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Chance to Protect Babies from Toxic Chemicals Faced by CA State Assembly

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 7th, the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions will have the power to protect babies from dangerous toxic chemicals found in their cribs, strollers, breast-feeding pillows and other products for c...

Pew Report Documents Challenges Faced by Philadelphia in Paying for City Workers' Pensions and Health Care

PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative reports that Philadelphia's city pension fund now has less than half the money it needs to make good on its obligation to past and current city workers. The fund has not been...

Membrane fusion at the synapse: Janus faced synaptotagmin-1 helps to keep the fast pace

Imagine a bathtub with two soap bubbles colliding but never fusing. Then you add detergent, and the surface of the water goes flat as the walls of the bubbles collapse and merge. Dr. Christian Rosenmund, professor of neuroscience and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, a...

Potential dangers faced by narcoleptics who use nicotine outlined in new abstract

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), provides the first description of nicotine use by narcolepsy patients. Because people with narcolepsy can fall asleep suddenly and ...

Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake

It's standard practice, so areas that control critical functions aren't damaged, experts say TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy certainly was heroic as he underwent surgery Monday for a malignant brain tumor while partially awake . But he was no more a superhero t...

NEW! Too Faced FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Gloss

A Glamorous Innovation with Beauty and Fitness Benefits From Too Faced Cosmetics and FUZE Beverages NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Start the New Year keeping beauty and diet resolutions on track with a lip gloss that keeps you both energized and beautiful. Yes indeed wi...

Brain Turns to Positive Thoughts When Faced With Death

Unconscious response points to 'psychological immune system,' study suggests FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- When thoughts of death intrude, the human mind isn't paralyzed with negativity or fear. Instead, the brain instinctively moves toward happier notions and images, a new stud...

Biological markers of prostate cancer shed light on cancer burden faced by African-American men

ATLANTA -- Researchers based at Tulane University report the discovery of biological markers of prostate cancer which are involved in the growth of tumor cells, shedding light on the genetic basis for the prostate cancer burden faced by African-American men. The research is being presented today ...

From terror to joy: faced with death, our minds turn to happier thoughts

Philosophers and scientists have long been interested in how the mind processes the inevitability of death, both cognitively and emotionally. One would expect, for example, that reminders of our mortality--say the sudden death of a loved one--would throw us into a state of disabling fear of the un...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

If the Indian truck drivers are known to be more prone to HIV than any other segment of the population, in the US too they are more at risk of contracting a whole range of health problems than most others . They account for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths. Obesity is rampant amon...

Pioneer Heart Surgeon Faced the Scalpel at 98

U.S heart surgeon Michael DeBakey who pioneered a heart surgery years ago underwent the same procedure that he had developed.//At the ripe old age of 98 he is raring to get back to work after recuperating from the surgery that he underwent to repair a major blood vessel called aorta, in his heart ...

Health Hazards Faced By Small Children

In a series of studies published in the August issue of Pediatrics, researchers have noted how things such as shopping carts// to lawn movers posed increased health hazards to small children. Lead researcher Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Chil...

Employees Sacked To Tackle Huge Debts Faced By the Hospital

Recently NHS has been sacking their employees to tackle the hospital debts. Health secretary Patricia Hewitt has met workers and trade unions during// a visit to a hospital that is facing 1,000 job losses. She was primarily at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust where the job c...

Sexual Health Service Is Under Pressure and Faced With Financial Challenges

In Dundee, UK a sexual health service for young people was opened in 2002. This mainly helps and attends to teenage sexual problems especially to those living in Western Europe. // The main aim of this service was to reduce the growing number of sexual problems among the teenagers. According to the...

Why Are Some People More Depressed Than The Rest When Faced With Similar Situations?

Australian researchers suggest that the answer to the question may lie in one’s genetic make up. They said that some people are genetically predisposed to develop// depression when confronted with stressful life events such as a marriage breakup. The researchers found the influence of adverse life ...

Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims

A workshop held recently in Chennai has brought out the wide spread ignorance of the general public regarding modes of HIV transmission to the spotlight.// A one-day workshop was organized by the Chennai branch of Family Planning Association of India to create awareness regarding the prevalence and...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...entage of uninsured that was proportional to the percentage in the population, so participants developed a better understanding of the realities being faced by the uninsured. Researchers also found that once participants learned that costs for covering the uninsured are already largely passed on to the pub...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

...not keep many patients from eventually moving into the disease's later, more severe stages. Until imatinib was introduced in 2001, people with CML faced a grim prognosis, with few surviving five years after diagnosis unless they received bone marrow transplants. Imatinib has reversed that prospect, all...

Digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis may decrease patient recall rates

...ional price and it is a sheer inconvenience having to go back for a second appointment. It is also problematic for imaging facilities because they are faced with the high cost of resources required for the recalls," he said. "We are confident that recall rates could be decreased by adding breast tomosy...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...oots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding tre...

LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya

...ehensive information on the current epidemiology of HIV infection in the country in order to produce an effective national HIV strategy. Libya is faced with the challenge of controlling HIV and the provision of appropriate treatment, care and support to children and adults with HIV and AIDS. The prob...

