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New Mexican health-care program successful at reducing crippling health care costs

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Seguro Popular, a Mexican health care program instituted in 2003, has already reduced crippling health care costs among poorer households, according to an evaluation conducted by researchers at Harvard University in collaboration with researchers in Mexico. The study was desig...

Mexican health care program successful at reducing crippling health care costs

In results from the largest health policy study of its kind, a Mexican health care program created in 2003 has been found effective in reducing crippling health care costs among poorer households. The results reflect the success of the Seguro Popular program, and arise from an evaluation conducted...

ILO Reports On The Crippling Effects Of HIV On The Workforce

According to a International Labor Organization (ILO) report issued on Dec 1 (World AIDS Day), more than 3 million people are unable to work partially or fully due to// HIV and million jobs a year are lost due to its spread. ILO added that the virus had a crippling effect on the workforce of many c...

Teamsters Launch Campaign To Support Health Care Reform

...care reform is too important for the labor movement to sit on the sidelines," Hoffa said. "The high cost of health care is burdening American workers, crippling U.S. companies, hurting the economy and adding to the deficit. "I am personally urging Teamsters local unions to get out there and support Pres...

Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

...ght on a pet's body. Besides annoying the host animal, fleas and ticks can cause skin disorders and infections such as Lyme disease, a potentially crippling syndrome. The cost of the treatment is still unknown, and researchers don't know if it might help prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness...

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Advocates Strong Healthcare Reforms in Support of American Values

...a halt." The report details troubling statistics regarding the suppression of business growth, lack of access to affordable healthcare for women, crippling economic damage caused by America's healthcare crisis and details specific recommendations for Congress provided by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commer...

Pulse Oximetry Entrenched as Standard-of-Care in Patient Monitoring, States Frost & Sullivan

...s have made the process not only more reliable and safer but also more accurate. However, the pulse oximetry market faces the same challenges that are crippling the total patient monitoring market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ...

Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

...tudy, published online June 22 in Cancer , recommended that doctors pay closer attention to cancer prevention and early detection in people with that crippling psychiatric disorder. Beginning in 1993, researchers at the university's Robert Debre Hospital began following more than 3,400 people with schizoph...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

...conomic challenges, donations exceed expectations BIRMINGHAM, England, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the final push to rid the world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary International today announced that it has raised US$90.7 million toward its US$200 Million Challenge, a fundrais...

New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief

...adache such a personal condition is the varying degree of headache experiences, which can range from mild tension headaches every so often to chronic, crippling migraines. And some people can experience a combination of different types of headaches, with varying severity and disability. Worse yet, these hea...
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Enobia Initiates Infantile Enzyme Replacement Trial for Rare Bone Disease

...rogram for hypophosphatasia was dosed. Enobia is investigating Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) with ENB-0040 for the treatment of this rare and often crippling genetic bone disorder for which there is no approved treatment. "Our enzyme replacement therapy program for hypophosphatasia has progressed w...

AMT Obtains License to Amgen's GDNF Gene to Develop Treatment for Parkinson's Disease with AMT's Proprietary Gene Therapy Platform

...eno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy platform could potentially allow the development of an effective, long-term treatment for this progressive and crippling disease. Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. It usually affects people over 65 with an estimated total of 4.5 m...

Researchers at Axial Biotech Develop a DNA Test for Scoliosis

...actors that initially cause this disease, and the company anticipates that soon it may largely understand the specific biology for this aggressive and crippling disease, and hopes to develop molecular treatments for scoliosis patients. The AIS prognostic test will be marketed under the trade name of ScoliSco...

Enobia Pharma Initiates Clinical Testing of Enzyme Replacement Therapy to Treat Hypophosphatasia

...m for hypophosphatasia has been dosed. Enobia is investigating Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) with ENB-0040 for the treatment of this rare and often crippling genetic bone disorder for which there is no approved treatment. Under two separate protocols, ENB-0040 will be evaluated in both adults and infants ...

U.S. Preventive Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks

...une 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers and their corporate human resources departments can play an important role in preventing their workers from suffering crippling or fatal heart attacks, according to a leading prevention expert at U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention. Dr. Boyd Lyles, corp...

U.S. Prevention Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks

...une 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers and their corporate human resources departments can play an important role in preventing their workers from suffering crippling or fatal heart attacks, according to a leading prevention expert at U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention. Dr. Boyd Lyles, corp...

Most Back Pain Could Be Cured Without Surgery or Drugs if Doctors Treated Muscles - Not the Spine - Says Leading Pain Specialist

...rehabilitation specialist. Dr. Kraus, whose muscle-strengthening exercises and trigger point injections eliminated most of President John F. Kennedy's crippling back pain, is recognized as the father of sports medicine in America and was the driving force behind the President's Council on Physical Fitness. D...

Samaritan's Alzheimer's Drug Caprospinol Suggests Brain May be Able to Heal From Alzheimer's Disease

...n people but these study results are extremely encouraging. The rats tested with our proprietary Alzheimer's rat model took on features similar to the crippling dementia seen in a human's Alzheimer's brain, and then, by treating the rats with Caprospinol, the rat's brain cells bounced back with complete memory...
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Vertigo

... One of Alfred Hitchcock's darkest and most compelling suspense films tells the story of police detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart), who has a crippling fear of... Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of intense dizziness episodes. ...

