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New research shows slight of hand is not so slight

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Typing on a keyboard or scribbling on paper may be similar activities, but there is a significant difference in how the body moves, according to new motor development research. "In language we start with letters that lead to syllables that lead to words, and we use gramma...

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

The breast cancer drugs called taxanes, which include Taxol (paclitaxel) and Taxotere (docetaxel), increase survival rates when used as part of chemotherapy following surgery for cancers that have not spread, according to a new review of the research. The review, which compared chemotherapy re...

RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk

But the medications' benefits outweigh the downside, experts say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- People taking rheumatoid arthritis drugs such as etanercept (Enbrel) or infliximab (Remicade) may be at a slightly increased risk for skin cancer, researchers report. However, t...

Even Slight Weight Gain Can Set Stage for Obesity and Health Risks

Although some Americans gain five to seven pounds with a diet of big meals and sweets between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, most people only gain a pound or two during// the holidays, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center registered dietitian. But even a slight weight gain, if left ...

A Slight Increase In BP Can Mean big Risks

Women who have already had a heart attack or stroke, even slightly raised blood pressure levels can give a higher risk of having another cardiac event .// The finding holds true even in the case of women who have only slightly elevated blood pressure to begin with say researchers. The increased ...

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

... 64 percent of those surveyed were "Very" or "Completely" satisfied with their current health insurance plan. "That's a lukewarm response and a slight drop from the 67 percent in our 2007 report," said Mandy Walker, senior project editor for Consumer Reports . "In terms of services we rate, that put...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...27, 2009, revenues totaled $1,234.4 million, a 0.2% increase when compared to revenues of $1,232.0 million in the nine months ended June 28, 2008. The slight increase was primarily attributable to: (i) the inclusion of three full quarters (39 weeks) of revenues from the Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and MammoSi...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...e more people are participating in PE," she said. "From all accounts, participation is down over the last couple of decades, and [there's been] only a slight increase in the past couple of years." The report is published online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics . For the study, McKenzie's team used data from the ...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

... enjoyed higher than average rate decreases for directors' and officers' liability coverage, the report forecasts a trend toward flat renewals or even slight increases over the next year. Aon's 2009 U.S. Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry Report is based on data from Aon's 2009 Global ...

Encision Reports Profitable First Fiscal Quarter Results

... especially with the turnaround from last year's first quarter net loss. Net income increased from last year's first quarter net loss as a result of a slight increase in sales income, increased gross profit margin and reduced operating expenses," said Jack Serino, President and CEO of Encision Inc. E...

HCA Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

... Interest expense increased to $506 million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to $494 million in the same period of 2008, due primarily to a slight increase in the average interest rate on our outstanding debt. Same facility admissions increased 1.9 percent and same facility equivalent admi...

WellPoint Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...unfavorably impacted by business mix changes and a slight increase in health care utilization. Premi... cost trends, however the Company has recognized a slight increase in utilization through the first six mont...it expense ratio due to business mix changes and a slight increase in health care utilization. The Company ...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

...rs them many benefits. “At this point in time, the data suggests that silicone implants are every bit as safe as saline implants. There are some slight differences between the implants, and in some patients silicone and saline implants will work equally well, but there are clearly some situations wher...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

... Contrave patients compared to placebo patients, who tended to experience a slight decrease (approximately 2 mm Hg) from baseline. Contrave treatment did not...ear to disrupt the normal circadian pattern of blood pressure. There was a slight increase in pulse (approximately 1 beat per minute) in Contrave patients co...

Mayo Clinic study continues to refine most effective methods to predict Alzheimer's disease

...y develop Alzheimer's disease." Dr. Petersen and his team studied 1,261 individuals aged 70󈟅 years who were cognitively normal or had only slight memory impairment at the onset of the study. The individuals were followed for up to 10 years. Scores on a memory test and the clinical criteria for m...

Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...ately develop Alzheimer's disease." Dr. Petersen and his team studied 1,261 individuals aged 70-89 years who were cognitively normal or had only slight memory impairment at the onset of the study. The individuals were followed for up to 10 years. Scores on a memory test and the clinical criteria for m...

Delirium in hospitalized adults: Situation critical, no relief available

...fully this will promote rapid drug discovery and translation into delivery for patient care," said Dr. Boustani. For vulnerable older adults only a slight insult, such as developing a urinary tract infection or taking an over-the-counter drug with anti-cholinergic effects (including many popular brands o...

ISPA Releases 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Statistics

...lude: Overall industry revenues continued to grow at an annual rate of 17.8 percent, while at a per spa level revenue experienced a slight decline. Day spas continue to dominate the industry at 79 percent of total spas. ISPA members average more revenue, visits, employees ...

Exercise helps patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

...sis. "The reason for this is unclear," the authors write, "but we hypothesize that the threshold for change in liver enzymes may be low so that even a slight increase in physical activity is sufficient to improve liver tests." Patients who remained sedentary over the course of the study had no improvemen...

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

...the women, apart from one, were able to give birth without a caesarean section, and although 50% of them had diabetes during pregnancy and there was a slight decline in lung function during the year of pregnancy, all the mothers have remained healthy. The babies were born on average at around 37 weeks, with...

Electrocardiogram Blip Signals Heart Trouble

... Greater risk of atrial fibrillation, need for pacemaker, early death, study shows TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A slight abnormality in an electrocardiogram (EKG), until now thought to be insignificant, can be a warning sign of future cardiac problems and an increased ri...

BD and FIND Achieve Milestone in Global Battle Against MDR-TB

... these superior tests to an additional 11 high burden countries." Under the terms of the agreement, the reagents will now be discounted 80%. slight price variations will occur for end users because of shipping costs, tariffs, fees and other local costs that vary from country to country. The agree...

