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Lancet Group of Labs invests heavily in international accreditation – The Standard

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

  Dr Ahmed Kalebi, East Africa MD Lancet Group of Labs Medical laboratory service provider Lancet Group of Labs is investing heavily in international accreditation of its facilities all over East Africa to support the health sector in the region. Lancet’s main facility in Dar-es-salaam’s Conservation House in Tanzania becomes the latest service point of the independent lab network with regional headquarters in Nairobi to achieve international rating, the first…

Family-led rehabilitation ineffective for stroke patients, says Lancet … – Hindustan Times

Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017

Family-led rehabilitation is ineffective for stroke patients, a recent study has found. The study titled — ‘family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India’ — published in The Lancet is based on one of the largest stroke rehabilitation trials that was conducted at 14 centres across India, following up 1,250 stroke patients over six months. The rehabilitation didn’t bring any improvement in the patients, compared to those who received no care. An…

The Relationship of Health Insurance and Mortality: Is Lack of Insurance Deadly? – Annals of Internal Medicine

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Medicine and Public Issues |27 June 2017 Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH; David U. Himmelstein, MD <!– –> Article, Author, and Disclosure Information Disclosures: Drs. Woolhandler and Himmelstein report: serving as an unpaid advisors to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and were founders of and…

Family-led rehabilitation ineffective for stroke patients, says Lancet study – Hindustan Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Family-led rehabilitation is ineffective for stroke patients, a recent study has found. The study titled — ‘family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India’ — published in The Lancet is based on one of the largest stroke rehabilitation trials that was conducted at 14 centres across India, following up 1,250 stroke patients over six months. The rehabilitation didn’t bring any improvement in the patients, compared to those who received no care. An…

The Relationship of Health Insurance and Mortality: Is Lack of Insurance Deadly? Free – Annals of Internal Medicine

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Medicine and Public Issues |27 June 2017 Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH; David U. Himmelstein, MD <!– –> Article, Author, and Disclosure Information Disclosures: Drs. Woolhandler and Himmelstein report: serving as an unpaid advisors to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and were founders of and…

When Cutting Access to Health Care, There’s a Price to Pay – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

And the American deficit has been getting worse. “Each year, other high-income countries are improving their health at a much faster rate than the United States, and the United States currently ranks lowest on a variety of health measures,” the report by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council noted. Advertisement Continue reading the main story I bring this up, senators, because you are considering whether to drive…

Sequencing finds rare genetic disease risk in one out of five healthy adults – Science Daily

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Whole-genome sequencing involves evaluating a patient’s DNA to identify risk for genetic conditions and undiagnosed diseases. Many health care systems are moving toward more widespread adoption of clinical sequencing with the hope of predicting and preventing disease. The concern is whether primary care physicians who are not geneticists will be able to manage genomic information appropriately, or if adding sequencing to standard primary care will lead to patient anxiety and…

Health Care Cuts Will Increase Odds Of Dying For The Uninsured, Medical Review Predicts – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In reality, people without health insurance face odds ranging from 3% to 29% higher of dying prematurely compared to someone who has health insurance, concludes the Annals of Internal Medicine review. Taking the midpoint of those odds as a benchmark, Woolhandler suggested that about 1,300 people a year die prematurely every year in the US for every 1 million people who lose health insurance. Obamacare, which added about 20 million…

Long-term daily aspirin use linked to higher than expected risk of bleeding in adults aged 75 or over – Science Daily

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In people aged 75 or over, long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of disabling or fatal bleeding, according to a new study in The Lancet. While short-term aspirin use after a stroke or heart attack has clear benefits, the authors say that patients over 75 who take aspirin on a daily basis should be prescribed a proton-pump inhibitor (heartburn drugs) to reduce the risk…

The Lancet Publishes Systematic Review Examining Innovative Financing Instruments For Global Health From 2002 … – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Lancet Publishes Systematic Review Examining Innovative Financing Instruments For Global Health From 2002-2015 Jun 13, 2017 The Lancet Global Health: Innovative financing instruments for global health 2002-15: a systematic analysis Rifat Atun, professor and director of the Global Health Systems Cluster at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sachin Silva, consultant at the WHO and doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Felicia…

WATCH: John Oliver Calling Out Anti-Vaxxers Is an Absolute Must See – ScienceAlert