Dysplasia

... in the number and location of... Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a polygenic trait, that is affected by environmental... dysplasia n. Abnormal development ...
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NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...minate and for crops to grow. But record droughts and scorching temperatures in certain parts of the globe in recent years have caused soil to dry up, crippling crop production. The falling food supply in some regions has forced prices upward, pushing staple foods out of reach for millions of poor people. ...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

...e body to progressively weaken. Duchenne is the most common and severe form of childhood muscular dystrophy. About one of 3,500 boys are born with the crippling disease. Symptoms usually begin in children who are 2 to 3 years-old, most are in a wheelchair by age 12, and many who have the disease pass away by t...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

...ents that either rid the body of this inflammatory signal or mask it. Either way, the net effect would be the same: people would be spared from a very crippling disease. " According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more that 40 million American say that they have been told by a doctor t...

Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University

... Simply installing toilets where needed throughout the world and ensuring safe water supplies would do more to end crippling poverty and improve world health than any other possible measure, according to an analysis released today by the United Nations University. The ana...

Scripps research team sheds light on immune system suppression

..." says Oldstone. For now, Oldstone's group is focused on identifying the signals and molecules involved in the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus's crippling of the dendritic cells' interferon production. ...

When cells go bad

...ed the experiment using flies in which p53, Chk1 or Chk2 were mutated thus crippling cells' ability to commit suicide. The net effect of crippling the cell suicide genes and then damaging the chromosomes was to allow more ...

McGill conference on Global Food Crisis draws impressive list of international participants

...industry, governments, academia and NGOs to discuss critical problems of food supply and affordability as well as looking ahead to ways to solve these crippling problems. Here's a list of some of the key conference participants. Kanayo Nwanze As Vice-President of the International Fund for Agric...

Mounting evidence shows red wine antioxidant kills cancer

...ioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by reaching to the cell's core energy source, or mitochondria, and crippling its function. The study is published in the March edition of the journal, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. The study also showed that...

Insects take a bigger bite out of plants in a higher CO2 world

... more offspring. This study demonstrates that global environmental change is multifaceted, Berenbaum said. The impact of elevated carbon dioxide on crippling the capacity of the plant to respond to insect damage is exacerbated by the presence of invasive insect pests in soybean fields. The Japanese beetle, ...

Engineers demonstrate a new type of optical tweezer

...cal chambers and could perform calibrated force measurements in a footprint of only 100x100µm. Traditional tweezers, by contrast, would suffer from crippling aberrations in such locations. Moreover, in experimental trials, the optical tweezers exhibited trapping performance comparable to conventional optica...
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SHARE Program Launched to Address the Challenges of Achieving Blood Pressure Goal

...ypertension.com ) because worldwide, hypertension is present in almost 1 in 3 of the adult population, affecting as many as one billion people(1). The crippling effects of high blood pressure account for the loss of 92 million life years and 7.6 million premature deaths(1). The situation in Europe is even more...

Enobia Completes Target Enrollment in Clinical Trial for Infantile Hypophosphatasia

...om a severe form of hypophosphatasia. Enobia is investigating Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) with ENB-0040 for the treatment of this rare and often crippling genetic bone disorder for which there is no approved treatment. ENB-002-08 is an open-label, six month study evaluating safety, efficacy and phar...

University of Minnesota Receives $40 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Research

..., is breaking big barriers by boosting resources, raising awareness and injecting a sense of urgency and responsibility." Type 1 diabetes is a crippling and relentless disease. It occurs in children and young adults when the immune system mistakenly destroys all insulin-producing islet beta cells in t...

University of Florida and Cyntellect Collaborate to Unlock Mysteries of Cancer Stem Cells

...lls, such as CSCs. This information will be paramount to innovating novel drug development strategies and developing new cutting-edge diagnostics for crippling diseases, such as cancer," stated Dr. Fred Koller, Cyntellect's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe our LEAP technology offers a truly unique, effic...

Savient's Pegloticase Data in Treatment-Failure Gout Patients Presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology Conference

...by our clinical program," said Dr. Zeb Horowitz, Chief Medical Officer for Savient. "Many of these patients have suffered from debilitating, sometimes crippling gout symptoms for many years along with serious co-morbidities and are considered to be difficult to treat. Currently, there are no alternative treatm...

Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice

...rsity of Manitoba, Winnipeg dosed the first patient in Enobia's clinical program investigating ERT with ENB-0040 as a treatment of this rare and often crippling genetic bone disorder in August. Dr. Thomas Loisel, Associate Director of Process Development from Enobia Pharma will discuss the challenges in engi...

Professors Marc Feldmann and Sir Ravinder Maini Named Winners of the 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...and game-changing. Feldman and Maini's work has tremendous potential to transform research and human health, and it has shed new light on how we study crippling immune mediated inflammatory disorders." In addition to winning the 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, Feldmann and Maini have bee...

New approach may render disease-causing staph harmless

...s edge. Aureus is Latin for golden. The carotenoid acts as an antioxidant for the bacterium, allowing it to evade attack by the bodys immune cells. By crippling production of the carotenoid, the compound strips Staph of one of its key defenses. The new research builds on a recent discovery by scientists at ...

TDS Suffers 29-State System Outage

... that supply power to a server just crap out, too. Such was the case beginning at 11:57 p.m. Monday night with TDS Internet Services, which suffered a crippling power failure that ricocheted systemwide and downed dial-up and DSL users en masse, TDS Telecom spokeswoman DeAnne Boegli confirmed to ePrairie. She s...

DeLuca speaks out on entrepreneurialism, tech transfer, and WARF

...ompanies face is the problem of running out of money. "If you spend too much on window dressing, it's going to fail," DeLuca says. Knowing how crippling it is to run out of cash, DeLuca cautions would-be entrepreneurs against recruiting flashy executives who cost tons of money. Instead, he recommends d...
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