Tag: "states" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
...s poor hand hygiene and inadequate use of gloves, states
an editorial in this week's issue of THE LANCET. ...public means these policies are missing the point, states
the editorial. Critics of the UK government policy point out that increases in deaths from MRSA have...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...to be conducted, with 1.8 million children from 44 states
taking part. Making a special appearance will be Mickey Rooney, who was one of Hollywood's most ardent champions for the March of Dimes (known then as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis or NFIP) and made passionate appeals to the Americ...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...leted surveys received from home care nurses in 48 states
and 320 New Zealand district nurses. For this study, respondents were not asked to indicate the degree that traits depicted by the NWI-R were "present" in their work environment. Instead, nurses were asked to rate the importance of each item on the N...
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...als is not necessary for studies conducted abroad, states
a comment in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The ...nki, produced by 82 national medical associations, states
that: "At the conclusion of the study, every patient entered into the study should be assured of acc...
Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats
...0 public health preparedness leaders from multiple states
to identify important yet unique barriers facing rural public health preparedness and the strategies to overcome those barriers. The report presents recommendations based on the unique preparedness concerns facing rural America. Specifically: Cont...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...th inequalities seen within and between countries, states
an article in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Under-5 mortality varies from 316 per 1000 live births in Sierra Leone to 3 per 1000 livebirths in Iceland and 5 per 1000 in Japan. Differences in adult mortality among countries are large and growing. T...
Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest
...county-level water use for Illinois and five other states
in the Midwest, information that is critical if we are to ensure that we have adequate and safe supplies of this life-sustaining element in the future," said ISWS Chief Derek Winstanley, an adjunct professor of geography at the University of Illinois...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...Journal of the American Heart Association. Several states
began publishing coronary artery bypass graft (CAB...h physician-specific CABG report cards. All three states
also issue hospital-specific report cards. California has hospital-specific report cards only.Among...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...e the risk of patient harm. As of October 2003, 21 states
had mandatory event reporting systems for hospital... (CEOs/COOs) from randomly selected hospitals in 2 states
with mandatory reporting and public disclosure, 2 states
with mandatory reporting without public dis...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...man with advanced dementia whose advance directive states
that she does not want artificial nutrition or hydration. Over the course of her illness, her family and physicians conflict about the use of a short-term feeding tube and intravenous hydration. From this case study, authors Robert M. Arnold M.D., L...
Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure
...ialysis treatment, and to improve heart function," states
Dr. Steinman. "The studies done on this supplement so far do not justify the use of this compound. More and better studies are needed before this agent is used on a wide scale basis." In January of 2003, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servic...
Rhesus monkeys reason about perspectives of others in obtaining food
...g they have the ability to reason about the mental states
of others, according to a study published this mon... in is whether monkeys can reason about the mental states
of others," said Jonathan Flombaum, a graduate student in Yale's Department of Psychology and the fi...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...hological makeup of individuals. "Changes in mood states
and executive function can alter behavior in ways that would promote progression to dependence," he said. "This study can not distinguish between mood and cognitive dysfunction promoting binge drinking or binge drinking inducing dysfunction, however...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
...om the source passenger were affected. The review states
that disinsection of aircraft - spraying before landing to kill insects - and vector control around airports, as well as immunisation, seem to have been effective in non-endemic areas. However, although International Health regulations recommend disi...
End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
...r." "Lack of funding has, furthermore, forced some states
to start waiting lists for anti-AIDS drugs," notes AAHIVM Board of Directors chairman John Stansell, MD. "This is completely unacceptable. Patients need those medications to live. The federal government should guarantee access to these essential m...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...reening for women with positive family histories," states
Harvey J. Murff, MD, lead researcher for the study. However, after studying the medical records of almost 2000 women, only 1 in 4 were found to have had this important documentation. Researchers found that "less than 1 in 7 of African-American and...
Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away
..., before, after and during pregnancy. The article states
that "depression is more common among disadvantage...licies around functional status during pregnancy," states
lead researcher, Dr. Jennifer Haas. Statistics show that over 90% of women in the work force contin...
eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members
...om more than 300 companies who live in all 50 U.S. states
and 26 foreign countries. eDocAmerica charges a low monthly fee per employee for a company's eligible employees or members. The eDocAmerica service is sold through traditional distribution channels including health insurance agents and brokers, thi...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...he settlement, the tobacco firms agreed to pay the states
$206 billion over the first 25 years and continuing amounts after that, and agreed to stop creating controversy about the evidence linking smoking and disease. The tobacco industry's disinformation campaign regarding secondhand smoke and maternal and...
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
...r biological processes in human, mice, and flies," states
Jongens. A mouse model of Fragile X also shows symptoms similar to those of Fragile X patients. Studies outside of Penn using the mouse model have demonstrated that Fragile X patients have a tendency to break down synaptic connections (sites used fo...
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