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Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant "biologically primes" the unborn child to become a regular smoker as a teen and young adult, according to a theory put forth by University of Arizona researchers. "...

Most heart attack patients' cholesterol levels did not indicate cardiac risk

A new national study has shown that nearly 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national cholesterol guidelines. Specifically, these patients had low-densi...

How did glycine significantly decrease liver injury?

The nonessential amino acid glycine has been shown to be anti-inflammatory in several animal injury models. Recent studies demonstrated that dietary glycine protected both the lung and liver against lethal doses of endotoxin in rat or other animals and improved graft survival after liver transplan...

During the Recent Chino Based Earthquake Did You Know What to Do? The City of Burbank Senior Services Division and the National Alliance For Healthy Communities Would Like to Help.

Disaster Preparedness Event to be held on September 8, 2008 BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 8, 2008 the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank will be hosting a Disaster Preparedness Event sponsored by the National Alliance For Healthy Communities (NAFHC) and the City of Bu...

Study finds that recalled Aqua Dots did contain poisonous chemical

Reports of children becoming unconscious after swallowing Aqua Dots beads led to a voluntary recall of the product in November 2007. At the time, it was widely reported that the potentially toxic chemical 1,4-butanediol (BD) had been used in place of the benign but more expensive 1,5-pentanediol (...

Huh, What Did You Say?: May is 'Better Hearing and Speech Month'

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/- "Huh, what did you say?" is a phrase being used more often by Americans, particularly our children. More than 30 million Americans, that is 1 in 9 individuals, have significant hearing loss and the numbers are growing at a dramatic rate. Thirte...

Spending more for lung cancer treatment did not substantially increase patients' lives

A new study finds that survival for elderly patients with lung cancer has changed little despite large increases in healthcare expenditures for lung cancer treatment. The study by Harvard University, National Cancer Institute, and National Bureau of Economic Research researchers, published in the ...

Medicare modernization act did not change chemotherapy as feared

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy have not noticed a restriction in their access to treatment following the enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), despite the act's significant reduction in government reimbursement to onco...

Oops I Did It in the Washroom - Britney and Ryans Tryst

Pop diva Britney Spears and actor Ryan Phillippes representatives are strongly denying the National Enquirer magazines claims that the two stars got more than cozy with each other in the toilet at L.A. hot spot Les Deux last week. Oops I Did It Again singer star apparently followed Ryan ...

How Did Early Man Treat Tooth Decay?

London – While Electric Drills and Anesthesia are the instruments dentists’ swear by, what options do you think early man had when he had to drill// a tooth to treat decay? While you can indulge in some creative thinking on the endless possibilities that early man could have tapped, researchers hav...

HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

Researchers in four countries have unanimously opined that the deadly Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) Epidemic did not arise from an oral polio vaccine used in Africa in the 1950s and say rumours suggesting the contrary have no scientific evidence to back them up. The studies, from researche...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...n at the clinics. One patient testified that he used his payments from the clinics to support his cocaine addiction. Another patient testified that he did not even have HIV, notwithstanding clinic documents showing he was being infused with medication to treat HIV. Trial evidence established that ...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... appears to involve mostly beer and spirit consumption, not wine. The study did not explore risk among women. "We found that with lifetime alcohol consu...regular drinkers consumed, the higher their risk rose relative to those who did not drink at all or drank infrequently, the study reported. Although Ben...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

...leston. While hospitalized after his injury, Thomas was touched by the kids he saw who would never be able to achieve their dreams because they did not have the money to continue their recovery and rehabilitation. Part of the reason, he discovered, is that the current way insurance companies pay ...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

...;These studies actually show that both treatments are effective," said Paul Lynch, MD, co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists. "The studies did not use a true control group condition, where patients would receive no treatment. The 'control' patients actually received a different effective tre...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

...ll use the emergency room inappropriately. According to PWC's consumer survey, more than half of those who went to the emergency room in the last year did so for non-emergency reasons. "One of the key things that we have found is that the emergency room turns out to be the front door for many folks tr...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

... of deferred loan costs associated with the optional prepayment of $70.0 million of indebtedness under our senior secured credit facility. The Company did not make any optional prepayments of debt during the quarter ended June 30, 2009. The decrease in net interest expense in the 2009 period was primaril...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

... -- New research shows that men diagnosed with the chest pain called angina did much worse than women, and neither artery-opening angioplasty nor coronary-...e. Smoking doubled the risk of a heart attack and death from all causes, as did obesity, the study authors noted. Men were more likely than women to hav...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...der a variety of circumstances and are highly subjective in nature. We did not recognize any discrete tax benefits during the three-month period ended June 30, 2009 that did not directly result from one of the above adjustments. For the nine-mo...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

...he study are published Aug. 6 in the online edition of the journal Stroke . The psychosocial therapy used in the study was conducted by nurses who did nine one-on-one sessions with patients in an eight-week span. The sessions covered such things as how to increase pleasant events, problem solving, ca...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

...more of recently, as the population ages, that one problem can raise the risk of a seemingly unrelated problem." In the past, most stroke survivors did not live long enough to fall victim to a fracture or other major problem, Whitson said. "One of the main things we need to do is recognize fracture as...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

...ch stone, the rooks estimated the number of rocks they needed before they started dropping them into the water container. Only when the time was right did they retrieve the worm, the study authors noted. In addition, the rooks selected larger stones over smaller ones to raise the water level more quic...

