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Time is right for vets and doctors to debate food policy

...n and Tim Lang. Doctors and vets have an important opportunity to guide the public about these costs and to encourage the relevant policymakers to make changes. Historically, a good public health case existed for reducing the price of foods and vets have helped deliver that policy. Today, vets help farmers contr...

AIUM to host annual convention

...y through Sunday, March 2326, 2006. Don't miss the opportunity to attend the AIUM Annual Convention--the world's ...as are expected to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the newest and best in ultrasound technology, network with colleagues from around the world,...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

...t they once were. As a result, there is a constant opportunity for people who are occupationally exposed to pigs ...ith influenza viruses and, conversely, a continual opportunity for human flu viruses to mix with swine or bird flu viruses. To determine the prevalence of swine in...

Many smokers fail to quit after cancer diagnosis

...or for many smokers and thus, provides a window of opportunity to begin treatment for smoking addiction. Led by Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D., of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers reviewed the scientific literature to provide a comprehensive overview of smoking cessation and ca...

Patients with Hepatitis C using more healthcare resources

...ons regarding HCV treatments will bring increasing opportunity costs for the health care system and society."...

Jewelry-making program empowers participants, reduces HIV risk

...elling themselves for so long, and giving them the opportunity to sell a beautiful product that other people appreciate really had an impact on their self value as well. This program is a novel approach to self empowerment and HIV-prevention," said Sherman. The effects of JEWEL continued past the end of the one-...

Study looks at factors influencing African-American women's decisions to join cancer screening trial

... a clinical trial. "This represents a major missed opportunity to impart vital educational information and to recruit African-American women more successfully into clinical trials," said Dr. Trauth. To increase recruitment of African-American women to cancer clinical trials, Dr. Trauth suggests first providing w...

Study demonstrates role of exercise in modifying melatonin levels

...ctivity against breast cancer, then there is great opportunity for the scientific community to build on this knowledge and help women understand what steps they can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease," said Dr. Julia Knight, the study's lead investigator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institut...

Making the best decisions when faced with the risks of premature delivery

...y or initiate intensive care if necessary with the opportunity to withdraw the request if the prognosis at birth is poor; 2) comfort care only (keep the baby comfortable without medical care procedures); 3) resuscitate if the baby's condition is good, but only comfort care if the prognosis is poor. However, par...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

... the Kruger Park." "The project has been a useful opportunity for us to build capacity in this subject, and to enhance our existing dataset. We see the results as complementing our traditional forest inventory, and hope to participate in follow-up projects." Dimitris Lalas of the National Observatory of Athens...

Racial minority participation in clinical trials increase with information and access

...tudy criteria and when they are informed about the opportunity to enroll in the study, according to an article by...illing to participate in research when there is an opportunity to do so. The authors say that the main barrier to participation is access, knowledge that these stu...

'Hospital at home' offers quality care at lower cost

...al and similar programs gives Western New York the opportunity to develop innovative health-care services for its aging population," Naughton said. "There are alternatives to hospitalization for older adults that can increase patient safety and reduce costs."...

EU and G8 countries must help Russia tackle its health crisis

...sidency of the G8. President Vladimir Putin has an opportunity to lead the global health debate and keep health high on the G8 agenda. But first Russia must kick start the transformation of its own health system. And G8 and EU leaders must assist in driving through the health reforms it most desperately needs, ...

Adherence to pneumonia treatment guidelines results in better outcomes, Pitt study shows

...ty of care is far from ideal, leaving considerable opportunity for improvements. This study helps define that which is needed to achieve better outcomes for patients with pneumonia," noted Dr. Fine....

The American College of Cardiology calls on Congress to reject cuts to office-based imaging

...care physician payments in 2006. The House has an opportunity to reject these arbitrary cuts to physicians who depend on medical imaging to effectively diagnose and treat their patients. The 4.4 percent cut in Medicare physician payments must be halted, but not on the backs of the very physicians whom Congress ...

Positive outcome of Medicare drug benefit

...Platt states that Medicare data will offer a great opportunity to improve the nation's ability to understand the balance of risks and benefits of drug treatment, and if taken advantage of, there will be increased data about whether drugs are used as intended, whether they have their intended effects, and how ris...

Clinical performance measures raise bar in heart attack care

...ence is so strong, every patient ought to have the opportunity to receive the treatment," said Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., F.A.C.C., chair of the writing committee, and the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. "They move us from an arena of recommendations to one of ...

New Hurricane Katrina survivor initiative to guide policy

...r that for two years. "This initiative is a unique opportunity to help policy makers monitor the unmet needs of people whose lives were, and may continue to be, severely impacted by this unprecedented disaster," said Ronald Kessler, PhD, Harvard Medical School professor of health care policy and director of the ...

MCG gets technology to help optimize medicine dosage

...uire this technology for MCG and excited about the opportunity to pioneer this emergent technology in clinical psychiatry," says Dr Adriana Foster, an expert in schizophrenia and mood disorders who recently joined the MCG faculty from the University of Baylor. Dr. Foster will help Dr Wang lead the collaborative ...

Obesity in middle age raises heart disease, diabetes risk in older age

...up of the CHA study offered the researchers a rare opportunity to assess the long-term relationship between midlife BMI and health outcomes in older age, for which data are limited. Results of the study showed that having a normal BMI in young adulthood and middle age confers significant health benefits at all ...

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