A cultural preference for male children in Vietnam is further tipping the balance between the sexes in Asia.
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Doctors are overly pessimistic about the chances of survival for patients with COPD related attacks and, as a result, some patients may be denied admission to hospital for vital help.
VNUS Medical Technologies announced the widespread success and rapid market growth of the VNUS ClosureRFS Stylet to treat a specific varicose vein-related condition in the lower leg.
Most countries are clustered in high or low mortality groupings with little continuum of change between them.
Medical students receive very little teaching about military medical ethics and are ignorant about a physician's ethical duties according to the Geneva Conventions.
Redsense Medical's blood loss detection device for monitoring venous needle dislodgement has been granted FDA approval, and is now available for sale in the United States.
Sigma-Aldrich introduces mirPremier microRNA Isolation Kit for purification of miRNA from diverse biological sources.
Sen. Chuck Grassley might seek stricter requirements on not-for-profit hospitals' tax-exempt status if they continue to oppose efforts to increase transparency of the community benefits they provide.
Delaware Governor announced a proposal to subsidize health insurance for the more than 40,000 uninsured state residents who do not qualify for federal health programs and do not receive employer coverage.
Blacks are more likely than whites and Hispanics to opt for a "self-discharge" from a hospital against the advice of doctors, according to a report to be published in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Reuters Health reports.
Researchers found they could detect toxic levels of acetaminophen in laboratory animals by analyzing gene expression in the blood.
Restructuring the U.S. health care system will require cooperation between the public and private sectors.
Physician groups are pushing members of Congress to work quickly on passing legislation to avert a 10% Medicare physician reimbursement rate cut.
Sentara Home Care Services has selected two of Inscrybe Healthcare modules to streamline key operations, reduce document processing costs and accomplish its overall goal of achieving greater operational efficiency.
HHS on Monday announced it is recruiting 1,200 physicians across the U.S. to participate in a pilot project that will provide higher Medicare reimbursements to physicians who use electronic health records, AP/Long Island Newsday reports. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said the project is an important step toward meeting President Bush's goal of nationwide EHR adoption by 2014. Under the program, physicians will receive additional Medicare payments for completing certain tasks online, such as ordering prescriptions and recording laboratory test results.
Michigan has a national dilemma: African-Americans tend to be sicker as a whole than whites.
Abbott has provided its employees with free NutriPals Strawberry Fruit Bars to distribute to trick-or-treaters this Halloween, providing a more nutritious alternative to traditional treats.
Around three-quarters of injecting drug users (IDUs) have been homeless at some point.
Reports examine recent developments in presidential campaigns related to health care.
Health care ranks second behind the war in Iraq as an issue that Democrats, independents and Republicans want presidential candidates to discuss.
The rate of avoidable hospitalizations in Washington, D.C., increased from 39.1 per 1,000 adults ages 40 to 64 in 2004 to 43.4 in 2006.
Baltimore Sun how the lack of progress toward the "goal" of ensuring that all U.S. residents have affordable health coverage is causing a slow-motion health care crisis that is already threatening the well-being of millions.
Report highlights the substance abuse behavior and addiction treatment activities that occur among adolescents on an average day.
Several opinion pieces discuss health care issues in the 2008 presidential election.
Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich spoke at health care forums in Washington, D.C.
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