Benefit of glinides is not proven

...re thus the subject of this IQWiG investigation: repaglinide (NovoNorm from NovoNordisk) and nateglinide (Starlix from Novartis). There is, however, a slight difference in the approval of the two substances: while repaglinide is approved both as a monotherapy and as a therapy in combination with metformin, ...

'Navigaitor' Helps Patients Walk Again

...r. Fast is customizing the Navigaitor for Parkinson's disease patients who cannot initiate their stride. The system will be programmed to give them a slight boost to start walking. There are also plans underway to teach patients how to walk over ice and on sand and to practice therapeutic walking in...

Public Opinion on Health Reform Stable and Supportive as Debate Heats Up, But Moveable Too

...veral questions on this issue. The public remains divided in their willingness to pay more to expand coverage to the uninsured, with a slight majority (54%) saying they are not personally willing to pay more to expand coverage. Six in ten Americans (60%) continue to say that if p...

Safety and Quality Contribute to Popularity of Assisted Living

...g associations, shows occupancy rates in 2009 are nearly 95 percent, only a slight decrease from the 2006 survey when the economy was stronger. Communities wh...ne margin. The median age is now 86.9 years and median income is $18,972, a slight increase from the 2006 survey. More than one third of all assisted living r...

Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

...so at greater risk of weight gain, high cholesterol and heart failure and a slight possibility of making borderline dementia worse, said Dr. Jacob Warman, chi... of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said he also does not treat slight hypothyroidism with drugs. Too much thyroid hormone can also have ill ef...

Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study

...nly 27 percent of consumers report that they understand how the health system works, with 16 percent reporting that they have no understanding or very slight understanding. These findings underscore the significance of the potential gap regarding comparative effectiveness research findings and what consu...

Record 73.4 Million Pounds Collected in Letter Carriers' National Food Drive

... elderly." Final results showed 73,414,533 pounds of non-perishable food were collected in the traditional event on the second Saturday in May, a slight increase over the previous record of 73.1 million pounds set in 2008. It was the sixth consecutive year above 70 million pounds and brought the total...

Although the Health Care Market is Recession-Resistant, It Is Not Recession-Immune, According to Millennium Research Group's Medtech Economic Quarterly Publication

...ry's short-term prospects. Overall, however, general sentiment remains highly negative, and thus the relative optimism should only be interpreted as a slight increase in outlook relative to a dismal Q408. If members of the media would like to receive a free copy of EQ , please contact Amy Krohn at 416...

Physicians are Less Concerned about H1N1 Swine Flu

..." or "Extremely Concerned." Physicians also reported that there is less risk that the virus could result in a catastrophic pandemic. There was a slight increase in the number of physicians who reported that they have not changed their behavior or life style, with 61% indicating they have not changed t...

3SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2009 Results

...US$3.7 million) for the same period of last year. This represented a slight increase to 48.0% of net revenue for the first quarter of 2009, comp...ease from RMB733.0 million (US$107.4 million) as of December 31, 2008 and a slight decline from RMB790.4 million (US$ 112.7 million) as of March 31, 2008. ...

Deloitte Comparative Effectiveness Study Evaluates Potential Savings Opportunities for U.S. Health Care System

...nly 27 percent of consumers report that they understand how the health system works, with 16 percent reporting that they have no understanding or very slight understanding. These findings underscore the significance of the potential gap regarding comparative effectiveness research findings and what consu...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2009 Results

...s profit in the first quarter of 2009 was $18.8 million, an increase of 97% over the same period a year ago. Gross margin was 76% of total revenues, a slight decrease compared to gross margin of 77% for the first quarter of 2008. The decrease was attributable to lower unit selling prices, by which the Compa...

Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Net Income up 31% for the Quarter

...mpany opened in May 2008 producing $45,000 in net revenue offset by a decrease in same store net revenue from general dentistry of $46,000. Despite a slight increase in net revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2008, the Company believes it continues to experi...

No longer afraid to be a bridesmaid or travel with the boss

...s is encouraging them to know this is a trigger and make an effort to take naps and take it easier, " she said. "I also tell them your body can detect slight changes in stress and can adapt easily and not be affected." The key issue is how confident subjects feel in their ability to manage their disease....

Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth

...edco's mail-order prescription volume rose 11.6 percent to 106 million. Prescription drug utilization, which is the days of therapy per member, fell a slight 1.1 percent in 2008. This drop was primarily driven by over-the-counter availability of widely used allergy and gastrointestinal medications and safe...

Pharmos Corporation Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

... loss of $3.6 million, or $0.14 per share, in the first quarter 2008. Cash and short-term investments totaled $2.9 million at March 31, 2009. The slight increase in net loss for the first quarter 2009 vs. first quarter 2008 is due to in process research and development costs which were related to a mil...

Social Security 'Problems' Are 'Misplaced Scare Tactics' and Media Missing Story of Solvency, Says Former Congressional Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner

...eady absorbed eleven 'deficit' years since 1960. The fact that there may be slight deficits beginning in 2016, which the full trust funds easily absorb for so...nce when they have to pay out? Moreover, the fact that the system goes into slight composite deficit four years earlier than predicted, now 2037, is no surpri...

Stressed and Sedentary Lifestyles Increase as Recession Appears to Take its Toll on Britain's Health

...e in poor health who have seen the most significant rise in their stress levels, up from 56 per cent to 64 per cent. Those in good health cited only a slight rise from 32 per cent to 34 per cent. Exercise on the wane The problems of increased stress are being exacerbated by lack of exercise. T...
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