Tag: "access" at medical news
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...hat campers use -- and let children have immediate access
to emergency drugs for asthma and allergies. And parents shouldn't see camp as a time to give kids a "holiday" from drugs for behavior issues or mental health issues. Even homesickness, a common psychological malady for campers, can be prevented wit...
Men, women disagree on number of guns at home, new study finds
...verall, the goal was to limit youth's unauthorized access
to firearms and to help protect them against suicides and accidental shootings, which are common in the United States compared with other nations not at war. In 2001, for example, 233 unintentional firearm injuries occurred among children under age 6...
JAMA editorial: Tuberculosis a global problem
...re initiatives to use current knowledge to improve access
to appropriate and effective care and thereby successfully control TB. Clearly, it will take the will and resources of the entire world to eradicate this global problem."...
Home care managers should implement strategies to reduce high nurse turnover
..., collaborative relationships with physicians, and access
to resources needed to provide quality care are associated with higher nurse retention and lower-inpatient mortality in hospitals. Little is known, however, regarding the impact of these same organizational traits on nurses and patients in other sett...
Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases
..., are believed to be the first to show that online access
to self-sampling test kits for Chlamydia is an eff...motivated to seek treatment, but suggest that easy access
to testing may have been responsible for at least some of the improvement. Final results of the gon...
Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons
...s is in the way as you try to take it out, and all access
is from behind, making it difficult to see surrounding structures and blood vessels. Space is tight," said Blair Jobe, M.D., first author of the paper and assistant professor of surgery (general surgery), OHSU School of Medicine, Portland Veterans Af...
Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections
...hepatitis C, providing the researchers with unique access
to the source of the infection, which came from a single donor unaware of having the illness. Using computer analysis techniques developed at Hopkins, the scientists mapped these changes against the genetic makeup of the women's immune response. T...
True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers
...anoma. If people developing chemotherapy drugs had access
toKhavari's mouse model, they might have suspected that their trials would bein vain. B-Raf turned out to be incapable of creating cancer, but another commonlymutated gene appeared to be a true criminal. Mutations in the gene thatmakes a protein call...
Diabetic retinopathy occurs in pre-diabetes
...eatment interventions. All participants are given access
to quarterly lifestyle group sessions, while those in the original intensive lifestyle group have access
to additional lifestyle activities to help them stay on track. The participants originally assigned...
Homeless prefer aggressive medical treatment
...because homeless people generally do not have good access
to medical care and other societal benefits, therefore, they may be more reluctant to have potential medical benefits withheld from them." Homeless participants also were asked who they would want to make medical decisions for them if they could not ...
Even in Canada's universal health plan, wealth effects hospitalization
...rsal health care plan is designed to provide equal access
to care, independent of the patient's income level... conditions to assess whether patients are getting access
to the kinds of care which may both reduce their disease burden and reduce the overall costs of thei...
Case finds oral health of residents in nursing homes needs more attention
...n and fluoridated water. "As this group begins to access
senior living arrangements and eventually experience health decline, the impact of their frailty on oral health has the potential for an oral health epidemic," states Marsha Pyle, associate dean for academic affairs at the Case School of Dental Medic...
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
...uses a lot of stress and frustration. Helping them access
their memories will make living with dementia more bearable and less distressing for sufferers and their carers."...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...e paraplegic and others who use wheelchairs could access
and operate it. To address the first challenge, they installed a folding chair and hydraulic lift system, powered by the tractor's diesel engine, onto the side of the tractor. The user can start the engine with a remote control, transfer to the lift ...
Planned home births in the United States are safe, say researchers
...ic Health Association's recommendation to increase access
to out of hospital maternity care services with direct entry midwives in the United States."...
'Hollow-face illusion' affects estimates of distance and reaching tasks
...e June issue of Journal of Vision, an online, free access
publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). In a joint study by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and the University of Giessen and the Max-Planck-Institute Tuebingen, both in Germany, researchers used t...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
..., or by the individual patients themselves. Equal access
to high quality treatments is clearly considered a...t appropriate decisions, and to allow the greatest access
to patients who need infertility treatment."...
Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research
...ehouse.cse.psu.edu , offers a prototype for online access
to an analytical toolbox that enables biomedical researchers to integrate dissimilar data from a variety of sources and extract the most useful information from it by posing queries. Dr. Raj Acharya, professor of computer science who headed the sit...
Saving six million children each year is affordable
...ost of this order, millions of children are denied access
to them." In an accompanying editorial The Lancet comments: "These estimates provide compelling evidence, in absolute or comparative terms, of the affordable target required to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for child health by 2015, a...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...a paper published today in the peer-reviewed, open access
UK journal BMC Medical Ethics, the researchers say...c eye, compared to issues such as waiting lists or access
to resources for the chronically ill," said study leader Susan MacRae, head of the JCB's Clinical Et...
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