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Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...n the other hand, some regulators and many doctors contend that ablation cure rates, while promising, may have been exaggerated by shortcomings in the designs of the clinical trials that supplied the data. And they say many patients do not fully understand the likelihood at least 30 percent according to m...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...was estimated to be around $27 billion.Republicans contend that Rendell is using the threat of furloughs as a... promised to issue a decision Tuesday. The unions contend that the Rendell administration's classification of state employees into "critical" and "noncritical...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

... have been injured in confrontations, and patients contend that they are humiliated by policies like the one requiring them to undress. Documents from the Department of Public Health -- which conducts investigations when patients or relatives complain or hospitals themselves report problems -- show that in...

Doctor Protests may Hinder Portugal's New Abortion Law

...ct for doctors who refuse to perform abortions and contend that abortion is a serious sin. According to a study published by Portugal's association for family planning, 18,000 Portuguese aborted illegally in 2005....

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

...l, however. Some trainers and sports physiologists contend that by the time youre actually thirsty, you have ... explained. We dispute that notion," He said, "and contend that thirst is a good indicator of your bodys need for fluids, and that there is a window of time ov...

Childhood Cancer can Lead to Chronic Health Problems Later in Life: Study

...d for bone tumours had the most health problems to contend with down the road - far more than kids who beat leukemia or Wilms tumour (a tumor of the kidney). Their analysis also showed that radiotherapy, as a stand-alone treatment, was associated with a much higher disease burden later in life than either ...

NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

...to the moon and Mars for long periods of time must contend with the basic health risks from space travel, multiplied many times over: radiation, the loss of muscle and bone, and the psychological challenges of isolation. NASA will consider whether astronauts must undergo preventive surgery, such as an appe...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...id Daley. Transgender people also must regularly contend with acts of violence. The young people interviewed by ABCNEWS.com all said they had been verbally harassed and some had been physically assaulted. "For the last decade or two, about one trans person is murdered every month," said Mara Keisling, th...

NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

...to the moon and Mars for long periods of time must contend with the basic health risks from space travel, multiplied many times over: radiation, the loss of muscle and bone, and the psychological challenges of isolation. NASA will consider whether astronauts must undergo preventive surgery, such as an appe...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

...tients than traditional pain relievers, one has to contend with serious side effects.Dr. David Graham, a leading critic of the now withdrawn Vioxx, told the panel that Arcoxia might increase the risk of stroke and heart attack and was no more effective for pain relief than other medicines in the same class. ...

Single Drug Dose Cures Malaria in Mice

...rom the Artemisia annua plant. Posner and his team contend that the potency and curative activity of their compounds provide "a substantially more efficient and economical use of the price-setting natural product." Source-BioSpectrum/V...

Height of Liberation – Lesbians, No Less in Producing Babies (read Daughters

...ssible with men, it should apply to women as well, contend researchers. This may be good news for those men who are grappling with problems of infertility and are unable to produce their own sperms. Evidently, producing sperms from women would mean, they will only have daughters. The Y chromosome is only ...

Merck's Pain Reliever Arcoxia Rejected by US Federal Advisory Panel

...an traditional pain relievers. But then one has to contend with serious side-effects. The FDA advisory panel on Thursday rejected by a 20-to-1 margin the Merck's new formulation, Arcoxia. "We got what appears to be a very clear vote advising us against approval," said Robert Meyer, director of FDA's o...

Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine

...y say. However, the big pharmaceutical companies contend that biotechnology products, made from cells and living organisms, are so complex that a copy will never be identical to the original and therefore cannot be certified as safe without testing in humans. The chief medical officer of the FDA Janet W...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

...ex by about 60 percent. But there are those who contend that African studies cannot be extrapolated elsewhere as in those very poor countries have always seen extremely high rates of transmission. There are no effective safe-sex efforts and very low use of condoms. Also in the African studies, the enrol...

In Search of Truth - 'Lie Detector

...attribute the technique to ‘voodoo science’. They contend that the polygraph, devoid of a scientific basis, is entirely based on a person’s ignorance and fear, and that a couple of deviant responses can falsely implicate a person, and ruin him for life. It is therefore imperative that more research is car...

An End to Periods?

...a level of convenience to their lives. ? Critics contend that too much remains unknown about the effects of menstrual suppression. Some say it prevents women from ridding their bodies of excess iron; that it is unnatural to suppress one’s cycle; and that more needs to be known about the effects on women’s ...

New Study Challenges How Regulators Determine Risk

...e environments to assure public safety. Some would contend that if hormesis is the correct model for very low levels, that cleanup standards may have to be significantly changed. Others, however, see the evidence as insufficient for such radical change and worry about other factors that can influence the eff...

Having OCP’s All Year Round to Eliminate Menstrual Cycles Not Unsafe: Says Stud

... to four in a year. This study is the first one to contend that it is safe to do away with menstrual periods altogether. "It is felt that the relief of menstrual cycle symptoms during continuous use of the contraceptive is a significant improvement in the quality of life," said Archer. Traditional birt...

Positive Strokes & Life-Saving Information Eludes Stroke Patients

...urity and neglect that stroke patients unwittingly contend with, especially post-discharge; they are not provided with the// necessary information/advice to maintain their health. The report from the Stroke Association aptly embodies the sentiment of the sufferers in the title, ‘Nobody Told Me’. Indeed the...

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