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Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. ...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

Researchers have reported positive first-year results from a clinical trial that is testing whether specialized contact lenses can slow or halt the progression of near sightedness in children. Co principal investigators Drs S. Barry Eiden and Robert Davis, working with EyeVis Eye and Vision Resea...

Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer's, diabetes

Providence, RI A new study by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with increased deaths from diseases, including Alzheimer's, diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's. The study was published in the Journal ...

WinCo Foods Voluntarily Recalls Beef and Ground Beef Sold at Some Stores Between May 9 and May 15, 2009 Due to Possible Contamination

BOISE, Idaho, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WinCo Foods , LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling some beef and ground beef items sold at some of its stores between May 9th and May 15th. This action is prompted by the expanded recall of beef products by the JBS Swift Beef Company, which ye...

Statement from IDF on studies suggesting possible link between insulin glargine and cancer

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today called for urgent assessment and responses from regulatory authorities into a possible link between the use of insulin glargine (an insulin analogue) and increased risk of cancer based on findings published on 26 June, 2009 in Diabetelogia , the j...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts specifically recommend Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development(1, 2, 3). DHA, derived from plants or fish, is consumed in the form of food or nutritional supplements. However, there is increasing ...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they may be moving closer to developing a genetic test for colorectal cancer that could indicate who needs a more advanced colonoscopy screening. In a...

Medical Malpractice Survivors Decry Possible Stripping of Rights in President's Health Care Plan

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four survivors of medical malpractice from 21 states sent a letter to President Obama today expressing extreme concern that the rights of medical malpractice victims have become a "political bargaining chip" in the President's efforts to sell his ...

New skin cancer patch: Possible alternative to surgery

TORONTOA new study shows that a radioactive skin patch can safely and successfully treat basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancers, according to researchers at the SNM's 56th Annual Meeting. The skin patch, which delivers the radioactive phosphorus-32, is nontoxic and coul...

Scientific Study Makes it Possible to Measure Connection Between People

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest global study on connection, performed in 14 countries among 10,000 respondents, shows that strongly connected people have more enjoyment in their lives and in their work. They are not only happier, but more successful. Strongly conn...

Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects

FDA says users of Singulair and similar meds should watch for such problems FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday requested that the makers of a class of asthma drugs called leukotriene receptor agonists place a "precaution" on the drugs' l...

UNC scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified - vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF - and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use. But not all tumors respond to the ther...

Many breast cancer patients take high doses of antioxidants despite possible consequences

A new study finds that many women with breast cancer take antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences of doing so are unknown. Published in the July 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates t...

ER physicians don't follow clinical guidelines for diagnosing possible pulmonary emboli

The number of MDCT examinations for suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) is rapidly increasing amongst ER patients, with a decrease in the number of positive studies. This may be due to a failure to adhere to established clinical guidelines for evaluating patients with suspected PE, according to a stud...

Isolagen Receives Bridge Financing to Allow it to Seek Debtor-in-Possession Financing in Connection With a Possible Filing Under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code

Isolagen Common Stock to be halted from trading on the NYSE Amex EXTON, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isolagen(TM), Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILE ) today announced that the Company has entered into secured promissory notes and security agreements (the "Notes") with eight lenders pursuant to w...

New data analysis shows possible link between childhood obesity and allergies

A new study indicates there may be yet another reason to reduce childhood obesity it may help prevent allergies. The study published in the May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that obese children and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy...

De Jong Bros. Recalls Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk

LANSING, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- De Jong Bros. Farms, Incorporated of Lansing, Illinois, is recalling its curly leaf spinach packages sold in 2.5 pound, 5 pound and 10 oz. bags because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonell a . The bags were labeled with use by dates 04/...

Unexpected Positive Finding Expands Potential for Quigley QR333 Drug for Diabetic Neuropathy; Findings Suggest Possible Disease Modification

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quigley Pharma Inc., www.quigleyco.com , a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY ) announced today that their recently completed Phase 2 double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of diabetic peripheral ne...

'Pandemic Preparedness Manual' Offers Guide to Dealing with Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

The IFMA Foundation is offering the "Pandemic Preparedness Manual," a complimentary resource that can assist in planning for, controlling and responding to the threat of influenza. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 27, 2009 -- With more than 100 deaths and hundreds of...

WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu

No new cases reported in United States, CDC says SATURDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Mexican authorities continued to take dramatic steps Saturday to try to contain the swine flu outbreak that has killed as many as 68 people, and sickened more than 1,000 others. While the number...

MRI: Imaging technique of choice to exam pregnant patients with possible appendicitis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus, according to a study performed at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. "Appendicitis i...

