An Australian study found that sitting for at least eight hours per day raises the risk of dying by any cause by 15%, and that 11 hours or more of chair time boosts it by 40%, compared with people who sit for less than four hours a day, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers said health programs must focus on getting people to be more active, along with reducing sitting times.
A national provider call is scheduled for Thursday to discuss the fundamentals of EHR meaningful use incentives. The free call, to be hosted by the CMS, will cover the computing of incentives, how to report MU and incentive eligibility.
The Indian Council of Medical Research is working with the nation's Department of Biotechnology to develop a road map for stem cell research and treatment, according to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The plan will cover the development, production and clinical use of adult stem cells, umbilical cord stem cells and embryonic stem cells.
Two Tennessee elementary schools have seen an increase in the number of students eating breakfast at school since they began piloting a universal meal program this week. Under the program, all students at the schools are eligible for a free breakfast. Students who are tardy are allowed to take a meal to the classroom. Officials say their goal is to serve a nutritious breakfast to every student, and -- if successful -- expand the program.
Abingdon Health is buying a 50.1% stake in point-of-care diagnostics firm Molecular Vision using a
$3.2 million equity investment from Imperial Innovations Group and a further $1.6 million from
private investors. Molecular is developing BioLed, a disposable diagnostic instrument designed to
detect multiple disease markers. After the deal is completed, Imperial will own a 28.6% stake in Abingdon and keep a 36.4% stake in Molecular Vision.