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Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...wound, but is unable to remove the victim from the environment of failing schools, gangs, drugs, violence, and struggling families that constitute the culture of poverty. Such obstacles to health require pediatricians to expand their roles to include that of advocate, not just for the individual but for the pop...

It takes a village to improve the health of children

...g the disease is not sufficient. We must alter the environment to get to the root of the problem and we must equip our physicians with the knowledge and skills to work in a community environment, says Dr. Swigonski. Dr. Swigonski, Sarah Stelzner, M.D., IU assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and other co...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...r Award provides researchers working in a mentored environment the support needed to initiate unique research projects that will provide invaluable information into the cause, treatment and potential cure for SMA. The award will provide Sahin with $85,000 each year for three years, plus an allowance for tuition ...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

... skills can help turn the tide of the 'obesogenic' environment of inactivity and unhealthy eating in which many children live. It appears the public also is taking an interest. "We hear a lot about putting physical education back in school. We are seeing legislation coming forth at the national and state level a...

Competition in health care may not result in better quality

...itive versus regulatory policies. "The health care environment is complicated and multi-layered, and perhaps the most effective change may require a mix of approaches involving competition and regulation to ensure patient safety and quality of care. For example, the automotive industry is highly competitive, but...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...er, agriculture, nutrition, health, energy and the environment in the next 10 years. The top 10 nanotechnology applications are: 1. Energy storage, production and conversion; 2. Agricultural productivity enhancement; 3. Water treatment and remediation; 4. Disease diagnosis and screening; 5. Drug delivery sys...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...er, agriculture, nutrition, health, energy and the environment in the next 10 years. The study is the first ever ranking of nanotechnology applications relative to their impact on development. The nanotechnology applications that were rated the highest were, in rank order: 1. Energy storage, production, and con...

Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population

...he risk of alcohol dependence is also dependent on environment and behavior. ...

Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit

...pril 2005 to explore the parallels between extreme environment physiology and intensive care in hospitals. Talks...mountain. But how in this seemingly lethal hypoxic environment is it possible? For a molecule upon which all human life depends our understanding of oxygen and it...

Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction

...d levels. However, the part played by the external environment still remains something of a mystery. Exposure factors that are thought to compound the risk include passive smoking, air pollution, noise pollution and the chemical composition of drinking water. Even if such environmental factors give only a small ...

K-State professor takes chemistry to another world

...th the potential buildup of toxins in the enclosed environment of a spaceship, put astronaut health at risk. Kansas State University professor Chris Culbertson has been working with NASA to investigate how such hazardous conditions affect humans at the cellular level and how to lessen such conditions, thus allow...

Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy

...contrast, the Cancion CRS is designed to create an environment that allows the heart to rest while it recovers from an acute decompensation event. Congestive heart failure is a chronic disease that affects an estimated 5 million people in the U.S. with a projected cost of $27.9 billion in 2005....

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...nother recent report of a link between an enriched environment and Alzheimer's-like brain changes. That study, pu...nto one of the pathways through which exercise and environment might promote resistance to development of cognitive changes that come with aging and AD," Snyder no...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

... performs neuropsychological tests in an immersive environment in about 7 minutes, regardless of surrounding noise and movement. So, a football player or soldier who just took a hard hit to the head can take the test and either be safely cleared to get back on the field or sent to receive medical attention. The ...

A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

... Biotechnology and Development blamed not only the environment but genes as well. "After completing a major survey of genes most commonly affected in patients with testicular cancer we found that 76% of these key susceptibility genes are active during the critical phase development of the germ cells the cells ...

Nestler elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...d a wonderful credit to the outstanding scientific environment here at UT Southwestern," said Dr. Nestler, who also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, to which he was elected in 1998. The196 fellows and 17 foreign honorary members elected today included such well-known figu...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...taining an ergonomically correct and safer working environment for the older worker....

3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure

...'s environment. The risk to children living in an environment with smokers is well documented. Tobacco smoke exposure is linked to an increased incidence of ear infections, pneumonia, asthma and other upper respiratory infections in children. Additional authors are Robert Castile and Stacy Hoshaw-Woodward of T...

University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award

...efined as those who have been active in a research environment for no more than five years since completing a graduate degree. The award program seeks to recognize researchers, still in the formative stages of their careers, who show the potential to be future leaders in the field of cardiovascular reasearch. T...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

...e. "The immune system, behavior, genetics, and the environment all factor in to this complex and devastating dise...cientists to think that non-genetic factors in the environment may be at least partially responsible. Studies that investigated this possibility included: PCBs an...

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