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A Mother's Report Card: The Best - and Worst - Countries for Mothers

Sweden Tops List, Niger Ranks Last, United States Ranks 27th for Second Year in a Row Westport, Conn. (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -- Nordic countries lead the globe as the best places to be a mother, while sub-Saharan African countries rank among the worst places for mothers, a...

Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Esser: How to Find the Best of Life in the Worst of Times

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as people struggle to cope with economic uncertainty and increasingly higher levels of stress, it's still possible to live a joyful, vital "best" life in these hard times. For more than fifty years, Harvard trained psychiatrist Dr. Richard Esser has ...

What Is It Like to Survive a Plane Crash? A Survivor of One of the Worst Small Plane Crashes Tells Her Story

NAPLES, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday's crash of a single-engine turboprop plane in Montana killed 14 people -- half of them children. With a number of plane crashes in recent months, including the February 12th crash of a Continental Airlines commuter plane that killed 50 and January's "M...

CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Is Inviting Teens to 'Erase Their Worst Yearbook Picture' With The NEW CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Advantage(R) Blackhead Eraser(TM) Exfoliating Cleanser

SKILLMAN, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Yearbook photos capture school portraits for years to come. However, most teens agree that they have a yearbook photo that they would prefer to erase -- and replace. To encourage teens to look picture-perfect in school yearbook photos this year, and to k...

America's Worst Restaurants for Kids Revealed

Eat This, Not That! Authors Grade 43 National Chains; 6 Receive an 'F' NEW YORK, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Which kids' menus are most likely to make your children fat? A year-long study of children's meals has revealed vast dietary differences among America's favorite fast-food and sit-down cha...

Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years

Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- The current U.S. flu season has been the worst in four years, due, in part, to a vaccine that was not a good match for certain circulating strains of flu virus, U.S. health officials sa...

The best of times and the worst of times: Sustaining the future of academic GI

Bethesda, MD (Feb. 1, 2008) Academic gastroenterology divisions face severe challenges from political and economic influences. These divisions must adapt to changing health care needs in order to successfully maintain their research and educational missions, according to a report released by the ...

Philly International Airport Tops 'AXE's Best and Worst Airports to Make a Connection'

Record Delays This Holiday Season May Lead to Kissing in Coach CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The thought of flying during the holidays normally conjures up images of screaming kids with colds, cancelled flights and less-than-enthused flight attendants who keep bumping into you...

Gene profiling can single out the worst cases of multiple myeloma and guide therapy

ATLANTA Multiple myeloma patients vary widely in how they respond to treatment, but now researchers at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have identified a small subset of genes whose activity could predict high-risk cases and potenti...

Allergists at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Say This Year's Fall Allergy Season Could be Worst in Decades

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the millions of Texans who suffers through the misery of fall allergies, hold on to your handkerchief: Allergy researchers at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas say the upcoming ragweed season could be the worst in decades. "The unusua...

A new computer modeling program can help hospitals prepare for the worst

A new and novel computer modeling platform developed through intensive, multidisciplinary collaboration at New York University can help hospitals and cities to be more prepared for catastrophic public health scenarios, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's Disast...

Brit Women Opts for Fake Tan Than Exercise to Mask Their Worst Features

A new survey has found that British women, who are dissatisfied with their bodies, would rather opt for a fake tan to mask themselves up, than do some exercise. Three-quarters dont like the way they look, while one in five admit they feel far better about themselves if they look bronzed, a...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

Riverview is a community hospita l in Detroit with 285 beds, specializing in general medical and surgical services, such as treatment of congestive heart failure, diabetes and obstetrics. Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan in US Midwest, supposedly a prosperous region. ...

Indians Among Worst Affected By TB In Britain

Tuberculosis (TB) showed an alarming rise in Britain last year with ethnic South Asians//, especially Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi, accounting for most cases. According to figures released by Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA), there was a 10.8 percent increase in TB cases in Britai...

Amphetamine Abuse Worst In Asia

At the maiden Australasian Amphetamine Conference, researchers revealed that amphetamine abuse in the Asia-Pacific region has hit high levels and is currently the worst globally. // "A problem threatening Asia that is this big is a problem for Australia. The health of these countries is impor...

Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com

With new studies, researchers claim that more people could be at risk of contracting the human form of mad cow disease than previously thought after new evidence emerged that the condition could lie dormant for years before developing. // According to the scientists from Edinburgh a long incubation...

Preparing For The Worst Does Not Serve Any Purpose

Preparing oneself for the worst possible results does not serve any purpose, according to researchers, who contend that the disappointment in the end is the same for both categories of people. // Margaret Marshall of Seattle Pacific University and Jonathon Brown of the University of Washington, Se...

Alcohol: Liver's worst enemy

That alcohol is a deadly potion was brought home in a very uncomfortable manner when it was announced that George Best, arguably one of the greatest footballers' died in London yesterday. // Best had had a liver transplant in 2002 after his own liver failed in the aftermath of his boozing exploi...

Scottish Children Have Worst Dental Health In Europe

A new research has found that Scotland's kids continue to have the worst dental health in Europe with over 75 percent of the country's overall dental problems found in children aged less than five years.// The NHS has taken serious note of this and has asked parents to start their kids off on h...