Thirteen Courage Center Youth Athletes Take Top Honors in National Sports Competition

...e events and all finished first in at least one of them. Jeff Garten of Bloomington, Minn., competed in 12 events and finished first in all of them as did Dan Kosanda of Maple Grove, who competed in eight events. (A complete listing of all 13 athletes and their results is available upon request.) ...

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

... and 12:45 a.m. Reiko Tanaka, who was employed as an English-speaking Japanese guide for the People to People trip in June of 2007, testified that she did not notice anything different in the appearance, demeanor or energy of Stahr the next day. Stahr was a student ambassador leader on a trip to ...

Shatters Guinness Book of Records Mark

...rnational team to win on North American soil when they defeated the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. "Everyone had a ball the last time we did this," Katz said. "We figured why not have a ball - literally - this time made out of matzo to celebrate this amazing game coming up? The opportunity ...

EntreMed Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...009 the reported net loss was ($6.6 million), or ($0.08) per share as compared to ($17.9 million), or ($0.22) per share for 2008. The Company did not report any revenues for the first six months of 2009, although the Company believes that it will record royalty revenues of approximately $7.0 mil...

Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial

... tell myself over and over, 'maybe later or tomorrow the ringing will go away," explains Seguin. "I was constantly saying, 'I'm sorry, what did you say?' I often felt like I was the only person who was coping with this problem." Debby was later diagnosed with Meniere's Syndrome, an incura...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

... Repurchase: In the fourth quarter of 2008, the Board of Directors directed the Company to initiate a $5.0 million stock repurchase plan. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the second quarter of 2009. Under this plan, the Company has repurchased approximately 281,000 shares of our common s...

Select Medical Corporation Amends its Senior Secured Credit Facility

...ed the maturity of their Tranche B term loans now hold Tranche B-1 term loans that mature on August 22, 2014, and holders of Tranche B term loans that did not extend the maturity of their Tranche B term loans continue to hold Tranche B term loans that mature on February 24, 2012. The applicable rate for...

Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

...tching short video clips of body movements. The videos had no images of faces or sound. Those who had the most difficulty identifying emotions also did poorly on a task in which they had to determine the direction of a group of dots on a computer screen. Adults without autism generally performed well ...

Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

...rior diagnosis." The researchers used data from the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines -- Coronary Artery Disease" program. They did find higher compliance with some of the guidelines for those with previous atherosclerosis. For example, 92 percent were given aspirin and a beta bloc...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...educing arterial plaque buildup than Zocor alone. The study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose the results of this study and instead sought to delay and conceal the negative results, causing consumers and third-party payors to pay f...

Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

...t too many people eat non-oily fish such as catfish, Lavie noted. "And they have it fried, which reduces its health benefits," he added. His review did turn up a few negative studies, including one showing no benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in people who had heart attacks. But it was a relatively smal...

What you eat depends on with whom you eat

...oice of food options and dining companions, Young found that women who ate with a male companion chose foods of significantly lower caloric value than did women who were observed eating with another woman. What's more, when women ate in mixed-gender groups their food choices were at the lower end of ...

Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

...onducted in Canada and the United States. Further analysis by the team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, suggested that non-profit homes did better in four important quality measures: more or higher quality staffing; lower rates of pressure ulcers; less use of physical restraints; and fewer...

Brain Fitness Reduces Risk of Onset of Depressive Symptoms

...ognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study. The ACTIVE study randomly assigned participants to four groups: one group did computerized brain exercises, a second group took classes in memory strategies, a third group took classes in reasoning and a fourth group served as a...

Report: Microsoft Sponsoring Ads for Rogue Internet Pharmacies

...tisements reviewed by the authors were fake or illegal Internet pharmacies. Most of the Internet pharmacy advertisements analyzed in the report did not require a valid prescription. The authors were able to order a prescription-only muscle relaxant from a Microsoft-sponsored Internet pharmacy adve...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

...s from one part of the circuit to the other. Those with only one lesion in the circuit developed the debilitating movements and those with two lesions did not. "There is something about this second lesion that is protective," the authors concluded. "We found a consistent cerebellar pathway...

National Courage Award Winner Jordan Thomas to Participate in PGA Adapted Youth Golf Clinic

...leston. While hospitalized after his injury, Thomas was touched by the kids he saw who would never be able to achieve their dreams because they did not have the money to continue their recovery and rehabilitation. Thomas felt great sadness about these children's situation and grateful for all the ...

No Link Found Between Birth Anesthesia and Learning Issues

...nd his colleagues analyzed the medical and school IQ records of 5,320 children born between 1976 and 1982 to mothers in Olmsted County, Minn. Not only did they find that anesthesia use during delivery posed no threat to the babies, but the researchers also determined that babies whose mothers had receive...
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