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Community model effective in allotting anti-AIDS meds, Stanford doctor says

...ent at six sites. Israelski said one of the most robust AIDSETI groups is in Burundi, where there is nearly universal access to antiretroviral treatment despite more than 10 years of civil unrest. "This has been a favored model by the government in Burundi to meet the challenge of providing access to qual...

Breast cancer survivors change lifestyle after diagnosis

...e likely to modify the relevant behavior. The most robust relationship between beliefs and behavior change was found for changes in diet. "This study suggests that cancer survivors develop their own understanding of the causes of their cancer and the behavior changes that may prevent recurrence, and then ...

Different gene-expression predictors of breast cancer agree, UNC study shows

...etermine which to use and when, and which are more robust and helpful." To compare the individual predictions made by these different genomic tests, Perou and his colleagues at UNC and at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, studied the concordance of five different predictor...

Research ethics requirements compromising quality of health research

...eptions of trust and fairness, the NHS must have a robust and forthright communications strategy to explain why research using personal information is needed and the importance of ensuring high participation rates, they conclude....

Low literacy increases risk of death and misunderstanding of medical consent forms

...Sudore notes that self-reported health status is a robust measure of actual health). Being a current smoker increased the risk of death 3.09 times. Given the observational nature of the study, says Sudore, the researchers could not ascertain why low literacy increased the risk of death. She offers a numb...

Penn researchers examine the effects of meditation on early cognitive impairment

...ts might be able to activate their brain in a more robust way in particular. So if this kind of meditation is successful in helping patients with neurological problems, it could then someday become a low-cost additional treatment to current therapy." Newberg will use SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed...

Studies indicate medication can be an effective therapy for smoking cessation

...better treatments. Varenicline has demonstrated a robust ability to increase cessation rates (short-term and long-term) compared with both placebo and a first-line smoking cessation medication (bupropion SR), and may represent an advance in the treatment of tobacco dependence," the authors conclude. (JAMA....

Graduated driver licensing reduces fatal crashes by 11 percent

...n reducing fatal crashes of novice drivers is very robust across genders and geographic regions. Enhancing the enforcement of graduated driver licensing regulations could prevent more premature deaths," said co-author Guohua Li, MD, DrPH....

Older blood associated with worse outcomes after repeat heart surgery

...ts show that the number of transfusions given is a robust predictor of long-term mortality, and that the duration of storage also has independent adverse effects as well," he continued. "We believe our findings provide intriguing avenues for future study." The researchers published their findings on June 22...

Choose your beach with Medspiration

... data from multiple satellite systems to produce a robust set of sea surface data for assimilation into ocean forecasting models of the waters around Europe and also the whole of the Atlantic Ocean. Like thermometers in the sky, a number of different satellites measure SST on an ongoing basis using state...

Improving the standard of rheumatology care in Europe

...lation, the strength of evidence is perhaps not as robust as it could be. Whether pharmacological or non-pharmacological intervention is involved, in all of these areas there is a clear need for reinforcement of best practice, including simple guidance on effective treatment, which can be easily accessed by...

Promoting seat belt use among black motorists

...re, and should be addressed using methodologically robust epidemiologic studies. In the interim, however, the passage of primary seat belt laws, in conjunction with provisions or companion legislation to monitor and prevent racial profiling, appears to be justified given the possibility that we can achieve ...

Vision, contributions earn two honors for UH optometrist

...for this concept, transformed it into a viable and robust organization and expanded it to include not only the schools and colleges, but also the major national providers of continuing optometric education, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical industry partners, as well as several state and regional providers. "...

Very early signs of atherosclerosis and heart failure seen together on MRI

...y is the strong methodology, using recent and more robust techniques for the evaluation of heart function." "The study findings might explain the etiology of heart failure in several patients who are otherwise labeled as having idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Decreased coronary flow reserve in the face of increa...

Stevens Institute of Technology Roundtable

...uidelines of HIPAA even further. "The merger of a robust systems integration of hardware, software, network, telecom, and audit components with encryption, data control and access centralization, extends the security umbrella for any system, and certainly is of value to the healthcare vertical," said Ander...

New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India

...'s first priorities was to develop inexpensive and robust wireless networking technology. The 802.11 networking standard, more commonly known as "Wi-Fi", is defined by a set of international standards that limit its range to about 200 feet. (This is why computer-toting travelers cluster in groups at Wi-Fi ...

Osteoporisis treatment update

...her existing treatments have not demonstrated such robust effects in prospective, pre-planned, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, postmenopausal osteoporotic women stand to benefit from the proven efficacy and tolerability of strontium treatment, according to Reginster. In two other studies presented...

Stress, alcoholics, and post-traumatic stress disorder

... experiences stress does not have an appropriately robust hormone stress response," said Adinoff. "In other words, the combination of PTSD and alcoholism may have more profound, long-term effects on the HPA axis than just having alcoholism alone." "In terms of clinical applicability," said Brady, "interven...

Hospital inputs Shipman death rates to see how fast audit system would raise the alarm

...tion of crude outcome data. "Universal adoption of robust local monitoring could ensure that terrible events like the Shipman deaths are never repeated." Dr Harold Shipman was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment in January 2000 following a lengthy trial. He com...

Study results offer guidance in treatment

...ioral treatments for alcohol dependence. "The most robust finding in the study is that those receiving any medication did much better than those who received no pills at all," says The Scripps Research Institute's Professor Barbara Mason, an author of the paper. "This should be a wakeup call. With less than...

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