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Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative

...ng culture of complacency. We claim to be waging a war on cancer, yet we are losing our outrage and urgency over a disease that still kills more Americans every year than died in all the wars in the 20th century, said Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Partnerships like this are th...

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

...e often than the military parent. "The stress of war extends beyond the soldier to the family left behind," Rentz said. Although family support services are available in each branch of military services to assist troops and their families in preparing for and coping with family separations, Rentz sai...

Mental illnesses appear common among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

...ronic mental illness, which threatens to bring the war back home as a costly personal and public health burden." ...

Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring

...e researchers note that the physical impact of the war on military offspring merits attention. "We are no...y studies examining the impact of the onset of the war on both stress levels and blood pressure of military offspring," Dr. Barnes says. There is evidenc...

High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war

...untry is very remote and was devastated by a civil war that went on for nearly half a century, with only short intervals of peace. An international team of researchers conducted a survey in May 2005 in Mankiena district of Sudan with a total population estimated to be around 50,000. Their aim was to e...

Injured, ill children treated at U.S. military hospital in Iraq

...r are used as human shields. In addition, because war disrupts medical facilities in the affected area, ...eral key points regarding caring for children in a war zone, the authors conclude. Hospitals near battlefields should expect to treat civilians, including...

New method shows that neocortical nerve cells are not renewed

...ncentrations of C14 peaked sharply during the cold war tests. By comparing levels of C14 in plant and animal cells with atmospheric levels, it is possible to pinpoint the exact time the cells were born. Jonas Frisn has now teamed up with another Swedish research group from Gteborg University, led by Dr...

Deployment to Iraq war associated with increased risk for adverse neuropsychological effects

...rs who return from military deployment to the Iraq war have an increased risk for mild neuropsychological compromise, including poorer memory and sustained attention performance and greater feelings of tension and confusion, according to a study in the August 2 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence an...

Ninety-eight percent of Gaza's children experience or witness war trauma -- Queen's study

...ve been injured or tortured as a result of chronic war that spans generations, says a recent Queen's Univ...ld Health Survey to describe relationships between war trauma and psychological problems in children. According to the study, a child in Gaza who has had...

Prescription pain killers involved in more drug overdose deaths than cocaine or heroin in the US

... we can do is make sure that the casualties of the war on drugs are not suffering patients who legitimately deserve relief," he says. ...

Progulske-Fox receives periodontal disease research award

...ns those diagnostic tests as the first step in the war against periodontal and cardiovascular diseases, eventually leading to the development of a vaccine that would prevent oral bacteria from ever gaining a stronghold in the mouth. Antibiotic or antimicrobial treatments that could kill the bacteria afte...

Daniel Zheng wins SIAM's first prize at INTEL-ISEF

...e Revolution, reading science fiction, fantasy and war history, as well as watching SG-1, Atlantis, and Star Trek. SIAM's S.A.O. honorable mention prize was awarded at INTEL-ISEF to Gabriel Joel Mendoza and Frederic Rojas of El Paso, Texas for their project titled, "Stochastic/Deterministic Analysis of A...

Reconstructing a healthcare system in Iraq

...ities in reconstructing a healthcare system in the war ravaged country, according to a study by researchers at Yale School of Nursing. A total of 744 surveys were collected from nurses in the Dohuk and Erbil regions of northern Iraqi Kurdistan by field researchers working on the project with Yale. The r...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

...g Prosthetics program manager, said: "Although our war fighters suffer fewer fatalities, they still suffer horrible injuries. And today one of the most devastating battlefield injuries is loss of a limb." The Pentagon announced the project in February when it said it was awarding the Johns Hopkins Univ...

BIDMC's Harold Dvorak, MD, honored by National Foundation for Cancer Research

...cognizes outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer and celebrates leading researchers who have made extraordinary contributions in the field of cancer research. In 1983, Dvorak and his colleagues were the first to demonstrate that tumor cells secreted vascular endothelial growth fact...

One percent reduction in cancer mortality would be worth nearly $500 billion

...would be worthwhile," Murphy and Topel wrote. "A war on cancer that would spend an additional $100 billion on research and treatment may be worthwhile even if it had a one-in-five chance of reducing mortality by just one percent," they said. During the 20th century, average life expectancy of Americans...

Mental disorders as common in Lebanon as in western Europe

...hat the study emphasises the detrimental effect of war on mental health but also indicates the resilience of the Lebanese population....

Experts call for balance in addressing under treated pain and drug abuse

...cott M. Fishman, MD, presents the collision of the war on drugs with efforts to improve pain care. Jennif... can do is to make sure that the casualties of the war on drugs are not suffering patients who legitimately deserve relief." Freedom to Care for Pain Pat...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...s really helpful. I felt honored to help America's war on drugs." Elaine plans to continue her studies in the sciences, either in biochemistry or biology. McCall Wood said, "I'm really excited about this work. It let me know what research is like and I definitely want to pursue this. Everyday we would g...

HUP welcomes a Swedish invasion

...e. These General Surgeons may eventually go off to war and have no actual training on penetrating injuries," explained Donald Kauder, MD, Vice Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care. "They come here to learn because of our reputation as a Trauma Center. HUP has a good blend of patient volume a...

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