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Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread

H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows,,,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Countries that received the most airline passengers from Mexico this spring were the most likely to see H1N1 swine flu infection, new research says. ...

Vaccinating children may be effective at helping control spread of influenza, experts say

Targeting children may be an effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the EU. The study suggests that, used to support other control measures, this could help control the spread of pandemics such as the current swine flu. As the Wo...

RNA snippet suppresses spread of aggressive breast cancer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 11, 2009) A low cellular level of a tiny fragment of RNA appears to increase the spread of breast cancer in mouse models of the disease, according to researchers at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Measuring levels of this so-called microRNA, which is also a...

Researchers study the human factor in spread of pandemic illness

CLEMSON Industrial engineers Sandra Garrett of Clemson University and Barrett Caldwell of Purdue University have proposed a new system to warn of an impending pandemic by monitoring signals in human behavior. The system could result in using a simple icon on a television screen to warn of future ...

Fiber Technology Products that Help Combat Spread of Superbugs Now Available to the Consumer Market

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, joins a list of other drug-resistant superbugs such as C-Diff that are invading hospitals, schools and sports arenas worldwide. Arresting the spread of such bugs is a perplexing assignment, but Illinois-based umf Corporation has provided a so...

Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer

Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis,,,, WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Three genes linked to the spread of breast cancer to the brain have been identified by U.S. researchers, who say the finding could help lead to new treatments. The spread, or metastasis,...

Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.

H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes SATURDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The swine flu continued to spread across the United States on Saturday, as federal health officials reported there are now 160 confirmed cases in 21 states, with 13 hospital...

Swine Flu: A Spread Southward Could Be Disaster for Weak Public Health Systems

-- World Vision Preparing for Possible Global Spread, Educating Staff Worldwide -- Health threat underscores need for community health strengthening in poor countries WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A potential spread of swine flu to developing countries without adequate ...

UPDATE: Swine Flu Spread Will Trigger Difficult Legal Questions for Employers Says Noted Pillsbury Attorney

Note to News Outlets: This is a corrected update of a press release issued on April 28. Please discard earlier release. Managing impacted workforces and potential liabilities are just a few of the challenges facing employers NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Business managers followi...

Aviation Ventilation Expert Available to Speak About Swine Flu Spread on Airplanes

Proper ventilation on board aircraft can help lessen the risk ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recently created a standard that offers guidance on air quality on board commercial aircraft, including requ...

Challenge in Curbing the Spread of Swine Flu: Half of Workforce Lacks Paid Sick Days

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research: As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health...

Kaiser Permanente Continues to Spread Health With New Ads Debuting in April

Thrive campaign reflects diverse communities; focuses on health advocacy and quality OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente is adding two new television commercials to its Thrive advertising campaign this month. The 30-second ads, titled "Mural" and "Kabuki,"...

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...

Kaiser Permanente Recognized for Efforts to Spread Health by Curbing Climate Change

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the Califo...

Be a Fan of Special Olympics Georgia athletes and join the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia announced a new youth-lead effort - Spread the Word to End the Word - 3.31.09, encouraging people to pledge to stop using the derogatory word "retard." Tuesday, March 31 will be devoted to educating and raising awarene...

AIDS Drug Slows Spread of Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer

Study finds it suppresses enzyme vital to tumor growth THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A drug approved to combat AIDS may also help slow the spread of a deadly type of brain tumor that tends to attack children. A study published in the current issue of the International Jour...

New test may predict spread of breast cancer

March 24, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at NewYor...

Study finds extensive patient sharing among hospitals; could impact spread of infectious diseases

San Diego, CA (March 19, 2009) - Findings from the first in-depth study of patient sharing show that hospitals share large numbers of patients with other acute care facilities without knowing it. In the new study released today at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of A...

UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals

Animals exposed to treated air from patient rooms less likely to be infected, study finds TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- Ultraviolet lights and negative air ionizers may help decrease the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals, researchers suggest. The scientists conducted test...

Master molecular switch may prevent the spread of cancer cells to distant sites in the body

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a master switch that might prevent cancer cells from metastasizing from a primary tumor to other organs. The switch is a protein that, when in the "on" position, maintains the normal character of cells t...

'Patient Safety Can't Wait' - NQF Calls for Faster Spread of Safe Practices

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To guide healthcare systems in providing care that is free from error and harm the National Quality Forum (NQF) is releasing its 2009 Safe Practices for Better Healthcare. To accelerate the pace of adoption of Safe Practices nationwide, a year-long ...

Dr. William Sears and Ocean Nutrition take flight on American Airlines to Spread Consumer Awareness of the Health Benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA

Ocean Nutrition Canada takes awareness of Omega-3 to new heights HALIFAX, March 02 /PRNewswire/ - Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3(R) brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients from fish oil, and Dr. William Sears, partner to develop consumer awarenes...

Frost & Sullivan Says, Innovative Therapies Needed to Deal With the Rapid Spread of Cancer in Europe

LONDON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer may well surpass cardiovascular diseases as the primary case of death in Europe by 2012. To prevent this from happening, cancer therapeutics have to shift in focus from the treatment of symptoms to offering a total cure, despite the complex, multifactori...

