Tag: "deterrent" at medical news

Malpractice concerns may deter Florida medical students from entering obstetrics and gynecology

...anked "fear of malpractice" as the first or second deterrent to entering the field, compared to 21 percent who ...n ranked "fear of being sued" as a first or second deterrent compared to 7 percent who never considered the specialty. "It appears that some students may have...

HIV infection requires an accomplice: B cells with special protein direct HIV to T cells

...ore culturing them with both T cells and HIV was a deterrent against T cell infection as well, further proof that to invade T cells, HIV requires DC-SIGN to be expressed on B cells. ...

Beaming pain relief

...tle heat, high intensity waves act as a non-lethal deterrent that raises skin temperature to the point of severe pain without causing burns. Despite his self-described skeptical nature, Ziskin is upbeat about the future therapeutic possibilities of millimeter waves. "The biological effects of millimeter wav...

Guilt and fear motivate better than hope

...oking both fear and guilt is a far more effective deterrent to potentially harmful behavior than positive hopeful or feel-good messages. "Making people feel good is less important than making people feel accountable when it comes to making wise decisions about self-protection," explain Kirsten A. Passyn (Sali...

More training needed to ensure accuracy of urine drug tests

...nize students with drug problems while acting as a deterrent for others. Drug tests that are performed incorrectly, however, can result in false accusations or false reassurance. Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, and colleagues, surveyed primary care physicia...

Medical centers vary in disclosing conflicts of interest

...in the consent process is that it might serve as a deterrent to investigators or institutions from engaging in ... served the legal goal than the informed choice or deterrent goal. Both Weinfurt and Sugarman agreed that many institutions are unsure about how to move forward ...

Alcohol-deterrent drugs help patients achieve high rates of long-term abstinence

...ain, the longer they will abstain. In addition, deterrent drugs clearly do deter. Supposedly deterrent drugs also deter but they only deter because there is a real pharmacological reaction. The analogy ...

New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size

... time about 20-30 percent, but that has not been a deterrent for his patients. The minimally invasive approach includes a smaller incision, ligating blood vessels as needed, then cutting through the strap muscles called the Sofferman technique to directly access the thyroid. Surgeons use tiny video cameras a...

Obesity is risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer

...ty of health reasons." Obesity may literally be a deterrent to finding prostate cancer because it makes digital rectal exams, a major screening tool, more difficult, says Dr. Terris. Also, in men and women alike, fat makes estrogen-like compounds, which lowers circulating levels of prostate specific antigen, ...

Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users

...ncreased risk for stomach ulcers, which is often a deterrent to long-term treatment. Acid control can reduce this risk and proton pump inhibitors have been shown to reduce the incidence of ulcers associated with chronic NSAID use," said Jay L. Goldstein, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Vice Head for Clinical Aff...

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