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Stories we tell about national trauma reflect our psychological well-being

... accounts about experiences of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 written by 395 adults from across the ... participants who described the terrorist attacks with a sense that they were really over and no ... who wrote accounts about the 9/11 terrorist attacks approximately two months after they occurred. ...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

... jackknife seizures.) Often, in the beginning, the attacks are brief, infrequent and not typical, so it is ... delayed. Frequently, due to the pattern of the attacks and the cry that a child gives during or after an attack, the attacks are initially thought to be due to colic or ...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

... targets -- like preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes and cutting medication errors and ... Baird. "We know how to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes and how to slash the time physicians ... The goals include preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes; cutting rates of medication errors, ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... or who had a prior history of transient ischemic attacks (TIA) or stroke. Effient is contraindicated in ... heart attack. ACS, which includes heart attacks and unstable angina (chest pain), affects nearly ... Plavix, there were 23 fewer patients with heart attacks and six more with major bleeding events. In ...

Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

... who first get clot-dissolving treatment for heart attacks should have artery-opening angioplasty as soon as ... study included 1,059 people who had major heart attacks and were given clot-dissolving treatment at ... probably only half the people who suffer heart attacks in the United States get angioplasty as the first ...

Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

... study which shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five cigarettes a day ... as a precipitating, non-causal factor of migraine attacks has produced contradictory data in scientific ... million people and 2% of the population suffers attacks for more than 15 days a month. According to ...

Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

... now doctors are trying to puzzle out why heart attacks have become more survivable -- what doctors, ... "There are several possible reasons why heart attacks are not killing as many people," said Dr. Merle ... , that reviewed more than 10,000 first heart attacks in four widely separated areas of the United ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

... despite decades of relentless and vicious attacks on his clinic, family and private life. His death ... to provide abortion services. Despite frequent attacks on his physical security, professional ... promote the rights of others. I. Persistent attacks Against Dr. Tiller ....

Finding Hidden Heart Attacks: Saint Francis Hospital is First in Illinois to Detect Hidden Heart Attacks With New Technology

... Heart Association, "silent" or "hidden" heart attacks affect more than three million patients, many of ... for chest pain patients that will identify heart attacks that might otherwise go undiagnosed. The ... care. Traditional tests do not detect all heart attacks or heart muscle damage or blockages in all ...

Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

... by 0.9 percent over five years, you reduce heart attacks by 17 percent and fatal and nonfatal heart attacks by 15 percent," said lead researcher Dr. Kausik ... control of blood sugars reduces risk of heart attacks and heart disease," Ray said. "Treatment should ...

Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

... after the heart stops functioning properly. Heart attacks can lead to cardiac arrest and then sudden cardiac death. But heart attacks are technically something else -- the death of ... drugs such as Xanax. Those who survived heart attacks were more likely to take aspirin and the heart ...

Gray matter under attack in multiple sclerosis

... disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's own material just as aggressively as ... are successively and irreversibly destroyed by attacks from certain immune cells so-called ... recent discovery that the immune system actually attacks the gray matter in the early stages, along with ...

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

... who experience more than three migraine attacks per month are looking to drug developers to provide new drugs to prevent migraine attacks before they start. In the U.S. alone, ... which shows efficacy in treating acute migraine attacks and provides evidence that inhibition of this ...

Lowered HRT Use May Have Cut Heart Attacks

... has been mirrored by a drop in the rate of heart attacks among American women, a new study finds. But ... 40-79. The analysis revealed a decrease in heart attacks but no reduction in the number of ... journal Medical Care . The decrease in heart attacks among American women may be due to factors other ...

'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

... April 20 (HealthDay News) -- "Silent" heart attacks occur more often than previously believed and are ... one has fully understood how often these heart attacks occur and what they mean in terms of prognosis. ... evidence of a heart attack and that non-Q-wave attacks were three times more common than Q-wave UMIs. ...

Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD

... predicts PTSD in the long term. Symptoms of panic attacks include shortness of breath, sweating, trembling ... no reality. The study authors examined panic attacks during a traumatic experience among people ... their key findings: The highest rate of panic attacks occurred in those aged 30 to 44. People with ...

Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

... criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) ... statins could cut the risk of heart attacks in as many as 6.5 million Americans who have low ... Statins are known to prevent subsequent heart attacks and strokes in patients who've already suffered ...

6.5 million more patients might benefit from statins to prevent heart attacks, strokes

... statins, drugs typically used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, than current prescribing guidelines ... that statins can help prevent subsequent heart attacks and strokes in patients who have already had one ... They found that statins protect against heart attacks and strokes even in older adults without known ...

Chicago's Own Hacker Con Set for May, Teaches Human Hacking to Corporations

... defenses. Most have seen the proliferation of SE attacks especially when it comes to phishing and its many ... leads security professionals into a new world of attacks against which many are not prepared to defend. ... electronically-assisted social engineering attacks into auditing their own organizations much less ...

Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

... 'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say ... aging boomers are being hospitalized for heart attacks now than people their age were a generation ago, ... compared hospitalization rates for heart attacks among people who were 45 to 64 years of age in ...

Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

... people. The researchers documented deaths, heart attacks and cardiac bypass surgeries, and repeated ... stents did not result in fewer deaths or heart attacks compared with medical therapy. "The reason for ... a comparative reduction in the number of heart attacks or deaths. "This new meta-analysis ...

