Inherited form of hearing loss stems from gene mutation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Pat Phalin learned she had hearing loss at 30, when she volunteered to give hearing tests at her local school. The pupils heard sounds she could not hear.
Her husband Larry, a genealogy enthusiast, saw a pattern in his wife's family history. Her mother, grandfather and great-...
FaxBack Enables Fax Machine Integration With Document Management Systems
FaxBack's Fax Machine Integration Server Enables Enterprises to Capture and Automate Faxes to Enhance Productivity and Facilitate Regulatory Compliance
Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) February 2, 2009 -- FaxBack® , the high-density VoIP fax leader for Enterprise, SMB and Carri...
GRAS Proudly Announces Photometrica Version 2.0. Hailed as a Brilliant Solution for More Productive Astronomical Research by Those Engaged in Photometry Using the Global-Rent-a-scope Telescope Systems
GRAS announces two new important features. A brand new version of Photometrica; version 2.0, a web-based photometric analysis program that provides on-the-fly photometric analysis and report generation. The second item, is a special free offer to invite anyone to try out deep space imaging for t...
Sugary News for Diabetics – Cure Stems from Stem Cell Therap
Chicago – Type 1 diabetic patients could be bailed out with stem cell therapy, according to a recent finding.//
Stem cell therapy proved helpful for patients suffering Type-1 diabetes, in that they could give up the insulin treatment for months and in one particular case a patient went treat...
Cancer Stems From Stem Cells?
Cancer has acquired a new twist in its sordid journey. Tracing its beginnings, researchers have stumbled upon “Stem Cells” and their involvement in the development of cancer. // It will not be an exaggeration to say that stem cells may hold clues for lasting remedy of the diseased tissues.
Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems
Findings from a recent study has shown that an adhesive patch that resembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the skin does the job about as well as conventional intravenous devices. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or c...
Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan
...ed reason for not outsourcing enterprise applications or infrastructure is the need for long-term contracts and the fear of commitment. This generally stems
from a number of factors including negative coverage pertaining to loss of jobs, quality of work and the fear of ceding control, together with concern...
Kefir, a Probiotic-Rich Drink, May Benefit Specific Groups of Children
...argest selection of Kefir in the world. Based on whole milk, low-fat or non-fat pasteurized milk, Lifeway Kefir has a unique effervescent quality that stems
from the exclusive blend of kefir grains, which contains ten live and active "friendly" microorganisms compared to two or three in yogurt. www.lifew...
Muscle Density Linked to Disability
...designed to increase muscle density in the elderly could help reduce rates of disability and hospitalization, new research suggests.
The contention stems
from a study of 3,011 healthy U.S. residents, aged 70 to 80. During about a five-year span, more than 55 percent of them were hospitalized at least on...
Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread?
...ent the concept as a way to help patients recover from major orthopedic injuries, such as ruptured ligaments and tendons.
"Using sutures that carry stems
cells to the injury site would not change the way surgeons repair the injury," student team leader Matt Rubashkin, who will be a senior in the fall, s...
Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure
...veloping ischemic heart disease.
The committee's conclusion that there may be a relationship between Parkinson's disease and Agent Orange exposure stems
from its review of 16 studies that looked at herbicide exposures among people with Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's-like symptoms. The finding was ...
President's Council Projects Growth For Physical Therapy Profession
...s says that health care "dominates" the list of industries that are projected to add the most jobs during 2008-2016. The increased demand in this area stems
largely from an aging population that will require care at home, in nursing care facilities, and in inpatient and outpatient settings. Occupations tha...
Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans
...ef executive officer of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, a nonprofit New Jersey organization. "Almost all the available genetic information stems
from populations of western European origin."
The actual genotyping was done at the Coriell Institute, Christman said.
The institute has been bu...
A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians
...ence, coupled with the feeling of euphoria these drugs can produce, leads to abuse.
According to Dr. Lanier, the recent growing interest in opioids stems
from five sources: advances in the design of these drugs; expansion and innovation in methods of drug delivery; increased public awareness of pain man...
Jillian Michaels, 'America's Toughest Trainer,' Announces New Line of Weight-Loss Supplements
...ite and daily e-mail newsletter, and many more radio listeners. As a motivator and role model, Jillian has a unique connection with her audience that stems
from her own personal journey toward wellness. Before she was a huge TV success, Jillian struggled with her own weight. She was determined to reach ...
Thomas McKeever to Spearhead Jackson & Coker's National Accounts Division
...in maintaining loyal clients in a highly competitive market strongly influenced by the current economic downturn."
Mr. McKeever's experience stems
from years of industry knowledge in physician job [physician recruitment while specifically working within, and understanding, the unique needs of mul...
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grant Recipient and Health Activist Rosa Soto Featured in Food, Inc. Documentary Film
... 33, to talk about the relationship between the food industry and public health, they came to the right place.
Soto's passion for health activism stems
from both professional and personal experience. She is regional director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy in Los Angeles, and worke...
CMPMedica Announces the Health Empowerment Initiative
...tion information has become ubiquitous, in fact, it's not as effective as it could be. We offer a new science-based approach to patient education that stems
from the same rigor we apply to educating physicians. CMPMedica understands how to identify specific learning gaps, how to close those gaps, and how t...
Key protein may explain the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits of dietary restriction
...the endoplasmic reticulum, the part of the cell involved in processing and the proper folding of proteins. This finding supports the theory that aging stems
from the effects of misfolded proteins and opens up a rich area of investigation to examine the mechanisms by which stress in the endoplasmic reticulu...
