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One In A Hundred Eleven-year Olds Use Drugs To Enhance Performance In Sport

April 29, 2017

More than one per cent of eleven year olds admit using performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports reports a study published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. By the age of 15, the proportion taking them had increased from 1.2 to 3% and users said they were taking them much more regularly. While 62% of eleven years olds used doping agents less than once per month, at 15 the same proportion were using them at least every week and 24 per cent daily. Use of t...

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Highlights State Budget Developments

April 28, 2017

Summaries of recent news about state budget developments appear below. Colorado: The state House on Thursday by voice vote approved a fiscal year 2010 budget that would fill a $300 million shortfall with a combination of spending cuts and revenue-generating actions, the Denver Post reports. The proposal includes about $255.4 million in revenue-generating measures and about $77.6 million in cuts, including $58 million in cuts to Medicaid provider payments. The measure also would shift $35 millio...

Millions Of People Worldwide Suffer From Alzheimer's - Number Of Cases Feared To Double In Coming Years

April 27, 2017

A hundred years ago, the psychiatrist and brain researcher described the first patient with a severe dementia accompanied by the massive loss of nerve cells (neurons). At that time, the disease later named after him was still rare. Alzheimer saw only two cases in his research career, as Dr. Christian Haass, Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany, said during the International Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases held in the Max Delbrck Communications Center (MDC.C) ...

Learning To Prevent Medical Mistakes In Caring For Stroke Patients

April 26, 2017

Medical errors and adverse events can happen in patients with stroke, and hospital procedures need to be modified to reduce the likelihood of error and patients getting hurt, according to a study published in the February 20, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers analyzed provider-reported adverse events and errors within a voluntary and mandatory event reporting system in stroke patients admitted to Strong Memorial...

Grant To Prevent Young Childhood Obesity

April 25, 2017

The Children's Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region (CHIL) recently received $23.7 in funding from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The CHIL project is a partnership among remote Pacific states and other jurisdictions of the US including: Alaska, American Samoa , Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Hawaii, Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. All jurisdicti...