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Spare Us the Salt! Oregonians Paying a Hefty Price for Hidden Salt

Consumers' Health and Budgets Negatively Impacted by High Sodium Foods, Deceptive Labeling KELSO, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt. It's been a hot topic shaking up nutritionists and medical professionals for years, and now it's making waves at the government level:...

Mother Claims Hefty Compensation For Failed Abortion Of Twins

Stacy Dow of Perth is claiming £250,000 in compensation money after her twin daughter survived an attempted abortion in 2001//. The mother says that she discovered that she was pregnant when she was 16 and decided to get an abortion done. She returned to the Tayside University Hospitals NHS Tru...

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

...y Sebelius says real change begins with America's kids,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs, just over 9 percent of all medical spending, experts reported at a national conference Tue...

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

...hy behaviors will bring expenditures down, experts say ,, MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs, just over 9 percent of all medical spending, experts report. In fact, people who are ob...

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

...c are inescapable. Baby boomer's have the highest rate of obesity, compared with previous generations. And as boomers age, Medicare will have to pay a hefty price for the chronic conditions caused by obesity, the report said. Why are so many Americans so fat? "Quite simply," Katz said, "because we can....

Finances Trigger American Reluctance to Spend More on Healthier Foods

...r lack of interest: Of those not willing to spend more, 52 percent confirm the reason is financial. However, nutritious foods don't always come with a hefty price tag. Nutrient-dense soyfoods are affordable and allow Americans to eat healthy for less. According to the sixteenth annual research study,...

Rarely Used Closed Doors Slammed Again in U.S. Senate Health Care Reform; Sen. Max Baucus Must Publicly Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance

...lars in unpaid medical bills. Without a cap on out-of-pocket expenses, how can you prevent this? 7. Your report says that, with few exceptions, hefty tax penalties will be levied against Americans that don't either purchase coverage or get it through their job. Is it true that only Christian Scient...

Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting

...llars in unpaid medical bills. Without a cap on out-of-pocket expenses, how can you prevent this? Your report says that, with few exceptions, hefty tax penalties will be levied against Americans that don't either purchase coverage or get it through their job. Is it true that only Christian Scienti...

New Jersey Hospital Association to Promote nTelagent's Self-Pay Management System

...y patients, by giving them the financial information they need. For instance, patients might qualify for charity care or social services assistance, a hefty discount for upfront payment, or a manageable payment plan. We look forward to working with the NJHA members to help both the patient and the provider...

YMCAs Help Families Achieve Healthy Balance in Stressful Times

...reports that 46 percent of Americans feel significant worry when it comes to providing for their family's basic needs, and anxieties like these take a hefty toll on both parents' and kids' well-being. To help families combat increased stress levels, YMCA Healthy Kids Day emphasizes regular physical a...
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Commercial ships spew half as much particulate pollution as world's cars

...veston Bay, and the Houston Ship Channel. The researchers also examined the chemistry of particles in ship exhaust to understand what makes ships such hefty polluters. Ships emit sulfates − the same polluting particles associated with diesel-engine cars and trucks that prompted improvements in on-...

Historical photographs expose decline in Florida's reef fish, new Scripps study finds

... and analyzed some 1,275 fish from photographs. McClenachan calculated the mean size of the prize catchesincluding sharks, large groupers and other hefty fish in early photographsand their decline from nearly two meters (6.5 feet) in length in the 1950s to contemporary catches of small fish such as snap...

Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds

...span - the mice that lacked the AdPLA enzyme averaged only 39.1 grams, a weight more typical of a low-fat diet, while the control mice weighed in at a hefty 73.7 grams. The researchers noted that the missing AdPLA did not change the number of fat cells, but simply kept the cells from accumulating excess...

Research unveils new hope for deadly childhood disease

...lutamate, a neurotransmitter vital for learning and memory. These super-ticklish receptors were located in the cerebellum, a brain region that plays a hefty role in sensory perception and motor control. For us, their abnormal activity made them key suspects in the brain dysfunction and neurological decl...

