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Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...eman. "In countries in Southern and Eastern Africa hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, the reliance on international health volunteers, especially doctors, is likely to increase." The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies 36 countries with critical human resource shortages in sub-Saharan Africa. Development wor...

Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

... burned in the past three weeks in Italy, with the hardest hit areas being Campania, Abruzzo, Calabria, Sicily and Puglia. Although searing temperatures and tinder dry conditions are to blame for some of the fires, on Wednesday Italian politicians and forestry officials blamed some on arsonists. On Thu...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...urs. Among all groups surveyed, Hispanics have the hardest time seeking care or advice after hours, and they are least likely to have a medical home. The survey shows that, when they have a medical home, the vast majority of adults of all races say they can always get the care they need when they need it....

Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

...s significant, as this population is generally the hardest to control, the most costly to care for and the most likely to develop complications. With these clinical research outcomes, Diachromes drug retail presence will expand beyond CVS and Walgreens. The form of chromium in Diachrome, Chromax chromium ...

Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them

...on County coroner and medical examiner. One of the hardest things Davis must do is tell a family he does not know why their child died, even after performing an autopsy. The speakers at the Forensic Medicine symposium and the cases they will discuss are as follows: Deaths associated with police restrain...

Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models

...them worse. People in developing countries will be hardest hit by climate change. But as hurricane Katrina and the 2003 heat wave in Europe have showed us, that does not mean that people in the wealthiest countries will be spared." Tony McMichael, IPCC WG2 Review Editor Chapter 8, "Human Health" (Director,...

New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier

...pay for their own medications will probably be hit hardest by new costs paying on average $26 more per prescription, or $312 more per year but people with prescription benefit plans will likely face higher co-pays as well, according to the review. Additionally, while the new inhalers are just as effectiv...

Scientists re-grow dental enamel from cultured cells

Dental enamel is the hardest tissue produced by the body. It cannot regenerate itself, because it is formed by a layer of cells that is lost by the time the tooth appears in the mouth. The enamel spends the remainder of its lifetime vulnerable to wear, damage, and decay. For thi...

Phone-based therapy eases depression long term

...ith weight control, maintaining improvement is the hardest part of treating depression. As is usual in clinical practice, the patients primary care doctors diagnosed their depression and prescribed their antidepressants. Half of the patients also received eight sessions of telephone psychotherapy during t...

Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB

...ures such as negative-pressure isolation rooms are hardest to implement. A study published today in the freely available journal PLoS Medicine and carried out by researchers from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial Colle...

Global warming and your health

...e most vulnerable members of our societies will be hardest hit, such as children, elders, city dwellers, and those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, says Parker. Planning for these threats and taking measures to minimize impacts is happening much too slowly, she said. "These measures don't necessar...

Statement released on the assessment of coronary artery disease by computed tomography

...ly significant because treatment decisions are the hardest to make for patients of middle risk....

Mouse study reveals new clues about virulence of 1918 influenza virus

...ain." Unlike typical seasonal flu, which strikes hardest at the very young, the elderly and those with compromised immune function, the 1918 flu disproportionately killed young people in the prime of life. Modern analyses of 1918 flu victim autopsy samples show extreme and extensive damage to lung tissues....

Conference Costs/Benefits of HIV/AIDS Interventions Developing Countries

... to UNAIDS. National governments, especially those hardest hit by the epidemic, must meet the challenge of maximizing treatment and prevention strategies for the welfare of their citizens given finite economic and social resources. The HIV/AIDS Interventions in Developing Countries: Using Cost Benefit and C...

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative calls for new measures to search for an AIDS vaccine

...cal and cultural settings, especially in countries hardest hit by the pandemic, according to the Blueprint. "Developing countries are becoming key partners in AIDS vaccine research our scientists and research institutions, our communities who are eagerly participating in vaccine trials, and our politici...

Actor Richard Gere presents altarpiece highlighting South African response to AIDS

...stern Cape Province, one of the areas of the world hardest hit by AIDS. This is the first leg in a journey that will take the altarpiece to St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago, where it goes on display Aug. 20 to Sept. 20; to churches in Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif., from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15; ...

What is pharmacology's place in finding alternatives to alcohol?

... For alcohol alternatives, the science is not the hardest part, by Robin Room, Stockholm University, Sweden The regulatory challenges in engineering a safer tipple, by Wayne Hall, University of Queensland, Australia As Prof Nutt, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Psychopharmacology, outlines in his piece, "...

Patient view of asthma as a temporary health problem negatively impacts control of disease

...the study was conducted, is one of the communities hardest hit by asthma in the country and in New York City. "We surveyed 198 adult patients hospitalized with asthma about their beliefs and behaviors regarding their disease," said Ethan Halm, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of...

Historic records shed light on soldiers' lifelong war scars

...nd even early death plague those soldiers with the hardest wartime experiences. "For the first time, we have objective records indicating that horrific war experiences are associated with a lifetime of increased physical disease and mental health difficulties," said Roxane Cohen Silver, UC Irvine professor o...

Genetics plays role in relapse of illicit drug-seeking behavior

... some literally with their first use, he says. The hardest part is not getting people to stop taking drugs: that happens when they are checked in a clinic or put in jail. The real work is keeping them from relapsing when they are out of such restricted environs, he says. "Something happens, either they see a...

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