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Ovary Removal May Play a Role in Lung Cancer

Increased risk could stem from sudden drop in estrogen, experts say FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Medically induced menopause, particularly when it involves removal of both ovaries, nearly doubles a younger woman's risk for developing lung cancer, a new Canadian study has found. ...

Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer

High levels of miR-21 were found in nonsmoking patients; could be target for treatment SATURDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have isolated a small molecule that might play a big part in a form of lung cancer that typically strikes people who have never smoked, opening up th...

Doctors' Attitudes Play Part in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Positive attitude critical to spotting disease, study finds MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) - A physician's positive attitude towards Alzheimer's is an important factor in early diagnosis of the disease, Australian researchers report. Because there is no cure for Alzheimer's diseas...

Hit the Links for a Healthy Dose of Fun with Play Golf America

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For seasoned and inexperienced golfers alike, hitting the links provides more than just a fun way to spend an afternoon; it is an enjoyable way to improve overall health. While simply being outside and enjoying the serene landscape of a golf...

Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas & Mike Weir to Play at Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge to Benefit Native American Youth

Begay, Oneida Indian Nation and San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians join forces to fight obesity and diabetes and promote youth sports and wellness within Native American communities VERONA, N.Y., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Notah Begay III, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, today announced th...

DEA Will Play Hardball in Investigating Michael Jackson's Doctors

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "If recent reports of DEA intervention are accurate, Michael Jackson's doctors will face intense scrutiny from the DEA's Diversion unit, and it won't end there. The pharmacists who filled Mr. Jackson's prescriptions will also be under the microscope as w...

Metabolic factors may play a role in risk for breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA Physiological changes associated with the metabolic syndrome may play a role in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to study results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The metabol...

Dad's Genes May Play Greater Role Than Thought

Data on 'packaging' in sperm cells may also help assess infertility,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Biologists say they have discovered a clever packaging scheme that allows the genetic material in sperm to have far more influence over development of a fertilized egg than had bee...

When young men are scarce, they're more likely to play the field than to propose

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---In places where young women outnumber young men, research shows the hemlines rise but the marriage rates don't because the young men feel less pressure to settle down as more women compete for their affections. But when those men reach their 30s, the reverse is true and prop...

Randall Terry: How Tiller's Death and office Closing Can Help Propel Pro-Life Movement, Derail Sotomayor and Overturn Roe; Four Key Senators Will Be Targeted to Vote Against Sotomayor; Catholic Bishops Will Play a Role to Defeat Sotomayor

Press conference 1 PM, Thursday, to announce details of how Pro-life groups can derail Sotomayor, and root out hypocrisy in pro-life ranks. Also: Emergency Pro-life leadership training to be held in DC, June 12-14, with Randall Terry, Dr. Alan Keyes, Norma McCorvey, and Fr. Norman Weslin. Pro...

Successful Disease Management Programs Can Play Role in Health Care Reform

Medicaid Pharmacy Management Program Improves Patient Care While Saving Eight States Almost $95 Million INDIANAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An eight-state study of the award-winning Behavioral Pharmacy Management Program (BPM) shows the private-public Medicaid partnership program h...

Mitchell and Jopari Say 'Green Transaction Initiatives' Play Key Role in P&C and Group Health Industry Environmental Best Practices

Cost Advantages of Electronic Medical Bill and Payment Support Insurance Industry Corporate Greening SAN DIEGO and CONCORD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of medical cost containment, provider networks, workflow solutions and decision support t...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Genes trump environment as the primary reason that some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, according to groundbreaking research led by distinguished criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of The Florida State University. The study is believed to be t...

Sporadic play activity as beneficial to child health as continuous bouts of exercise, study suggests

New research suggests for the first time that frequent bouts of sporadic activity could be just as beneficial to children's health as longer exercise sessions. A team from the University of Exeter measured the frequency, intensity and duration of bouts of physical activity in a group of children a...

Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones

Families Who Reinforce Lifelong Milk-Drinking Habits at Lower Risk of Fractures WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all the gifts that moms pass on to their families, one of the most important is health knowledge, especially information about bone health and osteoporosis, accor...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

Spondylarthritis (SpA) represents a group of arthritidies that share clinical features such as inflammatory back pain and inflammation at sites where tendons attach to bone. It includes ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel-disease-related arthritis, reactive arthrit...

Study to Document Billions in Annual Health Care Savings From 'Group Purchasing Organizations' That Could Play Bigger Role in Obama Health Care Reform

... April 29, 2009 News Advisory ... Survey of More than 420 Hospitals Show Major Medical Spending Cuts Already Being Achieved, Reducing Cost Per Each Discharged Patient by Several Hundred Dollars. WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As federal policy makers look f...

Pediatric patient body shape may play a key role in decreasing radiation dose during CT scans

Manipulation of kVp (kilovoltage peak) and mAs (tube current flow) according to a patient's body shape may help reduce radiation doses in pediatric patients during CT, according to a study performed at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Phantoms that were 10, 16 and 32...

Jorge Villamizar, Yerbabuena, Hernan Romero, DJ D'marquesina to Play Their Part at Cielo Latino 2009

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis deLeon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS, announced today the musical line up that will play for Cielo Latino on May 12, 2009, at Cipriani Wall Street. The Latino Commission on AIDS is delighted to have Jorge Villamizar, formerly of Bacilos, ...

