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Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...diseases such as chlamydia and HIV, and accurately ranked this risk less than with vaginal sex. However, one in seven participants thought that the risk of STDs from oral sex would be zero. The UCSF researchers noted other studies that show a general misperception that oral sex entails no risk at all or ver...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...sily recycled. Disease diagnosis and screening was ranked fourth. Here technologies include the "lab-on-a-chip", which offers all the diagnostic functions of a medical laboratory, and other biosensors based on nano-sized tubes, wires, magnetic particles and semiconductor crystals (quantum dots). These inexp...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

...os acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). It ranked among the World Health Organization's essential medications and, like all fibrinolytics, there was a fine balance between efficacy in restoring blood flow to the heart and the risk of causing major bleeds. Strict calibration of the activity was manda...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

...rall for obesity (at 4.1 per cent), Canadian youth ranked fifth for "overweight" (19.3 per cent). The three countries with the highest prevalence of obesity were Malta (7.9 per cent), the United States (6.8 per cent), and England (5.1 per cent). The highest prevalence of overweight youth was found in Malta ...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

... performance between the top10% and the bottom 10% ranked hospitals. Top 10% hospitals generally had lower incident rates across all PSIs in 2001, but also generally improved at a greater rate than the bottom 10% hospitals between 2001 and 2003. Overall, from 2001 through 2003, the best-performing hospi...

Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll

... relief, it seems, is hard to come by. Respondents ranked prayer and prescription drugs as tops. Still, only... "somewhat well." Chiropractic and massage therapy ranked second-best. Forty percent of the people who tried these modalities said they worked very well. Gaet...

Study shows doctors and patients think differently about clinical trials

...as the greatest barrier. In contrast, the doctors ranked this last among psychosocial barriers. Patients a... trial random assignment as a key barrier (doctors ranked 1, patients ranked 2). Other non-practical barriers with significant discordance included the lack o...

Exercise reduces risk of recurrence and death in early stage colon cancer patients

...fit was found among patients whose activity levels ranked in the top two-fifths of the group, compared to the lowest one-fifth. They exercised at a rate of at least 18 MET-hours (metabolic-equivalent tasks) per week, which could be attained through jogging two to three hours a week, playing tennis a few tim...

Ultrasound images transmitted over phone allow real-time diagnosis of patients in poorer countries

...mages, said Dr. Harris. "In 67% of the cases, they ranked the compressed images as adequate for diagnostic purposes or better than adequate," he added. "The ultrasound machine used to create the images is a relatively simple machine and, in some of the cases, the resolution problems could have been more of ...

Ultrasound images transmitted over the phone allow radiologists to diagnose patients in real time

...ed images, said Harris. "In 67% of the cases, they ranked the compressed images as adequate for diagnostic purposes or better than adequate," he added. "The portable ultrasound machine we used to create the images in Yugoslavia is a relatively simple machine and, in some of the cases, the resolution problem...

U.S. ranks highest worldwide in use of high-tech imaging

... times more than Singapore and Germany, which each ranked second in per capita utilization of high-tech imaging. The lowest MR usage was in India, China and Indonesia. "X-ray use per capita varied by a factor of three between less and more developed nations while MR and CT use varied by a factor of 100," Dr...

Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures

... Only the studies with the most rigorous results, ranked first by quality of evidence - with results measured both before and after training - were included in the final analysis. More than half, 19 of 34, confirmed that knowledge improved. Fourteen studies evaluated patient attitudes and found that train...

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

...disease on other organ systems. Patients were then ranked as either high-scoring or low-scoring. Six months later the researchers correlated how each of the groups scored with such clinical measurements as glycemic control, cholesterol levels, body mass index (BMI) and death. The only correlation, not surpr...

Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately

... 2003; and 25th in 2004). U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola as the best heart and heart surgery program in Illinois two years in a row (2003 and 2004)....

Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

..., and St. Louis, Mo.) In previous years, the city ranked third and second. According to the CDC's biannual survey of risky youth behaviors, 32 percent of students are sexually active by the ninth grade. In a related survey to determine why the number of Chlamydia infections remains high, the researchers e...

Tough child support laws deter single men from becoming dads

... as well in their enforcement efforts as the state ranked fifth from the top, that would have led to a 20 percent reduction in out-of-wedlock births. "Any program that reduced out-of-wedlock childbearing by 17 to 20 percent," said Plotnick, "would be viewed as a major success." While many states have cont...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named top U.S. children's hospital, third consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report today ranked The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia the best h... specialty institutions, including pediatrics, are ranked by reputation among board-certified physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Associati...

Surgery is favored treatment for severe hemorrhoids

...evidence of their efficacy." Hemorrhoid disease is ranked first among the diseases of the rectum and large intestine. About half the U.S. population has experienced hemorrhoids by age 50. Men are more frequently afflicted than women, and the peak incidence of the disease occurs between the ages of 45 and 65...

Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone

...ase of the study, LSRO's expert panel reviewed and ranked 59 research pre-proposals for resuscitation fluids and adjunct therapies in an effort to determine which held the most promise for improving survival from combat blood-loss and achieving sound scientific advances. This phase was designed to assist t...

Americans think commitment to health research should be stronger

... by telephone interview. In a 2005 poll, Americans ranked health care (28 percent), education (22 percent), and jobs (20 percent) as the most important domestic issues. That same year, the majority of interviewees (78 percent) said it was very important that the U.S. maintain global leadership in health-rel...

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