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Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

Government study finds gains and losses FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- More of America's children get recommended vaccinations and have health insurance than in years past, but a new U.S. government report paints a mixed picture of the overall health of the nation's youngsters. ...

Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts Announces Winners of 2009 90-Day Challenge

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts (TSMMA) is pleased to announce the inspirational results of this year's Tiger Schulmann's 90-Day Challenge . Each year, thousands of TSMMA students join the life-changing challenge to achieve their weight loss and fi...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

It's used more often in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications,, TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new agent that stimulates the creation of new bone as part of spinal fusion surgery is being increasingly used in the United States, although cos...

State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

Though there has been progress, the challenges continue, experts say FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to help people quit smoking vary from state to state, and despite progress over the years, there is still a long way to go, a new report concludes. The news appears part...

Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (Fenofibric Acid) in Combination With Rosuvastatin Calcium Helps Patients With Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Meet American Diabetes Association Lipid Targets

Post-hoc analysis of two large clinical trials showed combination therapy helped more patients reach combined targets for HDL, triglycerides and LDL than the pre-determined therapy alone NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT ) TRILIPIX (R) (fenofibric acid) delay...

Abbott and AstraZeneca Submit New Drug Application to the FDA for CERTRIAD(TM), an Investigational Treatment for Mixed Dyslipidemia

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and LONDON, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) and AstraZeneca announced today that the companies have submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an investigational compound for the treatment of mixed dyslipidemia...

LocumTenens.com Reaps Mixed Reviews on Universal Healthcare

General surgeon salary survey shows 40 percent imagine negative income impact. Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) October 3, 2008 -- Although the economy currently dominates both the news media and the presidential campaign, Americans still view healthcare reform as a top priority ...

New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid

In New York, the majority of Medicaid LTC Funds dedicated to Nursing Homes NEW YORK, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by AARP's Public Policy Institute finds mixed results and promising signs among state government efforts to balance long-term care (LTC) options under Medicaid...

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Shows Mixed Results

More getting drugs they need, but sickest still going without, study finds TUESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The Medicare Part D benefit has resulted in some improvements for seniors but no real revolution in prescription drug adherence. A new report finds that Medicare benefic...

Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis

Hope is that Acomplia might help fight coronary disease TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- The weight-loss drug Acomplia may or may not help slow atherosclerosis, a buildup of arterial plaque that's connected with carrying too much weight. A new trial did not find any evidence th...

Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve TUESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the year after their first treatment, head-and-neck cancer patients experience decreases in their physical quality of life but improvements in their mental health qualit...

American Lung Association Report Gives Illinois Mixed Grades

Cites Smoke Free Illinois as Victory for Public Health; Progress Needed in Other Key Areas SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois scored one very high and three very low grades in tobacco control policies from the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control...

Higher Medicare spending yields mixed bag for patients

BOSTON, Mass. (January 8, 2008)Many recent studies have found that Medicare spending across the country varies greatly. But despite these spending differences, aggregate health outcomes tend to be the same no matter which region a person lives in. Because of this, some policy makers have determine...

Reducing Smoking - Mixed Messages and Latest Findings

Some people are unwilling or unable to stop smoking, but are prepared to try and reduce the numbers of cigarettes they smoke each day . After studying healthcare literature, a team of Cochrane Researchers could find only a few reports that assessed methods aimed at helping people reduce use...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

Inhaled insulin, taken before meals, can improve blood glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes who have not had good results with short-acting injected insulin that is taken in addition to the baseline insulin administered throughout the day and night, according to a new review of the body...

Generic Biologics – U.S Panel Hearing Draws Mixed Response

There are varied reactions to the U.S panel hearing that cheaper versions of biologic drugs// can be manufactured. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is considering legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration legal authority to approve alternative vers...

Stem Cell Banking Evokes Mixed Response

Cord blood banking initiative by Sir Richard Branson has received a mixed and varied response in Britain. While this was welcomed by the doctors and scientific community,// others opined that it may not be as beneficial as it sounds. The human blood extracted from placenta and umbilical cord is...

Cell Phones and pagers are mixed blessing

Cell phone users mostly could not balance its usage between office work and private life, as they feel that they are disturbed by their boss for instructions and work during evenings and weekends //when they are with their family members which interferes with their private life and during office ho...

New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.

Pharmacists have mixed reaction about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. The cost of prescription will be taken care by the Government Health Insurances for seniors. This is according to the Medicare // reform act. wary This will result in the uninsured and a few people who buy medicatio...

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...e historically the strongest, in part due to new premium rates taking effect in the early part of the year, while costs rise throughout the year. Amid mixed signals of economic recovery, we are working to address the significant changes taking place in the health care environment by operating even more eff...

