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Kaiser Permanente Honored for Efforts to Combat Obesity With 2009 Pioneering Innovation Award at Weight of the Nation Conference

WASHINGTON , July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, the nation's leading not-for-profit health plan and health care provider, received a 2009 Pioneering Innovation award today from the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention for its groundbreaking obesity preven...

Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity

PITTSBURGH, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity causes lifelong illness, leads to serious health complications in young adults and can lead to premature death in adulthood due to medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. In addition to its significant human to...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Seeks to Provide Mind, Body and Spirit Healing for Combat Stress

PARK CITY, Utah, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- From July 13-17, 16 female wounded warriors from around the country will take part in outdoor activities like ropes courses, rock climbing, horseback riding and water sports as part of Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey. Project Odyssey brings togethe...

DOD, VA should take stronger steps to combat tobacco use in military, veteran populations

WASHINGTON -- Because tobacco use impairs military readiness, harms the health of soldiers and veterans, and imposes a substantial financial burden on the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, these agencies should implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve the Defense Department's state...

National Autism Association's Family First Program Now Providing Free Tools to Help Combat Autism Divorce Rates

NIXA, Mo., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today it will provide relationship-coaching tools at no charge to qualifying couples who have a child with autism. In response to the rise in divorce within the autism community, the NAA's Family Fi...

Colleges, communities combat off-campus student drinking

Programs that bring colleges and their surrounding neighborhoods together may help reduce off-campus drinking problems, a new study suggests. Researchers found that an alcohol control program at Western Washington University that also involved the community -- including increased police patrols...

Garden of Life Partners with WomenHeart to Help Combat Women's Heart Disease

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden of Life, Inc., ( www.gardenoflife.com ) a leading innovator in the Natural Products industry, announced it is teaming up with WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, to improve the health and quality of life of women l...

American Association for Homecare Supports Expanded Federal Efforts by DOJ and HHS to Combat Medicare Fraud

ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare supports expanded anti-fraud efforts announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designed to curb fraud and abuse in Medicare. The two agencies ...

Leading NGOs call for international action to combat epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2009 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) today issued a joint statement that calls on the international community to address urgently the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), ...

Unit Clothing Mask Up to Combat Swine Flu

BRISBANE, Australia, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's fastest growing action sports label, Unit Clothing is teetering on the edge of controversy once more following the launch of a campaign to promote its 'Age of Panic' theme. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090519/NY19277 ...

(RED)(TM) and Live Nation Announce (RED)NIGHTS, the Concert Series to Combat AIDS in Africa

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, (RED) and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV ) announce the (RED)NIGHTS series, an innovative slate of 26 live concerts in the U.S., which will raise money and awareness for the ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa. To kick off the ...

Fiber Technology Products that Help Combat Spread of Superbugs Now Available to the Consumer Market

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, joins a list of other drug-resistant superbugs such as C-Diff that are invading hospitals, schools and sports arenas worldwide. Arresting the spread of such bugs is a perplexing assignment, but Illinois-based umf Corporation has provided a so...

'Project Runway' Designer in Chicago to Educate About Living with HIV and Combat Stigma Associated with the Disease

Jack Mackenroth to participate in AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Make a Statement: Design for the Cure event representing Living Positive By Design CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," is participating in the AIDS Foundation of...

Current Health Medical Group Makes House Calls to Combat Swine Flu Epidemic

Current Health Offers Individuals Timely Access to High Quality Medical Care When It Is Needed Most San Francisco, Calif. (PRWeb) May 1, 2009 - As the swine flu epidemic nears a full pandemic, San Francisco Bay Area doctor's clinics and hospital emergency rooms have bee...

Drugs to combat anemia in cancer patients increase risk of death

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA The use of drugs to encourage red blood cell formation (erythropoiesis-stimulating agents) in cancer patients with anemia increases the risk of death and serious adverse events such as blood clots, found a new study in CMAJ . While the relative increased risk of deat...

USC Chemical Engineer Launches Virucide, Bactericidal That Can Kill 99.9% of Germs and Help Combat Swine Flu

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current global outbreak of the SWINE FLU and Mexico representing its Epicenter, World Health Officials are seeking ways to combat the continued spread of the unpredictable virus. U.S. Federal and Global health officials are currently working on a Comb...

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....

Nuvilex Advances Release of Citroxin(TM) Antiviral Surface Cleaner to Help Combat Swine Flu

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, today announced that it will advance the release of Citroxin to domestic and international health agencies including hospitals, clinics, and medical offi...

ReStockIt.com Greatly Cutting Prices on Hand Sanitizers, Masks to Help Combat Swine Flu Epidemic

ReStockIt.com is where customers can buy Purell hand sanitizer that really works at up to 50% off retail price. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 -- In a great effort to help stop the spread of the swine flu epidemic, ReStockIt.com, where consumers go to buy Purell h...

Metametrix Announces New Toxic Effects Profiles to Help Combat Growing Concerns About Toxicity and Health

DULUTH, Ga., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily exposure to toxins in the products we use for lifestyle convenience, such as plastics, adhesives, and insecticides, are creating a toxic load on our bodies contributing to chronic illnesses, mood disorders, allergies, and asthma. In light of increased aw...

IBM and Golden State Medical Supply Create Drug Safety Model to Help Combat Counterfeiting

Electronic Pedigree Services Enable Small and Mid-Sized Drug Companies to Adopt "Smart" Drug Safety Technology ARMONK, N.Y. and CAMARILLO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and contract manufacturer and third party logistics provider Golden State Medical Supp...

