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Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Young adults may have grown up in an era of information overload, but they have alarmingly little awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the need to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sometimes fatal "superbug" is popping up in hospitals, other health care settings and even communities where healthy people live. It's called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA "mer'-sa"). Health experts urge common-sense steps b...

Is Financial Infidelity a Threat to Your Marriage? Psychiatrist Says It Can Be More Devastating Than an Affair

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheating with money occurs in 1 out of 3 marriages. Some couples say it is even more devastating than sexual infidelity. In addition to the loss of trust, one spouse has spent what the couple had worked together to save for the future. Financial infidelity ...

Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say

Public health officials call on their own to tackle issue WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- The warming of planet Earth is "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century," a varied group of experts warned Wednesday. Their report is one of the latest to expound on the deep...

Parents: Bottled Water Trend Poses Threat to Dental Health

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five billion gallons of bottled water were consumed in 2000, an increase of more than 200 percent from a decade earlier. Whether consumers drink more bottled water because it is an alternative to soda, or because it is convenient to do so is unclear, bu...

Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions

Eyecare Professionals Advise Diabetics on How to Minimize That Risk PINELLAS PARK, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization reports that 366 million cases of diabetes are projected by 2030, raising concerns among eyecare professionals globally because of the risk posed to h...

SonicWALL Delivers Flexible High-Performance Threat Management for ZirMed

Healthcare Revenue Management Service Provider Chooses SonicWALL to Satisfy Business Need for Flexible UTM Configuration SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL ), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that ZirMed, Inc....

Dog bites a particular threat to young children, especially as temperatures rise

Alexandria, VA Young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, according to new research published in the March 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . In an ev...

Bishops' Pro-Life Official 'Gravely Concerned' Over Threat to HHS Conscience Protection Regulation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deirdre McQuade, spokesperson on abortion and related issues at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, commented today on reports that the Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal regulation that implements longstanding federal statutes p...

Triple threat to health

Older African American women who have experienced high levels of family violence throughout their lives are more likely to suffer worse physical and mental health than their counterparts, found a Temple researcher in the February issue of the Journal of Women's Health . "In general, there is a...

Tamaris Announces Foot and Leg Ulcers Pose Significant Health Threat

A new research study could redefine treatment for disease Chicago, IL (Vocus) January 27, 2009 -- Americans are living longer, but living longer means our aging population is at greater risk for acquiring disease. For those with high cholesterol, diabetes and high blo...

North Carolina Faith Leaders Call on Sen. Burr to End Filibuster Threat of Legislation to Protect Kids From Tobacco

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse coalition of clergy and lay members from faith organizations throughout North Carolina held a press conference today to call on Senator Richard Burr to end his opposition to legislation that would grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati...

Southern Research Wins $37 Million Black & Veatch Sub-Contract for Biological Threat Reduction Program

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute -- a not-for-profit scientific organization that conducts basic and applied research in the areas of preclinical drug discovery and development, advanced engineering, environmental and energy production -- today anno...

Scientist Warns Industry Not to Ignore Potential Health Threat to Pharmacy Workers

- Recently issued study that found retail pharmacy workers are exposed to airborne pharmaceutical agents needs further review - DREXEL, Mo., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AlburtyLab's President, David Alburty issued a statement today regarding serious concerns about efforts by McKesson/Parata...

Media coverage affects how people perceive threat of disease: study

Hamilton, ON. October 29, 2008 Popular media coverage of infectious diseases greatly influences how people perceive those diseases, making them seem more dangerous, according to a new study from McMaster University. The research, published online in the Public Library of Science: ONE , sugges...

Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart

Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis face twice the risk of a heart attack, and those who do suffer a heart attack tend to have more heart-related complications, new...

World's First Cattle Vaccine to Reduce E. coli O157 Threat Receives Full Licensing Approval in Canada

Econiche(TM) now available to reduce risk of food and water contamination BELLEVILLE, ON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Econiche(TM), the world's first vacc...

Safety Threat to Rochester Still Remains Despite Approval Of Canadian Pacific's Railroad Acquisition Of DM&E

STB green light does not include measures to protect city against becoming a high-speed rail corridor for coal and hazardous material shipments ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's ruling by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) granting Canadian Pacific Railway's acquisiti...

Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Threat of Cerebral Palsy

Compound given to women at risk of preterm birth cuts risk in half, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium sulfate, given to mothers at risk of preterm delivery, cut the rate of cerebral palsy in their babies by nearly half, a new study found. "If deemed to be ...

Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer

Delayed diagnosis, less successful surgery, pair of studies finds FRIDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The standard screening test for prostate cancer may not be accurate for obese men, leaving them more vulnerable to the disease, and surgery is less likely to be effective for them, a ne...

