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Anti-doping Rules Must Avoid Unsatisfactory Decisions: WADA

...d anti-doping body said the lifting of the ban was inconsistent with a long and invariable line of CASs decisions which hold that it is the athletes duty to ensure that what he or she ingests does not contain a prohibited substance. It went on to appeal to the ICC to bring in anti-doping rules that allow all me...

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

...real shortage of services for the mentally ill and inconsistent training of harried ER staff. Emergency rooms can be battlegrounds. They often are the last resort for psychiatric patients in crisis -- some patients are so out of control and aggressive that mental health facilities will not take them -- and ERs ...

Palestinian Rival Leader Claims That Arafat Died of AIDS

...ork Times that the pattern of Arafat's illness was inconsistent with that of a typical AIDS patient. But Ashraf al-Kurdi, Arafat's personal physician, claimed in an Israeli newspaper that French doctors had told him Arafat had AIDS when he died. The physician, who said Arafat had tested HIV-negative three month...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

...n and that the surgeon used the device in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Both a Federal District Court and a Federal Appeals Court in New York dismissed most of the Riegels claims. Those courts concluded that because the FDA had approved the balloon catheter after a rigorous review and before it went ...

New Therapies may Help to Avoid Transplant in Some Heart Failure Patients

...dical Center in New York City. To resolve these inconsistent findings, researchers from seven major U.S. heart transplant centers formed the LVAD Working Group. They enrolled 67 patients with end-stage heart failure between August 2001 and October 2003 in the first prospective, multicenter study to extensively...

Sling Surgery Better Than Burch for Treating Stress Incontinence in Women

...iagnostic criteria and outcome measures, producing inconsistent results across studies. SISTEr set a higher bar by standardizing definitions, clinical evaluations, and surgical procedures at all sites and by using "composite outcome measures and a more rigid definition of success compared to other studies," accor...

A Pratical Tool to Detect Bone Mass Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Diseases

... the collection and analysis of previous data were inconsistent and did not factor in variables for age, sex and race -- all important reference points in evaluating the bone health of children. "Before this data it was like comparing apples to oranges," Dr. Kalkwarf said. "Now, pediatricians can monitor childr...

Double-penalty System for Bankrupt Health Trusts Lifted

...source accounting and budgeting regime as this was inconsistent and unfair. At the same time, we are replacing the opaque system of cash brokerage with a formal system of loans to further aid transparency and financial discipline. "We have now introduced a system that ensures fairness, transparency and respons...

Optimum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels Essential for Cognitive Function in Seniors

...eans. Morris notes that the study's results are inconsistent with the idea that high folate status delays detection of vitamin B12 by masking one of its key signs: anemia. "When folate fortification was considered, opponents raised the possibility that because more folate might mask anemia, many cases of vitam...

Democrats Balk at Bush's Health Insurance Proposal

... said. But those deductions "seem to be awfully inconsistent with how large our budget deficit is. It's like handing out tax cuts," said Paul Ginsburg, president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonpartisan health research group in Washington. "It's probably offering too big an incentive in a...

New Quartz References for Workplace Safety

...fied calibration errors as a significant factor in inconsistent results from different laboratories. To help environmental laboratories perform these demanding calibrations, NIST has developed a series of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) with precisely measured quantities of respirable quartz deposited on ty...

Clinical Factors of Tinnitus Influence Perceived Loudness and Annoyance

...,” the authors note. However, other factors had an inconsistent influence on loudness and annoyance. The share of individuals who experienced an increase in tinnitus loudness since onset was 35 percent whereas there was no clear increase in tinnitus annoyance in years since onset. The authors believe it is possib...

One-Third of Scottish Pregnancies, a Mishap

... lack of use of contraception or with incorrect or inconsistent use. Emergency contraception is unlikely to make a substantial difference to pregnancy rates."...

Effects Of Diabetes Epidemic On The Asian Subcontinent

...k jobs, longer office hours, erratic eating hours, inconsistent sleep patters and high amount of stress levels the younger Asian population will be look at more serious health hazards in the coming years. RS...

Brain Regions Do Not Communicate Efficiently in Adults with Autism

...nce of neural connections suggests inefficient and inconsistent communication inside the brains of people with autism and may explain some of the deficits shown by people who have the disorder. The research has practical applications. Murias believes the abnormal patterns of brain activity are a potential biolo...

Autism 'Connected' to Improper Connections in Brain Cells

...e abnormal connections could infer ineffective and inconsistent communication within the brains of autistic people. This current research could be beneficial in detecting autism at an early stage....

Naltrexone Packs a Punch for Women Smokers Who Wish to Quit

...ide to this finding shows that, success rates were inconsistent just six months after treatment. Further research on this subject is required to evolve better ways to assist people in completely giving up the habit....

Ethnic Differences in Healthcare

...rrors, the results also might suggest incorrect or inconsistent Medicare billing practices by providers who serve minorities, the study said. As a frequent advisor to several national groups concerned with health care disparities, Fiscella said the research has several implications: * First, the study shows...

Fatty Fish consumption may reduce Kidney Cancer risk

...udies on fish consumption and cancer risk produced inconsistent results, and they were limited in that they looked at all types of fish consumption, " Calle said. "There has been some experimental data with animals and cells that suggest fatty fish, with their abundance of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D, may p...

Four-Drug AIDS Treatment Regimen Deemed Of No Use

...g 3- and 4-drug antiretroviral regimens have shown inconsistent results. Dr. Gulick and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether a 4-drug regimen would demonstrate better antiretroviral activity than the standard 3-drug regimen. The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) A5095 study included 765 HIV-1–infec...

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