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U.S. Lags on HIV Testing Goals

Despite call for routine exams, 60,000 Americans were infected last year THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Two years after U.S. health officials recommended routine HIV testing for Americans 13 to 64, such testing remains hit-and-miss, and the AIDS epidemic marches on. This, des...

Quality Lags at Safety-Net Hospitals

Lack of money prevents hospitals that treat the poor from improving, study finds TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of care at hospitals that treat poor and underserved patients, often called safety-net hospitals, is lagging well behind hospitals that do not serve these pa...

Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans are not aware of all the warning signs of a heart attack, and the percentage who know what to do when one is suspected is not as high as it could be, a survey ...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcoh...

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

The use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canada is rising, but it is still significantly less than that in the United States. Dr. David Birnie and colleagues from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute report that, between 1995 and 2003, the use of implantable cardiovert...

India Lags Far Behind in Controlling Maternal Deaths

Gwalior: There has been no appreciable decline in the number of women dying at childbirth in India since 1990, quite// unlike other nations like Bangladesh, Gautemala and Morocco that have managed to arrest this trend. India's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), the number of maternal deaths per...

Rajasthan Reduces MMR, Still Lags Behind Country

Adoption of safe delivery practices resulted in Rajasthan's maternal mortality rate (MMR) dropping from 677 per 100,000 births in 1997 to 445, a decline of 34 percent, said Health// Minister Digambar Singh. However, Rajasthan still lags far behind the national MMR average of 301, according to...

Scotland lags far behind in meeting the demand of prostate cancer treatment

Half of Scotland's prostate cancer patients face a delay of two months or more for surgery or therapy//. Prostrate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland. Bu the health officials said that the hospitals are struggling to hit their target. Andy Kerr, health minister, asked ...

Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

...patient flow." Solutions do exist. Overcrowding is no longer viewed as an ER problem, but as a hospital-wide problem caused by time lags in the movement of patients. It is generally attributed to bad communications. The transfer of patients to unit hallways only addresses the ...

Call for primary care reform from AAFP, ACP and AOA

...e grants for training programs in medical schools and in residency programs extend far beyond the medical schools that receive them. The United States lags behind other countries in its focus on primary care. However, the evidence shows that countries with primary care-based health systems have population...
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Diagenic Announces Launch of First Breast Cancer Gene-Expression Blood Test

...ise, with an estimated 250,000 new cases expected in India by 2015. A key problem has been the detection of only 10% of cases at an early stage, which lags far behind Western countries where detection rates reach as high as 65%. Studies show there is more than a 90% chance of surviving breast cancer if ...
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Carbon Disclosure Project: 'World's largest corporations seek clarity on climate change regulation'

...ar. A total of 94 responding companies (30%) report some degree of linkage between employee incentives and goals related to climate change. Action lags behind awareness Although 254 companies (81% of respondents) perceive climate change as a risk, only 102 respondents (33%) have GHG emission reduc...

Scientists discover stinging truths about jellyfish blooms in the Bering Sea

...l stage for jellyfish during which they live as tiny, bottom-dwelling polyps before developing into swarming adults. If this occurs, there may be time lags between ongoing increases in water temperatures and resulting appearances of adult jellyfish swarms. Cause polyp habitats to move. Such movements m...
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Why Wisconsin Lags Behind the U.S. and Minnesota

Editors Note: "FORWARD VISIONS" Today we begin three weeks of special articles, interviews and columns that will appear on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). This series called, "FORWARD VISIONS" is designed to stimulate awareness, discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some of ...

Report: Wisconsin still lags in college degrees held by workforce, leads elsewhere

NorthStar Economics and the Wisconsin Technology Council have released a report detailing the strengths of Wisconsin in the new economy and the difficulties that still need to be addressed to ensure the quality of the state's future workforce. Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still po...

Minnesota, Missouri see continuing health care investments; Wisconsin lags

Cleveland, Ohio — Midwest health care start-ups continued to show strength in the third quarter of 2005, attracting 21 percent more investment dollars than in the second quarter, compared to just a 4 percent rise nationally, according to the Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report rel...

Act 255 heats up angel investment in 2005, though VC involvement lags

Wisconsin's decision to give tax credits to investors in early-stage companies has shown results in its first calendar year, especially for individual investors. Angel investors have so far applied for $1.8 million of the $3 million in available tax credits for 2005, state Department of Commerce...

Intrinsic Bioprobes, Inc. Enters into a $1.27M Contract with the National Cancer Institute to Develop Multiplex Mass Spectrometric Immunoassays for Detection of Low Abundance Cancer-Related Proteins

...ily fluids," says Dobrin Nedelkov, Ph.D., the Scientific Director of Intrinsic Bioprobes. "The application of proteomics tools in the clinical setting lags far behind their use in basic science and drug discovery. The multiplex mass spectrometric immunoassays will bridge that gap because they are highly s...

Calling for a Cure

...ly be exposed in the future, the only hope is research now to develop effective medical treatments. But research on the asbestos-cancer, mesothelioma, lags far behind other cancers. As a result of the limited treatment options, most mesothelioma patients die within one year of diagnosis. The Mesotheliom...

Specialists in infectious disease and global health convene at Philadelphia meeting

...global burden of this threatening disease. Travelers Unknowingly at Risk for Malaria: Once the leader in malaria drug development, the U.S. now lags behind in prevention, diagnosis and treatment: Physicians from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Centers for Disease Control will discus...

WAVE of the Future?

...nsin. According to Larry Cox, Director of the Weinert School of Entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison School of Business, entrepreneurial culture lags behind in Wisconsin. It is a state that has a lot of great technology. We have wonderful research thats going on here at the university, we have WARF ...

Heres how todays Wisconsin children will find jobs tomorrow

...e Economy.Tomorrows job opportunities begin with education. For all the colleges, universities and technical colleges in Wisconsin, the state actually lags behind the U.S. average for adults with four-year degrees (23.8 percent versus 26 percent). How can that be true in a state with the highest high-s...

Republicans criticize Doyles growth package

...conomy. Figures provided by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Money Tree Survey reveal that with $64.5 million in venture capital investments in 2002, Wisconsin lags behind neighboring Minnesota ($326 million), Illinois ($229 million) and Michigan ($73 million). Doyles plan would close that gap by creating a new...

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