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Article ID: 1739

Scale-Model Test Plane May Help Save Lives, Money

North Carolina State University

Testing a new aircraft can be costly and risk. But a new scale-model, remote-piloted test plane developed at NC State University with funding from the U.S. Navy may help reduce those risks and costs by letting researchers identify potential problems before they occur in manned flights. The test plane, a 17.5 percent scale version of the U.S. Navy's newly updated F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighter, was developed by a team of NC State researchers led by Drs. Charles Hall and John Perkins.

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29-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1738

January 28, 1997 Tipsheet

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scientists are rethinking what they know about bacteria: it turns out that the organisms tell time. Scientists affiliated with the NSFís H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site in Oregon may have found part of the answer for how deforestation affects global carbon cycles. A Memorandum of Agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DOD) designates the Air National Guard to provide air logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is run by NSF.

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Article ID: 1737

Multiple Births Multiply During Past Two Decades

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

There has been a remarkable rise in the number of triplet and other higher-order multiple births over the past two decades.Yet, babies born in triplet and other higher-order multiple deliveries arrive smaller and earlier than single births and are at greater risk of infant death and life-long health problems.

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Article ID: 1736

Americans Use Less Nursing Home Care Today

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, CDC)

Dramatic changes in the nursing home industry have taken place over the past decade, especially because of growth in home health care, according to findings from the latest survey of nursing homes in A merica.

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Article ID: 1735

Phone Calls Improve Results For Heart Failure

Stanford University School of Medicine

Frequent phone calls from specially trained nurses significantly improved the health of heart failure patients in a study reported this month in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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Article ID: 1721

Nutritionally-Balanced Meals Improve Heart Health

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

A nutritionally-balanced diet benefits people at risk for cardiovascular disease and also improves quality of life, according to an article in the January 27 issue of The AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED: 3 p.m. (CT) 1-26-1997

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Article ID: 1720

More Is Better When It Comes To Exercise

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Exercising beyond current minimum guidelines (30 minutes a day most days of the week) can provide substantial health benefits, according to an article in the January 27 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED: 3 p.m. (CT) 1-26-1997

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Article ID: 1734

APA Tips-Feb.97

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

APA Online Tipsheet for Feb. 97: 1.) Psychotherapy cost-effective in treatmnt of severe mental illness; 2.) High intelligence resists Alzheimer's; 3.) Near-death terminally ill no more likely to become depressed than other terminally ill; 4.) Irrational fears of being watched/humiliated linked to brain abnormality; 5.) Managed care and mental hlth; 6.) States' definitions of parity for mental hlth vary widely; 7.) APA annual mtg, 5/17-22, San Diego; 8.) '97 APA media award winners, and deadline for '98 awards; 9.) New, controv.

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28-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1732

Cutting Hospital Admissions And Costs For Pneumonia Patients

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) today announced a simple and accurate method to predict which patients with pneumonia may be treated at home rather than in a hospital. The prediction method--a clinical model used to help doctors assess the need for hospitalization--also could help reduce the over $4 billion spent annually for inpatient care. This model is described in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Article ID: 1731

AHCPR Report On Colorectal Cancer Screening

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) today released the first evidence report under its new Evidence-based Practice Initiative. The report indicates that screening has been shown to be effective in detecting early-stage colorectal cancers and their precursors. Early detection and treatment are the primary means of preventing deaths from colorectal cancer.

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