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

Experts urge federal government to preserve study options FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only two of 21 approved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, ac...

Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System

Finding could lead to better treatment of sepsis, meningitis in newborns MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A bacterial pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in newborns shuts down immune cell function to ensure its survival, a new study shows. The findings about Group B Strep...

Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented,, FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Preteens who were bullied persistently when they were younger are more likely than others their age to have hallucinations, delusions or other psychotic symptoms, British researchers rep...

Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says TUESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Not all laws are created equal when it comes to reducing the number of drinking-related auto accidents, say researchers who analyzed the impac...

Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress,, MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- A distinct electric signature in the brain indicates when someone is about to make a mistake, say researchers who scanned the brain waves of volunteers as they worked on attention-demanding ...

New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

Promises to make diagnosis simpler for disease than can strike younger adults WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting a promising new test for quick diagnosis of a rare but potentially deadly heart condition that is a leading cause of sudden death in young peo...

Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable

Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler, less costly method of diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective as the traditional protocol that relies on specialist physician...

Casting Seems Best for Severe Ankle Sprains

Results are better with brief immobilization than with bandage or boot, study finds,, THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe ankle sprains recover faster with a short period of immobilization in a below-the-knee cast or an Aircast brace than with the use of either a t...

Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions

The benefit lasts even if you stop taking the drug, study finds TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged use of low-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to reduce the risk of precancerous lesions that can lead to colorectal cancer. That's...

Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated surges and drops in blood pressure and blood flow in the brain might make people with sleep apnea more prone to have a stroke and die in their sleep, a new s...

Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm

Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of pneumococcal meningitis, a potentially life-threatening infection, have declined substantially since a new vaccine was introduced in 2000, a new study shows. The d...

Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers continue to test the mettle of breakthrough breast cancer drugs, three decades after tamoxifen changed the medical landscape by drastically reducing the...

Excess Weight Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day may offer needed protection, experts say SUNDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity can wreck a person's health for many reasons. But for women, too much weight tacks on an additional danger: Studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety o...

Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says MONDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Photodynamic therapy appears to cause molecular-level changes in aging skin that increase collagen production and improve skin appearance, a U.S. study finds. In photodynamic therap...

Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk

Regular screenings may help prevent irreversible nerve damage,,,, FRIDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- While diabetes has long been associated with the potentially sight-stealing disease diabetic retinopathy, it appears that another serious eye disease -- glaucoma -- may also be a complic...

Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies

It helps high-risk infants prone to eczema, asthma and food allergies, report suggests MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Atopic disease -- which includes eczema, asthma and food allergies -- may be delayed or even prevented in high-risk infants if they are exclusively breast-fed for a...

Medicaid Managed Care Seems to Fall Short

Patients don't get same care as those in commercial managed-care plans, study says TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid enrollees receive lower quality health care from managed-care programs than do managed-care patients in commercial health plans, a new study found. This wa...

With 4 Legs They All Walk the Same, It Seems

Experts bemoan humans' ineptness in depicting animals' gait THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a dog, you probably take it for a walk, at least now and then. But do you actually watch the dog walk? Or, more specifically, can you describe how your dog does it? If no...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

A survey conducted by Statistics Canada says teens are smoking less. Smoking rates among 15- to 19-year-olds declined to 15 per cent last year. The result is a substantial change from the rates of 1999, where almost 28% teens used to smoke. The decline is "a step in the right direction," sa...

Ireland’s Smoke Ban Seems To Do The Tric

According to Irish researchers, a smoking ban which began March 2004, has worked on many counts-not only has there been a drastic cut //in air pollution, the health of bar workers has improved considerably. Putting it in figures, the researchers gave an 83 percent reduction in air pollution and...

Early Diagnosis of CJD Seems Possible

According to Spanish and US scientist they have found a new technique to detect human form of mad cow disease in blood samples//. As of now they were successful in detecting infection in hamsters before the animal shows signs of illness. But further research is needed to identify the disease in...

Aids Seems More Prevalent Among Goan’s – Governor Visiond

Lifestyle patterns of Goan’s can be the main cause for HIV/AIDS spread – says Governor, Mr S C Jamir. People should follow the Government policies // and initiatives to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, Governor adds. Many labourers who got jobs in Goa, since it has been a favourite tourist s...

AIDS Picture In India Not As Rosy As It Seems To Be

India ranks second only to South Africa with respect to the number of AIDS/HIV victims. A recent survey conducted on the prevalence of AIDS in India has revealed that the figures could be far more than what has been projected officially. //There have been numerous repots claiming a dramatic decline...

