Tag: "essential" at medical news
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...dity data to develop synthetic atmospheric indices essential
for building models of annual climate cycles. These indices were then correlated with epidemiological datasets coming from WHO (World Health Organization) weekly reports on Mali, between 1994 and 2002. For each of these nine years, a winter maximum ...
New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers
...ion is also provided in English it's one stop for essential
health information for Asian Americans whose native language is not English. It's also following a Tufts tradition providing electronic resources in our international community." "SPIRAL provides a central source of health information for Asian Am...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...cline and eventual disability in basic daily tasks essential
to maintaining independence. "The strong association between lack of regular vigorous physical activity and subsequent functional deterioration in this national arthritis cohort is particularly impo...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...d reward, and the dopamine system is thought to be essential
to the brain's response to drugs of abuse, especially opiates and psychostimulants. Supersensitivity to dopamine, which affects some 70 percent of individuals with schizophrenia, can take the form of a low tolerance to antipsychotics, amphetamines an...
Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions
...ience is important to many universities, it is not essential
to a community college. Identifying yourself as a minority student can make your application stand out in a positive way. The application information is based on an ACS Academic Employment Initiative (AEI) session held at the Societys national m...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...hat to do when symptoms begin, and -- perhaps most essential
-- they must have at hand the means to treat their symptoms quickly." Clinical centers for the Improving Asthma Control Trial were Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Harlem ...
Essential tremor associated with increased risk of dementia
MIAMI BEACH People with essential
tremor, a movement disorder that causes shaking of... Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. People with essential
tremor were more than two times more likely to develop dementia than people who did not have the mov...
Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS
...s. Investment in improving adolescent health is an essential
component of improving the health of the whole population, and ensuring that we can afford the NHS in twenty years time, he concludes....
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
...punishment. Anaesthesia during lethal injection is essential
to minimise suffering and preserve public opinion that lethal injection is a near-painless death. Lethal injection generally consists of the sequential administration of sodium thiopental for anaesthesia, pancuronium bromide to induce paralysis, and ...
Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health
...ionally." Commercial and non-commercial trials are essential
for medical practice to be taken forward and for new drugs to be developed. Volunteers who take part in such clinical trials usually feel they have made a major contribution. Participants are always given advice on their condition and are given a rea...
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
...nded, Scientific Learning Corporation. "There's no essential
difference between children who are struggling with reading and children who are dyslexic other than perhaps in terms of severity," Tallal observes. Data from early testing that compared dyslexic children with children who had normal reading capabili...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...te distrust by consumers and professionals. "It is essential
to bring the issue to public attention as a first ...). It ranked among the World Health Organization's essential
medications and, like all fibrinolytics, there was a fine balance between efficacy in restoring bloo...
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
...University, Washington, D.C. "They would multiply essential
skills and services, offering both concrete assist...ge of workers to administer medication and provide essential
support could ultimately thwart PEPFAR's efforts. Preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in these develop...
Early detection of lung cancer
... are detected at an early stage; this is why it is essential
to find tools for early detection which will guara...monary disease with spirometry. In any case, it is essential
to continue with these lines of research aimed at identifying the population at high risk with preci...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...wing preventive measures and knowing first-aid are essential
for a safe outing. For instance, knee and back pain can afflict the most seasoned riders. But most bike shops will help you find the right-sized bike and even adjust the seat for a proper fit, which will head off most joint difficulties. "These probl...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...ch in humans. [S55.002] Dementia may also occur in essential
tremor, according to researchers from Spain and Ne...veloping dementia was twice as high in people with essential
tremor as in those unaffected by the disease. Essential tremor has not previously been linked with a...
Enrollment progress for European approval trial
... manufactured product are a guarantee it meets the essential
requirements of the relevant European Directives. For medical device manufacturers like Ventracor, this is the Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (AIMDD) 90/385/EEC. Approval to apply the CE mark to a product indicates it can be legally sol...
Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas
...remely uneven distribution across the state of the essential
health care resources, specifically, medical practitioners and health care facilities. Residents of western or southeastern Kansas are on their own if they get sick in the middle of the night. And, the situation doesn't get better when the sun comes...
End-of-life care involves a more holistic approach
...ds of patients and their families. It is therefore essential
that primary care physicians and specialists as well as other health-care providers, undergo training to understand and deal with the issues surrounding the dying patient. Dr. Dorasamy is one of five physicians from the five schools of medicine in On...
Three-fold risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs
...nts for serious conditions in many cases, so it is essential
that patients should not stop taking them on their own initiative. If they are concerned they should talk to their doctor," said Dr Stricker, who is also working as senior medical officer at the Inspectorate for Healthcare The Hague. The drugs examin...
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