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Food Illness Accountability Undermines Food Safety Overhaul: Food Safety Legislation Propped up by Antiquated Estimates Rather Than CDC Data

Foodborne illness is underreported, but 12 years of CDC FoodNet data collection confirms a difference of tens of millions between estimated and reported cases of food illness. The CDC, legislators and other public officials continue to use 10-year-old, non-substantiated estimates as the basis for...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

Finding could shed light on how the disease affects humans WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered that a species of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS when infected with an HIV-like virus, a finding that could shed light on how the disease wreak...

CDC Report on Foodborne Illness is Skewed by Single Large Outbreak

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report on foodborne illness which presents a misleading picture of the safety of poultry. The report contains anomalies that seriously skew the results. The report suggests that ...

Scottish Widows Releases Critical Illness Cover Claims Figures

Scottish Widows paid over £28m in critical illness cover claims between November 2007 and October 2008, Only 2% of critical illness claims were declined due to non-disclosure, The three main reasons for claims - cancer, heart related and stroke Edinburgh, UK (PRWE...

Guardian Highlights Significance of Critical Illness Insurance During National Stroke Awareness Month

Coverage Can Provide an Unrestricted Financial Lifeline for Americans Struggling With Serious Illnesses NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) supports National Stroke Awareness Month in May and asks families, business owners, benefits decisi...

Personalized Medicine for Mental Illness on the Horizon

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New advances in research on brain disorders offer the promise of more personalized treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses, according to scientists addressing the first Domenici Neuroscience Symposium in Washington today. The symp...

Foodborne Illness Victims Mark President Obama's First 100 Days By Calling For Permanent Fix To Food Safety System

Victims & Their Families Convene in Washington D.C. to Share Personal Stories & Ask Congress to Pass Legislation that Will Protect the Public WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 20 victims of foodborne illness, including surviving family members of those...

Liver disease responsible for most alcohol-related illness and deaths

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 23 April: Liver disease is the most prevalent cause of alcohol-related deaths, followed by car accidents and cancer, according to new research conducted in Portugal and presented today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Live...

Free Heat Illness Prevention Seminars Offered by State Fund and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its Employer Education Series, State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) has partnered with Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to offer a statewide series of more than 30 heat illness prevention seminars. This will be the fourth consecutive year S...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Concerned by Stigma of PTSD and Mental Illness in Military

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recently released information, Wounded Warrior Project again cited their grave concerns with the manner in which mental health and PTSD are perceived and dealt with within the military. One specific article on Salon.com highlighted ...

Declines in Foodborne Illness Have Plateaued, Report Says

FDA official cites need to modernize government efforts THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- After "important declines" seen in previous years, the incidence of many foodborne illnesses in the United States has leveled off since 2004, U.S. health officials announced Thursday. "Prog...

Cat Food-Linked Illness Yields Clues to MS

Affected felines recovered from a similar neurological disorder, researchers say FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Cat food could be the unlikely inspiration for important insights into multiple sclerosis and other afflictions of the central nervous system, scientists say. While...

Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions

Philadelphia, PA, 17 March 2009 Biological Psychiatry , published by Elsevier, is very pleased to present a special section of its February 1st issue devoted to fundamental new insights into epigenetics, a field of research devoted to understanding how the environment can produce long-lasting or...

Guardian Highlights the Importance of Critical Illness Insurance During American Heart Month

Offers Insights on How to Avoid Financial Dilemmas When Facing Heart Disease NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Matters of the heart receive significant attention during the month of February as millions in the U.S. recognize American Heart Month and celebrate Valentine's Day. During February...

Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violent Behavior

Even when combined with substance abuse, psychiatric woes rank low as risk factor, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Mental illness alone is not a predictor of future violent behavior, but mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence does increase the risk, a...

Project 515 Proposes Legislation to Ensure Equality During Times of Illness and Death

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Project 515 is proposing legislation to ensure equal and fair treatment for all Minnesota families that are experiencing severe health issues and the death of a loved one. Project 515's legislative proposal, discussed at a Capitol news conference...

U.S. Department of Labor pays $4.5 billion in benefits under Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has paid more than $4.5 billion to 48,072 individuals under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical bene...

How to Cope When Illness Doesn't Take a Holiday Break

Stress-relieving tips may help young and old alike,, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Holidays can bring stress as well as joy, which can be a particular concern for people managing a serious illness. But Dr. Michelle Riba, associate chairwoman for integrated medicine and p...

Higher rates of mental illness among the homeless in Western countries

Homeless people in Western countries have substantially higher rates of mental health problems than the general population, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLoS Medicine this week. Searching for studies over the past four decades containing data on...

VA Sends Latest Gulf War Illness Report to IOM for Review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent the October 2008 report from the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) for review and recommendations. T...

Gulf War research panel finds 1 in 4 veterans suffers from illness caused by toxic exposure

Washington, DC (Nov. 17, 2008) At least one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1991 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness, a condition caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, including pesticides and a drug administered to protect troops against nerve gas, and no effective treatments hav...

