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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...patient-centered" approach toward healthcare. That means educating patients about their conditions, encouraging questions and collaboration, discussing how the condition affects the patient emotionally, and involving patients in treatment decisions. Some patients prefer that style and respond very well t...

Disability payments may spur drug abuse

...s to explore the possible benefits of an alternate means of disbursing cash aid payments, such as doling them out in installments throughout the month. They also recommend identifying the small subset of aid recipients who account for most of the substance abuse hospitalizations and consider changing the b...

New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding

...binant technology is safe and effective because it means that we may be able to avoid using blood or blood products from other people or animals and automatically diminish the risk of infection and the associated immunologic responses that have been noted in the past. The randomized, double-blind compara...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...rom both wheat and rice during the milling process means that keeping the levels of iron acceptable (40mg/kg) is difficult. This is where the authors believe genetic engineering can play a key role eg. The iron content in rice can be increased two- to three-fold by introduction of the ferritin gene from t...

Hormone regulates fondness for food

...lness. Understanding eating behaviour therefore means that we must take into account physiological and hormonal pathways and also the brain processes evoked by the sight, smell, taste, or even just the thought, of food. More challenging still is to develop an understanding of the ways in which these two...

Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'

...cording to European and national definitions. This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are included, the demographic profile of those who died, and whether or not individuals were tapped in to services designed to assist drug abusers. Dr. Caryl Beynon from Liverpool John Moores University and ...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

...he organisations energy and ways of working: This means learning what it is like to be a manager if you are a doctor, and what it is like to be a doctor if you are manager. Among its recommendations are: The NHS should set the direction and expectations for the service, but allow individual trusts to...

Why women get more migraines than men

...ea, sensitivity to light and sound, and aura. That means a staggering 18 to 25 percent of women suffer from migraines, making it one of the most common disabling conditions faced by women around the globe. This 3-to-1 ratio raises the obvious question: Why" The reason, suggest researchers at UCLA, is tha...

New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds

...ized. But, having to start with that functionality means it must be carried and protected throughout the entire synthetic sequence. And that costs reagents, time, money and manpower, in addition to being inherently inefficient. Unlike standard synthetic methods, we dont have to carry the functionality ...

Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

...table cancerous tumor in the pancreas. (Resectable means the tumor can be removed surgically, which in this...uncertain whether this is a false finding or if it means those people could be at risk for developing pancreatic cancer and need to be watched closely. Th...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...three-dimensional positioning of points. It is the means by which the surface of the Earth is mapped and is also essential in the field of engineering and construction. Accurate surveying relies on knowledge of the Earth's gravity field, which defines the horizontal. However, as a result of a number of...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...e. For children and teens, the end of summer also means an end to the long daylight hours that allows them... prep for the school bell at the same time. This means that there is a big adjustment ahead for teens, says Downey. Now, they will be getting up at 6 or 7...

Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine

...ng number of cases of TB in people living with HIV means a new vaccine is essential. We can no longer rely on antibiotics to treat the disease we need to help the body's immune system prevent disease." The vaccine currently under development by Dr McShane, known as MVA85A, works in tandem to the BCG, act...

Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...ear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small says lead author Dr Peter J Baker. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies that have employed common methods and draw wider conclusions. Eight se...

SMS your ECG to ER

... the increase as treatments improve. However, this means there are more and more patients whose cardiac health has to be monitored so that follow-up treatment can be given if problems arise. Available methods of heart monitoring usually restrict the mobility of patients to a hospital or a single room. Th...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

... and worldwide and considers this event a tangible means for the Portuguese Presidency in this direction, said Prof. Mellstedt. The Portuguese representatives, ESMO, the experts and the key forces gathering in Lisbon will call upon the European institutions to put cancer on the political agenda as a priori...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...ive in countries with access to Hib vaccine. This means hundreds of thousands of children in Asian countries are currently not benefiting from this simple, life-saving vaccine. However, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan have reviewed available evidence and made the decision to intro...

Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth

...t may sound like a relatively low success rate, it means that a given youth has about an 80 percent probability of obtaining alcohol within eight attempts with randomly selected adults, said Grube. The actual success rate is probably higher because youth are most likely selective in who they approach and ...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...antivirals or vaccines Vaccination is the primary means of preventing influenza. However, at the beginning of a pandemic, supplies of vaccines which are fully matched to the pandemic strain will be limited or non-existent. This is because vaccine production can only start once the specific pandemic virus ...

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

...gains are possible. Making such gains sustainable means scaling up innovations across developing country settings, and targeting resources towards such key priorities. This meeting of Member States, UN System Organizations, other major institutional stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organization...

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