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UTSA Dean George Perry co-edits textbook chronicling four decades of Alzheimer's research

(San Antonio) Two of the world's leading Alzheimer's researchers have co-edited a book critically synthesizing the major new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Building upon a 2007 Alzheimer's disease conference held in Chile, George Perry, dean of the College of...

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unan...

Statement by American Legacy Foundation(R): Findings of Decades of Massive Fraud by Tobacco Industry Upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legacy Foundation(R) applauds today's unanimous decision in U.S. v. Philip Morris, et, al . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court's findings that the tobacco industry en...

HIV Outbreak Began Decades Earlier Than Thought

Rise of cities, risky behavior in west central Africa between 1884 and 1924 at root, study says WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The most pervasive global strain of HIV began spreading in humans around 1900 in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study claims. The research, which is publ...

Signs of Alzheimer's disease may be present decades before diagnosis

Tampa, FL (August 11, 2008) Scientists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky report that people who develop Alzheimer's disease may show signs of this illness many decades earlier in life, including compromised educational achievement. Their research appears online t...

Award recognizes 2 decades of research that led to the adoption of risk adjustment tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2008) The 2008 HSR Impact Award, presented today at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., honored two decades or research that ultimately brought risk adjustment to many users, including Medicare. Now in its third year, the Aca...

IBM world community grid squeezes decades of cancer research into 2 years

Toronto, ON (November 6, 2007) Canadian researchers expect to accelerate the war on cancer by tapping into a global network of hundreds of thousands of people who volunteer their idle computer time to tackle some of the worlds most complex problems. The research team, led by Dr. Igor Jurisica...

TV Documentary Examines Three Decades of Tobacco Politics, Policies and People in Minnesota

Program premieres October 20 on TPT's Minnesota Channel MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The politics, policies and people who have been at the center of the last three decades of reducing tobacco use in Minnesota will be featured in a new television documentary that premieres this...

Clinical Trials for Lupus Underway After Decades of Drought

Free Patient Education Campaign Urges Enrollment LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in decades, a significant number of clinical trials are being conducted to seek a treatment, perhaps even a cure, for lupus, a chronic and potentially fatal autoimmune disease th...

BestHealthcareRates.com Reports Highest Cancellation Rate of Employee Benefit Plans in More Than Two Decades

Small businesses are canceling their employer group health plans at a rate not seen in more than twenty years, creating a spike in individual and family health insurance enrollments. Affordable medical insurance for small business is being called a top priority at a joint press conference with th...

Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who suffer a concussion can experience a decline in their mental and physical processes more than 30 years later, according to a Canadian study that's the first to...

New study finds glamorization of drugs in rap music jumped dramatically over 2 decades

Berkeley -- A new study finds that references to illegal drug use in rap music jumped sixfold in the two decades since 1979, the year Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" hit the charts and introduced to a mainstream audience a music genre born from inner-city America. Moreover, illegal drug us...

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. abortion rate has reached its lowest level in three decades, according to a new report released Thursday. "We don't know why," said study author Rachel Jones, senior research associ...

Allergists at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Say This Year's Fall Allergy Season Could be Worst in Decades

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the millions of Texans who suffers through the misery of fall allergies, hold on to your handkerchief: Allergy researchers at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas say the upcoming ragweed season could be the worst in decades. "The unusua...

Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's

A drug tested on lab mice slows and may even halt the progress of Parkinson's, offering the brightest pharmacological hope in decades of rolling back this tragic disease, US researchers report on Sunday. Isradipine, already licensed for treatment for high blood pressure, rejuvenated ageing do...

Survivors of Childhood Polio Do Well Decades Later As They Age

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that years after experiencing childhood polio, most survivors do not experience declines greater than expected in their elderly// counterparts, but rather experience only modest increased weakness, which may be commensurate with normal aging. “Other research...

Mentally Ill Man Spent Two Decades in Chains

55-year-old Mansharam has spent the last two decades in chains in a small village called Baoli village of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh//. His family said that Mansharam did not move at all and spent all the time sitting quietly. His brother Bhogchand says that Mansharam was chained to a p...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

A new research reveals for the first time one of the mechanisms by which malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, grows and spreads. This discovery may lead to another crucial weapon in the rather small arsenal of treatments available for this dangerous disease and offer the first h...

