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People with peanut allergy at risk of allergic reaction to lupin flour
... 12 potential allergic ingredients. Lupin flour is not
included on this list despite recommendation from the UK based Institute of Food Science and Technology. Author Dr Michael Radcliffe (Royal Free Hospital, London, UK) states: "Further work will be required to establish the prevalence and significance...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...quency of the active ending of life of infants has not
risen in the Netherlands despite its new, more liberal, regulatory system of such actions. In an accompanying comment Chris Feudtner (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA) outlines five issues in the euthanasia debate. He states: "If we want a p...
Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations
...cessary, wished privacy, felt embarrassed, or were not
bothered. Significantly fewer male patients accepted chaperones than female patients and significantly more female patients accepted chaperones from male doctors than from female doctors. "Chaperones are there for the protection of both parties," say...
The right to live gives us a right to die
...rial in this week's BMJ. The right to life does not
just mean the right to exist, but implies the righ...s. In most countries people attempting suicide are not
prosecuted if they fail an acknowledgement of an individual's freedom to end their lives. Capa...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
...mericans. Although the specific cause of lupus is not
yet known, both genetic and environmental triggers are likely to be involved. To determine if there is an association between Epstein-Barr virus and lupus, researchers in North and South Carolina compared the prevalence of EBV antibodies in blood sam...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
...ne year longer than a man of the same age who does not
adhere to the diet. The association was strongest in Greece and Spain, probably because people in these countries follow a genuinely Mediterranean diet, say the authors. Adherence to a Mediterranean type diet, which relies on plant foods and unsatur...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
... "More than 60 percent of adults with arthritis do not
meet the U.S. Surgeon General's recommendations fo... "Motivating older persons with arthritis who are not
engaged in regular physical activity to change behavior could reduce subsequent functional decline a...
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
...cord keeping. However, IOM said those errors did not
bias the results of the study: that single-dose nevirapine cuts the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV nearly in half. "The IOM panel was made up of some of the most highly respected experts in HIV/AIDS research, biostatistics, and bioethic...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...udy of 341 HMOs suggests that more competition may not
automatically solve price and quality-of-care prob...ators and employers. "Our findings show that less, not
more, competition was associated with better health plan performance in several -- though not
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...ed the original trial in Uganda. The committee did not
evaluate the trial's oversight by the National Institutes of Health. It also did not
examine the impact of other recent studies of potential toxicity or resistance buildup associated wi...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...ay want to be hospitalized with pneumonia, but may not
want to be placed on a breathing machine in the in...want and helps them avoid interventions they would not
want" OHSU patients interested in taking part in the new system, which was launched in January 200...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...urrently available immunosuppressive regimens have not
been effective in reducing the incidence of chroni...g-term survival following lung transplantation has not
improved appreciably in the last 10 to 15 years. According to 2004 ISHLT registry data of lung trans...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
...ong said. "Many types of alternative medicine have not
been tested for safety and effectiveness, and yet ...about 63 percent of respondents who said they were not
satisfied with their health care also tried alternative therapies classified as preventive or curati...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...at foods, binge eating or infrequent exercise were not
as much linked to predicting future obesity as one...ng also promotes weight gain because a person does not
get regular delivery of nutrients, said Stice, which can alter a person's physiological responses an...
Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions
...xperience is important to many universities, it is not
essential to a community college. Identifying yourself as a minority student can make your application stand out in a positive way. The application information is based on an ACS Academic Employment Initiative (AEI) session held at the Societys ...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...hat thalidomide prevents blood vessel growth, it's not
clear why. If the underlying biology is related so...rts syndrome, the chromosome copies are frequently not
attached to each other at their centromeres and the chromosomes don't get lined up properly. As a re...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...d a year before Vioxx was removed from the market, not
only predicted the cardiovascular complications, b...ammatory drug taken with an acid-lowering drug was not
only less expensive, but also safer and more effective. Cox-2 inhibitors were not
a health economic ...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...ers obtained from the tears of 57 subjects who did not
have the syndrome. Using a new analytical techniqu...th and dry eyes. Although the disease is generally not
life-threatening, it can produce serious symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty swallowing, joint p...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
... tobacco cessation programs, almost half (49%) had not
discussed the issue with their medical provider on... was that nearly half (45%) of the respondent were not
aware of community resources available to help them quit. According to the investigators, the study ...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...ermine the diagnoses for this study, cardiologists not
involved in the patients' care reviewed all the pa...for shortness of breath these physicians also did not
have access to the NT-proBNP results. When they reviewed NT-proBNP levels, the researchers found t...
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