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Study aims to induce recovery from ankylosing spondylitis

Chinese patients will soon have the opportunity to take part in a study of a novel therapy aimed at reversing the autoimmune disease, ankylosing spondylitis. Approximately 200 patients will be chosen to participate in a clinical trial that aims to merge the latest molecular discoveries published b...

Healing Depression The Mind-Body Way Aims to 'Depression-Proof' Your Life

DETROIT, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Major depression affects approximately 17 million American adults annually at a cost of $53 billion. It is currently the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and, in recent decades, depression is striking increasingly younger age groups. Approxim...

Queen's University study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinson's disease

Eye movement tests developed by Queen's University researchers to aid in understanding childhood brain development and healthy aging may also help in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and detecting the early onset of Parkinson's disease. The project has received close to $1...

Comic Strip Aims to Educate Families About Diabetes

Storyline tackles lack of information about the disease in the Hispanic community TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The syndicated comic strip "Baldo" will feature a storyline on diabetes in order to boost awareness about prevention and treatment of the disease among Hispanics. T...

National Marrowthon Campaign Aims to Bring Nearly 50,000 to the Be The Match Registry(SM) in Two Weeks

Joining the marrow registry is free June 8-22; The Jeff Gordon Foundation seeds fundraising with $300,000 donation to help grow the registry MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of people with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases search the Be The Match Registry f...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

The damage that our modern living and working environment could be doing to our health will be investigated by a new 5M MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London and King's College London, which launches today. The new Centre will analyse the health of people across ...

$22 Million Initiative Aims to Reverse New Jersey's Nurse Faculty Shortage, Avert Health Care Crisis

Innovative Public/Private Partnership Launches at State Legislative Hearing TRENTON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avert a severe nursing shortage that could cause grave harm to patient care in the state, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce ...

Step to the Plate - Register to Donate Aims to Educate Baseball Fans About the Importance of Organ Donation and Increase Registrations

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of people awaiting lifesaving organ transplants in the United States continues to climb - currently more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list - it is more important than ever for people who support donation to become registered donors. ...

New System for Managing Sleep Disorders Aims to Improve Sleep Through Brain Chemistry

OSCEOLA, Wis., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroScience, Inc. has launched NeuroSLP, a medical protocol that tests for potential imbalances in the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate sleep. This protocol enhances a clinician's ability to make more informed decisions regarding patient care. ...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate 'STOP' Act, Which Aims to Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Bill Includes Provisions that Reflect Recommendations from American Association for Homecare Anti-Fraud Legislative Plan. ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare applauds Senators Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), and several others fo...

Legislation Aims to Increase Access to Physical Therapist Services By Eliminating Physician Referral Requirement

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare beneficiaries who need physical therapist services would find it easier and more efficient to obtain treatment under legislation introduced yesterday in the US House of Representatives. The Medicare Patient Access to Physical Therapists ...

New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media

As stories of despair in the Somali immigrant community continue to make news headlines, one project is trying to make a positive impact on Somali mental health through new media. Egal Shidad: Stories of Somali Health, based in Minneapolis, is a DVD produced in late 2008 that has already had requ...

'Taking Action Together' Aims to Increase Screenings and Offer Education to People with Diabetes Living in the Inland Empire

California's Inland Empire residents have second highest rate of diabetes in the state WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross in California, Merck & Co. and the American Diabetes Association are "Taking Action Together" in an effort to battle diabetes in the Inl...

Device aims to decrease wait period for patients needing immunotherapy

HOUSTON - Researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have created a device that significantly decreases the time needed to produce genetically manipulated T cells in preclinical tests for leukemia. Paul (Yoonsu) Choi, Ph.D., presente...

Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors

-Together with the Wildcatter Ranch, warriors to utilize natural surroundings to find peace, rediscover trust and start their personal journey to heal- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project and the Wildcatter Ranch announced today that they will host 16 wounded w...

First-of-Its-Kind Program Aims to Reduce Primary Barrier to Breastfeeding for Hourly and Lower-Wage Working Mothers

Corporate Voices for Working Families, Abbott Nutrition, and Working Mother Media Launch Program to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Voices for Working Families announced today that it has launched an initiative to help solve a pro...

National CASA Association Aims to Eliminate the Foster Care Stigma

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- When Americans are asked about the kids in the foster care system, a national online Harris Poll, commissioned by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, found that 83 percent of adults know little or nothing about the experiences of ch...

New study aims to reduce risk of childhood leukemia

A study led by Dr Marcus Cooke at the University of Leicester and funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) UK is looking at whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy might affect the unborn baby's risk of developing leukaemia in childhood. Dr Cooke sees the study as a unique opportunity to...

United Way of Central Maryland Aims to Raise $1 Million for Emergency Food, Shelter and Utility Assistance

Regional nonprofit and corporate and foundation partners launch Emergency Response Fund to meeting growing need during economic crisis BALTIMORE, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Central Maryland today launched an Emergency Response Fund to meet the growing demand nonprofit organizatio...

International workshop aims to boost public engagement work in developing countries

Public engagement practitioners from across the world are to share skills and experiences at an innovative conference to be held in South Africa, organised by the Wellcome Trust. The conference entitled "Science and community: engage to empower" will take place from 2-5 December at the Africa...

Lifehut.com Aims to Relax the Financially Stressed

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Relaxation specialists, Lifehut.com, have released their latest audio/visual message for people in stressful situations, entitled "Finding Joy During Challenging Financial Times." Aimed at transforming negative emotions into positive ones, it is designed ...

