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Pennsylvania voters believe tobacco settlement funds should be used for cancer research

..., June 14, 1999- A recent poll of 800 Pennsylvania voters indicatedthat they would like the state's tobacco settlement funds to be used forincreased cancer research. In fact, nearly one quarter of those surveyed feltit should be used only for cancer research. One third suggested it go forhealth insurance ...

UCLA report shows disparities in children's health

...ren and Families Commission, was established after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, child care and other programs for expectant parents and children from birth to age 5. Prop. 10 was designed to address the lack of public ...

UCLA researchers release profile of proposition 36-eligible drug offenders

...), UCLA researchers report that the law enacted by voters as Proposition 36 placed more than 30,000 drug offenders in treatment during its first year -- more than half in treatment for the first time. About half of SACPA offenders in treatment identified methamphetamine as their primary drug problem, and re...

Eliminating hunger in a world of plenty

...op relationships with elected officials to educate voters about the nutritional impact of policies and food assistance programs....

Long history of missed opportunities plague Medicare prescription drug benefit

...nstrate progress on an important issue for elderly voters if they wanted to maintain control of the White House and the Congress." Thirdly, the current Medicare prescription drug benefit directly reflects previous proposals and mistakes of the past. In 1989, Congress repealed a limited Medicare drug benefit...

Female & black legislators more likely than others to prioritize children's health

...health are seen as positive by the electorate, and voters care about what legislators are doing to protect children's health and well-being," he says. "While the overall cost of children's health is modest and one might think the impact of cutting those benefits might not be great, it's those kids enrolled ...

Minorities worry public health system won't respond fairly in a bioterrorist event

...ublic health, the study notes. In 1994, California voters passed Proposition 187, which would have prohibited undocumented immigrants from receiving publicly funded health care and required physicians to report these patients to immigration authorities. The law was ultimately struck down as unconstitutional...

New sampling method to track HIV-risk behavior

...ection. "Phone-based polls were not able to access voters who had abandoned land-based phones in favor of cell and Internet phones or voters who merely refused to be interviewed," Heckathorn notes. "What little was known about these inaccess...

Undertreatment spurs new arrests among drug ofenders diverted under California's Proposition 36

...by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Passed by voters in 2000 as Proposition 36, SACPA represents a major shift in criminal?justice policy. Adults convicted of nonviolent, drug-related offenses and otherwise eligible for SACPA can now be sentenced to probation with drug treatment instead of either proba...

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(Date:4/24/2014)... Foundation has awarded LSU Health Sciences Center New ... grant in the amount of $295,635. The funding ... social and educational backgrounds, underrepresented in the sciences, ... project will provide students with training for 10 ... will be led by Principal Investigator Dr. Fern ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... TORONTO, April 24, 2014 Pregnant immigrants from ... require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new ... published today in the British Journal of ... preeclampsia and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born ... Canada (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia) ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued ... Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline," ... in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline,s ... issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ... full-length guideline is available as an open-access article ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... of the gastro-intestinal tract has long been considered to ... the Sahlgrenska Academy have used refined microscopic techniques that ... surface of the gastro-intestinal tract is only as large ... , The digestive tract, which passes from the mouth ... a length of about 5 meters in a normal ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the potential health benefits of probiotics, antioxidants and other ... And the chemical industry is getting in on the ... deter growth, so the industry is responding with clinical ... cover story in Chemical & Engineering News ... Society. , Melody M. Bomgardner, a senior editor at ...
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