June 29, 2010
An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates
Having health insurance may
not be enough to get low-income women to be screened for breast
cancer, but adding a counseling program may help boost the
mammography screening rates, a new study has found.
Fewer Dying From Type 1 Diabetes
The overall death rate from
type 1 diabetes is decreasing in the United States, but blacks are
more likely to die from the condition than whites, a new study
More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana
Among pregnant teens
admitted for substance abuse treatment, the proportion treated for
methamphetamine abuse more than quadrupled -- from 4.3 percent to
18.8 percent -- between 1992 and 2007, while admission rates for
marijuana abuse more than doubled, from 19.3 percent to 45.9
percent, a new government study shows.
Generic Effexor XR Approved
The first generic version
of Effexor extended release capsules (venlafaxine hydrochloride) to
treat major depressive disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.