Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information
Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts
MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty distinguishing between important and less important information begins in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers report.
They add that the fin...
Human Noses Sort Out Strangers, Friends
Brain's fear centers also activate when scenting a stranger, study finds
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs aren't the only ones who can sniff out interlopers.
Humans have a far more sophisticated sense of smell than previously believed and can use their nose to differentiate between a ...
Experts Sort Out Good Fats From Bad
New guide helps consumers make healthier food choices
MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and Canadian experts have teamed up to create Dietary Fatty Acids, a comprehensive recommendation on how much of what types of fats people should include -- or avoid -- in their diets.
Both the Ame...
Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem
...ent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S. feel their dog suffers from some sort
of allergic reaction. Next to obesity, veterinarians report skin and ear-related concerns are the most prevalent conditions they see on sick-dog visit...
ReGen Biologics Clarifies Recent Press about the Menaflex Device
...f the device that were cleared by the FDA. While surgeons may use a device outside of FDA cleared indications, based upon professional judgment, this sort
of "off label" use is not condoned or promoted in any way by ReGen. The company is committed to ensuring that its products are used for their FDA cle...
Families With Special Needs Children Need Special Financial Strategies
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 15 percent of Americans over the age of five have some sort
of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parents with special needs children know they need to create a long-term strategy to provide care ...
Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments
...len troops. And now you see some of the recovery act provisions for public safety being distributed to the country.
"So we're very proud. It's sort
of a time to pause and reflect on this very productive Congress. And to do so as we go out to promote health care reform for all Americans that has qu...
Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health
...the children's emotional, behavioral or developmental issues. It did note that the children who'd been homeless were more likely to have received some sort
of mental health care during their lifetime.
Black children and those from the lowest-income families had slightly higher rates of homelessness, ...
Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers
In a random sample of 1,138 women, who began participating in the study while they were pregnant, 649 (57 percent) placed their infants in some sort
of day care before they were 6 months old. Half of the babies included in the study were female, and two-thirds were white. About 15 percent were blac...
realbuzz.com Helps you Deconstruct Your Diet
... best way to give your diet the
overhaul! With recent reports even suggesting that calorie counting could
make you fat, we at realbuzz show you how to sort
your food from the fad.
There is so much written about losing weight and combining an active
lifestyle, you need to be savvy to understand all the myt...
Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs
...scission on your policy because they don't feel like paying for your illness, this is drastic, so many things go into effect, but as you say this is a sort
of time-release capsule and some of it comes out over a period of time, but the fact is, the sooner we begin, the sooner these issues will be addresse...
Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns
...cluded 31 obese and 27 non-obese women.
All participants were asked to "work" for their food by performing tasks on a computer program set up as a sort
of slot-machine. When all of the shapes on the screen matched, volunteers earned points toward eating.
The women were given pre-packaged portions o...
Full Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference on Health Care Reform
... this is how it works. We work together. I think we started our meetings months ago. The President had his summit -- health summit at the White House, sort
of, launched the initiative, and then we've had meetings all along.
In the last few weeks, we've had listening sessions under the leadership...
Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's
...s or from more studying during the first two decades of life, although it does fit with the "cognitive reserve" theory.
"The idea is that we have a sort
of cognitive reserve that we start to increase during our second and third decades of life, and you can spend this reserve when you get older," Iacono...
'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Addresses Options for Treating Prostate Cancer
...identical testosterone can re-charge an aging man's sex life, we also share the medical evidence of its positive prostate health effects. Rather than sort
through the options for prostate cancer treatment, I challenge more medical scientists and physicians to read our book and, also, examine the clinical...
Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research
Embryonic stem cells are the most basic human cells, believed to be capable of growing into any type of cell in the body. Working as a sort
of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells. The scientific hope is that stem cells may, at so...
Physics research with atomic force microscope could lead to better health care
...r which conditions the dune gets pushed in the way they wanted it and forms a desired shape.
"This way you can prepare structures that can serve to sort
materials at the nanoscale," he said. "Later on you virtually throw some other molecules on the surface, and maybe some of it will go into the grooves...
Health Care Reform Details Emerge with 'Play or Pay' Requirements, Leaving Some Wondering about Small Business Owner Insurance
...plan and private insurers. In addition, small business owners would be able to utilize tax credits to help make the coverage more affordable.
out the major details of the plan, there are some bullets that may be helpful to note.
- Small businesses and individual can cho...
Possible benefit from online genetic testing for lung cancer
...asy to understand, relevant and important. At follow-up, no one regretted taking the test.
After taking the test, all of the smokers selected some sort
of smoking cessation help with no difference between the higher risk or lower risk groups. Scientists agreed that regardless of the genetic test resul...
HealthSource of Chicago: New Techniques for Back Pain Relief in Chicago
Here's how spinal decompression works. People's discs are sort
of like a cream-filled cookie. Over time, with gravity, stress, and imbalan...elieve disc pressure. Then, a mild vacuum effect is created inside the disc sort
of like a turkey baster. This helps bring the gooey stuff back into the cen...
Clinical Study Data Indicates that Celliant Reduces Pain
...ment," explains Casden. "However, many individuals have trouble staying active because of chronic pain--virtually everyone suffers from some sort
of ache or pain during their life."
