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International team cracks mammalian gene control code

An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ), have probed further into the human genome than ever before. They have discovered how genes are controlled in mammals, as well as the tiniest genetic element ever found. Their discoverie...

National Council on Disability Says Older Youth With Disabilities Falling Through Cracks in Foster Care System

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released 'Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions' ( http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2008/FosterCareSystem_Report.html ). The rep...

FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines

Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved FRIDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials announced Friday a crackdown on drug companies that make unapproved prescription drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone, which is used as a cough suppressant an...

Depression screening for cancer patients too often falls between the cracks

INDIANAPOLIS - Depression is known to be associated with cancer yet too many cancer patients are not screened for this mental disorder, according to researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute and the Roudebush VA Medical Center. In a study published ...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

As reports of the allegedly substandard Chinese products make constant headlines in the western media, the emerging Asian giant has decided to crackdown. For starters it has suspended the sale of a drug used to treat acute leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. In the past week alone, ...

Courtney Love Cracks a Joke on Her anorexic Appearance

American rocker Courtney Love looked shockingly thin during her performance at Hiro Ballroom on July 12 in New York City, and even cracked a joke about her emaciated appearance. The former Hole singer stopped between songs and took a sip from a protein shake, then apologized to the crowd, s...

Slovenia Cracks Down on Smoking

Smoking will be banned in virtually all public places in Slovenia, and the sale of tobacco products to adolescents under 18 banned, under legislation adopted Friday by parliament. The new measures, which take effect in August, amend for a third time Slovenia's original anti-smoking law that wa...

China Cracks the Whip on Pharmaceutical Companies Involved in Bribery

China's Ministry of Health has embarked on a drive of ridding the pharmaceutical industry off corrupt practices. In a national effort, the ministry has ordered// the blacklisting of drug companies involved in bribery. The companies that are blacklisted will not be patronized by any medical institut...

Maharashtra Cracks Down On Fake Doctors

The Bombay High Court was notified on Wednesday by the State government that legal notices have been formally filed against 2,493 fake doctors //in the State of Maharashtra. Following a case of negligence, public interest litigation was filed against a fraudulent doctor by a Govandi resident, Ma...

FDA cracks the whip on manufacturers of unapproved Cold Medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to the manufacturers of unauthorized medicines for cough and cold which include the drug carbinoxamine. // The companies have been given time from 30 to 90 days by which time they should completely stop selling these medicines. The FDA anno...

United American Nurses Hails House Health Care Reform Bill

...th care system. "Our nurses see every day in our work the results of a health care system that allows far too many people to fall through the cracks at too great a cost," Converso stated. "The measure introduced yesterday through the hard work of Chairmen Rangel, Waxman and Miller and their commit...

Broad Coalition Says Consumer Role Is Key to Improving Health and Health Care

...the sharing of their information with others, and sound privacy and security practices. "All too often today, vital information falls through the cracks when individuals move across care settings," said John Rother, AARP executive vice president for policy. "That's why government and private health car...

Natural Products Foundation Program Makes First 'Healthy Match'

...y volunteers, these community-run centers help ensure that individuals who are unable to afford health-related services do not simply slip through the cracks of a broken health care system." The NPF is continuing to enroll community health programs and natural products companies to participate in Heal...

Revolutionizing the diagnosis of serious disease

... an impact on performance or safety. Ultrasonics is currently used in applications such as testing landing gear components in the aero industry for cracks and damage which may not be immediately visible or may develop with use. The group is also looking at developing new inspection techniques for insp...

Travel Bed Bug Kit Available for 2009 Summer Travel Season

...nd heat humans emit. In a hotel room, bed bugs would sense a new occupant and come out of hiding to feed. Hiding in easily accessible luggage, in its cracks and crevices, make it easier for the bed bugs to feed near its host. The Bed Bug Travel Kit is available online at Bell at www.bellenvironmenta...

AHIP Statement on Cost Containment Framework

... "We are committed to reform, to innovation, and to challenging old assumptions. We are committed to ensuring that no one in America falls through the cracks of our health care system. We are committed to providing efficient, cost-effective service to individuals, families, and employers. We are committed t...

Q-Based Healthcare Warns: Hand Sanitizers Increase Risk of Swine Flu Exposure

... than they prevent. Alcohol dries the skin causing cracks that open a direct pathway to the human bloodstrea...r is alcohol based. Alcohol dries the skin causing cracks -- opening a direct pathway for disease to the hum...s alcohol based product is the development of fine cracks and fissures in the skin that are made worse by mo...

Bed Bug Infestation an Epidemic; Bugs Found in Cell Phone, TVs and Keyboards

...are limited but absolutely necessary. His advice: Don't buy any used furniture and that includes items that aren't upholstered. Bed bugs can inhabit cracks and joints in furniture. And, take the proper precautionary measures immediately upon returning from travel. Go directly to the garage with a robe a...

Bed Bugs Bring No Disease Danger

...sible, to get rid of. "It's not something a homeowner wants to do on their own, because bed bugs are very elusive. They can hide in the smallest of cracks and they're great hitchhikers. Professionals will perform a thorough inspection and develop a treatment program. And, even with the best technician, ...

N.J.-Based Pest Control Company Using 'Tool of the Future' to Kill Bed Bugs - Instant Freeze Technology is Completely 'Green'

...the best way to get rid of bed bugs is to eliminate them in their hiding places, which these days, is more than just in mattresses Bed bugs harbor in cracks and crevices, suitcases, purses and briefcases and even in computers themselves. BES is known for its high quality of customer service. "In th...

