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Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. researchers report. They said the finding may explain why...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 swine flu could end up affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans, if one includes workers who stay home to care for people who contract the illness, U.S. health officials sa...

Mandate for Health Insurance: Inconvenient Truths About How It Will Affect You and Your Family

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are many provisions in the House Tri-Committee health reform bill (H.R. 3200) that concern citizens who care greatly about the freedom to choose their health care. Some of the key concerns are that the bill: * Eliminates Exi...

Perception May Affect Drinking by College Students

What they think peers are doing seems to matter, expert surmise,, MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- If college students knew their friends really weren't drinking as much as it might seem, they might cut back on alcohol, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford Brookes Univ...

Spiritual Outlook Can Affect Mental Health in Breast Cancer

Negative feelings about faith linked to patients' poor emotional status, study suggests FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Among breast cancer patients, a positive religious attitude is not linked to measures of well-being, but a negative religious or spiritual outlook can lead to wor...

Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk

Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuating hormone levels may explain trends in the timing of women's susceptibility to neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, Tourette's and atten...

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 ...

Dismantling Roe v. Wade Would Affect All Pregnant Women

NAPW and Others Request That Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Consider Impact on All Pregnant Women NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) today released to the public a letter with more than 100 signatories sent to the Judiciary Committee...

Does Location Affect Kids' Weight?

Study refutes belief that living near fast-food joints makes children fat FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a fast-food outlet doesn't make children fat, nor does living near a supermarket stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables make them thin, new research shows. The...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State...

Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

U.S. areas with more black residents lack specialists, study shows TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans appear to have less access to colorectal cancer specialists, which means they may be less likely to receive timely and appropriate treatments, researchers say. In ...

Neck Size May Affect Severity of Sleep Apnea

Even non-obese people are at risk, researchers find WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Though obesity is a known major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, many non-obese people also have the condition, according to the results of a new study. Among 5,426 non-obese adults (w...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 4th, 2009 Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease that results in severe breathing difficulty. According to World Health Organization (WHO) it is the fourth leading killer worldwide. Howev...

Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success

More rigorous prep is needed for obese people, study finds,, MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the effectiveness of the procedure, a new study finds. Being obese increa...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2009) - New research quantifies the precise effects of environmental pollutants and alcohol intake on gastrointestinal (GI) health. Both studies being presented this week during Digestive Disease Week 2009 (DDW ) offer concrete evidence that the environment and alcohol inta...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

Two new studies address donor factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). One found that donor steatosis, or fat in the liver, does not affect liver disease progression or three-year survival in recipients with or without H...

Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis

Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Living in the city could lead to certain common cancers being diagnosed at much later stages of their development, new research has found. A study of residents ...

Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented,, FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Preteens who were bullied persistently when they were younger are more likely than others their age to have hallucinations, delusions or other psychotic symptoms, British researchers rep...

MedicareSupplementPlans.com Says News Legislation Could Affect Physical, Speech Therapy Benefits for Medicare Recipients

MedicareSupplementPlans.com , one of California's largest independent insurance agencies specializing in Medicare supplement insurance plans, says MARS Act could remove therapy cap on Medicare services and provide seniors with access to necessary services. Los Angeles,...

Does a person's insurance coverage affect their access to quality cancer care?

CHICAGO (April 26, 2009)Does a person's insurance coverage affect their access to quality cancer care? According to researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, insurance coverage may not only affect a patient's access to health care, but also the quality of care they receive. Research findings, presen...

Where you live may affect your state of mind

San Diego, CA, April 14, 2009 Frequent Mental Distress (FMD), defined as having 14 or more days in the previous month when stress, depression and emotional problems were not good , is not evenly distributed across the United States. In fact, certain geographic areas have consistently high or cons...

Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility

Seniors who lose weight still at risk from previous obesity THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who were overweight or obese earlier in life are at increased risk for physical disabilities, even if they've shed the excess weight they had when they were younger, says a new U....

Accumulated Lead May Affect Older Women's Brains

Levels of the toxin in leg bones are tied to poorer scores on cognitive tests FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to higher levels of environmental lead earlier in the life span may be taking a toll on the brains of older American women, a new study finds. The Harvard study...

Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping position doesn't affect the extent of head flattening in infants, U.S. researchers say. They examined risk factors for the severity of asymmetrical head shape, know...

Job Loss Means Fewer Americans Have Health Care Coverage: How Will the Economic Downturn Affect the Small-Joint Implant Market?

Procedure growth and average selling prices to be affected into 2010, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) US Markets for Small-Joint Implants 2009 report, which includes arthroplasty implants (shoulde...

Fast-food density and neighborhood walkability affect residents' weight and waist size

In a research article published recently by the American Journal of Epidemiology , Oregon Research Institute (ORI) scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues show that a high-density of fast food outlets was associated with an increase of 3 pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference a...

Across All Cultures, Dreams Affect Behavior

They may rarely predict future events, but most people believe they are meaningful SUNDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- People worldwide subscribe to the belief that you are what you dream, concludes a new series of studies published in February's Journal of Personality and Social Psyc...

Childhood sleep problems persisting through adolescence may affect cognitive abilities

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that it is the rate of change in sleep problems across development, rather than the initial level of sleep problems, that may affect cognitive abilities in late adolescence. Results indicate that those children who...

Hard Economic Times Affect Patients, Dentists - and the Tooth Fairy

Topline Findings from a Survey of More Than 300 Dentists 30,000+ Dentists Converge in Chicago February 27-March 1 CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Chicago Dental Society's 144th annual Midwinter Meeting, which will draw more than 30,000 dental professio...

Video: Majority of Americans Over 45 Experience Joint Pain and Believe it will Affect Their Future Quality of Life

Biomet's Signature(TM) Personalized Patient Care System Provides a Customized Approach to Joint Replacement Surgery to Help Overcome Joint Pain WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent nationwide survey of Americans over the age of 45 revealed a boomer population that is living with joi...

Waiting for biopsy results may adversely affect health

OAK BROOK, Ill. Women who've had a breast biopsy know the anxiety of waiting for the results, but that stress may cause adverse health effects, according to a new study published in the March issue of Radiology . "When women express how taxing it is to have to wait for results, the medical e...

Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A rise in blood sugar levels causes poorer brain function in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study that included nearly 3,000 people aged 55 and older at 52 sites in Canada a...

Study finds race and ethnicity affect use of hospice services among patients with advanced cancer

BOSTON -- Race and ethnicity appear to have an effect on whether a patient with terminal cancer uses hospice care services, according to a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Societ...

Color Can Affect How People Think and Act

Avoidance behavior, imagination and more take cues from hues, study finds,, THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Color me detail-oriented? Wear red. Want to be more creative at work? Paint your office blue. Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia analyzed the ef...

In Kids, Genes May Affect Leukemia Treatment

Finding could help tailor therapy regimen to individuals, experts say TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations appear to affect the way children respond to treatment for lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers report. Although about 80 percent of children suffering from t...

Why Cancer in One Breast May Affect the Other

Researchers identify certain factors that seem to increase risk,, MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a way to better calculate the risk a woman with cancer in one breast has of developing tumors in the other breast. The chances of developing cancer i...

Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea,, FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Three conditions often linked to obesity have also been tied independently to sleep apnea, new studies show. Insulin resistance, the progression of liver disease, and living a less-than-active l...

Will the Economic Slowdown Affect the Medical Imaging Business Globally?

Frost & Sullivan to Host Quarterly Analyst Briefing on the European Medical Imaging market on Wednesday 28 January 2009 LONDON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the European M...

Does universal health care affect attitude toward dementia?

INDIANAPOLIS A new study has found that in spite of their universal health care system which facilitates access to free dementia care, older adults in the United Kingdom are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the U.S. because the Britons perceive greater societa...

Budgetary Constraints on Health Care Facilities to Affect PACS, RIS, and CVIS Markets

Limited funds will force hospitals to reconsider or defer purchases of imaging IT systems, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) US Markets for PACS, RIS, and CVIS 2009 report, the budgetary constraints...
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