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Demi Lovato Joins National Bullying Prevention Movement

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Records pop music sensation and Disney Channel star, Demi Lovato, today announced a partnership with PACER Center's National Center for Bullying Prevention to help champion their anti-bullying movement. With this announcement, Lovato, w...

CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C. These organizations are being recognized for their work ...

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council Partners With the National Institute of Mental Health

RADNOR, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council has been selected as the NIMH Outreach Partner for the state of Pennsylvania. Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council joins Outreach Partners in each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Colum...

TELEHOUSE America Offers Integralis' Data Loss Prevention Consulting Services as Part of its Manage-E Solution

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. and EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TELEHOUSE America ( www.telehouse.com ) the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, today announced it is offering Integralis ...

IncentOne Announces New Incentive 'Wrap-Around' to Increase Participation in Multi-Flu Prevention Programs

LYNDHURST, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- IncentOne, the leading provider of incentive technology solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that it is offering a new incentive "wrap-around" to increase participation in employer, health plan and other health provider sponsored flu s...

Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D

New r eport finds first decline in HIV vaccine R&D investment in a decade CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on investment in HIV prevention research in 2008 finds that HIV vaccine research funding levels decreased for t...

Turner Selected by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Manage Construction of 311,000 Sq. Ft. Office Facility Adjacent to CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, GA

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide design/build services for a $93 Million, 311,000 sq. ft. office complex. The project, "Building 24" is adja...

Raise Federal Alcohol Tax to Finance Prevention Trust Fund, Partnership Urges House Chairmen

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged chairmen of the three congressional committees crafting the House version of a health care reform bill to raise the federal excise tax on alcoholic beverages and apply those revenues to a special fund t...

'Keep Up With Checkups' Puts Prevention First

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Encouraging parents to get their young children in for regular "well child" visits is the goal of a new program announced by the Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) and its seven Medicaid Care Coordination Plans. The Medicaid plans serve f...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help the general public better understand the relationship between vitamin D and the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has issued a position statement on vitamin D, sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The Council recom...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its latest prevention and treatment numbers, noting in particular that Global Fund-financed programs have put 2.3 million people on treatment for HIV/AIDS, 5.4 million people h...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Wisconsin leaders have taken a positive step to protect the state's kids and taxpayers ...

Pelosi Statement on President Obama Signing Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products and marke...

VA's Suicide Prevention Message Carried on 21,000 Buses

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The telephone number for the suicide prevention "lifeline" of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now being carried on more than 21,000 city buses in 124 communities across the United States and will run until Sept. 1, 2009. The advertisem...

As college drinking problems rise, new studies identify effective prevention strategies

Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The special issue describes the result...

Dangerous college drinking: Prevention is possible, studies suggest

Alcohol is sometimes seen as part and parcel of college life, but there are programs that can significantly reduce students' risky drinking, according to a series of studies in a special college drinking supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Problem drinking among U.S. c...

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: "The American Dental Association heartily commends Congress for passing the Family Smok...

Statement by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Senate Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of CEO Nancy Brown on the Senate passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was released today by the American Heart Association: The U.S. Senate has taken a bold and courageous step to ensure a healt...

Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: DNA vaccination using lupus autoantigens and interleukin-10 (IL-10, a cytokine that plays an important role in regulating the immune system) has potential as a novel therapy to induce antigen specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in pa...

TFAH Applauds 'Affordable Health Choices Act' for Making Prevention a Cornerstone of Health Reform

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) for including strong prevention and public health components in the Affordable Health Choices Act to improve the health of Amer...

Hospital Infection Prevention Resources Cut, Study Says

Prevention Departments are Under-financed, Under-staffed; Patient Safety Weakened FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are cutting staff, resources and education for infection prevention at a time when the prevalence of many healthcare-associated infections is in...

APIC Supports Automated Surveillance Technologies in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the need for expanded monitoring and reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced its support for the use of automated surveil...

Wyeth Donates $100,000 to ASCO Cancer Foundation(R) to Support Cancer Prevention and Care

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), has donated $100,000 to The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Foundation to help support its efforts to advance cancer research, provide patients with important health i...