Testosterone Levels in Men Decline Over Past Two Decades

Testosterone levels in American men have been declining steadily over the past two decades, a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concludes. // The reasons for this decline are unclear; the study suggests that neither aging nor changes in certain health factors, ...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

An unidentified woman was admitted on April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed she had contracted the bubonic plague that is a bacterial disease. // This disease, known as the Black Death swept across Europe in the 14th century, killing up to one-third o...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

...or housing, residential care, assisted living, adult daycare, in-home care and companion services. The book is based on the authors' more than three decades of experience and original research. The authors worked with residents, families and staff members of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

...o patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy. Contact: Kay...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

...in Knoxville about 25 years ago. I'm confident that neither of us could have imagined that we would be advocates for health care reform two and a half decades later. I am writing to invite you and, if their schedules permit, President Obama and Secretary Sebelius, to join me next week at a remarkable ...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...rk full-time. But Kenneth Koch of Modesto, Calif., doesn't regret the three years he spent caring for his cat, Midnight. Adopted by Koch nearly two decades earlier, the black domestic shorthair had chronic renal failure, among other illnesses. Injections, intravenous treatments and a regimen of six differ...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

...ing situations," Blumberg said. "But this study and other studies confirm they should be a last resort, not a first resort, as they often are." For decades the URMC has been a leader in the study of blood transfusions, and Strong Memorial Hospital at URMC was among the first in the country to begin using ...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

... has joined Abt Associates as a principal associate in its Domestic Health Division. In addition to her public service, Dr. Solomon brings over three decades of additional public health experience in areas such as epidemiology, women's health, and head and extremity injury and trauma. Dr. Solomon wi...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

...l cholesterol levels of 240 milligrams per deciliter or higher in middle age were associated with a 66 percent higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease decades later, the researchers found. "But that wasn't a cutoff point," Whitmer said. "Around a level of 200, the risk of Alzheimer's disease started to go...

High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

... "Our study shows that even moderately high cholesterol levels in your 40s puts people at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia decades later," said the study's senior author. Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D., a research scientist and epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research i...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... "Our study shows that even moderately high cholesterol levels in your 40s puts people at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia decades later," said the study's senior author Rachel Whitmer, PhD, a research scientist and epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in O...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...nd benign lesionsmost lesions turn out to be harmless after needle biopsiesand the inability to detect pre-cancerous lesions. It has been known for decades that sputum (phlegm) from lung cancer patients frequently contains cancer cells that can be microscopically detected. Cancer diagnoses based on human,...

Lung Cancer Alliance Launches Online 'Early Interventions Resource Center'

...o patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy. ...

10 Steps to Affordable Health Care Overhaul: NCPA Proposes Reforms to Protect Choices, Control Costs and Preserve Access

...to the National Center for Policy Analysis research. The NCPA today released a 10 point proposal to health care reform, based on two and a half decades of research on health care systems in virtually every developed country. "10 Steps to Free Our Health Care System" at http://www.ncpa.org/pub/...

'Be a Hero For Babies Day' Raises $2.6 Million for March of Dimes

... to improving the communities where their customers, agents and employees live and work. Farmers' commitment to the March of Dimes spans more than two decades and includes the time and talents of nearly 18,000 employees and 15,500 agents. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pr...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

...," Grover said. Even if the number of people entering the cardiothoracic field were to increase, he said, there still would be a shortage in coming decades because of the expected increase in the over-65 population and the fact that it takes 10 years to train a cardiothoracic surgeon. This shortage cou...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

... "Reversing obesity is not going to be done successfully with individual effort," Frieden said. "We did not get to this situation over the past three decades because of any change in our genetics or any change in our food preferences. We got to this stage of the epidemic because of a change in our environme...

aTyr Pharma Raises an Additional $12 Million

...oss the healthcare sector including life sciences, medical devices, and healthcare information technology. Cardinal's management team leverages their decades of experience to nurture today's enterprises into tomorrow's industry leaders. Together, the Cardinal Partners team has invested in over a hundred gr...

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza

.... Fluzone vaccine accounts for more than 45 percent of the influenza vaccines distributed each year. Fluzone vaccine has been produced for nearly four decades and Sanofi Pasteur has provided an unmatched record of reliability and service to health-care providers. Sanofi Pasteur is committed to raisi...

Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

... "Reversing obesity is not going to be done successfully with individual effort," Frieden said. "We did not get to this situation over the past three decades because of any change in our genetics or any change in our food preferences. We got to this stage of the epidemic because of a change in our environme...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

...upport the commission and the programs we provide for more than six million Pennsylvania women, we fear there is not enough support to prevent erasing decades of progress in regards to the equal treatment and support of women." The Senate budget proposal would reduce or eliminate funding for the fol...

Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

...hy lifestyle habits, they'll instead say, 'Well, we'll just take this pill,'" Margolis said. Some doctors are also concerned about the effects that decades of statin treatment could have on the long-term health of someone who begins taking them in adolescence. "Nobody has taken them for 60 years, so we...
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