Saturday, May 12, 2012

Health News: [health]

Pumping Iron: Body Building Competition Showcases Health, Fitness
WMBD - FOX 43 Peoria Sat, 12 May 2012 14:38 PM PDT
WASHINGTON--Months of dieting, running, and lifting weights paid off for several athletes Saturday.

Questions raised about company to take over prison inmate healthcare
CBS 5 Phoenix Sat, 12 May 2012 14:37 PM PDT
There's growing concern that when a private company takes over the inmate health care program for Arizona's Department of Corrections this summer, there could be a new set of problems.

Retired couples may need $240,000 for health care
The Bay Bulletin Sat, 12 May 2012 14:33 PM PDT
Medicare changes resulting from that plan are expected to gradually reduce many seniors' out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs. /

Jail bureau conducts random drug, HIV tests
Panay News Philippines Sat, 12 May 2012 14:29 PM PDT
Jail bureau conducts random drug, HIV tests ILOILO City â€" The regional jail bureau has spearheaded the conduct of random drug test to some of its selected personnel, and coupled this with the innovative drive of subjecting specially preferred inmates of Iloilo City District Jail-Male Dorm to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test. The twin health-related activity was in consonance with the ...

Top 4 health Tips: What's Your skin cancer risk
The Morning Call Sat, 12 May 2012 14:28 PM PDT
Here are more reasons to do regular checks of your skin for cancer risks: Melanoma rates in young women have skyrocketed. A Mayo Clinic study found they've increased eightfold from 1970 to 2009. The June issue of Women's Health magazine, published by Rodale, points out some risk factors you should look out for:

Kaiser Permanente reaches 3-year contract deal with health workers
Los Angeles Daily News Sat, 12 May 2012 14:27 PM PDT
Kaiser Permanente and a coalition representing 100,000 employees in 28 different unions reached a new three-year contract at 3 a.m. today, the health care organization and the unions announced.

Rat Study Finds Mental Replay of Past Experiences Critical for Learning
Psych Central Sat, 12 May 2012 14:23 PM PDT
Mentally replaying past experiences while awake is essential for making informed choices, suggests a new study using rats. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the researchers blocked learning from â€" and acting on â€" past experiences by selectively suppressing replay, encoded as split-second bursts of neuronal activity in the memory hubs of rats performing [...]

Collaborative Care Aids Mental, Physical Health
Psych Central Sat, 12 May 2012 14:22 PM PDT
A team-centered health care approach can increase depression-free days and overall quality of life among adults with depression and poorly controlled diabetes, heart disease or both. Such patients “have higher medical complication rates and higher health care costs, suggesting that more effective care management of psychiatric and medical disease control might also reduce medical service [...]

Increased Risk of Dementia with Mid-, Late-Life Depressive Symptoms
Psych Central Sat, 12 May 2012 14:22 PM PDT
Individuals who display depressive symptoms in mid- or late life have an increased risk of dementia, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. More than five million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD), at a health care cost (in 2010 dollars) of approximately $172 billion. [...]

Nurses are the glue that holds FGH team together
North-West Evening Mail Sat, 12 May 2012 14:08 PM PDT
TODAY marks International Nurses’ Day, a date set by the birthday of pioneering nurse, Florence Nightingale. In the second of a series of articles during which health reporter EMMA PRESTON is given exclusive behind-the-scenes access at Furness General Hospital, she visits the Accident and Emergency department to meet some of those serving on the front line of medical care today.

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