A survey of 401 Baltimore residents found people who didn't trust the health care system were more likely to ignore medical advice, postpone care or follow-up care, and fail to fill prescriptions. Researchers said the next step is to find ways to build patients' trust in the medical system.
The FDA approved Shire's Intuniv, an extended-release drug for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6 to 17. The British company said the drug, the first selective alpha-2A receptor agonist for ADHD, is expected to be available at U.S. pharmacies in November.
The public health insurance option would be a backup plan in a compromise being considered by the White House to get health reform moving when Congress returns next week, according to The New York Times. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, has proposed a new government corporation that would provide coverage in any state where affordable insurance was not available from private insurers.
Most causes of hoarseness are benign but a laryngoscopy is indicated if symptoms persist for more than three months or if there is no readily found underlying cause, according to the first national clinical practice guidelines for hoarseness and dysphonia, from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
The H1N1 flu virus, while continuing to spread globally, so far has not mutated into a deadlier strain, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday. "That means that although it may affect lots of people, most people will not be severely ill," Frieden said. Meanwhile, a CDC study showed that most of the H1N1 flu-related deaths among children occurred in those aged at least 5 years old with high-risk medical conditions.