IQAir HealthPro Plus Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Award
...air solutions for a wide range of applications, including residential, offices, schools, hospitals and other critical environments. IQAir's innovation stems
from its own research, development and manufacturing conducted completely in-house. This approach has led to products and solutions which set new stan...
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
...e likely to be suffering from the early stages of age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss, a new study suggests.
The finding stems
from a look at the association between cognitive function decline and the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among approximately 2,000 Au...
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
...here was no difference among different diuretics in preventing heart attack or sudden cardiac death.
"We presume the lack of significance with ARBs stems
from the fact that this is the newest class of drugs, and therefore fewer trials involving fewer patients having fewer coronary heart disease events ...
Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky
...ch acid moves up into the esophagus and causes irritation. It might require a doctor's intervention, though, to rule out that what a person is feeling stems
from heartburn and not heart problems, which can have similar symptoms.
So what's a person to do?
Pay attention to the pattern of heartburn. ...
Personalized Medicine Makes Significant Headway Following the Rapid Evolution of U.S. Molecular Diagnostics Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
...oval is based on a host of factors, and importantly, is an approval of the high levels of clinical relevance of the test, and low levels of risk which stems
from the significant clinical studies carried out by the company for validating the diagnostic assay."
Besides adjusting to the ever-changing reg...
Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, Stanford researcher says
...e and strength. Mignot and others showed in the late 1990s that the disease stems
from a lack of hypocretin, a hormone that promotes wakefulness; they later ...cause T cells are involved, Mignot believes the mechanism behind narcolepsy stems
from the immune system. "Our discovery clearly shows narcolepsy is an autoi...
Millions of Youth Around the World Volunteer to Improve Communities
...f registered projects at this time last year.
"The rising momentum of the youth service movement is a shining example of the positive change that stems
from young people contributing to their communities," said Steve Culbertson, president and CEO of Youth Service America. "Global Youth Service Day is...
Three Medical Centers Awarded Funds to Study Generation of Cardiac Muscle Cells
...t disease, including heart attacks, congenital heart disease and heart failure.
Some of the research will focus on developing methods to identify stems
cells from the heart or other organs, such as bone marrow, to give back to the patient in a way that will sustain long-lasting recovery of cardiac fun...
Laser Spine Institute Helps Professionals Take Back Their Lives from Debilitating Back Pain
...nal open back and neck surgeries. The orthopedic surgeons at LSI can correct painful ailments with endoscopic outpatient procedures. Chronic pain that stems
from pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, bone spurs, sca...
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 recogniz...
Genetic Finding May Lead to Male Contraceptive
... Prospect stems
from discovery of mutation affecting infertility,,,,
THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations that cause infertility in men co...
Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism
...regulation of the locus coeruleus, a bundle of neurons in the brain stem that processes sensory signals from all areas of the body.
The new theory stems
from decades of anecdotal observations that some autistic children seem to improve when they have a fever, only to regress when the fever ebbs. A 2007...
Blood protein may hold key to stopping tumor growth in cancer patients
...could clear the way for a new drug that inhibits tumor growth in cancer patients and could potentially help in the healing of wounds.
The discovery stems
from a study, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in which researchers looked...
New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring 'My Brain Is Not Retired'
...etired" and "My mind is in your hands" in a bid to broaden the use of dementia-fighting brain fitness tools in senior living communities. The campaign stems
from the success of Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM), the #1-selling senior-focused brain training system that has been adopted by nearly 250 senior care pro...
When it comes to intelligence, size matters
...urnal Intelligence is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind with a representative sample of healthy children and adolescents.
This study stems
from the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development, for which the MNI was the data coordinating centre. The database contains MRI scans and other dat...
Gleevec Prevents Return of Intestinal Cancer, Study Confirms
...formation in the study, about 85 percent of these tumors have a protein that allows them to be inhibited by Gleevec, known as imatinib.
The finding stems
from a phase 3 trial for the drug, which was approved last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people who've had surgery to remove...
Eye Care Checkups Tied to Insurance Status
...rage, or no health care coverage, are less likely to get regular eye care, even if they have vision problems, according to a new study.
The finding stems
from a review of data on almost 290,000 adults who took part in the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 through 2005.
Respondents who said ...
New Editor, New Vision for ACS Surgery
...Ashley's stewardship will enhance the already remarkable success of ACS Surgery. The work draws its strength from its rich history, but its vitality stems
from the fresh vision that Dr. Ashley brings to the enterprise. Since its first incarnation as Scientific American Surgery, thi...
ACP Medicine Names New Editor, Looks Toward Future of Medicine
... Nabel's stewardship will enhance the already remarkable success of ACP Medicine. The work draws its strength from its rich history, but its vitality stems
from the fresh vision that Dr. Nabel brings to the enterprise. Since its first incarnation as Scientific American Medicine, this work has been the be...
'Seeing' Stem Cells Helps in Fight Against Peripheral Arterial Disease
... the body and make more blood vessels or new blood vessels," he noted. "Using an animal model, we found that our research opens the door to delivering stems
cells exactly where they are needed, allowing them to 'recruit' new blood vessels," added Wacker.
Bone marrow stem cells, which have the ability...
SXC Health Solutions Awarded The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute's 2009 Innovation Award
...partnership improves the quality of the state's drug benefit program and helps to curb costs."
The State of Arkansas' interest in Integrail services stems
from the Healthy Arkansas Initiative that focused on improving the health of Arkansas residents. The program's goal is to turn around a state that per...