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One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say,, MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pain relief isn't the main reason why one in 10 high school seniors have tried opioid drugs, a new U.S. study finds. The most common reasons included relaxation, feeling good...

Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

In experiments with mice, researchers corrected electrical problems of the heart WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells from a type of human fat tissue may one day be able to reverse the electrical problems in the heart that pacemakers now correct, Japanese scientists repo...

Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. announced today that the Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System has now been adopted by 286 senior living communities in 34 states to help residents build their defenses against dementia and memory loss. Dakim has added 136 new ...

Refurbished and Used Industrial Parts Washers Grow in Popularity

Rebuilt and Used Industrial Parts Washers are growing in popularity. These parts washers are cost effective and quick solutions for companies that need to upgrade their existing washing equipment in this difficult economic climate. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- Midbrook, a Ja...

Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

Low birth weight infants have higher levels of phthalates, study finds THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- As if expectant mothers don't have enough to worry about, new research suggests that a woman's exposure to phthalates, a chemical compound found in many plastics, may be linked ...

New Study Shows that Prebiotics, as Used by Jackson GI Medical, Increases Lifespan by 33%

In a revolutionary healthcare finding, a peer-reviewed clinical study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (a Cambridge University Journal), clearly shows that Prebiotics reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, control body weight, and increase lifespan by 33%. (...

Skin and Skin Structure Infections Are the Second Most Common Diagnoses for Which an Antibiotic Is Used in the Hospital Setting

Most of These Infections Are Treated Empirically While Just Under One-Third Are Documented Arlington Medical Resources Introduces a New Executive Dashboard for The Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide MALVERN, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of pre...

VideoMD.com Now Used by 2500 Physicians and Health Care Practitioners

MIAMI, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VideoMD.com is pleased to announce that it has reached a new milestone of 2500 registered physicians and health care practitioners. Whether a physician just wants to introduce patients to their practice, or discuss the most complex procedures, VideoMD provides a foru...

Global Decompression Announces C.O.D. Available on All Used Axiom DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression Systems

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Decompression now provides a Used Spinal Decompression market first: the option for all Medical and Chiropractic Doctors to purchase a Used Axiom DRX 9000 machine with Cash on Delivery. This new C.O.D. option is available to everyone when purchasing ...

Customer Loyalty Tool Widely Used in Most Industries is Now Available to Doctors

DENVER, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In most industries, customer satisfaction is a driver for sustainable success and long-term growth. It was just a matter of time for the healthcare industry to feel the need to consistently measure patient satisfaction. In the past, some hospitals took the first step...

Rarely Used Closed Doors Slammed Again in U.S. Senate Health Care Reform; Sen. Max Baucus Must Publicly Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today invoked rules -- allowing a closed door committee session barring the public, media and with no Congressional Record -- reserved for unusual circumstances, like national security...

Riley Hospital-IU study finds booster car seats not being used appropriately

INDIANAPOLIS While child booster car seat use has increased across the United States, many seats are improperly installed, leading to increase risk of serious injury for their little passengers. Researchers from the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana Universit...

Type of lung cancer screening used to detect disease may impact 5-year survival rates

AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Hisao Asamura and his team of researchers at The National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan examined the records of 2,281 patients who underwent lung cancer resection surgery between 2000 and 2006. The study was published in the May issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncol...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery Used to Treat More Than 3,000 Prostate Cancer Patients Worldwide

Accuray to Present CyberKnife Capabilities at Leading Urology Annual Meeting SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that more than 3,000 prostate cancer patients have been trea...

Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, 22 April 2009 In a new study, published in the May issue of Elsevier's Experimental Neurology ( www.elsevier.com/locate/yexnr ), scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered that drugs commonly used to treat ulcers have significant neuroprotective properties, whic...

Enhancing the effects of the drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia

Individuals with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are first treated with a drug known as imatinib mesylate. Although very effective, as the disease progresses it often becomes resistant to the drug. However, a team of researchers, at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and Thomas Jefferson ...

Link between widely used osteoporosis drugs and heart problems probed

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine evaluated the link between a common class of drugs used to prevent bone fractures in osteoporosis patients and the development of irregular heartbeat. The study's findings appear in the current issue of Drug Safety...

Drug commonly used for alcoholism, drug addiction, curbs urges of compulsive stealers

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (April 1, 2009) It appears that a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs it curbs their urge to steal, according to new research at the University of Minnesota. The Medical School's Departm...

Safety Alert for Buyers of Used Commercial Zero Turn Mowers

Look Up To Make Sure There's a Rollover Bar Above Your Head Bloomington, MN (Vocus) March 26, 2009 -- The Toro Company is encouraging buyers of previously owned commercial zero-radius-turn (ZRT) mowers to check that each unit is properly equipped with an overhead roll...

Smart Phones to be used by assisTek to Collect Patient-Reported Outcomes in a Large Multinational Clinical Trial

assisTek, the Leader in Innovative Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) Solutions and Patient Questionnaires for Clinical Trials announced that it has been awarded a contract to use their state-of-the-art smart phone technology to collect data from patients at home on electronic diaries in...

Journal of American College of Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients

CHICAGO (March 10, 2009) New research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that lung transplantation should be used with caution in patients older than 60 years and that the procedure is associated with high rates of mortality after one year i...

