In the battle among two proposed Medicare bills Baucus' version got 39 and Grassley's version got 54 votes, reducing the risk for doctors' fee cut. However, Grassley's bill still was short of 6 votes to get the full 60 votes for approval.
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A new report indicates more than 35 million prescription transactions were sent electronically in 2007, a 170 percent increase over the previous year. The report, "Electronic Prescribing: Becoming Mainstream Practice," offers a detailed examination of the progress made, obstacles that remain, and recommendations for helping the nation's prescribers migrate from paper-based prescriptions to an electronic system.
Hip and knee replacement surgery patients - who are often elderly - are at increased risk of developing potentially life-threatening thrombosis, or blood clots. Nevertheless, according to a study by Dr. Elham Rahme of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, most patients in Quebec do not receive the recommended treatment to prevent a thrombosis.
A new independent panel made up of members of the general public will be set up to decide which specialist treatments will be provided by the NHS.
Governments must bring in presumed consent to organ donation or allow a controlled donor compensation program for unrelated live donors, in order to bring the inhumane practice of transplant tourism from the UK to an end
Almost 213,000 people were treated each year in emergency departments for outdoor recreational injuries from 2004 to 2005
People with tune deafness aren't able to tell when a musician accidentally strikes the wrong note in a song, but their brains know the difference. Researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that people with tune deafness, an auditory processing disorder in which a person with normal hearing has trouble distinguishing notes in a melody, are able to detect a wrong note unconsciously.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has been promoting a reform plan in the state of New Hampshire that it says would help improve the state's health care system.
HHMI investigators fabricated DNA containing vesicles in the lab and showed that nutrients could enter the model protocell.
HHS Secretary Leavitt announced that the Administration is amending its budget request for fiscal year 2009 to include an additional $275 million for FDA.
Orthopaedic specialists warn summer may actually put more strain on your muscles and joints.
Shire Limited announced a voluntary recall of two lots of the ADHD patch DAYTRANA (lots 2750211 and 2764111). Shire is taking this action because some DAYTRANA patches do not meet their release liner removal specification, and as a result, patients and caregivers could have difficulties removing the liners. This voluntary recall is not due to safety issues.
The sort of very simple membrane that may have been present on primitive cells can easily allow small molecules - including the building blocks of RNA and DNA - to pass thorough.
A new microscope system that can take 3-D pictures of an embryonic mouse organ over 24 to 48 hours has shown Duke Medical Center researchers the first glimpse of the formation of blood vessels during development.
Renowned Harvard child psychiatrists Dr. Joseph Biederman and Dr. Timothy Wilens, recipients of substantial federal grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, failed to disclose at least $3.2 million dollars they had received from drug companies between 2000 and 2007.
Sidec has introduced a new version of its Protein Tomography technology. The new developments drastically improve the analysis of therapeutic antibodies and drug targets in biological systems.
Protein Tomography uses regularization theory to create a 3D image from a series of 2D electron microscope images. The enhanced Protein Tomography method is developed in order to improve the investigation of the structure and interactions of macromolecules in solution and in cell tissue samples.
Health Protection Agency's Board had approved in principle the need for an epidemiological study of possible adverse health effects from high static field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines.
Stem Cells are OK according to the Brazilian Supreme Court. The court ruled that scientists can conduct embryonic stem cell research.
While researchers repor a new breakthrough of brain stem correcting a congenital brain disorder in mice Republicans are in a stem cell showdown in Missouri over the issue of protecting human embryonic stem cell.
New research shows 65 percent of participating healthcare professionals resoundingly said they can attribute improved patient self-management to the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map Program.
Spectral Diagnostics announced that data demonstrating the clinical utility of its EAA Endotoxin Activity Assay in combination with Toray Medical's therapeutic column, Toraymyxin.
Sugammadex, a novel experimental muscle relaxant reversal agent, reversed moderate rocuronium- and vecuronium-induced muscle relaxation considerably faster than the current standard of care in reversal agents.
XDS and University of California Davis have developed a rapid and inexpensive recombinant cell bioassay system for the detection and relative quantification of dioxin-like chemicals.
The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation will provide military hospitals with special access to tissue needed for cartilage and joint repair for injured servicemen and women.
The study in children's hospitals may help set priority targets for patient safety efforts in children's hospital.
The contentious debate about why insects evolved to put the interests of the colony over the individual has been reignited by new research, showing that they do so to increase the chances that their genes will be passed on.
The US health care system is a bit of an odd duck. It's not like the universal health care other countries offer, and it was originally created to be there for the big emergencies in life like heart surgery or broken limbs.
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