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Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

Too often, they lack insurance or face roadblocks in getting the procedures, study finds THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Despite having one of the highest rates of obesity in America, the poor are less likely to undergo weight loss surgery than obese people who are better off fin...

In Some Insomnia Patients, Brain Just Won't Shut Down

Abnormal levels of a neurochemical are linked to sleep disorder, study finds TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with primary insomnia have a neurochemical abnormality that makes it difficult to "shut down" the mind at night for sleep, new research has found. Researchers me...

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

AUGUSTA, Ga. Though a high-fiber diet has long been considered good for you and beneficial in staving off colon cancer, Medical College of Georgia researchers have discovered a reason why: roughage activates a receptor with cancer-killing potential. Researchers report in the April issue of Ca...

Searching for shut eye: Penn study identifies possible sleep gene

PHILADELPHIA While scientists and physicians know what happens if you don't get six to eight hours of shut-eye a night, investigators have long been puzzled about what controls the actual need for sleep. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine might have an answer, at lea...

Researchers identify and shut down protein that fuels ovarian cancer

HOUSTON - A protein that stimulates blood vessel growth worsens ovarian cancer, but its production can be stifled by a tiny bit of RNA wrapped in a fatty nanoparticle, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the Journal of the National C...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

Chickens are coming home to roost? Those involved in biological weapons programs should be logically liable to infection because of some slip or other. And it seems to have happened in US and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered the biodefense research laboratory at Tex...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo has barred the entry of visitors for a week following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease . The zoo has reportedly lost its entire stock of Indian gaur (Bos Gaurus) -- a lookalike of the Indian bison - and 12 blackbucks in the week gone by. It was confi...

Beaches Shut Due to High E-coli Level in Water

Public Health has shut down the beaches in some provinces of Canada after 10 water sample tests over the past two weeks showed higher than acceptable levels of E.coli organisms. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) Public Health inspectors closed the beach to swimmers after cond...

Manipur Pharmacies Shut Down Fearing Separatist Threats

Separatists in Manipur are literally holding the state to ransom with businesses, including pharmacies, closed during the weekend following huge extortion notices slapped by rebels. Pharmacies across the state downed their shutters for two days until Sunday after a rebel group demanded Rs....

Hand-foot-mouth Disease Scare Causes Temporary Shut Down of Malaysian Preschools

Kuala Lumpur - Three Malaysian preschools situated in the eastern Sarawak state of Borneo have been asked to close for a 2 week period, following a hand//, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) scare, state officials said. Denying any major outbreak of the disease, state deputy chief minister, Geor...

Mystery outbreak causes Canadian University to shut down

A mysterious viral outbreak has forced a Canadian University to shut down as it has struck 100 students on campus. // This is thought to be a Norwalk-type virus that has affected several on the campus of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and in the surrounding university town of Sackville. ...

Neo-Natal Intensive Care Ordered to Shut Down in Phillipines

An order to shut down the neo-natal intensive care unit of the Rizal Medical Center in the province of Rizal with immediate //effect was passed by the Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III following reports of the death of seven new born babies. The unfortunate deaths of all the 7 b...

NJ Courthouse shut due to Legionnaires' Case

According to officials on Friday, a courthouse in New Jersey was closed following the diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease in one of the workers and it will remain shut at// least until Monday. State and county officials denied being aware of the woman’s medical condition, partly due to privacy r...

Vibriosis Outbreak Leads To Shut Down Of More Oyster Growing Areas

Washington State Department of Health has ordered closure of more oyster growing areas in the state following an outbreak of vibriosis related to eating raw oysters//. Most of the 86 reported cases in the state have occurred before the commercial closures of the oyster growing areas by the Dep...

A&E departments To Be Shut Down warns NHS chief

Sir Ian Carruthers, The NHS chief executive, has warned that acute hospitals and Action and Emergency (A&E) departments will have to shut down// , to compensate for the health services deficit of £512million. He added that some specialist departments, such as orthopaedics or oncology may be c...

Agitating Doctors Call For Two Day Shut Down Of OPD’

In their latest protest against reservation the students and junior medical doctors of the Medical College and Hospital and Calcutta National Medical College// and Hospitals have decided to not to run the outpatient departments (OPD’S) on Monday and Tuesday. The protesting doctors have howeve...

Integralis Expert Resource Available to Discuss Twitter Denial of Service Attack and Web 2.0 Security

... EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Twitter was shut down Thursday morning August 6 due to a denial of service attack. Eric Greenberg, Sr. VP of security and risk solutions at Integralis, can disc...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

... along this circuit such that the brain can't inhibit an unwanted movement. With the second pathway lesion, Dr. Eidelberg explained, "the flow is shut off and the abnormal activity stops." The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Park...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...ltwater gargle, or try honey or non-medicated lozenges for a cough. Controlling allergies starts by limiting exposure to the triggers, keeping windows shut when outdoor triggers are high, and using an air conditioner or a dehumidifier to reduce humidity. To treat allergy symptoms with over-the-counter dru...

Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

...y ENOUGH! Midwest Generation, do the right thing: correct the problem, or shut down!" "For years, Midwest Generation has resisted installing pollut...plants can't even comply with clean air laws from the 1970's they should be shut down and not allowed to operate until effective pollution controls are inst...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

...ter burns. They will sense if the water gets hot enough to cause a burn and shut off the flow of water. Keep the bathroom door closed. Use an outside ...dren out of the bathroom when you are not with them. Keep toilet lids shut and use toilet seat locks. Know the things in your bathroom that are ...

Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients

...k and dying people grow the best medicine for them. How did the good old boys respond? They've used every dirty trick in the book to vainly try to shut us down, while at the same time using monopoly intimidation, smoke and mirrors, and nods and winks to rake in the money from medical growers and patie...

Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia

...cility. Stress, worry, caffeine, alcohol and watching TV in bed -- factors known as "poor sleep hygiene" -- are the major reasons why people can't shut down their bodies when it's time for sleep, explained Dr. Sunil Mathews, medical director of the Sleep Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texa...

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

...when S. aureus hits. Meanwhile, the genes in the children's adaptive immune systems, which recall past battles to better fight later infections, are shut down. "It's a very sophisticated and complex dysregulation of the immune system, but our findings prove that there's consistency in the immune resp...

Child Care Centers Throughout Mexico Being Crucified Unjustly, Says Interchildren, Inc.

...nd teachers. The Social Security Administration and other civil administration offices throughout Baja California have been calling and threatening to shut down centers if immediate changes aren't made," said Grey. "It's unfair, after 20 safe years, to crucify innocent childcare owners. These centers take...

St. Jude Scientists Discover a New Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Migration

...ve the main cell body forward. The researchers demonstrated that both Myosin II and actin are necessary for the process, because they could completely shut it down by using drugs that inhibited either molecule. "No one had actually looked in living cells to see the configuration of actin in migra...

Will Government Health Care Make Us Sick? Health Expert Suggests 5 Shocking Flaws of Obamacare

...n away sick patients? How does the proposal plan to punish employers instead of rewarding them? Why will a government plan essentially shut down private insurance? CREDENTIALS: Dr. Therese Pasqualoni is a behavioral therapist, public health specialist, successful speaker,...

State Budget Will Hurt Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities

...cut staff and reduced expenses; unfortunately, some of our facilities simply won't be able to absorb the additional reductions and likely will have to shut their doors." John Alfano, President and Chief Executive Officer of AOPHA (The Advocate Of Not-For-Profit Services For Older Ohioans) said, "...

DNA-damaged cells communicate with neighbors to let them know they're in trouble

...t the damage-induced communication signaling pathway bypasses a powerful tumor suppressor gene known as p53. That finding gives scientists a target to shut down the inflammatory process without hampering the activity of p53, which is essential to prevent cancer. It also explains why cancerous tumors are ...

How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

...local 5K run, the food bank -- can help get your mind off your problems, she said. It also will "reopen the heart," she said, "because the heart gets shut down when you worry." Practice appreciation and gratitude . This isn't as difficult as it might sound, Rozman said. "If you still have a job, app...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

... data can make all the difference in controlling it. Who needs to get antiviral medications first? Who can wait? When should counties and states shut down airports, schools, and highways? When should they tell people to stay home from school and work? As America and the world braces for the wo...

MDS Nordion Continues to Urge Government of Canada to Complete MAPLE Project to Address Critical Medical Isotope Shortage

...patient care. The Petten reactor in The Netherlands, which produces approximately 30% of the world supply of medical isotopes, is also scheduled to be shut down mid-July 2009 for approximately four weeks for scheduled maintenance; and it is expected to be taken off line again in early 2010 to repair a lea...

CU-Boulder study shows brain's immune system may cause chronic seizures

...f chronic seizures. The findings are extremely promising, according to Barth, because if the brain's initial immunity reaction could be temporarily shut down, this could prevent the development of acquired epilepsy. "After a traumatic brain injury, there is often a period of several months where not...

Odd Behaviors on Ambien Linked to Brain Circuitry

...tically react to this change. We see this in our study, which suggests that inhibitory neurons responsible for stopping neural activity are themselves shut down by zolpidem. The excitatory neurons, responsible for transmitting activity, are then allowed to re-awaken and become active again, without monito...

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Heat Press Conference on Detroit Takedown

...d Strike Force operations from South Florida and Los Angeles to Detroit and Houston. Today, we are here to announce that our combined efforts to shut down Medicare fraud schemes and to stop unscrupulous people from defrauding the American taxpayers have already yielded important results. This ...

Effect of Strict Diabetes Control on Heart Still Unclear

...r, however, what factors might explain the 451 deaths that occurred in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, which was shut down early after researchers found a 20 percent increased risk of death among those in the more intensive blood sugar control group. Meanwhile, ana...

New antibiotics could come from a DNA binding compound that kills bacteria in 2 minutes

...s. Initially the researchers focused on the application of this useful property for targeting the DNA of cancer cells as it could bind to, coil up and shut down the cancer cell's DNA either killing the cell or stopping it replicate. However the team quickly realised that it might also be a very clever way...

WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

...and effective vaccine, the CDC has said. Cases of H1N1 swine flu infection have not been spread evenly across the country. For instance, the flu has shut many schools in New York City, but the virology lab at the University of California, San Francisco, has not found a positive flu sample in the Bay Are...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

... of abortion providers as "justifiable homicide." These actions are facilitated by websites such as the infamous "Nuremburg Files," which until it was shut down by a federal judge in 1999 published the names, addresses, and other identifying information of abortion providers, with the names of those who h...

Regulating the sugar factory in diabetes

...issues like the liver. Dr Gunton believes that if a new drug could be developed to increase ARNT activity in the liver, then it may be possible to shut down abnormal sugar production and improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. ...
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