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YWCA USA to Observe World YWCA Day - April 24

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA will join many of its local affiliated associations across America in observing World YWCA Day on April 24. This year's theme is "Women Creating a Safe World" and YWCAs around the world will advocate for an end to violence against women and girls, ...

Surgeons to Observe and Discuss Live Eye Surgery Friday Night in San Francisco

Bausch and Lomb Premium Cataract Intraocular Lenses to Be Featured SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 1,000 cataract surgeons will attend a live surgery and symposium at a San Francisco hotel Friday night. They will observe two surgical procedures conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Whitman bro...

YWCAs to Observe National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th

New Public Service Ad Aimed at Young Women WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- YWCAs across the country are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health in observing National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10 by hosting a variety of...

Millions Around World to Observe Rare Disease Day

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The last day of February has been designated as worldwide "Rare Disease Day" to call attention to the public health issues associated with rare diseases, which affect nearly 30 million Americans and countless others around the world. "People ...

Don Messer Will Speak in Upper Room Chapel to Observe World AIDS Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Dr. Donald Messer, author of "Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence - Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis" and executive director of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS, will be the keynote speaker for a special worship service in...

Private Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes Observe Strike

Doctors in the city, joined by members of Medical Representatives Association of Haryana began a one-day strike here today to protest the Centre's reservation// proposals, affecting heatlh services in various hospitals. Hundreds of striking doctors including a number of women and ayurvedic do...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

...ctrodes can register the reactions of its brain cells. Thus the researchers observe and analyze what happens in a fly's brain when the animal whizzes in criss-...z, the TUM researchers are working to develop intelligent machines that can observe their environment through cameras, learn from what they see, and react appr...

Mylan Announces Enhancements to Executive Management Team

...exemplary leadership skills has earned them the right to these new roles. I also would like to welcome Tim Sawyer to Mylan. I have had the chance to observe Tim's growth from an outsider's perspective and I am extremely excited for him to become a member of our senior management team and look forward to hi...

Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds

...symptoms of dementia should be considered among older persons with diabetes," the authors concluded. "Patients and their families should be alerted to observe for signs of glycemic decompensation when treatment with an antipsychotic agent is initiated, and enhanced glucose monitoring is recommended for all p...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

...boration effort of patient safety advocates based throughout the country and internationally. This year the group is asking that all patient advocates observe a moment of silence at 6 p.m. in their time zone and drive with their headlights on. The "Candlelight Moment of Silence and Hope" is this year's theme...

President Obama's Visit to Cleveland Clinic Provides Look at High-Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery Model

...ve repair that speeds up patients' recovery time and decreases cost. "We are honored to have President Obama at the Cleveland Clinic today to observe our patient-centered system that delivers high-quality care to patients while controlling costs," said Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, M.D., CEO and President ...

Dr. Jack P. Gunter Assembles an Elite Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Team in Dallas, Texas

...ly dedicated to teaching and to sharing our experience with other surgeons. Our operating room has always been open to visiting surgeons who wanted to observe our techniques.” This open-door policy is important because Dr. Gunter’s expertise is one of the most revered in the plastic surgery commu...

Studies shed light on preserving fertility among cancer patients

...ter thawing eggs to initiate fertilization with the sperm, a process necessary to create an embryo. When his research team used confocal microscopy to observe what was happening at a chromosomal level, they found that the structures needed to make the embryo's chromosomes align and divide were in place after...

Male Sex Chromosome on Its Way Out: Study

...m, but we also know that most of the genes were not important for survival because they were lost, which led to the very different numbers of genes we observe between the once-identical X and Y. Although there is evidence that the Y chromosome is still degrading, some of the surviving genes on the Y chromoso...

For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

...s, especially ones with different tonal structures, such as Chinese and English. "We now know, thanks to [functional MRI] studies that allow us to observe the working brain, that learning does result in discrete changes in 'wiring,'" said Marta Flaum, whose practice in Chappaqua, N.Y. specializes in diag...

Australian researchers identify genes that cause melanoma

...timately develop new therapies to treat melanoma," said Professor Hayward. Moles are normal but people should seek advice from their doctor if they observe any changes in size, colour or shape. People with lots of moles are at a higher risk of developing melanoma and should therefore take extra care to av...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

...leading to insulin resistance and reproductive consequences, such as PCOS, for daughters. A family history of diabetes is, therefore, not essential to observe an insulin resistance-related disease in offspring." He said it was still unclear exactly how the cardiovascular risk in the father affected the da...

Dietary fat linked to pancreatic cancer

...ween pancreatic cancer and intakes of total, saturated, and monounsaturated fat overall, particularly from red meat and dairy food sources. We did not observe any consistent association with polyunsaturated or fat from plant food sources," the authors write. "Altogether, these results suggest a role for anim...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

...rm tartar, which can lead to chronic inflammation and infection in the mouth. Diabetic patients should contact their dentist immediately if they observe any of the warning signs of periodontal disease, including, red, swollen or tender gums or gums that bleed easily or are pulling away from the teeth; ...

Veran Medical Enables Breakthrough 4D Navigation to Cancer Lesions at University of Virginia Hospital

... I perform these procedures is very important to me because it reduces radiation exposure and the potential for complications." "Being able to observe our technology directly improve cancer patient care was truly moving," said Troy L. Holsing, Veran's Chief Technology Officer. About Veran Medic...

Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

...ial Work, in New Orleans. Together, they report their findings in the June issue of the Journal of Nervous & Mental Diseases . The authors observe that prior research indicates that it is not uncommon for PTSD patients to instinctively suppress traumatic memories. However, this kind of defensive ...

A Robot That Reads Your Mind?

