Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Ban stresses need for reproductive health care
New Kerala Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:43 AM PDT
New York, Apr 24 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday stressed the need to provide reproductive health care for young people, as well as give them access to the necessary information and the means to protect themselves from sexual abuse and violence.

Politics and policy: Exploring the GOP's health law alternatives
News-Medical-Net Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:42 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Times reports that the health reform plan embraced by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may be "more revolutionary" than the current health law. Also, Reuters examines some of the policies congressional Republicans are considering if the Supreme Court overturns the law.

GPhA Enlists IMS Health To Further Address Drug Shortage Crisis
PharmaceuticalOnline Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:41 AM PDT
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) today announced that it has selected IMS Health to serve as the Independent Third Party (ITP) in the Accelerated Recovery Initiative (ARI) â the generic industry's unprecedented multi-stakeholder initiative designed to accelerate the recovery of certain critical drugs in short supply to patients in need.

Tata AIG launches 'MediPrime'
The Hindu Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:41 AM PDT
Tata AIG General Insurance Company has launched 'MediPrime', their lifetime renewable reimbursement health insurance policy. Under this facility, a policyholder can enjoy the cashless hospitalisation benefit that is available through a network of over 3000 hospitals.

Public Health Specialist
VUFO-NGO Resource Center Vietnam Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:38 AM PDT
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: HNALL 12/17 OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates POSITION: Public Health Specialist (Adult HIV Care & Support/Viral Hepatitis), FSN-11; FP-4* (*Position Grade: FP-4 will be confirmed by CDC Headquarters) OPENING DATE: April 16, 2012 CLOSING DATE: May 7, 2012 WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week LENGTH OF HIRE: Long term.

Board of Health Reccomends Lowering Speed Limits In The City
AM640 Toronto Radio Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:35 AM PDT
Toronto's chief Medical officer wants speed limits in the city cut by 10 to 20 kilometres per hour to reduce injuries to pedestrians and cyclists. A proposal suggests lowering the speed limit to 30 km/h on residential streets and 40 km/h as a city wide speed limit. The proposals were made by Dr.David McKeown after a $45,000 report said that pedestrians were far less likely to be killed for every ...

Good health starts with the skin
PR Newswire Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:34 AM PDT
BRONXVILLE, N.Y., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects you from harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause infections. It also helps your body sense the outside world and regulate your body temperature. (Photo:...

The next health care overhaul? Look to employers
Laramie Boomerang Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:33 AM PDT
If the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's health care law, employers and insurance companies _ not the government _ will be the main drivers of change over the next decade and maybe even longer.

Report: Health care law to save billions
Fond du Lac Reporter Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:30 AM PDT
A government report found that the 2010 health care law will save Medicare beneficiaries $208 billion through 2020, and save Medicare itself $200 billion through 2016, based on a Centers for Medicare report.

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