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UK approval procedures will drive research overseas

...s. "We anticipate that failure to address this new obstacle to health service research will block evaluation work and accelerate the migration of clinical studies to other parts of the world," they conclude....

Study agrees, just do it!

...y adjust for it. For the unmotivated exerciser, an obstacle becomes a good excuse to do nothing. It's a mindset." Of all the participants, boomer-age women (40 to 55) tended to have the highest activity level and awareness of the benefits of exercise. "They are leading the way in being very health-conscious,"...

CT colonography 'excellent' for colorectal cancer screening

...a trend of excellent accuracy. "The single biggest obstacle to colorectal cancer screening remains patient compliance. An alternative tool such as CT colonography, which offers similar accuracy as conventional colonography but which is much less invasive, could potentially increase compliance. Colorectal canc...

Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities

...6 per cent believe students' attitudes are a major obstacle to school inclusion. When the government announced the impending closure of the remaining three regional institutions in September 2004, they promised $70 million to meet community-housing needs of approximately 1,200 individuals currently living in ...

Cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries not being adequately addressed

...n some parts of the world is not an insurmountable obstacle to establishing a productive twinning relationship. A program that concentrates on education, training and the treatment of the most responsive cancers could be effective. For example, in parts of Africa it might be possible to successfully treat chi...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...Drug Administration (FDA) was "the single greatest obstacle to doing anything effective" about Vioxx, said FDA drug safety officer David Graham at an unprecedented roundtable of medical whistleblowers sponsored by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the Government Accountability Project. In comments th...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ully adhere to current guidelines is a fundamental obstacle to the delivery of appropriate and recommended chronic disease care, and they caution guideline developers to carefully consider the time required to follow recommendations, noting that while guidelines may be reasonable when considered one by one, t...

Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports

...o adversity and see the tsunami as just the latest obstacle life has thrown their way rather than as a cataclysmic event. Many of the areas affected by the tsunami are very poor by Western standards and some-notably Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia-have seen a lot of violence in the recent past. Several people I...

Purdue's gold nanorods brighten future for medical imaging

...analyze blood vessels and underlying tissues. "One obstacle is that light in the visible spectrum does not pass through tissue very well," said Alexander Wei, an associate professor of chemistry who worked with Cheng and other Purdue researchers, including Philip S. Low, a professor of chemistry. Imaging meth...

Vitamin D compounds show promise for prevention of prostate cancer

...t clinical trials for established cancer. A major obstacle to clinical use of calcitriol is dose-limiting hypercalcemia (abnormally high concentration of calcium in the blood). QW, developed at Johns Hopkins University and paricalcitol (Zemplar) have been shown to reduce parathyroid hormone levels (which re...

Research to improve trauma patient care neglected

...lmost any other cause of human suffering.' Another obstacle is that clinical trials take place in an emergency situation with unconscious patients who are unable to give informed consent. Few countries have legislation in place to handle these situations. Until there are more international trials into trauma ...

Cedars-Sinai researchers demonstrate a new way to switch therapeutic genes 'on' and 'off'

... undergoing clinical trials. This has been a major obstacle in bringing the testing of genetic therapies to humans in a clinical setting. As reported in a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Virology, the development of a new delivery system that can more effectively regulate therapeutic g...

New technology developed at Barrow Neurological Institute enhances MRI capabilities

...int where patient motion, which may be the biggest obstacle to good images, is no longer a factor. The second application for PROPELLER is stroke imaging. The technology used to detect and characterize strokes, called "Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI)," is extremely sensitive to even minute motion in a patien...

Researchers learn more about ways to regenerate the ear's hearing cells

...regeneration may be achieved and may be less of an obstacle than auditory cell regeneration," Chen says. "Now we need to find ways to create a similar system in the auditory cells, and this new model will help us better understand the mechanisms behind functional hair cell regeneration. Our next step will b...

Family refusal is biggest obstacle to improving UK organ donor rate

The biggest obstacle to improving the organ donation rate in the United...om suitable patients, say the authors. The biggest obstacle is the high proportion of relatives who deny consent. However, when the Human Tissue Act comes into...

Where we change our mind

...sis of the subjects' movements to overcome a major obstacle to such studies. That obstacle is that the beliefs of the subjects during the experiment could not be determined unequivocally; thu...

Utah study shows minivans, trucks pose greater risk of backing over children in driveways

...e available to warn a driver that a child or other obstacle is behind a vehicle. "But there is no substitute for walking behind (or at least looking behind) your vehicle before getting in and putting the car in reverse," Mann said. The study, using medical records and police reports, collected back-over inj...

Study reveals biochemical signature of cocaine craving in humans

...like cocaine, is central to addiction and poses an obstacle to successful therapy for many individuals," says NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, lead author on the study and former Associate Laboratory Director for life sciences research at Brookhaven Lab. "Today we can actually see increases in specific brain act...

Increased collaboration and awareness critical to managing climate variability and saving lives

...f climate-related risk management has been a major obstacle to improved prevention and reduction of loss. Over the course of five days, dialogue among experts in the fields of agriculture and food security; natural disasters; water resources; energy and the built environment; public health; and decision ma...

Routine use of Hib vaccine could lead to virtual elimination of killer disease in Africa

...countries have adopted the Hib vaccine. One major obstacle has been the lack of available data on Hib disease burden and vaccine effectiveness. "It is vital to support public health interventions such as the introduction of Hib vaccine with hard evidence", said Dr. Sharif, Deputy Director of Medical Servic...

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