AMA Aims to Help Americans Get Healthier One Step at a Time

Living a healthy lifestyle greatly reduces risk of chronic diseases and can help reduce health care costs for the individual and the nation CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Small steps can lead to big health benefits, according to the new AMA Healthier Life Steps campaign, launche...

3D Social Media Application Aims to Cut Workplace Obesity : Muve, Inc., Selects Social Media Developer Wyndstorm Corporation to Design Online Promotions for Corporate Wellness Program

Wyndstorm Corporation ( www.wyndstorm.com ) (OTCBB:WYND), the ideas-to-revenues social media company, announced a key win with Muve, Inc. ( www.muveinc.com ), to create an interactive marketing plan program design to promote Muve's activity-based corporate wellness program. Wyndstorm's design pro...

UNC researcher aims to 'unmask' cancer cells to trigger body's immune system

CHAPEL HILL Cancer cells are deadly traitors, good cells gone bad. They evade the body's defense systems, passing themselves off as organisms that pose no threat. But researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Eshelman School of Pharmacy are working on a way to blow their...

Orange County research program aims to improve severe trauma survival rates

Irvine, Calif., July 8, 2008 A method of resuscitation for victims of severe traumatic injury will be the subject of a clinical trial to be undertaken by a team of Orange County emergency care providers. The Orange County Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium will include UC Irvine, Orange County ...

Ivy Foundation Funds New Brain Cancer Research Consortium : $3M Stage I Project Aims to Improve Personalized Medicine for Patients

Today, the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors, announced funding for the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project. PALO ALTO, Calif. (Business...

Glaucoma procedure now available at Mayo Clinic aims to prevent further eye damage

JACKSONVILLE - For the first time in Florida, patients with glaucoma have a new treatment option known as the Trabectome. The minimally invasive procedure, which is available at Mayo Clinic and takes about 20 minutes, is designed to decrease pressure within the eye and stabilize the vision. "...

Campaign Aims to Cover 1,000 Uninsured Children in One Day

CHICAGO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 21st, community partners throughout the Chicago area will work together in an effort enroll 1,000 children in the Illinois All Kids health insurance program as part of the 1,000 Healthy Kids & Families Campaign. Enrollment locations will be ...

Study aims to improve sex education for deaf pupils

British parents are to be quizzed about their children's sex education in a unique study that hopes to improve the way the subject is taught to deaf pupils. The University of Manchester's Audiology and Deafness team is recruiting parents of both deaf and hearing primary school children for its ...

Landmark Study Aims to Improve Osteoporosis Care Standards Worldwide

Multi-National Study Will Follow 60,000 Women for 5 Years ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60,000 women aged 55 years and older have enrolled in a landmark, multi-national study that will focus on the management of osteoporosis across the globe. Launch of the Global Lon...

Kronos Optimal Health Company Aims to Stop Diabetes Before It Starts

PHOENIX, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 54 million American adults have prediabetes, but many of those people may never have to live with diabetes and all of its health complications thanks to a new prediabetes lifestyle management course created by Kronos Optimal Health Company. It i...

NurseAuction.com Aims to Alleviate Nurse Shortage with Online Nurse Bidding

ROLLA, Mo., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- While today's shaky economy has many people worried about job security, the nursing field has been an exception. In fact, there is currently a critical shortage of nurses in the U.S. by some 44,000 positions. Furthermore, according to the latest projections...

Ochsner Health System Partners with DocuSys for Presurgical Care, AIMS and Medication Management Technology

MOBILE, Ala., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System of New Orleans will enhance patient safety and improve workflow throughout their perioperative (surgical) process with technology from DocuSys, Inc., a leading anesthesia information management system (AIMS), medication management sy...

ALFA Aims to Provide Relief to Seniors

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ALFA initiative to eliminate the prescription drug expense paid by poor seniors who live in assisted living communities was filed today on Capitol Hill. Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-25th TX) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-21st FL) and twelve ot...

NIH grant to Emory and pediatric partners aims to improve kidney transplants for children

Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are teaming up with two university hospitals in California to find new ways to make kidney transplants more tolerable for children. Emory and Children's will partner with UCLA's Mattel Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles an...

New research from the University of Bristol aims to eliminate Streptococcus infections

Professor Howard Jenkinson in the Department of Oral & Dental Science (Dental School) at the University of Bristol has been awarded a grant of 285,000 from The Wellcome Trust to research ways to combat diseases caused by Streptococcus bacteria. Familiar to those who suffer from strep throat, S...

Sensor necklace aims to increase elderly and clinical trial participant drug compliance

Researchers now have a possible solution for the one in three adults who fail to take their medicines as prescribed by their doctors, as well as for everyone else who occasionally forgets: a sensor necklace that records the exact time and date when specially-designed pills are swallowed, and remin...

Express Screening Process Aims to Put Diabetics on the Fast Track to Better Health

Program illustrates how partnering can resolve issues, improve health PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For people with diabetes, waiting just a few weeks for an appointment with an eye specialist can lead to further complications such as blindness, macular edema and other vision disorders....

Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius files appeal challenging International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF); seeks qualification at sanctioned events LONDON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Pistorius -- a double amputee athlete from South Africa who competes in ...

New Patient Safety Proposed Regulation Aims to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposed regulation to improve the quality and safety of health care for all Americans by fostering the establishment of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) was announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). P...
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