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'POZ parties' signal potential to spread HIV 'superinfection'

...ised in HIV infection. But they point out that the mix of high rates of unprotected sex and the use of other environments for sex may help to spread treatment resistant strains of HIV infection...

Day surgery rates rising, but there is still room for improvement

...ined by inconsistent coding or differences in case mix between hospitals. The conclusions are much the same as those of the Healthcare Commission: day surgery rates are continuing to improve, yet the range of performance between NHS trusts remains wide leaving considerable scope for the poorer performer...

Steroids and chicken pox not a good mix

...McLean said. "We just need to make sure we don't mix the two," he added. "Steroids and the chicken pox virus don't go together. They are a bad combination." Chicken pox is usually mild, but it can be serious and even life threatening. In 1995, a chickenpox vaccine was developed to help prevent the spr...

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

...emes of nature. But if we bring together the right mix of research-- work that integrates such disciplines as engineering, climate, health, and social sciences--and find a better way to plug these insights into the policy making process, we can avoid a lot of unnecessary human and economic losses." McBea...

Yale researcher leads successful effort to access HMO fees for Medicaid patients

...alyzed the two hospital databases, examining payer mix and percentage change in cardiology and GI visits from 2000 to 2005. Hartwig and the team said state policymakers should consider a variety of remedies like tax breaks, increased reimbursement rates, uncapped SAGA funding, restoring SAGA non-emergenc...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

..., a continual opportunity for human flu viruses to mix with swine or bird flu viruses. To determine the prevalence of swine influenza infection among swine-exposed employees, the researchers, led by Dr. Gray and graduate student Kendall P. Myers, examined serum samples taken from four adult populations i...

A leap forward in understanding cholera

...ater. (They compared the two by exposing mice to a mix and determining which bacteria made the mice sick.) Those researchers proposed that the infection of a human patient (i.e., the exposure to an environment that is quite different from their regular freshwater ponds) changes the cholera bacteria. As a...

Genetics plays a role in the side effects experienced by people taking painkillers

...r a third drug. "The use of any drug involves a mix of benefits and risks. The problems with COX-2 inhibitors were real, but involved less than 2 percent of patients who were taking them," said Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, study author from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "Because we...

Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals

... the authors say. The cost of changing the RN/LPN mix without changing licensed hours is low relative to other options and the authors estimate such a move would save $242 million over the short-term and $1.8 billion over time. Increasing nurses in hospitals with licensed hours below that in the top qu...

Cancer patients put at risk by shortage of radiotherapy staff

...ey can - including adapting staff rotas and skills mix - to optimize staff cover. Where possible patients are also transferred to other hospitals with more capacity to treat them. But removing them from the care of their local team of doctors can bring other problems for patients. Doctors and radiotherap...

Viral, gold nanoparticles can assemble themselves to potentially find and treat disease

...thetic molecule or polymer, we have found a way to mix a 'genetically programmable' nanoparticle with a biologically compatible metal that together target specific locations in the body." For example, these nanoplatforms could potentially locate damaged areas on arteries that have been caused by heart d...

Estrogen therapy does not appear to protect postmenopausal women from heart disease

...gned to take either conjugated equine estrogens--a mix of several estrogens--or a placebo. Though researchers had planned to study the women for 8.5 years, the estrogen-only trial was stopped in March 2004 after only 6.8 years because the hormone treatment appeared to increase the risk of stroke. Judith...

Strength of cocaine cravings linked to brain response

...ble to humans, although addiction is a complicated mix of brain biochemistry and learned responses to environmental cues, as well as stress, Dr. Self said. "If people do become addicted and say they want to quit, their brain system for inhibiting craving is weaker. We want to try to strengthen those sys...

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment

... the study. "In fact, many night clubs offer this mix among their cocktails." In a previous study on the use of energy drinks among Brazilians, Souza-Formigoni said that users reported greater happiness (38%), euphoria (30%), uninhibited behavior (27%), and increased physical vigor (24%). It is uncle...

Postmenopausal hormone therapy appears to increase risk of blood clots in veins

...signed to take either combined equine estrogens (a mix of several estrogens) or placebo. They were followed for an average of 7.1 years, during which 197 women developed VT, including 144 with deep vein thrombosis, 91 with pulmonary embolism and 38 with both. Of those 197 women who developed VT, 111 wer...

Minimally invasive approach can take the pain out of herniated disks

...ment, they suspect it's related to a change in the mix of inflammatory factors over time that results in more healing factors and fewer destructive ones. The approach is similar when doctors inject inflammation-reducing steroids and anesthetic as a more short-term solution to pain. It's less invasive tha...

MDCT shows potential for detecting bladder cancer without surgery or contrast

...doctors either roll the patient over repeatedly to mix the urine and contrast or administer a diuretic to get the patient to void and then allow the bladder to fill with contrast-enhanced urine. We found that we could see almost all of our tumors in the unopacified part," said Dr. Willatt. "With new CT...

Carnegie Mellon researchers say use of switchgrass could solve energy woes

...ause impurities from the petroleum would adversely mix with the ethanol. "In the long run, our goal would be to make petroleum pipelines obsolete; which raises questions about whether ethanol pipelines should ever be built," Matthews said. To avoid potential issues with pipelines...

Smell of success for nanobiosensors

...ecise odorant disease signature, understood as the mix of volatile compounds whose concentration in a body fluid (i.e. urine, blood, pus, etc) or in the breath varies in patients with the malignancy with respect to healthy individuals. Moreover, smell technology could, for example, be used to detect rott...

High rates of caesarean delivery may harm mothers and newborns

... the perinatal outcomes achieved vis--vis the case mix of the population they serve; at present their services might cause iatrogenic harm."...

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