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Cooperation Between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnerships between faith-based organizations and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal deaths and end violence against women. Representatives of more than 40 international...

Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

DALLAS, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Washington policymakers grapple with health care reform legislation, Texas-based Estill Medical Technologies, Inc. -- the maker of the high-tech Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer -- is delivering high-impact, low-cost healthcare sol...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

CHICAGO --- There are at least 100 ways to say, "It hurts!" And that is the problem. David Cella is on mission -- backed by nearly $10 million in National Institutes of Health funds -- to revolutionize the language of pain, as well as fatigue, depression and anxiety. These are some of the impo...

Health care leaders say need for reform is urgent

New York, N.Y., July 27, 2009By a wide margin, health care leaders believe that individuals should have a choice of public and private health plans, and strongly support other central components of health reform such as innovative provider payment reform and a national insurance health exchange wi...

Docs Say No to Pulling Drugs Containing Acetaminophen off the Market

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national media study among 589 physicians revealed that the majority of physicians (82%) do not believe that drugs containing acetaminophen should be pulled off the market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that most surveyed clinicians identify a need for additional therapies from the GLP-1 analogue and DPP-IV inhibitor drug clas...

New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-Fifth of Emergency Room Visits

Sebelius Releases New Nationwide Emergency Department Sample Data ROCKVILLE, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released new data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample -- the largest, all-paye...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the Am...

Physical Therapists Say Proper Fit and Use of Walkers and Canes Can Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Elderly

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a stud...

Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away

Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Scripps Research Institute have developed an innovative technique to create cheap but highly stable chemicals that have the potential to take the place of the antibodies used in many standard medical diagnostic tests. James R...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

TORRANCE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a new campaign launched by a national chain of health clubs to put an end to unsightly "canckles," Dr. Marc Mittleman, founder and director of Bay Harbor Podiatry Group , is calling on fitness clubs and their members to focus on a ...

More than One-Third of Docs Say Risk Level Rising for Potential H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Physicians report highest risk level for H1N1 pandemic since April study FLEMINGTON, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 696 physicians revealed that more than one-third of physicians (37%) reported that there was "somewhat of a risk" that the H1N1 swine flu could result ...

Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Tired to Drive

Sleep foundation offers tips on staying alert behind the wheel SATURDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- You can help lower your odds of becoming an unfortunate highway statistic this summer by making sure you are rested before you hit the road, says the National Sleep Foundation. A re...

After House Committee Chairs Meet on Health Reform, Long Term Care Leaders Say Rescinding Bush-Era Medicare Regulation Critical to Protecting Jobs, Preserving Quality Eldercare

Administration's FY 2010 Budget Must be Aligned With Nation's Broader Economic, Health Policy Goals WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Committee Chair...

More Than 9 in 10 Primary Care Physicians Say U.S. Health Care System Should Place Greater Emphasis on Nutrition to Manage Chronic Disease

Survey Conducted with American Dietetic Association Shows Lack of Reimbursement for Nutrition Services Is Key Barrier WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-six percent of primary care physicians believe the nation's health care system should place more emphasis on nutrition to...

Patients Say Costs Determining Factor in Their Treatment Decisions

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-three percent of insured patients receiving assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation reported that health care costs are influencing their medication and treatment decisions more this year than last. Nearly half of these said th...

National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception

Paper towels picked as preferred and fastest method for drying hands PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In an online survey conducted this spring, 94 percent of U.S. adults said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom. However, when asked what percentage of other people t...

Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State Unive...

Protect Your Kids' Hearts: Summer Activity Can Trigger Genetic Disorder, Say Results for Life, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before your kids are out the schoolroom door and off to the pool or baseball field this summer, take a few preventive steps to help protect their hearts. Prevention may be as simple as making sure children eat nutritious meals, exercise, stay away...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Triple Drug Combination is Promising Option to Treat Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options. At the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinica...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with Hot Flashes

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and f...

