Tag: "society" at medical news
Increase in severe poverty in the US has serious implications for public health
.... "These trends have disturbing implications for society
and public health," said Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH,...ect and the upsurge in poverty could deeply affect society
and calls for the reexamination of policies enacted in recent years to foster economic progress. ...
Mayo clinic finds aspirin, other NSAIDs, may prevent or delay enlarged prostate
...al unintended consequence of so many people in our society
taking NSAIDs could be an improvement in urinary health for men," he says. "So, if a person's primary care doctor recommends NSAIDs for some other reason, prostate health might be an additional benefit. However, I would not recommend taking daily NSA...
New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being
... this in turn has benefits for communities and for society
as a whole. Against this background it is clear th...er research is now needed to establish how we as a society
can rise to the challenges posed in securing healthier, safer, happier and more productive workplace...
New international guidelines for heart transplant candidates standardize patient care
...ch task force consisted of an international mix of society
members charged with reviewing and deliberating specific issues of importance to heart failure patient management. The final recommendations of the task forces were reviewed by a blinded, independent, international editorial review board and then p...
'Ticking time bomb': Prisons unprepared for flu pandemic, says new SLU research
...will be released within a year. So even if we as a society
don't think protecting them from disease is a priority, prisoners released into the general population pose a real threat to society." The research is being presented today at the Correctional Medicine Institute's 2006 Conference in Baltimore. Th...
Insufficient sleep associated with poorer blood glucose control in African Americans with diabetes
... Theme issue on sleep. Many individuals in modern society
experience a chronic lack of adequate sleep, either because they voluntarily stay up late or because they have difficulty sleeping, according to background information in the article. Accumulating evidence suggests that restricting sleep may affect ...
How low should we go? Researchers find no clear evidence for ultra-low cholesterol targets
... someday, but until that day, it may be better for society
to concentrate less on cholesterol and more on getting people with multiple heart disease risk factors on medications called statins -- regardless of their cholesterol levels. Statins are great at lowering a person's LDL cholesterol, but it is not ye...
New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness
...r Schema Therapy patients were in the study, Dutch society
benefited from a net gain of 4,500 Euros per patient (the equivalent of about 5,700 US dollars), despite the cost-intensive treatment. The savings over the course of several years after the completion of treatment could actually prove to be higher. ...
Who should receive vaccines and antiviral drugs in the event of a flu pandemic?
... plans identified, 49% prioritized which groups in society
would receive antiviral drugs while 62% prioritized which groups would receive flu vaccine. This is an unexpected finding, say the authors, since antivirals may be the first--and, perhaps, the only--pharmaceutical intervention available to many coun...
Civil society movement calls for transparency in the WHO director-general elections
...HM) - a worldwide network of individuals and civil society
organisations - in a Viewpoint published online today (Tuesday October 24, 2006) by The Lancet. WHO is the world's leading global health agency. The election for a new Director-General to head the organisation is currently underway. A shortlist of 1...
Former Treasury Secretery O'Neill will urge scientists in Pittsburgh to speed social change
...actor. At the same time, important sectors of our society
such as medical care and primary and secondary education have been left behind. Much systems analysis of these sectors has been done but actual implementation of proven beneficial change has been painfully slow. Secretary O'Neill says, "The challeng...
ICON issues survey of nanotechnology practices
...on of academic, industrial, governmental and civil society
organizations that commissioned the survey. The report, A Survey of Current Practices in the Nanotechnology Workplace, is available at http://icon.rice.edu . Both the survey and report were produced by a research team from the University of Califo...
Benefits to employers outweigh enhanced depression-care costs
... The researchers gauged the cost-effectiveness for society
and cost-benefit to employers, using data from exi...ity of life figured into the cost-effectiveness to society
calculation. Savings from reduced absenteeism and employee turnover and other benefits of the int...
Greater cooperation needed for advancement of stem cell research
...oper framework and participation of all sectors of society
and political support, tissue regenerative technologies are poised to change clinical medicine and significantly enhance the quality of life for all," says Dr. Shastri....
Obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors
...rly have some responsibility for their health, but society
and government also have a responsibility to make ...c of obesity and nutrition related diseases, while society
must also accept that many people now need drugs (and in some cases, surgery) to cut risks of and di...
IEEE-USA launches critical infrastructure protection committee
...Dr. Luis Kun said. "The optimal functioning of our society
depends on our nation's critical infrastructure." The major goals of protecting critical infrastructure are prevention, minimization and recovery. Ideally, preventing disruption to the infrastructure is the first level of defense. If the traumas can...
Over 200 million children under age 5 failing to reach their potential in cognitive development
...mpletion for girls and boys, governments and civil society
should consider expanding high quality, early child development programmes."...
Should smokers be refused surgery?
...pressure before surgery. And many non-smokers cost society
large sums of money in health care because of acti... to be willing to treat everybody but smokers in a society
that is supposed to be pluralistic and tolerant. Depriving smokers of surgery that would clearly enh...
Physicians need to be advocates for prisoners' health
...g treatment, and support services for reentry into society
upon release, if we ever expect to decrease recidivism rates." The authors note that punishment is often favored over rehabilitation in many prisons, which may cause harm to a prisoner's physical and mental health. In addition, in situations where...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The top professional society
of infectious diseases experts is insisting that all physicians, nurses, and other health workers caring for patients be vaccinated against influenza each year or decline in writing. It is the strongest call yet to plug a critical weakness in the nat...
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