Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-12-28 Obesity may impose a smaller healthcare cost on African-Americans than other demographic groups 0 None
2004-12-23 Patients' bills of rights laws don't actually protect health care providers 0 None
2004-12-22 Rural imaging center takes aim at medical mistakes in healthcare 0 None
2004-12-22 Race appears to be a factor in how doctors communicate with their patients 0 None
2004-12-22 Liberal Social Security reform plan would reduce the economy by $87 billion per year by 2025 0 None
2004-12-21 BMA survey shows too many consultant vacancies remain unfilled 0 None
2004-12-21 Australia leads the way in new screening technology for babies 0 None
2004-12-21 20 new policies adopted by American Public Health Association 0 None
2004-12-21 Quarter of all deaths in England and Wales in 2003 were caused by cancer 0 None
2004-12-21 The costs of caring for elderly patients hospitalized for colon surgery are not reduced by Medicare HMOs 0 None
2004-12-20 Health impact of resolving racial disparities 0 None
2004-12-16 How radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat various cancers 0 None
2004-12-14 New steps to measure error rates in Medicare payments 0 None
2004-12-13 BMA clarifies position on Mental Capacity Bill 0 None
2004-12-13 PCT waste fears as patients shun new treatment centre 0 None
2004-12-08 Need to correct racial disparities in health 0 None
2004-12-08 No complicated formulas: more cleaners = cleaner hospitals 0 None
2004-12-08 Dane County patient dumping case unloads costs on consumers 0 None
2004-12-08 African health care systems: what went wrong? 0 None
2004-12-08 Patients and GPs agree on out of hours care 0 None
2004-12-06 Canadian experts gather to address emerging issues in immunization 0 None
2004-12-04 Life expectancy at 65 is now 81.6 years for men and 84.5 for women 0 None
2004-12-03 Current system for determining medical negligence is secretive, unaccountable and unregulated 0 None
2004-12-01 UK is well on the way to having the best healthcare system in the world 0 None
2004-11-29 Nurses struggle to cope with violent patients 0 None
2004-11-29 Eliminating racial disparities would save many more lives than technological advances 0 None
2004-11-29 4 million extra health workers needed worldwide 0 None
2004-11-24 Shortages of health workers threaten health initiatives 0 None
2004-11-24 New Yorkers reported having one or more respiratory problems after 9/11 0 None
2004-11-20 Wisconsin reports increase in senior abuse 0 None
2004-11-18 Some hospitals face financial upheaval under new NHS payment system 0 None
2004-11-18 NHS patients 'not fully engaged' with their own healthcare 0 None
2004-11-18 Majority of seniors switch their primary care physicians because they are forced to 0 None
2004-11-16 The passive smoking proposals, whilst welcome, do not go far enough 0 None
2004-11-16 BMA welcomes smoke-free plan 0 None
2004-11-16 White Paper aims to reduce the number of people who smoke 0 None
2004-11-16 Expert scientific panel offers recommendations for monitoring adverse events related to dietary supplements 0 None
2004-11-16 Researchers are asking people throughout Britain how happy they are with their lot in life 0 None
2004-11-14 Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid 0 None
2004-11-14 Hearing set to determine if the U.S. will be better prepared for next year’s flu season 0 None
2004-11-14 Better co-ordination crucial to help reduce maternal and child illness and death 0 None
2004-11-10 New initiatives to stop Americans smoking 0 None
2004-11-09 Americans encouraged to stay in touch with their family history for health reasons 0 None
2004-11-09 Medicare to reimburse preventive cholesterol screening 0 None
2004-11-08 Australian trial set to transform nursing home care 0 None
2004-11-08 Hong Kong launches flu vaccination programme 0 None
2004-11-05 Schwarzenegger puts tens of thousands of Californians at risk, according to Californian Nurses 0 None
2004-11-05 BMA warns of crisis in community hospitals 0 None
2004-11-04 The Bush Medicare Prescription has changed the identity of medical oncology 0 None
2004-11-04 British Medical Association calls on Health Secretary to deliver tough action to protect the nation's health 0 None
2004-11-04 NHS chooses Microsoft over Open Source 0 None
2004-11-03 Help for NHS staff bringing healthcare to the world's poor 0 None
2004-11-02 Academics urge British Government to consider wider options in public health white paper 0 None
2004-11-01 FDA allows health claims for olive oil 0 None
2004-11-01 McGuinty Government introduces changes to eye care services 0 None
2004-11-01 BMA warns of serious threat to health safeguards from EU proposals 0 None
2004-11-01 UK A & E departments face new staffing crisis as doctors leave to become GPs 0 None
2004-10-29 Public health facing calamity, say medics 0 None
2004-10-29 Will email consultations improve patient care? 0 None
2004-10-26 Drug report raises hospital monitoring issues 0 None
2004-10-26 British Government report declares NHS accident and emergency, the envy of the world 0 None
2004-10-25 Initiatives put more doctors in rural Alberta 0 None
2004-10-25 Australian Medical Association slams pharmacy guild 0 None
2004-10-22 First public healthcare and HIV/AIDS programme in Kibera, Kenya 0 2
2004-10-21 206 million patient visits will have been made to physician assistants (PAs) in 2004 0 None
2004-10-21 BMA response to physician-assisted suicide survey 0 None
2004-10-19 Launch of an internet-based HIV/AIDS training resource database 0 None
2004-10-19 Cost cutting measures and patent expirations to propel the European generics and biogenerics market 0 None