Statement by UHW President Sal Rosselli on SEIU Threat to Sue UHW Leaders

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West: In recent months United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) and its allies inside SEIU have launched a campaign, in the face of constant threats and retaliation, to...

Local Health Officials Recognize Threat of Global Warming

But survey finds many aren't prepared to tackle the problem in coming decades THURSDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- While most public health department officials in the United States take the health threat of global warming seriously, the majority say they aren't prepared to confront ...

Stronger-Than-Ever Generic Threat Forces Big Pharma to Be Creative

NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for prescription generic drugs has evolved into a formidable competitive threat to branded pharmaceuticals. Driven by the large number of blockbuster drugs that have come off patent, including Prozac, Cipro and Rebetol, the market grew at a compoun...

Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of cholesterol-associated gene variants can increase a person's risk for heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death, Massachusetts General Hosp...

Toy Magnets Can be a Very Real Threat

Powerful toy magnets pose almost-fatal attractions when swallowed by kids, new report shows. MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- This is the story of a little boy who swallowed a magnet and wound up in the hospital. Actually, Braden Eberle, 4, of San Jose, Calif., swallowed two tiny ...

Prescription 'Mind Meds' Pose Dangerous Threat to College Students

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- University students in America are turning to amphetamine-based prescription medications in overwhelming numbers to boost their focus, stay up late, and cram for finals. These meds, most often prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...

National Drug Intelligence Center Releases 2008 National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), a component of the Department of Justice and the nation's principal center for strategic drug intelligence, has released the 2008 National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment. This strategic assessment p...

Medicare Cuts Pose Disproportionate Threat to Idaho's Rural Seniors, Local Jobs Base

Analysis of Congressional Budget Office Data Finds Cuts Would Jeopardize Health, Well-Being of Rural Communities WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress begins to consider possible cuts to seniors' Medicare Part A skilled nursing facilities funding, an analysis of Congress...

Wildfire Smoke Can Be a Threat to Eyes

Ophthalmologists warn of potential hazards to eyes from prolonged smoke exposure SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons advise residents of Southern California who hav...

Migrating Tick Populations Pose Year-Round Disease Threat for People and Pets

Climate changes, increasing deer populations spark tick movement; http://www.dogsandticks.com tracks regional prevalence WESTBROOK, Maine, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticks have long posed both a nuisance and a danger to residents and pets in the Northeast, but this fall, new areas...

Report highlights inadequate pandemic planning as a threat to EU security

October 10 2007. A report to be published in an upcoming issue of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Bulletin will call for urgent attention to the politically sensitive issue of border control, and the need for coherent and robust national plans in the face of a catastrophic flu pandemic . The...

Summer Temperatures Linger, Extend Threat of Parasites

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While the fall season has officially begun, the need to protect four-legged friends from parasites lingers with the season's warm weather. Goodnewsforpets.com, the original online home of animal health news, offers pet owners these facts and tips to k...

'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat

Family deaths get Phylicia Rashad talking about peripheral artery disease WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Actress Phylicia Rashad has spent decades tickling America's funny bone and tugging at its heart. But it's Americans' heart health she's working for now, crisscrossing t...

Group B Strep: A Threat to Newborns That Doesn't Have to Be

Antibiotics during delivery protect against potentially deadly infection FRIDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- One in four women carries the bacterium Group B streptococcus, the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns. Yet most women don't know it. That same germ ...

Toxic Mold May Pose Health Threat to Pets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The deaths of two cats from what is believed to be the first documented case of toxic black mold poisoning in pets point to a new health concern for pet owners, according to a veterinarian who co-authors a report in the Sept. 1, 2007, issue of the Jour...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). A newly published paper in the July edition of Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife ...

Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat

Alliance Calls for Cross-Sector Solutions, Releases Strategy Report WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A national alliance of families, the pharmaceutical industry, patients, consumer groups, and drug abuse prevention advocates released a national strategy proposal to counter the continued ris...

Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal-Opportunity Health Threat

Young women, Hispanics and African-Americans are at a greater risk than they might think SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to current estimates, more than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. While historically tho...

Rx Response Raised to 'Alert Status' in Response to Growing Swine Flu Threat

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rx Response, an unprecedented partnership created to help ensure the continued flow of medicines to patients in a severe public health emergency, has been put on Alert Status as concerns grow over the health threat posed by outbreaks of swine flu i...

PCI's Response to Swine Flu Evolves to Keep Pace with Emerging Health Threat

SAN DIEGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PCI continues to closely monitor the swine flu outbreak both in Mexico where we have major programming and staff, as well as in San Diego. Since Thursday, PCI staff in San Diego, Washington, DC and throughout Mexico, have diligently kept pace with th...
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