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Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Older people whose health conditions put them at high risk for stroke are more likely to suffer from memory loss, even if they never actually have a stroke, new rese...

Medical research community needs to speak louder to prevent another Canadian brain drain

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA Canada may not be able to compete globally in tomorrow's economy, and may repeat the brain drain of the mid-90s as a result of the recent federal budget, states an editorial in CMAJ published online today http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.090209 . Health researchers ...

Doctor Pours Ethics Down The Drain In A Bid To Make A Quick Buck

A former American doctor has pleaded guilty to writing steroid prescriptions for people she never met or examined , as part of a business that illegally distributed sex-enhancing drugs to hundreds of customers. Ana Maria Santi has become the second doctor to plead guilty in the federal invest...

NHS duped by Foreigners? IVF treatments Drain NHS Finances

New figures have established the magnitude of financial drain on the NHS; Foreigners, have milked the NHS by availing treatments// in UK hospitals worth millions of pounds, for which they have not paid for. The ones who have played truant are mostly couples availing IVF treatment and have vanished ...

Up Sized Meals May Be Lighter On the Pocket Now but May Drain It Later

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison it was found that people who save on super-sized meal have more to pay later. // Super-sized meals which are offered at fast food restaurants have extra calories which help a person to gain more weight....

Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain

In an attempt to fulfill the shortage of Dentists in Britain, many Indian dentists, particularly those in Kerala, are busy training for an examination that could get them jobs abroad. // Amit Patel, joint managing director of the Karnataka-based Manipal Bapuji Postgraduate Medical (& Dental) F...

Blood Goes Down the Drain in Bihar Hospital

Did you know that blood is the most common fluid connective tissue being transplanted everyday from one person to the other? The demand for blood and its derived products only keeps increasing day by day. Even though in high demand, donor blood literally went down the drain in a hospital after...

Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain

Employers can blame hay fever for the loss of millions of hours of work productivity this spring//. A new study of nearly 600 people with hay fever symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes and runny and itchy noses, found that workers missed an hour of work per week during peak hay fever seas...

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

...tial space, are very easy to access and service. Even with the ease of service, UVC offers an important advantage: It continuously cleans the coil and drain pan surfaces of biofilm buildup, reducing or eliminating the need for costly manual cleaning and keeping the units in 'as-new' condition so they run m...

Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

...mize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases. Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as "no diving," "stay away from drain covers," "swim with a buddy" and "walk please." Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate s...

Parents Urged to 'Make Change to Save Change' at Back-to-School Time

...t of America's snack foods, including candy, candy bars, potato chips and gum. Dairy is a better choice than empty-calorie snacks and drinks that also drain parents' wallets. "Avoid the expensive snack aisles and focus on economical snacks that pay you back in nutrition, like yogurt and cheese," s...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

...nd inappropriate speech. To assess whether it is the daily tasks of living -- such as feeding, dressing, toileting -- or the behavioral issues that drain parents, Estes and her colleagues compared a group of 51 preschool-aged children with autism to a group of 22 age-matched children with other types of...

Long-Term Care: The Next Big Women's Issue?

...windles whenever a woman has to give up her job for unpaid care duties," says Gott. "Multiply that by the millions of women affected, and think of the drain on the economy. It extends into the billions." Tax breaks for long-term care insurance, "would be a great federal investment, helping us pay for other...

AAHSA Statement on Long-Term Services and Supports CBO Scoring

...roves that our country can create a national insurance trust for long-term services and supports that is affordable for average Americans and does not drain government resources. Congress and President Obama have a unique opportunity to help elders and those with disabilities access and afford essential se...

Call for primary care reform from AAFP, ACP and AOA

...ty an all-time low at a time when demand for primary care is rapidly increasing. "Unless Congress takes action very soon to stop this precipitous drain on the numbers of primary care physicians in the United States, health care costs will continue to skyrocket while the quality of overall care will de...

NASAC statement on the occasion of the G8+5 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy

... technological knowledge drive development." The critical issue of brain drain the loss of Africa's scientific workers to richer countries, largely in th...he statement acknowledges that responsibility for addressing Africa's brain drain rests primarily with the governments of Africa, it also asserts that extern...

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories Offers Expectant Parents The Chance To Win A $500 Savings Bond

...ognizes that financial resources frequently change unexpectedly after the birth of a child and the company does not want to continue being a financial drain on its families. M.A.Z.E does offer an annual payment plan in case parents prefer that arrangement. Parents interested in learning more about M.A...

DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus

...squitoes. He asked all Pennsylvanians to follow the simple rule of dump it, drain it and treat it. "Dump it if it has water in it; drain it if it can be drained; and treat it if it has standing water," said Hange...

StayWell Custom Communications Announces Strategic Alliance with Siteimprove

...ing. When features on a website fail to work properly, it can cost a hospital or health plan a significant amount of money, and be a significant drain on internal resources. These new services meet the highest standards for quality and accessibility and can keep tabs on site traffic and performance....

Secretary of Public Welfare Corrects the Record on 'Smart Pharmacy' Initiative

...mart Pharmacy will help us maintain Medical Assistance services for every low-income, disabled Pennsylvanian who relies on the initiative, rather than drain the system as some have suggested." Richman went on to say that 21 other states have implemented initiatives like Smart Pharmacy, resulting in gr...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

...inst mosquitoes that carry the disease by remembering the phrase, "Dump it. drain it. Treat it." "Standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes," Hanger said. "So dump it if it has water in it; drain it if it can be drained; and treat it if it has standing water. By taking t...

