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Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are still debating the usefulness of wearing surgical face masks to ward off the flu, and the results of a new study aren't likely to clear up the confusion. Researchers in Hong K...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

Contraceptive pills, hormonal injections both seem effective, study says THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are prone to the common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis, are less likely to have a recurrence if they take hormonal contraception, whether it be birth contro...

Michael Ward Cited for Support of Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward has received the Tony Snow Award in recognition of his ongoing support of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Ward, with a personal donation of $1 million last year, helped create the na...

Study in pregnant women suggests probiotics may help ward off obesity

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: One year after giving birth, women were less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy, found new research that suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesit...

Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones

Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking diet sodas, especially those with a citrus flavor, might help ward off painful calcium deposits known as kidney stones. The drinks contain citrate, which is known...

Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments

Results of small study hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Eating 2.5 ounces a day of broccoli sprouts appeared to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and probably stomach cancer in a Japanese trial. Gastric cancer thus joins a long l...

Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer

Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- High dietary intake of calcium may reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, especially for women, but has no apparent effect in reducing other malignancies, a U.S. Nat...

Experimental Vaginal Gel Doesn't Ward Off HIV

South African women using Carraguard had no decrease in infections, trial found THURSDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A microbicidal vaginal gel called Carraguard doesn't protect women from HIV infection. That's the conclusion of a study that included more than 6,200 sexually-active,...

Fish May Ward Off Dementia and Stroke

Those rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce risk by 26%, study finds TUESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Fish may be brain food after all -- not making you smarter, as your grandmother said, but by lowering the risk of cognitive decline and stroke as you get older, according to a new ...

Michael and Terry Ward Donate $1 Million to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization that honors and empowers wounded warriors, today announced that Michael Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corporation, and his wife Terry have personally contributed $1 million ...

Mediterranean Diet May Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes

The eating plan is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products, may protect you against developing type 2 diabetes, a Spanish ...

Trenita Ward Named Vice President, California Member Service Call Centers for Kaiser Permanente

OAKLAND, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has announced the promotion of Trenita Ward to vice president, California Member Service Call Centers. Ward previously served as director, California Member Service Call Centers. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 1988. In her role, Wa...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Appoints H. Ward Wolff to Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced the appointment of financial executive H. Ward Wolff to its board of directors. Mr. Wolff brings over 25 years of financial experience to the board, where he will also serve on ...

Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression

Enjoying what the season brings means taking things as they come, expert says MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, heightened expectations, financial and social stress, and memories of lost loved ones can cause tension, anxiety and sadness. All of that can lead to seasonal blu...

Training Medical Warriors: Tropical Medicine Specialists Who Ward Off Bioterrorist and Global Health Threats Pass the Torch to the Next Generation

One Society's Mission to Protect World Health NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1963, when Karl Johnson, M.D., chose to set up a laboratory in Bolivia for the National Institutes of Health instead of taking a job working on a vaccine for the common cold, littl...

Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia

Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining normal zinc concentrations in the blood may help prevent pneumonia in elderly nursing home residents, a new study shows. A team at Tufts University looked at 617 people 65 and older...

Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Garlic lovers, take heart: The pungent root may promote healthier responses in blood vessels. So say researchers who found that compounds in garlic cause tissues or blood vessels to...

David Ward Joins OrthoSynetics(TM) as Western Region Sales Manager

Orthodontic Industry Veteran joins Growing Company METAIRIE, La., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSynetics(TM), the largest provider of business services to orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, has hired David Ward as Western Region Sales Manager. "David's industry experience ...

Veggies Might Ward Off Age-Linked Vision Woes

Two nutrients protect against macular degeneration, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People who consume high levels of the yellow plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin may have a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of irreversible ...

Lumension Security Receives Frost & Sullivan 2008 Global Market Penetration Leadership Award

Lumension Security™ has been Awarded the Prestigious Award for Strong Market Share Growth, Product Innovation, and Continued Leadership in Vulnerability Management Scottsdale, Ariz (PRWEB) September 16, 2008-- http://www.lumension.com/?rpLeadSourceId=15 [Lumensi...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

The Mental Hygiene Legal Service, an agency of the New York state government has lashed out at the psychiatric ward at the Brooklyn Kings County Hospital as a shameful "chamber of filth, decay, indifference and danger." Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the agency has filed a sui...

Vitamins may Not Ward Off Pneumonia

Pneumonia kills. According to data available, in 2002 almost 65,000 Americans died - of pneumonia, and combined with influenza, this respiratory infection is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. And by and large vitamins are supposed to help ward off viral diseases, but a new re...

Cider can Ward Off Cancer and Heart Disease

Latest research suggests that drinking a glass of cider a day could keep the doctor away. Cider, a beverage made from the fermented juices of apples or pears, is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks and has a 2,000-year-old tradition. It originated in Britain but is now produced wherever app...

