Tag: "community" at medical news
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
... and authors have speculated that neighborhood and community
have an influence on behaviors such as IPV," added... said Fals-Stewart. "Thus, if the neighborhood or community
is one where violence and other socially negative behaviors, such as drug use and other criminal act...
Poorer countries could struggle to implement new International Health Regulations
...ut also those of fellow nations. The international community
has agreed a deadline of 2016 by which all WHO member states should be able to full implement the regulations. It concludes: "Whether the technical, financial, and political barriers to this goal can be overcome by then remains to be seen. And whe...
Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
...units. In the past 20 years, a growing number of community
hospitals have built NICUs, but most have been low...een avoided. "The increasing number of NICUs in community
hospitals does not serve all very low birth weight infants in all instances," said Dr. Phibbs. "The...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...ce of a growing trend of decentralization in which community
hospitals with lower-level neonatal intensive care...s increasing numbers of neonatal ICUs spring up at community
hospitals around the state. Many of these new neonatal ICUs offer lower levels of care that, althoug...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...ncerns, particularly the lack of confidence in the community
support for breast cancer. There appears to be widespread concern regarding the level of oncology knowledge among GPs, and their ability to develop and use follow-up protocols for high-risk patients. There was little evidence of collaboration between...
Scientists find war vets' hand dexterity determines susceptibility to PTSD
...d. "If pre-screening doesn't occur, the healthcare community
should at least make sure that these people receive adequate post stress exposure help." In today's context, even brief psycho-social interventions for military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could significantly reduce the risk of PT...
Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children
...01 healthy children (age 1-10 years) from an urban community
in Kampala, Uganda. The children were randomized to receive 1 of 3 combination therapies (amodiaquine plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, amodiaquine plus artesunate, or artemether-lumefantrine) when they were diagnosed with their first episode of uncomp...
Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans
... reconstruction," Chen said. The medical imaging community
first showed interest in time-of-flight PET in the early 1980s. Chen, then a Ph.D. student, devoted his dissertation to the topic. But the limited precision available from the detector crystals of the day prevented the concept from moving beyond the ...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
...nty population was evaluated by questionnaire, and community
medical records of the subjects were examined. Logistical regression models examined the associations between ED and CVD. Men with CVD were 4.2 times more likely to have ED than men without heart disease. The results underscore a need to consider sex...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...is new decade would provide the nations scientific community
the opportunity to understand more about the mind than ever before and tackle some of society's most pressing challenges....
Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization
...ll said. "What is problematic is a shift away from community
values and local needs, and an overly strong emphasis on administrative rather than clinical outcomes. A good corporate chain can implement a set of practices that still attends to local needs and resident outcomes while introducing greater economies...
UCLA imaging study reveals how pure oxygen harms the brain
...unction in patients. "For decades, the medical community
has championed 100 percent oxygen as the gold standard for resuscitation. But no one has reported what happens inside our brains when we inhale pure oxygen," explained Ronald Harper, distinguished professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School...
Epidemiology of TB: Updates from CDC studies to be presented at ATS 2007
...h latent TB infection, at-risk individuals, and TB community
leaders, providers and health departments who serv...will present study results gathered from one rural community
and two urban communities in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. She noted, Unless new action is ...
UCLA Nobel Laureate honored with membership in the American Philosophical Society
...onal meetings, publications, library resources and community
outreach. Currently, there are 900 members. Ignarros groundbreaking discovery of the importance of nitric oxide in cardiovascular health secured him the 1998 Nobel Prize. He found that nitric oxide is produced in the blood vessels and controls th...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...ey to improve diabetes care at federally qualified community
health centers is a sound investment, according to...rectly benefit from them." Federally qualified community
health centers (FQHCs) routinely lose money on health care improvement programs. The added costs ar...
International cooperation boosts EarthCARE
...ighly encouraging for the international scientific community
to press ahead with the exploitation of the A-Train data and the preparation for EarthCARE. The workshop was consequently used as an opportunity for scientific discussion and intensifying cooperation with scientists working with A-Train instruments a...
Children with both autism and ADHD often bully, parents say
... symptoms. These services may be available through community
based organizations or from the broader health care system."...
Adolescents with high-risk sexual attitudes attract peers with similar attitudes
...ide study of individual, peer, family, school, and community
factors related to health. High-risk sexual behavior was defined by the number of partners with whom adolescents had intercourse without a condom, since having multiple sex partners without using condoms puts adolescents at risk for contracting HIV a...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...to the forefront and assist the ulcerative colitis community
in identifying areas to focus our efforts." "Like many other chronic diseases, there's no medical cure for ulcerative colitis, but with better management of quality of life issues, improved patient communication and by getting patients on effective...
New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime
...eneration of Americans who were highly involved in community
activities. "Our adolescents clearly appreciated the social opportunities for interacting with their peers that church allowed, and, in fact, encouraged," the researchers said. "There were strong expectations that young people would not simply atte...
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