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Blue Cross Reverses Position on Autism After Federal Court Litigation Intensifies

DETROIT, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In federal court litigation, Johns v Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Case no. 08-cv-12272, Plaintiff Christopher Johns contends that Blue Cross illegally denied behavioral therapy to his autistic son, even though it was covered by his insurance policy. Plaintiff...

JK Rowling Intensifies Her Disabled Children's Rights Crusade

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is strengthening her crusade for the rights of mentally ill and disabled children in East European mental hospitals, after setting the cause in motion last year. Rowling is carrying on her campaign to bring an end to the humiliation of children kept in cages ...

WHO Intensifies Work on Safe Blood for Mothers

To mark the World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is today launching a new initiative to improve the availability and use of safe blood to save the lives of women during and after childbirth. The initiative is the beginning of a broader blood safety agenda redefined i...

WHO Intensifies Anti-Tobacco war

The World Health Organization (WHO) has intensified its drive against tobacco consumption by refusing to employ smokers. The 2,400 staff already employed by the WHO // at its Geneva headquarters will not be affected by the new policy, even though they will also be encouraged to quit smoking. ...

US Officials Urge Testing for HIV as Health Crisis Intensifies

June 27 is being observed as the National Testing Day in the US. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing. The Centers for Disea...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

... Evidence That Criticisms Are Registering As Debate intensifies MENLO PARK, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress works through specific health reform proposals, the July Kaiser Health...

Brothers in arms

...Despite a severe lack of immune cells, the mice recovered completely. With these results, the researchers could show that influenza facilitates and intensifies an infection from pneumonia bacteria, while disproving the common idea that this is caused by a lack of immune cells. "This result was an enormous sur...

EXT Life Sciences Announces New Biotech Treatment that Tackles Root Cause of Graying Hair

... Breakthrough Comes as Scientific Community intensifies Anti-Aging Research DETROIT, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EXT Life Sciences, Inc., a biotechnology start-up company spun off from Wayne S...

Alzheimer's Plaques More Complex Than Thought

...d." "One key question will be how increased astrocyte signaling impacts neuronal function, and another will be whether astrocyte activity limits or intensifies plaque deposition," Kuchibhotla added. More information The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about Alzheimer's disease . ...

A.M. Best Affirms Regence's Solid Financial Position

...egence BlueShield of Idaho has a private rating. "Our nation's financial crisis underscores the need for responsible financial management, and intensifies our commitment to the uncompromising stewardship of our members' health care dollars," said Ganz. "These ratings reflect our ongoing effort to contro...
Intensifies in Biological News

Fertilization intensifies competition for light and endangers plant diversity

When grasslands are fertilized their productivity is increased but their plant diversity is diminished. In the last 50 years levels of plant-available nitrogen and phosphorous have doubled worldwide. This additional supply of plant nutrients is predicted to be one of the three most important cause...

Study of agricultural watersheds and carbon losses

...plication, can play a large role in the export of DOC as soluble organic carbon is applied to or injected into the soil surface. As animal agriculture intensifies in the upper Midwest, measuring DOC exported through tile drains is important when evaluating carbon budgets and carbon sequestration potential. ...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

..., Hyatt Regency, Rooms: Washington / Yorktown Adolescence is an important time in the development of health behaviors, especially for girls, and it intensifies the already complex relationships girls have with their bodies. In addition, adolescent girls often report losses in their relationships, particularly...

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting -- media advisory 2

...ted, which could lead to cascading effects throughout marine food webs. Increasing amounts of dissolved anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in oceans intensifies acidity and reduces carbonate-ion levels. A new look at field measurements from Bermudas coral reefs, where models have predicted early effects from o...
Intensifies in Biological Technology

Competition Alive in the Global Spine Market

... Acquisitions, innovation, and diversification intensifies competition between spine companies, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Resea...

Top Health Care Economists and Physician-Innovators Discuss Value of Medical Technology at AdvaMed 2007 Conference

...must always keep the patient foremost in our minds," he said. AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl said that as the debate on health care reform intensifies in the coming months, policymakers need to keep in mind the panelists' lessons on the value medical technology provides. "Innovations that diagnose di...

DNA Sequencing Equipment Market to Fragment and Grow as Competition, New Technologies Develop

...DNA sequencing equipment market is expected to grow nearly 8% between 2006 and 2012, spiraling upward from $335 million to $528 million as competition intensifies and diversifies, according to DNA Sequencing Equipment and Service Markets, a new report by Kalorama Information. The DNA sequencer market has been r...

UW-Madison medical school names new dean

... offers incentives and rewards for outstanding performers in the basic sciences. Another program launched on Golden's watch, the Academy of Educators, intensifies the school's commitment to medical student education by providing substantial support for faculty and staff who dedicate their careers to teaching. ...
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