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Community Oncologists and Patients Stand Up for Cancer Care on Capitol Hill

... cost of drugs and extensive services required for cancer care that affects the lives of millions of patients." "By its nature, cancer is an insidious and catastrophic illness that can strike people at any age or stage in their lives, but it is more prevalent with the advance of age," explained ...

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

... products are nicotine delivery devices and, therefore, should be regulated by the FDA. The Association has devoted particular attention to the insidious marketing of tobacco products to children, especially so-called 'smokeless' or spit tobacco products. "Many Americans believe that tobacco ...

Stand Up to Cancer awards $73.6 million for novel, groundbreaking cancer research

... that all these incredible researchers are about to collaborate on five projects that have so much potential to reduce the suffering caused by this insidious disease," said EIF CEO Lisa Paulsen, also a member of the SU2C ELC. "We are enormously grateful to CBS, ABC and NBC for donating the time for last ...

ASA 'May Day' - Stung By Exposure of Watergate-like Public Record Deletions, American Society of Anesthesiologists Closes Access to Website Newsletter

... the Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation," said Friedberg. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the insidious risks of routine anesthesia over medication and the value of brain activity monitors in avoiding those risks. "Patients need to advocate for ...

New Illinois Prosecution Unit Helps Protect Women Against Violence

... Appellate Prosecutor's board, "This is a great example of a federal-state-local partnership that is working in concert to protect our citizens from insidious crimes." In all, 20 Illinois counties will be targeted with a series of training regimens under the direction of the new prosecutors and in ...

Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'

... or a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina." But for those workers, the burnout is more acute. More typically, compassion fatigue "is an insidious process that eats away at people," Doebbeling said. People experiencing more chronic compassion fatigue pointed to giving patients and families ...

Parkinson's Drugs Can Trigger Unhealthy Behaviors

... clinicians prescribing dopamine agonists to apprise patients as well as their spouses or partners about this potential side effect. The onset can be insidious and overlooked until life-altering problems develop," Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, said in a clinic news release. "It also is ...

Parkinson's disease medication triggers destructive behaviors

... clinicians prescribing dopamine agonists to apprise patients as well as their spouses or partners about this potential side effect. The onset can be insidious and overlooked until life-altering problems develop," says J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist who co-authored and treated many of ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Announces Interim Leadership

... across the country." "I have worked with Ann for more than six years. She is an exemplary researcher who is dedicated to finding a cure for this insidious disease. She is a strong leader and will serve the Institute well during this transition," said John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., the outgoing president and ...

Brain starvation as we age appears to trigger Alzheimer's

... is a blockage that prevents blood flow and produces cell death in an acute, dramatic event," Vassar said. "What we are talking about here is a slow, insidious process over many years where people have a low level of cardiovascular disease or atherosclerosis in the brain. It's so mild, they don't even notice ...

Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging, U-M researchers find

... guarding the castle walls, a molecular messenger inside adult stem cells sounds the alarm when it senses hazards that could allow the invasion of an insidious enemy: Cancer. The alarm bell halts the process of cell division in its tracks, preventing an error that could lead to runaway cell division and ...

Philip Morris International Forced to Drop Another Concert Sponsorship; Philippines Health Department Applauded for Taking Action

... should act quickly to implement this and other provisions of the treaty and protect their children from being exposed to the tobacco industry's insidious marketing tactics. We also call on Philip Morris International and all tobacco companies to immediately stop all tobacco sponsorships and promotions, ...

Dunkin' Donuts Event Raises $800,000 for Cancer Research in One Day

... Fund. And because the tragedy of cancer is pervasive, we want to contribute in any way that we can to help Dana Farber Cancer Institute battle this insidious disease." Nancy Rowe, director of the Jimmy Fund Golf Program adds, "The commitment by Dunkin' Donuts is extraordinary and is vitally important ...

Pedophiles Thrive on Parental Trust

... to assure the child's silence once boundaries are violated. The methods used by charming socially skilled molesters, known as "Groomers," are insidious and gradual, often leaving children guilt ridden, embarrassed and confused. To help parents meet this challenge J. Gary Mitchell ...

Senators Chuck Hagel and Dianne Feinstein Make Lung Cancer Matter

... rates; and we must commit ourselves to making the same progress with lung cancer. We must bring people together and have the resources to fight this insidious disease," Hagel said. "Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, but efforts to fund research and ...

ABC, CBS, NBC Announce Historic Collaboration to 'Stand Up To Cancer'

... serve a number of purposes - we'll share vital information with our viewers and hopefully raise funds that are so critical in the fight against this insidious disease," said Williams. New developments in the laboratory are revealing the way cancer begins, progresses and spreads. Stand Up To Cancer is ...

ABC, CBS, NBC announce historic collaboration to 'stand up to cancer'

... serve a number of purposes well share vital information with our viewers and hopefully raise funds that are so critical in the fight against this insidious disease, said Williams. New developments in the laboratory are revealing the way cancer begins, progresses and spreads. Stand Up To Cancer is ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure's(R) Moddelmog Calls for Congress to Launch Colossal Cancer Crusade

... to find the cures, we also must close the gaps. We must make early detection and personalized treatments available to all. " ... cancer is an insidious enemy of the American people, but one we can defeat with the unwavering commitment and courage I know you will show in this colossal cancer crusade ...

