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New imaging technique identifies people-at-risk for Alzheimer's disease

...drug monitoring in human subjects for a more rapid introduction of therapeutic candidates to control or slow progression of the disease." Researchers performed follow-up scans two years later on 12 research subjects using FDDNP-PET. Patients who grew worse declining from normal cognitive function to mild cog...

Syphilis spreading rapidly in China

...ggest syphilis epidemics in human history. But the introduction of mass screening, free treatment, and the closure of brothels was highly effective, and resulted in the virtual elimination of syphilis and STDs by the 1960s, and for the next 20 years. However, long-term control of syphilis has proved difficult, an...

Referral management schemes damage patients' interests

...y care services. The justification given for the introduction of the schemes is that they bring services "closer to home" a mantra repeated often by the government at present. But trust managers admit privately that the true purpose of the schemes is to reduce costs in the face of the budget deficits so many o...

Aging population is causing major increase in the cancer burden warn experts

... cancer cases could be attributed partially to the introduction of organised mammography screening programmes, which meant that more cancers were detected, and at an earlier stage. "These programmes have the short-term consequence of increasing the incidence, which has risen by 16% since our latest 2004 estimates...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees

... significant advance in automotive safety with the introduction of his first air bag system in the late 1960s. Air bags are now standard equipment on all automobiles as mandated by the National Traffic Safety Administration. Emmett Chappelle (1925- ) Bioluminescence techniques Through his discovery that a s...

Over 50s have the highest carbon footprint in the UK

...ding reductions in the cost of public transport introduction of a German style packaging and packaging waste tax to encourage manufacturers to reduce the amount of packaging. ...

K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center director speaker at AAAS Biosecurity Symposium

...echnical barriers exist to prevent the intentional introduction of highly infectious and contagious biological agents that could cause significant economic damage to the livestock industry, according to Franz. "Protecting our herds and flocks from intentional disease is at once more difficult and it requires a ...

Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped

...ings to each interaction. Metzl co-authored the introduction with Rebecca M. Herzig, Ph.D., a professor in Women and Gender Studies at Bates College in Maine who worked with him to organize the workshop. They report that a Google search for the term medicalization (and its British spelling, medicalisation) yie...

Study reveals depressed elderly risk early death

...indings will impact on health care policy with the introduction of a pilot project to identify patients at high risk of depression when they are in hospital. Professor Wilson added: "We hope that future research we have planned will inform new approaches to health care for the elderly with serious illnesses so t...

Aga Khan University team discover which patients keep on taking their medicine

...revent complications. Implications for large-scale introduction of preventative medicine are obvious. Although age was associated with adherence (and preventative measures should be started as early as possible), the Pakistani population at large seems to be very receptive to adherence (and prevention); furthermo...

Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting

...gineered, glyphosate-resistant crops Since their introduction in 1996, genetically-engineered (aka transgenic) crops that are resistant to glyphosate the worlds most widely used herbicide have had a profound impact on agriculture. Now, there is growing concern about losing some of the economic and environment...

Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths

...formed more than 1 million times a year. Since the introduction of PCI more than 30 years ago, there have been enormous advances in the understanding and medical treatment of coronary artery disease. While PCI is known to improve survival when done to restore blood flow in a heart attack, no study has examined th...

Pain control after surgery reduces days of hospitalization

...ays of hospitalization saved a year." Before the introduction of the acute interventional postoperative pain service, postoperative pain was managed by surgeons and mostly limited, according to Dr. Chelly. "Morphine and PCA (patient-controlled analgesia) were used," he said. "Now, we can do a peripheral nerve b...

New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs

The introduction of new standards to assess nutrition in children could lead to confusion and a cut in the numbers of malnourished children eligible for emergency feeding programmes, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. According to the UN World Food Programme, the...

Childhood immunization against pneumonia cuts hospital admissions by almost 40 percent

...neumococcal conjugate vaccines in children. "The introduction of the vaccine could have a large effect in less developed countries, where pneumococcal diseases cause not only substantial morbidity and healthcare costs but also high childhood mortality." ...

NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery

Surgery is about to change with the introduction of a new surgical robotic system at the University...n, PhD. "The Calgary Health Region considers the introduction of the neuroArm an historic moment in our ability to provide unprecedented care and safety to patien...

ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology

...e of Physicians (ACP) is greatly encouraged by the introduction of the 'National Health Information Incentive Act of 2007'," ACP President Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP said today. "Increased use of health information technology (HIT) could greatly benefit health care in the U.S. through improved patient care, reducti...

Increasing survival of organ transplant patients by reducing time interval for transported organs

...he Organ Care System. Given its relatively recent introduction to the transplant world, we are excited about the results and look forward to seeing what further tests will demonstrate about this innovative system, said Bruce Rosengard, M.D., Director of Cardiac Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital a...

Serious illness among children with sickle cell disease reduced with vaccine

...n Tennessees Medicaid program before and after the introduction in 2000 of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV... about the magnitude of the decrease." Since its introduction in 2000, PCV has been recommended for all children younger than 2 years of age, and for selected chi...

Research reveals way to speed up treatment of deadly malignant hyperthermia

...isis is the quick administration of DS. Since its introduction into clinical practice in 1979, DS continues to be the first-line of defense against reducing the MH mortality rate from nearly 80 percent in the 1970s to less than 10 percent today. "For years, nurse anesthetists have been on the forefront of rese...

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