Nicotine dependence remains prevalent despite recent declines in cigarette use
June 24, 2009 Despite recent declines in cigarette use in the U.S., nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults and has actually increased among some groups. The finding by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that public health initiatives have bee...
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...
Common migraine pain condition also prevalent in cluster headache
(PHILADELPHIA) A pain condition common in people with migraines also has a high prevalence in patients with cluster headache, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience.
Approximately half of a group of patients with clu...
Pelvic pain as prevalent in teens as older males, Queen's researchers discover
Kingston, ON A Queen's University research team has found that a painful pelvic affliction associated with adult men occurs as frequently in adolescent boys. Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a urogenital disease associated with persistent and life-altering pelvic a...
Disturbed sleep is prevalent in widowed seniors
WESTCHESTER, Ill. Widowed seniors are more likely to have disrupted sleep when studied at least four months after the loss event, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
Sleepy Driving Prevalent Among Collegians
17% said they had dropped off at wheel, with 2.2% reporting accidents as result
MONDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Driving while suffering from a lack of sleep may be a real problem for American college students, a new report suggests.
Interviews with 263 students at the University ...
Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination
New Haven, Conn.Discrimination against overweight peopleparticularly womenis as common as racial discrimination, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.
These results show the need to treat weight discrimination as a legitimate form of prejudice,...
Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe
Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors
FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have a significantly higher prevalence of stroke than their European counterparts, possibly because of additional risk factors and barriers to health care faced by those ...
Stroke more prevalent in United States than in Europe
American adults have a higher prevalence of stroke than their European counterparts, due in part to a higher rate of stroke risk factors among Americans and barriers to care in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Associations International Stroke Conference 200...
McMaster test detects the most prevalent respiratory viruses
Hamilton, ON (January 28) Diagnosing a nasty cough is now a lot easier thanks to a new test developed at McMaster University, which has just been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.
This new test simultaneously detects the most prevalent
BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women
New ethnic findings point out that all women with early breast cancer should be tested for the mutation, experts say
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The gene mutation BRCA1, which is known to increase the risk of breast cancer, is prevalent
among Hispanics and young black women ...
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 ...
Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males
Production of a protein that promotes inflammation appears to be linked to the higher incidence of liver cancer in men than in women , researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have determined in mouse studies.
Their discovery that female mice produce f...
Eating Disorders Highly Prevalent Among Gay and Bisexual Men
Gay and bisexual men may be at far higher risk for eating disorders than heterosexual men, according to a study. In the first population-based study of its kind, the// researchers found that gay and bisexual men have higher rates of eating disorders.
Researchers Ilan H. Meyer, PhD, associat...
Female Circumcision highly Prevalent in Mali
Female Circumcision highly prevalent
in Mali with 90% women getting circumcised in the age group between 15 to 49 years.//
The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygienic environment.
Over 12 million women worldwide have been subjected to genital mutilation by qu...
Opioid Abuse More Prevalent than Heroin
A new study conducted in seven Canadian cities reveals that prescription opioids, and not heroin, are the major form of illicit opioid use. //These findings raise questions about the current focus of Canada's drug control policy and treatment programs.
A team led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer, a res...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome More Prevalent in Overweight Women
Overweight and obese Spanish women appear five times as likely as lean women to have polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that decreases fertility and contributes to other// illnesses, according to an article in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journ...
MRSA - more prevalent than ever
Drug-resistant staph infections have affected more than 50% of the patients with skin lesions coming to US emergency rooms. The doctors are also not following the norms to// prescribe the right antibiotic.
Doctors are advised to culture the infection before prescribing antibiotics but most of t...
Aids Seems More Prevalent Among Goan’s – Governor Visiond
Lifestyle patterns of Goan’s can be the main cause for HIV/AIDS spread – says Governor, Mr S C Jamir.
People should follow the Government policies // and initiatives to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, Governor adds.
Many labourers who got jobs in Goa, since it has been a favourite tourist s...
Intermittent Explosive Disorder is More Prevalent Now Than Before
Intermittent Explosive Disorder, a mental illness, which was under-diagnosed till now was found to be more prevalent
among the people that it was thought before//. Intermittent Explosive Disorder or Rage disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of angry and potentially violent outbursts. Thi...
New 'PPUD Syndrome' Prevalent Among Indian Doctors In Britain
A number of doctors who had migrated to Britain with high hopes of getting a safe and secure job are now under depression. More specifically, they are believed to be suffering from the so-called "PPUD syndrome" //that stands for post PLAB unemployed doctor's syndrome.
Writing in the latest is...
Fatigue, Prevalent Among Patients Treated For Breast Cancer
A recent study conducted by Julienne E. Bower, Ph.D. of the University of California at Los Angeles and colleagues showed that fatigue is very much prevalent
among breast cancer survivors. //
The study interviewed 763 women after they had undergone breast cancer surgery and asked them to fill in...
