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It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

...ward and obvious are often much more uncertain and controversial when the risk statistics are viewed in a different way. Ive been involved in human health and environmental risk assessment for more than 30 years, Rifkin said. It became clear to me during this time that the uncertainty in health risk assessment h...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...the permanent storage of the CO2 has been the most controversial issue in carbon storage. Moreover, the end result is a commercial product. Fossil fuel power plants could utilise the new process by adding a reactor to their emissions treatment system, allowing CO2 to be turned into a useful building material. Th...

Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy

...benefit that would warrant anticoagulation remains controversial and depends on patient preferences and availability of optimal anticoagulation monitoring, says Aguilar....

ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

...tive evaluation process will introduce complex and controversial issues of how individual patients, purchasers, clinicians, and society assign a relative value to clinical effectiveness and cost. Such value judgments need to be made in an open, transparent, and methodologically sound basis that takes into account...

USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence

... from adjuvant chemotherapy. The treatment remains controversial for stage II patients because the majority do not have tumor relapse, he notes. That means that 70 to 80 percent of stage II patients would be treated with chemotherapy without benefit, but with an increase of potential side effects like toxicity, ...

What exactly is repetitive strain injury?

...tive strain injury (RSI) are needed to define this controversial condition which affects millions of patients world...ed to biased results. "This disorder will remain controversial until high-quality trials provide clear definition of repetitive strain injury and evidence of effec...

Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

...king the long-acting beta agonist. The warning was controversial because many believed the FDAs decision was based on questionable data. In an attempt to get better data on the risks of salmeterol, National Jewish allergist Harold Nelson, M.D., and his colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 52 salmeterol clinical...

New treatment offers relief from chronic back pain

...uropathic pain, make conventional radiofrequency a controversial treatment, Abejn notes the use of PRF could reduce or potentially even eliminate these risks, providing safe, effective pain relief for patients with a variety of lower back pain conditions....

No evidence older women generate new eggs

...highlighted April 26, 2007 in Nature, counters the controversial findings of reproductive endocrinologist Jonathan Tilly, PhD, and his team of Harvard scientists. Tilly's work, published in 2004 in Nature with a follow-up study a year later in Cell, challenged the biological dogma that mammals, including women, ar...

Honor for University of Nottingham professor

...unding structures and calls for public debate over controversial topics such as stem cells, hybrid embryos and the use of animals in research will all have an impact on medical science in the coming years. "For the promise of our Fellows' work to be fulfilled it is vital that appropriate policies and regulations...

Antidepressants safe for children and adolescents

...Medical Association (JAMA), call into question the controversial "black box" warnings placed on the drugs by the Food and Drug Administration, which say that antidepressant medications pose a small but significantly increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for children and adolescents. "As clinicians, ...

How does aspirin crystallize?

...mark, Germany, and India seems to have solved this controversial puzzle: yes, there is a second structure--but it does not exist as a pure form. "The two crystalline forms of aspirin are so closely related," explains the research team of Andrew D. Bond, Roland Boese and Gautam R. Desiraju in Angewandte Chemie, "th...

Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those who are not

...al removal of the prostate) and radiation therapy, controversial with unpredictable outcomes. Often, recently diagnosed men of this group were advised to just "watch and wait" to see how their situation progressed. "For this study we looked back over the existing data of a large population of prostate cancer pat...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...tment programmes for drug users, which have proved controversial not least because of the high costs involved. In contrast to methadone which comes in liquid not tablet form dihydrocodeine is much easier to store and comes under less stringent regulations because it is not as toxic and less likely to cause a fa...

Health benefits, risks weighed for mammography in 40-something women

...t the University of South Florida, addressing this controversial issue of mammography in younger women. The commentary was published in the journal to accompany a report of results of a clinical study of 160,000 women screened in their 40s compared to women who underwent mammography in their 50s. Lyman and Djulbe...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... prepare physicians to counsel patients about this controversial drug.BiDil: Assessing a Race-Based Pharmaceutical By Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D., et al...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...l consumption, smoking and caffeine intake, remain controversial or unconfirmed. The researchers questioned 603 women aged 18-55 in the UK whose most recent pregnancy had ended in first trimester miscarriage (less than 13 weeks gestation) and 6,116 women whose most recent pregnancy had progressed beyond 12 week...

Insurance companies deny medically necessary breast reductions based on random, unproven criteria

...s associated with overly large breasts is the most controversial of all insurance criteria. The authors reviewed the breast reduction policies of 87 health insurance companies. Despite contrary medical studies, 85 companies require a minimum amount of tissue to be removed to cover the procedure 49 of these comp...

Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery

...lleagues are trying to answer a very difficult and controversial question: Should surgeons operate immediately, within hours of the severe spinal injury, to try to limit the damage to the spinal cord and surrounding tissues, as many surgeons believe? Or won't it make a difference in how a patient ultimately fares,...

Researchers establish scientific link between acne treatment and depression

...'s introduction in the early 1980s there have been controversial reports of depression and suicidal behaviour that may have occurred in some people taking Roaccutane. This has led to the drug's manufacturers, Roche, including a warning in the product information that taking the medication may cause depression, p...

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