News tagged with health care
The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.
Medications Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2
When Chris Marciano was 4 years old, he would have a blistering tantrum whenever music came on the radio. By the second grade, his teacher described him as "not with us." At age 11, he was kicked out of school.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Word on the street has it you should replace your toothbrush after suffering from a cold, the flu or a bout of strep throat. That may not be necessary—at least when it comes to sore throats, according to a study to be presented ...
Pediatrics May 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1
Belief in God may significantly improve the outcome of those receiving short-term treatment for psychiatric illness, according to a recent study conducted by McLean Hospital investigators.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 25, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 20
(AP)—The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama's health care law by siphoning funds from another part.
Health Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—House Republicans are coming to the aid of high-risk patients trying to get insurance under the new health care law. But they do so by diverting money from a prevention program that is key to the law, ensuring stiff ...
Health Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London have shown that exercise is not effective in reducing burden of depression among elderly care home residents.
Health May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Study finds health insurance helps lower-income Americans avoid depression, diabetes, major financial shocks
Enrollment in Medicaid helps lower-income Americans overcome depression, get proper treatment for diabetes, and avoid catastrophic medical bills, but does not appear to reduce the prevalence of diabetes, high blood pressure ...
Health May 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A slowdown in the growth of U.S. health care costs could mean that Americans could save as much as $770 billion on Medicare spending over the next decade, Harvard economists say.
Health May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Millions of seniors are turning down free money. The Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D is a rare beast in economics research. The subsidy provides prescription drug coverage essentially free for low-income adults. That ...
Health May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study suggests that regularity of bedtime prior to initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is an important factor that may influence treatment compliance in adults with obstructive sleep apnea ...
Sleep apnea May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A surprisingly large number of women 18 or older choose to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other hormonal contraceptives, a team of University of Oregon researchers ...
Health May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
French health authorities said early Sunday that a second person had contracted a deadly new SARS-like virus, after sharing a hospital ward with the first victim identified in the country.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Saudi Arabia has detected six new cases of the deadly coronavirus, the health ministry said, raising the number of people infected from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 30, half of them fatalities.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.
Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.
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