Officials in several states are revamping health departments to focus less on scientific data and more on the role of social determinants, which some believe are contributing to health disparities.
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President Bush vetoed a bill that included improvements to veterans' health care benefits.
Los Angeles Times examined how the verdict of small business owners could lift or sink the next president's health care reform plan.
California, Illinois and Pennsylvania each proposed wide-ranging health care proposals, but none finished 2007 with bills passed and signed.
Efforts to train more physicians to serve an aging U.S. population might increase health care costs, as well as expenses for Medicare, according to researchers at Dartmouth Medical School, the Washington Times reports.
Underfunding Of Federal Efforts To Eliminate Racial, Ethnic Disparities In Health Care Show Lack Of Seriousness
Federal efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care are underfunded and indicate a lack of seriousness about accomplishing the goal.
The blood transfusion community should consider pathogen inactivation methods as an alternative way to assure the safety and availability of the nation's blood supply.
FDA approved Voluven, an intravenous solution that prevents and treats a dangerous loss of blood volume, a condition that sometimes occurs during and after surgery.
An association of doctors and dentists has created a remedy for America's ailing health care system that does not include increasing taxes, requiring Americans to buy insurance, or burdening employers.
A growing number of initiatives to promote and adopt health information technology (HIT) have some analysts suggesting federal efforts have been less effective than developments driven by consumers, businesses, and nonprofits.
In the largest study to date evaluating the outcome of in-hospital care by various physician types, findings show that care by hospitalists resulted in shorter stays and lower costs to patients.
Employees who lose their jobs because of their health suffer more significant depression and detrimental health outcomes.
Researchers have identified a new molecular pathway that appears to be involved in urinary protein loss (proteinuria).
Discovery may lead to new treatments for bone diseases affecting skeletal growth.
Over 300 children have avoided serious illness like meningitis, septicaemia and severe pneumonia after being given the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine - just one year after its launch.
AM2 PAT is initiating a nationwide recall of one lot of Pre-Filled Heparin Lock Flush Solution USP.
Cardinal Health notified customers of a voluntary recall for all Alaris Pump modules, model 8100 (formerly known as Medley Pump module).
FDA released self-assessment tools for industry to minimize the risk of intentional contamination of food and cosmetics.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center is about to draw the curtain on an innovation that could help reduce the spiraling cost of healthcare nationwide.
Researchers have established how a molecule in the inner ear of mammals helps fine-tune auditory perception. Their findings help explain how the brain communicates with the inner ear, reducing its response to sound in loud or distracting environments. Damage by loud noise or drugs underlies the most widespread form of sensorineural hearing loss as well as tinnitus, the debilitating perception of sound in the absence of an external source.
Scientists have identified a genetic change controlling rapid evolution of skin color in fish, and shown that the same mechanism also contributes to recent evolution of skin color in humans.
Researchers have a new picture of how neurons forge physical connections between one another in order to communicate. Establishing these connections is critical for proper brain function, and errors in the process are thought to be associated with autism and other disorders. The new understanding of the structure of the proteins that form this connection and mutations that can disrupt their interaction may help explain some forms of these disorders.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators Axel Brunger and Thomas S
Scientists have found that individual neurons have more computational power and contribute more to behavior than previously thought. The researchers used light to activate individual neurons in living mice and showed that even short bursts of activity in a few neurons can influence learning and decision making.
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