New Research Shows Tree Nuts May Play an Important Role in the Health of People With Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital Present New Findings on Nuts and Diabetes at Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA DAVIS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While nuts have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, new findings, whi...

Genetic risk factors play role in autoantibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis

During the past few years, several new genetic risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been identified. The majority of genetic risk factors identified so far have been associated with autoantibody-positive RA, which affects about two-thirds of RA patients, but distinguishing this variant ...

Patient preferences play role in racial disparities in rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Racial disparities in the delivery of healthcare occur even among insured populations with access to care. This suggests that some of the differences in health care utilization among different racial groups may be due to patient preferences. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment decisions are freque...

Garvan to play a role in International Cancer Genome Consortium

Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, announced today that Australia would make a substantial contribution to the International Cancer Genome Consortium by tackling pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers and fourth most common cause of cancer death. The consortium b...

Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Social support might enhance the cardiovascular health benefits of light-to-moderate drinking, suggests a Japanese study. Heavy drinking increases the risk of stroke, but studies...

Obese women play cancer roulette

Obese women may be putting themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not undergoing regular screening. According to new research by Dr. Nisa Maruthur and her team from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, seriously obese women are significantly less likely to say ...

Sunburn Might Play a Role in Rosacea

Skin blistering, as well as family history, appears linked to skin disorder, expert says TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people with the reddening skin condition rosacea tend to have a family history of the disease and a personal history of sunburns. ...

New genes involved in acute lymphoblastic leukemia play fundamental role in prognosis of the disease

This release is available in Spanish . The inactivity or "silence" of certain genes plays a fundamental role in the prognosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia as well as in response to treatment, according to the results of research involving a team made up of specialists from the Universi...

Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration

Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says MONDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Inflammation may play a role in the health of people who sleep too little or too much, according to a U.S. study that included 614 people. Previous studies have linked b...

Process found to play role in rheumatoid arthritis could lead to new treatment

Although the origin of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains unclear, bioactive proteins known as cytokines, particularly TNFα and IL-6, which are involved in inflammation, play a major role in the disease by contributing to joint and tissue destruction. Placenta growth factor (PIGF), another cyt...

Health IT Can Play an Essential Role in Stimulating the Economy and Creating Jobs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS): WHAT: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will join the U.S. House of Representatives 21st Century Healt...

Psychiatrist Examines Effects of Video Game Play on Children

New Book Explores Psychological, Social, Physical and Educational Issues Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 5, 2009 -- Since the advent of faster game consoles, more realistic artwork and longer game play, two things have occurred in the video game market: it has grown into a ...

New Animal Book on Veterinary Medicine Features Patients That Don't Play by the Rules

"You Want me to Declaw What?" is a new animal book that takes a humorous look at the field of veterinary medicine. From a rampaging bull to an out-of-control chimpanzee and a goose named Gary Dr. Matt Toia has seen it all, and now he is sharing his experiences in a book of short storie...

The 2008 Youth Conference on the Game: A Weekend to Learn, Play and Honor

GLENDALE, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing in the gymnasium of the Glendale Event Center early Sunday morning, a chorus of laughter reverberated off the walls as the squeaks of hurried athletic shoes echoed throughout the room. Without looking, the casual passerby would have thought...

Novel imaging technique reveals brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD

November 17, 2008 (Baltimore, MD)A study published today in the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry for the first time reveals shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder. Research...

Boomers Play an Active Role with Parent's Medication Decisions

According to a new survey from Caring.com, baby boomers caring for an aging parent are playing an active role when it comes to decisions about their parents' medications. San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- According to a new survey from Caring.com, baby boom...

Alcohol advice needs to play a greater role in sex education for teenagers

Alcohol and attitudes are two of the key factors that health professionals need to be aware of when they are dealing with sexually active teenagers. Researchers from the University of Sheffield, UK, found considerable differences between the way that boys and girls aged 14 to 16 viewed a series...

APA resolves to play leading role in improving treatment for gender-variant people

BOSTON The American Psychological Association urged psychologists today to take a leading role in ending discrimination based on gender identity, calling upon the profession to provide "appropriate, nondiscriminatory treatment to all transgender and gender-variant individuals" and encouraging mor...

Recreation and park agencies play a key role in promoting healthy lifestyles

When community leaders brainstorm ways to improve the health and well-being of youth and families, a team usually brings together doctors and health care professionals, hospitals, public health organizations and schools. But recreation and park agencies are another key player in the fight against ...

I Play Clean(TM) and Old Spice Kick Off Campaign Challenging High School Students to Pledge Against Steroid Use

Dick Butkus' I Play Clean(TM) Campaign and Old Spice Host Kick-Off Rally at Chicago's Soldier Field, Will Reach Students in 10,000 Schools Starting This Fall CHICAGO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Illegal steroid use in the athletic community is not only a problem we se...

Past Earnings Play Role in Determining SSDI Benefits

Applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance Should Know Their Income History; Allsup Answers Common Benefits Questions Belleville, IL (PRWEB) July 8, 2008 -- People who find themselves with a mental or physical disability face many hardships, not the least of wh...
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