Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection
New research helps explain why
infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2.
Scientists have uncovered details of an immune-ce...
Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C
A research consortium based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been awarded $15 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to investigate how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) resists suppression and clearance by the immune system. The five-year grant will support a...
Expert Explains Why Propofol Was the Wrong -- and Possibly Fatal -- Drug for Michael Jackson
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Propofol, the chemical name for Diprivan, is formulated for ONLY intravenous use. It is used for general anesthesia or sedation in operating rooms, GI suites, and intensive care units.
Propofol is intended only for use under medical supervision i...
SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio to Air July 4th Family Special '24 Hours About Our Kids: Why Kids Behave the Way They Do'
World-renowned child psychiatrists and psychologists from The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center tackle the most important issues kids and parents face today
Expert advice and tips on how to deal with issues such as Autism, ADHD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, homosexua...
Physiological response may explain why some severely obese patients overeat
PROVIDENCE, RI Don't feel like you are getting full when eating a large meal? New research from The Miriam Hospital suggests that a physiological response may partially explain why
severely obese individuals may not feel satisfied after eating and often have difficulty controlling the amount of f...
Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal
Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says,,
FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Modern technology has revealed the ancient secret behind the healing power of turmeric, a spice regarded as "holy powder" in India.
Turmeric has been used for centuri...
The FDA has approved ankle replacements, so why don't all insurance plans cover them?
MAYWOOD, Il. -- It's been a decade since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first total ankle-replacement system for patients with severe ankle arthritis.
But several insurance companies still deny coverage, Loyola University Health System orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur...
Retired or Laid Off? Why Not Operate Your Own Business in 2009! Invest in YOU. Become an Entrepreneur!
GNC is offering anyone who is retired or laid off a 25% discount on the initial franchise fee and a place in the supplement industry's strongest and best franchise organization
PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the challenging economic climate, the supplement and self-care industry r...
Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys
Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition
WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene variant that may increase the risk of autism, particularly in boys, has been identified by U.S. researchers.
Analysis of the DNA of 1,046 members of families with at least two sons...
Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting
WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, in closed-door health care discussions today, must answer ten questions about how its plan to require all Americans to show proof of insurance or face tax penalties will provide affordable health care, said Con...
Yes, the grass IS greener: Why Canadian nurses go -- and stay -- in the USA
(Toronto: May 14, 2009) A study looking at Canadian-educated registered nurses working in the USA found that opportunities for ongoing education, including formal support for graduate education and ease of licensure, in addition to full-time employment, were key factors that contribute to the migr...
Parental guidelilnes, consequences may be why fewer black teens smoke than whites
It's a curious paradox. Black adults are more likely to smoke than white adults and most smokers start as teenagers. But statistics show that fewer black youths than whites begin smoking as adolescents.
A new University of Washington study indicates that lower rates of smoking among black tee...
BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does Caffeine Have a Stimulating Effect?
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The very first thing many
people do when they stumble out of bed in the morning is pour themselves a
cup of coffee. The substance in the hot brew that helps wake you up is
well-known all over the world: caffeine. Caffeine doesn't only come from
More compelling evidence on why earlier HIV treatment lengthens survival
Seattle A study showing improved survival of starting antiretroviral treatment earlier than current U.S. recommendations is being reported in the April 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . The study found that not starting HIV patients at a CD4 count greater than 500 cells per cubic...
New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure
AUGUSTA, Ga. A failing heart makes a lot of a hormone needed to eliminate the excess salt and water bloating the body but not enough of the enzyme needed to activate it, researchers say.
Using novel assays they developed, Medical College of Georgia researchers found people in heart failure ha...
Leader in Health Plan Cost Containment Cites Three Economy-Driven Reasons Why Self-Insured Health Plans Should Brace for Claim Increases and Fund Reserves Accordingly
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Data Management, Inc. (HDM), a leading, independent provider of health plan analytics for public corporations, Taft-Hartley plans and government agencies, sees storm clouds ahead for self-insured plans. "If CFOs are not taking today's econ...
Study shows why sporting heroes should thank their friends
Encouraging words from friends and family can pave the way to sporting victory, according to research by the University of Exeter, released today. Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Chris Hoy have both cited the ongoing support of their families and friends as a major factor in their Olympic success. Now, ...
John Gray Will Discuss His New Book Why Mars and Venus Collide
PHILADELPHIA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Jacqueline Foreman, host of Your Mental Health Talk Radio www.blogtalkradio.com/yourmentalhealth when she interviews national best-selling author John Gray whose first book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus sold millions of copies worldwide. Th...
Health and Wellness Programs in a Tight Economy: Why They Are Critical and How to Make Them Effective
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The deepening economic crisis is
placing the United States' ailing -- or some would say failing -- health care
system at further risk. With many Americans losing jobs, the number of
uninsured and underinsured is rising. Also, faced with tighter budgets and
Where's the Civility in Healthcare? New White Paper from The Beryl Institute Explores Why Character Counts in Healthcare
DALLAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals need a "civility initiative."
According to a new white paper from The Beryl Institute, hospitals need to go
beyond traditional customer service programs and evaluate how people within
the organization relate to others. The white paper, "Character Count...
Lost Your Job in Retail? Why Not Operate Your Own Business in 2009! Invest in You. Become an Entrepreneur!
GNC offers retailing veterans a 25% discount on the initial franchise fee and a place in the supplement industry's strongest and best franchise organization
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the challenging economic climate in the United States - which has cost thousands of experien...
