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Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 Introduced in the Senate

... Services will be asked to conduct studies on the causes of severe trauma to extremities resulting from ... a coordinated effort to collect information on causes of workplace musculoskeletal injuries in an ... diseases and conditions that are the leading causes of disability in the United States today. Such ...

New drug for children with high-risk leukemia

... of the JAK2 in Down syndrome and leukemia causes Polycythemia Vera, a disease common in adults ... with two completely different disorders, one that causes polycythemia in adults and the other that causes leukemia in children," says Dr. Izraeli. ...

Leading Blood Centers, LifeSource and Central Blood Bank, Spotlight a Unique Donor Population During National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

... drawing blood, a process called phlebotomy, which causes the body's iron levels to return to normal. ... of a pint of blood on a regular basis which causes iron levels to normalize. HH patients need to rid ... is experiencing symptoms related to HH before it causes problems. Although the majority of patients are ...

Basic Facts and Statistics About Lupus

... have a form of the disease. What causes lupus? The exact causes of lupus are unknown. Researchers believe that ... health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, ...

Grant received for eye disorder research

... to continue its research into the genetic causes of eye movement disorders. Last year, the team ... London - identified a gene that, when mutated, causes Duane syndrome. Duane syndrome is a congenital eye movement disorder that causes eye muscles to contract and relax when they ...

Save the ta-tas Calling on Women to Join the Love/Avon Army of Women to Unlock the Key to Breast Cancer Prevention

... women nationwide to help researchers learn the causes of breast cancer and move beyond a cure to ... detection, but researchers still do not know what causes the disease. "Save the ta-tas is proud to be ... Women and help reach our common goal to find the causes of breast cancer," said Julia Fikse, founder of ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency takes 96,000 Lives Annually in the US

... in the United States (US). "The Preventable causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk ... from 12 different modifiable and preventable causes to determine how many deaths were attributable to ... use these studies to determine leading causes of mortality among populations, and then to ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... "These mosquitoes may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which kills 10-15,000 ... mosquitoes which may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis. 30,000-50,000 people are ... by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It causes the brain to swell and symptoms of severe ...

New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure

... the public with information about the underlying causes of high blood pressure, risks associated with the ... fact, high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure and causes more than 25,000 new cases of kidney failure in ...

'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age

... bump on the inside of the elbow. One of the causes of pressure on the ulnar nerve? Too much gabbing, ... blocking the blood flow to the nerve, which causes it to misfire and short circuit." The first ... carpal tunnel syndrome, a related condition that causes pain in the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel ...

New direction needed for obesity research, Deakin health expert claims

... "It seems counter intuitive, but knowing the causes or mechanisms for weight gain does not always ... said. "For an individual person, we know the causes of weight gain over time include the obesogenic ... types of diets which are unrelated to the dietary causes of weight gain can produce weight loss. ...

Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

... time, the academy reports. Because the exact causes of asthma are not clear, researchers have looked ... in Detroit, said that "we don't know exactly what causes or contributes to asthma, but it does look like ... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more on the causes of asthma . SOURCES: ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... medical management, and also shed light on the causes of sepsis, a major killer of children and young ... born with congenital heart defects. The disease causes massive intestinal inflammation and impairs ... physicians have such a poor understanding of what causes the disease, they can't tell which infants will ...

Work Strife Stresses the Heart

... "Work stress is bad for the heart, because it causes your body to be in a state of high arousal all ... has suggested that a stressful work environment causes a higher risk of heart attack, because it causes people to increase unhealthy behaviors, such as ...

Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

... be a clue in the so-far fruitless search for causes of the disease. "Apparently, these cells are ... Cancer Institute. "We can try to understand what causes people to get these abnormalities and, more importantly, what causes somebody to progress from having relatively ...

Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., Named CEO of the Northern California Cancer Center

... a nationally recognized leader in researching the causes of cancer and improving cancer detection and ... the registry and other sources to determine the causes of cancer and factors related to survival after ... Glaser cited ongoing research into the emerging causes of cancers, community outreach, education ...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... is a common heart rhythm problem that causes the upper chamber of the heart to beat ... with atrial fibrillation that the clot that causes that stroke comes from a certain area of the ... was especially true for hemorrhagic stroke, which causes bleeding in the brain and is usually fatal, ...

Common Approaches to Member Retention by Health Insurance Plans are Ineffective, New Study Shows

... 32 subcategories and nearly 300 distinct root causes for dropping coverage. Root causes of member disenrollment vary widely, based on ... focus and tenacious questioning regarding root causes do not provide health plans with meaningful ...

Common Approaches to Member Retention by Health Insurance Plans are Ineffective, New Study Shows

... 32 subcategories and nearly 300 distinct root causes for dropping coverage. o   Root causes of member disenrollment vary widely, based on ... focus and tenacious questioning regarding root causes do not provide health plans with meaningful ...

New findings measure precise impact of fat on cancer spread

... technique to document how increasing fat content causes cancer cells to undergo changes essential to ... are accountable for 30 percent of preventable causes of cancer, but nobody really knows why," Cheng ... tight junctions in tumors, but increasing lipids causes them to take on a rounded shape and separate from ...

ORBIS and FedEx Launch Sight-Saving Programs to Combat Avoidable Blindness in Latin America & the Caribbean

... needed for doctors to better treat prevalent causes of blindness in their respective countries and in ... glaucoma, retinal degeneration, as well as common causes of childhood blindness like retinopathy of prematurity. The major causes of blindness in the Dominican Republic, Peru and ...

