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Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

Legislation to let FDA regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing called long overdue FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory control over tobacco products headed to the White House Friday for President Obama's sign...

If Heads Turn When You Sneeze, Enter the 'Side-Splitting Sneeze Contest'

Videotape The Silliest Sneeze You've Ever Seen For the Chance to WIN BIG From Chloraseptic(R) and Little Allergies(R) Allergen Block! Contest Entry Deadline is August 30, 2009 IRVINGTON, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your friends, family, or coworkers chuckle every time you sneeze? Or ...

Getting Inside the Heads of Capitol Hill

Bobby Murcer Mobile MRI Unit in Washington , D.C. for Brain Tumor Awareness Month Provides Free Brain Scans to Members of Congress, Staff and Government Agency Officials NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Road to Early Detection Campaign , a project of The Brain Tumor Fo...

56-Year-Old Grandmother Heads to Antarctica to Run Her Seventh Worldwide Marathon in Under a Year

Compassionate Runner, Linda Quirk, Nationally Known for Her Quest to Raise One Million Dollars for Charity, Makes a Request for More Donations on www.Run7on7.com JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At 56, Linda Quirk has undergone an amazing journey - seven marathons across seven co...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Heads to Augusta to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope - February 28, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference and health fair will be held February 28, 2009 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel, bringing national and local medical experts in diabetes care to people with all types of diabetes, those at risk for diabetes, a...

Grandson of Slaves Wins Experience of a Lifetime, Heads to Washington, D.C. to Attend Presidential Inauguration Events

Special Senior Set to Witness 'Greatest Moment of His Life' NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Alfred Bouey, resident of Holley Court Terrace, a Brookdale Senior Living independent and assisted living community in Oak Park, Ill. ...

Photos: Heads Up, Parents: Get to the Bottom of Winter Diaper Rash

Leading pediatric dermatologist explains prevalence of winter diaper rash and predicts a moderate to severe 2008/2009 diaper rash season COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the parents of the millions of diaper-clad babies, the winter months can mean cute little red outfits, cut...

Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home to California

Thanks Donor Family for New Hand LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dave Robert Armstrong, the nation's fourth hand transplant recipient headed home yesterday (Oct. 14) to Upland, California, after a three month stay in Louisville. Armstrong received a new right hand during ...

Mrs. California Uses Her Title to Save Lives - She Now Heads to Mrs. America Competition

Tiffany Ellison Spreads Message of Donation - Her Son May Need a Liver Transplant SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. California, Tiffany Ellison of Folsom, believes dreams do come true. As she heads to the Mrs. America* competition in Tucson, Arizona...

30th Street Senior Center and Posit Science Put Their Heads Together On New Program

New Brain Fitness Program Offered to Local Seniors SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area seniors soon will have the opportunity to exercise their brains through the Brain Fitness program, available at 30th Street Senior Center through a partnership with San Francisco-based...

Oh Mama! Heads Back to the Lab to Create the First Ever Ginger-Ale for Moms-To-Be

Between 50-80% of all pregnant women experience morning sickness - MorningSicknessHelp.com "I was really sick in the beginning, and I thought, 'What the h--- have I done?' - Marcia Cross Morning sickness can strike at any time and last all day ...

Spinal cord research heads new $10M funding in London, Ontario

A researcher striving to help patients recover from spinal cord injuries headlines an announcement of more than $10.5 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute. Scientists believe a lack of...

Elder Falls Bill Passes Congress, Heads to President

Safety of Seniors Act Will Expand Research, Programs for #1 Cause of Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries for 65+ Americans WASHINGTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad-based coalition of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the safety and health of older adults applauds t...

In Northern California Bald Women Get Their Heads Together

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc. is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in northern California. Strikingly different from a traditional support group, the non-profit's dining out format combines discussions and camarad...

Bald Women Get Their Heads Together in Southern California

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Having no hair in a world obsessed with hair is a challenge that Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc. tackles head on. Bald Girls Do Lunch, a not-for-profit organization, is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in Los Angeles and San D...

Jefferson vascular surgeon heads national trial for torn aorta repair

(PHILADELPHIA) Tears in the aorta which affect thousands of people each year coast to coast, may soon be treated with a much less invasive technique that could dramatically improve patients chances of survival. A national study being directed by a vascular surgeon at Thomas Jefferson Universit...

New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads

Bethesda, MDA stunning discovery by German scientists may make blood doping and the treatment of severe anemia as easy as washing your hair. In the October print issue of The FASEB Journal ( www.fasebj.org ), researchers show that the estimated 100,000 hair follicles on each persons head have the ...

New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads

Bethesda, MDA stunning discovery by German scientists may make blood doping and the treatment of severe anemia as easy as washing your hair. In the October print issue of The FASEB Journal ( www.fasebj.org ), researchers show that the estimated 100,000 hair follicles on each persons head have the ...

Tech Heads Go Gaga Waiting for Apple's IPhone

Tech-heads camped overnight outside Apple electronics stores in US cities aiming to be the first to own an iPhone, marketed as the coolest gadget on the planet, when they go on sale Friday. The breakthrough device, which puts a phone, web browser and music player in the palm of the hand, g...

Georgetown University Heads Alternative Tobacco Project

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced a grant of $17 million to a consortium of research centers led by Georgetown University Medical Center.// The aim of the grant is to fund a project to determine if alternative tobacco products reduce health risks of tobacco itself. The sweeping...

