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Safety and quality study ranks Rush among the nation's best

...shed by UHC: Top-performing hospitals have made it clear that they are in the business of caring for patients. Quality care delivered in a safe and reliable manner is how top-performing organizations support their 'patients first' mission. All UHC members are concerned about quality and safety, but the top...

Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention

...at a person would get sunbathing at the beach on a clear day, twice a week for 20 weeks. After irradiation, broccoli sprout extracts containing either a low or high dose of sulforaphane were applied to the backs of the mice, five days a week for 11 weeks. Acetone (known commonly as the ingredient in nail p...

New study suggests the stomach not the heart offers greater lie detection accuracy

...erican College of Gastroenterology, demonstrates a clear link between the act of lying and a significant in...ition of the EGG to standard polygraph methods has clear value in improving the accuracy of current lie detectors," said Pankaj Pasricha, MD, University of T...

Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bush's strategy on pandemic influenza

...nterpandemic ("normal" flu season) activities with clear lines of accountability known to all adequate stockpiles of vaccine and antivirals research and development efforts for new vaccines, antivirals, and antibiotics strengthened and coordinated capabilities to help state and local health departments p...

Lung cancer survival better in women

...rea, access to care, and type of treatment. "It is clear that gender plays a role in the survival rate of men and women," said W. Michael Alberts, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "Physicians caring for patients with lung cancer should consider the inherent progression of lu...

Doctors advised to plan their response to flu pandemic

...pplies for widespread use. Furthermore, it is not clear how useful antiviral drugs would be to treat a completely new virus, or how easy it would be to distribute them during the high-pressure conditions of a pandemic. Supply shortages also bring ethical dilemmas between countries with manufacturing capac...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

...only registered bird specialist, said he wanted to clear up some of the confusion and unnecessary panic about the virus. He said bird flu was a viral disease of all birds, usually spread by water birds but normally only causing disease in poultry. Contaminated water is the most common source of infection...

Lancet study: Pfizer's Vfend equals two-drug candidemia regimen, with fewer serious side effects

...terms of effectiveness, including time required to clear Candida from the blood. Investigators concluded th...ally significant. Treatment with Vfend was able to clear Candida from the blood as quickly as amphotericin B plus fluconazole. The median time to attain a ne...

No good evidence that cholesterol drugs lower melanoma risk

No clear evidence exists that some widely-prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs can decrease the risk of melanoma, a deadly and malignant skin cancer, according to a new review of recent studies. Robert Dellavalle, M.D., of Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Ce...

Nine percent of children may outgrow their tree nut allergies

...sed on the results of the current study, it is now clear that periodic reevaluation is warranted. While only 9% will outgrow their allergy, researchers stress that it is important that these patients be identified so that they no longer need to worry about this otherwise potentially deadly allergy....

Cancer survivors require distinct care

...ts, the committee found. Furthermore, the lack of clear evidence for what constitutes best practices in caring for patients with a history of cancer contributes to wide variation in care. Besides being at risk for cancer recurrence and for developing other cancers, survivors also may face psychological...

Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US

... the research at Dartmouth Medical School. "It is clear that place of residence is an important factor in neonatal outcomes," she said. "This is encouraging because these regions are linked to social and healthcare systems, and these are amenable to improvement." Using a study population of 3,816,535 U.S...

Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's

...n others, and most states such as Michigan have no clear law on this issue. Though individual research inst...for nearly three decades in this country without a clear resolution. Virtually none of that debate has been informed by views of key stakeholders such as tho...

Some outgrow allergy to tree nuts, Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts report

... child has outgrown the allergy. "What's crystal clear is that children with these allergies should be regularly re-evaluated," researchers concluded. "Allergic reactions to tree nuts as well as peanuts (which are not nuts but legumes) can be quite severe, and they are generally thought to be lifelong," ...

Data on herceptin for early breast cancer currently insufficient for decision on its use

...l as information on cardiotoxicity. However, it is clear that Herceptin can precipitate severe heart failure in some patients, states the editorial. The Lancet concludes: "The best that can be said about Herceptin's efficacy and safety for the treatment of early breast cancer is that the available evidence...

Medical debt undermines housing security for working families, new national study shows

...research partners on the study. "In a surprisingly clear way these data document how often medical debt hinders access to housing and home ownership among working families," noted Brandeis research professor Jeffrey Prottas, who developed and analyzed the survey. The researchers surveyed nearly 1,700 indi...

Mental illness exacts 'enormous toll' for US businesses and institutions

...fter reviewing and analyzing the literature, it is clear that we have reached a tipping point," Langlieb said. "It is now pretty much indisputable that depression and anxiety in the workplace are an enormous expense to employers in terms of health care costs and productivity," he added. Evidence shows that...

Less sleep, more struggles for elementary and middle school students

...e results provide professionals and parents with a clear message: When a child is having learning and attention problems, the issue of sleep has to be on the radar screen." Fallone will present the findings Nov. 10 at the American Medical Association's 24th annual Science Reporters Conference in Washington...

A good night's sleep can mean a better day at school

...ness with polysomnography," Dr. Fallone said. It's clear from previous research that sleep is a precious commodity for schoolchildren. "There's a pretty steady decline in the amount of sleep kids get once they start school, and it's scary to look at how little sleep kids actually get once they become teena...

New 'eye movement' test may help treat fetal alcohol syndrome

...work from the same set of pooled data. "There is a clear need to develop new tools that can be used to reliably and objectively measure the brain injury of FASD," says Dr. Reynolds. "Ideally, these tools need to be mobile, inexpensive, and easy to use, for both diagnosis and the long-term evaluation of the...

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