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The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Canadian and European Anti-Fraud Organizations

Effort aims to create an international Network of health care counter fraud organizations and professionals and pursue a co-operative and collaborative approach to combating the problem of health care fraud. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Health Car...

Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements

SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite rapid advances using a child's own cord blood stem cells in regenerative therapies to repair damaged tissue due to injury or disease, most pregnant women today don't learn about the ability to save their newborn's cord blood. According to research ...

Blue Shield of California Makes Understanding Health Care Issues Easier for Consumers

-Health Plan Earns 22 Communication Awards in 6 Months- SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting its ongoing effort to help consumers understand their health care options, Blue Shield of California has been awarded 22 communications honors in the last six months. The n...

Innovative New Wellness and Nutrition Program Leverages Latest Understanding of Relationship Between Diet and Genes

Gene Smart(TM) Takes New Approach to Diet and Exercise to Live Longer, Healthier Lives WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The mismatch between today's typical diets and our genes has been a major contributor to the nation's health crisis, including obesity and chronic inflammatory d...

Hospitalized patients need better understanding of CPR and outcomes

Many hospitalized patients overestimate their chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest and do not know what CPR really involves, a University of Iowa study has shown. The study further showed that this lack of understanding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation may affect a patient's choic...

Guardian Survey Reveals Widespread Lack of Understanding of Health Savings Accounts

National Study by Guardian Life Insurance Identifies Key Motivators for Participation NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), a leading provider of employee benefits for small and mid-sized companies, today announced the results of a comp...

Study further expands understanding of leptin's role in brain neurocircuitry

BOSTON In investigating the complex neurocircuitry behind weight gain and glucose control, scientists have known that the hormone leptin plays a key role in the process. But within the myriad twists and turns of the brain's intricate landscape, the exact pathways that the hormone travels to exert...

New tool to improve patient understanding of long-acting injectable antipsychotic therapies (LAT) unveiled in April issue of Psychiatry 2009

Titusville, NJ, May 27, 2009 A new instrument for improving patient understanding and acceptance of long-acting injectable antipsychotic therapy (LAT) has been published in the April edition of Psychiatry 2009. 1 This novel, psychosocial approach encompasses G oal setting, A ction plan...

New Educational Tool for Understanding UC Flares

MARIETTA, Ga., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affecting half a million people in the United States, yet many patients don't always understand how to recognize or treat the symptoms associated with the disease. Ulcerative colitis i...

The EntreTech Forum Presents ... PHOTONICS/OPTICS - Understanding the Latest Applications of Light-based Technologies in Medical, Consumer, Industrial, and Defense Sectors

BOSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 19th, The EntreTech Forum will bring together some of the region's educators, researchers and entrepreneurs to focus on photonics/optics academic/commercial nexus of innovation, and to answer key questions around: understanding the local res...

IOF launches educational slide kit to enhance understanding of FRAX

A concise yet comprehensive new teaching aid, the FRAX Slide-kit, has been launched by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in cooperation with the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK. The educational slides can be down...

American Cancer Society Launches Major Brand Revitalization Effort to Help Broaden Consumer Understanding and Connections

Introducing "The Official Sponsor Of Birthdays(TM)" ATLANTA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society is launching a major brand revitalization effort focused on helping people better connect with the organization and understand all it has to offer to defeat cancer. Although the A...

Perceptions of similar language may prevent understanding of sexual harassment policies

COLUMBIA, Mo. Although the Society for Human Resource Management reports that 97 percent of U.S. companies have a written sexual harassment policy, a recent University of Missouri study indicates that those policies might not be effective in preventing workplace harassment. Researchers in the MU ...

Scientists closer to understanding how to control high blood sugar

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Scientists are closer to understanding which proteins help control blood sugar, or glucose, during and after exercise. This understanding could lead to new drug therapies or more effective exercise to prevent Type 2 diabetes and other health problems associated with having high ...

MassMutual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Closes with Six-Figure Donation, Greater Understanding of Importance of Financial Preparedness

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that its agents' efforts to educate women about the importance of financial preparedness resulted in the company's donation of $105,000 to cancer research, prevention and treatment ...

LSUHSC research may benefit diabetes by increasing understanding of how to control islet cell growth

New Orleans, LA Michael Lan, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the senior author of a paper revealing the molecular mechanism of how a protein determines the fate of the cells that make and release insulin. Zinc Finger Transcription Factor I...

Team led by Scripps Scientists increases understanding of two types of blindness

Though based on mouse studies, the research bolsters the idea that humans suffering from these and other eye conditions may be able to help preserve function by adding antioxidants to their diet, and explains why this would work. The team also devised a new cell-based gene therapy technique that c...

UCSB scientists make headway in understanding Alzheimer's disease

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that a protein called BAG2 is important for understanding Alzheimer's disease and may open up new targets for drug discovery. They are ready to move from studying these proteins in culture to finding out how they work with mic...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

Jan. 23, 2009 -- In recent years, genetic studies have uncovered hundreds of DNA variations linked to common diseases, such as cancer or diabetes, raising the prospect that scientists can gauge disease risk based on information in an individual's genome. But the variations identified to date only...