New findings shed light on why smokers struggle to quit
DURHAM, NC Just seeing someone smoke can trigger smokers to abandon their nascent efforts to kick the habit, according to new research conducted at Duke University Medical Center.
Brain scans taken during normal smoking activity and 24 hours after quitting show there is a marked increase in a ...
Team probes why climbers die on Mount Everest
TORONTO, ON. For the first time ever, an international team of experts has probed every known death on the world's tallest mountain, shedding some light on what makes Mount Everest one of the most dangerous places on earth.
The team's surprising findings shatter commonly-held beliefs about the...
Don't Cut! Why Men & Women Can Postpone Face Lifts With Non-Invasive Beauty Enhancement. Dr. Jeffrey Kronson, M.D., is a Surgeon on a Mission to Limit the 'Knife' and Save Money!
(Whittier, Claremont Surgeon is making patients beautiful without the knife)
CLAREMONT, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When vascular surgeon, Jeffrey Kronson, picks up a scalpel he is likely working to save a life. The founder of the Whittier Vascular Surgery Center does the most intrica...
Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More
Study found high levels of hormone worsened respiratory disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of estrogen during ovulation may explain why
women with cystic fibrosis tend to fare worse than men with the respiratory disease, researchers at the University of North C...
Stress Spikes as Economy Tanks - Psychologist Identifies Why Traditional 'Stress Management' Techniques Don't Work, and Offers Radical New Approach
HOUSTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the stock market hits record lows,
the nation's stress level hits record highs, but despite a number of
articles and books on managing stress, people report being more stressed
than ever. In his latest book, Life from the Top of the Mind, psychologist
Research Reveals Why Tamoxifen Doesn't Always Work
Receptors on the surface of breast cancer cells may be the key, scientists say
THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have uncovered new clues to how breast cancer cells become resistant to the widely-used prevention and treatment drug tamoxifen.
The findings, from a team ...
AUL Action Releases Open Letter to Sen. Obama: Why do you oppose parental notification laws that protect our children from sexual abuse?
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AUL Action is releasing
an open letter today highlighting the dangers of the Freedom of Choice Act
(FOCA) and Sen. Obama's promise to sign it.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of AUL Action said, "Many people
still don't even know about this...
SEIU Member Will Be in Town Hall Audience, Ready to Ask John McCain Why He Won't Provide Affordable Healthcare for All
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the presidential
candidates come on stage tonight for the second presidential debate, Jean
Berg, a nursing assistant and member of SEIU Healthcare Florida, will be in
the audience, waiting to ask John McCain why
he wants to tax healthcare
Study suggests why heart attack victims do better with social support
COLUMBUS, Ohio Researchers have identified specific damages to the brain that may occur when heart attack victims are socially isolated from others.
The study in mice found that those animals that lived alone before undergoing a heart attack showed five to eight times more damage to neurons in...
Study Probes Why Smokers Find It Hard to Quit
When not in a state of craving, they may underestimate intensity of future urge to light up
TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not craving a hit of nicotine the moment you declare you are quitting smoking, your battle just got a little tougher, say researchers at the Univer...
Infidelity dissected: New research on why people cheat
The probability of someone cheating during the course of a relationship varies between 40 and 76 percent. "It's very high," says Genevive Beaulieu-Pelletier, PhD student at the Universit de Montral's Department of Psychology.
"These numbers indicate that even if we get married with the best of...
The Decline of Males, Why They Die First; at White Plains Hospital September 17
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking program
dealing with the deteriorating physical, mental and emotional status of
men, their shorter life spans, unmet gender specific psychological and
medical needs will take place Wednesday, September 17 at White Plains
Rare case explains why some infected with HIV remain symptom free without antiretroviral drugs
AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins say they have compelling evidence that some people with HIV who for years and even decades show extremely low levels of the virus in their blood never progress to full-blown AIDS and remain symptom free even without treatment, probably do so because of the strength of...
'Why Do Drugs Cost So Much? and why are we so darn sick?': New Book Reveals Inner Workings of Big Pharma, Asks Hard Questions About Our Health
HENNEPIN, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Caution! If read in its
entirety, "Why Do Drugs Cost So Much? and why
are we so darn sick?"
(published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com ) may cause the
following side effects: surprise, anger, disbelief and even amusement.
Written by the h...
Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone
A key protein change can lessen the cholesterol-lowering drugs' effectiveness
MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic quirk in the production of one protein helps explain why
some people don't get the full cholesterol-lowering benefit of statin drugs, researchers report.
BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why do You Get Garlic Breath?
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Few spices are as
treasured and avoided! A clove of garlic is both tasty and healthy, but
after you eat it, don't be surprised if even your friends start to give you
a wide berth. Quite a few people find the smell of garlic disgusting, and
Rat study suggests why teens get hooked on cocaine more easily than adults
WASHINGTON New drug research suggests that teens may get addicted and relapse more easily than adults because developing brains are more powerfully motivated by drug-related cues. This conclusion has been reached by researchers who found that adolescent rats given cocaine a powerfully addicting ...
Researchers study why high school boys dodge 'Phys Ed'
As obesity and inactivity among youth becomes a growing concern for North American families, new research based at The University of Western Ontario is asking why
some high school boys are reluctant to participate in Grade 9 health and physical education classes.
And while a majority of the res...
Groundbreaking Town Hall Meeting to Explore Why Race, Income and Geography Can Predict Health
Social determinants of health discussed by international experts
WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A town hall meeting in the
nation's capital will, for the first time, bring together leading heart
disease and stroke prevention experts from around the world to examine how
race, income, ...