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Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought

Finasteride does not cause more aggressive cancer, study contends WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't have to be so cautious in prescribing the drug finasteride to men at risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Physicians face a dilemma when trying to decide ...

Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits

Lung cancer assessment allays some concerns about how patients interpret results, researchers say TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Online genetic testing for lung cancer appears to offer some benefits to patients, according to U.S. researchers who evaluated the use of an online tes...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Appears Imminent

H1N1's swift spread in Australia may fulfill criteria, agency says TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in cases of H1N1 swine flu in Australia may tip the balance and cause the World Health Organization to soon declare the first flu pandemic since 1968, agency officials said Tu...

2-drug combination appears safe and active in metastatic kidney cancer

ORLANDO (May 31, 2009)Fox Chase Cancer Center investigators report that a two-drug blockade of mTOR signaling appears safe in metastatic kidney cancer in a phase I trial. Early data suggests that a combination of temsirolimus and bryostatin may be active in patients with rare forms of renal cell c...

Stressed and Sedentary Lifestyles Increase as Recession Appears to Take its Toll on Britain's Health

LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - Health of the Nation has Declined by Two Points in the Last Six Months - Britain is Overwhelmed, Overworked and Overweight - 1.9 Million More Brits Leading Unhealthy Lives Than Six Months Ago The nation appears to be stuck in a downward spira...

Swine Flu Appears Mild And Schools Should Stay Open, U.S. Officials Say

Life in the crisis' epicenter, Mexico, may also be getting back to normal as flu fear ebb TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday said that the current outbreak of swine flu appears similar to the seasonal flu in its severity, meaning that schools across the...

Dr. Simon Ourian, Pioneer Laser Surgeon, Appears on The Doctors TV Show

Dr. Simon Ourian, a pioneer laser surgeon in Beverly Hills, appeared on The Doctors TV Show, a new CBS talk show. Dr. Ourian's Epione Center is among the most comprehensive center specializing in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including BOTOX®, Juvéderm, Radiess...

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction Appears Not to Effect Future Professional Advancement in Baseball

Athletes who have UCL reconstruction prior to being drafted perform at similar level as those without reconstruction Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) February 28, 2009 -- New research presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vega...

Elbow ligament reconstruction appears not to effect future professional advancement in baseball

LAS VEGAS, NV New research presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas suggests that elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction prior to selection in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft does not increase the risk of future injury or...

Valenti International Responds to the San Diego Union Tribune Article 'Can't buy me love,' Fraught With Inaccuracies and Slanted for Sensationalism, Journalistic Integrity Appears Lost.

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you really trust the search results on Google and Yahoo? Appearing as if it were yesterday, although it was published in 2005, the San Diego Union Tribune article "Can't buy me love," appears in Google and Yahoo search results as if it were hot of the pres...

Quantros President Appears on National TV Promoting Patient Safety

PBS Highlights Top 30 Medical Innovations in the Past 30 Years - Quantros President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, appeared on PBS Nightly Business Report last week, discussing the importance of using technology to track and monitor data trends over time to reduce preventable medic...

Suzanne Somers Appears on CNBC's 'Conversations with Michael Eisner' and Discusses NeoStem's Adult Stem Cell Collection Program

NeoStem Receives Substantial Number of Inquiries for its Stem Cell Collection Service NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: NBS) announced that on January 19, 2009, Suzanne Somers appeared on "Conversations with Michael Eisner," a CNBC program that off...

Dr. Sanford Siegal and Weight Loss Success Story Josie Raper, Who Appears on Current People Magazine Cover, to Attend Grand Opening of Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Store in Beverly Hills

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, operator of e-commerce website CookieDiet.com ( www.CookieDiet.com ) and worldwide distributor of the internationally-popular Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) hunger-controlling cookies, shakes and other products, today anno...

Brain starvation as we age appears to trigger Alzheimer's

CHICAGO --- A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be one of the major triggers of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer's disease. A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine has found when the brain doesn't get enough sugar ...

WellPoint President and CEO Angela Braly Appears at the Norfolk Forum

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint (NYSE: WLP ) announced that Angela Braly, president and CEO, appeared at the Norfolk Forum at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Va. this evening. Ms. Braly focused on how all aspects of the health care delivery system need to come together to improve bo...

Grey New York Appears at the Broadway Flea Market

Ad Agency Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Grey New York is participating in the Annual Broadway Flea Market to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event is Sunday, September 21, from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Shub...

New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective

Artery-opening device emits drug from a biodegradable polymer MONDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- One of a "new generation" of artery-opening, drug-eluting stents appears equally effective as older models in boosting outcomes for heart patients, a new head-to-head study shows. Stent...

Stomach bug appears to protect kids from asthma, says NYU study

NEW YORK, July 15, 2008 A long-time microbial inhabitant of the human stomach may protect children from developing asthma, according to a new study among more than 7,000 subjects led by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers. Helicobacter pylori , a bacterium that has co-existed with humans fo...

Cancer Drug Appears to Help With Aggressive MS

Use of cyclophosphamide sees 87% improvement in physical, mental function, study says THURSDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of a drug used to fight cancer may reduce disease activity and disability in people with aggressive multiple sclerosis, results of a small trial sugge...

ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Appears Recession Proof

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RBRM), a provider of treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Molluscum Contagiosum today announced a record breaking sales day on April 22nd, when they sold over $26,500 in produc...

New Psoriasis Pill Appears Effective

Whether the drug is safe for long-term use hasn't been proved, one expert says FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis appears to be safe and effective, a Canadian trial shows. The results indicate higher doses of ISA247, which ...

Risk of Women's Heart Attack or Stroke Appears to Be Lowered by 'DASH' Diet

Study in Archives of Internal Medicine Led by Simmons School for Health Studies BOSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women who adhered to the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which is high in fruits and vegetables and low in animal protein, significantly lowered ...

New potential treatment for muscular dystrophy appears to be safe

Myostatin, a protein that blocks muscle growth, has shown promising results as a potential therapeutic target for treating muscular dystrophy in animal studies, where its inhibition led to increased muscle mass and strength. A new study, the first to evaluate a myostatin inhibitor in patients, ass...

Hormone replacement therapy appears to have no effect on risk and severity of rheumatoid arthritis

Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is more predominant in women, the reasons for this are unclear. Many studies have examined the effects of estrogen on the risk and severity of RA, but the results are conflicting and controversial. A new study using data from the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) cl...

Expressive writing appears to change thoughts and feelings about cancer

Expressive writing --writing about ones deepest thoughts and feelingsmay help change the way cancer patients think and feel about their disease. In one of the first studies published in an oncology journal about the benefits of writing therapy, researchers say those who immediately reported chang...

Testosterone supplementation for older men appears to have limited benefit

Older men with low testosterone levels who received testosterone supplementation increased lean body mass and decreased body fat, but were no stronger and had no improvement in mobility or cognition compared with men who did not use the supplement, according to a study in the January 2 issue of JA...

Receptor protein appears to be key in breakdown of kidney filtration

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a new molecular pathway that appears to be involved in urinary protein loss (proteinuria). This early-stage kidney disease affects 100 million people around the world and is caused by a breakdown in the kidneys filtering structures. ...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

A new robotic surgery technique appears promising for the removal of cancer involving the tonsil region, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Typically, surgeons trying to remove tonsils of patients with...

Molecular pathway appears crucial in development of pulmonary fibrosis

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may have found a key mechanism underlying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a usually fatal lung disease for which transplantation is the only successful treatment. The investigators found that a specific molecular pathway appears ...

MS that runs in families appears more severe than non-familial MS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of a large group of patients with multiple sclerosis has provided the first evidence that those with a history of MS in their families show more severe brain damage than patients who have no close relatives with the disease. The results, based on ...

Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Individuals with diabetes and acute coronary syndromes (ACS) such as a heart attack or unstable angina have an increased risk of death at 30 days and one year after ACS, compared with ACS patients without diabetes, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA. The presence of elevated bl...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

A newly developed DNA vaccine appears safe and may produce beneficial changes in the brains and immune systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the October 2007 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives jou...

Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

The off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents in the treatment of coronary artery blockage is common in U.S. practice, and ischemic complication rates are higher among patients receiving drug-coated stents for off-label indications, according to two studies in the May 9 issue of JAMA. ...

Experimental Flu Vaccine Appears Promising in Early Tests

An influenza vaccine produced with the use of insect cells appeared safe and produced an immunogenic response// in healthy adults. The new research promises to be an alternative to using embryonated eggs for the development of influenza vaccine, according to a preliminary study. "All current...

One-time Melanoma Screening Appears to Be Cost-effective for Elderly People

One-time melanoma screening of adults age 50 or older appears to be as cost-effective as other nationally recommended cancer screening programs, according to an article in the January issue of Archives of Dermatology.// Melanoma is the only cancer for which incidence and death rates continue t...

Skin-Destroying Ulcer Appears in NSW as New Treatment Guidelines Emerge

Infectious disease specialists have revealed the skin- and flesh-destroying Bairnsdale ulcer has struck a man in NSW for the first time, as experts publish new recommendations for treating the tropical infection. // Also known as the Buruli or Daintree ulcer, Bairnsdale ulcers are caused by ...

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Appears Safe for Prostate

Preliminary research suggests that testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone levels appears to have little effect //on the prostate gland, contrary to some reports that this therapy may be harmful, according to a study in the November 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on men's he...

Bird Flu Appears In Nigeria

The bird flu’s virulent H5N1 strain has been discovered in Kaduna of Nigeria, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). This has given rise to fears that a pandemic may start in Africa, // as this is the fist incidence of bird flu in the Continent. Preventive measures like disinf...

Heart Disease Sign Appears Early in Life

An inflammatory component of heart disease may be present early in life, say researchers. A new study shows a significant link between body mass index and C-reactive //protein levels in children. CRP has emerged as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults. Researchers analyzed data c...

New breast cancer drug appears encouraging

According to a new research, oxygen therapy at home reduces hospitalisation in those with lung disease. Researchers at the University Hospital of Denmark, have studied the effects of oxygen on 200 patients with smoker's lungs - where the blood becomes deficient in oxygen. //The oxygenation was begu...
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