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Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...y Group. Prior to her reign as Miss America, Downs launched outreach programs for cancer patients and research in her home state of Alabama. She created "Making Miracles," a program where high school students volunteer in the cancer unit at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Later, she spearheaded an initiati...

OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

...rested in taking part in the new system, which was launched in January 2005, should talk to their physician and provide a copy of their POLST or advanced directive form, which can be electronically scanned and directly linked to their health records. While enrollment in the system is only available to OHSU pa...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...current investigation called the PRIDE study was launched to determine the usefulness of a test for NT-proBNP in evaluating emergency patients. At the time of its launch, the PRIDE study was the first prospective American trial of NT-proBNP and the largest such study to study the test in patients with shor...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...und that several developing countries have already launched nanotechnology initiatives. India's Department of ...n the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative launched last year by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Fou...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...s point out that several developing countries have launched their own nanotechnology initiatives in order to strengthen their capacity and sustain economic growth. For example, India's Department of Science and Technology will invest $20 million over 2004-2009 for their Nanomaterials Science and Technology In...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

...e American College of Physicians Foundation (ACPF) launched a major initiative to improve diabetes care in the United States. Novo Nordisk, a health care company and world leader in diabetes care, has given the ACP and ACP Foundation a multimillion-dollar unrestricted educational grant for the three-year effo...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

...am for low-income women, infants, and children was launched in 1974. The recommendations also are the first effort to apply the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans to a national food program. "Because scientific knowledge about nutrition has greatly increased since the WIC program's inception, and the nutr...

Liverpool placenta study could save lives

An important new study has been launched by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Women's Hospital (LWH), to test a new treatment for 'retained placenta'- a condition where the placenta does not come out naturally after childbirth. The RELEASE study is being organised by Dr Andrew Weeks...

Sex, gender and heart diseaseMUHC researcher leads Canada-wide team

...Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), who launched an Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) initiative to encourage intra- and inter-institutional collaborations; the magnitude of the project's funding is a clear indication of the priority that these organizations place on cardiovascular disea...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...hester Center for Mind-Body Research (RCMBR) today launched its first three pilot programs to explore how depression, personality and stress contribute to disease in the aging body. The announcement coincides with the center's annual board meeting, research presentation day and the kick-off of a mind-body lec...

The role of the Royal Society should be reviewed

...public value in medicine and public health. It has launched inquiries into non-human primate research and pharmacogenetics. But these weak outputs do little to justify the esteem with which the Society is held, nor the investment made in it by government, states the editorial. Martin Rees, the UK's Astronomer...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...rs GENEVA (May 19, 2005)-A major partnership was launched today to demonstrate the enormous potential to save lives with existing malaria control interventions and identify specific ways that African governments can implement malaria control strategies most effectively. Malaria kills an African child every ...

Northwestern Memorial researchers aim to find answer to halting the progression of fatty liver

...Researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital have launched a clinical trial to see if Pentoxifylline, a drug that has shown success decreasing inflammation of the liver in people with alcohol-related liver disease, can stop the progression of NASH. "NASH is widespread and the number of cases is rising every ...

Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

...arly screened for Chlamydia. The pilot study was launched in Baltimore, Md., in part because of the city's high prevalence of STDs. In 2003, the last year for which statistics are available, Baltimore had the sixth highest incidence (reported new cases per year) in the nation for Chlamydia (at 6,413 cases,...

New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals

...ed from insurance companies. A new software system launched today at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) may be just what the doctor ordered to help hospitals improve patient revenue. Compliance+ TM The new software system, "Compliance+ TM ", is the latest offering from the healthcare engine...

New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates

...eir critical care units, according to a new report launched today at a London conference. As well as saving lives, hospitals could save an estimated 2 million each by implementing some of the report's key recommendations to help reduce hospital stay times. The report, "Modernising Care for Patients Undergoin...

Antidepressants lessen risk of heart attack, Stanford researcher says

...ith death and recurrent heart attacks. Researchers launched the ENRICHD (ENhancing Recovery In Coronary Heart Disease) study to determine whether cognitive behavioral therapy would impact mortality and morbidity in post-heart attack patients with depression. Following publication of their findings that cognit...

Could reality TV save academic medicine?

... Campaign to Revitalise Academic Medicine (ICRAM), launched by the BMJ and partners in November 2003. Their vision for the future is published simultaneously today by the BMJ ( www.bmj.com ), the open access international medical journal PLoS Medicine ( www.plosmedicine.org ) and the Milbank Memorial Fund ( w...

CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin

... will be exposed to during launch. CryoSat will be launched on a Rockot launch vehicle from the remote Plesetsk Cosmodrome about 800 km north of Moscow in Russia. Rockot is one of the modified Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) SS-19 launchers, which were decommissioned as a result of the Strat...

$1 million grant from John A. Hartford Foundation awarded to UCSF geriatric nursing center

...gh a grant from the Foundation in 2001, the School launched the UCSF/John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence under the leadership of Jeanie Kayser-Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN. She has been the director of the Center for the past 5 years. The UCSF Center is one of only five specializing in geriatric...

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