Orissa found to be worst affected by the killer disease, AIDS

AIDS remains one of the significant problems haunting India over the past decade. The problem is particularly large in Orissa, which has recorded as many as 459 AIDS related deaths over the past three years. Out of 24,676 blood samples screened during the period between January//, 2002 and Septembe...

Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready

...e in serving seniors in rural areas, nursing homes and home health settings will be the hardest hit. Many of them will be forced out of business, and worst of all, with no one to replace their services to these most vulnerable citizens." Congress has previously rejected this idea both because it do...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

... Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of a corticosteroid, given along with antibiotics, can relieve s...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...enges that patients have experienced there. CR notes several areas of concern at hospitals nationwide; the vast majority of hospitals received the worst Ratings for communication about new medications and discharge planning. Consumer Reports' new Ratings demonstrate substantial differences i...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

...ble to sleep later have to get up an hour or two earlier when the school year starts again. Parents of grade school and middle school kids are hit the worst because they have to make lunches and get their kids up and dressed as well. Nobody normally talks about the effect that going back to school has on p...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...eriod. All biopsies were scored on a 1-8 scale based on World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Histology measures were assessed according to the worst biopsy score, average biopsy score and dysplasia index. After conducting the follow-up bronchoscopies, former smokers who received iloprost showed si...

Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com

...holidaymaker needs travel insurance in place to protect them against financial implications as a result of cancellation, illness when away, and in the worst case scenario, repatriation. Steve Williams, Head of Holiday Insurance at Confused.com, commented: "Travellers should not be prompted by m...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

...le with other complaints but he or she would mistakenly diagnose up to one in five as depressed, equivalent to almost one full day of contacts. In the worst case scenario false diagnoses could outnumber true diagnoses three to one." Writing in the journal, the researchers said: "Our results should not b...

Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

... is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. Its Beyond Coal Campaign is working to retire old coal plants that are the worst contributors to health-harming soot and smog pollution and replace them with clean energy solutions. www.sierraclub.org/coal ...

FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year

... supposed to do ." Judge Huvelle also said that she couldn't ". . . order a ban, but can compel to act ," observing that this was " government at its worst " and that she wanted this " public safety issue to be resolved ." (See link to court transcript at the end of release.) As part of the settle...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

... 35 years of advocacy for women and girls. "As recently as 2002, the Institute for Women's Policy Research ranked Pennsylvania as one of the 10 worst states for women, and this year's proposed budget cuts aimed at women and children -- paired with the complete elimination of the commission -- are a ...

It Isn't Just Vanity! Local MedSpa Seeks to Correct and Educate.

...nt on corrective cosmetic procedures would encourage individuals to take better care of their skin, but unfortunately summertime in Los Angeles is the worst time for bad skincare behavior. Most of the more than 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. are considered to be s...

More Than 500 Philadelphia Youth with Asthma and Their Families to Attend Keystone Mercy Healthy Hoops Program

...xercise and recreational activities. Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the nation and was ranked in 2009 as America's twelfth worst city to live in for asthma sufferers by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. WHO:      500 Philadelphia You...

Red Cross Leader Describes First-Year Triumphs, Challenges

...greater acceptance to change in a crisis." During the last year, Red Cross responded to eight named hurricanes, a record tornado season, the worst wildfires in California history, and flooding in the Midwest -- all of which emptied its disaster relief fund coffers. The organization faced an oper...

Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract

...g infections, irritations and injuries. When inflammation goes out of control it may target the body's own tissue such as in arthritis or asthma. The worst known cases are the auto-immune diseases. The study investigated healthy volunteers ranging from ages 35-50, who consumed Pycnogenol tablets (150...

Study Demonstrates the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Pine Bark Extract on Inflammatory Mediators COX-2 and 5-LOX

...g infections, irritations and injuries. When inflammation goes out of control it may target the body's own tissue such as in arthritis or asthma. The worst known cases are the auto-immune diseases. The study investigated healthy volunteers ranging from ages 35-50, who consumed Pycnogenol(R) tab...

Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

...verage long-term strenuous activity was for 2.5 hours a week, and the average long-term moderate activity was 3.2 hours a week," Tierney said. "The worst groups [on cognitive function tests] were the ones highest in strenuous and lowest in moderate," she said. Exactly why the link showed up isn't kno...

Washington D.C. Metro Crash Jolts Personal Injury Attorneys from Coast to Coast

...9, according to the latest news update from The Washington Post . The collision, which left one train crushing the top of the other, was the worst in the Metro's 33-year history. According to the report, one train was stopped on the tracks, waiting for clearance as a preceding train exited th...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

...lu, or perpetrated other doctors' reporting errors. Finetuning for the worst The TAU researchers also took into account that the swine flu will atta...r decisions in planning. Prof. Stone believes that we haven't seen the worst of the swine flu yet. "The pandemic, if it's like the previous one, will co...

The Max Cure Foundation Announces Its First Charity Benefit: The 'Roar for a Cure' Carnival to Be Held on Saturday, August 22, 2009

... one day before his fourth birthday. Eight days later, they learned Max's cancer was an extremely rare form of B-Cell Lymphoma. It is every parent's worst nightmare. Max's cancer was so rare that doctors at MSKCC, one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the world, had never seen it before. To ...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

...kind of breast cancer, but rather that there are multiple kinds of breast cancer and a higher proportion of black patients with breast cancer have the worst kind." Both biological differences and access to care could account for the gap, in Menashe's view. The take-home point for breast cancer patients,...
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