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College women at risk for eating disorder may benefit from online intervention

...r," he added. The study suggests that relatively inexpensive options such as Internet-based interventions can have lasting effects on women at high risk of developing an eating disorder. However, the authors note that the results cannot be generalized widely because there were differences in the women's baseli...

TB relapse due to low weight gain after initial treatment

...ntion has been paid to such a readily measured and inexpensive markerIf such a relationship between body weight and outcomes can be reproduced in large TB programs under diversified service settings, this relatively simple finding could be translated into very significant clinical benefits, especially in resourc...

Screening for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among substance users is improved

...tance users. The CAARS is an effective, simple and inexpensive way to screen adult substance users for ADHD, so that they can be referred for confirmatory diagnosis and possible ADHD treatment. Stephen Magura, the Principal Investigator of the study, remarks: Although more research is needed, our study shows t...

Radon testing as a campus community service

...t mold. Rather than advising residents to obtain inexpensive or even free short-term testing kits, Mohaupt encouraged homeowners to buy equipment that can test radon levels over long periods of time. The problem with short-term testing kits, explains Mohaupt, is that there are many variables that can literal...

Education, retraining reduce catheter-associated infections in ICUs

...t research," Warren says. "This was a gadget-free, inexpensive way to ensure that they have the latest insights i...ers professionally printed. Overall, it's a pretty inexpensive intervention considering the return that was produced."...

Sticky surfaces turn slippery with the flip of a molecular light switch

...'t stick as well," Belfort says. Operators need an inexpensive way to clean these membranes while they are still in place, rather than periodically removing them from the application environment, Belfort says. But currently the only cleaning options involve expensive chemicals or labor-intensive procedures that ...

Study looks for genetic predictors of hypertension

... the Medical College of Georgia. Interestingly, an inexpensive diuretic worked best to manage her problem. Tests years later found the reason was that genes involved in the channel that recycles sodium from food into the body were drastically mutated. "This mutation enables sodium to come back into the body like...

Increase in counterfeit antimalarial drugs prompts call for crackdown, better detection

... regulations, law enforcement and the provision of inexpensive medicines to undercut the counterfeiters. Based on...provided through the private sector are relatively inexpensive and locally affordable so there is no financial advantage in unwittingly purchasing a fake. "It will...

New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India

...l areas. What we've done here is develop a simple, inexpensive software and hardware system that can provide vill...one of the group's first priorities was to develop inexpensive and robust wireless networking technology. The 802.11 networking standard, more commonly known as "...

Public needs to heighten awareness of dangers of elevated TVs that are larger, heavier

... for manufacturers to make available or include an inexpensive furniture securing device such as a strap, and to add labels warning of the potential danger of units toppling. A public awareness campaign also is needed, according to the research team. A similar awareness campaign involving injuries from toppling ...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

...ss.--An MIT poet has developed a small, relatively inexpensive "seeing machine" that can allow people who are blind, or visually challenged like her, to access the Internet, view the face of a friend, "previsit" unfamiliar buildings and more. Recently the machine received positive feedback from 10 visually chall...

Penn researcher uses computer-based screening to help identify domestic violence victims

...a new study indicates that the use of a simple and inexpensive computer-based questionnaire increases the odds, but did not guarantee that domestic violence would be addressed during emergency department encounters. Results of the study are published in the May 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. "Victi...

Despite laws, many pregnant women lack HIV testing

... of Georgia. "Rapid testing is an easy, relatively inexpensive means of identifying women who are infected, treating them and their babies and preventing perinatal infection," says Dr. Helfgott. Rapid testing of the 1,379 women cost $27,000, far less than the lifetime cost of treating even one infected child, he...

Carnegie Mellon researchers say use of switchgrass could solve energy woes

...d help ensure the availability of large volumes of inexpensive ethanol to fuel distributors and consumers. ... switchgrass can be the source of large volumes of inexpensive ethanol in the future, they are concerned about the potential costs and siting concerns of using pip...

Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Around the world, inexpensive antibiotics known as aminoglycosides have been use...ics because it has specific applications and is so inexpensive and available, especially in poor countries. While aspirin shows promise, and he hopes that health c...

Middle-aged caregivers keep their jobs according to SAGE publications' Research on Aging article

...yers may be interested to find that the relatively inexpensive benefit of unpaid family leave is so effective for reducing employee turnover."...

Creative public-health approaches needed to improve folic acid intake in women

... in promotion programmes, and increasing access to inexpensive supplements should be considered. Promotion and funding of research on additional effective means to improve folic acid supplement use is essential, especially to reach the high percentage of women with unplanned pregnancies, state the authors. In c...

Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study

...rns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded, according to a major study coauthored by Dr. Togas Tulandi, Director of Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Chief of Obstetr...

St. Jude unlocks mystery of very aggressive leukemia

...ited to cell cultures, our mouse model provides an inexpensive and efficient way to test newly developed JAK kinase inhibitors and other drugs."...

More than half of older diabetics lack medicines that protect kidneys and heart

...ately threaten older people who have diabetes. The inexpensive drugs are especially recommended for diabetics who already show signs of heart or kidney damage, or who have high blood pressure. But the first national study of their actual use in diabetics over age 55 reveals a large gap between what should be and...

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