Tag: "momentum" at medical news

Goals for TB control reachable for most of world

...ealth care workers, should give most countries the momentum needed to reach the [United Nation's] Millennium Development Goals by 2015. "The mission to control tuberculosis in African and Eastern Europe will be more challenging, but until that task has been accomplished, TB will remain a major concern for pub...

European approval trial enrolment gathers momentum

...E Mark Trial sites outside Australia was gathering momentum worldwide with the recent implantation of a patient in New Zealand, bringing the total number of patients implanted to 27 including nine as part of the pilot trial. Ventracor Limited Chief Executive Officer, Colin Sutton PhD said: "We are now recru...

Multilateral initiative on malaria seeks international effort

... capacity would be taking advantage of an existing momentum that has brought tangible progress to Africa-based malaria work. But Wilfred Mbacham, coordinator of the Fourth MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference, said unless there is a long-term commitment to their development, there is a danger that Africa's new...

Governments need to act transparently to stem public anxiety about a human influenza pandemic

... week's issue of The Lancet. The recent growth in momentum for action against avian influenza has been flanked by a rise in anxiety about the pandemic risk. These fears are perpetuated by politicians' misplaced instincts to withhold information instead of talking openly about the disease. Intensified anxiety...

Hormone aldosterone is promising target for stroke treatment

...locking it may be part of the solution. Scientific momentum surrounding the hormone secreted by the adrenal gland prompted the journal to ask Dr. Dorrance to write the article, "Aldosterone: Good Guy or Bad Guy in Cerebrovascular Disease." She calls aldosterone "a double-edged sword" that helps maintain healt...

Study demonstrates role of exercise in modifying melatonin levels

...findings of Dr. Knight's work, which could provide momentum for lifestyle changes that could lead to a healthier population and potentially reduce the incidence of breast cancer."...

More funding needed to fight Australia's biggest killer

...ecember 2004, which indicated that to maintain the momentum and growth of HMR, to better capture benefits for Australia's health and economic future, and to strengthen our international position over the long term, increased Federal Government funding (averaging $166 million a year over the next 5 years), is ...

Funds needed to scale up global efforts to control avian influenza

...countries is especially important now since global momentum at the end of last year was in danger of waning after some commentators took the scarcity of human infections as an indication that warnings of mass casualties were an overreactionTurkey's experience should also remind all nations that the status of ...

Jefferson Pancreatic Cancer Conference Feb. 24 highlights treatments, trials, vaccine research

... national leader in pancreatic cancer surgery, the momentum of a substantial number of new clinical and research recruits, together with the talent already here at Jefferson, provides a unique opportunity for the Kimmel Cancer Center and Jefferson to take a national leadership position in diagnosis and new tr...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006

...n was that "while a healthcare system may initiate momentum for change, clinicians are essential change agents for local quality improvement efforts." The writers offer five goals appropriate for health care professionals, practices and private and public health care systems alike....

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

...revealing the complex interplay of muscles, bones, momentum and gravity that makes up human movement. A few alterations to the computer program that controls the form and function of these mechanisms, and the movements of the previously healthy, agile human on the screen change into those caused by neuromusc...

JK Rowling and the MS Society Scotland fund a new MS Research Centre

...that research should now move forward with greater momentum and significance for people with MS just what we've all been waiting for!" Professor Peter Brophy of the Centre for Neuroscience Research at the University of Edinburgh welcomed the funding announcement, saying: "At the new centre, positioned in the...

Mothers use evasive action to protect sick children from smoking fathers

...king in the home and that this will be given added momentum by public smoking bans. "A number of countries have, or are planning to introduce, legislation to ban smoking in public places" says Dr Chan "This includes Hong Kong, which will introduce new legislation covering indoor workplaces, bars and restaura...

Preparing for European market launch

...ssist in a new study designed to build on clinical momentum from the CE Mark Trial and prepare for European market launch. The BRACE study (Baseline Results And Cost Effectiveness) will add to the body of evidence for the performance of the VentrAssist left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in up to 10 new cen...

Vision, contributions earn two honors for UH optometrist

...tion provided to practitioners. He maintained the momentum for this concept, transformed it into a viable and robust organization and expanded it to include not only the schools and colleges, but also the major national providers of continuing optometric education, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical industry part...

A new guideline for screening apparently healthy individuals to prevent a heart attack

...ion of the SHAPE guideline, we hope to build a new momentum in cardiology that inspires physicians to use modern technologies for the prevention of heart attack, rather than using expensive technologies only to treat heart attack, which is too late and results in too little benefit to the patient," said Dr. P...

Ventracor 2006 results

...ll competitor companies combined), we are building momentum towards gaining significant market share in the global LVAD industry," Mr Crosby said....

Williams Syndrome, the brain and music

...n unfolding for quite some time gaining increasing momentum in recent years. It all started when Bellugi reached out across disciplines and assembled a team of experts under the umbrella of a Program Project from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development to help her trace the influence of ...

USC professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles receives $2.5M for stem cell research

...ese two new faculty members, we are continuing the momentum from earlier CIRM grants and recruitment efforts in advancing our stem cell research capabilities," says Brian Henderson, M.D., dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. "We are very pleased with what we have accomplished thus far in growing our pr...

Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B

...increase under his plan. Building on the current momentum at the state level to expand health insurance, two currently introduced bills propose state demonstrations to expand health insurance. These bills do not provide enough details to estimate their cost. However, the analysis assumed a model where 15 st...

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