School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes
But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The school closures that swept across the United States last spring during the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu needn't be repeated this fall, according to new guidelines issued...
Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access
Innovations in financing, delivery of care are needed to close gaps, experts say,,,,
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even if Congress extends health coverage to the nation's 46 million uninsured Americans, there's no guarantee that everyone will have access to care -- unless payment...
Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines
THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Texas doctors don't always recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls, despite U.S. guidelines urging their inoculation, a new surv...
CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement:
After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama...
Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Achoo! Certainly, a sneeze can be one sign that a dog has allergies. But so can incessant scratching, licking a "hot spot," recurrent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S....
Screening May Not Lessen Domestic Violence
Without effective prevention methods, process doesn't work, study says
TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for domestic violence in doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals does little to reduce subsequent incidents of violence, Canadian researchers have found.
Their study ...
National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies
Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...
Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems
No evidence that cancer cells or other health conditions are spread, study finds
FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion for low-risk cardiac surgery doesn't appear to increase one's chances of having long-term health problems, an Australian study has found.
Clinical Trial by Licensee Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint
PASADENA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoImmune Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AIMM) today announced its licensee, BioMS Medical Corp., and Eli Lilly and Company reported that dirucotide did not
meet the primary endpoint of delaying disease progression, as measured by the Expan...
'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier
British study finds no better nutrient value than in conventionally produced foods ,,,,
WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Food that beckons from the organic aisles of grocery stores may not
be any better for you than what lines the rest of supermarket shelves.
According to a Br...
Consumer Alert: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Should Not Be Taken Lightly
Dermatologists urge patients to ask questions to ensure safety of procedure
BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, there are more ways than ever before to "get a little work done." From skin fillers to fat-reduction procedures, the options are endless for those l...
Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests
British study supports raising age for screening, which U.S. is pondering,,
TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A British study adds evidence to support a growing movement to raise the age at which American women should start Pap screening to detect cervical cancer.
In England, the...
Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not
at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not
delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthes...
Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process
ROCHESTER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not
at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not
delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in ...
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab
Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows
MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patien...
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Study finds lung problems after exercise at lower concentrations
MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Ozone levels considered safe under current standards can have a negative effect on lung function in healthy people, say U.S. researchers.
The National Ambient Air Quality Standard a...
Most Not Worried by Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy
Little anxiety noted in survey of men who opt out of aggressive treatment
MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Men who delay treatment for their early prostate cancer are not
especially anxious about living with the disease, new Dutch research shows.
The evidence seems to contradict...
House Democrats' Health Plan Contains Words of Coercion -- Not Choice -- Text Analysis Shows
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Democrats use words such as "choice" in stump speeches on behalf of their recently introduced health care legislation, but according to an analysis by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), the actual text of the bil...
WIN Global Poll Finds Concern Of Swine Flu Decreasing Despite Not Being Prepared For A Pandemic
WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) poll finds concern for swine flu diminishing even though public feels a lack of preparation for a pandemic. While Swine Flu is still a viable illness globally, less than one-third of respondents across 19 countries stated that it is a concern.
Digitizing Health Records Not Enough; Integrated, Interoperable Enterprises Vital to U.S. Healthcare Transformation
WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. needs to go beyond simply digitizing health records and create integrated, interoperable enterprises if it hopes to truly transform the nation's healthcare system, Harris Corporation's Jim Traficant told a Capitol Hill steering commi...
Branded Surgery Is Not Always the "Quick Fix" it is Advertised To Be
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Discusses Current Brand Name Surgical Procedures
New York, NY (Vocus) July 16, 2009 -- Have you seen the commercial for in-office procedures that will make your face wrinkle-free or sculpt your stomach, with no down...
Fitness Gurus Warn Women Not To Give Up On Their Diet Just Because Summer Has Arrived
Size 2 for Life authors advise that Summertime can be the best time to shed those unwanted pounds.
Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Fitness expert Ashley Marriott and Marc L. Paulsen, MD want women to know that Summertime is the time when a women's body is...
