With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up
...ople enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plan in Pennsylvania in the two years before implementation of Part D and the two years after.
People were classed
in one of four groups: those who had no drug coverage before Medicare Part D; those who had drug coverage but with a cap of $150 a quarter (considered...
'Cannabis alters human DNA' -- new study
"There have been many studies on the toxicity of tobacco smoke. It is known that tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemicals of which 60 are classed
as carcinogens. Cannabis in contrast has not been so well studied. It is less combustible than tobacco and is often mixed with tobacco in use. Cannabi...
New psychotherapy has potential to treat majority of cases of eating disorders
...norexia nervosa, which accounts for around one in ten cases in adults; bulimia nervosa, which accounts for a third of all cases; and the remainder are classed
as "atypical eating disorders, which account for over half of all cases. In these atypical cases the features of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa ...
89 percent of children's food products provide poor nutritional quality
... findings included:
63 per cent of all the products surveyed made some sort of nutritional claim, including 62 per of the products that could be classed
as poorly nutritious, due to high levels of sugar or fat or sodium. A low percentage (eight per cent) carried some kind of nutrition mark or seal. Oth...
Binge drinking due to 'copying' behavior
...rily getting drunk at least once a week (both men and women). Using this criteria, nearly one-fifth (16.2 per cent) of the young people surveyed were classed
as binge drinkers.
Everyone in the survey was asked whether about the drinking behaviour of their friends, family and colleagues. Binge drinkers...
Study supports theory that rise in autism is related to changes in diagnosis
...ey would be classified as autistic now.
"Criteria for diagnosing autism were much more stringent in the 1980s than nowadays and a child wouldn't be classed
as autistic unless he or she was very severe. Now, children are being identified who have more subtle characteristics and who could in the past easily...
Found in translation: Prioritizing research questions in breast cancer
...unique issues, from which participants were asked to vote for their 'top six'. In all, 420 participants from 48 countries voted; around half of voters classed
themselves as clinicians.
The top research priority found was the identification of molecular signatures to select patients who could be spared che...
Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
... website. The analysis of these figures reveals a
strong positive correlation between hours spent on TV/Video game play and
the percentage of children classed
as overweight per state. The state of Utah was acclaimed with the lowest percentage of children
overweight, and was found to have the second lowest p...
Eating junk food whilst pregnant and breastfeeding may lead to obese offspring
...in 2005 and 400 million were obese. Obesity affects populations increasingly earlier in life with over 20 million children under the age of five being classed
"Our study has shown that eating large quantities of junk food when pregnant and breastfeeding could impair the normal control of ap...
Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer
...e pathological response to the pre-surgery therapy, meaning there was no sign of cancer in the tissue samples. 31 (15%) of the remaining patients were classed
as having stage 1 disease (the least advanced), 69 had stage 2 disease, and 72 (35%) had stage 3 disease.
After a median follow up of 60 month...
classed in Medical Definition
...ficits in episodic memory.
Alzheimer's Disease tends to damage the hippocampus before other brain areas. This means that AD patients are often classed
A rare type of shell-fish poisoning called "Amnesiac Shellfish Poisoning" or ASP quite effectively and irreversibly damages the hip...
classed in Medical Dictionary
... The soybean (U.S.) or soya bean (UK) (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to East Asia. The plant is classed
as an oilseed rather than a pulse. It is an annual plant that has been used in China for 5,000 years as a... Soy protein is generally regarded a...
...lled lobar pneumonia . ... BRONCHOPNEUMONIA, LOBAR PNEUMONIA , PRIMARY ... r. Acute Croupous or Lobar Pneumonia (Pneumonic Fever) is now classed
as an ... Lobar pneumonia may be considered as an acute endemic disease of temperate ... Lobar pneumonia is seen in adults. ... Pati...
...ll be able ... Brief and Straightforward Guide: What are Symptoms of Adenitis ? ... Adenitis results in swelling of the lymph nodes, and is classed
by type. ... Adenitis - Definition of Adenitis at Dictionary.com a free online dictionary ... adenitis - 5 dictionary results. adenitis ... ...
... Abuse refers to the use or treatment of something that is harmful. It can be classed
by the target of abuse or the type of abuse . Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or ...
classed in Biological News
Health costs soar as 60 million Americans classed as obese
A new method for manipulating macromolecules has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The technique uses double-stranded DNA to direct the behavior of other molecules.
In previous DNA nanotechnology efforts, duplex DNA has been used as a static lattice...
Cholesterol-busting bug with a taste for waste
...As a consequence, steroids - including cholesterol - are a major group of contaminants in urban sewage residues.
Gordonia bacteria have only been classed
as a separate group of bacteria since 1997 but they have already proved useful as they are able to degrade a wide range of environmental pollutants in...
The exotic side of veterinary science
...cross Zoo became a charitable trust concentrating on conservation and education. About three quarters of the animals housed at Twycross are officially classed
as endangered species and the zoo now takes part in many captive breeding programmes for endangered animals. It is a global centre of excellence in pr...
A step forward in virology
... first rudimentary vaccine was produced from cowpox viruses, which protected people from the sequelae of the disease. Since 1978, the disease has been classed
as eradicated and officially is preserved in only two laboratories; one in Atlanta, the other in Novosibirsk. US authorities, however, fear bioterrori...
A slight difference and significant similarities
... in the class of fructans, i.e. polysaccharides, composed of fructose (fruit sugar). The normal starch is made of glucose. Nutritionally, fructans are classed
as fiber and have a beneficial effect on human intestinal flora.
The main results of the study showed that substances in the Agria, Desiree, Granol...
classed in Biological Definition
...tyle drugs used to enhance quality of life by addressing typically non-serious conditions
Antidepressants are sometimes classed
as lifestyle drugs, though this designation may be inappropriate
Psychiatric drugs (see also psychopharmacology )
...copes and planetary space probes , comparing the conditions on other planets in the solar system with extreme environments on Earth . Microbes , classed
as extremophiles , have been found in apparently inhospitable environments such as frozen lakes, within rocks, at extreme depths in the oceans, at de...
classed in Biological Dictionary
...ellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. This includes eukaryotes such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes. Viruses, though not strictly classed
as living... microbiology n. The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms ... Microbiology...