Tag: "systems" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...ll undergoexperimental restoration of their immune systems
in the hope that new immunitywill fight off or control the remaining 1 percent of virus. The second arm will attempt to restore a complete immune system in eightpatients. Five weeks after beginning drug therapy, these patients will receivea...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...sensors and signal processors, automated reasoning systems
anddata fusion methods used to create smart weapon...becomes regular. This parallels complex mechanical systems
which also showno regularity until a fault occurs which leads to system failure. "In 10 to 15 year...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...uld offer an alternative to external drug delivery systems
used to treat serious pain and may be a potential technique for the management of drug addiction. The button-sized polymer works much like the continuous-release birth control implant. It will be inserted under the skin through a tiny incision made...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...w technology that allowsultrasound medical imaging systems
for the first time to be programmed formultiple di...omical movement and blood flow. Ultrasound imaging systems
are technologically complex and historically weredesigned and built from single-purpose hardware com...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
...winglist of benefits to human and animal digestive systems
from certain formsof indigestible oligosaccharides -- naturally occurring groups of carbohydratescontaining simple sugar molecules -- found in many fruits and vegetables. For years, oligosaccharides were thought to give people flatulence ordiarrhea....
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...However, HIV-infected peoplewith suppressed immune systems
often exhibit anergy, a reduced or absentreaction to skin tests for TB as well as other infections. In such persons, TBinfection can be masked by a false negative skin test. As a precaution againstactivation of a possible latent TB infection, in 19...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...k in decreasingadolescent sexual activity, "school systems
must develop programsthat address the needs of the students and their families and theymust be allowed to evaluate those programs using meaningfulmeasures such as self-report surveys," said the authors. Presentation: "School-Based Sex Education...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...ter server at U-M, allowing for information on the systems
to be updated as needed. Strecher says his group plans to closely monitor feedback from health kiosk users. It's hoped that in the very near future, people using the kiosks will be able to get a print-out that will give them a personal plan of acti...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...hat we can sense very smallmolecules that in other systems
do not produce a very big change. In our system,we see a huge change." The new biosensor is based on work conducted during the past few yearsin Sailor's laboratory with porous silicon, small chips of silicon sculptedthrough a chemical etching...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...ght. "There is a lot of pressure on school systems
to have their childrenperform well on tests, but the old adage about healthy minds and healthy bodiesgoing together still applies," Harrell said. Note: Harrell can be reached through the meeting press r...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
.... The researchers say before such ratings systems
are adopted and resultsmade public, they should be subject to peer review to be sure the most accurateinformation is reported to the public. In their analysis, Jollis and Romano argue that using information fromhospital bills and insurance c...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...inpublic health law, health economics, health care systems
and reform, smokingcontrol, environmental health, oral hygiene and nutrition. "These areas areessential for training today's Chinese public health professionals," saidProfessor Chen Chunming, dean of Union School of Public Health, Peking UnionMedica...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...inations of trauma centers and helicopters. Trauma systems
are designed to offer much-needed medical treatmen...rs used Maryland, a statethat pioneered the trauma systems
concept, as a test region. The state has ninetrauma centers and eight aeromedical depot sites. Acce...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...line, and foaming cleaners),and commercial washing systems
will be evaluated. The surfactant used dependson the type of fruit or vegetable, the harvesting season, and geographicallocation of the commodity. A patent-pending hot water wash for disinfecting andcleaning fresh produce will be presented as an al...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...dge for countries as they reform their healthcare systems
and provide a useful framework for implementing change. Finally the historical role of WHO as guardian of international public health should not be forgotten as diseases such as diphtheria and malaria have reappeared in areas from which they had been...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...ll improve, but we must be realistic that multiple systems
must be targetedfor long-term weight control to be effective. No single intervention is likelyto do the trick." The authors cite the example of the difficulty of achieving weight lossby reducing calorie intake. When calories are cut, insulin ...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...ed studies of how EMF affects animals and cellular systems
-- effectsthat might be too subtle to show up in real- world epidemiological studies ofexposed groups. Beginning with about $4 million from the federal government anda matching $4 million from industry, total research costs under this effort haverea...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...mmittee said. Moreover, the agency should develop systems
to improve theavailability of information on the national and state levels about how manychildren are covered by insurance, their use of health care services, and thestatus of their health. Presently, these data are not available for moststates. 1...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...st recent analysis providesfurther evidence that a systems
approach to process improvement can enhancepatient outcomes and reduce claims expenses." MMI's report looks at liability losses associated with closed claims inperinatal care (care delivered just before and after birth), perioperativeservices (surger...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...ill discuss theeffect of disrupted food production systems
on populations susceptible todisease and malnourishment. The implication is: malnourished peoples will notonly have a greater chance of contracting diseases, such as intestinalparasites, hepatitis, malaria, and respiratory infections, but will also...
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