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Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

But the link with cardiovascular disease is complex and not a cause for alarm, doctor says,, WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- The research team that found an increased risk of stroke in women who had a certain kind of migraine now reports a relationship between migraine frequency...

Health insurance status associated with frequency of eye care visits

Individuals with no or inconsistent health care coverage appear less likely to regularly seek eye care, even if they are visually impaired, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Eye disorders have an estimated economic impact...

Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura

Mouse study finds 2 genes likely behind spread of depression with these headaches MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- In women, hormones increase the frequency of an inherited form of severe migraine accompanied by visual disturbances called auras, according to a Massachusetts General ...

Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

But the absolute risk to patients remains very low, expert says THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have weekly migraines are at an increased risk for stroke compared to those with few or no migraines, a new study finds. On the other hand, those with less frequent migra...

JCSM: A high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders in hospitalized patients

WESTCHESTER, Ill. There is a high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in hospitalized patients referred for polysomnography (PSG), also known as an overnight sleep test, especially in patients with underlying cardiopulmonary disease, according to a study published in the April 1...

Hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies

Combined hormone therapy appears to increase the risk that women will have abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies and may decrease the effectiveness of both methods for detecting breast cancer, according to a report in the February 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archiv...

LA BioMed study finds hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies

TORRANCE Combined hormone therapy appears to increase the risk that women will have abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies, and it may decrease the effectiveness of both methods for detecting breast cancer, according to a report in the Feb. 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the J...

Where vets served affects frequency of ER visits but not hospital stays

INDIANAPOLIS Five years post-conflict, individuals who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War were 25 percent more likely to visit an emergency department than veterans of the same era who were not deployed, but were no more likely to have a hospital stay or an outpatient visit, according to a ...

US hospitals report infections increasing in frequency and cost

A new review of inpatient data from US hospitals shows that the number of infections caused by a common bacterium increased by over 7 percent each year from 1998 to 2003. The attendant economic burden to hospitals increased by nearly 12 percent annually. The research is published in the November 1...

New Home Drug Hair Test Kit Now Available from Bartell Drugs; HairConfirm Detects 90-Day Drug Use & Usage Frequency

HairConfirm, a new home drug hair test kit designed to help parents combat teen drug use, is now available from Bartell Drugs Seattle, CA (Vocus) June 11, 2009 -- HairConfirm, a new home drug hair test kit designed to help parents combat teen drug use, is now available ...

Some Cancers Linked to Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Some cancers seem to be linked to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The findings are based on more than 20,000 Swiss railway workers, who were monitored for 30 years. The researcher...

The Use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) to tackle the growing menace of counterfeit drugs

Manufacturers across the world have been constantly coming up with new strategies// and technologies to curb the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the market. Deputy director BK Karna of Indian Institute of Packaging says although pharma companies are trying to bring in novel features to pr...

Reducing The Frequency Of Angina Attacks While Exercising

Researchers say a new treatment can now help chronic chest pain sufferers exercise longer. When the drug ranolazine was taken // with other antianginal medications it was found to improve the total exercise time of patients with symptoms of chronic angina. Ranolazine is currently under review ...

New Medication May Decrease The Frequency Of Angina Attacks

Nearly 7 million patients suffering from chronic angina report limitations of their work and other activities // two to three times more frequently than the general population. Also, 26 percent of patients still experience angina attacks despite current treatments, such as myocardial revasculariza...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...perioperative management in adults and children (0-16 years) with hemophilia A. Kogenate FS is also indicated for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes and the risk of joint damage in children with hemophilia A with no preexisting joint damage. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATI...

Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

...direct cause-and-effect link between UV exposure and this particular autoimmune disease, this study confirms the association between UV levels and the frequency of dermatomyositis that we found in a previous investigation," he continued. For the study, the researchers analyzed the autoantibodies of 380 pati...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ircumference, visceral fat, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Additional analyses indicate that Contrave patients experienced reductions in the frequency and strength of food cravings and an increased ability to control their eating compared to placebo. Contrave was generally well tolerated by pat...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

... used as a supplement to financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. These items result from facts and circumstances that vary in frequency and/or impact on continuing operations. In addition, management uses results of operations before such items to evaluate the operational performance o...

FileTrail Joins With Lexmark To Offer End-to-End RFID-Enabled Item Management, Tracking, and Printing Solutions

...Plus, it's 100% browser based - making it easy to access from anywhere. Lexmark's award-winning T654 monochrome laser printer and RFID Ultra High frequency (UHF) Option, optimized for Generation 2 RFID tags, further streamlines the solution. Helping customers optimize their workflow, the device allows use...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

...rall satisfaction with the health plans. The ratings also measure access to doctors and medical care, choice of doctors, quality of telephone support, frequency of billing problems, and the care doctors provide. Web site quality and support is also included. Get a report card. For plans not in Consum...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...e study is evaluating reductions in urinary urgency, urge incontinence, and frequency of urinary voids, as well as patient quality of life measures. Currently, s...tion device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence - symptoms often associated with overactive bladder. ...

