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Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

...se this safe and effective therapy [in Canada]" He reviews many potential factors, including economics and bedside rationing, access problems, cultural values and reduced rates of death, and advocates for increased availability of this device....

Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

...d and will be subject to ongoing infection control reviews by NSW Health." Hepatitis C, for which there is no vaccine, can cause liver damage, including cirrhosis and liver failure. Three women who received vitamin injections were detected in March to have contracted the highly infectious disease. A su...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...search in all aspects of health care. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing trials on a topic. Smoking cigarettes increases the risks of many health problems, such as cancer, heart disease and lung disease and ...

School-based Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

...zation that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. The Cochrane reviewers analyzed 15 studies that included school-age pupils and high school students living i...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...ation that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. The authors pooled data from 18 randomized controlled trials including more than 8,000 participants. About h...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...orial in this weeks BMJ, a child psychiatry expert reviews the evidence and explains what this means for clin...igh level of clinical care, with frequent clinical reviews and rigorous monitoring of the benefit of treatment and adverse events. The implication for clinical...

Elton John's Free AIDS Awareness Concert in Ukraine

...eady funds projects in Ukraine, has received mixed reviews from the people, with some appreciating it and others slamming the show. According to the show bosses, the UK star's performance would increase AIDS awareness in the country that has one of the highest HIV infection rates in Europe with a new case ...

Four-legged Friends Connect Online at Dogster

...es, addresses, how far they are from you, and read reviews of what other dogs' owners think of this vet or groomer," Rheingold said. While thriving on user-generated content in a way similar to other "Web 2.0" social-networking websites, Dogster and Catster are being built to outlast trends, according to the...

The Bottleneck in Neuroblastoma

... collection for the disease. In his paper, Maris reviews new approaches to treatments for a particularly challenging set of patients--children whose neuroblastoma has relapsed in an aggressive form. One particular technique being used and studied at Children's Hospital employs radioactive isotopes that zer...

New Methods to Quit Smoking

...resh impetus for smokers to quit, the catalogue of reviews in The Cochrane Library is a great source of the k...eople wanting to make well informed decisions. The reviews provide reliable evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of many different types of therapy. They...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...ng patient care. The institute produces systematic reviews on medical devices, drugs, biotechnologies, procedures, and health services. Jonathan Treadwell, Ph.D., senior research analyst at ECRI Institute, led a team of investigators who analyzed eight studies encompassing 1,881 patients with type 2 diabete...

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

...ng patient care. The institute produces systematic reviews on medical devices, drugs, biotechnologies, procedures and health services. Lead author Wendy Bruening, a senior research analyst at ECRI Institute, said she was not surprised that her analysis of the evidence showed that MRI detected more cases of...

Despite Being Effective Electroconvulsive Therapy is Underused for Severe Depression

...Taylor of the University of Louisville. Dr. Taylor reviews the history and current use of ECT for depression and other psychiatric disorders, making the case for increased use of this research-proven therapy. The idea of inducing seizures to treat psychiatric disorders has a long history, but it wasn't unt...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...re available to provide advice, but no psychiatric reviews were requested by staff that treated the victims or prepared them for transfer to hospitals in their home states. The experience in 2005 was very different. Twenty people were killed and 129 wounded in the bombings in October 2005. Four Australia...

Spirituality And Health

...al Journal of Australia. Spirituality and Health reviews the current research on religion and spirituality in health, its relevance to Australian practitioners and patients, how it can be applied to clinical practice, and the current gaps where more research is needed. In his introduction to the supplem...

FDA Approves Wyeth's Oral Contraceptive Lybrel

... according to Wyeth. The drug has received mixed reviews from women and health experts. In a study conducted by Wyeth, nearly two-thirds of women expressed an interest in eliminating their menstrual periods. However, Wyeth research also found that nearly 50% of the women surveyed welcomed their periods as ...

New Drug, Other Trends To Double Smoking Cessation and Addiction Treatments

...e with consideration of new players in the market; reviews of current products and new products in the pipeline; and key trends driving pharmaceutical treatments for smoking cessation and drug/alcohol addiction....

Overuse of Popular Console can Cause 'Wiiitis' in Gamers

...intendo's innovative game machine has spawned rave reviews and monster sales by allowing players to use natural motions rather than tiny thumb movements to control the action in video games. But the hit gaming system may also have a downside - a newly diagnosed ailment called Wiiitis (pronounced Wee-i-tis...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

...velopmental pathways contribute to CDH. Four new reviews shed light on CHD by describing the diversity of the condition, exploring potential ways of treating it, using animal models to discover which genes play a role in diaphragm development, and examining its connection to cardiovascular malformations. T...

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...sed on 2002 data from national health authorities, reviews of scientific literature and expert surveys. It also encompasses data collected by the WHO. But WHO officials stressed the report was a preliminary estimate of how environmental factors affect health. "We would be very glad if these country-by-...

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