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New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

August Issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Examines Unintended Consequences WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking bans, while a necessary and positive trend for reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, have some unintended consequences--e...

Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven out of ten U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, raising their risk of bone and heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The striking findings suggest that v...

Prevent Disaster with New Low Cost Temperature Scan Wireless Monitoring System

The newly released Temperature Scan Pro Wireless Monitoring System allows monitoring and logging of temperature, humidity and barometric pressure for up to thirty-two points. The system supports a variety of wireless monitoring devices for any application and environmental setting. The enterpri...

Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

Adjustments for behavior dampen the negative effect, study finds THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Low IQ alone doesn't increase a person's risk of early death, says a new study that challenges findings suggested by previous research. The Swedish study of data on nearly 44,000 me...

Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH

A regular health care routine helps to keep your pet healthy and happy and is more likely to avoid serious and costly health problems in the future, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) advises. (PRWeb UK) June 29, 2009 -- Simple steps towards pet health ca...

Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc. Offers PPO Health Insurance Plan as Low as $199

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc. (Pink Sheets: APRO) is pleased to announce that in the spirit of the national drive to health care, it is now offering its PEO staffed employees high-quality health care coverage, subject to underwriti...

Exposure to phthalates may be a risk factor for low birth weight in infants

Cincinnati, OH, June 25, 2009 -- Many parents worry about their child's exposure to phthalates, the chemical compounds used as plasticizers in a wide variety of personal care products, children's toys, and medical devices. Phthalate exposure can begin in the womb and has been associated with nega...

Promise for Treating Low Back Pain - Radiofrequency a Trusted Technique With a New Application

WILMINGTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who suffers from low back pain; my brother, my boss's brother, my neighbor, a friend on the golf course and recently the media reports Regis Philbin and Jeff Gordon suffer from low back pain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NE7...

Sanford Installs New Low Dose CT Technology

First Children's Hospital in the Nation to Offer Lowest Dose of Radiation Sioux Falls, SD (Vocus) June 18, 2009 -- Sanford Children's Hospital is the first children's facility in the nation to offer new CT technology to patients that significantly reduces a child's r...

Study finds reproductive health effects from low doses of bisphenol-A

New research from North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) shows significant reproductive health effects in rats that have been exposed to bisphenol-A (BPA) at levels equivalent to or below the dose that has been thought not to produce any...

Men with Low Testosterone See Multiple Doctors Before Being Diagnosed; Many Dissatisfied with Current Treatment Options

New Long-Acting Injection in Development WASHINGTON and CHADDS FORD, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- About 63 percent of men who suffered from low testosterone saw two or more doctors before the condition was diagnosed, and once treated, nearly 30 percent of men said they stopped taking their me...

Warner Chilcott Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA Submission for Low Dose Oral Contraceptive

ARDEE, Ireland, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed for standard review the new drug application (NDA) for WC 3016, a low dose oral contraceptive. The NDA for WC 3016 was submitted by...

Americans Score Low on Healthy Lifestyle

Too many rely on drugs to fix what healthy living would cure, researcher says,,,, WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of eating right, exercising and keeping your weight down are well-known, but few Americans are living that healthy lifestyle, researchers report. In f...

New Reduced Subscription Rate to Leading International Journal on Blindness and Low Vision

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) , the premier journal of record on blindness and visual impairment from AFB Press, is now available at a new $25 individual subscription fee for online access and $65 for a combined print and onlin...

Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Demonstrates Impressive Low Rates of Repeat Procedure, Stent Thrombosis and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Complex, 'Real World' Patients in SPIRIT V Study

Safety and Efficacy Rates in Patients with Challenging Anatomy Consistent with Superior Results from Randomized Clinical Trials BARCELONA, Spain, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data presented today at EuroPCR from an international, post-approval, single-arm study show that Abbott's mark...

Prospect Therapeutics, Inc.'s GCS-100 Exhibits a Low Toxicity Profile in Cancer Patients

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), announced today that there has been promising initial interest from pharma companies in the intellectual property of Prospect Therapeutics, Inc. ("Prospect"). GCS-100 has demonstrated single-agent activity i...

McGraw Wentworth Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Shows Health Care Costs Increasing at 6-Year Low of 5%

TrendBenders(TM) --- top-performing organizations decreased costs by an average 1% over two years --- by managing eligibility, using spousal surcharges, and wellness initiatives including smoker surcharges. TROY, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Wentworth, Michigan's largest employee grou...

Long-term study shows low oxygen levels in prostate tumors can predict recurrence

ORLANDO (May 15, 2009)Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have discovered that low-oxygen regions in prostate tumors can be used to predict a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, a marker of tumor recurrence in prostate cancer. The long-term study results will be presented at the 2009 A...

Safely transporting a preterm or low birth weight infant

INDIANAPOLIS New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics should eliminate one of the many stresses of bringing a preterm or low birth weight infant home from the hospital. The new AAP clinical report, "Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge...

Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk

Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older individuals with type 2 diabetes who have been hospitalized with severe low blood sugar levels seem to have a greater risk of developing dementia, new research suggests....

Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels

Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a stress hormone may be responsible for the obsession with routine and dislike for new experiences common in children with a certain type of autism. U....

Levels of Trace Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Too Low to Impact Human Health According to Water Research Foundation Study

The concentrations of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine-disrupting compounds found in our public drinking water are likely too low to impact human health, according to a new report by the Water Research Foundation, the nation's leading drinking water research organization. ...

Siemens Survey Reveals Low Awareness of Escalating Need for Superior Data Center Efficiency

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Given the growing strain placed on the power grid every day and the increasing demand for data processing and storage, corporations have no choice but to start identifying areas to amplify energy efficiencies immediately. However, according to a Sieme...

New Relief for Sufferers of Low Back Pain

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroTherm(R) has introduced a revolutionary new medical device and treatment option for low back pain, S i mplicity lll. S i mplicity lll is a uniquely designed radio frequency electrode developed for use in the treatment of pain associated with lumbar a...

Arab-American women need supplement to boost dangerously low vitamin D levels

Arab-American women living in southeast Detroit whose conservative dress limits their exposure to sun should be taking a vitamin D supplement to boost their dangerously low serum levels, according to a study published by Henry Ford Hospital researchers. Researchers found that all 87 women invol...

Sexual health promotion is low among people with serious mental illnesses, despite higher risk

Policy makers and mental health services need to take urgent action to ensure that people with serious mental illnesses receive greater guidance about sexual health, including the risk of HIV, especially if they suffer from schizophrenia. A UK survey of nearly 300 mental health workers, publish...

Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation,, TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A North Carolina study finds that the rate of chronic low back pain has more than doubled in that state since the early 1990s -- a statistic the authors say might reflect what's happening...

Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes

Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Using medical imaging on people who have low back pain that has no apparent underlying cause doesn't improve clinical outcomes, a new study finds. This means that doctors should not...

Therapy, Meds Best for Lumbar Low Back Pain

Barring complications, surgery can be avoided since most symptoms fade within 6 weeks, experts say TUESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs is the most effective treatment for low back pain caused by symptomatic lumbar degenerati...

Avoiding Surgery for Low Back Pain

Many patients may benefit more from non-invasive treatments ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The simplest method for treating low back pain may actually be the best method. A literature study published in the February 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orth...

Metoprolol Succinate Recalled: Brand Name Drug Scarce But Still Available at Low Cost from Other Countries, PharmacyChecker.com Announces

Due to recent recalls, many U.S. pharmacies are now out-of-stock of the popular beta-blocker metoprolol succinate. The original, brand name version, Toprol XL, is in very low supply. PharmacyChecker.com finds that consumers can obtain Toprol XL from licensed pharmacies in other countries -- and...

Assessing the real risk of heart disease in young people with low short-term risks

Risk stratification has become central to strategies for the prevention of coronary heart disease, with the implication that priority is given to those at highest risk (ie, those with established heart disease). However, such stratification using the conventional risk estimation models may not be ...

Fiber One Helps Americans Rally to Reverse Low National Fiber-Eating Statistic

Only One in 10 Americans Get Recommended Amount of Fiber in their Daily Diet; New Delicious Fiber One(TM) Toaster Pastries Provide 20 Percent of Daily Fiber Need MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiber is important for good health. However, research shows that an incredibly small number of...

Half of Adults 50 and Younger With Low 10-Year Risk of CVD Have High Lifetime Risk

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Study highlights: A traditional scoring method to determine the odds of having cardiovascular disease within 10 years may not be sufficient for risk estimation. Most adults 50 years and younger have a low 10-yea...

Study examines how breastfeeding impacts cost of care for very low birth weight infants

(CHICAGO) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $3 million to support Rush University Medical Center's study analyzing how human breast milk impacts the health outcomes and health care cost savings for very low birth weight infants babies less than 1500 grams. The grant ...

Sanofi-aventis U.S. Announces Increased Access to Drugs for Low Income Patients Through Expanded PAP Programs

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S., an affiliate of sanofi-aventis, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today that starting January 1, 2009, it has increased access to its non-oncology Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)s to include el...

Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low

First of its kind survey cites misperceptions regarding need for vaccination and a lack of time as main reasons adults avoid getting immunized against influenza Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 10, 2008 -- A new survey of approximately 4,000 American adults reveals that fe...

December 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights: Colorectal Screenings, Lighting Tips for Low Vision and Generic Medications

ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscr...

Enrollment Growth in U.S. Nursing Colleges and Universities Hits an 8-Year Low According to New Data Released by AACN

A Minimal 2% Growth in the Baccalaureate Student Population May Signal that Schools Have Reached Enrollment Capacity WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) today released preliminary survey data showing that enrollm...

Diagnosis and Drug Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease in China is Low and Will Remain Low Through 2012

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the diagnosis and drug treatment of Alzheimer's disease in China is extremely low and will remain low through 2012, particu...
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