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Dysport proves safe, effective anti-wrinkle treatment, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons find

DALLAS Aug. 3, 2009 The new anti-wrinkle facial filler Dysport, which could be used as an alternative to Botox, noticeably reduced frown lines between the eyes, according to users and independent reviewers in a study involving plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "Our study con...

House Measure Proves Healthcare Legislation Will Fund Abortion, Says Family Research Council Action

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced an amendment to the Democratic leadership's health care bill, H.R. 3200, that would specifically include abortion in the health care legislation, solidifying the radical pro-abortion nat...

HowStuffWorks.com Campaign Proves Determination and Curiosity More Powerful than Gravity

ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- HowStuffWorks.com has teamed up with Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham, the first person to perform a back flip in a wheelchair and inventor of hardcore sitting, for the return of the highly acclaimed 'Keep Asking' campaign. This year's campaign is des...

Brazil proves developing countries can use generic medicines to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Brazil's nearly two-decade effort to treat people living with HIV and AIDS shows that developing countries can successfully combat the epidemic. Inexpensive generic medicines are a large part of the solution, say researchers from Brown University and the Harvar...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improve Chronic Disease Management

HONOLULU, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty care physicians can improve the health of high-risk patients by reviewing electronic health records and proactively providing e-consultations and treatment plan recommendations with primary care physicians, according to a Kaiser Permanente paper published...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management

HONOLULU, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty care physicians can improve the health of high-risk patients by reviewing electronic health records and proactively providing e-consultations and treatment plan recommendations with primary care physicians, according to a Kaiser Permanente paper published...

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 24, 2009) For Professor Chad Mirkin, good things come in small packages specifically one billionth of a meter in size. Yet, as director of Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology, the impact of Mirkin's work is anything but small. A prolific in...

Research proves tai chi benefits for arthritis

A new study by The George Institute for International Health has found Tai Chi to have positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. The results of the first comprehensive analysis of Tai Chi suggest that it produces positive effects for improving pain and disability among arthritis sufferers...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . The study eval...

New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients

PITTSBURGH, May 30 Patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck cancers may respond well to the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy, according to a study sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and chaired by Ethan Argiris, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Universi...

Drug Combo Proves Powerful Against Lung Cancer

Study finds better outcome for advanced non-small cell malignancies SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combination treatment proved successful in safely slowing advanced non-small cell lung cancer in a recent clinical trial. In the study, a phase 3 trial involving 768 ...

Health Insurance Advocate Radio Show Proves Health Insurance is a Top Rated Topic for Talk Radio

Arbitron ratings show private health insurance is a top rated topic for consumers despite looming National Health Care plans. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 -- Kansas City, Jeremy Snider, of KCMO-AM talk radio 710 announced today that the Health Insurance A...

Award-winning partnership proves Vocantas CallAssure effective tool for chronic disease management

Thrombosis unit at The Ottawa Hospital purchases system to reduce workload, improve patient care, minimize wait times in emergency rooms OTTAWA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - Vocantas Inc., a developer of automated telephone outreach solutions, today announced the sale of its CallAssure solution ...

Simple blood test proves powerful ally in the fight against malaria

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown that rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for malaria infection can provide valuable support for healthcare in low and mid-income countries in the fight against the disease. The RDT procedure is based on a simple blood test and,...

Robotic approach to urothelial cancer of the kidney proves to be beneficial for patients

Robotic trained surgeons at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia presented a new and novel approach to surgically treat urothelial cancer (in the lining of the bladder or kidney) today at the American Urological Association's Annual Meeting. Using da Vinci robot-assisted technology, urologic ca...

Robotic assisted kidney cancer surgery proves to be beneficial to patients

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers find that outcomes of robotic assisted kidney cancer surgery, when performed by experienced surgeons at high volume centers, prove more beneficial to patients when compared to open surgery. The study, authored by Fox Chase robotic surgeon Rosalia Viterbo, MD, w...

New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds,,,,,, SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical procedure called ventricular reconstruction that doctors hoped would improve symptoms in people with heart failure does not seem to work, a new study has ...

Unique nerve-stimulation device proves effective against epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common medical condition characterized by convulsions and short periods of confusion. It affects more than 50 million people worldwide. But intractable epilepsy, which affects more than 1 million Americans and is often resistant to drug treatment and surgery, is arguably worse. ...

Shared Health(R) Proves Health Information Exchange (HIE)Success in Tennessee

Company's experiences can help support nationwide implementation of HIEs through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As support for the integration of health care and technology heightens through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

Common treatment for men's pelvic pain proves ineffective, Queen's-led study shows

Kingston, ON A commonly-prescribed drug for men suffering from a painful pelvic condition failed to significantly reduce patients' symptoms in an international study led by Queen's University professor and urologist at Kingston General Hospital, Curtis Nickel. The drug, called Alfuzosin, is re...

