antigens. Various attempts to modify abnormal immune responses to specific allergens, such as those to cat dander, have been made. Investigators have previously treated patients with related molecules, either peptides derived fro...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...d children," they say. "Until a formal regulatory system
is developed to effectively screen and identify new and existing chemicals that are toxic to pregnant women and children, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmental disaster. Unfortunately, by then we will have once aga...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
... homeland, Cuba still touts its state-run baseball system
as a superior way to structure the game. Cuba not...earch showing that Cuba's government-run baseball system
exploits its players, while offering its fans less-even competition between teams than in the market...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...ander (small scales from skin or hair), key immune system
cells respond by spewing out histamine. Allergy ex...s by injecting them with cat protein and an immune system
booster. These mice became "actively allergic" to cats: their reactions to cat allergen would be com...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...ovative Technology, for development of the imaging system
platform; the National Institutes of Health and Guidant Corporation....
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...h immunosuppression, in which every human's immune system
might attack stem cells from sources other than itself," notes Hare. "Because they remain in an early stage of development, mesenchymal stem cells do not trigger an immune response, unlike what would happen if more developed stem cells were used. ...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...GP was patchy," he writes. "Worryingly, it was the system
increasingly engineered to medical technicians rather than to professionals that seemed to be responsible," he says. "The presiding tick box culture allowed and even fostered suboptimal assessment." Although individual clinicians did what they were...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...d by unscrewing from the outside. In this way, the system
is implanted into the heart. The monitoring of the...vention Unit incorporated the "Amplatzer" occluder system
for closure of patent ductus (congenital communication between the aorta and the pulmonary artery). ...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...on, the juvenile justice system, the child welfare system
and the special education system
offset the costs of the improved mental health services delivered to youth through the system
RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...outside of the laboratory and even outdoors. "The system
we've developed at RIT is unique in its ability to...ned a huge amount in the lab about what the visual system
can do," Pelz adds. "Now we're beginning to learn what the visual system
does in the real world."...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
... attention after symptoms of damage to his nervous system
appeared. I was asked to carry out a neurological examination. I saw that he stood on his legs with difficulty. When he tried to walk, he fell after a few steps. He also had no appetite and appeared generally to be in poor condition. I diagnosed that...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
...tting were among those with blood, central nervous system
and head and neck cancers. The lowest rates of quitting were among survivors of uterine, female breast, prostate and thyroid cancers. Short notes, "Today, most cancer patients can be very hopeful for a good outcome and a continued ability to work....
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...urally occurring protein that regulates the immune system
in the body. Normal cells do not have these same receptors. Debinski developed a drug that combines a form of Il 13 with a toxin that kills cancer cells. By targeting the therapy to these receptors, the drug finds and kills the cancer cells. While th...
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
...lly powerful nations in the world, its health care system
exhibits numerous sociological, political, and eco...n private market competition, the U.S. health care system
has become one of the most inequitable, inefficient, and costly systems among those of western indus...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...have allowed an early reconstitution of the immune system
and its exposure to a large number of HCV [hepatitis C] infected liver cells, leading to immune mediated severe liver damage and thus to more frequent and severe forms of HCV recurrence." The authors conclude that while donor age did not influence t...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
...ay to establishing an operational global observing system
for the Earth's atmosphere," adds Burrows. "This is something we need as we enter the new geological age of the Anthropocene, where mankind is the driver of climate change." SCIAMACHY was preceded by a smaller scale version of the instrument called ...
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...iversity has installed a 50-kilowatt solar-powered system
on the roof of its new campus center. An array of...e cost of installing the system. The solar-powered system
prevents 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year from being released into the air. That's how much c...
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