ProAssurance Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ne in last year's second quarter. These declines reflect the overall improvement in loss trends over the past several years, in which a decline in the frequency of claims has offset a moderate and expected rise in severity. We continue to believe that overall pricing in the broad market is no longer widely det...

LG Electronics Introduces New Flat-Panel HDTVs Designed Specifically for Long-Term Care Facilities

...em. With LG's "Clear Voice II" technology, patients and residents experience a 12-level voice control that enables an adjustment to the voice frequency providing clearer sound when the TV background noise. This allows patients to hear characters more clearly whether they are listening through the TV's...

New InfoLogix M24 Mobile Clinical Assistant Will Enable Hospitals to Access Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Directly at the Point of Care

...d and efficient workflows. Additionally, the InfoLogix M24( )features an array of cutting-edge technologies such as a bar code scanner, a Radio frequency Identification (RFID) reader, a fingerprint reader, a webcam, and a microphone array. These innovative tools enable hospital staff to access valuable...

Raytheon to Provide California First Responders and Healthcare Personnel Electronic Patient Tracking System

...les the California public safety community to more effectively share critical information." The system uses a combination of barcode and radio frequency identification tags to identify the patient's location, medical status, and personal information. This information is wirelessly transferred to a secu...

Study Shows Divorced, Widowed Adults Have Increased Health Risks

...ivity and the risk of death in men, concluding the risk of death from all causes, such as heart disease, was halved among men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm.* "Whether widowed or divorced, the message is the same and the advice is based on clear and concise evidence with the results spea...

Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine

...rector, Integrative Medicine Center, Griffin Hospital, Derby, Conn.; July 30, 2009, report, Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners: United States, 2007 ...

Americans Spent $33.9 Billion Out-of-Pocket on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...data provide estimates of the cost of CAM use, the frequency of visits made to CAM practitioners, and frequency of purchases of self-care CAM therapies. "...f Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners: United States, 200...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...direct cause and effect link between UV exposure and this particular autoimmune disease, this study confirms the association between UV levels and the frequency of dermatomyositis that we found in a previous investigation," said Miller. The study, published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism , ...

Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

...er the summer season is a risk factor for oligohydramnios, by comparing the frequency of amniotic fluid loss during the summer months versus its frequency during the rest of the year. In the study at Soroka University Medical...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

...grator based in Farmington Hills, Mich. Traverse City -based Versus Technology designed the automatic HHC system using their patented infrared - radio frequency (IR-RF) technology that has been deployed in hundreds of hospitals for automating patient workflow events. The HHC solution can be deployed as a stand...

Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury to Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

... Radio Feed: An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well. Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:...

Inverness Medical Innovations Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ns from period to period in a meaningful and consistent manner. Due to the frequency of their occurrence in its business, the Company does not adjust net income...ns from period to period in a meaningful and consistent manner. Due to the frequency of their occurrence in its business, the Company does not adjust net income...

Kaiser Permanente to Provide Calorie, Nutrition Information on Cafeteria Menus

...ht and Health, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. "Based on the changes we observed on patrons' lunch choices, and the frequency with which patrons go to the cafeteria over the course of a week, this kind of intervention could prevent up to five pounds of unwanted weight gain pe...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...d feeding issues or selectivity (people with autism often stick with the same food choices and have other "ritualistic tendencies" in eating). The frequency of GI symptoms was about 77 percent in the autism group and 72 percent among the others, not considered a statistically significant difference. How...

Uroplasty to Issue First Fiscal Quarter Results on August 3, 2009

... which we believe is the only FDA-approved minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence - symptoms often associated with overactive bladder. We also offer Macroplastique((R)) Implants, an injectable bulking agent fo...

Omnicell Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

.... As a result of these timing and market uncertainties the tax effect related to share-based compensation expense would be inconsistent in amount and frequency and is therefore excluded from our non-GAAP results. As stated above, we present non-GAAP financial measures because we consider them to be i...

World's First Cardiac Adult Stem Cell Patient and Physicians Discuss Clinical Trial

... the following coordinates: C-band AMC 6 Transponder 21 Uplink frequency 6345 Horizontal Downlink frequency 4120 Vertical B-roll and photography will also be provided at the...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments

...matism (EULAR). The data showed that BENLYSTA was associated with sustained improvement in SLE disease activity and patient response rates, decreased frequency of disease flares and was generally well tolerated through four years on treatment in combination with standard of care in serologically active patien...

Fecal incontinence and quality of life

...disclose its presence. Furthermore, the negative impact on participants' lives worsened with the loss of both solid and liquid stool and the increased frequency and quantity of soiling. Recent reports have highlighted the impact conservative treatments have had on the QOL of patients with FI. This study report...
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