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Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems

...n young men and women and developing public health policies that encourage physical activity should be important health policy goals," the authors conclude.(JAMA. 2003;290:3092-3100. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com )...

Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...ion and health issues and to design more effective policies and services that are essential for improving the ...ices in the region. Existing health and population policies and programs are poorly adapted to deal with these issues. Program activities In sub-Saharan Afric...

Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits

... necessary if we are going to shape antibiotic-use policies that consider both the public health risks of an application as well as the economic benefits of its use." The study also found that antibiotic use might be curtailed at facilities that adjust their feed rations at five or more times to adjust fo...

Beyond beer, fags and chips

...ased along with heightened fears of terrorism, and policies that target some groups are politically contentious. Language is also a barrier to accessing healthcare and new waves of asylum seekers and refugees are likely to experience very low standards of living, with adverse consequences for their health." T...

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

... newer treatment than ECMO, and thus reimbursement policies have not "caught up" to the fact that the therapy is now more widely used. "Many therapies and life-saving equipment readily accepted by society are quite costly," said Maria Hardin, vice president of patient services for the National Organization f...

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

... newer treatment than ECMO, and thus reimbursement policies have not "caught up" to the fact that the therapy is now more widely used. "Many therapies and life-saving equipment readily accepted by society are quite costly," said Maria Hardin, vice president of patient services for the National Organization f...

Regionalizing some surgical procedures would not result in unreasonable travel burdens on patients

...revious analyses suggest that such regionalization policies could avert hundreds, if not thousands, of surgica... the United States." However, many worry that such policies would imply unreasonable travel burdens if patients, especially those in rural areas, were required ...

Mental health of asylum seekers deteriorates with longer detention

...s vulnerable population. Our findings suggest that policies concerning detention of asylum seekers should be reviewed, and highlight the need for mental-health interventions to address the psychological needs of these individuals." Contact: John Heffernan, Physicians for Human Rights, T) 617-413-6407 E) jh...

Study suggests US stop smoking effort paying off

...capita cigarette consumption, and tobacco control policies between the 17 ASSIST states and the 33 non-ASSIST states and the District of Columbia. During the intervention period, ASSIST states achieved a greater reduction in adult smoking prevalence than non-ASSIST states. The authors note that ASSIST state...

Teaching hospital physicians report trouble obtaining specialty services for the uninsured

...s, and whether their physician group practices had policies limiting their ability to care for uninsured patie...private and public institutions. Formal practice policies limiting care to uninsured patients were reported by 13 percent of responding faculty. Factors cite...

News tips for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003

...e smoking exposure findings that "endorse current policies of strictly limiting smoking in shared areas." 9:30 a.m. Abstract # 3395 Erectile dysfunction, heart attack and age: a closer look. Is erectile dysfunction (ED) a marker for coronary heart disease (CHD)? Mayo Clinic researchers studied 1,84...

The Gerontological Society of America confers 2003 Lawton Award to Columbia University's Gurland

...rland has made contributions to service and public policies that bear on dementia, depression and disability in the U.S. and other countries. He served as a co-leader of a U.S./U.K. collaborative project, which consisted of an uninterrupted series of epidemiological and health service comparisons started in 1...

OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks

...s womens smoking-related health conditions and the policies that have proved effective in reducing smoking. Th...nd evaluates the strength of state tobacco control policies through 10 policy indicators. The nation is evaluated as well. Women and Smoking grades the health i...

Delays in heart attack care erode the difference between two emergency therapies

...hospital. Recently, national guidelines and state policies (including in Michigan) have relaxed the requirement for a hospital to have an operating room and cardiac surgeon standing by every time an angioplasty is done. And, Bates says, improved equipment and more experience among angioplasty teams have mean...

Sex selection for social reasons: religious and moral perspectives

...ption that needs to be reinforced through laws and policies governing the availability and use of selection technology."...

Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting

...t. Specifically, this symposium examines in detail policies and programs designed to allow older workers to gradually reduce their work schedules in stages from full-time work to full-time retirement. November 24 at 1:45 p.m. Hormones and Aging: The grand finale of the presidential interdisciplinary symp...

The European Cancer Patient Coalition - challenges for the future

The emergence of cross-Europe policies on health and related issues mean that cancer patients need a voice at European level, said a leading patient advocate at ECCO 12 The European Cancer Conference in Copenhagen today (Tuesday 23 September). But, according to Kathy Redmond, Editor, C...

Nearly 5 million deaths worldwide caused by smoking

...e substantially unless effective interventions and policies that curb and reduce smoking among men and prevent increases among women in these countries are implemented."...

Afghanistan's health challenge

...raq, Afghanistan is quietly developing health-care policies that could have considerable positive impact on its 25 million inhabitants. The editorial comments how remarkable progress has been made by a fledgling health administration with virtually no previous Governmental or health-policy experience. Recent ...

Asthma at school is disruptive to routine underdiagnosed, often poorly understood, survey suggest

...ugh 70% of nurses reported that their schools have policies allowing children to carry rescue inhalers with them at all times, approximately 40% say that parents are not aware of the school's policy. "When an asthma attack occurs, having a rescue inhaler in hand--not sitting in the nurse's office--can mean th...

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