Tag: "year" at medical news
AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US
...T has safety data from long-term studies up to one year
and a robust cardiac safety profile....
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
...ligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year
to care for ill family members without the risk of...ost parents reported missing some work in the past year
to care for their ill children. Of those parents, however, 40 percent admitted returning to work bef...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...d the targeting of these interventions. Later this year
Maxwell and Helen Young, PhD, research director of Nutrition and Livelihoods at FIC and professor at the Friedman School, along with FIC researcher John Burns, will begin new research on involving communities in targeting in complex emergencies. Ma...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
..., and estimated 39 million who will have it by the year
20502, the challenge is to juggle the many aspects of their lives with the demands of therapy. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) estimates that costs during 2001, for in-patient treatment of patients with complications from diab...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...ions of intensified warming on hottest days of the year
matched the locations where surface drying occurre...mperatures are exceeded a couple dozen times every year
in the future projection. That means that severe heat waves, such as those rare events that have occ...
Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
...of skin cancer, which affected some 1,444 people a year
in Northern Ireland during the study period and accounted for 17 per cent of all reported cancers. And men were twice as likely to suffer from squamous cell carcinoma than women, accounting for 357 of the 640 cases reported each year. Women were...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...unds of chicken a year; nearly 26 billion pounds a year
in total. A substantial drop in domestic consumer demand would result in significant economic losses. According to Hallman, the social and nutritional costs would also likely be significant. Chicken serves as a popular, low-cost source of protein ...
Poker match pits an vs. machine in world first match
...ficial Intelligence's annual conference, held this year
on July 23 and 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver B.C. "This is a world first, and, I hope, the beginning of something that will grow and become an annual event," said Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, a team leader of the Polaris program. Schaef...
Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050
...he onset of Alzheimers disease by as little as one year
would reduce prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer cases in 2050. A similar delay in both the onset and progression of Alzheimers disease would result in a smaller overall reduction of 9.2 million cases by 2050, because slower disease progres...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...een 48th & 49th Streets). In 2003, we set a five year
goal to increase the percent of New Yorkers 50 and...atment is most effective. In 2003, we set a five year
goal to increase the percent of New Yorkers 50 and older who have been screened for colon cancer to ...
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...eneralist physicians at high-need facilities for a year
for each year
they received a scholarship. The bills second proposal provides for a loan repayment program to al...
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
...f irritability and aggression. At the end of the year
of treatment, a detailed examination of the change revealed that the BPD patients in the TFP treatment showed improvement in ten out of the twelve domains studied. The improvements for the TFP patients were not merely statistically reliable, but th...
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...onoxide (CO) poisoning kills over 200 people every year
in the United States. Although inexpensive CO dete... The number of reported incidents of poisoning per year
has not decreased over this 15-year intervalWhile the risk of CO poisoning from a one-night stay to ...
UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
... causes between 500,000 and 1.2 million deaths per year
worldwide, with around 22,000 of these deaths occurring across Europe. Hepatitis B is also the leading cause of liver cancer. Dr Jane Zuckerman, Academic Centre for Travel Medicine and Vaccines, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Lo...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...confirm the positive interim results released last year
at ASCO 2006, and support expanded testing of this novel cancer immunotherapy, said Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D., James Dudley Endowed Professor of Oncology, Professor of Medicine and Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colorado. ...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...fects of birth order, mother's age at birth, birth year
cohort, race/ethnicity, family structure, parental income, and parental fertility timing. Not only does low income and lack of health insurance during pregnancy increase the likelihood of poor birth outcomes, but limited parental resources also...
Extra pay does not improve hospital performance
...$17.55 million was paid to 123 hospitals the first year
and to 115 hospitals the second year. Medicares strategy of trying to use the payment system to improve performance of hospitals is certainly laudable, said Kevin Schulman, M.D., professor of medicine and business administration at Duke and study c...
Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's
...n this country, between 300 and 400 is spent every year
on research. For Alzheimers sufferers it is closer to 15, yet sufferers can need full-time care for the last 20 to 30 years of their lives, so any research into intervention can be really cost-effective in the long term....
Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer
...focused physical education class during the school year
were lost after the three-month summer break, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Children increasingly live in an environment with reduced amounts of physical ...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
...one or more times. For girls, violence in the past year
was associated with suicide attempts, while lifeti...uicide attempts, while dating violence in the past year
was not. Other factors influencing suicide attempts among boys included sexual orientation, persiste...
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