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The importance of vaccines

...ribute much of the problem to the lack of economic incentive for pharmaceutical companies to produce new vaccines or even maintain adequate supplies of existing ones. Pressure from governments to keep the costs of vaccinations low so more people around the world can receive them may actually be counterproducti...

Better Prostate Cancer Test

...rom prostate cancer. "For me, that was an enormous incentive to go through the experience," he says. All of Miles' biopsies were negative. And they’re negative for as many as 75 percent of men who have them. Now, instead of having to go through the pain of a biopsy, patients may only have to have a blood te...

Excess Weight Can Affect Individuals as They Age

New research gives another incentive for individuals to maintain a healthy weight. The study shows a higher body mass index in middle age is// associated with a poorer quality of life in older age. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been dramatic improvements in life ...

Calls to combat deafness after chemotherapy

...ife and development." She feels that with adequate incentive an otoprotectant drug could be on the market within two years....

Government May Have To Develop HIV Vaccine

...for HIV as he is convinced that there is a lack of incentive to //private players to develop a vaccine. The National Institutes of Health’s AIDS Research Chief made this announcement at an employment lawsuit. Such a vaccine developed by the Government can fetch profits, if the vaccine really works. Strong re...

Indian Hospital Recruits UK Based Doctors

... "The pay by Indian standards is very good but the incentive to work here isn't really financial. It's more a case of getting job satisfaction as we have so many patients", he was quoted as saying. Reports say that about one million people in Britain are currently on NHS waiting lists. Queues can mean a wai...

Medicare to cover services provided by rural health care personnels.

...hat they have doubled the amount of money given as incentive payments to the rural doctors, midwives, nurses an... total amount of $15000 under the government’s new incentive program. This is mainly done to increase as well as appreciate the work done by the physicians who...

Specialist rural GPs to get incentive in Australia

...ion each year. Almost 800 GPs participate in the incentive program. Australian health minister Tony Abbott said the Government recognized the higher cost of delivering services to rural areas and wanted to make sure rural doctors performing additional duties continued their work in remote communities. "Th...

South Africa To Recruit Indian Nurses

...itain. One local group, Netcare, is considering an incentive campaign to lure back the South African nursing staff now working in Britain. Edited (IANS)...

Oscar Winners Live Longer Than Co-Competitors

...the actors. Furthermore, they are not provided any incentive to maintain fitness and well-being. Consistent with the above fact, several studies have demonstrated that class presidents died approximately 2.4 years earlier than their med school classmates despite enjoying prestigious careers. This could be at...

Mind your looks for Bush visit, as world is watching

...ok just right for the crucial visit. And an added incentive to the 150 Delhi Police personnel from the prime minister's security wing is a cash prize of Rs.1,500 for the best dressed and even best behaved official. (Source: IANS)...

Home Birth Babies on the Rise

...ome birth rate to 10% by 2007 is providing a clear incentive to prioritise extending the choice of place of birth. Due to this there is an increase in midwives and midwifery students now, compared to 1997....

Nurses To Take On More Work Usually Done By GP’

...loy nurses. The government offers a practice nurse incentive payment of about $8,000 per full time GP. Each gen...subsidy - more than 1,700 so far - gets an average incentive payment of $26,000 a year. The government also is planning on broadening the range of services tha...

U.S. Doctors Order Unwanted Medical Tests

...USPSTF recommendations. There may be a financial incentive to ordering these tests, especially if a physician's office includes a laboratory. ‘But the fact is that less use of unwarranted interventions will likely eliminate waste and improve overall quality of healthcare in the United States,’ Merenstein s...

Disappointed Students Plan To Intensify Agitation Nationwide

...sion. Blaming the government for having lost the incentive to resolve the contentious issue in an amicable way he said that the government has lost that opportunity and it will be responsible for the consequences. Comparing their agitation till now with a smouldering matchstick, he warned that the entire cou...

Diagnosis On a Fourth Patient Confirmed To Be E.Coli

...ut he promised to use this as a platform and as an incentive to ensure that they would raise the bar for standards much higher in the future. Dr David Cromie, consultant in public health medicine with NHS Lanarkshire, explained that there could be possibilities of further cases of E coli to emerge, as sympto...

An analysis of pros and cons of health education at the workplace

...trol continually rising health costs is a powerful incentive to participate in HP/DP programs. In addition, many companies are shifting to a "human capital approach," recognizing that improvements in worker health may lead to gains in corporate performance. Other barriers to investing in employee health incl...

‘Adverse events’ eat into NZ health budgt

...s to be open about their adverse-event rates as an incentive to reduce them. "It's not to blame and shame, but we need to put the spotlight on this area." Adverse events include infections that develop as an aftermath of a hospital stay, allergic reactions to drugs, medication errors, heart attacks, pneumoni...

Call For Better Funding Of Doctor-Nurse Teams

...rywhere." The Government offers a practice nurse incentive payment in areas of medical workforce shortage - c...erage general practice," Dr Haikerwal said. "The incentive payment should be available to the 5,670 other general practices in Australia, any and all of which ...

Children Of Mothers Who Smoked Late In Pregnancies Tend To Be Smokers

...ing during pregnancy, she said, “They should be an incentive for women who are currently smoking to stop smoking and for young girls not to take it up because there are long term consequences. I suppose a lot of people think that smoking during pregnancy just leads to lower birth weight babies, but there are l...

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