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Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'

...transforms students into effective researchers and advocates for the kind of research ethics that will actually work in their own countries. The case study reveals that Johns Hopkins Fogarty Bioethics trainees return to Africa well-equipped for the practicum and subsequent work. While at The Johns Hopkins Un...

Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?

...ad design and driver behavior. For instance, CERS advocates state adoption of primary seat belt laws, which allow law enforcement officers to pull people over for not using their seat belts. States that enact primary seat belt laws have increased their seat belt usage rates dramatically, by an average of 14 p...

Taking animals out of laboratory research

...s run as a FRAME/University collaboration. FRAME advocates the use of alternative methods to animal testing, through the use of the Three Rs refinement, reduction and replacement. Refinement of procedures so that the suffering of any animals necessarily used is minimised, reduction of the number of animals ...

Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site

..., costing around $2,000, according to Brill. The advocates hope to make the technology available to more people by offsetting the cost with White Cane Label proceeds. Once White Cane Label is operational, Brill and Abushagur plan to extend the Web site to become a global community resource for the blind a...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

...leep need and wake-up time. "Children are great advocates for healthy living. If they are taught the importance of sleep, and the parents are included as well, they will make the changes for themselves." Experts recommend that children in pre-school sleep between 11-13 hours a night, and school-aged chil...

Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping

...nd benefits with their doctors, said Dr. Reed. She advocates beginning with self-care to lessen depression and sleep problems (see below). Previous studies have established that, for women, the most important factor for maintaining sexual desire is the quality of their intimate relationships. Diminished desire...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative

... MD, president of ASCO. This joint effort partners advocates and cancer physicians to tackle the complex issues...sponsorship ensures that the vital voice of cancer advocates becomes an integral part of the discussion on how best to deliver quality resources to those who nee...

Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse

...altreatment occur after the event; but the Seminar advocates prevention where possible. Strong doctor-family relationships, parental education about disorders their children may have, screening for risk factors or even home visits by nurses can all improve family functioning and decrease the risk of maltreatme...

New health insurance survey -- Women have trouble affording care needed

... National Womens Law Center. "As policymakers and advocates explore how to expand and improve health coverage, they should ensure that any proposal provides comprehensive benefits and low cost-sharing." Other factors contribute to this gender gap in health care coverage and access: women are slightly more l...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

...e evidence from other studies that what smoke-free advocates have said all along is true: Comprehensive smoking bans in bars dramatically reduce the levels of fine-particulate matter, chemicals and gases in the air and improve bar workers' health." If all European countries were to adopt a similar policy, sh...

USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis

...at a later stage. "Community leaders and health advocates should consider making more of an effort to target non-English speaking communities regarding the importance of cancer screenings and preventive measures to ensure cancer is caught at an earlier stage," adds Hamilton. "In addition, people with busy s...

Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover

...titutions have offered recovery services, and some advocates have suggested that faith-based recovery is most effective for all. But Robinson notes that the spirituality seen in the study was not necessarily a matter of believing in one interpretation of God, or even belief in a God of any kind. Each indivi...

Clinical Trials Units selected for newly restructured HIV/AIDS research networks

...D staff and other researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and people living with or at risk for developing HIV/AIDS. ...

Should NICE evaluate complementary medicine?

...eptics about the lack of evidence. The more honest advocates of complementary and alternative medicine admit it themselves, he adds. None of this is intended to deny the important role of supportive and palliative care for patients for whom that is the best that can be done, he says. But there is no need to ...

Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes

...als with sicker and uninsured patients. Meanwhile, advocates for specialty hospitals say they increase quality and efficiency of care by focusing clinical expertise for these disease processes. Last year the moratorium was lifted, and in August 2006 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presente...

Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped

...ms, the new model gives them the opportunity to be advocates and choosy consumers if they and their doctors discuss openly their beliefs about what they think the drug from the television advertisement will do for them. Metzl examines the impact of direct-to-consumer drug advertising even further, in an es...

M.D. Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria

...d comprised of Nigerian physicians, scientists and advocates from teaching hospitals, medical centers and non-governmental organizations. Following the conference, several healthcare workers, including a physician assistant and nurses from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center along with nurses from Nigeria, embarked o...

Leading advocates express support for microbicide research, despite disappointing trial results

HIV prevention advocates from three major civil society organizations today...isms to help protect participant safety." African advocates are following the trials conducted in their countries particularly closely, reported Manju Chatani, ...

Bullying can be reduced but many common approaches ineffective

...ediatricians, we need to ask about bullying and be advocates to get schools to effectively intervene to improve the environments where children study," she said....

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 3, 2007

...g chemical makers, users, states and environmental advocates on how to address those limitations. ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR AT 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, JAN. 8, 2007 "The future of chemical regulation: Walls and Tickner debate how commercial chemicals should be monitored for safety and health considerations" ...

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