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Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

Called Klebsiella , it could be causing gut inflammation, study suggests,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A bacterium normally found in the mouth, skin and intestines might play a role in the still-mysterious cause of colic in babies, a new study says. Researchers found the...

New Stayhealthy Body Composition Technology Announced at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a two-year clinical study at the University of Southern California , Stayhealthy introduced their next generation body composition analysis technology at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference. The technology accurately measures body compositio...

VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Federal law stipulates that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a responsibility to inform veterans of the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service to our nation while in uniform," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans...

Maryland ICU Patients Connected to Remote Critical Care Staff, Improving Quality and Safety

The First Maryland eCare Hospital goes 'live' WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting Monday, May 18, Maryland intensive care patients will be connected by voice, video and data lines to specialized physicians and nurses at a tertiary care referral center 130 miles away. A year...

Muscle deterioration in patients with lung disease seen connected to CO2

Jerusalem, April 22, 2009 -- Muscle deterioration in patients with lung diseases might be a direct consequence of high carbon dioxide levels in their blood, an international team of researchers headed by Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has found. The incidence of lu...

Healthcare Reform Should Include Connected Health and Participatory Medicine, Says Report Submitted to President Obama by Center for Connected Health

Online discussion included feedback from academic and business leaders, technologists, physicians, heath insurers, patients and payers. BOSTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to President Obama's call for recommendations on healthcare reform, the Center for Connected Health, a...

Realtime Technologies Launches SHIMMER - a Wearable Health Sensor for Both Connected and Wireless Environments

DUBLIN, Ireland and NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ireland-based Realtime Technologies, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing and design services, today launched SHIMMER(TM), a hardware research platform designed for wearable health sensing in both connected and wireless environmen...

Prematics CEO Joins Initiative to Advance More Coordinated, Connected Health Care

TransforMED Names Kevin Hutchinson to Inaugural Board of Managers BETHESDA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Prematics president and chief executive officer, Kevin Hutchinson, has been named an inaugural member of the Board of Managers for TransforMED LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Americ...

Center for Connected Health Presents Growing Evidence of the Benefits of Technology to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Empowerment

BOSTON and SEATTLE, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, one of the nation's leading integrated health care delivery systems, is presenting data from eleven new research studies conducted at Partners-affiliated hospitals, ...

Partners' Center for Connected Health and EMC Corporation Launch New Web-Based Remote Monitoring Program to Help Employees Fight Hypertension

BOSTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, one of the nation's leading integrated health care delivery systems, and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC ) today announced a collaboration to study how EMC's employees diagnosed with h...

Valentine's Day Connected to Epilepsy

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is not just for lovers. The celebration in honor of the patron saint of lovers, St. Valentine, takes on greater meaning when you consider he is also the patron saint of epilepsy -- a common neurological condition that causes sei...

Study reveals 'huffing' household chemicals connected to teen suicide

DENVER With suicide as the third leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, a new University of Denver (DU) study reveals inhaling or huffing vapors of common household goods, such as glue or nail polish, are associated with increased suicidal thoughts and attempts. Of the s...

The USO and CarePages.com Help Wounded Troops Stay Connected to Their Families

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USO has partnered with CarePages.com to provide wounded troops an innovative service to stay in touch with their families and friends while recovering in the hospital and at home. Called a CarePage, this service helps patients and families...

Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control

HOUSTON - When molecular disaster strikes, causing structural damage to DNA, players in two important pathways talk to each other to help contain the wreckage, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the August edition of Cell. This connection between a sign...

Heart disease and strokes connected to a motor protein mechanism

Cardiomyopathy is dangerous as it can catch up unawares, leading to heart failure and even death. This disease is normally triggered by high blood pressure, heart valve// or arterial diseases and congenital heart defects, but it can also be sparked by certain viral infections in the bloodstream. ...

Erosive esophagitis healing connected to acid control

Los Angeles – Novel study has shown the direct connection between controlling stomach acid and a remedy for erosive esophagitis that is spurred on by acid reflux disease//. The results of the study and the trial have been presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week. Results from the multi-...

Fat cells lethally connected to heart disease

For the first time researchers have studied deeply about fat cells, called adipocytes which are close to the blood vessels in the heart .Research has now revealed that these Fat cells around coronary arteries ,// will be a key determiner of heart disease. University of Iowa researchers have reveale...

Good Health Is Connected To Higher IQ

Scotland based researchers have revealed that there is a definite link between disease and higher death rates with a low IQ. The conclusion was arrived at after studying the // data of 1,347 people aged about 56 in the year 1987, for a period of 17 years. The IQ of the volunteers was assesse...

Cancer Risk Not Connected To Fish Diet

A recent study has contradicted earlier research which said that fish was capable of scaling down the risk of cancer. The Omega-3 fatty acids which are present in fish do not serve to reduce cancer risk, according to the recent research. Lower incidence of cancer has however been // witnessed in th...

Erectile Dysfunction Connected To Heart Disease

As many as 20% of the men in the US suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), which is also related cardiovascular and other diseases, including heart diseases. // The number of visits to doctors rose by 50% since medication for the condition was introduced in 1998. The data available from the Nationa...

