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Leading Blood Centers, LifeSource and Central Blood Bank, Spotlight a Unique Donor Population During National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

CHICAGO, JULY 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to America's Blood Centers, every two seconds someone is in need of blood - and during the summer season the need is even more profound. In honor of National Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) Awareness Month in July, two of the nation's...

World Population Day 2009

Investing in women and girls: cost-effective and smart economics, says UNFPA United Nations, New York, NY (Vocus) July 9, 2009 -- Investing in women and girls during the global financial crisis will help set the stage for economic recovery and reduce inequality and pov...

Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It is well documented that police officers have a higher risk of developing heart disease: The question is why. In the most recent results coming out of one of the few long-term studies being conducted within this tightly knit society, University at Buffalo researchers have det...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

$60 Million Medicaid Funding Boost Merely Scratches Surface in Terms of Meeting Seniors' Realistic Needs AUSTIN, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In summing up the 2009 session of the Texas Legislature prior to the initiation of the special session called by Governor Rick Perry, the ...

An Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalent Population Will Drive Growth of Nearly $4.3 Billion in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Market

Emerging Combination Products from GlaxoSmithKline/Theravance, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmace...

Ohio Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Unified Population Health Management Program for State Employees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Healthcare, a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, has been selected by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to deliver a unified total population health management program to all state employees. With this award, the State ...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of over 33,000 households released today shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live with spinal cord injury than previously estimated. Specifically, the survey shows that 1.275 ...

$64.7 Bln Needed for Population Programmes to Curb Poverty

One third, $21.6 Bln, Expected from Donors, Two-Thirds Due as Domestic Funds New York, New York (PRWEB) April 6, 2009 -- Investments of $64.7 billion are needed in 2010 for population programmes that are essential to reduce poverty , promote development and curtail ma...

Expanding Patient Population Creates a Huge Market for Invasive Pressure Monitoring and Hemodynamic Monitoring, Finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The higher incidence of chronic illnesses in Europe and the consequent increase of patient population in intensive care units has amplified the need for equipment that measure vital signs such as blood pressure during surgeries. This rise in the number of people re...

For the First Time in U.S. History, Congress Addresses the Needs of the Congenital Heart Defect Population by Introducing the 'Congenital Heart Futures Act'

There Are Approximately 650,000 Children and 1,300,000 Adults Living in the U.S. with Congenital Heart Defects, a Chronic and Deadly Disease LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Congressman Zack Space (D-OH) today introduced new legislation that, for ...

UM study reveals demographic trend of the Jewish population in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY, FL. (March 10, 2009)South Florida has the second most populous Jewish community in America, after New York. Jewish people traditionally settled in South Florida for economic opportunities, for the climate, to join friends and family and to retire. Nonetheless, the once growing Jewi...

Frost & Sullivan: Ageing Population and Availability of Preventative Medicines Propels Growth of European Eye Health Ingredients Market

LONDON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising numbers of baby boomers with eye-ailments and soaring medical costs are causing European consumers to demand innovative diet supplements to protect their eyes and curb any potential eye care-related expenses. The ability of supplements to alleviate blinding d...

Medical Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since the Early 1980s

BETHESDA, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Americans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures as was the case in the early 1980s, according to a new report on population exposure released March 3rd by the National Council on Radiation...

Egyptian Doctor, Nicaraguan NGO Win 2009 UN Population Award

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Egyptian doctor, Mahmoud Fathalla, and a Nicaraguan non-governmental organization, Movimiento Comunal Nicaraguense (MCN), have won this year's United Nations Population Award. The Award is given to individuals and institutions for outst...

Hooper Holmes to Present at the Ninth Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hooper Holmes, Inc. (Amex: HH ) today announced that the President of its Health and Wellness Division, Christopher J. Behling, will be presenting at the Ninth Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at...

U.S. Labor Department to begin new monthly data series on people with disabilities from Current Population Survey on Feb. 6

Data will mark 1st official measure of unemployment rate facing Americans with disabilities WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor will, for the first time, release employment and unemployment data on people with disabilities on Friday, Feb. 6. Th...

Health Integrated Achieves NCQA Full Accreditation for Its Synergy Targeted Population Management(TM) Program

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Integrated, a Targeted Population Health Management company focused on the critical interplay between medical and psychosocial health, has achieved Full Accreditation for Disease Management by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Health I...

New Tobacco Research Finds Minnesota's Latino Population Smoking Significantly Less than General Population

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the first quantitative study measuring tobacco use in Minnesota's Latino communities were released today by Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and ClearWay Minnesota(SM). The repo...

Large health differences between population groups in Norway

There are large health differences between groups of immigrants in Oslo. Compared with Norwegians, the differences are also great. The differences are seen for risk factors and actual diseases. This is shown in a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Five of the largest immigra...

Bayer HealthCare Donates Hundreds of Food Items to Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Response to Governor's Plea to Help the State's Population in Need

WAYNE, N.J. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ Bayer HealthCare has donated hundreds of food items to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in response to an urgent call from Governor Jon Corzine for local pharmaceutical companies to help restock supplies at the state's food banks....

