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New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis

...should be evaluated with caution since this was an open label study. Argov says further research is underway to look at the effects of this drug over a longer period of time. ...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

... orders to muscle stem cells, that knowledge could open the door to new therapies for injuries in a host of different tissues. The key to the whole process is Wnt, a protein traditionally thought to help promote maintenance and proliferation of stem cells in many tissues. But in this instance, Wnt appea...

Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'

...ohol Action Teams, a study published in the online open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests. DRDs are currently used to help evaluate the success of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams in England and Wales, but the term's exact meaning varies according to European and nati...

Long heat waves boost hospital admissions

...als, according to research published in the online 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 hospita...

Parents' depression can weigh on children

...heir weight, Janicke said. Aside from helping kids open up about making healthier lifestyle choices, psychologists also can help children deal with depression and teach coping strategies for peer bullying. Sometimes its hard to change peer interactions, but just giving the child an ear can be very pow...

Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...o simulate everyday activities, such as bending to open a mailbox or leaning to ring a doorbell. Sensors attached to the study subjects recorded their muscle movements. The study confirmed what researchers have long suspected: People with a high fear of back pain will twist, bend and make other unusual...

Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines

...TB), according to a report published in the online open access journal, BMC Infectious Diseases. Dr. Petros Karakousis et al. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US, administered a twenty-question survey about TB to 131 medical residents attending a single teaching conference at each...

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...ica, according to research published in the online open access journal Human Resources for Health. Medical volunteer numbers remain low, and resources are shifting to local capacity building initiatives. Geert Laleman and colleagues from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium quizzed hum...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...tion in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) due to open in October 2007 will develop novel technologies to trap and store greenhouse gases permanently and safely, so they are not released into the atmosphere. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through the Challenging Engine...

Asia Pacific Family Medicine moves to BioMed Central's open access platform

...ed Central, the worlds largest publisher of online open access scientific journals, today announced that t...) will join BioMed Centrals family of independent, open access journals. The partnership between APFM and BioMed Central continues the expansion of the wor...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

...lar, Chief Medical Officer for IBM. Doing so in an open environment will remove market inhibitors that imp...vation in critical industries like health care and open a broader device market thats fueled by uninterrupted networking. Helal has devoted the past sever...

Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates

... infection, according to a report published in the open access journal Critical Care. Stphane Hugonnet and colleagues from the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland, investigated the number of patients admitted to the ICU who developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), over a four-year per...

Scaling up HIV prevention programs is cost effective

...ions, according to a study published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research. Each doubling of a programs scale can reduce costs by around a third, and some large programs are ten times more efficient than smaller ones - meaning that many more infections are averted for the same amo...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...opean Parliament Against Cancer). The meeting will open with a welcome address by Prof. Hakan Mellstedt, ESMO President. The impact of this meeting will influence the future oncology healthcare strategy throughout the European Union, he said. Cancer is one of the major causes of disease, morbidity and ...

Holograms make for better vision tests

...ding simplicity, high speed and low cost and could open new doors in our understanding of human vision. T... cost, holography offers the advantage of being an open field refraction system that is devoid of the problem of proximal accommodation. We describe the hol...

Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

... more likely than the bisexual men and women to be open about their sexual orientation. Their greater visibility probably also makes them easier targets for discrimination than bisexuals. Survey respondents were randomly selected from a panel of more than 40,000 U.S. households maintained by Knowledge ...

Nepalese researchers identify cost-effective treatment for drug-resistant typhoid

...or problem. The results are published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Enteric fever, of which typhoid fever is the most common form, is a major disease affecting the developing world, where sanitary conditions remain poor. The best global estimates are of at least 22 million cases of typhoid ...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

... patient-centered care, encouraging the patient to open up and offer additional valuable information, said Howard B. Beckman, M.D., a co-author of the article and a clinical professor of medicine and family medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Instead we found these disclosures to be doctor-c...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...orers, who had no choice but to circumnavigate the open ice-free water leads. When confronted with suc...s ice conditions, with large areas of thin ice and open water," says Leif Toudal Pedersen. "Luckily I was able to follow the changes in ice conditions and i...

Metabolic syndrome points to heart health

...tion, according to a paper published in the online open access journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. Ana Azevedo and colleagues, from the University of Porto Medical School, Portugal, investigated the possibility of a graded association between the number of features of metabolic syndrome and cardiac st...

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