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Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems
Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants and pharmacists who need to understand the origins and effects of herbal and nutritional supplements will make up the audience March 24-26 as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts a national conference on those subjects. (2000-03-20)

First of a kind nursing fellowship launched to improve 'best practice' through research
A $100,000 award by the Hugoton Foundation has been made to the Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Research at NYU's Division of Nursing and the NYU Hospitals Center's Nursing Research Council. This award will launch a Faculty/Staff Nurse Research Fellowship with the goal of studying pressing clinical practice issues. (2000-03-07)

National Library of Medicine announces initiative to help public use online health information
Recognizing the power of the Internet to provide access to reliable, up-to-date health information, NIH's National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, announces that it will fund 49 electronic health information projects in 34 states. (2000-01-17)

AAPS applauds FDA efforts to expand monitoring of dietary supplements
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) today applauded FDA's announcement to expand tracking of serious reactions to herbs, vitamins and other dietary supplements and to set new manufacturing standards for the $13 billion nutraceutical industry. (2000-01-17)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $92 million in research support to U.S. medical schools
Forty-one medical schools in 23 states will receive a total of $92 million over the next four years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The awards will help the schools combine basic and clinical research. They also will support programs in the rapidly developing field of bioinformatics. (1999-12-14)

Renowned nursing research scholar, Dr. Jeanie Kayser-Jones, awarded for her efforts to improve the nutritional care of nursing home residents
Jeanie Kayser-Jones was the recipient of the 1999 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award at the Gerontological Society of America's annual fall meeting for her groundbreaking research into the dietary needs of nursing home residents. Her findings have greatly influenced the way in which nurses care for elderly patients. (1999-11-29)

Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to bestow the second annual Award for Exceptional Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing. This award was presented to six nursing schools that exhibited exceptional and innovative baccalaureate curricula in gerontological nursing education. (1999-10-24)

Scottish study shows lack of mental health service for children entering care
A considerable proportion of young children have a serious psychiatric disorder at the time they enter local authority care, but are not receiving mental health services, according to a report in this week's BMJ. (1999-09-10)

Mentored foster children learn to trust others, researchers find
Foster children who get mentors show improvement in their peer relationships, a building block that helps them to develop trust in other people, a new University of Illinois study says. (1999-07-07)

Health professions accreditation system "obsolete" and needs to be changed,according to task force report
Traditional evaluation processes for accrediting health professions programs are out of date with changes in the global health care and higher educational environments and need to change, according to a report by a task force directed by the UC San Francisco Center for the Health Professions. (1999-06-30)

Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
Oregon has one of the lowest in-hospital death rates in the U.S. New research shows terminally ill patients in Oregon are more likely than patients elsewhere to have their end-of-life wishes respected, and family survivors report they're satisfied with their loved ones' care, according to new research. (1999-04-20)

AAPS Sponsors Second Frontier Symposium
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) will sponsor the Second AAPS Frontier Symposium: (1999-01-20)

Changes In Resting Energy Expenditure After Weight Loss In Obese African American And White Women
The prevalence of obesity is greater in Black than white women in the U.S. One explanation is provided in this study showing that Black women on reducing diets lost less weight while burning less resting energy than white women. (1999-01-01)

Nurses Can Safely Manage Half Of Out Of Hours Calls In Primary Care
Val Lattimer and colleagues from the University of Southampton report on their trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care. They found that the system halved the out of hours workload of general practitioners and was at least as safe as the existing service. (1998-10-16)

HHMI To Award $90 Million To Medical Schools
Grants Will Help Sustain Critical Biomedical Research Activities Amid Growing Financial Pressures (1998-10-14)

Cutting Health Inequities Is Key Challenge, PAHO Report Says
Reducing inequities in health care quality and access must be a key consideration for the countries of the Americas as they make changes in health policies, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). (1998-09-21)

General Practice Management Of Diabetes Can Be As Good As Hospital Care
Dr. Simon Griffin from the University of Southampton reports that selected primary care teams, when supported by a central computerised prompting system (for both doctor and patient) were able to achieve standards of care for diabetes patients as good or better than hospital outpatient follow up, at least in the short term. (1998-08-07)

Westwood-Squibb Announces $1 Million Grant To Establish Center For Dermatology Research At Wake Forest University
Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals announced today [August 2] that it is underwriting the establishment of a center for dermatology research at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine with a five-year, $1 million research grant. The center will focus on health services research in dermatology. (1998-08-03)

Adoption Subsidies Vary By County
Hard-to-place children who are adopted in New York State receive (1998-05-04)

Subsidies Affect Chances Of Adoption
Minority and handicapped children in the New York state foster care system who qualify for subsidies are twice as likely to get adopted as other children, according to a Cornell University study by Rosemary Avery. She has completed one of the most comprehensive studies tracking the outcome of foster care children. However, she notes, 90 percent of the foster children available for adoption in the state get adopted. (1998-05-04)

UF Research Shows Cocaine-Exposed Infants Fare Better With Their Biological Mothers
Are cocaine-exposed infants more likely to flourish or founder if their natural mothers lose custody? Even under such extreme circumstances, biology appears to hold sway, say UF neonatologists. NOTE: This is part of a two-story package (1998-05-03)

Health Care Financing Administration's Chief Actuary Explains Improved Medicare Picture Under Balanced Budget Act Provisions
Richard Foster, the Chief Actuary of the federal Health Care Financing Administration, presents a financial status report on the Medicare program in the March/April issue of Public Health Reports. The projections described in the article are the same information that the new National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare will receive when it begins its work shortly. (1998-03-09)

New Book Looks At Abusive Families
In the new book (1997-12-09)

Supercomputing On Demand
A prototype for future (1997-11-14)

Women With Unplanned Pregnancies Less Likely To Breast-Feed
Women who conceive accidentally are less prone to breast- feed their babies, opening the door a little wider to a variety of ills more likely to befall children who receive only formula or bottled milk. The results are reported in the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (1997-11-04)

Penn Researchers Discover Use Of Electronic 'Nose'
A revolutionary, non-invasive method to detect infection with an electronic (1997-10-22)

Book For Parents On Choosing Quality Child Care
To help parents make sensible and trustworthy choices in the potentially overwhelming world of child care options, Cornell University Professor Moncrieff Cochran and wife, Eva Cochran have co-authored a new handbook that gives parents the tools to collect and assess information on child care. (1997-10-02)

U.S. Literacy: UD Educator Cites "Huge Inequalities" In Reading Performance
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Only Finnish children read better than U.S. kids--yet, too many 17-year-old minority children read at roughly the same level as the average 13-year-old white child, a University of Delaware educator reported July 10, when he urged U.S. policymakers to help correct such (1997-07-09)

Lower Metabolic Rates May Make It Harder For Black Women To Lose Weight
At rest, overweight African American women burn fewer calories than overweight Caucasian women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The findings are among the first to suggest that biological factors may be partly responsible for higher rates of obesity in black women (1997-03-11)

Grants Will Support 'Basic Research' in Educational Technology
Imagine a day in the future when children use sophisticated software tools to build their own scientific instruments, prospective engineers learn their trade in ãvirtual factoriesä that exist only on the Internet, and teachers use programs that employ artificial intelligence to help turn student assessments into effective strategies for helping students to learn better. (1996-10-10)

Rites of Passage Programs Increase Self-Esteem of Foster Children
Programs for male African-American foster children about their cultural heritage may improve self-esteem, and encourage them to take a positive interest in their communities. After the program, participants said they had a greater respect for women, wanted to further their education, and felt they should take responsibility for their actions (1996-07-12)

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