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Contract to Support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with Readiness Efforts

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of Concurrent Technologies Corporation ( CTC ), announced today that CTC has been awarded a contract with a potential value of $90,000 and a six-month period of performance. Mr. Sheehan made t...

HIV prevention program gets a boost from NIMH recovery act funds

Developing interventions to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among heterosexual men, couples and ethnically diverse populations continues to be complex and challenging. To help address this issue, NIMH awarded a two-year grant to David Prez-Jimnez, Ph.D., at the U...

Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization

1,000 Volunteers Trained Across the US and Canada DULUTH, Ga., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to the welfare of animals and raising public awareness about rabies, Merial Pet Vaccines has partnered with Noah's Wish, an international, nonprofit pet disaster relief organizati...

Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Greater Focus on Disease Prevention and Management in Senate Finance Committee's Policy Options Paper

Considerable Room to Strengthen Emphasis on Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease in Medicare WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) -- an organization representing some of the ...

Piecing Together the HIV Prevention Puzzle

AVAC Report Assesses Progress in AIDS Vaccine, Microbicide and PrEP Research and Calls for Urgent Coordination and Leadership in Advance of Upcoming Results NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It's an exciting time in HIV prevention research. We will see results from a number of cri...

Perceived cancer risks may not reflect actual risks or prevention needs

ORLANDO (May 14, 2009)Working with a population of individuals at risk for gastrointestinal cancers, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have learned that many people misjudge their actual degree of cancer risk and, therefore, their true need for prevention support. Strategies for accurately as...

Famed Hollywood Dog Trainer and Lassie Descendant Unleash National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 14

Postal Service , American Veterinary Medical Assn., American Academy of Pediatrics, Unite to Prevent Dog Bites WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A famed Hollywood dog trainer and a descendant of one of the world's most popular dogs are teaming with the United States Postal Servic...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Presents Data on Synthetic siRNAs for Prevention of Ocular and Inner Ear Sensory Cell Damage

FREMONT, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that Elena Feinstein, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, presented a study titled, "siRNA...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Prevention is the Best Cure for Dog Bites

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Fortunately, most dog bites are preventable through appropriate pet selection, proper training, responsible approaches to animal control, and education of dog owners and potent...

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Everyone to Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

The Friday Before Memorial Day Is Declared "Don't Fry Day" to Encourage Sun Safety Awareness SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of Americans prepare to enjoy the great outdoors Memorial Day weekend, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds everyone...

HealthMedia Convenes Wellness & Prevention Health Leaders at ENGAGE Conference

Kaiser Permanente, Highmark, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Among Other Companies to Present Behavior Change Intervention Outcomes SAN ANTONIO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging technologies and the latest research and strategies in wellness and prevention will be showcased today at the third ...

Stepping Up: D.C. Wards 7 and 8 Teens to Teach Prevention of HIV, Obesity in Summer Youth Program

Mayor’s Summer Job Program, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Give 40 in District Opportunity to Help Community Prevent HIV/AIDS Washington, D.C. (Vocus)-- The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education ( SHIRE ), Inc., is reaching out to 40 young men and wo...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

RED-CABG Trial Initiates Patient Recruitment for Potentially Life-Saving Agent KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced the start of patient enrollment in RED-CABG, the Phase 3 Trial for acadesine, an investigational, potent...

President Obama Calls for a New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's budget for FY 2010 that was released today proposes a total of $164 million for a new teen pregnancy prevention initiative. This includes competit...

Texas Cancer Organizations Urge State Legislature to Fully Fund the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The issues of cancer and the economy are converging in the Texas Legislature this spring, as our state senators and representatives vote on funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Texas voters overwhelmingly approved the c...

Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

EAST LANSING, Mich. A new link between body fat and cancer identified by a Michigan State University researcher underscores obesity's health risk and could lead to new cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Jenifer Fenton, an MSU food science and human nutrition researcher with the Michig...

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

When migraine strikes, because of severe pain, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, sufferers are effectively disabled for up to 72 hours. Since they are forced to stop what they are doing until the pain and other symptoms subside, migraine causes a significant loss in p...
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