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Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields

...iew symposiums organized under the Congressionally mandated EMF/RAPID Program(the Electric and Magnetic Fields Research and Public Information DisseminationProgram) by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of EnvironmentalHealth Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The Working Gr...

'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage

...bly benefit fromthe scheme, even if the government mandated that non-pool donors organs notspecifically targeted elsewhere were first made available to pool members. "Thatwould certainly raise the incentive to join the pool," adds Schwindt, "and thenumber of organs available." Given the right factors,...

IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities

...ogram coversadverse events caused only by vaccines mandated for children. The IOM reportlists a striking number of vaccines for use in adolescent or adult populations,vaccines that currently would fall outside this program. Manufacturer liabilityalso is a potential disincentive to developing vaccines for pr...

NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance

... meeting therecommendations of the congressionally mandated Diabetes Research Working Groupand other NIH advisory panels, and is indicative of NIAID's commitment toimproving health for patients with a broad range of immune-mediated diseases." Participating with the University of Chicago to form the network ar...

Challenges of welfare reform

.... --Many welfare recipients are expected to exceed mandated time limits for federally funded cash aid. Currently, states may exempt up to 20 percent of recipients from the five-year limit. In contrast, 38 percent of young NLSY mothers who received welfare exceeded the five-year limit. "The recent decline i...

Impact of race on hepatitis treatment, transmission of hepatitis from mother to infant, and missed diagnoses of liver disease described at meeting

...dministration (HCFA), whichruns Medicare, recently mandated the deletion of ALT testing (alanineaminotransferase, ALT) from the routine serum comprehensive panel, it deleted animportant screening tool for liver disease, said Fred K. Askari, M.D.,University of Michigan Medical Center. Stopping liver disease s...

From the days of the 'Wild West' to world renown: Medical historian describes the U-M Medical School's first 150 years

...ndmark Flexner Report on Medical Education of 1910 mandated the reform of American medical training." The article details other notable moments in the school's colorful history. For instance: The first class of 95 students (90 medical students and five physicians or clergymen seeking additional training)...

Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching

...ns between climate and health. The assessment, mandated by Congress and sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was led jointly by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It identifies and examine...

Pipelines, storage containers may spread MTBE throughout Midwest

...s since 1995, when amendments to the Clean Air Act mandated the use of reformulated gasoline in heavily polluted areas. By law, reformulated gasoline must contain oxygenates designed to reduce smog-causing emissions. The two most widely used oxygenates are MTBE, which is derived from natural gas, and ethanol,...

NSF grant will enable UNC scientists to make child development research more useful

..., collaborative approach to developmental research mandated by NSF's new program is a well-established tradition at the center. When they opened this door, we were already standing on the porch. "We consider this a great opportunity for us to put our ideas about developmental science into practice," he said. ...

Maryland's 1990 'Saturday night special' ban reduced gun homicides in the state, new study shows

...ited handgun sales to one per person per month and mandated background checks for handgun sales by private individuals. Because this finding is based on only two full years of post-law data, the authors highlight the need for further research on the effects of the 1996 law....

Improving accuracy of cross-cultural neuropsychological testing

...cated in the rural South where state school boards mandated shorterschool years. But Dr. Manlys findings extend beyond African Americans. Testing reading as part of neuropsychological assessment could help clinicians improve their accuracy of diagnosis of dementia or cogniti...

Research, physician training combine to put care for opiate dependence in hands of family doctor

...hysicians have the minimum eight hours of training mandated by Congress and obtain a waiver that allows them to prescribe certain controlled substances . Buprenorphine was approved last night for treatment of opioid dependence by the Food and Drug Administration. This medication will not replace methadone t...

Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?

...supplemental folic acid, the US government in l998 mandated folic acid be added to all cereals and grains (pasta, bread, and other cereal-grain product), a nutritional outreach effort similar to those undertaken successfully in the past. The amount of folate to be added was "enough to prevent neural tube defe...

University of Iowa examines role of faith-based groups in helping ex-offenders

...ould rather government do more to support existing mandated support programs than provide them grant opportunities for their efforts. The study team surveyed 15 faith-based organizations (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) as well as staff with the Sixth Judicial District Correctional Services (part of the state's...

Method to keep track of cancer comorbidities is successful; may help cancer research

...prognosis, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently mandated the collection of this information and the method for its collection. But according to Piccirillo, the CoC's approach, which is based on the ICD-9 coding system used for medical bills, has several key flaws. First, it does not include information ab...

Florida study shows surgical mishaps more likely in physician offices than surgery centers

... of adverse incidents. In April 2002, Florida also mandated that an anesthesiologist be present for all office procedures requiring deep sedation or general anesthetics. Dr. Vila emphasized that further study is needed to determine whether the full impact of these regulations has made a difference in patien...

New centers boost muscular dystrophy research

...ing with other researchers. The new centers are mandated in the Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2001, or the MD-CARE Act (Public Law 107-84), passed by Congress. They will encompass basic, clinical and behavioral research projects. Centers will work individuall...

MPRI opens its doors to cancer patients

...ly discussed as early as 1997, MPRI's creation was mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill of 1999. U.S. congressmen Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.) and Rep. John Hostettler, (R-Ind.) supported the bill, which made provisions for local econo...

Study suggests better use of web could improve infectious disease reporting

...ilable on 20 sites, and 21 of the 48 jurisdictions mandated reporting of the six CDC Category A bioterrorism agents. Of the 48 sites, only nine provided a link to the infectious disease reporting Web page from the health department home page. "From the public health surveillance perspective, the quality of th...

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