Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Promotes Bill To Provide Medicare Coverage For Home Infusion Therapy Services

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday at an event sponsored by the National Home Infusion Association promoted legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for home infusion therapy services, CQ HealthBeat reports. The legislation (S 254 and HR 574) — … Continue reading

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Combination scanner may increase accuracy in detecting spread, recurrence of head, neck cancer

A highly powerful scanner combining two state-of-the-art technologies – computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) – may detect the spread of head and neck cancer more accurately than other widely used imaging examinations. These findings, based on new … Continue reading

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Promising Results In First Blinded Study Of Venous Insufficiency Prevalence In Multiple Sclerosis

More than 55 percent of multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the … Continue reading

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Animals Farmed For Meat Are The Number 1 Source Of Food Poisoning Bug

A study by researchers from Lancashire, England, and Chicago, IL, found that 97 percent of campylobacteriosis cases sampled in Lancashire were caused by bacteria typically found in chicken and livestock. The work, which appears September 26 in the open-access journal … Continue reading

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“Obesity Paradox” Reaffirmed: Obese Patients At Lower Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death Compared To Non-Obese Patients

Obesity has long been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and heart failure. But, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that being skinny confers no advantage when it comes to … Continue reading

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Access To Health Care For People With Mental Disorders In Europe

Poverty and social exclusion continue to be serious challenges across the European union and for health systems in member states. People with mental disorders are at high risk of poverty, stigmatisation and social exclusion. They are also more likely to … Continue reading

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ARRS Launches WomensImagingOnline (WIO)

The American Roentgen Ray Society announces the launch of the new online women’s imaging community womensimagingonline. The website offers a user-friendly, comprehensive and reliable source of information to serve the diverse needs of the women’s imaging community. The site includes: … Continue reading

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