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Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

...younger African-American adults suggest "a looming public health crisis," according to the new report. An ap... which is very poorly understood, remains an unmet public health challenge," the authors write. Dr. Foley concludes, "If one accepts that healthcare resources...

New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia

... with the issue of persistent pain and medical and public education programs to ensure better diagnosis and treatment, said Professor Cousins. MBF Chief Medical Officer and chair of the MBF Foundation Steering Committee, Dr Christine Bennett, said persistent pain is one of the three biggest health problem...

Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps

...complete. More research, and caution in developing public health policy and guidance, is warranted, the authors write. ...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...ease in the cost to fully vaccinate a child in the public sector (from $155 in 1995 to $1,170 in 2007), the ...accines in the U.S. are financed by a patchwork of public and private sources. Anecdotal reports from state policy makers and clinicians suggest that new gaps...

Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks

...enza pandemic, such as closing schools and banning public gatherings, found an association between these int...are ill, school and selected business closure, and public gathering cancellations. One compelling question emerges: can lessons from the 1918-1919 pandemic be...

Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

...ourges, there has been no definitive evidence that public health measures like quarantining the sick and iso...re able to organize and execute a suite of classic public health measures called non-pharmaceutical interventions or NPIs before the pandemic gained full fo...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

...-author Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, The study demonstrated that much of what we spend on prescription drugs is wasteful, and that other institutions, hospitals, health plans, state and federal governments can learn from our experience. The studys authors wrote that p...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...corporate R&D leaders, national policy makers, and public safety departments on this critical technical chal...eed for indoor location and tracking technology by public safety departments, the military, the mining industry, and other fields where people can become lost...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...hich has led to published studies that have raised public awareness and significantly changed the way sports concussions are managed. Importantly, much of this research has included data that proves the usefulness of objective neuropsychological test data as part of the comprehensive clinical evaluation to ...

UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism

...e us the potential to have a substantial impact on public health and bioterrorism." "The College of Pharma...ecognize, utilize and enhance the resources of the public health sector to counteract terrorism and to address the multiplicity of health needs confronting ou...

Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood

... programs that have received the largest growth in public funding are preschool programs for mostly at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds that provide both educational and family services in a center-based environment. One such intervention, the Child-Parent Center program in Chicago, is available from preschool throu...

It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

... research scientists, it should not be used by the public to assess the risks and benefits of screening tests. Far more weight should be given to absolute risk reduction values. In their book, Rifkin and Bouwer give readers an easy way to visualize the absolute risk numbers through a graphic called the Ri...

U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood

... programs that have received the largest growth in public funding are preschool programs for mostly at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds that provide both educational and family services in a center-based environment. One such intervention, the Child-Parent Center program in Chicago, is available from preschool throu...

Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines

...knowledge gaps may have important implications for public health. TB cases in the US fell to a historic low of 13,767 in 2006. However, there are an estimated 10 to 15 million persons in the United States with latent TB infection, who are at risk for developing active TB. Social factors, including ho...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

... high quality care; 59% of respondents support public reporting of providers performance on quality measures; only 7% felt that the current Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act was sufficient to guarantee patient safety; three-fourths felt information about a physicians or hospitals patient sa...

Takeda responds to the FDA advisory committee recommendation

... are discussions of pending applications and other public health matters. The FDA frequently convenes its panel of outside experts to provide guidance and recommendations; however, the agency is not bound to follow the recommendations. This joint committee meeting reviewed the cardiovascular ischemic/thromb...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...ducts, processes and services, as well as consider public acceptability issues. Within the Centre a new generation of potential academic, industrial and government leaders in carbon capture and storage will be trained with a broad and interdisciplinary set of skills suitable for their future careers in in...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...ended by the Institute of Medicine, to ensure that public and private efforts reinforce each other. Creation of a center that would offer comparative effectiveness information for drugs, devices and procedures. Reorienting the health care system to encourage prevention, early primary care, and chronic dis...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings

...corporate R&D leaders, national policy makers, and public safety departments on this critical challenge, on ...eed for indoor location and tracking technology by public safety departments, the military, the mining industry, and other fields where people can become lost...

Obese girls less likely to attend college

...alth. "Obesity has been identified as a serious public health issue, but these results indicate the harmful effects extend far beyond physical health," said Robert Crosnoe, author of the study and a sociologist at the university. Crosnoe suggests a number of mental health and behavioral issues seem to...

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(Date:11/5/2014)... diversity in their ability to identify scents and odors. ... their perceptual evaluation of odors, with women outperforming men ... Sex differences in olfactory detection may play a role ... one,s perception of smell, which is naturally linked to ... been suggested to be cognitive or emotional, rather than ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... the right amount of death at the right time ... to new research that could help in understanding animal ... , In a paper in the journal Trends ... and European colleagues conclude that the kind of positive ... of individuals, or mortality, depends on the size and ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... GABLES, Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about the ... ask: How do neighboring cells know that they are ... and how do these tissues find the correct place ... are answering these crucial questions. , In a new ... use to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at the ...
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