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Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina

Study findings could apply to athletes, elderly, researchers say FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Beetroot juice can boost physical stamina and increase exercise endurance by up to 16 percent, a new British study shows. The researchers found that nitrate in beetroot juice reduces...

Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

New findings are consistent with previous research MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Common variants of a gene that determines blood type are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to U.S. researchers. They studied the genomes of more than 4,300 pancreati...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. Scientists have uncovered details of an immune-ce...

Bcl6 gene sculpts helper T cell to boost antibody production

HOUSTON - Expression of a single gene programs an immune system helper T cell that fuels rapid growth and diversification of antibodies in a cellular structure implicated in autoimmune diseases and development of B cell lymphoma, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center r...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Gives Boost to Help Small Businesses in the Granite State

CONCORD, N.H. , July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an innovative new program championed by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has announced that it will begin offering a New Hampshire HealthFirst product to small employers beginnin...

Reminders Boost Mammography Appointments

Prompts for breast exams improve compliance, study finds TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer screenings increased more than 17 percent through the use of a reminder program for women who were due for a mammogram, a new U.S. study shows. Kaiser Permanente staff checked...

Multiple Advantages to Boost Deployment of Wireless and Handheld Devices in Healthcare, States Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare in Europe is increasingly becoming digitised and there is growing need to develop and deploy sophisticated information systems. However, the wireless technology that is transforming various areas of business today is yet to be fully explored by the healthc...

Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

Researchers urge more temperate prescribing of amoxicillin in kids,,,, WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of antibiotics to treat acute ear infections in young children increases the risk of recurrent ear infections by 20 percent, according to researchers in the Netherl...

Study to see if video games can boost thinking skills in elderly

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether and how video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly - and then to use their findings to develop a prot...

Health care outcome boost needs better studies

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (June 25, 2009) Evidence suggests that outcomes in many clinical settings leave a lot to be desired, which means that research into quality improvement (QI) in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients. Now a...

Cancer Patients Use New Guided Imagery CD to Help Boost Healthy Immune Functioning

A self-help technique called guided imagery has been steadily gaining in popularity and mainstream distribution by hospitals, pharmas and insurance companies, as new research demonstrates its efficacy for producing heightened immune cell activity. CLEVELAND, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new self...

America's Future Health Rankings Get Boost With Cenegenics' Online Proactive Health Monitoring System

New Nutrition & Exercise Online Personal Tracker, compatible with Apple's iPhone and Blackberry devices, keeps patients on course with nutrition and fitness goals. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- Cenegenics® Medical Institute , global age management medi...

Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

'High-glycemic' carbs like these hamper blood vessel function, study shows THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet rich in carbohydrates that boost blood sugar levels -- foods such as cornflakes or white bread -- may hamper the functioning of your blood vessels and raise yo...

Researchers work to boost effectiveness of the flu vaccine

AUGUSTA, Ga. Vaccines intended to help the body to fight off the flu bug may actually give the bug an edge, researchers say. That doesn't mean vaccines are bad, it just may help explain why they aren't as good as they could be, says Dr. Andrew Mellor, director of the Immunotherapy Center at th...

Penn study demonstrates new way to boost immune memory

PHILADELPHIA - After a vaccination or an infection, the human immune system remembers to keep protecting against invaders it has already encountered, with the aid of specialized B-cells and T-cells. Immunological memory has long been the subject of intense study, but the underlying cellular mechan...

Green Family Foundation Gives $10 Million Boost to FIU Community Medicine Program

MIAMI, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Family Foundation (GFF), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving community health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced today a $10 million gift, including state match, to fund a comm...

New therapy enlists immune system to boost cure rate in a childhood cancer

A multicenter research team has announced encouraging results for an experimental therapy using elements of the body's immune system to improve cure rates for children with neuroblastoma, a challenging cancer of the nervous system. John M. Maris, M.D., chief of Oncology at The Children's Hospit...

Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks

Routine use in hospitalized patients should be re-evaluated, experts say,,,, TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of helping them get better faster, giving acid-suppressing medications to many hospital patients actually increases their risk of developing pneumonia while in the h...

Pennsylvania Secretaries of Health, Education Announce New Grant Initiatives to Curb Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity in Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is partnering with schools to reduce childhood obesity and help students enjoy a healthier and longer life, Secretary of Health Everette James and Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak announced today. James and Zahorchak visit...

HIV prevention program gets a boost from NIMH recovery act funds

Developing interventions to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among heterosexual men, couples and ethnically diverse populations continues to be complex and challenging. To help address this issue, NIMH awarded a two-year grant to David Prez-Jimnez, Ph.D., at the U...

