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Experts Lay to Rest Long-Held Misconceptions About High Fructose Corn Syrup at ILSI-USDA Workshop

... health professionals to help reduce consumer confusion WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A ... Corn Syrup Is Not the Same as Fructose confusion about high fructose corn syrup has been fueled in ... "These peer-reviewed papers expose the confusion about high fructose corn syrup: it is a case of ...

Teen Torture iPhone App Discontinued Due to Public Alarm

... attention that there is some very unfortunate confusion as to the intentions of its iPhone application ... name, and the unfortunate media confusion and common misconception now surrounding this ... public alarm, misconception, inconvenience, or confusion caused by the now-discontinued app. The ...

Study: Casual Video Games Demonstrate Ability to Relieve Stress, Improve Mood: Potential Clinical Significance Highlighted

... decrease in confusion), all three games reduced confusion dramatically, suggesting that the rules, ... by the subjects. Subjects playing Peggle saw confusion drop by an average of 486%, while those playing ... deficit disorder, memory loss and general confusion attributed to dementia and Alzheimer's disease," ...

Playtex(R) Offers Free Non-BPA Baby Bottles to Parents, Will Stop Using BPA in All Products This Year

... leader in infant care, addressed growing public confusion about plastics used in baby bottles by announcing ... know recent news coverage has created significant confusion about the use of BPA in plastic baby products," ... we believe the right thing to do is eliminate any confusion or doubt that parents may have. For this reason, ...

One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High

... doubt -- even five years later, a cloud of confusion lingers for both physicians and patients ... is that only 18 percent of physicians have "no confusion at all" about the WHI findings. However, physicians feel the confusion that exists among the general public is ...

Extreme Heat Causes Major Health Problems for Older Adults

... Dehydration: Weakness, headache, muscle cramps, dizziness, confusion and passing out. Heat stroke: A body temperature of or above 103 ... hot and dry skin; a fast pulse; headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, confusion and passing out. Heat exhaustion: Heavy sweating or no sweating, ...

Vision Pharma Is Granted Motion for Judgment

... proceeding on the basis that Vision Pharma's VISRX mark is likely to cause confusion with Cornerstone's ALLERX mark. In response, Vision Pharma denied the ... an order ruling that Vision Pharma's VISRX mark is not likely to cause confusion with Cornerstone's ALLERX mark. Sander Busman, President & CEO of ...

Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

... Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note,,,, ... during the course of their illness. Delirium is a state of extreme confusion that occurs suddenly and can be short-lived or more long-term. "It usually ...

Epilepsy in the elderly

... seizures unambiguously in older patients; they may be identified as confusion of unclear etiology, memory disturbance, or giddiness. Aura is a typical symptom in young patients, but is rare in old patients. Moreover, confusion after a seizure may last much longer in older patients with epilepsy, ...

Women Less Apt to Get Clot-Buster, Study Finds

... nontraditional symptom they reported was an altered mental state, such as confusion or unconsciousness. The finding that women tend to have nontraditional ... the public, and doctors, become more aware, he said. "The idea that mental confusion is more common in women may change the way emergency medical service ...

Revisiting the anthrax attacks

... workers elected not to be inoculated with the available vaccine because of confusion and distrust, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ... need to build trust and educate the public before the uncertainty, confusion and time pressures of a bioterrorism or pandemic emergency create major ...

Errors involving medications common in outpatient cancer treatment

... The errors included administration of incorrect medication doses due to confusion over conflicting orders one written at the time of diagnosis and the ... or the wrong number of doses per day of medicines because of a caregiver's confusion about instructions. "Requiring that medication orders be written on ...

Controversial New Pool & Spa Safety Act Will Create Public Pool Closures Nationwide

... sometimes be excavated and replaced in order to be compliant. confusion over this exists and can increase compliance costs which can reach ... fines and risk of imprisonment. Controversy and confusion revolves around replacing existing unblockable drains. The Pool & Spa ...

