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Over time, more women are developing MS than men

...f first births. We also need to ask the general questions about what women do differently than men, such as use of hair dye and use of cosmetics that may block vitamin D absorption, he said. At this point were just speculating on avenues of research that could be pursued. Cutter said the largest increase ...

Why GNEP can't jump to the future

... proposing to gut in FY 2008. In particular, major questions have been raised about the magnitude and costs of radioactive wastes stemming from the GNEP program. To help legislators and the American public bridge this information gap, the Institute for Policy Studies will release a rigorous study of GNEP o...

Clinical trial coordinators need more financial conflict-of-interest training

...inators who said they were uncomfortable answering questions about financial interests, 58 percent said it was because of a lack of knowledge. The researchers also found that 13 percent of the coordinators who felt uncomfortable disclosing financial information thought that the information was a private matter...

Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2

...lar regions, and in doing so will help address key questions regarding the impact of climate change on the polar environment. The mission is a technical tour-de-force if you take a step back and consider that the satellite will be travelling at over 23,000 kilometres per hour at 717 kilometres above the surfac...

Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN

...h and Human Services Secretary Leavitt that raised questions about the practical implications of policy decisions regarding an individuals right to control access to his or her personal health record through the NHIN. "Individuals should be able to access their health and medical data conveniently, reliabl...

DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies

...tify new approaches and strategies to help resolve questions about the movement of subsurface contaminants. P...e best science available, and will help us resolve questions about the movement of subsurface contaminants at Hanford and other DOE sites." The five-year re...

USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis

...tion and screening efforts." The survey included questions about access to physicians, health insurance coverage, neighborhood environment (e.g., are parks safe during the day) as well as what primarily language was spoken at home. Census tract measures the percentage of the population who do not speak Engl...

Eye diseases gave great painters different vision of their work, Stanford ophthalmologist says

...tful commentators from the scientific community on questions of eyesight among French 19th-century artists,'' said Kendall, who is curator-at-large at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. To create the images of the artists' paintings as seen through their own eyes, Marmor use...

Chance of hysterectomy predicted by multi-year study

...ed widely across the nation and worldwide, raising questions of the appropriateness of the procedure. This study recruited women seeking care for abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, or symptomatic uterine fibroids and ascertained their hysterectomy status during four years of surveillance. The te...

Kennedy Krieger Institute launches first national online autism registry

...t www.IANproject.org . Parents are filled with questions about autism, and, unfortunately, researchers are still struggling with many of the same questions. IAN brings these two groups together in a way thats never been done before, through an online registry, to find answers. Designed to drive autism...

1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work

...000 adults over the age of 18. The survey included questions about whether respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor and whether arthritis or joint symptoms affected whether they worked, and the type or the amount of work they did. Based on their answers, an estimated 6.9 million individuals ha...

Still some way to go in tackling racism in mental health care

...to the Mental Heath Bill, and there are also wider questions about whether treatment is being offered and delivered effectively. The Count me in census and other research indicate that institutional discrimination does occur and that services have some way to go before the challenges of our multicultural soc...

Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type

...igator leading the study. But what our study found questions this notion. Not only did we find that patients who had managed care, or fee-for-service insurance were much more likely to have a drug-eluting stent than patients covered by a government payer -- we found that certain characteristics of the hospital...

March 30 public briefing on PEPFAR's Progress

...tend may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org . PARTICIPATING FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT WROTE THE REPORT: JAIME SEPULVEDA AMOR (chair), Presidential Chair and visiting professor, Global Health Sciences and School of Nursing, Universit...

American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources

...uidebook includes a workbook section that provides questions to discuss with family members and caregivers. The...ncludes a workbook section that provides suggested questions to ask a doctor and a chart to record sleep patterns. The DVD is narrated by actress Finola Hughes, ...

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

...nd three months after. The interviews consisted of questions about emotional responses to AMD, knowledge of their disease and use of assistive devices. The team discovered that subjects who viewed the video had significantly higher scores than the control subjects on knowledge about their disease and assist...

Lymph node evaluation linked to improved survival for colon cancer patients

... University of Toronto, call attention to the many questions that must be addressed before any quality of care standards are put into place. Simple solutions for quality improvement (such as setting quality benchmarks for [the] number of lymph nodes evaluated in colon cancer) are attractive to policy makers an...

Headache-related work absences have a considerable socio-economic effect

...ave any more children. The survey used the same questions as research carried out in Denmark in 2001 on a cross-section of the general public. That found that nearly a third of people had consulted their family doctor because of a headache and three percent had been hospitalised because of headache. "Alth...

Study questions 'cancer stem cell' hypothesis in breast cancer

...rence between CD24+ and CD44+ cells within a tumor questions the validity of the cancer stem cell hypothesis in breast cancer, and suggests clonal evolution involving intra-tumoral heterogeneity as an alternative explanation," the authors wrote. Moreover, the Polyak team found that the CD44+ cells, but not the...

Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated

...eagues found that even administering the first two questions of the GAD-7 flagged those patients with possible anxiety disorders for physician follow-up. These questions ask the patient if he or she has felt nervous or has been unable to stop or control worrying over th...

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