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

...ifications. Our study, like others before it, does raise concerns about the performance of sleep deprived physicians-in-training and suggests that strategies aimed at reducing fatigue-related impairments are likely necessary." Arnedt and his colleagues are the first to study medical residents using the sle...

Do free drug samples influence residents' prescribing decisions?

... patients manage drug costs in the long term. They raise questions about whether drug samples belong in clinics where residents are learning or low-income patients are receiving care. Other studies have shown that many Americans do not take prescribed medications because they cannot afford them. Whether to...

GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences

...Ltd (TGR). This arrangement will also allow TGR to raise additional funds to finance further development of the technology. Under two separate agreements, venture capitalist Nanyang Innovation Fund managed by Nanyang Ventures (Nanyang) will invest up to $3 million, TGR will start a clinical trial of WGFE f...

Less than 1 percent of health plan members are diagnosed with alcohol use disorders

...tional Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), may raise awareness and lead to positive changes. "The mere presence of quality measures is not enough," said Dr. Goplerud. "With diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, the Veterans Administration and Medicare got together to develop standards for identi...

Patient reminders boost immunization rates

...tions may also be an opportunity for physicians to raise the quality of the service they provide and the overall health of the patients in their care -- beyond the boost in immunization rates. Jacobson Vann says patients who are overdue for their immunizations can also be behind schedule for routine preven...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

...some herbs can have estrogen-like actions and thus raise concern about their long-term use," said Barbour Warren, a research associate with BCERF and the co-author of the fact sheet "Herbal Medicines and Breast Cancer Risk," which is available free on BCERF's Web site at http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/ ...

Study: Nose doesn't smell like the eyes see

...nose that eventually go to the brain. The findings raise issues about how the process involved has been described for many years in biology textbooks. The textbooks say that our sense of smell converts odors into brain signals just like our vision converts light into brain signals. But the new work shows t...

Majority of ALS patients are not depressed

... special Public Education Award for his efforts to raise awareness of the disease and money for research by sharing his story as a researcher/doctor turned patient with the national media. "The resiliency of people with ALS is inspiring for all working in the field of ALS and helps remind us daily of our o...

Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders

...lactic anti-stroke medicines. "However, we hope to raise awareness of this disorder," said Wu. "Infants with unexplained seizures or weakness on one side of the body should be evaluated by a neurologist, and should receive a head imaging study to evaluate for perinatal stroke."...

VCU study: Low-dose oral contraceptives may increase risk for heart attack or stroke

...t attack," said Nestler. "However, our findings do raise the issue of whether oral contraceptives are optimal therapy for certain groups of women who are at baseline risk or who are taking the pill for a longer time, such as women with PCOS." According to Nestler, previous epidemiological studies have show...

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

... the SCI has also set up an education programme to raise awareness of the disease, and how to avoid becoming infected by schistosomiasis. Professor Stephen Smith, Principal of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, adds: "Alan and his team have managed a remarkable feat in treating so many peo...

Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain

...nced by a participant in a clinical trial that may raise a new caution about the use of antiepileptic drugs for conditions other than epilepsy. An elderly women enrolled in a clinical trial of pregabalin, a new drug for the treatment of pain and seizures, abruptly discontinued the medication and then deve...

Turn up da noise

...ver, the noise had to be "just the right amount to raise it above a sensory threshold so it can be perceived. Too little noise isn't enough, and too much noise just hides the signal," Ward said. "This is especially important for people whose sensory thresholds have been elevated, such as the elderly or peo...

Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office

...Kyphoplasty utilizes the inflation of a balloon to raise the compressed bone before the cement is injected and can provide partial correction of the deformity in the fractured bone. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 44 million Americans over 50 have osteopenia/osteoporosis; 80% of suffere...

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

... or ICU beds for chronic care patients. They also raise the issue of geographical inequities among provinces or various health centres. 3) Access to needed health care resources for the growing numbers of aged, chronically ill or mentally ill There are two components to this set of issues, according to ...

Assuring the supply of vaccines

... Wall Street Journal and the New York Times helped raise awareness of the complexities surrounding the vaccine industry. A briefing was held at the American Enterprise Institute at which reservations were expressed by many stakeholders about the Committee's recommendations. Questions and comments were rais...

Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities

...ne with a remote control, transfer to the lift and raise the seat via a hand control. At cab level, the operator can fold down a ramp, grab onto handholds and slide into the driver's seat. To enable a person who is paraplegic to operate the tractor, the students modified an electronic video game controller...

Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections

...d the virus simply mutated at random. "Our results raise the possibility that a hepatitis-C consensus sequence could be the best practical option for a vaccine," says infectious disease specialist David Thomas, M.D., a professor of medicine at Hopkins who served as senior author of the study of Irish women...

Raisins fight oral bacteria

... Raisin bran cereal with added sugar, however, did raise acidity levels. "Foods that are sticky do not necessarily cause tooth decay. It is mainly the added sugar, the sucrose, that contributes to the problem," Wu said....

Housing subsidies may help prevent children's undernutrition

...lth perspective, the findings of the current study raise concerns about the impact on child well-being of these proposed reductions," the authors conclude. "Our results suggest that in a time of increasing economic hardship and food insecurity for American families, decreases in housing subsidies may furth...

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