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British hospitals need clinical ethicists
... contribute to the continuing medical education of healthcare
staff in medical ethics through lecturing and private consultations, adds the author. In light of all the evidence, we now need to introduce clinical ethicists in hospitals in the United Kingdom, he says. Doctors cannot possibly deal with all the eth...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
... and generic pharmaceuticals, meeting the needs of healthcare
professionals and consumers alike. More information, including this and past press releases of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., is available online at www.endo.com ....
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...age in risky behaviors are reluctant to tell their healthcare
providers and may not request HIV testing," says del Rio. "People infected through heterosexual transmission, particularly adolescents, often do not consider themselves to be at risk and do not seek testing on their own. Health care providers also ...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...d as a disease. The tendency among women and their healthcare
providers in the U.S. to medicalize menopause concerned the panel because the tendency can lead to overuse of treatment approaches that are known to carry serious risks, or whose safety is as yet unclear. However, many women, particularly those with...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...ld result in the savings of billions of dollars in healthcare
costs every year." Several years ago, Szeinbach did a study and found that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not truly allergic. "Millions of people suffer unnecessarily because they really don't have allergies," she said. "...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...d their timing and their relevance to the European healthcare
arena. ESC PCI Guidelines highlights One of the most pertinent points of the ESC guidelines is that thrombolysis for myocardial infarction can be administered within the first 3 hours after onset of chest pain, if no catheter lab is accessible, p...
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
... AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare
business engaged in the research, development, man... of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare
services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare
sales of over $2...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...astroenterology have issued new recommendations to healthcare
providers to begin colorectal cancer screening in ...er among African Americans continues to be a major healthcare
challenge in the United States. In response to this challenge, the leadership of the American Colleg...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...shortness of breath should inform their doctor or healthcare
provider and obtain a proper diagnosis of the cond... AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare
business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuti...
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
... and many of New York City's leading hospitals and healthcare
networks. Smoking is the number one cause of preve...tobacco users. Through partnerships with leading healthcare
providers we are implementing strategies that will decrease smoking rates, improve the health of New...
Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health
...ushy parents, intent on exercising their rights as healthcare
consumers, can be bad for their children's health, suggests a small study in Archives of Disease in Childhood. Clinical researchers from the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, analysed the health outcomes...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...y insurance." ASPS Member Surgeons continue to see healthcare
providers limit coverage on procedures such as ski...truction techniques, which forces patients to make healthcare
decisions based on their ability to afford them. Historically, when insurance companies have denied ...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...eir own offices. There is a clear need to educate healthcare
providers as well as the public and legislators." Among educational recommendations the group cites the need to reach minorities with educational information and materials. More health care providers should be receiving training in cultural competen...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...o the authors, bloodstream infections are a common healthcare
associated infection among intensive care unit patients. They said that most bloodstream infections stem from intravascular catheters. Catheter-associated bloodstream infections represent approximately 15 percent of all ICU infections. In this stu...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
... world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare
companies and is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GlaxoSmithKline Forward-Looking Statements Under the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform...
Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
...ses. Poor prognosis is compounded by resource poor healthcare
infrastructure, which offers limited treatment options and underutilizes effective treatments. Still, the incidence of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is small at 20 per 100,000 compared to 90 per 100,000 people in the West. The reason for this g...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
...licies. Recent studies demonstrate that access to healthcare
alone does not improve survival rates for many cancers. A recent study showed, for instance, that Medicaid-supported breast cancer patients have similarly poor outcomes to uninsured patients. However, there is little research to explain the surprisin...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...ge societal impact including decreasing associated healthcare
costs and increasing the productive lifespan. By understanding the basic mechanisms of aging, we hope to altogether avoid or mitigate the onset of age related diseases as demonstrated by the research in caloric restriction," said Mr. Glenn. "Recent...
New NHS payment system 'is no panacea'
...han through block contracts. This new system uses healthcare
resource groups (HRGs) as a measure of care based on diagnosis and complexity of treatment, but it has already run into problems. The planned roll-out across all NHS trusts for April 2005 has been restricted, while there is also concern that "gaming"...
Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial
...NCET. Clinical research trials designed to improve healthcare
depend on the voluntary participation of patients. However, patients are not routinely given information about the aggregate results of trials in which they have participated, unless it affects their future care. The limited information available on ...
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