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CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials

...al microbicide, and for garnering the considerable resources required over the years to advance this leading hope for women to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy." The researchers hope that the completed trials will demonstrate a significant decrease -- at least 5...

New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients

...ndary care, particularly in relation to diagnostic resources and limited access to specialist advice, but those who had access to a community heart failure nurse - around 44% - valued them highly. The authors conclude: 'The new contract may improve identification and diagnosis of CHF but there is a dang...

Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals

...rge difference on length of stay, re-admission and resources used. Four physician groups were studied gastroenterology, respiratory, general internal medicine (GIM), and specialty. The lowest length of stay a median five days was recorded in cases where a patient was admitted by a general internal medicine...

WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing

...f outlets providing antiretrovirals, the financial resources allocated to 3 by 5 are below what are needed (US$ 163 million vs 174 million), and the number of WHO staff deployed to the initiative is well below what it should be (112 vs 400). Only 30 countries have established treatment goals instead of the Dec...

Decline in major heart disease offset by rise in diagnosed angina among British men

...ults emphasise the ongoing need for health service resources for angina, say the researchers. The study involve...less, the trend raises concerns for health service resources for angina and suspected angina. The results also highlight the need for continued emphasis on the p...

Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys

... justice system needs to devote more attention and resources to the problems of troubled girls, said Stephen Gavazzi, co-author of the study and professor of human development and family science in the College of Human Ecology at Ohio State University . "The system has not been built to handle girls' issues,"...

Fear of falling: It's not only grandpa's phobia

...ncreased risk of environmental hazards, inadequate resources and socioeconomic disadvantage in inner-city neighborhoods increase the perception of fall risk among resident elders," she says. Dr. Wilson called for more research to see at what age the fear of falling first develops and to learn why the phobia ap...

Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking

...approved medications for smoking cessation, online resources for nurses ( www.tobaccofreenurses.org ) and a new toll-free national hotline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for smokers wanting to quit. The DHHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality jointly developed the guide with Tobacco-Free Nurses, a national initia...

Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century

...healthcare providers need to be fairly reimbursed, resources should be available to monitor vaccine effectiveness and safety, and loopholes need to be closed in the vaccine injury compensation program. Incentives should be available to encourage the development of new vaccines, from basic research to manufact...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...ately, public health and housing agencies lack the resources they need to protect children from lead poisoning, and even when they do act, the study by Kemper and colleagues is a cogent reminder that it is too little, too late," the author concludes. (JAMA. 2005; 293: 2274 2276. Available post-embargo at ww...

Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents

...ung patients may actually have dual diagnoses, the resources may not exist to adequately assess and treat those... (AOD) programs for adolescents currently have the resources to provide psychiatric services in practice," concurred Michael Dennis, a senior research psychologi...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...l be preferred in health care systems with limited resources and is especially cost-effective with "e-antigen negative" patients, which is a more serious type of hepatitis B. "We found that the newer, more 'sexy' drugs are too expensive and better to use only after other first line therapies have failed," said...

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

...e several hundred patients but the hospital had no resources to read the ultrasound scans. "Once they had the equipment, they needed an inexpensive way for the images to be read," said Harris. "We conducted a pilot study in which 50 thyroid, abdominal, pelvic and transvaginal images were transmitted from Yugo...

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

...and Mexico) to determine how the world's radiology resources were being used. Germany, Singapore and South Korea had the highest per capita utilization for X-ray, with the lowest utilization in India, China and Indonesia, said Mark Schweitzer, MD, of the Hospital for Joint Diseases for Orthopedic Institute in ...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...untries and developing countries to devote greater resources to fighting malaria. The Gates Foundation's goal i...pproaches to controlling the disease. Help target resources to identify and address critical staffing shortages or employee training needs. Provide expertise i...

Arthur Frommer tells America where to stop when they need to go

...le traveling; Links to additional information and resources on OAB. Adults with OAB often limit daily activities, such as travel and shopping, due to symptoms that include urinary urgency (having a strong need to go to the bathroom right away), frequency (having to go to the bathroom too often), and incontin...

Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain

...seems not to be a cost effective use of healthcare resources at two year follow-up. However, this could alter if the number of rehabilitation patients subsequently receiving surgery continues to increase in the future....

Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel

...nters such as the National Cancer Institute. Those resources include repositories of synthetic and natural products, services to screen compounds for anticancer activity, drug discovery databases, and programs to support drug assays and clinical trials. "What is needed is a comprehensive mechanism to put all t...

Study shows Philip Morris pursued tobacco regulation to enhance its image

... "With image-shaping in mind, PM devoted enormous resources to achieving regulation--but on its own terms," says senior study author Ruth Malone, RN, PhD. "While health advocates frame tobacco use as a public health policy issue, PM's regulatory efforts focused on framing tobacco use as an individual choice ...

Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities

...s that Ontarians do not believe there are adequate resources currently available in the community for those who...he workplace; 81 per cent perceive lack of school resources and 46 per cent believe students' attitudes are a major obstacle to school inclusion. When the gover...

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