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Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new review shows that the omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fish not only prevent cardiovascular disease, but may even help treat it. "A lot of people know that omega-3 fatty acid...

Sanofi-Aventis Recognized for Workplace Efforts to Prevent Cancer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) announced today that it has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) accreditation from the non-profit organization CEO Roundtable on Cancer, in recognition of the company's extensiv...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990s. Now, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have figured out w...

Pelosi: Food Safety Act Will Protect Lives and Prevent Illness

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on House passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act, which will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new enforcement tools and funding to better ensure food safety and preven...

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen to our feet? Many don't realize skin cancer can occur on the feet from unprot...

ID Experts Offers Breach Prevent for Healthcare: A High-Touch, Affordable Solution for HITECH Data Breach Protection and Compliance

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Experts((R)), the leader in data breach prevention and remediation, today announced Breach Prevent for Healthcare, a customizable set of services designed specifically for healthcare organizations to easily and cost-effectively comply with the ...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the Am...

Ugandan Medical Male Circumcision Program Launched to Prevent HIV Transmission

KAYUNGA, Uganda, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uganda was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to register a drop in adult national prevalence in HIV. The epidemic, however, remains serious as approximately one million Ugandans are HIV positive. Experts in the field have begun promoting a ...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and collaborators have discovered and analyzed several new compounds, collectively called the ''EUK-400 series,'' which could someday be used to prevent radiation-induced injuries to kidneys, lungs, skin, intestinal tract and b...

Physical Therapists Say Proper Fit and Use of Walkers and Canes Can Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Elderly

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a stud...

Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study

Study shows athletes and weekend warriors can keep playing after shoulder joint replacement Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 10, 2009 -- Replacing a joint in any part of the body often leads to a long recovery process and the possibility of not being able to return to a sport ...

Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study presented at AOSSM Annual Meeting

Study shows athletes and weekend warriors can keep playing after shoulder joint replacement Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 10, 2009 -- Replacing a joint in any part of the body often leads to a long recovery process and the possibility of not being able to return to a sport ...

South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities

By chewing gum with the artificial sweetener Xylitol, consumers can help to prevent cavities. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- Cavities are a persistent problem for children and adults, but aside from regular brushing, flossing and dental check-ups, a good way t...

New strategies to improve treatment and ultimately prevent heart failure in children

INDIANAPOLIS Structural cardiovascular abnormalities present at birth are the leading cause of heart failure in children. Nearly half a million children in the United States have structural heart problems ranging in severity from relatively simple issues, such as small holes between chambers of t...

Elite Athletes Use Active Recovery Muscle Stimulator to Prevent Muscle Soreness After Exercise

The Active Recovery program uses Compex Sport electrostimulation therapy to help athletes' muscles recover faster. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2009 -- Muscle soreness plagues almost every athlete after an intense workout and can sideline an athlete for days after a co...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly faeces. This is shown in a thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is therefore possible to prevent the spread of...

SailPoint and Cyber-Ark Partner to Prevent Insider Threats

Integrated Solution Combines Identity Governance with the Ability to Better Control High-Risk, Privileged Accounts AUSTIN, Texas and NEWTON, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies struggle to meet compliance requirements and reduce the risk of privacy breaches and fraud, privileged ...

Can lowering body temperature prevent brain damage in children who suffer cardiac arrest?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the University of Utah will lead a multi-center study to investigate whether hypothermialowering body temperaturecan prevent or reduce brain damage in childre...

Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain

Experts offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries SATURDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Golf may appear to be easier on the body than many other sports, but don't be fooled. Poor form and technique can lead to injuries of the bones, muscles or joints, warns the American Academy...

When Lawn Mowers Attack: National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a lawn mower can be as routine as bike riding or barbeques during spring and summer. But often, people find themselves in terrifying situations with these seemingly safe household machines. In fact, 200,000 people - 16,000 of them childr...

FDA Approves Reclast(R) to Prevent Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women With Convenient Less Frequent Dosing

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,...

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Barrett's esophagus patients benefit from destruction of abnormal cells, study shows WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for precancerous Barrett's esophagus, researchers have found. In people with Barrett's esophagus, repeated aci...

Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a cholesterol-lowering statin after a stroke reduces the risk of a second stroke, new research shows. The 10-year study of nearly 800 people who had strokes found a 35 pe...

Programs to Prevent HIV in Newborns Failing in the Developing World - Over 900 Avoidable HIV Infections Every Day

New multi-country research study finds neither newborns nor their mothers are receiving appropriate treatment and care to end this needless tragedy NEW YORK and GENEVA, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global and national programs to prevent vertical (mother-to-child) transmission are in dis...