...s, such as what part the person is holding, and deduces what it can do to help, such as locating the proper tool needed for assembly. "The robots observe behavior, map it against the task and quickly learn to anticipate [partner actions] or spot errors when the partner does not follow the correct or exp...

Spanish prostitutes least likely to use condoms

...f Europe, but it is hard to generalise. "Our studies are quantitative and have their limitations, so we cannot extrapolate from them, although one can observe trends", points out Folch. Once the 2009 figures are available it will be possible to compare the data. Guaranteeing public healthcare The rese...

HeartMath Launches a Certification Program for Health Professionals that Targets Patients' Stress and Anxiety

...ders effectively and more quickly in a variety of clinical situations. This user friendly HRV technology engages patients and clients allowing them to observe and better understand the immediate impact emotions have on their heart rhythm patterns. Emotional self-regulation techniques help an individual ...

SMOS ready to ship to launch site

...t a spatial resolution of 50 km comparable to being able to detect one teaspoonful of water mixed into a handful of soil. In parallel, SMOS will also observe ocean salinity down to 0.1 psu (practical salinity unit) for a 30-day average over an area of 200x200 km, which is about the same as detecting 0.1 g o...

Is there any association between COX2 and colon cancer?

...on. Like others, the authors were unable to replicate the association of variants in the COX2 gene with colon cancer risk (P > 0.05), and they did not observe that these variants modify the protective effect of NSAIDs (P > 0.05). Their study does not support a role of COX2 and UGT1A6 genetic variations in th...

Medication quality in Peru and region strengthened with official laboratory's accreditation

...against ISO/IEC standards; providing ongoing monitoring of CNCC's progress toward accreditation; and hosting a CNCC intern at its U.S. headquarters to observe first hand how USP's quality management system complies with ISO standards. The USP DQI Program has supported quality assurance and quality contro...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

...yramidal Symptoms (EPS) are usually persistent movement disorders or muscle disturbances, such as restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness. If you observe any of these symptoms, talk to your healthcare professional. Inform your healthcare professional if you become pregnant or intend to become pregn...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

...pyramidal Symptoms (EPS) are usually persistent movement disorders or muscle disturbances, such as restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness. If you observe any of these symptoms, talk to your healthcare professional. Inform your healthcare professional if you become pregnant or intend to become pregn...

Siemens Hearing Celebrates 10th Annual National Women's Health Week

...mportant to seek a solution as soon as possible," said Dr. Tom Powers, Vice President of Audiology and Compliance at Siemens Hearing. "We are happy to observe Women's Health Week and to encourage all women to protect their hearing and watch for signs of hearing loss." Siemens Hearing Instruments is comm...

IBM Establishes Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence in La Gaude, France

..." said Sean Hogan, Vice President, IBM Global Healthcare & Life Sciences. "Not only can we showcase healthcare best practice capabilities that we observe around the world, but we can also create a collaborative environment in which to work with clients to create new insights and innovations that improve...

Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat

...ies. The mothers recorded information about their babies' feedings, and researchers visited the mothers when the babies were 3, 6 and 12 months old to observe feedings and to weigh the babies. The study looked at a number of possible variables linked to infant weight gain and found that the number of feed...

Public Lacks Awareness of Serious Disease With Life-Threatening Complications

...s. As part of Lupus Awareness Month, the Lupus Foundation of America and its chapters, and nearly 100 lupus organizations from around the globe, will observe May 10 as World Lupus Day, to highlight lupus as a worldwide health issue that affects people of all races and ethnicities. Here in the United St...

Research opens up new horizons to the design of customized medicines against breast cancer

...ore and after being subjected to chemotherapy. "Finally they explain-, we have carried out a nutritional and anthropometrical study of the patients to observe the influence of chemotherapy on nutrition". ...

King's-led consortium wins €1 million EU funding for Chinese medicine research

...h and disease, which is based on the philosophy of Yin-Yang balance. These two medicine systems disagree with each other in many situations since they observe health from their own limited perspective. GP-TCM aims to inform best practice and harmonise research of the safety and efficacy of TCM, especially C...

Photos: ANTHELIOS 60 Sunscreen(1) with CELL-OX SHIELD(TM) Available May 1 Nationwide

...go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/anthelios/38019/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090430/NY08407 ) As dermatologists observe that high SPF is not enough to protect skin from UV-induced cell damage, Anthelios 60 with CELL-OX SHIELD(TM) provides dual protection against ex...

Swine Flu Spreads

...es with chlorine-based products. Avoid travel to regions where Swine Flu has been detected. Avoid large crowds and leave crowds if you observe someone who is symptomatic. If you are symptomatic, stay at home away from large crowds and your workplace. Wear a surgical mask whils...

Too much or too little sleep increases risk of diabetes

...wing number of studies have shed light on a similar relationship between sleep and obesity, cardiovascular disease, and overall mortality. The authors observe that among adults, between 7 and 8 hours of nighttime sleep appears to be the optimum duration to protect against common diseases and premature death....

Vegan Buddhist nuns have same bone density as non-vegetarians

... with the non-vegetarian group, which was 65 g." Professor Nguyen and Dr Thuc Lan chose to study Buddhist nuns because their faith requires them to observe strict vegan diets all their lives. "We didn't study vegetarians from the West because many are lacto-vegetarians, so could have considerable calc...

K-State engineers create DNA sensors that could identify cancer using material only one atom thick

...-Staters are the first to do bio-integrated research with graphene." To study graphene, researchers rely on an atomic force microscope to help them observe and manipulate these single atom thick carbon sheets. "It's a fascinating material to work with," Berry said. "The most significant feature of grap...
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