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Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

Drugs induce a state of hibernation that improves recovery, study shows WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hibernation induced by opioid drugs reduced brain damage and behavioral dysfunction in a study of rats that experienced an experimental stroke, researchers report. "Studies...

Avastin Unsuccessful as Adjuvant Therapy in Setting of Stage II and III Colon Cancer but May Be Effective if Given for Longer Duration

Cancer researchers from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh reported today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Orlando that use of the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination ...

Nation's Substance Abuse Problem Will Be Solved Only if Patients Are Given Same-Time, Same-Place Access to Mental Health Services, Says Leading Expert

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In order for the United States to address its growing substance abuse problem, states must change their treatment center laws and regulations so providers may be licensed to offer substance abuse and mental health services at the same time, in the same lo...

Kids Given Photos of Sunburn Damage Covered Up Better

Study says every preteen should get UV snapshot of what exposure can do to their skin THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Showing middle-school students ultraviolet photographs that reveal the sun damage to their faces makes them less likely to get sunburns in the months following, ...

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Unveils New Testing Features for 2009: PTCB Exam to be Offered Daily; Test Results Given to Candidates Immediately in 2009

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) - the pioneer in the certification of pharmacy technicians - announced today that on April 1, 2009, the PTCB Examination will be available in continuous testing format at Pearson Professional Centers nationwide. PTCB also announced that exam can...

SEIU IEB Unanimously Adopts Secretary Marshall's Report; UHW Given 5 Days to Comply with Union's Democratic Process and Decisions

Report Confirms UHW Engagement in Financial Malpractice, Lays Out Recommendations to Protect Members and Offers Opportunity for UHW and SEIU to Work Together for Change WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his Report and Recommendations issued last night to the International Pres...

The First Years True Fit C630 Convertible Car Seat Recieves Highest Given Rating From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

C630 Convertible Car Seat earns top honors for a four-star ease of use rating for both rear and front facing positions! OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Learning Curve Brands, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of RC2 Corporation (Nasdaq: RCRC ) ( http://www.learnin...

Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A little-used cancer drug called bryostatin can repair brain tissue if it's administered within 24 hours after a stroke, according to U.S. researchers. Cur...

PartsSource Given 2008 'World Class Customer Service' Award for Second Straight Year

AURORA, Ohio, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PartsSource, the nation's leading supplier of replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has won its second straight "World Class Customer Service" award for Northern Ohio. This year recognized PartsSource for its Service Brand Promise and it...

Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 2 diabetes and heart disease often receive less of the medical treatment they need than men, making their ability to control both diseases more dif...

PartsSource Given 2008 'Leading Edge' Award for Second Straight Year

AURORA, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PartsSource, the nation's leading supplier of replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has won its second straight "Leading Edge" award for Northern Ohio. The Entrepreneurs EDGE is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping middl...

Pelosi: 'By Literally Fixing Broken Hearts, Dr. DeBakey Has Given Hope and Health to Millions'

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this morning honoring renowned heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey. Below are the Speaker's remarks: "Good morning. It is a special honor indeed to join ...

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designation Given to Montefiore by the American College of Surgeons

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bariatric Surgery Program at Montefiore Medical Center has been accredited by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. The designation means Montefiore has met the essential criteria that e...

Over 300 Children Are Given New Smiles

In Celebration of the American Dental Association's (ADA(R)) 'Give Kids a Smile(R),' Pacific Dental Services(R) (PDS(R)) served over 300 children on February 1st PDS(R) teamed up with numerous Non-profit Organizations to provide FREE dentistry to local children ...

Promising new TB drug given special status by US and European regulators

What: Approximately one-third of the worlds population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, and an estimated 1.6 million people died of the disease in 2005. Currently, TB patients must adhere to a complex treatment regimen over a six- to nine-month period. Thi...

10 Million Children Must Be Given a Chance

Congressman Chaka Fattah votes in favor of health insurance for low-income kids WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) joined with a bi-partisan coalition of his colleagues today and voted in favor of ensuring health cove...

More sick leave given to men by male GPs compared with female counterparts

LIVERPOOL, UK 12 September 2007: Male patients are given more certified sick leave by male doctors compared with the amount of sick notes given to females by female doctors, a University of Liverpool study has revealed. The report, written by primary care experts at the University, indicates t...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

Washington -- In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce committees, the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) today expressed support for the Children’s Health and Medicare Preotection (CHAMP) Act of 2007 (H.R. 3162). Repres...

Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope

A medical team in Israel has given Girls as young as 5 who suffer from cancer a chance to preserve their fertility after chemotherapy. Doctors have extracted, matured and frozen eggs from girls that will allow them to become parents when they grow up. Childhood cancers usually resu...

Research into Anti-epileptic Drugs Given to Children for Long Term Safety

Researchers have called for urgent studies into the long-term safety of newer antiepileptic drugs after discovering that the number given to children has increased significantly over recent years. When the UK team studied antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) given to nearly 8,000 children over a 1...

Priority Needs to Be Given to Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Sultan Aziz, Asia-Pacific Regional Director of UNFPA have// pressed the need for more investment in women's health in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rat...

