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While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

VIENNA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 I...

Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds,, THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Within five years of a stroke, even people who initially recover often slip into a gradual decline -- especially those with limited access to health care, a new study finds....

Eva's Village, a Comprehensive New Jersey Anti-Poverty charity, Seeks Additional Funding to Meet the Increasing Need Along with a Decline in Donations

Eva's Village ( http://www.EvasVillage.org ), a comprehensive New Jersey anti-poverty charity, is experiencing an increase in need in 2009, and a decline in foundation grants and individual gifts -- Eva's Village, Paterson, New Jersey, seeks additional funding to meet the increasing need. ...

The Age of Good Health? Healthy Lifestyles on Decline in U.S.

MUSC researchers urge people, especially the middle-aged, to adopt healthier lifestyles CHARLESTON, S.C., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the well-known benefits of physical activity, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, moderate alcohol use and...

Biomarkers May Help Measure Rate of Decline in Dementia

Cerebrospinal fluid could be key in improving Alzheimer's research TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Checking levels of certain biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid may help predict the rate of cognitive decline in people with very mild dementia, and this information could be used to im...

Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study

Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who perform poorly on tests of language, memory and concentration are more likely to be suffering from the early stages of age-related macular degen...

Massive decline in rates of coronary death in Iceland are largely attributed to risk factor reductions in the population

In the 25 years between 1981 and 2006 mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iceland decreased by a remarkable 80% in men and women aged between 25 and 74 years. How could such a huge decline be explained? Were the health services of Iceland so much better, or were its citizens reduc...

For Alzheimer's Disease, Surveyed Neurologists Identify a Therapy's Effect on Cognitive Decline as the Attribute That Most Influences Their Prescribing Decisions

The Combination of Bapineuzumab and Donepezil Will Earn Decision Resources' Gold Standard Status for the Indication in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms fo...

VA/UAB study looks at functional decline in older patients after hospitalization

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Motivation and expectation may be factors in helping older adults regain lost functional ability after hospitalization, say researchers with the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center and UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham). In findings published in March in the ...

Cognitive decline begins in late 20s, study suggests

A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27. "This research suggests that some aspe...

Hagerstown Cosmetic Surgeon Weathers the Current Economic Storm Despite the Sharp Decline in the Number of Cosmetic Surgeries Performed Nationwide

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic procedures performed nationwide decreased by over 12 percent in 2008. In Maryland, Plastic Surgery Services’ number of patients actually increased in 2008, despite the sha...

A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 10, 2009 A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's Disease, according to a study published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease . This study was carried out in 16 university hospital departments of neurology, ...

Diabetes and Elevated Levels of Cholesterol Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Linked to Increased Cognitive Decline only in Alzheimer's Patients who carry the APOE-µ4 Gene - Previously Implicated in Late-Onset Disease New York -- A history of diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol,...

What if Oregonians decline to address climate change?

If nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Oregon will face some $3.3 billion in annual costs, which could translate to an individual tab of about 4 percent of annual household income by 2020, according to a report produced for the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative's...

Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans' cancer death rates continue to decline, an American Cancer Society report released Wednesday. However, they are still diagnosed at more advanc...

Common medication associated with cognitive decline in elderly

New Haven, Conn. - January 26, 2009 - A study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggested that the use of certain medications in elderly populations may be associated with cognitive decline. The study examined the effects of exposure to anticholinergic medications, a type o...

Health Plan Executives Foresee Continued Decline in Small Business Enrollment, According to CSC Survey

Majority Predict Increase in Consumer-directed Plan Participation FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly three-quarters of health plan executives expect the current economic crisis to have a greater impact on their business than the 2001-2002 downturn, according to a survey re...

Annual Monitoring the Future Survey on Drug Abuse Shows Decline in OTC Cough Medicine Abuse

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Insti...

Study shows major pain research funding decline at NIH

GLENVIEW, IL, Dec. 11, 2008 Federal funding for pain research is declining sharply, more than 9 percent a year since 2003, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pain . Pain research, as a result, now accounts for only 0.6 percent of all grants awarded by the National Institutes o...

Smokers see decline in ability to smell, rise in laryngitis, and upper airway issues

Alexandria, VA - As Americans prepare for a day without cigarettes and tobacco products as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout (R) (November 21), new research gives them more reasons to extend that break to a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Hea...

Racial disparities decline for cancer in Missouri

Sept. 23, 2008 -- Cancer death rates in the United States are highest among African Americans, but a new report shows that in Missouri the disparity in cancer incidence and death between African Americans and whites is declining. As a result, cancer incidence (the rate of newly diagnosed cases) be...

