Tag: "countries" at medical news
Information on child illness and death lacking in poor countries
...uide child health policy is lacking in the poorest countries
with the highest rates of childhood mortality, con...entral Africa, some regions of southeast Asia, and countries
of the eastern Mediterranean region, despite these areas having a large proportion of the world's ch...
Promising new TB drug enters clinical trial
... disease may emerge. Although most common in other countries
where HIV prevalence is highest, approximately 14,000 cases of active TB are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year in the United States. While TB is curable with antibiotics, the drug regimen is arduous and lengthy. Th...
Doctors argue for new ways to resolve health treatment choices
...nts on the NHS. Similar bodies also exist in other countries
to try to make the best use of available healthcare resources. Recommendations all focus on how effective any new treatment is compared to the existing standard of care and on its value-for-money. Currently, none of these organisations adjust their v...
Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries
...the cause of most cervical cancers has led to some countries
to incorporate HPV DNA testing into national scree...cytology in women older than age 30. Many European countries
with established cytology-based cervical cancer screening programs will soon face the decision of wh...
Dartmouth study reveals flaws in screening for TB; Cases in 3rd world HIV patients may go undetected
...proach to tuberculosis available in industrialized countries
15% of HIV-infected patients in Tanzania had previ...ally not available or recommended in resource poor countries
. In 10 cases sputum culture was the only positive test. These patients with "subclinical" tubercul...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
... relatively inexpensive and should be adaptable to countries
with limited resources, he said. Ware is a co-author of the paper. Other authors of the article include Zora Rogers (University of Texas, Dallas); Lynn W. Wynn, MSN, PNP, CCRP (St. Jude); Peter A. Lane (Emory University, Atlanta, GA); and J. Paul Sco...
Novel approach for eradicating prostate cancer wins award for young Hebrew University researcher
...e second leading cause of cancer deaths in Western countries
is the high resemblance between tumor and normal prostate cells. This makes it very difficult to identify markers that would allow targeted treatment of tumor cells alone. Among the cells in the immune system that protect against the growth of tumo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 21, 2005
...igher in the United States than in other developed countries
and why the expenditures are growing so fast (Medicine and Public Issues, p. 996). 3. NIH Conference on Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms Statement of a state-of-the-science conference is available online now at http://www.annals.org/cgi/c...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
...or triplets. Dr de Mouzon told the conference that countries
should consider economic costs, as well as medical, ethical and political implications when deciding on ART policies. "It is important to consider economics when deciding on issues to do with public health and ethics, because costs can have an impact...
Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems
...t of IVF financed by health care systems in Nordic countries
had increased over the last few years, it was stil...r team looked at all IVF and ICSI cycles in Nordic countries
in 2002 and calculated the cost per pregnancy resulting in at least one live-born child. The costs ...
Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women
...les according to figures reported from 24 European countries
in 2002. During the time that the committee has b...cy rate has remained the same or, in fact, in some countries
actually improved. "This is good news for mothers and babies, because multiple births are dangerous ...
'X-factor' causes Scots to have higher heart disease rates, say scientists
... ages that the biggest differences between the two countries
in death rates for heart disease usually occur."...
Saving six million children each year is affordable
...terventions** were universally available in the 42 countries
that had 90% of child deaths in 2000. In the lates...utside donations, the findings suggest that the 42 countries
in the analysis will be able to sustain these achievements once they are attained. Without the extra...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...rowingpopulation and the desire of many developing countries
to industrialize." Next the group plans to look at the effects of converting all power plantsto hydrogen fuel cell power plants. They also plan to explore the long-termeffects of switching to a hydrogen economy on global climate change and theozone l...
$5.1 billion would save 6 million children
...imately 90 percent of all child deaths occur in 42 countries
around the world. In those countries, the average ...Protecting child health should be the priority for countries
with the highest rates of child death and for international donors. The biggest challenges are incre...
PLoS Medicine refocuses world's attention on the tsunami, six months on
...n of seven articles, many authored by experts from countries
affected by the tsunamiasks provocative questions of the international health community, governments, policymakers, the press, and the broader public: Why were four times as many women killed as men? Rhona MacDonald of Oxfam explains how pre-exist...
Routine vaccination could eliminate Hib disease in children in developing countries
...tes: "Hib disease has been eliminated in developed countries
for two decades, but many developing countries
are still reluctant to introduce routine vaccination due to the lack of available information on how...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...ent local planning, and that donors and developing countries
should learn from these mistakes as the number of ...journal article. "Though more people in developing countries
are receiving therapy, growing from 400,000 in June 2004 to 700,000 in December 2004, it still amoun...
Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future
...greater than has previously been supposed. "These countries
need greatly expanded energy services to help them in the fight against poverty and to power sustainable development," said Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP. "SWERA offers them the technical and policy assistance to capture the potential tha...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...vey of 687 bipolar disorder consumers across seven countries
(Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, United Kin...rs. The vast majority (79%) of respondents in all countries
say successful treatment would lead to significant quality of life changes in terms of increased fun...
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