Pennsylvania Health Department Offers Tips to Prevent Spread of Highly Contagious Norovirus

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, or "stomach flu," are sharply on the rise in Pennsylvania, prompting the Department of Health to offer tips to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious norovirus infection -- a common cause of the illne...

Blocking Oncogene Can Stop Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Lab study showed it had effect on 60% Of malignant cells MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking proteins produced by the oncogene MYC can stop the spread of ovarian cancer, researchers say. An oncogene is a gene that has the potential to help cause cancer. In up to 60 perce...

SafetyTies Keep Getting Safer: Newest Neckties Reduce the Spread of Germs and Stylishly Feature the Microbes They Fight

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret: Ties are typically major carriers of nasty disease-spreading germs that can pose a risk to health and life itself. But now, there's a totally safe way to have germs on ties with two new additions to SafetyTies collection of antimicrobial ...

BET Networks Joins the International Call to Stop the Spread of HIV on World AIDS Day Monday, December 1 with a Special Episode of '106 & PARK' Followed by BET News Exclusive 'ARE YOU POSITIVE?'

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the more than one million people in the United States that are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. On Monday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. * , World AIDS Day, BET shines a bright light on these alarming statistics by dedicating a full episode o...

Indoor Allergy Week - Cleanaer™, the New Air Purifier that Helps Prevent Spread of the Common Cold While Removing Airborne Allergen

Cleanaer™ and Liquidion™ technology are working with Indoor Allergy Week to raise awareness of how to improve air quality. The air in the home is often very polluted with unwanted allergens and bacteria. Considering we breathe in over 2000 times per day, it is essential to clean the a...

Caring.com and Alzheimer's Association Use Social Media to Help Spread Awareness for the Nation's Sixth Leading Cause of Death

Popular Ribbon Campaign Moves from Bumpers to Blogs San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2008 -- This spring, Caring.com and the Alzheimer's Association teamed up in the fight against Alzheimer's, by harnessing the power of the Internet to create an innovative social ...

MANHUNT Leads Fight Against Spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections with Launch of MANHUNT Cares; Hires Senior Public Health Strategist from CDC

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ken Herron, Chief Marketing Executive at Online Buddies Inc., the parent company of MANHUNT, announced today that David S. Novak of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will join the team at Online Buddies, Inc. as the site's first Seni...

Home Helpers and Veterans Express Helping Spread the Word About Little-Known Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit

In an attempt to spread the word about the little-known Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit to the population who needs it most, Ohio-based Home Helpers, an in-home, non-medical care provider, and California-based Veterans Express, a free service to help elderly veterans through the complex VA a...

Pennsylvania Health Department Offers Measures to Reduce Spread of Drug-Resistant Staph Known as 'MRSA'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following reports of outbreaks of a drug-resistant staph in schools and other community settings, Pennsylvania Deputy Health Secretary Michael Huff today said there are measures that people can take to reduce the risk of contracting or sprea...

Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs

A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say MONDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Cancers typically spread -- or metastasize -- to specific, predictable locations. Now researchers have a deeper molecular understanding of why, at least for lung metastases in...

American Lung Association Joins Health Officials to Prevent the Spread of Influenza by Urging People to Get Vaccinated

Newly Updated Flu Clinic Locator Available on http://www.flucliniclocator.org, Helps People Find Local Vaccination Clinics and Stay Healthy WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association is making it a little easier for people to get their flu shot this seaso...

Reese Witherspoon Visits Brazil to Spread Message of Female Empowerment as Avon's Global Ambassador

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Global Ambassador, Reese Witherspoon, will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil to celebrate the success of the company's first-ever global fundraising product, the Women's Empowerment Bracelet, which has sold 1.5 million since launching in March. Reese...

Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice

Experimental shot targets the gut's immune system TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine to treat and prevent metastatic colon cancer appears to work in mice, researchers report. The vaccine has one unique property: It acts on the immune system in the intestines, a sep...

Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways

Instead, certain immune cells may be key, new study shows FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Measles may be one of the most common contagious diseases in the world, but new research shows that it does not spread through one's body via airways and the lungs, as long believed. Mayo ...

Reuse of Antibacterial Wipes Can Spread Bacteria

Welsh study finds cleansers remove germs but do not kill them on surfaces TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Using an antibacterial wipe more than once can spread germs, according to a new study. Some tested antimicrobial-containing wipes, which are gaining popularity in hospitals ...

Man who Lost Everything Comes to Detroit to Spread Message of Hope

Recovery is Possible! DETROIT, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick Hendry lost his career, home, wife and his sense of self because of bipolar disorder. He spent seven years in and out of the hospital, trying every medication available. He was desperate; he even went so far as t...

Bone drug could help prevent the spread of breast cancer

Maintaining bone density could be a key to decreasing the spread of cancer in women with locally advanced breast cancer, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Bones are common sites for the spread, or metastasis, of breast cancer. Scientists here found ...
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