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The Biggest Loser Confirms Talent6 as a Reality TV Heavyweight

Online Casting Calls Help Pull Greater Weight in National Search for Contestants San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2009 -- Talent6, the leading online casting community for actors, extras and reality television, is currently working with the casting directors of NBC's ...

Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality

Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11 MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Progress has been made towards developing a viable H1N1 swine flu vaccine, with experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying this week that they have two pro...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Vision Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision loss is a high priority area for VA Research. Among VA's research projects in the exciting domain of vision restoration for Veterans are the development of an artificial retina to restore vision to those affected by macular degeneration and retinitis...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a complex type of injury to the brain's structure, is common among Veterans and has been called one of the "signature injuries" of modern combat. VA's research related to TBI is wide-ranging. Among its goals: shedding light on ...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Genomics Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VA's Office of Research and Development is at the forefront of developing safer, more effective treatments based on new knowledge about the role of genes in health and disease. VA is superbly fitted to study genomics--the use of patients' individual genetic p...

Expresso Fitness(R) Launches First Virtual Reality Cardio Bike for Kids

Fitness Industry Leader Introduces Commercial Grade Cardio Bike Created Specifically for Middle School Students SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Expresso Fitness(R), the leading supplier and developer of interactive cardio fitness systems, today announced the launch of the S3 Upri...

Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that young people who assume life is rough for seniors are more likely to suffer from heart attacks and stroke when they reach that age themselves. "If pe...

Bonus Footage From The Ground-breaking New Reality Show Hair Loss Confidential

Show surprises Dad of 16 year-old school bully victim Phoenix, AZ. (PRWEB) February 11, 2009 -- It's common knowledge that fathers and daughters have a close bond and share many physical traits, but it's a bit unique when they both suffer dramatic hair loss. Such is th...

Collaborative Medicine Soon a Reality for Providers in Southeastern Idaho

CLEVELAND, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Noteworthy Medical Systems, Inc., announced a partnership today between Portneuf Medical Center, Medical Resources of Idaho (MRI) and the Idaho Association of Physicians (IDAP) to form a community-wide health information exchange for providers in southeastern...

Brand New Reality Series Follows the Emotional Journey of Five Friends as They Attempt to Go From 'Fat' to 'Fit' on DietTribe Premiering January 5th on Lifetime Television

Five Episode, Hour-Long Series Features Fitness Trainer JESSIE PAVELKA and Psychotherapist STACY KAISER LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television kicks off 2009 with the all new reality series DietTribe , charting the journey of five best friends who have made a commitment...

Ground-breaking New Reality Show Hair Loss Confidential Launches First Webisode

The next era in Reality TV shows is here and it's going to change the way America looks at Hair Loss and the Hair Loss industry. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2008 -- Hair Loss Confidential has launched their first full webisode on their website HairLossConfidential...

Decision Resources' White Paper Discusses Increasing Reality of Biosimilars and their Impact on Biologics Market

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, today announced that it is making available its white paper, From Biologics to Biosimilars - How Will the Market Evolve? Addressin...

Science Fiction Has Become Reality with Remarkable Anti-Aging Treatment Breakthrough - Turning Back the Biological Clock in Aging

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- This may sound like science fiction, but it is truly cutting-edge reality. Internationally acclaimed anti-aging Doctor, Al Sears MD, has become the first U.S. doctor licensed to provide TA-65 to the public through his private practice based in Roy...

The N Shapes Up This Summer With the New One-Hour Teen Reality Series, The N's Student Body

Series Premiere to Simulcast On The N and Nick at Nite Friday, July 11, at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT) Produced by Reveille and Hosted by Famed Athlete and Champion of Fitness Laila Ali; 12 High School Students Take On the Physical Challenge to Get Into Better Shape, Streng...

Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients

Coupled with medication, it helps ease the shock of trauma, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may ultimately benefit from a combination of prescription medication and cutting-edge virtual reality psychotherapy, new res...

VisionFirst to Create Birmingham's Next Reality Star with 'Beyond the Big E' Contest

Call for entries at http://www.beyondthebige.com starts today BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionFirst, Birmingham's leader in total eye care, announced today that they will invite the public to select one lucky winner to be the star of a reality Webisode series titled "Be...

Virtual reality and computer technology improve stroke rehabilitation

Israeli hospitals have recently started to use virtual reality therapy for stroke patients. One commonly used program has the patient watch his virtual image on a screen. For example, tennis balls are virtually thrown at the patient from all directions and the patients' actual hand motions are rec...

Smile! Make Your New Year's Resolutions a Reality This Year

- Start the New Year off with help from Life Coach Laura Berman Fortgang - NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New Year is a time for making fresh starts and changing for the better. Internationally recognized life coach, Laura Berman Fortgang, is an expert at helping people make re...

First in Nation: notMYkid Educational Center Is Now a Reality Thanks to a Partnership Between Chrysler, Barrett-Jackson and notMYkid

PHOENIX, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Without notMYkid, I wouldn't be here today," says James, a ClearChoices speaker. "I was addicted to meth, my parents didn't know, as long as I was at dinner each night... they thought everything was ok. notMYkid lets me share my story with kids toda...

Enuresis Treatment Center Makes Summer Camp a Reality for Bedwetters

December Is 'Choose A Summer Camp Month': Bedwetting Children Apprehensive About Overnight Stays SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- December is "Choose A Summer Camp Month." During December, parents of the 11 million annual summer camp attendees get a jump-start ...

