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'Toxic Stock Syndrome' Report: Many Companies Are Keeping Shareholders in the Dark on Potential Recalls, Bans, and Other Risks

... disclosing to shareholders the potential for their products to cause or exacerbate asthma. The report notes Dow Chemical and Procter & Gamble as two companies which sell products containing chemicals evidenced to cause or exacerbate asthma, and which are not disclosing these risks to investors. -- ...

Disability payments may spur drug abuse

... federal Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) program, do very little to exacerbate drug related hospitalizations and deaths. Most of the increase, they ... by SSI and DI recipients. Our results suggest that full wallets can exacerbate impulse control problems, says author Steven L. Puller, PhD, with Texas ...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

... alter a student's performance. And, new technology changes in the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exacerbate less obvious vision problems. Without healthy vision, students may suffer not only in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally." ...

SCAI Opposes U.S. House of Representatives Health Reform Bill in Current Form

... to specialists. Reducing funding to train specialty physicians, combined with further reductions in Medicare payments to specialists, will exacerbate the growing shortage of specialty physicians such as interventional cardiologists, which means patients having life-threatening heart attacks may not ...

Iowa Committee Produces Principles for National Efforts to Reform Health Care

... quality, affordable, health care for all Americans - a goal that the Committee supports. However, simply expanding access to the current system would exacerbate its problems. Costs would rise and quality might not improve. That is why our primary recommendation is that any effort to change the health care ...

Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer

... long summer days and plan an early morning or late evening workout. Know your medications: There are a number of common medications that can exacerbate sweating. Make sure to check with your physician before you start any new medication, especially during the warmer summer months. Talk to a ...

A New Government-Run Plan Would Impose Significant Financial Losses on California Hospitals

... face losses of more than 30 percent if all patients switched to a government-run plan that paid Medicare rates. Government-run plan would exacerbate cost-shifting Government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, currently underpay providers for services. In California, Medicare ...

The Empire State Healthcare Coalition Voices Concern Over the Affordable Health Choices Act

... employer based health and wellness coverage and an increase in both private coverage costs and the federal deficit. The government-run plan would exacerbate the inequitable cost burden borne by privately insured individuals as a result of the inadequate reimbursement rates that Medicare and Medicaid pay ...

Health clinic conditions may be to blame for decrease in primary care physicians

... medicine clinic at Loyola Outpatient Center, Loyola University Health System. "These findings suggest that a chaotic clinic environment may further exacerbate this problem and potentially lead to lower quality of patient care due to physician turnover and lack of continuity in care." Data for this study ...

Severe COPD may lead to cognitive impairment

... periods of hypoxialow oxygen levelsthat might lead to brain abnormalities that could reduce cognitive capacity. Alternatively, hypoxia may cause or exacerbate diseases that are characterized by cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's disease. Although past studies have observed a higher rate of cognitive ...

New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State

... at reducing or preventing obesity. Some additional key findings from F as in Fat 2009 include: The current economic crisis could exacerbate the obesity epidemic. Food prices, particularly for more nutritious foods, are expected to rise, making it more difficult for families to eat healthy ...

Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

... No matter what the cause, however, Turchin recommended that these patients be "more closely monitored to prevent low blood sugar, which can only exacerbate their problems." More information To learn more about hypoglycemia, visit the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney ...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

... Competence, Physical Appearance, Behavioral Conduct) and one global measure of self-worth. Because it was expected that wearing spectacles might exacerbate unique vulnerabilities among girls, gender was examined as a moderator of results. Change in Global Self-Worth was statistically significant ...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

... and internal organ tumors. A virus is suspected as the cause these tumors, and environmental factors such as human-manufactured carcinogens might exacerbate their severity or prevalence. Monitoring the health of wildlife can illuminate the causes of cancer in animal populations; thereby, better ...

Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk

... until socioeconomic status was added as a risk factor. "Ignoring the risk of lower income and education when making treatment decisions may exacerbate existing health care disparities, which have been increasing over time," Fiscella said. ...

MonoSol Rx Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for Ondansetron Orally Dissolving Film Strip

... orally through a rapidly dissolving film strip that requires no water, ondansetron ODFS has advantages over tablets or liquid medications, which can exacerbate nausea in these patients." The anti-emetic market totaled 4.1 million prescriptions in 2008. Ondansetron was the prescription leader in the ...

The 2009 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards Honor Extraordinary Californians for Innovative, Practical Solutions

... discussion about the ways California might adopt the successful models they've created in their communities. "While tough economic times can exacerbate some of our most pressing problems, they also present an opportunity to adopt new approaches so we are using scarce resources as wisely as possible," ...

Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

... The study contributes to the rapidly emerging field of climate and infectious disease, which addresses increasing concerns that global warming, will exacerbate certain diseases like Dengue Fever and allow the vectors to spread to more temperate areas. The findings of this study were published earlier this ...

CEL-SCI Corporation Reports 2009 Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

... around that problem. While normally cytokines may play a key role in preventing and treating swine flu, in some cases excessive cytokine amounts may exacerbate disease as it appears that, unlike the normal flu which affects the very young and very old most severely, swine flu may be more like the avian flu ...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

... factors." And environmental factors can make a difference, he noted. The social and family environment in an adolescent's life may either exacerbate or blunt genetic effects -- a phenomenon known in the field of behavioral genetics as a "gene X environment interaction." ...

Cenveo to Acquire Nashua Corporation

... imposing significant restrictions on our operating and financial flexibility; (v) additional borrowings are available to us that could further exacerbate our risk exposure from debt; (vi) our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; (vii) intense competition in our industry; (viii) the absence ...

Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu: Boost Public Health, Moratorium on Closures, Layoffs, Suspend Insurance Charges that Discourage Prevention

... said Burger. "At a time when untold numbers are already exposed to a dangerous virus, we need to be removing any barriers to medical care that would exacerbate the spread of contagion." The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, represents 86,000 RNs in 50 states, ...

American Academy of Disaster Medicine's (AADM) President Comments on U.S. Public Health System, Discusses Swine Flu Infection and Prevention

... many hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers could be overwhelmed by sick and "worried well" patients. Such a development would exacerbate the overcrowded conditions faced by many of these facilities on a daily basis." In addition, Klein strongly urges that families stock up on ...

Alere's Dr. Michael Taitel Provides Insights Into Reducing Health and Productivity Costs During Turbulent Economic Times

... and stress are leading to increases in risky health behaviors," notes Taitel. "This is an important issue for employers to address as stress can exacerbate existing conditions and cause new illnesses to emerge. If employers don't take steps to intervene and help their employees, they can expect a ...

MonoSol Rx and Strativa Pharmaceuticals Submit New Drug Application for Ondansetron Orally Dissolving Film Strip

... drugs, such as ondansetron, the burden of ingesting a tablet or swallowing a liquid medication can be significant because it has a tendency to exacerbate the nausea. Our PharmFilm(R) technology offers the potential to improve the convenience and compliance of ondansetron by delivering the drug through ...

Health Plus of New York Expands Use of Health Integrated Program to Reach Significantly More Members with Chronic Conditions

... reducing the overall cost of care. These patients are clinically complex and often struggle with intense psychological or behavioral factors that exacerbate medical conditions and increase care costs through avoidable and inappropriate healthcare utilization. The program is privately labeled to seamlessly ...

Study finds that mothers' military deployment affects health of women and teens

... events, the effect on caregivers who were supporting the family and the need to be both at work and home," says Ternus. "Many additional factors exacerbate the stresses on the family such as fear of parental death or injury. I am hopeful that my research will help to discover new ways that we can build ...

Pennsylvania Dental Association Cautions Patients: Don't Forgo Dental Visits Because of the Economy

... also check for more serious conditions like cancer and jaw diseases. Lack of treatment can also lead to health problems beyond oral health, or exacerbate existing ones like diabetes and heart disease. Poor oral health care can compromise one's ability to eat, to smile, or even to get a job." ...

CareOregon and Health Integrated Partner to Enhance Services for Oregonians with Chronic Illness

... including those with depression or diabetes, are clinically complex and often struggle with intense psychological or behavioral factors that exacerbate medical conditions and increase care costs through avoidable and inappropriate healthcare utilization. "CareOregon is an innovative plan and a ...

Collaborative Care Helps Ease Chronic Pain

... important things for patients to overcome is "fear/avoidance." People who are in pain become fearful that if they participate in activities, they may exacerbate their pain problem, so they begin to avoid activity. Dobscha said this can set the patient up for even more pain problems because their muscles ...

Mechanism of Alzheimer's suggests combination therapy needed

... tau tangles, GSK3. "Now we have the perfect storm," said Brady. "Both amyloid and tau tangles cause problems. But when you put them together, you exacerbate the problems, creating the cascade of events that cause Alzheimer's loss of neural connections. "It makes sense of why both have to be present to ...

American Heart Association Urges Congress to Accelerate Efforts to Enact Comprehensive Health Care Reform

... and could undercut many of the gains made in recent decades, according to the Association. "We are concerned that the current economic downturn may exacerbate these trends, as incomes drop, layoffs increase and stress levels rise," said Yancy. These risk factors could be addressed through preventive ...

PetCareRx Reinforces its Range of Arthritis and Joint Care Products for Winter

... Dampness, a lack of outdoor activity that otherwise exercises joints, and weight increases due to sedentary behavior, are all factors that exacerbate arthritis and joint pain. PetCareRx helps pets and their owners through the winter season with a full selection of leading, discounted arthritis ...

School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits

... on school nights, which in turn affects weekend sleep habits. Sleeping-in on weekends contributes to a delay in the circadian sleep rhythm, which can exacerbate a late sleep onset on school nights followed by forced early morning awakenings during the school week. The study involved 81 students between the ...

Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia

... onset and reduced surface runoff. Alternatively, the model projects increases in precipitation over some areas, including Bangladesh, which could exacerbate seasonal flood risks." The summer monsoons are responsible for approximately 75 percent of the total annual rainfall in major parts of the region ...

Recession Got You Scratching Your Head, New Scalpicin(R) Anti-Itch Wipes Can Help

... starting to take a toll on many people. To make matters worse, some people may be literally scratching their heads over it. In fact, daily stress can exacerbate scalp itch and bring out dermatological conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. (Photo: ...

For psychiatric services, wait for the beep

... interpret these access barriers as further evidence of their inability to function or as a rejection, and the extent to which these access barriers exacerbate depression and/or lead to suicidal thoughts." ...

AstraZeneca Announces SEROQUEL XR is Now Available to Treat Bipolar Depression

... suicide.(9) Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder. This misdiagnosis can lead to unfocused treatment that may exacerbate the disease. In fact, many patients face ten years or more before a correct diagnosis is made.(10) Prior to initiating treatment with an ...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

... in temperature and humidity, the researchers said. Diseases common to the combat area, as well as insects and crowded living conditions, can also exacerbate dermatologic woes. Other factors include difficulty maintaining personal hygiene and the chafing and sweating caused by body armor, helmets and other ...

Economic Woes Add to Winter Blues, Mental Health Concerns

... combined with the uncertainty of government leaders about how long the crisis will last - or what it will take to turn the economy around - can only exacerbate people's feelings of uneasiness. Sometimes referred to as the "winter blues," people's deepening feelings of anxiousness can often ...
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