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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Healthcare Leaders Recommend Restructuring Health Care System to Better Serve Needs of U.S. Throughout 21st Century

Sep. 26, 2016 — To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, ... read more

Young Cancer Survivors in Economic Struggle

Sep. 26, 2016 — Young cancer survivors have a 40 per cent higher risk of becoming unemployed, than others, say researchers, noting that they also have a 40 per cent higher risk of receiving governmental financial ... read more

Floods Severely Affect Children, Young People

Sep. 22, 2016 — Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Factors impacting on children's well-being include: loss ... read more

Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity

Sep. 20, 2016 — A problem has been found with regard to the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, ... read more

New Report Examines How Medicare Shared Savings Program Can Affect Radiology Practices

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new study examines how the incentives in an alternative payment model (APM) - the Accountable Care Organization Shared Savings Program (ACO SSP) - might influence cost, quality, utilization and ... read more

Researchers Say to Conquer Cancer You Need to Stop It Before It Becomes Cancer

Sep. 16, 2016 — A greater emphasis on immune-based prevention should be central to new efforts like the federal Cancer Moonshot program, headed by Vice President Joe Biden, cancer researchers from across the United ... read more

HHS Takes Steps to Provide More Information About Clinical Trials to the Public

Sep. 16, 2016 — In an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule that specifies requirements for ... read more

Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines

Sep. 13, 2016 — Investigators report that they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet ... read more

Cancer Bests Zika as Top Health Care Concern, National Health Checkup Finds

Sep. 13, 2016 — While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant health care challenge is cancer. In fact, the survey findings report ... read more

School Sex Education Often Negative, Heterosexist, and out of Touch

Sep. 12, 2016 — School sex education is often negative, heterosexist, and out of touch, and taught by poorly trained, embarrassed teachers, finds a synthesis of the views and experiences of young people in different ... read more

Study Examines Financial Losses for Inpatient Care of Children With Medicaid

Sep. 12, 2016 — Freestanding children's hospitals had the largest financial losses for pediatric inpatients covered by Medicaid, suggesting hospitals may be unlikely to offset decreased Disproportionate Share ... read more

Historical Analysis Examines Sugar Industry Role in Heart Disease Research

Sep. 12, 2016 — Using archival documents, a new report examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to ... read more

Outcomes for Girls Without HPV Vaccination in Japan

Sep. 12, 2016 — A risk calculation has been conducted on the influence of the temporary suspension of cervical cancer vaccination based on vaccination rates for female Japanese born between 1993 and 2008. They ... read more

Healthcare Costs for Infections Linked to Bacteria in Water Supply Systems Are Rising

Sep. 12, 2016 — A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from US adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for infections associated with some disease-causing bacteria, such as Legionella, which ... read more

Child Stimulation Intervention Fosters Early Child Development in Rural Peru

Sep. 9, 2016 — Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The ... read more

Study Reveals Potential Improvements for Effectiveness of Meningococcal Vaccines

Sep. 9, 2016 — Scientists show greatly improved protective antibody responses to a new mutant vaccine antigen for prevention of disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis -- also known as meningococcus -- that has ... read more

European Region Most Skeptical in the World on Vaccine Safety

Sep. 8, 2016 — Public confidence in vaccines varies widely between countries and regions around the world, and the European region is the most skeptical about vaccine safety, according to the largest ever global ... read more

How Effective Is a Smartphone App in Teaching Sexual Health to Teen Girls?

Sep. 8, 2016 — New research has been published that suggests that a smartphone application vs. traditional methods can potentially connect teenage girls to more information about sexual ... read more

Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Oral Contraceptive Cost Sharing

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have examined how the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most commercial insurance plans to cover Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, without cost sharing ... read more

Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals Costs Medicare Less Than at Low-Quality Hospitals

Sep. 7, 2016 — Patients who had major surgery at high-quality hospitals in the United States cost Medicare less than those who had surgery at low-quality hospitals, according to a new ... read more

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