Medical terms http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28360/all en INSIGHT-Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/insight-think-preventive-medicine-will-save-money-think-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Chronic, preventable diseases account for 75 percent of U.S. healthcare spending</p> <p>* Economic benefits of prevention 'are widely misunderstood'</p> <p>* Promise of 'smart' prevention that targets only high-risk people</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - It seems like a no-brainer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/insight-think-preventive-medicine-will-save-money-think-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Health Labor Medical terms Medicine Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740867 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-think-preventive-medicine-will-save-money-think-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds link)</p> <p>* Chronic, preventable diseases account for 75 percent of U.S. healthcare spending</p> <p>* Economic benefits of prevention 'are widely misunderstood'</p> <p>* Promise of 'smart' prevention that targets only high-risk people (Adds links to)</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - It seems like a no-brainer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-think-preventive-medicine-will-save-money-think-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Health Labor Medical terms Medicine Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741156 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Missed diagnoses common in the doctor's office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/missed-diagnoses-common-the-doctors-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects paragraph 7 to say 36 could potentially have had serious permanent damage and 27 could have died, not that 36 had serious permanent damage and 27 died)</p> <p>Feb 26 (Reuters) - Missed or wrong diagnoses are common in primary care and may put some patients at risk of serious complications, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/missed-diagnoses-common-the-doctors-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medical terms Medicine Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766509 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia-led study in epilepsy breakthrough http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/australia-led-study-epilepsy-breakthrough <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Australia-led study has identified a gene associated with a common form of epilepsy which could lead to earlier diagnosis, a researcher said Tuesday.</p> <p>Melbourne University academic Ingrid Scheffer said a number of genes linked to epilepsy were known to scientists, but these related to rare families in which a large number of members had the condition.</p> <p>"The reason that this discovery is very important is that it's not just for rare families, we think it will be a gene that will be important for people without a family history," Scheffer told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/australia-led-study-epilepsy-breakthrough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brain Central nervous system Medical terms Technology AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 06:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799009 at http://www.globalpost.com Hypertension kills 1.5 M every year in SEA: Report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/hypertension-kills-15-m-every-year-sea-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> High blood pressure or hypertension kills nearly 1.5 million people every year in Southeast Asia, making it the single most important risk factor for non-communicable diseases like heart attack and stroke, the World Health Organization said.</p><P>With one in three adults in the Southeast Asia region suffering from high blood pressure, WHO raised alarm over the non-communicable disease, saying it's among the most important causes of premature deaths worldwide.</p><P>In the run-up to World Health Day 2013, which focuses on high blood pressure this year, WHO said over one billion people are </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/hypertension-kills-15-m-every-year-sea-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical terms Medicine World Health Organization Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:46:37 +0000 Asianet 5801873 at http://www.globalpost.com WHO targets illnesses caused by bad habits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130527/who-targets-illnesses-caused-bad-habits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Geneva, May 27 (EFE).- The 66th World Health Assembly on Monday approved a plan for preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases, such as illnesses caused by alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity, which account for 60 percent of the deaths in the world and 69 percent of deaths in Latin America.</p> <p>The plan sets nine new voluntary goals for preventing and controlling these illnesses, but the assembly urged member states to establish programs to deal with risk factors related to bad eating habits and lack of exercise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130527/who-targets-illnesses-caused-bad-habits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical terms Medicine World Health Organization Agencia EFE Mon, 27 May 2013 17:16:17 +0000 Agencia EFE 5846953 at http://www.globalpost.com Wait-and-see may be best for early prostate cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/wait-and-see-may-be-best-early-prostate-cancer <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching and routinely examining men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer is more effective and cheaper than sending them to surgery or radiation right away, according to a new study.</p> <p>The findings are based on a model of 65- to 75-year-old men that takes into account costs of tests, treatment and missed work, treatment side effects, men's quality of life and their chance of dying from prostate cancer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/wait-and-see-may-be-best-early-prostate-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medical terms Medicine Prostate cancer Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5859326 at http://www.globalpost.com Expert appointed in review of hospital where Rehtaeh Parsons admitted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/expert-appointed-review-hospital-where-rehtaeh-parsons-admit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has appointed an independent expert to review mental health programs and policies at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax after an earlier report into the Rehtaeh Parsons case raised serious concerns about the hospital.