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New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
... said: QRISK is derived from primary care data for use
in primary care, and takes account of social deprivation to better identify patients most at most risk of heart disease and stroke who are most likely to benefit from treatment. We thank the many thousands of doctors who have enabled this research ...
K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with extra fiber
...ater using a standing mixer like the one cooks may use
at home, and they let the dough sit overnight. The... dried ropes were ground back into flour, ready to use
for baking. "The more fiber you add, the more the dough quality deteriorates," Alavi said. "We're ...
Holograms make for better vision tests
...he eye doctor can obtain information he or she can use
in determining the correct prescription for the patient. Traditionally, patients look through a series of lenses until they find which one gives each eye the clearest view of a distant target such as an eye chart on a wall. This multi-step process o...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
HOUSTON (Not for use
before July 3, 2007) -- Current PET-CT scanners wi...d he discovered the abnormalities upon his initial use
of cardiac PET-CT scanners in the Weatherhead P.E.T. Center For Preventing and Reversing Atheroscler...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...lopment of expertise. The Education Institutes may use
a variety of methods to achieve specific educational outcomes, including the use
of bench models, simulations, simulators, and virtual reality. The faculty at these institutes will ...
Swing or take on 3-0?
...anager to select a winning roster? How can a coach use
math modeling to tell a batter whether to swing or take on a 3-0 count? These are among the questions that will bring a new strategic dimension to baseball as operations researchers address a special, post-All Star Game symposium. The Institute for O...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
...o-author. Hospitals would be short-sighted not to use
it. Kane also notes that CPOE systems can be combined with existing computerized medical records, creating a central location for physicians to efficiently enter and view past and present patient prescriptions and medical history. While the revie...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...uld be greatly reduced by hospitals increasing the use
of nurse practitioners and physicians assistants t...lving a patient with a history of intravenous drug use
and/or infected with HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV). We did not realize the extent to ...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
...nking. The high prevalence of problematic alcohol use
on college campuses across the United States is we...that some faculty have a day of the week that they use
for consultation or other research. I would think that this day could just as easily be more evenly...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
... guidelines and forms for nurses and physicians to use
for every aspect of the patients pathway through t... University, Christ and Jewish are not required to use
the CPQE tools but are encouraged to do so, and even receive a scorecard based on their performance....
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...e several possible explanations for the concurrent use
of alcohol and tobacco products, said Timothy C. D...ects on cognition and motor incoordination; paired use
of nicotine and alcohol may produce a strong association between the two substances such that the us...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...tell people their expectations could be higher and use
my mother as an example, Beckman said. In subseque... a person feel valued. McDaniel hopes physicians use
the article to examine the way they conduct their practice and consider whether self-disclosures are...
Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
...dult population. Another approach is through the use
of a reward and reminder protocol, which is not an enforcement action, said Grube. Rather, the stranger is given a congratulatory letter if they refuse to purchase alcohol or, if they make the purchase, a reminder of the law and their civic responsi...
Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
...ey in an attempt to quantify mental health service use
and factors associated with whether or not students seek help. A study looking at the same issues at 12-15 universities nationwide will begin this fall, Eisenberg said. At U-M where the study occurred, students have access to free mental health an...
Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
...Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, Spain, said: The use
of raw potato starch in this experiment is designed to simulate the effects of a diet high in resistant starch says Prez. Humans do not eat raw potatoes, but they do eat a lot of foods that contain resistant starch, such as cold boiled potatoes, leg...
Dead on target
...e extremely toxic to humans, thus precluding their use
in clinical applications and dashing hopes of an early success for the interdisciplinary field of nanobiotechnology. Now a group of researchers at the University of Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences have devised a...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
...anisation provides a strong recommendation for the use
of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian flu in people who have been in contact with someone who is known, or suspected of being infected with the virus, commented Professor Ira Longini, Professor of Biostatistics and Mathematics at the University of W...
Taking animals out of laboratory research
Pioneering work to reduce the use
of animals in scientific research and ultimately ...chniques. Scientists hope that by developing the use
of cell and tissue cultures, computer modelling, cell and molecular biology, epidemiology and other ...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...g on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The use
of umbilical cord blood for transplantation is an attractive alternative for cancer patients who cannot identify a suitable adult donor such as minority patients or patients of mixed ethnicity. However, umbilical cord blood has fewer stem cells, dec...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...ia, have them seek treatment when appropriate, and use
effective behavioral and medication interventions to improve their insomnia....
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