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Cuban Disaster Relief Donations Sought in the Wake of Hurricane Gustav

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. citizens can donate money to provide urgent disaster relief to Cuban victims of Hurricane Gustav, which is the worst storm to hit the island in 50 years. (http://www.PanAmericanRelief.org ) "Donations will be used for basic supplies that C...

Patient Who Was Raped by Doctor Is Now Facing Motion for Sanctions Being Sought by Health System

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sommers Schwartz, P.C., attorney Kenneth Watkins, announces that their client, Chantia Calhoun, involved in a medical malpractice and negligence case arising out of a sexual assault by defendant Dr. Anthony Baisden during a gynecological exam at a Hen...

$40 Million Forfeiture Sought in Nation-Wide Internet Pharmacy Case

Six Charged with Illegally Distributing over 12 Million Narcotic Pain Pills CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth announced today that six men have been charged with conspiring to illegally distribute controlled substances through an ...

Quarantine Sought For Harsh TB Strain

People infected with a deadly, virtually untreatable new form of tuberculosis should be isolated and confined -- against their will, if necessary -- to prevent// a "potentially explosive international health crisis," according to a group of Canadian and African scientists. These harsh measure...

Ethnic Malays, Indians Sought as Bone Marrow Donors

Singapore: Ethnic Malays and Indians are being sought as bone morrow donors in Singapore, officials said Saturday. // The target is to add 5,000 potential donors to the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) registry. 'The odds for a bone marrow match from an unrelated donor of the same ethn...

Gynaecological Society Has Sought a Ban on Illegal Sale of Sperms

A gynaecological society has demanded a ban on the illegal sale of sperms allegedly being carried out by infertility clinics across India// . The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) has said the large-scale direct sale of donor sperms, without tests and check...

Prostate Cancer Patients Sought for Database as Part of Joint Effort

Men with prostate cancer and their spouses/significant others are being sought for a joint study being conducted by two Los Angeles-area medical centers as part of a// collaborative effort to better understand the genetics of the disease. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. ...

Psychiatrist's Help Sought to Counsel Children Making Hoax Calls

When bomb hoax calls are made by children as young as eight, it is time to call in experts. Exactly what harried Delhi Police, battling a spate of prank calls by// youngsters between the ages of eight and 16, have done by seeking the help of psychiatrists. The Mumbai terror attack and its aft...

Nurses Help Sought To Check Teenage Pregnancies In English Schools

Nurses will now work for birth control in all the schools of England in a move to slash the rising incidence of teenage pregnancies//. There are currently 2,409 nurses who work in primary and secondary schools across the country but the latest announcement signals a massive extension, reported...

Speedier Access To Advances In Breast Cancer Sought For Patients

Doctors and experts at the 5th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-5) have called that patients should have speedy access to the latest treatments// and advances made in the field. Doctors and patient groups said that women in Europe are not getting proper access to new drugs like Herceptin tha...

PM's Intervention Sought To Implement Ban On Smoking In Films

The Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss urged the Prime Minister Mr. Man Mohan Singh to take the initiative for implementing the ban on smoking in the films and television. // With the ministries of health and information and broadcasting failing to reach consensus on modalities for implementing...

Muslim Leaders’ Help Sought To Discourage Smokin

UK based doctors have called upon Muslim leaders, particularly in South Asia to prohibit smoking among the members of their community. // This has been reported by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The help of the Muslim clergy has been called for in anti-tobacco campaigns. The researchers ...

Scrutiny Sought For Reused Devices in U.S.

A key member of the U.S. Congress called on Monday for more rigorous federal monitoring of reuse of single-use instruments.// The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring the industry -- called reprocessing -- but significant gaps remain, according to Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn....

Cheap Indian devices sought to treat sleep disorder

Sleep disorder specialists in the US and Canada are looking to India to procure cheap dental sleep devices to treat sleep disorders.// "Our consortium is trying to network to provide cost-effective sleep disorder treatment and devices in India," John Remmers, a pioneer in the study of sleep di...

Dosage Of Tamiflu Sought To Be Increased

The patients who suffer from bird-flu may require higher doses of Tamiflu, than what Roche Holding AG had recommended, according to officials belonging to the World Health //Organization (WHO). If Tamiflu were to be administered within 48 hours of the symptoms, then the duration and severity of the...

Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets

For years, doctors thought of rickets as a disease of the past. New research shows it should still be considered a problem and prevention should // start before birth and researchers suggest pregnant women should be given vitamin D supplementation. Rickets is a childhood disorder involving soft...

More information sought by patients on medical errors

Medical mistakes is one of the ills plaguing the field of medicine and patients are now demanding that they be given full information when a medical error happens. However, doctors are often reluctant to give full disclosure, not because they do not care. In fact, doctors confessed to being haunted...

