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Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins

First evidence that biomechanical forces may affect drug's action. (PRWeb UK) July 9, 2009 -- New British Heart Foundation (BHF) research¹ revealed today suggests for the first time that the way blood flows through our arteries may boost an antioxidant effect of ...

Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair

Using cells grown in a lab, new treatments eliminate risks of traditional procedures ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with ankle injuries who do not respond successfully to initial treatment may have a second chance at recovery, thanks to two new procedures developed t...

Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

Giving antibiotics before operation might improve safety, study finds TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Holes in surgical gloves increase the risk of surgical site infection among patients who aren't given antibiotics before their surgery, Swiss researchers say. In procedures las...

Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed

Deep relaxation techniques could be key to a restful night, study finds TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- If you're tossing and turning and having trouble getting a good night's sleep, you may want to consider meditation, researchers suggest. People with primary insomnia reported ...

Consumer Watchdog to Congress: Put Patients' Bill of Rights Back on the Table

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's health insurance companies met in San Diego, California to discuss how to "make health care reform a reality," Consumer Watchdog called on Congressional leaders to include key patient protections and legal accountability measures...

Dementia drugs may put some patients at risk, Queen's study shows

Kingston, ON Side effects associated with several commonly-prescribed dementia drugs may be putting elderly Canadians at risk, says Queen's University Geriatrics professor Sudeep Gill. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) are often prescribed for people with Alzheimer's dise...

GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus

Travellers urged to seek hepatitis B vaccination before going abroad London, UK (PRWeb UK) May 18, 2009 -- A new survey of travellers who visited hepatitis B endemic areas, reveals that over 55 per cent(1) of them were not vaccinated against the virus, which kills almos...

Budget Cuts for Free Cancer Screening Clinics in New York Could Put Patients' Lives at Risk, Says New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Increased strain on the system will increase misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancers and infections, says Preston Douglas of New York Cancer Malpractice Lawyers Gurfein Douglas LLP New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2009 -- Recent budget cuts in New York State's free cancer...

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio Visits Capitol Hill to Support Drug Courts and Calls on Congress to Put a Drug Court Within Reach of Every American in Need

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trey Anastasio, lead singer of the rock band Phish and proud Drug Court graduate, visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 6, to participate in a day-long celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of Drug Court. Mr. Anastasio joined the National...

Some Reports Put Number of U.S. Swine Flu Cases at 50

Infections reported for first time in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States has doubled to 40, U.S. health officials said Monday, with all the new cases coming from a New York Ci...

Six in Ten Say Family Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost

PUBLIC CONTINUES TO SUPPORT ACTION ON HEALTH REFORM, INCLUDING PUBLIC PLAN AND SOME TAX CHANGES But Argument Testing Shows Opinion is Malleable and Will Hinge on Actual Debate MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As economic conditions remain poor, a majority of the p...

Dark hair? Don't burn? Your genes may still put you at risk for melanoma

DENVER New genetic research suggests that the traditional risk factors for melanoma may not be as helpful in predicting risk in all people as previously thought, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009. "Traditionally, a clinician ...

EMRs Put to the Test on Usability

User Centric Announces Syndicated Research for Usability Evaluation of HIT Providers CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing need for understanding the usability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), User Centric ( www.usercentric.com ) launches the first syndicated user ...

Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans suffering from at least one chronic health problem are putting off care, not taking needed medications, and resigning themselves to feeli...

Love handles put the squeeze on lungs

There's more bad news for people who carry excess weight around their waists: Not only is abdominal obesity associated with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and a host of other health problems collectively known as "metabolic syndrome," a new study has found that a high waist circumf...

Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago

Fossils thought to be oldest evidence to date of an essentially modern foot THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Anthropologists have uncovered a trail of ancient footprints in northern Kenya believed to represent the oldest evidence to date of an essentially modern, human-like foot. ...

Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- When the economy goes sour, certain minority groups suffer at the hands of criminals more than others, a new study finds. National crime statistics from 1973 to 2005 show an ...

Comparative Effectiveness Research Must Put Patients First

House Proposal May Limit Patient and Provider Input and Deny Access To Treatment Options WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today issued the following statement in response to the economic stimulus proposal released by the U.S. House ...

Vision problems prompt older drivers to put down the keys

Rockville, MD With 30 million drivers in the US aged 65 and over, we count on older Americans to recognize when they can no longer drive safely and decide that it's time to stay off the road. A new study finds that a decrease in vision function is a key factor in bringing about this decision. ...

Cutting Medicaid Hospice Benefit Would Cost Florida More, Put Neediest Individuals at Risk

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Florida's proposed elimination of the Medicaid benefit that provides hospice care to some of the state's most fragile individuals actually would cost Florida millions more than the state currently spends - adding to the state's...

Correct Shopping Posture: A Dozen Medical Stocking Stuffers to Get You Through the Holidays Pain-Free. Don't Let Shopping Put a Crimp in Your Christmas, or Your Back

“There’s a right way and a wrong way to shop,” says Dr. Louis Obersteadt, and he’s not referring to where you’re shopping, what you’re buying or how much you’re spending, he’s referring to the proper way to carry your gifts. “I don’t car...

