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IOF Bone Apptit campaign wins prestigious communications award
... of the larger IOF Family who helped us reach more than
100 million people worldwide with the Bone Apptit campaign messages and to have more than
1.8 million visitors to the IOF website last October." CIPR President Lionel Zetter said: "The Exc...
Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'
...bwe, eager to share his newfound expertise at more than
30 workshops in surrounding regions. Another returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo and established two Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Another trainee helped design international guidelines for HVI vaccines. During the practicum, train...
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
...zation among gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. More than
a third of the gay men said they had experienced v... to four times more housing and job discrimination than
bisexuals. The disparities persisted after Herek controlled statistically for age, race, ethnicity a...
Do people listen to heat warnings?
Oppressive summertime heat claims more lives than
all other weather-related disasters combined, including tornadoes and hurricanes. From 1999 to 2003, the Center for Disease Control reported 3,442 deaths resulting from exposure to extreme heat. Heat is a stealth killer, says Dr. Scott Sheridan, K...
Are parking garages safe during hurricanes?
...rricanes, tornadoes, storms and lightning for more than
Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths
... the Hib conjugate vaccine is significantly higher than
what can be detected through routine surveillance. There has been an ongoing disagreement about the total burden of Hib pneumonia and meningitis in Asia, but our findings provide evidence challenging the commonly held notion that these diseases ...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
...dwriting and transcription errors account for more than
60 percent of medication errors. Patient safety ...ystems can reduce mistakes, but unfortunately less than
50 percent of hospitals have implemented these systems. There is a lot of work to be done in the fut...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...sidents in 17 U.S. medical centers finds that more than
half failed to report needle-stick injuries involv...nd HBV and can eradicate evidence of virus in more than
90 percent of people with acute HCV infection. Previous studies suggest that an estimated 600,000 t...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...h Fund. The report, based on a 2006 survey of more than
2,830 adults, shows that linking minority patients...are, in 2006 nearly one-half of Hispanics and more than
one of four African Americans were uninsured at some point during the year. In contrast, 21 percent ...
UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery
...as discovered, Valentines laboratory has made more than
two dozen mutant, ALS-causing enzymes, most of whi...e was less interested in its biological properties than
in the inorganic chemistry. She was more interested, for example, in how the protein influenced the ...
New research spares children the pain of the needle
...herapy in hospital and were able to go home sooner than
those given injections. Two-and-a-half million c...over the latter. Oral antibiotics are also cheaper than
those given via the IV route. The researchers concluded: We suggest that in countries like the UK,...
Nepalese researchers identify cost-effective treatment for drug-resistant typhoid
...n, may be more effective at treating typhoid fever than
the drug currently recommended by the World Health...ive and must be administered for a longer duration than
is ideal. Clearly there is an urgent need for a treatment that is cost-effective and easy to adminis...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
...volving drinking drivers 18 to 24 are people other than
the drinking driver." In 2002, a national task force suggested that Friday classes and exams could reduce Thursday night partying. However, this recommendation was based on comments made by college administrators and students, not empirical data. T...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...e the first one was developed, guidelines for more than
20 other conditions, such as pneumonia, ischemic stroke, diabetes and gallbladder disease, have been added. Nearly 40 instructional discharge sheets for patients are on the site, as well as common medical forms and procedure guidelines. Guidelines ...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...ormance in multiple areas of cognitive functioning than
non-smokers when they are still actively drinking ...s showed a significantly greater level of recovery than
smoking alcoholics in the areas of mental efficiency, higher-level reasoning and problem-solving, vi...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation du...he said. At my institution, we estimate that more than
40 percent of our medical intensive-care unit patients have AUDs. Other researchers have reported a...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...the visit and focused more on the physicians needs than
the patients needs. The disclosures interrupted the flow of information exchange and valuable patient time in the typically time-pressured primary care visit. Investigators found no examples of a physician making a statement that led back from the se...
Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
... Prevention Research Center, youth are more likely than
adults to drink heavily and to the point of intoxi... target their resources towards young males rather than
the general adult population. Another approach is through the use of a reward and reminder protoco...
AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US
...ic diseases in the U.S. It is estimated that more than
20 million Americans suffer from the condition and, if not properly managed, asthma can be life-threatening. The U.S. availability of SYMBICORT holds great promise for millions of Americans that suffer from asthma, said Tony Zook, president and chi...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
... risk-adjusted mortality that was 31 percent lower than
Iowa during the years 2003 through 2005, across the six procedures and diagnoses studied. The study, including the full methodology, can be found on http://www.healthgrades.com ....
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