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Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...with governors, legislatures, and parent groups to advocate for expanded newborn screening on a state-by-state basis. In Pennsylvania, newborn screening is offered at most hospitals, but it is not required by law. Therefore it is not a guarantee and, potentially, screening could be eliminated or reduced. ...

All Babies in Massachusetts Should Be Screened for Life-Threatening Disorders

...slatures, health departments, and parent groups to advocate for expanded newborn screening on a state-by-state...es at 508-329-2800 and join efforts to continue to advocate for the well-being of babies in Massachusetts. Nationwide, a discouraging 6.1 percent of babies ar...

U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance

.... Orrin Hatch: "It doesn't make me comfortable to advocate for such a large increase in spending. But it's important to note that (the program) has been tremendously successful. And one of the lessons we've learned is that it's going to cost more to cover additional kids." Yet, Bush wants to hold the line ...

Two More Unwanted Children Left at Japan's 'baby Hatch'

... child the same day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an advocate of "family values", has expressed outrage at the drop-off but found no legal grounds to stop it from opening. Reports have said the first boy was aged three or four. Three children have now reportedly been dropped at the centre although details about...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

... the Telegraph quoted Bence, as saying. Bence, an advocate of organic beauty products, also said that taking in chemicals through the skin is more hazardous than gulping them down. "If lipstick gets into your mouth it is broken down by the enzymes in saliva and in the stomach. But chemicals get straight int...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...ernational Diabetes Federation (IDF) is the global advocate for almost 250 million people with diabetes worldwide. It represents 200 diabetes associations in more than 150 countries. Its mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. IDF is a non-governmental organization in official re...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

...to dying in a hospital, said Feudtner, a prominent advocate for improving quality of care for children with life-limiting conditions. We want each family to be able to make care decisions based on their own values, wishes and preferences, and medical professionals should collaborate with patients and famili...

Teenage Birthrate Declining in US Both Abstinence and Awareness Called for to Maintain the Trend

...tive than not using a condom at all." "We don't advocate for contraceptives," rebuts Macke and adds rather primly, "It is important teenagers receive pure message." The federal government has been supporting abstinence-only programming since the Reagan administration. But in 1996, the amount of support...

Majority of Herb Users Don't Follow Evidence-based Indications, Researchers Find

...essionals should proactively educate consumers and advocate for public health policies that would disseminate evidence-based information regarding the appropriate use of herbs, Dr. Bardia says. To generate their findings, physicians culled information from a 2002 National Health Interview Survey taken among...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...ildren's lives is scarce. Some psychiatrists who advocate use of atypicals in children acknowledge that the evidence supporting this use is thin. But they say children should not go untreated simply because scientists have failed to confirm what clinicians already know. Many Minnesota doctors, including t...

Blind Faith Dictates Use Of Herbal Supplements In Many

...essionals should proactively educate consumers and advocate for public health policies that would disseminate evidence-based information regarding the appropriate use of herbs." Bardia and colleagues also note that part of the problem could be that many patients and doctors do not talk about herbal suppleme...

Doctor of Indian Origin Honored by California

...d patients. In the 1990's, it emerged as a leading advocate for improving the quality of healthcare. Recently, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Mahal to the board of trustees of the Health Professions Educational Foundation. He is a founding member and past president of the American Asso...

Natural-Birth Centers In U.S Pulling Down The Shutters

...upport.' The group, with about 300 members, will advocate 'for a full range of birth options' in the Washington area, says Hastings, who had her 4-year-old daughter at the Bethesda birth center and her 2-month-old daughter via a midwife at her Takoma Park home. For a relatively small but devoted group of ...

Researchers Identify the Gene Mutation That Raises Breast Cancer Risk

...aston. The researchers, however, are hesitant to advocate testing women for the FGFR2 gene. "It is premature to recommend screening women for these variants" until scientists know more about other genetic risk factors, says Hunter....

Taiwan Skincare Empire Built on 'Natural Beauty'

Tsai Yen-ping is a feminist who does not advocate more power, freedom or equal social status for Taiwanese women . Rather, the legendary skincare queen has inspired a legion of young women to boost their self-esteem and financial independence in a culture that for millennia has preferred sons. H...

Cancer Experts Received Threats for Opposing Controversial Drug

...incurable diseases, desperate for treatment, often advocate for approval new drugs, even if the research data supporting them are not fully encouraging. But it is the threats received by people with opposing views that makes the situation alarming.Drs. Scher and Hussain first publicly voiced dissenting views....

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

... the company highlighted that there is no proof to advocate that todays voluntary recall is related to a product contamination issue. The researchers also found a statistically fragile association between three other contact lens use factors and infection: reusing solution, rubbing the lenses when cleaning ...

Call To Extend Health Insurance To All Children

...sue in the country today.“Easter Seals is a strong advocate for the SCHIP program and the services it provides. And, we're working with other advocates for children to ensure all children have the ability to live healthy lives." The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine has shown that health i...

Bill Clinton Says US Healthcare System Immoral

... far. At the San Fransisco meet, Clinton didn't advocate any solution to the health-care crisis. All that he would say was there were several options. Only last month during another debate on health care, his wife, Hillary Clinton, seeking Democratic nomination, declared, “We’re going to have univer...

Court Refuses to Intervene for Law on Surrogate Motherhood

...tice M.K. Sarma and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed advocate Namita Roy to approach the ministries of social welfare and health to impress upon them the need to have valid laws, rules and regulation on the sensitive issue. "It's a personal issue and the court cannot interfere," said the court, turning down t...

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