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Health savings accounts are not likely to stem rising health care spending

...osts for years." To give HSA/high-deductible policies more bite, the authors say that cost-sharing would have to be increased sizably among the people who spend the most on health care. The risk is that substantially increasing cost-sharing would make health care inaccessible for people who need it the ...

Inner-Sydney study to investigate causes of hayfever and seasonal allergies

...is information will provide a framework for future policies aimed at reducing this hazard and improving the comfort of Sydney residents." ...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...air pollution in inner cities. Governments devise policies and traffic management schemes to minimise the imp... the urban environment could greatly enhance these policies and schemes. Factors such as street and building design, vehicle braking and accelerating patterns, ...

Patient care threatened by workforce shortage

...e forefront of our thinking when developing health policies to deal with them." ...

Early drinking linked to risk for alcohol dependence

...ohol use with adolescent patients and to implement policies that discourage drinking at younger ages, the authors conclude....

New vaccine prevents cervical cancer in teens

... computer-based model of various cancer-prevention policies and their research suggests that the most cost-effective approach would be to administer the vaccine to young girls starting at the age of 11-12 with conventional pap smears for cervical abnormalities beginning at a later age and less frequently than...

ASTRO announces 2006 Gold Medal winners

...air of the Board of Directors. The impact of these policies ensures that the field of radiation oncology is continuously renewed and advanced by each successive generation. He has also served in leadership roles with the American College of Radiology, the American Radium Society and the Society of Chairs of A...

How to build a better brain

... said. Kagi has worked with Shonkoff to develop policies in Washington state to support young children. She...mation gives us a scientific argument for changing policies not just a philosophical one," she said. Kagi, who is the chair of the Washington House of Represe...

Bars and restaurants with regular staff meetings are less likely to sell alcohol to drunk patrons

...ars and restaurants, types of liquor licenses, and policies and practices in order to tease out the difference...e may be a need for 'refresher' courses in alcohol policies to help longer-term managers maintain their compliance with these state laws. Finally, we can see t...

ACP commends CMS proposals to increase values assigned to evaluation and management codes

...h care in the United States, can lead by replacing policies that are antithetical to primary care with ones designed to encourage and support its importance and growth." The Medicare law requires that CMS offset the increased Medicare spending resulting from relative value increases, which CMS proposes to do ...

Education, retraining reduce catheter-associated infections in ICUs

...lleagues' intervention begins with updating of ICU policies on catheter insertion and maintenance to align the... he notes. "Next is the review and updating of ICU policies and practices. We ran the modules off our own printers and had the brochures and posters professiona...

Racism effects health of Maori in New Zealand

...ri and Europeans in New Zealand. Interventions and policies to improve Maori health and address these inequalities should take into account the health effects of racism."...

Hope I die before I get old?

...way older people are treated as well as the public policies that affect them. That's why research on the beliefs that fuel those one-size-fits-all depictions of older people is important, she explains. The study is one of the first ever to examine the ability of individuals to remember or predict happiness ov...

EU's free trade rules exacerbate alcohol-related harm

...ible structures undermine national alcohol-control policies and contribute to social harm. The Lancet comments: "The two central tenets of alcohol policy currently favoured by the EU's politicians--public education and self regulation by the alcoholic-beverage industry--are, the evidence shows, a costly waste...

World's largest osteoporosis congress opens in Toronto

...s to lobbying efforts to generate change in health policies concerning reimbursement for diagnostic tests and treatment. Also speaking at the opening, Professor Rene Rizzoli, chairman of the IOF WCO Scientific Committee, and chairman of IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors, noted that the IOF WCO is the on...

Study suggests Switzerland's liberal drug policy works

...of The Lancet. Switzerland has implemented various policies to try and reduce harm to dependent heroin users, ...sisted treatments. However, critics say that these policies may lead to a growing number of new drug users and lengthen the period of heroin addiction. To inve...

Health researchers working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians

...orting the application of knowledge into effective policies and programs. "Canadians who live in poverty, including children, single parents, the elderly, and Aboriginal peoples are more likely to have poor health status," said Dr. John Frank, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population and Publi...

Millennium development goals ignore health of indigenous people worldwide

...he views of indigenous peoples in all research and policies affecting them. They say that that major international policies like the MDGs encourage targets to maximise health benefits for the majority, ignoring health issues...

Gap between death rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants widening

...inal communities "implementation and assessment of policies to reduce the continuing social and economic disadvantage faced by Aboriginal families is vital."...

Include Indigenous communities in MDGs or watch them die a slow death, experts warn

...week. The experts caution that major international policies such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), w...ore radical emphasis on indigenous rights, and new policies for indigenous health. We want the issue to be top of the agenda when the UN meets in September to d...

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