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Education needed to reduce snowmobile injuries in children

...or children and adolescents. The reinforcing study supports the American Academy of Pediatrics view that snowmobiling is an increasing source of potential injury for these age groups. The study recommends helmet use, reduced speeds and increased state regulations to decrease injuries. Published in the Januar...

Case Professor Eric Pearlman, Ph.D., receives prestigious vision research grant

...porting eye research. With this type of award, RPB supports nationally recognized senior scientists conducting eye research at medical institutions in the United States. Pearlman, who has been on faculty at Case since 1994, will use the funds to study the immunology of the eye. "Many diseases that lead to v...

Antibiotics do not prevent recurrent myocardial infarcts in subjects with periodontitis

... destroys the tissue fibres and alveolar bone that supports the teeth, and may eventually lead to loss of teeth. According to the Health 2000 study, up to 64% of the Finnish adult population has deepened periodontal pockets related to periodontitis and about 20% have a severe form of the disease. The article ...

Understanding fatigue in chronic liver disease

...ations to those seen in inflammatory brain disease supports the likelihood that they are linked to pathological effects. However, they note that there are still unresolved issues in understanding sickness behaviors and that it remains unknown whether the results from the animal study will translate to cholest...

Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies

...ue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. The paper supports abstinence from sexual intercourse as "a healthy choice for teenagers" but critiques government policies and programs that promote abstinence-only or abstinence until marriage as the only prevention message for teenagers. According to the report, ab...

Study: Exercise helps speed wound healing in older adults

...s at the beginning of the study. The current study supports the results of a related study on wound healing conducted at Ohio State a few years ago. That work compared wound-healing rates between older adults caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease to rates of older adults who weren't caregivers. The ...

Building interoperability into medical information

...ed healthcare information about an individual that supports continuity of care, education and research, while ensuring confidentiality. A number of standardisation efforts are progressing to provide EHRs interoperability. However, an exchange of well-structured and machine-processable EHRs has not been achiev...

Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel'

...te from when they first studied the pictures. This supports the theory that memory retrieval is a form of mental time travel. In addition, by measuring second-by-second changes in how well participants were recapturing their previous brain state, the researchers were able to predict what kind of item the subj...

CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent benefits from clinical success, worldwide growth in 2005

...l cost-savings over bypass surgery, a finding that supports the use of drug-eluting stents in treating certain complex patient cases that would have otherwise been directed to surgery. The ARTS II trial was published in JAMA. "The scientific rigor and high standards attributed to randomized clinical trials ha...

Research clarifies how brain replenishes memory-making molecules

...16 hours before they are replaced. The study also supports an unsuspected route by which new receptors make their way to the synapse: Fresh AMPA receptors appear to be placed on the cell surface at the cell body and then migrate along the arms or dendrites of the cell to synapses, rather than moving within t...

Visualization techniques can help smokers quit

AKRON, Ohio - Dec. 20, 2005 - A new study supports previous research done that used guided health imagery to help smokers quit. Guided health imagery a technique to help patients relax their muscles and open their minds to images of health and healthy living has long been used to help surgery and ...

Denying joint replacements based on prejudice...and is false economy

... a letter to this week's BMJ. In fact, no evidence supports withholding joint replacement from obese people, even on utilitarian grounds, says Nicholas Finer, a consultant in obesity medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. For knee replacement, there is "no evidence that age, gender, or obesity is a st...

Sweeping recommendations to support pay-for-performance system

...d that P4P programs be designed in such a way that supports small practices rather than accelerating the quality gap between small and large groups. "ACP is confident that physician adoption of quality improvement strategies upon which incentives are based, if done right, can result in better outcomes, incre...

Cataract surgery rates and costs related to physician reimbursement methods

...to reimbursement methodology than other procedures supports the hypothesis that elective procedures are more responsive to physician incentives than non-elective procedures." "As enthusiasm for linking physician reimbursement to the quality of care grows, more health plans will likely use quality standards to...

New studies identify advances in treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

...tients in all phases of the disease, which further supports the activity of dasatinib in BCR-ABL positive leukemia," said Andreas Hochhaus, M.D., University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany. "This is very encouraging news for patients and should be viewed as a step forward in the treatment of CML." AMN107, ...

Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research

...rs and researchers to share data and resources. It supports effective co-working, such as obtaining second opinions that reduce the risk of misdiagnosis, and opens the door to powerful statistical analysis of the incidence and forms of breast cancer to assist future research. "Breast cancer is one of many dis...

Pneumonia hospitalization rates on the rise for older adults

... conditions among those hospitalized for pneumonia supports our primary hypothesis that an increase in the prevalence of underlying conditions that predispose individuals to pneumonia might partially account for the increase in rates of pneumonia hospitalization among patients aged 65 to 84 years. Our finding...

Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades

...h serious quality problems. HealthGrades' analysis supports these government findings....

Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal

... a really sensitive process." Glaser added, "This supports our long-held contention that even small changes in cytokine levels will have a marked effect on health." William Malarkey, professor of internal medicine; Stanley Lemeshow, dean of the School of Public Health and director of the Center for Biostati...

Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity

...nse research over the last 15 years. The new study supports one contending hypothesis: It is not the interaction between the two types of T cells, but rather the interaction of each with the dendritic cells that leads to protection from autoimmune assaults. Analyzing these physical interactions experimentally...

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