health care costs

What’s your risk of developing kidney failure?


August 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and ... Read more...

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US pushing India to hike cancer drug price


July 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Even as President Barack Obama is plugging his signature law to lower health care costs at home, his administration is pressurising India and other countries ... Read more...

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HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt: UNDP


December 1st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (IANS) Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible ... Read more...

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US AIDS cases stable at 50,000 per year


August 5th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS/EFE) The number of new AIDS cases in the US remained stable at about 50,000 per year between 2006 and 2009, said authorities."More than 30 years into ... Read more...

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Body chemical may help critically ill to improve


August 4th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 4 (IANS) The presence of a natural chemical in the body, procalcitonin (PCT), may be an effective way to improve the results of critically ill patients, a latest ... Read more...

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Obesity rate goes up in US: Report


July 8th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 8 (IANS) Obesity rates in 16 US states climbed over the past year, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessively overweight ... Read more...

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US spends billions to treat kids sickened by pollution


May 5th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 5 (IANS) The US is spending billions of dollars every year for the medical treatment of children who fall ill due to environmental pollution, says a new report.In ... Read more...

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Changing habits key to more physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Most people know that exercise is key to maintaining and improving health, yet sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at an all-time high. University of Missouri researchers found ... Read more...

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Americans favour health care law repeal by double-digit margin: Poll


February 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9 (ANI): Less than a year after the Obama administration passed the health care law, most voters still favour repealing the overhaul by a double-digit margin, a new poll has ... Read more...

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Promising new approach to treat diabetic wounds, chronic ulcers


February 9th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found a promising new approach for the treatment of diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds.It may be possible to speed healing by ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for hip fractures


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer survivors are at a higher risk for painful hip fractures.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that a ... Read more...

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AHA Predicts Tripled Heart Care Costs In Next Thirty Years


January 25th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Heart Association (AHA) has made the grim prediction that heart treatment costs are likely to increase threefold in the next three decades. In the ... Read more...

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Developing nations facing ‘obesity epidemic’


November 11th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A global policy group has called on the governments of developing nations to take comprehensive action to tackle the rising incidence of obesity.According to a new report ... Read more...

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‘Sweet 16′ tool could rapidly identify cognitive impairments


November 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A research team has developed a new instrument called the Sweet 16 to rapidly assess cognitive status in older adults.Tamara G. Fong of Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess ... Read more...

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Breast Pumps Not Covered Under Tax-Sheltered Healthcare Accounts


October 28th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a rather shocking ruling the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) declared that breast feeding does not have enough health benefits to qualify for tax benefits. The ... Read more...

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Increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages cuts disease, crime, death rates


September 24th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that increasing the costs to consumers of beer, wine, and hard liquor significantly reduces the rates of a wide range of alcohol-related deaths, ... Read more...

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Walking, cycling linked to healthier weights


August 25th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people are more likely to have healthy weights if they live in places where walking and cycling are more common.The research, however, ... Read more...

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Health care using telemonitoring technology benefits heart failure patients


August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces ... Read more...

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Forests really do have healing touch


July 24th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): The next time someone says "hug a tree", go ahead and do it, as forests - and other natural, green settings - certainly have some healing effects on ... Read more...

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Daily dose of nutrients could save your sight


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Regular healthy eating could not only cut health care costs, but also prevent vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other sight-robbing diseases.Agricultural Research Service ... Read more...

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Parents with kids aged 18yrs or younger more likely to be obese: US study


June 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Americans with kids aged 18 years or younger are less likely to exercise and more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new report.59,000 interviews ... Read more...

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Apple juice ‘can enhance Alzheimer’s patients’ mood’


June 15th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice.In the study, after institutionalized AD patients consumed two 4-oz glasses of ... Read more...

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American Cancer Panel Prepares Grave Report On Cancer Risks


May 7th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Cancer Society has stated that the report of the government on cancer and its causes is a case of overstatement. The report was ... Read more...

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Starbucks pledges to reduce salt in their products


April 28th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday, that Starbucks has pledged to cut down on the salt in their products. He also ... Read more...

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UN report says funding for water and sanitation have declined despite rising need


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Funding commitments for water and sanitation have declined as a share of overall development aid over the past decade, despite strong evidence that making the two services ... Read more...

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Pennsylvania to receive $1 million funding to reduce chronic disease in older citizens


April 16th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) awarded a $1 million funding to Pennsylvania to prevent and manage chronic disease in older citizens, Governor Edward Rendell announced ... Read more...

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Over five in 10 Americans disapprove health care reforms: Poll


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): Just a week after the health care reform bill signed into law, 53 percent Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's central domestic policy, according to a new ... Read more...

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AARP CEO A. Barry Rand urges senators to continue working on the Health Reform


March 25th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – AARP CEO A. Barry Rand sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate Wednesday, urging them to continue working on the Health Reform.In his letter, ... Read more...

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US Congress approves ‘historic’ health care overhaul bill


March 22nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22(ANI): US Congress has approved a legislation over the nation's health care system along the lines proposed by US President Barack Obama that would provide medical coverage to millions ... Read more...

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Massachusetts Governor Patrick pushes for lower health care costs


March 11th, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick called on Legislature to pass the Jobs Bill that will lower premiums in order that small businesses could create jobs in the state, ... Read more...

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Republican Candidate for Governor of Alabama, Tim James, proposes health care plan


March 10th, 2010 - 2:09 am ICT by BNO News
HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA (BNO NEWS) – On Tuesday, Tim James, Republican candidate for Governor of Alabama, proposed his Get Healthy Alabama plan during a conference in Huntsville, Alabama.The health care plan establishes a ... Read more...

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Telephone depression program beneficial at a moderate cost


January 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): People undergoing telephone depression program only get a moderate increase in health care costs, according to researchers at Group Health Research Institute, Seattle.The researchers found that patients who ... Read more...

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Telephone-delivered care treatment post-bypass op helps beat depression


November 17th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new American study suggests that treatment for depression after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) improves the quality of life.Although bypass surgery is beneficial to many patients, quite ... Read more...

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Louisiana Republican Congressman Cao releases statement after voting in favor of Democratic health care reform bill


November 8th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Louisiana Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao on Sunday morning released a statement after he voted as the only Republican in favor of the Democratic health care reform bill.The ... Read more...

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Half of US children will use food stamps: study


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Nearly half of American children, including some 90 percent of black children and an equal number of children growing in single-parent households, will eat meals paid ... Read more...

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