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Only 1% of sexual violence victims in India report crime: Lancet – The Hindu

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sexual violence affects as many as 27.5 million women in India, though only one per cent of the victims report the crime to police, says a report in the latest edition of British medical journal, The Lancet. According to the report, rape incidents in India are receiving extensive media coverage in the aftermath of the December 16, 2012 gang rape and murder case and the recent gang rape of a…

Lancet report on nurse staffing and education levels – Dublin City University

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Lancet reported today the results of a study in 9 European countries documenting that hospital nurse staffing and the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s education are associated with significantly fewer deaths after common surgery.   A team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the U.S. and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, and including Prof Anne Scott and her team from Dublin City University, found…

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates: Lancet – Straits Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PARIS (AFP) – Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients’ lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday. Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countries where health budgets are under strain. Researchers looked at survival rates after surgery in 300 hospitals, and matched these against the workload and education of their nurses. They…

Lancet study links fluoride to neurotoxins – Windsor Star (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Twelve months after Windsor city council removed fluoride from our water systems, fluoride has been newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical experts. The March 2014 journal, Lancet Neurology, compared fluoride to lead, arsenic, methyl mercury and other chemical toxins. The study authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, N.Y. The…

Pro-Medicaid Arizona GOP legislators outraising rivals – azcentral.com

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

PHOENIX — Republican legislators who have received backlash from fellow conservatives for approving the state’s expansion of Medicaid easily out-fundraised their colleagues and rivals last year, according to the latest figures reported by the Arizona Capitol Times. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1ayAjPx ) some Republican incumbent lawmakers generated thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the health-care industry. Campaign finance documents show most GOP lawmakers who backed the expansion collected…

Durham woman receives four Medicaid cards intended for others – WRAL.com

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Durham, N.C. — A month after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said it mistakenly mailed nearly 49,000 Medicaid cards for children to the wrong people, a Durham woman says she recently received four envelopes – including one that wasn’t sealed – mailed to her address. “It was a Medicaid card, so I figured these are all Medicaid cards that some family needs, but they’re at my…

Accenture, hired to help fix HealthCare.gov, has had a series of stumbles – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Federal officials have also on occasion criticized the company’s integrity. The U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s Office wrote in June that Accenture had “demonstrated an absence of business ethics” and said that the agency should consider terminating the firm’s more than $200 million in contracts. The office cited in part a 2011 settlement with the Justice Department in which Accenture paid $63 million to resolve alle­gations of what the government called “kickbacks”…

No signs of compromise on Va. Medicaid expansion – WAVY-TV

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has plenty of allies in his efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia, including the state’s hospitals, insurance companies, several business organizations, liberal advocacy groups, and even some Republican state senators. But as the 2014 legislative session nears its midway point, there’s no sign that the Democratic governor has made any headway winning over one key group: leaders in the GOP-controlled House of…

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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