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Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers say that immunoglobulin M (IgM) is a reliable predictor of cardiovascular complications in people with type 1 diabetes who have diabetic nephropathy (DN) --...

TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study finds THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond poorly to standard treatment with methotrexate may benefit from additional treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TN...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

Radiation exposure during interventional procedures a concern for some developing countries

Interventional radiology procedures are on the rise in developing countries and there is a significant need for optimization of these procedures to ensure patient safety. Many facilities in these countries lack the concept of patient dose estimation and dose management, putting patients at a highe...

Natural Healers Discusses How Personal Trainer Certification May Be Changing in Some States

Discover why legislation may be changing personal training certification requirements in some states, making a qualified education more crucial than ever before. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- Personal training has become a way of life for many in today's ...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

Evidence suggests nighttime treatment yields better results SATURDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- More than 340,000 Americans are on dialysis to treat kidney failure, but only a tiny fraction are taking advantage of a treatment option that may improve their quality of life. Studies ...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care. "We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternativ...

HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection

Treating infected mothers, giving meds to infant both beneficial in African study WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral drugs appear safe and effective in helping prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child through breast milk, a new international study has fou...

Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

Two common supplements lower body fat, build muscle in obese older women with diabetes, researchers find THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, dietary oil supplements could help ward off unwanted fat, according to a new study. Obese older women with type 2 diabe...

OTC Market Is Not Largely Impacted by Recession; However, Prominent Growth Remains Only in Some Categories, According to Kline

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The overall OTC market grew 3.2% during non-recession years and only 1.2% during recessions according to the latest research Impact of Recessions on the U.S. OTC Market from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Th...

How to Avoid the Hidden Traps: What Some Insurance Companies Won't Tell You

Many Americans find themselves in stressful financial situations when unexpected challenges such as a serious accident, illness and disease occur. Most of these circumstances can be avoided if customers knew the right questions to ask and traps to avoid when choosing individual and/or family heal...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

Treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab improved hearing and alleviated other symptoms in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). In a paper to appear in the July 23 New England Journal of Medicine , which is receiving early online release, researchers from Massachusetts Gene...

Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

People with serious muscle aches showed muscle fiber damage even after halting drugs, researchers say MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, medications widely used to lower cholesterol, may cause structural damage to the muscles of people experiencing muscle aches and weakness, a...

Despite More Tests, Some Aren't Getting Results

Electronic record-keeping alone isn't the answer, researcher says,,,, MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the time, test results revealing abnormalities in the aorta were not included in patients' electronic medical records within three months, new research has found. ...

Health Care Reform Details Emerge with 'Play or Pay' Requirements, Leaving Some Wondering about Small Business Owner Insurance

As the health care reform details emerge, more entrepreneurs are wondering about health insurance for small groups and business insurance premiums. Now, they are getting some answers and are turning to websites such as the Small Business Health Insurance Network to find coverage. ...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

Effective conservation can help reduce threat, expert says THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is a major threat to certain species of wildlife, which need to be protected through health monitoring, researchers say. "Cancer is one of the leading health concerns for humans, ...

WinCo Foods Voluntarily Recalls Beef and Ground Beef Sold at Some Stores Between May 9 and May 15, 2009 Due to Possible Contamination

BOISE, Idaho, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WinCo Foods , LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling some beef and ground beef items sold at some of its stores between May 9th and May 15th. This action is prompted by the expanded recall of beef products by the JBS Swift Beef Company, which ye...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts specifically recommend Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development(1, 2, 3). DHA, derived from plants or fish, is consumed in the form of food or nutritional supplements. However, there is increasing ...

Good news for some hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients

ST. LOUIS In a multi-center trial led by a Saint Louis University researcher, investigators found that a new combination therapy of daily consensus interferon and ribavirin helps some hepatitis C patients who have not responded to previous treatment. The findings, published in the June issue of ...

Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some

Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Depression might increase the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease among those already experiencing memory problems, a new study says. But the drug donepezil (Aricept), commonly ...

LSUHSC research finds single gene controls growth of some cancers

New Orleans, LA Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, showing that a single gene can control growth in cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus and that existing therapeutics can inactivate it, will be published in the Ju...

Physiological response may explain why some severely obese patients overeat

PROVIDENCE, RI Don't feel like you are getting full when eating a large meal? New research from The Miriam Hospital suggests that a physiological response may partially explain why severely obese individuals may not feel satisfied after eating and often have difficulty controlling the amount of f...

