Tag: "policies" at medical news
Study suggests hip fractures not caused by benzodiazepine use after all
...mit access to these drugs among the elderly. These policies
may need to be reexamined based on these new findi...mong the elderly--have prompted state and national policies
intended to regulate access to them. Since January 2006, benzodiazepines have been excluded from cov...
UK government is failing sex workers
... discrimination, yet they argue that UK government policies
discriminate against the most disadvantaged. Criminalisation of prostitution limits access to health and social care and contravenes United Nations' guidelines on human rights. "Only by moving prostitution out of the criminal justice system and foc...
Physicians need to be advocates for prisoners' health
...ourage physicians to campaign for sentencing laws, policies
and procedures that directly affect the health and well-being of their patients and to encourage more humane and effective treatment alternatives for addiction and mental illness....
Nursing home or hospital: State policy has big impact on elderly
... traced the connections between state nursing home policies
and a critical decision in the care of nursing hom...undbreaking analysis, researchers found that state policies
unwittingly create financial incentives for nursing homes to hospitalize residents even though hosp...
More people in US dealing with financial burden of health care costs
...d help policymakers understand the impact of their policies
and inform the debate on where to target additional subsidies. Jessica S. Banthin, Ph.D., and Didem M. Bernard, Ph.D., of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md., examined...
Study finds three-quarters of women are households' chief cook and food shopper
...gests new research that will help health promotion policies
to be targeted more effectively The study of nearly 200 British men and women in their early 30s found that, although half of the women worked full time, they still shouldered most of the responsibility for making sure their household was fed. ...
Global strategies to improve health in developing countries need truly global discussions
... to help poor countries develop and enforce better policies
to protect and promote public health while fostering innovation. But a global strategy to formalise this support will not work if WHO cannot bring the necessary players to the discussion table."...
Survey of Marine Corps military recruits reveals risk factors for alcohol disorders in young adults
..."Our findings underscore the need for programs and policies
to reduce underage drinking, such as the minimum legal drinking age of 21 years," they conclude. "Our study results also reinforce the need for public health efforts to prevent tobacco use and child abuse. After early age at first alcohol use, the ...
U of MN Center for Bioethics receives grant to study living donor lung transplantation
...ving donor lung transplants. She will be comparing policies
and practices of living donor kidney transplantation with living donor lung transplantation at a group of institutions that perform, or have performed, both types. Living donor transplants are now more common than deceased donor transplants, but that...
OPICAN study in seven Canadian cities reveals prescription opioid abuse more prevalent than heroin
...n heroin abuse and dependence. "Our drug control policies
ought to be targeting prescription opioid abuse more effectively," says Dr. Fischer. "But we also need to ensure we do not compromise legitimate access to and uses of prescription opioids." Dr. Rmi Quirion, based in Montreal and Scientific Director ...
'Deserving Poor' or 'Greedy Geezers'? New book debunks aging crisis
... cause for concern. But they argue that with sound policies
and programs in place and smart individual choices, the elderly can prosper -- averting a future characterized by poor health, poor finances, and employer age discrimination. "Many reform proposals today unwisely call for individuals to take major r...
'Moral clarity' espoused in debate over health-care reform
...k is that moral clarity comes first and that clear policies
can and must follow," says Robison. The escalating costs of health care force companies to cut benefits and transfer costs to employees to remain profitable or, paradoxically, to move abroad to countries with a national health care system--all deci...
Firms covering large majority of nation's workers view health benefits as important recruitment tool
...dy also examined employers' attitudes about public policies
aimed at expanding health coverage, reducing administrative expenses and improving the quality of care, finding they generally support such incremental steps. "Employers are willing to step up to the plate and share responsibility for paying for he...
UCLA study reports conflict of interest policies and practices of major journals
...rity of medical journals have conflict of interest policies
in place for study authors, less than half require such policies
for editors or peer-reviewers. In addition, many journals do not inform readers about those potenti...
ICON issues survey of nanotechnology practices
...ere was little documentation of existing workplace policies
and practices," Kulinowski said. "It's hard to know where you need to go if you don't know where you are. With only limited anecdotal evidence of EHS practices available, we decided that a more comprehensive evaluation was needed." The first-phase ...
Mental health problems threaten the knowledge economy
...ource departments of companies should extend their policies
to prevent mental health problems. Quite often they only react, after the problems have arisen. Mental resilience of workers is a critical success factor of an organisation. Weehuizen also points out that this is not only an issue for rich countrie...
Researchers identify key indicators for activity-friendly communities
...get enough exercise. While there is a long list of policies
and methods that might increase participation, adv...communities. Example indicators include land use policies
that favor closer distances between home and shopping. Interesting things to look at while walking w...
In case of pandemic flu majority of Americans willing to make major changes in their lives
...also asked about their current employers plans and policies
for dealing with an outbreak of pandemic flu. Few ...erns and are unclear about the workplace plans and policies
for dealing with pandemic flu," said Blendon. MethodologyThis is the 25th in a series of studies ...
AACE/AIUM join forces to enhance quality and safety in thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound procedures
...oint agreement for enhancing training, safety, and policies
and procedures in ultrasound examinations. In the...ltrasound equipment maintenance, document storage, policies
safeguarding the patients and personnel, and accuracy in diagnosis. Dr. Greenbaum pointed out th...
States that easily grant immunization exemptions have higher incidence of whooping cough
...diseases, the authors write. The role of exemption policies
may be especially important for pertussis, which r...d if the incidence of pertussis is associated with policies
of granting personal belief exemptions and ease of obtaining exemptions. The researchers analyzed s...
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