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Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...ance with ART [artificial reproduction technology] practices now. Foetal reduction is being used in Germany much more than was expected and the German administration must face up to the situation that the 1991 law prevents optimal treatment of the patient and does not protect the embryo either. The law needs...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

...nked to lifestyle risks such as smoking and sexual practices rather than infection. "We believe that the finding points to an immune deficiency and not those other risk factors," he said. The results could change way HIV/AIDS patients are treated, he added. "This evidence suggests that immune deficiency ...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...n healthy men and women, registered at 318 general practices over a period of 12 years to April 2007, recording first diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. All the participants were aged between 35 and 74 at the start of the study. They found that the QRISK score was more accurate than either Framingham or AS...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...n healthy men and women, registered at 318 general practices over a period of 12 years up to April 2007, recording first diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. All the participants were aged between 35 and 74 at the start of the study.They found that the QRISK score was more accurate than either Framingham or AS...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...tations in younger children or different screening practices depending on age. Third, lower parental education status was also associated with longer delays, suggesting either socioeconomic or health care access barriers. Fourth, non-specific clinical presentations depending on the cancer group also delay di...

Reduction in Drug Costs

...PLoS Medicine, show that the change in prescribing practices reduced drug costs per Norwegian by US$0.16 in the first year. Antihypertensive drugs are a major part of national drug expenditure in developed countries, where as many as one person in ten is treated for hypertension. The different classes of anti...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...entified 5,692 healthy women registered at general practices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with an average age of 63 years and 15 years after the menopause. The women who had not had a hysterectomy were split at random into two groups. One was given a daily dose of combined hormone therapy (oestrogen...

Polyclinics Could Threaten NHS Services, Warns BMA

...GP services. The review points out that many GP practices do not have the facilities to take on extra work, such as diagnostics and some hospital outpatient services, so surely it would make more sense to strengthen and build on the excellent services already provided by family doctors rather than invest in...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...ng ads that reveal the tobacco industrys deceptive practices have been aggressively quashed through various met... Research has found ads that reveal the deceptive practices of the tobacco industry are the most effective media campaigns that reduce smoking rates, she said. ...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people would go hungry if farm...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...h scientific information about the risk management practices now used by manufacturers of existing nanomaterials. Starting the Stewardship program will be a positive step toward filling in some of the information gaps facing the agency. But there should be an interplay between modifying TSCA, such as promulg...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

...f wearing headgear, remarked Dr. Delaney, who also practices at the McGill Sports Medicine Clinic. Since 2002, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has authorized soft headgear during official matches but has not made it mandatory. This study may help convince parents and players that...

Gender Equality, the Key Factor to Curb Foeticide: Dr. Ramadoss

...t) alone cannot solve the problem of sex selection practices and its impact on the adverse sex ratio. It also r...forced effectively, it can substantially curb such practices and send a loud and clear message to the violators in particular and the society at large that gende...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people would go hungry if far...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...ior study investigator, Champ L. Baker, Jr., M.D., practices orthopaedic sports medicine surgery. Tennis elbow, a potentially debilitating condition, is common and can be successfully managed without surgery in almost 90% of cases. When it cannot be controlled by nonoperative measures, including rest, the ar...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...it with, and whether condoms or other safer sexual practices will be used. Padian said one of the more surprising and disappointing results was that the women provided diaphragms reported using them only 70 percent of the time. That finding nevertheless provides valuable information about the importance of m...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

... rest of the month, caregivers monitor the feeding practices at home and record the progress. Every month the malnourished child is weighed. A weight gain of 100-600 grams is a great moral booster for the mothers. Subasini Panda, one of the workers, says the programme has made a major impact in tackling maln...

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...overnment for a capital investment in primary care practices to allow for high quality teaching of students and junior doctors, said Mr Mitchell. Medical students say one of the most effective educational models is supervised autonomy, where they have their own consulting rooms and resources readily at hand....

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

... state insurance official said. ``The marketing practices of Medicare Advantage carriers have led to virtual...table lack of oversight when it comes to the sales practices being used to sell Medicare Advantage plans to our seniors." Kohl added, "Our goal is that these pla...

Sex Offender Honored Twice by Texan Lawmakers

... at all," she said. Tallant is now remarried. He practices medicine part time on a fill-in basis and enjoys volunteer work, including the Capitol duty, Lockhart said. In January, Rep. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, said he was unaware of Tallant's criminal past when he was asked to introduce him. "I int...

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