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Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...timately help millions of individuals reach a more informed decision regarding the most appropriate type and timing of treatment,” said Dr. Chris Heward, President of Kronos Science Laboratory. Until recently, researchers lacked the technology to examine the genetic components of a disease at such a high-l...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...inhibitors or monoclonal antibodies, nor were they informed about their benefits. Doctor-patient dialogue is vital If diagnosed, the majority of respondents said they would actively work with their doctor to identify the proper treatment. The survey also found that 71 percent of women would research ...

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

... seek some more treatment. I went to see nurse who informed me that she would be able to distribute antiretrovirals; with that I had a month’s worth of treatment. If we have to give up this treatment we will return to how we were at the start, sick." The authors acknowledge that their results have been ach...

100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta

...n of San Cecilio University Hospital. Mothers were informed of the study’s goals before giving their express consent. Thanks to gynaecologists, the nurses and the midwives who participated in the study, biological samples were extracted from the blood, the umbilical cord and the placenta during childbirth....

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...nable fisheries. "Labeling helps consumers make informed choices," said Dr. Cathy Roheim, co-author of the study and professor of economics at the University of Rhode Island. The report also recommends: harmonizing regulatory food safety standards; recognizing and mitigating environmental impa...

Drug-resistant bacterial infections serious complication after corrective eye surgery

...ty-acquired MRSA keratitis. All patients should be informed of the risk factors and warning signs of infectious keratitis and need to be advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop signs or symptoms of infectious keratitis. A high degree of suspicion, coupled with prompt and appropriate trea...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

.... Reconciling competing demands on water requires informed negotiations by the many stakeholders involved in water with transparent sharing of information. "The hope is in realizing the unexplored potential that lies in better water management along with non-miraculous changes in policy and production tec...

A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse

...America and it’s important that people try to make informed choices." ...

Widely used hepatitis B drug spurs HIV drug resistance

... on anti-HIV drugs. Authors of the study have informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of their results so that prescribing physicians can be notified and so that drug labeling can be changed. They have also notified Bristol-Myers Squibb, which makes and sells entecavir under the brand name Baracl...

Men with prostate cancer avoid radiation due to misconceptions

...s therapy so that patients can make the best, most informed decision about their treatment." Men with prostate cancer often choose between external beam radiation therapy, radiation seed implants and surgery to treat their cancer. During external beam radiation, a beam of radiation, or X-ray, is directed th...

Scientists crack genetic secrets of human egg

...healthy eggs, Cibelli said. All the donors granted informed consent for their surplus eggs to be used for this research. Cibelli worked with researchers in Chile to extract the RNA from the unfertilized eggs soon after they were harvested. That material (atreasure of genetic information,) was frozen and shi...

Detailed 3-D image catches a key regulator of neural stem cell differentiation in action

...ryonic stem cells to acquire a neuronal fate in an informed way," adds Pfaff. Scp1 belongs to group of proteins called small carboxyl-terminal phosphatases (SCPs) that are expressed in almost all tissues of the body. When active, Scp1 prevents the enzyme RNA polymerase II from reading and switching on neur...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

...eeded tools to approach sexuality in a healthy and informed manner." ...

Ecstasy can harm the brains of first-time users

...doses, is safe for the brain, and people should be informed of this risk.? This research is part of the Netherlands XTC Toxicity (NeXT) study, which also looks at high-dose ecstasy users and aims to provide information on long-term effects of ecstasy use in the general population. ...

Americans support free access to research

...esults show that research must be a collaborative, informed process between investigators and the public to be successful and increase trust," said Robert Reinhard, community advisor to NIH's AIDS vaccine trials. "Time and again the lesson is that improved knowledge in the community furthers the public health...

Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks

...decisions about obesity and assist women in making informed decisions about their health." ...

Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience

...sed or troubled by them," Griffiths says. All gave informed consent to the study approved by Hopkins' institutional review board. Each of thirty of the subjects attended two separate 8-hour drug sessions, at two month intervals. On one they received psilocybin, on another, methylphenidate (Ritalin), the act...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...ir continuous fieldwork, they claimed to be better informed than the scientists. In their conception of what it meant to know another culture, the missionaries "diminished the aesthetic and racial categories so important to the naturalists" and "supplemented them with ethical and religious canons." In sum,...

What's nature worth? New computer models tell all

...ographic information. Next, these models will be informed by new methods of estimating the value of ecosystems. Conventional economics has relied on the rather clunky notion of "willingness to pay" to determine how much a product is worth. This approach doesn't apply well to many ecosystem services that are...

Knowledge of infection may prevent spread of herpes virus

...e virus when they knew they had genital herpes and informed their sexual partners. According to Wald, "these findings suggest that testing persons with HSV type-specific serologic assays and encouraging disclosure may result in decreased risk of HSV-2 transmission to sexual partners." The importance of this...

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