Tag: "policies" at medical news
Deaths from rodent virus raise need for tracking system
...he United Network for Organ Sharing, broadened its policies
to include reporting of suspected donor-transmitted medical conditions to the organ procurement organization (OPO). The OPO is then responsible for investigating and communicating with the transplant centers caring for other recipients from the donor...
National UK heart disease prevention threshold 'cheapest but least effective'
...derations," they comment. More effective national policies
on nutrition to reduce reliance on statins should also be considered, they suggest, highlighting a "lack of resolve in tackling Britain's unhealthy diet," which has led to one in three of Europe's obese children being British....
Medicare Advantage plans not always a good deal
...icare plus Medigap Plan F coverage. As a result of policies
enacted as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, Medicare paid MA plans an average of $800 extra per enrollee in 2005, to let MA plans improve their benefit package by lowering premiums and cost-sharing. The new study shows that, despite th...
Study suggests new human genotype may be prone to vCJD
...allenges to health officials who have to formulate policies
comprising difficult trade-offs based on uncertain evidence."...
$900,000 for first Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control
... the federal government and public food sector for policies
to reduce the widespread indiscriminate addition of salt to food....
Over 80 million Americans risking early death through smoking or obesity
...ht control. These results could be used to develop policies
for prevention and treatment....
2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain
...nces and learn about the implementation of eHealth policies
in different European regions. To facilitate the o...le of eHealth in health care policies: Determining policies
related to health, healthy habits, population aging, online care systems, situations of dependence, ...
Heart rhythm society issues draft recommendations on performance policies for pacemakers and ICDs
...moting research, education and optimal health care policies
and standards, the recommendations and guidelines were necessary to address concerns about the safety, effectiveness and post-market surveillance of cardiac devices," said Mark D. Carlson, M.D., task force chairman and Treasurer, Heart Rhythm Foundat...
Middle-aged caregivers keep their jobs according to SAGE publications' Research on Aging article
...ce once they began care work and whether workplace policies
really mattered to them. It was found that, while ...ss. "Despite growing attention to family-friendly policies
in the workplace, we know surprisingly little about whether they help families manage the burden of ...
The World Bank accused of deception and medical malpractice in malaria treatment
... country-led strategy that tailored drug-treatment policies
to match different malaria parasites within different regions of the country. They write that this approach is more effective than a one-size-fits-all policy in a large country like India where patterns of drug sensitivity vary within the country its...
Study highlights gaps in Europe's preparedness plans for pandemic influenza
...Only seven countries provided some detail of their policies
on storage and distribution of antivirals. The implementation of public-health interventions was unclear in many plans, state the authors. All but two countries advised at least one measure of non-medical public health control. Stockpile provisions f...
Treating populations infected with HIV and latent TB could speed the emergence of drug-resistant TB
...B. "We're not saying isoniazid preventive therapy policies
are ill-advised," said Cohen. "But we think they need to be coupled with an understanding that large-scale IPT programs should be ready to diagnose and treat individuals with drug-resistant TB as part of the programs."...
5 finalists compete for Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research
...s have proved transformative. For example, pricing policies
known as revenue or yield management pioneered by Franz Edelman Award-winner American Airlines have become the norm. Each of these finalists lives up to that standard." Ranging widely in industry and geographic origin, the 2006 Franz Edelman finalist...
Pandemic influenza requires coordinated response, says ACP
...uring an influenza pandemic. Development of clear policies
regarding doctor-patient confidentiality, infection control, and physician safety. Measures to increase the Strategic National Stockpile of pandemic influenza vaccine and antiviral medications. National procurement of sufficient vaccine for the U.S....
AIDS, TB, malaria and bird flu spread unchecked in Burma
in Burma that restrict public health and humanitar... world. They believe international cooperation and policies
are needed to restore humanitarian assistance to the Burmese people, but caution that new restrictio...
EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients
...stems (even within the EU) and their heterogeneous policies
of reimbursement may prevent hundreds of patients enjoying the benefits of this drug when they need it. Dr Alberto Costa, President of the EBCC-5 conference comments, "Action needs to be taken so that women in different countries have equal and qui...
Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants
...nority peers, and current local, state and federal policies
appear to be failing to address these inequities. ...er, she adds, strict enforcement of lead abatement policies
reduces future lead poisonings. Yet enforcement varies widely by state, particularly for children f...
Smokefree bars policy in New Zealand shows economic benefits and growing support
...004 to 28.6% in 2005. Public support for smokefree policies
for pubs and bars increased between November 2004 and April 2005. Support from smokers went from 22% to 42% and support from bar managers went from 44% to 60%. Caf and restaurant sales grew by 9.3% in 2005....
Strategies for Earth observation: 18th CEOS-SIT meeting at ESRIN
...mplement environmental and sustainable development policies
in an integrated international approach. The 2006 plan involves the use of Earth Observation in all nine societal benefiting areas addressed by GEOSS, including natural disasters, energy, health, weather forecasting, climate and sustainable developm...
Experts call for balance in addressing under treated pain and drug abuse
... Justice, makes a compelling case that current DEA policies
are founded on erroneous and inappropriate positio...undermining patients in pain and striving for such policies
is in the best interest of society. The least we can do is to make sure that the casualties of the ...
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