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Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last

LOS ANGELES, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AltaMed Health Services will host the Fourth Annual East LA Meets Napa celebration, featuring the diversity of Latin cuisine from Los Angeles area restaurants coupled with fine w...

One in Five Working Adults Said to Lack Health Insurance

Experts say job losses pose new problems in era of rising costs FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Since Hillary Clinton unsuccessfully led the charge for national health care reform when she was first lady in 1994, about 9 million more Americans -- most of whom are working -- are wi...

Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A unique form of bone marrow transplantation is the only safe and effective cure for sickle cell disease, researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh report. T...

Dr. Said Hakki, President of Iraqi Red Crescent Organization, in the United States and Available for Interviews May 12-16

Able to discuss IRCO's Neighborhood Reconstruction Program to normalize up to 600,000 internally displaced residents of Baghdad into self-sustaining neighborhoods WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Said Hakki, president of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organi...

ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces Revolutionary Electronic 'Zapper' Said to Destroy Molluscum Contagiosum Pathogen

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RBRM), developers of state of the art electronic devices for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Molluscum Contagiosum, and MRSA; today announced that it has not only completed its development cycle of...

World Vision Index of Concern: Half of Americans Surveyed Said They Would Be Willing to Pay More Taxes to Combat AIDS

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new World Vision Index of Concern released yesterday reveals that even following the death of an estimated 28 million people from the AIDS pandemic over the past 26 years, one in three adults among the world's top industrial democracies say they ...

Doctors Said – ‘Stop Pressurising NHS Advisory Bod’

The NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) carried out study regarding whether if new drugs and technologies are cost effective or not//. But British Medical Journal doctors complained that NICE has carried out an invaluabl...

CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers

New research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows computed tomography scans may accurately detect small cancers and stones in the kidneys, bladders and urinary tracts of high-risk patients.// Multi Detector CT Urography ( MDCTU ) scans can be perfor...

Peaceful Slumber said to Restore Memories

It's not just a matter of physical recharge. Researchers say sleep can rescue memories in a biological process of storing and consolidating them deep in the brain's complex circuitry. Researchers who conducted the experiments said the results may influence how students learn, and someday could be ...

Air Pollution said To Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers say, though common sense would suggest air pollution leads to respiratory-related deaths rather than cardiovascular-related deaths, //new research shows that may not be the case. The researchers aren’t sure how air pollution increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, but suspect...

Protein said to Improve Muscle Loss

Researchers have identified a molecule that may help older people maintain their youthfulness.// Researchers studied a group of cells, called satellite cells, that line the outside of muscle fibers. These cells rescue damaged muscles and divide to form new muscle tissue. They also generate new c...

HIV Treatment Said to Increase Heart Attack Risk

A common treatment option for HIV patients is associated with an increased risk for a heart attack, according to a new study. However, researchers say the benefit of the treatment outweighs the risk of a //heart attack for most patients. Combination antiretroviral therapy substantially improves...

Memory said to automatically improve with age

What you do to improve your physical health may actually go to your head, according to researchers.// It was thought that we were born with a brain and that brain degenerated as we aged until we died, but now research has shown that there are many triggers that make parts of the brain regenerat...

Drugs said to Reduce HIV Transmission to Baby

Research has shown the drugs zidovudine and nevirapine reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV in breastfeeding women in Africa. //The treatment is generally given late in pregnancy and continued until early infancy. Researchers conducted a study to determine if the two drugs given together ...

Black tea said to lower cholesterol

Cholesterol is distributed in the body attached to proteins called lipoproteins. Studies suggest that high levels of HDL cholesterol reduce the risk of a heart attack, while high levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk.// Possible health benefits are among several factors that have helped bo...

Chronic Diseases said to Cause Falls in the Elderly

A new study shows elderly women with chronic diseases may be at risk for experiencing dangerous falls. Researchers studied more than 4,000 women between ages 60 and 79. The women were asked if they // had fallen in the last 12 months, how many times they had fallen, and whether they received any...

Congress Unlikely to Pass Permanent Medicare Physician Payment Fix in 2009, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...ysicians nor is it fair to older Americans,” said Alan Weinstock, an insurance broker at http://www...vices.” The Congressional Budget Office said that it would cost $285 billion to freeze physicia...feel the impact of a flawed system. Weinstock said the SGR situation underscores the importance of ad...

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... economic recovery, we are working to address the significant changes taking place in the health care environment by operating even more efficiently," said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kathy Lancaster. "In addition, we are preparing for the reduction in Medicare Advantage reimburs...

China Medical Technologies Announces Change of Independent Auditors

...fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 before September 30, 2009. "We would like to thank KPMG for their dedicated service over the past five years," said Mr. Sam Tsang, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. "However, we believe that PwC will provide our shareholders with the best combination of cost a...

Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready

...rom the government and onto the backs of senior citizens on fixed-incomes," said Dr. Mark Birenbaum, Administrator for the American Association of Bioanalys...them to pay higher costs and create a nightmare for labs at the same time," said Dr. Birenbaum. "Simply put, the paper blizzard that would result from this...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...is to determine the best care for their patients," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the ... paid a cash kickback to patients for each visit," said Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Sou...gram by participating in sham medical operations," said HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "Our age...

Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

... we can develop interventions to help children," lead study author James Mazza, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, said in a university news release. The study results, published online recently in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence , are based on reports from te...

Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

...nit in the U-M Division of General Pediatrics, and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease at U-M Medical School, said in a news release from the university. The study was published in the Aug. 3 issue of the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

... "The trend is not to deliver breech vaginally," said Dr. Joshua Copel, a professor of obstetrics, gynec...ion by 33 or 34 weeks, I recommend an ultrasound," said Susan Moray, a certified professional midwife in P...e as likely to be born that way, too. And Moray said that she might pick up that information in her sta...

Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

... 1 diabetes patients," lead researcher Dr. Omran Bakoush of Lund University said in a news release. "We found that those with increased urinary IgM excretio...association is largely independent of the level of albuminuria." Bakoush said the "findings may offer a new approach to manage this rapidly increasing pa...

Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment

...an be kept under control. "Too many beta cells isn't good either," Ahmed Mansouri of the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, said in a news release. "We'll need a strategy to trigger Pax4 and, at a certain point, also stop it." More information The American Diabetes Assoc...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...plore risk among women. "We found that with lifetime alcohol consumption, cancer risk among men increases for some of the 13 cancers we looked at," said study author Andrea Benedetti, an assistant professor in the departments of medicine and epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...cuity levels -- how sick the person was -- and hospital admissions rates were similar in comparing the homeless population to people with residences," said lead author Gary Oates, M.D., a WVU emergency medicine physician. "The sicker you are, the sooner you need to be seen by a doctor when you come to the...

Red Cross Poll Shows Parents Still Lack H1N1 Information From Schools

...e horizon, parents should talk with their children's school or daycare about what measures the school is taking to plan for a potential flu outbreak," said Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public Affairs Officer for the American Red Cross. "The spring H1N1 outbreak was a clear signal that everyone needs to prepare -...

Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

...tnership to End Domestic Violence is pleased to partner with Verizon, a corporate leader in supporting innovative solutions to end domestic violence," said Tara Shabazz, CPEDV's executive director. "This initiative provides our advocates the latest life-saving information to share with victims in their co...

When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

... child's care," Dr. Beth A. Tarini, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and the study's lead researcher, said in a university news release. "Parents are an underutilized resource in our efforts to prevent medical errors." Medical errors are linked to 48,000...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

... Scott, director of Stanford University's Program on Stem Cells in Society, said in a news release. "I never imagined that we would find that three-fourths ...Aug. 7 issue of Nature Biotechnology . Scott and his fellow researchers said the findings raise concerns about the reauthorization process of stem cell ...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

...ommunities. "Making the right choice for long-term care often is a difficult and discouraging task for older adults and their families and friends," said Rantz, author and professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. "Consumers often are perplexed by the maze of options and the difficulties with find...

Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

...his is what you call a 'fumbled handoff' - and it leads to medical errors." said Martin Were, M.D., MS., first author of the study. Dr. Were is a Regenstri...ove how information is communicated to the outpatient follow-up providers," said Dr. Were, who is also an internist. ...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...A on our submission for Pennsaid has been delayed, we remain optimistic that Pennsaid will ultimately be approved for marketing in the United States," said Henrich Guntermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nuvo Research. "We believe that once Pennsaid is approved by the FDA, our marketing partn...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

...the consumer is required to sit quietly for approximately 60 seconds," said Lifeclinic's Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, Jeff Bekos. &qu...ple who are at the store almost every day - the retailers' employees," said Lifeclinic's Chief Medical Officer, John Kelly, M.D., Ph.D. "Life...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

...la on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at The Depot in Minneapolis. "To be included in this remarkable company of prior winners is a tremendous honor," said Thomas. "I am grateful to Courage Center for this award and furthering the recognition of the Foundation and its mission to help kids in need of pros...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

..."Price Chopper is very committed to positively affecting patient outcomes," said Price Chopper pharmacist Alisha Roberts, Pharm.D, R.Ph. "By using Micromede...y U' wellness initiatives to drive consumer participation in their health," said Kathleen Bryant, Director of Pharmacy at Price Chopper. "With this tool, ou...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

... clinical genetics at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust, and professor at the University of Manchester, said in a news release. Evans and colleagues found that women who had a biopsy after undergoing risk evaluation were twice as likely to undergo mastecto...

Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina

...food can increase exercise endurance," corresponding author Andy Jones, a professor in the University of Exeter's School of Sport and Health Sciences, said in a news release from the university. "We were amazed by the effects of beetroot juice on oxygen uptake because these effects cannot be achieved b...
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