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Susan G. Komen announces new grants to seven breast cancer organizations

Susan G. Komen announces new grants to seven breast cancer organizations

Susan G. Komen today announced more than $1.89 million in new grants to seven breast cancer organizations serving the National Capital Region. The announcement came during the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Media Kickoff Event and Survivor Roundtable marking the official start of activities leading up to the 25th Global Race for the Cure May 10 on the National Mall. [More]
State highlights: Bad grades for 45 states on medical price posting; Kan. Planned Parenthood funds; Conn. for-profit hospitals

State highlights: Bad grades for 45 states on medical price posting; Kan. Planned Parenthood funds; Conn. for-profit hospitals

A selection of health policy stories from California, Kansas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Minnesota. [More]

MD Anderson Cancer Center honors two champions of gender equality in medicine and research

​Two champions of gender equality in medicine and research will be honored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at 4 p.m., today in MD Anderson's Onstead Auditorium. [More]
Four MAXIMUS centers recognized as Certified Centers of Excellence

Four MAXIMUS centers recognized as Certified Centers of Excellence

MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that four of its customer contact centers have been recognized as "Certified Centers of Excellence" by BenchmarkPortal. [More]
Gender differences in parenting, household labor persist among physician-researchers: Study

Gender differences in parenting, household labor persist among physician-researchers: Study

A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career. [More]

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge guides children to choose healthy foods and beverages

During the school year, 21 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches, yet less than 10% of those children participate in the Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program. [More]

Specific genes and factors can lead to delays in language development in kids

Boys are at greater risk for delayed language development than girls, according to a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. The researchers also found that reading and writing difficulties in the family gave an increased risk. [More]
Indoor exposure to radon gas may cause of lung cancer

Indoor exposure to radon gas may cause of lung cancer

Pointing to startling statistics on lung cancer risks, child health and other experts in Canada are ramping up calls for families nationwide to test their homes for radon gas contamination. [More]
Women visit recommended obstetricians shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half

Women visit recommended obstetricians shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half

Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]
Women must visit obstetricians, primary care doctors after childbirth

Women must visit obstetricians, primary care doctors after childbirth

Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]

High Court justices debate union rights for home health care workers

The Illinois case was brought before the Supreme Court Tuesday. According to news accounts, Justice Antonin Scalia may be the swing vote. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges parents to ensure that children's vaccinations are up to date

NPS MedicineWise urges parents to ensure that children's vaccinations are up to date

Following a recent spate of measles cases being reported in a number of Australian states, NPS MedicineWise is reminding parents to check whether their children’s immunisations are up to date before they head back to school next week. [More]
Increasing number of children are treated in U.S. EDs for head injuries

Increasing number of children are treated in U.S. EDs for head injuries

Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased. In fact, the number and rate of concussions/closed head injuries have continued to climb, according to a new study. [More]

For many working low-income residents, health law's promise is still unaffordable

Stateline examines the difficulty for many working families to buy insurance while KHN spends time at a California hospital to survey how some without insurance try to afford care. Other news coverage on health law outreach and enrollment looks at narrow networks in some plans and an effort in Connecticut to attract consumers. [More]

Study identifies 3 most significant risk factors for child obesity among preschoolers

A University of Illinois study has identified the three most significant risk factors for child obesity among preschoolers: (1) inadequate sleep, (2) a parental BMI that classifies the mom or dad as overweight or obese, and (3) parental restriction of a child's eating in order to control his weight. [More]

Marriage does not lower poverty rates among poor, single mothers

As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has been a disappointing failure. [More]
New report analyzes current and future development trends in China's healthcare industry IT market

New report analyzes current and future development trends in China's healthcare industry IT market

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: China Healthcare Industry IT Solution 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis. [More]

Study: Social ties more important than biological development as predictors of teen sleep behaviors

Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. [More]
New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance

New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance

During Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November) NPS MedicineWise is urging health professionals to use vaccinations as one important way to limit Australia’s use of antibiotics. [More]
New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance

New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance

During Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November) NPS MedicineWise is urging health professionals to use vaccinations as one important way to limit Australia’s use of antibiotics. [More]