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HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...

HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans

PHILADELPHIA A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV in...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

Researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer...

Recession Stressful for Many Kids, Toughest on Poor and Uninsured

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the economy continues to falter, a poll released today shows that parents must make harder choices about how to spend what money they have, and children -- especially those who are uninsured or who are among the lowest income bracke...

Keep Healthy in a Poor Economy

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Hispanics have lost their jobs and are looking for ways to remain financially afloat. Some are forced to choose between necessities to reduce expenses. Important items, such as health care and medications, are being sacrificed and the results can b...

Intimate abuse study finds clear links with poor health and calls for holistic primary care approach

Nearly a quarter of married and cohabiting women who took part in a survey said that they had been sexually, psychologically or physically abused by their partner, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing . Researchers who studied the 2,746 responses...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

Too often, they lack insurance or face roadblocks in getting the procedures, study finds THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Despite having one of the highest rates of obesity in America, the poor are less likely to undergo weight loss surgery than obese people who are better off fin...

Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health

Cause of association remains unclear, however, researchers say,, FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have a condition in which the eye sometimes points outward are more likely to develop a mental illness by young adulthood, new research has found. About 1 percent of dev...

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with poor sleep in women

WESTCHESTER, Ill. - According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women's sleep. Sleep is further impaired by pain, depre...

Health Care 'Gap' Continues for Minority, Poor Americans

Government report finds they have higher incidence of illness, fewer options for care,, TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Minority and low-income Americans are much more likely to suffer from a chronic, debilitating illness than whites and are far less likely to have the kind of cove...

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...

Photos: Report Shows Youth Health Educators Reach More Poor Teens with a Message of Living Healthy Lives!

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Children International's Youth Health Corps celebrates World Health Day by changing lives around the world at record rates! To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/37664/ (Photo: h...

Biomarker associated with poor outcome in aggressive childhood cancer

Results from a new study identify a biomarker that may be useful for predicting the outcome of treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in young children. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 7th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , also provides new information about the m...

Obesity Tied to Poor Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Study finds risk of disease recurrence, death nearly twice that of normal-weight patients WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pancreatic cancer patients are more likely than non-obese patients to have worse outcomes after surgery to treat their cancer, say U.S. researchers. ...

Few friends combined with loneliness linked to poor mental and physical health for elderly

Although not having many close friends contributes to poorer health for many older adults, those who also feel lonely face even greater health risks, research at the University of Chicago suggests. Older people who are able to adjust to being alone don't have the same health problems. The stud...

Engineer helps poor in developing nations purify drinking water

KINGSTON, R.I. March 16, 2009 -- The device looks deceptively simple a porous clay pot placed in a five-gallon plastic bucket with a spigot but Vinka Craver believes it can save millions of lives each year. The assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of ...

Photos: Children International Opens Center to Help Poor Children in India

Children's charity will help 5,000 more impoverished children in Calcutta. CALCUTTA, India, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Best Picture "Slumdog Millionaire" shines the global spotlight on the crushing poverty present in India. Children International answers that call by opening a new c...

U.S. Hospitals Waste $12 Billion Annually Because of Poor Communication

Biggest Losses Seen in Patient Delays and Unnecessary Stays COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business put a price tag on the cost of poor communication in U.S. hospitals at $12 billion per year. T...

Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier areas offer residents more nutritious items in stores, studies find FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that stores in poor neighborhoods are much less likely to offer healthy foods than those in wealthier parts of town. "Where you live matters in ter...

Inexpensive depression screening tool works in resource poor countries

INDIANAPOLIS A study published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that a highly reliable depression screening tool known as the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) used across the United States and Europe can be effectively administered in resource...

Angiogenesis linked to poor survival in patients with rare type of ovarian cancer

SAN ANTONIO - Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that increased angiogenesis, or blood vessel formation, and vascular endothelial growth factor expression are associated with poor survival in women with sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors. This data was pr...

Study suggests that inflammation may be the link between extreme sleep durations and poor health

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that sleep duration is associated with changes in the levels of specific cytokines that are important in regulating inflammation. The results suggest that inflammation may be the pathway linking extreme sleep durations to...

More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

But teenage boys don't seem to be as susceptible, study suggests WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who spend more than two hours of "screen time" a day watching TV, surfing the Web or text-messaging are less likely to be physically fit, a new Australian study finds. ...

