Tag: "private" at medical news
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...care 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 ethical problems they encounter in their professional liv...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...chers recommend that routine testing be covered by private
medical insurance and by Medicare and Medicaid. They also recommend changes in current counseling practices for HIV. Minimal counseling could be performed during the consent process for the test, followed by in-depth counseling for persons who rece...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
... Austin. (Dr. Oshinsky is the keynote speaker at a private
dinner that night.) April 12 David L. Heymann, M.D. (World Health Organization) Eradicating Polio the Politics of a Global Public Good Peter Salk, M.D. (Jonas Salk Foundation) Memoirs of My Father: Personal Reflections on Jonas Salk Robert A...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...ates, with funding from state or city governments, private
foundations and/or individuals. Martin noted in his research paper that Houston the fourth largest city in the nation has nearly 20,000 known cases of AIDS but no NEP. Dallas has a program run by four volunteers who reportedly distribute 250,000 ...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...y loss, social acceptability bias and to patients' private
beliefs about the causes of heart disease," the authors say. Also, some apparent triggers may actually be symptoms, rather than causes, of the earliest stages of a heart attack. Steptoe believes the review has important implications for clinicians. "...
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
...cal, political, and economic dilemmas. Embedded in private
market competition, the U.S. health care system has become one of the most inequitable, inefficient, and costly systems among those of western industrialized nations. At the same time, the United States delivers some of the finest health care in the ...
Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH
... and potential solutions facing government and the private
sector in conducting federally funded research inv...man research studies conducted by academia and the private
sector, apply examples and definitions provided to complex and difficult research issues, and demons...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...o make clear that public health has to come before private
profit," he says. "This means a fundamental shift in the social environment that will support healthful eating and an active lifestyle. While the campaign must be led by government, it will require the active participation of primary care physicians,...
Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
...a statewide survey of 1600 coaches from public and private
schools, and a random sample of every fifth student (over 700 results), on tobacco use, specifically, demographics, the students' participation in sports, personal tobacco use, the coaches' tobacco use, and the students' perception of their coaches' ...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...of 2403) in 2004, reaching 82% (374 of 456) of all private
deliveries in 2004. The mean birthweight of babies decreased and the proportion of children lighter than 2500g rose, primarily due to an increase in pre-term births. The prevalence of pre-term births increased from 8.5% (437 of 5139) of babies in 1...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
... rendered hazardous." In reviewing the records of private
clinics, the study showed that orthodontists treat an average 70 patients per day with the help of up to five assistants. The body stress was induced by long periods of sitting (about 70 per cent of their workday), with 90 per cent of the strain comi...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
...tes what we can achieve when we support public and private
partnerships between the Defense Department and the best researchers and scientists in the field. Because of the decades of work and progress by Dr. Gilmore and Dr. Chen and the entire team at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, the search for a wa...
Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?
...for unrelated recipients to public banks. However, private
banks are now open that offer expectant parents th...ild (known as an autologous transplant). Is such private
banking scientifically and ethically justifiable? A debate in this month's PLoS Medicine looks at...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...re "concerned about government regulators invading private
reproductive decisions." Indeed, only 38 percent s...ores a variety of possible actions that public and private
sector decision makers could take to oversee appropriate use, cost, access and safety of reproductiv...
New test improves detection of bladder cancer
...nical laboratory. The study included 23 academic, private
practice, and veterans' facilities in 10 states which enrolled 1,331 patients at elevated risk for bladder cancer (history of smoking and certain symptoms) from September 2001 to May 2002. Patients at risk for malignancy of the urinary tract provide...
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
... of researchers at M. D. Anderson and 23 academic, private
practice, and veterans' facilities in 10 states who enrolled patients into the clinical trial that examined the effectiveness of these different diagnostic tests. Patients enrolled in the trial were suspected of having bladder cancer because they had...
Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies
...he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other private
foundations. The research was conducted by scientists from the Columbia University Center for Children's Environmental Health. Study results will be published in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, and are available o...
NIAID seeks applicants to lead clinical trials units for revamped HIV/AIDS networks
...r HIV/AIDS. Application InformationAny public or private
institution or organization, governmental or non-g...gn, may include universities, colleges, hospitals, private
and group medical practices, units of state and local government, eligible agencies of the U.S. fede...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
... drinkers can begin to look at their drinking in a private
and nonjudgmental way." Symposium presenters at the June 2004 Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Vancouver, B.C. spoke about the following programs: The Drinker's Check-up (DCU) is a computer program model based on the original face-to-face ...
British conservatives should beware of Australian health service reforms
...ia is held up as a model of how to increase use of private
health care in the United Kingdom. But experts in ...has deliberately sought to enhance the role of the private
sector? The Australian prime minister, John Howard, has engineered a major expansion of private
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