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Traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to explosive blast presents critical challenge

New Rochelle, NY, June 18, 2009Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) has reached critical levels in modern-day warfare. The current issue of Journal of Neurotrauma focuses on the intensive efforts to develop effective treatment strategies and model systems for studying the cause and effect...

Nurses Blast 'Cruel Ruse' by Insurance Giants to Cover Patients as Deal for Forcing Americans to Buy Insurance

OAKLAND, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today condemned the conditional offer by the insurance industry to stop denying coverage to sick people in exchange for a massive government bailout. On Tuesday, the insurance trade lobby America'...

The physics of explosives and blast helmets

November 25, 2008 -- Of all the threats facing U.S. soldiers in combat, among the most dangerous are roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IED's). At the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics this week in San Antonio, Naval Research Laboratory ...

New AMA Ads Blast Senate Inaction on Medicare Cuts That Begin Today

Senate Must Act Immediately After Holiday Recess to Preserve Seniors' Access to Care WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting physicians' frustration with a group of senators that blocked action last week on legislation that would stop harsh Medicare physician payment cuts, t...

Nurses Blast SEIU for Deceit in Hiding Violence at Michigan Conference

Orwellian Spin: SEIU Peddling Video That Does Not Show Attack Nurses Will Never Forget SEIU's Violence OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Desperate to hide the truth about a brutal attack on a labor conference in Michigan April 12, Andy Stern's Service Employees Inte...

Full-Service Community Hospitals Blast Misleading Letter to Candidates From Limited-Service Hospitals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter recently sent to presidential candidates about specialty hospitals is "all fiction, no facts," according to groups representing full-service community hospitals. Those groups, the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the American Hospital Association...

Cabot Creamery Cooperative's 'Vermont to Vegas' Online Health and Fitness Challenge is a Virtual Blast

Cabot Launches Interactive Website For Physically Able 50+ Adults To Promote Better Health, Exercise And A More Active Lifestyle CABOT, Vt., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are age 50+, you are eligible to take an amazing virtual journey of health and fitness that begins in the great state of ...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

CIGNA HealthCare is teaming up with the non-profit organization HopeLab to deliver innovative interventions that improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illnesses . Their first joint initiative is to help address the needs of teens and young adults with cancer by offerin...

Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims

Victrims of Delhi blasts may have to go for psychological treatment in order to get rid of the impact the incident has created as many of them find difficult to erase it mentally.// Psychiatrist warn that the people who witnessed the blasts - which left around 60 dead and 210 injured - may nee...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...ommendation: Choose remedies by active ingredients, not the brand. "Shotgun" remedies. Many products are loaded with multiple ingredients to blast several symptoms at once. That's a misfire, since some added ingredients can increase risks, and any ingredient that treats a symptom you don't have i...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

...rofessor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "This type of aberrant bone growth also occurs after severe trauma, such as blast injuries suffered by Iraqi war veterans, and its study may help us understand how bone forms after the development of the skeleton has ceased, with po...

Nationwide Heat Wave Finally Gives Way To Cooling Trend

...(-4) -- Lemonmint combines pure water, real mint and the essence of lemon. Lemonmint is surprisingly tangy and brisk, providing a delightfully cool blast of refreshment with a bright and invigorating taste that awakens the senses Orangemint (-3) -- Orangemint is pleasantly aromatic, citrusy an...

ChemGenex's omacetaxine may provide first viable treatment option for highly resistant form of CML

...ed from 66 patients: 40 in chronic phase, 16 in accelerated phase and 10 in blast phase. Highlights of the data were: Chronic phase patients Com...1 months MCyR rate of 6% with a median response duration 1.8 months blast phase patients CHR rate of 20% with a median duration 3.3 months ...

Sunesis Announces New Data on Voreloxin for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Ovarian Cancer Will Be Presented at ASCO

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Becoming Aware of Veterans' Vision Needs

... "In this war, blast injuries have become the signature injuries. These can cause damage to the eye. They can also cause damage to the visual system and the visual proce...

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal

... 46-year-old woman lost most of mid-face area in gun blast WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) --The recipient of the first face transplant done in the United States has stepped forward to reveal the...

Kim Kardashian Says Real Women Keep Their Curves With 'Fit In Your Jeans By Friday'

... is maintained throughout a workout. Plus the no excuse 5 minute Bonus Butt blast "Tush Push" you can do anywhere. Amazing Abs Body Sculpt : Whittle...ccentuate curves. "Pooch Pull" hip lifts with plank holds make the Bonus Ab blast a tummy sleeking, posture improving must have. Butt Blasting Card...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2009

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Ka-Boom!!!

...s threat. "The idea is that the cameras are robust enough to survive the blast from a suicide bomber," said Dennis. There had been some talk about what...ived, and that was the point." Did the cameras' memory chips survive the blast intact? Fourteen out of 16 did. In our next newsnote, analysis of those s...

Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)

... limited to 5 years. Gleevec is also indicated for patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in the chronic phase (CP) after fai...n 4 studies among adult patients, with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML, patients in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and in the chronic phase after failure of interf...

Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

... Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay Ne...interview. All had suffered a concussion or head injury or experienced a blast exposure while overseas, and 97.8 percent reported having headaches. On ...

Scientists Gain Insight Into Blood Cancer's Progression

...umbers, leading to the more dangerous "blast crisis" state of CML. "If we can predict when a patient is moving from the chronic phase in CML to the blast crisis stage, then we can hopefully intervene before it's too late," study co-leader Dr. Catriona H.M. Jamieson, an assistant professor of medicine at...

Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form

...ent is moving from the chronic phase in CML to the blast crisis stage, then we can hopefully intervene befo...hematopoietic stem cells that carry BCR-ABL to the blast crisis stage. This stage is characterized by the o...ting and stopping the conversion of chronic CML to blast crisis stage was the failure to understand what tu...

Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury

...e occupational standards for the highest levels of blast exposure were valid enough to avoid brain injuries...ats. "We examined the maximal peak level of the blast in the brain transmitted from the blast in the air, as well as, brain tissue changes that ...

Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone

...ted hand for everyday living activities, and experiences hot and cold sensation in the hand. He lost his dominant left hand on December 23, 1985, in a blast from an M80 firecracker accident. Other U.S. hand transplant recipients include: Gerald David Fisher from Michigan became the ...

Erika Schwartz MD Congratulates Oprah Winfrey for Spotlighting Bioidentical Hormones

...took someone like Oprah Winfrey, who is suffering from inadequately treated thyroid problems, menopausal hormone loss and its attendant weight gain to blast the hinges off the door to bioidentical hormone therapy. Acknowledgement is always the precursor to enlightenment, she adds. Dr. Erika says sh...

Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive

...ded. "Fattening food has an impact on the regulating mechanism that breaks down your sense of fullness, makes you feel an urge to go back and get that blast of sugar and this creates the vicious cycle of weight gain that we're going through." More information Visit Overeaters Anonymous for more ...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

... from shrapnel or gunshots. We're all worried that blast neurotrauma hasn't really made it into the human l.... "They focused on blast-induced neurotrauma, a blast injury that leaves the head without any external m...lence for Research on Returning War Veterans. "The blast is so close and so large, it seems to be shaking t...

Video: America Votes Crest Whitening Expressions Is FanTaste-ic!

...W WINTERGREEN ICE - delivers an icy burst of wintergreen flavor that cools the mouth and wakes your senses. CINNAMON RUSH - a bold blast of cinnamon that keeps the taste buds tingling. EXTREME HERBAL MINT - delivers an intense rush of natural mint with herbal extracts for a...

Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out

...e key event in PA-824 metabolism, they found, is the production of nitric oxide (NO) gas. "This highly reactive molecule," he adds, "is akin to a bomb blast that kills the bacteria from within." NO gas is produced naturally by certain immune system cells after they engulf M. tb or other bacteria. This ...

Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries

...gical Surgeons in Orlando, Fla. Huang discussed blast injuries, a type of wound that has affected thousa...ies from motor vehicle accidents, but we don't see blast injuries, and so neurosurgeons haven't really had ...ed by soldiers in previous wars. The extent of the blast injuries was far worse than I ever would have imag...

VA Announces Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Burn Scars

... group includes veterans already receiving compensation for these injuries whose disabilities are reevaluated under the new criteria. The effects of blast injuries resulting from roadside explosions of improvised explosive devices have been common sources of injury in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanista...

How To Allergy-Proof Your Home For Fall

.... Summer air can draw scores of dust and allergens into heating ducts, curtains, bedding and carpets -- all of which unleash their fury with the first blast of heat from your furnace. Now is the time to prepare. Just ask allergy sufferer Finola Hughes, daytime Emmy Award-winning actress who hosts the Sty...

LegalView Brain Injury Site Reports Department of Veteran Affairs Request for Research on TBI and Soldiers

...es information such as cognitive dysfunction, mood and anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, post traumatic epilepsy, blast related vision and hearing deficits, chronic pain, substance abuse, sleep disturbances and suicidal tendencies. The VA said in its announcement that b...

Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

...e estimates, more than half of all service personnel wounded as a result of blast exposure in Iraq have sustained a TBI, although the overall incidence of TBI in all wounded soldiers remains to be determined. In previous wars when blast exposure was thought to be a less common cause of survivable injury, includ...

VIDEO from Medialink and CIGNA: Hope Binders Help Parents in the Battle Against Life-Threatening Diseases in Children

...D game is a 20 level journey through the bodies of fictional patients with different types of cancer. Players control a nanobot named Roxxi. The task? blast cancer cells, battle bacterial infections, and manage realistic, life-threatening side effects. Offered at 160 hospitals nationwide, it is now makin...

What's the Story With This Storyteller?

...g, book reviews, marketing and mailings: "Having met some pirates of the writing world, myself, I felt I needed to develop a safe haven for writers to blast their feelings, including anger, regarding the many sharks that have appeared on the scene." Patti remains supportive of women around the world, and...

Kaiser Permanente Team Builds Prosthetic Hands for Charity

..., and 250 million more that are stockpiled and ready to deploy. There are approximately 2,000 land mine accidents every month, with 75 percent of mine blast survivors injured to a degree that requires at least one amputation. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated hea...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 20, 2008

...#5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 25, 2008 Deadly sugar plant blast underscores need for new regulations Chemical & Engineering News The e... ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 25, 2008 Sugar Plant blast Rekindles Dust Debate This story will be available on Feb. 25 at [ http:...

Easter Seals Launches Nationwide Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injury

... signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caused by exposure to blast waves from explosive devices, TBI can cause memory loss, headaches, difficu...o Department of Defense statistics, there are more than 22,000 current bomb blast survivors, with TBI estimated to affect at least 25 percent. As early diagn...
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