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WSU geologist uses satellite imagery to study surface water quality within Ohio River watershed
A Wright State University research scientist is using satellite imagery to evaluate water quality within the streams and rivers of the Ohio River watershed. (2005-01-06)

New WHO study asks, 'How happy are you with your lot in life?'
Researchers are asking people throughout Britain to describe how happy they are with their lot in life to help improve the effect of the healthcare they receive. (2004-11-15)

New WHO study asks, 'How happy are you with your lot in life?'
Researchers are asking people throughout Britain to describe how happy they are with their lot in life to help improve the effect of the healthcare they receive. (2004-11-15)

New software judges quality of scanned fingerprints
An improved suite of automated fingerprint analysis tools, including a new software program that judges the quality of a scanned fingerprint, is now available to U.S. law enforcement agencies, manufacturers and biometrics researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (2004-10-27)

Better information needed about herb-drug interactions
Doctors and patients should beware of possible interactions of St John's wort with conventional drugs, but better information is needed to guide clinical practice, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-07-01)

Training carers reduces stroke burden and saves money
Training carers of disabled stroke patients in basic nursing skills improves quality of life and saves money, according to two studies in this week's BMJ. (2004-05-06)

Measures of healthcare quality are of little use to patients
Californian patients deciding where to have surgery cannot rely on published data for information about quality, research in the BMJ has shown. (2004-01-15)

Many diagnostic tests are not based on good evidence
Many diagnostic tests and tests used to monitor disease are not supported by high quality evidence, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-11-13)

NIST assists Hollywood with digital cinema study
Only patrons of a few select theaters worldwide will see (2003-07-09)

Elderly care is inadequate, especially in nursing homes
The quality of medical care that elderly patients receive, particularly those in nursing homes, is inadequate, concludes researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-03-13)

Larger GP practices do not provide better care
It is widely known that fewer patients die in larger hospitals that do more operations, but does a similar association between volume of treatment and quality exist in primary care? In this week's BMJ, Azeem Majeed and colleagues set out to test whether large general practices or those that treat more people provide better care. (2003-02-13)

Quality of health information on the internet has improved
The quality of health information on the internet has improved over the past few years despite concerns over poor quality and its possible consequences, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-03-07)

Most popular websites not necessarily of highest quality
The more popular websites providing information about breast cancer are not necessarily of higher quality, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-03-07)

Current marriage conditions are greater influence than spouses' prior history
A Penn State study suggests that current marital conditions largely outweigh the previous track record of both spouses in determining the quality of a marriage. (2001-08-21)

Physicians can do more to ensure quality of life for terminally ill patients
Physicians can do more and involve additional people in the care of the terminally ill patients to ensure that their quality of life doesn't deteriorate in their final days. (2001-01-02)

Beta interferon for multiple sclerosis offers only short term improvements in return for huge costs
The use of beta interferon to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) may not be good value for money, finds research published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. The authors drew their conclusions not just on the issue of cost, but also on the quality of life gains among those taking the drug (2000-01-24)

Hepatitis C is not a 'silent disease'
Successful treatment of Hepatitis C patients improves their quality of life and is likely to decrease needs for health care services and increase personal productivity, according to a new study published in the journal Hepatology. (1999-08-11)

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