Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
- The number of Americans with diabetes may almost double in 25 years, and the annual cost of treating them may triple to $336 billion, according to a study published today in the journal Diabetes Care.
- Without new programs to assure that people get health care to manage their condition, 44.1 million people in the U.S. will have diabetes by 2034, from 23.7 million today.
- The number of diabetics on Medicare, the government plan for the elderly, will reach 14.1 million from 6.5 million today.
- Diabetes drugs were the fourth-best selling medications in 2008, with $27.3 billion in global sales, according to IMS Health.
- “To do nothing is going to be extremely expensive,” O’Grady said in a Nov. 24 telephone interview. “It’s going to mean millions of Americans continuing to get this disease and a lot of heartache.”.
- The analysis by O’Grady and his colleagues included the impact of aging and obesity rates as well as the natural progression of the disease over time to come up with estimates on numbers and costs. They found diabetes treatment estimates of $113 billion this year would increase to $336 billion by 2033.
Este estudo é importante. Este estudo deveria ser feito em Portugal.
Apenas e só um aspecto lateral, mas de relevo: Copenhagen-based Novo Nordisk A/S, the world’s biggest maker of insulin, funded the study. The company sold $6.1 billion of insulin products in 2008.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Cadê os outros? Os que enchem o Hospital de Santa Maria ou o Hospital Egas Moniz, e que até têm pouco que fazer? Não há incentivos para irem para Ponte de Sôr? Porquê, Dra. Ana Jorge? Não chama a isto, o actual Governo, "mobilidade da função pública"?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The advice is intended to cut down on unneccesary testing and reduce the risk of harmful invasive procedures to remove non-cancerous lesions that may show up on tests but often disappear if left alone, the group said.
The new recommendations overturn previous guidance, which suggested women should be tested yearly starting within three years of their first sexual intercourse.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Em resumo: em 2005, o Ministério da Saúde era constituído por 3 responsáveis com passado profissional na área da saúde; em 2009, o Ministério da Saúde é constituído por 2 médicos e por um ex-assessor do Primeiro Ministro.
Não se avistam melhorias para os contribuintes no Ministério da Saúde. Avista-se um descontrolo económico-financeiro no Ministério da Saúde, o que será sempre uma excelente notícia para as tais Corporações!