4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support

... Analysis of Medicaid Services to People with Disabilities Show mixed Results WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) released today the 2009 Case for Inclusion Report ( www.ucp....

Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

...homes provided significantly better quality care, while three studies concluded that for-profit homes delivered better care. The remaining studies had mixed results. Most of the studies were conducted in Canada and the United States. Further analysis by the team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontar...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...hopping for school supplies and backpacks will soon begin. The anticipation of new teachers and new classes is brewing for both parents and students, mixed with the questions of which after-school sports to participate in. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers timely tips and st...

West Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...table sales mix, which together exceeded increases in production costs, including labor, utilities and other indirect costs. Raw material costs had a mixed effect on margins, as Pharmaceutical Systems segment material costs remained above prior year levels despite recent declines in relevant commodity pri...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

... indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet to reduce elevated triglycerides and to increase HDL-C in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia. Kowa Research Institute, Inc. (KRI), a division of KCL located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, is responsib...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

...ains, fish, legumes, yeast and peanuts. Most commercially used lecithin comes from soybeans. Lecithin can alter food taste and texture and also can be mixed with water to disperse fats, making it a common additive in margarine, mayonnaise, chocolate and baked goods. Lecithin is a mixture of fatty compounds...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

...for dental personnel." Encapsulated amalgam contains two parts, a metal alloy as well as mercury, which are delivered in separate sections that are mixed after they have been delivered to the dentist's office, said Dr. Michael Fleming, a member of the FDA Dental Products Panel. Fleming emphasized tha...

Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care

...ed for the management of lightly to heavily exuding wounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis leg ulcers, arterial leg ulcers, leg ulcers of mixed etiology, pressure ulcers (I-IV), first and second degree burns, donor sites, traumatic and surgical wounds. "The data presented here argue for...

Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

... Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The inability to focus is a common problem for stroke survivors, and a new ...

Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis

... typically used to handle most chronic illnesses and severe to mild pain relief. Oxycodone is found in many different pain medications, but it is also mixed with other chemicals. For example, Percocet has 5mg of Oxycodone in it combined with acetaminophen, which is the common drug found in Tylenol. In OxyC...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

...occur in kissing," Gaur said. "The exception is that transmission can occur when the people involved have damaged mucosa in their mouths, and blood is mixed with the saliva." St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for ...

Misdiagnosis of disorders of consciousness still commonplace

.... Misdiagnosis can lead to grave consequences, especially in end-of-life decision-making". The researchers prospectively followed 103 patients with mixed etiologies and compared the clinical consensus diagnosis provided by the physician on the basis of the medical staff's daily observations to diagnoses...

Private and public insurance choices could help pay for national health care reform

...nce exchange that provided a choice of private plans only would increase administrative costs by $32 billion over the same period. Savings from the mixed private-public reform approach would be realized through less marketing and underwriting, reduced costs of claims administration, less time spent nego...

Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009

...tin calcium achieved individual and combined lipid targets in patients with mixed dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes. In these patients, the combination of TRI...ose combination of TRILIPIX and CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) for the treatment of mixed dyslipidemia. The NDA submission is supported by data from multiple studies...

New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials

...demands integration of new materials to meet performance criteria. The rapid adoption of materials such as aluminum, hafnium and zirconium oxides, and mixed silicates, in production processes for both memory and logic applications, is one such example." "This rapid adoption and developmental trend...

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Falls Short in Alzheimer's Trials

...DAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two trials that looked at whether the omega-3 fatty acid DHA might treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease have produced mixed results. The studies were done because of "a long history of epidemiological studies that related fish consumption to cognitive function," explaine...

Brooks Instrument Introduces New Liquid Vaporizer Solutions Breakthrough Vaporization Solutions for All Liquid-to-vapor Applications

... free of decomposition byproducts or liquid carry-over. Moreover, a Brooks DLI vaporizer can accept multiple liquid inlets and will generate perfectly mixed vapors. Brooks offers vaporizer designs to accommodate an extraordinarily wide range of liquid properties: extremely low vapor pressures (sub 1 torr),...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

..., differing degrees to which countries monitor suicides and unemployment, and population ageing. Previous studies in individual countries had found mixed results in Sweden, finding no effect of financial crises on health, but in Spain and the US, finding some negative effects and in some cases improved...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

... children and adults with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafnes... adults and children with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided sensorineural deafn...red hearing device for treatment of conductive and mixed hearing loss, as well as single-sided sensorineura...

ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species

...ty, ready-to-analyze DNA from a broad range of bacterial species, including mixed or unknown sample types. This addresses an important unmet need --current ...perience using prep GEM(R) Bacteria to extract DNA from a single sample of mixed bacteria containing Gram positive, Gram negative and polysaccharide-secreti...
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