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

... Berkeley. The award recognizes an alumnus of the university who has made "a significant voluntary public contribution to the betterment of society, particularly at the community level." The award considers major areas such as: community service (including social service), health care, environmental work, and...

Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65

... patients may be less severely ill than those in a university hospital and thus may have a lower risk of surgical-site infections. Nevertheless, Talbot and Schaffner concluded that the sheer volume of patients and procedures studied afforded substantial power to the findings. Future investigations of the role o...

Child health teacher numbers at worrying levels

...Academic Department of Paediatrics surveyed all 24 university departments of paediatrics where undergraduates are taught which included a postgraduate institute of paediatrics. The team found, from a full response rate, that there had been 'worrying decline' in numbers. There were now 312.8 established full-ti...

Football players are sportsmen most at risk of injury

... not, about half said pressures related to school, university or work had caused them to drop out and 15 said they had left because of injury. Between 1990 and 2000, almost two thirds (63.6%) of the soccer players had sustained an injury compared to just 28.1% of swimmers The study also found that tennis play...

NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease

...ugh, is the company's chief executive officer. The university invested $250,000 in Arteriocyte through its Case Technology Ventures fund. The grant is part of the NIH's Small Business Technology Transfer Award program, which is designed to help the transfer of innovative technologies from an academic setting to...

Role of soy foods in addressing obesity to be topic of Illinois forum

...tatives, health-care professionals, dietitians and university scientists to review the latest research. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Center for Soy Foods, the National Soybean Research Laboratory, and the department of food science and human nutrition at Illinois. The soybean industry and Illinois Soy...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...oeconomic status and increased substance use, most university hospitals in the United States are located in urban areas and serve a similar patient population, added Makary. Other authors on the report are Eric S. Weiss, Theresa Wang, Dora Syin, Peter Pronovost, David Chang and Edward Cornwell III. ...

Chemo-radiation therapy treatment gives head-and-neck cancer a 1-2 punch

...ider, broader group of patients." Physicians at 11 university medical centers recruited 67 patients for the study, and performed the treatment in 61 patients. Patients had stage IV-T4 disease: Tumors were large and inoperable. Squamous cell carcinoma is difficult to treat successfully in this advanced stage. Tu...

Study shows Erbitux may fight colorectal cancer after other therapies fail

...Cancer Center. Lenz and researchers at five other university medical centers in the United States and Europe offered the phase II trial of cetuximab to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had already tried and failed treatment with fluoropyrimidine drugs (such as 5-FU) and the drugs irinotecan and o...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...ing the groundbreaking mind-body research that the university had been conducting for decades on the basic chemical mechanisms by which the brain impacts the immune system," said Paul Duberstein, Ph.D., co-director of RCMBR. "The Rochester Center for Mind Body Research is taking the next step, and applying thos...

As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets

...eceptors in the gastrointestinal tract. Goldberg's university colleagues continued to develop the compound, testing it in animals and performing the initial human safety trials and clinical studies in volunteers and patients. The University of Chicago licensed the MNTX technology to UR Labs, Inc. and in 2001,...

Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program

... insuring animal welfare in research, notified the university this month that it was satisfied with the institut...e project. Through a series of letters between the university and OLAW over four months, officials outlined the safeguards and procedures followed by the Institut...

Risk factors associated with elderly hospital deaths: Dependence on others and being too thin

...ho were hospitalized during a one-year period at a university teaching hospital. "The inability to care for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death in a hospital," said David R. Thomas, M.D., professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and principal investigator for the study. "But ...

New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery

...r sped along a video racetrack," she said. "But in university laboratories, the availability of more sensitive, high-end devices that could render touch sensations in three dimensions quickly led to applications in more serious pursuits." Haptics interfaces began to emerge in such fields as medical and surgica...

Hebrew University researcher develops compounds to control bacteria

...armacy and the Institute of Dental Sciences at the university under the supervision of Professors Srebnik and Steinberg....

Fitter by degress? Higher education no panacea for adult health

... bad health, but simply putting more of us through university will not ensure adults are fit and well, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. Though highly educated men and women are generally healthier, what happens in childhood and beyond is key to our well-being later in life, says the study led by...

$3 million NIH grant focuses on workplace obesity

...n each of the seven grants, a research hospital or university is paired with local employers. Nearly 65 percent of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese. In Monroe County, an estimated 34 percent of adults are overweight and 22 percent are obese, according to a 2002 Monroe County Health Department s...

New memory drug works best in combination with older remedy

...s entitled to a share of royalties received by the university on sales of products resulting from this research....

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

... period. According to feedback, distance from the university was a factor in the dropout rate. There were no significant differences between the two groups in education, cancer treatment or stage, age, overall health, body mass index, or diet. In both groups, equal numbers of women had lumpectomy or mastectom...

UK College of Public Health earns national accreditation

...o the campus. While on site, the team interviewed university officials, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders and other important constituents, inspected facilities and resources, and examined supporting documentation. Based on the team report and other information demonstrating c...

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