Gov. Rendell Proposes Help for Counties Battling West Nile; Warns Future Amounts Could be Less

...Virus. Hanger asked residents to remember one simple phrase. "Dump it, drain it, treat it," said Hanger. "Dump it if is has water in it; drain it if it can be drained; and treat it if it has standing water. It sounds s...

New UVC Kit Destroys Microorganisms Including flu Viruses, Bacteria and Mold

...e spread of infectious diseases and eliminate the major source of allergy and asthma discomfort. It also eliminates surface biofilm to keep coils and drain pans in a constantly clean state, saving money by reducing HVAC energy use and eliminating costly chemical cleanings. The UVC Kit for Air Handler...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

...inal Endoscopy (ASGE). Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a specialized technique used to study and treat problems of the ducts that drain the liver and pancreas. To reach the ducts, an endoscope is passed through the mouth, beyond the stomach and into the small intestine (duodenum). A th...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

...r intestinal perforation or abnormal narrowing of the bowel. They also were less likely to need surgery to resolve infection, to require an artificial drain through the abdominal wall for managing bowel perforation or to require removal of portions of diseased intestine. The findings suggest that infant...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas

...f the management of diabetic wounds and the role in limb salvage. Amputation rates are on the rise with devastating consequences to the patient and a drain on the healthcare system. And skin tears represent a major problem in the elderly and compromised patients. Untreated skin tears can serve as a port...

As Global Recession Worsens, is Malaria Killing Africa's Potential?

... - World Vision calls for $1 billion a year in U.S. funding to save lives, stop economic drain - Agency launches initiative to provide 3 million bed nets in four African countries - New report warns bed nets for children, pregnant w...

Most Employers Underestimate Full Costs of Employee Health on Productivity

...m at full capacity. The study closely examined the effects of presenteeism, concluding that impaired employee-performance typically creates a greater drain on a company's productivity than employee absence -- a finding which could come as a surprise to some employers. The study also found that when...

Gambling threatens national security, new book warns

...and military readiness, not just the bank accounts of bettors, a comprehensive new collection of research on the hazards of gambling warns. Casinos drain money from consumer products and services, weakening the economic engine that ultimately drives defense spending, according to the latest volume in th...

Amoena Introduces First Post Surgical Garments With Vitamin E & Aloe to Help Soothe and Comfort After Breast Surgery

... The post-surgical camisole and bra both feature a drain containment device system as well as a soft, sooth...nstructive breast surgical procedures that require drain management," said Dr. Stephen Harris, Board Certif...s for their needs." Many post-surgical bras, drain containment systems and undergarments are covered ...

Australian clinical trials threatened: Jobs and patient access to new treatments at stake

...ties for highly trained scientific and medical professionals across commercial, academic and medical/research settings, further exacerbating the brain drain overseas. "Trials are important to me not only because of my professional involvement, but because I too might someday get sick and want access t...

TRICAST, Inc. and Gorman Health Group Form Partnership to Fully Support Medicare Part D Oversight

... accountability and financial opportunity to ensure the maximum value is garnered from the program." Fraud, waste and abuse in pharmacy programs drain resources and add unnecessarily to drug costs. "We continue to identify complex instances of FWA," Rucinski adds. "In certain cases we've been able t...

Revolutionary, Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Long-lasting Chronic Sinusitis Relief

... the sinus. Medication slowly releases from the balloon's micro-pores, bathing the sinus lining, decreasing inflammation and opening nasal passages to drain excess fluid. The device is removed 14 to 21 days after surgery. "Following surgery, the medication continues to treat symptoms of sinusitis with...

New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide

...ating both global health and economies. A $500 Billion Hole in Global Economy According to The Tobacco Atlas, tobacco's estimated $500 billion drain on the world economy exceeds the total combined annual expenditure on health in all low-and middle-income countries. The economic costs come as a res...

Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

... in their own juices or water. If only heavy syrup is available, be sure to drain and rinse before eating to cut out added sugar. Look for low-sodium options in the canned vegetables aisle. If they're not available, be sure to drain and rinse the veggies before eating. Canned beans "count" as a vegetable...

CheckOrphan Launches iWish to Commemorate Rare Disease Day

...ndividual who submitted the iWish on behalf of the interested supporter. "Rare, orphan and neglected disease need solutions. They are a huge drain on families and society in general," says Robert Derham, President of CheckOrphan. "So as the saying goes 'two heads are better than one' - ...

Open Your Eyes to Healthy Eating Habits

...2 minutes. Add spinach and basil, cook and stir for approximately 2 minutes, or until leaves wilt. Remove from heat and salt/pepper to taste. drain pasta and add to spinach mixture. Thoroughly toss. Serve on a platter and top with gorgonzola (or parmesan) cheese and pine nuts. Makes 6 servings. ...

Intermittent Catheter Market to Surpass 40% CAGR Between 2008 and 2012

...urinary tract infections," says Lexie Code, Manager of the Endoscopy division at MRG. "Because intermittent strips are inserted only when the need to drain urine arises and therefore result in fewer infections, hospitals have an additional incentive to adopt these products, further driving market expansio...

Author's Unwelcome Sequel Brings Light to Addiction

...triggered by a legal, prescription pharmaceutical that was written by his doctor," explains Neal in the book. "Minor tailbone surgery was performed to drain an abscess. Vicodin was then prescribed and we were off to the races. Once the Vicodin was consumed, the next step was back to the streets for methado...

The Marketing Enigma

...xecutives are not experts in this area, and consequently, they move in lock step with those individuals who see these programs as expense centers that drain the organization of its resources. In order to avoid erroneous decisions that lead to disastrous business consequences, marketing evaluations may...
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