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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...or-centered" or "paternalistic" style, someone who spends less time explaining a condition and seeks little patient input when it comes to treatment decisions. The study showed that when those patients are matched with patient-centered doctors who want them to take a highly active role, they're less likely ...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...company that knows what they're doing. Nobody else spends as much to advertise their fast-food products to children." McDonald's is estimated to spend more than $1 billion dollars per year on U.S. advertising. Robinson was quick to point out that marketing is more than just television advertisements, and ...

USC law professor battles schizophrenia

... work. At USC, she throws herself into writing and spends nearly every waking hour in her crowded office in the law school. Since her arrival at USC in 1989, she has been among the schools most productive and respected scholarly writers. Edward McCaffery, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law at USC, was...

New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures

...and Development [OECD] countries in 2004) the U.S. spends far less on health information technologyjust 43 cents per capita, compared with about $192 per capita in the U.K. "The United States stands out as the only nation in these studies that does not ensure access to health care through universal cove...

State spending keeps childless seniors out of nursing homes

...ted to a nursing home if they live in a state that spends more on home- and community-based services (HCBS), according to an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences (Vol. 62B, No. 3). A team of researchers, headed by Naoko Muramatsu of the University of Illinoi...

States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent

...o into a nursing home if they live in a state that spends more on home- and community- based services, researchers have found. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report the finding in the May 11 issue of the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. "Traditionally, long term care has b...

Scientists re-grow dental enamel from cultured cells

...he time the tooth appears in the mouth. The enamel spends the remainder of its lifetime vulnerable to wear, damage, and decay. For this reason, it is exciting to consider the prospect of artificially growing enamel, or even whole teeth, using culturing and transplantation techniques. In the emergent field o...

UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage

...merican Medical Association." "The United States spends a greater share of its gross domestic product on health care than other nations, yet more than 15.9 percent of its population lacks health insurance coverage," he writes. Lufts plan ensures that everyone has coverage for catastrophic illness or injur...

Study reveals Aussies' social obsession with mobile phones

...ESSION WITH MOBILE PHONES The average Australian spends one hour on his or her mobile phone every day, according to the preliminary results of a national survey released by the Queensland University of Technology. The study by QUT consumer behaviour expert Diana James is the the country's first survey o...

Better review of new technology is needed to reduce health costs

...follow' model is in part to blame for why the U.S. spends more per capita on health care than any other nation yet its system ranks only 37th in performance." Current estimates show health care spending in the United States exceeds 15 percent of the gross domestic product. According to the National Coali...

Electronic Health Record-based programs triples osteoporosis screening rate, study finds

...uffer from the disease and the nation collectively spends about $18 billion per year on bone fractures related to osteoporosis. EHR-screening programs can help improve those numbers, make patients everyday lives less painful and save doctors time and resources, said Dr. Eric Newman, Geisingers Director o...

Grace under pressure: FSU researchers analyze the effects of stress on decision-making ability

...thing and fairly lifelike mannequin named "Bob" -- spends his days (and nights) in a hospital bed located in the Human Performance Laboratory at Florida State University's Learning Systems Institute. Bob's job -- and that of researchers who comprise the lab's Expert Performance Research Team -- is to determ...

Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds

.... The UW-Madison work suggests that the longer she spends dreading her next lecture, the stronger her memory of the uncomfortable experience is likely to be when it is over. Unfortunately, that sets a vicious cycle in motion, because the stronger her memory of discomfort, the worse her performance anxiety i...

Study finds parental time to be key in fight against childhood obesity

...tosh said. Furthermore, the more time a mother spends with the child, the lesslikely that child is to be obese; conversely, the more time a fatherspends with a child, the more likely the child will be obese, he said. "The impacts were greater for 9- to 11-year-old children than for 13-to 15-year-old...

Study suggests TV watching lowers physical activity

...mber 2006 issue. "Clearly the more time a person spends watching television the less time they have to be physically active, and in many lower income communities, other factors might have influenced the study participants' decisions to spend time watching television," said the paper's lead author, Gary Be...

Health savings accounts are not likely to stem rising health care spending

... of $2,500 and an out-of-pocket maximum of $2,500) spends $2,500 there are no additional out-of-pockets costs. However, in a traditional plan with no deductible but a 20 percent coinsurance, a person would have to spend $12,500 before they would reach their maximum out-of-pocket costs. Cost-Sharing Al...

Cranberries contain possible anti-caries/anti-plaque agents

...in 5- to 17-year-old children. The American public spends close to $40 billion per year to treat this disease or its consequences. Dental caries results from the interaction of specific bacteria with constituents of the diet on a susceptible tooth surface. Dental plaque accumulation is the first clinical e...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...taining products, the team found that a person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off of a shower stall could inhale three times the "acute one-hour exposure limit" for this compound set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Air freshener and ozone in a child's bedroom. Thi...

Cardiovascular disease costs UK economy 29 billion a year

...esearch published ahead of print in Heart. The UK spends more of its healthcare budget on cardiovascular disease than any other country in the European Union, the figures show. The research team from the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford base their calculations on all UK resident...

Americans less healthy than English

...cle in the May 3 issue of JAMA. The United States spends considerably more money on medical care per capita ($5,274) than the United Kingdom ($2,164). However, whether greater financial expenditures translate into better health for a country's citizens is uncertain. Strong links between socioeconomic posit...

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