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Smart receptors on cell surfaces

Smart receptors on cell surfaces

Nobelprize.org: 10/10/12 Your body is a fine-tuned system of interactions between billions of cells. Each cell has tiny receptors that enable it to sense its environment, so it can adapt to new situtations. Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka are awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family of such […]

PREVENTIVE CARE AND HEALTHY AGEING: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

PREVENTIVE CARE AND HEALTHY AGEING: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Digitalresearch.eiu.com: 10/10/12 A host of factors are converging to challenge healthcare systems worldwide. By 2050, an estimated 2bn people will be 60 years old or more. Average life expectancy is increasing; diseases are being ‘managed’ rather than ‘cured’; and healthcare costs are rising. Countries need to mitigate the challenge of a potentially costly ageing population. What […]

The CardioMetabolic Health Alliance: Improving Quality, Bending the Cost Curve

The CardioMetabolic Health Alliance: Improving Quality, Bending the Cost Curve

Blog.cardiosource.org: October 9, 2012 This post is authored by Gary Puckrein, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the National Minority Quality Forum.  Physicians and the medical community have reached a fork in the road: we need to document that quality and reduced costs are related. By doing so, we hope to offer policymakers a new […]

Studies: Health Disparities Vary Among Hispanic Subgroups, Hispanics Are Less Likely To Visit Doctor

Studies: Health Disparities Vary Among Hispanic Subgroups, Hispanics Are Less Likely To Visit Doctor

The Huffington Post: 10/04/2012 Heritage may be universal within the Hispanic community, but it seems health isn’t. According to two recently published twin studies — one focusing on men and the other on women’s health — there are “significant differences” in the physical and behavioral health of individuals within three major Latino subgroups in the United States: Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans and […]

The Influence of Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Educational Attainment on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Death Rates Among Adults, 1993-2007

The Influence of Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Educational Attainment on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Death Rates Among Adults, 1993-2007

Archinte.jamanetwork.com: 10/1/12 Overall declines in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) mortality may mask patterns for subgroups, and prior studies of disparities in mortality have used area-level vs individual-level socioeconomic status measures. The aim of this study was to examine temporal trends in HIV mortality by sex, race/ethnicity, and individual level of education (as a proxy for socioeconomic […]