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Congress Unlikely to Pass Permanent Medicare Physician Payment Fix in 2009, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

Comprehensive health reform legislation is not likely to include a permanent solution to the Medicare physician payment system this year, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) August 8, 2009 -– Congress is unlikely to pass legislation this ye...

Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report

Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010 WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Hope is fading for the elimination of measles in Europe by 2010, as a new report reveals lower-than-optimal vaccination rates in five countries where outbreaks have oc...

Supply of board-certified emergency physicians unlikely to meet projected needs

The number of physicians with board certification in emergency medicine is unlikely to meet the staffing needs of U.S. emergency departments in the foreseeable future, if ever; according to a study from a research team based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In the December issue of Acade...

AMA Finds High Fructose Syrup Unlikely to Be More Harmful to Health Than Other Caloric Sweeteners

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After studying current research, the American Medical Association (AMA) today concluded that high fructose syrup does not appear to contribute more to obesity than other caloric sweeteners, but called for further independent research to be done on th...

U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination

Survey says latent infections among immigrants, minorities, poor thwart reaching 2010 benchmark SATURDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- It appears that the United States will fall far short of its benchmark goals toward eliminating tuberculosis, according to an analysis of National Health...

Switching to MA Coverage Unlikely for Current Beneficiaries With MediGap or Medicare Only

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- DSS Research announced the findings of the latest wave of its quarterly, national SeniorTrax(R) survey. The survey was completed in late June and found that just 2.6% of those with MediGap or Medicare Only coverage are definitely or very likely to swit...

R rating might be unlikely to affect teens exposure to smoking in movies

WORCESTER, Mass. Several recent research studies published in the United States have determined that young adolescents who see smoking scenes in movies are more likely to smoke. To combat smoking among youth, public health groups have called for Restricted (R) ratings for movies that depict smoki...

Finasteride unlikely to induce high grade prostate cancers

An increase in high-grade prostate cancer among men taking the drug finasteride is likely caused by an increased detection of cancers, and not by the development of more high-grade cancers, according to two studies published online September 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . ...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

There is no strong link between eating lycopene, the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color, and a reduced risk of certain cancers , the US government's Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The FDA's review, which appears in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the National Ca...

HIV Eradication Unlikely Following Bone Marrow Transplantation

The first published report of the HIV eradication potential of a bone marrow transplant in an individual on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has concluded that// eradication is unlikely utilising this method. Currently available anti-HIV drugs may be able to reduce HIV to 'undet...

Offenders Unlikely to Seek Help

A new BMJ study finds that offenders' lack of trust in medical professionals means - many may not seek help when they are experiencing mental distress.// Men who have been incarcerated have significantly higher rates of mental illness and suicide and under-utilise mental health services compare...

Avian Flu Unlikely to Spread Through Water Systems

A close relative of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) can be eliminated by waste and drinking water treatments, including// chlorination, ultraviolet (UV) radiation and bacterial digesters. The virus is harmless to humans but provides a study case of the pathways by which the influ...

Health Targets To Treat Cancer Patients Unlikely To Be Met

A Scottish Executive target to treat all cancer patients within two months is unlikely to be met by NHS Scotland. Health Minister Andy Kerr has ordered// the appointment of "service improvement managers" to try to tackle the problem. The Executive had aimed to ensure that all cancer patients ...

People In Pain Are Unlikely To Seek Medical Help

A recent study has revealed that over 20% of those who suffer from chronic pain do not consult a physician to relieve the same. The results of the study only highlight the unfulfilled need for more effective pain management. //Management of pain is assuming a leading place in health care delivery f...

Sharon Unlikely To Regain Consciousness

The doctors who are treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have declared that his condition is unlikely to improve from its vegetative state. // He is also not expected to regain consciousness. Ariel Sharon had suffered a brain hemorrhage, and he is still breathing with the help of a respirat...

New Gastric Cancer Drug Unlikely to Benefit Kidney Cancer Patients

An article appearing in the January issue of The Journal of Urology says that drugs used to treat gastrointestinal stromal cancers (GISTs) are likely to be ineffective for// patients with full blown kidney cancer. These findings are reported by investigators at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, w...

An unlikely contender for speedy surgery recovery: Chewing gum

A rather unusual but very practical study was conducted in American hospitals and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco reveals that those who chew gum after elective colon resection surgery recover sooner than those who do not//. The study invol...

Men who takes risk is unlikely to impress women

Men always have appreciated the value of taking risks as very macho and manly. A recent study in the journal// Evolution and Human Behavior had pointed out that although men who take risk get more friends, women do not like to have them as spouses. In the study carried out by the psychologists...

Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

Women should get a second medical opinion if they are told to consider a hysterectomy because they have fibroid tumors that could become cancerous.// 'It is very, very rare that a fibroid tumor could become cancerous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Stanford Universit...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

...gous and information about the genetic causes of correlated traits is not properly used, resulting in a loss of statistical power, Xing said. "So it's unlikely we can unravel the root causes of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma one gene and one trait at a time," he said. "Rather, we need tools such...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

...m" surgery when it comes to relieving pain and improving daily function. But both procedures resulted in a significant decline in pain, so this is unlikely to signal the death knell for this widely performed surgery, experts noted. "From a clinician's standpoint, it's important to read this data and be...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

... community settings." According to Artealia Gilliard, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current guidelines are unlikely to change based on the results of this study alone. Those guidelines do not recommend the use of face masks in general, but can be "considered" for...

New national study finds increase in P.E. class-related injuries

...at stroke. "The 150 percent increase in PE-related injuries presenting to emergency departments was consistent across gender and age groups. It is unlikely that this increase was attributable to an increase in PE participation," explained study author Lara McKenzie, PhD, principal investigator at the Cent...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

... the incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) problems in an autistic population with incidence in children who are developing normally. Even so, it's unlikely to quell a controversy that has been raging for more than a decade. "A couple of highly publicized cases of autism and loose stools in the late 19...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

...rocedure complications. This pilot study was performed on animal organs in order to be able to verify the final effects of this new approach, very unlikely to be verified in treated patients. Since hydatidosis is a zoonosis endemic in Sicily, the authors decided to use organs from slaughtered animals, wit...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

...ring a long flight is often overestimated. According to the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), this condition is very unlikely in healthy travellers. When people wear a cast or splint after a sports accident, on the other hand, many are not aware that they have an increased ri...

Actuaries: Federal Long-Term Care Legislation Falls Short on Coverage Goals

...at may exceed affordable levels for those in the intended population and is unlikely to achieve broad participation. The CLASS Act is included as a provision i... "Due to its design and the high level of required premiums, the program is unlikely to cover more than a very small proportion of the intended population," sai...

Align Technology Provides Update on Patent Litigation with Ormco Corporation

...r these reasons, we strongly believe that Ormco's motion for a permanent injunction should be denied and we will vigorously oppose the motion. In the unlikely event that the Court grants a permanent injunction, we would immediately appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and seek to stay the injunctio...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

...tion for patients with mutated KRAS tumors and redirect those patients to alternative therapies, avoiding unnecessary treatments in patients who are unlikely to benefit," said Sean Harper. This label update is specific to the utility of KRAS as a biomarker for Vectibix used as a monotherapy. In t...

realbuzz.com Top 10 Diets

...y-s-hip-and-thigh-diet A great way to re-educate your taste buds! Getting into the habit of eating a low fat diet may take a while but you are unlikely to be hungry and if it means increasing the amount of the 'healthy foods' in your diet then it must be good news. One of the best things that Rosemary...

More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

..., that screenings remain vital THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three breast cancers detected by a screening mammogram is unlikely to ever cause a problem, a new study predicts. The report of a so-called overdiagnosis rate of 35 percent came from an examination of breast cancer...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years

... Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the o...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after five years likely to be disease free after 10 years

... Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the o...

CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

...se doing well, CPR will often be successful. But, if you're in the ICU [intensive care unit] with a serious infection and multiple organ failure, it's unlikely that CPR will save you." Another reason that CPR survival rates have not improved, he said, is that some people who are given CPR probably shouldn'...

Study examines liver transplantation after drug induced acute liver failure

.... Acetaminophen is the most common cause, accounting for nearly half of cases in adults, but other drugs can also be responsible. For patients who are unlikely to recover spontaneously, liver transplantation is the only treatment. Researchers, led by Ayse L. Mindikoglu, M.D., M.P.H. of the University of ...

VYVANSE CII provided significant efficacy at 14 hours in adults with ADHD

... it is converted to pharmacologically active d-amphetamine. The conversion of VYVANSE to d-amphetamine is not affected by gastrointestinal pH and is unlikely to be affected by alterations in GI transit times. ...

Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

...f CRP and heart disease. "This study suggests that development of therapeutic strategies targeting specific reductions in plasma levels of CRP are unlikely to be fruitful," the researchers concluded. The new studies do not say that CRP is of no use in assessing heart risk, noted Dr. James A. de Lemos...

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.7M to 7 top young clinical investigators

...irect clinical impact on this deadly disease, allowing the treatment of patients most likely to benefit while minimizing unnecessary toxicity in those unlikely to respond. Dr. Kim works under the mentorship of Charles M. Perou, PhD, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. C...

Prometheus Launches MyCeliacID(TM), the First Do it Yourself, Saliva-Based Genetic Test Dedicated to Celiac Disease

...ease in a person's lifetime. A negative test result indicates that the individual does not have the genes associated with celiac disease and is highly unlikely to develop the disease. A positive result indicates that the individual has one or more genes that predispose to celiac disease, however it is not an ...

New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated

...ern United Kingdom has concluded that the much-hyped melanoma "epidemic" is unlikely to be real. The study attributed the increase in melanoma diagnoses t... their analysis of the data. "[T]he present findings make it extremely unlikely that the reported large increase in the incidence of melanoma is real," the...
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