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Viatical settlements -- contracts where an
investor acquires an interest in the life insurance policy of
a terminally ill person. Hailed both as blessings to the terminally
ill and the epitomy of greed in America, one thing about viatical
settlements is sure (for now) -- they aren't insurance. In
v. Life Partners Inc the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District
of Columbia Circuit held that the SEC cannot regulate viatical
The Human Genome Project has already produced
a "rough" list of over 16,000 genes in the human body (about a fifth
of the entire set). The rest should be done by the year 2005. Among
the list of
a couple of genes that are thought to predict breast and ovarian
cancer. Similar genes have been mapped for other diseases. Physicians
can now order a $2400 test to detect all mutations of the genes, and
this has caused an ethics stir. For more information on the Human
Genome Project, check out
Human Transcript Map. For more information on genetic screening
for breast cancer, visit
Cancer and Genetic Screening.
Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children. HEHS-98-78. February
20, 1998. Information on the: (1) degree to which blood lead
levels associated with harmful health effects exist among young
children covered by Medicaid; and (2) extent to which children
covered by Medicaid have had screening blood lead tests.
Brain Injury: Programs Supporting Long-Term Services in Selected
States. HEHS-98-55. 19 pp. plus 4 appendices (4 pp.) February
27, 1998. Reviews federal and state efforts to provide services
the individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Protecting Your Health
When You Need an Operation
News from the College
Guide to Social Security and SSI Disability Benefits For People
With HIV Infection If you are disabled because of HIV
infection, this booklet will help you understand the kinds of
disability or Supplemental Security Income programs.
Biliography Bernard Lo, MD
Daily Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) National AIDS Clearinghouse makes available the following
information as a public service only.
Glossary Of Medical and Statistical Terms This document
copywrite 1995 by Carlton Hogan and University of MN. Permission
to copy and distribute granted to individuals and non-profit
Home Page Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Cancer and Genetic Screening One of the hottest (and most
controversial) areas of cancer research today involves screening
people for cancer before ymptoms develop.
Disease Fact Sheets: New York State Department of Health
Comments or suggestions on the fact sheet series can be directed
to the Regional Epidemiology Program, Bureau of Communicable
Disease Control, New York State Department of Health, ESP Corning
Tower, Room 651, Albany, New York 12237-0627
Approves First Test for HIV Antigen Screening of Blood Donors
Grants Accelerated Approval to Third Protease Inhibitor to Treat
- HIV Blood
Money When I was 5 years old I was diagnosed as having severe
hemophilia. In 1986 I was diagnosed as HIV+. On Sept.12,1994 the
IOM held a public meeting for testimony concerning the
contamiation of blood and blood products with HIV.
- How can I
tell if I'm infected with HIV? What are the symptoms of AIDS?
You can't rely on symptoms to know whether or not someone is
infected with HIV.
- HSR: The
Diffusion of Innovation in AIDS Treatment: Zidovudine Use in Two
New Jersey Cohorts This study investigates patterns of
utilization of zidovudine (ZDV) by gender, race, risk group, and
other respondent characteristics following approval of this
The Costs of Treating AIDS Under Medicaid: 1986-1991 This Note
reports the results of a five-month exploratory research effort
that attempted to estimate the costs of treating AIDS patients.
Breast Cancer War For the first time in four decades, American
women can celebrate winning a battle in the war against breast
Tyranny of Thinness A former college classmate of mine says
she's lost 1000 pounds in her life, but still weighs the same.
Garry Lab Web Pages-WWW Virology Servers: More... All the
Virology Servers in the World.
MedAccess Data Bank The National Summary of Injury Mortality
Data for 1992 is the place to look for short-term trends in
mortality rates from injuries.
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