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Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...tic eye drops. With regular maintenance ?including visits to the ophthalmologist at least every three months (more frequently immediately after surgery) ?complications can be kept to a minimum, she said. Because of the intensiveness of the lifetime commitment to follow up, the procedure is rarely performed ...

Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

... of the IST project EDISCIM. “The process involves visits to a general practitioner and a hospital specialist. With our new system, we hope to replace these visits with just one visit and by detecting skin cancer as early as possible, to offer patients the most co...

Microscopes at microscopic size

...tient treatment by reducing the number of hospital visits needed for tests. The initial research has led to the creation of a spin-out company, BioStatus Ltd, supported by a BBSRC Small Business Research Initiative grant. BioStatus has developed the research to refine the fluorescent probe technology and a...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...interventions that could be put in place during 18 visits with a primary care provider from one month before birth until the child reaches age five. In their cost analysis, the researchers also ensured that treatment for the major causes of child death were available to all children who needed them. Univers...

Doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold, review advises

... Colds are the most common reason for new patient visits at general practioners' offices, the review reports, and although the antibiotics do not work for that purpose, it is the second most common reason doctors prescribe them, Arroll writes. "Physicians prescribe antibiotics in these cases out of habit ...

Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses

...itis typically results in more than 10,000 patient visits to hospitals annually and has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent in some regions. Viruses that cause encephalitis lead to inflammation of the brain. Hemorrhagic fevers are viral infections that cause capillaries to burst, leading to unusual bleeding...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...thy child during their routine infant immunization visits dramatically reduced the impact of any subsequent malaria infection. Used in this way, Fansidar does not prevent malaria but seems to produce a massive 50% reduction in death, debilitation and complications of malaria, such as severe anaemia and ragi...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

... pox) vaccine in 1995, hospitalizations and doctor visits because of chicken pox have dropped dramatically, ...ine the patterns of hospitalization and ambulatory visits for chicken pox and their associated medical expenditures in the United States, evaluating these fac...

Genetic variation alters response to common anti-clotting drug

...ose. However, it can take several months of clinic visits and needle pricks to determine an individual's ideal dose. Scientists know that variations in a gene encoding the CYP2C9 enzyme that metabolizes warfarin account for about 10 percent of the difference in people's responses to the drug, but tests for ...

Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile

...e disaster here." The investigators, who made two visits to the area, in August and October, affirmed earlier findings by the Austral University of Chile that pulp waste from the plant owned by CELCO, Chile's largest timber conglomerate, is most likely responsible for the catastrophic collapse of the swan ...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...chmarks. Through comparisons over time with repeat visits scientists will be able to assess progress in the Oculina Experimental Closed Area for restoring coral cover and replenishing fish stocks. Recent expeditions have already revealed encouraging signs that fish populations in this section are slowly but...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

...lammation of the throat) accounts for 6 percent of visits by children to family medicine physicians and pedi...m 1995 to 2003. The study included an analysis of visits by children aged 3 to 17 years with sore throat to office-based physicians, hospital outpatient depa...

Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal

... Research Center for two, 24-hour-long visits. The visits were separated by a two-month interval. During each visit, both the husband and wife were fitted with a small suction device which created eight tiny uniform blisters on their arms. The skin was removed from each blister and another device placed d...

New Rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule

...tis each year, resulting in 250,000 emergency room visits and an estimated 70,000 hospitalizations. In devel...e delivered by mouth, in three doses, at well-baby visits at ages two, four and six months. Merck has expressed a commitment to working with the global public...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

...d of the findings and recommendations. Follow-up visits will continue for all participants in the SMART trial while the study team considers plans for longer follow-up. The investigators will analyze the SMART study data in detail to gain insights into the reasons for the increased risk. "SMART is one...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

...work together to manage increased cruise passenger visits while minimizing negative environmental, cultural and societal impacts. Examples of these recommendations include: Cruise Lines: Cruise lines should work with local governments and community organizations to develop effective management plans f...

Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population

...y to popular belief, patients who have more doctor visits and treatments do not realize a benefit. Indeed, evidence shows they may actually be harmed by unnecessary medical care, Goodman said. If all medical practices adopted the practice style and resource use of efficient providers, patient care would co...

New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year

...a and vomiting that account for 2 million hospital visits and 500,000 pediatric deaths each year worldwide. ...l pediatric admissions. It also results in 250,000 visits each year to U.S. emergency rooms. In the developing world, where prompt hospitalization and effect...

Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction

...n between the residents. We expected the group dog visits were going to work better, but they didn't. "The...cale said they wanted to receive weekly, 30-minute visits from dogs. Half spent time alone with the dog, and the other half spent time with one to three other...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

...c Services. This dramatic increase in adolescent visits to health care professionals which resulted in a p...shows that by 2001, one in every ten of all office visits by teenage boys led to a prescription for a psychotropic drug. Other findings in the study show that...

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