Tag: "economic" at medical news
Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking
...te placement in a nursing home, at which point the economic
and social costs associated with Alzheimer's care skyrocket," said co-lead author Pierre Tariot, M.D., of the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, AZ. "By identifying the limitations of existing treatment options, this study is an important step ...
Smoking ban associated with rapid improvement in health of bar workers
...ctive, accepted by the public, and has no negative economic
impact." "Mandating smoke-free workplaces will decrease secondhand smoke exposure and will improve respiratory health, prevent chronic disease, and extend life span. Important salutary health effects occur in as little as 1 month after cessation of...
New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness
...Schema Therapy is nevertheless cost-effective. An economic
analysis conducted by the authors of the study (not included in the Archives article) indicated that, for each year Schema Therapy patients were in the study, Dutch society benefited from a net gain of 4,500 Euros per patient (the equivalent of about...
University of Rochester spin-off secures $2 million in funding
... financial returns while supporting job growth and economic
development in the state." Jos Coronas, a general...edical Center can serve as a catalyst for regional economic
growth," said Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Mikael...
Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation
...abilitation facility by 73 percent. "The potential economic
implication of this finding is noteworthy and should be examined in future studies, particularly with the rise in inpatient rehabilitation use," the authors note. The exercisers were also more likely to walk more than 50 feet at the time of hospital ...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
... Center for Health Statistics estimates. The total economic
impact in the United States of the common cold, in direct and indirect costs, approaches $40 billion annually. Also, the common cold frequently is a major contributor to the development of such illnesses as otitis media (ear infections), sinusitis (s...
'Living While Black' index measures variety of stress factors for African Americans
...ks' quality of life was negatively affected by the economic
factors (Black-owned businesses' sales and the pov...ould anticipate. The linkage between poverty and economic
disadvantage and serious crimes is not new, but the Penn State study strongly illustrates the relati...
Hold the Hookah: Researcher warns against trendy tobacco use
... of waterpipe tobacco in the context of social and economic
liberation, Loffredo said. Yet the researchers found that these students, even those in medical school, had only an average knowledge of tobacco-related health hazards....
Chronic diseases and injuries now number one killer in rural India
...of chronic diseases. In line with India's rapid economic
and societal changes, there has been a shift in fo...s occur earlier in life in developing regions, the economic
impact is enormous. It is estimated that cardiovascular conditions will trim more that 1% from Indi...
September/October Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
During the recent economic
downturn, Medicaid programs in all 50 states implemented cost-saving strategies including benefit reductions, cost-sharing and tightened administrative rules. These cost-saving strategies have significant adverse impact on health care access and uti...
Alcoholics Anonymous membership may decrease alcohol-related homicides
...ences at the University of Toronto. "We know that economic
and legal measures such as taxation policies, increased drinking ages, and lowered legal limits for driving can exert powerful effects on alcohol problem rates. We also know that individual participation in AA and alcohol treatment can have very ben...
$36.4 billion a year: Cost of HIV/AIDS highlights racial and ethnic disparities
cost of HIV/AIDS is far greater than previously es.... While researchers have previously estimated the economic
costs of HIV/AIDS, they have focused primarily on the direct medical expenses of treating the diseas...
Penn critical-care physicians recommend strategies when facing requests to end supplemental oxygen
...ndue influences, including family member's wishes, economic
considerations or treatable depression. 3) Physicians should ensure that the patient has the capacity to make medical decisions by documenting that patients show consistency, understanding, and rationality in making such requests. 4) Physicians shoul...
Bioethics program in predictive health established at Indiana University
...informed consent, privacy, and important legal and economic
issues such as commercialization of products and data ownership. "We're delighted that the Fairbanks Foundation is supporting this program. It shows that a commitment to funding the best science also includes funding research to better understand th...
New international guidelines for heart transplant candidates standardize patient care
...countries, reviewing varied healthcare systems and economic
factors that influence medical care for heart-failure patients. "While there are several agencies worldwide that review and address guidelines for treatment and management of heart failure in patients, none are comprehensive," explained Mandeep Mehr...
Clean water project hit by funding drought
...tions for support and tend to select projects with economic
development potential, for example a product which local craftspeople can make and sell for a profit. 'It is very difficult for us to demonstrate that local people could make a profit from our water filters,' he said. 'To be sustainable, we need to s...
New Orleans 'toxic soup' a less serious problem than initially believed
...FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 - Despite the tragic human and economic
toll from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the Gulf Coast in 2005, the much-discussed "toxic-soup" environmental pollution was nowhere close to being as bad as people thought. That's the bottom-line message from dozens of scientific papers schedul...
Life and death in the USA: New study concludes there are 'Eight Americas'
...n of reducing. The researchers say that social and economic
reforms could help change the situation. However, the public health system should also improve the way in which it deals with risk factors for chronic diseases and injuries, particularly in order to help the groups with the highest death rates....
Ground movement risks identified by Terrafirma
...other type of ground movement which cause enormous economic
losses and claim thousands of lives every year. The cost due to landslides in Italy is estimated to be between 1 and 2 billion annually over the last century, and they have resulted in an average of 60 deaths per year. Terrafirma is examining landsli...
Conference Costs/Benefits of HIV/AIDS Interventions Developing Countries
...ies for the welfare of their citizens given finite economic
and social resources. The HIV/AIDS Interventions ...ectious diseases, and public policy to discuss how economic
evaluation tools can be used to create locally appropriate solutions. Participants will also address...
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