Tag: "sixth" at medical news

More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study

...pped with a particle trap to reduce emissions. The sixth bus, built in 2002, ran on compressed natural gas. Sensitive detectors on the buses tested for sulfur hexafluoride, a gas used as a tracer because it can be picked up at levels as low as 10 parts per trillion and is not present in background air. Su...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

...ghest. On average, this maximum corresponds to the sixth week of the year, between 7 and 15 February, when ...ty and the epidemic onset also corresponded to the sixth week of the year, 7 to 15 February. Thanks to this preliminary research, combining climate science ...

Drugs targeted at muscle cells

...s been partly financed with two EU grants from the sixth framework programme (EUGENE2 and EXGENESIS), which were recently awarded to an international network of researchers that includes the authors of the article. The molecular mechanisms behind Type 2 diabetes are not fully known, but both hereditary and...

Response of New York City public school children to September 11

...ention immediately after September 11, 2001." "The sixth main finding was that exposure to trauma prior to the WTC attack was a major risk factor for a post-September 11 probable mental disorder," the researchers found. "Thinking prospectively, this finding is of considerable public health significance sin...

Wiley to publish UICC TNM Atlas in July 2005

...res of the revised classifications outlined in the sixth edition of TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours. The new figures in the TNM Atlas include illustrations of head and neck tumors, digestive system tumors, lung and pleural tumors, tumors of bone and soft tissues, skin tumors, breast tumors, gyneco...

New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder

...roximately 3-4% of the adult population and is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. , , , More than half of those with bipolar disorder stop taking their medication at some point during their illness, subjecting themselves to a high risk of relapse and an increased risk of suicide. A med...

University of Pittsburgh study shows using expanded critera donors is safe

...lts of their findings are being presented today at sixth annual American Transplant Congress, the joint scientific meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. To help alleviate the shortage ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)

...986 and 1988, the fifth interview in 1993, and the sixth and final interview in 1999. Over the 20 years, more than 62 percent of the original group continued to participate in the research. According to the authors, the 20-year cumulative prevalence of asthma was 7.3 percent and of panic disorder 7.8 perc...

Alcohol may lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

...n worldwide, and in developed countries NHL is the sixth most common cancer in men and eighth most common in women. Lindsay Morton (National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA) and colleagues did a pooled analysis combining original data from nine studies from the USA, UK, Sweden, and Italy, involving 15...

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

... which statistics are available, Baltimore had the sixth highest incidence (reported new cases per year) in the nation for Chlamydia (at 6,413 cases, behind Rochester, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Detroit, Mich., Richmond, Va., and St. Louis, Mo.) In previous years, the city ranked third and second. Accordin...

New footwear reduces falls in the elderly population

...ling is the leading cause of accidental death the sixth leading cause of all deaths in older people. The average estimated cost for fall-related hospitalizations is almost $20,000. The Yaktrax Walker costs less than $20 a pair....

Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression

...of the most frequent psychological diseases every sixth person suffers from it at least once in their lives this affects a large number of people. In these cases electro-shock therapy is one option. This involves the patient being anaesthetised. Then the doctors pass electrical impulses through the patie...

Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year

...s named to this year's list. It is the hospital's sixth consecutive year as a recipient of the prestigious honor. "We are truly honored to have our efforts continuously recognized as among the best in the industry," said Tim Zoph, vice president and chief information officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospi...

Australians speak: Find us a cure for cancer - fast!

...sted priorities, health and medical research rated sixth highest, ahead of improving employment opportunities, maintaining a strong focus on domestic border control, improving overseas trade and export and keeping interest rates low. Improving hospitals and the health care system is deemed the top priority...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

...l "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the sixth consecutive year. Northwestern Memorial was one o...rking mothers, and for making the 100 Best for the sixth time," said Carol Evans, CEO of Working Mother Media. "It is my hope that other companies around th...

Popular kids more likely to smoke than less popular classmates

...Southern California surveyed 1,486 students in the sixth grade and then again the following year, in seventh grade. Students were defined as smokers if they had ever smoked-whether just a puff or a whole cigarette-and they were classified as susceptible to smoking if they refused to rule out any smoking i...

CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past

...launch took place in May 2000; CryoSat will be the sixth such launch, while the Russian Federal government also recently flew its own Earth Observation satellite on a Rockot in August this year. "A total of 157 SS-19s have flown to date, with no failures in the last 20 years," Freeborn adds. "Khrunichev h...

PRESERVE- 2-year study of initial combo therapy with nateglinide or glyburide + metformin

... 18 million Americans have diabetes, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and a major contributor to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and non-traumatic leg and foot amputations....

Strategy to tackle obesity still evading health services

...ess and premature death. Excess body weight is the sixth most important risk factor contributing to the overall burden of disease worldwide and 1.1billion adults and 10% of children are now classified as obese. Despite these figures, neither the medical management nor the societal preventive challenges are...

Novartis MS drug shows promising results

...onth) was reduced by more than 80% compared to the sixth month. More than 80% of patients who received FTY720 for up to 12 months were free from lesions showing active inflammation on MRI at the 12th month irrespective of their FTY720 treatment dose (1.25 mg or 5 mg). FTY720 appeared to be well tolerated, ...

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