June 22, 1999 |
An independent scientific panel's report that silicone gel breast implants appear not to cause chronic disease is likely to ratchet down the legal warfare over the devices while pressuring federal officials to lift the seven-year ban on their widespread use. That conclusion is shared by scientists and lawyers on both sides of the controversy. At the same time, many stress that the 400-page Institute of Medicine report does not give the implants a completely clean bill of health.
November 20, 1996 |
The Institute of Medicine is calling for a broad-based national effort to reduce the enormous burden of sexually transmitted diseases, which cost Americans about $17 billion each year. In a 300-page report on STDs released Tuesday, the institute noted that there is no effective national system to combat STDs, even though five of the 10 most common diseases reported to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year were STDs.
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November 3, 1994 |
One of UC Irvine's most well-known scholars has been selected to an elite national health organization, a UCI spokeswoman said. F. Sherwood Rowland, professor of chemistry, is one of five researchers across the nation honored this year by selection to the Institute of Medicine, based in Washington. Members are chosen for their contributions to health and medicine or related fields in the sciences, law, administration and economics, UCI spokeswoman Cynthia Morris said.
January 4, 1994
Women's Health Initiative: The largest research study ever funded by the National Institutes of Health may be headed for trouble. The study, involving 160,000 women and 14 years of work, was designed to make up for years of neglect on women's health. But in November, a committee of the Institute of Medicine expressed great skepticism in the merits of the study, setting up a battle this year that might curb the ambitious effort.
July 24, 1991 |
The federal government should continue funding the artificial heart program, including the fully implantable total artificial heart, because the research "may benefit patients who would otherwise die," an advisory panel urged Tuesday.
January 16, 1991 |
The AIDS antibody test should be offered to all pregnant women who live in areas where there is a high prevalence of the deadly disease, an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine recommended Tuesday. But such screening for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus should be strictly voluntary and only occur with written informed consent, said the committee, a part of the National Academy of Sciences.
January 6, 1989 |
The elite of American science, hoping to draw the new Administration's attention to pressing issues of research, called Thursday on President-elect Bush to commit the nation to building a manned space station, to give new coherence to the fight against AIDS, to step up global environmental studies and to appoint an effective science adviser quickly.
December 21, 1988 |
The federal government's system for apportioning $60 billion a year for science and technology is far too haphazard and needs strengthening in the White House and Congress, the National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine said Tuesday.
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June 7, 1988
Two Los Angeles County physicians are among 40 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine, an organization chartered by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, institute officials said Monday. Honored were Delbert A. Fisher of Torrance, professor of pediatrics and medicine and director of a research center at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Kenneth I. Shine of Los Angeles, dean of the UCLA School of Medicine's Center for the Health Sciences.