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Leading sleep expert at Wake Forest to speak at NIH Consensus Conference

...history, incidence and risk factors? What are the consequences and public health burden of chronic insomnia? What treatments, alone or in combination, are used for the management of chronic insomnia? What is the evidence regarding the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of these treatments? McCall will present ...

Animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy

... aggressive measures to arrest or even prevent the consequences of febrile seizures in children at risk of temporal lobe epilepsy. An important development in recent years is the discovery that some people with epilepsy have subtle brain malformations that arose during the early development of the brain. Carmant ...

3D atlas will help navigate the spinal cord

...ons. Though not itself directed at a cure for the consequences of spinal cord injury, the project will accelerate progress of such research because it will permit scientists to navigate seamlessly between the rat and human spinal cords to test hypotheses inspired by human considerations and relate data from expe...

Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS

...rtionate numbers becoming infected, and the social consequences of so many young mothers dying and leaving behind children who may also be infected as well as orphaned. He also points out that medical research suggests hormonal and developmental factors place young women at greater risk than men for contracting ...

Chronic infection may contribute to frailty in older women

...infection acquired earlier in life with functional consequences in old age. Further data showed that women who had both the viral infection and high levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a marker of inflammatory response, were even more likely to be frail than those who had either alone. "It is not clear why, with age,...

National medical and public health groups sue EPA

...l Health Perspectives. Public health and economic consequences of methyl mercury toxicity to the developing brain. Trasande, Landrigan and Schecter). The loss of intelligence continues throughout the lifetimes of exposed children. If not addressed, the silent but significant public health threat associat...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

..., Germany reviewed what is known about the causes, consequences and clinical implications of alcohol-related brain shrinkage. Proceedings are published in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "The outer layer of brain, also called the cerebral cortex or gray matter, controls most com...

Pregnant women at risk for injury in summer

...vious hazards like extreme sports and alcohol. The consequences of their injuries were substantial with about 40 per cent of women requiring surgery and ten per cent staying in hospital for more than a week. "Treating pregnant women who sustain major trauma is very worrisome for both the patient, family, and heal...

Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome

... same time, other symptoms may be one of number of consequences of restricted foetal growth." Dr Davies and his te...ins of PCOS, he concluded. "There are reproductive consequences of metabolic programming events that occur during foetal development; we may need to look further ba...

Diuretics effective for people with diabetes and high blood pressure

...izabeth G. Nabel. "As a physician, I have seen the consequences of poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. These results show many people and their families can be spared that devastation." The ALLHAT blood pressure study was a randomized, double-blind trial involving 42,418 participants with high blood pres...

Researchers link nursing injuries to staffing levels

... the end of the day, it's a policy option, but the consequences are clear. If you try to squeeze the budget to maximize profits, it creates the dangerous situation we see in the United States."...

Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait

...mpensation for the environmental and public health consequences of conflict between nations. The UNCC evaluated the claims, held hearings last September, and announced its compensation decision this week. HSPH's investigation was led by Dr. John Evans, senior lecturer on environmental science in the Department ...

Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly

... prevent the downstream, potentially life-altering consequences of falling."...

Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain

...ng AEDs not stop them abruptly until the risks and consequences are better known." Patients with epilepsy have traditionally been cautioned against suddenly halting drug treatment because abrupt withdrawal could trigger the resumption of seizures. In recent years, however, AEDs have been prescribed for many oth...

Parkinson's disease drugs may cause pathological gambling

...lses despite severe personal, family or vocational consequences The researchers describe the clinical features of 11 patients. Pathological gambling developed in seven of these 11 patients within one to three months of either reaching the maintenance dose, or increasing their dose of a dopamine agonist, the resea...

Massachusetts second state to consider nurse staffing ratios; experts to appear at public hearing

...eleased a report detailing the benefits, costs and consequences of this option. National research demonstrates that an increase in the number of nurses is associated with fewer deaths, shorter hospital stays, and lower rates of complications such as pneumonia, shock, and cardiac arrest. Despite this fact, there ...

Alcohol abuse: Early diagnosis is key to treatment success

...etection until severe medical, legal and/or social consequences occur. Symposium speakers at the October 2004 Congress for the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Mannheim, Germany discussed emerging approaches to early detection of alcohol abuse and/or dependence. Proceedings are pub...

Employed caregivers at risk from current Canadian policies

... employers. Such policies will reduce the economic consequences of employees and for employers, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and increase productivity. Walker's project was part of a $2.3 million major international collaborative research initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counci...

New study reports the risk perceptions of natural vs 'medicalized' childbirth

...ral anxieties over the unintended and dehumanizing consequences of technology; the disempowerment and loss of autonomy through the machinations of complex expert systems; and a political project of asserting a subjugated knowledge (midwifery) over the authoritative knowledge of the medical establishment (thereby ...

What are the roles and responsibilities of the media in disseminating health information?

...curate story--they don't worry, he says, about the consequences of the story once it is published. "But that approach may result in shoddy journalism and potential harm to the public," says Schwitzer. "I assert that it isn't sufficient to be accurate and clear when covering health news. Journalists have a re...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent ... mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. , ... Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the Relevant ... general technical report published by the U.S. Forest Service,s ... a request from managers for a synthesis of the ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but ... by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite ... form and are regarded as the sole possibility ... quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor ... novel form of agriculture and forestry. After all, ...
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