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Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary lung cancer (OPLC), are more likely to have localized disease at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However,...

New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish speakers who want to know how soon they can expect to feel better when taking an antidepressant, which rheumatoid arthritis drugs work best against pain or how surgery compares with other options for prostate cancer n...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

Landmark assessment also finds treating early helps prevent liver failure WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- A landmark hepatitis C virus study shows that the top two treatment options are equally effective and safe. The long-awaited study, thought to be the largest of its kind...

NIH Plan Charts Course to Better Treatments and Cure for Most Common Known Genetic Cause of Autism: Fragile X

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) research is moving closer to finding a cure with the recent approval by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of a comprehensive plan created by a group of leading scientists, parents and advocates. The Co...

Fractional co2 Laser Offers Cosmetic Treatments with Minimal Downtime For Melbourne Patients

The Victorian Cosmetic Institute announced today that they have invested in new technology with the addition of the fractional carbon dioxide laser to extend suite of Lasers available for Cosmetic treatments at their Melbourne clinics. Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) July 21, 20...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

Studies show Dimebon could improve cognition, vaccine might fight 'tangles' of disease WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- New interventions show promise against two different types of brain abnormalities, both of which are implicated in the development and progression of Alzheimer'...

Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine treatments now available

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2009 -- More than one-third of Americans use complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). The vast majority of patients use CAM in addition to, rather than instead of, a conventional medical regimen. With more and more conversations about CAM taking place at the point of c...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

Statement by Peter V. Lee and Debra L. Ness, co-chairs of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for our nation's health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for more research on 100 illnesses in its new report, "The ...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not over ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literat...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). This is among the findings in several papers pub...

Loyola fellow receives Amgen grant to study treatments for older leukemia patients

MAYWOOD, Il. -- Dr. Aileen Go of Loyola University Health System, who is studying treatment options for older leukemia and lymphoma patients, has won a prestigious Amgen Foundation Fellowship grant. Go, a second-year fellow in hematology/oncology, will work with Dr. Patrick Stiff, director of ...

New Market Research Study Shows Lung Cancer Treatments Differ Significantly by Both Age and Geography

New Merck KGaA Study Reveals Wide Variations in Therapy Regimens, with Monotherapy Most Common in Elderly Patients and Triplets Most Prevalent in the US ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There are striking differences in treatment regimens for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, ...

Translating science-based treatments into clinical settings

Academic Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to announce the publication of a new title in psychology; Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment by Peter Miller, PhD. The growing emphasis on accountability and cost effectiveness in the field of addictions treatment is leading to major changes ...

Exciting Innovation in Burn Scar Treatment Using Lumenis(R) UltraPulse(R) Laser Treatments Revealed on the Today Show

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The UltraPulse CO2 fractional laser was featured today on NBC's Today Show as an exciting and revolutionary new treatment for scars. During the broadcast, triplets who were severely burned in a fire as infants told their personal story and discussed recent treatm...

New Jersey Doctors Now Delivering Non-Invasive, Image-Guided Radiosurgery Treatments Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology

One patient's brain abnormality is treated in a single session; patient goes home that same day PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minutes after receiving a single, powerful non-invasive radiosurgery treatment, John Sisco, 64, happily walked out of the treatment room without ...

Garth Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S., World Renowned Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder Of CellCeuticals(R) Biomedical Skin Treatments Revealed On E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians as the Surgeon Behind Bruce Jenner's New Face

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After teasing viewers with the news that a member of the Kardashian family will undergo plastic surgery this season, the latest episode of E!'s hit reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians has revealed the secrets behind former Olympian and Karda...

Shire to Present New Scientific Data on its ADHD Treatments at a National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists on May 18

PHILADELPHIA, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present key scientific data on its Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatments lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (CII) and ...

Zebrafish offer clues to treatments for motor neurone disease

Tiny zebrafish could hold the key to stem cell treatments for motor neurone disease. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found that these fish are able to produce motor neurones cells that control all muscle activity such as speaking, walking and breathing in humans when they repai...

Turtle Island Oxygen Trust Sponsors Free Hyperbaric Treatments

The Turtle Island Oxygen Trust in association with the Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico will offer free hyperbaric treatments to children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Autism without cost to them or their families effective immediately. Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 2...

RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enabling Fast, Accurate Treatments for Pennsylvania Cancer Patients

Prostate and brain cancer patients were the first in the area to benefit PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two patients, both in their 70s, have become the first people in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to receive a new, faster, more precise form of radiotherapy for cancer. A 72...

Targeted Treatments Show Mettle Against Advanced Cancers

Progression-free survival longer when treatment aimed at specific tumor traits SUNDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a variety of advanced cancers who had been faring poorly on less finely tuned therapies did better when they received treatments that were targeted to their...

Consumer Reports Survey: Hands-On Therapies Among Top-Rated Treatments for Back Pain

Exercise is top self-help measure YONKERS, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hands-on therapies are among the top-rated treatments for people suffering with back pain according to a new survey by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center . Fifty-eight percent rated chiropr...