AIDS More Prevalent Among Teenage Girls In The US
With the World AIDS Day fast approaching, alarming results have been projected by various health reports across different regions of the globe.// A recent report published only point out to the increasing rates of incidence of HIV/AIDS among youth, more specifically in young girls in the United Sta...
Researchers Warn That Whooping Cough Is Still Very Prevalent
Researchers from the University of Oxford have claimed that their study that involved 172 children, has showed, whooping cough to still be very widespread among young children//.
Bordatella Pertussis, a bacterium causes whooping cough, which is also known as ‘Pertussis’. This bacterial infect...
Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions
...is Foundation, of 5,000 people with psoriasis, nearly two-thirds report having at least one other critical health problem
Psoriasis is the most prevalent
autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches that itch and ble...
Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem
... the U.S. feel their dog suffers from some sort of allergic reaction. Next to obesity, veterinarians report skin and ear-related concerns are the most prevalent
conditions they see on sick-dog visits. Allergic reactions can show up at any age, though the vast majority of cases occur between two and six years. ...
ICBS to focus on pharmaceutical and environmental markets
... The drug for the treatment of Glaucoma is being developed by Daniel Stamer, PhD and Ronald Heimark, PhD at the University of Arizona . Glaucoma is a prevalent
eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness, worl...
Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine
...wise advised by an optometrist. In between visits to the eye doctor, parents, as well as teachers, should keep a watchful eye out for some of the more prevalent
signs that a child's vision may be impaired.
The AOA recommends that parents contact their doctor of optometry if their child frequently:
One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers
...early signs of substance use disorder," Bisaga said.
These data indicate that use of prescription opioids to achieve psychoactive effects is highly prevalent
among high schoolers, and puts them at risk to develop more serious drug-related problems, Bisaga added.
"This suggests that adolescents should be ...
New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud
...y board. After several months of research and interviews, he developed a classification pyramid to categorize the five levels of greed that seem most prevalent
in healthcare fraud and abuse. The article examines behavioral characteristics and tendencies ranging from front-line staff to those in the C-Suite, ...
Yoga Therapy for Binge Eaters
According to lead researcher Deborah Patz Clarke, yoga addresses the mind-body disconnect that's so prevalent
in our society, particularly among binge eaters. People with eating disorders escape life's turbulence by over- or under-eating to numb disturbing emo...
Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis
...s important for a number of reasons. The standard risk factors of age and weight are not enough for accurate risk prediction, and since OA is a highly prevalent
disease, it would be helpful to accurately identify those at greater risk of developing rapid progression or severe disease. Early diagnosis would als...
QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy
... which provides further evidence of the potential of Ophena(TM) as a first-in-class non-estrogen drug for the treatment of vaginal atrophy, a highly prevalent
and symptomatic condition" said Robert L. Zerbe, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of QuatRx. "These new efficacy data confirm results seen in our first p...
Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet
...ure, and overlook applying sunscreen to the area. But, physicians from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons warn skin cancer of the foot is prevalent
and can even be fatal if not caught early.
While all types of skin cancer, including squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, can be found on t...
What Is Keratosis Pilaris (KP)?
...ion that affects 40 percent of the world's population, often resulting in patches of dry skin, and little red bumps, on the arms and legs. KP is most prevalent
in the teenage years but may continue throughout adulthood. There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris.(1, 2)
Dr. Alan B. Fleischer, professor and...
Risky driving puts P-platers at high danger of crash
...y who said they undertook risky driving were 50% more likely to crash.
Previous research has confirmed risky, dangerous driving behaviour is more prevalent
among younger drivers than older drivers. Researchers at The George Institute investigated the relationship between risky driving behaviour, risk perc...
NCDP Health Care Reform Recommendations Advocate for Diabetes Prevention, Treatment and Care
...ns and depression. So tackling diabetes early will make a huge impact on our nation's overall health care system."
Type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent
form of the disease, can often be delayed or prevented. Data show that the risk of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or at least significantly delayed...
IncentOne Announces New Incentive 'Wrap-Around' to Increase Participation in Multi-Flu Prevention Programs
...nables employers, health plans and other healthcare providers to issue an award to employees/members for getting a vaccine to protect against the more prevalent
AH1N1, AH1N2, and AH3N2 influenza strains. Based on evidence, a $20 incentive can drive up to 80% of participation in this type of program. Participa...
New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients
... a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His basic research offers the promise of a weapon to attack a broader range of mankind's most prevalent
diseases, including lung, prostate and breast cancers as well as diabetes.
Blocking the Ras protein
Salirasib works by inhibiting a protein c...
Feel Fun, Fit & Fabulous! At the 2009 Women's Health Conference
...l director of health equity and quality.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ian Smith, a medical and diet expert, who will speak about the most prevalent
health issues for today's women and how to overcome and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Sherry Christian, WHP CBS 21 News This Morning anchor, will serve a...