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Team24 News Article - New EU Directive Offers a Healthy Outlook for Niche Recruitment Companies like Team24

The European Working Time Directive states that by 1 August 2009 all doctors in training should be working a 48-hour week. Aimed at protecting trainee doctors' health and safety from the effects of working long hours, recruitment industry leaders are also seeing this move as a great opportunity, ...

Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds

But most say they'd prefer more flex time and balance in life,, TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- If they had to do it all again, most female surgeons would choose the same career path, a new survey has found. Yet the survey results, published in the July issue of Archives of Su...

Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare

New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A warm, welcoming environment where residents are free to make choices regarding their care: That's the new vision of the ideal nursing home, according to a guidance issued Friday by the U....

K-State Researchers and Their Partners Making it Easier for Rural Kansans of All Ages to Stay Healthy Despite Limited Access to Facilities Like Bike Trails, Gyms

MANHATTAN, Kan., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With fresh air and wide-open spaces, rural communities may seem like hotbeds for healthy living. Limited access to walking trails, bicycle-friendly streets and gyms tell another story. "I take for granted having a bowling alley or a skate...

Is Bailout of Major League Baseball Next? Book Explains How Baseball Like Big Businesses Will Fail

PHILADELPHIA, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Major League Baseball (MLB) has set up the next generation of superstar players to mask legal but banned substances for multi-million dollar opportunities, setting the stage for the destruction of the game as we know it. Sports team management consultant Paul Ma...

Weizmann Institute scientists show white blood cells move like millipedes

How do white blood cells immune system 'soldiers' get to the site of infection or injury? To do so, they must crawl swiftly along the lining of the blood vessel gripping it tightly to avoid being swept away in the blood flow all the while searching for temporary 'road signs' made of special ad...

Feel Like Everyone Forgets Mother's Day Is for Mothers?

How to Put Yourself First When It Feels Like You Are Still Doing Only for Others SEYMOUR, Tenn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day is one time a year for families to honor their mothers for all the hard work and dedication they provide. Mothers seem to put their children and family first eve...

LSUHSC research shows fish oil protects against diseases like Parkinson's

New Orleans, LA Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Boyd Professor, and Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Chair of Retinal Degenerative Diseases Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, will present new research findings showing that an omega three fatty...

Hospitals Turn to Vendors Like Elekta for Help in Squeezing Most From Existing Technologies

As Capital Expenditures Slow, Hospitals and Treatment Centers Seek Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Technology ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For oncology programs struggling to make ends meet, the ability to do more with less is appealing. The pressure to gain efficiencies comes from tw...

What Is It Like to Survive a Plane Crash? A Survivor of One of the Worst Small Plane Crashes Tells Her Story

NAPLES, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday's crash of a single-engine turboprop plane in Montana killed 14 people -- half of them children. With a number of plane crashes in recent months, including the February 12th crash of a Continental Airlines commuter plane that killed 50 and January's "M...

Chicago-area ASBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Provides Personalized Care Like No Other Weight-Loss Surgery Program

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In the eight years since its inception, the Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center in Evergreen Park, Illinois, has developed a strong reputation for personalized care. Tony M. Romeo, R.N., CNOR, CRNFA, the bariatric surgery program coordinat...

There is No Place Like CareMinders Home Care and the Dedication and Commitment of the Owners

Bruce Karp and Ron Fink Open Their Door at CareMinders Home Care To Service the Needs of a Growing Population in Need of Their Services. WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been just 2 short weeks since Bruce Karp and Ron Fink turned the lights on in their West Bloomfield of...

Broccoli may help protect against respiratory conditions like asthma

Here's another reason to eat your broccoli: UCLA researchers report that a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...

Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses

COLUMBUS, Ohio Children wearing contact lenses felt better about how they look, their athletic abilities and acceptance by their friends than did children wearing eyeglasses in a recent study. The results suggest that nearsighted children as young as 8 years old reap social benefits from weari...

Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm

Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of pneumococcal meningitis, a potentially life-threatening infection, have declined substantially since a new vaccine was introduced in 2000, a new study shows. The d...

Single in the City? How the Holidays Leave the Fabulous Feeling More Like Failures

SEYMOUR, Tenn., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, city living is at its finest during the holiday season. The usual hustle and bustle is further glamorized by the festive parties, larger than life decorations and crowds eager to soak in the joyful atmosphere. However, for many single city dwellers,...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Brings People Together Like Never Before with First-Ever, Multi-Channel Social Networking Campaign : Charity Finds New Ways to Encourage Seasonal Giving in Tough Economic Times

This December, and on the eve of its 35th Anniversary, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will launch an integrated Season of Giving marketing campaign to remind consumers that a little help goes a long way. The initiative, designed to drive personal donations, will also raise awareness for t...

There's No Place Like the Bathroom During the Holidays

CLEVELAND, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the estimated 25 to 45 million Americans who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a significant number avoid seeing their families, attending parties and even shopping during the holiday season because of their digestive disorder. Running to the bathroom and un...

Consumer Reports Survey: Nearly Half of Adults Won't Get Flu Vaccine, Citing Poor Excuses Like 'I Don't Get Sick'

Cost of Vaccination is Minimal or Free and Best Option for Prevention; Yet 5% Would Rather Get Sick than Go to Work. Plus: Tips for Staying Healthy. YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey from Consumer Reports Health, just 52% of Americans plan to get the...

