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Releasing fish for the future

...f fish caught and then released by anglers. Some guidelines designed to improve fish survival were recently developed for released line-caught snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, sand whiting, yellowfin bream and dusky flathead. The research, costing more than $1.5 million and funded by NSW DPI and the Rec...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

... cord blood and marrow transplantation and provide guidelines to transplant physicians on the selection of the best donor for children with leukemia. Remarkably, mismatched cord blood performed as well as matched bone marrow as measured by leukemia-free survival rates, providing the degree of mismatch was limi...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...d in this week's PLoS Medicine, for issuing urgent guidelines to health professionals in a public health emergen... Typically, the most rigorous clinical practice guidelines take two years or more to develop. The laborious process involves convening experts who search for ...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

... clinicians who understand the science and develop guidelines by which the study is conducted and correctly carried out. With this outstanding team, we can truly focus on achieving the greatest benefit for the patient.? The Mayo team using the measles virus against ovarian cancer reports early evidence of act...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

...participant who qualified for an ICD under current guidelines received one, it would cost the Medicare system an additional $2.9 billion to treat all of them for life. The use of the MTWA test could potentially save a large part of those costs. But using MTWA testing to determine who will get the most benefi...

Long-lived deep-sea fishes imperiled by technology, overfishing

...es are in international waters, where there are no guidelines and protections ?unlike within United States territorial waters. Most of these fish are caught by deep trawlers near seamounts, where they congregate because of food. Technological advances have made targeting these fish easier, the panelists poin...

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...g policy, thereby reducing CD cases. "National guidelines recommend narrow-spectrum antibiotic policies and ...emented, but feedback is not mentioned in national guidelines as a way of addressing prescribing behaviour," says Dr Stone. The team, working at the Royal Free...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...e advances, agree on common standards, and develop guidelines for best practices, the committee said. Such collaboration between government agencies should be facilitated by a group like the Microbe Project, an interagency committee that was formed in 2000 to advance "genome-enabled microbial science." Noti...

100 percent juices found as beneficial to health as fruits and vegetables

...in the diet of both children and adults, following guidelines established by leading health authorities. Taylor also points to a large epidemiological study, published in the September 2006 issue of the Journal of Medicine, which found that consumption of a variety of 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices w...

Free drug samples influence prescribing, say one in three doctors

...irds of the respondents were aware of professional guidelines on the relationship between industry and the profession But only one in three felt that the relationship should be more tightly regulated. Two fifths felt that it should not be restricted further. "The generally held view that accepting modest in...

Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds

...ter Jan. 1, 2007. The study calls for new clinical guidelines for primary-care physicians, dermatologists and urologists to account for the role of finasteride, known as Propecia when used for hair loss, while evaluating PSA results. "It's not universally known that finasteride lowers PSA levels in younger me...

Controlling antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals

In one of the first national studies on guidelines that control antibiotics and antibiotic resistance... Center report that hospitals that follow national guidelines on controlling antibiotic use have lower rates of antibiotic resistance. In a study published in t...

Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants

...y exceed national guidelines, indicating that such guidelines do not prevent transmission of disease-causing bacteria. However, the low overall risk among patients exposed to the bacteria "suggests that levels of contamination do not pose a high risk for transmission or that current cleaning methods generally ...

Twenty Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives

...h at the unit has been influential in changing WHO guidelines for malaria drug treatment. The reduction in the number of malaria cases has allowed the unit to focus on other health issues such as respiratory diseases. In addition, a surveillance network established in 1995 to monitor malaria infection in the...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

... clinicians who understand the science and develop guidelines by which the study is conducted and correctly carried out, our team is one of the best. Everything we do focuses on achieving the greatest benefit for the patient." Later this fall, Dr. Russell's team plans to open a clinical study to test the eff...

Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies

...the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-accepted guidelines for removing it. They also say any moisture issues, such as roof or plumbing leaks, should be resolved immediately to avoid mold development. Additional information on household mold issues can be found at www.epa.gov/moldresources.html . ...

Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease

...oducts from countries that might not have sanitary guidelines or regulations as strict as ours. It could also be due to better surveillance by public health officials and more sensitive detection methods. "Is it new, or were we just not looking for it 20 years ago? I think it is a little bit of both," says B...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...the products mix with ozone ?may exceed regulatory guidelines when a large surface is cleaned in a small room or when the products are used regularly, resulting in chronic exposure, according to the study. The study is the first to measure emissions and concentrations of primary and secondary toxic compounds p...

Antarctic Treaty Meeting moves to protect frozen continent from non-native species

...ine environment, the meeting adopted new practical guidelines for ballast water exchange by ships operating in t...he Southern Ocean around Antarctica. Under the new guidelines drawn up by the UK, vessels will need to exchange any ballast water before arriving in Antarctic wat...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

... the reasons that CPR as directed by international guidelines has not worked well is because it is designed for two entirely different conditions: cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest," said Dr. Ewy. "What is good for one may not be good for the other. Cardiocerebral Resuscitation is designed for cardiac arr...

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