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Ethics Guidelines Issued For Health Standards On NASA's Next Generation Of Risky Missions
2014-04-03 03:02:08

Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Health and ethics experts issue principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its “next generation” of long duration and exploration-class human...

2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2014-03-04 14:09:11

In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and...

2014-02-20 16:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) Board Chair Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for health affairs, Duke University, president and CEO, Duke University Health System, and the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, yesterday was named president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. "It has been an honor for me to work with Dr. Dzau as an AAHC member and...

2014-02-03 12:26:46

First pharmacogenomics study launches in diverse pediatric population BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions--which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.(1)--a study at Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children's reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to...

2014-01-23 23:20:20

Additional post-market surveillance is required to accurately determine potential risks of products containing caffeine. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 SafetyCall International today issued a statement in response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report released last week, “Examining Safety: Workshop Summary of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements.” SafetyCall’s President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Dr. Richard Kingston, who participated in the workshop,...

2013-12-05 23:55:17

Researchers find progress and barriers to recommendations on residency programs and academic progression Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examine how well hospitals and other health care facilities are doing when it comes to a call to reform the nursing profession. A 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report warned that the nursing profession must change or it would not be able to meet the growing demands...

2013-11-07 23:21:05

Prior to high school, there aren't trainers at every game, and the father who volunteered to be your son’s PeeWee coach isn’t trained yet to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of a concussion. This leaves the youngest among us the most vulnerable, says Frank N. Darras, of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council called for a national system to track sports-related concussions last Wednesday. The sense of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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