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FDA Approved Nerve-Stimulation Therapy Now Available In New York

Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy is a FDA approved long-term treatment regime for patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD). // This form of therapy is now being offered to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. ..The treatment is now the first treatment specifically approved for TRD in patients over 18 years of age in whom antidepressant therapy ha...

Prostate Cancer Stem Cells Discovered By York Researchers

Researchers at the Yorkshire Cancer Research Unit (YCR) at the University of York in England have found the stem cell that ultimately triggers the development of prostate cancer // . This new finding opens up different possibilities to treat the cancer. ..The "parent" stem cell research was carried out by Professor Norman Maitland and Dr Anne Collins. They say that cancer stem cells are no diffe...

Poor Health of Homeless in New York

Unimaginable health deterioration among the homeless in New York has surprised even the doctors, according to the outcome of a widespread health examination conducted for the Homeless in the city. // ..According to the latest study, the deaths of the Homeless occur with more frequency than other New Yorkers- with AIDS and substance abuse accounting for one-third of the deaths. The report substan...

'New York Condom' To Be Promoted Soon: Health Department

New York recidents who have been reciving free condoms for nearly 9 months will soon be provided with specialised condom packs, incorporating // the New York city logo as a promotional offer. More than 9 millions free condoms have been distributed since June, according to health officials. ....The proposal was announced by the Health Department, New York city, just in time during Valentine's Day...

New York- A haven For the Distressed or a Source of Distress?

Super Cities like New York are sometimes good from far but far from good! A city that has always defined power, money, opportunity and over all a good life// , might not be promoting feelings of well-being in its residents. ....According to a latest survey, New Yorkers happen to be a highly distressed lot compared to the other parts of United States. The survey results were a cause of distress, o...

Dirtiest City: New York Wins Hands Down

Washington :If you need to comprehend the meaning of ‘dirty’, then, visit New York. It would indeed be a costly visit, as New York is getting well known// for its cancer causing air, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ....New York had some stiff competition from California, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, in the order of competition, for having the worst air,...

East Asian Immigrants Bring Hepatitis to New York

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at New York University School of medicine it was found that one in seven East Asian immigrants are carriers// of the hepatitis B virus. These predispose them to conditions such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. But it is surprising to know that most of the people are unaware that they were infected. Three-quarters of these people who are infec...

Yorkshire hit by a different ball game: fish disease

History repeats itself, this is made evident yet again in UK when it has been hit by a virus the second time. This is a notifiable fish disease in a farm in Yorkshire//. ....The Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has released a report that states that scientists are studying the source of this viral outbreak causing viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS). .. ..The vi...

New York’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure Continues to Declin

New York’s Clean Indoor Air Act, celebrating its third anniversary, has reduced secondhand smoke exposure without financially straining bars and restaurants, //according to a study conducted by RTI International. ....According to the report funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program, exposure to secondhand smoke declined by 50 percent among nonsmokers in New York...

Popular TV Star Making Film On Real Life New York Nightclub

Popular TV star, Wilmer Valderrama, is making a film about a real life New York Nightclub. The star of the hit TV series “That 70s Show” is making the movie on the club,// which treats people like celebrities in return for a hefty fee. ....According to contactmusic.com, Partybuddys was founded by James King and Jason Roefaro, and ferries clients, mainly out-of-town businessmen, who are ready to...

Straight New York Men Have Gay Sex: Study

A new study published in today's Annals of Internal Medicine says that nearly 10 percent of New York men who claim to be straight have had gay sex.// ....Dr. Susan Blank, assistant commissioner at the city Health Department said that among these 70% married men are less likely to use condoms. "We expected a substantive percentage [to be married], but we hadn't estimated 70%. No one should be maki...

After Smoking, Trans Fats Next on New York’s Hit Lis

..Three years following New York’s ban on smoking in restaurants, health officials plan to prohibit artificial trans fatty acids.// .. ..On Tuesday the city health department has unveiled a proposal, which will disallow cooks at any of New York’s 24,600 food service establishments from using any ingredients that contain partially hydrogenated oil, a substance known to clog the artery. .. ..Arti...

NewYork-Presbyterian Receives Highest Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has accredited NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as a Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) hospital with the highest possible designation (1A),// in recognition of the Hospital's ability to offer patients the best care available. The top-level designation is a first for New York state and one of only seven nationwide. ....An estimated 30 percent of U.S. adult...

Diabetics’ Blood Sugar to be Tracked in New York Cit

An unprecedented program of tracking people with diabetes through their blood sugar tests has been launched in New York City. This is a procedure that is normally reserved for infectious diseases that pose a risk to others.// ..Statistics show that in New York City, the percentage of people with diabetes is one-third higher than in the rest of the U.S. This has been attributed to the large popul...

Use of Trans Fat to Be Banned in New York

Meet organized by the city board of health on 5th Dec ’05. The agenda would be to cut down the use of Trans fat in the commercially prepared foods such as cookies, pastries and// other fast food. ....Thomas Frieden, the health commissioner said, 'We hope that the board of health will have significantly changed the original proposal, taking into consideration the concerns raised by 24,000 restaur...

