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Switch to digital mammography leads to increased cancer detection rates

The use of digital mammography equipment alone is responsible for an increased number of breast cancers detected at a community-based mammography facility, according to a study performed at San Luis Diagnostic Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Researchers found that there was a significant increa...

Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

This release is available in French . Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits face a much higher risk of developing cancer than the population at large, says a group of Montreal epidemiologists and cancer researchers. Their findings show that people in the highest consumption category increased...

Pancreatic cancer risk decreased by one anti-diabetic therapy, increased by others

Bethesda, MD (August 1, 2009) The antidiabetic medication metformin is associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer in diabetics, according to a new study in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. However, other commonly us...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

Westchester, Ill. - A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that children have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) if they have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with the sleep disorder. Results indicate that after accounting for socioeco...

Study Shows Divorced, Widowed Adults Have Increased Health Risks

Sexpert Genie James Has Solution: Stay Married and Have More SEX! Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) -- A new study shows that men and women who are divorced or widowed have an increased chance of facing health risks in the future as opposed to those who are married. ...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Thomson Reuters found that patients with bipolar disorder were at greater risk for a wide range of medical conditions than a control group of patients with no mental health diagnoses. The study analyzed de-identi...

Amgen's Second Quarter 2009 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 13 Percent To $1.29

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.29 for the second quarter of 2009, an increase of 13 percent compared to $1.14 for the second quarter of 2008. Adjusted net income i...

National Health Information Exchange Survey Shows Increased Activity, Cost Savings, Positive Impact on Physician Practices

More Initiatives Exchanging Data Leads to New Improvements in Quality and Returns on Investment WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exchange of health information electronically between physicians, hospitals, health plans, and patients has increased substan...

Einstein scientists link elevated insulin to increased breast cancer risk

July 9, 2009 - (BRONX, NY) - Elevated insulin levels in the blood appear to raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings are published in the online version of the International Journ...

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Patients with atrial fibrillation, common in those with advanced chronic heart failure, have an increased risk of hospitalization due to heart failure, according to new research from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The findings, published in June in...

Reduced ovarian reserve associated with increased risk of trisomic pregnancy

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Women who have a diminished number of eggs in their ovaries, either because they are older or for some other reason such as ovarian surgery, may be more at risk of a trisomic pregnancy than women with an ovarian reserve within the normal, fertile range. Trisomic preg...

Black gay men may be at increased HIV risk

Black gay men have less choice when it comes to sexual partners than other groups and, as a result, their sexual networks are closely knit. These tightly interconnected networks make the rapid spread of HIV more likely. In a study 1 ) looking at social and sexual mixing between ethnic groups in me...

Launch of Targeted Agents and Increased Use of Maintenance Therapy Will Drive the Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Drug Market to Nearly Triple to Almost $10 Billion in 2018

Emerging Agents from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer/Onyx and Boehringer Ingelheim, and Increased Use of Existing Agents from Eli Lilly and Roche Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of...

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack

Patients treated for Hodgkin lymphoma with radiation therapy have a substantially higher risk of stroke, according to a new study published June 17 online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The study was undertaken because information on clinically verified stroke and transien...

Generic Erosion, Increased Competition and Cost Consciousness Will Reduce Overall Asthma Drug Market by $1.8 Billion from 2008 to 2018

Principal Factor Driving the Market Decline Will be Singulair's Loss of Brand Exclusivity, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issu...

Angelica Corporation Raises Bar Again for Increased Patient Safety

ST. LOUIS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelica Corporation announced today its decision to expand its use of Ecolab's AdvaCare(R) 120 Sanitizer/Sour, the first EPA-registered oxygen bleach sanitizer, to all its service centers nationwide after testing the product successfully at selected locations. A...

Advances in Medical Technology Identified as a Primary Driver of Increased Costs

Institute releases report on health care costs ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent report issued by the WellPoint Institute of Health Care Knowledge revealed some startling facts about health care costs in America. The report identified the primary drivers of increased health care ...

WellStar Health System Deploys 11,000 Users on SuccessFactors in the Enterprise Cloud for Increased Employee Retention and Improved Business Results

SuccessFactors Continues to Extend Its Thought Leadership and Product Innovation by Providing Best-in-Class Solutions for the Patient and Healthcare Industry as One of Its Largest Verticals SAN MATEO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF ), the global ...

NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Those refrigerator-sized National Football League players you see on television every Sunday aren't at any higher risk of cardiovascular problems than the g...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

May 26, 2009 (DENVER) Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Institute for Health Research. The study will appear in the...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, than those who are immunized Go here to watch a video about the study and hear from the lead author and a mom: http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/videos/index.html DENVER, May 26...

Pakistan Crisis Puts Pregnant Women At Increased Risk

UNFPA Launches Emergency Appeal for Maternal Health Care for the Displaced ISLAMABAD, Pakistan and UNITED NATIONS, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pakistani women uprooted by fighting in the Swat Valley have critical health needs that relief operations must urgently address, says UNFPA, the...