Double Blind Study Proves The Pink Patch Works for Weight Loss

Independent physician's study confirms the efficacy of The Pink Patch for weight control with an average weight loss of 6.1 lbs. (2.7 kg) in 4 weeks. The Pink Patch is a once-a-day topical patch designed to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Hudson stated in her findings, &quo...

Molecular Breast Imaging Proves Cost-Effective for Presurgical Planning in Patients with Breast Cancer

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular breast imaging technique that is substantially less expensive than breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with comparable sensitivity for detecting breast carcinoma when used in presurgical planning for patients wit...

Novel 4-drug combination proves safe for lung cancer treatment

CHICAGO - The four drug-combination of carboplatin and paclitaxel, with the targeted therapies bevacizumab (Avastin) and cetuximab (Erbitux), is safe and may improve survival for patients with advanced lung cancer, according to a cooperative group study led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderso...

Fraxel(R) Laser at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg Proves Popular Treatment in Cost-Conscious Economy

Practice Draws Patients from Richmond, Northern VA, Washington DC FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is seeing a 500 percent increase in the number of patients seeking Fraxel(R) Laser treatments, an FDA-approved procedure for reducing wrin...

Radiosurgery Proves Viable for Some Pancreatic Cancers

Team cites precision of robotic 'CyberKnife,' with therapy delivered in only a week MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary study shows that radiosurgery may be a viable treatment for recurring pancreatic cancer. Researchers at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehens...

Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem

Volunteers with rare eye disease regained partial sight with experimental therapy FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Three people with a rare, incurable form of hereditary blindness regained some sight after receiving experimental gene therapy, a new report says. The patients, a...

Healthways Proves Effectiveness of Senior Fitness Program with QualityMetric Health Survey

QualityMetric's SF-12v2 Health Survey Results are Used to Measure Physical and Mental Health Status of Program Participants LINCOLN, R.I., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched in 1997, the SilverSneakers(R) Fitness Program was created to encourage older adults to increase their level of ...

New Hair Loss Treatment Proves Effectiveness

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's be honest, with the exception of Michael Jordan and a few others, the bald look is a tough one to pull off. You see so many hair loss treatments advertised on late night television that all promise to work with great success. If this was in fac...

Talk Therapy Proves Effective for Terminal Cancer Patients

Supportive group therapy diminished depression almost as much as drug treatments FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy can help treat depression symptoms in patients with terminal cancer, according to Japanese researchers who reviewed the results of six studies that include...

Drug Proves Effective in Slowing Melanomas

Riluzole, used to treat Lou Gehrig's disease, inhibits aggressive growth, study finds TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drug riluzole, approved in the United States to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), slows the growth of highly aggressive melanoma skin cancer, accordi...

New technique in treating patients with liver cancer proves effective

Use of multipolar radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases is effective and has a relatively low recurrence rate, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Charit, Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, Germany. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has become...

New procedure in diagnosing small bowel disorders proves efficient and effective

Sonoenteroclysis, a new sonographic method in evaluating and diagnosing small bowel disorders is an effective alternative to the usual method of barium enteroclysis, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, ...

Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found MONDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with blockages in the left main coronary artery, percutaneous coronary intervention -- PCI, often referred to as angioplasty -- may be a viable al...

Once-Daily Insulin Shot Proves Effective in Study

Participants preferred it to product requiring three injections a day THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that a once-daily shot of insulin appears to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes just as well as injecting insulin three times a day. ...

Evanston-Northwestern Study Proves Effectiveness of MRSA Screening to Reduce Hospital Infections

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine adds weight to the growing evidence that screening incoming hospital patients for the bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is effective, and indeed essential, to reduce MRSA hos...

Study proves the co-pay connection in chronic disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich. As 2008 begins, millions of Americans are having to dig deeper into their own pockets every time they refill a prescription or see a doctor. The reason" Higher co-payments that took effect January 1, as employers try to deal with the rising cost of health insurance by making e...

Winemaking waste proves effective against disease-causing bacteria in early studies

A class of chemicals in red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The findings suggest that specific polyphenols, present in large amounts in fermented seeds and ski...

New Data From Shared Health, Inc., Proves Effectiveness of Health Information Exchange for Improving Patient Outcomes at the Point of Care

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee-based Shared Health, Inc., the largest public/private health information exchange (HIE) in the nation, announced today the results of a new study that shows a 17% improvement in efficiencies following implementation of its HIE. ...

Exclusive American Council on Exercise (ACE) Research Study Proves Functional Fitness Really Works

Older Adults Reap Significant Benefits in Less than a Month SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), your premier certification, education and training organization, recently released results of its exclusive study that examined functional fitness program...

Project Tsunami Report Proves the Power of Bicycles

First independent study of its kind measures the impact of bicycles in disaster relief situations CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first study of its kind to measure the effectiveness of bicycle relief efforts in disaster situations, TANGO International has relea...
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