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Diabetic testing gets easier

...e monitors, lasers and lancets. One of the newest monitors on the market is a device that allows a diabetic to test sugar using less blood, from places other than the fingertip. Other testing systems are still in the pipeline, including a patch that changes color as it draws glucose through the skin and a gl...

Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

...n's blood pressure. In a study that used portable monitors to track people's blood pressure, it turned out that the participants' pressure was lowest when they were with their partners, regardless of what they were doing. Dr. Brooks B. Gump of the State University of New York, the lead study author said tha...

Unpredictable Premature Birth

Home monitors designed to measure the frequency of uterine contr...lopment investigated whether the use of ambulatory monitors could accurately predict premature birth in 306 women who joined the study between 22 and 24 weeks o...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...rtain whether it has changed in color or shape. It monitors lesions for subtle changes that may not be apparent through normal visual skin exams. "The great thing is that computers have perfect memory. In the case of skin, memory is a crucial thing. No doctor can remember every type of skin lesion nor can th...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

Women who use menstrual cycle monitors to detect their fertile times of the month should research their choices carefully because some methods are much more reliable than others.// German researchers estimate 10 percent to 15 percent of women of reproductive age in Europe use variations...

WHO hopes to wipe away Iodine deficiency diseases by 2005

... prevalence of goitre (enlarged thyroid gland) and monitors the magnitude, severity and distribution of iodine deficiency worldwide. The number of countries where iodine deficiency is a public health problem was reduced to 54 in 2003, from 110 in 1993, showing the effectiveness of the universal salt iodizatio...

Prenatal exposure to air pollution causes chromosomal damage

...e damage caused by the pollution. The portable air monitors the pregnant women had worn during the last trimester of their pregnancy assessed the exposure to pollutants. They also had answered questionnaires giving details of the kind of pollutants they might be exposed to. Genetic alterations that happen i...

Pharmaceutical industries grant for R&D to be monitored

...on Scheme [PPRS] is a voluntary organization which monitors and legislates the agreement of the pricing and quality of the drugs every 5 years. It maintains agreement and negotiates between the Department of Health and Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry [ABPI]. THE PPRS sets a margin for the p...

Indian hospitals require International Accreditation

...d this accreditation is recognized globally. JCAHO monitors the performance improvement, management of the environment of care, organizational structure, leadership and management of information in hospitals before giving its accreditation. For better recognisation and quality maintenance it is the duty of t...

Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain

...s. The systematic investigation by CEMACH, which monitors pregnancy deaths on behalf of Britain's six royal colleges of medicine, comes amid growing discomfort among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could incriminate them with infanticide. According to the guidelines by the Royal College of Obstetric...

LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

... Harmon, president of Market Scope, a company that monitors the industry. He said than an average patient who chooses to undergo the procedure is roughly aged 39 and has an annual income of $88,000. "Their education level is significantly higher than average," Harmon said. "Very few people in their 20s have i...

GRIP a boon for the nurses to monitor patients glucose levels.

...mented GRIP in a 12-bed ICU, for four months. GRIP monitors glucose levels and recommends the appropriate insulin pump rate. It also specifies the time at which the next blood sample should be taken, and indicates situations in which a physician needs to be notified. In many ICUs, nurses currently monitor g...

One million people to donate their DNA and personal information

... to insert Biochip to the recruit which constantly monitors the body temperature, pressure, heart beat, oxygen exchange, alcohol and tobacco intake, radiation exposure and transmits the data to the project organizers. Biobank on the issue of maintaining the confidentiality of information collected from recr...

Losing Sleep over Money or Money over Sleep? Sleep over It!

... paraphernalia in tow, that use air mattresses and monitors to record how people sleep or don’t sleep!...

Frozen embryos stored in Britain

...ertilization and Embryology Authority licenses and monitors the 85 clinics carrying out IVF in Britain. It said that these embryos are created by mixing eggs and sperm in a petri dish. After fertilization they are placed in an incubator for three days, during which they divide and form the eight celled embryo...

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

...ity and also supported by NIH grants, this project monitors ATP release at the carotid body. (The carotid body is a chemoreceptor that, among other functions, monitors oxygen content in the blood and helps control respiration.) Chronic oxygen stress – too much or to...

Death by Smog in California

...ional study of 500,000 people that used just three monitors in the L.A. basin, missing major pockets of pollution unlike the new study, which analyzed soot measurements and deaths in 269 ZIP Codes and 23 monitoring sites across the basin. A separate USC study conducted revealed that air pollution from ozone...

States Urged By NHRC To Rehabilitate Cured Mental Patients

...s are limited," said another official. The NHRC monitors the functioning of the RINPAS on the directive of the Supreme Court. --Edited IANS...

Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR

...lowing his death the Health Protection Agency that monitors infectious diseases claimed that more than 100 traveller children have now been vaccinated. In an outbreak in Doncaster 32 cases have been confirmed and a further 36 are being investigated. The first infections developed among children at the same p...

Hospital Trust Fined £100,000 after Patient Deat

...ckly set up an automated early warning system that monitors patients' vital signs and when there is a problem it triggers an automatic response and a senior doctor becomes involved. He also said there had been a change in the training of senior house officers nationally since August 2002 and internally at t...

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