News tagged with health policy

Sustained stress heightens risk of miscarriage

Several studies have examined the impact of stress on a pregnancy – both chronic stress, such as workload, and acute stress associated with traumatic events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They conclude ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Medical patients aren't bargain hunters

Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) offer low premiums but high deductibles on the premise that patients who are faced with deductibles of $1,000 or more for individual coverage (or twice that for family coverage) will ...

Apr 03, 2013
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WHO urges more effort to beat high blood pressure

Individuals and governments need to step up their efforts to battle high blood pressure, which is estimated to affect more than one in three adults aged over 25, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday.

Apr 03, 2013
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Banning food ads targeted at kids

Researchers from the University of Alberta are leading a charge among Canada's obesity experts and calling on the federal government to ban food and beverage ads that target children.

Mar 21, 2013
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Is too much e-communication swamping doctors?

(HealthDay)—As hospitals increasingly forgo pen and paper in favor of "e-records," new research suggests the move is leaving many doctors struggling in a sea of daily communications.

Mar 04, 2013
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