Compared to iron and folic acid supplementation, the researchers found that multiple micronutrient supplementation was
"The data from our study suggest that maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation could reduce infant death and potentially
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Older age is associated with increased sensitivity to alcohol. Because of this,
There did not appear to be any statistically significant health or mortality
guidelines for older adults need not be overly restrictive
Studies have shown that safety seats are more
Data were collected from the Crashworthiness Data
A total of 463 children were included in the
Child safety seats appear to be more effective
Friday, November 30, 2007
Initial data indicated that routine invasive therapy was more effective than selective invasive treatment in reducing subsequent major cardiovascular events. More recently, large trials with up to five years' follow-up have had contrasting results.
The researchers enrolled 1,200 patients 18 to 80 years of age between 2001 and
Patients were randomly assigned to receive early invasive therapy or initial medical management with intervention only if clinically indicated...cumulative three-year results for the primary composite end point (death, recurrent myocardial infarction, or hospitalization) were 30 percent in the early invasive group and 26 percent in the selective intervention group (P = .09).
The authors conclude that early invasive treatment did not provide better outcomes over four years than the selective strategy in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome and elevated cardiac troponin.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
No potential medical system can successfully deliver universal coverage while at the same time controlling costs if it does not stimulate the delivery of low cost and free basic services to those most in need.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Unfortunately for their patients, getting their way will undoubtedly mean worse outcomes. Although free markets often create greater variation in outcomes than bureaucratically managed systems, they are also the only way to guarantee consistent quality care to the majority of customers.
The article, quoted below, elaborates.
The American Cancer Society announced recently that it will spend its entire advertising budget next year
on campaigning for a government takeover of the U.S. health-care system. This is perverse: It's hard to imagine anything worse for cancer patients than government-run health care.
Cancer patients understand this. The overall five-year survival rate for all types of cancer for men in America is 66.3 percent, and 62.9 percent for women, the best outcome in the world.
free-market U.S. medicine provides the incentives that lead to innovative breakthroughs in new drugs and other medical technologies. U.S. companies have developed half of all the major new medicines introduced worldwide over the last 20 years.
Take prostate cancer, for example.
we are less likely to die from the disease. Fewer than 20 percent of American men with prostate cancer will die from it, against 57 percent of British men and nearly half of French and German men.