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World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Two Australian biotechnology companies have started inoculating adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine trials, with the hope of producing an effective shot again...

Most common brain cancer may start in neural stem cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan scientists have found that a deficiency in a key tumor suppressor gene in the brain leads to the most common type of adult brain cancer. The study, conducted in mice that mimic human cancer, points the way to more effective future treatments and a way to sc...

Pitching Prowess May Start With the Pelvis

Tests involving pro players show that stability equates to success,, FRIDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Good pelvic control can give pitchers the extra edge they need to rule the mound, say U.S. researchers. They studied the pelvic control of 24 pitchers, ages 18 to 26, in the Pitts...

Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that family togetherness can be a tool to prevent teens from engaging in risky sexual behavior and provides surprising insight into the role played by father...

Health-care reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors

Healthcare Reform should start with "evidence-based reimbursement", structuring physician payment incentives around existing empirical evidence of clinical benefit, which would improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare, says a commentary written by two cardiologists and published in Circu...

U.S. Urged to Start 'Fixing the Problem' of Food Safety

Creation of a separate federal agency is needed, new report says,,,, WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new report calls for a radical overhaul of the U.S. food safety system, including the creation of a separate food safety administration with its own food safety czar. "We w...

Rubbo Art of Energy Announces the Release of Their Free eBook Extraordinary Breath, to Celebrate the Start of Healthcare Reform

Health experts Donald and Cheryl Lynne Rubbo offer an effective, timely solution to the negative impact the global economic meltdown is having on the health and the decision-making processes of millions of people worldwide. The Extraordinary Breath is a time-proven method of preventive care and s...

Singapore Offers Grants to Research Scientists to Start Labs Here

Ten outstanding young scientists receive prestigious research fellowships worth US$1.5 million each Singapore (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- Ten outstanding young scientists have been awarded research grants from the National Research Foundation ( www.nrf.gov.sg ) to help the...

First Coast Service Options Announces Start up of New Medicare Contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- First Coast Service Options (FCSO), one of the nation's largest fee-for-service Medicare administrators, announced today that it is prepared to implement the first two phases of the new Medicare administrative contract the company was awarded by the ...

Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009

Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges SUNDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Most fitness advice is aimed at a general audience. But if you're an older adult, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has some tips for seniors to get started and keep the...

Tom's of Maine Invites Everyone to Start the New Year by Helping Families in Need

KENNEBUNK, Maine, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The new year brings a challenging economy but Tom's of Maine is keeping its steadfast commitment to community programs. This month, the company launches Dental Health for All, an initiative that brings everyday Americans and local communities together with...

Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk

A little more sleep means sharper young drivers, study suggests MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Letting teens sleep a little more by starting the school day a bit later may lower their odds for car crash injury or death, a new study finds. The researchers found a 16.5 percent dr...

Later school start times may improve sleep in adolescents and decrease risk of auto accidents

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that after a one-hour delay of school start times, teens increased their average nightly hours of sleep and decreased their "catch-up sleep" on the weekends, and they were involved in fewer auto accide...

Corporate Modelling Partners Start Selling BPM in Cloud Service

Xena Health and Solutions Medical Billing Team Up To Offer a Unique Medical Claims Service "Claims in a Cloud" as a SaaS Application. Glasgow and London (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Making medical insurance claims is now far simpler thanks to the launch of th...

Problems with Drinking - College Drinking Games can be the Start of Lifelong Addiction Reveals Linwood Group

Research by Linwood Group into problems with drinking experienced by UK students shows that there is a link between student binge drinking games and lifelong alcohol addiction. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Linwood Group research reveals that for students playing ...

Research-based program found to enhance impact of Head Start on school readiness

Head Start, the federal program that provides comprehensive services to low-income children and their families, has had a positive effect on some aspects of school readiness, but not others. A new study shows that a program designed to make it easier to integrate research into the classroom by gi...

DuPage's Only Provider of Head Start Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity in Minorities

Lifelink introduces Color Me Healthy(TM)/Salud Primero to teach ABCs of nutrition curriculum BENSENVILLE, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelink today announced that it has launched an expansive campaign to bring a comprehensive diet and nutrition curriculum to all of i...

Smart Minds Start With Healthy Mouths

Parents Dental Tips for Back-to-School ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school time is a great time for parents to take a refresher course in their child's oral health care. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, stude...

Study confirms colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50

Bethesda, MD (Sept. 1, 2008) Colorectal adenomas, the precursor polyps in virtually all colorectal cancers, occur infrequently in younger adults, but the rate sharply increases after age 50. Additionally, African Americans have a higher rate of proximal, or right-sided, polyps, and may have a wor...

Frozen Egg Bank Launches New Donor Web Site that Helps Prospective Parents Start a Family

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Frozen Egg Bank, one of only three repositories of frozen human eggs from donors, announced the launch of their new Web site, http://www.eggfreezing.com . The Web site provides a registry of young, healthy donors whose frozen eggs can help start ...

