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Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents

...$27 billion per year, similar to the out-of-pocket costs for all physician services." She said the herb is being widely used by and recommended to breast cancer patients who are experiencing menopausal symptoms due to removal from hormone replacement therapy or to the effects of their therapy. In this st...

Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries

...testing methods, dramatically lowering the overall costs of performing the assay. Moreover, the Guava EasyC...aste and significantly further reduces the running costs of using the system. Daily maintenance is minimal just a fast and easy 5 minute clean and shutdown ...

Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD

...t disease in the US with the highest annual direct costs ($9.3 billion/year). Most of the 19 million GERD sufferers experience symptoms at least twice a week. Five to 15 percent of GERD patients may have Barrett's esophagus, a condition that increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer, the fastest g...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...nfections grew by 20% and accounted for 30% of the costs of patient safety incidents. "The reason we see the hospitals with the lowest incident rates improving the fastest is that they have what I call a 'culture of safety'," said HealthGrades Vice President of Medical Affairs Samantha Collier, M.D., who a...

Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals

... can shorten length of stay and decrease inpatient costs while maintaining the quality of care. The authors conclude: 'Variations between consultants' practice may reflect a genuine special interest bias, or absence of definitive guidelines for the management of common acute medical conditions. It woul...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

...luated the effectiveness of behavioral treatments; costs of healthcare for children with autism; changes in the prevalence of autism; mental processes behind special skills in autistic people; and brain anatomy and development associated with autism. "All of these studies reflect only a small snapshot of ...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...incentives for employers to adjust for the varying costs of providing medical benefits to different types o...yees? While many health economists assert that the costs of employer-sponsored health insurance are passed on to workers in the form of lower wages, the rese...

Poor understanding of coverage deters breast cancer screening

... accurate knowledge of coverage rather than actual costs deterred many women from screening. More than 50 p...g women's knowledge about the actual out-of-pocket costs and insurance coverage for screening mammograms may reduce the overall impact of cost as a barrier."...

Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers

...ns subsidy covered the translation and publication costs of De Regt's thesis. The author paid for the printing and distribution costs. With this translation the book is now also accessible for health workers and other Arabic speakers who are interested in women and development....

Is the vaccine industry ailing?

...ly, product liability lawsuits have sharply raised costs to vaccine manufacturers. A 1986 lawsuit claiming ...cine caused paralysis, writes Dr. Offit, liability costs have caused pharmaceutical companies to flee the vaccine business. The Vaccine Injury Compensation P...

Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage

...dividuals and families, yet is enough to cover the costs of the new vaccines." For the study, Davis and his...e coverage, and that vaccines could reduce medical costs by reducing the need for antibiotics, and physician or emergency department visits, says Davis. Part...

Statin therapy cost-effective for a wider range of individuals

... the latest study the HPS researchers compared the costs of hospitalisations and statin therapy between the...e risk. They found a 22% relative reduction in the costs of hospitalisations for vascular events in the statin group, with similar proportional reductions in...

Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems

...have some degree of chronic kidney disease and the costs of kidney failure, heart failure and diabetes account for the majority of health budgets today....

Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says

...o a significant increase in medical and nonmedical costs to health care systems and patients. Three out of 4 prostate biopsies are negative for cancer. In men with a PSA less than 10, only 9% have aggressive cancer. Gleason score is used to define tumor grade. The Gleason score is the most commonly used...

Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis

... Forest Baptist's Brenner Children's Hospital. "It costs no more as relates to scan time or radiation exposure, and we believe it provides added value in diagnosis." CT scans use X-rays, radiation detectors and computers to produce images or "slices" through the body. In most cases, the images are in the a...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...sis and other factors affecting treatment. Health costs included physician visits, diagnostic tests and complications of chronic liver disease. Investigators based the model on average 40-year old patients with the most common type of chronic hepatitis B -- with elevated liver enzymes but no liver cirrho...

Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening

... The researchers developed a model to evaluate the costs and health benefits for investigation of the colon. Patients were initially examined with one of three tests: colonoscopy, ACBE or CTC. Based on the results of the tests, patients were treated or monitored according to current standards. The sensi...

Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost

...nd general hassle. It also incurs all the monetary costs of an additional examination and perhaps even an ultrasound examination. Decreasing call backs may lead to a substantial reduction of all these costs," said Dr. Raza. Dr. Raza will present the full results of the study on May 17 during the American R...

New ultrasound technique could reduce number of diagnostic procedures for breast lumps

...th cyst aspiration and help reduce the health care costs of cyst aspiration procedures," said Sujata V. Ghate, MD, one of the researchers on the study. Cyst aspiration is the use of a small needle inserted into the breast to draw fluid from the mass in order to confirm that it is a cyst. Dr. Ghate will pre...

Media invited to international conference on bipolar disorder June 16-18 in Pittsburgh

...s that reduce suicide in bipolar patients Societal costs and the functional and economic burden of bipolar disorder Ethical considerations for designing clinical trials that involve placebos A staffed press room will be available on site and media briefings will be held Thursday and Friday. To register as...

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