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Study shows Philip Morris pursued tobacco regulation to enhance its image

...public supported their position, and engaged in an extensive public relations campaign to win the public's support, they found. Philip Morris's own market research indicated that 63 percent of the public felt FDA regulation of cigarettes would lead people to believe that cigarettes can be safe, according to Ma...

Psychologist: Make culture part of the new collaborative science

...survey a large sample of adults in Tokyo to gather extensive socio-demographic and psychosocial information, coupled with mental and physical health assessments. The researchers will map how Japanese well-being predicts for health, and will also compare the data with findings stemming from "Midlife in the U.S....

Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries

...mediate risk for cardiac events, and patients with extensive coronary calcium (score over 400) are at even high...stress test abnormalities as were patients who had extensive calcification but no metabolic abnormalities. Similar findings were observed in patients with diabe...

Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication

...tamination. Dr. Kainer and colleagues conducted an extensive investigation to identify factors contributing to the outbreak. They found that sterile saline used to fill the implants was stored directly under a portion of ceiling sheetrock that had been water-damaged a few years before and was still moist. The ...

New insights into role of tumor necrosis factor on sex hormone production in rheumatoid arthritis

...ing various forms of arthritis and lupus, based on extensive clinical trials and animal models. For their study, the team investigated the role of TNF in the conversion of biologically inactive DHEAS--short for dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate--to biologically active DHEA, the steroid hormone parent of androgen...

Tercica presents pharmacokinetic and safety data from several studies at Endocrine Society Meeting

... should be investigated. "These studies add to our extensive portfolio of safety data, were submittedas part of our NDA, and give us a high confidence level in the long-termsafety of rhIGF-1 therapy" said Dr. Clark. "We are pleased to be able toprovide the endocrine community with the only published long-termc...

New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth

...uth is often profoundly impaired. Symptoms include extensive dental decay, infections of the tissues of the mouth, difficulty in speaking, eating and swallowing, ulceration or soreness of the mouth, an altered sense of taste and difficulty in wearing dentures. However, "typical treatment options for dry mouth ...

'Binge drinkers': Folk devils of the binge economy

...it is vital to reduce consumption by imposing more extensive controls rather than fewer. Yet despite its insistence on 'evidence-based' policy-making, the government's agenda of liberalisation of the retailing of alcohol continues unabated....

Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected

...logists the least likely. Although physicians have extensive training in biology, the study by Curlin and colleagues paints a very different picture, showing high levels of belief. The survey revealed considerable variation between different medical specialties. Doctors in family practice and pediatrics wer...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

... influenzae type b, may drop substantially as more extensive use reduces the price. According to the study authors, full implementation of preventive interventions would reduce the current annual cost of treatment by over 60 percent, due to the projected reduction in child illnesses. Furthermore, the delivery ...

Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery

...oked at patients with all kinds of tumors and more extensive surgery and found that the harmonic scalpel was ju...oward some of the same improvements seen with less extensive surgery, Dr. Gourin says. The facial nerve is the main reason Dr. Gourin sought better surgery optio...

Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable

... public desires an annual physical examination and extensive testing. The current attitudes of primary care physicians toward annual physical examinations have not been previously assessed. Allan V. Prochazka, M.D., M.Sc., of the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues conducted a survey of the ...

Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father

... This new study from Karolinska Institutet is more extensive than previous studies, and uses a totally new approach by also investigating the risk posed to fathers. The study analysed the relationship between the birth weight of the baby and the parents' mortality by comparing registers that contained informat...

TV has negative impact on very young children's learning abilities

...even years," the authors report. "The inclusion of extensive controls for parental preferences, ability, and investment in their children's cognitive development suggests that these associations may in some direct or indirect way be causal." "By contrast, this analysis suggests that television viewing at ages ...

New study: Many local health directors unsure of authority to curtail smoking

...e workplace healthier. "Our study showed that that extensive confusion existed among local health department directors about this exception, with 37 percent believing they were prohibited from enacting a 100 percent smoke-free policy on health department grounds," Goldstein said. "Another 20 percent did not kn...

Reconstructive technique provides option for difficult nasal plastic surgery

...rmory of techniques) of surgeons for correcting of extensive nasal septal deviations that result from trauma, previous surgery, or congenital anomalies," the author concludes. "During the study period, the technique was improved to make it safe and practical for all surgeons dealing with this difficult problem...

Healthy weight means healthier blood lipid profile in children, study finds

...of Pediatric Research. The study, which included extensive measurement of fitness and fatness as well as fasting blood tests of lipid levels, showed the leanest teens those with less than 25 percent body fat had the best lipid/lipoprotein profiles. Interestingly, fatness had almost no impact on the trigly...

FDA approved ROZEREM (ramelteon)

... Center, Inc., was based on data collected from an extensive clinical research program, including recently completed clinical studies with more than 4,200 patients ages 18 to 93. In one study, 472 patients received single daily doses of ROZEREM for up to one year. Also, based on recently presented clinical t...

Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone

... tools, provide care near the battlefront to treat extensive injuries resulting from mortar attacks and suicide bombers. Despite new strategies and improved care, hemorrhage (blood loss) caused by bullets and exploding munitions fragments continues to kill in combat. Military experts believe that blood los...

UCF tops $100 million milestone in research funding for 2004-05

...ional Science Foundation, for example, while UCF's extensive partnerships with industry and the military help the university compete for grants from the Department of Defense, Soileau said....

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