In fact, this most recent study included subjects who suffered from diabetic neuropathic pain as well as...
Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
... and the real finding is an overall risk associated with frequent migraines."
Lipton added, "All we have now is observational data on migraine. The sort
of data I would love to see would be to give preventive medicine and see if it is associated with a reduction of stroke risk."
The researchers said...
Mercy Health Plans Launches MercyOne Connect(TM)
...eir health insurance coverage needs and budget.
Individual insurance seekers can easily compare multiple plan options, review benefit features, sort
by criteria factors such as monthly premiums, deductible levels, maternity coverage and prescription coverage options. Once a plan has been selected, ...
Get Online Quotes Offers "Miami Dade Blue", A Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan As Part of Their Florida Health Insurance Offerings
...agency that specializes in Florida health insurance and life insurance for individuals and employers. The company's objective is to help its clients sort
through the offers carriers make so they can choose the best product to suit their unique needs. Operating online, the company aims to deliver topnotc...
The Nuts and Bolts of Reform Proposals
...lly prevent life-threatening medical errors. "It would save money over the long run if people had electronic medical records and if everybody had some sort
of medical home in charge of medical care," said Linda Fentiman, professor of law at Pace Law School in New York City. "But it might take 10 years for...
InfoLogix and HIA Advise Hospitals How to Obtain Maximum Share of $19B Healthcare Stimulus
...y aware of the implications, but have an informed practical strategy on how to proceed."
"Our colleagues in healthcare need guidance to help them sort
out and understand ARRA's requirements for funding, and an action plan that will get their IT framework in line with the stimulus bill's requirements,...
Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward
...s the body weight so it's almost twice as much stress coming across an area only about two inches square. Plus it's not covered by a lot of tissue. It sort
of sticks out there in the breeze, whereas the hips you can bury and the knees you can bury to a certain extent."
"The upper extremities are not w...
New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report
...hs between now and the fall aren't used as vacation months," but to prepare for potential risks posed by the H1N1 virus, the AP said. "We can always sort
of back off" if the new flu fades away, she said, "but we can't wait till October hits and say, 'Oh my heavens, what are we going to do?' "
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese
...sued June 15, also recommends that people who are severely obese work toward making lifestyle changes that will improve their health before having any sort
"Since recovery can be a problem for these patients, we recommend that they take steps to be as healthy as possible before going into s...
Decision tool for prostate cancer patients helps men customize treatment in anxious time
... An online decision tool created in part by a graduate student at the University of California Irvine helps men diagnosed with prostate cancer sort
through an intimidating flurry of possible treatments and customize treatment plans of their own, according to a study in the current issue of Interf...
Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects
...n its advice to patients, the FDA said that patients taking these medications should be aware of the potential hazard and talk to their doctor if some sort
of neuropsychiatric problem occurs. Doctors may then decide to discontinue the medication, the agency said.
The move follows an ongoing FDA safety...
Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus
...he front of the neck, helps regulate metabolism. Though researchers aren't sure why, a slightly slower metabolism might promote longevity.
"This is sort
of a revolutionary finding," said study co-author Dr. Martin Surks, a professor of endocrinology and pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ...
Dee Snider Leads 2009 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies(R)
...'s Bikers for Babies on Long Island, N.Y. That was seven years ago.
"Joining Dee in this year's Bikers for Babies on Long Island was a rush - sort
of like Batman and Robin, but fighting preterm birth instead of crime," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Bikers and thei...
Will Insurer & Drug Money Leash the 'Blue Dogs'?
"Contribution Pivot Table" - This spreadsheet allows the user to sort
the data by recipient, donor, party, house, and state. Available at: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/resources/CongressPivotTables.xls
Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous
...all window guards on all windows above the first floor. Don't allow youngsters to play on balconies or roofs or near open windows that don't have some sort
Actively supervise children when they play on a playground and make sure they use age-appropriate equipment.
Look for playgrounds w...
Had Your Eyes Checked Lately?
...t may lead to complacency."
A survey by the academy seems to support that belief. Only 28 percent of people surveyed felt they were at risk for any sort
of eye disease, and just 23 percent said they were very concerned about losing their vision.
The problem with these perceptions is that most eye di...
Dr. David Sniezek to Provide Medical Acupuncture at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC
... are difficult to measure and overlooked when considering evidence-based medicine and research. A fundamental premise with Integrative Medicine is to sort
out what treatments may be helpful for patients and to partner with patients over time to help reach patient's health care goals.
Other than he...
Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids
...ho have significant problems with cursing or inappropriate outbursts of one sort
or another," he said.
The report is published in the June 5 issue of the...some protection against the condition, Scahill said. "But quite honestly, I sort
of doubt that. The other explanation is that these children are less likely...
Oxygen + MRI might help determine cancer therapy success, researchers find
...MRI, we can then go in and estimate how much oxygen a particular tumor is taking up, providing us some insight into how the tumor is behaving and what sort
of treatment might be effective."
The most important finding, Dr. Mason said, is that BOLD MRI performed as well as the standard yet more invasive ...
Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer
...s of antidepressants, other types of medications, that don't have that impact. The cautious thing to do is to choose other medications while trying to sort
Marcom agreed. He also noted that breast cancer-inhibiting medications called aromatase inhibitors, which include letrozole (Femara) and...