Tag: "expand" at medical news
Commonly used antidepressants may also affect human immune system
... the T-cells will prompt the T-cells to divide and expand
in population, triggering an immune response designed to destroy the invader. This process may take hours. What the Georgetown researchers found, however, is that dendritic cells -- the most powerful of the antigen-presenting cells and the ones that ...
Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate
...e tissue below the vagina to prepare the tissue to expand
more easily during birth. There was a 15 percent reduction in episiotomies among the women who practiced perineal massage the review found, based on results from three trials, including data from 2,434 women. The findings appear in the most recent is...
International breast health guidelines
...or International Breast Health and Cancer Control" expand
and refine the earlier work by proposing an econom...n limited- resource countries as well as a plan to expand
and improve health-care systems. We're pleased to help make the Guidelines available to cancer rese...
Infant transplant patients resist infections that kill adult AIDS patients
...nts. "We're very excited about this opportunity to expand
the current understanding of the human immune system -- and hopefully, in the process, discover new treatments for debilitating diseases," says Dr. Platt....
Hope for arthritis stems from within
...implant a felt-like pad, to encourage the cells to expand
and grow into tissue. As the treatment uses the body's own stem cells, it is much cheaper than existing methods, where tissue is engineered outside the body and then implanted. The system has potential for widescale applications. "Initially young peo...
Concern over Britain's refugee detention policy
...past year and the latest immigration bill seeks to expand
detention facilities and the capacity to effect forced removals, write authors Mina Fazel and Derrick Silove. Medical observations in Britain concur with those from Australia, with attending doctors noting that detainees, particularly those held for ...
Children's asthma care improves on state health insurance program
...nce expansions, and had several options for how to expand
coverage for children using those dollars. New York received approval to use the Child Health Plus, which was created in New York in 1991. More than 6 million children are affected by asthma every year in the U.S. Low income and minority children ...
Rockabye baby: Research shows gentle singing soothes sick infants
...c therapist. The researchers hope to replicate and expand
this study in the future in order to consolidate their findings. The researcher who had the task of singing and interacting with the sick infants was Helen Shoemark, a Senior Music Therapist at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital and an honorary Re...
Evidence lacking for 'inflatable-pants' heart failure therapy
...pment manufacturer asked the federal government to expand
its coverage of ECP and begin reimbursing cardiolo...or the two federal benefit programs -- declined to expand
its policy on external counterpulsation to cover heart failure or other cardiac conditions. Now, the...
Clinical trial Buddy Program among innovative support offerings from the Colon Cancer Alliance
...riate guidance. The clinical trial component will expand
an existing program in which colon cancer survivor...nue to grow its local chapter program, Voices, and expand
colon cancer conference sites and locations throughout the United States. The Alliance also will ma...
Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality to train brain and heart surgeons
...eral anesthesia. The challenge now, he says, is to expand
these minimally invasive techniques to complex surgeries, and he intends to close that gap. Cavusoglu and his colleagues at Case and other institutions nationwide are applying engineering, computer science and biomedical expertise to develop the sim...
Tool to reduce elderly driving deaths nationwide
...lement to our other driving programs as we look to expand
the use of Raydon's commercial simulation technology and to provide affordable solutions for assessing driver performance," said Don Ariel, Raydon co-founder and CEO. Crash rates for drivers 75 and older are second only to the rates of drivers under ...
Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population
...sicians. "Spending millions of dollars annually to expand
our capacity to train physicians will not only create an oversupply, but will also divert health care dollars from care that has been shown to improve the health and wellbeing of patients," said Goodman, professor of community and family medicine and...
Yale expands research using magnetic stimulation for schizophrenia
...nt from the National Institute of Mental Health to expand
the research to include 90 patients. There are funds to fly patients to New Haven, where they will stay on a research unit during the five-to-eight week period that they are in the clinical trial. TMS generally is painless and is experienced as a kno...
Dramatic changes in US aging highlighted in new census, NIH report
...005 depicts this heterogeneity, which will further expand
as this population doubles in size over the next 25 years." The report was prepared by Dr. Velkoff and co-authors Wan He, Ph.D., Manisha Sengupta, Ph.D., and Kimberly A. DeBarros of the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. The 243-page compendiu...
Landmark trial shows carotid stenting beneficial for patients with disease but no symptoms
...arotid artery stenting. We hope these results will expand
coverage to asymptomatic patients who are risky candidates for surgery," said William Gray, M.D., principal investigator on the study and associate professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and director of endovascular serv...
Braces align crooked teeth and boost self-esteem
...Dr. Richeson, and such an appliance is utilized to expand
that arch. The palatal expander is best used while a child is still growing, usually between ages 8 and 10. "By age 7, a child will have started to get adult molars in place, and the position of these and the primary teeth provide the child's general...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers find ginseng may improve breast cancer outcomes
...nseng roots or products." Shu hopes to confirm and expand
the current findings through continued collection of data in this patient population, from another ongoing study of 4,000 breast cancer patients, and eventually, in randomized clinical trials. Scientific study of complementary and alternative medicin...
$13.7 million in gifts support UI Center For Macular Degeneration
... of blinding eye diseases. Second, it will help us expand
our model for nonprofit genetic testing laboratory...ms of inherited eye diseases. It will continue and expand
on the research done at the UI Carver Laboratory for Molecular Diagnosis, created in 1997 with an en...
Clinton Foundation, Yale and Ethiopian Ministry of Health forge partnership
...s by the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative to expand
and improve treatment for people living with HIV/A... Health and Yale University in this partnership to expand
the availability of services and care for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout Ethiopia," said Pre...
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