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Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, believe conventional vaccine strategies should not be the only avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they ...

Call to Action: Community Oncologists Propose 'Roadmap' to Reformed Payment System for Cancer Care; Quality Cancer Care Demonstration Project Will Create System, Enhancing Quality Cancer Care While Controlling Costs

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has created the Quality Cancer Care Demonstration (QCCD) project, a landmark initiative to transform the payment system for cancer care. The QCCD will focus on patients covered by Medicare (appro...

Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism

April 1, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have proposed a sweeping new theory of autism that suggests that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. ...

CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits

Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- Thirty-seven scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and 20 other major research institutions in the U.S. and Europe have issued a major challenge to the neuroscience community. At long last, the time has come, they argue in a just-published paper, to assemb...

HIV Experts Propose New Approach to Eradicate HIV in Latest Issue of Science

Tibotec joins other leaders from academia, industry and government in collaboration to fight HIV YARDLEY, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of leading HIV experts call for the exploration of a new approach to treating HIV - one that could ultimately help eradicate the virus - through a col...

Health Plans Propose Guaranteed Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions and Individual Coverage Mandate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans today proposed guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions in conjunction with an enforceable individual coverage mandate. Under the new proposal, health plans participating in the individual health insur...

Mayo Clinic chest surgeons propose measures for indicating quality of lung surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Even though 30,000 patients in the United States undergo lung surgery each year, no standard criteria exist to measure the quality of their care. In the current issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic surgeons have proposed a system of lung surgery quality indicat...

Leading Epilepsy Advocates Propose Strategies to Heighten Treatment Expectations and Close Patient and Physician Communication Gaps

National survey reveals room for improvement in balancing seizure control and medication-related side effects WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the nation's largest event dedicated to the epilepsy community, the National Walk for Epilepsy, advocates today ann...

Epilepsy advocates propose strategies to heighten treatment expectations

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2008) On the heels of the nations largest event dedicated to the epilepsy community, the National Walk for Epilepsy, advocates today announced their recommendations in response to a new national survey uncovering key challenges facing the epilepsy community. Challenges inclu...

Researchers propose consumers buy yearly 'drug licenses' as new way to pay for prescriptions

Changing the way consumers pay for prescription drugs so that the system more closely resembles paying for cell phones or computer software could increase drug use without altering patients out-of-pocket spending, health plan costs or drug company profits, according to a new RAND Corporation study...

Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals' Safety

Concise reporting would ensure validity of patient safety findings, group says TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Standard guidelines to be used as hospital safety rating tools have been proposed by a team of Johns Hopkins experts, who said the guidelines could help do away with misleading safe...

Experts propose cholesterol tests at 15 months of age

Children could have their cholesterol levels tested at about 15 months of age to prevent heart disease later in life, say doctors in a study published on bmj.com today. High cholesterol which runs in families is known as familial hypercholesterolaemia. It affects about two in every 1000 peop...

When young men are scarce, they're more likely to play the field than to propose

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---In places where young women outnumber young men, research shows the hemlines rise but the marriage rates don't because the young men feel less pressure to settle down as more women compete for their affections. But when those men reach their 30s, the reverse is true and prop...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

An international group of experts have proposed new criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), as they feel that the existing criteria are out of date due to unprecedented growth of scientific knowledge in the field. "(These existing criteria) are the prevailing diagnostic sta...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

Britain- The pub hopes to benefit from the ban on smoking and they are already stocking on nicotine patches and gums for the success of the ban. The Smoking ban, in public places, which comes into effect from July 1st, has ample support from the public of Britain. Three quarter of the population b...

India to Propose Global Fund for Clean Energy Technologies

Calling itself a responsible nation towards climate change, India will propose a dedicated global fund at the G8 Outreach Summit Friday to finance the development of clean energy technologies based on the resources available with the developing world. In a position paper on climate change ...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

...A State Alliances will engage a team of state policy makers and leaders to examine existing policies and practices regarding childhood obesity, and to propose a state action plan to respond to the public health challenges of obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition. The statewide stakeholder team wil...

TGen-led team is 1 of 7 selected for $1 million skin-cancer grants

...some positions likely to harbor melanoma susceptibility genes, while a separate smaller study by a GenoMEL member group has identified a third. "We propose here to extend this collaborative effort by screening all genes at these three chromosomal locations for disease-predisposing mutations in melanoma fa...

Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

... and other social costs," Shabazz, Executive Director of The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV). "It is fiscally irresponsible to propose such cuts." The elimination of the Department of Maternal and Children's Services leaves a $200,000 hole in House of Ruth's budget, decreasing ...

RetireSafe Blasts AARP for Supporting Plan to Pay for Health Care on the Backs of Seniors

... the 400,000 strong senior-citizen group RetireSafe blasted AARP for endorsing the plan presented by President Obama and his Congressional allies that propose to cut $600 billion or more from Medicare to pay for "health care reform." Thair Phillips, the new president of RetireSafe, said AARP had sold out Ame...

LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...er, the FDA's advisory board on ophthalmic devices is currently reviewing concerns about post-Lasik quality of life matters and the advisory board may propose a major new study on Lasik outcomes. The FDA or another agency could take legal or regulatory action against us or others in the laser vision correct...

