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New drug prevents arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death

...Marks says. "Our idea is to take a pill instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on implants and heart transplants."...

When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade

...ergy sufferers can do to prevent allergies such as spending more time inside when pollen counts are high. Treatment: D Allergy sufferers are aware of allergy treatment innovations, like over-the-counter non-drowsy allergy products, but many are not treating their symptoms because they still believe medicat...

National study: Health care access for poor children improves, but gap in care for uninsured grows

... insuring more children," Dr. Simpson said, "we're spending less of our overall health care dollars on childre...like barriers to care, might contribute to reduced spending for children's health, Dr. Simpson said. The researchers plan to continue to focus on disparities in...

Poor diet and physical inactivity may soon overtake tobacco as leading cause of death in U.S.

...creased cost of illness at a time when health care spending continues to outstrip growth in the gross domestic product of the United States," the authors write. "Our findings indicate that interventions to prevent and increase cessation of smoking, improve diet, and increase physical activity must become much...

Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients

...h SPF 15 or higher and a wide-brimmed hat whenever spending time, even briefly, in the sun....

Teens present research findings at major international meeting

... plays varsity football and fences, in addition to spending extensive time volunteering at the local hospital and LIRHA (Long Island Riding for the Handicapped Association). Needless to say, his family is very supportive of his research and his academic endeavors! Jeremy's research at the University of Iowa ...

UK Teenage Cancer Trust demands government action to aid young cancer patients

...ghting the problem for over 10 years. We have been spending millions of pounds building and equipping specialist teenage units, lobbying and generally trying to drag cancer services for teens and young adults into the 21st century. Yet successive governments have done nothing." There was at last, she conceded...

Study shows sponsors moving non-sedating antihistamines to a third tier realized greatest savings

...dy. In another finding, increases in the rate of spending for Singulair® and Flonase® increased duri...te. "Plans should consider step therapy to manage spending on Singulair." Under step therapy, a patient tries a lower cost but similar drug to see if it works...

Funding and distribution of inappropriate drugs add to rising global childhood malaria deaths

...cording to data presented by the authors, GFATM is spending more money to purchase chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in Africa than ACT. Amir Attaran and colleagues conclude this is "indefensible", and accuse WHO and GFATM of conduct ethically and legally tantamount to "medical malpractice" in supply...

U-M study: Doctors more likely to prescribe pricey new blood pressure drugs

...s. They had practiced medicine longer and reported spending more hours each week on patient care. Pharmaceutical representatives often visit doctors' offices to introduce them to the latest drugs and provide free samples. Many drug companies also sponsor continuing medical education courses, which are require...

Acclaimed Carnegie Mellon psychologist honored for groundbreaking research

...or to receive this award. I have been fortunate in spending the last 30 years of my life doing work that I love and being paid for it. Being honored by my peers for having so much fun is more than anyone could expect," Cohen said. Cohen is one of the architects of Carnegie Mellon's highly respected health psy...

Envisat images delivered to Antarctic eclipse spotters

...website. The passengers of Kapitan Khlebnikov are spending the next few days on a very busy sightseeing itinerary. The icebreaker leaves the area on 27 November, due to dock at Hobart in Tasmania on 3 December. "They will continue receiving ASAR images in near real time up to the ice edge around 60 degrees s...

Study questions benefits of costly schizophrenia drug

...ably greater," said Rosenheck. "As a nation we are spending $2 billion annually on a treatment whose advantage over less expensive treatments is questionable and which may incur adverse health effects related to weight gain." He said the findings support VA's current prescribing guidelines-"that physicians s...

UF 'smart home' demonstrates concept of automated elderly help and care

...beyond, he said. "The real problem for how we're spending health-care dollars is going to occur in 20 years, but many people will need assistive care before then," he said. Florida is especially in need of current assisted-care solutions. Nearly 9 percent of the state's population about 1.5 million people...

Caregivers for patients with dementia need more support before patient dies, less after

...a year afterwards. Half of the caregivers reported spending at least 46 hours per week equivalent to a full-time job assisting patients with activities of daily living that ranged from preparing their meals to bathing and dressing them. In addition, more than half of the caregivers felt they were "on duty" ...

Report gives NIH-sponsored clinical research a good report card

...esh out of medical school often prevents them from spending adequate time as research trainees under the guidance of a seasoned mentor. "The large amount of debt incurred during the training of young physicians makes it very hard to launch an academic career," said Dr. Wilson. "If they could spend more time t...

Class on psychological skills helps college athletes perform better, study finds

...s may be able to perform better in their sports by spending more time in a classroom, according to a new study. The research found that student athletes who took a semester-long academic class that focused on psychological skills to improve game performance actually received higher ratings from their coaches ...

Diagnosis: mismanagement

... Toronto. "Unfortunately there's an attitude that spending money to improve systems only diverts funds from patient care. In fact, putting money into analyzing and optimizing the way we operate our hospitals will greatly benefit patients." Professor Carter is presenting a paper, "Modeling the Healthcare Syst...

Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses

...mong teenage girls and young women, with consumers spending approximately $180 million on them so far. Colored contact lenses are one of the fastest growing segments in the contact lens market. Because of the growing market, the report states: "American young people remain at risk as a major target of the una...

Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic

...e few food sources for this nutrient. With people spending more time indoors, especially as cold weather approaches, and the frequent swapping of milk for soda Americans aren't getting the vitamin D they need. According to Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D., a leading vitamin D researcher and professor at Boston Un...

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