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National addiction treatment leaders to meet at first NIATx Summit

...o create sustained benefits for states, providers, individuals in treatment, and their families." NIATx invites interested parties to announce the first NIATx Summit - which takes place during San Antonio's FIESTA! Celebration - or to cover this first-of-its-kind event in full....

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...e exposure limits. Those groups include low-income individuals who consume large amounts or rice as an inexpensive food; people with celiac disease (who eat rice as part of a gluten-free diet); Asian-Americans who consume a high-rice diet; and Hispanic infants and toddlers, who also have a diet high in rice, the...

Reactions to 'false-positive' prostate cancer screenings assessed

...rent type of population than that comprised by the individuals in our study, who were patients seen in the usual course of care," he said. However, Katz noted, a limitation of the study is that the researchers were not able to obtain baseline data on how the men originally felt about their health prior to scre...

Antidepressants improve post-stroke 'thinking outside the box'

...had a stroke during the previous six months. These individuals were divided into three groups and randomly assign...dies," he added. The researchers plan to examine individuals who responded favorably to the antidepressants and look noninvasively for brain changes. "We can d...

New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge

...rcumstances and of our need to be responsive to an individuals needs and preferences." Schizophrenia Patients Social and Community Living Skills Improve Modestly While on Antipsychotic Medications Patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic medications experience modest improvements in social, interp...

Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments

...e University of Cambridge have discovered why some individuals may be predisposed to drug addiction and believe i..., previous studies were unable to conclude whether individuals were predisposed to drug addiction because of these chemical changes or if chronic drug use itself c...

Smoking may be a risk factor for tuberculosis

...uberculosis developed in approximately 8.8 million individuals in 2003 and is responsible for about 1.7 million d...and five with death from TB. Across the studies, individuals who smoked had a 73 percent increased risk of becoming infected with tuberculosis and were more than...

Opening windows may be the best way of preventing transmission of airborne infection

...n mechanically ventilated rooms 39% of susceptible individuals would become infected following 24 h of exposure to untreated TB patients compared with 33% in modern and 11% in pre-1950 naturally ventilated facilities with windows and doors open. The authors conclude that opening windows and doors maximizes na...

Patients with type 1 diabetes don't wake in response to hypoglycemia

...with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and 16 normal individuals shows that only one of the 16 T1DM patients, as compared to ten healthy control participants, awakened upon hypoglycemia. Bernd Schultes and colleagues from the University of Lubeck induced hypoglycemia with insulin under controlled conditions and...

Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB

... mechanically-ventilated rooms, 39% of susceptible individuals would become infected following 24 hours of exposure to untreated TB patients. This compared with 33% in modern and 11% in pre-1950 naturally ventilated facilities with windows and doors open." Facilities built more than 50 years ago, characterized...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...venue for considering how cognitive dysfunction in individuals with Down syndrome might be treated." The center w...mans. Garner and Fernandez both strongly cautioned individuals against experimenting with the compound or others like it on their own. Appropriate doses and schedu...

Colon cancer screening -- Going 'Back To The Future'?

...efore colon cancer screening which may induce some individuals who are otherwise unwilling to take a screening te...ve result makes I-FOBT a test that can be used for individuals of any risk. "The test output (amount of hemoglobin per gram of stool) is a continuous variable, whi...

Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room

...tient population was limited, confined to low risk individuals based upon initial evaluation, and that the primary benefit was in detecting abnormalities sooner and more inexpensively, but not more accurately. The effect of the earlier diagnosis upon outcome also remains to be determined." A large randomized c...

UCLA expert to discuss medical consequences of meth abuse at AAAS

... been used to help understand brain dysfunction in individuals with MA dependence, with an emphasis on defective control mechanisms involving the prefrontal cortex and limbic system....

Study shows poor sleep puts seniors at risk for falls

...ity of nighttime sleep using a sample group of 300 individuals over the age of 65. Fewer falls were reported by those participants without any sleep disturbances. Other articles in the special section then outline the latest methods in evaluating and addressing sleep patterns among nursing home residents. Thes...

Absence of health insurance coverage costs $1.47B in Maryland

...e carries serious financial consequences, both for individuals and Maryland as a whole. Our study provides detail...ninsured in FY2002, and does not include losses to individuals in terms of decreased health status and increased uncertainty. Of the $1.47 billion, $438 million wa...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

... form of dementia caused by brain deterioration in individuals over age 65 is Alzheimer's disease. Weintraub did not find an increased rate of vasectomy in patients with Alzheimer's. Many patients with FTD and PPA share a common brain disease that is completely different from Alzheimer's. Whether a patient wi...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees

...nventors Hall of Fame honors through induction the individuals whose work has changed society and improved the way we live. Their vision, hard work, and creative drive have led to powerful new tools that shape the future while celebrating invention. The 2007 class will be inducted this year on May 4th and 5th ...

Preclinical results of Geovax's AIDS vaccines demonstrate potential to protect against disease

... progressive and debilitating effects, would allow individuals to fight off normal infections, live longer and maintain a more normal lifestyle. Such a vaccine, if approved for distribution, would be considerably more cost-effective and without the same side effects associated with current drug treatment progra...

Medicare payment cuts will accelerate primary care collapse

...that Congress take steps to expand Medicaid to all individuals with incomes below the federal poverty level. ACP applauds the almost $11 million increase proposed in the budget for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The nation's leading Federal agency for research on health care quality, c...

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