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Frost & Sullivan: Self-Monitoring and POC Diabetes Tests Reveal Potential for Significant Growth, Boosting the European Diabetes Diagnostics Market

LONDON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The European diabetes diagnostics market is poised for expansion with segments such as self-monitoring and point-of-care (POC) tests offering tremendous growth potential. Heightened efforts to generate awareness about diabetes and related diagnostic tests are a key ...

After Major Ruling on Unsafe Lead Levels in Paint, Experts Reveal How You Can Ensure Your Kids Are Safe

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, have been fined $2.3 million for importing and selling toys containing high levels of lead. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toymaker violated a federal ban on lead paint in toys. The co...

Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes

The Organic Center draws conclusions from over 150 scientific studies: Balanced organic diet before and during pregnancy directly benefits childhood development BOULDER, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the science of o...

Patients reveal willingness to trade hands-on medical care for computer consultations

BOSTON -- As President Barack Obama calls for streamlining heath care by fully converting to electronic medical records and as Congress prepares to debate issues of patient privacy, one question has largely gone unasked: What do patients want? A qualitative study led by a research team at Beth ...

Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk

LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With swine flu topping the agenda of business around the world, global risks specialist, Maplecroft has released three new maps and indices revealing the countries most at risk from an influenza pandemic. The Influenza Pandemic Risk Index (IPRI) consists...

Consumer Watchdog: U.S. Senate Records Reveal Google Inc. Lobbying Campaign on Personal Medical Records Law Despite Internet Giant's Denials

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First quarter federal reports show Google lobbied on the electronic medical records provisions of the federal economic stimulus act, contradicting the Internet giant's earlier claims that Consumer Watchdog's report of its effort was "100 percent fals...

Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets

Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say,, TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- A close look at a tumor's or patient's genetics can provide important, potentially lifesaving clues to preventing and treating cancer. So say scientists who...

Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets

The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Worms are providing scientists with new insights into how cells and tissues may stay youthful over the long term. A protective mechanism used by cells to stay alive when oxygen levels are...

Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- A team of French researchers has linked abnormalities in certain neural pathways of the brain to the debilitating muscle disorder known as "writer's cramp." The find...

Blood tests reveal tobacco smoke residues in non-smoking New Yorkers

More than half of non-smoking New Yorkers have elevated levels of cotinine in their blood meaning that they were recently exposed to toxic second-hand smoke in concentrations high enough to leave residues in the body. Cotinine, a by-product of nicotine breakdown, is not harmful itself but signals...

New technique invented to reveal pancreatic stem cells

Wanted: stems cells. Just like those absconders chased by police all over the world, everybody can tell about their good deeds but none really knows how to recognize them. Yet, as of today, thanks to a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Accademy of Sciences (PNAS) and author...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., April 6, 2009 New head-to-head clinical trial results demonstrate that REACH ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush and Floss deliver superior plaque removal. The five studies conducted by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., and presented today during the 87th...

UT Southwestern researchers reveal how the brain processes important information

DALLAS April 2, 2009 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shed light on how the neurotransmitter dopamine helps brain cells process important information. Researchers found in a study of mouse cells that this neurotransmitter, one of the molecules used by nerve cells to communic...

URI scientists reveal mechanism that regulates cancer-causing gene

KINGSTON, R.I. March 26, 2009 Two University of Rhode Island scientists have revealed how a cancer causing protein is regulated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) -- a type of stress signal. Their findings provide new insight into how this protein normally behaves in human cells and may help in t...

3-D snapshots of eyes reveal details of age-related blindness

WASHINGTON, March 19 To get a better look at the abnormalities that cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in Americans and Europeans over 50, the research groups of James Fujimoto at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and collaborators Jay Duke...

Massachusetts Studies Reveal Importance of Incentives in Healthcare Technology Adoption

State Leads the Way in Healthcare IT, Showcases Best Practices for Hospitals Nationwide FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The success of Massachusetts hospitals and physicians to incorporate information technology (IT) into healthcare demonstrates the importance of incentives, accor...

Follow-Up Tests of Leading Personal Care and Household Cleaning Brands Reveal Improvements in Levels of Carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane

But New Study Indicates Some Products Mislabeled as "Natural" Should Have Cancer Warning ANAHEIM, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a new follow-up study was released that assesses levels of the petrochemical carcinogen 1,4-dioxane in leading conventional as well as "natural" ...

Follow-Up Tests of Leading Personal Care and Household Cleaning Brands Reveal Significant Improvements in Levels of Carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane

But New Study Indicates Many Products Mislabeled as 'Natural' and 'Organic' Should Still Have Cancer Warning ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 6, 2009 a follow-up study on 1,4-dioxane contamination in consumer products commissioned by the Organic ...

Ailment Linked to Pigs May Reveal Keys to Other Disorders

Scientists hope to learn how autoimmune diseases are triggered TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A never-before-seen nerve disorder triggered by exposure to pig brains might help researchers learn about other autoimmune diseases and what triggers them. More than a year ago, work...

MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding

Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The first images of post-heart attack bleeding within the heart have been made by U.K. scientists using MRI scans. The Imperial College London team said th...

