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Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees

... seeking to adopt children from other parts of the world has increased, says Long. Specifically, Long reminds that all international adoptees be screened upon arrival in North America for latent tuberculosis infection with the use of the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. Children with positive tuberculin ski...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...gh prevalence of iron deficiency in the developing world has substantial health and economic costs, including poor pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children betwee...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...ens of thousands of children and adults around the world have these diseases. For many, the need for transfusions and chelation are life-long. A single dose of Exjade works throughout the entire day, removing excess iron -- including highly toxic labile plasma (unbound) iron -- from key organs such as the ...

Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

... Public health is everyones responsibility. In a world faced by the threat of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, it is critical to determine if costly and potentially socially harsh NPI measures can save lives and reduce the numbers of those infected, says lead author Howard Markel, M.D....

Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...ple, the process of seeing. As we look and see the world around us, the brain is able to ignore some critical information, most specifically the movement of our own eyes. If the brain failed to suppress that movement, then seeing would be like looking through a video camera held by an unsteady hand jerking...

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...at an object when they move their head, seeing the world like the wobbly image on a shaky handheld video camera. According to Della Santina, an assistant professor of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this is the first i...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

... study. This will help plastic surgeons around the world not only understand how we can better rejuvenate the face, but how people age as a physiological process. This breakthrough could have tremendous implications in helping plastic surgeons target facial trouble areas and use injectible fillers to ad...

Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood

...that we have the highest incarceration rate in the world despite being the nations wealthiest country. Early-childhood education, on the other hand, is woefully under-funded. The findings from the Child-Parent Centers should not surprise us, he continues. They prove that a well-designed and well-executed...

Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood

... Patients with high blood pressure from across the world were randomisedfor the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, which began in 2001.Patients were given either the placebo or a low dose diuretic(indapamide 1.5mg SR), and an additional ACE inhibitor (perindopril), intablet form once a day. Emeritus...

Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

...en a great and synergistic collaboration. In the world of self-assembly for nanotechnology, it's challenging to make something other than the shape of a ball, Pochan noted. If you put little balls full of a drug into the bloodstream, the body's organs and immune system will get rid of them in around a da...

International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston

...discussion about future funding challenges to meet world nutrition needs....

Shining light on pancreatic cancer

... as endoscopy, to detect disease. In the fictional world of Star Trek, a doctor is able to make a diagnosis without ever interrogating an organ. Biophotonics shows that this approach may be closer to reality that one might expect," added Backman. The nanoscale approach allows the researchers to different...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...em so that heights of the highest mountains in the world can be directly compared", said Bente Lilja Bye, Research Director from the Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority. "Another benefit will be an improvement in our capabilities to predict the behaviour of the Earth, and hence provide information nee...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...ng package for CICCS, with a view to it becoming a world leader in the development of novel processes for carbon capture and storage and establishing partnerships with major international industries and research centres. Dr Maroto-Valer, Director of the Centre, said: The novel technologies developed at t...

Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine

... administered to infants throughout the developing world and most of the developed world. However, the vaccination is only thought to be protective in preventing severe forms of the disease and is not effective in adults. In addition, antibiotics to deal with infection must be administered over many months...

Journalists: Register now for CHEST 2007 in Chicago

...sicians (ACCP) invites journalists from around the world to attend CHEST 2007, the 73rd annual international scientific assembly, held October 20-25, in Chicago, IL. CHEST 2007 is the only medical meeting focusing on clinical chest medicine, including pulmonology, critical care, cardiology, and sleep medic...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

... information and services to people in the virtual world as the organization provides in the non-virtual world. The building includes presentation and meeting rooms for cancer education sessions and fundraising meetings, and will soon feature a staffed link to the Societys National Cancer Information Cente...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

...need and the opportunity to integrate the physical world of sensors and other devices directly into enterpr...eam of engineers to install them, Helal said. In a world where consumers are accustomed to electronics that require no more than a power outlet, that dramati...

Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone

...e. This research is important because around the world more than a million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year, around 80% of which are non-small cell lung cancer. In addition, many patients are only diagnosed after the disease has progressed, so survival rates across all stages of disease t...

European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano

...lion people live close to an active volcano. As world population increases, so does the potential threat from every eruption. Although there is no way ground-based monitoring can be carried out on all volcanoes across the globe, space-based monitoring helps identify the volcanoes presenting the greatest...

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