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First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...during the last month, and that could have had the unintended effect of freeing the already-formed clot, probably not much larger than a pinhead, and allowing it to move to the brain....

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...starch at the base of the food pyramid has had the unintended effect of making us ravenous. "It's almost unethical to tell people to eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet with no regard to glycemic index," says Janette Brand-Miller of the University of Sydney, one of the field's pioneers. Controversy weighs ...

American scientists alter gene makeup of babies

...blems and up to 30 of the children were born as an unintended result of an experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey, the journal said. The children who are new one year old have a small number of genes not inherited from either parent. Thou...

Drug Firm Disowns Liability

...man studies are always very small. But sometimes unintended effects may be encountered during any trial with a monoclonal antibody drug, though they did not occur even at the highest tested doses in animals. The various side effects listed are immunosuppression, autoimmunity, cytokine release, and anaphylaxis...

Contraceptive Use on the Decline among the Poor

...creased to 12 % and 15 % respectively. The rate of unintended pregnancies, which had previously declined has now...lion pregnancies in the US. About 50% of these are unintended and the rest are carried to term from which 14,000 women put the children up for adoption, and 1.3 m...

Smoking and Obesity- A Deadly Combination

... and weight control to document and respond to any unintended consequences. ...

Morning-After Pill At The Local Pharmacy Could Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies

...nised as a safe and effective method of preventing unintended pregnancies. "The name is a bit misleading, because it can actually be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, not just the morning after. But as the effectiveness of the morning-after pill declines significantly with time - it works best if take...

‘Adverse events’ eat into NZ health budgt

...t cost $10,200, to treat a patient who suffered an unintended or negative event while in care. Such events cost the health system a total of $870 million a year. Green MP, Sue Kedgley, the committee chairwoman said. "It's a shocking figure but what horrified me is there is no new money to do anything about i...

Safety of Cancer Therapeutic Viruses Enhanced

...rroneously turn on and harm the patient by causing unintended infection. As such, the Mayo innovation of the c...cancer cells --and only cancer cells -- to prevent unintended rogue infections elsewhere in the healthy body. The Mayo cancer-activated virus adds one more layer ...

Researchers Enhance Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Virus that Fights Cancer

...rroneously turn on and harm the patient by causing unintended infection. As such, the Mayo innovation of the c...cancer cells --and only cancer cells -- to prevent unintended rogue infections elsewhere in the healthy body. The Mayo cancer-activated virus adds one more layer ...

Kids From Low-Income Groups Could Enhance Their Nutrition By Choosing Better After School Snacks

...ut their overall calorie intake by 7 percent. An unintended consequence was a 67-percent reduction in the students' daily intake of calcium and a 79-percent reduction in vitamin A intake, due mostly to the removal of dairy products from the snack menu. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends two daily s...

Pharmaceutical Companies Banned from Giving Gifts at Stanford

...h of least resistance without really analyzing the unintended consequences." Stanford officials stated that these measures were mainly undertaken to counter the growing perception that medical institutions are too intertwined with health care corporations that have an inherent interest in promoting their own ...

One-Third of Scottish Pregnancies, a Mishap

...crucial for development of interventions to reduce unintended pregnancy. This survey needs to be repeated in other settings and, if the findings are similar elsewhere, a strategy will need to be developed to improve contraceptive use. We need to find ways to raise awareness of the real risks of pregnancy associ...

Contraceptive Use Helps Reduce Rate of US Teen Pregnancy

...tself, is insufficient to help adolescents prevent unintended pregnancies. Data from the report, "Explaining Recent Declines in Adolescent Pregnancy in the United States: The Contribution of Abstinence and Improved Contraceptive Use" suggest that the United States is following patterns seen in other developed...

Birth- Control Made Easy And Tasty

...in the group of women who have a very high rate of unintended pregnancy, which is younger women," Shulman said. According to records, nearly one-half of women on birth control pills miss one or two pills every month, increasing their chances of pregnancy. Carrying this neat little pouch should help absent min...

'Super Bowl': The Super Buffet Table

... the plate is empty. This is the best strategy for unintended overeating at your Super Bowl party,' says Wansink. 'Dish it out, eat it slowly, and stop.' Source-Eurekalert SRI...

Pregnant Women Must Eat Fish-experts Warn

... Unfortunately, the advice appears to have had the unintended consequence of causing harm in a specific developmental domain - verbal development - where protection was originlly intended. "We recorded no evidence to lend support to the warnings of the US advisory that pregnant women should limit their seafoo...

Family Planning Method is as Effective as the Contraceptive Pill

...ess of a FAB method, different ways of classifying unintended pregnancies and other methodological problems. “... and imperfect use, and which defines intended and unintended pregnancies, classifying them according to the couples’ intentions before conception.” The researc...

Ashley Judd to Visit Jaipur for HIV Cause

...powered to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies. India has 5.1 million HIV/AIDS patients. PSI/India is an NGO registered in 1980 with a mandate to assist the government in the fields of reproductive health, HIV prevention, and maternal and child health. It harnesses the vitality of t...

Surgeon Develops Procedure to Prevent Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients

...g the drainage of the arm decreases the chances of unintended disruption of the lymph node system during surgery and reduces the risk of developing swelling in the arm,' Klimberg said. 'We are the first to study lymph node drainage in the arm and are now using the ARM procedure as standard procedure at UAMS.' ...

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