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Prevalence of cataracts expected to increase substantially in coming decades

... cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world today and is also the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, responsible for about 60 percent of all Medicare costs related to vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes clouded or opaque, resulting in poor vision or visi...

Time-reversal acoustics research promises medical breakthroughs

...ly make time run backward, but in the cutting-edge world of recent acoustics research, they have shown a way to make sound waves run backward in a kind of ultra-focused reverse echo. By the technology known as time-reversal acoustics, sound waves in exact reverse order from the original sound echo direct...

Hopkins' young researchers honored for their contributions

...-- not just things they don't know, but things the world doesn't know. On April 8, 2004, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will once again recognize the outstanding and important contributions of its graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical residents, who over the las...

Physics and medicine: at Erice the new perspectives of an ancient cooperation

...onal network that particle physicists all over the world are developing at the moment and that will have very higher potentialities than those of actual internet) in medicine. The techniques developed for nuclear and sub-nuclear physics have applications, sometimes similar, in many other fields. So in Eric...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover green tea component helps kill leukemia cells

... studies of cancer have shown that in parts of the world where green tea is consumed, the incidence of solid tumor cancers such as breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancers is lower. Secondly, mouse-model testing of green tea's cancer-prevention properties has shown they protect against solid tumors. And t...

Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'

...mpatible with industrialized as well as developing world economies. LSBC's novel plant-virus-based system could offer one solution to this growing medical and public health need....

Texas Children's Hospital implants first MicroMed/DeBakey child ventricular assist device

...ital patient is the first pediatric patient in the world to receive a MicroMed/DeBakey child ventricular assist device (VAD), recently approved by the FDA for use in children. The new, scaled-down heart pump improves blood flow for patients awaiting heart transplants. "The new procedure is a medical break...

First global approval for FOSRENOL (lanthanum carbonate)

...today granted the first regulatory approval in the world for FOSRENOL (lanthanum carbonate), a non-calcium, non-aluminium phosphate binding medicine developed to control phosphate levels in renal dialysis patients. Sweden will now become the Reference Member State in the EU Mutual Recognition Procedure for...

NYU Child Study Center and The Bear Stearns Charitable Foundation launch outreach campaign

...s. These constant indications about the dangerous world we live in are difficult to cope with. This campaign, which has been generously supported by Bear Stearns, hopefully will serve as a reminder that we all must remain mindful of the potentially negative impact these images have on the youngest and mo...

Human rights abuses common in southern Iraq between 1991 and 2003

...q published in this issue of THE JOURNAL alert the world to the continuing violation of the most fundamental human rights. Even though the United Nations declaration is now 50 years old, it risks becoming little more than a pious and self-righteous travesty if an orderly yet firm international means for en...

Long-lasting medication shows promise for treatment of heroin addiction

...s already used in the United States and around the world as a once-daily treatment for opioid dependence. The research team, led by Dr. George Bigelow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, administered the buprenorphine injection to five addicted heroin users. During 4 weeks of residential treatm...

Doctor attacks South African government for failing women while spending billions on arms deals

...of Stellenbosch, South Africa, urged the developed world to apply political pressure to help build better breast cancer care in Africa. He told the conference in Hamburg today (Thursday, March 18): "Political pressure needs to be exerted to shift priorities from luxuries such as defence to health care. W...

Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers

...ey found that people from different regions of the world carry different strains of the tuberculosis bacter... commingle with immigrants from other parts of the world or with native-born Americans," Small said. "But the puzzling part is that Asian tuberculosis must h...

Britain not doing enough to stop people from smoking claim public health experts

...emely hard to fathom why a nation that has led the world in documenting the harm done by smoking has been so slow to act on the evidence and adopt a comprehensive programme of tobacco control." Professor Jamrozik, from Australia, was heavily involved with campaigning for stricter tobacco control measures, ...

The hidden health trauma of child soldiers

...ted, and have a secure future. For the rest of the world to look the other way while each night children hide from warlords is a terrible indictment of 21st century priorities.'...

Effectiveness of safer smallpox vaccine demonstrated against monkeypox

... States occurred in 1949, and the last case in the world was in 1977. However, the smallpox virus still exists in laboratories and represents a potential threat because it could be used by terrorists. Monkeypox is primarily a disease of animals, but more than a hundred human cases a year have been reported...

Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain

..., physicians and patients travel from all over the world to take advantage of the many unique opportunities. The College is committed to providing a curriculum, which offers diverse learning opportunities. Students develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice medicine. ...

Why don't heart patients take their medicine? Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list

...' health status," he says. "All the studies in the world showing how well these drugs work as preventive agents don't mean anything if patients aren't taking them." Eagle notes a recent study by U-M researchers which was published in the journal Circulation. It found that acute coronary syndrome patients w...

Detecting vitamin B12 deficiency prevents anaemia and memory loss

...partners expect will take the largest share of the world market for vitamin B12 diagnostic tests. Ebba Nexo... assays which should take the largest share of the world market for vitamin B12 diagnosis." The partners will share the fruits of their success. Axis Shiel...

Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents

...t protection and 22 percent were pessimistic about world peace. Nearly 54 percent reported feeling closer to at least one person because of how they reacted to the disaster. Other U.S. studies involving adults living far from the 9-11 attack sites have shown similar symptoms of physical and psychological s...

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