Researchers Identify Gene Connected To Bipolar Disorder

Australian researchers are reported to have identified a gene which gives rise to bipolar disorder in human beings. Other teams have previously// claimed to have found bipolar susceptibility genes, but this is the first time that the evidence has been close to conclusive, according to the researche...

Scientists Closer To Identifying Gene Connected To Alzheimer's

Scientists have identified six genes which may be involved in heightening the risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease. The chromosome 10 region appears // to be involved in the process. "There are a few genes that have been implicated in the development of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, but ...

Mirror Neurons Connected To Autism

The source of empathy in the brain of a human being may also have a part to play in autism. A system of neurons is known to exist in the human brain which specialize //in the 'walking in another's shoes' function. The 'mirror neurons' are at work, when a person makes a move while watching another p...

Gene Activity connected to Schizophrenia

Two new studies have identified genetic activity that appears to be associated with schizophrenia, a serious brain disorder that alters a person's perceptions of reality, emotions and thought processes. Symptoms of the disorder, which affects about 1% of the world's population, typically surface du...

Red hair connected with anaesthesia

A new study suggests people with naturally red hair need about 30 percent more anesthesia than patients with other hair colors. The genetic quirk that makes red hair red may also make carrot-tops harder to knock out -- in the operating room. People with red hair need more anaesthesia// to make th...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

Researchers have shown that Autism had been on the rise in Japan, even after the country has banned the shots of MMR // to its children. MMR vaccine is one of the must-have vaccines to be given to children before they turn two, as prescribed by WHO. An edition of the journal Lancet in 1998 h...

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine has reported that the risk of complications for the donor in a live-donor liver transplant is more than expected, while the risk of death for the donor is less than what doctors thought. The study indicated that donors in adult live-...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

A complex and rare disorder that affects many systems of the body, called oculodentodigital dysplasia, has been found to be the result of faulty cell communication. This syndrome is said to affect various body structures including the eyes, face, teeth and fingers and can also cause hearing loss, h...

Mountain biking connected to infertility

According to this new research on mountain biking it is observed that it could decrease a man's fertility. Dr.Ferdinand Frauscher, M.D., from University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria,// presented his findings of a study that looked at fertility in male mountain bikers. 45 extreme mountain bikers ...

Endometriosis connected to fertility

Researchers in their new study confirm that endometriosis is linked to infertility. There has long been an union between the two, but now research shows one of the reasons why the disease may cause infertility. // Doctors worked with only seven patients, but concluded that endometriosis causes...

Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

According to a new study children and teens with chronic fatigue syndrome are three and a half times more likely to have hyperflexible joints than their healthy counterparts.// Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore examined 100 children, ages 10 and older, for joint hypermob...

Tremors connected to Body Mass Index

According to a new study from Columbia University researchers, people who suffer from the most common movement disorder, essential tremor (ET),// are more prone to have a lower body mass index than their healthy counterparts. Essential tremor is a disorder of unknown origins, but doctors beli...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

Altitude sickness is one of the most common encountered among the mountaineers. Doctors have new findings into why some mountain climbers are affected by altitude sickness and others are not. They say two changes in a gene related to lung function may increase the risk of high altitude sickness.// ...

Control of anger disorder connected to Brain Dysfunction

According to a study, the scientists have bound dysfunction in a particular brain region to a psychiatric disorder marked by uncontrolled aggression. They say their findings extend the link that has been found between the brain area--called the orbital/medial prefrontal cortex circuit,// or OMPCC a...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

A new research suggests that the patients who undergo surgery to remove their ulcers may be at increased risk of later developing pancreatic cancer. The investigators base their findings on an analysis of 2,000 patients who underwent an operation known as gastrectomy to remove their ulcers.// ...

Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

According to researchers, increased levels of the hormone leptin may explain why obese people seem to be more at risk of blood clotting// that causes heart attack and strokes.It is well known that being overweight or obese increases the risk of cardiovascular problems.Now researchers at the Univers...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

According to French Researchers, Staphylococcal bacteria carrying a specific toxin can cause a severe, highly lethal type of pneumonia in otherwise healthy children and young adults.// They have so far linked infection with these toxin-carrying bugs to 30 cases of pneumonia marked by widespread tis...

Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

Patients in hospital who smoke and have a history of alcohol problems have poorer general and mental health. Doctors surveyed almost 400 patients// to find if there was a link between health status and smoking habits. They classified them into four groups:current tobacco use only, history of alcoho...

Mutation connected to Osteoporosis

Researchers report they have identified a genetic defect that causes a rare bone disease in which the body makes too much bone, a finding that may lead to treatments for osteoporosis. According to Dr. Michael Levyn, director of the bone and mineral center at Hopkins University, the new finding will...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

A study of eating patterns across different countries justifies an association between breast cancer and diets heavy in animal fats--and proposes that sunlight exposure may be protective against the disease by elevating the body's vitamin D supply. However, the specific foods that might raise or lo...
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