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Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

...se next book provides an in-depth look at economic costs incurred and decisions faced by the working poor in Gary, Ind. The book will be released this summer. "It is more difficult for people to focus on their own their illnesses when they are worried about feeding and clothing their children." Barnes also...

It takes a village to improve the health of children

... quality of life, lower productivity and increased costs to our society. Pediatricians must learn to partner with other disciplines and community based resources in order to fight problems such as obesity, violence and mental health disorders in our children and youth to stop this negative trend," said Dr...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...e patient education program. "This simple program costs less than $10 per infant and was designed to requi...to the initial hospitalization and ongoing medical costs for treatment that can average nearly $300,000 per child, this study shows that a small investment o...

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...d for achieving increased productivity and reduced costs at the electronics manufacturer. Previous winners include Continental Airlines, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Sabre Decision Technologies. The 2005 competition is being held at an INFORMS conference, "Applying Science to the Art of Business," which...

Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis

...ase results in an estimated $17 billion in medical costs in the United States. Their study, scheduled to appear in the May 4 print issue of the American Chemical Societys Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , was published March 30 on the journals Web site. In the current study, the researchers a...

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

... decrease the medical, psychological, and economic costs associated with the management of abnormalities detected by screening. Inclusion of HPV 6 and 11 in a vaccine could also diminish the incidence of genital warts. In developing countries that have not implemented screening programmes for cervical canc...

Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims

...vestment given the substantial economic and social costs engendered by the current service framework, they conclude....

Competition in health care may not result in better quality

...idence to understand and evaluate the benefits and costs of competitive versus regulatory policies. "The health care environment is complicated and multi-layered, and perhaps the most effective change may require a mix of approaches involving competition and regulation to ensure patient safety and quality ...

Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients

...mic model to develop patient scenarios and compare costs of the following three therapies often used for tr...nomic bargain at all -- especially given the added costs of more heart attacks." More than 15 million Americans suffer from chronic arthritis, including ost...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005

...onal program dramatically reduced equipment repair costs for endoscopes and associated equipment at Beth Is... IP program was introduced to the hospital, repair costs rose 21 percent, to $51 per procedure. The hospital then implemented an educational program to enha...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...ology could also potentially reduce transportation costs and even required dosages by improving shelf-life, thermo-stability and resistance to changes in humidity of existing medications; 6. Food processing and storage: including improved plastic film coatings for food packaging and storage that may enable...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

...t starting point for hospitals to find ways to cut costs and for physicians to begin sharing information on the optimal tests to run for each disease. The computer animations Lin and his team develop visually display a hospital's statistical capacity to handle patients in terms of beds, operating roo...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...s only when symptoms flared, the annual medication costs would be about $2 billion lower -- or up to $150 a month per patient less -- than if they took the steroids every day as current NIH guidelines recommend. The multi-center study, known as the Improving Asthma Control Trial (IMPACT), was funded by the...

Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears

...There's a potential savings of $1.3 billion in the costs associated with meniscus tears in overweight and obese people," said Hegmann, director of the U's Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Hegmann and his U colleagues studied 515 patients who underwent meniscal surgery betwee...

Technique may speed drug production, reduce costs and waste

...rate pharmaceutical production, while also cutting costs and toxic by-products. The reaction, designed by chemistry Professor Mark Lautens and graduate student Eric Fang, simplifies the creation of the basic molecular framework found in many natural products and popular pharmaceuticals like some cholestero...

Counting the human cost of international trade

...esses had to pay the full social and environmental costs of transport then trade would be much less efficient and they would show little enthusiasm for it, writes Professor Ian Roberts. Fortunately for business, ordinary people pay much of the costs, so that business in Africa is lucrative. According to th...

Class effect of statins in elderly patients

... for secondary prevention after AMI. However, the costs of statins differ, as Wright points out in a relat...y, which gives physicians an opportunity to reduce costs to patients and the health care system while still achieving optimal health outcomes for their patie...

Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings

...ive studies on nurse-led urgent care, lower salary costs were offset by this so-called "lower productivity" and increased use of resources. "As salary differentials between nurses and doctors may vary from place to place and over time, the net saving to health care services, if any, will be highly context ...

Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated

...medical centers in the United States to assess the costs for running their IRBs. They found that the annual operating costs ranged from $171,014 to $4,705,333, with a median cost of $741,920. "Previous reports tended to unde...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

... through 4, along with many of their mothers. The costs of providing supplemental food packages as well as nutrition education, breast-feeding support, and other assistance to 7.6 million participants a month totaled $4.7 billion in 2003. In many localities, food "packages" are actually itemized vouchers...

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