Solta Medical Presents Expert Roundtable about Thermage(R) and Fraxel(R) Combination Treatments at ASLMS Annual Meeting

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM ) will present an expert panel of physicians in skin tightening and resurfacing today from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS). The ...

Some radiation therapy treatments can decrease fertility

In female cancer patients of reproductive age, radiation treatment directly to the ovaries should be avoided because there is a direct relationship between certain types of radiation therapy and fertility problems, according to a review in the April 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiati...

Australian clinical trials threatened: Jobs and patient access to new treatments at stake

Last week's Pharmaceutical Industry Council R&D Taskforce forum demonstrated that Australian clinical research is facing challenging times. AccessCR is encouraging increased government support for and community participation in trials, in order to increase trial activity, by championing the 2009 C...

Prostate Cancer Patients in US and Europe Receive Treatments Using Enhanced Seed Prostate Brachytherapy Software

Varian's VariSeed(TM) 8.0 Offers Advantages in Simplifying Dose Planning and Identifying Seed Positions, according to Clinicians CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prostate cancer patients have begun receiving brachytherapy using new treatment planning software that enab...

Ear Health News: Natural Treatments to Ease Tinnitus Intensity

Dr. Andrew Cheng, ENT, Offers Help to Tinnitus Sufferers Edison, NJ (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- Tinnitus is one of those frustrating and infuriating conditions for which there is no cure. In fact, an estimated 50 million people (according to the American Tinnitus Associat...

Arthritis Treatments and Joint Pain Relief Ideas Featured on Newly Launched Arthritis Today Web Site

A daily resource for people in search of arthritis treatment and joint pain relief, ArthritisToday.org is the new website by the Arthritis Foundation magazine. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 30, 2009 -- The Arthritis Foundation today announces the launch of an arthritis trea...

Autism Website Relaunches to Offer Resources, Treatments and Hope for Families

Kyle's Treehouse prepares for Autism Awareness Month in April PHILADELPHIA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyle's Treehouse, a website dedicated to empowering all people touched by autism to make effective treatment choices, rolled out a soft launch of its new Web 2.0 site and at the six-month poin...

Record number of patients seek laser treatments to take lightyears off their faces

New trends reveal that laser technology is steering the future of the cosmetic surgery industry. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), a leader in the cosmetic surgery industry, conducted its annual Procedural Survey and the most notable finding is the shift towards non-invasive laser ...

EMD Serono and FAST FORWARD, LLC Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

-- EMD Serono and Fast Forward agree to work together to speed research development on a select group of high potential MS research projects with support of up to $19 million in funding ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, March 18/PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmsta...

Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News

The recent controversy involving a California woman who gave birth to octuplets after fertility treatment has prompted many women considering In Vitro Fertilization to fear they may end up in a similar situation. A top Washington DC-area IVF Specialist says not only is the California case unusual...

New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma

Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say,,,, MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Over just one decade, new asthma medications and tools have significantly improved the management of this serious airway disease. When compared to children treated in the mid-'90s...

Video: Record Number of Patients Seek Laser Treatments to Take Light-Years Off Their Faces

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2008 Procedural Survey shows an increase in cosmetic laser treatments CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New trends reveal that laser technology is steering the future of the cosmetic surgery industry. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)...

Kim Kardashian and Tia Carrere Celebrate Premiere of Revolutionary CellCeuticals(R) Biomedical Skin Treatments at Social Hollywood with Founders Dr. Garth Fisher and Paul Scott Premo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities and Hollywood elite celebrated the launch of the revolutionary new skincare line - CellCeuticals(R) Biomedical Skin Treatments - from world-renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher and beauty industry veteran Paul Scot...

Burn rehabilitation experts at UT Southwestern outline best treatments for post-burn itching

Mr. Mashburn, a worker at a paper-recycling plant, fell through a loose grate and into a sump pit in September 2008 as he was preparing to inspect a steam valve. Super hot condensate, at a temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit, enveloped his legs instantly, searing skin up to his thighs. ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Save Your Knees! Treatments Are Available!

No Need to Suffer Unnecessarily Every year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic knee pain. Worse, many choose to remain silent about it. The causes of knee pain are varied. It could be a sports-related injury, arthritis, overuse or trauma. Whatever the cause though, see a ...

Public Cancer Center Becomes First in South-East Asia to Introduce RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments From Varian Medical Systems

HONG KONG, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in Hong Kong have carried out the first treatments in south-east Asia using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. A 74-year- old patient with localized prostate cancer became the region's first...

Chronic Pain Patients Now Have Hope With Carryover Pain Relief Provided By Repeated Interferential Treatments

The Infrex Plus is now providing chronic pain patients the ability to self treat at home or work on an as needed basis. The surprising development is the amount of "carryover pain relief" most patients are achieving. Now interferential treatments are extending the residual pain relief...

Canada-wide study on slow progressors to investigate new treatments for HIV

This press release is available in French . Montreal, Febrauary 6, 2009 -- Why do some HIV patients manage to control the progression of their infection naturally over long periods of time? As part of a nation-wide investigation, a team of researchers will examine that question and others a...
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