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...

Dementia drugs may put some patients at risk, Queen's study shows

Kingston, ON Side effects associated with several commonly-prescribed dementia drugs may be putting elderly Canadians at risk, says Queen's University Geriatrics professor Sudeep Gill. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) are often prescribed for people with Alzheimer's dise...

Why some prostate cancer returns

ORLANDO The majority of men who receive one of the standard treatments for localized prostate cancer surgery or radiation therapy have an excellent outcome. But for the small group whose prostate cancer returns, a new study offers insight as to why treatment isn't effective. The study ...

Skip the Burgers and Throw Some Veggies on the Grill

Health concerns raised by barbecued meats spur new ideas for the summer cookout FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you're given the choice between a grilled hamburger or a grilled Portobello mushroom this Memorial Day weekend, go for the veggie. Eating meat that's charred or well...

Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu

CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957 WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Some older people may have partial immunity to the new H1N1 swine flu virus because of possible exposure to another H1N1 flu strain circulating prior to 1957, a U.S. infectio...

Study sees transient heart dysfunction in some long-distance runners

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOA new study using advanced cardiac imaging technology indicates that cardiac abnormalities experienced by some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba...

Survey: Average Wait for a Doctor Appointment Over Two Months in Some Cities

Waits Longest in Boston , Shortest in Atlanta IRVING, Texas, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Need to see a family physician, dermatologist or an ob/gyn? Get in line, because it could take months to schedule an appointment, according to a new survey. Conducted by Merritt Hawkins & Associ...

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers

Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who suffer from moderate chronic kidney disease appear to have a higher risk for developing certain kinds of cancers, a team of Australian scientists report. The o...

Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients

BETHESDA, Md. (May 1, 2009) − Medical science took a giant leap forward with the development of techniques that, at least temporarily, perform the function of vital organs. These processes, including the use of the heart-lung machine and renal dialysis, require the blood to be circulated thr...

Report Finds an Alarming Number of Chronically Ill Patients - Over 93 Percent - Reporting Medical Debt Crisis Issues in 2008 Have Some Form of Insurance

New trend findings of "underinsured" patients based on successful resolution of more than 48,000 cases by national, non-profit Patient Advocate Foundation in 2008 NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that...

Less Than a Year After CDC Announced the U.S. HIV Epidemic Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency Is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups

Sense of Personal Risk Falls for Young Adults, Testing Rates Are Stagnant Amidst Call for Stepped Up Focus on Domestic HIV/AIDS, There Is Public Support for More Spending and the Public Believes Greater Efforts on Prevention Will Make a Difference WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewsw...

PUR Water Filtration Systems Can Reduce Trace Levels of Pharmaceuticals Found in Some U.S. Tap Water

Removes More Than 99 Percent for PUR Faucet Filters and More Than 96 Percent for PUR Pitchers(1) CINCINNATI, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associated Press issued a new report on April 20, 2009 regarding pharmaceutical compounds found in drinking water. Pharmaceuticals have now been detected...

Ultrasound changes care of some patients with rheumatic conditions

Ultrasound can be used to make an appropriate decision regarding care for patients with rheumatic conditions involving the hands and feet, according to a study performed at St. Joseph's Healthcare/McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. The study included 62 patients. Results showed that, "app...

Robotic Surgery Practical for Some Head, Neck Tumors

But more research needed to define advantages, limits of procedure, study suggests MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Robot-assisted surgery may be useful for removal of certain head and neck cancers, U.S. researchers say. Their study included 36 patients with oral cavity, throat ...

Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says,, TUESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A regular program of moderate exercise will not harm people with heart failure and probably will benefit some of them, a new study has found. That admittedly tepid c...

Radiologists can dramatically lower cardiac CT radiation dose in some patients

Radiologists can now lower the radiation dose delivered by cardiac CT angiography by 39% in adult patients weighing 185 pounds or less, according to a study performed at the University of Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany. The study included one hundred patients, weighing 185 pounds or less, who u...

Erbitux May Help Some With Colorectal Cancer

Finding, called 'not overwhelming,' applies only to those with particular gene mutation,, WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- People with advanced colorectal cancer were modestly helped by the drug Erbitux, as long as they didn't have a particular gene mutation, a new study reports....

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...
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