Simple Test Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk

... the potential to prevent devastating heart attacks in thousands of individuals who are not ... Scientific Meeting. About 25 percent of all heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths in the United States ... intensive medical therapy and preventing heart attacks and strokes," said Murphy. While 91 percent ...

ViroPharma to Host Investor 'Teach-In' Educational Symposium on Hereditary Angioedema

... by FDA for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with HAE. C1 ... 4 days for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in HAE patients. Cinryze is administered at an ... for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with hereditary ...

Lumension Releases Annual Cybersecurity Report in Tandem with "Optimal Security" Blog Launch

... security challenge as our research shows network attacks using mobile devices as the entry point into the ... 2009, the industry has witnessed malware-based attacks aimed at social networking sites including ... the level of new and reenergized malicious attacks hatched each day is a major cause for concern for ...

Know Your Risk and Insurance Coverage for Heart Attacks and Strokes

... . "With the high incidence of heart attacks and strokes and the health care costs associated ... related to critical illnesses, like heart attacks and strokes. There are out of pocket costs ... than half of those who suffer first-time heart attacks now live five years or longer." For this ...

Driving under the influence (of stress): Regional effects of 9/11 attacks on driving

... The September 11 terrorist attacks had a profound impact on this country's psyche. ... who lived closest to the sites of the terrorist attacks experienced heightened levels of stress and ... Northeast, the region closest to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A follow-up analysis ...

'Wake Up' to the Health Risks of Heavy Snoring

... breathing problems associated with strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems ANN ARBOR, ... see a very strong association with strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems," says Dr. ... irregularities of the heart and can trigger heart attacks People who snore do not necessarily have ...

New treatment reduces severity of asthma attacks in preschoolers

... in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds. Dr. Francine Ducharme, ... reduces the number of moderate or severe asthma attacks that require emergency oral steroids. This is the ... and had not experienced moderate to severe asthma attacks or symptoms between colds. The new therapeutic ...

U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe

... Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- First-time heart attacks in the United States aren't as deadly now as they ... of Circulation . "One reason why is that heart attacks are less severe. People are not coming in with these massive heart attacks that are killing them." The study, with data ...

Bleeding hearts revealed with new scan

... Department of Health, UK. People suffer heart attacks when an artery that feeds blood to the heart ... gives us a new insight into the damage that heart attacks can cause. Using this new scanning technique ... finding new ways to combat the damage that heart attacks cause." ...

Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk

... three-quarters of patients hospitalized for heart attacks had cholesterol levels indicating they were not ... LDL cholesterol range at which people have heart attacks shouldn't be regarded as normal," Fonarow said. ... nearly 137,000 Americans hospitalized for heart attacks between 2000 and 2006 found that about 72 percent ...

Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care

... infarction] highway, so to speak." STEMI heart attacks are caused by blocked blood flow to the heart and ... damage than non-STEMI heart attacks. STEMI heart attacks show irregularities on an electrocardiogram and ... with chest pain and half of those with heart attacks get to the hospital via EMS (emergency medical ...

Panic attacks linked to higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease, especially in younger people

... People who have been diagnosed with panic attacks or panic disorder have a greater risk of ... a significantly higher risk of subsequent heart attacks (or myocardial infarctions, MI), but this was not ... first to identify that the higher risk of heart attacks with panic attacks/disorder is mainly in younger ...

Prostaglandin receptor key to atherosclerosis development

... the artery wall is the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes. A team of Vanderbilt University ... cell death promotes plaque rupture, causing heart attacks and strokes. If the latter is true, Linton ... for how the drug Vioxx increased heart attacks in patients. Vioxx, a selective inhibitor of the ...

Panic Disorder Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

... News) -- Adults who have panic disorder or panic attacks have an increased risk of heart attacks and heart disease, but not heart-related deaths, ... and cardiac disease. The symptoms of panic attacks can closely mimic those of a heart attack or ...

Women's Death Rate Higher From Severe Heart Attack

... of more than 78,000 people treated for heart attacks at 420 U.S. hospitals between 2001 and 2006 found ... with the symptoms reported by people having heart attacks and then go on to the treatment they receive, he ... For descriptions about the various kinds of heart attacks and what should be done about them, visit the ...

AmeriCares Investing in Disaster Preparedness in India

... they are man-made such as last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, or natural disasters such as the 2004 ... and communication. "The recent attacks in Mumbai serve as a tragic reminder of why we ... the devastating tsunami to last week's terrorist attacks - underscore the importance for communities ...

Major Retailers Experience 161% Increase in Attempted Hacker Attacks, According to SecureWorks

... a 161% increase in the number of attempted hacker attacks they are blocking for their retail clients. Attempted attacks increased from an average of 56,000 per client ... attempted authentication attacks, SQL Injection attacks and network scans. "We saw a large ...

India terrorism by the numbers

... in India precedes the recent coordinated attacks in Mumbai. The Global Terrorism Database (GTD), ... (START) counts more than 4,100 terrorist attacks in India since 1970. Fatalities number in the ... of India (SIMI), known to have undertaken attacks in Mumbai in recent years. Information on the ...

ViroPharma Submits Supplemental Biologics License Application for Cinryze(TM) to Treat Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema

... C1 Inhibitor (human) as a treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The sBLA ... of Cinryze was effective in treating acute HAE attacks in these studies. The safety profile was similar ... label study of Cinryze as treatment for acute attacks of HAE, no patients who had acute laryngeal ...
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