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The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

REMOVAL OF HEALTHY FUNCTIONING TISSUE VIOLATES MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS OF BABY BOYS WHO CANNOT GIVE INFORMED CONSENT NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, pediatricians and health and human rights activists today announced the launch of INTACT AMERICA and its website -- ...

Medical Experts Call on Media to Rethink Coverage of Weight Loss

Modest weight loss yields significant health benefits NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reality Coalition -- a group of experts on overweight and obesity -- today issued a call to action for the media to reevaluate the way they report on weight loss. This action comes as the resul...

Surgeons Rethink Approach to Minimal Incision Foot and Ankle Surgery

Patients reap multiple benefits, but surgeons rethinking one-size-fits-all approach LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many patients who undergo foot and ankle surgery are recovering faster and with smaller surgical scars, thanks to new minimal incision techniques and t...

Landmark Study Prompts Rethink of Genetic Code

The most detailed probe yet into the workings of the human genome has led scientists to conclude that a cornerstone concept about the chemical code for life is badly flawed. The ground-breaking study, published in more than two dozen papers in journals on both sides of the Atlantic, takes a small ...

Researchers Urge Regulators to Rethink Strategies for Soot Emission

Carnegie Mellon University researchers say government officials need to adopt new ways of measuring and regulating the fine particles of smoke and soot so endemic// to serious health problems and the global warming crisis. In a March 2 article published in the journal Science, professors All...

Health Watchdog Advises a Rethink on NHS Cancer Services

The health watchdog, the King's Fund advises that in view of the recent developments in technology and the ageing population the national strategy for cancer services should// be revised. This change in track was part of the King’s Fund report that was commissioned by charity Cancer Research U...

Healthcare Professionals Might Want To Rethink Their Dress Code

A new study shows nearly half the neckties worn by medical staff carry disease-causing bacteria. Researchers sampled the neckties of physicians, // physician assistants, medical students and security personnel at a teaching hospital. Their data confirmed that nearly 50 percent of the neckties worn ...

Chinese Surname Shortage Sparks Rethink

With more than a billion people now sharing just 100 surnames, Chinese authorities are considering a landmark move to try to end the confusion, state media reported Tuesday . Current Chinese law states that children are only allowed take the surname from either their mother or father, but the lack ...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...ent. Consider the implications of the economic downturn. The economic downturn seems to make people more willing to consider hard choices and rethink expectations. At the same time, the abuses of public trust uncovered by the financial collapse have added to public skepticism and cynicism. The repor...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...s, somnolence/sedation, dizziness, akathisia and extrapyramidal disorder. "INVEGA SUSTENNA provides healthcare professionals the opportunity to rethink their overall approach to how they treat schizophrenia by using long-acting therapies," said Husseini Manji, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Global Therapeutic Area...

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Announces Executive Changes

...l not only benefit Idaho - as it has for many years - but now the entire region," said Mark Ganz, President and CEO of Regence. "We must fundamentally rethink how insurers reimburse providers and incentivize integrated, high-quality, patient-centered care. Currently all insurers are falling short, and Regenc...

Tenet Nurses, Healthcare Workers Take Action to Protest Sick Leave Cuts

...ers should not go to work if we're sick ourselves. But these cuts will make it harder for us to take care of ourselves. It's not too late for Tenet to rethink and redo this by restoring our extended sick leave," said Sherri Stoddard, an RN at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Californi...

New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated

... basis. This new information, in addition to all of the new evidence about the health benefits of Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin), should make people rethink their fear of UV light." The study's authors also warned that the changes in diagnosis standards have created unnecessary costs on society and in...

Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen Floors

... Study detects hazardous substances underfoot, even some banned decades ago FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps it's time to rethink the "three-second rule" when it comes to eating food after it falls on the floor. New U.S. research shows that most kitchen floors have some insect...

Illness and Medical Bills Linked to Nearly Two-Thirds of All Bankruptcies

...o study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard and primary care physician in Cambridge, Mass.: "We need to rethink health reform. Covering the uninsured isn't enough. Reform also needs to help families who already have insurance by upgrading their coverage and assu...

Medical Bills Driving Most Middle-Class Bankruptcies

...h insurance is a defective product, akin to an umbrella that melts in the rain," Himmelstein said. The findings show that, as a nation, "we need to rethink health reform," added study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a primary care physici...

Illness, medical bills linked to nearly two-thirds of bankruptcies

... to study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard and primary care physician in Cambridge, Mass.: "We need to rethink health reform. Covering the uninsured isn't enough. Reform also needs to help families who already have insurance by upgrading their coverage and assu...

ESRI Health GIS Conference to Feature Speakers Innovating Health Care

...nology Trends Redlands, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- Changing global health is challenging health professionals everywhere to rethink how they work. The ESRI Health GIS Conference provides opportunities for health and human services professionals to network and collaborate with col...

Study: Furniture tip-over injuries rising

...njury Research and Policy at http://www.injurycenter.org . (COLUMBUS, Ohio) - As you sit down to watch TV with your child, you might want to rethink how safe your child is in front of that TV set. A new study says kids being injured by falling furniture - such as TVs, bookcases and dressers - is u...

Experts Lay to Rest Long-Held Misconceptions About High Fructose Corn Syrup at ILSI-USDA Workshop

... of Nutrition encourages the scientific community and the general public to stop demonizing high fructose corn syrup as the culprit of obesity and to rethink the myths about high fructose corn syrup's impact on the American diet. "The State of the Science on Dietary Sweeteners Containing Fructose" is ...

