April 07, 2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for
Gaps in care for black and
white U.S. veterans have been reduced over the past decade as the
VA Health Care System improved access to screenings and treatment
of high-risk conditions among all patients. But major disparities
persist in control of cholesterol, diabetes and high blood
pressure, a new study says.
Scientists Use Computer to 'Read' Human
After hooking up a
computer to human brains, scientists were able to program the
computer to "read" the thoughts of disabled patients, thereby
enabling them to control the cursor on the screen.
Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC
Measles was declared
eliminated in the United States in 2000, but cases continue to
occur among U.S. residents who return from trips to other
countries, as well as among foreign visitors to the United States,
says a new government report.