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Liverpool to strengthen health research in Africa

Researchers at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool will work with universities across Africa as part of a 30 million initiative to strengthen research into science and health on the continent. The Wellcome Trust initiative will see the formation of s...

Euro RSCG Life Acquires Medicom Group to Further Strengthen Its Global and European Medical Education Offering

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Life, the world's largest fully integrated global health marketing and communications group, today announced the acquisition of Medicom Group, a UK-based medical communication agency. Medicom Group, headquartered in West London, UK, has twice been name...

YoCream Announces the First Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt With Beneficial Probiotics Clinically Proven to Strengthen the Digestive System.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YoCream International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: YOCM.PK) is pleased to announce new YoCream High Culture(TM) Frozen Yogurt with L. acidophilus NCFM (trade name HOWARU(R) Dophilus) premium probiotics: the first soft serve frozen yogurt with beneficia...

Medical Safety Net in Florida to Strengthen with Recent Grants

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida has approved grants to be awarded this summer to nine nonprofit Florida organizations dedicated to expanding the health care safety net for people who may otherwise go without care or rely on costly emergency...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces In-Licensing of Key Patents to Further Strengthen its Intellectual Property Estate for Contrave(R)

SAN DIEGO, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, today announced the licensing of certain intellectual property (IP) from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that expands the Company's IP position unde...

Grants Strengthen the Health Care Safety Net

Regence Foundation awards $380,000 for local clinics and health technology projects PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced today eight grants geared toward building healthier communities and improving health care technology in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washingt...

Veterans' Affairs Employee Union Urges Congress to Strengthen Collective Bargaining Rights at VA Hospitals

AFGE Applauds Senator Rockefeller and Representative Filner for Introducing Key Legislation WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today applauded the efforts of Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), member of the Senate Committee on V...

UCSF and Muhimbili University Launch Initiative to Strengthen Tanzanian Health Workforce

UCSF has received a $7.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to partner with a Tanzanian health sciences university to help address Africa's urgent need for healthcare workers. (PRWEB) January 6, 2009 -- The University of California, San Francisco...

Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones

Could join calcium and vitamin D in fight against osteoporosis, study finds FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of protein and cereal grains causes excess acid production in the body, experts say, which could increase calcium excretion and result in weakened bones. Howe...

New Drug May Strengthen Women's Bones

In study, denosumab outperformed a standard ,,osteoporosis therapy MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The drug denosumab can boost bone mass in postmenopausal women, according to a study that followed almost 1,200 women, average age 64, with low bone mass for more than one year. De...

ADA Asks Congress to Strengthen Medicaid Oral Health Programs

Reimbursement rates, administrative barriers and dental community involvement cited WASHINGTON, Sept.23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) called on Congress and other stakeholders to work together to get more dentists to participate in Medicaid and help the pro...

Cardinal Health Expands Leader(R) Offering To Help Independent Pharmacies Strengthen Patient Relationships, Solidify Role As Local Health Care Experts

At 19th annual Retail Business Conference, company launches exclusive brand of home health care products, front-of-store management tool, outbound calling and prescription counting technology ORLANDO, Fla., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As consumerism, the aging patient popul...

Partnership Seeks to Strengthen Ethiopian Public Health System

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $50 million cooperative agreement to U.S.-based Pathfinder International to fund a five-year program that will make sustainable improvements to key family health services and plan...

NIH grant to strengthen IU and Purdue program to educate physician-scientists

INDIANAPOLIS An Indiana University School of Medicine program that partners with Purdue University to train the next generation of physician-scientists has been given national recognition with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health. IU's M.D./Ph.D. program, in which student...

Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) to Challenge State's Leaders to Strengthen Breast Cancer Services

Komen Massachusetts to Spotlight Gaps in Breast Cancer Research Funding, Care and Survival at Event Convening Legislators, Survivors and Activists BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 11, breast cancer survivors, activists, health care professionals and elected officials will participate...

‘15by2015’ - A Campaign to Strengthen Primary Healthcare Around the World

LONDON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanzania, 2007. A male patient is admitted to a hospital with pneumonia and possibly HIV. Due to staffing problems and improper handling, the patient is not seen for a week. Upon finally being seen, he is found to be HIV negative. Because he does not have HIV h...

Google, Yahoo 'Personal Trainers' Strengthen Digital Delts, Partner With Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group Teams in Tech Circuit Training

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand teams at a leading New York healthcare communications group are taking their digital skills to the next level at a day-long Tech Fit fair on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group (SSHCG) headquarters in lower Man...

Foundations to Strengthen State Health Care Reform Advocacy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and David and Lucile Packard Foundation announce new projects supporting state reforms to cover uninsured children and families WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation...

Study: Brain connections strengthen during waking hours, weaken during sleep

MADISON Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any moreand several hours of sleep will refresh it. Now new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health clarifies this phenomenon, supporting the i...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, State Lawmakers, Breast Cancer Survivors, Celebrities and Activists Call on Legislature to Strengthen Breast Cancer Screening Program for Underserved Women

Komen California Affiliates Join Nationwide Campaign to Close the Gaps that Make Breast Cancer Deadlier for Low-Income Women and Women of Color SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, hundreds of breast cancer advocates and survivors from the seven California Affiliates of Susan G. K...

