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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Cancer: Costs Important for Treatment Adherence

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Photo: Dollar in pocket [08/01/2014] The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient's share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely.Cancer: Costs Important for Treatment Adherence - Read more

Smoking: Total Bans Work Best

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Photo: Smoking ban [06/01/2014] Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers.Smoking: Total Bans Work Best - Read more

Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge

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Photo: Oliver Stone, Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell [19/12/2013] Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that Jolie's story did not unfortunately translate into increased understanding of breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge - Read more

Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA

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Photo: Tube-shaped Structure of a Virus [16/12/2013] Researchers have discovered a tube-shaped structure that forms temporarily in a certain type of virus to deliver its DNA during the infection process and then dissolves after its job is completed. Infection: Virus Grows Tube to Insert DNA - Read more

Health System: Broader Health Insurance Linked to Better Care

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Photo: Waiting room [13/12/2013] Compared with other New England states, health status and preventive care improved in Massachusetts after reform - especially for poor and near-poor.Health System: Broader Health Insurance Linked to Better Care - Read more

Models: New Perspective on Development of Antibiotic Resistance

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Photo: Petri dishes [13/12/2013] Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes.Models: New Perspective on Development of Antibiotic Resistance - Read more

Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica

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Photo: Demolition work [12/12/2013] Action could help millions of Americans exposed to silica at work: A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work.Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica - Read more

Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS?

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Photo: Vaccine doses [09/12/2013] A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study.Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS? - Read more

Hospital Construction: “Single rooms are private and at the same time efficient”

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[09/12/2013] Are hospital patients merely cured by medicine? Or does maybe architecture support the healing, too? A hospital does not have to be built like a typical hospital: Its planning can enable patients to access family, privacy and normalcy. Fears are taken away from the patient and the process of healing is supported.Hospital Construction: “Single rooms are private and at the same time efficient” - Read more

Living With Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle With a ‘New self’

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Photo: Man holding his neck in pain [03/12/2013] A new study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, systematically searches for, and makes sense of, the growing body of qualitative research on musculoskeletal pain to help understand the experiences of patients suffering from chronic pain.Living With Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle With a ‘New self’ - Read more

 
 

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