64-slice CT: Most dose efficient for evaluating pregnant patients with possible pulmonary emboli

The 64-slice CT scanner delivers the most efficient radiation dose to pregnant patients with possible pulmonary emboli (PE) providing less risk to the fetus, according to a study performed at SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. Simulated pulmonary and pelvic studies...

Avoiding No Man's Land: New Deloitte Study on Follow-on Biologics Investigates Proposed Legislation and Possible Unintended Consequences

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today released a study, Avoiding no man's land: Potential unintended consequences of follow-on biologics, that explores the debate on creating a regulatory pathway for the approval of follow-on biologics (FOBs), drugs that are envisioned as the bi...

Health Officials Identify Source of Measles, Additional Places of Possible Exposure

Efforts to Contain Measles Outbreak Continue HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department, in coordination with UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, today reported the source of the recent measles out...

Kroger Recalls Lite Mayo Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Lite Mayo in 32-ounce plastic jars with a "Sell by" date of SEP-25-09 sold in Kroger stores in Southwestern Ohio, including Cincinnati and Dayton, and in Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana becau...

Kroger Recalls Shelled Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR ) said today it is recalling Private Selection(R) Shelled Pistachios sold in its family of retail stores because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. Stores under the following names in the 31 states where ...

Medical Insurance Coverage in Africa a Possible Key to Improved Healthcare Access, States Frost & Sullivan

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical insurance industry in key Sub-Saharan African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, and Malawi is currently in an introductory-to-medium growth stage. There is, however, an increasing level of awareness of the benefits of me...

NutriSystem Expands Voluntary United States Recall of Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Bar to Include Canada Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk

No Cases of Illness Reported; No Other Products Within the NutriSystem Food Portfolio Are Affected By The Recall HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NutriSystem Inc., a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced an expanded voluntary recall of its NutriSyst...

Kroger Recalls Nut Topping Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR ) said today it is recalling a nut topping sold in its family of retail stores because the product was associated with peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella. ...

Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanuts and Ice Cream Novelties Citing Possible Health Risk

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer initiated a voluntary recall of two types of its Meijer Brand dry-roasted peanuts and four types of Meijer Brand ice cream novelties sold in all of its stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Meijer removed all identified pr...

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

A major new 692,000 research initiative launches today with the aim of informing government policy and practice and finding solutions to bring vulnerable homeless people in from the margins of our society. The initiative intends to develop a greater understanding of homeless people who have to co...

Jenny Craig Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Jenny's Cuisine(R) Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk

No Cases of Illness Reported CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenny Craig, Inc. one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, today announced a voluntary recall of its Jenny's Cuisine(R) Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars (UPC Code 655447009347) for U.S and...

A Possible Cure for Unsightly Cellulite?

Combination Treatment Shows Reduction in Lumpiness and Dimpling New York, NY (Vocus) January 20, 2009-- Findings from a new study published in the November/December 2008 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal suggest that a combination treatment using laser energy and fat ...

Kroger Recalls Select Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR ) said today it is recalling Private Selection Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold in select stores because the peanut butter in the ice cream was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella. ...

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Food Lion Bake Shop Peanut Butter Cookies Nationwide Because of Possible Health Risk

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc. announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling its Food Lion Bake Shop brand PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES because the cookies have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The re...

Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin(R) and Keebler(R) Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos(R) and Keebler(R) Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kellogg Company today announced a voluntary recall of certain Austin(R) and Keebler(R) branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and select snack-size packs of Famous Amos(R) Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler(R) Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut B...

Hip Replacement Patients at Possible Risk, Cleveland Law Firm Adds Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit Info on SpangLaw.com

Concern is mounting for thousands of hip replacement patients on the news of the Zimmer Durom® Cup Recall . The Cleveland Law Firm of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber has recently added news regarding these types of cases on their website SpangLaw.com. The personal injury attorneys at SS&am...

Better MRI scans of cancers made possible by TU Delft

Researcher Kristina Djanashvili has developed a substance that enables doctors to get better MRI scans of tumours. On Tuesday 13 January, Djanashvili will be awarded a doctorate by TU Delft for her work in this field. The medical profession's ability to trace and visualise tumours is increasing...

Dr. Sherrell Aston Addresses the Popularity of Dermal Fillers and Possible Long Term Side Effects

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- What to do in a sagging economy? Not necessarily the quick fix that you think, says Dr. Sherrell Aston, one of the country's leading plastic surgeons. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gathered a panel of experts to discuss possible safety...

Supple, Hi-Flex Cable from Cicoil Makes First Disposable Hearing Aid Possible

The Songbird flexfit hearing aid is being called "the world's first disposable hearing aid", and is designed as an "over-the-counter" solution for people with moderate hearing loss, needing part-time hearing assistance. Valencia, CA -- The Songbird ...
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