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FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

... problem of FDA’s chronic underfunding. The agency urgently needs more resources to do what needs to be done on nanotechnology—and do it urgently—along with the many other challenges the agency faces.   Source:Nanotechnologies...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...ore bicycle riding and other lifestyle changes are urgently needed to reduce climate-altering carbon emissions that are damaging Asia's health and could also threaten the economy, the World Health Organisation said Monday. Climate change contributes directly or indirectly to about 77,000 deaths per year in...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...ect the embryo either. The law needs to be changed urgently to reflect the current state of the art. It is far worse to kill embryos after they have implanted in a womans womb, than it is to take embryos before implantation, when they are no more than a collection of cells, freeze any surplus embryos and tr...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...stitute and CSL Behring, However, more research is urgently needed to ensure that the technique, which has been applied to brain tissue, can be applied to other tissues, such as blood, that might be used in tests for vCJD. Professor James Ironside, of the National CJD Surveillance Unit at the University of E...

Two Week Wait Rule Not Working With Breast Cancer Patients

...ng breast cancer patients and needs to be reviewed urgently . In 1998 the Department of Health brought in th...ng: The system is failing patients and a change is urgently needed....

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

..."unrealistic promises about cures, especially when urgently needed medical care is not carried out because of it".Reiki practitioners vehemently resist such criticism, saying the method raises the quality of life and general satisfaction. Author Oliver Klatt of Berlin is convinced that it is authentic, saying...

Older Diabetes Drugs Has Similar Effects to Newer Ones

... risks. Authors say that comparative evidence is urgently needed to guide appropriate therapy, as new oral diabetes drugs continue to emerge on the market. This review is published early online at HTTP: WWW.ANNALS.ORG/CGI/CONTENT/FULL/0000605-200709180-00178V1...

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...eldorf. Studies on patient-oriented outcomes are urgently needed, although it is questionable whether new studies with rosiglitazone will be ethical given the fact that less dangerous therapeutic alternatives exist, says Richter....

You Need Blood? Just Click the Mouse!

...came from personal experience. A friend's employee urgently needed the rare O Negative blood. After searching for the blood group for four days, he died," he said. For those who are not net savvy, Poacha is devising a new format of blood donation. "Many patients may not be able to access the site. For the...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...ay, the warning comes from the STEPS Centre, whose urgently needed new approach to development aims to respond to 21st century conditions. Out-of-date policies are undermining unprecedented opportunities for recent aid commitments to improve the environment and combat poverty. We live in an era of unpreced...

Outrage Against Gay PartnersInCrime Kept Together

...w it's vitally important that the government moves urgently to build new facilities." Opposition justice spokesman Rob Johnson was unrestrained in his anger over the situation: "I am appalled that once again the Department of Corrective Services had made a decision not in line with the thinking and wishes o...

IT Delays Putting Patient Safety at Risk, Say Senior NHS Staff

...sing about interim decisions, while trust managers urgently need concrete information about implementation timetables, long term goals of the programme, and value for money. Trusts also need help in prioritizing IT modernization, they conclude....

Australian Devises Online Game Based on Virginia Tech Shootout

...a tragic mass murder," Mr Campbell said. "I will urgently speak to the Federal Government to see if they can shut down the site. "While at first glance the game does not appear to break any laws, its insensitivity and lack of basic community standards will offend all decent Australians." The game's mess...

Breast Cancer Patients Follow-up Devalued

...and develops primary care cancer infrastructure is urgently needed. A national audit of follow-up care could ensure that the wide variety of locally agreed models of community-based care actually deliver consistent, high quality care as envisaged by NICE, whilst allowing the savings from reduced hospital visi...

TB Patients in Marginalised Groups Need Social Support for Effective Medical Treatment

..., aspect of TB management and one that needs to be urgently addressed if we are to tackle this growing health issue." The study, which covered 250 patients attending one London hospital between January 2003 and January 2005, found that the disease was more common among men (57 per cent) and people aged betw...

Urgent Need for Guidance on Mobile Phone Use in Clinical Care

...obile phones in the provision of clinical care are urgently needed, an editorial in the June issue of Quality and Safety in Health Care argues. Healthcare systems are increasing looking to developments in mobile communication technology to help improve the provision of care to people with long-term conditi...

Bush Announces Request for $30B, Five-Year Extension of PEPFAR

...aid, "By 2013 there will be 12 million people that urgently need" access to antiretrovirals, adding, "We're not getting ahead of the AIDS crisis. We're tempering it". Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) praised Bush for seeking expanded funding but said that PEPFAR needs to go further. According to Lee, the U.S. al...

Honoring of Organ Donor Families at Raj Bhavan in Chennai

...upport for the organ donation movement in India is urgently needed if we wish to help patients who are critically ill and require an urgent transplant. The highlight of the function includes the following: 1. Almost sixty members from fifteen Families of the organ donors have consented to participate in t...

Experts Stresses the Need for National Vaccination Policy

...nt immunization for 22 diseases by 2015. "India urgently needs a national immunization policy and a nationwide surveillance programme. It costs just 2 cents to track 15 notified diseases per child per year," said Jacob John, scientist emeritus at the department of virology at Vellore's Christian Medical Co...

Alli- a New Weapon for War Against the Bulges

... effects including gastrointestinal issues such as urgently needing to go to the bathroom. The pharmaceutical company has been up-front about this, even recommending that people wear dark pants or bring a change of clothes to work until they adjust to the drug. Glaxo is also preparing 250 pages of educationa...

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