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Steffie Woolhandler, David U Himmelstein
President Obama's signature health care reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed in 2010 and fully implemented in 2014. Two years later, Republicans' attacks on the ACA as a failed reform helped fuel their recent electoral victory. The legislation significantly expanded insurance coverage. But it was built on, and fortified, private health insurance firms, and it accelerated the corporate takeover of hospitals and physicians' practices. This obeisance to corporate interests precluded making coverage universal or care affordable...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
Ving Niu, Yeqing Xu, Jiahu Hao, Shuangqin Van, Kun Huang, Weijun Pan, Xing Ge, Guodong Liu, Sanhuan Huang, Fangbiao Tao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations between pregnancy body mass index (B MI), gestational weight gain (GWG) and the risk for hypertensive disorder complicating pregnancy (HDCP). Methods In this prospective cohort study, subjects who had their first prenatal examination (gestational age ≤ 14 weeks) at Ma'anshan Maternal and Child Health Care Center were recruited under informed consent, from May 16, 2013 to September 11, 2014. All the information were collected through questionnaires, height, weight and maternal blood pressure were measured, and urine protein was detected in the first, second, and third trimester of pregnancy...
March 2016: Wei Sheng Yan Jiu, Journal of Hygiene Research
Flávia Raquel Santos Lucena, Larissa C C de Araújo, Maria do D Rodrigues, Teresinha G da Silva, Valéria R A Pereira, Gardênia C G Militão, Danilo A F Fontes, Pedro J Rolim-Neto, Fausthon F da Silva, Silene C Nascimento
This study aimed to evaluate the mechanism associated with cytotoxic activity displayed by the drug 5-fluorouracil incorporated in Cu-BTC MOF and its slow delivery from the Cu-BTC MOF. Structural characterization encompasses elemental analysis (CHNS), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTG), Fournier transform infrared (FIT-IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) was performed to verify the process of association between the drug 5-FU and Cu-BTC MOF. Flow cytometry was done to indicate that apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the cell death...
October 2013: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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