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Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study

...more than 20 years, the industry undertook a major effort to identify gender-based differences in motivational factors, smoking patterns, and product preferences in order to promote smoking among women and girls. The Carpenter team say the resulting products exploited mistaken health notions about the rel...

Penn study documents access to trauma centers in the United States

...ma centers and ambulances in another. "A concerted effort between hospitals, the air medical industry, and state policymakers is needed if we're going to expand rapid access to life-saving trauma care for Americans who have none," says Branas. The study was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Q...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

....D., et al AN ATTEMPT TO DEFINE "HEALING" In an effort to clarify the meaning of healing, Egnew analyzed in-depth interviews with several well-known physicians about their perceptions of healing. Highly personal themes of wholeness, narrative and spirituality contribute to the author's operational defini...

UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million

...National Cancer Institute to lead a new nationwide effort aimed at reducing cancer in Asian Americans. U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui announced the grant at a press conference Wednesday morning. "I am pleased to announce that Sacramento and UC Davis Cancer Center, with funding from the National Cancer Institute, wi...

High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas

... safety movement. Engaging ourselves fully in this effort is not only our moral imperative, it will bring us back to what motivated us to go into obstetrics and gynecology--to help women get well and stay well."...

Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment win Kaye Award for Hebrew University student

...l formation, is crucial for tumor growth, and much effort has been invested by researchers in the development of compounds with anti-angiogenic activity. Since the compounds developed by Kogan have anti-cancer properties and are more selective and potent than standard chemotherapy drugs, they have a high ...

Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem

...nical advice for physicians. It represents a joint effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute within the National Institutes of Health. A joint committee formed by the AAP and the NCSDR ...

Prevalence and severity of mental illness in the United States

...rs. "the findings reported here suggest that more effort is needed to increase prompt initial treatment contacts among people with incident episodes of mental disorders," the authors write. "Additional large-scale public education programs and expanded use of National Screening Days continue to hold great...

Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties

...ve opted to make those kinds of data public, in an effort to help patients assess doctors or hospitals based on their individual volumes and results. In New York, angioplasty and heart bypass surgery results have been publicly available since the early 1990s. The new study is based on New York data from the...

Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors

...malady for campers, can be prevented with a little effort by parents and doctors in the weeks before camp. The new guideline, published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics, was written by a team led by a University of Michigan Health System physician who specializes in camp health. Edward Walton, M...

Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection

...nd more effective diagnostic tools. A stepped-up effort targeting programs to detect and treat the large number of people with latent TB infection who are at increased risk for progression to active TB is a strategy for enhancing TB control efforts in the U.S., the authors say. Effective treatment of acti...

US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress

...orthlessness and the feeling that everything is an effort are more prevalent among respondents with one or more of the heart diseases. So, we are not talking here about an unequal distribution of one or two particular symptoms. "What is perhaps most alarming, is the low prevalence of visits to a mental hea...

Sildenafil (Viagra) approved for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as Revatio

...o right heart failure. In a translational research effort realizing the "bench to bedside" approach, a team of physicians led by Prof. Friedrich Grimminger and Dr. Ardeschir Ghofrani organized the "Giessen Everest Experiment" with the aim to further investigate the therapeutic potential of sildenafil (Viagr...

UCSB professors among team awarded $13 million to mount nano-attack on plaque

... in Nanotechnology is a vitally important research effort that will spur the development of novel technologies to diagnose and treat heart, lung, and blood diseases," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. "The program brings together bioengineer...

Can't serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue

...port because the brain does not consider the extra effort required for movement, Monash University researche...the position of their limbs based on the amount of effort required to lift them against the force of gravity," Professor Proske said. "Take gravity away, as h...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital installs 64-Slice CT scanner, now available for clinical use

...extending the use of cardiac CT is a collaborative effort between the Section of Cardiovascular Radiology led by James Carr, MD, and the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine spearheaded by Dr. Davidson. The new scanner installed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the SOMATOM Sensation 64...

UK College of Public Health earns national accreditation

...h issues facing our state. This sort of statewide effort is relatively unique and UK's commitment to reaching this goal only made it that much easier." This decision comes after intensive planning and development. CEPH's accreditation procedures required that the UK College of Public Health undertake a s...

Going to extremes to improve human health

... the skin during environmental heat stress. In the effort to understand why young women are more susceptible to fainting than men, he also studies how estrogen and progesterone influence blood pressure regulation. Minson is the winner of a 2005 American Physiology Society's Outstanding Young Investigator Aw...

Insomnia may precede and prolong major depression

...ouble sleeping. The two studies reflect a larger effort underway at the URSNRL, which recently received $2.3 million in grant support from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether treatment for insomnia can reduce major depression and improve pain tolerance in patients with chronic back pa...

NYU, Salk Institute neuroscientists offer new path for measuring visual responses to complex images

...her than how neurons function more broadly. In an effort to overcome these limitations, Nicole Rust, J. Anthony Movshon, and Eero Simoncelli of NYU's Center for Neural Science, as well as Odelia Schwartz of California's Salk Institute, used randomly generated images to more fully explore all possible stimu...

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