As Consumers Put a Leash on Spending, Experts Caution Against Being 'Penny Wise and Pound Foolish' with Their Pets

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With economic pressures on the rise, consumers are looking for ways to tighten their belts while maintaining the best level of care they can for their pets. In the midst of the downturn, veterinarians around the country have observed a decline in visits and sp...

Many Unlicensed Teen Drivers Put Safety Last

Driving drunk, skipping seatbelts more common for adolescents illegally at the wheel, study finds,,,, MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- As if the thought of teenagers driving before they've gotten their license isn't scary enough, a new study finds these same kids are also more likel...

Red Cross Advises Evacuees to Stay Put Until Conditions Are Safe

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although what was once Hurricane Gustav has weakened to a tropical depression, the American Red Cross urges all evacuees to stay away from affected areas until authorities deem it safe to return. "We know people are eager to go home, especially ...

Statement Regarding the Filing of Signatures to Put the Human Embryo Stem Cell Issue on the November Statewide Ballot

LANSING, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following statement to Dave Doyle, Spokesman for Michigan Citizens Against Unrestricted Science and Experimentation: "This proposal is deliberately deceptive. Lawyers and politicians intentionally drafted this language to...

Barcode Technology Flaws Put Some Patients at Risk

Nurses forced to use 'workarounds' to ensure medication errors are kept to minimum, study says THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Flaws in the design and implementation of barcode systems designed to match hospital patients with the right dose of the right medication can increase t...

Zinc finger proteins put personalized HIV therapy within reach

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and collaborators are using minute, naturally occurring proteins called zinc fingers to engineer T cells to one day treat AIDS in humans. The Penn researchers and colleagues from Sangamo Biosciences (Nasdaq:SGMO), R...

Patient's own infection-fighting T cells put late-stage melanoma into long-term remission

SEATTLE Researchers describe the first successful use of a human patient's cloned infection-fighting T cells as the sole therapy to put an advanced solid-tumor cancer into long-term remission. A team led by Cassian Yee, M.D., an associate member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinso...

30th Street Senior Center and Posit Science Put Their Heads Together On New Program

New Brain Fitness Program Offered to Local Seniors SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area seniors soon will have the opportunity to exercise their brains through the Brain Fitness program, available at 30th Street Senior Center through a partnership with San Francisco-based...

Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD

They're twice as likely to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis,, FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients are more than twice as likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have had previous mood and anxiety disorders, new research suggests. ...

Anxiety, mood disorders put cancer patients at risk for PTSD

COLUMBUS, Ohio Breast cancer patients who have a prior history of mood and anxiety disorders are at a much higher risk of experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder following their diagnosis, new research suggests. A study of 74 breast cancer patients at the Ohio State University Medical Cente...

Celebrities From All Walks of Life Put Their Best Foot Forward for the Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe Party

'Criminal Minds' star Kirsten Vangsness, Nanny 911's Nanny Stella, 'Notes From the Underbelly' star Rachael Harris and 'Iron Chef' judge and Mom-a-licious creator Domenica Catelli add style to the industry's most fun fundraiser LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire/ ...

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions

Research led by the University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. The same research could also open up MRSA to attack by penicillin and help create a library of designer antibiotics to use against a range o...

Mental Health Parity Laudable, But House Legislation Would Put Medicaid Patients at Risk, Lilly Says

Provisions of HR 1424 could reduce access to necessary medications for thousands of Americans INDIANAPOLIS, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) reiterated its strong support for mental health parity -- the principle that insurers...

Scientists identify proteins that help bacteria put up a fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio Scientists have identified the role of two proteins that contribute to disease-causing bacteria cells versatility in resisting certain classes of antibiotics. The finding is a step toward development of drug therapies that could target bacterial resistance at its cellular source...

Express Screening Process Aims to Put Diabetics on the Fast Track to Better Health

Program illustrates how partnering can resolve issues, improve health PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For people with diabetes, waiting just a few weeks for an appointment with an eye specialist can lead to further complications such as blindness, macular edema and other vision disorders....

Tango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead

Findings suggest spins, turns of the passionate dance improve mobility, balance WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is the tango a dance of romance and passion, it also helps improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researche...

Cell Phones Put Traffic on Hold

Chatting motorists slower, less efficient than the phone-free, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have verified what many American drivers already knew: Drivers who talk on a cell phone clog traffic. These highway conversationalists drive slower on the freewa...

New strategies work to put cancer on the firing line

Dr. Yukai He wants to put cancer in the bulls eye. Cancer really comes from us, the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center immunologist says of the scary reality that cancer cells are our own cells gone awry. That means our immune system doesnt always see cancer as a horrific invader. Tumo...

Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade

The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Something as common and available as sunlight may help prevent some lung cancers, researchers say. A new study finds that lower levels of the sun's ultraviolet B...
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