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More Dire Warnings for Social Security

RetireSafe Calls for Action to Protect Older Americans RESTON, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the dire warnings issued in today's Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report, RetireSafe and its 400,000 senior supporters called on the President and Congress to take imme...

2008 Social Security Report Offers Dire Warning

RetireSafe Calls for Action NOW to Prevent Social Security Benefit Cuts RESTON, Va., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In wake of the annual report issued this week by the Social Security and Medicare Trustees, RetireSafe predicts a shaky financial future for retiring Americans unless so...

16-Year-Old Ecuadorian Boy in Dire Need of Dialysis Treatments Thanks One of Nation's Leading Providers for Saving His Life

Bridge of Life-DaVita Medical Missions' program reaches out to patients in need of care worldwide EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge of Life-DaVita Medical Missions program is being recognized as life-saving by 16 year-old Juan Carlos and his family livin...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

While the Asian and Middle East doctor community is struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of the recent terror attempts in the country, even more grisly details are emerging. An al-Qaeda leader in Iraq may have given a cryptic clue about the foiled UK bombing attacks when he repor...

Urban Poor in Dire Need of Proper Healthcare: Report

Healthcare facilities in urban India continue to be "alarmingly dismal" with over 180 million urban poor having only 1,083 family welfare centres// to diagnose their diseases, says an industry analysis. At least 300 additional urban health and family welfare centres need to be set up annually...

National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

... care by as much as $16 billion over ten years will not only negatively impact high quality nursing home care for our nation's aging seniors, but have dire consequences far beyond the walls of the skilled nursing facility and be directly felt by local and state economies across the nation. A recent analys...

In Letter to Congress, NORD Urges Action on Healthcare Reform

...e clear, though, we also strongly believe that failure to act is an explicit policy choice to preserve the unacceptable status quo. Such a choice has dire access and cost consequences that are intolerable for individuals, families, and the country. We thank you for your commitment to meaningful...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Pushes for Senate Bill to Assist Family Caregivers of the Most Severely Injured Veterans

...eterans, but endorsed a Senate bill (S. 801) that would provide more comprehensive support and coverage to a wider population of caregivers who are in dire need of these services. H.R. 3155, the Caregiver Assistance and Resource Enhancement Act, includes some essential support and training to those caring...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...an conventional mammography but just as safe. The discomfort of a mammogram can drive some women to avoid the valuable screening, occasionally with dire consequences. But the new procedure, based on computed tomography (CT), promises to take the pain out of breast cancer detection. In the cone beam bre...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

... is now close to facing foreclosure on her house. Molly now faces dire financial problems, just because she got sick. As a self-employed business...penses and living expenses while she was sick. Catherine now faces dire financial problems, just because she got sick. As a self-employed business...

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Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95

In science, its best to be good, but sometimes its better to be lucky. Ecologist Owen Sexton, professor emeritus of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, had just completed a census of snakes at a conservation preserve northwest of St. Louis, when the great flood of 1993 deluged the ar...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

...n meals. In order to survive, children and adults with this disease must receive precise doses of cornstarch every few hours. The disease is even more dire in dogs, which must be fed sugar every 30 minutes to survive. "Without treatment, these dogs all die," said David Weinstein, M.D., M.M.Sc., directo...

Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world

...s so critically lowthe oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay today stands at just 2 percent of what it was in colonial timesfuture losses could have dire consequences, both environmentally and economically. Indeed, the recently enacted Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009 reco...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...hifts in local environmental patterns. Like the canary in the mine whose condition warned of danger, many Indigenous Peoples are starting to confront dire circumstances in terms of access to food, fresh water and natural resources needed for the survival of themselves, their unique cultures and their spi...

Genetic study finds treasure trove of new lizards

...he major problems for biodiversity conservation and management is that many species remain undocumented. "This problem is widely acknowledged to be dire among invertebrates and in developing countries. "But in this group of vertebrates in a developed nation, which we thought we knew reasonably well,...

Ocean fish farming harms wild fish, study says

...ore larvae into the water. With more larvae in the water, more wild fish become infected and die as a result. Larger numbers of lice are especially dire for salmon because juvenile salmon must transit coastal areas where salmon farms are located. Juvenile pink and chum salmon (Pacific species) suffer m...

