Tag: "improvements" at medical news

Significant number of emphysema patients would find lasting benefit from lung surgery

...geons Annual Meeting in Chicago. "We now know the improvements resulting from lung-volume reduction surgery last ...says, noting that those patients didn't experience improvements in any of the three areas. The study is the first of its kind to examine the safety and efficacy of...

UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated

...ecause it offers the opportunity to make important improvements in human health." Popkin and Dr. Soowon Kim, a fellow in the University of California at San Francisco's family and community medicine department, conducted a wide-ranging review of the scientific literature. They wrote that any such review "produces...

International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special

... important impacts on disease prevention or health improvements as there is evidence that obesity in children and adolescents has already resulted in long-lasting metabolic and vascular abnormalities, write Dr Debbie Lawlor (Bristol University) and Dr Nish Chaturvedi (Imperial College, London) . They argue that t...

All placebos not created alike

... measures of grip strength showed no difference in improvements between the two placebos. The results also provided evidence that what doctors tell patients about side effects directly influences their experience of them. Prior to participating in the study, doctors provided informed consent forms alerting the pa...

Workshop on telemedicine for Africa

...n 27 January 2006. The workshop addressed not only improvements to existing healthcare systems but also how to efficiently respond to major health needs in remote areas of Africa and landlocked countries. Experts presented concrete examples of telemedicine-via-satellite services in order to demonstrate the releva...

Citizen consumers? Using public services is not like shopping

...his does not mean people are uncritical. Many want improvements but have mixed views about whether consumerism and consumer choice can deliver better services. When it came to the prospect of more choice, users were more positive than providers about likely benefits, with the police staff expressing the greatest ...

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

...h initiatives that promise long-term public health improvements in each of the four areas. It is under the direction of principal investigators Dr. Victor J. Dzau, Duke's chancellor for health affairs and president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System; and Dr. William L. Roper, UNC's v...

Three Pitt 'teacher-scholars' honored by NSF with CAREER awards

...nd indirectly by millions more through significant improvements in the field of therapeutic optimization. Schaefer received the Ph.D. degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000, and the M.S. and B.A. degrees in computational and applied mathematics from Rice Univ...

ELBW infants appear to be reaching functional outcomes as young adults similar to NBW infants

...ruary 8 issue of JAMA. Despite the recent dramatic improvements in survival, extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW, weighing less than 2.2 lbs.) and very low-birth-weight (VLBW, weighing less than 3.3 lbs.) children and adolescents remain disadvantaged on many measures of cognition, academic achievement, behavior, and...

Study finds room for improvement in angioplasty, shows what can be done to cut risks

...gan hospitals now participate and continue to make improvements and share data. BCBSM now requires membership in the consortium for any hospital that wants to be listed as one of its Cardiac Centers of Excellence. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are independent licensees of the Blue Cross...

Electroconvulsive therapy improves quality of life for at least six months

... in the short term and the long term." Most of the improvements were largely explained by the control of depressiv...s, McCall said that in earlier studies he reported improvements in quality of life persist for a year in most patients after ECT. McCall said the evidence from the ...

Medication shows modest benefit in reducing weight, improving HDL, triglyceride levels

...tabolic risk factors, facilitating and maintaining improvements through weight lossdependent and independent pathways," the authors conclude....

Beaming pain relief

...system. The hope is that the findings will lead to improvements in the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy. The third project, led by Alexander Radzievsky, M.D., Ph.D., will investigate the ability of millimeter wave treatment to relieve nerve pain and intense itching. "We want to find out exactly what ...

Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?

...ce meets the targets, nobody knows how genuine the improvements are. Nobody would want to return to the NHS perfor...nt body to investigate the genuineness of reported improvements and the costs to other services. Although these changes would not wholly eliminate the gaming proble...

UCLA finds cancer drug may improve progeria; genetic disease causes accelerated aging in children

... The majority of FTI-treated progeria mice showed improvements in body weight, bone integrity, grip strength, and survival compared with untreated control mice. "This is the first study in an animal model to show that an FTI could be useful in treating progeria and related conditions," said Dr. Loren Fong, an as...

Stroke patients regain ability to communicate through use of speech generating device

...ublished results of studies which show significant improvements after use of the device over a period of approximately 20 weeks. Speech generating devices are specialized computers that produce audible speech from words and images. The Lingraphica uses graphic icons to represent words that a user selects in orde...

What constitutes acceptable earthquake risk in the Central United States?

...ng-term -- 25 or 50 years out -- about incremental improvements in safety measures that can be sustained. This is a different kind of planning, but it is necessary to be ready for the eventual catastrophic quake that will strike." Gillespie presented the paper, "Dyanmics of Earthquake Safety and Economic Developm...

Evidence lacking for 'inflatable-pants' heart failure therapy

...eart failure is unpublished. It showed some modest improvements in the time patients were able to exercise and some gains in patients' ranking on a scale that classifies the extent of heart failure, the review said. "To me it's not convincing evidence," said senior scientist David Mark, M.D., of Blue Cross and Bl...

Policy changes in poultry industry could reduce worker injuries, report suggests

...ocessing jobs are designed and performed may yield improvements in worker health," said Grzywacz. In 2004, an estimated 235,100 workers were employed in the poultry processing industry with a majority concentrated in southern states. Nationwide, almost half (42 percent) of poultry processing workers are Hispanic,...

Medicare must change the way it values physician services to avert primary care collapse

... services, Dr. Hedberg told the subcommittee. The improvements could begin correcting inequities in payments to primary care, and therefore begin the reversal necessary to save primary care medicine. Overpriced medical services tend to be ordered more frequently and may contribute to an increase in the total v...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

(Date:4/23/2014)... one can argue that if we were to follow a ... we canthen we can solve the climate problem without doing ... climate researchers, in the current issue of Bulletin of ... significant action on climate change now makes it more likely ... Wigley explains in an exclusive Bulletin interview. ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... There are all sorts of signaling strategies in nature. ... tails; satin bowbirds build specialized stick structures, called bowers, ... European bitterling males show off bright nuptial coloration during ... to communicate with others. , ... profound fitness implications for individuals that are either signaling ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... the University of Montana,s Wildlife Biology Program, co-wrote a research ... National Academy of Sciences on how streamwater chemistry varies ... Lowe and ... of Washington, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University ... examined 664 water samples collected every 10 meters along 32 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Is nuclear power the only way to avoid geoengineering? 2Best practices in communication for the animal world 2Best practices in communication for the animal world 3New research focuses on streamwater chemistry, landscape variation 2
Other Tags
ginkgoasksubspecieskoehleranimalsidentifiedretrovirusestransmittedalfaepoetinsunencouragesinterventionsimplesafetyimprovingkeysintegration