CCH Briefing Highlights Tax Provisions of Health Care Reform Proposals

...iser to pay for the reform being considered in the House is a progressive surtax or "surcharge" on high-income individuals. The Senate is expected to propose an alternative to the surcharge. In addition to the surcharge, other revenue raisers proposed include prohibiting the use of Flexible Spendin...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

...ressing CD47 were bypassed by macrophages, but those without CD47 were eaten. "Our discovery that leukemia cells in mice also expressed CD47 led us to propose that this signal might be appropriated by the leukemia stem cells as part of their leukemic progression," said Weissman. Jaiswal and his colleagues...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

...have found that other autonomic disorders often occur in both the patients themselves and in the family members of patients with IC/PBS. We therefore propose to determine whether the main abnormality in IC/PBS actually lies in the autonomic nervous system rather than the bladder itself," said Dr. Chelimsky....

Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

.... The link found between strenuous exercise and lowered cognitive skills may be explained by something else in future research, he said. "You could propose that people who exercise perhaps are a little more tired when they take the test," Thies noted. "I think the general recommendation that exercise i...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

...so women still need to be on the lookout." Kraut said the link between migraines and breast cancer risk is likely a hormonal one. "The theory they propose here is that women who have migraines may have drops in estrogen levels that trigger migraines. And women who have sustained, increased levels of estr...

Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer's, diabetes

...ase, and leukemia did not exhibit those trends. De la Monte and the authors propose that the increase in exposure plays a critical role in the cause, developme...and their role as a carcinogen has been fully documented. The investigators propose that the cellular alterations that occur as a result of nitrosamine exposur...

Kiwanis International Pursuing Second Worldwide Service Project

...nst IDD, Kiwanis is inviting organizations, institutions and individuals to propose a project to become the global service organization's second worldwide serv...for children and communities -- Kiwanis is asking its members and others to propose its next Worldwide Service Project. "Kiwanis has achieved its goal to ...

A new take on growth factor signaling in tamoxifen resistance

...ose that do not (luminal-B). She said, "This is the first study specifically investigating the biology of the luminal-B, ER+ breast cancer subtype. We propose that activation of GF signaling contributes to this highly proliferative, relatively tamoxifen-insensitive, phenotype and that this exists independent...

Researchers uncover approach for possibly eradicating HIV infection

...isease. "Based on this research, we believe one possible method for eliminating HIV in the body is to use a combined approach," said Dr. Skaly. "We propose the use of medications that target viral replication of HIV throughout the body, in combination with drugs that prevent infected memory T-cells from d...

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

...ll patients across Europe. To do so, the first step is to compile data on the current situation in various ESC membership countries, compare them, and propose actions to move towards harmonization. The current leadership of EHRA agreed on the importance of obtaining as much current information as possible co...

VIDEO: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Selects Site in GA for Proposed Hospital Serving Patients in Southeast

...ent and CEO Steve Bonner said the company chose Georgia as a gateway to better serve cancer patients throughout the Southeast. "We are pleased to propose a new cancer treatment facility in the Southeast and thrilled to select Coweta County, one of the most sought-after destinations in metro Atlanta and ...

Nationwide telemedicine networks are essential for successful health care reform

... critical need of basic change to enable more equitable, effective, efficient care. Experts in various fields of medicine, public health, and industry propose that telemedicine, or information technology enhanced healthcare, must be a core component of a viable healthcare reform strategy, a view they forcefu...

House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model

...tion systems. COA will augment the collected data from practices that have deployed advanced electronic medical record systems. Additionally, COA will propose the QCCD to private payers in an attempt to launch a national initiative designed to enhance the delivery of quality, affordable, and accessible cance...

Jackson, Rockefeller obesity researchers share Shaw Prize

...ely regarded as the "Nobel of the East" and carries a $1 million award. In the 1970s, Dr. Coleman conducted a series of experiments that led him to propose the existence of a "satiety factor" that would account for obesity and type 2 diabetes among certain mice. Dr. Friedman would later identify that fact...

Popular Alzheimer's theory may be false trail

...they been inflamed. "What I expected to see is activated microglia right next to dying neurons," Streit said. "That is what I did not find. What I propose is glia are dying, and the neurons lose support. We now need to find out what caused glia to degenerate. Rather than trying to find ways to inhibit mi...

RetireSafe Blasts Plan to Pay for Health Care Reform With Huge Medicare Cuts

... older American." Said Phillips, "I'm outraged that President Obama would first plan to reform health care on the backs of seniors, and secondly propose to set up MedPAC as the final Medicare payment authority with a primary mission of cutting Medicare services that seniors need and depend on. If Ameri...

Alcohol advertising self-regulation not working, as ads target younger drinkers

...s can air are needed to safeguard our youth," said Dr. Jernigan. In response to the failure of the self-regulation system in Australia, the authors propose various measures to reduce underage exposure, including: banning alcohol advertising during live sports programming; further restricting the times at ...

Recovery Audit Contractor Connolly Healthcare Licenses Milliman Care Guidelines(R)

...cant lost dollars every year if not recovered. Recovery auditing is recognized as a best practice and Connolly's expertise places it in a position to propose vital process improvement recommendations to reduce or eliminate future payment errors. Information on Connolly Healthcare and its services can ...

Diet may reduce risk of prostate cancer

...h prostate cancer. Specifically, consumption of tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green tea, and vitamins including Vitamin E and selenium seemed to propose a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Consumption of highly processed or charcoaled meats, dairy products, and fats seemed to be correlated with prosta...
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