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Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says,,,, TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When seniors stop taking proper care of themselves, their risk for death increases nearly sixfold, a new study shows. In addition, elderly people who are abused physically, emo...

Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

Washington, D.C. The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently collected by the R...

Data: Actual imaging use far below President's rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

Washington, D.C. The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently collected by the R...

Researchers Report Combined Molecules in Red Wine by Far Exceed the Biological Activity of Plain Resveratrol, Consistent With the Composition of Longevinex(R)

SAN DIMAS, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent CBS 60 Minutes TV program drew considerable attention to resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl), a red wine molecule believed to largely be responsible for the French Paradox, the fact the French have far more people living beyond 100 years and exhibit...

Medical imaging benefits far outweigh radiation risks

Reston, Va.In response to a recent report by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) stating that the U.S. population is exposed to seven times more radiation from medical imaging exams than in 1980, SNM urges Americans to consider the proven benefits of such imaging. ...

FDA Finds No Link So Far Between Asthma Drugs and Suicide Risk

Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, plus Accolate and Zyflo show no behavioral changes in trials submitted by manufacturers, agency says; safety review to continue WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An ongoing U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety review of possible suicidal...

Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought

Estimates put figure at nearly 60 percent; real number may be as low as 4 percent, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new, closer look at data on Caesarean section births in the United States suggests that the actual number of unnecessary surgical deliveries is far...

Aon Appoints Environmental Veteran to Oversee Risk Management Services for Clients in Far East, Asia and Australia

SINGAPORE and CHICAGO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ), the world's leading provider of global risk management and consulting services, today announced Jim Finnamore will join the firm in January as regional director of Aon Environmental Services Group, Asia-Pacifi...

CSC Survey Reveals Hospitals Find Current Recession Far Worse Than Last Downturn; Emergency Visits to Climb

74 Percent of Hospitals Have Already Begun Taking Measures To Avoid Fiscal Crisis FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly nine in ten hospital executives believe the current economic crisis will impact their facilities more heavily than the downturn of 2001 - 2002, according t...

Cosmetic Dentistry: A Beautiful Smile Is Not Far Away

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you unhappy with your smile but aren't sure what cosmetic, corrective options are available? The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) reminds consumers that many cosmetic options exist to improve your smile. Your dentist can assess y...

Economist Finds Highmark/IBC Merger Would Result in 70 Percent Share in Pennsylvania, Far Higher Than Initial Reports

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An economist examining the proposed merger of Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross testified today that the combined companies would have a market share far greater than has been represented so far. According to testimony presented to the Pennsylva...

A Far Less Expensive, Green Alternative to Traditional Air Conditioning, from QuietCool

Homeowners using the revolutionary EnviroCool fresh air cooling system also report health benefits from a reduction in indoor air pollution WINCHESTER, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer heating season under way and energy costs again on the rise, homeowners around the country ar...

Hospital Care in Singapore Now Available to American Patients at Pre-Negotiated, In-Network Rates Far Lower than Comparable Services in the U.S.

SINGAPORE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three hospitals operated by ParkwayHealth have become the first medical institutions in Singapore to join a U.S.-based health care network and will treat American patients at pre-negotiated, in-network rates that are dramatically lower than those typically c...

US cancer deaths down but far too few Americans screened for colon cancer

BETHESDA, MD, February 20, 2008 New data revealing decreasing trends in cancer deaths in the United States overall, and in colorectal cancer deaths in particular, highlight the remarkable benefits of colorectal cancer screening tests, but the lifesaving potential of these tests is unrealized for m...

U.S. Cancer Deaths Down But Far Too Few Americans Screened for Colon Cancer

Screening Rates Worst Among Racial Minorities, the Uninsured and Medicare Patients BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data revealing decreasing trends in cancer deaths in the United States overall, and in colorectal cancer deaths in particular, highlight the remarkable b...

IRC Reports Claimed Medical Expenses for Auto Injury Claimants Far Outpace Inflation

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) has found that medical expenses reported by auto injury claimants continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation. Average claimed economic losses (which include expenses for medical care, l...

Medicare Cuts in Bush Budget 'Shortsighted, Far Off the Mark' in Protecting Seniors' Long Term Care Needs, Sustaining Nursing Home Quality Gains

Cuts Endanger Seniors, Undermine Effort to Make Medicare Post-Acute Benefit More Rational WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care characterized the Bush Administration's FY 2009 budget blueprint released today as "far off the mark," and said...

Auditory neurons in humans far more sensitive to fine sound frequencies than most mammals

The human ear is exquisitely tuned to discern different sound frequencies, whether such tones are high or low, near or far. But the ability of our ears pales in comparison to the remarkable knack of single neurons in the brain to distinguish between the very subtlest of sound frequencies. Repor...

For babies with heart defects, death risk is far lower at most experienced hospitals

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Each year, thousands of babies are born with severe heart defects that must be operated on within days or weeks of their birth. And though the odds for these infants are much better now than they were even 10 years ago, a new study suggests that there may be a way to give them an...

