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Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patien...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

(PHILADELPHIA) A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically dev...

High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife even levels considered only borderline elevated significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in F...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife - even levels considered only borderline elevated - significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente...

Journal of Clinical Oncology Publishes TREANDA Study Demonstrating Significant Improvement in Overall Response and Progression-Free Survival in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

FRAZER, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) today announced that the Journal of Clinical Oncology has published data from a pivotal phase 3 study demonstrating that TREANDA(R) (bendamustine HCl) for Injection improved clinical outcomes when compared to chl...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Vet...

New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that pharmacogenomics -- the field of scientific research focused on learning how genetic profiles predict the body's response to medicines - has the potential to lead to h...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), San Francisco, CA, the initiation of a Phase III clinical study of BIBW 2992 as first-line treatment...

New national study finds increase in P.E. class-related injuries

Physical education (PE) in schools is one of the main tools used to increase physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity, and PE-related injuries are on the rise. Although increasing physical activity may reduce obesity, it may also increase the risk of injury. While recognizing that PE cla...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

Westchester, Ill. - A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that children have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) if they have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with the sleep disorder. Results indicate that after accounting for socioeco...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Family service agencies are missing huge opportunities to help children by focusing only on mothers and ignoring fathers, according to a groundbreaking study by some of the nation's top family and child development researchers. The scie...

Thousands of Nebraskans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 700,100 residents in Nebraska could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 releas...

Thousands of New Mexicans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 428,000 residents in New Mexico could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 release...

Millions of Pennsylvanians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, JULY 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 4.1 million residents in Pennsylvania could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of ...

Millions of Virginians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 2.7 million residents in Virginia could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 re...

Thousands of Montanans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 256,700 residents in Montana could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 relea...

Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 30, 2009 Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The retrospective population-b...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

Improving Morale, Utilizing Innovative Staffing Approaches among Keys to Success PRINCETON, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experienced nurses provide quick and accurate assessments of patient health and well-being, mentor less experienced staff, maintain institutiona...

Thousands of Maine Residents Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 523,400 residents in Maine could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

Same Day Procedure May Transform Treatment Approach to Retinoblastoma BOCA RATON, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expanded results of a study conducted on children with eye cancer (retinoblastoma) shows that chemotherapy delivered through endovascular (through the ...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial testing a drug treatment for pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease nearly one year early due to safety concerns. In an interim review of safety data from 33 p...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Thomson Reuters found that patients with bipolar disorder were at greater risk for a wide range of medical conditions than a control group of patients with no mental health diagnoses. The study analyzed de-identi...

Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drug treatment of swine flu may be wasted on the elderly and should be reserved for young people, suggest researchers who created a model of the effect of antiviral treatmen...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's emergency departments are places to receive treatment for injuries, but for thousands of nurses, emergency departments are the sources of injury. A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) finds that more than...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

VANCOUVER, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI ; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") today announced encouraging interim data from an ongoing Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the punctal plug delivery system. These studies are part of a development program that i...

ACC Responds to Study Published in Pediatrics About Phthalate and IV Tubing

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today responded to the article in Pediatrics: H. von Rettberg, T. Hannman, U. Subotic, J. Brade, T. Schaible, K. L. Waag, S. Loff, Use of Di(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate-Containing Infusion Sys...

Human cells secrete cancer-killing protein, UK study finds

Human cells are able to secrete a cancer-killing protein, scientists at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center have found. Researchers led by Vivek Rangnekar, UK professor of radiation medicine, have determined that the tumor-suppressor protein Par-4, initially thought to be active o...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

PHILADELPHIA The accepted dogma has been that bone-forming cells, derived from the body's connective tissue, are the only cells able to form the skeleton. However, new research shows that specialized cells in the blood share a common origin with white blood cells derived from the bone marrow and t...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

CLEVELAND July 23, 2009 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine if painful bladder syndrome may be caused by abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system rather than in the bladder itself. Princ...

Major Study of Malpractice Insurance Finds No Basis to Limit Liability of Unsafe Health Care Providers

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study released today by Americans for Insurance Reform finds that premiums and claims for doctors both have dropped significantly in recent years while the medical malpractice insurance industry is enjoying remarkable profits ...

UC Davis study highlights work-life issues of female surgeons

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Even with the demands of surgical careers, most surgeons would still choose their profession again. Women surgeons, however, are far more likely to postpone having children or to not have children at all and would prefer more flexibility in their work schedules, a national su...

First national study to examine rock climbing-related injuries

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) In the past decade the popularity of rock climbing has dramatically increased. It has been estimated that rock climbing is now enjoyed by more than 9 million people in the U.S. each year. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Inst...

New Study Finds Yet Another Link to Cancer, Synthetic Hormones

Dr. Randolph says evidence against synthetic hormones is overwhelming, urges alternatives Jacksonville, FL (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- A recent study has found that post-menopausal women who underwent synthetic hormone replacement therapy had a sharply increased risk of ov...

RI Hospital first in country to enroll patient in new study for recurrent chest wall breast cancer

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island Hospital is one of only four sites across the country to participate in a new clinical trial called the DIGNITY Study. The study will investigate the effectiveness of a chemotherapeutic agent, ThermoDox, used in conjunction with mild hyperthermia (a form of heat therapy)...

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc . today announced that US Oncology Research will participate in the BiPar Sciences' Phase III, Multi-center, Open-Label, Randomized Trial of Gemcitabine/Carboplatin (G/C), with or without BSI-201, in p...

New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a historic HIV study demonstrate that it is possible to recruit large numbers of women, African Americans and Latinos into U.S.-based HIV-1 treatment studies. The study, known as GRACE, is the largest study to date in treatment-experi...

PLC Medical Systems Announces Publication of Care Study Update

FRANKLIN, Mass., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative cardiac and vascular medical device-based technologies, today announced that a follow-up study of the landmark Cardiac Angiography in Renally Impaired Patients...

American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- American hygiene habits are going downhill and kitchen surfaces continue to harbor illness-causing bacteria that can threaten families, according to a new international study released today from the Hygiene Council, sponsored by LYSOL((R)) brand ...

Mayo Clinic study continues to refine most effective methods to predict Alzheimer's disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that the clinical criteria for mild cognitive impairment is better at predicting who will develop Alzheimer's disease than a single memory test. This is one more piece of information to aid in the identification and early treatment of individ...

Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimer's Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that the clinical criteria for mild cognitive impairment is better at predicting who will develop Alzheimer's disease than a single memory test. This is one more piece of information to aid in the identificati...
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