Tag: "new" at medical news
Happier hospitals means healthier patients
...rs and managers have been well documented. And the new
research, led by Professor Ian Kirkpatrick of the Leeds University Business School, blames poor relationships between the two sides for the fact that increased productivity in hospitals has not kept pace with the rise in spending. It can be diffi...
RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
...ers in health care analytics to pave the way for a new
provider performance measurement system that will provide best-in-class capabilities for measuring quality and efficiency in the U.S. healthcare market. Under the agreement, Health Dialog will license a vast repository of quality measures and the a...
Why women get more migraines than men
...ory is correct, this triggering mechanism may be a new
target for migraine treatment. Reporting in the ...ce that CSD is a key target for the development of new
migraine treatments. In a separate study, the researchers identified what they hope will eventual...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...r clogged heart arteries than even a decade ago, a new
study finds. But 10 percent of patients who could benefit from this urgent treatment which is known to save lives and prevent lasting damage to the heart muscle dont get it at all, the study shows. And the chance of missing out on lifesaving ...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
... in the human body. The discovery, a fundamental new
tool for nanotechnology, is reported in the Aug. 3...unny how research comes back in style, and we find new
uses for 'old tools.'...
European heat waves double in length since 1880
...t days has nearly tripled in the past century. The new
data shows that many previous assessments of daily summer temperature change underestimated heat wave events in western Europe by approximately 30 percent. Paul Della-Marta and a team of researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland compiled...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
..., raising hopes that electric fields will become a new
weapon for stalling the progression of cancer. The research, performed by an international team led by Yoram Palti of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, is explained in the August issue of Physics Today, the flagship magazine of th...
Vicente Fox Center and RAND launch joint program to find policies to combat poverty
...former presidents ranch in Guanajuato, Mexico. The new
research program announced today will be based at ...ight poverty. The first study arising out of the new
collaboration is scheduled to be completed by fall 2008 and will be titled: Fighting Poverty and Imp...
New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds
... other functionality. The catalysts also offer a new
strategy for streamlining the synthesis of important compounds, including drugs and pharmaceuticals, by avoiding the functional group manipulations required for working with oxidized materials. We are creating a toolbox of catalytic reactions that ...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...killed more than 33,000 Americans last year. The new
detection techniques, developed with support from ... NSF CAREER awardee who led the development of the new
technologies and is a co-author on the research. By studying tissue extracted from an area adjacen...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...ly and seldom is detected in its early stages. The new
technique could lead to the first screening method...ect large tumors but early tumors as well. This new
work extends the concept of the field effect, or field carcinogenesis, to the pancreas, said Roy. Wh...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...nce in the field of geodesy, but will also lead to new
insights into ocean circulation, climate change, sea-level rise, earthquakes and volcanism. Starting in Beijing, and travelling through central China to Lhasa then on to the Tibetan Plateau and ending in Shanghai, the Geodetic Journey, which is sup...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
...stablished, it may take days or weeks to develop a new
schedule. It cant be done overnight. Not unexpec...it is a battleground where biology meets the harsh new
reality of school bells. To adjust, follow a rule that seems to help many: When in Rome, do as the ...
Why do people have sex?
...to experience sexual pleasure or to reproduce, but new
research at The University of Texas at Austin reveals hundreds of varied and complex motivations that range from the spiritual to the vengeful. After conducting one of the most comprehensive studies on why people have sex, psychology researchers Da...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
...red with a one-star rated hospital, according to a new
study released today by HealthGrades, the healthca... for those with morbid obesity, but the relatively new
procedures are not yet regulated or a credentialed surgical subspecialty, said Samantha Collier, MD....
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...ue-green algae, Dr. Marshalls research may lead to new
insights into human ciliary disorders, such as polycystic kidney disease and retinal degeneration. Amy Wagers, Ph.D., Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Section on Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Dr...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
...s: more than half (56%) support the creation of a new
public-private entity to coordinate quality effort... access to providersfor care coordination. In a new
data brief on the survey findings, Health Care Opinion Leaders Views on the Quality and Safety of He...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
...it permanently inside rocks will be developed at a new
1.1m research centre at The University of Nottingh...nd Reader in Energy Technology, has won 1.1m for a new
centre that is set to play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. The Centre for Inno...
Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine
Clinical trials are underway with the first new
vaccine against TB in over 80 years. If successful... TB control and could lead to the development of a new
vaccine ready to use within eight years. The need to control TB has become more urgent with the re...
RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
...he best research paper with the potential to spawn new
research in an underdeveloped area of health economics or health policy. The $10,000 prize has been awarded to: Martin Gaynor and William B. Vogt of Carnegie Mellon University and the National Bureau of Economic Research; and Jian Li of Carnegie Me...
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