Time is Money When People Wait Too Long to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

... in the "SSDI Overview" on Allsup.com. Reasons For The confusion There are a number of reasons people might think they need to wait to ... "Why You Want SSDI," on Allsup.com. Another reason for the confusion is the five-month waiting period for receiving SSDI cash benefits. As ...

Sweet Surprise: Even Former Critics Dispel Long-Held Myths About High Fructose Corn Syrup

... of these 2 sweeteners." "This symposium exposes the crux of confusion about high fructose corn syrup: it is a case of mistaken identity between ... remains the predominant global sweetener. For years, widespread confusion about the sweetener has existed within the scientific community and ...

Acai Berry Health Foods Heightens Consumer Awareness of the Purple Miracle Berry

... are simply available to take your money. Acai Berry Health Foods fixes the confusion of a market flooded with products by offering a genuine review of each ... with literally tons of products utilizing the miracle berry, consumer confusion is something Acai Berry Health Foods aims to ease. Acai Berry Health ...

Nano sculptures in gold

... gold bar that creates gold clusters in different shapes and sizes. In this confusion of particles, it is not possible to discern any particular structures, ... but combine them in a very ingenious way. Before they separate out the confusion of particles, they fire a very intense infrared laser with a certain ...

Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults

... Dehydration: Signs include weakness, headache, muscle cramps, dizziness, confusion and passing out. Heat stroke: A body temperature of or above 103 ... hot and dry skin; a fast pulse; headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, confusion and passing out. Heat exhaustion: Heavy sweating or no sweating, ...

Study: Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Could Impede Seniors' Access to Diabetes Testing Supplies

... Medicare must immediately take steps to help seniors with diabetes avoid confusion and ensure that their treatments are not interrupted," said Sara ... to the most commonly prescribed diabetes testing supplies, or create confusion about where they can obtain the supplies they are currently using to help ...

What's 'Natural' When it Comes to Personal Care Products? Consumers Finally Get Help with New Seal and Standard From the Natural Products Association

... That is no longer the case. To end this confusion and help consumers, the Natural Products Association announced today a new ... products, and this seal will help end all that confusion." Widespread confusion Over Natural: With public interest in natural personal care products ...

New Web Site Lets You Test Your 'Sweet-Smarts' Just in Time for Valentine's Day and Easter

... "Today's food aisle is a wonderland of choices, but too often there's confusion when it comes to label ingredients such as sweeteners, Erickson noted. ... make healthful, tasty and fulfilling food choices." "Reducing consumer confusion about sweeteners should be the goal of nutrition professionals," said ...

Temporary Amnesia, Confusion Raise Stroke, Dementia Risk

... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Brief bouts of amnesia or confusion raise a person's risk of having a stroke or developing dementia, Dutch ... looked at a different category of brief neurological problems -- confusion or brief amnesia that doesn't seem to be caused by a problem in a single ...

St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services Welcomes Some of San Diego's Neediest Displaced Seniors

... care or assistance with daily living. Senior Beth Price was overcome with confusion when a Mt. Miguel Health Care Center she resided in was evacuated at 2:00 ... sat around the bed in the St. Paul's dining room chuckling about the confusion and joking with the St. Paul's staff about how they may never leave. Lucy ...

Wyeth to Appeal Nevada Hormone Therapy Trial Verdict

... Vice President and General Counsel. "The events of last week and the confusion surrounding the jury's deliberations only confirm our view that this ... three plaintiffs on Wednesday. Wyeth's motion for a mistrial due to the confusion was denied. In response to an interrogatory from the court, the jury ...

FDA Experts Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children

... packaged with products be standardized to reduce the possibility of confusion and overdose, the Times said. An FDA review of records filed with the ... errors associated with unapproved hydrocodone products and reports of confusion over the similarity of the names of unapproved products to approved drug ...