House heads for Medicare drug vote

The House headed for a historic vote Friday night on a bill that would a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, marking the biggest expansion // of the politically popular entitlement program in its 38-year history. "The moon and the stars have lined up in our favor," House Speaker Denni...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...y and gently stretch the muscles to be exercised, holding each stretch for at least 30 seconds. Make sure a coach with the appropriate training heads your child's program. It is important for your child to stay active during the summer, so that s/he is prepared to begin participating in fall s...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

... one after surgery. "This new implant is similar to a rose trellis, acting as a guide for the new tissue growth , " said Kevin R. Stone MD, who heads the Stone Clinic. "The implant temporarily replaces the damaged meniscus and literally becomes part of the body. There are no artificial devices. Th...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

... Always stay close enough to touch your child when he or she is in or near the bathtub or near the toilet. Install special tub spouts and shower heads that prevent hot water burns. They will sense if the water gets hot enough to cause a burn and shut off the flow of water. Keep the bathroom doo...

Burner Balm Gets International Attention

...hat claims to boost energy, suppress hunger and burn fat, recently came into the dietary, energy drink and lip balm arena. The product line is turning heads worldwide with orders coming in from as far away as the Czech Republic, Ireland and Great Britain. Recently reported by ABC 7 News in Los Ang...

Herley Industries, Inc. Board of Directors Concludes Strategic Alternatives Review To Discuss Conclusions with Investors at a July 22, 2009 Conference in New York

...acquisition of new technologies to broaden Herley's reach as a full service microwave technology provider to our customer base. Dr. Rozalie Schachter heads up this group. I intend to place a high priority on the potential acquisition of new companies and new technologies going forward, and I will work cl...

National Report Ranks Oklahoma as a Top State for Mental Health Services

...rt -- a state-by-state assessment of the nation's public mental health care system.(1) Oklahoma showed the greatest improvement in the nation and is heads above the national average grade of "D."(1) Oklahoma's report card featured several of the state's innovations in mental health services,...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...ic downturn is leading to significant backsliding in governments' commitments to funding for health programs in developing countries. "The rhetoric by heads of state at this year's G-8 summit was, as usual, noble and righteous. They produced statements about their support for health systems strengthening, ...

New Web site launches $1.7 million project to improve European cancer communications

...onsumer groups and industry writing policies for promoting the best ways of disseminating cancer science across Europe. Prof Sullivan, who also heads the European Cancer Managers' Forum which examines cancer research and funding in Europe, said: "I think this is a unique opportunity for cancer in Eu...

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue: Abortion, Healthcare, and Social Upheaval: Pro-life Leaders to Discuss Backlash -- Including Potential of Unwanted Violence

...cans to pay for the murder of the innocent. If they attempt to fund abortion, it is tantamount to the government putting a gun to taxpayers' heads to pay for the brutal murder of an innocent child. There are many of us who will not comply. ...

Child Care Centers Throughout Mexico Being Crucified Unjustly, Says Interchildren, Inc.

...sights of possible kidnappers. In publishing gross income totals and adding up earnings per owner, it is as if they have placed a death warrant on the heads of these women, children and their entire families," Grey explains. "It's like a witch-hunt. They have come to our schools, called and threat...

Memory test and PET scans detect early signs of Alzheimer's

...heimer's disease. Ideally, this marker would be identifiable very early, even in individuals who do not yet show signs of mental impairment. Jagust heads the initiative's research on PET imaging. The UC Berkeley study includes those patients who had measures for all biomarkers. ...

Global AIDS Alliance Calls on President Obama to Honor His Campaign Promises on Global AIDS and Education

... Background on the Global Fund for Education http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/page/-/PDFs/GCE_Global_Fund_Education.pdf Letter to the heads of G8 from Mary Robinson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Prof. Muhammad Yunus calling for the creation of a Global Fund for Education http://www.glob...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

...y show the immune system what to attack. The microparticles are given right after a transplant, just as dendritic cells are giving the immune system a heads up to get busy attacking the new organ. Microparticle therapy likely would be needed for just a few weeks, until the dendritic cells have learned i...

Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases

...arget is to prolong cell survival, or in cancer in which the goal is to induce tumour cell death. BTI Scientific Director Lam Kong Peng, Ph.D., who heads the immunology group that conducted the research, said, "We had earlier identified FAIM to be valuable in increasing the yield of biologics, and that ...

Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs

...tever you believe, new research suggests that you're likely to surround yourself with others who feel the same way, whether they be friends or talking heads on television. "Never having any contact with the other side is a very safe way of protecting your beliefs. It's a little bit primitive, but succes...

Americans' Right to Access Natural Health Alternatives in Peril, Says Natural Health Freedom Movement

...efore his death, Linus Pauling stated: "There is no doubt in my mind that I was thinking about Dr. Rath as my successor." Today Dr. Rath heads a research and development institute in nutritional and Cellular Medicine. His institute is conducting basic research and clinical studies to scientif...

Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

...s family-centered treatment, begun at the start of her senior year in high school, was successful. In college, she began to speak on the topic and now heads up the junior board of directors for the National Eating Disorders Association. More information The National Eating Disorders Association has...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

...Rotary for its leadership role in the fight against polio and received the Polio Eradication Champion award, the highest recognition Rotary bestows to heads of state, health agency ministers and directors, and other leaders for their significant contributions to the eradication effort. The funds annou...

Beazley Expands Healthcare Team with Appointment of Tom McNally

...rsh & McLennan from 1994 to 1999. Mr McNally is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross . Mr McNally will work alongside Evan Smith, who heads Beazley's miscellaneous medical underwriting team in Chicago. He will underwrite both miscellaneous medical risks (sometimes categorized as 'allied h...
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