Tag: "writers" at medical news
Alien soundscapes, crackling jets, stalking volcanoes
...During the meeting, please contact the AIP science writers
listed above for any assistance you may need in contacting presenters or obtaining background information on meeting topics. The following text lists some examples of lay-language papers and additional meeting topics. ASA WORLD WIDE PRESSROOM MA...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 6, 2007
...ents with anxiety, regardless of type. Editorial writers
say the researchers have performed a large, descri...in larger cities and larger hospitals. Editorial writers
say, All internists should have access to the training needed to expertly pass needles, catheters, l...
Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped
...ions of interpersonal dynamics. Metzl and other writers
of essays in the special section look to history to shed light on the current situation. Metzl is the author of a 2003 book Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs, which examined how depression and anxiety medications were...
Nano world off the radar for most
...ters, political activists, science journalists and writers
and the general public view nanotechnology. Scie...to handle future needs with modification. Fiction writers
have covered nanotechnology, both good and bad, for a long time. Novels like Crichton's "Prey" emph...
Lessons from Vioxx case -- New approach needed to restore faith in pharmaceutical industry
... presentation of Vioxx research and had used ghost writers
to author papers on Vioxx which were published in a number of academic journals. The authors argue that the Vioxx case is "bad news for industry, academics, journals and the public" but conclude that "its [Merck's] behaviour may not be any differ...
Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care
...cost derives from many sources ." The editorial writers
also note that these calculations do not address the emotional cost cancer patients and their families endure. Even accounting for patient time costs, "we know we have greatly underestimated the true cost of the disease," they write. Nevertheless, Ke...
It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds
...rocedures and reference instruments, the editorial writers
say, "we cannot assume that corrected estimates of diet-disease associations in any single study are definitive." ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 21, 2006, issue
... they would be on the fast track for approval, the writers
say. In fact, "the magnitude of benefit and qualit...k for these changes to Medicare law, the editorial writers
call upon the medical profession "to advocate on their behalf." ALSO IN THE NOV. 21, 2006, ISSUE ...
2006 Science-in-Society award winners announced
...od or ill. The 72-year-old organization of science writers
recognizes and encourages critical, probing works in five categories: newspaper, magazine, broadcast, Web and book. The award is considered the highest honor in science journalism because winners are chosen by panels of their accomplished peers and l...
Crafting messages with meaning for HIV testing and research
...ed by politicians, marketing professionals, speech writers
and, with the aid of a National Institutes of Health grant, Indiana University researchers who want to positively influence the healthof women. Faculty from medicine, business, nursing and biostatistics will evaluate messages designed to increase ...
Challenges to improving adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh and Tanzania
... than seven months." Highlighting the results, the writers
report that "the evaluation found that adolescent girls in project areas were significantly more aware of the importance of adequate food intake, rest, as well as of the importance of initiation and optimal length of breastfeeding than adolescents in...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 2, 2006
...ions came from honoring verbal requests. Editorial writers
note that guidelines such as those in the study pr... the end of life (Editorial, p. 692). However, the writers
say, the study raises "practical concerns," such as when EMS personnel agree to perhaps duplicitous ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006
...agents for local quality improvement efforts." The writers
offer five goals appropriate for health care professionals, practices and private and public health care systems alike....
Harry Potter protects children from injury
...lace for a committee of safety conscious, talented writers
who could produce high quality books for the purpose of injury prevention. Potential problems with this project would include an unpredictable increase in childhood obesity, rickets, and loss of cardiovascular fitness, they conclude....
CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine
...s Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. "Medical writers
and communicators also will find our program invaluable. Hundreds of sessions will provide them with a review of the year's most prominent research in pulmonary and critical care medicine, as well as the opportunity to hear ground-breaking data being...
July/August 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...busy people find the time to write, three types of writers
are identified: deck clearers, wedgers and schedulers. Making Time to Write? By Lucy M. Candib, M.D. ON THIS DAY OF MOTHERS AND SONS A physician reflects on a difficult day when she was faced with telling a pregnant mother that her unborn baby ha...
What are the roles and responsibilities of the media in disseminating health information?
...l skills on the part of health writers. Otherwise, writers
may mislead readers, or leave them confused." Other invited commentators were: Merrill Goozner, Director of the Integrity in Science Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington DC, United States David Henry and Amanda ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 19, 2005
...with increased risk for premature death. Editorial writers
point to other recent studies that show that high doses of vitamin E do not prevent or lower risk for heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Editorial, p. 143). Based on this research, they say that, at this...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 5, 2005
...roup reported significant side effects. Editorial writers
say, "We should require good evidence of benefit a...t risk for hypertension," (Editorial, p. 74). The writers
say that 40 grams of soybean protein amounts to about one 'soy burger' plus one to two cups of soy m...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...ews, please do not hesitate to contact the science writers
listed at the top of the news release. PRESS LUNCHEON A press luncheon featuring some of the most newsworthy topics at the meeting will be held in room 401 between 12:00-1:30 PM on Tuesday, July 26. Topics will include 4D proton therapy, lighting ...