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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. Th...

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 prese...

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. Helping children...

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...
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