Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released an online tool condenses 129 quality measures into state-specific data that state governments can use to focus their efforts to improve health care.
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Researchers has uncovered a set of genes that are turned on, or expressed, at high levels only in the blood vessels that feed tumors in mice and humans.
The Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals and AABB will join several international organizations in celebrating World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2007.
Computerized matching system could enable national kidney exchange and increase kidney transplants.
Articles covering recent studies guide development of advances in surgical quality and safety.
The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies has taken on the role of connecting multiple disease specific, genetic consortia under the FOCIS Network of Consortia in an effort to uncover the genetic basis of autoimmunity.
A close cousin of the bacterium that debilitated thousands of World War I soldiers has been isolated at UCSF from a patient who had been on an international vacation.
McGill University and the National Research Council present a Quebec first: BioTransfer 2007.
Stem Cell Researchers Reprogram Normal Tissue Cells Into Cells With Same Properties As Embryonic Stem Cells
Researchers were able to take normal tissue cells and reprogram them into cells with the same unlimited properties as embryonic stem cells, the cells that are able to give rise to every cell type found in the body.
Blood saves lives, and blood services are an essential part of the health system.
2005-2006 FluForecast virus data indicated clearly that 1) the mortality rate of human H5N1 was increasing markedly, and that 2) the first country in which this would be clinically realized would be Indonesia.
An innovative approach is showing progress in addressing severe acute malnutrition, which affects an estimated 20 million children under the age of five worldwide.
Within the next decade, the world could face a deadly pandemic that could easily kill millions, disrupt the normal flow of life worldwide and create economic havoc.
Cynosure announced the launch of a new, higher power Smartlipo LaserBodySculpting Workstation.
Half of all U.S. adults say they have registered as an organ donor, but only one in four has informed their family that they are willing to be a donor.
Georgetown University Hospital's second CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System has arrived at Accuray Incorporated' Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cochlear Americas announced the launch of Sound Partnership, a group of initiatives that provide hearing device implant centers with more time to counsel and treat patients.
Young adults with a short temper or mean disposition also tend to have compromised lung function.
Benefits and Behavior: Voice of American Business Owners and Benefit Decision Makers revealed gaps between business owner/decision maker beliefs about wellness and employee benefits programs and actual business practices.
Recent flood conditions pose serious threats to the quality of private water supplies.
A new course that aims to turn science graduates into academic clinicians is announced today.
Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced the publication of a historic landmark in medical oncology and a definitive benchmark in the emerging field of cancer gene therapy.
There is general support for a new overarching European Health Strategy and a desire for more cooperation between the European Commission and EU Member States to further improve and protect health in Europe, the results of a public consultation process reveal.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new advisory committee designed to counsel the agency on how to strengthen the communication of risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products to the public.
Federal study's early results suggest male mice fed a normal diet plus anti-inflammatory substance may live longer than control mice.
The old wooden clipboard and pen that patients typically encounter when providing information in a doctor's office may soon be replaced by wireless, handheld notebook-and-pen-style computers called E/Tablets.
Scientists have identified a novel population of stem cells in adult muscle.
Mercy Health Plans has formed a partnership with eHealthInsurance to offer Mercy products on the eHealthInsurance website.
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