The Decline of Males, Why They Die First; at White Plains Hospital September 17

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking program dealing with the deteriorating physical, mental and emotional status of men, their shorter life spans, unmet gender specific psychological and medical needs will take place Wednesday, September 17 at White Plains Hospital. Th...

Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying

Study of seniors found it's not all part of normal aging process WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In their golden years, men and women who remain free of dementia will nonetheless undergo an accelerated drop in key mental skills as much as 15 years before their death, a new study...

Driving Toward Cleaner Air: July Gasoline Sales in Minnesota Decline By 9%, E85 Sales Up 16%

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an interesting snapshot of Minnesotans' changing driving habits, retail sales of gasoline in July 2008 showed a ten percent decline compared to sales in July 2007. According to figures for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, motorists ...

State Support for Programs to Decrease Tobacco Use Among Teens and Adults on the Decline According to Trend Report Released Today

American Lung Association Calls Upon Lawmakers to Reinvigorate their Commitment to Tobacco Control by Joining the Smokefree 2010 Challenge WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite 46 states and the District of Columbia receiving an estimated $1 billion in additional funds this ...

Hermaphrodites, predatory actions and fertility decline are among topics at behavior conference

ITHACA, N.Y. Behavior spanning the wide spectrum of the animal and human world will be examined at the 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, hosted by the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, on Aug. 10 -14, 2008, at Cornell University in Ithaca. In addition to talks and poste...

Study indicates grape seed extract may reduce cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

A compound found in grape seed extract reduces plaque formation and resulting cognitive impairment in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows. The study appears in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience . Lead study author Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Post 18.2% Decline in Operating Earnings in 2007

PHILADELPHIA, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sherlock Company reported in its PULSE research publication that Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans posted a 18.2% decline in operating earnings as revenues increased by 7.4% in 2007. Insured membership decreased by 1.4% to 51.5 million as ASO revenues posted a ...

Long-term cognitive decline in bypass patients not due to surgery

Among the many factors involved in deciding how to treat coronary artery disease, physicians must evaluate overall outcomes and the potential for complications. Some studies have found that cognitive decline and neurologic complications, such as stroke, have been associated with coronary artery by...

New Data Shows Continued Growth of Long-Term Disability Claims and Decline in Social Security Disability Insurance Applications Approval Rate

Council for Disability Awareness Releases its 2007 Claims Review from Leading Insurance Companies and Social Security Administration Data PORTLAND, Maine, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from the annual Long-Term Disability Claims Review released today by the Council for Disabilit...

Study shows decline in work disability due to rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the joints and, in severe cases, vital organs. Marked by pain, fatigue, and loss of dexterity and mobility, RA has been strongly associated with work disability in the US. In previous studies of patients with advanced RA, 10 y...

Significant Generic Erosion Will Cause Sales of Dyslipidemia Drugs to Decline by $3.6 Billion by 2016

Statins Will Continue to Dominate Market Despite Patent Expiries and Increased Use of Fixed-Dose Combinations, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and ad...

Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis

Study also found drop in a severe form of the disorder,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of cystic fibrosis may be decreasing, and a more severe form of the disease caused by one particular gene also appears to be on the decline. Those are the two main findings ...

Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's

Those with mild dementia had more crashes, almost 4 times more likely to fail road tests THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with early Alzheimer's disease were involved in more traffic crashes and performed worse on road tests than drivers without cognitive impairment, a new ...

Low vitamin E levels associated with physical decline in elderly

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a low concentration of vitamin E in the blood is linked with physical decline in older persons. Published in the January 23 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association, the study included 698 people age 65 or older who were random...

Increased Usage of Mifeprex(R) Helps Slow Decline in Abortion Providers

~80% of Clinics Now Offer Mifeprex(R) NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guttmacher Institute announced today that use of Mifeprex(R) (the brand name for mifepristone) for early medication abortion increased substantially between 2000 and 2005. According to the report, appr...

Relatives who decline organ donations face conflict and guilt

Family members are sometimes unable to carry out their relatives wish to donate organs when they die, because of conflicting feelings between making a gift of life and protecting the body of the deceased, according to research in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers from the Univ...

Teens find the benefits of not having sex decline with age

The percentage of teens who report solely positive benefits from not having sex declines precipitously with age, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. The finding suggests that adults should give teens guidance in coping with both the negative o...

Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets

Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-injured Vietnam war veterans experience a faster decline in cognitive functioning as they age than veterans without such trauma, a new study finds. The study looked at 1...
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