UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital
Help is on the way for anyone who has ever gotten lost
at a hospital or other health-care setting.
That help is in the form of health-care signage symbols being developed by design students at the University of Cincinnati and three other U.S. universities.
These symbols will be tested this f...
Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease
Irvine, Calif., July 14, 2009 A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer's symptoms.
The discovery by UC Irvine scientists offers hope that a new treatment may be on the horizon ...
The US Drug Watchdog Expands its Zicam Investigation and Wants to Hear From All Users Who Lost Their Sense of Smell
According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we want to hear from any Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swab user who has lost
their sense of smell." The group says, "on June 16, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop using products marketed over-the-counter as c...
Vision impairment costs billions lost in productivity
Corrected vision impairment could prevent billions of dollars in lost
productivity annually, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of School of Public Health, the International Centre for Eyecare Education, the University of New South Wales and the African Vis...
IBI Research Finds Employers Severely Underestimate the Prevalence and Lost Productivity Costs of Depression Lost
productivity for depression sufferers is a considerable and largely undetected problem
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employees disabled by depression are away from work significantly longer than other employees on disability leave according to new research by the non...
Dengue fever costs billions in health care, lost productivity and absenteeism
Waltham, MAResearchers at Brandeis, in collaboration with several other institutions worldwide, have pinpointed for the first time the multi-country economic costs of dengue fever, the endemic and epidemic mosquito-borne illness that is a rapidly growing public health problem in tropical and sub-t...
Dog Lovers Share Memories of Beloved Pets Lost to Canine Cancer at Cure Canine Cancer Web Site - Disease Is No. 1 Cause of Death in Dogs Over Age 2
Sharing and Celebrating Dog's Life Eases Pain and Loss -- Canine Cancer Web Exclusive Provides Latest Information on Treatment Options
DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog lovers and pet parents whose dogs are suffering from or have been lost
to cancer or whose dogs are successfully beati...
Kronos Science Laboratories (KSL) Has Lost a Great Leader and a Good Friend, Dr. Chris Heward
PHOENIX, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kronos Science Laboratories (KSL) has lost
a great leader and a good friend. Christopher B. Heward, Ph.D. died on January 10, 2009 after a stormy three month battle with an aggressive cancer of the esophagus. Dr. Heward was a dedicated gerontologist and...
Hospice By The Bay Grief Group Helps Adults Who've Lost a Parent
Hospice By The Bay's eight-week Parental Loss Support Group helps adults cope with feelings of grief after the loss of a parent. Meetings are Saturdays, March 14th - May 2nd, 10:00-11:30am, at Hospice By The Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur.
Larkspur, CA (...
'The Two Martini Diet': How Author Lost 100+ lbs While Eating Well and Having a Drink
LITTLETON, N.H., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry Sorlucco, author of "A Good Stick" and "Facing Fascism," has written of his recent battle of the bulge. "The Two Martini Diet" ( published by AuthorHouse ) tells readers after facing a world of pain, he made the decision to lose weight.
Insomnia Costs Billions in Lost Productivity
Canadian study hints at huge costs here in the United States
TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Sleepless nights are costing the small Canadian province of Quebec, population 7 million-plus, more than $6.5 billion annually, new research shows.
No doubt, sleepless nights from Seatt...
Renowned Cancer Researcher Dan Von Hoff, M.D. Advocates for 'The Lost Opportunity in Phase I Oncology Trials'
Renowned oncology researcher Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a member of President Bush's National Cancer Advisory Board, provides an in-depth look at the "lost opportunity" in phase I oncology clinical trials. While most biotechnology companies use the phase I trial to evaluate a drug's toxicity...
Houston Mother Who Nearly Lost Her Daughter to Influenza Joins American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination
American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14); Urges Immunization Throughout the Winter and Spring
HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Local mother Daina Maxwell has joined the American Lung Association of the Central States to bring Faces of Influenz...
Researchers estimate lives lost due to delay in antiretroviral drug use for HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Boston, MA More than 330,000 lives were lost
to HIV/AIDS in South Africa from 2000 and 2005 because a feasible and timely antiretroviral (ARV) treatment program was not implemented, assert researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in a study published online by the Journal of A...
Getting lost -- a newly discovered developmental brain disorder
every time you leave your home? You may not be as alone as you think.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute recently documented the first case of a patient who, without apparent brain damage or cognitive impairment, is una...
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse
Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say
THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- In 2006, when he was 17, Harrison Neal of Tulsa, Okla., died in his sleep after knowingly ingesting prescription drugs meant for someone else.
"We're a very...
Man who Lost Everything Comes to Detroit to Spread Message of Hope
Recovery is Possible!
DETROIT, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick Hendry lost
his career, home, wife and his sense of self because of bipolar disorder.
He spent seven years in and out of the hospital, trying every medication
available. He was desperate; he even went so far as t...
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 ...
U.S. Health Club Members Proclaim - 'I Lost It at the Club!' and Lose 45 Tons of Excess Weight
BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I Lost
It at the Club!, a
fitness industry weight loss and healthy living initiative coordinated by
the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and
sponsored by Michael Foods' AllWhites(R), helped a total of 25,840
White Ribbon Alliance Calls for Investments to Save Women's Lives Lost in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Joins with Maternal Health Champions on Capitol Hill to Ask U.S. to
Meet Obligations to World's Poorest Nations
WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White Ribbon
Alliance for Safe Motherhood today took its call for world leaders to
invest in women's health to Capitol Hill. C...
