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LSU Health Sciences Center research to improve patient safety

...in the actual hospital setting," says Chauvin. "By focusing on both the process and outcomes of training effectiveness, there will be potential for making sense of how successful and long-lasting change can be achieved." The Isidore Cohn, Jr. Learning Center was located on the first floor of a building on L...

Teens who smoke have increased risk of developing asthma

...thors conclude. "Effective tobacco control efforts focusing on the prevention of smoking in children, adolescents and women of childbearing age are urgently needed to reduce the number of these preventable cases of asthma." The authors suggested that teens might be motivated to refrain from taking up smoking ...

Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks

...earch study led by the UNC School of Public Health focusing on middle school girls. The study team tracked 1,556 girls in the sixth grade in six cities and counted the average number of public parks within a half-mile radius of the homes of girls in the cities. The girls were fitted with accelerometers - dev...

National plan to ensure disaster medicine training is funded

...isaster Life Support, a four-hour awareness course focusing on medical first responders, but also helpful to firefighters, hospital administrators, security personnel and other non-medical providers who likely would have a role in managing a major disaster. NDLS Decontamination is a 12-hour program during wh...

'Inverse planning' system improves brachytherapy treatment for prostate and other cancers

... improves local tumor control by more consistently focusing radiation while reducing the number of radioactive seeds and needles used. Because the treatment planning can now be done in less than a minute compared to hours with older systems planning can be done just prior to seed implantation. That elimin...

Researchers suggest new direction for development of psychotropic drugs

...ral nervous system) drug development appears to be focusing on treatments that act on more than one molecular target. "We typically have used the 'silver bullet' approach (currently the prevailing practice in industry) designed to hit one molecular target at a time. This analysis shows that drugs with more c...

Balance training better than tai chi at improving mobility among older adults

...nn Arbor Healthcare System suggests that a program focusing on increasing step length and speed is more effective at improving mobility and balance than tai chi. While tai chi a Chinese martial art form consisting of slow, rotational movements and weight-shifting offers many benefits, the researchers say, t...

Rice's Drezek wins $3M grant for breast cancer research

...ferent approach to clinical breast cancer imaging, focusing on the development of inexpensive, portable photonic-based imaging tools that provide high-resolution in situ imaging of the molecular hallmarks of breast cancer. "In current practice, doctors need to biopsy a tumor in order to conduct the chemical ...

UK government is failing sex workers

...rostitution out of the criminal justice system and focusing on public health and social care can we provide optimum support and help break the cycle of violence," they say. The status quo in the UK is unacceptable moral cowardice, they add. The prime minister has opposed reform and stalled demands for the pr...

Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure

...ear follow-up. It was then determined that a study focusing on the longer-term results of the procedure was necessary. Only 29 of the original 64 original patients were available for long term follow up. "When we initially looked at the study, there were 59 percent of the patients who had had plication at one...

$2.9M NIH grant expands successful parenting education program of Rush University

...crease child misbehavior. These techniques include focusing more attention on desirable behavior while de-emphasizing behavior problems, and using diversions to prevent children from getting into trouble. The 12-week program is offered through day care centers serving low-income African-American and Latino co...

NIH-funded program co-directed by Mailman School of PH faculty to expedite clinical research process

...l help re-engineer how research is conducted, from focusing on a single approach to problem-solving to a model characterized by multi-disciplinary teams who collaborate to transform basic discoveries into new treatments for patients. Dr. Begg will serve as co-director of the Irving Institute. Henry Ginsberg, ...

Study reveals Aussies' social obsession with mobile phones

...women and 50% aged 25 and under. "My research is focusing on whether or not people are consuming mobile technology in a healthy manner," she said. "It's not just a phone anymore, it's more like a mobile computer and entertainment unit. "The paradox of the phone is that it gives independence but it also ...

Extra cortisol protects women's mood under stress

...sentations as if interviewing for their dream job, focusing on their personal strengths and weaknesses. For the next five minutes, they had to count backwards by 17s from a very high number; every time they made a mistake, they had to start over. During both tasks, participants faced a "committee" of one man...

Germany & Portugal come near bottom of new blood pressure based happiness league

...r a way for policy makers to move away from simply focusing on maximizing the amount of money produced by a country its Gross Domestic Product. University of Warwick Economist Professor Andrew Oswald said: "We found that a measure of a nation's rate of hypertension is a good predictor of its overall happ...

Usefulness of cardiovascular disease test questioned

...rol medications will do more good than harm. Plus, focusing on low-risk people seems misplaced since over half of high-risk people, who we know are helped by treatment, remain untreated." Woloshin and Schwartzs co-authors are H. Gilbert Welch and Kevin Kerin, all of whom are affiliated with Veterans Affairs...

Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes

...ay they increase quality and efficiency of care by focusing clinical expertise for these disease processes. Last year the moratorium was lifted, and in August 2006 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presented a strategic plan to address the long-term development of specialty hospitals. This...

Undergrad: Mothers in African study undereducated on diarrhea

...t treatment administered." Mediratta's research, focusing on how best to educate Ethiopian mothers so that they can prevent and manage diarrheal diseases in their children, was funded by a Johns Hopkins Provost's Undergraduate Research Award. One of 45 PURA winners this academic year, Mediratta, a junior,...

Aga Khan University team discover which patients keep on taking their medicine

...rs can be addressed only through relevant research focusing on producing low cost, accessible and innovative solutions....

ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego

...rs hands-on activities and clinical demonstrations focusing on communication, physical examination, and procedural skills. The opening ceremony on Thursday morning, April 19, features Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, MACP, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Servi...

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