A new drug candidate may be the first capable of halting the devastating mental decline of Alzheimer's disease, based on the findings of a study published today in PLoS One.
Medications Dec 14, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (17) | 0 |
As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure safe, effective and appropriate medical imaging, the American College of Radiology has joined the ABIM Foundation and eight other medical specialty societies in Choosing Wisely. The ...
Other Dec 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
States that have shifted funds away from tobacco control programs may be missing out on significant savings, according to a new study co-authored by San Francisco State University economist Sudip Chattopadhyay.
Health Nov 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A new formula that can predict future health costs more accurately than previous models could help guide commissioning budgets for general practices under the government's new Health Bill, finds a study published on British Me ...
Health Nov 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Health care costs for hepatitis C patients with end-stage liver disease are nearly 2.5 times higher than those in the early stages, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Could persistent pollutants like DDT and PCBs or chemicals found in plastics be making you fat or diabetic? The answer may depend on what sort of bacteria you have churning around in your gut, according to Cornell scientists.
Health Nov 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Italian and Spanish scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries have provided the first evidence to show that meninges, the membrane which envelops the central nervous system, is a potential ...
Medical research Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.
Health Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and its economic burden grows year by year. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability, excluding direct medical costs, ...
Cancer Sep 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and GHESKIO (Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes) have shown that early treatment of HIV not only saves lives but is also cost-effective. ...
HIV & AIDS Sep 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
An analysis of more than 30,000 cancer patients has shown that blood clots are a more common complication than doctors may realize, causing additional hospitalizations and driving up the cost of care, according to a study ...
Cancer Sep 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Do pharmaceutical ads educate patients and improve health -- or merely spur drug sales?
Health Sep 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The number of underinsured adults -- those with health insurance all year, but also with very high medical expenses relative to their incomes -- rose by 80 percent between 2003-2010, from 16 million to 29 million, according ...
Health Sep 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
People who receive medical care in an integrated health care system with electronic health records linked to its own pharmacy more often collect their new prescriptions for diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medications ...
Health Sep 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Alternative funding for health care in Canada will not result in lower costs nor contribute to financial sustainability, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Aug 22, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0