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2012-01-31 12:53:00

IOM Recommendations Call for Paradigm Shift ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Arthritis Foundation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are proud supporters of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released today outlining a new vision and plan of action to reduce the crisis proportions of chronic illness that threaten the nation's health and economic welfare. According to the report, Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action,...

2012-01-26 11:05:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, today announced sponsoring the "Go Viral To Improve Health" prize competition with the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC. "Go Viral To Improve Health" challenges undergraduate and graduate students to create innovative health-related apps, encouraging students to work in interdisciplinary teams and transform health...

Preference For Salted Foods Imprinted In Early Childhood
2011-12-21 11:42:21

Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, report that infants as young as 6-months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods have a greater preference for salt than do infants not yet eating these foods. Table foods such as crackers, bread and cereals contain high levels of salt, Jenny Hope reports for The Mail Online. The exposed infants consumed 55 percent more salt during a preference test than did infants not yet introduced to starchy foods. By...

New Grants Suspended For Chimpanzee Research
2011-12-16 11:01:14

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday suspended all new grants for research on chimpanzees after a panel of independent experts´ nine-month deliberation found that most medical experiments on man´s closest primate relative were unwarranted. The Institute of Medicine noted in a report on the ruling that chimpanzees remain indispensable for biomedical and behavioral research that benefits humans, but only in a small number of circumstances and likely not for long....

2011-12-15 16:35:03

Given that chimpanzees are so closely related to humans and share similar behavioral traits, the National Institutes of Health should allow their use as subjects in biomedical research only under stringent conditions, including the absence of any other suitable model and inability to ethically perform the research on people, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.  In addition, use of these animals should be permissible only if forgoing their use...

2011-12-14 19:31:32

A new Institute of Medicine report specifies the types of research that the Food and Drug Administration should require before allowing tobacco companies to sell or advertise 'modified risk' tobacco products as being capable of reducing the health risks of tobacco use. While modified risk tobacco products could be one part of a comprehensive strategy to lower tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., especially among tobacco users who are unable or unwilling to quit entirely, little is...

2011-12-14 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) As required by the 2009 law granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products, the Institute of Medicine today issued a report regarding the type of scientific evidence and research the FDA should require of tobacco companies seeking to make "modified...

2011-12-08 15:29:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean P. David, M.D., Ph.D., SRI research physician and director of the Translational Medicine program in SRI's Policy Division, has been selected as the 2011-2013 James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine Fellow at the Institute of Medicine. David was selected from an outstanding group of nominees because of his accomplishments in family medicine, and specifically his work on smoking cessation and health...

2011-12-02 09:22:00

Upcoming Rule on Essential Health Benefits Should Follow IOM Recommendations Regarding Affordability, Treatment of State Mandates and Updates to the Package WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon the conclusion of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) regional listening sessions on an essential health benefits package, employers, providers and other health care stakeholders urge HHS to heed concerns regarding the paramount need to keep the package...

2011-11-18 13:00:00

Carlo M. Croce, M.D., the winner of the 2008 Szent-Gyorgi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, presented annually by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for his work in genetic cancer research. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Carlo M. Croce, M.D., the winner of the 2008 Szent-Gyorgi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, presented annually by the National Foundation for Cancer Research,...