Tag: "spend" at medical news
Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2
...p. As part of the CryoVex 2007 campaign, they will spend
one month making measurements of snow and ice properties along long transects that criss-cross the ice sheet surface. Conditions on the ground are often difficult, with high winds and low temperatures. The result is that sometimes the instruments and...
Why GNEP can't jump to the future
...e $405 million that President Bush is proposing to spend
in fiscal year 2008 on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP)a program aimed at rendering plutonium inert in nuclear weapons but still useful in nuclear power plants. Nuclear experts at the National Academy of Sciences have long questioned ...
National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine report calls for more dairy foods at school
...ecifically, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Kids spend
more than half their day in school so it's important that school food and beverage offerings provide the nutrients they need." Milk and milk products provide more than 70 percent of the calcium consumed by Americans. The Dietary Guidelines recommen...
Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk
...DeMaria said, the best approach may be for them to spend
some time losing weight before the surgery. Alternatively, surgeons could perform a series of smaller, and therefore less risky, procedures over time....
Increasing survival of organ transplant patients by reducing time interval for transported organs
...evealed that using the OCS allowed for patients to spend
less time on the ventilator and experience a quicker recovery in the hospital. The ability of the OCS to assess organ function was also discussed. The trial sites participating in the PROTECT I study included the Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascul...
Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer
... the US, and about seven percent are abnormal. We spend
about 3 billion dollars each year to find and treat these pre-cancerous stages caused by some type of HPV." To date there is no vaccine specifically designed to treat disease that is already established. Dr. Ault explains the current HPV vaccine i...
Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty
...ificantly reduced the amount of money they have to spend
on other things, while 45 percent reported the need to pay off debts more slowly or not at all. Finally, 26 percent indicated that the cost of gas has necessitated going without basics such as heat or air conditioning, or even cutting back on food pu...
States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent
... delay placement in a nursing home." Some states spend
as little as $35 per person each year on home- and...ity-based services for seniors, while other states spend
more than $1,300 per person annually, according to previous research. Regardless of how much was s...
Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death
... study recruited 88 patients with heart failure to spend
2 nights being evaluated in a sleep laboratory. Researchers documented the number of times breathing completely stopped during sleep (apnea) or became shallow for at least 10 seconds (hypopnea). Patients who experienced 5 or more instances of apnea o...
State spending keeps childless seniors out of nursing homes
...vious research, the authors found that some states spend
as little as $35 per person each year on HCBS for seniors, while other states spend
more than $1,300 annually....
Protocol for treatment of sepsis can reduce hospital deaths
... relative decrease in mortality. EGDT patients did spend
2 more days in intensive care and 1 more day in the hospital that standard care patients. According to Dr. Jones, "Early identification and aggressive treatment of sepsis has the potential to improve outcomes and contain costs. EGDT can be implemen...
Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom
...class versus physical activity: "Chinese students spend
around 8-9 hours a day at school. Obesity prevent...nd also students in these areas are more likely to spend
more time doing homework and have less physical activity." Dr Li added. Parental control of "snack...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
...atients need urgent surgery to close the wound and spend
10 days in the hospital. One in 10 dies, usually because delays in closing perforations allow colon contents to leak into the abdominal cavity, causing deadly conditions such as peritonitis and sepsis. Now, however, in a series of animal studies, r...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...purpose and urging them to redirect money they now spend
on prevention to independent public health organizations. Developing a plan for gradually reducing the allowable nicotine content of cigarettes. Cigarettes are a unique consumer product in that they contain carcinogens and other dangerous toxins...
OFT's value-based pricing scheme is well-founded, but could increase overall NHS drug spend
...dual products may earn companies less, the overall spend
will either remain fairly constant or could increa...red by the industry. Equally, higher than expected spend
would lead to a transfer from industry to the NHS. "This would reassure the Treasury and Department ...
International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine
... States, and about seven percent are abnormal. We spend
about 3 billion dollars each year to find and treat these pre-cancerous stages caused by some type of HPV." Gardasil was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year for use in females 9 to 26 years of age. While controversy has bee...
Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue
...Statistics ( http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ ), Americans spend
between $36 billion and $47 billion per year on complementary and alternative therapies, including herbal supplements. A recent study ( http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/Abstract.asp?AID=4359&Abst=Abstract&UID= ) authored by Mayo Clinic resident A...
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...th faltering in remote indigenous communities, and spend
time at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the World Health Organization; Dr Lydia Hearn and Margaret Miller, Edith Cowan University: Will look at childhood obesity and travel to the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...004 finds that uninsured people who gain insurance spend
at the same rate as those who have had insurance continuously and insured people who lose insurance spend
at levels similar to those who have been continuously uninsured (Article, p. 768). The authors sugge...
USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
...voters passed Proposition 71 in 2004 to borrow and spend
$3 billion over 10 years to support stem cell research. Including these two awards, USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have received more than $17.9 million in stem cell grants from CIRM. Earlier this year, USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angel...
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