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Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

When the economy hits the skids, government stimulus checks to the poor sometimes follow. Stimulus programs — such as those in 2001, 2008 and 2009 — are designed to boost the economy quickly by getting cash into the hands of people likely to turn around and spend it. But sending cash to just the very poor may not be the right approach, according to researchers from Princeton University and New York University who analyzed information on the finances of U.S Continue reading

Proposal: Managing most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

Proposal: Managing most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says. Publishing their recommendations under the easy-to-remember acronym of “DICE”, the panel of specialists in senior mental health hope to spark better teamwork among those who care for dementia patients at home, in residential facilities and in hospitals and clinics Continue reading

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Continue reading

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Continue reading

Fighting for oral dominance: Good fungi keep bad ones in check in healthy mouths

Fighting for oral dominance: Good fungi keep bad ones in check in healthy mouths

Human mouths contain a balanced mix of microbes which, when disrupted, can lead to oral diseases. Continue reading

Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Jan. 30, 2013 — Severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-based food than children who are simply treated with the therapeutic food alone, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Continue reading

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Dec. 21, 2012 — Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have published findings from a preclinical study assessing the effectiveness of a small-molecule inhibitor, CFAK-Y15, in treating some brain cancers Continue reading

Need to move soon? Don’t trust your emotions

Need to move soon? Don’t trust your emotions

Dec. 11, 2012 — Consumers are more likely to make emotional instead of objective assessments when the outcomes are closer to the present time than when they are further away in the future, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research . “The proximity of a decision’s outcome increases consumer reliance on feelings when making decisions Continue reading

More than a third of high-risk leukemia patients respond to experimental new drug

More than a third of high-risk leukemia patients respond to experimental new drug

Dec. 9, 2012 — A new drug for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) marked by a specific type of genetic mutation has shown surprising promise in a Phase II clinical trial. Continue reading

Protected ‘power naps’ prove helpful for doctors in training to fight fatigue

Protected ‘power naps’ prove helpful for doctors in training to fight fatigue

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2012) — New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center indicates that the implementation of protected sleep periods for residents who are assigned to overnight shifts in a hospital represent a viable tool in preventing fatigue and alleviating the physiological and behavioral effects of sleep deprivation among these doctors in training. Continue reading