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A remedy for what ails medicine

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Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths

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Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms

... ... According to an editorial commenting on the research, the failure of the infliximab to provide any therapeutic benefit in COPD patients was unexpected because the drug has prove...

Government fails sleepy Judge Dodd

... Published in the May edition of Sleep, the journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and US Sleep Research Society, the paper asserts that occupational sleepiness in white-collar monotonous workplaces, such as courtrooms and hospitals, is a serious issue and not uncommon....

Community and clinic-based HIV-1 control program fails to decrease incidence of HIV-1 in Zimbabwe

... The study, published in PLoS Medicine, by Simon Gregson and colleagues from Imperial College London, randomised different communities in eastern Zimbabwe over a 3 year period. Six pairs of communities in Eastern Zimbabwe were compared, each of which had its own health center. Control communities received the standard government services for preventing HIV. The other communities received...

Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk

... "Widespread debt and access problems among insured people represent major product failure in our private health insurance market," stated Carol Pryor, Senior Policy Analyst at The Access Project and co-author of...

Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities

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New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge

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Steroid use fails to boost pregnancy rates in infertility treatments

... ... This meta-analysis shows that empirical use of glucocorticoids is not supported by evidence from stud...

Nutrition specialist says approach to treating severe malnutrition still fails millions of children

Severe malnutrition is a major contributing factor in the deaths of 1.5 million children every year. The World Health Organization has said that, if its treatment guidelines are followed, the death rate in children admitted to hospital can be kept as low as 5%, but it is more common for 20% or over to die. In an article in PLoS Medicine, Professor Geert Tom Heikens, Professor of Paediatrics in B...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

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Details of solar particles penetrating the Earth's environment revealed

... On 8 May 2004, one of the two Double Star satellites (TC-1) and all four Cluster spacecraft found themselves in the firing line. For about 6 hours, the Cluster spacecraft were buffeted every 8 minutes by intense flows of electrically charged particles...

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions

... ... Use of this form of contraception has increased in the UK in recent years and whereas 1% of women requesting an abortion in 1984 said they had used it to...

Study details why listeriosis rates are 20-fold higher during pregnancy

BERKELEY For years, doctors have puzzled over why pregnant women are 20 times more likely than others to be infected by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, now think they have the answer, and it isn't pretty....... Their research, conducted in guinea pigs, shows that the bacteria can invade the placenta, where - protected from the body's i...

For men with prostate cancer, treatment information fails to address fears

Men with prostate cancer make emotionally driven treatment decisions influenced by anecdote and misconception rather than consideration of clinical trial evidence, according to a new study. Published in the August 1, 2006 issue of CANCER ( ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals that fear and uncertainty drove initial treatment decisions seeking rapid results,...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Nearly 28,000 babies died before their first birthday, according to new infant mortality statistics for 2003 released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)....... The infant mortality rates showed no significant improvement in 2003 after increasing in 2002 for the first time since 1958. ...... In 2003, the infant mortality rate was 6.8 deaths for every 1,000 live...

Working memory retains visual details despite distractions

The ability to retain memory about the details of a natural scene is unaffected by the distraction of another activity and this information is retained in "working memory" according to a study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). These results reinforce the notion that humans maintain usef...

Details of the first case of avian flu in mainland China

Scientists report on the first confirmed human case of avian influenza A (H5N1) in mainland China, online in THE LANCET today (Tuesday December 20, 2005)....... Weizhong Yang (Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Beijing, China) and colleagues detail the case of a12-year-old girl from rural Hunan, China, who developed a fever, sore throat, and cough on Oct 8, 2005 and died of acute re...

Colorectal cancer screening promotion fails to increase use by physician organizations

Investigators failed to see improvement in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among patients enrolled in a managed care health plan after testing the effectiveness of a CRC screening promotion program targeting the physician organizations (POs). According to a new study published in the November 15, 2005 issue of CANCER ( ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, screening r...

Intervention program fails to increase managed care colorectal cancer screening

An intervention program designed to promote screening for colorectal cancer and thereby decrease the number of cancers diagnosed - failed to increase screening rates in the managed care setting, a UCLA study has found. ...... During the two-year period monitored in the study, less than 30 percent of eligible patients received any screening for colorectal cancer in participating managed care prac...

Mayo Clinic research collaboration discovers why some DNA repair fails

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the inner workings of a defective DNA repair process and are first to explain why certain mutations are not corrected in cells. The finding is important because genetic instability and accumulations of mutations lead to disease. This discovery may lead to ways of fixing the process to avoid Huntington's disease and some types of colon ca...

Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father

Parents whose children are born with a low birth weight run greater risk of dying of cardiovascular diseases. Even the fathers are at greater risk. These findings are published in a new report by Karolinska Institutet. The report shows that genetic factors affect both birth weight and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. ...... It is already known that poor foetal growth is associated with high b...

Report describes details of four transplant recipients who contracted rabies from donor

CHICAGO A new report describes details of the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of four patients who received organs or tissue from a single donor, contracted rabies from the transplant and subsequently died, according to a study in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Previous articles have already described summaries of these cases, which o...
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