Hispanic Cheese May Prevent Obesity

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic style cheese known as Queso Fresco or "fresh cheese" may contribute to preventing and fighting obesity and other related health problems. Several studies have demonstrated that eating dairy foods while consuming a low-calorie diet can work together...

Old Age Isn't a Disease But Arthritis Is - Online Content From Morris Animal Foundation Helps Pet Owners Prevent and Treat Disease That Affects Thousands Each Year

DENVER, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary researchers estimate that 20 percent of adult dogs suffer silently from osteoarthritis and 45 percent of cats endure arthritic pain. To educate pet owners about arthritis -- and ways to prevent and treat it -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) developed ...

Boost Natural Killer Cells to Prevent Swine Flu

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy immune systems increase protection from viruses, including the H1N1 swine flu. Herbal and nutritional supplements can dramatically increase protection from swine flu by increasing levels of Natural Killer Cells, which destroy viruses, without a...

GAA Applauds Global Fund's Decision to Accelerate Support for Treatment Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

"The Global Fund now has within its reach the potential to end pediatric AIDS." WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its spring meeting in Geneva, the Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), today agreed to enhance the Fund's res...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate 'STOP' Act, Which Aims to Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Bill Includes Provisions that Reflect Recommendations from American Association for Homecare Anti-Fraud Legislative Plan. ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare applauds Senators Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), and several others fo...

Nicotine May Help Prevent Damage from Bioterrosim Toxin and Growth Factors in Heart Disease News from Molecular Medicine

Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory properties and British scientists have now found that it is helpful in delaying the effects of ricin, the toxic substance feared in biologic warfare. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory propert...

Howard Leight Introduces QuietDose(TM): In-Ear Dosimetry Measures Noise Exposure in Real-Time to Help Prevent Workplace Hearing Loss

SMITHFIELD, R.I., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leight today officially introduced QuietDose (TM) -- the only personal dosimeter that measures and records a worker's actual in-ear exposure to noise over an entire work shift. The introduction is a major advance towards stopping the progression o...

Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Study found no effect among men with precancerous lesions,, FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite earlier promise, three nutrients - vitamin E, selenium and soy - do not seem to prevent prostate cancer in men with precancerous prostate lesions, Canadian researchers report. "The...

Top Policy Groups Take Action to Create Healthy Communities, Prevent Childhood Obesity

Officials convene to address access to healthy food and physical activity; four mayors and school superintendent honored for exceptional leadership WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eleven of the nation's most prominent policy-maker groups have endorsed a host of comprehensive ...

Controlling Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Adds Up to Prevent Stroke

SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reaching optimal levels for cholesterol and high blood pressure in people who've had a stroke adds up to prevent a second stroke or heart attack, according to a study to be presented as part of the Late-breaking Science Program at the American Academy o...

Experienced Critical Care and ER Doctor Offers Tips to Prevent and Identify Swine Flu

LOS ANGELES , April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The human swine flu outbreak is growing in the United States and internationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 cases of the swine flu in California alone. Dr. Ritu Chopra has spent more than a decade studying emerge...

Good relationship with parents may prevent teen drinking problems

Teenagers who have a strong relationship with their parents may start drinking at a later age -- which may, in turn, lessen their risk of developing alcohol problems, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , underscore the ...

Lilly Granted Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Launch of Generic Raloxifene

Lilly Continues to Defend Intellectual Property Rights for Evista INDIANAPOLIS, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana today issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the launch of a ...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate Subcommittee Efforts to Prevent Waste and Fraud in Medicare; Association Presents 13-Point Legislative Plan to Stop Waste and Fraud

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security held a hearing on waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. The Amer...

Pittsburgh Hospital Teams with Pirates Baseball Club in Unique Effort to Encourage Teen Handwashing, Prevent Spread of MRSA

"All Great Athletes Have Great Hands" Poster Features Gold Glove Outfielder Nate McLouth, Three Teen Athletes PITTSBURGH, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), in partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club and the city's Northside Leadership Conference, announc...

The Social Security Institute Launches Web Site, Inaugurates Campaign to Prevent Nationalization of Healthcare

www.socialsecurityinstitute.com WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Social Security Institute (SSI) launched its new Web Site in preparation for a full-scale effort to stop the raid on Social Security, cease the use of Social Security surpluses to bail out banks and i...
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