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Novel and pioneering research offers hope for cardiovascular disease

... $5-8 return to this country per year. If we don't spend the money now, we'll have to spend much, much more later," Recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence receive an h...

Help for siblings of children with special needs

...s group at an early stage," says Lobato. "Children spend more of their lifetimes with their siblings than they do with their parents. Siblings play a key role in one another's social and emotional development. They often sleep together in the same room, eat at the same table, and go to the same school. Our...

Are you getting your money's worth in health care?

...ethesda, Md. April 12, 2006 Each year, Americans spend millions of dollars on health care. The question is, is it worth it? A new study published in Value in Health says it is, and with a positive return. This research especially applies to those who have suffered a heart attack or stroke, and those with...

Inhaled steroids preferred over cromolyn to treat asthma

... Storms said. The succession of companies "did not spend one dollar in research in the past 20 years to study cromolyn. All of the data are old and most are forgotten," he said. The Cochrane reviewers examined 17 studies involving 1279 children and eight studies involving 321 adults with asthma. They found...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

... patients sent here from everywhere." Ihnken would spend the next three-and-a-half hours intricately stitching new blood vessels onto the beating heart of his patient. When he lifted the heart out of the chest, a tricky step in the beating-heart procedure, the doctors and nurses and technologists in the ro...

In utero exposure to urban air pollutants can increase risk

...ional outcomes but also determine how schools must spend their resources." In this study, the children who were exposed in the womb to the highest levels of PAHs scored on average 5.7 points (6.3%) lower on cognitive tests than the less exposed children; and their risk of being developmentally delayed was ...

Study reports newborn screening tests can save both lives and money

...amount of money we have to spend. Every dollar we spend on something inefficient is a dollar we can't spend on something else." "The lack of newborn screening program uniformity across states, new technology...

Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity

...f neighborhoods can influence how and where people spend their time, and unsafe neighborhoods are often thought to contribute to the obesity epidemic by decreasing outdoor activity," said study leader Hillary Burdette, M.D., a pediatrician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Despite a hypothesized...

Startling new facts about what Australians are eating for lunch

...Meal from McDonald's. A 65kg woman would have to spend just over 3 hours walking to expend the same amount of energy in a 300g serve of hot chips. A 74kg man would need to mow a lawn for an hour and a half to expend the equivalent energy to a Chicken, Cheese and Avocado Toasted Foccacia. Healthier Co...

Electronic medical record boosts quality, efficiency

... throughout its health system. "I thought we would spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer screen, and it would take us away from patients," said Dr. Morrison, who directs the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, and is a professor of medici...

BU Health Policy Institute receives grant to study complex patient care, staffing, and cost issues

...for by each nurse affect the amount of time nurses spend providing direct care to patients; and Whether and to what extent variations in patient census are attributed to scheduled/elective admissions compared to unscheduled/emergency admissions. A growing number of studies report that inadequate nurs...

HIV Medicine Association applauds crucial HIV/AIDS bill

... require organizations receiving CARE Act funds to spend at least 75 percent on core medical services including physician's visits, medications, laboratory tests, and others--a list which very closely matches HIVMA and AAHIVM's priorities. "Access to core medical services is one of the most important issue...

Medicare Advantage plans not always a good deal

.... The report says beneficiaries in poor health can spend up to $2,195 more in annual out-of-pocket costs for their care in 19 out of 88 plans than they would have in fee-for-service Medicare with Medigap supplemental coverage. In Medicare Beneficiary Out-of-Pocket Costs: Are Medicare Advantage Plans a Bet...

Computer information systems in hospitals: What works and what doesn't?

...t that physicians often end up having less time to spend with patients....

Canadian Blood Services scientist invents potential alternative for high-demand blood product

...m ITP," says Liliane. Canadian hospitals currently spend approximately $130 million on IVIg every year, for the treatment of various diseases, including ITP. This plasma-derived blood component, manufactured and distributed by Canadian Blood Services, is in limited supply and is a major expense for the blo...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...on and other public energy benefits. The utilities spend 0.25% of annual revenues on energy saving projects in customer facilities and general conservation education efforts. The wire charge fund provided about $250 million to efficiency initiatives between 1998 and 2004 and many utilities work with ESCOs...

New study calculates millions of years saved in lives of AIDS patients

This year, the U.S. federal government will spend $21 billion for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, and related activities. Is this enormous expenditure paying off? A study published in the July 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, indicates that it is--and mo...

Hispanic 3-year-olds more likely to be obese than black or white children

...lance, such as how young children are nourished or spend their time."...

New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India

...ed in eye care. Patients first see the nurse, then spend about five minutes on a web camera consulting with an Aravind doctor. If the doctor determines that a closer examination or an operation is necessary, the patient is given a hospital appointment. Typically patients receive glasses, medicine or remot...

Negative body image related to depression, anxiety and suicidality

...at. It also asks for the amount of time that they spend focusing on appearance concerns. "We found that 6.7 percent of patients on the adolescent inpatient unit at Bradley Hospital met criteria for classic (non-weight-related) BDD, but that a much higher percentage (22.1 percent) exhibited distressing an...

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