Tag: "policies" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
Political point-scoring over policies
to control MRSA (meticillin-resistant Staphlococcu.... But the focus on pleasing the public means these policies
are missing the point, states the editorial. Critics of the UK government policy point out that incr...
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...se provide a valuable service in drafting hospital policies
and helping doctors resolve ethical dilemmas, most are ill suited to respond to the immediate problems that doctors encounter in their daily work. In contrast, many hospitals in North America have full time clinical ethicists as well as clinical ethi...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...mentation within land planning and risk prevention policies
of the Arno Basin National Authority for its PAI. The proposed methodology represents one of the first examples in Europe of full integration of remote sensing data into land regulations concerning landslide hazard." Defined to meet relevant legisl...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...for coping with and responding to bullying. School policies
often distinguish among different types of harassm...rating other insults, Juvonen said. She advocates policies
that target all forms of harassment as inappropriate. "It's unwise to expect kids to understand that...
New estimates for the causes of child deaths worldwide
...child deaths should be used to guide public-health policies
and programmes." In an accompanying commentary Peter Byass (Ume University, Sweden) states: "Counting the world's children is not all that is involved in making the world's children count. It is important to look at the single most important determin...
Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
...ition of The Lancet, will help guide public health policies
and programs that address child mortality worldwid...child deaths should be used to guide public-health policies
and programs," he said. Previous research by Dr. Black and others has shown that many of the causes ...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...h will review evidence, raise debate and recommend policies
to improve health on a national and global level. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Marmot and includes global experts on health, education, housing and economics. Professor Marmot concludes: "Inequalities in health between and within count...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...untry isn't always a healthier one and what social policies
might impact on health, argues Marmot. The Commis...sults. Professor Marmot concluded: "International policies
have not been pursued as if they had people's basic needs in mind. (.) Recognising the health effect...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...hese programs must be replaced with STI prevention policies
that are based on sound science, not ideology. Fed...w.hivma.org , calling for science-based government policies
on preventing HIV and other STIs. The statement comes in response to a spate of ideologically drive...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
... will have sex, it is important that public health policies
are designed to help young people gain the information they need to protect themselves, and others."...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...d the disparities data may help develop new public policies
and programs to close the gaps. "In general, the p...obesity in African-American women and investing in policies
and programs to decrease obesity." Eliminating health disparities is the overarching goal of the Hea...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...ry event reporting systems for hospitals, although policies
varied. Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues conducted a study to elicit the views of hospital executives with regard to mandatory state reporting systems and closely rela...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
... To further examine the contribution of Medicaid's policies
in cancer outcome, Cathy Bradley, Ph.D. of Michigan State University and her colleagues reviewed the records of 13,740 subjects from the Michigan Tumor Registry. According to analysis of the data, patients enrolled in Medicaid after diagnosis ("late ...
European folic acid policies are not effective enough
...substantially in the past decade, despite national policies
of folic acid supplementation in half the countrie...tween 1980 and 2001, according to their folic acid policies
during that time. They found no substantial decline in neural tube defect rates in Continental Europ...
Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away
...ide the expectations of women, their providers and policies
around functional status during pregnancy," states...data from the study could ultimately affect public policies
such as work leave for mothers-to-be. While the association between exercise and significant health ...
eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members
... insurance field. It provides healthcare insurance policies
throughout Latin America. Raul Pozo, Sr., president of Morgan White's international division, said, "The response to eDocAmerica is excellent. The launch of eDoc in Spanish was a must for us, due to the nature of our international business. Our block...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
...Australia, and New Zealand, have adopted stringent policies
for compulsory screening of new entrants for TB an... society. But technical weaknesses in health-check policies
also preclude achievement of their alleged protective purpose. By selecting just two diseases for sc...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
...ciplinary research about environmental factors and policies
with the potential to substantially increase physical activity among Americans of all ages, incomes and ethnic backgrounds....
Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism
...ays. He focuses much of his research on developing policies
to improve the global food system for the benefit of the nutritional status of low-income people. He is the former general director of the International Food Policy Research Institute and is the chair of the AAAS Section on Agriculture, Food and Natu...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...d town hall meetings. "Many observers believe new policies
- governmental or private - are needed to keep pace with the rapid changes in reproductive genetic testing," the companion report notes, ranging from enacting limits or bans on these technologies to leaving decisions about them up to parents and thei...
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