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"It may take people a long time to realize the significance of [a] new, progressive and far-reaching idea," says Dr C. C. Chen, an internationally known pioneer in the Chinese health experience and current professor of community medicine at West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu....
Academic sanction, the intentional denial of scholarly exchange for political reasons, presents grave practical and moral problems to the open pursuit of medical science. The focus of this article targets South African science. However, examples of academic sanction in Western Europe, the United...
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We agree that altering ICU admissions policies affects both unit and nonunit patients. Research on the effects of different policies certainly should examine the effects of both populations.
HEART DISEASE mortality in the United States has been falling by about 3% per year since the mid-1960s. But the message from the Second International Conference on Preventive Cardiology is: "This is no time to relax."
Two decades ago, the United States had the second highest mortality from...
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As of May 1988 more than 900 cases of pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported to the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga.1 Complications commonly reported include pulmonary disease, progressive encephalopathy, opportunistic infections, hematologic...
When physicians alter their practice patterns or employ new technology, the result may have a significant impact on health care costs. The most important consideration, however, is whether a modification of practice pattern enhances the eventual medical outcome.
Today's obstetrician employs...
By combining data from the National Center for Health Statistics and computerized searching of news stories, we identified 157 dog bite—related fatalities that occurred in the United States from 1979 through 1988. Of the 157 deaths, 70% occurred among children who were less than 10 years of age....
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The article by Chaisson et al1 suggests that intravenous (IV) cocaine use is associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, their data analysis contains methodological flaws and their conclusions make unjustified population generalizations.
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