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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Closes Detroit Operations October 31 Due to Bomb Threat

DETROIT, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has closed its Detroit-based operations today in response to a bomb threat received this morning. The closings affect Blue Cross buildings on Lafayette Avenue in Detroit, including the Tower and Bricktown Customer Service Ce...

Sex Bomb - What Really Turns Us On in the Naughty 'Noughties'?

LONDON, September 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Review the Site at: http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/sexbomb Marie Stopes International (MSI), the UK's leading sexual health agency, today launches its Sex Bomb campaign to discover what sex and relationships mean to Britons in this first decade of th...

Atomic Bomb Survivor, Scientists Mark 60 Years of Long-Term Radiation Study

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past 60 years, the National Academies have studied the health effects of radiation exposure in Japanese survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. First known as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), the s...

Children would need different medical care in wake of dirty bomb

If terrorists were to attack with a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Ce...

Cancer Time Bomb Threatening Economic Infrastructure

An article published by the British Medical journal reveals that there has been a tremendous increase in the number of cases of cancer in the Asian region. This has become a// major strain on the already burdened health system. According to a WHO report the number of cases are expected to cli...

Ticking Time Bomb of Scotland-diabetes

Modernization has begun to demand or rather extract its pound// of flesh. According to Scottish experts from Edinburgh University, diabetes is a time bomb waiting to explode in the country. Diabetes Type 2, known as maturity onset diabetes, is been diagnosed in a younger population in its 20...

An Anti-cancer Smart Bomb delivered using a Nanocell

A nanocell that can work like a smart bomb for cancer treatment is to be reported in Nature by MIT. The nanocell will work by penetrating into the tumor, seal the opening and then deliver the lethal dose of anti-cancer toxins like a ‘stealth bimb’.// This will leave the healthy cells unharmed....

Exposure to CT Scan Radiation may Be Equivalent to That of Nuclear Bomb

Experts at the American College of Radiologists have warned doctors against exposing patients to CT scans unnecessarily because the use of X-ray technology increases the risk of cancer. They suggest that the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to during CT scans may in some case...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

... a winger in hockey and an advanced scuba diver. He was a junior officer of the Mound Westonka High School DECA club, and he discovered and reported a bomb threat to school authorities and was recognized for his actions. Ty will be remembered for his big smile and tender heart. He passed away on June 29, ...

Available for Interviews: Doctor, Security Specialist Assisting Victims of Jakarta Bombings

...the bombings. The International SOS' clinic in Kuningan has treated two patients who suffered minor injuries from the bomb blasts, and International SOS has evacuated two members from Jakarta to Singapore for further medical treatment. Thes...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... of available protocols in the literature (there is not yet one agreed-upon standard). "Radiation risk models, derived using data from Japanese atomic bomb survivors and medically exposed cohorts, were used to estimate the excess lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer," the authors write. Because of...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

... Clinic, and co-author of an accompanying editorial, because it is based on extrapolation of the damage done to people exposed to high doses of atomic bomb radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "At the very low doses used in medical imaging, there is a huge controversy about whether there is an increase...

Health-Care Reform Could Be Obama's Toughest Challenge

... our economy," Obama bluntly stated last week while addressing the American Medical Association (AMA) annual meeting in Chicago. "It is a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America." The reforms currently being debated in Washington, D.C., and ar...

Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery to Hit One in Two People by 2060

... Lloydspharmacy has revealed that the UK's hayfever time bomb is to explode in the coming years London, UK (PR...09 -- New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK's hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condition affects...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...he second time that WHCS was forced to close; the first was in 1986, when a bomb exploded at the clinic and caused $100,000 in damage. Again, attacks on WHC...ere over 41 bombings, 175 arsons, 94 attempted bombings and arsons, and 623 bomb threats directed at abortion providers, resulting in $8.5m in damages. ...

Bonnie Hunt, Melina Kanakaredes and Dr. Ruth Westheimer Lend Their Support to Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit

...age of sixteen she went to then Palestine and the Haganah, the Israeli freedom fighters, and was trained to be a sniper and was seriously wounded in a bomb blast. She later moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne and in 1956 went to the U.S. where she obtained her Masters Degree in Sociology from the Grad...

New Board Members Join American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF): Distinguished Executive, Medical and Philanthropic Leaders Bring Additional Perspectives to the ACMGF Board

...pleted the clinical component of a rheumatology fellowship in the University of Minnesota , Department of Medicine. Following two years at the Atomic bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, he returned to the University of Minnesota and obtained his Ph.D. in genetics in 1975. Timothy T. Stenzel, M...

Injured Marines at Risk for Abnormal Bone Growth

...Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle l...

Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth

... ROSEMONT, ILMarines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle l...

General Public and Physicians Express Similar Levels of Concern Regarding Potential Swine Flu Pandemic

...icanes, earthquakes and tsunamis 2 2 2 2 Terrorist attacks employing a dirty or nuclear bomb 3 3 3 4 Bio terrorism such as small pox or anthrax 5 5 5 5 S...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

... The risks per unit dose are derived from epidemiologic studies on effects of individuals exposed to high levels of ionizing radiation, such as atomic bomb survivors, patients exposed to radiation for medical treatment and animal experiments. Radiation protection organizations assume that low-radiation do...

It's A Wrap: 'Get Screened' Video Contest Winners Announced

... other scenario, the same man throws the letter in the trash and, instead of scheduling a colonoscopy, takes a nap on the couch, oblivious to the time bomb ticking inside his body. "There's a fine line between scaring people and sending a strong message - to look at colonoscopy as an opportunity and ...