2004-10-18 Shortfalls in the budget for doctors' training in England will have a detrimental effect on patient care and NHS staffing levels 0 None
2004-10-18 Both Presidential candidates are ignoring the core issue of controlling health care cost growth 0 None
2004-10-13 Ignoring England's promiscuous society is at the heart of the current sexual health crisis 0 None
2004-10-13 BMA Response to NAO report on improving emergency care in England 0 None
2004-10-13 GPs need more help from PCOs to be ready for Freedom of Information Act 0 None
2004-10-12 Health care reform is likely to be a key topic in Wednesday night’s presidential candidate debate 0 None
2004-10-12 Representatives from Bush and Kerry campaigns to present health plans at University of Michigan 0 None
2004-10-11 Innovative help for parents of autistic children 0 None
2004-10-11 Health care providers need to work together to ensure that high-risk individuals get the flu shot 0 None
2004-10-11 GP registrar training budget remains in place 0 None
2004-10-08 Medical education is a process of socialisation - into the population that the future doctors will serve 0 None
2004-10-08 Why the GMC is right to appeal over life prolonging treatment 0 None
2004-10-07 Sick could be thousands of dollars out of pocket if the Federal Labor Government abolishes the Medicare Safety Net 0 None
2004-10-07 Call for UK and Luxembourg governments to put access to quality cancer treatment at the top of their health agendas 0 None
2004-10-06 Indiana health officials are appealing to health care providers to limit use of this year’s diminished supply of flu vaccine 0 None
2004-10-06 Autism decision is turning point for autistic children in Northern Ireland 0 None
2004-10-06 Medicare today announced a demonstration project for Medicare beneficiaries with high medical expenses 0 None
2004-10-05 Canadian agency releases report on the health of Canada's young people 0 None
2004-10-05 GP leader calls for equity in practice based commissioning 0 None
2004-10-05 Call for elderly and children to be vaccinated first in response to flu vaccine shortage 0 None
2004-10-05 Lack of understanding concerning Asian New Zealander health issues 0 None
2004-10-05 Virginia Department of Health and the Get Smart Virginia program are urging consumers to become educated this cold and flu 0 None
2004-10-04 UK's Department of Health flu immunisation campaign launches 0 None
2004-10-04 Sexual encounters among patients in UK psychiatric wards are common 0 None
2004-10-04 New York state legislation that will protect patient rights 0 None
2004-10-04 Children's organ retention at the Royal Liverpool Hospital (Alder Hey) is frequently muddled and unclear 0 None
2004-10-04 Family doctors in NI angry at DHSSPS handling of flu vaccine shortage 0 None
2004-09-30 Health reform in Chile is "absolutely necessary" and is based on the principles of equity and solidarity 0 None
2004-09-30 British Medical Association says no place for bullying in medical schools 0 None
2004-09-30 Academic medicine is failing to drive innovation and excellence in clinical practice 0 None
2004-09-30 Skin cancer rates concern Australian health experts 0 None
2004-09-30 Replacement trend to drive growth in saturated surgical gloves market 0 None
2004-09-29 Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-09-29 Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators 0 None
2004-09-29 IT for patient care varies widely across U.S. physician practices 0 None
2004-09-29 Charles Darwin University is responding to claims that Australians are now among the fattest people on earth 0 None
2004-09-29 Australian Medical Association says Labor’s Medicare Gold policy looks good in theory 0 None
2004-09-29 Last year over 36,000 Americans died from exposure to the flu 0 None
2004-09-29 Scotland's doctors unite in calls for smoke free public places 0 None
2004-09-23 BMA survey reveals concerns of 'second class' hospital doctors 0 None
2004-09-23 Patients as well as doctors need to learn to become better communicators with each other 0 None
2004-09-23 Measure will increase parental awareness and help prevent shaken baby syndrome 0 None
2004-09-23 Researchers say enforceable standards needed for long-term care 0 None
2004-09-23 American Lung Association launches online flu shot locator 0 None
2004-09-22 British Government says GP training places safe 0 None
2004-09-22 New Jersey health program may be in jeopardy, according to a new study 0 None
2004-09-22 Specialty hospitals, one of the fastest growing trends in health care 0 None
2004-09-22 Ontario nurses do not feel respected by hospital management 0 None
2004-09-14 Health Affairs study examines 25 years of children’s health coverage 0 None
2004-09-08 Consumers with health insurance are willing to help cover costs for uninsured people 0 None
2004-09-07 Swedish healthcare IT provider receives Frost & Sullivan excellence in industry award 0 None
2004-09-06 Increasingly the Internet's potential is being harnessed to transform healthcare delivery at the patient level 0 None
2004-08-24 Revamped competitive strategies a must to sustain growth in the mature European wound closure markets 0 None
2004-08-23 David Brailer surpasses Bush as most powerful person in healthcare for 2004 0 None
2004-08-23 New York Municipalities to include contraceptives in prescription drug coverage 0 None
2004-08-11 Choice Media acquires three health portals 0 None
2004-08-05 Call for action following Healthcare Commission report 0 None
2004-07-08 Hospital inspection scores may be a better measure of performance than star ratings 0 None
2004-07-07 MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities 0 None
2004-06-28 A shameful record of exploitation throughout the history of the NHS 0 None

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