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The Costliest Flu Ever – This Bird-Flu Scare, A'int chicken feed

Punjab’s poultry industry seems to have taken a severe beating after the bird-flu fears sunk its sales, and rendered a strong blow to a thriving// industry. It is estimated that nearly Rs 40 crore losses have been recorded, because of the fall in the consumption of chicken and eggs. Poultry...

Study Shows a Link Between Schizophrenia & Genetic Mutations

... the teens or twenties and affecting about 1% of the population. As affected individuals are typically handicapped for many decades, it is one of the costliest of diseases, roughly comparable with the aggregate cost of a serious cancer. Schizophrenia affects people of all races, ethnic groups, and socioecono...

With Obesity Key Driver of Rising Health Care Costs, National Business Group on Health Urges Tax Code Changes

...y grew 180 percent from 1997 to 2005; Average per capita health spending increased by 40 percent from 1997 to 2005, but the average for the 15 costliest conditions - all associated in some way with obesity - jumped 55 percent; Overall, obesity accounts for 27 percent of the increase in inflati...

Session highlights of the 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

...is one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the world, affecting an estimated 23.6 million people in the United States in 2007 alone, and is one of the costliest conditions to treat. The 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes will convene on September 15-16, 2008. The Congress ha...

Medical Mutual of Ohio Issues Fraud Report

...ed more than 700 indictments in 20 years. Over the past five years, Medical Mutual has reclaimed more than $20 million from fraudulent activity. The costliest of all crimes, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates more than $100 million is lost every day to health insurance fraud. S...

Statement by Daniel W. Jones, M.D., American Heart Association President on President Bush's FY 2009 Budget Proposal

... With his last budget, the president had an opportunity to leave his mark in the fight against cardiovascular disease, our nation's No. 1 killer and costliest disease. Instead, his proposal will cut resources that would bring us closer to a cure. We're making steady progress in combating heart disease and st...

CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors

... LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest storms in United States history and was the costliest (at an estimated $86 billion.) The total fatalities were estimated at 1,836, including flooding in the aftermath. Witnessing the destruction/displacem...

Drug Helps Fight Late-Stage Colon Cancer in Some Patients

...eatment gene testing may prove crucial to decisions as to whether a particular patient receives cetuximab or not. Because it is so expensive -- the costliest drug used today against colon cancer -- and because it can induce side effects, "I would like cetuximab to be used in a more individualized way," Grot...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...d benefit in the phase III clinical trial, then it could be tested as a preventive agent, Dr. Golde says. But he adds that this “could possibly be the costliest trial ever to be conducted,” because it would take decades and involve thousands of people. However, Dr. Golde and his clinical colleagues share a com...

Abnormalities in Eye Movements and Attention can Predict Schizophrenia

...to two groups in relation to schizophrenia-related risk. “Schizophrenia affects one in every 100 people,” said Lenzenweger, who considers it the costliest form of mental illness known to humankind. It has a strong genetic component; about 80 percent of what determines schizophrenia is related to genetic ...
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University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... MIAMI Hurricanes are the costliest natural disasters that strike the United States. A better understanding of how structures withstand -- or fail to withstand a hurricane could lead to...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

... HIV treatment across the board: the inadequacy of reimbursement to the treating physicians and clinics. In the study, medications were the single costliest component, comprising $71 to $84 of every $100 spent, regardless of stage of disease. In sharp contrast, expenditures for physicians' services and cl...
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Pharmas will be forced into generic-drug strategy

...d by classes of drugs known as proteins and peptides, which are more difficult to copy). The approval process for such biotech drugs (which are the costliest in the market) in the U.S. is the target of FDA deliberations. The FDA, by the way, is currently trying to render more drugs accessible to American co...
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