A fisheries catch-22

...o overfishing and habitat destruction, countless species and populations of fish are on the brink of disappearing forever. To attempt to mitigate the dire situation, captive breeding, the controlled breeding of organisms in protected environments, is regularly initiated. Despite its popularity, does ...

UC Davis researchers discover Achilles' heel in pancreatic cancer

...hose diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is just four-and-a-half months, although chemotherapy can extend that prognosis up to six months. "There is a dire need to find new options for these patients. While our findings do not suggest a cure for pancreatic cancer, they do promise a possible way to extend ...

Rare corals breed their way out of trouble

... Rare corals may be smarter than we thought. Faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, new research suggests they may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species to breed themselves out of...

Oceans on the precipice: Scripps scientist warns of mass extinctions and 'rise of slime'

...odiversity and extinction colloquium convened by the National Academy of Sciences. "The purpose of the talk and the paper is to make clear just how dire the situation is and how rapidly things are getting worse," said Jackson. "It's a lot like the issue of climate change that we had ignored for so long...

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Dire in Biological Technology

Energy Leaders Gather in Houston; Call for Balanced, Careful Approach to Energy Policy

...ary of energy during the Clinton administration, urged that an integrated view of energy be taken, or the nation could face unintended and potentially dire consequences. "We need to do these things carefully," White told executives who gathered in Houston on Tuesday, for a daylong series o...

Medical Machines Online Announces Release of a Brand New Philips HeartStart AED Defibrillator

...king order. As long as the green light is blinking, you can be certain that your Philips HeartStart AED defibrillator is ready to use. When you are in dire need or present at a medical emergency, this self-checking unit will give you the peace of mind you're seeking. Medical Machines Online is proud t...

The MedZilla Report: September 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...bs. Over the past month, both U.S. and world markets have fluctuated wildly, and several major financial institutions have announced that they were in dire straits. With such uncertainty permeating the economy as a whole, even those dissatisfied with their jobs are less likely to look for something new. ...

Inverness Medical Innovations Features Innovative TB Diagnostic - Clearview(R) TB ELISA at AIDS 2008

...sed immune status, more than one third were co-infected with TB. As a result, TB has become a leading cause of death in this population and there is a dire need for reliable TB diagnostics. By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management, Inverness Medical Inno...

ImQuest Receives $6.4 M Five Year Award from NIH to Develop Long-Lasting Combination Topical Microbicides To Prevent HIV Transmission

... incidence of sexual transmission of HIV, especially in the developing world where women now account for over 50% of people living with HIV and are in dire need of an effective microbicide product," said Dr. Buckheit. "It is our goal to develop a multi-product barrier for women that will inhibit several s...

BSP Raises $2.6 Million Dollars From Private Investors

...s most fatal pathology. It improves the standard of care for cardiac patients, decreases the risk of further, often invasive, tests, and addresses the dire needs of private and national healthcare systems to balance the immense costs of cardiac diagnosis and monitoring." About BSP BSP is dedicated to ...

World Debut for BSP's HyperQ Stress System: 57th Annual American College of Cardiology Meeting 2008

...diac patients and at the same time will help reduce unnecessary costly and potentially harmful procedures. The HyperQ(TM) Stress System thus addresses dire needs of private and national healthcare systems to balance the immense costs of cardiac diagnosis and monitoring, while decreasing the risk of furthe...

Countering an approaching water crisis

...ign joined a slate of world leaders in water resource research to address this crisis in a review paper in the March 20, 2008, issue of Nature. "As dire as the growing problems are with a lack of enough clean water in the world, I have a great deal of hope that many of these problems can be solved by i...

Immune system protein starves 'staph' bacteria

...es of food-borne illness. And it seems as if complete and total antibiotic resistance of the organism is inevitable at this point, Skaar said. The dire outlook motivates Skaar and his colleagues in their search for new antibiotic targets. Skaar and Brian Corbin, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow and lead a...

Berbees success is based on companys history and culture

...eve is important to our culture and how we want it to continue, Shain said. In the data center business, a sector Berbee is involved in, there is a dire need for process methodology and great management control, Shain stated. Extensive training is necessary to ensure Berbees customers are comfortable w...

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