M*Modal Announces Real-Time Speech Understanding Application for Healthcare Professionals Available on Apple App Store

M*Modal, a leader in advanced Speech Understanding technology, today announced the launch of AnyModal™ CDS Mobile on the Apple App Store. AnyModal CDS Mobile makes real-time Speech Understanding services available on the iPhone so physicians will be able to improve patient care from anywher...

Poor understanding of medicare leads to worse healthcare access

Houston, Tex. November 18, 2008 A study appearing in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that Medicare beneficiaries' understanding of their healthcare benefits may affect their ability to access needed care effectively and could lead them to the delay or avoid seeking care. I...

Register Now for Program on Understanding Pain

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Foundation will host a daylong seminar on Thursday, October 23 designed to give journalists a new understanding of pain. Program participants will get a rich and fascinating look at a wide variety of issues related to chronic pa...

Calcium may be the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have shown that mutations in two proteins associated with familial Alzheimer's disease disrupt the flow of calcium ions within neurons. The two proteins, called PS1 and PS2 (presenilin 1 and 2), interact with a cal...

New research on mutation in yeast can enhance understanding of human diseases

DURHAM, N.H. Yeast, a model organism heavily relied upon for studying basic biological processes as they relate to human health, mutates in a distinctly different pattern than other model organisms, a finding that brings researchers closer to understanding the role of evolutionary genetics in hum...

Improving understanding of cell behavior in breast cancer

The invasion and spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, known as metastasis, is a principal cause of death in patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Although patients with early stage, small, breast tumours have an excellent short term prognosis, more than 15 to 20 per cent of them wil...

Elekta Launches Web-based Virtual Clinic, Offers Better Understanding of Radiotherapy Solutions for the Treatment of Cancer

ATLANTA, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a world-class leader in advanced radiation therapy and radiosurgery, has created a three-dimensional virtual patient clinic, enabling clinicians, patients and the general public a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with Elekta's products* and ...

Paramount Farms Establishes Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Understanding of the Health Benefits of Pistachios

LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Farms, a leading grower and supplier of pistachios, today announced the selection of its Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board. Members of the Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board were selected for their expertise and industry leadershi...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to leaders in understanding embryonic development

HONOLULU, MAY 5, 2008 Two scientists who helped explain how embryos develop and form limbs, the brain, and other organs have been chosen to receive the 2008 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Philip A. Beachy, PhD, and Clifford J. Tabin, PhD will share the 2008 March of Dimes Pri...

Iraq's Ministry of Health and USAID Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Increase Cooperation in Public Management

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development and Iraq's Ministry of Health (MoH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining a shared vision and collaborative effort to accelerate gains in the health sector's ability to deliver ...

Study provides new understanding of forces behind seasonal flu virus evolution

WHAT: Do influenza viruses persist in low levels year-round in the northern and southern hemispheres, or does a new crop of the virus emerge afresh in tropical zones such as Southeast Asia before spreading into temperate regions around the globe" Researchers have provided an answer to this long-st...

St. Jude Discovery Offers New Avenues to Understanding an Aggressive Form of Leukemia

Finding that a combination of genetic mutations can cause an aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia could lead to new cancer-fighting therapies MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered evidence that a ...

St. Jude discovery offers new avenues to understanding an aggressive form of leukemia

Researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have discovered evidence that a series of genetic mutations work together to initiate most cases of an aggressive and often-fatal form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). These defects, known as "cooperating oncogenic lesions," include the ...

Looping genes may hold a key to understanding breast cancer

Another piece of the puzzle that is breast cancer has been found by University of Queensland researchers. Dr Melissa Brown, from UQ's School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, and her team have discovered how a particular gene associated with breast cancer behaves, which may lead to better t...

DuPont and TERI Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Green Building Design in India

DuPont Building Innovations' Products Help Protect and Preserve Buildings NEW DELHI, India, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the cause of green building design and certif...

Model offers new understanding of cell signaling

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Looking for answers in the bright light of day, rather than the confined beam of a street light at night. Thats how University of Michigan researcher Sofia Merajver, M.D., Ph.D., describes the power of a new mathematical model that could have far-reaching impact on how scientists...

AUDIO from Medialink and Transitions: Understanding the Dangers of UV Rays

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The sun may not seem as strong in the winter months, but does that mean our eyes are at less risk from the sun's ultraviolet rays? Listen to this report from Transitions at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=34679 Registered journalists can a...

New understanding of how big molecules bind will lead to better drugs, synthetic organic materials

Biological and medical research is on the threshold of a new era based on better understanding of how large organic molecules bind together and recognise each other. There is great potential for exploiting the molecular docking processes that are commonplace in all organisms to develop new drugs t...

Stem cells give clues to understanding cancer and make breakthrough in childhood leukaemia

Scientists in Switzerland are uncovering new clues about how cancer cells grow and how they can be killed by studying stem cells, blank cells that have the potential to develop into fully mature or differentiated cells and other scientists in UK have made a breakthrough in understanding the caus...

Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body

Scientists have made a major step towards understanding precisely which bugs in the gut are involved in which processes in the body, by mapping the different species of bugs living in seven members of the same Chinese family. Bugs in the gut are known as gut microbes and trillions live symbioti...

Revolution in understanding of ion channel regulation

A study at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago published this week in the online version of Biophysical Journal proposes that bubbles may control the opening and closing of ion channels. This new understanding of the channels that control much of life in health and disease provides a vital p...
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