Communities Containing More Alcohol Outlets Show Increased Underage Alcohol Access

Research Indicates Communities with a Higher Concentration of Alcohol Outlets are More Likely to Contain Greater Levels of Underage Alcohol Access. BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities containing larger numbers of stores selling alcohol are more likely to have higher levels of...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

Greater Investments Public Health a Must Federal Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal Level (PRWEB) - Today, on the second annual World Hepatitis Day , more than 200 viral hepatitis groups around the world have planned observances to raise global aw...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

Greater Investments in Public Health a Must Federal Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal Level WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the second annual World Hepatitis Day, more than 200 viral hepatitis groups around the world have planned observances to raise...

Cynosure Enhances Industry-Leading Smartlipo Laser Lipolysis Workstation with Increased Energy and Intelligent Temperature Sensing

Company's New Smartlipo MPX 46 Watts Enables Physicians to Melt and Remove Larger Areas of Fat 50% Faster, with Superior Patient Safety WESTFORD, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO ), a leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of light-based ...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Revenue Increased 11% to a Record $111.6 Million and Earnings Per Share Increased 40% to $1.46

Fiscal 2009 operating margin increased from 16% to 20% in fiscal 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ), an over-the-counter healthcare company that develops and markets Zicam(R) products that provide consumers with "better ...

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell: Nurse Practitioners Are Key to Obama Health Care Reform, Call for Increased Federal Funding for Innovative Nurse-Managed Health Care

Solution Already in Place: "Nurse-Managed Health Centers" Essential to Easing Health Care Crisis; Even as Doctor Shortage Worsens, Nurses Are Able to Triple Number of Patients Aided. WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform that focuses on fixing health insurance with...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcoh...

In-Home Caregivers Standing by Nationwide to Support Increased Need Due to Swine Flu

Sittercity.com's Caregivers Prepared with Flu Preparedness Information from American Red Cross CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As school districts across the nation are closing down due to the swine flu (H1N1 flu outbreak), millions of parents are now searching for safe and reliable in-home ca...

New Study Indicates Changes in Cigarette Design Have Increased Lung Cancer Risk and Tobacco Regulation Can Greatly Reduce Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: An important study presented Thursday at a scientific conference in Dublin, Ireland, provides powerful new evidence that U.S. smokers' risk of developing lu...

Safety Product Company Sees Increased Inquiries Resulting from H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Kidz-Med Thermofocus 5-in-1 Non-Contact Thermometer Available, Safety Prevention WESTON, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization heightened awareness in regards to the swine flu by raising the pandemic flu alert to the second highest level below a global outbreak...

Data Show Dutasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Men With Increased Risk

REDUCE Trial data presented during American Urological Association Annual Meeting, April 27 CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dutasteride (Avodart), a commonly prescribed drug to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer by 23 percen...

Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), for the treatment of po...

Hypertension, diabetes and increased carotid artery wall thickness means increased risk of stroke

Increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT), which can cause heart attack and stroke in many patients, is significantly related to diabetes and hypertension, according to a study performed at A.O.U. in Cagliari Sardegna, Italy (Chairman, Professor Giorgio Mallarini). During the study, 186 p...

PLUS Diagnostics Opens West Coast Laboratory to Support Increased Demand for Anatomic Pathology Services

Company Continues National Expansion with Plans to Triple Overall Lab Capacity; Builds Foundation to Enter Hematology/Oncology Market LAKEWOOD, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PLUS Diagnostics, a leading anatomic pathology company, announced today that it is continuing its national expansion w...

New study finds continued abstinence is key to increased survival from alcohol-related liver disease

However, the downside is that up a quarter of people with alcohol-related cirrhosis die before they get the chance to stop drinking. Alcohol-related cirrhosis develops silently but usually presents with an episode of internal bleeding or jaundice - which is often fatal. The study, led by Dr Nic...

Nationwide Foundation Donates $1.7 Million to American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness and Response and Increased Blood Collections

WASHINGTON , April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nationwide Foundation is making a $1.7 million grant to the American Red Cross to help people affected by disasters and other life-threatening emergencies. This is the third consecutive year the Foundation has contributed this unique grant to t...

Study suggests that trouble sleeping leads to increased ratings of pain in cancer patients

Westchester, Ill. A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine suggests that sleep problems lead to increased pain and fatigue in cancer patients. The results indicate that interventions aimed at trouble sleeping would be expected to improve both pain and fatigue in th...

MedSolutions Joins Call for Increased Attention on Diagnostic Errors

JAMA commentary highlights startling lack of focus on costly problem NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions ( www.medsolutions.com ), a provider of medical cost management services that help health plans control diagnostic imaging costs while improving quality of care, today...
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