Burroughs Wellcome Fund award creates new Ph.D. path linking laboratory and population sciences

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has selected Emory University for a $2.5 million, five-year award aimed at training new biomedical scientists whose expertise in research and teaching will bridge laboratory and population sciences. The Emory program is one of three new BWF programs funded na...

Disease Management Journal Changes Name and Expands Focus to Population Health Management

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the expanding scope of chronic disease care and the impact of economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors on health care systems and practices, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance and publisher Mary Ann Liebert Inc. have renamed th...

Long-term care workers struggle with elderly population boom

As America's aging population increases, so does its need for long-term care. And the workers who provide these services often lack the support they need particularly in the area of pay and work relationships, according to "Better Jobs Better Care: New Research on the Long-Term Care Workforce," ...

Latest CDC Report on HIV Incidence Grossly Excludes Hispanics in 2006, the Fastest Growing Ethnic Population in the United States and its Territories

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an apparent reversal of CDC's January 2008 decision to revise the number of new Hispanic HIV/AIDS diagnoses based on the inclusion of Puerto Ricans as Hispanics, the latest CDC report released in August 2008, entitled "Estimation of HIV Inciden...

Statement on CDC Announcement That 70 Percent of the U. S. Population Now Receives Optimally Fluoridated Water By Mark J. Feldman, DMD, President, American Dental Association

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Mark J. Feldman, DMD, President, American Dental Association, on the CDC announcement that 70 percent of the U.S. population now receives optimally fluoridated water: "We welcome this very encouraging news from the C...

World Population Day 2008

Global Observances to Highlight Benefits of Family Planning UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 140 countries worldwide will observe World Population Day on 11 July by emphasizing the importance of family planning for the well-being of families, communities and...

With age comes a sense of peace and calm, population research center study shows

AUSTIN, TexasAging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts. Catherine Ross and John ...

World's aging population to defuse war on terrorism

Changing demographic trends will impact the future of international relations, according to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) . Several hotbed areas in the world that offer the motive and opportunity for political violence are due to stabilize by the year 2030. Countries...

Sub-Saharan Africa: the population emergency

Sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing phenomenal population growth since the beginning of the XXth Century, following several centuries of population stagnation attributable to the slave trade and colonization. The regions population in fact increased from 100 million in 1900 to 770 million in ...

Creative work has health advantages, Population Research Center study shows

AUSTIN, Texas Employees who have more control over their daily activities and do challenging work they enjoy are likely to be in better health, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin published in this month's Journal of Health and Social Behavior. "The most important f...

Scotland's economy challenged by population trends

Scotlands population is changing in ways that could transform the face of the country. While the latest figures show a recent upswing in births and migration to Scotland and a projected rise in the population over the next 25 years, in the long term Scotlands population (in common with many other...

New Study Finds HIV Rates Among MSM Vastly Higher Than General Population in Developing Countries

amfAR says discrimination fuels epidemic; calls for more research and prevention NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to a new study demonstrating the severity of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low- and middle-income countries, amfAR, The Found...

Autism U: As College Application Deadlines Near, Growing Adult Autism Population Focuses on Higher Education

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As early detection and treatments improve, a growing number of young adults with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are considering higher education. While some colleges scramble to meet the needs of an aging population with autism, others hav...

Study projects 60 percent increase in ESRD population by 2020

Although estimates have been adjusted downward in light of the most recent data, researchers still predict sharp increases in the U.S. incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the years ahead, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 40th An...

Those With Disabilities as Well as Aging Population Throughout Country Now Have Access to Thousands of Specialized Products

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has expanded its nationally recognized and one-of-a-kind retail store, Rehability. The virtual store at http://www.rehabilitystores.com with its thousands of special products offers the capability of secure...

Planning for 2020: increasing elderly population poses huge challenges in cancer care

Barcelona, Spain: Huge challenges face healthcare professionals and policy makers in planning for, and providing cancer care over the next decade or so. Chief amongst these will be ensuring that healthcare professionals have the skills and knowledge to treat a greater number of elderly people with...

Burgeoning Population of Hepatitis C Virus Patients in Need of Second- and Third-Line Treatment Options

Patient Forecast Projects Significant Expansion of Drug-Treated Population, But Only For a Limited Time Due to a Cohort Effect, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research...

Expanding Prevalent Population Will Drive Dramatic Growth for the Asthma Drug Market in China

Sources Cite China as Having the Highest Mortality Rate of Asthma in the World, and Decision Resources Finds Low Diagnosis Rates and Low Drug-Treatment Rates as a Possible Rationale WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research ...

High Rx Costs Hammering Illinois' 50+ Population

CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Skyrocketing prescription drug prices are stinging Illinoisans over the age 50 -- forcing nearly 20 percent to cut back on the basics, like food and utilities, in order to afford needed medications. According to a recent AARP survey, as brand name drug...

Massive decline in rates of coronary death in Iceland are largely attributed to risk factor reductions in the population

In the 25 years between 1981 and 2006 mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iceland decreased by a remarkable 80% in men and women aged between 25 and 74 years. How could such a huge decline be explained? Were the health services of Iceland so much better, or were its citizens reduc...
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