Worried Your Pet Will Get Lost or Stolen? Invest in Pet Identification
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Many pet owners take
their animals for granted thinking they'll always be at their side. But
even the most loyal pets can wander, break loose or become victims of
theft. Owners are left heartbroken knowing that if they had made a simple
Honoring the Lost Children of Katrina
CHICAGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "We have not finished burying our
children," said New Orleans Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis. This is why
the Greater New Orleans Clergy for Restorative Justice (GNOCRJ) in
collaboration with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) and
Evel Knievel Lost to Pulmonary Fibrosis; Disease Claims as Many Lives as Breast Cancer Each Year
Urgent Need for Increased Awareness of Disease, Funding for Research
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Famed stuntman
Evel Knievel was known for his death defying stunts and his recovery from
life threatening injuries due to those stunts. It is ironic the disease
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Provides Scholarships for Students Who Lost a Parent to Breast Cancer
DALLAS, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the
nation's largest private source of funding for breast cancer research and
community-based outreach programs, is accepting applications to award
four-year undergraduate scholarships to qualified students who lost
parent to breas...
Georgians with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lost in an Inadequate System
Study finds no coordinated system of care
ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia is not the place to get
long-term help for a traumatic brain injury. Just ask Ben Fuller, the young
father in North Georgia who, after being injured in a car accident, has
spent more than two year...
Goulet's Life Lost to Untreatable Lung Disease That Claims as Many Lives as Breast Cancer Each Year
Urgent Need for Increased Awareness of Disease, Funding for Research
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Robert
Goulet was unfortunately one of 40,000 people in the U.S. who will lose
their lives to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) this year, the same
number as will...
The Challenge: Make It A Million (Pounds Lost That Is)
Celebrity Fit Club Expert & Author Dr. Ian Smith's National Campaign Ramps Up Efforts to Lose the First Million
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in April, more than
a quarter million people have registered to take The 50 Million Pound
Challenge and have lost
Can brain-injured, partially-blind stroke patients regain some of their lost vision?
Is it possible to offer hope for stroke patients whove lose part of their vision? A study published by SAGE in the journal Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair explores that question.
The researchers studied visual restoration therapy for stroke patients, hypothesizing that the training would i...
St. Petersburg: Candlelight Vigil to Raise Awareness of Florida HIV/AIDS Crisis, Honor Lives Lost
High Infection Rates, Rising Rapidly Among Minorities and Women, Continue to Plague State
10,688 Living with AIDS in Tampa-St. Petersburg Area; 32% of HIV Cases in Area Are Female
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 25 /PRNewwire-USNewswire/ -- The...
A drug-sensitive 'traffic cop' tells potassium channels to get lost
La Jolla, CA Our brains are buzzing with electrical activity created by sodium and potassium ions moving in and out of neurons through specialized pores. To prevent the constant chatter from descending into chaos the activity of these ion channels has to be tightly regulated.
One possibility ...
DNA Link to a Lost Colony
Researchers believe that they will able to uncover the fate of the lost
colony with the use of DNA. The Lost
colony vanished after more than 100 people settled on the Roanoke Island in 1587.
Researchers using different methods like genealogy, deeds and historical narratives have gathered a...
Memories Lost Due to Neuro-degenerative Diseases may Be Restored
Loss of memory in people suffering from neuro-degenerative diseases, including dementia, may be restored with the help of drugs that trigger the natural "rewiring" of brain// cells, says a study.
Li-Huei Tsai at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and colleagues used mice that were genetically m...
Drug Strategy Makes Cancer Genes Get Lost in Translation
A new strategy for fighting cancer aims to make its genes get lost
in translation, according to a report published by Cell Press.//
According to the researchers, such a therapy would essentially take advantage of a weakness of the disease: that the majority of growth- and proliferation-relat...
Hundreds Of Jobs To Be Lost With The Merger Of Two Major Hospitals In UK
Officials in the NHS have confirmed that around 1,200 jobs would be terminated and 186 beds will be lost
due to the streamlining process following the merger// of two hospitals.
It was reported that the proposed cuts, which are subject to official consultations with staff, would be made over...
Breast cancer patient lost her case
Deborah Carney a breast cancer patient has to pay thousands of dollars as a compensation to her doctor as the jury rejected her case against the doctor//. Doctor Robert Newton is the family doctor of Deborah Carney against whom she had put a case for negligent treatment as they feel that the doctor...
A man who lost both of his arms in an accident
A man who lost
both of his arms in an accident is getting some high-tech help with an innovative artificial limb that controls movements by thought.
Two years ago, a healthy Jesse Sullivan, 56, was at his job repairing utility lines when he accidentally touched a live wire,// costing him both h...
Data On Three Million Georgia Residents Lost
A CD containing information on almost 3 million residents of Georgia, U.S has been reported missing. The data is believed to have been lost
The CD is said to contain social security numbers, birth dates and addresses of people who were enrolled in Medicaid or PeachCare, a state he...
Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference
..., obesity and other bad lifestyle habits, and may also recommend inexpensive medication that will prevent the much higher costs of hospitalization and lost
Both the LC500 and LC600 are Internet-ready for secure, HIPAA-compliant, open source integration into most network and pharma...
Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas
Four years ago, at the age of 16, Thomas was scuba diving in the Florida Keys with his family when the boat's propeller struck him. He lost
both of his legs from the calf down. After a period of therapy and rehabilitation, he returned to high school in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejoining his te...
Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis
... USA. This is true for teenagers too, with evidence suggesting that many visit their GP numerous times before being referred."
David Kershaw, who lost
his two year old son, Jake, to a brain tumour, is angry about the slow diagnosis they suffered. He said: "There is still so much ignorance regarding t...