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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...ational Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN) guidelines for the use of drugs such as Neulasta and Neupogen...h the conclusions reached by this study. "The new guidelines recommend using these types of drugs when at-risk patients begin chemotherapy, rather than waiting f...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

... attractive to mosquitoes. Current international guidelines recommend providing subsidised bed nets for young children and pregnant women in order to achieve over 80 percent coverage in these high-risk groups. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Gerry Killeen at the Ifakara Health Res...

Signalife Recorder Transmits Heart Rate Data From Champ Car Driver in Real-Time

...d Dr. Cummings provided us with continuous medical guidelines during the device development. We are extremely satisfied with the performance of our technology in this challenging environment. Monitoring driver's ECG during a race from medical trailer is now a reality."...

Backpacks and Backaches

...riate lockers in schools Schools should issue guidelines on school bags Schools violating this bill are liable for penalty up to three lakh rupees A subsequent or second violation may cause the school to be de-recognized Dr. Parang Mehta, Paediatrician, writes on his web site, http: www.drparang...

Sugary Diet can Be Helpful in Shedding Off Pounds

...of the trial. The advice followed healthy eating guidelines and recommended: a reduced daily calorie intake, which was low in fat (35 percent of calorie intake) and high in carbohydrates (55 percent of calorie intake) that one tenth of their total calorie intake included sugar. To achieve this goal, subject...

A Spoonful of Sugar can Melt Away the Pounds

...of the trial. The advice followed healthy eating guidelines and recommended: a reduced daily calorie intake, which was low in fat (35 percent of calorie intake) and high in carbohydrates (55 percent of calorie intake) that one tenth of their total calorie intake included sugar. To achieve this goal, subject...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...ski worked with the WHO to develop new air quality guidelines that set out global goals to reduce deaths from po...piratory and cardiovascular ailments. WHO's air guidelines warn that pregnant women, the elderly, the sick, and young children are especially susceptible to su...

Reduction in Drug Costs

... In Norway, as in many other developed countries, guidelines were introduced to encourage doctors to use thiazides but the level of their use remained low. This led the government to impose the new reimbursement rule, with the aim of reducing public expenditure on antihypertensive drugs. Before the change, on...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...o order such inappropriate screening tests. Most guidelines for clinical practice do not recommend routine PSA screening for men younger than 40, older than 75 or who are expected to live less than 10 years, according to background information in the article. To our knowledge, there is currently no solid ev...

Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...s the United States still lacks consistent federal guidelines for newborn screening. Babies must be screened, ...urvive and lead healthy lives. The lack of federal guidelines makes it difficult for states to get support for needed legislation. In states that do not follow ...

40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

...l the respondents said that they used general drug guidelines or the pack insert to decide whether to dispense the drug, rather than specialist formularies or guidelines on dispensing to children. Despite the wide availability of specialised resources, such as Medicin...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...with neuroblastoma. However, there are no standard guidelines for how much of the drug to give or when to give it. Such guidelines would be especially helpful for developing combination therapy with both bevacizumab and chemotherap...

Navigating Healthcare

...rong patient.In a facility that faithfully follows guidelines issued by the Joint Commission, the hospital accrediting body, the number of people who go through the name/birth date/surgery drill during your stay will seem comical at best and annoying at worst. Many a times people believe that a higher price us...

All Babies in Massachusetts Should Be Screened for Life-Threatening Disorders

..., the United States still lacks consistent federal guidelines for newborn screening. Babies must be screened t...urvive and lead healthy lives. The lack of federal guidelines makes it difficult for states to get support for needed legislation," she said. In states that don...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...o have the most success when given well-structured guidelines about what can and cannot be expected or allowed at each stage after hernia surgery. An athletic trainer for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Ray Barile, developed the multistep, graduated program used in this study to return the athletes to activity...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

... The seven companies are working on new marketing guidelines with the U.S. Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled. Widespread reports of high-pressure and fraudulent sales techniques used by some independent salespeople hawking Medicare managed-care plans is leading to greater scrutin...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...epression. These findings challenge current NICE guidelines that recommend SSRIs be prescribed only in conjunction with psychological therapies. In an editorial in this weeks BMJ, a child psychiatry expert reviews the evidence and explains what this means for clinicians managing adolescents with depression....

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...s said they were not impressed by the self-imposed guidelines of the group. "Each company set its own standards. What I expect will happen is that companies will reformulate products to meet these standards," predicted Susan Linn, cofounder of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood. She s...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

...ational Board of Health in Denmark recommended new guidelines for prenatal diagnosis. "Previously this was res...rs of age, but since the implementation of the new guidelines it has been available to any woman who wants it," Professor Brndum-Nielsen said. The women were off...

Early Pregnancy Test Reduces Down Syndrome in Children

...ational Board of Health in Denmark recommended new guidelines for prenatal diagnosis. Previously this was restri...rs of age, but since the implementation of the new guidelines it has been available to any woman who wants it. The women were offered a measurement of nuchal tr...

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