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Natural Selection in Butterflies

...he study and a post-doctoral researcher with joint appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, and University College London. "This study shows that when a population experiences very intense selective pressures, such as an extremely skewed sex ratio, evolution can happen very fast." Charlat point...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...crammed for the week and she manages to juggle her appointments thanks to the telephone's in-built calendar as she prepares to meet people from all walks of life from across the world. Using the phone where she can cuts down her fear of possible misinterpretations arising from differing sign language usage from...

Nanoparticle in the Treatment of Glaucoma

..., said Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor with appointments in UCFs Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and the Nanoscience Technology Center. Seal and his colleagues from North Dakota State University note in the article that while barely 1-3 percent of existing glaucoma medicines penetrate i...

Modified Drug Therapy for Alzheimers Disease

...e experimental drug CTS-21166. Ghosh, who has dual appointments in the departments of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, is a scientific co-founder of the company with Jordan Tang, the J.G. Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The collaborative work of Ghosh and Tang...

Women Unaware of When Breast Cancer Risk is Greatest

... risk, they may be less likely to attend screening appointments or even report breast cancer symptoms. "The breast screening programme offers regular screening to all women over 50 and I would encourage all those eligible to make an informed choice about attending." Professor John Toy, Cancer Research UKs med...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

... to the problems in public health systems. Getting appointments even for simple problems like high blood pressure is proving difficult. "The public health system is under-funded, and it's gotten worse over the years," he adds. Sometimes internists disregard medical symptoms of the mentally ill, chalking them u...

Study Evaluates the Incompetence of Blacks as Living Kidney Donors

...l community, financial inability to get to doctors appointments for tests, concerns with work and child care, or perhaps some other issue?" The researchers also examined reasons for non-donation between men and women. They found that more women than men did not donate because of reduced renal function, at 7.9 p...

Study Tests Depression Treatment for Diabetes Patients

...tients attending family medicine and endocrinology appointments in rural Appalachian counties of Southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Of those 201 patients, 31 percent reported co-morbid diabetes and depression through completion of the Beck Depression Inventory, a self-report questionnaire assessment. That rat...

TB Patients in Marginalised Groups Need Social Support for Effective Medical Treatment

...meless people. * People were most likely to miss appointments if they had previously had TB or misused drugs or alcohol. * A third of the 81 patients tested for HIV were positive. "Our study shows that greater emphasis is needed on developing a social model of care, which includes TB link workers to enable ...

Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Petition To Review Mexico City Law Legalizing Abortion During First Three Months' Gestation

...ans had performed 215 abortions, and 292 women had appointments for the procedure, officials said. The remaining women are awaiting appointments, and 6% of the requests were made by minors, according to officials. "There has not been a huge demand, like many people supposed," Mondragon told city legislators at ...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

... to the problems in public health systems. Getting appointments even for simple problems like high blood pressure is proving difficult. "The public health system is under-funded, and it's gotten worse over the years," he adds. Sometimes internists disregard medical symptoms of the mentally ill, chalking them u...

Women Unaware of When Breast Cancer Risk is Greatest

... risk, they may be less likely to attend screening appointments or even report breast cancer symptoms. "The breast screening programme offers regular screening to all women over 50 and I would encourage all those eligible to make an informed choice about attending." Professor John Toy, Cancer Research UK’s me...

Aspirin Therapy for Heart Disease Found More Effective for Men Than Women

...fference it was for females," said Dorsch, who has appointments at the U-M Health System and the U-M College of Pharmacy, and started the study as a resident at the University of North Carolina. "This is another piece of information that affirms we need more studies in women." Aspirin therapy is a cornerstone i...

Art of Establishing a Bond to Sell a Brand – Medical Reps Show the Wa

...005 showed that nearly 20% of physicians had given appointments to medical reps during the previous week. The research revealed that doctors were approached with a strategy befitting their personality type. The study revealed some of the key strategies employed by reps to break the ice and make positive inroads i...

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Saves Men's Lives

... not seeking medical help or keeping their medical appointments as vigorously as their male counterparts do." Source-Eurekalert ED/V...

Educational Video Increases Knowledge but Not Behavior

...ansportation or the difficulty in obtaining timely appointments with low vision experts. But it could also be, he adds, because patients need more than video and other educational materials to help them cope with emotions and make lifestyle changes. "The take-home message for this study is that patients may nee...

Stay Healthy at Any Age With Preventive Screening

...ening test history and help plan follow-up medical appointments also is included. The checklist for men includes recommendations about cholesterol checks, tests for high blood pressure, colorectal cancer screening and recent Task Force recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, HIV and obesity....

Phone-based Therapy Eases Depression Long Term

...eeking help. One in four depressed people who make appointments for in-person therapy are no-shows. “They slip through the cracks,” she added. Few of the patients who received phone-based therapy—even fewer than those who did not receive it—sought in-person therapy. “This suggests the phone-based therapy met th...

Combination of Depression and Type-2-diabetes Lethal for Heart Patients

...g special diet, medications, exercise and numerous appointments with their doctor," she said. "It may be that such patients who are depressed might not be as motivated to carry out all these activities, thereby putting them at higher risk." Depression has also been linked to other cardiovascular risk factors s...

Grossly Overweight Boy Likely to Be Sent into Care

... part of the boy’s family to keep up the scheduled appointments with community and pediatric nutritionists, public health experts, school nurses and social workers to redress his faulty diet, with a view to knocking off the extra weight. The family has made a habit of playing truant with the appointments. To qu...

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