healthcare costs

New York bans oversized sugary drinks to fight obesity

September 14th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 14 (IANS) New York City has passed the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks sold in restaurants and other eateries in a measure ... Read more...

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US consumer prices rise

March 17th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS/EFE) The US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent last month, the largest increase in 10 months, the Labour Department said Friday.February's spike in the ... Read more...

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Healthcare costs pushing Indians below poverty line: WHO

November 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Rising cost of diagnosis, medicines and hospitalisation will push millions of Indians below the poverty line, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ... Read more...

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Partners of cancer patients become ill themselves

March 4th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that people who are married to or cohabiting with a cancer patient suffer more illness in the year following their spouse or partner's ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery offers amazing benefits to cancer patients: Study

January 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Contrary to Isaac Asimov and other 20th century science fiction writers, who predicted that people would react to robots with fear and loathing, it seems patients today are ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry upset over US healthcare cost burden

December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) The resilient Indian IT industry Saturday expressed outrage over the latest US law to increase the visa fee on its skilled workers to share the healthcare burden ... Read more...

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Intravenous drips need not be changed every few days

September 13th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Small intravenous drips commonly used in the hand or arm do not need to be moved routinely every 3 days, say researchers.A randomized controlled trial comparing regular relocation ... Read more...

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Malaysians buying insurance up to 100 years

September 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (IANS) Longer life span and rising healthcare costs are prompting people in Malaysia to buy insurance up to the age of 100. More and more Malaysians are now taking ... Read more...

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Apple juice perks up mood in Alzheimer’s patients

June 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Apple juice can improve mood swings in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients, says a new study. Indoor AD patients administered two four-ounce glasses of apple juice daily for ... Read more...

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How surfers can evaluate web-based health information better

May 26th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): American researchers have unveiled a new and improved approach that can help surfers to evaluate web-based health information.A research review conducted by a team from the University of ... Read more...

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Corporate health program cuts cardiovascular disease-related medical, hospital costs

May 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Corporate health programs reduce employees' cardiovascular disease-related medical and hospital costs, suggests new research.CSX Transportation, an American company with 30,000 employees, developed the program in 2004 to address ... Read more...

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Private sector expansion won’t better health indicators: Azad

March 23rd, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The private sector has grown well in India, but its expansion will not better the health indicators in the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday ... Read more...

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43 percent Americans have less than $10,000 for retirement

March 10th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 10 (IANS) As the number of American workers with virtually no retirement savings grew for the third straight year, over four in 10 had less than $10,000, according ... Read more...

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India’s first medical technology park opens in Tamil Nadu

January 25th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) India's first medical technology park opened near Chennai Monday will bring cutting-edge medical technology to the country and bring down the cost of expensive equipment like ultrasound machines. Spread ... Read more...

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‘Doctors overprescribe antibiotics in fear of lawsuits’

December 19th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): Doctors are overprescribing antibiotics in fear of lawsuits, a new study claims.Researchers at New York Medical College believe that medical liability concerns may be triggering the increase of ... Read more...

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Biocon signs pact with Mylan Inc

June 29th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Indian biotechnology major Biocon Ltd Monday said it had signed an agreement with Mylan Inc. to develop, manufacture and supply generic biologic drugs globally. Mylan Inc is a leading ... Read more...

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GM in last-ditch talks to avoid bankruptcy as deadline looms (Lead)

May 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 23 (Xinhua) General Motors (GM) has reached a tentative labour agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in a bid to remove one of the major obstacles in its ... Read more...

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Doctors, patients both find interaction via videoconferencing satisfactory

May 15th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Examining the feasibility and effectiveness of doctor-patient interaction through videoconferencing, a study has shown that such virtual doctor visits are similar to face-to-face visits on most measures."There is ... Read more...

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Obama pledges to halve US deficit by 2013

February 24th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Blaming exploding healthcare costs for a rising federal deficit, US President Barack Obama has pledged to cut the nation's $1.3 trillion deficit to half by the end of ... Read more...

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Smokers are biggest supporters of pay-for-healthy-lifestyle schemes

September 17th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Smokers and overweight people are the greatest advocates of the Pay for Performance for Patients (P4P4P) schemes under which people are paid to make healthier lifestyle changes, ... Read more...

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Hip replacement improves mobility, saves money

June 17th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Elderly osteoarthritis patients who undergo hip replacement show vastly improved functioning and greater control over their movements than those who don't. A study by Duke University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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Telehealth intervention reduces need for hospitalisation

May 11th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A new study from University of Missouri has revealed that increased telehealth interaction between patients and health care provider can significantly reduce the need for hospitalisation.To understand ... Read more...

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Flu shots can lower respiratory problems by 75pct, says Indian scientist

April 16th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 16 (ANI): A study by a scientist from Delhi University has cited that annual flu vaccinations are highly effective at preventing acute respiratory illness and successfully reduced overall ... Read more...

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Chennai to get National Institute for Cancer

April 12th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The central government has decided to set up a first-of-its-kind National Institute for Cancer in Chennai, said Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss here Saturday. "The Rs.5 billion ($125.2 million) ... Read more...

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