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THE BENEFIT LANGUAGE described in the previous article1 described what might be called "evidence- and outcomes-based criteria"2 for coverage: Treatments should be backed by sufficient evidence to determine their effects on health outcomes, and a comparison of the outcomes should show...
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WHEN a previously unknown and deadly respiratory illness appeared in 1993 in the American Southwest, the outbreak sent researchers scrambling to learn the cause of the infection—a previously unknown Hantavirus—and to discover just why the new disease surfaced so dramatically at that time...
An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in southern Argentina last fall that killed 11 of the 20 people infected may have featured the first known cases of person-to-person transmission of the disease.
Although many hantavirus species have been identified and found to...
"COLLECTIVE SUICIDE is a waste and a tragedy, but it is in no way comparable to the evil of mass murder," Robert Jay Lifton, MD, said in a presentation exploring parallels and contrasts in the Heaven's Gate and Aum Shinrikyo cults at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract BELEAGUERED astrophysicists are all too familiar with UFO theories like the one that figured in the suicides of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult in...
Latex Allergy Alert
Concerned about the substantial numbers of people employed in the health care industry who have work-related allergic reactions to natural rubber latex, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued an alert that...
ALTHOUGH bacteremia and sepsis are infrequently reported complications of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, receipt of transfused blood contaminated with bacterial pathogens may result in sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and death. Such pathogens have included Yersinia...
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