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Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer have surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, English resear...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President Bill Clinton, Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury and Matrix Laboratories Founder and Vice Chairman N. Prasad today announced an important agreement to enable better, more affordable treatments for patients on "second-line" antire...

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

COLUMBUS, Ohio Twenty minutes per day of guided workplace meditation and yoga combined with six weekly group sessions can lower feelings of stress by more than 10 percent and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees, a pilot study suggests. The study offered participants a modified ...

Generic Erosion of Established Agents Will Offset Growth From Uptake of Emerging Therapies in the Market for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, from 2013 to 2018, generic erosion of established agents--most notably tamsulosin--will cause a decline of more than eig...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

But another study finding suggests insulin treatment could boost the risk SUNDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, one of the most widely used diabetes drugs, may offer patients the added benefit of lowering their odds for pancreatic cancer by 60 percent, a new study shows. But...

Study: Bariatric surgery patients have 67 percent lower chance of complications at top hospitals

Golden, CO (July 28, 2009) The HealthGrades Fourth Annual Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals Study released today identifies 88 hospitals as "best" performers (five-star rated), with mortality rates, complication rates and patient lengths of stay that are dramatically lower than poor...

ChristianPF.com Offers Four Tips to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

ST. LOUIS, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial blog, ChristianPF, published an article discussing four ways to spend less on prescription drugs. In the midst of the economic downturn, these suggestions are particularly valuable to those struggling to pay their medical bills. The a...

Teamwork, Technology, and Coordinated Care Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A national forum hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Institute and the National Labor College highlighted best practices for ensuring high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Speakers discussed proven strategies...

Ochsner Health System Relies on Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Immediate Protection and Lower Complexity

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Inc. (TSE: 4704), announced today that Ochsner Health System, a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty healthcare delivery system, relies on Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security, a tightly integrated offering of content security p...

Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

Study found those kids performed worse on intelligence tests at age 5 MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to high levels of a common airborne pollutant compound seems to threaten the intellectual development of children, a new study suggests. The finding is based on t...

Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Webinar on 7 Mistakes That Lower Patient Satisfaction Scores

ELM GROVE, Wis., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- 7 Mistakes that Lower Patient Satisfaction Scores: Achieve Top 20th Percentile Rankings Within 4 Months is the second in a series of free webinars sponsored by Compirion Healthcare Solutions, a hospital process improvement firm. With federal...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

Markle Foundation, Center for American Progress, and Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings Frame Vision for Information-Driven Health Care Group Urges Public , Broad-Based Commitment to Specific Goals WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-...

Larger hospital units have lower miscarriage rates after invasive pregnancy tests

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively. The research, published in ...

Hospital for Special Surgery is Only New York Hospital with Significantly Lower Surgical Site Infection Rate for Hip Replacement Compared to State Average

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report on infection rates from the New York State Department of Health singles out Hospital for Special Surgery as the only hospital in New York State with a statistically lower rate of surgical site infection (SSI) compared to the state average for hip repl...

Groups to Congress: Don't Sacrifice Patient Safety to Lower Health Costs

Health Reform Should Reduce Medical Errors, Not Immunize Negligent Providers for Mistakes that Maim and Kill Innocent Patients WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress should not confuse lowering health care costs with limiting patient safety, said a letter from consumer and pa...

BCBSNC Sees Improved Health Quality, Lower Costs Through Financial Rewards to Physicians

• $4.2 million in rewards paid to doctors during Bridges to Excellence quality program • Study finds lower health care spending per patient among recognized physicians • Patients incur fewer costly imaging tests, ER visits Chapel Hill, NC (Vocus) June 23,...

Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome

New York, NY, June 18, 2009 Researchers have determined that individuals with mild to severe symptoms of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome (MetS), a collection of cardiovascular risk factors thought to be linked by insulin resistance). LUTS enco...

Statins don't lower risk of pneumonia in elderly

SEATTLE Taking popular cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), does not lower the risk of pneumonia. That's the new finding from a study of more than 3,000 Group Health patients published online on June 16 in advance of the British Medical Journal 's June 20 print issue...

RA individuals from lower GDP countries keep working despite worse symptoms than richer countries

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in lower gross domestic product (GDP) countries (GDP below $11,000) are more likely to continue working despite higher disease activity and functional disability scores compared to their counterparts in ...

Anxiety and depression lower quality of life in majority of systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual C...

Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack

- SYNCHRONY Study Published in The Lancet Supports Cardio-Protective Potential of Aleglitazar - NUTLEY, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced it will start Phase III clinical investigations for aleglitazar, its innovative PPAR co-agonist R1439 which is uniquely designed to reduce...

Use of Mealtime Pramlintide Added to Basal Insulin Showed Similar Improvements in Glycemic Control Compared to Rapid-Acting Insulin, With Lower Risk of Hypoglycemia and Without Weight Gain: Data Presented at ADA 2009

Additional Analyses Showed Pramlintide Improved Treatment Satisfaction and Quality of Life NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced data showing that the use of mealtime SYMLIN(R) (pramlintide acetate) injection improved gluc...

Middle-aged women experience more stress but have lower blood pressure

Both blood pressure and serum lipid levels have improved in Swedish middle-aged women during the past 30 years. Levels of perceived mental stress, however, have increased significantly. These are the of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The study ...

LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the US Court of Appeals' decision on Friday upholding the 2006 ruling that found tobacco companies guilty of fraud and lying about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

Poor attention in kindergarten predicts lower high school test scores, UC Davis researchers find

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) As thousands of students nationwide prepare to leave high school, a UC Davis study appearing online today in the June issue of the medical journal Pediatrics shows a clear link between attention problems early in school as early as kindergarten and lower high school test...

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unan...

Study: Lower Legal Drinking Age Increases Poor Birth Outcomes

Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. Athens, Ga. (Vocus) May 21, 2009 -- Amid renewed calls to consider red...

Study: Lower legal drinking age increases poor birth outcomes

Athens, Ga. Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. "Our findings suggest that a lower drinking age increases risky sexual behavior am...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

HORSHAM, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a study of managed-care cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and newly treated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) found that the cumulative ESA cost with Epoetin alfa (EPO) was 29 percent lower than treatment with darbepoetin alfa (DARB)....

For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life

Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more pills that kidney dialysis patients take, the more side effects they suffer and the worse their quality of life, a new study finds. Dialysis patients have to take more ...

MedApps HealthPAL Connects to Microsoft HealthVault to Improve Patient Compliance and Lower Healthcare Costs

MedApps' Enabling Mobile Wireless Technology Links Patients, Care Providers and Online Health Records with Use of Retail Off-the-Shelf Medical Devices SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MedApps has joined forces with Microsoft Corp. to provide a new, convenient and cost effective solut...

Avalere Shows Home Health Interventions Associated with Lower Medicare Spending and Re-Hospitalizations for Patients With Chronic Illness

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare patients with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or congestive heart failure that used home healthcare within 3 months of being discharged from a hospital cost the program $1.71 billion less and had 24,000 fewer re-hospitalizations than sim...

All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) --Lowering blood pressure is essential for reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, but which drugs are best has been a matter of debate. Now, two new analyses attempt to answer that question...

Incentives and Pharmacist Coaches Lead to Improved Health and Lower Health Care Costs for Diabetic Patients

MBGH program helps Chicago employers reduce costs by $1,467 per participant CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health announced the first-year results of Taking Control of Your Health (TCYH) , an employer-based diabetes management program, at its...

Phone Monitoring May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Weekly contact via automated system proves beneficial in study TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- An automated calling system helps people with hypertension be more aware of the potentially disabling or fatal consequences of their condition and helps them reduce their blood pressure, n...

New Research from EBRI: Many Support Lower Cost Sharing to Change Health Care System Use

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans support the use of lower cost sharing as an incentive to change the way individuals use the health care system in order to reduce costs, according to survey data published today by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI...

Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries

Stress on muscle, bone behind severity of damage, longer recovery, study finds SATURDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The bones and muscles of the lower body appear to be more vulnerable to injury in obese children than their lighter peers, a new study suggests. The study analyzed the ...

Don't Lower Age for Cervical Cancer Test, Study Urges

Researchers say older women need screening as much as younger ones,, THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening should continue for women older than 50 -- even if they've had several negative test results -- because they have a similar level of risk as younger wom...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns who were not breathing at birth and had to be resuscitated have an increased risk of having a low IQ, even if they showed no signs of mental prob...

Consumers respond to lower calorie beverage options

NEW ORLEANS At Experimental Biology 2009, Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president of science policy for the American Beverage Association, today briefed colleagues on her new analysis indicating that consumers of all ages are drinking more lower-calorie beverages than they did several years ago...
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