The Reality of Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Author Shares Truth About Pregnancy in a Region Where 1 in 16 Women Die from Complications

SYLVANIA, Ohio, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnancy: Typically, it is an event in a woman's life that calls for happiness. There is great joy in anticipating the arrival of a new baby into the world, and it is usually an uneventful experience, especially in the Western world. When problems do ha...

AUDIO from Medialink and Reality Coalition: Promoting a Healthier Workforce

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of 500 overweight people employed full-time outside the home shows most do want wellness programs in the workplace. In fact, two out of three are also interested in employer- sponsored weight control programs. The survey was sponsored by the Rea...

Audiences Nationwide Will 'Awake' to a Frightening Reality on November 30th

Feature Film Depicts a Patient Experiencing Anesthetic Awareness 1 out of 700 patients a year experience anesthetic awareness NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 30th, "Awake" will debut in theaters nationwide exposing the horrifying, true-life surgical event known as "anest...

Virtual Reality Technology Finds Ready and Willing Market in Healthcare

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Video games it is not. Yet its success is none-the-less impressive. Healthcare virtual reality (VR) applications have experienced double-digit growth both worldwide and in the U.S. since the turn of the century, and the 2010 U.S. market for virtual reality in ...

Dutch Fairytale Becomes Reality

AMSTERDAM, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - A Unique Global Traveling Amusement Park for People With Multiple Severe Handicaps and the Elderly Suffering From Serious Dementia is now Open to the Public - HRH Princess Annette van Oranje-Nassau-van Vollenhoven Will be Hosting the Official...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reports Pet Emergencies a Costly Reality

Pet Owners from California to Mississippi Paying Dearly for Pets' Medical Care BREA, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy squeezes consumer's discretionary income, many pet owners are recalculating their household budgets. The average pet owner typical...

E-prescribing of Controlled Substances Moves Real-Time Prescription Drug Monitoring Toward Reality

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) the owners of Veriscrip(TM) the nation's only proven Real-Time Prescription Monitoring System announced it's support today of a proposed rule that would allow for the electronic prescri...

Restaurant inspections -- public perceptions vs. reality

San Diego, April 29, 2008 Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses in the U.S. each year with about half associated with restaurant meals. More than 70 billion meals per year are purchased in restaurants in the U.S., accounting for 47% of total food expenditure. Therefore, preve...

New Report Reveals Students Lack Awareness of Resources Needed by Pregnant and Parenting College Students: Perception is Reality

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feminists for Life of America has released Perception is Reality, a study of FFL's first nationwide Pregnancy Resources Survey(TM). FFL's Pregnancy Resources Survey was created to discover students' awareness of resources and support for pre...

UCLA mathematician works to make virtual surgery a reality

A surgeon accidently kills a patient, undoes the error and starts over again. Can mathematics make such science fiction a reality? The day is rapidly approaching when your surgeon can practice on your "digital double" a virtual you before performing an actual surgery, according to UCLA mat...

Sleep Disorders: Waking Up to Reality

TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 50-70 million sufferers, sleep disorders are one of the most pervasive health related problems in America according to the National Center on Sleep Disorder Research. It should come as no surprise that as the number of people suffering f...

Church Weddings for Gays Soon a Reality in Sweden

Sweden, already a pioneer in giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children, looks set to allow gays to marry in the Lutheran Church, with plans to introduce a new marriage law in January 2008. If the so-called 'gender neutral' marriage legislation is adopted, the Scandinavian country...

Shock TV Reality Organ Donor Show Goes on Air

A do-good TV reality show highlighting the need for more organ donors, or a programme plumbing new depths in bad taste? Amid a swirl of controversy, a Dutch channel Friday was to air a terminally ill woman deciding who will receive her kidney. The controversy stirred by "The Big DonorShow"...

Lab On Mount Everest A Reality Next March

A team of medical specialists has decided to set up a laboratory on the slopes of Mount Everest in order to conduct fitness-related experiments. The 23-day-long-expedition// will feature 208 volunteers and is expected to kick-off in March 2007. Dr Mike Grocott, of University College London's ...

Is Cancer, A Foregone Conclusion, To Afflict Cell Phone Users? FDA does A Reality Check.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reconsidering and mulling over the veracity of the facts outlined in a recent study that showed// a link between heavy cell phone use and an increased risk of cancer. The FDA will be chewing upon an academic exercise conducted by researchers at th...

Virtual Reality Simulation Could Help In Training Surgeons

At the Case Western Reserve University, virtual reality simulation tools are making dentists hone their art in a most innovative manner and if M. Cenk Cavusoglu has his // way, then this method can also train brain and heart surgeons to perform delicate surgeries in a risk-free manner. "Simulat...

The weight loss reality check – Do Fad diets and short-cut methods actually work

There are absolutely no short cuts to effective weight loss apart from diet and exercise. Despite ample studies and research to prove this point, several myths abound // . Let’s throw some light on how one can effectively shed the extra weight, and dispel famous myths to reveal underlying truths! ...

Virtual Reality For Treating Stress Disorders

Researchers from Pentagon’s Office of Naval Research are working on using virtual reality to help patients deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). // In this research, scientists are creating simulating virtual realities that let the patients suffering from PTSD to go through the simi...

Alzheimer’s vaccine may be a reality soo

Researchers working on inventing a vaccine for treating Alzheimer’s disease may be able to get results soon.// The vaccine is all set to use the bodies own immunity to resist the onset and progress of the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease that affect people above the age of 40 years. The first...

Chlamydia Vaccine a Step Closer to Reality

Scientists at Queensland University of Technology are one step closer to developing a world-first vaccine //to protect women against contracting the most common sexually-transmitted disease, Chlamydia. A major international vaccine company has awarded QUT a funding boost of more than $300,00...
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