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NIST's stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes

... SWNTs have excited materials scientists with the promise of novel materials that have exceptional mechanical, electronic, and optical properties. One fundamental issue is how light interacts with SWNTs. Is there, for example, a way to use appropr...

Opportunistic chlamydia screening 'not underpinned by sound evidence'

... ... ... Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, curable, easily diagnosed,...

Mental illnesses appear common among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

... Some reports have suggested that soldiers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the most recent military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, experience high rates of substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions, according to background...

M.D. Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria

... The agreement was the result of the first cancer conference held in Abuja, Nigeria during October 2...

Use of mammograms in men is rising, but Mayo Clinic researchers find little reason to administer

... Their study, presented Saturday, Dec. 16, at the 2006 meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, suggests physicians should reconsider ordering mammograms for men, who are most often diagnosed with non-cancerous gynecomastia, a common condition which includes breast swelling, a tender mass or painful...

Proposal calls for sweeping changes at US Food and Drug Administration

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Five current or former members of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called today for Congress to make sweeping changes to deal with a large number of longstanding problems at the agency.... "The current FDA system of regulating drug safety has serious limitations and is in need of changes," they say in Arc...

Beta-agonist inhalers more than double death rate in COPD patients, analysis shows

A new analysis that compares two common inhalers for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) finds that one reduces respiratory-related hospitalizations and respiratory deaths, but the other -- which is prescribed in the majority of cases -- increases respiratory deaths.... The Cornell and Stanford universities' statistical analysis of 22 trials with 15,276 participa...

Dopamine agonist can prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF patients

A class of drug widely used in a number of gynaecological conditions can prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), an infrequent but serious complication of assisted reproduction treatments, a scientist told the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Prague, Czech Republic, on Wednesday 21 June 2006. Dr. Claudio Alvarez, from the Institu...

Centre for Eye Research Australia wins Minister's Award for Excellence

Predicting the risk of cardio-vascular disease has won Professor Tien Wong of the Centre for Eye Research Australia the Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research for 2006 presented at the Australian Society for Medical Research annual dinner last night.... ...Professor Wong's research works towards developing special retinal software that can analyse images of the eye and sho...

Perfectionist fathers can reinforce tendencies

Perfectionist fathers can reinforce disordered eating among college-age young people already preoccupied over their physical looks and subject to the demanding expectations of peers and media, according to a Penn State study.... A survey of 424 college students revealed that, with sons and daughters alike, the father, not the mother, is more likely to create pressures leading college-age childre...

Clinton Foundation, Yale and Ethiopian Ministry of Health forge partnership

To boost treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Ethiopia, the William J. Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative and Yale University have joined forces with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to launch the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative (EHMI) to improve management of the public hospital system in Ethiopia....... EHMI began at the request of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheb...

CPSC cites NIST research in Mattress Safety Advance

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an improved flammability standard for mattresses and mattress foundation sets last month that should significantly reduce deaths and injuries in bedroom fires started by such common open-flame sources as lighters, candles and matches. Mattresses and sets that comply with the new standard requirements will burn more slowly when put in contact wi...

Women with endometriosis undergoing IVF benefit from treatment with GnRH agonists

The live birth rate per woman was significantly higher in women with endometriosis who received gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist for three to six months before commencing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), compared to control groups. The number of women who became pregnant was also significantly higher. These findings are published in the latest update of The Cochrane Library....... Endo...

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration prolongs survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer

A study featured in this month's edition of Gynecologic Oncology examines the challenges associated with the administration of intra-abdominal chemotherapy, also known as intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. This is a companion study to a paper released today in the New England Journal of Medicine showing longer survival for women who received IP chemotherapy compared with those who received the s...

Internal medicine organizations survey internists on maintenance of certification

PHILADELPHIA -- (Jan. 3, 2006) A survey of internists--physicians practicing internal medicine--whose board certification was up for renewal in December 2002 found that the most common reasons for participating in recertification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) were to maintain professional image and update knowledge. ...... The survey findings report that 59 percent of general internists a...

WHO must prepare health ministries for trade liberalisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has an important role in ensuring health ministries everywhere have the knowledge to make future trade in health services accessible and equitable, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet....... The ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is due to start on Dec 13 in Hong Kong. One of the key features of WTO's agenda is progr...

NIST develops health care IT standards repository

Information technology has made it simpler and more convenient to handle a myriad of tasks online, such as booking a hotel, paying bills and ordering clothes. Widespread adoption and use of information technology also can help improve health care safety, quality and efficiency. But, the health care industry has lagged behind, largely because of a lack of common standards. While numerous health ca...

Minister Dosanjh announces over $2.8 million for childhood obesity health research projects

... OTTAWA (August 24, 2005) As Canadian children prepare to return to school, the Government of Canada and research partners, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, are taking a new look at childhood obesity, including how to create healthy, active schools....... The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Minister of Health and Dr. Alan Bernstein, President of the Canadian Institutes of Healt...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

Effective control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) requires treatment of the sexual partners of infected patients. A new study shows that providing infected men with antibiotics to give their partners is more effective than traditional means of contacting and treating the partners, according to an article in the Sept. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Men with...

'Value to the system' determined healthcare for communist East Germany's elderly

Under the communist regime in East Germany, elderly patients' healthcare depended on whether they could contribute to the workforce, says a letter in this week's BMJ.... ...While those working and therefore judged "valuable to the system" could access medical treatment when needed, retired patients were considered a "drain on the public purse" says Dr Herbert Nehrlich, an East German doctor now...

NIST method improves timing in oscilloscopes

A new method for correcting common timing errors in high-speed oscilloscopes has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The method improves the accuracy and clarity of measurements performed in the development and troubleshooting of components for wireless and optical communications, military radar and other technologies....... Oscilloscopes di...

New method of administering anti-cancer drug may be more effective, safer

CHAPEL HILL -- A novel way of administering an anti-cancer drug to bone-marrow transplant patients using continuous infusion may be more effective and safer than the method currently used, new study findings indicate. ...The new method achieves more predictable, stable drug levels in patients than the current method and could eventually allow doctors to more accurately adjust doses to accommodate...

Researchers consider possible mechanistic links between obesity and asthma

Boston, MA Obesity is a known risk factor for type II diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Evidence is now mounting that obesity is also a risk factor for asthma. Reports have shown that nearly 75 percent of emergency room visits for asthma have been among obese individuals and studies have shown that obesity pre-dates asthma. The risk for developing asthma increases with increasi...

NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training

A free interactive online training program for fire fighters and arson investigators that features fire research, video footage and expert analysis from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now available. Launched by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), the program is the first Internet-based course on ......The course, "Fire Dynamics and Fire Mode...

Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health

Andy Kerr MSP, Minister For Health and Community Care is set to launch Glasgow Biomedicine, a groundbreaking initiative set to boost health and business in Scotland on 19 April 2005.... ...The joint NHS Greater Glasgow and University of Glasgow project 'Glasgow Biomedicine' is part of Medicine in Glasgow, a unique collaboration aiming to develop and promote Glasgow as an international centre of m...

Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately

A combination vaccine developed to reduce the number of vaccines infants receive appears to provide less immunity than the vaccines administered individually, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA. ......The development of immunogenic vaccines against major diseases of childhood has dramatically decreased the rates of invasive disease, according to background information in the artic...

NIST to host public forum on robot standards

Urban search and rescue robots capable of locating victims at disaster sites are entering the marketplace. To hasten development and deployment of this life-saving technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will host a public forum on robot standards from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 13, at NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus. .........
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