Monthly Archives: March 2007

New Consortium Will Develop Computer Systems to Connect Genomic Data With Disease – 2007-03-25

A $20 million grant awarded to a consortium of four research universities including Duke University Medical Center will help scientists collaborate to develop the powerful computing systems and analyses to trace the origins of neurologic disease from alterations in the … Continue reading

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HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Steps Toward a Future of ‘Personalized Health Care’

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today outlined a course for achieving gene-based medical care combined with health information technology, which he called “Personalized Health Care.” He said the initiative has the potential to transform the quality, … Continue reading

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Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk

Contact: Nancy Kohn nkohn@accessproject.org 617-654-9911 x230 Brandeis University Low premiums do not mean affordable insurance Boston, MA—Sickness or injury can leave people in serious financial jeopardy even when they have health insurance, according to a report released today by The … Continue reading

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Morphine kills pain — not patients

Contact: Judy Erickson media.inquiries@sagepub.com SAGE Publications Research published in Palliative Medicine from SAGE Many people, including health care workers, believe that morphine is a lethal drug that causes death when used to control pain for a patient who is dying. … Continue reading

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A survey investigation of the effects of music listening on chronic pain

Laura A. Mitchell Raymond A.R. MacDonald Christina Knussen DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY Michael G. Serpell UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA, GARTNAVEL HOSPITAL, GLASGOW Research interest into alternatives to analgesic medication has grown substantially during the past two decades. Moreover, … Continue reading

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Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers

 Contact: Alex Waddington alex.waddington@manchester.ac.uk 44-016-130-63983 University of Manchester Scientists at The University of Manchester believe injections of tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Dr Brian Saunders from The … Continue reading

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Potential new pain killer drug developed by scientists at Leicester and Italy

Contact: David Lambert dgl3@le.ac.uk 44-011-625-85291 University of Leicester A potential new pain-killing drug developed by medical scientists at the University of Leicester and Ferrara in Italy is to be discussed at a public lecture on 20th March. Professor David Lambert, … Continue reading

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