Tag: "laws" at medical news
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...y in India. But there are fears India's new patent laws
will make licensing deals difficult....
APA applauds new California regulations for inpatient psychological services
...tanding efforts by organized psychology to enforce laws
already on the books. The new regulations resulted...r states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws
allowing psychologists hospital privileges....
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...abnormalities. Pandian says that "various national laws
governing IVF treatment, as well as the fact that most IVF treatments are privately funded, make it difficult to randomize clinical trials of infertility treatment." Under these conditions, she explains, researchers have a difficult time assigning wo...
Tumor detection, data encryption to benefit from UH research
..."It's a proposal that will investigate new scaling laws
for quantum dots due to mechanical strain," Sharma said. "Quantum dots are very small clusters of semiconductor material, and they exhibit some unusual and exciting opto-electronic properties. They have tremendous potential in future nanoelectronic...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
...the privacy regulations and another set of federal laws
governing research -- which means they are often s...team conducted the study just before HIPAA privacy laws
took effect in April 2003, but acted as if HIPAA were in effect. This allowed them to track which pa...
A&E doctors call for ban on pointed kitchen knives
... say the authors, highlighting 17th century French laws
which decreed that the tips of table and street knives be ground smooth. A century later in this country forks and blunt-ended table knives were introduced in an effort to reduce injuries during arguments in public eating houses. The present-day UK ...
Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply
...ugh 2001, and matched this with data on state tort laws
and state demographic, political, population, and health care market characteristics. The researchers found that the adoption of "direct" malpractice reforms that reduce the size of awards (such as caps on damages) led to greater growth in the overal...
Tough child support laws deter single men from becoming dads
...ing them to pay. Eight categories of child-support laws
were tracked, covering everything from paternity t... least six (out of a possible eight) child-support laws
during the period, this would have cut the national rate of nonmarital childbearing by 17 percent. ...
New study: Many local health directors unsure of authority to curtail smoking
...ors across North Carolina are confused about state laws
covering whether their facilities can be made smok... clean air bills, should expand exceptions to such laws
and should ensure that public health advocates take full advantage of all exceptions."...
Swamped city: New Orleans and nature
... attempted to control the excess water by imposing laws
to control the dumping of sewage. He said they initially attempted to force individuals and business to find ways to send their sewage out of the city by routing it into the river. These efforts led to the creation of a "metropolitan style" system of...
Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care
...ives to bear the cost." In this context, liability laws
and malpractice suits have a modest positive effect on behavior, the authors asserted. "Liability encourages producers of goods and services to exercise due care by forcing them to internalize the costs of their negligence We do not contend that the...
UT Southwestern professor supports development of report cards on hospital infection rates
...s have introduced legislation, and six have passed laws
requiring reporting of certain data. In Texas, legislators created an advisory panel in their June session to study the issue. Every state is likely to have some standard within the next couple of years, predicted Dr. Siegel, a co-author of the journ...
UCI-led research team recommends new tobacco control policies for lawmakers
...rge law enforcement to actively implement existing laws
that prohibit retailers from selling tobacco to mi...d series of fines and civil penalties. 3. Promote laws
that mandate a permit or license for stores that sell tobacco, and revoke licenses for repeated sale...
Study reveals $20 billion in untapped generic drug savings
...drug is tried first, before a brand. Enact state laws
and regulations that promote the use of chemically equivalent generic alternatives to brand drugs....
Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns
... that is not true for growth hormone. According to laws
instituted by Congress more than 10 years ago, HGH can only be distributed for indications specifically authorized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and aging and its related disorders are not among them. The use of HGH as an alleged ant...
New labelling on foods still not clear enough for allergy sufferers
...will be boosted later this month when new European laws
will force manufacturers to label their food more accurately, but the laws
do not offer full protection, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. The European Union directive on ...
AIUM discourages the sale and use of ultrasound equipment for personal use in the home
...cian's order may be in violation of State or local laws
or regulations regarding use of a prescription medical device" (available at: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/fetalvideos.html ). The AIUM calls on the FDA to investigate the purchase of this machine to determine whether it was directly from a manu...
What the public needs to hear during a disaster
... 25-35 percent disagree that new Homeland Security laws
make them feel safer and 47 percent express concern about losing privacy because of these laws. Further, while most are confident in their family's and the government's preparedness, one-quarter is not. "In light of the recent devastation of Hurric...
Internet game provides breakthrough in predicting the spread of epidemics, report scientists
...dollar bills, scientists have unveiled statistical laws
of human travel in the United States, and develope...vements follow what are known as universal scaling laws
(from local to regional to long-distance scales). Using the game data, they developed a powerful mat...
Public education key to ending bureaucratic regulation that stifles medical research
...g concerns about privacy have spawned a great many laws
and regulations governing the use of personal data, including the UK's Data Protection Act, the EU Clinical Trials Directive, and the US's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These regulations are complex and can be interpret...
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