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FASEB releases its FY 2015 funding report
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has released its annual research funding recommendations to Congress, Federal Funding for Biomedical & Related Life Sciences Research FY 2015. (2014-02-27)

FASEB releases FY 2013 funding recommendations for science agencies
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has released its annual report to Congress, Federal Funding for Biomedical & Related Life Sciences Research, FY 2013. (2012-01-30)

USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening. The USPSTF recommends against PSA-based screening for men 70 and older. (2018-05-08)

US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling to help reduce the risk of skin cancer from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in persons ages 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types. (2018-03-20)

FASEB releases FY 2012 funding recommendations for science agencies
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has released its annual report to Congress, (2011-02-09)

Britain must embrace psychological therapy for mental health problems
Britain must embrace psychological therapies on a large scale if we are to tackle our mental health problems effectively, argues a leading economist in this week's BMJ. (2006-04-27)

Being spiritual may be good for your health
Each year, up to 43,000 deaths in Canada -- nearly 20 per cent -- may be attributable to low levels of spirituality, says a researcher at the University of Toronto. (2000-04-25)

Opening up research ethics boards
Lorraine Ferris cautions that research ethics boards currently cannot share information even when reviewing the same research protocol because most of them are constrained from divulging confidential information about matters before them. (2002-05-13)

Reducing aluminium intake can minimize potential health risks
Consumers can take up aluminium compounds from various sources, such as food, cosmetic products like aluminium containing antiperspirants and toothpaste, food contact materials like uncoated aluminium menu or baking trays and drugs. For the first time, the BfR has now estimated the total aluminium intake for different age groups (infants, children and adolescents as well as adults) and carried out a risk assessment. (2020-01-10)

New guideline for how to treat a person's first unprovoked seizure
A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology recommends a routine electroencephalogram and brain scans be considered when diagnosing and treating adults who experience their first unprovoked seizure. Evidence shows such tools often detect brain abnormalities that caused the seizure and predict seizure recurrence. The guideline is published in the Nov. 20, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2007-11-19)

Researchers find high cardiovascular risk even in normal weight individuals
A new research study has found that approximately one-third of all individuals with a normal body mass index (BMI) had cardio-metabolic risk factors for heart disease, especially those of South Asian and Hispanic descent. (2017-04-04)

Taxonomy -- the Leopoldina publishes recommendations on researching biodiversity
With a view to making optimal use of the new opportunities available to taxonomy, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina recommends, in its statement entitled 'Challenges and Opportunities of Integrative Taxonomy for Research and Society,' promoting efforts to describe all the species of Central Europe. The statement also calls for investments in taxonomic research and teaching. (2014-10-10)

Embargoed news from Oct. 22, 2013 Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
Below is information about articles being published in the October 22 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage. (2013-10-21)

UK can lead the way in labor rights post-Brexit, says new academic report
Leading academics have today published a set of proposals for the protection of workers' rights in post-Brexit UK trade agreements. (2017-07-04)

ACP recommends against screening for chronic kidney disease in adults without symptoms, risk factors
ACP's new guideline presents evidence-based recommendations for screening, monitoring, and treatment of adults with stage 1-3 chronic kidney disease. (2013-10-21)

ACP releases new recommendations for treating urinary incontinence in women
Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise are effective nonsurgical treatment options for women with urinary incontinence, according to a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. (2014-09-15)

Canada should adopt routine HIV testing
Offering routine HIV testing to the general population rather than only to high-risk individuals will significantly reduce illness and death, argues Dr. Julio Montaner and coauthors in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-11-26)

Cholesterol drug hits diabetes with one-two punch, Tulane study says
Patients with type 2 diabetes may soon be able to control their glucose and their cholesterol levels with a single drug, according to a study led by Vivian A. Fonseca, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine and chief of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Diabetes Program. (2007-07-06)

How 'time is money' thinking can hurt the environment: UBC research
Thinking 'time is money' can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to UBC research. (2015-04-23)

AAN issues guideline on vaccines and multiple sclerosis
Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations, including yearly flu shots. The guideline is published in the Aug. 28, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the AAN. (2019-08-28)

DFG releases statement on possibilities and limitations of genetic diagnosis
Research into the human genome and novel diagnostic procedures for the first time offer the possibility to diagnose genetic disposition of diseases before their onset. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has now released a statement (1999-07-15)

Back pain killing your sex life?
Contrary to popular belief, spooning is not always the best sex position for those with a bad back, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex and discovered exactly why certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain. (2014-09-10)

Researchers raise health concerns about off-road vehicles and inhalation of asbestos
Preventing injuries may not be the only reason children shouldn't use off-road vehicles (ORVs). In a new study, public health scientists raise concerns that people who use ORVs in many regions of the country may face exposure to hazardous mineral fibers. (2017-08-30)

Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women
A survey of female college students finds 25% had not been vaccinated for HPV and religion may be a contributing factor. (2019-08-19)

Many grandparent caregivers unaware of newer safety guidelines
The number of grandparent caregivers continues to grow, and while these older adults may be experienced in caring for young children, many are unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations -- including those related to appropriate child sleep position, crib safety, car seat and walker use, according to research presented Oct. 21 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. (2012-10-21)

Closing the 69 million teacher gap needs to be top priority for world's education leaders
Addressing the global teacher gap of 69 million should be the number one priority for education policymakers the world over, a new international study has warned. (2018-03-20)

New report shows how our diet must change to cut cancer risk
A new report published this week by the World Cancer Research Fund will show how much our diet needs to change if we are to reduce the risk of cancer. (2007-11-01)

Recognizing health concerns in wind energy development a key recommendation in new study
As wind energy development blossoms in Canada and around the world, opposition at the community level is challenging the viability of the industry. A new study with research from the University of Waterloo, published in Nature Energy, identifies four major factors leading to disputes over wind farms, and offers recommendations on avoiding disagreements. (2016-01-26)

CO2 capture: Health effects of amines and their derivatives
CO2 capture by amines is considered to be the best method to quickly begin with CO2 removal. During this capture process, some amines that escape the recycling process will be emitted into the air and form other compounds such as nitrosamines and nitramines. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has assessed whether these new emissions are harmful to health -- particularly in terms of cancer risk. (2011-04-04)

'Safe' blood levels need redefining, Tulane University study says
Blood lead levels currently considered safe by the U.S. government have been found to be associated with increased risk of death from many causes, including heart disease and stroke, according to a report in Circulation. (2006-09-18)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society sets new guidelines for management of lipid metabolism disorders that affect cholesterol and cause atherosclerosis
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society has published an important update to its guidelines for the management of dyslipidemia -- lipid metabolism disorders -- that can cause cardiovascular disease. The guidelines update evidence-based guidance for cardiologists and other clinicians regarding which patients will benefit from statin therapy. There is also new information on the use of health behavior modifications and non-statin medications to help doctors make the difficult decisions about when to use drugs to treat cholesterol and when other approaches are possible. (2016-10-11)

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, December 2, 2003
In the December 2 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, you will find articles on a U.S. task force that recommends screening all adults for obesity and the relationship between physician-patient racial match and patient satisfaction. (2003-12-01)

Moffitt Cancer Center instrumental in new clinical guidelines for cancer-related fatigue
Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment; however, it also poses a huge detriment after treatment and can significantly affect quality of life. Approximately 30 percent of cancer patients endure persistent fatigue for several years after treatment, according to an American Society of Clinical Oncology Expert Panel co-chaired by Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate center director of Population Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center. (2014-05-30)

Gold standard monitoring of HCC in patients with cirrhosis is cost-effective
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. A new analysis indicates that following screening guidelines for HCC in cirrhotic patients is lifesaving and cost-effective compared with 'real life' monitoring. (2017-02-08)

Doctors should routinely evaluate patients' physical activity habits
Doctors should evaluate patients' physical activity habits as routinely as they check blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Doctors should counsel patients on how to include physical activity in their lives. (2013-10-14)

New guideline addresses long-term needs of breast cancer survivors
A new breast cancer survivorship care guideline provides guidance to primary care and other clinicians in caring for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States. (2015-12-07)

AIAA Space Colonization TC recommends actions for implementation of lunar settlements
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Colonization Technical Committee (SCTC) has developed a position statement which recommends specific research, development, technology and engineering goals be implemented in order to establish a moon base by 2015 and open new frontiers to human space exploration. (2007-02-13)

Guideline: Surgery may be considered for extreme face pain
A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds surgery may be considered for people who suffer from extreme, electric shock-like pain in their face and do not respond well to drugs. The guideline on treating trigeminal neuralgia is published in the August 20, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-08-20)

Making parenting a national priority
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine report calls for a new national framework to support struggling parents. Boston College developmental psychologist and report co-author Eric Dearing says the findings emphasize making parenting a national priority. (2016-07-20)

Electricity supply: Sustainable sources remain expensive
Ambitious government environmental objectives for the electricity sector are only possible at a high price. This is one of the conclusions of researcher Hans Rödel, who is to receive his Ph.D .at TU Delft in the Netherlands on Thursday, Oct. 9. He recommends a combination of different modern generation technologies, CO2 capture and storage, the use of biomass and the recycling of waste heat. (2008-10-07)

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