Ireland’s ‘Forgotten’ Patients To Be Given Better Cre

According to the annual report of the Mental Health Commission of Ireland, mental health services are highly inadequate//. While praising the mental heath caregivers for their acceptance of the need of teamwork, Mental Health Inspector Dr. Susan Finnerty, said that more attention was to be dra...

Growth Factors Given With Chemotherapy may Increase Risk of Blood Diseases

Women with breast cancer who receive compounds that stimulate white blood cell production to help their bodies better tolerate chemotherapy are at an increased// risk of developing a type of leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome, according to a new study in the February 7 Journal ...

Misuse Of Anti-Microbial Drugs Have Given Rise To Multidrug-resistant TB Strains

The World Health Organization conducted a survey in 79 countries under the Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance, which was set up in 1994// , and found high levels of Multidrug-resistant TB strains worldwide. These were more prevalent in certain parts of former Soviet Un...

Drug for bleeding disorder given to U.S soldiers

A drug that is used to treat bleeding disorders, like hemophilia, is being used to control bleeding in severely wounded U.S soldiers in Iraq. // The drug Recombinant Activated Factor VIII has been proven in the past to cause serious complications in non-hemophiliacs. It can cause heart attacks, ...

E-Consultations Given Go-Ahead

The AMA has welcomed on-line consultations as an important additional tool in doctors' medical kits, particularly to help patients living in remote areas. // AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that doctors are increasingly acknowledging the potential advantages that technology will...

Green signal for new drug for arthritis given in Canada

Canadian Health department and medical regulatory officials have given the green signal to launch a novel drug for the treatment of arthritis// called Prexige which is described as a COX-2 inhibitor that seems to have no other side effects like cardiac complications which is associated with intake ...

Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants

Prof Peter Butler, a pioneering plastic and reconstructive surgeon has been given the go-ahead for full face transplantation //by the ethics committee of the Royal Free Hospital, London to select four patients for the first, ground-breaking operations. However the Royal College of Surgeons has c...

Women Given Liver Transplants Outlive Male Recipients

Female liver transplant recipients outlive men given the same procedure by an average of 4.5 years, suggests research published ahead of print in Gut. // And while younger people tend to live longest of all, they also stand to lose more years of their life compared with those who have not had...

GlaxoSmithKline’s Epilepsy Drug given the Green Signal by FD

The Food and Drug Administration. has given GlaxoSmithKline PLC's anti-seizure medicine to treat Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic, or PGTC, the green signal.// According to GlaxoSmithKline, the U.K. pharmaceutical company, the drug, Lamictal, has been approved to treat children age two and olde...

Experimental Drug Reduces Tumor Size When Given With Radiation

An experimental drug Xyotax was successful in shrinking stomach and esophagus tumors in four out of 12 cancer patients, according to its maker Cell Therapeutics.// The other patients had at least 50 percent reduction in their tumor size, the company said. The medicine is to be given along wit...

A new deal for childcare services given go-ahead

According to new plans, childcare services in the west of Scotland; Inverclyde, is to be revamped.// Maintenance of core hospital-based services for children and increase in the range of community-based services will be looked after by Greater Glasgow Health board. An already existing ...

Weight loss given a thrust with e-counselling

Those who are following a web based weight loss programme can be doubly benefited, if this is accompanied with behavioural counselling//. This is the finding of a research study appearing in the August 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine conducted by researchers at The Miriam Hospital and Uni...

Approval Given for Two Medical Colleges In Karnataka

The Centre and the Medical Council of India have accorded sanction to the Karnataka government to start two of six new medical colleges it had proposed from this academic year, the state assembly was informed today. // The two new colleges will start functioning in Belgaum and Mandya, Medical...

Air Pollution Not Given Due Importance

Air pollution is slowly emerging as a deadly public health emergency crisis. It is a rising killer in the 21st century//. Statistics show that every year about 5,000 people die prematurely in Canada's 11 largest cities. The number of victims who succumb is more in Canada than breast cancer, pr...

Students May Be Given Food Supplements

Students in South Australia could be receiving food supplements to improve their behaviour and studying performance if the government //gives the go-ahead. Currently, it is still investigating the feasibility of doing so. Health Minister John Hill said the South Australian Health Department w...

Needles Given To Drug Addicts Go Missing In Scotland

Statistics released by the Scottish Executive show that around 2.9 million clean needles were dispensed for drug users, but only 1.9 million were returned thus sparking a shortage of a million needles and concerns over hepatitis C as well. // ...

Hypertension Not Given Priority during Treatment

According to a study it was found that physicians do not change the treatment for patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension//. But it is also found that hypertension leads to cardiovascular risks. The findings were presented in New York City at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the ...

180 dubious employees given the pink slip

Close on the heels of a recruitment scam in the Health Department of the MCD, nearly 180 employees who had sought dubious means to secure a job, were under the axe. // The Health Department of MCD has sacked 180 class IV employees because they had apparently used fraudulent methods to secure ...

Children Health Care To Be Given Priority

In a huge overhaul of child healthcare unveiled yesterday, gives young patients a specific status within the NHS in Scotland for the first time// . Giving priority to the way children are treated, and include a framework for the children similar to that already laid down for adults. Under the...
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