Thursday, 27 December 2012

Year in Review: CDC Says Test 'Boomers' for Hepatitis C

(MedPage Today) -- Early this year, the CDC suggested one-time hepatitis C screening for all baby boomers and we reported on the guidance on May 18. In a companion article, you'll find out what has happened since. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..


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Predicting who's at risk for violence isn't easy


FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where Adam Lanza opened fatally shot 27 people, including 20 children. People figure there surely were signs of impending violence. But experts say predicting who will be the next mass shooter is virtually impossible _ partly because as commonplace as these calamities seem, they are relatively rare crimes. Still, a combination of risk factors in troubled kids or adults including drug use and easy access to guns can increase the likelihood of violence, experts say. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) CHICAGO (AP) — It happened after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., and now Sandy Hook: People figure there surely were signs of impending violence. But experts say predicting who will be the next mass shooter is virtually impossible — partly because as commonplace as these calamities seem, they are relatively rare crimes.








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Drug Shortage Linked To Cancer Relapse

A drug shortage appears to have caused a higher rate of relapse among children, teens and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers form St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reported this week. The scientists say this is the first example of the tragic consequences of the current drug shortage. They emphasized that protecting patient access to lifesaving treatment must always be the number one priority in any health care system... via Health News from Medical News Today Read More Here..


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Senator McConnell says still time to avert "fiscal cliff"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, on Thursday said that there is still time to avert the "fiscal cliff" and a "wholly preventable economic crisis." In a speech on the Senate floor McConnell warned, however, that Senate Republicans "aren't about to write a blank check for anything Senate Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..


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Drug Shortage Linked To Cancer Relapse

A drug shortage appears to have caused a higher rate of relapse among children, teens and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers form St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reported this week. The scientists say this is the first example of the tragic consequences of the current drug shortage... via Featured Health News from Medical News Today Read More Here..


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House may extend session to January 2: Republican aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives may keep the House in session from Sunday evening through January 2, the final day of the current Congress, a senior House Republican aide said on Thursday. The next Congress, elected in November with a slightly diminished Republican majority, will be convened for the first time on January 3. (Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler) via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..


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House sets Sunday session as fiscal cliff deadline nears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will hold a work session on Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST (2330 GMT), a day before the December 31 deadline for reaching a deal that would avert the "fiscal cliff." A senior House Republican aide confirmed that House members were being called back to Washington. The House went on recess a week ago amid a deadlock on how to resolve ways to avoid $600 billion in potentially harmful tax increases and spending cuts. (Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler) via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..


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New Year's Resolutions

27 Dec 2012 For some, a New Year's Resolution provides the necessary motivation to make a major lifestyle change. Popular resolutions include weight loss, gaining muscle and starting a healthier diet. This guide will help you start a resolution and reach goals.




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Iran's Ahmadinejad sacks only female government minister


Nominee for Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi speaks to lawmakers in parliament in Tehran DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday dismissed his only female cabinet minister, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, after she criticized her colleagues for failing to provide funds to import vital medicines. Appointed in 2009, Dastjerdi was the first woman government minister since the Islamic Republic was established in 1979. While seen as politically conservative, the gynecologist has advocated a greater role for women in society. ...








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No fewer side effects for prostate proton therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment known as proton beam therapy has just as many side effects as a more common and cheaper radiation method, according to a new study. In terms of side effects, "In the long term, there's really no difference in outcomes between proton radiation and IMRT for men with prostate cancer," said lead author Dr. James Yu, a radiation oncologist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Proton therapy advocates argue that protons blast radiation directly to the tumor and therefore avoid side effects. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..


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No fewer side effects for prostate proton therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment known as proton beam therapy has just as many side effects as a more common and cheaper radiation method, according to a new study.




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Changes in ED Care Result in Higher Bills

(MedPage Today) -- Increased billing for more expensive procedures by emergency department physicians is not solely related to a greater use of electronic health records and the consequent ability to capture more charges, according to one researcher. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..


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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Link Between Mental Disorders and Domestic Violence Identified

Men and women with mental health disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence, states study. In this study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and published today in iPLOS ONE/i, researchers reviewed data from 41 studies worldwide. Compared to women without mental health problems, women with depressive disorders were around 2 and a times more likely to have experienced domestic violence over their adult lifetime ...




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Eating too Much is the Same as Jet Lag of Our Body Clock

US researchers say that too much drinking and eating is almost the same as jet lag of our body clock. A study that was published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that when normal laboratory mice were given food during their regular sleeping hours they adjusted their food clock. They would therefore wake up from their forty winks and would get ready for food. On the other hand, another set of mice that were lacking the protein ...




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Letter: Healthcare in America





















Letter: Healthcare in America



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International experience recommends single payer insurance, but is indifferent to government provision of health care, i.e. some countries elect a socialized health insurance reform with government funding and employing health care providers. Instead












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