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Decision aid for diabetes

...using cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their cardiovascular risk. Citation: Montori VM, Breslin M, Maleska M, Weymiller AJ (2007) Creating a conversation: Insights from the development of a decision aid. PLoS Med 4(8): e233. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACC...

Why women get more migraines than men

...e response in females. A variety of factors may reduce the CSD threshold in both sexes, making them more susceptible to migraines these include genes, hormones and environmental triggers such as stress, diet, changes in sleep patterns and a host of others. While it is known that migraines in females flu...

Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment

...nd Yale, are taking part in a national campaign to reduce this time interval for patients who receive emergency angioplasty, and studies have shown that patients who are treated within an hour or two of arrival at the hospital do better in the long term than those who wait longer for angioplasty. But the...

International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston

...s will include the use of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risks of obesity, cancer and diseases of the heart, brain and skin. Presenters also will talk about how to maintain the most healthful level of bioactive compounds in the pre- and post-harvest stages of fruit and vegetable production, as well as ...

Why do people have sex?

... people have sex: Physical reasons such as to reduce stress (It seemed like good exercise), feel pleasure (Its exciting), improve or expand experiences (I was curious about sex), and the physical desirability of their partner (The person was a good dancer). Goal-based reasons, including utilitari...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...versal insurance coverage and had the potential to reduce U.S. health spending by up to $61 billion. At a time when health care is dominating the domestic policy agenda, and as presidential candidates put forward their health care plans, the Commonwealth Fund analysis offers insights and recommendations f...

RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University

...hat increases in drug co-payments caused people to reduce their use of prescription drugs, which led to lower drug costs. However, the study found that consumers increased their use of other types of medical care as a substitute for prescription drug use. About one-third of the cuts in prescription drug ...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...l data on their practice patterns. Helping to reduce smoking rates while provide funding for SCHIP and Medicare by increasing federal taxes on tobacco products. Reducing costly and unfair overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...plications of pinning our hopes on corn ethanol to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Report findings inclu...t favorable estimates show that corn ethanol could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent to 28 percent, while cellulosic ethanol is estimated to offer...

'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders

... more vulnerable children and avert cuts that will reduce elderly patients access to Medicare....

Helicopter flight trials for EGNOS

...tandard GPS. The increased approach angles also reduce noise nuisance on the ground as the helicopter can remain at high altitude until it is closer to its destination before commencing its final descent. In addition, a steeper descent angle reduces the noise generated by the rotor blades as the craft ne...

Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone

...w found that using chemotherapy before surgery can reduce the size of tumours making the surgery simpler, and increasing the number of patients who may be candidates for surgery. The worry is, however, that having a course of chemotherapy delays the operation, and could therefore leave patients at risk of a...

Scaling up HIV prevention programs is cost effective

...es Research. Each doubling of a programs scale can reduce costs by around a third, and some large programs are ten times more efficient than smaller ones - meaning that many more infections are averted for the same amount of resources. Proven prevention methods need to be scaled up rapidly, says Elliot Ma...

Global warming's threat to New York region and how to avoid severe consequences

...als will be on hand to talk about their efforts to reduce global warming emissions and prepare for the consequences. WHEN: 10 am EST, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458-5126 (For directions, call 718-817-8616 or go to:...

Wesley Research Institute study targets pharmacists to help diabetes sufferers

...elp people manage their diabetes may be one way to reduce the burden of Type 2 Diabetes on our health care system, Mr Brand said. Type 2 Diabetes sufferer Ms Deborah Lennon said that being able to access advice from pharmacists would be extremely beneficial in the management of her diabetes. It is quite...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...lear indication of these governments commitment to reduce child mortality. The WHO recommends that all co...nistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan for moving quickly to reduce needless Hib related child deaths...

U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system

...m these studies show that computerized systems can reduce mistakes, but unfortunately less than 50 percent of hospitals have implemented these systems. There is a lot of work to be done in the future. The rate of medication errors experienced by hospitals has skyrocketed from only 5 percent in 1992 to near...

Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training

...improve safety and care for health care workers to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis infection. Makary...f nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to reduce surgical workloads and adopting sharpless surgical techniques such as electric scalpels, clips and g...

UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery

...eins in all of these diseases" Would a strategy to reduce or prevent protein misfolding work against these and other diseases" These are avenues for further investigation by researchers. When Valentine first began working on copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, she was not a biochemist but a biological inorg...

Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'

...recommend early classes - before 10 a.m. - to help reduce excessive drinking. The high prevalence of proble...orce suggested that Friday classes and exams could reduce Thursday night partying. However, this recommendation was based on comments made by college adminis...

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