Tag: "presidential" at medical news
New sampling method to track HIV-risk behavior
... similar problem faced pollsters during the recent presidential
election. "Phone-based polls were not able to access voters who had abandoned land-based phones in favor of cell and Internet phones or voters who merely refused to be interviewed," Heckathorn notes. "What little was known about these inaccessible vo...
Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments
...es, U.S. policy-makers should ensure that both the presidential
appointment process for senior science and technol...e National Academies have issued since 1992 on the presidential
appointment process. Each has been issued during a presidential
election year to offer the successf...
National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress
...re issues are increasingly at the forefront of the presidential
election debate, national health care spending is at an all-time high of 14 percent of GDP, and a record 45 million Americans lack health insurance. One could argue that the need for medical leadership has never been greater, yet few physicians walk...
Vietnamese doctor to receive human rights award from NY Academy of Sciences
...ith homemade instruments. Released again under a presidential
amnesty in August 1998, Dr. Que's health had worsened considerably and he was unable to walk without assistance. Refusing to leave the country, he was held under house arrest for over four years but continued to promote respect for human rights. Fo...
Statement from Barbara Alving of NHLBI on guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women
...Wear Red Day. This awareness day, designated in a presidential
proclamation, provides women and men across the country a way to be a part of this national Heart Truth awareness movement. The Heart Truth doesn't stop on February 6. As the survey showed, fewer than half of all women consider themselves very well ...
President names eight elite scientists and engineers to receive National Medals of Science
...and developments leading to new technologies. The presidential
medal is the nation's highest honor for researchers who make major impacts in fields of science and engineering through career-long, ground-breaking achievements and on the individual disciplines for which the awards are given. The medal also recogni...
Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting
...over the lifespan is the topic of one of seven GSA presidential
interdisciplinary symposia. Obesity is the most pr...m. Hormones and Aging: The grand finale of the presidential
interdisciplinary symposia tackles the topic of Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT). This talk will pre...
New Commonwealth Fund analysis compares candidtes' health care reform proposals
...alth Fund of health care reform proposals of major presidential
candidates reveals a range of strategies to extend health insurance coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Most plans build on the current U.S. system of group health insurance--either employment-based or public programs--to achieve incremental...
Anti-bacterial spice that kills food germs on agenda for ACS meeting in New Orleans
...mbating bio-terrorism, and food allergens. Special presidential
events include symposia on the chemical science of everyday polymers like golf balls and tennis shoes and the role of the media in science communication and a public program: Celebrating Chemistry: Kids & Chemistry Live! This event will be held Sunda...
Cost, availability of insurance and drugs top health care worries
...e 2002 congressional election than they did in the presidential
election in 2000. Americans believe that terrorism, homeland defense, and the economy are more important issues for the government to address than health care, Blendon and colleagues write. In an accompanying essay, Drew Altman and Mollyann Brodie ...
College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals
...sents the largest one-year increase since the 1992 presidential
election year. The percentage of students who feel...rking the largest one-year increase since the 1972 presidential
election year. It is unclear whether gains in political interest signal a reversal of the long-term ...
Air safety, election forecasting lead topics as operations researchers meet in Miami beach
...achieve point estimates and margins of error for a presidential
candidate's electoral-vote total. Tuesday, Novembe...g, Thomas A. Rietz, University of Iowa. During the presidential
primaries, all eyes turn to Iowa, a state where a group of researchers recently developed a new appr...
Lack of prescription drug benefits seriously affects minority seniors, as well as those with low income, SFVAMC study says
...rage were an oft-debated campaign issue during the presidential
election last fall; both major candidates offering a different plan to add drug coverage to the Medicare benefit program. But until now the scope of this problem had not been rigorously studied, Steinman said. "This is the only paper we're aware o...
Wake Forest professor to evaluate managed care patient protection laws
...nd were a major point of controversy in the recent presidential
election. This study is an opportunity to use the initial experience under state lawsto better inform the national debate." Hall said the major questions to be answered in the study include: Have these laws increased patient satisfaction and i...
New evidence about positive three-tier co-pay performance presented at Express Scripts 2000 Outcomes Conference
...g advanced by the administration, Congress and the presidential
candidates. Ornstein covered numerous initiatives, including national healthcare expansion, patients' bill of rights legislation and a Medicare prescription benefit. Ornstein also explained which policy proposals, in what form, he expected most likel...
New protocol to develop compound to treat disorders of the central nervous system is more efficient
Local company wins presidential
award Washington, D.C. - Eli Lilly and Company, based in Indianapolis, Ind.,received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award today for its designof a more efficient, less waste-producing synthesis of a central nervouscompound, still in th...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...ere aren't articles, headlines, magazinecovers, or presidential
statements targeting cigarette smoking in pregnancy. It's something that we stand a reasonable chance of influencing with publicity,whereas cocaine abuse is not." Slotkin also sees the explosion of cigarette smoking in developingcountries as ...