Working Towards 'Counting Malaria Out' Through Scale-Up of PermaNet(R) Bed Nets, Vestergaard Frandsen Produces 175 Millionth Net; Introduces New Net To Combat Insecticide Resistance

World Malaria Day Events Held in Nairobi , London , Washington LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the theme for World Malaria Day on 4/25, 'Counting Malaria Out,' Vestergaard Frandsen is stepping up production of its best selling bed net, called Per...

Usher to Partner With UN Foundation and Nothing but Nets to Engage Youth in Service to Combat Malaria

One net saves a life. Saturday, April 25 is World Malaria Day. (Vocus) April 23, 2009 -- Grammy-award winning recording artist Usher Raymond is teaming up with the United Nations Foundation and its Nothing But Nets campaign to create a platform for youth to save lives. ...

Colgate-Palmolive Partners With Share Our Strength To Host Online Contest To Combat Childhood Hunger

Colgate-Palmolive's 'Share Mom's Love' Contest to Award Funding For Summer Feeding Programs NEW YORK, April 20. 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Colgate-Palmolive has partnered with Share Our Strength(R) to fight childhood hunger - starting with just a click of a mouse. To coincide with Mother'...

Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Ovaries and the estrogen hormone they produce might help protect women from some of the learning and memory issues caused by the active ingredient in marijuana, Louisiana State Univer...

New Guidebook Uses Buddhist Principles to Combat Cancer

'I, Cancer' Offers Holistic Advice for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones MOUNT SHASTA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "For those who are touched by cancer there is no sweeter, more mystifying sound than the elusive words SPONTANEOUS REMISSION," writes Dr. Alan Cooper in his new book, "I,...

Dr. Larry Brilliant Joins Jeff Skoll to Combat Global Challenges

Brilliant will lead new Skoll Urgent Threats Fund and advise on philanthropic use of Skoll's media and financial resources PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Skoll, founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation and Participant Media, announced today that he has hired...

SteriFx Inc. Provides 'Solutions' to Combat Campylobacter

Antimicrobial Developer Adds New Measurement Tool to Assist Processing Plants. SHREVEPORT, La., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2003, SteriFx Inc. and its FreshFx antimicrobial solutions have proven to be effective on the poultry processing line against Campylobacter jejuni (Campy), as well ...

Experts turn to Web to combat distressing skin disease

People experiencing the skin disease psoriasis may get relief from their symptoms and the psychological distress they can cause through a new web-based therapy programme. Skin experts and psychologists at The University of Manchester have teamed up to design a computer program known as 'electro...

The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer Reports From South Africa on Renewed Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

Series marks the launch of the NewsHour's Global Health Unit, funded by the Gates Foundation WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's Global Health Unit launches its first series of reports next week -- March 23 - 27, 2009. NewsHour Senior Correspon...

'Project Runway' Designer in Houston to Educate About Living With HIV and Combat Stigma Associated With the Disease

Jack Mackenroth to walk in 20th Annual AIDS Walk Houston for Living Positive By Design HOUSTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," is visiting Houston for the 20th Annual AIDS Walk Houston, representing Living Positive By Design...

ACSM Partnership Will Combat Childhood Obesity, Get Kids Active

ACSM and Youth Fitness Coalition join to promote youth fitness INDIANAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity and promote physical activity to children, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced a partnership ...

Obio Pharmaceutical Announced New Antiviral Drug Discovery to Combat Influenza Virus

HONG KONG, March 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Obio Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd ("Obio"/ "the Company") announced the discovery of a new indication of a drug, TG21, against main strains of influenza virus (including avian and human influenza strains) such as H3N2 and H5N1. The process leading to cli...

Photos: The American Diabetes Association, Fitness Expert Kathy Smith and Beachbody(R) Join Forces to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

The first and only combined all-in-one nutrition and DVD exercise program to help people with type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetes complications and help prevent the disease SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ - -- The American Diabetes Association, legendary fitness expert Kathy Smith ...

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 News) -- Headaches have become a common complaint among soldiers who suffered mild head trauma while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. These headaches tend to be debilitat...

'Project Runway' Designer in San Francisco to Educate About Living with HIV and Combat Stigma Associated with the Disease

Jack Mackenroth to kick off 2009 Living Positive By Design local tour at largest Academy Awards(R) party outside Hollywood SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," is visiting San Francisco for the Academy of Friends' ann...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Expands Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity with Launch of Landmark Healthcare Initiative

First Time Insurance Companies and Corporations Collaborate to Stop this Epidemic Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, PepsiCo and WellPoint along with American Academy of Pediatrics and American Dietetic Association join with the Allia...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

Rashes, hives, other problems exacerbated by wartime conditions, researchers say TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Rashes, eczema and other skin troubles can be exacerbated by combat conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan and are a major cause of American soldiers being evacuated for tr...

ORBIS and FedEx Launch Sight-Saving Programs to Combat Avoidable Blindness in Latin America & the Caribbean

ORBIS and FedEx target the training of local eye health workers, providing free sight-saving surgeries and awarding two fellowships to local doctors NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ORBIS International and FedEx (NYSE: FDX ) are delivering four weeks of eye health trainin...

Spanish scientists confirm extra virgin olive oil helps to combat breast cancer

This release is available in Spanish . Researchers of the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer, according to a paper published in the last issue of the renowned scien...
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