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Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who evaluated three kits and found that they miss many infections...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although acne traditionally has been considered a disease of teenagers, it is also extremely common in adult women. Studies show that acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between ...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

CHICAGO --- There are at least 100 ways to say, "It hurts!" And that is the problem. David Cella is on mission -- backed by nearly $10 million in National Institutes of Health funds -- to revolutionize the language of pain, as well as fatigue, depression and anxiety. These are some of the impo...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

FAIRFAX, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy treatments would cause many cancer centers to close, stop accepting Medicare patients, lay off support staff and reduce services...

Recession Stressful for Many Kids, Toughest on Poor and Uninsured

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the economy continues to falter, a poll released today shows that parents must make harder choices about how to spend what money they have, and children -- especially those who are uninsured or who are among the lowest income bracke...

First Anniversary of New War on Cancer Marks Many Advances

Goals and strategies from the U.S. Surgeons General provided roadmap to take decisive action in making cancer prevention and survivorship a national priority AUSTIN, Texas and TUCSON, Ariz., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of the Lance...

Obama: 'Too Many Still Die from Diseases That Shouldn't Kill Them...'

NEW YORK and ACCRA, Ghana, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa as president, Barack Obama today gave an historic speech before Ghana's parliament. Devoting one quarter of his speech to address the deadly public health voids in many Africa...

Latest Studies Show 'Junk Drinks' Pose as Many Health Threats as 'Junk Food' According to AquaHydrate Medical Advisor

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "You are what you drink." That's the implication of major new studies indicating that what you drink may be as important as what you eat when it comes to health problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many others, according to Dr. Cheryl...

European Consumers Share a High Interest in Healthcare, but Hold Varied Views on Many Health Issues New TNS Healthcare Study Reveals Both Differences and Similarities in Health Views across Europe

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90% of consumers across the five major European markets--the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain-share an interest in health, according to a new study by TNS Healthcare, a Kantar Health Company. European woman are significantly more concerned with health...

New Study Shows Many Unplanned Quit Smoking Attempts are Successful

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1 - Data published in the journal, Nicotine and Tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are unplanned and can be a successful route to cessation. In the study, almost 40 percent of subjects reported that their most recent quit attempt started without any advan...

Beginning Swim Classes Too Advanced for Many Beginners; Swim Instructor Conference Slated

Beginning swim classes teach skills too advanced for many swim students to be successful; a conference will train teachers in how to teach in order that all can learn to swim SARASOTA, Fla., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer thousands of children and a few adults will enroll in Beginning Sw...

Long-term care costs exceed yearly income for many Calif. seniors living alone

In Los Angeles County, being disabled can cost a year's income. That's because the annual cost of in-home care services for seniors living alone is now $319 more than this group's median income of $17,029. Combine long-term care expenses with other basic expenses, such as food and rent, and ...

Evaluation shows $167 million investment improves community mental health system, but many still in need

Can $167 million in provincial funding make a difference to Ontario's community mental health system? According to the results from the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative (SEEI), the answer is yes. Ontarians now have access to more appropriate community mental health services. But, the rese...

Men with Low Testosterone See Multiple Doctors Before Being Diagnosed; Many Dissatisfied with Current Treatment Options

New Long-Acting Injection in Development WASHINGTON and CHADDS FORD, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- About 63 percent of men who suffered from low testosterone saw two or more doctors before the condition was diagnosed, and once treated, nearly 30 percent of men said they stopped taking their me...

Robot Speaks Many Languages - Improves Pharmacy Patient Outcomes

MISSION, Kan., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Language is sometimes a barrier for patients when it comes to understanding instructions for taking medications. A prescription label language barrier increases the risk that a patient will use medication improperly and fail to obtain the benefit or suffer an ...

New Website with a Revolutionary Approach to Diabetes and Many Diabetes Resources Launched

In an attempt to provide accurate and scientifically validated answers to questions about diabetes, its causes, prevention, long term control and possible reversal, a team of highly motivated professionals from the medical and allied fields has launched http://www.diabeticdietrecipes.net . The w...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

In study, contact lens wearers who replace contact lenses on schedule are more comfortable; Replacement schedule compliance highest with daily disposable and one-month replacement lenses. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 4, 2009 -- A new study demonstrated the lack of complian...

Too Many Bouncers Make Trampolines More Dangerous

Adults jumping with kids increases the children's risk of injury, doctors warn WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Trampoline fun can end in injury if too many people bounce at the same time, say British doctors who analyzed 50 case studies of trampoline-related injuries treated at t...

Dr Erika says Newsweek's Attack on Oprah Ignores the Many Benefits of Her Health Care Advocacy

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy attack on Oprah Winfrey and her ever-expanding health care advocacy but it does little to help the public, says Erika Schwartz, MD in her latest blog at www.drerika.com . Newsweek's article questions t...

