Tag: "national" at medical news
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...al metaplasia, and dysplasia recorded in the Dutch national
registry of diseased tissue samples. The monitoring period covered the years 1991 to 2005 and included almost 98,000 patients who had a routine tissue sample (biopsy) taken. Most of the cases were intestinal metaplasia, which was diagnosed in alm...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...ng-term solution to control iron deficiency at the national
level. The low incidence of iron deficiency anaemia in adolescent and young women in the USA might be at least partly due to consumption of iron-fortified wheat flour. Types of iron used for fortification vary depending on the situation, but in most ...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
... accomplishments in Boston on Aug. 19 at the 234th national
meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Twenty-two research chemists will be named Heroes of Chemistry by the ACS for improving health and well-being by creating new drugs or other products and inventing en...
Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
...stent (DES). Through commentaries from ten leading national
and international specialists, the issue presents a comprehensive discussion on the explosive growth and the potential risks of DESs. The issue reports on the initial enthusiasm for drug-eluting stents, the great advances made possible by their use...
Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'
...m's exact meaning varies according to European and national
definitions. This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are included, the demographic profile of those who died, and whether or not individuals were tapped in to services designed to assist drug abusers. Dr. Caryl Beynon from Liverpool Joh...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
... responses of more than 11,000 participants in the national
Health and Retirement Study. They found that 50 percent of older adults had a moderate to severe form of at least one of the following conditions: cognitive impairment, falls, incontinence, low body mass index, dizziness, vision impairment or hearing...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
survey of state immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage for the current vaccine financing system, suggesting that many underinsured children may not receive recommended vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis, according to a...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. As national
spending on prescription drugs rose faster than any other segment of health care spending, the health plan at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was able to maintain constant spending, resulting in savings of more than $6.6 million over th...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...-day workshop, held on Aug. 6-7, 2007, is the only national
forum for researchers, corporate R&D leaders, national
policy makers, and public safety departments on this critical technical challenge. The DHS award w...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...itute for Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences being a national
leader in the design, discovery, development and delivery of new medicines for the near future," said Beck. The $880,000 in federal support was secured with the assistance of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis. "This grant is a practical expression of the ne...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...t Often Overlooked A study of data from a large national
survey found that geriatric conditions, such as cognitive impairment, falls, and incontinence, were common among adults age 65 years and older and increased in frequency with age (Article, p. 156). At aged 65, almost half (49.9 percent) had one or...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... the treatment at American hospitals and concerted national
efforts to improve care. The database used for ...tion, including U-M and Yale, are taking part in a national
campaign to reduce this time interval for patients who receive emergency angioplasty, and studies ha...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
...te entity to coordinate quality efforts and form a national
quality agenda; 95% believe that fundamental payme...that current legislative proposals fall short of a national
strategy for health care quality and efficiency. We were surprised at the amount of support the su...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
...LAND -- University Hospitals (UH) has received two national
information technology awards for its FirstGateway... information technology. Most Wired is a quarterly national
publication that highlights information technology practices that help solve strategic problems in h...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...ecommend: A coordinated policy strategy with national
goals to guide improvement efforts, establish prio... in place mechanisms for setting standards, fund a national
office for coordinating health information technology and provide modest grant funding, but fall sho...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings
...on and Tracking for Emergency Responders, the only national
forum for researchers, corporate R&D leaders, national
policy makers, and public safety departments on this critical challenge, on Aug. 6 and 7, 2007, in t...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...igh cholesterol and what they are advised to do by national
guidelines. Key findings included: Doctors in South Korea (80%) were most likely to be happy with the 47% patient success rate statistic, while doctors in Finland were least happy (48%). Prescribing statins (cholesterol lowering dru...
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...nteers may also shape curriculum design, influence national
health policy, and promote realistic health interventions....
The future of biofuels is not in corn
...ly sound claims, the report will better inform the national
debate on bio-fuels....
Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment
...al health screening requirements, according to the national
Brandeis study of private health plans. Horgan and her colleagues believe that requiring health plans to screen for behavioral health conditions will help close this gap. I think its time we made screening for behavioral health problems as routine ...
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