Cancer Drug May Boost Risk of Gastrointestinal Perforation

Review of trials finds Avastin with chemo doubles odds MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- The use of the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with chemotherapy greatly increases the risk of gastrointestinal perforations in cancer patients, new research has found. These perfora...

NASCAR Fans Boost Blood Donations; The American Red Cross Joins 3M and Greg Biffle to Kick off Season Two

WASHINGTON , May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the American Red Cross is encouraging loyal NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross by joining Red Cross Racing . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) Red Cross Rac...

Big boost for global health called for in IOM report

WASHINGTON -- To fulfill America's humanitarian obligations as a member of the international community and to invest in the nation's long-term health, economic interests, and national security, the United States should reaffirm and increase its commitment to improving the health of developing nati...

Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival

Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) extend heart patients' lives even eight years after implantation, new research shows. The finding was to be present...

Proposed E-Cigarette Ban Pushed in the Name of America's Health Actually a Backdoor Boost to Pharmaceutical Companies

Is the proposed legislative action in the best interests of the people or of politicians' and big pharmaceutical companies' bank accounts? COLLEYVILLE, Texas, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Our leading health groups are marching a parade against newly marketed e-cigarettes. This parade is lead by the...

Frost & Sullivan: Shift from Analog Mammography Systems to Digital Mammography Systems Will Boost the European Mammography Systems Market

LONDON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Analog screening systems are gradually being replaced by digital mammography systems. Screening programmes for breast cancer detection are responsible for driving the market. A majority of screening programmes have already been implemented in European countries. Howev...

Viroblock SA Reports a 99% Boost of Efficacy of Facemasks Against H5N1

PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Viroblock SA announces that its antiviral products boosts the efficacy of facemasks by at least 99.0%, i.e. 100 times better and a peak performance of 1000 times, against avian influenza virus H5N1. Disposable facemasks are thus far not very ...

Electronic prescribing systems boost efficiency, may lead to improved quality of care

CHICAGO (May 4, 2009) New research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that the adoption of electronic prescribing systems may allow for greater efficiency at hospitals, which could result in long-term cost savings and improved quality of care...

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

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today called for broader, national action to promote containment and prevention of a broader swine flu pandemic. While welcoming the Obama administration's call on Congress Tuesday to allocate $1....

Charring Meat May Boost Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Increases production of carcinogens thought to invite disease, study finds TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- You may love your steak well done, but eating burned or charred meat may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers used data on the meat...

Newer Antipsychotics May Boost Weight in Alzheimer's Patients

Drugs such as olanzapine, quetiapine may also lower 'good' cholesterol, researchers say WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) Newer antipsychotic drugs promote weight gain and lower levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol in Alzheimer's patients, according to a new study of more than 400 el...

Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

Full-fledged study will test effect on healing time and pain reduction,,,, TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that boosts the body's production of stem cells appears to "jump-start" the bone-healing process to a point that older adults' bones heal as fast as young people's, s...

Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk

Use of PFOA, PFOS as additives is already being phased out, experts note,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Typical exposures to chemicals that are found in a wide range of products, and have been linked to cancer in animals, may not boost risks for a range of malignancies i...

'Green chemistry' could ease manufacture, boost usefulness of cancer drug

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Research by Michigan State University chemist Kevin Walker is paving the way for potentially cleaner, more efficient production of cancer-fighting paclitaxel -- better known as the blockbuster drug Taxol. First isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew in 1967, paclitaxe...

Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

And women closest to traffic were 63 percent more likely to develop the disease, study says WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- People exposed to high levels of traffic pollution have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the recor...

Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision

And the benefits can last for years, researchers say MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) Action video games aren't just child's play: A new study finds the pastime can help adults improve a part of eyesight called contrast sensitivity, one of the first parts of vision to be affected by ...

It Pays to Sleep: Prioritize Rest to Boost Health, Morale and Revenue

Sleep Loss Costs Economy up to $15 Billion Each Year According to the Better Sleep Council DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Now more than ever, Americans need their shut-eye. Unfortunately, sleep is usually one of the first things people scrimp on when time is short and stress is high. In a t...

Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in several genes can influence children's lung growth and function, as well as how vulnerable they are to secondhand smoke, say University of Southern Califo...

Families of Children Affected by Leukemia Get Boost of Support Thanks to Gift From Chrysler Jeep Superstores

Gift To Be Presented At Telethon Will Help Raise Funds, Awareness For Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Donation Part Of Long History Of Support For CLFM CLARKSTON, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Families of children affected by leukemia will receive an extra boost of support t...

U.S. Resumption of UNFPA Funding to Boost Women's Health and Rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's action by President Barack Obama to pave the way for the release of United States funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, reminds the world of his commitment to women's health, rights and equality, accordi...
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