3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

Binge Drinking Increases With Lower Drinking Ages

People who grew up in states where it was legal to drink alcohol before age 21 are more likely to be binge drinkers later in life, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are available online in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The researchers tracked [...]

Different Criteria Used By States To Decide Which Child Receives Early Intervention For Developmental Problems

A new study out by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, found large differences in the criteria that states use to determine eligibility for Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays. A developmental delay is any significant lag in a child’s development as compared with typical [...]

Perceptions Of Disease: Grief Is Not A Disease, But Cancer Is – What About Erectile Dysfunction?

“Understanding peoples’ attitudes about whether states of being should be considered diseases can inform social discourse regarding a number of contentious social and health public policy issues,” says Kari Tikkinen, MD, PhD, corresponding author of the FIND Survey. All Finns think that myocardial infarction, breast cancer, malaria and pneumonia are diseases. People are equally unanimous [...]

Patients Benefit From State Deregulation Of Open-Heart Surgery

Certificate of Need, a form of state government regulation designed to keep mortality rates and health care costs down, appears to do neither for heart bypass surgery, according to a health economics researcher at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Her findings are reported in an article appearing in the online edition of [...]

Tax Incentives For Living Organ Donors

The policies that several states have adopted giving tax deductions or credits to living organ donors do not appear to have increased donation rates. Authors of the study, appearing in the American Journal of Transplantation, found little difference in the annual number of living organ donations per 100,000 population between the 15 states that had [...]