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Public Health Woefully Underfunded in Administration's Proposed Budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bush administration's proposed fiscal year 2009 budget puts the health of millions of Americans at risk by failing to adequately invest in disease prevention and health promotion activities, the American Public Health Association (APHA) said to...

Men are from Mars and Women from Venus, but why on Earth are Women so Woefully Wronged?

'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety', wrote the famous Dramatist and Poet, William Shakespeare in his magnum opus 'Antony and Cleopatra' // A woman is quite an enigma and undoubtedly, there is more to her than what meets the eye. Popularly called the 'weaker sex' or t...

Sob Story: Women Woefully Depressed

It’s pretty common to feel down in the dumps, and under weather, when the weather is down- winter, when we do feel really low. But there is a huge gap between feeling low and depression, according to Mental Health Specialists. // Depression affects nearly one in every ten people in the United...

President Obama's Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed

...ealthcare coverage to virtually all of the roughly 42 million individuals in America who today lack it. But our empathy for these individuals would be woefully misplaced if the solution proposed to address their plight places an impossible burden on the back bone of our economy, that is, America's small and m...

VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service

...litary service." In testimony today before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rowan said that the VA "does a woefully inadequate job of reaching out to veterans and their families to inform them of the benefits to which they are entitled" -- certainly to the almost 8...

Foodborne Illness Victims Mark President Obama's First 100 Days By Calling For Permanent Fix To Food Safety System

...,000 Americans die annually from foodborne illness -- from outbreaks linked to spinach, lettuce, and peanuts. Unfortunately, our food safety system is woefully inadequate, and in key respects is still based on laws Congress enacted in 1906 that are outdated and fail to protect our food supply. Consider the fo...

Texas Health Care Association: Senate Budget 'Woefully Inadequate' in Funding Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care

...xas' most vulnerable seniors and the dedicated workforce who care for them, we believe the Medicaid funding levels put forward by the Texas Senate are woefully inadequate on every level," said Tim Graves, President of THCA. "Meeting Texas seniors' special care needs is not optional - and neither is their need...

Patients' Remote(ly) Monitored: Ask Frost & Sullivan, What Is Driving the European Market

...se management. They have the potential to deliver new and unimaginable savings for both patients and providers. Unfortunately though, consumers remain woefully ignorant of the performance ability of these technologies, even though they could help them not only improve their health, but also manage it. H...

Children's Bath Products Contaminated With Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane

...oducts are safe." Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said, "The fact that we are bathing our kids in products contaminated with carcinogens shows how woefully out of date our cosmetics laws are and how urgently they need to be updated. The science has moved forward, now the FDA needs to catch up and be given...

Non-Profit Gives $800,000 for Melanoma Research in 2009

...ed strides in the understanding, prevention and treatment of melanoma, these research efforts have been hindered by the fact that melanoma research is woefully underfunded. The MRF's Career Development Grant provides funding of up to $50,000 per year for two years to investigators who are beginning a r...
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Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

...partnerships with institutions in the developing world, and helping to build capacity in low- and middle-income countries. SACIDS' work tackles a woefully under-resourced and important sector. Most major infectious human diseases have animal origins and up to 80 per cent of emerging infectious human di...

New national survey says public reveres bison

... Americans are woefully out of touch with the fact that the American bison, or buffalo, is in trouble as a wild, iconic species, but they do love them as an important symbol ...

Salk researchers successfully reprogram keratinocytes attached to a single hair

...d induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which by all appearances looked and acted liked embryonic stem cells created a media stir. But the process was woefully inefficient: Only one out of 10,000 cells could be persuaded to turn back the clock. Now, a team of researchers led by Juan Carlos Izpisa Belmonte ...

Study finds health professionals, public unprepared for genomic medicine

...developed countries to diagnose, prevent and treat common chronic adult illnesses. The studies consistently found that primary care physicians feel woefully underprepared to integrate genetics into their practice. This includes having neither the time nor the skill necessary to obtain and interpret family ...

Priming scientists for successful media interviews

...ientists are frequently called upon to provide expert information on hot button issues that pervade the daily news headlines, yet most find themselves woefully unprepared for the bright lights of the television studio or leading questions from a newspaper journalist. A new publication from the American Instit...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...state to locate individuals with recollections on the 1918 flu outbreak. What he's found, he says, should concern anyone. "Most communities were woefully unprepared for the health crisis they faced," said Higgins, who is focusing his research efforts on the ability of Pennsylvania cities to respond. "Th...
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Alliance for Biosecurity Testifies Before Congress on Funding for Medical Countermeasure Development

...tect our military," Wright noted, but "funding for the development of CBRN countermeasures, particularly in the area of advanced development, has been woefully inadequate." Wright stated that "without adequate funding, promising countermeasures will not be developed and the nation will remain vulnerable to a ...

Local officials move toward monitoring nanotechnologies

...cies currently have to draw on decades-old laws to ensure the safe development and use of these technologically advanced products -- many of which are woefully out of date. Federal officials need 21st century tools for cutting-edge technologies. Anything short of that is unacceptable." Meanwhile, Californi...

China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Designated as a Key Manufacturer of Cancer Pain Drug by China SFDA

...lly in rural and western China as Western diet and lifestyle becomes prevalent. China's government and medical community are fully aware that China is woefully behind the rest of world in cancer pain treatment. For example, the consumption of morphine for pain per capita only amounts to 1/3 of other developin...

Fast Track: FDA User Fees: Do Faster Review Times Justify the Financial Burden?

...also is much other inefficiency within the agency. Recently, the directors of each of FDAs Centers lamented that the Agencys information management is woefully inadequate. Information is hoarded locally, and generally not shared across organizational lines. This may be because sharing information does not adv...

Rocket docket speeds patent infringement suits

...putations as fast-track jurisdictions, but even the three combined cannot provide a venue for all comers. The remainder of the federal court system is woefully behind where docket speed is concerned, and would do well to look to the Western District of Wisconsin for lessons in efficiency. For that matter, ...

No network infrastructure, no Olympics, no nothing

...nfrastructure = declining stature Here again with the goal being 1Gbps by 2012, unless we have some objective that matches or exceeds that, we are woefully behind. Broadband connectivity should be defined as 1Gbps. Period. Anything less than that as a goal for the near future is lame. There are defi...
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