Developing kryptonite for Superbug

...ay wait for a staph culture, hospitals must isolate the patient. Insurance seldom covers that expense, so patients and hospitals currently pick up the hefty tab. There is an immediate need for faster, more accurate staph detection, said Maki. Quick identification in hospitals could save many lives, and...

Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say

... mechanics of penguin walking, we can better understand how to recognize and deal with abnormalities." King penguins were chosen because of their hefty size. Smaller birds, such as the rock hopper penguins, were too lightweight to register data on the mat. King penguins, second in size only to the la...

Fossil find: 'Godzilla' crocodile had head of a dinosaur, fins like a fish

...ay, Dakosaurus andiniensis lived entirely in the water, and had fins instead of legs. But that's not all that made it unusual. Two other features ?its hefty size and T. rex-like snout ?have earned it a unique place in history ?and the nickname “Godzilla.?/p> Diego Pol, a postdoctoral researcher at the Ma...
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Midwest biotech stocks receive hefty haircut in first half of 2005

When we met last week, we reviewed the performance of the Midwest large cap life science group of companies in the context of how the overall stock market indices reacted during the first half of 2005. The message was that the major indices were substantially down (as can be seen below) with...

Marriott Resort Magically Turns Brown Grease "Green" With The Cost-Cutting Hydrologix GRS

...ase hauling companies, occasionally foul odors disturb staff and customers and unexpected overflows may occur. Local authorities across the USA charge hefty fines for overflows, since this grease trap wastewater if untreated, contains potentially harmful anaerobic organisms such as salmonella, as well as m...

Cracking a tough nut for the semiconductor industry

...IST technique requires a slight modification of the nanoindentation equipmentthe probe has to have a sharper, more acute point than normally usedand a hefty dose of theory. Pressing carefully on the dielectric film generates cracks as small as 300 nanometers, which are measured by electron microscopy. Just...

Global Drug Discovery Technologies Market to Exceed $57 Billion by 2012, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts

...ar is rising significantly, percentage of successful product commercialization and launches averages to just 10-15% of drugs under research. Given the hefty funds that need to be injected into clinical trials of new drugs, pharmaceutical outsourcing is gaining preeminence in both the drug discovery and dru...

Double header for research dollars from Washington

...rch dollars by private companies. According to Tom hefty co-chair of Gov. Jim Doyles target="blank">Econ...n the federal dollars going to the private sector, hefty said. Michigan receives $372 million a year in pri...re beginning to commit investments in that sector, hefty said. The hope is to cure diseases and improve the...

An In-Depth Look at Wisconsin's Mediocre Economic Report Card

...te sector disconnect a factor According to Tom hefty co-chair of Gov. Jim Doyles Economic Growth Counc...trial technology all connected to the university, hefty said. Wisconsin came out of WWII and Milwaukee wen...y are actually effective at winning patent grants, hefty said. We are 13th in university research and 13th ...

Governors Growth Council hopes to go light on paperwork and heavy on ideas

... MADISON -- Retired health insurance executive Tom hefty has seen blue-ribbon government panels come and go over the years. In fact, hefty sometimes displays a thick file of reports spannin...e Gov. Jim Doyles Economic Growth Council. Neither hefty nor Noel is interested in publishing another dust-...

Technology Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley

...box have implications for content, document and processes technologies. Section 302 explicitly puts the accountability burden on chief executives with hefty fines and criminal ramifications for material financial misstatements. Section 404 requires companies to document financial reporting controls in gre...

Line between big pharma, big biotech continues to blur

... Pfizer overtook Merck, Genentech in 2005 has overtaken Amgen on the strength of its product portfolio even though Amgen still outsells Genentech by a hefty margin. More important, the biotech industry now has five companies worth more than $10 billion each, which is a major statement for the industry. ...

Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding

...rtant for metro Milwaukee to continue its growth in technology businesses," hefty said. The state seed money "is important for collaboration among the major ...that the biomedical field is southeast Wisconsin's major high-tech cluster, hefty said. The first effort to support early-stage technology companies in so...
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