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$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccines

...e. An interruption of 12 months, they added, would raise the risk of insufficient supplies to between 95 percent and 100 percent. A subsequent problem of shortages is that many children miss their vaccines and must return to their physicians to catch up, but in many cases parents do not follow through with...

Binghamton University research focuses on heart health in rural women

...volve community leaders in designing a campaign to raise awareness of heart healthy behaviors through events and public service announcements.focuses on heart health in rural women The second technique, a series of nursing interventions, will be part of the program for half of the study participants. Those...

Therapeutic prospects beyond Vioxx

...though these results are in mice, not people, they raise an exciting possibility which can be tested in humans," says senior author Garret FitzGerald, MD, Director of Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Ever since the association of selective inhibitors of COX-2 Vioxx, Bextra, an...

JCI table of contents, April 6, 2006

...these studies reveal that cystamine and cysteamine raise BDNF in an HSJ1b-dependent manner and may be useful as potential treatments for HD. TITLE: Cystamine and cysteamine increase brain levels of BDNF in Huntington disease via HSJ1b and transglutaminase AUTHOR CONTACT: Sandrine Humbert Institut Curie,...

Assessment model gauges lung cancer risk based on medical history and genetics

...rmation related to molecular processes that either raise or reduce a person's risk of developing cancer. In this study, the researchers used a laboratory test that calculates how efficiently subjects' lymphocytes drawn into a test-tube repair damage from a tobacco carcinogen. In the future, more cost effec...

Institute of Medicine advisory: Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation

... concern about sleep loss among children and youth raise questions about the nation's ability to tackle problems associated with sleep. SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND SLEEP DISORDERS: AN UNMET PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM, a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, assesses the country's capac...

Researchers find why prostate drug increases likelihood of heart failure

...ssary to help the heart are lower than levels that raise blood pressure. Currently, Simpson and his team are pursuing two lines of research. In the first, they are investigating alpha 1 receptors in greater depth. "There are three main subtypes of alpha receptors," he explains, "and we want to know whether...

Lack of sleep linked to increased risk of high blood pressure

...However, people who sleep for only short durations raise their average 24-hour blood pressure and heart rate. This may set up the cardiovascular system to operate at an elevated pressure." Gangwisch said that 24 percent of people ages 32 to 59 who slept for five or fewer hours a night developed hypertensi...

High good cholesterol trumps low bad cholesterol for heart protection

...el. "Most of the drugs that lower LDL also tend to raise HDL so until our study, when a person's health improved, you couldn't tell if that was due to lowering of the LDL or raising the HDL level," says study senior author William Tierney, M.D., IU Chancellor's Professor of Medicine and a Regenstrief Insti...

Lack of sleep linked to increased risk of high blood pressure

...However, people who sleep for only short durations raise their average 24-hour blood pressure and heart rate. This may set up the cardiovascular system to operate at an elevated pressure." Dr. Gangwisch said that 24 percent of people ages 32 to 59 who slept for five or fewer hours a night developed hypert...

President's budget proposal cuts critical infectious diseases programs to the bone

...ch too low, however, and recommends new funding to raise them. "Vaccines can save money in the long run," Dr. Blaser said, "but we need to make the investment up front to make them available." IDSA recommends increasing immunization program funding by $321 million to a total of $846 million. HIV preventio...

Therapy program export treats borderline personality disorder

...with borderline personality disorder techniques to raise self-awareness and self-management. People with the disorder struggle to manage intense emotions, experience frequent suicidal thoughts and can engage in self-damaging, impulsive behaviors. Their relationships with others are often unstable because o...

Should we ban consumer drug ads? - Press release from PLoS Medicine

...ct. They argue that such advertising is likely to raise patients' expectations about a medicine's benefits, which "may increase the effectiveness of medications beyond that which is expected from their purely biological mechanisms." And such raised expectations, they argue, might even motivate patien...

Renaissance of medicine in the Middle East needed

... underway. The Lancet hopes this week's issue will raise awareness of these positive initiatives, as well as the health challenges affecting the region. Radical change in local and international attitudes towards health in the Middle East is long overdue, states the editorial. The Lancet comments: "Global ...

Simple checklists could improve child protection

... child protection issues more effectively and help raise awareness. Certain types of training seemed to improved knowledge and attitudes and boosted the speed of response to child protection concerns, many of the studies describing innovative approaches to training were of poor quality, say the authors. By...

$10 million gift funds innovative predictive health study

...ns about how genes and the environment interact to raise or lower the risk of disease. "For example, biological data may enable researchers to understand how healthy behaviors, such as exercise, change the cardiovascular system at the level of proteins, cells and cell structures," said Dr. March. Initially...

Oxford Immunotec welcomes UK NICE guideline on tuberculosis as disease incidence continues to rise

... Dr Wrighton-Smith commented: "This guideline will raise awareness of the risk that TB poses and we welcome that. It is disappointing however that they fail to recognise the costs that the NHS must bear in re-training healthcare professionals to use the Mantoux technique and the additional work required as...

Research mice help scientists understand the complexities of cholesterol

...cal Investigation. "Being able to develop drugs to raise levels of good cholesterol depends on knowing more...allow drug developers to target specific organs to raise HDL levels. Currently, there are few drugs to raise HDL levels, and people who need to raise their H...

Early blood pressure treatment may postpone true hypertension

... treatment interrupted blood-vessel processes that raise blood pressure, a phenomenon that has been seen previously in animal studies. "This study, which is the first of its kind, shows that postponement of hypertension onset through medical treatment is feasible, and without side effects," says Julius, a...

Mayo Clinic obesity researchers test 'classroom of the future'

...ove (a community-based advocacy organization) will raise awareness of the concept. "The Rochester Public Schools were amazing," Dr. Levine explains. "Teachers stood in line to take on the challenge." "When I was approached I realized that this has to be the face of the future not only for education but als...

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