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Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...edical problem. It has been estimated that over 20 million
Americans are afflicted with OA, and that number will rise to 40 million
by the year 2020. Controversy now exists as to the safest and most efficacious way of treating the d...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...tional Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $4.6 million
over the next five years to the Medical College of Wisconsin to establish a Research Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology at Childrens Research Institute. As one of only two such Centers in the country, it will build on current groundbreaking...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...ne abuse in the U.S. is widespread, with nearly 35 million
Americans reporting having ever tried cocaine and an estimated 7.3 million
users, including 15 percent of young adults ages 18 to 25, according to the National Institute on Dr...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...ach year, bThrombin is used to treat more than one million
patients who undergo surgical procedures in the United States. However, approximately 20 percent of these patients develop antibodies against bovine coagulation factors that can cross-react with human coagulation proteins and possibly lead to adverse...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...impact is still to be fully understood. Around a million
Australians who might normally enjoy productive working lives struggle with persistent pain with substantial interference to their daily lives that can be so extreme that it can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts or actions, said Dr Bennett. Pro...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
..., has awarded a UCLA research team a five-year, $9 million
contract to fund a multicenter study investigating antibiotic treatments for MRSA, a staph infection seen increasingly in communities across the nation that is resistant to antibiotics most commonly used to treat skin infections. The study, to be...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...family, DuPont Cerenol polyols. Production of 100 million
pounds of Bio-PDO is saving 10 million
gallons of gasoline a year. Dennis M. Adkesson is a process engineer with Tate & Lyle, N.A., A...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...ion of Nephrology has been awarded a five-year, $6 million
George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Center grant fro...ol received its initial O'Brien Center grant of $5 million
in2002. Along with research in kidney disease and development of imagingtechnologies, the center has...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...red and How New Policies Can Help, finds that 13.3 million
young adults ages 19 to 29 were uninsured in 2005, up from 12.9 million
in 2004. Young adults also continue to represent the largest age group without health insurance. Des...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...insured in the United States, we estimate that 2.3 million
children are unable to receive state-purchased men...l conjugate vaccine in the private sector, and 1.2 million
children are unable to receive this vaccine even if they are referred to the public sector, they wri...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...ts in human history, resulting in approximately 40 million
deaths worldwide, including 550,000 in the United States, according to background information in the article. The historical record demonstrates that when faced with a devastating pandemic, many nations, communities, and individuals adopt what they p...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...t spending, resulting in savings of more than $6.6 million
over three years. Four health plan interventions not only averted increases in prescription drug spending but also preserved members use of medications for chronic conditions, according to a manuscript published today (Aug. 7) in The American Journ...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received nearly $1 million
from the federal Department of Homeland Security t...o. 3). The DHS funds will augment the more than $3 million
in funding the research team has already garnered from the U.S. Department of Justice. The focus o...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...isease Control and Prevention, between 1.4 and 3.6 million
sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year, with the majority happening at the high school level. An explosion of scientific research over the past decade has taught us more about mild traumatic brain injury or concussion than we have ...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...therapy whose study is funded by a four-year, $1.5 million
grant from the National Institutes of Health. "It's like if you run every day, and then a friend invites you to a game of racquetball," Thomas said, noting that the sports use different muscle groups. "The next day you suddenly feel like you've be...
New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
FINDINGS: With 360 million
smokers, China has more cigarette consumers than any other country a smoking prevalence of 31 percent among the general population. Physicians can play a key role in encouraging smokers to quit, yet up to now, little has been known about Chinese phy...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...The survey tracks major injuries and deaths in 1.8 million
football players from sandlot (organized, non-school affiliated teams), middle school, high school, college and professional teams. There were a total of 20 deaths in 2006; two sandlot players, three in college, 13 middle and high schoolers. Only o...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...or Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 10 million
to 15 million
Americans have latent TB and are at risk of developing active disease. On two-thirds of the questi...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...n 2006. However, there are an estimated 10 to 15 million
persons in the United States with latent TB infection, who are at risk for developing active TB. Social factors, including homelessness, drug use, incarceration, and immigration, as well as HIV infection, have contributed to high TB prevalence in ...
USC law professor battles schizophrenia
...ly 1 percent of the worlds population more than 3 million
Americans and is classified by the National Mental Health Institutes as one of the top 10 causes of disability in the developed world. A disorder of the brain, the illness causes psychotic episodes of varying duration and severity. Symptoms of a psy...
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