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FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...rrectly concludes that the agency needs new safety assessment tools, greater nano-specific staff expertise and more risk research to assess the likelihood of long-term health effects from exposure to specific nanoscale materials. The report also recognizes the need to gather more information from industry, es...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...tion of Alzheimer's disease ... and that olfactory assessment may be useful for early disease identification," they write....

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...gh internal variation, classification based on one assessment could be way off the mark. Salthouse says it may be time to view cognitive abilities as a distribution of many potential levels of performance instead of as one stable short-term level. He proposes the use of a measurement burst procedure that base...

India's Share in Global Diabetes Research is One Percent

...l in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, in an assessment of the work done on the subject in India, says: Scientists from India published a total of 3068 papers during the 30 year period (1976-2006), or about 1.04 per cent of total global output on diabetes (2,77,781)". It is estimated that the number of ...

Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders

...-of-life among the elderly; education, home safety assessment and modification (HSAM) and exercise training. The study also examined the secondary effects of these programs on functional balance, daily activity, fear of falling and depression level, finding that exercise training yields the most significant i...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

.... Standardized tests of development and play-based assessment tools were used to evaluate social interaction, communication and play behaviors in both groups at 14, 18 and 24 months of age. Researchers assigned diagnostic impressions at every age, indicating whether there were clinically significant signs of ...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...esents a dose selection stage and Stage II, a dose assessment stage. Four dose groups (placebo, 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg) will be assessed in Stage I. When 50 subjects per group complete the initial efficacy dosing period (28 days), an interim analysis will be conducted to select an optimal single dose of cro...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...f extended daily treatment with oral Fodosine(TM), assessment of the time to objective response and the duration of objective response. "We are pleased to have reached agreement with the FDA in a timely manner. Receipt of this SPA is an important milestone in the development of Fodosine(TM) and a sign of our ...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

... impairment on earlier death is confirmed, regular assessment of vision in older persons may lead to early detection, facilitating treatments that could reduce the impact of visual impairment," they added. The report is published in the July issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journa...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

...mission were omitted from the study. The robotic assessment included real-time audio and visual communication with the patient, electronic chart review, and discussion with nursing staff regarding treatment. The six-foot-tall robot used in the telerounds was equipped with a 15-inch flat screen, two high-res...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...creened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hospital for heart-related events....

Researchers Develop Tool to Gauge Quality of Life of Hepatitis B Patients

...mplications. In developing the first-of-its-kind assessment tool for patients, researchers reviewed existing literature, conducted a focus group with health experts and interviewed hepatitis patients. They then took the information and developed a patient questionnaire that clinicians could use to measure pat...

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...creened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hospital for heart-related events. For more information on the study contact: Dr. Colleen Norris Assistant Professor Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta 780-492-0644 Cell: 780-945-9082 Colleen.norris@ualberta.ca...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...terminant of outcome, there is no evidence that an assessment of histomorphological response should be incorporated into a revised TNM system or that traditional methods of assessing prognosis should be altered. However, they added, histomorphological response might be a surrogate for nodal status and residua...

C -reactive Protein is the Marker for Cardiovascular Disease

... the children underwent overnight polysomnographic assessment and then, in the morning, completed tests to determine their reasoning and conceptual abilities. The results of the individual tests were aggregated into a General Conceptual Ability (GCA) score, with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15 Of ...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...ked federal health officials to help conduct a new assessment of conditions in trailers under prolonged use. But revelation of the agency's earlier posture in documents withheld by FEMA until Congress subpoenaed them attracted harsh bipartisan criticism. Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, called FEMA's indiff...

Website Offers to Help Women Raise Money for Breast Enhancement

...s frightening - clearly there is no proper medical assessment of candidates which, at best, could lead to disappointment, and at worst, to someone's health being endangered." Adam Searle, consultant plastic surgeon and former president of the BAAPS, said: "This is really quite shocking. The invitation for wom...

Early Pregnancy Test Reduces Down Syndrome in Children

...ate in pregnancy, she says. Another group had risk assessment that did not lead to invasive procedures. Women whose test results showed an elevated risk were offered an invasive procedure (chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis) to definitely confirm or exclude the diagnosis of Down syndrome by chromosome...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

...cording to the Access Economics study, first ever assessment of the economic impact of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations (breaks in the lining) of the small and large intestines, but can affect the diges...

Severe Human Bite Wounds are 12 Times More Common in Men

...The researchers reviewed the 92 patients requiring assessment for human bite wounds by the plastic surgery service at St Jamess Hospital Dublin, Ireland, between January 2003 and December 2005. Eight five of them (92%) were men and the 92 patients had a total of 96 bites. Alcohol was implicated in 86% of the ...

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