NHSA: Head Start Community Mourns Passing of Pioneer Dr. Julius Richmond

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The death of Dr. Julius Richmond, one of the founding fathers of Head Start, marks a sad day for all Americans who care about childhood education, health and family issues, according to the National Head Start Association (NHSA), the organization ...

Regence Video Cards Help Start Important Health Conversations With Friends, Family

Online videos turn awkward conversations into lighthearted encouragement PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes the simplest of conversations with loved ones -- especially when it comes to health care -- are the most difficult. Regence is making those types of communications easie...

Physicians at Northwestern Memorial Offer Sun Safety Tips Just in Time for the Start of Summer

As temperatures escalate, so should awareness of how to play safely in the summer sun CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With warmer weather, extended daylight hours, and a host of outdoor activities to enjoy everyday, the summer season beckons all comers to take advantage of more t...

Head Start Leaders Have High Hopes for New President and Congress, But Budget 'Double Whammy' Expected to Force Cuts of Up to 14,000 Child Slots Nationwide

Despite Outstanding Track Record of Program, Head Start Officials Bracing for Worst Under Fiscal Year 2008 Budget; Advocates Look Forward to Working With New President, Congress to Address Long-Term $1 Billion Budget Crisis. WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faced with an effect...

Delaying school start time by one hour positively affects adolescents' cognitive performance

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Delaying an adolescents school start time by one hour has a positive effect on his or her cognitive performance, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Thursday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). T...

Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, new strains of virus that produce seasonal flu epidemics start in East Asia and Southeast Asia and then spread around rest of the world, researchers report. ...

Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that senior citizens in Baltimore seem to avoid visiting the emergency room around the beginning of each month, possibly because they want to stay home and...

National Federation of Independent Business Launches Aggressive Campaign to Drive Healthcare Reform: Solutions Start Here

Small business demands solutions from presidential candidates, Congress WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business association, announced today the launch of Solutions Start Here, an aggressive...

Who is Your RD? To Mark First Registered Dietitian Day, American Dietetic Association Urges Everyone to Start Having an Annual 'Nutrition Checkup'

CHICAGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You know who your doctor is. But who is your registered dietitian? "In the same way that you have a physician whom you see regularly to manage your medical needs, everyone should also see an RD routinely for help in managing your nutritional nee...

MINRAD International, Inc. Announces the Start of the MINRAD International Distributor Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MINRAD International, Inc. (Amex: BUF ) announced the start of the MINRAD International Distributor Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will continue through March 2, 2008 and will include two days of presentations and panel disc...

AAPD Announces Partnership With Head Start to Address Childhood Epidemic

Partnership will work to provide oral care for one million children WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, today announced a partnership with the Office of Head Start (OHS) to help combat childr...

PC Trustees Vote to Start New Pharmacy School in S.C.

CLINTON, S.C., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Presbyterian College's board of trustees approved a proposal today to create a new pharmacy school in Upstate South Carolina. The pharmacy program will serve a total of 300 students and, pending accreditation, is expected to open in the fal...

Healthy Start of Southwest Florida Receives Grant From March of Dimes to Assess Needs of Pregnant Women and Babies

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The needs of pregnant women, babies and toddlers up to age three have changed over the last five years. Healthy Start of Southwest Florida has received a $6,000 grant from the March of Dimes to conduct focus groups to determine how we can be...

Sosei Announces Start of AD 923 Phase III Studies in Europe

TOKYO, Japan, February 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), a biopharmaceutical company, today announces that it has commenced Phase III studies for its fentanyl sublingual spray (AD 923), an opioid analgesic for the treatment of cancer break...

Parsons Announces Start of Wi-Fi Service on Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Ferry Run

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons, in conjunction with Washington State Ferries (WSF), is pleased to announce that on January 17, 2008, Wi-Fi service commenced on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. Aside from providing a valuable service to the ferry commuters who use thi...

Huntington's disease problem start early

The damaging effects of the mutated protein involved in Huntingtons disease take place earlier in cell life than previously believed, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears in the current edition of the journal Neuron. This research provides evidenc...

Sosei Announces Approval to Start AD 923 Phase III Studies in Europe

TOKYO, November 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), a biopharmaceutical company, today announces that it has received approval from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the Phase III clinical trial programme ...

Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Traveling or just under stress, holiday period is perfect time to lighten your load SATURDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A 10-step plan to help you reduce body stress and prevent back pain, especially during the demanding holiday season, is outlined by the U.S. National Athletic Train...

Sosei and Vectura Announce Start of Phase II Studies of QVA149 for the Treatment of COPD

TOKYO, Japan and CHIPPENHAM, England, November 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) and Vectura Group plc ("Vectura"; LSE: VEC) announce the start, by Novartis, of a Phase II safety study of QVA149 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulm...

UCLA Research Shows Dramatic Savings for Medicaid When Head Start Parents Learn to Care for Kids' Illnesses

Health Literacy Training Reduced ER and Clinic Visits and Boosted Parents' Confidence LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- New research proves that a "dose" of hands-on health care training can transform parents' abilities to care for common childhood ailments at ho...
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