Healing heart attack victims, one cell at a time

...able until the Cold War, when above-ground nuclear bomb tests caused a sharp increase, or peak, which decr...found that people born around or after the nuclear bomb tests corresponded to atmospheric concentrations s...orn up to 22 years before the beginning of nuclear bomb tests. "DNA of myocardial cells is synthesized ...

Human Heart Can Make New Cells

...rmal human life span. Levels of carbon-14 can be used to date the cells, because levels of this isotope rose during the era of above-ground nuclear bomb tests, back in the 1950s. This also increased the levels of carbon-14 in the cells of all people and animals on Earth at the time. However, the levels...

Immune-based drug approved in Europe for pediatric cancer patients

...tients also are given the immune therapy intravenously twice a week for three months and then once a week for six months. The chemotherapy acts like a bomb sent in to destroy the tumor, while MEPACT acts as a special forces unit sent in to clean out any remaining pockets of microscopic disease. "Relap...

Finding May Lead to New Drugs for Urinary Infections

...ria in the gut. The findings appear in the Feb. 20 issue of PLoS Pathogens . "When we treat an infection with antibiotics, it's like dropping a bomb -- nearly everything gets wiped out, regardless of whether it's helpful or harmful. We'd like to find ways to target the bad bacteria and leave the go...

Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk

...ms and sea urchins closest to unexploded bombs and bomb fragments had the highest levels of toxicity. In areas up to two meters away from an intact bomb or bomb fragments, concentrations of cancer-causing toxins...

Kuwait Purchases 5.4 Million Doses of Emergency Nuclear Radiation Drug from Nukepills.com

...eming Pharmaceuticals of Fenton, Missouri. Nukepills.com is an Internet-based supplier of radiation emergency products that protect against dirty bomb radiation, nuclear reactor accidents and nuclear weapon fallout, and are used for radiation therapy/decontamination in hospitals. Since 1999, Nukepill...

UJC and Jewish Federations of North America Commit $10 Million for Needs in Southern Israel

...h respite trips away from the conflict zone, purchasing computers for children so they can continue school work, providing supplies and provisions for bomb shelters, and providing counseling and therapy for immigrants housed in absorption centers. The funding is one thrust of a series of initiatives ...

Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

... troops fall victim to sexual harassment or rape while on active duty. And a report released back in January found that concussions caused by roadside bomb blasts boost troops' odds for long term post-traumatic stress disorder. SOURCE: HealthDay News reports ...

AmeriCares Investing in Disaster Preparedness in India

...presented itself at the Civil Hospital in July 2008 when a series of devastating explosions caused 49 deaths and more than 110 injuries, including two bomb blasts at the hospital itself. AmeriCares recently launched a base of operations in Mumbai, which will enable the organization to respond mor...

Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out

...y. The key event in PA-824 metabolism, they found, is the production of nitric oxide (NO) gas. "This highly reactive molecule," he adds, "is akin to a bomb blast that kills the bacteria from within." NO gas is produced naturally by certain immune system cells after they engulf M. tb or other bacteria....

Bob Woodruff Foundation and JWT Introduce Marketing Campaign and Unveil www.ReMIND.org

...uary 2006, while reporting for ABC News in Iraq, Bob Woodruff and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, sustained multiple life-threatening wounds when a roadside bomb hit their convoy. The Woodruff family established the Bob Woodruff Foundation in February 2007 to raise awareness and money to assist U.S. military pe...

Helping Veterans in Our Communities

... hospitals and clinics. The magazine includes a harrowing, firsthand account by Travis Williams. The former Marine was the lone survivor of a road bomb explosion in Iraq that killed all 11 members of his rifle squad in 2005. "When we arrived home, it seemed surreal," writes Williams, now...

Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

...Some Japanese survivors of the World War II atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced key g... Japanese researchers say that among Japanese atom bomb survivors, a different and relatively rare disease...m a decades-long tracking of 120,000 Japanese atom bomb survivors. It comes on the heels of an analysis re...

Hidden Kitchen Germs Threaten Families

...he Hygiene Council study -- cleaner than Germany, the U.K. and Saudi Arabia.(15) "Even the 'cleanest' kitchen cloth or sponge is a potential bacterial bomb because it can spread germs from surface to surface, cross contaminating everything it touches. People need to be educated about how to prevent this t...

Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

.... Similar happenings have been recorded for other types of cancer. "Maybe there were 10 cells in the body that were very good, sort of a smart bomb against the melanoma, but they weren't enough," Trisal explained. "The bee sting or poison ivy multiplied these smart bombs one thousand times so sudd...

Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

...V was the average exposure level observed among Nagasaki and Hiroshima atom bomb survivors within a 2.5 kilometer-radius of each bomb epicenter. Ten percent of the study patients averaged half that amount -- o...

International Diabetes Federation grant supports Jordanian diabetes micro-clinic project

...le East has some of the highest diabetes rates in the world, said Dr. Linda Siminerio, Chair of the IDF BRIDGES Review Committee. The region is a time bomb waiting to explode unless programs like the Jordanian Micro-clinic Project help to educate people and prevent diabetes. The BRIDGES program is ready t...

Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

... courageous American military personnel have suffered combat eye trauma and were evacuated from overseas military operations. An increase in road-side bomb and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on American troops has resulted in TBI quickly becoming known as the "signature injury" among soldiers r...
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