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'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...named Heroes of Chemistry by the ACS for improving health
and well-being by creating new drugs or other products and inventing environmentally friendly and more effective technologies. The awards specifically honor "chemical innovators whose work has led to the welfare and progress of humanity" in a signifi...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
... among the elderly is crucial to maintaining their health
and independence, these researchers say. And they add that consuming adequate protein is essential for making and maintaining muscles. Since nutritional studies show that many elderly individuals eat less protein than the average person, researchers...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...uthor of the study and a UW associate professor of health
services. The bottom line is the more a child watches baby DVDs and videos the bigger the effect. The amount of viewing does matter. Co-authors of the study are Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrics researcher at Seattle Childrens Hospital Research...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
... to two years, but more frequently if the patients health
status changed (i.e., hospitalizations or initiation of hospice services). Patients were asked whether they had refused or undergone any treatments recommended by their physicians, and why. They were asked to estimate their own longevity, about their...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
... heat wave having only minor effects supports heat health
systems where alerts are based on duration of hot humid days." ...
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...ssing mobility limitations may provide significant health
benefits to this population. Taken together with past research, which has demonstrated that loss of mobility predicts loss of independence, mortality, and nursing home admission, it is clear that interventions that can preserve or improve mobility in...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...gislation requiring insurance companies to provide health
insurance coverage to dependent young adults on their parents health
plans beyond age 18 or 19, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. While Utah has had ...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...e UK and elsewhere and one of the most significant health
problems associated with the condition are vascular complications: microvascular complications, such as damage to the kidney, retina and nerves in arms and legs; and macrovascular complications, such as heart disease and stroke. The University of W...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...ively, the total impact of geriatric conditions on health
and disability in the older adult population has n...overcome so that older adults can receive the best health
care possible, she says. Geriatric conditions are integral to the health
and function of older adult...
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
...s a useful and safe technique to study small bowel health
in children. While the technology has become widely used in adult treatment, this is the first study to examine its use in pediatrics. The small bowel has always been difficult to evaluate, due to its size and many convolutions, says study author G...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...ucated about HIV and tested at the suggestion of a health
care provider. Most women, however, felt little need for testing. Those who lacked interest were more likely to be older, African-American and not sexually active, said Dr. Akers, who also is an assistant investigator at the university-affiliated M...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
... Janicke, a UF assistant professor of clinical and health
psychology in the College of Public Health and Hea...motional aspect of quality of life, but also their health
status. Talking about quality of life and problems such as bullying also helps clinicians encourag...
Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
...e. More research, and caution in developing public health
policy and guidance, is warranted, the authors write. ...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...o the public sector, they write. Current trends in health
insurance products, including enrollment in high-deductible health
plans that may or may not provide immunizations or other preventive benefits before a high deductibl...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...c fractures are recognized as a common and serious health
problem among elderly men, with white men at age 6...nducted a study to estimate the lifetime costs and health
benefits of bone densitometry (measurement of bone density) followed by 5 years of oral bisphosphona...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...orary pandemic planning efforts to maximize public health
benefit while minimizing the disruptive social con... the pandemic as well as those accompanying public health
response measures" the authors write. Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan Me...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
... there has been no definitive evidence that public health
measures like quarantining the sick and isolating ... to organize and execute a suite of classic public health
measures called non-pharmaceutical interventions or NPIs before the pandemic gained full force. ...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...iption drugs rose faster than any other segment of health
care spending, the health
plan at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was able to maintain constant spending, result...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...cy workers inside buildings and also monitor their health
and physiological status. The announcement of the award came just a few days before WPI hosted its second annual workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders. The two-day workshop, held on Aug. 6-7, 2007, is...
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...ans. High blood pressure is a common but serious health
problem that affects nearly one-third of all adults in the United States. It can be controlled, though not cured, through lifestyle changes and the use of medications, which must be continued for life. Because of the need for long-term treatment, it ...
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