Bryan R. Rogers Appointed President of Far West Division

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA today announced the appointment of Bryan R. Rogers as President of HCA's Far West Division, which is based in Las Vegas, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Rogers replaces Tom May who recently announced his retirement. As Far West Division President, Rogers ...

Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet SATURDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It's the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, killing more people each year than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined. It's ty...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

After humming and hawing for over a day, the Australian police finally announced that the Dr.Mohammed Haneef, hailing from Bangalore in southern India, was being charged with providing reckless support to terrorists by providing them a mobile phone SIM card. His cousin Sabeel Ahmed 26, who...

Southern England Far Healthier Than the North

Kensington and Chelsea in the southern part of England register the lowest number of early deaths from cancer in the entire region, the lowest levels of obesity and the longest life expectancy. By contrast Manchester - 200 miles to the north - has the lowest life expectancy for men. Near neig...

Portable Splint When Injured Far Away from Medical Help

Limbs broken and too far from the nearest medic? Not to worry. A team from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK has developed a versatile portable plastic splint that can protect damaged bones and aid their recovery. The First Aid Splint is designed to be used in isolated conditions whic...

Sunstroke Has Claimed Eight Lives So Far in Orissa in Two Months

At least eight people have died due to sunstroke in the past two months across Orissa, officials said Monday . While three deaths have been reported from the southern district of Ganjam, one death each has been reported from the districts of Balasore, Kandhamal, Kendrapada, Nuapada and Sund...

AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study

Early analysis of the figures suggests that India really has between two and three million victims, and not 5.7 as per UN estimates of last year. The survey was carried out under international supervision with American financing. The lower figure for India would imply that India has manage...

India Lags Far Behind in Controlling Maternal Deaths

Gwalior: There has been no appreciable decline in the number of women dying at childbirth in India since 1990, quite// unlike other nations like Bangladesh, Gautemala and Morocco that have managed to arrest this trend. India's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), the number of maternal deaths per...

Battle Against Polio Far from Over in Bihar

Patna: The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar, which recorded 51 new cases in 2006.// "The situation is not good. New polio cases surfaced in the state even though millions were spent on a series of immunization drives," said a health official. Unofficial sources put the fig...

Risk Of heart Disease In Women Increases with Age Far More Than In Men

Older women are at a greater risk for heart diseases than men and their risk supposedly increases, as they grow older.// An astounding new study by the researchers led by demographers at the University of Southern California claims that women in their 60s have as many risk factors for heart d...

America’s Demand For Organic Foods Far Exceeds the Suppl

Washington D.C– American peoples craving for organic food is so strong that the supply is not keeping up with the demand//. Reports indicate that the demand for organic food in America is mounting so quickly that it is exceeding its supply. It was stated that the sales of organic food have be...

Older child’s dominance in intelligence over; younger siblings not far behind

A new study, based on a large, nationwide sample, suggests a critical flaw in that previous research which says that older children are more intelligent// than younger ones. This was said by Aaron Wichman, lead author of the new study and a teaching fellow in psychology at Ohio State University. ...

Scotland lags far behind in meeting the demand of prostate cancer treatment

Half of Scotland's prostate cancer patients face a delay of two months or more for surgery or therapy//. Prostrate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland. Bu the health officials said that the hospitals are struggling to hit their target. Andy Kerr, health minister, asked ...

Number of Allergic Anaphylaxis Episodes Are Far More Than Those Recorded

Researches found that the life-threatening anaphylactic reactions to foods are under-diagnosed and under-treated, both in the community and in the emergency room. This was reported at the American // Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting after analyzing the two studies from Massachuse...

Free HIV Tests far more cost effective than small fee

As per a study in Tanzania by Duke University Medical Centre, it has been found that free tests for HIV AIDS are more cost effective than charging a small fee for them. // The study underlines the importance and cost effectiveness of a free test rather than a charged test. The statistics ...

Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study

Canadians living in rural areas have to undertake long treks to receive medical treatment from specialized physicians, a new study says//. Nine per cent of all physicians in Canada worked in rural areas in 2004, home to about 20 per cent of the population, according to a report issued by the Ca...

Soap Opera Coma Patients Have Far Better Prognosis Than In Real Life

American soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients' survival and recovery, with potentially important consequences for viewers // , says a study. Tracking storylines containing coma patients over 10 years, researchers found that soap opera patients were far more likely to sur...

Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium

Americans consume far too much sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. // Although people who already have high blood pressure, or hypertension, gene...

Calcium taken as food far effective than medication

Even science proves that food is better than any medication. Foods which are rich in calcium better than supplements says a new study // . 195 healthy girls aged 10 to 12 were studied, their calcium intake was less than 900 mg a day. A random assignment of girls in 1,000 mg calcium tablets, 1000...

All Is Far In Love And War

Recent research has shown that marital problems affect men and women equally, contrary to the existing myth that a poor relationship affects the wife more than the husband. Furthermore, spouses in bad marriages // face greater risk for serious health problems. This finding could mean that cou...

With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away

Hurray to the new drug CX717 or amakine that has been developed to ward off sleep. Sleep deprivation and its effects on performance could now become a thing of the past. The drug could indeed be a boon to shift workers, health // professionals, military personnel and others who need to be ale...
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