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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...asing federal taxes on tobacco products. Reducing costly and unfair overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and seniors. Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their efforts and pledging that ACP w...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...une system, are now becoming available, but are so costly it is questionable how many patients will receive them. Treating just one patient with anti-TNF drugs, which act on a particular signalling molecule, costs up to $25,000 a year. LitoZin, made from processed ground rosehips, is already widely used...

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...t at sleep centres diagnosing patients, which is a costly exercise and ties up valuable resources particularly as many of these referrals are unnecessary. Dr Kerr said his team was working on a project to develop a more effective system of diagnosing sleep disorders. The project is investigating and deve...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...leads us to believe it is most effective and least costly when provided to younger children," said Dr. Gary Goldstein, President and CEO of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "When a child goes undiagnosed until five or six years old, there is a tremendous loss of potential for intervention that can make a ma...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...e treatments, Gardasil takes its place as the most costly vaccine on the planet. For manufacturer Merck & Co., the giant drug-maker that is still reeling from the recall of its once celebrated painkiller Vioxx, Gardasil is seen as something of a corporate life raft. Analysts say U.S. sales alone would ...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

...earlier access to effective treatments can prevent costly complications and reduce health care needs after age 65. Created in 1965, Medicare now covers nearly 43 million elderly and disabled Americans. In 2006, the programs cost of $374 billion accounted for 14 percent of the federal budget, and federal ...

Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

...quire intubation and intensive care, necessitating costly and difficult air transport to tertiary care hospitals in southern Canada. Inuit infants also have disproportionately high rates of permanent chronic lung disease following a lower respiratory tract infection.Contact for research: Dr. Tom Kovesi, Ped...

Zambia to Get Anti-AIDS Drug Boost from Global Fund

...a five million dollar UNITAID programme to finance costly second line antiretroviral drugs in Zambia, one of the countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS. UNITAID was launched last year by Brazil, Britain, France, Chile, Norway as an international drug purchasing facility for poor countries, partly funded by ...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...are aware of a balanced diet - and not necessarily costly food," said Kamla Jaiswal, a community leader in the Shiv Nagar shantytown. Shiv Nagar is one of the scores of slums in Indore - the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh - that houses over 485 families mostly comprising daily wagers. "A couple of...

Policemen Could Face Sleep Disorder

...lated complications. Sleep disorders are common, costly and treatable, but often remain undiagnosed and untreated. Unrecognised sleep disorders adversely affect personal health and may lead to chronic sleep loss, which, in turn, increases the risk of accidents and injuries. These problems are exacerbat...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

...a doctor quickly and treat illness before it needs costly procedures. To make his point, Moore goes to Co... for other developing countries that cannot afford costly medical treatment and where preventing illness makes good economic sense, said Gail Reed, producer o...

Computerized Doctors Order Reduce Prescription Errors

.... In addition, electronic prescription systems are costly and difficult to integrate into the complex, sometimes-chaotic hospital structure. Regardless, in hospitals with a computerized prescription system, the number of medication errors dropped, especially among adult patients. However, the rate of one ...

Back to Basics in Health in Advanced Countries Now

...o NHS staff and "switch the focus from endless and costly reorganisations and privatisation to more compassionate, patient-centred healthcare". Last month delegates at Unison's health workers' conference voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action, including strikes, as part of a dispute over pay. ...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

...g in their workplace or face an increasing wave of costly legal actions. When employers who allow smoking h...ly cheap and easy way of removing a cumbersome and costly liability....

More Than a Toothache

...ut far less likely to get treatment. Serious and costly medical consequences are "not uncommon, according to Norman Tinanoff, chief of pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. For instance, Deamonte's bill for two weeks at Children's alone was expected to be between $2...

Preserving Kidneys on a Pump May Promote More Organ Sharing

... not new, it is not widely used because it is more costly and labor-intensive. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, only 21 percent of kidneys from deceased donors are preserved on a pump. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes in kidney transplant patients receiving kidneys from ...

Brickbats And Bouquets For U.S Prison Healthcare In-Charge

...ical incompetence or neglect. "Good care is less costly than bad care," quotes Sillen, who has predicted it will take as long as 20 years before the sprawling medical operation is fixed and handed back to the state. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson appointed Sillen, 64, after Henderson concluded th...

One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure

...-tablet combination of the two medications is less costly than a two-tablet combination and is at least as e...earchers concluded the one-tablet regimen was less costly and at least as effective as the two-tablet regimen. Sensitivity analyses confirmed these results wh...

Spinal Manipulation Beneficial for Neck Pain

... certain conditions can be more effective and less costly than traditional medical care....

List of Compounds That Causes Breast Cancer Identified

...to make the screening of possible carcinogens less costly and time-consuming. "If methods for identifying potential carcinogens were more efficient, a higher proportion of chemicals in use could be evaluated, New Scientist quoted the authors, as saying....

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