Health Care Buzz Today

June 7, 2011
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HIV Cases Fall by 25% between 2001-1009. The data comes from a press release by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Researchers attribute the drop to safer sex behaviors in men and women, in part because of increased awareness and prevention campaigns.

HIV Cases Fall by 25% between 2001-1009. The data comes from a press release by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Researchers attribute the drop to safer sex behaviors in men and women, in part because of increased awareness and prevention campaigns.

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Bomb Blast Damage Found in Brain Scans of GIs. Neuron damage in explosion-related “mild” traumatic brain injuries can be more extensive than previously thought and is not necessarily related to the severity of clinical symptoms, researchers said.

CBO Says Advertising Moratorium on New Drugs Will Have Little Effect. The Congressional Budget Office examined the consequences of proposals to place a moratorium on consumer advertising of newly approved drugs during their first two years and concluded such a measure would have little effect.

Rule Would Give Patients Access to Privacy-Related Data. Under HIPAA law, providers, health plans and other healthcare organizations must track electronic access to protected health information, but they are not required to share this information with patients. A rule proposed by CMS would require providers to inform patients that they can request this information.