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Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...g, health education on HIV prevention, condoms and access to STD treatment, all provided at no cost. In an accompanying editorial, Myron S. Cohen and Christopher D. Pilcher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussed the implications of this work for HIV prevention efforts. Traditionally, ...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

... medical information and we'll continue to provide access to more Web sites and more documents," said Deputy Director Cora Ho....

Children's Hospital, Oakland's Dr. Barbara Staggers wins prestigious award

...olescents. She has devoted her life to increasing access to quality health care for minorities, particularly adolescents. Dr. Staggers is the director of three health clinics serving adolescents. Last fall, Dr. Staggers and Children's Hospital at Oakland opened a school-based clinic at McClymond's High S...

Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions

...o use by providing them with information on how to access programs that can offer interventions....

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...ness of breath these physicians also did not have access to the NT-proBNP results. When they reviewed NT-proBNP levels, the researchers found that the protein's concentrations were significantly higher in patients eventually diagnosed with heart failure and highest in those with most severe symptoms. F...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

... panel. "One-sixth of the world's population lacks access to safe water supplies," says Dr. Salamanca-Buentello. "More than one third of the population of rural areas in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has no clean water, and two million children die each year from water-related diseases, such as diarrhea, ...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...hics (JCB), published in PLoS Medicine , the open access global health journal, an international panel of 63 experts were asked to rank the nanotechnology applications they think are most likely to benefit developing countries in the areas of water, agriculture, nutrition, health, energy and the environmen...

The world's leading researchers in clinical immunology to gather for FOCIS 2005

...edia may register without charge and have complete access to the educational sessions occurring at the 2005 Annual Meeting. A press room with interview space, computers, modem lines, telephone and fax services will be available upon request. To download a FOCIS 2005 preliminary program and registration mat...

NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system

...ge IOM faced in addressing questions of structure, access and the science of cord blood, particularly given ...ional cord blood program because it speeds broader access to life-saving cord blood, marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants," Chell said. "We agre...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...de that assistance is key to improving health care access for our vulnerable populations," said Lori Miller ...ed consumer satisfaction, health insurance status, access and use of health care and preventive care. About three-fourths (76 percent) of consumer problems w...

Women not given same tests for stroke

...n and other changes are needed to increase women's access to tests. "Unfortunately, stroke is still thought of by some as a disease in men," she said. "We need to dispel that myth." The study examined 220 women and 161 men in southeast Texas who had the ischemic type of stroke. Researchers examined the use ...

Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health

...nitiative will not only give the people of Glasgow access to revolutionary treatments for many diseases it will also attract large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and bring a number of highly skilled jobs to Scotland. There are already 100's of trials going on in the city and the project is set t...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...y Points NCI is addressing unequal patterns of access to standard care by conducting a NCI-sponsored Pat...es arise when the delivery system does not provide access to timely, standard care to everyone in the nation. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has establis...

University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator

... the quality of the ion beam could provide broader access to basic research as well as applications such as ion beam cancer therapy, Cowan said. "This could result in cheaper and more readily available ion beam cancer therapies, which have been shown to be far more precise in treating cancer than conventio...

Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005

... conferences on the hot topics of the Congress and access to speakers, authors and ESC Spokespersons for comment and interviews. Details of the ESC press conference schedule and press release topics will be posted several weeks prior to the Congress. No press materials are released pre-embargo. For Your H...

World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds

...pens up a new vista of convenient and personalized access to CAS data," said Bob Massie, CAS president. "Inf...ow the pace of scientific research demands instant access to the best research data, and this advancement will give researchers the ability to log in even whe...

High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence

...on criteria of patients with HCC has limited their access to transplants, yet the role of immunosuprressants in tumor growth has not been well established. In a previous study, the authors demonstrated a close relationship between the amount of cyclosporine and tumor recurrence in liver transplant patients....

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...ither 1 month or 5 months, respectively. Mice with access to running wheels had the opportunity to exercise any time, while those without the wheels were classified as "sedentary." On 6 consecutive days after the exercise phase, the researchers placed each mouse in a Morris water maze to examine how fast it...

Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia

...y care and social care services could help improve access to health care for people with schizophrenia. The researchers also assert that the evaluation of new therapies should include assessments of long-term risk to physical health in addition to psychiatric effects....

Access to mammography may worsen

.... They are part of a breast cancer consortium with access to a great amount of data. "The fact that this is a community-based report that fits the profile of the rest of the country indicates that our results are reflective of national trends," Dr. D'Orsi said. Situation May Get Worse The researchers repo...

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