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Global burden of childhood deafness overlooked

...hose with a hearing loss of 90db or more. Of 120 million babies born per year in the developing world, an estimated 718,000 will have permanent bilateral hearing impairment as infants. Failure to detect and effectively manage permanent hearing loss in the first year of life has been associated with substan...

Study finds drug helps PTSD nightmares

...University of Washington, estimates that of the 10 million U.S. veterans and civilians with PTSD, about half have trauma-related nightmares that could be helped with the drug. Participants were given 1 mg of prazosin per day for the first three days. The dose was gradually increased over the first four we...

MacroChem completes patient enrollment for Phase II trial of EcoNail for treatment of onychomycosis

...tly being treated." Onychomycosis affects 20-30 million people in the United States alone, including nearly half of those over age 70. Untreated, the disease causes nails to thicken, resulting in localized pressure-related pain. Topical treatments currently marketed in the U.S. reportedly succeed in fewer...

Richard Mayeux awarded AAN Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's research

...ndividual donor since 1988, providing more than $2 million to fund the Potamkin Prize....

Nancy Brinker and Lance Armstrong honored with Centennial Medals at the AACR 2007 Annual Meeting

...ign with its signature yellow bracelets worn by 55 million people worldwide, LAF has raised millions of dollars and tremendously increased public awareness about cancer. In his role as a mentor for the President's Cancer Panel, Armstrong has been an effective advocate for ensuring that cancer retains a pro...

Study of US restaurants shows no healthier foods without healthier profits

...ed 28% of sales from all U.S. chains with over $50 million in annual revenue. Multiple interviews were conducted within some chains to gain a more complete picture when responsibilities, such as menu planning and marketing, were often segmented. For the majority of those interviewed, the most important is...

Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability

..., Sapir notes. Every year, approximately 3 to 5 million people with strokes on the right side of the brain between the ear and the temple develop a condition known as spatial neglect that hampers their ability to notice things on their left side. Patients may seem to be unaware of their left arm, for exam...

Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations

...SV is a major contributor to the approximately two million infant deaths worldwide caused every year by respiratory infections, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, theres no safe and effective RSV vaccine available to prevent severe respiratory infections, and no specific antiviral therapy...

New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs

...re than 30 per year since 2000. In 2005, around 73 million people were supplied with food aid. The new World Health Organisation standards were released in April 2006 and are being advocated as a replacement for the currently used growth reference curves, produced by the National Centre for Health Statist...

Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study

...atings company. The HealthGrades study of 40.56 million Medicare hospitalization records over the years 20... continue to rise in American hospitals, with 1.16 million preventable patient-safety incidents occurring over the three years studied among Medicare patients ...

1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work

...ng cause of disability among US adults, affects 46 million people. Arthritis-attributable work limitation (AA...they did. Based on their answers, an estimated 6.9 million individuals have AAWL. Respondents were also asked about their physical activity, the presence of ch...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...ize of a fist, each kidney contains as many as one million nephrons, or filtering units. Each nephron in turn contains a cluster of tiny blood vessels called a glomerulus, which is attached to a tubule. Every 24 hours, the kidneys filter about 200 quarts of fluid, returning 198 quarts of purified fluid to th...

Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder

...nt Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), a $26.8 million clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Bipolar disorder, a sometimes debilitating illness marked by severe mood swings between depression and mania, is usually treated with mood stab...

New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier

...erol inhalers be prohibited after 2008. About 52 million prescriptions are filled for albuterol each year in the United States, with most containing a generic version of CFC. But because of rising global concerns about CFC's ozone-depleting effects, "medically essential" inhalers are finally joining a list...

Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment

Nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis each year, mainly in the poorest countries. The pathogen, Kochs bacillus, can pass easily by aerial infection from one individual to another. The spread of the disease, favoured by the Aids epidemic and the appearance of ...

A remedy for what ails medicine

...hange" for cultural change) is supported by a $1.4 million grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation of New York. "There is an urgent national need to realize the full potential of women physicians and researchers in the biomedical sciences. Everyone knows there is a problem, but we do not as yet have ful...

EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC

...r ADHF, the worsening of chronic HF that affects 1 million U.S. residents annually, have edema or excess body fluid, which is treated with diuretics to excrete the fluid. In contrast to diuretics, tolvaptan is designed to promote aquaresis, the excretion of electrolyte-free water. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co...

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

...heart. These procedures are performed 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 h...

'Shrug off' shoulder surgery myth, study suggests

...t. Arthritis is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans and is a common cause of shoulder pain and mobility loss. However, many reject shoulder joint replacement, fearful of risks and costs. The Hopkins research team, led by Edward McFarland, M.D., director of the Division of Adult Orthopedics a...

Cornell researcher helping develop quick, cheap HIV/AIDS test

...uch as 10 to 15 years. The work is part of an $8.6 million international consortium, called the CD4 Initiativ...ion technology," explains Baeumner, noting that 40 million people live with HIV/AIDS worldwide, many of them in areas where electricity is unreliable or nonexi...

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