California Expert Panel Concludes Bisphenol A is Not a Reproductive or Developmental Toxicant
ARLINGTON, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased that a panel of independent scientific experts convened by the State of California concluded today that bisphenol A is not
a reproductive or developmental toxicant. After a thorough revie...
OTC Market Is Not Largely Impacted by Recession; However, Prominent Growth Remains Only in Some Categories, According to Kline
LITTLE FALLS, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The overall OTC market grew 3.2% during non-recession years and only 1.2% during recessions according to the latest research Impact of Recessions on the U.S. OTC Market from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.
Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair
Those with patent foramen ovale don't seem to benefit from intervention, study finds
TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may not
benefit from repair of a heart defect that's discovered during surgery for another condition, a new study has found.
The defect -- patent forame...
Young People With Heart Defects Not Checking In With Heart Doc
DALLAS , July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people with heart defects not
checking in with heart doc . One-fifth or more of young adults between ages 18-22 who have severe congenital heart disease don't see a cardiologist, according to a Canadian study published onlin...
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born
No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study
FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children born after their mother has a stillbirth aren't at increased risk for psychological problems, according to a British study.
Stillbirth can cause serious mental stress for parents...
Poll of Business Executives Shows Most Companies Not Aware of True Costs of Healthcare
MARIETTA, Ga., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to a conventional perspective among business executives that the top healthcare cost drivers for employers are pharmacy and medical expenses, research presented during a recent online webinar, hosted by Source Media, showed that los...
Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action
Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds
WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- In a turnabout from prior recommendations, a new study says soldiers who need electrical spinal cord stimulation to relieve chronic back pain may be able to return to active duty.
Meatless Burgers, Hot Dogs Not Always Full of Veggies
Read labels to select items with more vegetables, less sodium, experts say
WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Not
all vegetarian burgers and hot dogs are alike. It seems that some, in fact, may not
offer much at all in the way of vegetables.
"Arguably, if food doesn't taste good...
Providence Service Corporation Does Not Expect California Budget Issues to Materially Impact Its Business in the State
TUCSON, Ariz., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today commented on recent budget discussions in California as part of the state's attempt to close its large budget deficit.
"As we have stated previously, given that our programs in Califor...
Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica
Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation
TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery for the excruciating back pain that can be caused by sciatica didn't work as well as the conventional procedure in a Dutch study.
"The expected treatment benefit of ...
Multimedia Release: British Men Think Talking About Impotence is "Just Not Cricket"
LONDON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ --
- Former England Cricketer and Spin Ace, Phil Tufnell, and Media Doctor
and GP, Dr Rob Hicks, Call on Men to Bat Away Embarrassment and Take
Appropriate Action on Impotence
With the first innings of the Ashes commencing this week, celebrity TV
For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best
Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say,,
MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Instinctively easing a child's anxiety could be counterproductive if girl or boy suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, say University of Florida researchers.
Viles & Beckman, LLC: Stop Your Headache NOT Your Liver
FORT MYERS, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acetaminophen is an ingredient found in many over-the-counter and prescription medicines to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Many people refer to acetaminophen by a brand name, Tylenol and prescription brand names, Vicodin and Percocet.
Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes
Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss,,
WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Results from a new trial have dashed hopes that early use of two blood pressure drugs could slow the loss of kidney function caused by type 1 diabetes.
But the study, reported in...
The Meetings Industry...Stirred But Not Shaken by Current Economic Setbacks - Patriot Meetings Announces Their 360 Degree Program that Ensures Successful Meetings
Patriot Meetings believes that what's old is new again in the meetings industry. Solid professional experience coupled with a genuine value of client relationships and their unique business requirements delivers solid results. Their 360 degree approach to program development and execution guarant...
Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End
Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds
TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Chances of surviving a heart attack that occurs outside of a hospital are slim, but paramedics often take people who have died to a hospital anyway because a va...
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment
CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds
TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Newer biomarkers of cardiac risk, such as inflammation-linked C-reactive protein (CRP), add little or no predictive power to older, established factors such ...
Talk With Kids, Not At Them
Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds,,
MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to help children develop language and speech skills, UCLA researchers say, listening to what they have to say is just as important as talking to them.
The effect of...