Tag: "perspective" at medical news

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...ditionalists were not able to take in a behavioral perspective as they saw addiction as an innate disease; therefore external circumstances should not affect an addicted person's behavior. But those ideas are changing now, and that change is part of our story." The National Institute of Drug Addiction (NIDA) dev...

Media interview opportunity

...ominent asthma advocacy group available to provide perspective on study published in NEJM entitled "Daily Versus ... can refer reporters to a physician for a clinical perspective on the IMPACT study...

Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading

...l Neuroscience, she has brought a neuroscientist's perspective to the concept of learning, convinced that developing brains are much more plastic than has been generally believed by educators. Independent tests at Stanford University have demonstrated that developmental skills in language and reading can be dram...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

... hopes the new finding will give physicians better perspective on the risks of nesiritide, which is perceived as being more effective and safer than dobutamine, an inotropic (heart strength-enhancing) drug that carries a substantial risk of increased mortality. The analysis of all three clinical trials, he says...

Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity

...al of Pediatrics reviews prior research to provide perspective about the role of soft drinks in childhood obesity. Robert Murray, MD and colleagues from Ohio State University, University of Vermont, and University of California San Diego reviewed articles, press releases, statements, and editorials from rese...

Investigating the appropriateness of current alcohol-use disorder criteria for adolescents

...nd severe, epidemiological studies provide broader perspective among healthy and more representative populations. Both approaches are complementary."...

Weighing the evidence: A forum to examine the latest news about overweight, obesity and mortality

...on at the Centers for Disease Control will provide perspective on bodyweight from CDC studies. Scott Grundy Director, Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will discuss weight and cardiovascular disease. Graham Colditz Professor of Epidemiology at HSPH will discuss w...

Does a family dinner guarantee slimmer kids?

...ultiple benefits and should be encouraged from the perspective of improving diet quality," Taveras said, "overweight prevention may not be one of the benefits." Previous studies have shown that family dinners are associated with greater consumption of fruits and vegetables; less fried food, soda, and saturated a...

Short on time, long on feeling: Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions

...d. "The test results suggest that a different time perspective itself can cause differences in emotional complexi...also conducting research to see how a time-limited perspective affects decisions: Do people choose something different if they think they're choosing for the last ...

Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10

...ics of hereditary cancers will offer an historical perspective of the field. Ann-Marie Codori, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, will discuss the impact of testing for FAP, a type of hereditary colorectal can...

Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth

...from nationally based samples. An international perspective on these findings is also becoming available, as the study is part of a global initiative on the epidemiology of mental disorders in 28 countries, coordinated through the World Health Organization....

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

...conflicts and dilemmas of healthcare from both the perspective of healthcare professionals and also from the perspective of patients and their families." In their paper, the JCB group recommends addressing the problem thr...

TV has negative impact on very young children's learning abilities

...net effect of television viewing from a population perspective is limited in its beneficial impact." "One of the contributions of this study is to recognize and explicitly model the heterogeneous [mixed] effect of television viewing at different ages on children's outcomes," the authors write. "Television viewin...

Early prostate cancer screening may reduce mortality rate

...ent difference is quite a large amount so from our perspective it is quite a significant link in the chain supporting that early prostate screening has a positive impact." Ontario is among the half of Canadian provinces that does not cover the costs of PSA screening tests. Guidelines for physicians in Ontario r...

Are some medicines so good they should be free? In diabetes, the answer may be yes

...ese drugs. It is sound policy, both from a patient perspective and from a fiscal perspective, to analyze drug co-payments on a case-by-case basis." "All in all, ACE inhibitors are widely recommended as important medications for almost anyone with diabetes to take," says Rosen. "But cost has been shown to get in ...

Arts program provides services, guidance to HIV/AIDS patients

...nessed the phenomenal power of art-making from the perspective of a director who is on stage, engaging in an ongoing, intimate dialogue with the actors. Only in Kellman's case, the actors are real people -- people who've been hit head-on by the brutal reality of HIV/AIDS diagnoses, then left to work through the ...

Cognitive therapy effective in preventing repeat suicide attempts

...e else would be considered a good outcome from the perspective of violence prevention. But without effective psychiatric treatment, such a person will still be in distress and is likely to remain at risk for violence. From this public health perspective, society should devote adequate resources to developing and...

Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia

... question from a public health and interventionist perspective is whether the relevant nutritional restriction of interest constitutes a global nutritional deficiency or a specific micronutrient deficiency. If the former, the implications of this work are confined largely to developing countries where severe pr...

Few benefits, many costs associated with changing definition of 'abnormal' PSA level

...between the ages of 60 and 69. To put things into perspective the authors point out that in the next 10 years, relatively few men are expected to die from prostate cancer--0.3% of men aged 50-59, and 0.9% of men aged 60-69. The authors note that no studies to date have focused on the actual effectiveness of PS...

New programs restore interest in physician-scientist research careers

... background information in the article. The unique perspective that physician-scientists bring to the medical research workforce is that their scientific questions arise at the bedside and in the clinic. Despite this perspective, the pipeline of physician-scientists has had a serious problem, first described mor...

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