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2013-10-22 23:03:29

James R. Downing, M.D., Becomes Hospital’s Sixth IOM Member Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 James R. Downing, M.D., scientific director, deputy director and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Downing’s election brings the number of IOM members from St. Jude to six. St. Jude has one of the highest numbers of IOM members among U.S....

2013-08-14 11:51:26

An assessment of expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in guidelines used by physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients, found that most members had ties to industry. The assessment was made in a study from Ray Moynihan of Bond University, Queensland, Australia, and colleagues published in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine. Of the 16 expert panel publications appearing...

2013-07-02 23:26:17

Panel Discussion with Institute of Medicine President, Leading Rett Scientist, Filmmaker and Disease Advocate Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Rett Syndrome, a woman’s disease most women have never heard of, will be the focus of a documentary film screening and panel discussion. The award-winning film RETT: THERE IS HOPE, which showcases the struggles of families living with Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that strikes toddler girls, will hold its Washington, D.C....

2013-05-29 09:32:34

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public. They therefore should actively protect their public-health policies on smoking from the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and not consider the industry as a stakeholder, concludes a study by experts from the US...

2013-05-14 23:20:04

The Salt Institute responds to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. The review raises questions about possible harm caused by sodium reduction efforts and recognizes that blood pressure is only one of many factors that should be considered in...

2013-04-18 23:19:55

About 60,000 veterans sleep on the streets or in homeless shelters every night, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Utica, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Feed Our Vets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stocking food pantries across the nation in the battle against hunger among U.S. veterans, is advocating increased public support and long-term planning to meet the basic needs of military men and women who are homeless, living in shelters, or unable to adequately...

2013-02-20 15:07:02

New IOM report highlights PEPFAR's successes, calls on initiative to intensify efforts to enhance partner countries' management of programs and to improve prevention The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved and improved millions of lives worldwide and offered proof that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale even in countries with high rates of disease and resource constraints, says a new congressionally mandated evaluation conducted by the...


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