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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sometimes fatal "superbug" is popping up in hospitals, other health care settings and even communities where healthy people live. It's called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA "mer'-sa"). Health experts urge common-sense steps b...

Boost Natural Killer Cells to Prevent Swine Flu

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy immune systems increase protection from viruses, including the H1N1 swine flu. Herbal and nutritional supplements can dramatically increase protection from swine flu by increasing levels of Natural Killer Cells, which destroy viruses, without a...

Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus

*Swine Flu Outbreak Highlights Influenza Virus Research at Drexel University* PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted at Drexel University has demonstrated the importance of natural killer, or NK, cells in controlling primary influenza virus infection. These findings may hel...

Professional Football Players Mothers' Association Teams Up with Go Red For Women(R) to Beat the No. 1 Killer of Women

NFL Moms Wilma McNabb and Gladys Bettis to Tackle Heart Disease in Women at the 2009 NFL Draft DALLAS, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Go Red For Women(R) is heading to the 2009 NFL Draft to announce its new partnership with the Professional Football Players Mothers' Association (PFPMA). ...

Biotech company cofounded by BIDMC scientists targets natural killer T-cells

BOSTON -- NKT Therapeutics, Inc., a Newton-based biotechnology company cofounded by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers Steven Balk, MD, PhD, and Mark Exley, PhD, has announced that it has closed an $8M Series A venture financing co-led by venture capital firms SV Life Science...

New Innovation for Battling Number One Killer in America Introduced by Eniva Nutraceutics

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In its ongoing contribution to science and the innovation of industry leading nutraceuticals, Eniva Nutraceutics announces the introduction of its new Eniva (R) Cholesterol Reduce r (TM) formula. This advanced, liquid nutri...

Task Force Alerting Nevadans to 'Silent' Killer Disease Crisis

Residents at risk for chronic kidney disease urged to get tested LAS VEGAS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects 20 million people, is now the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it is growing at a steady and alarming rate -- doubling every ...

Go Red For Women(R) Hosts Casting Call to Beat No. 1 Killer of Women With Celebrity Supporter Andie MacDowell

Women across America invited to share their heart-healthy lifestyle choices DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women face choices every day. Some choices aren't important, while others are life changing. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., yet research shows that ei...

Cosmetic Surgery - No Killer Blood Clots to the Lungs Sans GA, PK Anesthesia Can Save the Day

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) Journal, the leading journal in the field, published the remarkable safety record of propofol ketamine (PK) anesthesia this month - no killer blood clots to the lungs (pulmonary embolism or PE) of the more th...

Researchers expand natural killer cells in cord blood to fight leukemia

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found a therapy that effectively kills human leukemia cells in mice using natural killer (NK) cells from umbilical cord blood. Patrick Zweidler-McKay, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics fro...

Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans

'Westies' breed is also prone to pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A feisty breed of terrier could stop scientists from barking up the wrong tree as they research a deadly lung disease in humans. The illness, called idiopathic pulmonary fibr...

Number-One Cancer Killer Not What You Think

American Legacy Foundation(R) Campaign Code Blue for Lung Cancer Focuses on Nation's Number-One Cancer Killer WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national public service campaign, Code Blue for Lung Cancer, says that the nation's number-one cancer killer might not be what you thi...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer

LANSING, Mich., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has joined Americans Against Food Taxes, a new coalition of large and small businesses, working families and concerned individuals formed to oppose new taxes on beverages and food, such as a tax on juice drinks and ...

Video: Astrazeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

2009 Artery Explorer Tour Kicks Off This Month, Urging People Across the Country to Take Action Against Atherosclerosis For immediate release: March 24, 2009 WILMINGTON, Del., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced the launch of the 2009 US AGAINS...

Growing Shortage of Gastroenterologists to Affect Screening Capacity for #2 Cancer Killer

"GI Gap" To Worsen as the U.S. Population Ages; Projected Demand for Gastroenterologists is Growing at Nearly Double the Rate of Supply Olympus Seeks Legislative Solution and Increased Awareness to Proactively Increase Number of Gastroenterology Fellowships WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire...

Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer

Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- By 2010, cancer will be the leading killer in the world, surpassing heart disease, causing more deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Unless new treatments a...

Pakistan introduces vaccine to prevent top child killer

This month, Pakistan is introducing a new combination vaccine that will protect its children against the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and four other common childhood diseases. Hib, a bacterium that can cause deadly meningitis and pneumonia, is one of the top killers of young c...

Hundreds of Heart Disease and Stroke Survivors Urge Congress to Step Up the Fight Against the Nation's No. 1 Killer

American Heart Association advocates call on lawmakers to support research and prevention WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With risk factors for heart disease and stroke steadily increasing, youth advocates, heart and stroke survivors and researchers from across the country ...

Stopping a deadly killer

PITTSBURGH, March 19 To develop new strategies to control tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease that infects one-third of the worlds population and kills almost two million people every year, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research has received an $11.4 million grant from the B...

American Heart Association President Urges Congress to Support Preventative Measures to Reduce Risk Factors for the Nation's No. 1 Killer

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Heart Association President Daniel W. Jones, M.D. today urged Congress to pass legislation to help Americans control their risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. With obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other risk factors on the rise, ...

