Tag: "position" at medical news

Adult socioeconomic position and health of twins

...nth's PLoS Medicine concludes that socioeconomic position in adulthood can significantly affect later health...at identical twins who had differing socioeconomic position in adulthood differed in their later health. In identical twins who differed in social class in adul...

Spinifex secures $3.25m investment to develop pain therapy

... currently under evaluation and we plan to be in a position to start a formal toxicology program on one of tho...US$3 billion. "With a solid intellectual property position and several 'drug-like' molecules already in hand we expect Spinifex to have a very solid future," h...

UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women director to receive national justice award

...omestic Violence Services. During her time in that position she oversaw the expansion of Kentucky's Children's Advocacy Centers, eventually establishing a center in every region of the state. She also helped develop Kentucky's statewide AMBER Alert program which helps locate abducted children. Her efforts al...

New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain

... Each monkey was shown one clip art picture at one position on the screen, and after a delay of one to 30 seconds, picked the original out of a random display of two to six different images to get a juice reward. The monkeys were then given varying doses of the drug and re-tested. At the highest dose tested, ...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

... had more difficulty maintaining a consistent lane position and a constant speed during the heavy work compared to the lighter work schedule. Speed variability on the driving test was also 29 percent higher following the heavy-schedule compared to the light schedule after drinking alcohol, but there were no ...

Medical research poll cannot be ignored

...maceutical sector agreed with Research Australia's position that this was an important national priority, and an all-out community effort was needed ramp up funding and resources. Pioneering work is being done in Australia in medical research. For example, the vaccine for cervical cancer developed by a Univer...

New programs restore interest in physician-scientist research careers

... activity, have contributed much to the preeminent position of the U.S. in medical science, according to 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. De...

Americans think commitment to health research should be stronger

...posed to stem cell research, 57 percent said their position was based on religious objections. 56 percent of Americans do not believe an abstinence-only approach to teen sex education will prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies, while 39 percent believe it will. "The understanding, support and engagement of...

Should the law on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide be changed?

...isted dying. From the BMA's perspective, a neutral position entails a campaign for better palliative care, robust safeguards for patients, training and support for health professionals, and clear conscientious objection clauses. Finally, research among doctors in the Netherlands shows that, although with the ...

UCL conference to launch global health institute

...gress in the study of well-being", starts from the position that well-being is a better way to evaluate economic activity than simply measuring income. It will report on the latest research on the determinants of well-being in populations....

Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts

...ployed, or the mentally ill - who are in the worst position and have very little choice or influence over thei...ward, according to Professor Macdonald. "The AMA's position statement this year was welcomed by men's health advocates - it supported the view that men's relati...

Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds

...owledged in the American Academy of Pediatrics new position paper on sudden infant death, which was released o...erican Academy of Pediatrics paper on infant sleep position and sudden infant death syndrome, which was published in 2000, said Kemp, who is director of the Sle...

UNC wins eight top NIH 'Roadmap' grants, more than any other university in the country

...nd the excellence of our faculty put us in a great position to compete for these awards." The wide variety of topics represented in the awards exemplifies the breadth and diversity of the university's faculty and programs, Waldrop said. The next-most successful institutions in securing such support were Vande...

Senator Arlen Specter to be honored at AACR gala

...ividuals who work in the public arena. In his past position as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Senator Specter staunchly advocated for increased appropriations for biomedical and cancer research. His leadership and collab...

Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma

...a. Physicians assess the six key risk factors and position their findings at various points on the tool, which can help them determine the risk of conversion from ocular hypertension to glaucoma within the next five years. "A collective assessment of these risk factors helps physicians identify those patie...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)

... such as can occur when an individual stays in one position too long. Once a clot breaks loose, it tends to travel to the lung. According to the study, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey show that in 2002, 101,000 patients with a primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism were hospitalized in acut...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...t communities are very influential and in a unique position to confront the challenges of the HIV epidemic for the communities they serve," Chin said. "The conversation about HIV is often nonexistent among Asian immigrants, and religious institutions need to take the lead to change that to prevent transmissio...

What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .

...ing out, for example, neural processing of spatial position and movement, they said. Said Buhusi, "I would arg... predict something, without actually changing your position in space." Understanding the machinery of interval timing is profoundly difficult because it is "amo...

New survey reveals older Americans' attitudes toward sleep and healthy aging

...e of primary caregiver for a parent or relative a position often accompanied by high levels of anxiety," said Dr. Butler. "It is no surprise that this stress and the need for round-the-clock care often interfere with getting a good night's sleep." About the Survey and Consensus Conference Findings of the s...

The Politicization of Science

...g its safety. Susan F. Wood, stepped down from her position as a result. The panel members will discuss this example and others as they consider the effect politics has on science. WHO: Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Professor of the History of Science and Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard Univers...

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