World Glaucoma Day Set For March 12, 2009

... -- In an effort to combat one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, the World Glaucoma ... World Glaucoma Association. "For a disease that causes permanent blindness, it is truly unacceptable ... detection and treatment of glaucoma, before it causes major vision loss, is the best way to control the ...

Autism Consortium members publish in PNAS: Mechanism, treatment for Rett syndrome -- top cause autism girls

... the activity of other genes. The MECP2 mutation causes the regulatory mechanism to fail, which in turn causes other genes to function abnormally. Rett is ... autism caused by Rett Syndrome, but also to other causes of autism as well." ...

Penn study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning

... A connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease has been discovered by a ... Gitler. "But, having a mutation in the PARK9 gene causes problems for this process in yeast and possibly ... the connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's. How does PARK9 protect against ...

Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

... whether too much indoor activity actually causes poor eyesight. And even if it does, researchers ... exposure also may be beneficial, because sunlight causes the pupil to constrict, resulting in a larger ... activities. "We know a great deal about what causes myopia in animals, including primates," said ...

Replacing Your Total Hip Replacement

... and infection -- may be even more common causes of hip replacement failure," explains Bozic. ... physicians should be thinking about as potential causes for failure as opposed to just design factors ... reasons why dislocation and infection are common causes of hip replacement failure," said Bozic. ...

Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail

... and techniques." To assess the leading causes of hip-replacement failure, the study authors ... is simple," Bozic said. "We found that there are causes of hip-replacement failure that we hadn't believed were the most common causes but that we now know are significant concerns and ...

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging

... to normal aging. Until now, the underlying causes of age-related hippocampal dysfunction have ... our findings predict that any intervention that causes a decrease in blood glucose should increase ... all hippocampal subregions, physical exercise causes an improvement in dentate gyrus function. "By ...

Dermique and Healthcommunities.com Launch Cellulitechannel.com

... on cellulite. Cellulite is body fat that causes the skin to have an uneven, dimpled appearance. ... a physical condition in which subcutaneous fat causes skin to have an uneven, dimpled appearance. ... information on its myths and misconceptions, causes and risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, ...

Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

... among occupants of motor vehicles. The leading causes of injury death differed by age group. For ... lowest in states in the northeast region. Five causes accounted for the majority of nonfatal injuries. ... For children aged 0 to 9, the next two leading causes were being struck by or against an object and ...

A Healthy New Year's Resolution for Your Eyes

... the pressure inside the eye goes up and often causes glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. This is the ... connects the eye to the brain so damage to it causes loss of vision. Who is at risk? While the causes of glaucoma are not completely known, we do know ...

Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children

... Atlanta. "We tried to accesses what possible causes of anemia might have contributed to the decline. There are many different causes of anemia -- some are nutritional, while others ... What we found was that none of those possible causes could account for the significant decline we saw ...

Cleveland Clinic Issues New Guide for Chronic Hip Pain

... for download as a PDF, details the common causes of chronic hip pain. ... , hip resurfacing, and recovery. The causes of hip pain vary. Osteoarthritis, hip fractures, ... access resource to patients outlining many of the causes and potential treatments for hip pain." ...

LSUHSC's England leads development of new testing guidelines for common nerve disorder

... The most common cause is diabetes. Other common causes are heredity, alcohol abuse, poor nutrition and autoimmune processes. Not all of the causes are known. To develop the guidelines, the ... since these tests can often point to common causes of neuropathy," said Dr. England. The ...

Genetic breakdown in Fanconi anemia may have link to HPV-associated cancer

... CINCINNATI A genetic malfunction that causes DNA instability in people with the blood disorder ... rare, inherited genetic instability syndrome that causes aplastic anemia and an often-fatal blood ... see if restoration of the FANCA genetic pathway causes the cancer to shrink. Accomplishing this could ...

November 23 Marks Tenth Anniversary of the Largest Civil Settlement in U.S. History

... contributing to the public health epidemic that causes almost 393,000 deaths in our country each year," ... rates are currently increasing while other major causes of death are declining. The American Lung Association funds vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. With the ...

Dermatologists Debunk Myths, Offer Advice for Conditions that Hit Below the Belt

... about spider veins: Myth: Crossing your legs causes spider veins. Dr. Weiss: "Everyone at some point ... no truth to it." Myth: Gaining a lot of weight causes spider veins. Dr. Weiss: "When people lose ... may be more prone to spider veins, as weight loss causes the skin to deflate and reveal what is ....

Crisis in Congo: World Vision Begins Relief Efforts for Thousands of Displaced, Calls on Regional Leaders to Act

... that will protect civilians and address the root causes of the crisis. World Vision plans to begin ... crisis, including addressing the historical root causes that have perpetuated the conflict. -- ... to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people, ...

New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School

... agents: HPV (human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer), varicella-zoster virus (which causes chickenpox and shingles), and meningococcus (which causes bacterial meningitis). The FDA has also approved ...

NIH awards Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository $57.8M

... the other will support investigations into the causes of digestive, liver and kidney diseases, and ... research aimed at understanding the genetic causes of disorders such as autism, bipolar disorder, ... in support of research aimed at finding the causes of metabolic and digestive diseases. Research ...
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