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  1. Lifestyle changes could prevent 37,000 cases of cancer in Australia: studyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Xinhuanet

    Just six lifestyle changes could prevent 37,000 cases of cancer in Australia, with one in three cancers preventable, according to a new study of cancer incidence and prevention. The research funded by the Cancer Council Australia, carried out by the QIRM Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland and released on Wednesday, identified 13 risk factors within 24 types of cancer.


  2. Preferences for a good end-of-life experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    A study comparing preferences and willingness to pay for end-of-life treatments between advanced cancer patients and the general population of older adults has shown that patients are willing to pay more for all aspects of a good end-of-life experience compared to what healthy older adults believe they would pay if in a similar situation. Yet, both groups are willing to pay more to be free of pain and to die at home rather than for treatments that moderately extend life.


  3. Continued imbalance of TPPA information indefensibleRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Scoop

    Twenty four hours after the ministerial meeting concluded more details of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are emerging, according to Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. 'We face a situation where the government has access to the full text, and those of us who have been critical of the agreement have to rely on information we can secure from offshore to cross-check the government's spin.


  4. Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors to Honor Thomas D. Gordon at 2015 Annual GalaRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | KXVO

    The Institute advances the field of regenerative medicine by translating laboratory discoveries into effective stem-cell-based treatments for skeletal disorders and diseases of the brain, eye, pancreas, liver and blood. For the 11th consecutive year, Lexus has joined forces with the Board of Governors as title sponsor for the gala event.


  5. Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forumRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Stanford

    National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing smoking. The public health ramifications of e-cigarettes will be the focus of the next Stanford Health Policy Forum , scheduled for noon Oct. 26 in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge.


  6. Addressing inequalities in physical activity participation:...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | CiteULike

    Physical inactivity has major implications for our health, society and economy. The public health dividend of reducing inequalities in participation is substantial.


  7. Pharmaceutical adventures in IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Stanford

    In the course of a recent trip to India, I developed some minor health problems and found myself doing what many locals do: consulting with a pharmacist. India's cities are peppered with these modest little storefronts, some the size of a large closet, which sit along the street, the pharmacists stationed on a stool behind a counter awaiting customers.


  8. Ministry of Health to Highlight Vital Aspects & Role of UAE's...Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Ministry of Health is showcasing the UAE's pharmaceutical care practice, its vital aspects and fundamental role in advancing pharmacy practice in the GCC region during its participation at the upcoming third edition of the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress in Dubai. The Ministry's delegation led by H.E. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health and Licensing, will share their expertise in various interactive workshops and insightful panel discussions of the congress, which will be held Today October 6, 2015 at the Dusit Thani Hotel.


  9. Georgia Health Policy Center's Groundbreaking Effort Integrates...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Newswise

    Investment in affordable housing in lower risk and higher opportunity areas can improve the health status of Georgia's most vulnerable citizens, helping up to 200 individuals per year live longer, healthier lives, according to an assessment by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University. The newly released Health Impact Assessment of the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Georgia identifies how the state's allocation of low-income housing tax credits can be strengthened to support health-promoting affordable housing development.


  10. Trade agreement praised and pannedRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Science

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership announced this week promises to lower the cost of manufactured goods and agricultural products for consumers, enhance labor and environmental protections, and strengthen rules against counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. But experts say that some aspects of the deal-signed by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries representing two-fifths of the global economy-could harm public health.


  11. New report shows more Texas workers getting health insurance from employersRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    A larger percentage of Texas workers are getting health insurance through their employers now than before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act , according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The report found 68 percent of workers in Texas now get health insurance through employee-sponsored insurance.


  12. Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MedlinePlus

    ... low-cost community health centers, said study senior author Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, an associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "They don't have the same level of staffing that a private office will ...


  13. Baker: Lowell General Hospital an industry modelRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

    Citing its strong "culture," Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday praised Lowell General Hospital as a model worth studying as policymakers and industry leaders confront a difficult health-care marketplace. Speaking at the annual hearings of the state Health Policy Commission, Baker said Lowell General's success might have more to do with its decades-long run of high quality and low cost than other systemic changes.


  14. SafeCare Magazine Selects Joe Kiani as Person of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | AndhraNews

    SafeCare Magazine announced that Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and CEO of Masimo, was awarded Person of the Year for 2015. This award recognizes and applauds the one individual who contributed significantly towards improving patient safety and healthcare quality across the globe.


  15. Inside the October Issue of AARP BulletinRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

    Starting from early childhood to today, Winfrey reveals her own spiritual journey and shares her daily spiritual practice. Winfrey also outlines her new seven-part series Belief on OWN, an original project which seeks out the interconnected meaning of faith around the world.


  16. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Health groups say TPP will cost livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, sets up a free-trade zone for forty percent of the world's economy, and is considered the most ambitious trade pact in a generation. The new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement signed by 12 Pacific-rim nations including Australia overnight will "cause needless suffering and death" in developing countries, health experts say.


  17. Chronically Ill Pay More in Obamacare Plans Than Employer CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Chronically ill people enrolled in individual health plans sold on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges pay on average twice as much out-of-pocket for prescription drugs each year than people covered through their workplace, according to a study published Monday in the Health Affairs journal. Patients with at least one chronic condition such as diabetes or asthma pay on average $621 out-of-pocket for prescription costs on the popular, mid-priced silver exchange plans compared to $304 for those with employer coverage, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta found.


  18. In Focus BlogIn New Jersey, Horizon's Big Reach for Value-Based Care Runs Into Political RealityRead the original story

    Monday | The American Journal of Managed Care

    An initiative by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to implement integrated, value-based care on a wide scale has run into criticism from legislators who say it will bring financial harm to some safety net hospitals. It's a lesson in the gap between making healthcare reform work in theory and making it work in practice.


  19. Researchers find abuse, neglect cause toxic stress in childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Bennington Banner

    MONTPELIER >> Young children who are exposed to continuous abuse and neglect can suffer damage to the brain that affects everything from their ability to learn and make a living to their physical and mental health. It ultimately costs society millions of dollars in lost productivity and expenditures for health care, education and human services supports.


  20. Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate To Host Balance Billing Forum in TallahasseeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Capital Soup

    Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sha'Ron James, invites the public and members of the media to participate in a forum focused on the issue of balance billing. This forum hopes to find a balanced approach to unexpected medical expenses, and it invites regulatory and industry groups, consumer representatives and Floridians themselves to participate and collaborate on this critical consumer issue.