Tag: "economic" at medical news
Asia-European collaboration addresses water management in Indonesia
...ork of environmental sustainability and social and economic
equity. Dr Susan Page commented: "One of the ways in which we hope to help local research scientists is through the development of educational films which focus on specific river catchment issues - from source to sea. "In Sumatra, we illustrat...
New forecasting tool could reduce drug development costs
...e already known. To gauge the model's potential economic
impact, Schachter and Ramoni then performed a pharmaco-economic analysis in collaboration with Stan Finkelstein, MD, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. This analysis, using summary data on industry-reported expenditures ...
Assessing the cost of juvenile arthritis
... unlike adult arthritis, little is known about its economic
impact. A new study published in the February 2007...ical costs of children with JIA and found that the economic
impact was substantial. Led by Drs. Ann Clarke, Ciaran Duffy, and Sasha Bernatsky of the McGill U...
HIV dementia alarmingly high in Africa
...ons of the world adds enormously to the social and economic
burden of their populations and governments. Dementia not only disrupts jobs and adds to the cost of care, but also interferes with a patients ability to adhere to a regular course of antiretroviral medication, thus increasing the risk of drug resist...
Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years
...s, that represent a far greater burden in terms of economic
and social cost to developing nations. Univers...al support, chronic diseases can cause significant economic
displacement in the form of lost productivity. According to the World Health Organization, China, In...
Nano world off the radar for most
...concluded that, while there were technological and economic
benefits to come, the societal impacts down the road were unknown. They recommended including social scientists in the NNI. Among social scientists, little work on nanotechnology exists. While some have begun to study the area, there is little pub...
US beats Europe for hypertension treatment
...ns may actually save money by reducing the overall economic
burden of cardiovascular disease associated with hypertension, the authors suggest. One concern about more aggressive treatment is that some patients might receive medications they don't need. "This is a serious concern," said Alexander. "However,...
Health care costs for abused women are significant
...re as cancer or diabetes, and that add an enormous economic
burden to health care systems. Development, implementation and evaluations of systems for the secondary prevention of IPV are not only warranted, they are urgently needed."...
Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination
...p people understand and better appreciate the huge economic
savings that can come from investments in public h...se, disability, and death, but to provide enormous economic
savings to society." Although the last case of paralytic polio from wild poliovirus occurred in t...
Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes
...ary care physicians in June 2006 that are based on economic
considerations. Because diabetics generate about 4 times the healthcare expenditures as non-diabetics, the new British guidelines recommend against using both a diuretic and a beta-blocker for the routine treatment of hypertension. In the United Stat...
Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care
... hope that policy makers recognize the substantial economic
burden of cancer in the United States and that this cost derives from many sources ." The editorial writers also note that these calculations do not address the emotional cost cancer patients and their families endure. Even accounting for patient ...
Circumcision for prevention of HIV: new analysis demonstrates cost-effectiveness
...f becoming infected with HIV, have now studied the economic
aspects of this approach to preventing HIV/AIDS. Their new research, published in PLoS Medicine, suggests that circumcision could reduce the cost of health care in South Africa (and other sub-Saharan Countries), mainly through savings on the cost of ...
Trans fat ban: Watch saturated fats and calories too
...oods with longer shelf lives and therefore greater economic
profitability. "But, trans fat is just one part of the diet. In general, people are still eating far more saturated fat than trans fat, and both need to be reduced in order to maintain optimal cholesterol levels and promote heart health," says Licht...
Costs of long-course palliative radiotherapy acceptable in late-stage lung cancer
...t yielded benefit at an acceptable cost by current economic
standards. "In our group of poor-prognosis nonsm...different countries and regions may have different economic
factors that influence the decision of which radiotherapy regimen to use....
IEEE-USA launches critical infrastructure protection committee
...d reduce disruption to people's lives and minimize economic
Obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors
...t of the condition is seen as a major hindrance to economic
development. So, can we reverse the rising trend...needed. They believe that prevention is the only economic
long term solution to the problem and recommend that: The food industry needs to take more res...
Binghamton University researcher to study declining US fertility rates
... has all kinds of ramifications for the social and economic
history of the United States, including women's ab...parents who rely on secular names, controlling for economic
and other factors." The 15 census microdata samples Hacker will examine include records for some 18...
AASM position statement: Treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids, herbal supplements
...o the health and well-being of consumers and cause economic
injury."(8) The FTC has been particularly concerned about the marketing of dietary supplements for use in children.(9) AASM Position There is only limited scientific evidence to show that herbal supplements are effective sleep aids. Because the...
Statin users risk heart attacks by dropping treatment or taking low doses
...nt statins. But, the new statins have considerable economic
impact on pharmaceutical budgets and the opposite trend is being encouraged in the Netherlands and Germany, where reimbursement measures promote the use of relatively inexpensive generic older types." He said: "This is fine, as long as guidelines fo...
World's largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer 'well underway' conference hears
... Trials moving forward in a climate of increasing economic
and regulatory pressure', represented a unique gathering of experts in the field of the type of cancer called sarcomas. Professor Stefan Bielack, the co-ordinator of the EURAMOS trial, told the meeting, "While sarcomas are rare, accounting for less...
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