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Pace of walking and memory loss can predict dementia study

Jul 28, 2014

Pace of walking and memory loss can predict dementia study

People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. #HowThisWorks #obesity #Health #Dementia #Smoking #Neuroimaging #Hypertension #Alzheimer's #Joe Verghese #High cholesterol
Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

Jul 28, 2014

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. #World #Health #radiation #Fukushima #Japan nuclear crisis
Happy about polio-free certification, must not get complacent Health minister

Jul 28, 2014

Happy about polio-free certification, must not get complacent Health minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that he is happy about India being polio-free for three years and receiving WHO certification. #Amitabh Bachchan #India #UN #TheySaidIt #WHO #Health Minister #polio #Harsh Vardhan
India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected patients

Jul 28, 2014

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected patients

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection. #India #HealthBuzz #hepatitis C #Hepatitis B #Infections #Liver problems #Hepatitis infections
Encephalitis toll touches 109 in West Bengal

Jul 26, 2014

Encephalitis toll touches 109 in West Bengal

No new cases have been reported since yesterday from the area, said West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan Satpathy. #NewsTracker #Health #West Bengal #Encephalitis #States

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Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

May 23, 2013

Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

The Ranbaxy saga of fraud and greed goes beyond that. In India, it shows how our regulators too have failed us. #TheLongView #Health #Drugs #Ranbaxy #Healthcare #Pharma

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Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

Jul 28, 2014

Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise on a bill to allocate $17 billion to reform the V.A.’s health care system...
Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

Jul 28, 2014

Running: Any Amount Is Good And More May Not Be Better

Although there is broad agreement that exercise is beneficial there has been substantial uncertainty about how much exercise is good for you. Recently some studies have suggested that too much exercise may actually reduce the benefits of exercise. No...
Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

Jul 28, 2014

The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped...
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