Experts Say Recommended Daily Dosage for Vitamin D is 'Grossly Inadequate'

HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current recommendations for Vitamin D were called "grossly inadequate" today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOG...

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...

Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes

ORLANDO A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a p...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

DECLINING VISIBILITY, SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC ABROAD MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%...

Swine Flu Appears Mild And Schools Should Stay Open, U.S. Officials Say

Life in the crisis' epicenter, Mexico, may also be getting back to normal as flu fear ebb TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday said that the current outbreak of swine flu appears similar to the seasonal flu in its severity, meaning that schools across the...

Children with concussions require follow-up care before returning to play, say researchers

Children hospitalized with concussions should wait until they are seen by a clinician in a follow-up exam before returning to regular sports or playtime activities, according to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Rather than only consulting a doctor when there are obvious ...

Children with Concussions Require Follow-up Care Before Returning to Play, Say Researchers

PHILADELPHIA, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children hospitalized with concussions should wait until they are seen by a clinician in a follow-up exam before returning to regular sports or playtime activities, according to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Rath...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll from swine flu in Mexico rises and new cases appear in the United States and elsewhere, it's easy to get caught up in a sense of mounting ...

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...

Keeping slim is good for the planet, say scientists

Maintaining a healthy body weight is good news for the environment, according to a study which appears today in the International Journal of Epidemiology . Because food production is a major contributor to global warming, a lean population, such as that seen in Vietnam, will consume almost 20%...

International Travelers Can Say Good-Bye to 'Montezuma's Revenge' With Launch of Travelan(R) in the U.S. From Alaven Consumer Healthcare

MARIETTA, Ga., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelan(R), a natural, clinically-tested oral formulation containing antibodies against Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) bacteria attacks, is now available in the U.S. through Alaven Consumer Healthcare. E.coli (ETEC) is most frequently found in...

Patients Say MPM Medical's Regenecare Gel Significantly Reduced the Itching and Pain of Skin Rashes Triggered by Anti-Cancer Drugs

IRVING, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients undergoing cancer treatment reported that using Regenecare hydrogel significantly reduced the pain and itching associated with the sometimes-severe skin rashes caused by anti-cancer drugs. Conducted by the Western University of H...

Work Atmosphere Is Worried, Panicky, Say Majority of U.S. Employees

Economy has workers looking over their shoulders according to new poll CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. workers said their work atmosphere felt worried due to the economy, according to a Tell It Now(SM) survey released by ComPsych today. Of respondents, 16 p...

Steelworkers Say President's Choice for Health and Human Services a Good One

Kansas Governor Understands the Challenges to Working Families PITTSBURGH, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today heartily endorsed President Obama's selection of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). (Logo:...

More Than Half of Americans Say Family Skimped on Medical Care Because of Cost in Past Year; Worries About Affordability and Availability of Care Rise

Public Strongly Supports Action on Health Care Reform, But Majority Think It Can Be Done Without Additional Spending Trust in President Obama on Health Reform is High MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As economic conditions continue to worsen, the public is increasin...

Physical activity guidelines are too confusing, say researchers

Whether you are defined as leading an active or inactive lifestyle can depend on which country you are in and which guideline your GP picks off the shelf, say researchers at the University of Bath. Whilst many countries have guidelines recommending the minimum amount of physical activity a pers...

Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care

Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds ,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Unmanageable health-care costs are forcing millions of insured and uninsured cancer survivors in the United States to go without the medical attention they need, ...

Pictures Say a Thousand Words... No American Should Lack Access to Affordable, Comprehensive Health Services

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) along with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and CareOregon come together to present the unique photos by Bruce Davidson who documents the lives benefited by Medicaid Managed Care and Safety Net Health Pl...

Taxpayer Movement Urges Chairman Obey to Say 'No' to Funding Abortion

Family Research Council to Deliver Thousands of Petitions to Congressman Obey's Office WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow Family Research Council will deliver a petition with 45,000 signatures to Congressman David Obey's (D-WI) offices in Washington, D.C., and his Wis...
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