Tag: "reports" at medical news
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...sts of pre-1977 buses, while second-place Missouri reports
six percent of its fleet made up of pre-1977 buses. In comparison, 35 other states have no buses built before 1977 in use, and nine states have 1 percent or fewer pre-1977 buses in use. Interestingly, the differences among the newer buses, including...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...inally considered for review. "We found that many reports
on the efficacy of light therapy are not based on ...not look at safety or adverse effects, as very few reports
contain controlled, or comparison, data on side effects or toxicity, the authors reported. In additi...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...l of the American Medical Association. The article reports
study results suggesting older, cheaper diuretics remain the drug of choice for both black and non-black patients in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease. The analysis by race of the "Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Tre...
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...coming from WHO (World Health Organization) weekly reports
on Mali, between 1994 and 2002. For each of these nine years, a winter maximum for the Harmattan was established. This represents the week when the wind index was highest. On average, this maximum corresponds to the sixth week of the year, between 7...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...r-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, reports
that concerns over the drug's adverse effects were the primary reason for refusal. Tamoxifen, a synthetic estrogen receptor modulator, is an effective breast cancer adjuvant therapy and is also recognized as a breast cancer prevention drug for women...
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...g recommendations. NIST also released drafts of 15 reports
from three projects of the investigation: analysis...of the final investigation report and drafts of 27 reports
from the remaining five projects. The NIST WTC investigation's goal is to recommend improvements in...
2005 Wistar Institute Science Journalism award winner announced
... Journalism Award. Up to five stories or broadcast reports
from an individual journalist or team of journalists may be submitted as an entry. These may be selections from a series or a collection of stories representative of the entrant's coverage of the basic biomedical sciences. Books are not eligible. The...
Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome
...fter surgery was related to long-term outcome." He reports
the study findings April 13, 2005 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Miami Beach. Mr. Parish, Michael R. Sperling, M.D., Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and d...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...in the other two treatment groups. "Although some reports
of symptoms differed between those taking budesoni...nical effects in this study of mild asthma." Other reports
have noted that many asthma patients do not follow recommendations for daily controller medication. ...
NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens
... the Mayo Clinic provides the introduction. Future reports
will feature the latest information on dengue, pla...ries Bulleted highlights and complete journalist's reports
on presentations by experts in the field Chapterized, searchable audio presentations, synchronized w...
Researcher sheds light on ghostwriting in medical journals
...e patient care. In her commentary, Dr. Fugh-Berman reports
that she was approached by a medical education company working for a well-known pharmaceutical manufacturer. The company asked her to lend her name as author to a completed manuscript that reviewed herb-warfarin interactions. The pharmaceutical m...
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
...igators also analysed data from autopsy toxicology reports
from 49 executions in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They found that concentrations of thiopental in the blood were lower than that required for surgery in 43 of the 49 executions; 21 inmates had concentrations consistent with ...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...ion of government-sponsored vigilance, spontaneous reports
and epidemiological monitoring. Present arrangemen... agency that approved the initial marketing, or on reports
by the manufacturers. Also, current post-marketing control to curb the making and trading of substan...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...dy published in Stroke which analyzed 15 published reports
of tPA use in more than 2600 acute stroke patients found the intracerebral hemorrhage rate was 5.2 percent. The WVU study shows that CT perfusion, which measures blood flow, is very accurate at determining which patients would best benefit from treat...
Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine
...to 10 percent of men worldwide although official reports
of child sex abuse have declined somewhat in the U.S. during the last 10 years, close to 90 percent of sexual abuse cases are never reported to authorities most child sex abuse is committed by family members and individuals close to the child, whic...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
...the JAMA/Archives journals. Current public health reports
emphasize lifestyle modification, particularly quitting smoking, improved diet, increased physical activity and weight control, as the key to prevention and control of chronic diseases, according to background information in the article. Even though ...
Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated
...705,333, with a median cost of $741,920. "Previous reports
tended to understate the true costs of IRBs," says Sugarman. "Our study demonstrates that institutions and policy makers need to recognize the important role of the IRBs in protecting research participants so that they are not shortchanged." To deri...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...FE mutations. "Our findings in Caucasians confirm reports
from previous smaller studies," said Acton. "Our findings in non-Caucasians help everyone understand the prevalence of these conditions in other racial/ethnic groups." He added that many white Alabamians have Celtic origins, with some counties report...
Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates
... colleagues reviewed 135 published and unpublished reports
from March 1921 to July 2002 on disability-associated outcomes for all forms of schistosomiasis. They found that human schistosome infection was significantly linked to anaemia, diarrhoea, chronic pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, and malnutrition...
Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery
...ts have less invasive options to rid the "wattle," reports
a study in May's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), through targeted neck rejuvenation techniques. "Not every patient who seeks to correct facial aging wants or require...
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