Download PDF An analysis of the New York State\’s Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery – a proxy for complex cancer care. The results, published in the Journal of the American College […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) found that overuse of antibiotics, aggressive non-palliative treatment in patients with limited life expectancy, treatment of chronic pain, and dietary supplements may be the most frequently used low value treatment interventions used by doctors. The study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today called off their strike against the delay in the award of their degrees for the past three years. The announcement was made by Anil Sharma, General Secretary of the Resident Doctors\’ Association (RDA). Earlier, addressing a press conference, Union Health Minister […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have shown that the manner in which food and drink is served contributes hugely to the perception of taste. Betina Piqueras-Fiszman and Charles Spence from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and the University of Oxford, UK,, respectively, chose 57 volunteers and invited them to taste hot chocolate which was served in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Highlights Head and neck cancer is difficult to treat because of the involvement of many vital structures, including the ones responsible for breathing, swallowing and speech. New study shows that treating such cancers with twice-daily radiation therapy in combination with chemotherapy is effective in improving chances of survival. Twice-daily radiotherapy involves splitting the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF \’What is life without love?\’ is an oft-quoted line. Almost everyone succumbs to this sublime emotion at one time or the other. It is that phase in a person\’s life when the world transforms into a paradise and life is at its magical best. To be able to love is perhaps a testimony […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Australia is failing to make best use of its nurse practitioners, a new survey seems to show. \”Given the high level of educational preparation and clinical expertise manifest in nurse practitioners, underemployment in this highly skilled sector of the nursing workforce represents a waste of valuable human resources,\” lead author of the survey […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Known as an \”orphan\” disease due to the low incidence of occurrence, pediatric acquired aplastic anemia affects approximately two to four children out of every million each year. Researchers from the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children\’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) will present data focused […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In Alzheimer\’s disease and Parkinson\’s disease, loss of the sense of smell often precedes classical symptoms of cognitive or motor dysfunction. Therefore, a technique that is able to non-invasively quantify the olfactory neuron population could provide important insights related to the diagnosis and progression of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory neurons in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The Union Budget of India for the Financial Year 2009-10 was presented today in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. India\’s health budget has escalated from Rs.4,000 Crores to Rs.21,113.33 Crores ($4.35 billion) with the Finance Minister laying special emphasis on rural healthcare and health for all. The budget allocation for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The research study was published in the British Medical Journal. ‘Risk factors for perioperative stroke in migraine patients should be identified prior to surgery to reduce their occurrence.’ Advertisement Migraine is a common temporary disabling problem that usually does not have serious consequences. Patients with migraine suffer from severe, one-sided or both-sided throbbing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The story of the impressive growth of India\’s healthcare sector records as many challenges as opportunities. Safe guarding data is a huge challenge as the healthcare industry in India continues to grow in leaps and bounds. In this digital age, information is valued more than money. Organizations are finding ways and means to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 6 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the release of its 2009 Global Citizenship Report entitled, \”Redefining Responsibility,\” available online at http://www.abbott.com/citizenship. Abbott is redefining responsibility by applying its core expertise and resources to improve people\’s lives around the world, focused on four key areas: innovating for the future, enhancing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Air pollution and lack of vitamin D caused by too much time spent indoors may raise the risk of dementia, according to experts at the University of Edinburgh. Around 600,000 people in Britain suffer from dementia, the majority of which is Alzheimer\’s disease, costing the country more than £26 billion annually. ‘Addressing environmental […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Panic gripped Kural village in Orissa\’s Nayagarh district after four persons died due from suspected chikungunya in the past four days, a health official told Sunday. The dead have been identified as Sibaram Das, Mochi Patra, Aparti Sahu, and Ghanashyam Panda. They were among the 642 persons affected by the disease in the […]Continue Reading ...
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