Tag: Harvard School of Public Health

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

17  Apr  2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications, a study published Tuesday found. “We found clear evidence that reducing harm and improving quality is perversely penalized […]

82nd Health Research Report 31 MAY 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 82nd Issue 31 May 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com In this Issue: 1. Long-term use of vitamin E may decrease COPD risk 2. Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes 3. Most patients […]

Chemotherapys False Expectations : 69 percent of patients with advanced lung cancer and 81 percent of patients with advanced colorectal cancer did not understand that the chemotherapy they were receiving was not at all likely to cure their disease

Advanced Cancer Patients Overoptimistic About Chemotherapy’s Ability to Cure, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2012) — Findings from a nationwide study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggest that patients with advanced lung or colorectal cancer are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their […]

Study shows common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risks of TB recurrence

Re-Post Filing 2008 Contact: Steve Baragona sbaragona@idsociety.org 703-299-0412 Infectious Diseases Society of America New findings show a link between micronutrient supplementation and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. […]

Researchers identify phthalates in numeruous medicines and supplements

(Boston) –Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC), in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, have found numerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements use certain chemicals called phthalates as inactive ingredients in their products. The findings appear on-line in Environmental Health Perspectives. Phthalates such as […]