FDA Advisers Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children

... packaged with products be standardized to reduce the possibility of confusion and overdose, the Times said. An FDA review of records filed with the ... errors associated with unapproved hydrocodone products and reports of confusion over the similarity of the names of unapproved products to approved drug ...

Alzheimer's Patients May Suffer 'Silent' Seizures

... reversible neural mechanism that can explain the episodes of sudden severe confusion found in cases of advanced Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, ... this debilitating disease." Prior to this research, spells of increased confusion were thought to be a result of degenerating nerve cells. According to the ...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

... a critical, though surmountable initial barrier. The report identified vernacular as a key barrier to engaging the public. Researchers found serious confusion over the terms "basic health care," which most participants felt should include a very broad spectrum of services, and "choice," which participants ...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

... Policy at Tufts University. "By providing a single, simple communication on the front of the package, the Smart Choices Program can help alleviate confusion in the supermarket and help today's busy shoppers make smarter choices for their families in store and at home." Approximately 500 products from ...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

... designed to make it easier for older adults to get medical and long-term living services," said Secretary John Michael Hall. "Our goal is to reduce confusion for those who deal with Medicare and Medicaid by creating a new, centralized program and we want to hear from people about their concerns and needs." ...

Does the Crowded TNF Market Really Need Two New Agents? Rheumatologists Provide Insight in the Wave One Report of LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA

... a curse -- once monthly administration has high patient appeal, but the loading dose, large volume, two injection requirement, and potential patient confusion are also noted as product disadvantages. Simponi is viewed as being significantly easier to administer. The Rheumatologists surveyed, however, view ...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

... on one side Quick onset of blurred vision in one or both eyes Difficulty walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination Sudden confusion or trouble speaking Sudden severe headache with no known cause. More information To learn more about stroke, visit the American Stroke ...

Mental Health Advocates Call for Psycho Donuts to Do the Right Thing

... to be taken lightly. "Kipp Berdiansky and Jordan Zweigoron's use of mental health terminology out of context leads to misunderstandings and confusion and furthers the stigma associated with a physical brain disorder that is not a choice. The impact of stigma on children, youth and families is ...

ISSA Announces New Specialist in Fitness Nutrition Certification

... developed the SFN certification to train personal trainers on how to educate their clients about sound nutrition principles. "There is much confusion in the marketplace about nutrition, indicative of the increasing levels of overweight and obesity, reaching 70% of the US population," reports Dr. ...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

... likely to burden them further with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Henderson said. He said it's also possible that early signs of Alzheimer's, such as confusion or forgetfulness, were attributed to other drugs they'd taken or the rigors of coping with the other disease, a factor researchers also noted in the ...

URAC Seeks Public Input on New Uniform External Review Standards for Health Plan and Health Utilization Management Organizations

... (NAIC). "The Act, in essence, provides a common process for approving independent review organizations in every state that can reduce health care confusion for consumers. URAC's accreditations and standards have been instrumental in our effort to streamline this process." While 45 states have ...

Regence Launches Effort to Further Health Care Debate

... PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lost in the confusion and complexity of health care reform is the power of simple questions that people can ask each day, questions that can drive real, effective health ...

From slam poetry to plain language for health care

... a plain language makeover have been gaining steam across health care since the Institute of Medicine's Health Literacy: A Prescription to End confusion in 2004. This report concluded traditional health information is too complex for roughly 93 million Americanshalf the adult populationto understand. ...

Institute for Aging Research study finds delirium presentation predicts mortality

... Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues screened more than 4,000 patients at eight Boston-area skilled nursing facilities using the confusion Assessment Method and the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale, two standard tools to detect delirium. More than 400 of these patients were found to ...

Delirium in hospitalized adults: Situation critical, no relief available

... number of older patients in surgical and critical care units and over half of older adults who are hospitalized for broken hips, is a state of confusion in which the individual has undergone a sudden alteration of mental status. Delirium is not dementia, but individuals with dementia are more ...
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