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Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu: Boost Public Health, Moratorium on Closures, Layoffs, Suspend Insurance Charges that Discourage Prevention

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today called for broader, national action to promote containment and prevention of a broader swine flu pandemic. While welcoming the Obama administration's call on Congress Tuesday to allocate $1....

Statement by Christine James-Brown, President and CEO, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Re: Moratorium on Medicaid Regulations

ARLINGTON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Christine James-Brown, President and CEO, CWLA: CWLA is grateful that Congress has taken the authority and opportunity to delay the Medicaid Rehabilitative Services and Targeted Case Management (TCM) rules, as ...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

...o;s caused them to be pulled from the market. Dr. David L. Durst is cofounder of a Huntsville, Alabama cosmetic plastic surgery practice. During the moratorium on silicone breast implants, Dr. Durst participated in the FDA’s adjunct study on their safety. Dr. Durst says now that the implants have been a...

Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts

...t the urgency in stopping these cuts," said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president/CEO. Earlier this year, President Obama and Congress approved a moratorium on the hospice funding cuts that expires on September 30, 2009. Without further action, hospice reimbursements will drop by 3.1 percent, leaving hosp...

New book series renews call for ban on gambling

...ff the three-volume series, renewing calls to outlaw gambling that have mounted since the 1999 U.S. National Gambling Impact Study Commission sought a moratorium on gambling expansion. The remaining volumes reprint hundreds of reports that explore specific consequences of gaming "Gambling With National Sec...

New Hampshire Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Discusses Silicone Breast Implants after Breast Augmentation becomes No. 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

...rgeon , says that since the FDA approved the implants, the public comfort level has improved dramatically. “The FDA approved gel after a 14 year moratorium during which studies compared large numbers of women who have implants with a similar group of women who do not. Because there were no significant di...

Americans United for Life: Obama Administration Stem Cell Policy an Anti-Life Waste of Tax Dollars

...nistration is needlessly pulling down effective laws that protect human life. We expect the Administration will soon move to completely pull down the moratorium against federal funding for human embryo research that has been in place since the National Research Act of 1974." For additional background, pl...

President Obama & Congress Act to Ensure Access to Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Patients & Families

... One-Year moratorium on Cuts in Medicare Hospice Funding Signed Into La...ent Act of 2009) into law that includes a one-year moratorium on cuts in Medicare funding for the more than 4,70...oots level and in Congress for securing a one-year moratorium on cuts in hospice funding. It's important that we...

Medicaid Health Plans of America Lauds Stimulus Bill's Conference Agreement Which Provides $90 Billion in Medicaid Relief for Nation's Most Vulnerable Citizens

...viders. House and Senate negotiators included a provision extending a moratorium on six Medicaid regulations promulgated by the Bush Administration that wou... and graduate medical education payments in Medicaid. It also places a new moratorium on a rule that limits the outpatient hospital services that states may prov...

Obesity among state's low-income teens nearly triple that of more affluent peers

...t stock fresh fruits and vegetables. The Los Angeles City Council recently used data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to support such a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. The policy brief's authors also called for greater opportunities for physical activity and educati...
Moratorium in Medical Technology

Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

... In 2005, 11 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee unions, representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called for a moratorium on fluoridation programs across the country and asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.(7) ...

Senate Passes Drug-Safety Reforms to Prevent Future Vioxx-type Disasters; House Urged to Act on Strong Drug Safety Bill

...ith new drugs, serious health risks often aren't clear until a drug has been on the market for years and used by millions, which is why having the DTC moratorium option is critical for safety. "While it's important FDA has the power to hold a drug company's feet to the fire when it comes to misleading ads, we...
Moratorium in Medical Dictionary

Vaccination

... women ages 9 to 26 will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. ... The free vaccination is not based on income. ... UNIVERSAL HEPATITIS B VACCINATION : A moratorium SHOULD BE PLACED ON THIS ... The concept of universal hepatitis B vaccination in the U.S. was conceived by Dr. ... HealthWorld Online is the I...
Moratorium in Biological News

Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

... when it was scrapped due to the losses it was causing the country's whalers. Japan and Norway, in defiance of the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling, kill up to 2,000 whales a year, exploiting loopholes in the IWC's founding treaty that allow whaling under 'objection' to manag...

Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans

... DURHAM, N.C. -- Since Congress lifted a moratorium on offshore drilling last year, federal lawmakers have grappled with the issue of how best to regulate U.S. ocean waters to allow oil, wave and wind e...

Decline of shorebird linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs

...knots was detectable. Recovery of both horseshoe crabs and red knots may require more restrictions on horseshoe crab harvest, possibly even a complete moratorium for some period. We've proposed a program of adaptive management, including monitoring, that should result in the information managers need to find th...

1,000 tags reveal mysteries of giant bluefin tuna

...eatures at a time when their commercial value is soaring and their population has declined to a fraction of its historic levels prompting calls for a moratorium on the commercial fishery so the Atlantic giants can recover. The tagging data assembled by the TAG researchers have been vital in ident...