Low Blood Sugar Events Increase Dementia Risk in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

..., a research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. "This study adds to the evidence base that perhaps we should rethink the notion of very tight glycemic control for our elderly patients with diabetes mellitus." The study looked at 16,667 elderly patients with type...

'Patient Room of the Future' Speeds Healing

...Planning and Designing the Patient Room of the Future regarding advances in design and their impact on patient healing. Rumore emphasized the need to rethink hospital room design, construction and renovation. "Imagine something as basic and simple as a patient's hospital room being able to make patient...

VELOCITY Broadcasting Appoints Two Vice Presidents of Business Development

...zation's history," said Philip Elias, president and CEO of VELOCITY Broadcasting. "Organizations of all kinds have begun to realize that they have to rethink the way that they communicate with key audiences. The skill and knowledge that Ron and Rosemary bring to the table further strengthens our position a...

Recession-resistant Marketing Requires Innovative Steps

...mers and future customers. "In these extraordinarily tough economic times," says Kevin Marshall, "every company out there needs to rethink its business model and take the bold steps that are absolutely necessary to break out of the pack. One of the best ways to do that is to work with a ...

Cancer Screening Tests Could Do More Harm Than Good: Reader's Digest April Cover Story

...lores Overtreatment in America, Growing Group of Scientists Believe Time to rethink Our Approach to Cancer Screening April Issue Hits Newsstands March 17t... some of the most august institutions -- strongly believe that it's time to rethink our whole approach to cancer screening." "What's Wrong with Cancer Tes...

UCSF Medical Center receives $125 million gift to build new hospital

...rades, vast technological changes over the past few decades and rapidly escalating demand in patient care are forcing top medical centers like UCSF to rethink their goals. The current economic climate has only exacerbated that, he said, making gifts such as this one even more critical. "In the current env...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Raises Consumer Awareness During National Patient Safety Awareness Week

...lthcare facilities through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS). "National Patient Safety Week allows everyone to pause and rethink how much we can do in our daily practice as a patient or as a healthcare provider to improve patient safety," Fran Charney, director of Educational Pr...

Being a fair sportsman: Ethical decision making a shot at doping prevention?

...styles and will receive feedback on the decision they make", explains Associate Professor Anne-Marie Elbe. By giving the athletes feedback to e.g. rethink their decision or to name further alternatives their decision making skills will be strengthened. The experimental groups will be compared with a ...

Market for Niche Blockbusters Promises an Attractive Future for Large Pharmaceutical Companies, Indicates Frost & Sullivan

... patent expiry of blockbuster molecules has resulted in large pharmaceutical companies confronting intense competition from generics. CEOs have had to rethink strategies and devise alternative approaches to maintain the growth of their organisation and satisfy stakeholders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.co...

One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

...cancer treatment need to be aware of the fact that this can possibly happen," said Bhatia, who also pointed out, "After treatment, you might want to rethink your employment situation." De Boer said that a patient's working life should be taken into account during diagnosis and treatment. "Employment ou...

Findings raise new questions about evolution of hormones in mammals

...mals. Randall said it's important to challenge findings discovered in a lab setting. "We see species specific adaptation of control systems so we must rethink our evolutionary models of hormones," she said. "As we discover more in the field, we may discover many more unusual adaptations important for reprodu...

Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

... in cost for back pain is not just that people are seeking a lot of care, but that there is a lot of back pain out there," Carey said. "We may need to rethink our way of dealing with this problem." According to the study, 3.9 percent of North Carolina residents surveyed in 1992 said that they had debilita...

Rules Change Could Increase Hospice Use

...eds for hospice services." The arrival of a new administration "is a great time for rethinking our health-care system," he said. "Medicare needs to rethink the way hospices are paid, so hospices will be able to provide more people the treatment they want or need." The rules could be changed so that spe...

The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

... But recent experience has shown that looks aren't everything. A wave of toxic toy recalls in 2007 shook up parents and toy buyers, forcing them to rethink the dependability of purchased playthings. A new set of consumer laws passed in the wake of those recalls could make this the most secure holiday s...

Early stage, HER2-positive breast cancer patients at increased risk of recurrence

...reat these women because they were excluded from all the definitive trials confirming Herceptin's benefit. This data strongly suggests that we need to rethink how we treat early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors and likely offer anti-HER2 therapy in the adjuvant setting." For the retr...

New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Patients Whose Use of Roche Acne Medication Accutane Found to Cause Severe Bowel Illness

...ok added. "As a result, the labeled warnings on IBD haven't changed to reflect the likely link, which most certainly would have caused most doctors to rethink prescribing Accutane and led patients to reconsider their potential for acquiring this horrific and debilitating disease." The trial team als...

Caring for the caregiver: Redefining the definition of patient

...r's dementia in the United States. "For American society to respond to the growing epidemic of Alzheimer's disease, the health-care system needs to rethink the definition of patient. These findings alert health-care delivery planners that they need to restructure the health-care system to accommodate our ...

Survival instincts propel 'difficult patient' to insist on quality care

...gret that so many people must settle for substandard care because they lack what it takes to advocate for their own needs." She concludes: "We must rethink a system that disproportionately rewards medical testing and procedures rather than thorough and complete histories and physical exams. But ultimately...

Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Cancers

...zler's group found 12 altered pathways. "This really is a new perspective on the changes that drive tumor progression and suggests that we need to rethink the optimal way of diagnosing, categorizing and treating cancer," Kinzler said. In the second report, published in the same issue of Science , co...

1 small step for a lab science, 1 green leap for mankind

...ertain steps of the chemical process greener, we may not have an enormous impact on the environment at present, but we certainly challenge chemists to rethink methods used in traditional chemistry, says Prof. Vigalok. ...
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