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States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults

...jority of uninsured young adults have low incomes, extending eligibility for Medicaid and the State Childrens H...rough their parents plans. For these young adults, extending Medicaid and SCHIP coverage beyond age 18 can make a real difference. In addition to increasing M...

New research disproves belief that group psychotherapy extends the lives of cancer patients

... conducted to test for the effect of psychotherapy extending the lives of cancer patients, but none have demonstrated a survival benefit that could logically be attributed to psychotherapy. In biomedicine, a large-scale trial would not be considered warranted for cases in which a hypothesis was interesting bu...

SCHIP has been successful overall, should be expanded says new health care opinion leaders survey

...dults under 100% of poverty. 80% were in favor of extending SCHIP coverage to parents of children in SCHIP in the absence of comprehensive action on the uninsured. The Administrations proposal to limit SCHIP coverage to children under 200 percent of the federal poverty level was not favorably received, with...

Study links breast cancer risk to epigenetic changes related to race, smoking and birth size

...r physical development, beginning before birth and extending until menopause. These non-inherited, or epigenetic, changes in DNA can correlate with risk factors for breast cancer, according to research being presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. To study the e...

Consumer nail gun injuries spike

...the tools are now readily accessible to consumers, extending what has been largely an occupational hazard to the general public." For her analysis, Lipscomb used data collected from emergency departments across the country by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the CDC's National Institute for Oc...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...clinical outcomes. The researchers are considering extending follow-up to five years in order to better assess long-term clinical outcomes. Dr. Dangas will present results from the MATRIX Registry at a Late Breaking Clinical Trials session on Monday, March 26, at 2:15 p.m. "Real World" Use of Stents Low Resp...

Sutent achieves first line EAU approval for kidney cancer

...ving the "conditional" status; it also recommended extending theindication to the treatment of advanced and/or metastatic RCC.5 The European Commission has formally endorsed the recommendations....

Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities

...nation in New York would result in a fallout plume extending the length of Long Island, resulting in more than 5 million deaths. A 550 kiloton detonation in Washington, D.C. would destroy hospitals in the District, but its fallout plume would also incapacitate hospitals in Baltimore, nearly 40 miles away. ...

Preclinical results of Geovax's AIDS vaccines demonstrate potential to protect against disease

... utilizing GeoVax's AIDS vaccines with the hope of extending the length and quality of life in people already infected with the AIDS virus. ...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly two years to your lifespan

...eer status boost of the award that is important in extending lifespan. The researchers also looked to see if the number of nominations for a Nobel Prize had any effect as a number of the scientists in the survey had been nominated for the award several times. They found that the number had no effect- actuall...

Brain studies reveal the mechanisms of the voluntary control of visual attention

...ially over only the front part of the scalp, later extending to parietal scalp areas over the top and upper rear of the head. This pattern of ERP activity suggested an initial start of attentional orienting in frontal areas only, followed by joint activity in both frontal and parietal attentional control brain...

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

...d at each end, with only a few dendritic processes extending away from them were localized in only two regions of the frontal lobes. The cells received only limited attention in the ensuing years, but in the meantime scientists determined that the brain regions in which von Economo neurons arise -- the anter...

Mass. General leading international trial of novel breast cancer drug

...rd understanding the role of targeted therapies in extending disease-free survival, said Paul Goss, MD, PhD, director of Breast Cancer Research at the MGH Cancer Center, who proposed the TEACH study and chairs the International Steering Committee. About one quarter of breast cancer patients have tumors that...

Optical technique provides improved 'virtual biopsies' of internal surfaces

...nt. The MGH-Wellman researchers also anticipate extending the technology's capabilities into other fields. "One of the most exciting concepts would be to directly link OFDI with the delivery of therapy, such as laser treatment for early cancer," says Bouma. "Our hope is that, thorough one minimally invasiv...

$36.4 billion a year: Cost of HIV/AIDS highlights racial and ethnic disparities

...ugh ART is costly, it has proven very effective at extending lives, and productivity. The researchers found that ART patients have direct medical costs averaging $230,044, with a projected life expectancy of 24.4 years. Patients not receiving ART have direct medical costs of approximately $114,938, with a pr...

Arctic summer ice anomaly shocks scientists

...ic's perennial sea ice pack north of Svalbard, and extending into the Russian Arctic all the way to the North Pole. Observing data from Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument and the AMSR-E instrument aboard the EOS Aqua satellite, scientists were able to determine that around 5-10 perc...

Majority of health care opinion leaders say Medicare Part D helps beneficiaries, changes are needed

...option. Fifty-one percent of all respondents favor extending the enrollment deadline and removing the penalty, while 39 percent favor leaving the deadline in place, but allowing people to enroll in the program next year without penalty (39%). Three-fourths (77%) of respondents agreed that benefits should be ...

ESA donates mosaic of global images taken by Envisat to United Nations

...ers in several initiatives and programmes aimed at extending the use of satellite technologies to facilitate the work of the international community and UN agencies in particular. UNOSAT, which forms part of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, promotes projects and programmes design...

Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells, new cues to awaken latent motor nerve repair

...its former leg muscle contacts. GDNF attracted the extending motor neurons, "luring" them to the muscles. To ensure a continuous supply of GDNF, the researchers relied on injected fetal mouse neural stem cells, a known source of the molecule. Of some 4,100 new motor neurons created in the spinal cord, rou...

$20 million gift to Rush University Medical Center kicks-off campus redevelopment

...pt called an "interventional platform." Two floors extending from the new hospital into the renovated Atrium building will be devoted to surgery, imaging and specialty procedures. This includes new, larger operating rooms that can accommodate more specialized equipment and technology, including imaging equipme...

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