Coastal Contacts Helps Students Set Sights on Good Grades with $19.95 Glasses
Coastal Contacts, the world's largest online retailer of contact lenses and eyeglasses, launches their Back-To-School Kids Glasses Deals, aiming to help kids and teens in need of vision correction to afford eyeglasses for the new school year.
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UCSF, Stanford Study Reveals Neural Networks Targeted in Brain Diseases
The study, reported in the April 16 issue of the journal "Neuron," was conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and the Stanford University School of Medicine, who characterized their finding as "an important new framework for understanding neurodegene...
Cleveland Trials Set In Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) Gadolinium MRI Side Effects Cases
Two attorneys from Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP are serving as Liaison Counsel and taking active roles in the Federal Court litigation involving gadolinium MRI contrast agent side effects and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis . The Federal Judge presiding over these cases has set four gado...
Hepatitis C Therapeutic DNA Vaccine Delivered by Inovio Biomedical's Electroporation Technology Reduces Viral Load by Up to 99.7% : Clinical Data Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Inovio Biomedical Corporation (AMEX:INO), a leader in enabling the development of DNA vaccines using electroporation-based DNA delivery, announced today that its partner, Tripep AB, reported positive additional interim results from its ongoing phase I/II clinical study of its therapeutic DNA vacc...
Youngsters Not Aware Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
In a study conducted by Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, majority of sexually active adolescent girls have negligible knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases//, until they are bitten.
Julie downs, lead author of the study and a member of the Department of Social and Decision S...
Vegetables And Fruits Cause More US Food Illnesses
Americans are contacting food-borne illnesses more by contaminated fruits and vegetables than be raw chicken or eggs, consumer advocates say.//
Common sources of food illnesses include various bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli which affect humans and animals make their way into manure fer...
Reflecting On Personal Values Can Lower Stress Responses
Recent research findings suggest that reflecting on personal values can keep neuroendocrine and psychological responses to stress at low levels.
Stress is implicated in the development //and progression of a broad array of mental and physical health disorders.
Theory and research on the self s...
Indians Are More Prone To Lifestyle Diseases
Indians are at high risk of lifestyle diseases, a blood sample survey released here shows.
The survey, based on blood samples of 535 women and 735 men, has revealed that Indians// are more prone to diseases such as heart ailments, asthma, cancers, nervous and circulatory disorders, diabetes, h...
Physicians Lack Clinical Guidelines For Treating Elderly With Multiple Illnesses
According to an article in JAMA, clinicians lack guidelines for treating the elderly with many illnesses.
The aging of the population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases pose challenges to the development and application of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs Clinical practice gu...
Jharkhand reports 13,000 Malaria cases
Jharkhand has recorded a sudden increase in malaria cases with the onset of the monsoons, with a survey// detecting 13,000 people affected by the disease.
A drive launched by the state health department to ascertain the number of malaria cases detected 13,000 people suffering from the disease...
Protein in eye fights diseases
According to new study, a protein in the eye has prevented and stopped autoimmune eye disease in animal studies. Now, researchers say this could lead to promising treatments for other// autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes.
Scientists from the Schepens Eye Researc...
Mediterranean diet aids Asian masses
A diet rich in alpha-linoleic acid reduced cardiac events in Asian people at risk.Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major public health problem in South Asian people, especially if they move to the West. The high prevalence of CAD is not fully explained by conventional risk factors,// like diabete...
New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies
...act may differentially affect less powerful groups in our society. For example, weak provisions for enforcing smoke-free workplaces may result in low ses
female bartenders being obliged to breathe secondhand smoke in order to work," said supplement editor Roland Moore, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist a...
News from Cancer
...ely to be diagnosed with stage IV disease and to reside within poor census tracts compared to whites. After adjusting for age, marital status, gender, ses
group, stage, and treatment, race was no longer significantly associated with overall survival. Similar results were seen with CRC-specific survival. ...
Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk
...that we should recalibrate the threshold for deciding who's eligible for statins, by including socioeconomic status as another risk factor."
was defined as having less than a high school education or living on an annual income of approximately $16,000 for a single person or $27,000 for a fa...
Abbott Announces Required Offer to Repurchase Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes of Its AMO Subsidiary
... m e nts in this ne w s relea s e may be for w ard-l ook ing st a te m e n ts f o r t he purp o ses
of the Private Securit i es Liti g ation R efo r m Act of 1995. W e cauti o n t hat these f...
Public health clinic study links 'Americanization' and depression
... or may not be different for women in other socioeconomic status (SES) groups. Hence, more research needs to be conducted among Latinas from differing ses
groups, including research focusing on the role of social support and cultural values/beliefs related to childbirth and pregnancy among Latinas."
Spanish Health Service Provider Selects Autonomy to Deliver Innovation Within Healthcare
...y examining each patient's potential
prescription conflicts. With Autonomy, ses
aims to provide a more efficient
and improved regional healthcare system.
...nology is very important," commented Francisco Luis
Caceres, Coordinator of ses
"JARA" project. "Autonomy's innovative software
will help eliminate the pot...
Risk of death after cancer diagnosis; shift in stage of breast cancer diagnosis
...ican Cancer Society, supports the need to focus on ses
as an underlying factor in cancer disparities by r...well-studied
To explore the association between ses
and mortality, Tim Byers, M.D. of the University o...l three types of cancer, patients who lived in low ses
neighborhoods were more likely to die in the five ...
FEW Salutes Senator for Introducing Paid Parental Leave Bill
...ized their legislative goals to help offset
these employee losses. Among the other priorities are enactment of a FERS
Redeposit bill (HR 2533) and the ses
Diversity bill (HR 3774/S 2148).
There is an added burden in attracting new employees because of
competition with the private sector which on averag...
FEW Announces Legislative Goals for Remainder of 110th Congress; Delivers Fact Sheets to Legislators
...he creation of a new and separate category of paid leave for federal workers following the birth or adoption of a child.
2. Enactment of the ses
Diversity bill (S2148/HR3774). The Senior Executive Service (SES) needs to better reflect the diversity of the federal workforce overall.
News briefs from the November issue of Chest
...nomic status (SES) may be an important determinant of lung function. After reviewing 20 years of medical literature regarding the relationship between ses
and lung function in children and adults, researchers from LDS Hospital and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found a significant negative corr...
Flooded Oz Town Demands Beer to Quench Thirst
...als were loaded. So, we added 12 kegs and 36 cartons of beer to the cargo," ses
spokesman Philip Campbell said.
Owner of the town's Victoria Hotel,...eeting point for residents but had been in danger of running dry, until the ses
dropped off the required supply, the Telegraph quoted him as saying. ...
Social Factors Not Genetics Drive Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival
...e association between CRC survival and race/ethnicity after controlling for ses
and treatment. The meta-analysis approach aims to systematically review the...ll risk of CRC-related death was only slightly elevated after adjusting for ses
and treatment. African Americans had only marginally higher CRC mortality (...
'Triple Negative' Breast Cancers Seem to Affect the Young, Minority
...en were at greatest risk followed by Hispanic women. Women under 40 years old were at greater risk than women over 60 years old. Women living in lower ses
were also at higher risk compared to the highest SES.
Clinically, these tumors were more aggressive, diagnosed at more advanced stages. They wer...