Scientists reveal structure of new botulism nerve toxin subtype

UPTON, NY Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have determined the atomic-level structure of a third subtype of botulinum neurotoxin a deadly toxin produced by certain bacteria that causes the disease botulism, and is also used in cosmetic and therap...

Brain's Magnetic Fields Reveal Language Delays in Autism

PHILADELPHIA and CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faint magnetic signals from brain activity in children with autism show that those children process sound and language differently from non-autistic children. Identifying and classifying these brain response patterns may allow researchers...

'Super' aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age

CHICAGO --- Maybe you have an 85-year-old grandfather who still whips through the newspaper crossword puzzle every morning or a 94-year-old aunt who never forgets a name or a face. They don't seem to suffer the ravages of memory that beset most people as they age. Researchers at Northwestern U...

Dallas Addiction Specialists Reveal Discovery in New Book

DALLAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Sandy Mullen and Cathy Napier began comparing notes and observations about patients they were caring for in the eating disorders unit at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, a surprising discovery surfaced: the seemingly successful treatment of a patie...

Doctors Reveal Biology of Beauty in New Book

RealAge features sneak peek and tips from YOU Docs' latest blockbuster SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite doctors Mehmet Oz, MD, and Michael Roizen, MD, first challenged Americans to get healthier and feel younger with their New York Times #1 best-seller in 2005. Now, thes...

Emergency Physicians Reveal Strategies for Improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in the U.S.

Physicians Rank Increased Bystander CPR, Faster Patient-to-Doctor Time, Data Collection and Technology As Critical Improvement Areas in Resuscitation WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new State of Resuscitation survey released today by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) f...

Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients

Finding offers more evidence that the condition is 'real,' researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have detected abnormalities in the brains of people with fibromyalgia, a complex, chronic condition characterized by muscle pain and fatigue. "We showed in our s...

Studies Reveal Every Homeowner's Dream: You Can Dust Less and Have a Healthier, Cleaner Home

Studies Show Trane CleanEffects(TM) Reduces Dust by Half While Helping to Prevent Allergy Symptoms and Asthma Attacks TYLER, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies conducted by Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E) and professors at the Harvard School of Public Health ...

Bio-imaging mass spectrometry techniques reveal molecular details about complex systems

Understanding biology at the systems level is difficult, especially when studying complex specimens like tissue slices or communities of organisms in a biofilm. Scientists must be able to identify, quantify and locate the molecules present in the samples. At Georgia Tech, researchers from the C...

Trouble quitting?: A new Pitt-Carnegie Mellon smoking study may reveal why

PITTSBURGHA new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University sheds light on why smokers' intentions to quit "cold turkey" often fizzle out within days or even hours. If a smoker isn't yearning for a cigarette when he makes the decision to kick the habit...

New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment Through 'Generations'

Survey Results Capture Perspectives of People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physicians Treating the Condition over a Span of 30 Years HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotional and physical limitations are significant challenges cited by people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthrit...

New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment through "Generations"

Survey Results Capture Perspectives of People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physicians Treating the Condition over a Span of 30 Years Horsham, PA (Vocus) July 15, 2008 -- Emotional and physical limitations are significant challenges cited by people diagnosed wi...

Leading Plastic Surgeons Reveal Revolution in Stem Cell Research Has its Roots in Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

The latest developments in adipose stem cell research were not discovered in a Petri dish or in a lab. Instead this promising revolution in medicine was inspired via unexpected benefits resulting from facial fat grafting, a popular procedure developed and perfected by renowned Beverly Hills Plast...

Circulating tumor cells can reveal genetic signature of dangerous lung cancers

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have shown that an MGH-developed, microchip-based device that detects and analyzes tumor cells in the bloodstream can be used to determine the genetic signature of lung tumors, allowing identification of those appropriate for targeted treatment an...

Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers

Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique for finding and analyzing stray cancer cells in the blood of lung cancer patients may make it possible for doctors to one day not only determine the ...

Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder

Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found clues to the biological basis of the pai...

New Lab Tests Reveal Herbalife, Usana Have 1120% more Lead than Ensure, Boost

Dietary Supplement Safety Committee Co-Founder and Attorney Christopher Grell receives 40 page, 10 year study on Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) and Usana; results of study reveal that 99% of distributors earn income, not counting expenses, of 13 dollars per week. OAKLAND, Calif., ...

New Lab Tests Reveal Herbalife, Usana Have 1,000 Times the Lead as Ensure, Boost

Dietary Supplement Safety Committee Co-Founder and Attorney Christopher Grell receives 40 page, 10 year study on Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) and Usana; results of study reveal that 99% of distributors earn income, not counting expenses, of 13 dollars per week. OAKLAND, Calif., ...

Cold Spring Harbor scientists reveal a protein's role in enabling AIDS virus to reproduce

A team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has discovered new details about how a simian strain of the AIDS virus replicates. The findings are significant because they suggest new strategies to prevent replication, and because they are applicable to human strains of the virus, wh...

Stop Obesity Alliance, Chair Dr. Richard H. Carmona, National Opinion Research Center Reveal Findings of Survey Showing Employer Concern About Health, Financial Costs of Obesity

DMAA, SEIU to Present, Discuss One Available Workplace Solution WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement was released by Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance: WHAT: The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance will rev...
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