Commonly used beauty staple clinically proven to help treat eczema

EDISON, NJ, March 9, 2009 Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective way to control and heal this skin condition without a prescription now have a new option to consider. A new study in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology finds that an over-t...

Commonly Used Beauty Staple Clinically Proven to Help Treat Eczema

New Study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Finds Over-the-Counter (OTC) Albolene(R) Moisturizing Cleanser as Effective as a Prescription Moisturizer for Helping to Clear Up Mild to Moderate Eczema EDISON, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking fo...

The Nike+ iPod Sensor Can Be Used by Any Runner with the New Bean Pod.*

Runners and joggers can track pace, time, distance, and more with Nike+ iPod technology, even when they aren't wearing Nike shoes. The Bean Pod by Red Rock Products, Inc will adapt the Nike+ iPod technology to whatever shoe the user is wearing. Orange, CA (PRWEB) Februa...

1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

Finding comes from confidential survey in research that highlights drugs' damage to long-term health FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 10 retired National Football League players polled in a confidential survey said they had used now-banned anabolic steroids while still p...

Penn study shows how electronic medical records can be used to test drug efficacy

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- For years controversy has surrounded whether electronic medical records (EMR) would lead to increased patient safety, cut medical errors, and reduce healthcare costs. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a way to get another bonu...

Stem cells used to reverse paralysis in animals

Valencia, Spain January 28, 2009 A new study has found that transplantation of stem cells from the lining of the spinal cord, called ependymal stem cells, reverses paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in laboratory tests. The findings show that the population of these cells after spina...

AutoGenomics CYP 2C19 Test Used in Study to Personalize Clopidogrel (Plavix) Dosing in Patients

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGenomics, a leader in providing automated molecular testing solutions announced today that its CYP450 2C19 assay was used in a study to demonstrate the value of genetic variants in dosing of the antiplatelet agent...

MEDIHONEY Used to Prevent Amputation of Patient's Leg

Clinicians at major NY hospital tout MEDIHONEY(TM) at press conference PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI) , a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that MEDIHONEY was the focus of a major press conference las...

North Carolina Company Announces First Chronic Pain Control Unit Combining Two Most Used Forms of Electrotherapy For Chronic Pain - Tens & Interferential

Portable device can be used in home, rather than hospital, and can be worn for treatment anytime, anywhere, including work. (PRWEB) January 13, 2009 -- MedFaxx has announced the release of the first FDA approved, insurance reimbursable unit that combines the most used...

Neuroactive Bike: America's First And Only Mind-Body Fitness Equipment Used For The Ultimate Brain Fitness Gym Program Launched This Month At Lady Of America Fitness Center

Brain Center America's New Neuroactive Exercise Bike Trains the Body and Brain for Total Fitness Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 8, 2009 -- Fitness centers are entering the next lap of their evolution with the NeuroActive Bike, a new breed of exerciser that simultaneously tra...

Advanced imaging technology used at Mayo Clinic improves spinal surgery outcome

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Using a three-dimensional (3D) image-guided system to help place screws in the spines of patients results in safe and accurate surgery with a decrease in the number of misplaced screws, and subsequent injuries, seen in more traditional operations, say neurosurgeons at Mayo Clin...

Coerced medication used in psychiatric care despite lack of clinical evidence

Researchers are calling for more studies into the practice of forcing psychiatric patients to take medication, after a research review showed that there have been very few rigorous investigations of the procedure. The review, published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing , suggests that...

New bone implant technology using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters

A method of producing synthetic bone, using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters for cars, is being developed by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick. The team is now working closely with Warwick Ventures, the University's technology transfer office, to find a suitab...

Risk of death may be higher with drug commonly used during cardiac surgery

The risks of death are probably higher with aprotinin, a drug commonly used to control blood loss and transfusions during cardiac surgery, compared with lysine analogues, according to a study http://www.cmaj.ca//cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.081109 to be published in the January 20th issue of CMAJ . On...

Stanford/Packard study shows no benefit from drug widely used to prevent premature births

STANFORD, Calif. When a pregnant woman goes into early labor, her obstetrician may give her drugs to quiet the woman's uterus and prevent premature birth. New research shows, however, that one popular drug works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after the initial bout of preter...

Cancer survival rates impact type of Web communities used by patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Online support communities for high survival rate cancers contain a greater amount of emotional support content than online support communities for cancers with low survival rates, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthc...

Solos Endoscopy, Inc.'s Mammo View(TM) System Now Used in Women's Hospital of Baton Rouge, LA

Company adds Women's Hospital to Growing List of New Breast Product Clients BOSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce that the Company's Mammo View(TM) System and other surgical products have been purchased and are now in use at th...

LegalView Informs Patients of Possible Cimzia Cancer Link, Drug Commonly Used to Treat Arthritis

LegalView recently posted detailed information on its Cimzia information portal regarding the potentially serious side effects caused by the drug and its family known as TNF inhibitors. Among the drug's potential side effects are the development of fatal infections and cancer-causing agents for y...

Age alone should not be used to determine whether to treat prostate cancer with hormones

BOSTON -- Concerns regarding the association of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer with cardiovascular disease in some older men may lead doctors to forgo hormone treatment solely on the basis of age. But a new study by physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that men over age 70 w...
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