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

...ing cuts to go into effect. The bill also seeks to improve physician spending targets by eliminating drugs fr...eating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. The College is particularly pleased that the bill will create incentives for care coordinat...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...Control of the WHO, and to mull new legislation to improve trans-border controls over the trade. The conference is discussing a new illicit-trade protocol that would clamp down on the huge illegal traffic in tobacco products, which costs governments an estimated 40 to 50 million dollars in lost tax revenue...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...With MAXY-G34, we hope to expand those options and improve the outcome for many chemotherapy patients. During this first Phase II trial we will begin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated GCSF market." The Phase IIa trial, which will be conducted at multiple cent...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela

...zuelan president has taken a series of measures to improve the public health service, such as building new clinics and sending doctors to provide free care to poor people. Following his re-election for a six-year presidential term in December, Chavez launched a nationalization drive in such key fields as t...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...se complementary therapies that were not proven to improve fertility. Many women use complementary or alternative therapies (CATs) to resolve fertility problems, even though there is little evidence that they are effective. However, it is not clear whether people use these to reduce stress or to increase t...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...to determine if dose escalation to induce rash can improve efficacy." Although few patients dropped out of ...roids or antibiotics, and in most cases, they will improve with treatment. They are believed to be due to an inflammatory response as a result of EGFR inhibiti...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

...ture of similar food components have been shown to improve the skins structure. There is also evidence that the active components have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be important in helping people stay healthy, said UEAs Dr Peter Curtis who is leading the project. If the results of our study are p...

Medicaid Data Analysis

...populations, the authors conclude that attempts to improve mental health and substance abuse treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries with co-occurring disorders should be broad based, focusing on hospital inpatient, emergency department, and outpatient services as well as on community based providers. In fact...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...owska, we are encouraged that these findings could improve human health. The concepts described in this study might give us the tools to design one method to remodel fat and another to tackle obesity and metabolic syndrome, Baker said. It is very exciting....

The Hospital Superbugs

...d to insert them. Professor Minton hopes this will improve their chances of; (i) developing new anti-cancer treatments that are delivered by the spores of harmless clostridial species that target the cancer tissue; (ii) more effectively controlling the food borne bacterium C. botulinum, and (iii) improving t...

Prescription Costs More for Older Men Than Women

...the modelling of pharmaceutical demand in Italy to improve the governance of prescribing funds. The research found that the mean annual prescription cost per individual was similar for males (196.13 euro) and females (195.12euro). However after 65 years of age, the mean prescribing costs for males were sig...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...products. A US study reports that organic food may improve your blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. A ten-year study comparing organic tomatoes with standard produce found almost double the level of flavonoids - a type of antioxidant. It contained higher levels of quercetin and...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...tive trial design has been advocated by the FDA to improve efficiency of clinical trials. The ADVENT trial will be executed in two stages. Stage I represents a dose selection stage and Stage II, a dose assessment stage. Four dose groups (placebo, 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg) will be assessed in Stage I. When ...

Deep Insights into Type2 Diabetes by Wesley Researchers

...ble me to take greater control of my condition and improve my overall health. It is hoped that the year long study will lead to new Australia-wide treatment standards for Type 2 Diabetes where patients and pharmacists work together to manage the disease....

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...rent organ donation system and look at new ways to improve donation rates. Dr George Fernie, a member of t... said: The BMA has actively supported efforts to improve transplantation rates in the UK. But despite an increase in the number of donors, there is still a d...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ited about this is that exercise is a great way to improve parasympathetic tone. When you exercise that is the sympathetic/parasympathetic communication your sympathetic goes up, and when you stop exercising, your parasympathetic kicks in to bring you back to normal. An untrained person will take a while t...

AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

...harmaceutical companies -- can do far, far more to improve pricing and access to their lifesaving AIDS drugs around the world." According to Bloomberg, "Kaletra is a protease inhibitor that blocks an enzyme involved in the virus's replication, slowing its progression to AIDS. It's often used in com...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

...earby towns, and as they learn to eat better, they improve their chances of maintaining a normal weight into adulthood. It hasn't come without effort, but once the entire town decided to wage war on the cushions of fat developing on their children, the people of Somerville resolved to take on the task. Whi...

Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards

...in check. This study demonstrated the potential to improve two important metabolic parameters with one drug, Fonseca said, while presenting his teams findings at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 16th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress. The researchers conducted a clinical trial, divi...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...s within particular HIV genes where variations can improve the viruss ability to escape immune recognition, showing this is predictable based upon the HIV patients individual HLA class 1 profile. This is a novel and advanced description of how the human immune system attacks the virus, and how it responds ...

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