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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Imagine the day when a routine visit to the family doctor includes a simple blood test to predict the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If the test returns a worrisome result -- too many sticky brain proteins that might begin to gum up memory and thought in 10 to 15 ye...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...y to have ever been undertaken, and the first time routine data in a UK general practice population have been used in this way. Study leader, Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox said QRISK is derived from primary care data for use in primary care, and takes account of social deprivation to better identify patien...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...y to have ever been undertaken, and the first time routine data in a UK general practice population have been used in this way. Study leader, Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, of The University of Nottingham, said: QRISK is derived from primary care data for use in primary care, and takes account of social depr...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

... 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 evidence that PSA screening provides any health b...

Electronic Health Records Shows No Improvement in Quality of Outpatient Care

...ilizers for patients with depression, and avoiding routine urinalysis during general medical exams - doctors using electronic record systems fared better than those who didn't. But when it came to prescribing statins for patients with high cholesterol, physicians using electronic systems did worse. Electro...

Screening for Behavioral Health

...e made screening for behavioral health problems as routine as it is for cancer and other major illnesses, says Horgan. Detection is where treatment really starts....

Two Week Wait Rule Not Working With Breast Cancer Patients

... 7.7% whilst the number of cancers detected in the routine group increased from 2.5% to 5.3% over the same ti...scribes the increase in cancers diagnosed from the routine population as alarming and says: These patients are also potentially being disadvantaged by longer...

Meet the petroholic Boy of Kanpur

...t were parked at nearby market area." One of his routine victims is Junaid, the owner and caretaker of the nearby parking lot, who has to stay on an extra vigil lest Sajid should arrive and go about cutting pipes here. He says: "This is our vehicle parking stand and this child comes here stealthily and d...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

...he American Academy of Pediatrics has not endorsed routine circumcision. Heterosexual men in Africa who were circumcised had HIV infection rates up to 60 percent lower than uncircumcised men. Because of those studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics is taking another look at its policy....

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...vernment establishments in the city. "During our routine visit we found mosquitoes breeding in several rooms in the high court campus and have sent four notices to them," said R.N. Singh, chief medical officer (CMO) of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). "Similarly, a few notices have been despatched...

Jessica Simpson's '5-Factor Diet' to Get a 'toned' Body

...n one month . The 26-year-old is on a strict diet routine of 1,300-calorie-a-day, set by her celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, and she even got him to deliver the nutritional meals delivered to her doorstep. Simpson followed the '5-Factor Diet and Fitness' plan set by the most sought after personal trainer. ...

'Hi, can You Hear Me? I'm at 30,000 Feet'

...asten seatbelts are a familiar part of the takeoff routine for airline passengers, but a European company has found a way to make dialling safe and link up people from above the clouds. "Cabin connectivity is here and GSM phone use is both a technical and commercial reality," chief commercial officer of On...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...cted stem cells from their own bone marrow during routine coronary bypass surgery. The Bristol trial will ...e injected into the patients damaged hearts during routine coronary bypass surgery. The feasibility and safety of this technique has already been demonstrated....

Questions Over Drugs to Prevent Heart Complications During Surgery

...idence to confirm that these drugs are valuable in routine perioperative use has not been published, they say. So, on the basis of the evidence currently available, what should practising clinicians do? They suggest that patients already receiving blockers or statins before surgery should continue with tr...

Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

...treatment. Here, the average wait is 45 days for a routine operation," Cervera told AFP. Obtaining a prosthesis "sometimes costs money in other countries, whereas here they are free," he adds. Under current EU legislation such treatment or surgery for a previously diagnosed ailment requires authorisation f...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...) developed into cancer. The results indicate that routine follow-up with ultrasound is a safe alternative to biopsy in cases where the breast lesion is classified as probably benign. More studies are needed to define the role of ultrasound in breast cancer screening, Dr. Graf said. However, these findings...

Ban on Smoking is Not a Magic Wand to Reduce Health Inequalities, UK Campaigners Warn

...ing rates. In 2005, 32% of men and 29% of women in routine and manual occupations smoked, compared to 18% of men and 16% of women in managerial and professional occupations. The government hopes to reduce smoking to 21% among adults by 2010 and 26% in manual occupation groups. But with more resistance among ...

Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries

...sms, such as internal hotlines and response teams; routine prompts, such as postoperative checklists; and "peer-to-peer education" to encourage reporting. These injuries occur although the United States is the only nation that has a comprehensive needle safety program, said Ron Stoker, executive director o...

Pakistan to Launch World's Biggest Anti-measles Drive

...he largest globally. It is very different from the routine measles injection campaigns," UNICEF programme communication officer Melissa Corkum told AFP. "We will have to achieve high coverage, ensure high social mobilisation and safe vaccination to significantly reduce child mortality and morbidity," she a...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

... and medical history, but these impressions during routine care are inadequate, Dr. Carter said. The study points to the need for a formal, standardized evaluation, such as the HAQ-DI. It needs to be reimbursable and include input from physical and occupational therapists who could add valuable insight to ...

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