Engaging 2008 Debate, Key Long Term Care Advocacy Groups Offer New Plan to Strengthen Nation's Long Term and Post-Acute Care Delivery System

Private Sector Investment, Patient-Centered Reform Cornerstone of Effort to Create Greater Access to Elder Care WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading long term care organizations gathered today at the National Press Club to warn consumers and policymakers abou...

California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Convene Celebrities, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists to Challenge Elected Officials to Strengthen Breast Cancer Services

California to Join Nationwide Campaign Challenging U.S. to Close the Gaps in Breast Cancer Care, Survival SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 17 and 18, hundreds of activists from seven California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a series...

Roche Engages in Four Additional AIDS Technology Transfers to Strengthen Local Manufacturing in World's Poorest Countries

- Free-of-charge expertise for factories in Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe - NUTLEY, N.J., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that it has entered into four new technology transfers with local manufacturing companies in African and Asian nations w...

DOJ Report on Mental Health Records Shows Critical Need to Strengthen Brady System

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement about the announcement yesterday by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey that the states have doubled the number of disqualifying mental health rec...

Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nation's Preparedness for Disasters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business Roundtable and the American Red Cross announced a new collaboration through the Roundtable's Partnership for Disaster Response. The Partnership is an initiative to galvanize the business community to contribute its vast resources -- beyo...

Philadelphia Flyers to Use VivoChampionTrainer(TM) System to Condition and Strengthen Players

VOORHEES, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VivoMetrics(R) Inc. and the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League today announced that the Flyers have incorporated the VivoChampionTrainer System into the team's training regimen for the 2007-2008 season. The team highlighted its use of the...

QUANTEL Intends to Strengthen its Dermatology/ Aesthetics Division With the Acquisition of WaveLight Aesthetic GmbH

LES ULIS, France, September 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - QUANTEL has Entered Into the Final Phase of the Negotiations in View of Acquiring the Company WaveLight Aesthetic GmbH A strong complementarity This company, a subsidiary of the German company WaveLight AG, is specialized in Dermatol...

Calcium Rich Food Strengthen Bones Better Than Pills

Latest research suggests that food items rich in calcium strengthen bones better than do supplements taken in the form of pills. Calcium is essential for the prevention of osteoporosis, especially in women after menopause. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes progressive reduction of the ...

New York Governor to Introduce Bill to Strengthen Abortion Rights

The debate on abortion is polarizing the US. Striking a blow for the pro-choice sections, New York Eliot Spitzer has said that he would introduce// a bill that would strengthen abortion rights. Only last week a conservative-dominated Supreme Court upheld 5-4 the federal Partial-Birth Abortion B...

U.N. Officials Call on Countries To Strengthen HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts

Governments and health workers should focus their efforts on strengthening HIV/AIDS prevention efforts because increased access to antiretroviral drugs// will not overcome the pandemic, Kevin De Cock, director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department, and Michel Sidibe, deputy directo...

Internet Helps Strengthen Social Ties

A new survey has revealed that the Internet and e-mail contribute towards strengthening and expanding social ties among the people. This has been revealed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. //It had earlier been said that social relations get affected as a result of the Internet. ...

Soft Drinks Can Strengthen Memory Power

The memory of a person can be improved through the consumption of fizzy soft drinks, according to a new research study. The neuroscientists belonging to the Glasgow Caledonian University have revealed that drinking the equivalent //of two cans of soft drink can boost memory retention by a fifth and...

New Compound Could Strengthen The Effect Of Chemotherapy

Researchers say their discovery of a new compound known as SP-4-84 could improve chemotherapy when use in conjunction with // chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and camptothecin . Study results showed over 48 hours, small amounts of SP-4-84 made camptothecin 75-times more effective. The compou...

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

Creatine supplements are often used by body builders, and there's some evidence they help increase muscle mass. Could these supplements help maintain muscle in older people? One new study indicates the answer is yes. //Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan studied 33 men aged 60 to 84 who h...

DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

...tic therapy, handwriting readiness classes, and groups focused on swallowing and eating disorders. These recurring 8-week classes are designed to help strengthen and reinforce skills gained during individual therapy sessions, while providing coping skills children need to manage larger, more demanding settings,...

Cleveland Joins Navvis & Company

...and physician groups on the development of innovative, market-linked strategies to build future ready health systems, cultivate tomorrow's leaders and strengthen strategic performance. Learn more at www.navvisandcompany.com . Media Contact Anne Theis Telephone: 757.640.8515 ### Read the full st...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...nd quality as well as our diversified service offerings have enabled AMN Healthcare to maintain our leading market position, improve gross margins and strengthen our balance sheet through the prolonged economic downturn," said Susan R. Nowakowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. "We con...

Internists tackle key health reform issues

...n option. For a public plan and the health insurance connector to operate effectively and fairly, the health care delivery system must be reformed to strengthen primary care and a new provider payment model should incentivize care coordination, reward positive health outcomes, and promote use of best practices...

Richard Slack joins Navvis & Company

...and physician groups on the development of innovative, market-linked strategies to build future ready health systems, cultivate tomorrow's leaders and strengthen strategic performance. Learn more at www.navvisandcompany.com . Media Contact Anne Theis Telephone: 757.640.8515 ### Read the full story...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

... The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) whose mission is to strengthen national security by reducing the risks posed by biological attacks, epidemics, and other destabilizing events, and to improve the nation's resilience...
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