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Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study

... also finds that many parents consistently make no effort to protect their children from secondhand smoke in public places. The findings are published in the spring issue of Families, Systems & Health, a journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Researchers Sara Pyle, M.A., and C. K...

50 years after Salk polio vaccine: Status of global eradication efforts

...n, M.D., who leads the worldwide polio eradication effort for the World Health Organization (WHO) Robert A. Keegan, deputy director, Global Immunization Division, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D., senior advisor, Immunization and the Global Alliance for Vaccines a...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...me from the Minimum Data Set, a federally mandated effort to record information about nursing home residents. They were made available by the Michigan Department of Community Health. "We are excited to continue to find valuable lessons in these data, primarily collected for care planning purposes but now u...

Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting

...e AAN, neurologists said they needed more time and effort spent on patient education and public awareness. Neurology Now was developed in response to this need, and it will report on the latest advances in research and treatment in easy-to-read language. Each quarterly issue will highlight the latest advanc...

Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls

...excessive amounts of carbohydrate-rich foods in an effort to regulate his or her serotonin levels. These foods can lead to gaining weight if one is not careful. Furthermore, an adolescent's perception of her parents' weight also predicted the likelihood of the adolescent gaining weight. Those adolescents wh...

Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise

...er on Space and Major Disasters represents a joint effort by global space agencies to put resources at the service of rescue authorities responding to major natural or man-made disasters. To date the Charter has been activated more than 70 times. Following the UNISPACE III conference held in Vienna, Austri...

University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health

...Human Services. That work is an interdisciplinary effort to understand the connections between longevity and loneliness. Religious belief, like social support, could have beneficial effects on people's health, scholars contend. Because the research is multi-disciplinary, including researchers in Universi...

Will cancer vaccine get to all women?

...N. K. Ganguly, says it will take a big educational effort to convince parents. Vaccinating men could be the best way to prevent the spread of HPV among women. HPV is extremely common. Half of all sexually active women between 18 and 22 in the US are infected. Most cases clear up, but sometimes infection p...

Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma

...commend written action plans as part of an overall effort to educate patients in self-management. The plans provide guidance for patients on how to monitor and treat their asthma, including how to recognize when their condition worsens. In general, action plans are based on the patient's symptoms or on "pea...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...r Alliance, or HCA, is an independent, coordinated effort of nine non-profit groups that provide free help to low-income consumers in 10 California counties stretching from Placer to San Diego. More than 4 million people in these areas live at least 200 percent below the federal poverty level. The groups ar...

Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding

...nal Academies Keck Futures Initiative is a 15-year effort to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding agencies, universities, and the general public with the object of stimulating interdisciplinary research at the most exciting frontiers. Launched in 2003, ...

World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds

...l-screen handheld devices resulted from a CAS team effort led by Brian Bergner, CAS vice president of information technology. "Our goal is to make CAS information available on the platforms and through the tools gaining the most rapid and widespread use," said Bergner. "We know the pace of scientific resea...

New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics

...hers studied what the effect would be of a special effort to target and reach out to the Asian community on ...he issue of diabetic and related health care. This effort attempted to overcome the health care delivery challenges posed by that community and tried to addre...

Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center

...sensitive photomultiplier tube," he explained. The effort to develop international collaborations such as this one began a few years ago when Detector Group leader Stan Majewski tasked Mark Smith with finding potential scientific partners in Europe, to provide additional, crucial evaluations of Jefferson La...

The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for

...wareness of disease. The study was a collaborative effort between the UR Department of Family Medicine and University of California, Davis, Center for Health Services. The corresponding author is Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., MSPH, at UC/Davis. "One thing is clear: patients can prompt physicians to provide bett...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

...d in 1974. The recommendations also are the first effort to apply the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans to a national food program. "Because scientific knowledge about nutrition has greatly increased since the WIC program's inception, and the nutritional challenges facing families have altered signific...

UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness

...published in the Neurobiology of Aging, is a joint effort of neurologist Dr. Patrick McGeer of UBC and rheumatologist Dr. John Sibley of the U of S. The scientists found that that rheumatoid arthritis patients being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs were 10 times less likely to develop (AMD) than unaffec...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

...icial impact on the health of cancer patients. The effort builds on a cooperative, cross-cultural relationsh...hey plan to utilize brain-imaging technology in an effort to pinpoint precisely where changes take place in the brain and to confirm previous research that sh...

Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies

...ies and equipment in labs varies greatly. In an effort to address this, scientists from the Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health will share their newly developed technology platforms, which signifi...

Latest research and emerging treatments for osteoporosis focus of NYAS conference

...ing the last decade and this calls for a concerted effort by investigators to help disseminate the results and create new options for future patient-related research." The proceedings of this conference will be published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences....

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