New Yorkers More Likely To Die From CHD

A report recently published says, New Yorkers are less likely to die of a stroke than people in any other state in US, but has the second-highest death rate from coronary// heart disease. ....The American Heart Association's annual Statistical Update done in 2003, only 35 of every 100,000 New York residents died of a stroke and 213 per 100,000 residents of coronary heart disease. ....Oklahoma l...

Ontario Supports OHIP’s Rejection of Claim by North York Ma

An advocate called for an immediate review of the standards and guidelines OHIP uses to decide who gets reimbursed for out-of-country treatments// . ..Ontario Divisional Court supported OHIP's rejection of the claim of a North York man who hoped to recover the $450,000 cost of his life-saving liver transplant in England. The retired high-school teacher will not be able to recoup any of his healt...

New York Teen’s Miraculous Reviva

A New York teenager had an incredible recovery four days after his heart stopped functioning at the school gym. The medical fraternity// considers this as nothing short of a miracle. ..Daniel Walker was jogging at his school gym when he suddenly suffered from a cardiac attack. His heart stopped functioning due to a strained coronary artery reducing the heart capacity to only ten percent. ..He...

New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

NEW YORK, Responding to the escalating incidence of Alzheimer's disease nationwide, both the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly yesterday passed a resolution aimed at raising awareness of the importance of early detection, education and care related to this brain disorder. ......The resolution declared November 2007 as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and November 13, 2007 as...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is planning a campaign to encourage men at high risk of AIDS to get circumcised in light of the World Health Organization’s endorsement// of the procedure as an effective way to prevent the disease. ....In the United States, “New York City remains the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic,” Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the city’s health commissioner, sai...

New York Health Department Distributes Five Million Condoms in a Month

The New York City health department announced that from mid-February to mid-March it distributed five million no-cost condoms, or about two condoms per every man// living in the city, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of HIV. ....The health department in January approved a $1.57 million contract to deliver Ansell Healthcare's Lifestyle condoms and packets of lubricants to organizations...

Officials Indicted for Allowing a Fast Food Joint Teeming With Rats in New York to Function

Third Word Officials may take heart. Their counterparts in the Health department of the much-vaunted New York have been blamed for allowing// a fast-food joint swarming with rats to continue to function. ..The city health inspector responsible for the “shoddy audit” resigned Monday. ..The infestation, which was captured on videotape, created a national stir and prompted increased enforcement o...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

Doctors in New York have achieved a major breakthrough in abdominal surgery by removing a woman’s gallbladder through her vagina. // ..This technique, they say, will cause less pain and scarring than the usual operation, and allow a quicker recovery. The technique can eliminate the need to cut through abdominal muscles, a major source of pain after surgery. ..The New York patient, 66, had her g...

New York Governor to Introduce Bill to Strengthen Abortion Rights

The debate on abortion is polarizing the US. Striking a blow for the pro-choice sections, New York Eliot Spitzer has said that he would introduce// a bill that would strengthen abortion rights. ..Only last week a conservative-dominated Supreme Court upheld 5-4 the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, signed by President Bush in 2003. The ban criminalizes abortions in the second trimester of p...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

The Mental Hygiene Legal Service, an agency of the New York state government has lashed out at the psychiatric ward at the Brooklyn Kings County Hospital// as a shameful "chamber of filth, decay, indifference and danger." ..Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the agency has filed a suit in the federal court demanding an end to the horrors at the ward, where patients are subjected to o...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

The Mental Hygiene Legal Service, an agency of the New York state government has lashed out at the psychiatric ward at the Brooklyn Kings County Hospital as a shameful "chamber of filth, decay, indifference and danger." ...Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the agency has filed a suit in the federal court demanding an end to the horrors at the ward, where patients are subjected to o...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

New York on Sunday became the first US city to banish trans fats from its restaurants, but the city is facing an uphill struggle in forcing some eateries to display calorie information on their menus. ......For the majority of New York's 20,000 restaurants, the transition towards healthier cooking oils seems to have gone smoothly, although some have displayed a degree of reluctance. ......At t...

Apple Launches IPhone; New Yorkers Line Up to Buy Gadget

Apple launched its new iPhone in US retail stores Friday to brisk demand as some New Yorkers lined up to get their hands on the latest offering from the computer and gadget maker which packs a cell phone, music player and web browser. ......Cupertino, California-based, Apple and its chief executive Steve Jobs hope the iPhone, a sleek lightweight device which fits in the hand, will prove as popu...

New York Records Decline in Smoking Rate

New York Citys smoking rate has shown a decline, thanks to the comprehensive program in 2002, encouraging smokers to kick the habit. The statistics in the 2006 report shows a decline in the smoking rate by 20%, in comparison to 2002 figures. ......Over the past year, smoking decreased among men (from 22.5% to 19.9%) and among Hispanics (from 20.2% to 17.1%). These large declines followed a year-...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

The City that Never Sleeps and Makes a Lot of Noise has had to turn it down a notch after a tougher new noise code took effect this week . But where there are 8,000,000 New Yorkers, can decibels really drop? ......The city's Department of Environmental Protection has a phone line, 311, for quality-of-life complaints. ......And the top source of environmental disturbance, callers say, is distrac...
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