Are kids today truly more autonomous?

...children's autonomy has changed over the last century. Her findings are published online in Springer's journal Qualitative Sociology . Parents are faced with a difficult task when they try to balance authority with children's autonomy: they are trying to be the right kind of parents, while at the same ...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

...ansplant and Ride On through the Gift of Life. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -- At the age of 11, Michael Corea was faced with his own mortality; he was told he would need a liver transplant to survive. Two years later, he received the organ he so desperately needed. ...

Cardiome Announces Management Transition

...this exceptional organization. We have a fantastic group of dedicated and skilled employees at Cardiome who have succeeded despite the many challenges faced over the past few years, and I am excited about our prospects going forward." stated Mr. Janzen. "I have worked closely with Bob over the past 6 years...

Samplify Systems Announces Next Generation Signal-Compression Technology, Prism 3.0

...implementation on popular FPGA platforms and its award winning intelligent data converters. Prism 3.0 was developed to help solve transmission issues faced by high-data bandwidth signal processing applications, with numerous enhancements for wireless base station, computed tomography (CT), and medical ult...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

...main components: Risk insights, where the top 10 risks faced by the food system , agribusiness and beverage industry are iden... for identifying major risks. "Companies in the U.S. food system are faced with more complex risks today than ever before, and it is vital for them to...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

...gle, have less education and no insurance may suffer more because they have fewer resources to draw from to get through it, he noted. "When you are faced with a serious stressor, in order for you to respond to it, you have to define what it means for you," Zabora said. "That process depends on how many ...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...p, but this will also be the Malarkey's first family trip ever!" As a spinal cord injured person himself, Mr. Westacott knows the challenges faced by SCIs, and the need for a consistent, focused rehabilitation regimen. The Foundation, which is run on a completely volunteer basis, has raised o...

Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses

... care costs are spiraling out of control and they are hurting our small firms," Sen. Landrieu said. "Because of skyrocketing premiums, when owners are faced with the choice of cutting employees or cutting health insurance, the insurance is the first to go. This hurts small businesses' ability to compete wi...

New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions

...iabetes, osteoarthritis and acid reflux disease. "The lack of reliable health information in Spanish plays a role in health disparities faced by Hispanics in this country," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "It is critical that we fill this gap because many of the nation's 44 millio...

New survey report: Primary care emphasis included in workplace wellness programs

... behaviors that are rewarded. The survey also sought to understand employer expectations for program outcomes and ROI, as well as challenges employers faced in implementing and operating these programs. To order the report or to register for the August 11 Webinar offering an overview of the results, go...

The CLASS Act: Retirement In-Security

... WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Well-intentioned legislation aimed at addressing the financial burdens faced by Americans who need long-term care services could leave elderly people exposed to substantial and unexpected costs, said Frank Keating, president of...

Employers See Well-Designed Worksite Health and Wellness Programs as Strong Value in Down Economy

... behaviors that are rewarded. The survey also sought to understand employer expectations for program outcomes and ROI, as well as challenges employers faced in implementing and operating these programs. To order the report go to: https://ww03.elbowspace.com/servlets/cfd?xr4=&formts=2009-07-24...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

... the cuts had caused her cancer center to close, she would have had to drive to a hospital nearly two hours away, roundtrip for six straight weeks. If faced with this option, Joyce might have had to choose between mastectomy or expensive travel costs to cure her cancer. Worse still, she might have even for...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

...e Resources turned to Itanium-based NEC servers and a Microsoft SQL Server database. Mobiltel , Bulgaria's leading telecommunications provider, faced significant subscriber growth, which seriously impacted the performance of its customer relationship management (CRM) and billing applications. Mobilt...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

...NKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new study released today reveals that adults living in the country's fifth largest city are now faced with a growing health problem; increased prevalence of chronic and complex conditions. Many commonly used therapy classes including drugs to treat dia...

Landrieu Comments on Presidents Small Business Health Care Report

...or their employees and they need to attract top talent and stay competitive. But as this report reveals, skyrocketing costs are too much to bear. When faced with the choice of cutting employees or cutting health insurance the insurance is the first to go. Pooling small businesses together through insuranc...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

...ans Affairs might make. Also, the findings relate to exposures and outcomes in broad populations; researchers' abilities to pinpoint the health risks faced by any individual veteran are hindered by inadequate information about military personnel's exposure levels during service in Vietnam. U.S. force...

First Customer Installs CyberKnife System in Existing Radiation Therapy Vault

...rticularly beneficial for sites that are interested in securing a CyberKnife System to replace an aging gantry-based radiation therapy system, but are faced with space constraints in their existing facilities or are unable to build a new facility. The new CyberKnife configuration made this vault m...

Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

... the need to reduce dust exposures to 1 mg/m3 or less as NIOSH has recommended." said Dr. Kuempel. "Furthermore, miners in developing countries may be faced with exposure levels in excess of those reported here. Thus, the effects of dust that we report are relevant to current conditions in many countries, ...
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