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Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure

...at Jain was able to grow enough kinds of tumors to tackle the question of blood vessel pores systematically. He and hiscolleagues injected fluorescently labeled particles of increasing size in to theblood vessels of the six tumors at various locations and watched to see which ones got out. They used the sam...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

...iatric Specialty Clinics at Shands hospital at UF, tackle the problem on both fronts - using nicotine replacement therapy to treat acute withdrawal symptoms and antidepressants to combat the longer-lasting brain changes. Smoking releases a cascade of brain chemicals associated with survival-enhancin...

Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine

...b is also in theprocess of developing a vaccine to tackle types one, two and three of theparainfluenza virus. "These are the most important respiratory pathogens in humans which alwaysgenerate outbreaks continuously throughout the winter months,'' Maassab said. If you would like to talk with Maassab about h...

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grant To Fight Leukemia Recurrence

...ntcells may escape chemical or surgical removal.To tackle this problem, Jordan and Yanelli have devised a method to preventrelapse by allowing the patient's immune system to "mop up" residual tumor cellsin the bloodstream. It's based on a promising technique called immunotherapy. Used to treat other cancer...

Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine

...y perspective," Drs. JeremySugarman and Larry Burk tackle the question of the traditional clinician's rolein a patient's use of alternative medical treatment. The issue focuses onalternative medicine. "We have taken a hard look at the current role of the clinician -- thedoctor practicing conventi...

Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says

...l ignorance with scientificevidence and we have to tackle inertia with the simple message that tobaccokills," she added. Governments may face a backlash from decisive anti-tobacco action, but thepolitical leadership "must be united and committed to take the battles," shesaid. Referring to tobacco productio...

Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3

...age 3, children are language specialists, ready to tackle virtually anysocial situation. By understanding their journey to language competence,Hirsh-Pasek says, parents and caregivers can "fully appreciate the amazingcapabilities that are present in every child." In this way, she adds, "They canbetter recog...

British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act

...r, what is needed is a more widespread approach to tackle the general malaise, says McKee and he welcomes th... move by the government's social exclusion unit to tackle the complexities derived from the interaction between poverty, low educational achievement and healt...

NHTSA/NIH combat problem of drowsy driving among fast growing populations of shift workers and teenagers

...nez, MD. "NHTSA, withNCSDR, is leading the way to tackle this potential problem early on." Between 1985 and 1997, the number of people working an evening, night, rotatingor split shift rose 30%, while the overall workforce increased by 23%. According to the Department of Labor, over 15 million workers now ...

Climate change will have detrimental effects on health in Europe

...lth professionals, they say, should be prepared to tackle increased mortality during heatwaves. However one benefit of climate change may be a reduction in excess winter mortality. Kovats et al also report that an increased risk of river flooding in Europe is likely in the future. They say that flooding ...

U-M School of Public Health to direct national asthma program

...ous about solving the problem of asthma, wehave to tackle it collectively. We need to understand more about the nature andeffect of collaborations among public, private and voluntary organizations,"Clark said. The coalitions will create community-based asthma programs that will utilize thebest of existing ...

Is a one child policy worldwide the solution to human population growth?

...ites in his 'education and debate' article that to tackle the world population problem demographers and the United Nations must confront the taboo of demographic entrapment (where a population exceeds its environment, physically and economically). He also believes that the world's population should not be...

Tufts University hosts Britain's Royal Geographic Society

...Spain, Ireland and The Netherlands. They will also tackle community participation, worker health and safety, and new models of governance. In addition to obvious problems, there are many opportunities to be addressed during the conference too. Experts will offer potential solutions on everything from new f...

Family history of high cholesterol often not detected until middle age

...he authors. They suggest a number of strategies to tackle this problem, such as routine testing of patients with early onset coronary artery disease and family tracking and testing by specialist nurses. Systematic screening of all 16 year olds may be equally cost effective, they add....

Big plans on a small scale: NSF funds centers for nanoscale research

...ceted for individual researchers or small teams to tackle in shorter periods of time, Roco said. The centers involve key partnerships with industry, national laboratories and other sectors. They will support education programs from the graduate to the pre-college level designed to develop a highly skilled...

Global Nursing Partnerships conference addresses international nursing shortage

...eet at The Carter Center in Atlanta Oct. 15-19 to tackle the global nursing workforce crisis. The international nursing conference, "Global Nursing Partnerships: Strategies for a Sustainable Nursing Workforce," is the first ever global invitational forum involving representatives from both governments a...

Experts announce global antimicrobial resistance initiative - World preview of the Global White Paper on bacterial resistance in respiratory tract infections - a call for concerted international action

...time to help focus on what needs to be achieved to tackle the ever-increasing problem of antimicrobial resis...ions, including the need for new therapies to help tackle resistant bacteria." Key actions that the Global White Paper calls for include: - Robust, uniform, g...

National experts to debate the law and ethics of public health responses to bioterrorism

... and chair of the consortium. "This symposium will tackle the full range of legal and ethical issues raised by efforts to protect the public's health in the face of bioterrorism." Featured speakers on Tuesday are professor Larry Gostin, J.D., LL.D. (Georgetown and Johns Hopkins universities), principal aut...

Tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism

The only effective way to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism is to abolish nuclear weapons and establish strict international control of all fissile materials that could be used to make new weapons, argue three US physicians in this weeks BMJ. In the aftermath of 11 September 2...

New awards, expanded focus for Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group

...f the epidemic evolves, the PACTG will continue to tackle the most critical needs in pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS research both in the United States and the developing world." The new research agenda of the PACTG emphasizes five key areas: Perinatal Transmission: continue studying the safety of ...

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