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Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa

...ssess the populations oral health needs. They will use the data to develop a program for three or four villages initially, and then ultimately incorporate oral health as an integral component of improving health care at all of the Millennium Village sites. The Columbia teams will train local health car...

Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care

...ovide information and support to help patients and use a "patient navigator" to help patients and families work their way through the healthcare system. Diagnosis of diabetes does not automatically lead to self-management education Make a referral for diabetes self-management education a standard...

Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction

...s. Based on what we saw in the experiments, we can use this classification to predict how much people are...rried about the possibility that governments could use their method to monitor tax evasion, or charities could use it to figure out whom to ask for money. ...

Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients

...h, has proved for the first time that the targeted use of an anti-oestrogen drug could prolong the life o... some patients by up to three years, and delay the use of chemotherapy in others. Letrozole hormone therapy already used with great success in the treat...

Students with medical-related majors more likely to have poor quality sleep

...ation was longer and frequency of sleep medication use was higher in STEM compared to humanities, added Karpinski. The amount of sleep a person gets affects his or her physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity and performance. Recent studies associate lack of sleep with ser...

College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA

...The data collected in this study indicate that the use of a single night of total sleep deprivation is not an effective practice for achieving academic goals," said Pamela Thacher, PhD, of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, who authored the study. The findings are based on interviews with 111...

Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer

... ours is the first successful demonstration of its use to detect cancer in deep-tissue, human breast imag...optical fluorophores bear close resemblance to the use of contrast agents in PET and MRI, Yodh said. Successful FDOT represents a critical first step towa...

Future therapies for stroke may block cell death

...d approval by the Food and Drug Administration for use in cancer therapy and is the first of the histone deacetylase inhibitors to be marketed. "The use of histone deacetylase inhibitors in medicine would thus appear to hold tremendous promise," Kozikow...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...ble in German . How can we induce the body to use its own weapon, the immune system, to battle cancer" In principle, by the same means used against infectious diseases: immunization. The production of a selective vaccine is not a trivial task, however. A team led by Horst Kunst at the University of ...

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...e health effects. The committee recommends the use of "high-throughput assays" -- rapid, automated experiments that can test hundreds or thousands of chemicals over a wide range of concentrations -- to evaluate chemicals' effects on these toxicity pathways. On the basis of data from these and other ...

Children with sleep disorder symptoms are more likely to have trouble academically

... Child Form, a brief screening tool validated for use in the schools. According to the results, students with reported symptoms of sleep disorders received significantly worse grades than students without symptoms of sleep disorders.Specifically, there were differences in math, reading and writing gra...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

...monstration Sleep Slide-Rule unit manufactured for use in the classroom. It consisted of a top bar to indicate bedtime, a movable center rule with a key to indicate sleep need for the age bands three-to-five years, five-to-12 years, and 12-18 years, and a bottom bar displaying the appropriate wake-up ti...

Avian influenza on people's minds

... own a meat thermometer and only 12 percent always use it when they cook chicken or chicken parts. Instead, suggests Condry, Consumers are likely to try to eliminate the risk entirely by avoiding consumption of poultry altogether. In fact, the study found that if highly pathogenic avian influenza were...

News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007

...ry Arterial Hypertension Guidelines recommends the use of sildenafil in treating patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), reporting a substantial benefit. The drug, most commonly known as Viagra, is widely used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recommendation is based on several reports of s...

Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions

...ven two different pill-splitters to compare and to use for six months. They allowed the researchers to re...ng considered for inclusion in the program. U-Ms use of a single prescription drug plan that provides prescription coverage regardless of which health pl...

Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble

... Pesis says that the technique can be tweaked for use with avocados, tomatoes and other organic produce. Although price is an issue, organic produce is becoming more and more attractive to the consumer because of increasing evidence that it may be the healthier option. Organic peppers for example hav...

International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability

...rime, improving energy, access to healthcare, land use planning, transport, greening urban spaces, creating jobs in sustainable-development, waste disposal, etc. The case studies can also include initiatives that were not successful in reaching their goals in part so that the lessons learned can be c...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...teristics that make them particularly suitable for use as contrast agents in cells and tissues, says Tobi...pe that researchers will begin considering ways to use them in clinical applications. The figure of merit for fluorescence is quantum efficiency: the ratio...

CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction

...d on the quality of care they received through the use of annual patient satisfaction surveys.On average, data from patients enrolled between 2003 and 2005 demonstrated a high degree of satisfaction(96 percent, 94 percent, and 91 percent, respectively). These findings were similar to data from 1999throug...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...id. The research findings will allow physicians to use standardized data on bone mass categorized by sex, age, and race and formatted similar to a growth chart as a screening tool to identify children with potential underlying problems in skeletal development. In collecting their data, researchers co...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... — Cambridge, MA and Hebei, China — BGI Tech ... quality sequencing of the Jujube genome. Jujube is the ... the Jujube genome is particularly difficult to sequence due ... It is the first time that a genome in ... has been recently published in Nature Communications ...
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