Dr Erika Says Newsweek's Attack on Oprah Ignores the Many Benefits of Her Health Care Advocacy

This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy attack on Oprah Winfrey and her ever-expanding health care advocacy but it does little to help the public, says Erika Schwartz, MD (PRWEB) June 2, 2009 -- This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy att...

NBGH Survey Finds Recession Driving Many American Workers to Make Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underscoring the broad-based impact imposed by the worst economic environment in decades, the recession is taking a toll on some American workers' health and, consequently, is driving many workers to make behavioral changes to improve their health and ...

Mock CPR drills in kids show many residents fail in key skills, Hopkins study reveals

Research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center exposes alarming gaps in training hospital residents in "first response" emergency treatment of staged cardiorespiratory arrests in children, while at the same time offering a potent recipe for fixing the problem. The research was conducted just...

Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk

Study finds most booster seats are installed incorrectly or misused FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of children's booster car seats may be improperly installed or are being misused, a new analysis shows. Researchers evaluated 564 children using booster seats at f...

Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

Survey Respondents' Lives Significantly Impacted After Breaking a Bone Special Council of Health and Women's Groups Formed to Encourage Women to Make Bone Health a Priority Before They Break a Bone WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ --- The Know My Bones Council today announced results fr...

Review finds conflicts of interest in many cancer studies

A new analysis finds that a considerable number of clinical cancer studies published in respected medical journals have financial connections to pharmaceutical companies. Published in the June 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates t...

U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health spending in the United States increased 65 percent in the past decade, and many more Americans are using mental health services, but there's still a big ...

New Research from EBRI: Many Support Lower Cost Sharing to Change Health Care System Use

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans support the use of lower cost sharing as an incentive to change the way individuals use the health care system in order to reduce costs, according to survey data published today by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI...

Consumers are Looking to Boiron Arnicare(R) as a Safer Option as FDA Enforces Stricter Labeling for Many Pain Relievers

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Many over-the-counter pain relievers will be required to carry stiffer warnings as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implements its new labeling rules. The final ruling, made Tuesday, calls for stronger labeling on the dangers of liver...

Women's Mental Health Hit Hard by Recession, Yet Many Show Resilience and Resourcefulness in Coping With Stress

-- New survey shows women focus on others, at expense of their own mental health -- ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds of American women interviewed for a survey released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) say that the nation's sagging ec...

Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure

Study finds high sodium intake, despite efforts to cut back,, SATURDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-salt diet is one of the most important lifestyle changes people with heart failure can make, but only a third adhere to the recommendation, a new study has found. Resea...

Survey Shows Many Want to Donate Organs, But Few Do

Boosting registration critical to solving shortages, experts say THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans say they want to donate their organs, but only 38 percent of licensed drivers are registered to do so, a new survey shows. Nearly 72 percent of Americans said they ...

Survey research shows many Americans are aware of importance of voice care

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the association representing America's ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors, many Americans believe that "keeping their voice healthy" is the biggest obstacle a singer on American Idol has to ov...

Study Finds Discontinuation of Rosiglitazone Left Many Diabetes Patients Without Good Glycemic Control

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When concerns were raised about the safety of the diabetes medication, rosiglitazone, in May 2007, many patients and their doctors made the decision to discontinue use of the drug. A study published today in Endocrine Practice by Dr. Etta ...

How to Keep the Weight Off? By Taking Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polansky's Discovery of the Cause of Many Diseases

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- You went on a diet. Great. You lost weight. Awesome. But what are your chances of keeping the weight off? What are your chances of avoiding the notorious Yo-Yo diet? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease recommends that you turn to your doctor and ...

Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications

New Consumer Reports Best Drugs For Less Magazine Rates 200 Medications YONKERS, N.Y., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sticker shock is taking a toll on Americans when they fill their prescriptions: 66% of those polled by Consumer Reports said they found out the cost of a drug when they...

Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Implanted defibrillators don't seem to provide any particular benefit to many people with heart failure, a new study finds. A defibrillator can provide a lifesaving electr...

Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented in US

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of colon cancer cases and 38 percent of breast cancer cases in the US are preventable through diet, physica...

Landmark Policy Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented Across the Globe

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A new global policy report estimates that approximately 37 percent of colon cancer cases and 2 8 percent of breast cancer cases in middle-income countries like Mexico a...

Landmark Report: Many Cancers Could be Prevented

LONDON, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 40 per cent of colon and breast cancer cases in some countries are preventable through healthy patterns of diet, physical activity and weight maintenance, according to estimates in a report that has set out recommendations for policies and actions to pr...

High-flux hemodialysis prolongs survival in many patients with CKD

High-flux hemodialysis (which removes large toxins) reduces the risk of premature death in many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that this procedure cou...
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