Gene plays dual role in breast cancers with poor prognosis

A new study reveals that the metadherin gene (MTDH) plays a role in both cancer metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 6th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , identifies MTDH as a promising therapeutic target for high risk breast cancers. ...

Family rejection of LGB children linked to poor health in early childhood

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29, 2008 - For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents and negative health outcomes in early adulthood. The findings will be published in the January issue of Pediatrics , the journal of ...

Confusing risk information may lead breast cancer patients to make poor treatment choices

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a tool commonly used by doctors to estimate the risk of a woman's breast cancer returning after surgery is not very effective at explaining risk to patients. As a result, women with ...

Even in Poor Economy, Consumers Urged to Prioritize Health Care

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Household budget cutbacks are becoming commonplace as most Americans struggle to make ends meet, but experts warn that health care needs should not be among the forfeited services. Recent research indicates that more than 20 percent of people hav...

Consumer Reports Survey: Nearly Half of Adults Won't Get Flu Vaccine, Citing Poor Excuses Like 'I Don't Get Sick'

Cost of Vaccination is Minimal or Free and Best Option for Prevention; Yet 5% Would Rather Get Sick than Go to Work. Plus: Tips for Staying Healthy. YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey from Consumer Reports Health, just 52% of Americans plan to get the...

New evidence strengthens link between cigarette smoke exposure and poor infant health

Cincinnati, OH, November 5, 2008--The damaging effects of smoking and smoke exposure can be seen at any age. Pediatricians have even noted these negative effects in various stages of infant development. The consequences of maternal smoke exposure during pregnancy can range from higher rates of p...

Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery

Study raises questions about disparities in outcomes, but offers no concrete answers MONDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans who live in low-income ZIP codes are more likely to die after surgery than those who live in higher-income ZIP codes, according to new research. ...

Homosexuals' negative feelings about sexuality predict poor mental and sexual health

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have published a study showing that the degree of internalized homonegativity (negative attitude towards homosexuality) among homosexual men is what predicts poor mental and sexual health not the act of being homosexual. As part of attending an HIV pr...

Troubled girls from poor neighborhoods more likely to have sex in early adolescence

This release is available in French . Montreal, September 16, 2008 Young girls from poor neighbourhoods need to review more than the birds and bees with their parents they need to hear about contraception and potential dangers of hanging out with older boys. A new study by researchers fro...

Daytime Sleeping Linked to Poor Recovery in Older Patients

Study found it predicted outcome months after patient went home MONDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients who sleep during the day while in rehabilitation have less functional recovery, new research shows. For the study, which was expected to be published in the Sept. 1 iss...

Teens making poor choices when it comes to riding in vehicles

Nashville, TN Injury prevention experts have long known that teens are less likely than other motorists to wear seat belts while driving. Now, researchers from the Meharry-State Farm Alliance at Meharry Medical College have discovered lack of seat belt use by teen passengers may be an even bigger...

Research says fat friends and poor education helps people think thin

Research by economists at the University of Warwick, Dartmouth College, and the University of Leuven, finds that people are powerfully but subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them. Without being aware of it, the researchers believe, human beings keep up with the weight of the J...

89 percent of children's food products provide poor nutritional quality

Nine out of ten regular food items aimed specifically at children have a poor nutritional content because of high levels of sugar, fat or sodium - according to a detailed study of 367 products published in the July issue of the UK-based journal Obesity Reviews . Just under 70 per cent of the...

Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial instruction helps poor readers

Just as a disciplined exercise regimen helps human muscles become stronger and perform better, specialized workouts for the brain can boost cognitive skills, according to Carnegie Mellon scientists. Their new brain imaging study of poor readers found that 100 hours of remedial instruction reading...

Sleep is poor among hospitalized pediatric patients and their parents

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), is one of the first to demonstrate the negative impact of hospitalization on sleep quantity and quality in children and their paren...

Innovative Uses of Technology to Improve Health for Poor and Vulnerable People to be Explored at Rockefeller Foundation Conference

Global Consensus and New Partnerships Sought to Improve Health Systems in Developing Countries NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating innovative applications of emerging digital technologies to improve the health of poor and vulnerable people around the world -- ...
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