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Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...ns decision to order diagnostic testing. The bad news
is that we have significant room for improvement. The good news
is that we have to know a problem exists before we can fix it, and now we know, said Dr. Han. Other ...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...ity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have good news
for people who want to stay strong in their old age: older bodies are just as good as young ones at turning protein-rich food into muscle. A new study published today suggests that a diet containing a moderate amount of protein-rich food such as be...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...e open access journal, BMC Public Health. The good news
for hospital staff is that scorching weather must last four or more days before admissions rise significantly. Giuseppe Mastrangelo and his team from the University of Padova, Italy, examined hospital discharge records for patients aged 75 or over ...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...ffect on surfactant function. This is very good news
in terms of the safety profile for this promising new therapy, Ballard said. Prevention of BPD in very premature infants has included the use of vitamin A therapy, which has a small but positive effect, and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, Ballard s...
Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood
...e same way as younger people.Our results are great news
for people in this age group because theysuggest that where they have high blood pressure, such treatment can cuttheir chances of dying as well as stroke." The Steering Committee of HYVET accepted on 12th July 2007 therecommendation of its Data Saf...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...reathe" How should we interpret the daily flood of news
reports on sometimes contradictory medical studies...risks are explained to a patient or described in a news
story. One measure, called absolute risk reduction, looks at the difference in death rates between t...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
...certain enzymes activating others. Eventually, the news
reaches the genetic material inside the cell nucleus, where changes resulting in uncontrolled growth--cancer--or some other cell behavior are made. It was thought that some form of an enzyme called MEK, which belongs to the family of signaling enzy...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
...iptions. The portal also provides clinicians with news
and information, continuing medical education (CME), research, library resources, e-mail, medical staff administrative applications and policies and procedures. UH also is developing a patient offshoot of the Physician Portal so that patients can ...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
...uce more than enough food. This is especially good news
for developing countries, where it's sometimes impossible to deliver food from outside, so farmers must supply their own. Yields in developing countries could increase dramatically by switching to organic farming, Perfecto said. While that seems co...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
... of Indonesia's Vulcanological Survey told Reuters news
agency. The 1635m volcano, located about 2400 km northeast of Jakarta, began releasing smoke and ash on Saturday and spewed it as high as 4000m on Monday. Mount Gamkonora is the highest peak on Halmahera Island. Indonesia is located within the Pac...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
... it to Minneapolis, the Virtual Pressroom and this news
release are designed to make it possible to write ...ymposium contains sessions on interacting with the news
media, using PET and SPECT imaging in optimizing treatment plans, and efforts to increase the medica...
Chemical in brain acts like a fuel gauge
.... Their study, highlighted by the journal on its news
page, identifies a chemical that sends a low blood sugar message to a part of the brain that can do something about it. The neurotransmitter norepinephrine travels from the hindbrain, which receives warnings of low glucose levels from the body, to ...
New study shows Rescue Remedy is an effective all-natural stress, anxiety reliever
...sult of this independent study is not only welcome news
for those of us who encounter stressful situations every day, but particularly for the 40 million Americans who suffer from physician-diagnosed anxiety, said Ronald Stram, MD, who regularly prescribes Rescue Remedy to his anxious and stressed patient...
New research spares children the pain of the needle
...ospital. Professor Stephenson said: This is good news
for children who hate injections; good news
for parents whose children will spend less time in hospital; good news
for paediatricians who hate s...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
... breaks between patient visits to discuss the days news
or vent about problems, eliminating those kinds of self-disclosures from patient sessions. Beckman, who is medical director of the Rochester Individual Practice Association, has stopped telling his elderly patients about his mother, who was very acti...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...is group are close to 40 percent. The other good news
is that these nutritional benchmarks hit students at a time and in an environment when theyre susceptible to change. Late adolescence is a great time to impart good health behaviors, says Reilly, noting that most college students are making indepen...
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...artment and searches of legal databases and online news
databanks, the researchers found 68 incidents of CO poisoning occurring at hotels, motels, and resorts between 1989 and 2004. In these incidents, 711 guests, 41 employees or owners and 20 rescue personnel were accidentally poisoned. Of those poisoned...
Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8
...eases. Other sessions that may be of interest to news
media include: Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss the Institutes vision of research, which includes revolutionary technologies and evolutionary practices that can transform treatments and ser...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...775). Note: This article is the subject of a video news
release. Call for coordinates. A separate news
release will be issued. Exercise Therapy Plus Advice Improved Low Back Pain at 6 Weeks But Not a...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
...planted them. All of this adds up to encouraging news
for researchers hoping to use stem cells to treat human disease. For now, nobody knows the best way of inserting the cells, the conditions that are best for cell survival, or the optimal timing after an injury for when transplanting the cells is most...
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