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Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's

... has been debated for nearly three decades in this country without a clear resolution. Virtually none of that debate has been informed by views of key stakeholders such as those at risk for dementia," says Kim. "There are no a priori right answers, but a policy should take into account the views of those who...

The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

...ancer deaths. So far, though, most studies in this country are limited to animal models, but a case study about D.H., which was published in the recent issue of the Nutrition and Cancer journal, could be a major step forward for human clinical trials. While beginning to take high dose of fish oil and golden...

Medical debt undermines housing security for working families, new national study shows

...o see this problem documented in cities across the country is discouraging, but not surprising. Some of these families have two adults working in good jobs with health insurance. It seems that anyone could wind up in this situation." The Access Project's report noted that any threat to a family's housing ...

Complete smoking ban leads to marked rise in smoking cessation efforts

...n New Zealand, writes that the complete ban in his country since December 2004 has been well accepted by the public, and smoking cessation services became busier when the ban was introduced. Speaking of the UK's approach on this issue, he writes: 'Having only a partial ban on smoking in public places is seri...

Tuberculosis still a risk for patients receiving HIV drugs

...ome. But they don't necessarily have to leave the country to contract TB. HIV-infected American and European patients who are "exposed to someone with tuberculosis, for example in a hospital setting, are at increased risk of acquiring tuberculosis infection and of developing active tuberculosis within a sho...

New RSV treatment for at-risk infants under study

...rus that is a yearlong threat in some parts of the country and a fall-to-spring threat in the Augusta area, said Dr. Chantrapa Bunyapen, MCG neonatologist and a study investigator. The Augusta season peaks in December and January. By age 2, most children have been infected with the virus that is easily spre...

Australia's best health journalism recognised

...to understand issues impacting health care in this country better, whether it is from a political, financial, medical or community perspective," he said. The full list of winners is: Medicines Australia - Health Journalist of the YearWinner - Hedley Thomas, The Courier Mail "Exposing a Sick System" Be...

US heart patients receive more transfusions than international patients

...ealand and Latin American. Interestingly, the only country with higher rates was South Africa, which transfused patients 10 percent more often than the U.S. The researchers pooled date from four international randomized clinical trials of patients who arrive at the hospital with symptoms of a possible heart ...

Pregnant women need HIV testing to protect themselves and their babies

...there are about 300 babies born every year in this country with HIV infection," says Dr. Andrew W. Helfgott, chief of the MCG Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. "If everybody were to get tested and that information was readily available, we could probably decrease that number to 10 or 20." He will discuss w...

Study reveals best ways for pediatricians to educate families

...and colleagues studied 861 parents from across the country with children ages 2 to 11. Physicians were asked to discuss several health and wellness topics with the parent. After the visit, both the physician and the parent filled out a survey to relay what was discussed. A month later, the parents were asked...

World-first test of sun-damaged skin launched

...he Court House Clinics, which are based across the country in London, Essex, Sussex, Birmingham and, to come soon, in Manchester, and by the BUPA clinic in Washington, Tyne and Wear (these places are in the UK). Few people are aware that once their suntan has faded, the damage to their skin remains. This da...

Warning labels on high-risk drugs inconsistently heeded by doctors

...g Safety Study), and colleagues in HMOs across the country conducted a retrospective study over two and a half years to find out how many ambulatory care patients were prescribed drugs with BBWs and to assess compliance to these warnings. BBWs are warnings printed in a black frame in the package insert of a ...

Two studies find ways to block the 'freshman 15'

...radual but typical weight gain that occurs in this country over time." Levitsky said that more research was needed to determine whether the fact that some women in his studies had to report their daily weights to another person played a role in helping them maintain their weight. He hopes to soon compare wom...

American College of Physicians Foundation convenes conference

...d health communication will gather from around the country for the 4th Annual National Health Communication Conference, 'Practical Solutions to the Problems of Low Health Literacy' to discuss programs to overcome low health literacy, and review preliminary research results about inconsistencies with prescrip...

Ethics in a pandemic

...government to ensure that relationships within the country are adequate to ensure compliance with the new International Health Regulations. 3. The developed world should continue to invest in the surveillance capacity of developing countries, and should also make investments to further improve the overall pu...

Widespread media coverage contributes to rapid decline in HRT prescribing

..., which received hardly any media attention in the country when it was published the previous year, had little impact on prescribing rates. Researchers led by a team from the University of Groningen looked at dispensing data from women aged 45-69 who had received at least one prescription for HRT. The res...

Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers

...ars either to be mainly due to worse access in the country because of a higher incidence of CAs happening with no witnesses around, or a lower tendency for witnesses in rural areas to call out help." For every quality adjusted life year (QALY)[3] saved during the study it cost less than 24,000 Euro (around 3...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

...g their forests. If deforestation rates in a given country decreased, the country as a whole would gain emission credits from it. On Wednesday morning even the United States and Sau...

Team care more cost-effective than usual care for depression

...models, major health care organizations around the country are starting to implement the team treatment model. The team care approach, called IMPACT (Improving Mood Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment for Late Life Depression), features a nurse, social worker or psychologist serving as a depression...

Media invitation: 4th International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine

...s a result of the Trust's work, the UK is the only country in the world to have a programme of developing specialist units for adolescents. Currently, there are seven TCT units, but a further 15 are needed to ensure that every adolescent with cancer in the UK has access to one. TCT expects a 15% increase in ...

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