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A Futile Search for Cancer Gene

Researchers Stuart Baker, of the US National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and Jaakko Kaprio, a genetic epidemiologist// from the University of Helsinki claim that it is waste of time and money to search for genes linked to cancer. They have stated their theory in the British Medical Jour...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

The federal spending on nutrition education in US seems to have been in vain thus far . But the government is planning to spend over a billion dollars on its nutrition program this year too. An independent study of 57 such programs showed that only four demonstrated any real succe...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

...le abdomen. It will show cysts and other growths in the liver and kidneys that can lead to further testing in many patients. "Those tests may often be futile and in any case may be dangerous and certainly are costly," Fletcher said. In terms of expense, standard colonoscopies can cost up to $3,000, while...

New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults

...re seems to be an apathetic view of the cost of health care pervading the population - people either don't know where to start, or simply feel it is a futile search; but there are ways to cut those costs all around if you know where to look," said Reyes. "Many times, it can start with a simple question pose...

Heart attack not a death sentence

...Juergen Graf from the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, said, "economic constraints create pressure to ration ICU care. Restricting the demand for futile medical services by limiting access to the ICU, at least for those patients likely to die anyway, has been proposed as a way of lowering expenditures"...

CEO of Jurlique Issues Industry Call to Action at Natural Beauty Summit

...is tough for consumers to figure out on their own exactly what is dangerous and what is safe. But spending time trying to define natural or organic is futile and doesn't deliver true value to consumers. The consumer doesn't care. What she cares about is: Does it work? Does it work for me? Is it good for me?...

AWWA Urges Science-Based Approach in Addressing Pharmaceutical Compounds in Water

.... "I can tell you with absolute certainty that, if we regulate contaminants based upon detection rather than health effects, we are embarking on a futile journey without end," Snyder said. Pharmaceutical compounds should instead be considered within the framework of the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Treatment Advocacy Center's Top 10 Mental Illness Stories You Didn't Read in 2007

...nosis and a worse outcome for the patient and their family." -- Housing isn't enough for some homeless. Giving a homeless person apartment keys is futile if they think you're an alien. "Housing First" ignores those who first need treatment. Minneapolis offered housing vouchers to 50 chronic homeless -- ...

An Anti-rabies Campaign With Bite

...en that the only way to tackle rabies effectively and economically is to vaccinate the stray dogs. Since the days of killing stray dogs in a cruel and futile exercise are over we can at best sterilise and vaccinate the dogs for our own well-being." A visit to the otherwise forbidden zone of the PFA-ru...

Medicos Suspends Anti-quota Stir

...been suffering from ulcers and relatives in Patna told me to come to AIIMS but I was refused treatment yesterday. I have come again today, but it is a futile effort as they stopped registration at 10 a.m. instead of the usual 10.30 a.m.," said Raghubir Yadav in the morning. Some patients had complaine...
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New twist on life's power source

...d go to putting the water molecules back together, which results in much less net oxygen production. It might seem like the cells are just doing a futile light-driven water-to-water cycle, says Bailey. But this is not really true since this novel cycle is also a way of using sunlight to produce energy, ...
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Results of First Interim Efficacy Analysis for Riquent Phase 3 ASPEN Trial: Continuation of the Trial is Futile

NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) announced today that in the first interim efficacy analysis (IEA) for the Riquent(R) Phase 3 ASPEN trial, the Independent Data Monitoring Board (DMB) determined that the continuation of the trial i...

Fighting spam via blue frogs

...re responding to the complaint actions. "After receiving Community complaints, a number of spammers attempted to make changes to their Web sites, in a futile attempt to prevent the Blue Community from submitting further complaints," she said. Perhaps not the response Blue Security was looking for, but ce...

CIO Leadership Series: Leslie Hearn, TDS Telecom

... a billing function so he has all the relevant information before him in that space. In Hearn's view, building the necessary architecture would be futile without workplace interaction between software developers and service reps. She would like to establish an organizational tenet around the practice of...
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Excretion

...tion of insufficient water and in danger of overheating due to lack of persperation, urine may be safely used to dampen clothing to aid cooling. It is futile to attempt to drink it (or salty ocean water), as it requires more water from the body to excrete the salt than is available in the fluid. Some sea bi...

Stem cell

...tack is over, the cells try to remodel themselves in order to become able to pump harder. However, because of the decreased blood flow this attempt is futile and results in even more muscle cells weakening and dying. Researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian found that injecting bone-marrow stem cells, a form ...
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