The Environmentally Friendly 'Superbug' Killer

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It has long been known that hydrogen peroxide can kill germs without being harmful to users. However, up to now, this remarkable chemical had not been considered stable enough to be practical as the foundation for a system of commercial disinfectant cleaners...

FDA Reverses Stance on Removal of Morphine Painkiller

Appeals from hospice experts mean an unapproved drug, one of 14 given recent warning, will remain on the market, agency says,,,, THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bowing to the pleas of hospice experts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has backed off its intent to remove from ...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

A recent research has found that the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in premature babies. The work involves shoring up blood vessels in a part of the brain that in premature infants is v...

Pollution Induced Cancer Emerges as Top Killer in China

Air and water pollution combined with widespread use of food additives and pesticides made cancer the top killer in China last year, according to a recent government survey. According to Chen Zhizhou, a health expert with the cancer research institute affiliated to the Chinese Academy of M...

A New Pain Killer With Less Side Effects

Medical scientists at the University of Leicester and Ferrara in Italy have developed a potential new pain-killing drug//. The composition of the drug and its benefits will be discussed at a public lecture on 20th March. Professor David Lambert, who has been involved in the development the dr...

Weed Killer Plays a Pivotal Role in Those With Genetic Vulnerability to Parkinson’

Scientists have come out with a find that may make people even more wary of using agricultural chemicals in their gardens or farms//. Paraquat, a common chemical weed killer could be the hidden hand behind those suffering with Parkinson’s disease, at least those with certain genes that render t...

Children's Killer Preyed On Victims For Two Years

The gruesome tale of sexual abuse and serial killing of dozens of children that has shocked India got even weirder with the discovery of more skeletal //remains and revelations that the main culprit was a rich businessman from Punjab who preyed on his innocent victims for almost two years. Po...

A Home Kit For Early Detection Of Killer Diseases

A home diagnostic kit, early diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, early detection. A home diagnostic kit to detect critical illnesses like cancer//, heart disease and diabetes is being developed by a team of scientists. About 60 researchers are working on the project at Dublin City Univers...

Stealthy killer in Australia: Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer continues to be a stealthy killer in Australia since almost of the cases that are diagnosed //are sadly in the advanced stages. Reports reveal that less than half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive the illness beyond five years. Only about 42% of patients survive when...

Diabetes Labeled As World's Fifth Killer Disease

High blood sugar is a definitive indication of diabetes. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have conducted a study, which has shown //that diabetes can kill people much before they are even diagnosed with the disease. Danaei and colleagues analyzed data from 52 nations. Their fi...

Mystery Killer Disease In Nepal Diagnosed As Cerebral Malaria

The mystery disease that has spread in some villages of Banke district in mid-western Nepal for the past two weeks was diagnosed as cerebral malaria, The Himalayan Times reported Thursday. // Talking to the daily, advisor to the Health Ministry Mahesh Maskey said a medical team reached the affec...

Breast Cancer may no longer be a killer disease

Experts at a conference organized in London by the Breast Cancer Campaign charity yesterday suggested that breast cancer may no longer be a killer disease. //Instead it may become a long-term manageable disorder like diabetes and arthritis. The survival rate among breast cancer patients has inc...

Ranbaxy To Market Pain Killer In Canada

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. (RPCI), the wholly owned subsidiary of Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (RLL), has entered// into a tie-up with Janssen-Ortho Inc. (JOI) for marketing of its generic painkiller Fentanyl in Canada. The second product to be commercialised by RPCI...

Link between Fish and Mammal Immune Systems Revealed by Killer B cells

An evolutionary link between the immune systems of fish and mammals in the form of a primitive version of B cells, white blood cells of the immune system //has been discovered by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Their studies link the evolution of t...

India’s Silent Killer on the Prow

The long held myth that diabetes is the disease of the rich and comfortably off in India has now been busted. The disease has now crossed all age groups and classes in India.// The disease has become so prevalent that India is now the ‘diabetes capital’ of the world, with the diabetic popula...

How HIV "Exhausts" Killer T Cells

American and South African scientists working at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa have discovered how the human immunodeficiency virus// (HIV) “exhausts” killer T cells that would otherwise attack the virus. The researchers found that HIV can simply “turn off” fully functional T c...

Eastern UP hit by killer virus – Coxsacki

This virus has afflicted 487 children and has claimed the lives of 88 children in the Terai belt of the state. The disease has been recently named// as Acute Viral Encephalitic Syndrome (AVES) by the Union health and family welfare ministry. Experts at the Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sc...

COPD A Little Known Killer Disease

According to a survey conducted by a charity organization it was shocking to find that about three-quarters of the people in UK are ignorant about the existence// of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The general public said that they have never heard of the disease. COPD is UK’s fi...

Numero Uno Killer - Cancer

Heart disease is not to be feared so much as cancer, according to The Victorian Burden of Disease Study, which infers that cancer, //is the single most cause of sickness and death in Victoria. It is the rural areas where most poor live that seems to be facing the brunt of diseases. The wealthy...

Russell Killer Bids To Halt Publication Of Mental Health Report

Michael Stone, the killer of Lin and Megan Russell has petitioned the High Court to deny an application to make his mental health report// public since it would be misused by the press. The 45-year-old Stone is is serving life for the two murders committed a decade ago. Stone's lawyer, Richar...
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