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

John Oliver summed up the problem with the anti-vaccine movement on “Last Week Tonight” in one line: “Opportunistic quacks writing books that fan the flames of people’s unfounded fears don’t cause a legit public health hazard, except when they do.” Oliver was talking about Robert Sears, a paediatrician who promotes the idea that vaccines could be safely administered to children over a longer period of time, rather than all at…

Sen. Al Franken On Why Trumpcare Is ‘Cruel’ – GOOD Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Over 74 million Americans receive health care through Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs. This includes 60% of disabled children, 50% of pregnant women, and 64% of nursing home residents. Among Medicaid recipients, 60% of non-disabled working-age adult work, and over 80% are part of working families. But now, over 50% of Medicaid funding is on the chopping block in the Republican-backed Better Care Reconciliation Act or, as it’s…

New Comprehensive Review Finds That Recent Studies Strengthen Conclusions of Landmark 2002 National Academy … – Common Dreams

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dear Common Dreams Readers: Common Dreams is a small non-profit that exists only because of the support of our readers. No advertising; no paywalls: our content is free. But our costs are real. A free and independent press is essential to the health of a functioning democracy. Independent journalism and democracy itself have never been more fragile, more at risk than now. Without your support, we will not exist. Will…

Health Care Cuts Will Increase Odds Of Dying For The Uninsured … – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In reality, people without health insurance face odds ranging from 3% to 29% higher of dying prematurely compared to someone who has health insurance, concludes the Annals of Internal Medicine review. Taking the midpoint of those odds as a benchmark, Woolhandler suggested that about 1,300 people a year die prematurely every year in the US for every 1 million people who lose health insurance. Obamacare, which added about 20 million…

Senate Healthcare Bill Might Mean 28600 More Deaths A Year, Medical Review Finds – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

In reality, people without health insurance face odds ranging from 3% to 29% higher of dying prematurely compared to someone who has health insurance, concludes the Annals Of Internal Medicine review. Taking the midpoint of those odds as a benchmark, Woolhandler suggested that about 1,300 people a year die prematurely every year in the US for every one million people who lose health insurance. Obamacare, which added about 20 million…

Lancet presents his latest Brodie thriller at Davis reading – Davis Enterprise

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tokyo-based author Barry Lancet returns to Davis on Saturday, June 24, for a reading and signing of his new book, “The Spy Across the Table.” Ben Simmons/Courtesy photo The Avid Reader welcomes award-winning crime novelist Barry Lancet for a reading, discussion and signing of the latest book in the Jim Brodie thrillers, “The Spy Across The Table,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Brodie is an antiques dealer, Japan expert…

Lancet findings call to act before it is too late, say doctors – The Indian Express

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“The administration should wake up before it is too late. They have to form a strategy on how to tackle the rising number of diabetes cases in the city,” said a doctor from GMCH in Sector 32. WATCH: This video showing Shoaib Akhtar with ‘terribly done’ make-up has left the Internet confused Prince George’s photo with dad William goes viral on Father’s Day, but where’s Princess Charlotte? This heartwarming post…

Lancet Series Examines Health In Humanitarian Crises – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

Lancet Series Examines Health In Humanitarian Crises Jun 12, 2017 The Lancet: Health in Humanitarian Crises “Large-scale humanitarian crises are ongoing in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, among others. This Lancet Series of four papers and accompanying Comments assesses the evidence base for health interventions in humanitarian crises and finds significant variations in the quantity and quality of evidence. It brings…

BRIEF-Sage Therapeutics announces the lancet publishes positive phase 2 brexanolone (sage-547) clinical data – Reuters

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12 Sage Therapeutics Inc: * Sage Therapeutics announces the lancet publishes positive phase 2 brexanolone (sage-547) clinical data in severe postpartum depression * Sage Therapeutics Inc says study showed significant mean reduction in 17-item hamilton rating scale for depression (ham-d) total score compared to placebo * Sage Therapeutics-70 percent of subjects in study experienced remission of symptoms within 60 hours of treatment with brexanolone and maintained effect until 30-day…

Fremont student disciplined after poking others at school with … – KTVU San Francisco

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

FILE ART – Generic image of diabetic lancet FREMONT, Calif. (KTVU) – More than a dozen students are waiting for blood tests to come back after a fellow student at a Fremont school eventually acknowledged to officials that he  poked them with a diabetic needle. The Fremont Unified School District confirmed that on May 26, a student at Cabrillo Elementary School  discovered a discarded diabetic lancet in front of the…