News tagged with health care

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

The surge in murders of polio vaccination workers in Pakistan has made headlines this year, but little attention has been devoted to the ethical issues surrounding the global health impact of current counterterrorism policy ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Homeless most at risk of poor oral health

(Medical Xpress)—New research from The University of Queensland has highlighted poor dental health as one of the most detrimental, but least understood, aspects of homelessness in Australia.

Jun 16, 2014
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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

(AP)—Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans' hospitals and clinics, according ...

Jun 14, 2014
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US House votes to ensure speedier care for US vets

The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

Jun 10, 2014
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NYU Langone internist calls for VA system reform

An NYU Langone internal medicine specialist who served as a White House fellow at the US Department of Veteran's Affairs says the headline-grabbing failures of the VA health system's administration stand in sharp contrast ...

Jun 10, 2014
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US audit: 57,000 vets await initial medical visits

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting for 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. An additional 64,000 who ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Study reveals cost benefits in housing the homeless

The University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research conducted a study for the City of Albuquerque on the cost and benefits of housing the homeless in the city. Results of the Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative reveal ...

Jun 06, 2014
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