Archive for March 31, 2012

Northern Ireland: One in ten 16 have self-injured in the past year

Perhaps a greater openness to the emotional upheaval experienced by young people, and appreciation are under stress, especially at school, can help eliminate the stigma attached to the issue of self-mutilation, and encourage young people to seek help. ‘ Read more

Ear infections: Antibiotics often unnecessary

I find that parents are happy to avoid antibiotics when they can, because they are aware of the side effects, he said. Parents want their children to feel better and all night. This requires, not antibiotics. Read more

Hunting for small vehicles: Nanoferries microscope shows how to invade cells

So far, only the appearance or absence of desired therapeutic effect can say if it is a promising approach, even or not. It ‘s like a black box, uchle said Fr. You put something on one side, then wait and see if anything comes out the other end. What happens in between is anybody’s guess s. Now his team has used high-sensitivity fluorescence microscopy for single molecule nanoferries follow in their path. Read more

New method for regenerating human tissue engineering

‘There’s a good chance that this study potentially have a significant impact on many diseases that afflict humanity,’ said Gerald Weissmann, MD, director of the FASEB Journal. ‘These scientists have mostly used the repair mechanisms of the body to produce new tissues through bioengineering. In the coming years, starfish and salamanders will have nothing on us!’ Read more

Hudson Valley Leadership Initiative welcomes the commitment by the Administration and Coordination Advanced Primary Care

On this basis, THINC, in partnership with Taconic IPA, seeks to create a business model of integrated care in medical homes. THINC and Taconic IPA will work together to present to the Hudson Valley a model that has generated significant improvements in quality and proven effectiveness. The program Geisinger ProvenHealth adapted to meet the specific needs of this region and designed to achieve similar results. Read more

Processed meat linked to cancer of the bladder – American Institute for Cancer Research Comment

The proof that the consumption of processed meat is linked to the state to be persuasive by the group of independent experts behind the big AICR / WCRF report Food, Nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention: a global perspective. Read more

The doctors say that patients ‘rights bill’ is not good for patients – BMA Scotland

BMA Scotland submission to the Committee for Health and Sport is available here. Read more

Mushrooms simple idea reveals the protection of the immune system

‘Our studies suggest that dsc proteins are an attractive target for developing new drugs to combat fungal infections in immunocompromised individuals,’ says Espenshade. Read more

Learning to tolerate ourselves microbial: bacteria co-opt human immune cells mutually beneficial

In addition, bacteria impose their decision , diverting immune cells, such as Mazmanian and colleagues, who understand the mechanism by which bacteria accomplish this feat – and has found an explanation of how the immune system distinguishes beneficial organisms and pathogens. Read more

Abdominal fat may increase the risk of developing dementia – Alzheimer’s Society Comment

Despite this extensive study based on the robust and growing literature on the relationship between dementia and further work is required. One in three will die with dementia yet dementia research is significantly underfunded. We must invest now to make the necessary advances. Read more

BMA Scotland MSP calls for closing the loophole for supermarket reward points on Alcohol

Supermarket reward systems can be used to encourage purchases of alcohol and allow customers to redeem points against alcohol. This is equivalent to promotions and discounts that are inconsistent with the objectives of the bill. Alcohol is not a common good and the BMA said that stopping the award – are not available on cigarettes and other regulated products – serve as reminders of the damage caused by excessive consumption. Read more

FDA panel rejects that Xyrem Fibromyalgia Treatment

But is the link to GHB and the potential for abuse in a greatly enlarged, hard to monitor the market that led to a vote 20-2. Read more

GCAP publishes a guide to implement quality measures

Activity 6: Build and test measures against test data to ensure the accuracy and relevance. Read more

Community support programs may prevent women from gaining weight

There were four group sessions of 10-30 hours the participants in a local elementary school. The women were weighed, measured and completed questionnaires. Simple messages on food intake and physical activity were discussed, as well as behavioral strategies such as problem solving, relapse prevention, self-monitoring and personal goals. Periodic monitoring of the messages of support including a custom text. Participants returned after 12 months and were weighed and measured again. Read more

Tobacco: Another proof of asthmatic children ‘

Other important factors that trigger asthma attacks in children, according to the survey are: Read more

Statement of U.S. President Geriatrics Society Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGS Board concerning the approval of the health care reform

American Geriatrics Society Board of Directors expressed strong support for the implementation of health reform in a letter to President Barack Obama Friday. The Council believes that several provisions of the law reform currently before Congress will lead to deep and lasting improvements in the quality of care provided to older Americans and help ensure sustainability. Read more