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It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

...Rifkin is president of an environmental consulting firm in Baltimore. The book includes a chapter on The Physicians and Patients Perspective, written by Bob Sheff, a radiologist who trained at UCLA and Johns Hopkins. The researchers said they wrote the book because they believe that the average person, ...

Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?

...fection, say the authors, it is impossible to draw firm conclusions from such observational research, which is prone to bias. Adult male circumcision will likely have the largest impact in populations where circumcision has been rare, they say. Yet in the US circumcision is already very commonhospital d...

Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

...by Knowledge Networks, a survey research firm. The firm recruits panel members via standard telephone sampling methods; in return for regularly completing online surveys, the panel members receive free Internet equipment and access. Previous studies of anti-gay hate crimes have relied on samples that we...

Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine

...ear at Aridis Pharmaceuticals, a San Jose, Calif., firm that possesses vaccine stabilization technologies and a rotavirus vaccine that is made stable at room temperatures. Seeking a product resembling breath-freshening strips to deliver the vaccine, Vu Truong, cofounder and chief scientific officer at Ari...

One pill may be better than two for treating patients with high blood pressure

...th Inc), a health outcomes research and consulting firm in Falls Church, Va.Researchers used a treatment approach and a population similar to the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial Lipid-Lowering Arm (ASCOT-LLA), which demonstrated the benefits of adding atorvastatin to high blood pressure treatme...

Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap

... by the Washington, DC-based scientific consulting firm Exponent concluded that eggs' contribution to coronary heart disease risk is insignificant. 7 The study evaluated the relative risk of heart disease associated with egg consumption compared to other risk factors, including age, genetics, dietary p...

Drug company sales visits influenced doctors, study finds

...999. The forms were collected by a market research firm and became available to the researchers as the result of a lawsuit against Parke-Davis, the maker of gabapentin. The lawsuit was brought by a former employee who alleged that the company promoted gabapentin, which it sold under the name Neurontin, fo...

Study of US restaurants shows no healthier foods without healthier profits

... by Technomic, an established foodservice research firm with access to executives at major restaurant chains. The restaurant chains were selected based on industry leadership position, strong growth history or trends, and diverse menu categories. Efforts were made to recruit executives from companies wi...

Navigating legal minefields of drug industry addressed at UH talk

...nny Agosto Jr., a partner in the Houston-based law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Sorrels & Friend, will speak on "The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Law" at noon, Tuesday, April 3 in room 128 of Science & Research Building Two. Part of the "Today's Health" lecture series, the event is free and open to the p...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Surgery and adjuvant therapy may work for pancreatic cancer

...bination, not enough for the researchers to draw a firm conclusion about its effectiveness. Drs. Miller and Corsini and their fellow researchers think these findings are important to clinicians worldwide. "While long-term outcomes with pancreatic cancer are generally poor," Dr. Corsini says, "our find...

Response to anti-HIV therapy improved if treatment begins six months after preventive regimen

...hors noted, however, that it was difficult to draw firm conclusions from the small number of infants studied, and added that additional information from other studies would be helpful. A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the best treatment for infected infants with and without single dose...

Woodruff Foundation gives major boost to Emory University's strategic plan

...irman Ben Johnson, managing partner in the Atlanta firm of Alston & Bird, said, "Robert W. Woodruff and the Woodruff Foundation have been Emory's major partners at every juncture in Emory's modern advancement to preeminence. We are all grateful that the foundation continues at our side and leading the way...

New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being

...hat this ambitious agenda for change is built on a firm evidence base."...

Licensing arrangement reached for antiepileptic drug

...hnology transfer company. Shire is a multinational firm with operations in North America, Europe and the Far East. The licensing is primarly for valrocemide. The efficacy of valrocemide as an antiepileptic drug has been demonstrated in a small clinical study. Shire intends to study the drug as a candi...

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center opens outpatient facility in Basking Ridge

...e with cancer. Designed by the Philadelphia-based firm EwingCole, the new facility occupies a small portion of a 26-acre tract of wooded land, leaving most of the property with tranquil views of nature. The building has a curved form and a soft look, and windows throughout the center flood interior space...

Human rights abuses frequent in Haiti's capital

...ither the UN nor the Haitian government have had a firm estimate of the numbers or perpetrators of violations, with claims ranging from several hundred to more than 100,000 incidents. Supporters of Aristide, the interim government, and foreign peacekeeping troops were accused of abuse. Royce Hutson and A...

'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies

...insufficient public health budgets deserves only a firm rejection." Citation: Ooms G (2006) Health development versus medical relief: The illusion versus the irrelevance of sustainability. PLoS Med 3(8): e345. PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN ONLINE VERSIONS OF YOUR REPORT: http://dx.d...

New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested

...nown as Biovaxid after being licensed to a biotech firm by NCI, is now being tested in a national phase III clinical trial. This study, led at M. D. Anderson by Sattva Neelapu, M.D., assistant professor of lymphoma, is testing the therapy in 460 patients with follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin lym...

Treating medically unexplained symptoms

...ditional taped situations and more patients before firm recommendations can be made to help people with somatization syndrome. Nevertheless, given that medical reassurance and the presentation of negative results led to overestimates of the likelihood of medical explanations for symptoms in patients wi...

Men more at risk of recurrent blood clots than women

...: "further prospective studies are needed before a firm recommendation can be made to incorporate patient sex into decision making on duration of anticoagulant treatment in individual patients." ...

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