Tag: "education" at medical news
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...ained more than 1.3 million women in nutrition and education
to increase their children's well-being. Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr., DDS, MS, MPH, Connecticut, USA , established The Haitian Health Foundation, and has provided medical services and community development assistance to more than 200,000 people in ru...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...white infants. "Factors such as race, poverty, and education
are among the most important determinants of the future health of an individual," said Andy Aligne, M.D., a URMC pediatrician and co-editor and contributor to the supplement. "These factors have their roots outside what has traditionally been consid...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
HERSHEY, PA A low-cost, hospital-based parent education
program can reduce the incidence of abusive head i...l Center, and director of the shaken baby syndrome education
program. "Our study shows that an effective prevention campaign could potentially save the lives of ...
AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards
...ion of a new award program designed to enhance the education
and training of early career minority investigators by providing financial awards for participation in AACR conferences. First known as NCI Minority Travel Awards, this program was expanded to further meet the varied needs of minority scientists and...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
...ts were offered HIV counseling and testing, 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 H...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
...an interest. "We hear a lot about putting physical education
back in school. We are seeing legislation coming f... New York. He earned a master's degree in physical education
and a doctorate in higher education
from New York University. He completed postdoctoral training in ...
Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting
... they needed more time and effort spent on patient education
and public awareness. Neurology Now was developed in response to this need, and it will report on the latest advances in research and treatment in easy-to-read language. Each quarterly issue will highlight the latest advances in neurology research an...
Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions
... on how best to apply for chemistry jobs in higher education
based on advice from a panel representing a broad spectrum of universities and colleges. According to C&EN , the weekly newsmagazine published by the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, college representatives tell cand...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...ons why women decline to take tamoxifen even after education
provides substantial opportunities for tailoring patient education
to specific groups and developing new classes of cancer prevention drugs. Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H....
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
...teracy levels -- groups for whom existing diabetes education
materials are particularly limited. "Internists provide most of the care of people with diabetes in the United States," said Charles K. Francis, MD, FACP, FACC, president of ACP. "We believe this intensive three-year project, combining an emphasis o...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...asurements, including APOE gentotype, age, gender, education
level, ethnicity, smoking, alcohol use, and other physical and mental health-related history, were also considered in the study. The researchers found 480 new cases of dementia over an average of 5.4 years of follow-up. Among these, dementia occurre...
Researcher sheds light on ghostwriting in medical journals
...erman reports that she was approached by a medical education
company working for a well-known pharmaceutical ma...uzzy because pharmaceutical companies hire medical education
companies to act as intermediaries with researchers. She says that the current voluntary standards ...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
... the issue of drug companies commissioning medical education
companies to ghostwrite scientific articles in sup...uthor, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a medical education
company that has caused an international hue and cry and needs to be examined under a bright light,"...
Women not given same tests for stroke
... by further studies. If the results are confirmed, education
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 th...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...eport the amount of alcohol they consume, but that education
about the definition of 'a drink' can improve the accuracy of self-reported drinking." "If we tell students that binge drinking four drinks for females and five for males at a time is dangerous and we want them to stay under this limit, then we abs...
Child magazine editor addresses region's first annual women's and children's health care conference
...Attendees will be provided 6.8 hours of continuing education
by the Ohio Nurses Association. For more information, call Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital at 216-844-1964....
The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters
...re the sessions focusing on the impact of music on education
processes, and development, also in presence of neurological disorders, for example in the area of speech and language. Furthermore, the topics and lectures dedicated to "music-therapy" which had been intentionally discussed only marginally at the ...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...representation in industry and government affairs, education
and training, and by identifying and meeting the needs of the traveling public. The Society is the world's largest and most influential travel trade association with over 20,000 members in 140 countries. ASTA does not give medical advice or endorse ...
Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma
...ir daily practice, could be useful in the field of education
at MM detection," the authors state. "Indeed a learning process with photographs, based on a global cognitive approach, is worth being assessed. Our study also confirms how much a recent change is important for a reliable diagnosis of MM. In this reg...
American Dietetic Association statement on new 'MyPyramid'
...r should serve as a stand-alone consumer nutrition education
tool. Many surveys over the years, including ADA's own 1997 nutrition trends survey, found most people recognize the Food Guide Pyramid. The problem is that few people really understood the Pyramid and even fewer followed it. What is needed is what t...
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