Monday, 30 September 2013

Pharma Working on Sunshine Act Disclosures

SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Drug companies are taking many steps to insure the accuracy of information on payments to physicians that will be soon publicly reported, a drug industry representative said here. via - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

House Republicans ignore Democrats' warning on funding

U.S. House Speaker Boehner arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will offer a new emergency government spending bill on Monday but add on new moves to change the federal healthcare law known as Obamacare, in defiance of Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama. A senior House Republican aide said the measure will propose delaying for one year the "individual mandate" requiring those without health insurance to sign up for Obamacare. The measure also would require the president, senior administration officials and members of Congress and their aides to participate in Obamacare. ...

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House to seek spending bill with new Obamacare provision

U.S. Representative Issa walks from a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will make yet another attempt to change President Barack Obama's healthcare law by attaching it to a government funding bill needed by midnight Monday. Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters the provision being attached to the emergency spending bill would require the president and high-level officials in his administration to get healthcare through the Obamacare program. ...

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12 Whiskey And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

Forget the red or white selection at dinner: It’s all about the brown now, baby.

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House Republican predicts no government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the House of Representatives on Monday said he thought there would not be a shutdown of federal government agencies at midnight, but he did not provide details on how that might be avoided. "I think we are not going to shut down the government. We are going to do the right thing," said Representative Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. "This is halftime," Sessions said. Sessions made his remark to reporters before entering a closed meeting of House Republicans. (Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Eric Beech) via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..

Early Life Holds Clues to Adult Heart Health (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Family socioeconomic status, body mass index, and either personal or parental smoking during childhood predicted the likelihood of achieving ideal cardiovascular health as an adult, researchers found. via - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Parkinson's Congress Covers the Waterfront

MONTREAL (MedPage Today) -- The 3rd World Parkinson Congress will get underway here on Oct. 1, bringing together expert clinicians, neuroscientists, and patients from around the world to share in the latest cutting-edge research. via - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Senate defeats House move to delay Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Monday killed a proposal by the Republican-led House of Representatives to delay Obamacare for a year in return for temporary funding of the federal government beyond Monday. By a partisan vote of 54 to 46, the Democratic-controlled Senate defeated the Obamacare delay and a House amendment repealing a medical device tax that were attached to an emergency spending bill. The straight-forward funding bill that would run through November 15 is aimed at averting a government shutdown. It now goes back to the House, where its fate is unknown. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..

Humans Create Climate Change

Scientists are now very sure that global warming is a reality and we have only humans to blame for this occurrence. A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seeks to underline the importance of sustainable action by policy makers and the public on climate change. World Meteorological Organization Secretary General Michael Jarraud said, "It should serve as another wake-up call that our activities today will have a profound ...

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Role of Vitamin D in Reversing MS to be Explored

The causes of Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not clearly understood, though it is thought to be an auto immune condition in which the body's own immune system goes haywire and starts attacking the nervous system . The way the illness advances is really bitter as the victim completely loses muscle control sensation and balance. Later on many victims are forced to use the wheel chair. As the disease progresses many are confined to bed. So far we have no ...

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All Eyes on Aloe Vera as the Most Happening Health Drink

Aloe vera juice is now on top of the charts for its immense health benefits and may have beaten many of its ilks in the race for the most happening health drink. Experts have extolled its virtues, and one that stands out is its cholesterol lowering property. According to the claims of its manufacturers, Aloe Vera juice seems to help with weight loss, digestion and immune function. It is also thought to relieve discomfort of any kind. They ...

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Senate Democrats oppose very short-term spending bill: Baucus

U.S. Senator Baucus talks to reporters after the Senate passed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats are united against an idea being floated in Congress to fund the government for a few days in order to avoid a government shutdown at midnight, Democratic Senator Max Baucus said. Baucus, a senior Democrat, made the remark to reporters after a closed meeting of Senate Democrats. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Emergency Room Visits for Kids With Concussions Increase Tremendously

A skyrocketing increase in the number of visits to the emergency department for kids with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions, report researchers. The study, conducted by emergency physicians at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows that emergency visits for sports-related TBI increased 92 percent between 2002 and 2011. The number of children and teens admitted to the hospital with the same diagnosis also ...

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Use of Psychotropic Medication Including Stimulants, in Young Children Leveling Off

In very young children, the use of psychotropic prescription medications to treat ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and other mental health disorders appears to have leveled off. A national study of 2 to 5 year olds shows that overall psychotropic prescription use peaked in 2002-2005, then leveled off from 2006-2009. The researchers also discovered increased use of these medications among boys, white children and those without private health insurance during the 16-year ...

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