Stars to 'Tell It Like It Is' at MTV's European Music Awards

MTV and SpinVox team up to talk sex secrets, one night stands and condoms LONDON and NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV'S Staying Alive Foundation and SpinVox have teamed up with Lapeno, Mervin and Ed the notorious puppet from MTV's Fur TV show to promote sexual health amongst young people. ...

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...

Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check

Finding could also fight other pathogens before they develop resistance to antibiotics FRIDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule that tames bacteria that cause gastroenteritis, tularemia and severe diarrhea has been identified by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern...

New disease-fighting nanoparticles look like miniature pastries

Ultra-miniature bialy-shaped particles called nanobialys because they resemble tiny versions of the flat, onion-topped rolls popular in New York City could soon be carrying medicinal compounds through patients' bloodstreams to tumors or atherosclerotic plaques. The nanobialys are an importan...

An Open Letter Regarding Recent Reports That Low-Fat Fish Like Tilapia Are Unhealthy (July 16, 2008)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William S. Harris, Ph.D., FAHA of Sanford Research/USD, sent the following letter, dated July 16: Eating fish, especially oily fish, at least twice per week is recommended for heart disease prevention. Fish is low in total and saturated f...

Dartmouth research reveals passive learning imprints on the brain just like active learning

It's conventional wisdom that practice makes perfect. But if practicing only consists of watching, rather than doing, does that advance proficiency? Yes, according to a study by Dartmouth researchers. In a study titled "Sensitivity of the Action Observation Network to Physical and Observational...

US Drug Watchdog Expands Its National Investigation Into The Drug Called Digitek, And Would Like To Talk To Possible Victims

Americas Watchdog's US Drug Watchdog has expanded its national investigation of the drug called Diditek. In April 2008, Actavis Towtowa recalled all lots of Bertek and UDL Laboratories Digitek (digoxin tablets, USP, all strengths) for oral use, due to a manufacturing defect. Since that time ...

DESIGNER WHEY(R) Launches New PROTEIN BLITZ(TM) Drinks: Protein Like You've Never Tasted Before

PROTEIN BLITZ - by America's # 1 Selling Protein*, DESIGNER WHEY Is Functional and Packed with Flavor CARLSBAD, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Proper hydration is crucial to achieving maximum fitness results and maintaining optimal body health. Water is the key resource th...

Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun

Kids, teens more susceptible to sun-related vision damage without proper protection SUNDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Don't overlook your eyes when you're thinking about ultraviolet (UV) protection as the weather heats up, experts say. Overexposure to the sun's UV rays has been l...

RTOG Study Likely Treatment Option for Brain Tumor Patients like Sen. Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study which seeks to establish whether high-doses of the chemotherapy drug temozolomide after radiotherapy can improve outcome for patients with newly diagnosed malignant glioma is a possible consideratio...

TU Delft robot Flame walks like a human

Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has developed a new, highly-advanced walking robot: Flame. This type of research, for which Hobbelen will receive his PhD on Friday 30 May, is important as it provides insight into how people walk. This can in turn help people with walking difficulties through ...

Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos

Washington, DC A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes a poster child for the nanotechnology revolution could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities. The study used established methods to see if specific types of ...

Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos

New study shows inhaling long, thin carbon nanotubes may result in asbestos-related disease WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes -- a poster child for the "nanotechnology revolution" -- co...

Some like it hot! Structure of receptor for hot chili pepper and pain revealed

You can now not only feel the spicy kick of a jalapeno pepper, you can also see it in full 3D, thanks to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Using sophisticated equipment, the research team led by Dr Theodore G. Wensel, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at BCM, g...

The German Embassy Would Like to Draw Your Attention to the Press Release of the University of Minnesota Center for German & European Studies to Present Major Healthcare Forum

Experts from Germany and U.S. will discuss quality in health care and universal care. WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the German Embassy: Quote With the U.S. presidential election only a few months away, comprehensive health care coverage fo...

Treating safety research like other clinical studies slows progress

Progress in patient safety research could slow to a crawl unless regulators work out a host of ethical issues, Johns Hopkins researchers assert in an upcoming opinion piece. We cant apply a clinical paradigm to patient safety research. It just isnt the right fit, says Nancy Kass, Sc.D., deputy ...

Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Functioning cardiac cells have been created from mouse skin cells reprogrammed to have the same unlimited differentiation characteristics of embryonic stem cells, say researchers at...

Latest Studies Show Consumer-Directed Telemedicine Solutions Like Consult A Doctor Lower Costs While Providing Greater Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.

New studies determine that telemedicine is the key to transforming healthcare by making medical care more accessible and convenient to patients while reducing cost. Solutions are needed in response to the following problems that plague patients and practitioners in today's ...

When positive thinking leads to financial irresponsibility like compulsive gambling

Looking on the bright side can lead to irresponsible financial behavior, reveals a paper from the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. In a series of studies, Elizabeth Cowley (University of Sydney) examines repeat gambling in the face of loss. She finds that people often engage in...

Just like penguins and other primates, people trade sex for resources

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Female penguins mate with males who bring them pebbles to build egg nests. Hummingbirds mate to gain access to the most productive flowers guarded by larger males. New research shows that even affluent college students who don't need resources will still attempt to trade sex...

Manipulating the immune system like a parasite

One day it may be possible to mimic the tactics used by parasites to trick the body into accepting transplanted tissues or organs. That is the hope of Dr Shane Grey from the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and Professor John Dalton from the Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Di...
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