</p> <p>The government says child and adolescent psychiatrist Jana Davidson will also examine procedures within the Capital Health district and make recommendations to address gaps in treatment and counselling services for young people who are suicidal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/expert-appointed-review-hospital-where-rehtaeh-parsons-admit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IWK Health Centre Medical terms Nursing Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:01:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5867247 at http://www.globalpost.com Medicines Co's hemostasis drug effective in late: stage study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/medicines-cos-hemostasis-drug-effective-late-stage-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Medicines Co said its experimental drug to help stop bleeding during surgery was found effective in a late-stage study, sending its shares up more than 2 percent.</p> <p>The drug, which met all the main and secondary goals, is a dry powder topical formulation that Medicines Co acquired through its purchase of Profibrix in June.</p> <p>The drug, Fibrocaps, was tested on 719 patients in four surgical indications of spinal surgery, hepatic resection, soft tissue dissection and vascular surgery.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/medicines-cos-hemostasis-drug-effective-late-stage-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical terms Thomson Reuters Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:34:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5903304 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/doctors-rarely-discuss-risks-cancer-screening <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows.</p> <p>During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but isn't, or a cancer that's so small and slow-growing it would never cause a problem.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/doctors-rarely-discuss-risks-cancer-screening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medical terms Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:17:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5966947 at http://www.globalpost.com Lundbeck gets U.S. approval for epilepsy drug for children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131028/lundbeck-gets-us-approval-epilepsy-drug-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish pharmaceutical group Lundbeck has won approval in the United States of its epilepsy drug, Sabril, to be used in children aged 10 years and older.</p> <p>Lundbeck said in a statement on Monday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved Sabril as an add-on therapy for the treatment of refractory complex partial seizures in children who have inadequately responded to several other treatments.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mette Fraende; editing by David Evans)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Health Medical terms Medicine Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:32:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5973009 at http://www.globalpost.com Bank of America intern died of natural causes: inquest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131122/bank-america-intern-died-natural-causes-inquest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Clare Hutchison</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Bank of America Merrill Lynch &lt;BAC.N&gt; intern whose death prompted the bank to review working conditions for junior employees died of natural causes, an inquest found on Friday.</p> <p>Moritz Erhardt, from Staufen, southwest Germany, was in the last few days of a seven-week internship at the U.S. bank's investment banking division in London when he was found dead at his lodgings on August 15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131122/bank-america-intern-died-natural-causes-inquest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Epilepsy Epileptic seizure Labor Law Medical terms Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:38:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5997359 at http://www.globalpost.com Advocacy group's use of 'brain dead' teen as fundraising tool stirs criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140108/advocacy-groups-use-brain-dead-teen-fundraising-tool-stirs-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - An advocacy group is facing sharp criticism for trying to raise money using the case of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead.</p> <p>Consumer Watchdog's recent fundraising appeal to supporters generated condemnation from an attorney for the family of the girl, Jahi McMath, and from Children's Hospital Oakland, where she was declared brain dead following sleep apnea surgery.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140108/advocacy-groups-use-brain-dead-teen-fundraising-tool-stirs-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Medical terms Medicine The Canadian Press Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:46:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 6038536 at http://www.globalpost.com No onus on cab drivers to see discharged patients into homes: health minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140113/no-onus-cab-drivers-see-discharged-patients-homes-health-min <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - Manitoba’s health minister says it's not up to cab drivers to make sure discharged patients sent home in taxis get through their front doors safely.</p> <p>But Erin Selby says drivers should keep a watchful eye on people as a common courtesy.</p> <p>Selby had said last week that it would be mandatory for cab drivers to ensure patients made it into their homes. </p> <p>Two men died on their doorsteps recently after they were discharged from Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.</p> <p>Selby says the onus is always on medical professionals to make sure patients are ready to be sent home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140113/no-onus-cab-drivers-see-discharged-patients-homes-health-min" target="_blank">read more</a></p> District of Keewatin Medical terms Nursing The Canadian Press Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:31:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 6042236 at http://www.globalpost.com Medivation prostate cancer drug impresses in pre-chemo study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/medivation-prostate-cancer-drug-impresses-pre-chemo-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Bill Berkrot</p> <p>(Reuters) - Medivation Inc's drug for advanced prostate cancer significantly delayed progression of the disease and extended survival in a large, late stage study of patients who had not yet received chemotherapy, likely paving the way for an expanded approval of the medicine.</p> <p>Xtandi, a pill known chemically as enzalutamide, is already approved to treat patients whose prostate cancer has spread and who had previously been treated with chemotherapy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/medivation-prostate-cancer-drug-impresses-pre-chemo-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioethics Medical terms Medicine Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:18:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6055679 at http://www.globalpost.com