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Average Americans Can Solve The Budget Deficit Crisis, Including Healthcare And Social Security

A new University of Maryland study finds that when average Americans are presented the federal budget in some detail, most are able to reduce the budget deficit dramatically and resolve the Social Security shortfall. What adjustments would you make? Take this free online budget simulation exercise using the link at the end of this report. […]

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Spending On Behavioral Health Is A Shrinking Portion Of Overall Health Expenditures

Spending on psychiatric drugs grew by 5.6 percent from 2004 to 2005, which represents an overall decrease from the 27.3 percent growth seen from 1999 to 2000. This is according to a study published today in the February issue of Health Affairs. The study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration analyzed […]

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Comes At A Heavy Socio-Economic Cost

“Snoring, sleep apnea, and obesity-related respiratory difficulties are fairly common disorders that affect a large proportion of the population,” according to Poul Jennum, Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Center for Healthy Ageing at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He is head of the Danish Centre for Sleep Medicine, Glostrup Hospital, which […]

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Heightened Transparency Is Needed For Medical Journals’ Competing Interests

Journals need to develop policies to handle the inevitable competing interests that arise when they publish papers that may bring them reprint revenue or increase their impact factors. This is the conclusion of a research article by Andreas Lundh and colleagues from the Nordic Cochrane Centre published in this weeks PLoS Medicine. An accompanying perspective […]

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