Tag: "weekend" at medical news
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...s found between races, genders, orworking days vs. weekend
days. The study also provided new information about individuals who have more than onecardiac arrest. The study found that individuals who had a cardiac arrest inthe morning had about the same chance of having another morning arrest as anafternoon a...
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
...on be able to protect agriculturalworkers, or even weekend
gardeners, from more than the sun. Scientists at theUniversity of California in Davis say they have made cotton fabrics withbuilt-inpesticide detoxifiers. They add that clothes made with the new material couldbecleaned and the detoxifying chemicals...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...darabine. Results of thetrial were presented this weekend
at the 4th Congress of the European HaematologyAssociation (EHA) by Michael J. Keating, MB, BS, of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of thetrial's principal investigators and an internationally recognized expert in CLL. Thecompanies plan to submi...
UNC-CH public health specialists confirm Norwalk-like virus caused Seawell illnesses
...uong-Thao Thi Vo, spent part of their Memorial Day weekend
collecting specimens from affected children. Both ...ab staff and students tested them over the holiday weekend
and the following week. Preliminary results indicated that a Norwalk-like virus caused the outbreak ...
Nursing profession must be reinvented to ease personnel shortages, according to UCSF report
...ake nursing education more accessible (evening and weekend
classes, distance learning). Improve clinical education in order to ensure that nursing graduates are well prepared for clinical practice. A range of approaches should be explored, including designated mentor programs, extended orientation/precepto...
USC study shows teens with type 1 diabetes already face clogging arteries
...an their peers, according to a study released this weekend
by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Researchers presented the pilot study at the American Diabetes Associations 61st Annual Scientific Sessions. Atherosclerosis is...
New research shows workplace homicides more likely at smaller businesses open late, Saturdays
...where the workforce was of mixed races.Evening and weekend
hours boosted the chance of such deaths five times. From previous studies of robbery, we had also expected to find that urban workplaces, workplaces in isolated locations and those near interstate highways were more likely to experience a killing, bu...
Workers rarely extend the weekend by taking sick leave
...men and younger employees, possibly as a result of weekend
drinking, say the researchers, while Friday absenc...int out that the overall contribution of extended weekend
absence accounted for less than 1 per cent of all days lost to sickness. The authors conclude that "...
People suffering from epilepsy continue to lack a good quality of life
...truggle at school, I couldnt go with my friends on weekend
road trips, I couldnt stay out late or go to all the dances, said epilepsy patient, Kristen Peters. The frustrating thing was that even though I would take my medications every day and cope with their side effects, I still had frequent seizures. Th...
The brain risks of binge drinking
...implications for a college student contemplating a weekend
of binge drinking. Seriously, though, it is possible that neuronal degeneration after a couple of days of heavy intoxication in the rat might translate to the human drinker who is not even a chronic alcohol abuser. There is no firm proof of this at...
Those involved in medical news invited to join an unprecedented gathering of experts
... industry representatives also will be part of the weekend
agenda. "Rarely do the sources of national health-care news have the opportunity to talk to media gatekeepers about ways to create win-win situations that satisfy the publics thirst for health-related information," says Tom Johnson, past chairman/CEO...
Review of preliminary observations concludes the Mayo Clinic Natl Conf on Medicine and the Media
...bate and deliberation, attendees gathered over the weekend
at the Mayo Clinic National Conference on Medicine and the Media reviewed preliminary observations for bringing more accurate, timely and responsible medical news to the public. The conference was attended by medical and health journalists, scientif...
Ecstasy affects memory, new international study shows
...ith up to two million tablets being consumed every weekend
in the UK. Until now, little has been known about the impact of ecstasy and other drug use on everyday and long-term memory. Researchers from the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria, Westminster, Teesside and East London surveyed drug...
Risk of stillbirth on weekends
...early neonatal death or both among infants born on weekend
days compared to those born on weekdays. Preferen...ed in Canada between 1985 and 1998 to determine if weekend
delivery in a country with universal health insurance was riskier on weekends. They found infants bo...
Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature
...) should spend some quality after-school hours and weekend
time outdoors enjoying nature, say researchers at ... settings in the course of common after-school and weekend
activities may be widely effective in reducing attention deficit symptoms in children." ADHD is a n...
Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place
...des telephone coaching being available evening and weekend
and possibly counseling calls during drivers' breaks. They will also examine workers' perception of what would motivate them to change health behaviors, how they gain self-efficacy and skills to attempt and succeed in changing behavior and their un...
New ways identified to treat 'lazy eye' in children: Beyond eye patches and daily drops
...amblyopia were randomly assigned to receive either weekend
or daily atropine. Patients in both groups showed .... After four months, 72 percent of children in the weekend
group and 73 percent of the patients in the daily group could read at least two more lines on the st...
'Weekend' use matches daily drops for 'lazy eye'
... finds that giving the drops just twice during the weekend
is just as effective as administering them every d...ldren receiving daily drops and 53 percent getting weekend
drops had vision in the amblyopic eye improve to normal levels by the four-month mark. This consider...
Urban hospitals bear the brunt of motorcycle injuries
... discharges. The bulk of hospitalizations occur on weekend
days and during the summer months. The study also confirms that motorcycles are a risky ride, compared with cars. An earlier study concluded that motorcyclists were 16 times more likely to die and four times more likely to be injured in a traffic cr...
Impact of 2002 Canadian forest fires felt 700 miles away in Baltimore, Maryland
...respiratory diseases in Baltimore during the first weekend
of July 2002, which coincided with several forest fires in Quebec. The same fine particulate matter that the authors found to be transported across large distances readily penetrated people's homes where they spend most of their time. The researchers...