Great Ape Trust's Wich lead author of Oryx paper on continuing orangutan population declines

...t conservation is gaining prominence as a political agenda. For example, habitat loss has stabilized in some parts of Sumatra with a temporary logging moratorium in the province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, where most of the island's orangutans occur, both in and out of national parks. Opportunities also exist ...

Bottom trawling impacts, clearly visible from space

...nited States closed vast deep-sea areas off Alaska to bottom trawling. In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly began deliberations on a trawling moratorium on the high seas, which cover 45% of the Earths surface, and South Pacific nations effectively put an end to trawling in an area amounting to 14 perce...

GM canola ban "disappointing"

... The South Australian Governments decision to extend a moratorium on genetically modified canola is not supported by scientific evidence and may send the wrong message about the role of science in agriculture, expert...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...ock." These genetically distinct whales are found closer to shore than other minke breeds, and were hunted to threatened levels until the IWC passed a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986. Though it is illegal to directly hunt minke whales in South Korea, those caught in fishing nets can be killed and ...

UN review shows need to halt destructive fishing practice

...United Nations shows the need for an international moratorium on bottom-trawling and other destructive fishing p...nt need" in some cases for interim steps such as a moratorium on bottom trawling until formal conservation and m...entists and developing countries have called for a moratorium against high seas bottom trawling, which targets d...

Genetically modified maize not found in southern Mexico

...order, with millions of tons of GM grain imported each year for processed food and animal feed." In 1998, the Mexican government imposed a six-year moratorium on the release of genetically modified maize in the country. However, farmers in Mexico are allowed to grow genetically engineered crops such as cotto...
Moratorium in Biological Technology

Animal Protection Groups Condemn FDA's Endorsement of Animal Cloning

...nt of Agriculture's (USDA) request for a voluntary moratorium on the sale of cloned animals, though this moratorium would not apply to the progeny of cloned animals. ... Although the USDA is maintaining the voluntary moratorium on cloned animals, the public cannot be confident ...

Statement of International Dairy Foods Association President and CEO Connie Tipton

...e U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue the current voluntary moratorium on introducing milk and milk-derived products from cloned animals and their...) called on BIO and its members to adopt a policy to continue the voluntary moratorium on introducing food products from cloned animals into the food supply until...

Is Wisconsin a Technology Leader or Laggard?

...and troubled about the editorial titled, "End tax moratorium on Internet services" that appeared in last week'...n's (R-VA) bill (S. 150) to permanently extend the moratorium on Internet access and discriminatory taxes was pa...r a vote by the full Senate this fall. The current moratorium is set to expire in November. Senator Allen's legi...

State and Feds Race to Stop Taxation of Internet Access

... that, if it becomes law, would make the state bill irrelevant. The U.S. House Tuesday passed H.R. 49 , which would permanently extend an existing moratorium on taxation of Internet connectivity. The bill would also terminate a grandfather clause that protected existing Internet connection taxes in several ...

John Kerry talks technology

... excessive burdens, while allowing states to do what they need to do. ... That compromise has not yet been reached, and until it is well leave the tax moratorium in place. CS: How do you square your vote on [The USA Patriot Act] with your generally liberal view on privacy? JK: Very simply. Were at war...

State faces revenue drop as federal Internet tax ban passes House

...ctor is seriously hampered. Wisconsin is able to levy its 5 percent tax because it started before 1998, when the Internet Tax Freedom Act brought a moratorium on state charges. Wisconsin was exempt from the act under a grandfather clause. Sensenbrenner said that he sees this clause as contrary to the aid...

Biodiversity threatened as forests become 'islands' of green, UW professor says

...re added risks. "It is possible that the national forests may not suffice for some endangered species," says Radeloff. Radeloff is not advocating a moratorium on building rural homes. "We are hoping to generate a broader discussion on how housing growth should occur," says Radeloff. "We need to decide areas ...

State should keep open mind on nuclear power

...ppens when those plants are finally retired? That's a gap that won't be plugged by sawdust and switchgrass alone. TMI hysteria Wisconsin has a moratorium on building nuclear power plants, a 1980s law passed amidst Three Mile Island hysteria and legitimate concerns, at the time, about on-site waste stora...

What citizens don't ask political candidates

...at was scheduled for just under an hour. Out of the mix came three questions about healthcare, three on education, one on crime, one on Wisconsin's moratorium on nuclear power, one on tort reform, and one on clean government. The citizens had heard both candidates talk extensively about stem-cell research...

Legislature should look to Wisconsin's natural energy advantages

...ng. By and large, it is not an area in which a state grant and loan program will make a significant difference. Conversely, removing Wisconsin's 1980s moratorium on building new plants would help. Solar energy is a here-and-now technology in its passive form, meaning rooftop solar panels, solar thermal hea...
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