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Asia Pacific Family Medicine moves to BioMed Central's open access platform

...a result of the increased exposure, leading to the greater globalization of the publication. Additionally, APFM expects the move to help increase awareness of the practice of family medicine in the regions developing countries. We believe open access represents the future of academic publishing and BioM...

Obese girls less likely to attend college

... to girls' self-concept and that social norms have greater effects on the education of girls than boys," Crosnoe noted....

SMS your ECG to ER

...ients who have already had one heart attack a much greater chance of receiving life-saving treatment within the golden hour period. "Our Wearable Cardiac Telemedicine System can help the mobility of patients, so they can regain their independence and return to an active social life or work schedule," expla...

6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol

...cardiovascular disease which they identified as a greater cause of death than cancer - the importance of lowering cholesterol does not appear to be widely endorsed says co-author Professor Richard Hobbs from the University of Birmingham. Our study also highlighted discrepancies between what family doctors...

Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

...culture," Perfecto said. In addition to equal or greater yields, the authors found that those yields could be accomplished using existing quantities of organic fertilizers, and without putting more farmland into production. The idea to undertake an exhaustive review of existing data about yields and nit...

Wesley Research Institute study targets pharmacists to help diabetes sufferers

...or my blood glucose levels would enable me to take greater control of my condition and improve my overall health. It is hoped that the year long study will lead to new Australia-wide treatment standards for Type 2 Diabetes where patients and pharmacists work together to manage the disease....

Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

...n to be open about their sexual orientation. Their greater visibility probably also makes them easier targets for discrimination than bisexuals. Survey respondents were randomly selected from a panel of more than 40,000 U.S. households maintained by Knowledge Networks, a survey research firm. The firm rec...

Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

.... Non-smoking alcoholics showed a significantly greater level of recovery than smoking alcoholics in the a... from alcohol, the level of their recovery was not greater than the non-smoking alcoholics. It is also of note that in the smoking alcohol group, those with g...

AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US

...that both dosage strengths of SYMBICORT produced a greater improvement in lung function compared to the same doses of budesonide or formoterol, administered alone, or placebo. In addition, these studies demonstrated a more rapid improvement in lung function compared to budesonide and placebo. Clinically si...

Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave

...care for their chronically ill children when given greater access to federal and employer-provided time off from their jobs, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. We found that having the time and financial flexibility to miss work is clearly important for parents who have children with seri...

Stevens Roundtable: Health, Technology & Society, July 11

... Seniors who are confined to their homes present a greater challenge to the healthcare delivery team. As America's population ages, additional disease states will present themselves, compounding the difficulty of delivering care. In addition, information privacy and security concerns, along with the econom...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

... incorporated a reduction in population growth and greater environmental concern, Diffenbaugh said. The researchers are currently using the high-resolution model to further evaluate the effects that increased temperatures and surface drying could have on agriculture and energy and water resources....

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

... to help other universities especially those with greater ethnic diversity than UNH replicate their study. Were collecting data thats useful to the students, to the university, and to us. The project is a win-win for everyone, says Morrell. ...

Going to bed late may affect the health, academic performance of college students

...ents in Korea. "The present study shows that the greater one stayed up at night, the more maladjusted in college life, in terms of global mental health, sleep quality and academic performance," said Kim. "It seems important to give relevant information and helpful guidance on good sleep habits to students...

Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients

...e or more extended duration shifts had seven times greater odds of reporting at least one fatigue-related significant medical error that resulted in an adverse patient event and reported 300 percent more fatigue-related preventable adverse events resulting in the death of the patient. Moreover, interns who ...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...k forward to the final part of our expedition with greater peace of mind." The Arctic Arc expedition was originally planned to continue on to southern Greenland, but bad ice conditions have made progress slow, so a decision as to whether the expedition will continue or not will be made once the two explore...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...igin than research carried out in countries with a greater ethnic mix. The authors point out that the gener...ancer, coupled with ageing populations, will place greater demands on dermatology and other related specialties over the coming years. The number of people a...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...he risks of infection from avian influenza as much greater for other people than for themselves. This tendency to believe that others are at greater risk may be a problem in getting messages across, in influencing perceived susceptibility, and in pe...

Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children

... European Medicines Agency (EMEA) which called for greater research into paediatric drugs for epilepsy. EMEA recommended further research into 21 antiepileptic drugs for children but didnt indicate which ones should be prioritised explains Professor Ian Wong from the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...hildren. African American children on average have greater bone density and are less susceptible to fractures. Dr. Kalkwarf said this makes it necessary to develop appropriate ethnic-specific standards for evaluating optimal bone density in African American children. Study participants were recruited betw...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard ... will be commercialized by a newly formed private ... and personalized medicine products. The announcement ... of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate ... automated human Organs-on-Chips platform. , "This is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can ... in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is ... ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it ... is activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome ... nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range ... the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus ... The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani , "is named ... to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic and Oriental ... the new mayfly in the Journal of Insect Science ...
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