Mrs. United States 'Breaks the Silence' During Mental Illness Awareness Week

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Gariane Gunter, a psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. United States and will dedicate her reign to raising public awareness about mental illness. As part of her education campaign, Gunter is working with the National A...

Uninsured With Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Not Covered by State Healthcare Initiatives

State Healthcare Reforms for the Uninsured Fail to Address the High Percentage of people with Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 -- New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a me...

Depression and Bipolar Results Worth Striving For - A New Recovery Model For Mental Illness

It is possible to live an exceptional life with depression or bipolar. The Bipolar Advantage Program is an integrated approach of professional care that addresses your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship, and career needs that can help you to set realistic goals. Through better E...

Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

Trainers' group warns summer's temperatures can also bring severe injury SUNDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- As the mercury continues to rise, people of all ages should take precautions to ward off heat-related illness while exercising, playing or taking part in any kind of physical ac...

Study: Quick responses to influenza outbreaks reduces illness and death

Influenza outbreaks were shorter and resulted in fewer cases and fewer deaths at long-term care facilities that started residents on preventive antiviral medications within five days of the first case, compared to those that started later, according to a new study in the July 1 issue of Clinical ...

Authentidate and EncounterCare Form ExpressMD Solutions Joint Venture to Provide Telehealth Vital Signs Monitoring Systems Designed to Improve Chronic Illness Care for Patients

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ADAT ), a worldwide provider of secure workflow management software and web-based services, announced that it has formed a joint venture with EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink S...

Mental Illness Costs U.S. Billions in Lost Earnings

Study say figures are most likely too conservative THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Serious mental illness costs Americans at least $193 billion a year in lost earnings alone, a new report shows. The study broadly defines mood and anxiety disorders that greatly limit a person's ...

Patients with chronic illness benefit from telehealth intervention

COLUMBIA, Mo. Telehealth, using telecommunication technology to deliver health care, is increasingly being used to improve the delivery and availability of health care services to patients. A University of Missouri researcher found that patients who received a telehealth intervention from care pr...

Metal Trades Dept. Calls for Oversight Hearings Into Operations of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP)

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department (MTD) is calling for congressional oversight hearings to investigate the failure of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) to provide adequate benefits to nuclear weapons worker...

Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure

Review found vets with the syndrome were more exposed to particular compounds MONDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new scientific review finds a strong association between exposure to certain chemicals and the Gulf War illness suffered by many veterans. The class of chemicals, k...

Arizona State bioethicist says mental illness is subject to biological and sociocultural factors

BOSTON Biology is crucial to understanding psychosis, but there is more to psychosis than mere biology, says Jason Robert, an Arizona State University bioethicist and philosopher of science. Psychiatrists in particular appear to be grappling with the complexity of classification and diagnosis,...

Virginia Must Prize Mental Illness Treatment Over Psychosis

Legislature must pass more than lip service reform in wake of VA Tech tragedy ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Executive Director, Kurt Entsminger, Esq., Treatment Advocacy Center: Virginia's mental illness treatment laws are among the ...

Treatment Advocacy Center's Top 10 Mental Illness Stories You Didn't Read in 2007

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For every Seung Hui Cho, thousands with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder don't make headlines. More at http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org . -- Mental health courts are a sign the mental health system has failed. To get to one of t...

Treatment Advocacy Center Honors Three Grassroots Mental Illness Advocates

IL, CA, and PA heroes fighting for treatment ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Treatment Advocacy Center today announced that Karen Gherardini (Illinois), Janice DeLoof (California), and Jeanette Castello (Pennsylvania) have won the annual Tor...

ING Employee Benefits Announces New Critical Illness Insurance Product

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ING Employee Benefits (NYSE: ING ) has announced the launch of its new critical illness insurance product. An excellent complement to traditional health and disability insurance, Premier Critical Illness insurance is designed to provide additional...

Mental illness and drug addiction may co-occur due to disturbance in part of the brain

WASHINGTON Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together" New research reveals that this type of dual diagnosis may stem from a common cause: developmental changes in the amygdala, a walnut-shaped part of the brain linked to fear, anxiety and other emotions. A full report on why ...

Proper Hand Hygiene Is Key to Avoiding Illness During Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time for parents to teach children how to keep hands clean MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, a child puts a hand in his/her nose or mouth. Considering that some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria ...

National Survey Finds Employers are Challenging Health Plans to Better Use Resources to Prevent Illness and Improve Patient Safety

National Business Coalition on Health releases nationwide eValue8 findings SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the eValue8 (TM) report of health plan performance released today by the non-profit National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), health plans could do a better ...

ManHunt2 Video Game: Blasted for Linking Mental Illness to Violence; Retailers Asked Not to Sell Based on Public Health Concern

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today condemned the controversial video game Manhunt2 based on its irresponsible, stereotyped portrayal of people with mental illnesses, asking that it be recalled or modified, or that retailers de...
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