Tag: "contribution" at medical news
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
... an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution
to improving children's opportunities to learn and... an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution
to the health and well-being of children. $15,000 Founder's Award , underwritten by donations to ...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
..."Ultimately, this research will make a significant contribution
to our understanding of the causes of ACL injury, with particular regard to those risk factors that appear to predispose women to those injuries," Marshall said. The study's feasibility is due largely to the opportunity to enroll a large number of v...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...on with HSV-2 shedding would provide a significant contribution
to the burgeoning genital herpes epidemic," he said. Dr. Cherpes added that further research is also required to determine if the type of contraceptive (such as oral birth control pills versus injectable Depo-Provera) affects shedding frequency. The ...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...cular low back pain, but over the last decade, the contribution
of psychiatric disorders has increased markedly. Since 1995, the number of people reporting stress that was caused or made worse by their work has doubled, and common mental disorders are now the leading cause of sickness absence. These disorders are...
Children's Hospital, Oakland's Dr. Barbara Staggers wins prestigious award
...rsity who has made "a significant voluntary public contribution
to the betterment of society, particularly at the community level." The award considers major areas such as: community service (including social service), health care, environmental work, and education. Dr. Staggers has long been a champion and men...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
...to said. "Moreover, the HCA appears to be making a contribution
to the state's efforts at increasing public health insurance enrollment by identifying individuals who are eligible for public insurance programs and assisting them in enrolling in these programs." Counties covered by the organizations include San Fr...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
... were two substantial problems, though. First, the contribution
of the initial manuscript's original author(s) was not recognized by co-authorship and taking direct responsibility for the work. Second, the financial relationship between that author and the pharmaceutical company was not acknowledged. "It is impor...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...creatic with low survival rates, to ascertain the contribution
of diet and nutrition to the development of these ... University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "The contribution
of diet and nutrition to cancer risk, prevention and treatment has been a major focus of research in...
Obesity in middle age increases risk of dementia in later life
... To date, this is the first study to determine the contribution
of mid-life adiposity and skinfold thickness on risk of dementia, they add. If these results can be confirmed elsewhere, perhaps treatment of obesity might reduce the risk of dementia. Failure to contain the present epidemic of obesity may accentuat...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program ID's gene variant that increases colon cancer risk
...creased risk of colorectal cancer but its specific contribution
to familial colorectal cancer was unknown," explained Dr. Pasche. Now, Dr. Pasche believes the gene is especially potent as a cause for familial colon cancers. The study looked at 208 patients with colorectal cancer and a strong family history of co...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
...f treatment failure. However, the most significant contribution
to the higher survival rate is the increasingly more effective use of drugs developed between the 1950s and 1970s, according to the authors. "Despite the great progress we've made by learning how to use drugs more effectively, children who do not ac...
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
...avirus, have been remarkable." "Albert Kapikian's contribution
to mankind through the field of vaccines is truly extraordinary," says H.R. Shepherd, D.Sc., chairman of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. "It takes a great vision and dedication to achieve such progress for humanity." In the 1950s Dr. Kapikian began stu...
Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award
...search Foundation Medal, honouring his significant contribution
to medical research. The annually awarded Medal h... health care professionals who make an outstanding contribution
to research in the areas of palliative care or progressive neurological diseases. In addition to the...
Imaging may not be major driver of hospital cost increases
...curate." In order to objectively assess imaging's contribution
to hospital costs, Gazelle and his co-author Molly...mber of studies ordered per patient. However, the contribution
of imaging to the overall cost of care for these patients remained steady at about 10 percent. "We...
Witnessing gun violence increases likelihood that a child will also commit violent crime
...e researchers were able to isolate the independent contribution
made by seeing gun violence. And it turned out to be large, swamping other single factors like poverty, drug use, or being raised by a single parent. The researchers studied the subject teens at three points in their adolescence. Initially they and t...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
...orthy challenge to existing dogma and an important contribution
to current knowledge. However, the results do not yet justify a revolution in clinical practice," the authors conclude....
University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize
...ering Prize recognizes the most outstanding recent contribution
to the diagnosis or treatment of cancer. It is one... the Charles S. Mott Prize honoring an outstanding contribution
relating to the cause or prevention of cancer, and the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize for outstanding ba...
New base for North American cancer screening pioneers
...of the UK business will help to make a significant contribution
to the decrease in skin cancer, which has one of the fastest growing cancer incidences in Europe and totals 70,000 new cases each year in the UK. "Our research group at Newcastle University is leading world advances in this field. The unique element ...
HSPH student Kevin Chan awarded Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
...orkers, pharmacists and families, and its economic contribution
to the health system. Dr. Chan will be traveling to nine rural provinces to gather household and community health data. Deeply involved in international pediatric health issues, Dr. Chan began more than a decade ago with malnutrition work in Malawi t...
Do singlehanded general practices have a future?
...anded general practitioners have made an important contribution
in the UK, particularly in inner city and rural areas. Why then is the future of singlehanded general practitioners now in doubt? Some of the decline represents a desire for doctors to work in larger practices because they reduce the likelihood of cl...
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