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American College of Physicians to release 'How To Report Statistics in Medicine'

...cal research. The co-authors write in the book's introduction that "The success of the first edition was gratifying and confirmed our belief that readers will use reporting guidelines if they have access to them and if they can understand them. When they use these guidelines, they will become better producers a...

Pall system to detect blood bacteria given CE mark

...Pall eBDS, is helping solve the problem. Since the introduction of Pall's AcrodoseTM PL System, more blood centers are moving forward in providing whole-blood derived platelets to alleviate platelet shortages. It allows blood centers to efficiently conduct a single culture-based bacterial contamination test for a...

Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury

...inia Tech President Charles Steger will provide an introduction to biomedical research at Virginia Tech, where many of VCOM's faculty members are adjunct faculty. Other speakers on nanomedicine will be Roop Mahajan, director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech, on "Nano...

Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from ATVs

...lleagues point out that from the time of the ATV's introduction in 1971 to 1987, the vehicles caused an estimated 239,000 injuries and 600 deaths. An estimated 40 percent of all ATV-related deaths are children. As further evidence of the dangers posed by ATVs, Park notes that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com...

A public health lesson from 9/11: To curb the flu, limit flights

...peak, suggesting that September is a key month for introduction of foreign flu strains. In September 2001, international flights fell 27 percent (from 4.9 to 3.5 million passengers), and peak flu mortality that winter was delayed by two weeks. In 2002, international travel was still down by 10 percent, and the ...

Tulane researcher reports on origin of deadly fever outbreak

...the primary reservoir, rather than simply a single introduction followed by person-to-person spread. Bausch's study enhances our understanding of Marburg virus, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list as a "select agent" that may potentially be used in bioterrorism. There is currently no approve...

Wiley expands partnership with Skyscape

...egal challenges. Our user base welcomed Skyscape's introduction of the mobile version of the Cochrane Library from Wiley. Now with this new agreement for InfoPOEMs, Skyscape will offer a very timely resource for trusted evidence-based information, further demonstrating our commitment to the physicians and nurses ...

Researchers establish scientific link between acne treatment and depression

...journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Since the drug's introduction in the early 1980s there have been controversial reports of depression and suicidal behaviour that may have occurred in some people taking Roaccutane. This has led to the drug's manufacturers, Roche, including a warning in the product information t...

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use associated with higher gastrointestinal complications

... increasing use of proton-pump inhibitors; and the introduction of NSAIDs with greater GI safety, such as coxibs," said Dr. Wilcox. "However, healthcare providers and patients need to be aware of the risks associated with these drugs to develop the best plan for using NSAID therapy." The panel developed the fol...

Hold the Hookah: Researcher warns against trendy tobacco use

...ustomers to the habit, and there has even been the introduction of tobacco home delivery service in some areas." Several popular clubs in the Washington, DC, area, offer hookah pipes at a fee, using tobacco flavored by apples, molasses, or other ingredients. The pipe is often a social activity in that it is us...

Italian public smoking ban leads to fall in hospital heart attack admissions in under 60s

...dmont region of Italy in the five months after the introduction of a ban on smoking in indoor public places, compa...ble that our estimate of an 11% decrease after the introduction of the ban is even an underestimate," said Dr Barone-Adesi, who is a cancer researcher at the Cancer...

Screening program yields decline in sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes

...eneto region of Italy between 1979 and 2004, after introduction of systematic pre-participation screening. A parallel study examined trends in cardiovascular causes of disqualification from competitive sports in 42,386 athletes undergoing pre-participation screening at the Center for Sports Medicine in Padua (22,...

Infants targeted in the fight against skin disease

... Worker at Galiwinku community said that since the introduction of the Healthy Skin Program and associated training she and her fellow workers had been better able to help and educate the wider community. "The Healthy Skin Program has helped many people of all ages in this community. It helps to tell everyone a...

Plastic surgery patients honored for courage, altruism

...tially postponed reconstruction; however, with the introduction of the DIEP flap reconstruction, Lillie realized the benefits it could bring her and multitudes of women. Whether she is writing books, testifying to Congress, founding the organization Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer, Lillie is an ou...

Smoking ban associated with rapid improvement in health of bar workers

...rienced respiratory or sensory symptoms before the introduction of the smoke-free policy, whereas 1 month afterwar...mptoms, a decline of 26 percent. At 2 months after introduction of the smoke-free policy, this improvement was maintained, with 46.8 percent of participants reporti...

Restrictive provincial drug policies may have benefits

The introduction of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (COX-2 inhibitors, or coxibs), a group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) widely used to treat arthritis and musculoskeletal problems, has resulted in a rapid increase in the number of people exp...

Frazer welcomes Federal Government decision on Gardasil

...e (PBAC), to implement a comprehensive program for introduction of the HPV vaccine that Dr Jian Zhou and I helped develop to prevent cervical cancer," Professor Frazer said. "Im also pleased that the appropriate processes have been followed in reaching this decision. The Government's decision, combined with an ...

SCAI president testifies before FDA on safety of drug-eluting stents

...ut that it is common for challenges to arise after introduction of a new medical technology, and for its use to ev...a stent was very difficult to treat, prompting the introduction of internal radiation of the coronary arteries, a technique that had its own set of problems, includ...

Massive gun 'buyback' doubled fall in Australian gun deaths

...ion. The study tracks the 10 years following the introduction of gun law reform in Australia between 1996 and 19...ommit suicide or homicide increased. Before the introduction of the law, the overall number of homicides not related to guns had increased 1% a year. After the l...

Certain types of cancer becoming more common, while rates of others decreasing

... smoking, changes in how we classify cancer or the introduction of new screening or diagnostic tests." Ward notes that while the incidence of some cancers is climbing, overall cancer mortality rates have decreased since 1991 for both men and women. "For some cancers, the reasons for their changing incidence rate...

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