Paris is Out of the Medical Ward and Back in the Slammer

Socialite turned jailbird Paris Hilton has been transferred back to the LA prison where she is serving her time, after completing treatment with the facilitys medical ward. Jail authorities said that the hotel heiress condition is stable after her stay in the Twin Towers Correctional Facil...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

The Mental Hygiene Legal Service, an agency of the New York state government has lashed out at the psychiatric ward at the Brooklyn Kings County Hospital// as a shameful "chamber of filth, decay, indifference and danger." Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the agency has filed a sui...

Eat Fruits, Vegetables to Ward Off Cancer

Eating plenty of fruits and a regular diet rich in vegetables can offer protection from a host of cancers, three new studies suggest. // The studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Los Angeles show that the fruits and vegetables that offer he...

Positive Thinking Helps to Ward Off Depression

Positive thinking and regular exercise can help deal with depression, suggest US physicians//. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advises people not to foster negative thoughts like fear of failure. Instead, replace them with positive thinking, it says. And get as much ex...

Poor Ward Care Is Harming Patients

Poor ward care is harming patients, warns a senior doctor in this week’s BMJ. Recent figures show that three of the four commonest causes of delayed discharge are associated with inadequate care //on the ward: pressure sores, healthcare acquired infections, and medication errors. This cr...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

A three-day yagna-fire worship-with 1,000 pyres began Friday here to ward off dengue and protect the ozone layer. // Amid chanting of Vedic hymns by Hindu priests from across the country and women carrying water pots on their heads, the ritual was performed with the lighting of a large number...

Now Single Jab Could Ward off Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever

A Swiss firm has developed a vaccine that it says can ward off common allergies such as asthma, eczema and hay fever. // The vaccine by Cytos Biotechnology has been tested on humans and contains harmless DNA similar to that found in the TB bug, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. R...

Weight Training Can Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes In teenagers

Teenagers who are at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes could prevent or delay its onset if they were to take up weight training, according to researchers from University of Southern California. // Lead researcher Michael Goran, PhD, professor of preventive medicine in the Keck School of...

Monitor blood pressure to ward off risks to the heart

Health experts have issued a wake-up call to Australians to keep a check on their blood pressure, with an aim to bring down the number of deaths from heart disease// Not surprising, since stroke is considered to be the third-largest cause of death in Australia. The High Blood Pressure Research ...

Beer to Ward off Osteoporosis

Recent research has revealed that drinking beer in moderation, about one to two a day can help prevent osteoporosis. Researchers led by Professor Jonathan Powell// , at King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London have found that the alcohol in beer appears to suppress the hormones that promot...

Parents’ Ready Reckoner: Stepping Stones to Ward off Child Obesit

Obese children are becoming common sight, though not a desirable one! Infact, obesity is being thought of on the lines of an epidemic. // Not surprising with all the high-calorie fast foods and soft drinks that are omnipresent, and part of regular telecast on television. Nationally recognized ...

Weight Lifting Can Ward Off Obesity

Losing weight can become as simple as lifting weights, a new study shows. Weight lifting at least twice a week can stop that extra fat accumulating over your waist. In addition, it can ensure a healthy heart in middle aged women.// The study was conducted among nearly 164 obese or overweight ...

Chicken Fest in Chandigarh To ward off bird flu scare

When there is a general Bird Flu scare in the country,. The city of Chandigarh has grabbed this opportunity and organized a festival of chicken and eggs to ward off this scare.// The festival began at the parade ground on Saturday and continued through Sunday and attracted hundreds of food lo...

Frog Secretions Could Be Used To Ward Off Mosquitoes

Scientists have found that the secretions of a frog, found in Australia, could be used as mosquito repellents, in effectively warding off the insects.// Researchers at the University of Adelaide gave mice the secretions of the dumpy tree frog and found them remaining bite-free for around 50 m...

High-Fat Diet Can Ward Off Inflammation In The Gut

A new study published in the October 17 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine says that fatty foods can fight inflammation in the gut. This feature may help the body prevent an autoimmune reaction where food is taken as a foreign particle//. Fat rich foods stimulate the intestine to t...

Nightlights could ward diabetic blindness

According to researchers, illumination during the hours of darkness might prevent retinal damage in diabetes. One of the major complications of diabetes is a form of blindness called diabetic retinopathy. This results from damage to the retina //- the layer of tissue at the back of the eye which re...

Gastroenteritis attacks the newborn ward

The Royal Hospital for Women, which is a prominent maternity hospital in Sydney, blocked transfers to its newborn ward from other hospitals, following five babies// getting sick with gastroenteritis, known to cause vomiting and diarrhea. The sick babies have been secluded to reduce the spread of vi...
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