Growers Establish Foundation To Help Farmworkers With Child Care, Health Care and Education

...kalee Child Care, will manage the early-learning program. "This generous funding will provide child care for children who are falling through the cracks in terms of qualifying for government-subsidized programs," said Barbara Mainster, executive director of RCMA. "The children desperately need the exp...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Senators Lautenberg and Brown and Representatives Schwartz and DeGette for Introduction of Legislation to Protect Health Care Coverage for Children

...care for the treatment for pre-existing conditions. Children in America with chronic, disabling and life-threatening conditions often fall through the cracks because our current law prevents them from gaining health insurance coverage that delivers access to the medical care they so desperately need. Howeve...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

...the myometrium known as fluid containing tracks or so called 'myometrial cracks' on SHG," said Sachit Verma, MD, lead author of the study. "Myometrial cracks have not been described previously as a sign of adenomyosis. The tracks, seen in 26% of our cases, become conspicuous as saline seeps through the 'myo...

New Medical Air Transportation Program to Assist Southeast Patients

...e. He praises Airlift Hope Southeast as "a new national paradigm for providing healthcare delivery for those who traditionally have fallen through the cracks of our healthcare system." For more information, visit www.AirliftHopeSoutheast.org . CONTACT: Suzanne Rhodes Phone: 757-271-2299 ...

AHIP Congratulates Senate on Passage of SCHIP

...component of comprehensive health care reform. Today the Senate took a critical step forward by voting to help ensure that no child falls through the cracks of our health care system. This legislation gives children access to essential health care services and eases the burden on working families who are ...

More Pennsylvanians Are Without Insurance and Health Care, Insurance Department Survey Shows

...Others are temporarily uninsured because they're between jobs. These numbers would be worse if not for public programs, but some also fall through the cracks of public programs. "Survey results demonstrate the effectiveness of our Children's Health Insurance Program, CHIP, with only 5 percent of childr...

All Products at Georgia Peanut Plant Recalled

...bacterial and mycotic diseases in the National Center for Zoonotic Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases. But a second strain of salmonella was found in cracks in the floor of the plant, a third in a container of peanut butter from the plant, and a fourth strain was found in peanut butter in the plant, Tauxe ...

Lawmakers Call for Criminal Probe at Peanut Plant

...bacterial and mycotic diseases in the National Center for Zoonotic Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases. But a second strain of salmonella was found in cracks in the floor of the plant, a third in a container of peanut butter from the plant, and a fourth strain was found in peanut butter in the plant, Tauxe ...

Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials

...ne, bacterial and mycotic diseases in the National Center for Zoonotic Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases. A second strain of salmonella was found in cracks in the floor of the plant, a third in a container of peanut butter from the plant, and a fourth strain was found in peanut butter in the plant, Tauxe ...

Methodist Health System Prostate Cancer Screening Program Wins Statewide Community Service Award

...ty," said Michael Arvin, senior vice president and chief development officer, Methodist Health System. "We realized that men were slipping through the cracks because there were not enough access points for them to be screened and educated." "Our challenge in southern Dallas County is that it has a hig...

Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

... researchers found that assault was typically associated with jaw (mandible) fractures, complicated cheekbone fractures (zygomatic complex fractures), cracks or breaks in bones surrounding the eyes (orbital blow-out fractures), and brain injury. "Specfically, higher than expected numbers of zygomatic co...

Saving Lives One Radon Inspection at a Time

...as that comes from the natural decay of uranium found in soil, rock and water. Radon moves up through the ground into the air, and into homes through cracks or holes in the foundation. Levels of 4 pCi/L or higher require immediate attention. "Many Inspect-It 1st offices across the country offer p...

A Study In This Month's Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease Reveals Hope For Recovery From Suicidal Thinking And Treatment Resistant Mental Illness

...hey have tried and tried, and failed and failed, to curb their depression, bipolar disorder, or psychosis. This population typically falls through the cracks of the mental health system - or overwhelms it with acute and repeated crises - often because psychiatrists themselves have little hope they can be he...

Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare For Dangerously Cold Weather

...recommendations: Conserve heat by avoiding unnecessary opening of doors or windows. Close off unused rooms, stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors and close draperies or cover windows with blankets at night. Monitor body temperature of infants less than one year old. Infants s...

Inexpensive Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer Caused By Radon

... Agency. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It seeps into homes through cracks in basements and foundations, and can build up inside. The EPA recommends taking action to lower the level of radon in your home if a test finds the l...

Remedy for Cracked Heels and Removing Calluses

...removing calluses , a thickening and hardening of the skin resulting from repeated contact to hard surfaces, as well as relieving painful fissures and cracks that form on the heel. The exclusive callus removing formulation includes a high concentration of rich emollients and softening agents including V...

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

...edicaid every uninsured American living in poverty and strengthening the Children's Health Insurance Program. "No one should fall through the cracks of our health care system," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). "Universal coverage is within reach and ...

Economic Slump Heightens Need for Provider Vigilance in Care of Chronically Ill

...er, providers can leverage that experience and those resources to reach chronically ill patients, including those who might otherwise fall through the cracks as the nation's economic problems persist." Compounding the problem of deferred care during the economic slowdown is an increased level of stress, a...

Red Cross Urges Safety in Wake of Hurricane Ike

...Check the home by walking around outside before entering. Look for loose power lines or gas leaks from the outside first and report them. If there are cracks around the foundation, contact a home construction professional to inspect the home. -- As you enter a home, check for sagging ceilings, weak floors...

Governor Lauds Pennsylvania Dental Association Member Participation in Donated Dental Services Program

...o dental insurance and who do not qualify for Medical Assistance and volunteer to provide dental care to children who would otherwise fall through the cracks at Give Kids A Smile(SM) programs across the state. They also provide dental education to children during the annual National Children's Dental Health...
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