Low Cholesterol Seems Safe

Researchers say low levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) (also called bad cholesterol) seem to be safe for heart patients who are taking statins.// Those taking high doses of statins can lower their LDL cholesterol from over 200 milligrams/deciliters to as low as 40 mg/dL. No one knows whet...

Cardiac bypass seems to be favoring men more than women

The functioning of different organs in our body is dependent upon a good blood supply. Heart is the organ, which is involved in the supply// of blood to different parts of the body. The heart is being supplied blood by the coronary arteries. However, if there is a narrowing or clogging in the bl...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

...t at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11 and extend over eight days, far longer than the three days of the Wise County expedition. I apologize if this seems like short notice. If you and President Obama and Secretary Sebelius cannot attend, please send someone else from the administration, if for no other ...

White House Launches 'Fishy' Expedition

...can political tradition: Dissent," said Perkins. "The right to free speech seems to be, for the President, a rather pesky annoyance that keeps him from havi...ls to send the White House any email or health care message on the web that seems 'fishy.' "Fishy? If there is anything fishy it is the White House ...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...he conversation in a way that allows them to come to firm judgment. Consider the implications of the economic downturn. The economic downturn seems to make people more willing to consider hard choices and rethink expectations. At the same time, the abuses of public trust uncovered by the financial...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

... people living with or caring for children younger than six months of age before administering vaccines to the general population. The message seems to be hitting home because according to a StateHealthFacts.org report, 81 percent of Georgia's children, ages 19 to 35 months, were immunized in 2007,...

Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause', says SimplyAgeless411

...dark, troubled soul, a fragile spirit, even a drug addict," says Norris, who authors a weekly online magazine at the SimplyAgeless411 website. "No one seems to have considered that he could have been suffering from symptoms of male menopause. The sad part is that it can easily be treated if you get to the ...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

...there were significant and similar declines in pain and other measurements in both groups six months after surgery. "We conclude that the procedure seems to work but not apparently because of the cement," Kallmes said. It could be the placebo effect or something as simple as the effect of the novocai...

Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

... Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Autism may hinder a person's ability to see and read bo...

What you eat depends on with whom you eat

...ity cafeterias people select their food before they are seated and perhaps before they know with whom they will eat. Given the observed differences it seems likely that social groupings were anticipated at the time of food selection." Young is not surprised by the findings. The diet industry targets fem...

SimplyAgeless Believes Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause'

...dark, troubled soul, a fragile spirit, even a drug addict," says Norris, who authors a weekly online magazine at the SimplyAgeless411 website. "No one seems to have considered that he could have been suffering from symptoms of male menopause. The sad part is that it can easily be treated if you get to the ...

New Website www.loseadresssize.com Launches

... all women have imagined what they'd look like if they were at their ideal weight. After giving birth to my little girl, the fat around my waist just seems harder to lose. When I got my photo back from. www.loseadresssize.com , I was definitely inspired. Now I'm going to do whatever I can to lose th...

Ten Years Later: O.I.S. Media Leads Physician Job Board Industry with Innovative Technology

...g emphasis on customer service, noting that the staff constantly seek feedback from clients to help them enhance the site's effectiveness. The formula seems to work well: one Wisconsin client recently wrote that "in today's business climate where technical support can be non-existent, and the staff ru...

Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

...ipar's reimbursement and tolerability profile, as well as the fact that Nephrologists continue to reserve it for patients with extremely elevated PTH, seems to hold it back from being used in more than one-third of hemodialysis patients. In the oral Vitamin D market, Q209 marked the first quarter where Ab...

One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

...hed a million signers on his health reform petition, funded and promoted by the Democratic National Committee's "Organizing for America." "It seems we have a horserace," said NCPA President and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman. "This national debate over how best to repair a dysfunctional heal...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

...eported a median premium cost of $1,829, an increase of about $500 since 2006. The survey results also indicate that choosing an HMO over a PPO seems like a smarter choice than in the past. While overall satisfaction scores were similar, respondents in HMOs paid less for premiums than people in PPOs...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

... in a larger population, as the authors note," he said. "But meanwhile I think there are two things here worth discussing. One is obviously that there seems to be a reduction in pancreatic cancer among metformin users. But the other issue is the suggestion -- which is not a finding, but a suggestion -- t...
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