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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

...been largely anecdotal. Yangs overarching research focus is to use Western scientific practices to validate centuries of anecdotal claims and reveal what he calls the essence of the tradition. We want to demystify it and make the average person go straight to the core of the secret, he said. Our overall ...

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

... cardiovascular disease in adults. The grant will focus on three major areas: polycystic kidney disease, w...d spark new investigations. This fits in with NIHs focus on a bench-to-bedside approach to translational research as a way of expediting clinical cures in al...

Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's

...me from and how to get rid of them has long been a focus of scientists. We used to think that Alzheimers disease was a problem with the production of too much amyloid-beta, but its become clear in recent years that the problem is with faulty clearance of amyloid-beta, said Zlokovic, professor of Neurosur...

Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...support that environment. The pilot project will focus on six small and mid-size physician practices, each with general internists. The practices will have a minimum threshold of patients insured by UnitedHealth Group. Those patients will have the option to participate in the project. Practices will h...

Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

...care expenditures. In recent years, the research focus has been on chronic kidney disease (CKD)loss of kidney function that, in many patients, progresses to ESRD. "The interface between CKD and ESRD, which is very poorly understood, remains an unmet public health challenge," the authors write. Dr. Foley ...

Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

...ic practices aimed at correcting elevations in PTH focus mainly on abnormalities created by the decreased kidney function, and don't factor in these other mechanisms." The study is the first to show that a higher body mass index is associated with higher parathyroid hormone levels in CKD. The results ra...

Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors

...arch, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). The focus in medicine has long been on diseases, and how to diagnose and treat them. But that focus often isnt helpful in regard to older adults; they tend to have one or more of these geriatric condi...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...arnered from the U.S. Department of Justice. The focus of this week's workshop was the nations critical need for indoor location and tracking technology by public safety departments, the military, the mining industry, and other fields where people can become lost or trapped indoors in dangerous or life-t...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

... treat patients with acute coronary syndrome. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with UA and the closely related condition of NSTEMI. The 2002 guidelines recommended an early invasive strategy diagnostic angiography and revascularization as the way to treat UA/NSTEMI pa...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue

.... Authors note that current models of care that focus on a single disease that dominates health care, or the care management model directed toward patients with multiple illnesses and disability, do not recognize the importance of geriatric conditions on quality of life and as markers for decline and di...

Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease

...odegenerative disease, which leaves researchers to focus on zinc, iron and copper. The researchers also found that several distinct types of structures could be assembled from individual units of amino acids. "We found that we could build lots of different types of structures with an individual unit: fet...

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

...out health risks. Various chapters in the book focus on topics such as environmental contaminants, prostate screening, cholesterol, statin drugs, smoking, chlorinated drinking water and exposure to residential radon. The authors said their intent is not to offer medical advice but to show readers anoth...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

.... This report shows that NHS organisations need to focus first and foremost on patients and their treatment and care and that should be modelled at the top of the NHS. General Management cannot manage without knowing the business it is in. It says the answer is not in structures but in a re-focusing of the...

Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment

...fusion therapy despite eligibility, so that we can focus our clinical efforts on them. Adds senior author Harlan Krumholz, M.D., S.M., This study has good and bad news. We have definitely made progress in treating appropriate patients, but our findings indicate that we need to improve further to be sure ...

Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

... grant from the National Science Foundation. The focus of the research was block copolymers, which are synthetic molecules that contain two or more chemically different segments bonded together. Block copolymers are used to make a variety of materials such as plastics, rubber soles for shoes, and more re...

International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston

...apefruit and other foods. A general session will focus on health-based marketing of fruits and vegetables. Additionally, several global food-related organizations will have a round table discussion about future funding challenges to meet world nutrition needs....

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...n sub-Saharan Africa. Development work has shifted focus towards long-term partnerships and local recruitment, and many western countries have cut budgets for sending development workers overseas. ...

Takeda responds to the FDA advisory committee recommendation

...c/thrombotic risks of the thiazolidinediones, with focus on rosiglitazone, as presented by FDA and GlaxoSmithKline. ...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

... Any ethanol funding in the U.S. Farm Bill should focus on research and development of cellulosic ethanol. There is sufficient private investment in corn ethanol development and refining already. Because cellulosic ethanol is not ready for market, any subsidies for refining in this year's bill will only...

Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders

...or the program is two weeks. HVO training programs focus on local diseases and health conditions, and the procedures and skills taught are relevant, realistic, and sustainable, with the goal that the indigenous population will continue to benefit from the experience long after the volunteer has departed. I...

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