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Delirium in hospitalized adults: Situation critical, no relief available

INDIANAPOLIS Every year as many as seven million adults in the United States experience delirium during hospitalization. In a systematic review of the scientific literature on delirium prevention and treatment, investigators from Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute an...

Hong Kong Situation Report on Swine Influenza

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Hong Kong Department of Health today said leaflets with health messages had been distributed at the airport to passengers arriving from places where human cases of swine influenza were rep...

The American Red Cross Sends Aid as Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Gaza

Ten days into the conflict, medical supplies remain most urgent need WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is contributing $250,000 to support the ongoing work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to address the growing humanitarian needs fro...

Current Economic Situation Prompts Increased Smoking, Delay in Quit Attempts, Middle and Low-Income Americans Hit Hardest

One in Four Smokers Stressed About State of Economy Smoking More on Daily Basis Washington, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Legacy Foundation(R) -- the nation's largest public health foundation dedicated to reducing tobacco use in the U.S. -- announced the results of a ...

Queen Rania Launches Situation Analysis of Children in Jordan Highlighting Jordan's Progress in Improving Quality of Life; 6 Ministers Commit to Further Improving Results

AMMAN, Jordan, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While usually reserved for lighthearted fun and entertainment, the hallways of the Children's Museum of Jordan saw a different kind of gathering Monday, as child-health and education experts and policy makers came together to discuss the current...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned against the bird flu situation in Bangladesh and said it is "serious". The country needs a long term strategy to control the deadly H5N1 strain, the FAO said. Though no cases of human infection have been reported in Ban...

Bird flu situation grave, but neighbours hushing it up: says Turkey

In a new twist to the tale of bird(flu) the country in question, Turkey has pointed out that its neighbouring countries are trying to// cover up the issues. They say that those countries are hiding outbreaks of bird flu, complicating the fight against a virus that has killed four Turkish chil...

56 New Dengue Cases; Delhi Govt. to Review Situation

More people reported sick with the dengue virus Monday with 56 fresh cases being admitted to city hospitals, taking the total number to 941, and the Delhi government called an// urgent meeting to review the situation. Of the 56 new cases, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) re...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

South Africa, which is now the third most affected country by the AIDS virus, HIV, is in an unenviable position. One in every five South African is HIV positive. If this isn’t enough, the government is in the midst of a major controversy, as it refused a huge consignment of one million AIDS detecti...

International community warns India on HIV situation

The International Community has warned India that it is time to treat the HIV situation as a national emergency. Experts attending the Peoples Health Assembly at Dhaka, Bangladesh , have cautioned India not to be complacent about the looming HIV crisis in the country. Rebuffing the optimistic state...

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

...ls of comprehensive health care reform.” In the meantime, Medicare beneficiaries feel the impact of a flawed system. Weinstock said the SGR situation underscores the importance of adequate medical coverage for those 65 and over. His agency, available through http://www.MedicareSupplementPlans.com ...

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

...netic and environmental factors," said Xing, an associate professor of machine learning, language technologies and computer science. "Complicating the situation is that most complex diseases have a large number of clinical traits such as various symptoms, body metrics and family history, and that genome-wide g...

Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

...ording to background information in the news release. The condition often disappears as suddenly as it presents itself. "Colic can be a dangerous situation for a baby," Rhoads said. "The parents' frustration over the crying can lead to maternal frustration, post-partum depression and even thoughts of harm...

Lilly Broadens Income Eligibility for Patient Assistance Programs

...tients and agencies throughout the world. Patients who believe they qualify for any of Lilly's patient assistance programs, or whose financial situation has changed from their last tax filing or application to Lilly's programs, may contact the applicable patient assistance program or visit www.lilly....

National Courage Award Winner Jordan Thomas to Participate in PGA Adapted Youth Golf Clinic

...hieve their dreams because they did not have the money to continue their recovery and rehabilitation. Thomas felt great sadness about these children's situation and grateful for all the loving support he have received during his recovery. With that in mind, he set up the Jordan Thomas Foundation to raise m...

Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

...o an imminent problem, according to Dr. Karin Ouchida, medical director of the Montefiore Medical Center Home Health Agency in New York City. "The situation is kind of grim right now," Ouchida said. "The population is going to get larger, and the population of people armed to care for them is getting small...

Families With Special Needs Children Need Special Financial Strategies

...l issues (2). Securian Financial Group offers a guide that helps families start the planning process. "We understand that every family's situation is unique," said Tom Barntsen, market development specialist, Securian Financial Group. "Our guide, Exceptional Plans for Extraordinary People, will...

Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com

...so shopping around is advised to ensure a suitable policy is bought by consumers. "For people who risk travelling with no cover this serious situation should demonstrate how important insurance is should you be taken ill when away or are be prevented from going at all. Annual travel insurance which ...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

...ill be hearing a great deal from our Members about the health insurance industry and what it has done to the health of our country. You have a situation where consumers in our country are at the mercy of the health care industry. You see CEOs of these industries making millions of dollars a year, indee...

Call to the Youth of America: Palms for Life Fund Launches Film Competition to Document Hunger in the United States

...posed. Change begins with awareness," says Project Manager, Sandra Ciccone, adding that "awareness to this issue needs to happen now, as the situation has exacerbated amidst the current economic recession." Twenty finalists will be judged by a noted panel of judges on the clear conveyance of...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

...g to take a societal effort. "Reversing obesity is not going to be done successfully with individual effort," Frieden said. "We did not get to this situation over the past three decades because of any change in our genetics or any change in our food preferences. We got to this stage of the epidemic because ...

Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They 'Filched' and 'Sabotaged' Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union

...was in an economic crisis." Judge Alsup found that Rosselli and the other officials had a scheme to "disrupt union operations so as to make the situation ungovernable" and, as they launched a new and competing union, "filch[ed] or sabotag[ed] UHW property and information or aid[ed] and abett[ed] others ...

Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

...g to take a societal effort. "Reversing obesity is not going to be done successfully with individual effort," Frieden said. "We did not get to this situation over the past three decades because of any change in our genetics or any change in our food preferences. We got to this stage of the epidemic because ...

Paradigm Spine Closes $21.5 Million Financing and Announces Promotion of Matt Stuttle to Position of Vice President, US Sales

...n 2010. Marc R. Viscogliosi, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm Spine, LLC, said "Paradigm's ability to raise capital despite this current economic situation reinforces the strength and quality of our organization, and the confidence our investors have in the success of the company. Paradigm has demonstrat...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces $100,000 in Contributions to Organizations Working to Assist Problem Gamblers

... train worldwide. Headed by founder and Clinical Director Dr. Rob Hunter, the PGC is devoted to helping problem gamblers regardless of their financial situation and has vowed from day one never to turn anyone away because of a lack of funds. AGEM is an international trade association representing manuf...

Independence Blue Cross Harnesses Technology to Connect the Dots on Patient Care

...ith our physicians to provide even higher quality and more efficient health care for our members," says Dr. Udvarhelyi. "Clinical Alerts are a win-win situation for everyone. So far, the reaction from physicians has been enthusiastic. Clinical Alerts give physicians one more way to connect the dots between hea...

What the Medical Biller Knows (That You Should Know)

...g, finding ways to manage your stress are all less expensive and generally more satisfying than visits to your physician. Discuss your financial situation with your physician if you are struggling. Virtually all the doctors will enter into a payment plan with you if needed, especially if you have a histo...

Rwanda Genocide 100-Day Commemoration Culminates With Kigali Festival With Andrew Palau

...tion Alliance(R) Extend the Impact Conference. Each is considering inviting Palau to host a future festival in their country. "If the Rwandan situation can be amended by repentance and forgiveness, and the people here can be reconciled enough to live together again, it can happen anywhere in the world...

Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism

...on, which is part of the UT Health Science Center at Houston. "With colic, there is no evidence-based treatment we can offer. Colic can be a dangerous situation for a baby. The parent's frustration over the crying can lead to maternal frustration, post-partum depression and even thoughts of harming the baby." ...

Recession Stressful for Many Kids, Toughest on Poor and Uninsured

...16 percent). "In particular, we found that if a family's financial situation had worsened over the last 6 months and their children were uninsured, 40 p...ng parents with children age 17 or younger, 39 percent said their financial situation stayed the same and 17 percent said it got better. Parents report th...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

... York. "They have a really well-organized clinical trials infrastructure that is uniquely posed to do these kinds of studies when there's an emergency situation like there is now." One of the NIAID studies will try to determine if one or two 15-microgram doses of the candidate H1N1 vaccine are sufficient to...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

... is a clinical hematologist. "The truth is that the overall survival is really dismal," with 30 to 40 percent of patients surviving at five years. The situation for those over the age of 65 can be much worse, and, he noted, the disease is one that principally affects the elderly. There is therefore an urgent n...

Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis

...Atlantic Canada faced its own problems with OxyContin abuse in 2004, seeing a massive spike in opiate abuse through the provinces. So serious was this situation that Newfoundland assigned a specific task force and actually filed a lawsuit against Perdue Pharma because of the problem. If you or someo...

Glenmark Brings to the Notice of the Authorities Irregularities of the Clinical Investigator at its Jamnagar Site in Gujarat

... and no further patients have been or will be recruited in the clinical study at Jamnagar. Glenmark also immediately formally notified the DCGI of the situation at Dr Bhattacharya's site in early April 09 and in June provided the DCGI with an update of its actions and findings at the site. Dr Bhattachar...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

... York. "They have a really well-organized clinical trials infrastructure that is uniquely posed to do these kinds of studies when there's an emergency situation like there is now." One of the NIAID studies will try to determine if one or two 15-microgram doses of the candidate H1N1 vaccine are sufficient to...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

...working," said Rev. Jonahan Martey, head of the FDB's Quality Control Laboratory. "Our joint efforts have only just begun to improve the public health situation here in Ghana, which has been continually challenged by the overwhelming presence of poor quality medicines. I look forward to continuing our work tog...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

... and interrupt such problems, experts said. The situation today is already very different from that seen thr...t factors. "Although the name is the same, the situation we face right now is completely different than tha...endous uncertainty, Lipsitch said, and the current situation is no exception. But there are important diffe...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...force, to supporting community-based prevention and care, or to strengthening health systems and health infrastructure. "The global economic situation cannot be used as an excuse to renege on financial commitments," said Kieran Daly, Executive Director of the International Council of AIDS Service Org...

Tiffany Diamond Eternity Bands and Cartier 'Love' Rings: Beladora Announces Sharp Wedding Jewelry Sales Increase

...antique estate wedding rings from Beladora.com, rather than from retail jewelry stores, couples can waylay some of those wedding worries. The economic situation shouldn't intrude on the magic of a marriage ceremony, and Beladora.com offers exquisite bridal jewelry that is equivalent to or better than jewelry b...

Earlier HIV antiviral treatment can be cost effective in areas of limited resources

...iation. "The time has come to act on the information we now have, nearly all of which supports starting treatment earlier. We can re-evaluate the situation after the trials, but until those results are available, the evidence points to saving lives with earlier treatment," says co-author, Robin Wood, FCP,...
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