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Health News Archive - June 23, 2005

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Acting in contradiction to medical ethics, physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists have played an active role in the interrogations of foreign detainees in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, new research claims.

For the first time, scientists have discovered how C-reactive protein, or CRP, is able to access endothelial cells. The UC Davis researchers' findings will be published in the July issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, one of the American Heart Association's leading journals.

Evacuation decisions in a chemical air pollution incident: cross sectional survey, BMJ Volume 330, pp 1471-4/Commentary: Evacuation decisions in chemical incidents benefit from expert health advice, BMJ Volume 330, pp 1474-5

Hospitals could improve survival rates following major surgery by streamlining their critical care units, according to a new report launched today at a London conference. As well as saving lives, hospitals could save an estimated £2 million each by implementing some of the report's key recommendations to help reduce hospital stay times.

Improved training and supervision of emergency medical staff is needed to reduce the number of child deaths from meningococcal disease, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

Guidelines that set ever lower thresholds for "normal" blood pressure and cholesterol mean that 90% of people over 50 could be labelled as sick, warn doctors in this week's BMJ.

Do singlehanded general practices have a future in the United Kingdom's NHS, asks a senior doctor in this week's BMJ?

UCI study shows how new neurons created from adult stem cells are directed to specific brain regions.

In discovering a protein that helps organize the development of the retina, UC Irvine researchers have found a new molecular mechanism that may allow for stem cell-based therapies to treat eye disorders such as retinal degeneration.

Heart specialists at Johns Hopkins believe they have figured a way around a persistent barrier to successful adult stem cell therapy for millions of Americans who have survived a heart attack but remain at risk of dying from chronic heart failure.