Superstar John McEnroe to Highlight The Kennedy Funding Invitational Tennis Tournament, July 9-13, 2008

... both as a fitting tribute to Leslie, and to ensure that Englewood Hospital will receive the financial support necessary to continue fighting this insidious disease." In honor of Leslie Simon, Englewood Hospital's breast care facility was re-named The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center in ...

Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment

... "For instance, how does an employee report to their boss that they have been excluded from lunch? Or that they are being ignored by a co-worker? The insidious nature of these behaviors makes them difficult to deal with and sanction." The study was to be presented Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the ...

Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER

... there are a number of potential explanations. "There could well be an element of pure racial bias," he said. "But it's probably more subtle and insidious than that. The interaction that occurs between a patient and a physician is complex in terms of interpersonal communications, and minority patients ...

Make Safe Toys Your Holiday Priority

... balls, a balloon, a bead from a toy horse figurine, and a toy dart, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported. Lead paint is a more insidious hazard to children, because its toxic effects usually aren't immediate. Prolonged exposure can affect a child's mental and physical development, ...

Bad to the bone: UD research to shed light on osteoporosis

... mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, knows the serious consequences of osteoporosis. Two of Wang's aunts have suffered from the insidious bone-thinning disease, and one aunt died within a year after falling and fracturing her hip. Wang is now leading research that will shed light on ...

UT rheumatologists discover 2 genes related to disabling form of arthritis

... cause. That means weve almost nailed this disease. Within the next year, I predict we will have identified all the genes that play a role in this insidious disease. There is more exciting news to come. The recent discovery is based on work from the largest and most comprehensive genome-wide ...

Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia

... Dr. David Knopman, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minn. "It's a demonstration of the gradual and insidious nature" of dementia, Knopman said. Some aspects of the condition "can be present to a minor degree two decades before the memory problems." The ...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

... identify conditions that make women prone to infections and other diseases, and avoid the development of health problems. Women suffer from insidious health problems, including bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and those problems send them in droves to seek medical treatment, said Larry ...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

... early on, when there is still time to pursue a second line of treatment, such as surgery or drug therapy. Cancers of the head and neck are insidious because surgical removal of the tumor can severely impair a persons ability to talk and to swallow, said NIDCD Director, James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., ...

A Single Biological Mechanism Behind Several Autoimmune Disorders

... and lupus. 37,000 new patients per year are diagnosed with Graves’ disease in the United States. "Autoimmune diseases are among the most insidious and debilitating of human ailments," said LA BioMed President and CEO Kenneth P. Trevett, J.D. “We are working closely with Dr. Smith and his ...

Learning Slows Physical Progression of Alzheimer's Disease: Study

... education. "This study shows learning can delay the progression of Alzheimer's neuropathology in mice genetically engineered to develop this insidious disorder, and learning also delays the cognitive decline," said Frank LaFerla, professor of neurobiology and behavior and co-author of the study. ...

Lung Cancer Surgeries Doesn’t Help Breaking Nicotine Dependence in Smoker

... author, Mark S. Walker, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University. "Their choices are driven by insidious cravings for nicotine." The investigators found that those smokers who were the last to give up their cigarettes - some on the same day as their ...

Methamphetamine causes severe oral health damage

... Stephen Pasierb, president and CEO, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America. "The ADA's warning should serve as a wake-up call to those who use this insidious drug as well as family and friends who are witness to this behavior, but not powerless to intervene and get the user the help they need. There is no ...

80% of lung disease remains ‘undiagnosed’..

... it can affect people who have never smoked as well as those who have given up smoking. "There is a real need to increase public awareness of this insidious disease." Dame Helena Shovelton, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, appreciated the research, and said the charity would be launching ...

Drugs Activating PXR May Help In Treating Niemann-Pick type C disease

... die off, patient function progressively declines. "The learning difficulty is the most obvious indicator, but some symptoms are often very insidious in the early stages of the disorder," Ory says. "It's unfortunately not a disease that many primary care physicians are looking for, and I suspect it ...

Europeans Tops the World in Alcohol Consumption

... marketing of alcohol. Rutherford called for restricting alcohol advertising and for prohibiting sports sponsorship, which he said, 'is the most insidious marketing strategy of the alcohol industry'. The report was funded by the European Commission and written by the London-based Institute of ...

Children Are Exercising Much Harder, But Are Still Obese

... toy giveaways must be limited and junk foods that promote junior sport must be avoided as far as possible. He adds that junior sport is "particularly insidious because in kids' minds Macca's is then associated with a healthy lifestyle." Dr Booth, the director of the university's NSW Center for Overweight and ...

New Drug For Oral Cancer Detection On The Anvil

... into perspective when he said, "We are subduing the dangers of breast and cervical cancers in women, but we are doing nothing for one of the most insidious and heart-rending types of cancers, and that's oral cancer." The treatment of oral cancer requires that some parts of the face be removed if it has ...

Dampness related to asthma

... Allergies, showed that 2 in 9 of the students quizzed had homes with mould, damp stains or water damage. A body of medical evidence is growing on the insidious health effects of home dampness on young people.// Just 2.8% of students who lived in adequate housing said they suffered from asthma - double ...
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