Tag: "healthcare" at medical news
World-first test of sun-damaged skin launched
...t and questionnaire analysis but if there is not a healthcare
provider nearby then the individual may want to try the questionnaire alone. This will be available online. Prof Birch-Machin would eventually like to see the UK's Department of Health take the service on board and offer it to NHS patients....
Orlando press briefing: Budget cut puts elders' health at risk
...e University Medical Center. Having a well-trained healthcare
workforce is essential for all Americans. Elderly ...tted to serving elderly Americans and training the healthcare
professionals who care for them. The current bill must go forward with funding for geriatric educati...
Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
...d they reported discussing such therapy with their healthcare
provider. This population is at heightened risk o...umers (647 men, 652 women) age 40 and over and 528 healthcare
professionals. The survey was designed to assess barriers, beliefs and behaviors related to adoption...
IOF agencies receive global recognition of osteoporosis campaigns
...hich recognize global creative achievements in the healthcare
field, for the international osteoporosis campaign...porosis team was recognized internally. The global healthcare
team, from multiple Weber Shandwick offices on three continents, won an internal 'Making a Differenc...
American College of Physicians Foundation convenes conference
...on, business, insurance, government, and nonprofit healthcare
organizations are invited to attend a one day conf...ealth literacy adds to the financial strain on our healthcare
system and poses significant risks, as it can lead to medical errors. Low health literacy negatively...
Getting close to nature is good for you
...t from proximity to wildlife. Partnerships between healthcare
providers and nature organisations to share and exchange expertise could create new policies that recognise the interdependence between healthy people and healthy ecosystems, they conclude....
Prisoners should have access to proven HIV prevention methods
...ional guidelines, which state that the standard of healthcare
for prisoners must be similar to that for the general community. Dr Wood concludes: "Incarceration does not reduce overall levels of illicit drug use, or the related health, social, and fiscal harms. Thus the policy of mass incarceration of non-viol...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to receive a Diva Award
...ork and contributions in addressing the children's healthcare
needs have been recognized by my peers and colleag...rved as an international consultant on nursing and healthcare
in numerous countries including Romania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zaire and Croatia and represented...
Many smokers fail to quit after cancer diagnosis
...n underutilized tool in cancer management and that healthcare
providers often fail to advise smokers to quit. ...g-related cancers. The common finding was that the healthcare
provider has a significant impact on smoking cessation rates. Interventions may have greater impact ...
Patients with Hepatitis C using more healthcare resources
...experts have predicted an increasing impact on the healthcare
system. To understand how HCV outcomes are evolvin... to $259. "The study documents accelerating use of healthcare
resources by patients with HCV," the authors report, with average annual increases of 25 to 35 perce...
Fast-tracked sexual health screening offered with morning-after pill
... of STIs and not tapping into the more traditional healthcare
services available. "Chlamydia really is so simple to treat, in most cases four tablets there and then and, as long as your partner is treated too, that is the end of it. So I would encourage young women to take the test kit and post it back - it is ...
Can healthcare systems afford Herceptin for early breast cancer?
... using the breast cancer drug Herceptin warns that healthcare
authorities and the organisations advising them sh...y disease could impose a major financial burden on healthcare
systems because of the high drug price, the long duration of treatment and the large numbers of wome...
Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers
... was though, he said, too early to expect national healthcare
systems to be interested in supporting an ELPIS (Emergency Lay Person-Integrated Service). "In our study, over three-quarters of the victims whose collapse was witnessed received defibrillation more than eight minutes after cardiac arrest. National s...
Institute for OneWorld Health receives multimillion dollar grant
...malize partnerships with local government, primary healthcare
centers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The partners will conduct a study todemonstrate the feasibility of administering paromomycin in rural field conditions, and to provide further data on the safety and efficacy of the drug. Clinical ...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for December 2005
...ality education in the midst of a rapidly changing healthcare
environment, Cedars-Sinai is now partnering with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VA) to expand its internal medicine residency program. TWO CEDARS-SINAI PHYSICIAN GROUPS NAMED IN RANKINGS OF CALIFORNIA'S BEST FOR PATIENT...
European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment
... concludes that nanomedicine is about to deliver a healthcare
paradigm shift in which it will be possible to mon... to define the field, discuss the future impact on healthcare
and society, assess the current situation and Europes strengths and weaknesses, deliver recommendati...
Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades
...t of medical affairs for HealthGrades, the leading healthcare
ratings company. "But we did discover some interesting facts that will help people make a smarter decision, including the finding that the top ten nursing homes in each state tend to have nearly half as many beds as the worst ten in each state somet...
Groundbreaking guidelines promote early detection
...rial Disease Guidelines to help physicians and all healthcare
professionals better treat this alarmingly common condition. PAD is generally defined as diseases of the arteries that supply blood to the arteries outside the heart, including those that supply the legs, feet, kidneys, and intestines. These arteria...
Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research
...using Grid computing, the system allows hospitals, healthcare
workers and researchers to share data and resource...ensuring accurate diagnosis is evident. By giving healthcare
professionals the ability to use Grid computing to efficiently share data and resources their abilit...
New focus on medical professionalism needed to improve public health
...y are told that they must embrace new providers in healthcare
because that is the only way to break the restrictive practices they have been imposing for decades. They are told that a new raft of medical regulation is needed to prevent the crimes of Harold Shipman and the negligence of others from happening aga...
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