Health Service Reform Planned To Cut Bureaucracy: Public Opinion Sought

Implementation of the proposed reform in health services in Northern Ireland is expected to reduce the number of Health and Social Service (HSS) Trusts from the existing 18 to as little as five. // The new trust would resume operations by April 2007, according to Shaun Woodward, Health Minist...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...drinking might elevate risk for breast, liver and other cancers. The Canadian research team used data first collected in the 1980s for a study that sought to examine potential links between hundreds of occupational hazards and cancer risk. Participants in that study were men between the ages of 35 and...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...s under age 65 by an average of 22 percent. Some products will receive higher-than-average increases, while others will see smaller increases. BCBSM sought to increase rates earlier this year in response to losses of more than $133 million in 2008 on its policies purchased by individuals not covered by em...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

...Ambassador Trip to Japan on June 29, 2007. Since Tyler's death, the Hill's have been on a passionate mission to protect other traveling youth and have sought accountability, justice, restitution and reform. REFORM: Traveling Youth's Standards of Safety Legislation The Hill's mission for th...

Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

... requiring painful transitions." Kool Smiles' leadership team had a vision that went far beyond building one or two successful practices. They sought to design an organization that could scale to provide dental services to underserved communities across the U.S., and began by defining the qualities ...

Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial

...port to improve circulation in the inner ear for overall ear health." Fortunately after seeing a Lipo-Flavonoid Plus commercial, Seguin also sought relief using the product. "I used to experience ear ringing one or two days a week, every week, for almost a year," says Seguin. "Since...

U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring

...e Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At the same time, the report showed, the number of Americans who sought treatment for depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health woes almost doubled, from 19 million to 36 million. The new statistics come on t...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose the results of this study and instead sought to delay and conceal the negative results, causing consumers and third-party payors to pay for unnecessary prescriptions of Vytorin and Zetia. ...

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases honors VCU physician with Maxwell Finland Award for 2010

...ally for women suffering from various infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and others. Wenzel is a frequently sought editorialist for leading medical journals because of his vision of the field, critical appraisal of data and clear writing style. He is the editor of ...

Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

...sk of being diagnosed with a variety of heart disease risk factors," Cohen said. Cohen and her colleagues looked at national data from veterans who sought care at VA facilities, comparing more than 267,000 male vets with and without mental health diagnoses and nearly 36,000 female vets with and without ...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

...rtificial material was soft enough, yet durable and slick enough not to damage the opposing articular cartilage in peoples' knees," Stone said. "So, I sought to re-grow the meniscus and did so in 1986 by designing the first tissue engineering product in orthopedics: the collagen meniscus implant." Stone...

Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

...eniors and other adults needing care. Since being founded in 1998, the company has grown to approximately 610 global franchise locations. The founders sought a viable solution to a growing senior care issue by providing in-home care services such as meal preparation, incidental transportation, medication re...

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...y reported, Innophos' Mexican subsidiary has been contesting fresh water tax assessments for 1998 to 2002 of approximately $25 million (plus interest) sought to be collected by the Mexican National Waters Commission, or CNA. The case was up on a second appeal by the agency from the Mexican tax court that h...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

...acyclovir does not reduce the risk of HIV infection posed by HSV-2 ( http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2008/hptn039.htm ). The current study sought to understand why this is so and to test an alternative theory. "We hypothesized that sores and breaks in the skin from HSV-2 are associated with a ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...It is unknown if they emerge from the tumor itself, its micro-environment or if they are produced by the human as a reaction to the tumor. Researchers sought to answer this question by comparing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and examining their production of VOCs. Ten adenocarcinoma (AC...

Rock-Climbing Injury Rate Soaring

...exercise, the number of injuries related to the sport also increases, according to the first national study on the subject. More than 40,000 people sought treatment in U.S. emergency rooms from 1990 to 2007 for fractures, sprains and other ailments related to rock-climbing -- a 63 percent increase during...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... extended survival in never-smoker lung cancer patients, especially in those with an EGFR mutation. In this randomized phase III trial, researchers sought to compare the efficacy of gefitinib as a first-line treatment with standard chemotherapy in patients who were never-smokers. Investigators randomized...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...onal demeanor. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has received the significant honor of being only one of 15 plastic sur...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

...spite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patients seeking alternative treatments to alleviate symptoms of this common...

EDI Health Group Continues to Drive Growth of EDI Processing Services in the Dental Healthcare Industry Through Addition of 25 New Connections in the First Half of 2009

...y Medicaid of Washington "The first half of 2009 brought significant growth to EHG as a number of healthcare industry payers sought to improve efficiencies and reduce workload to enhance the level of customer service that they provide to their clients," stated EHG President Scott W...

New survey report: Primary care emphasis included in workplace wellness programs

...what programs were incentivized, how much employers pay for incentives and the employee activities and/or behaviors that are rewarded. The survey also sought to understand employer expectations for program outcomes and ROI, as well as challenges employers faced in implementing and operating these programs. ...

Employers See Well-Designed Worksite Health and Wellness Programs as Strong Value in Down Economy

...what programs were incentivized, how much employers pay for incentives and the employee activities and/or behaviors that are rewarded. The survey also sought to understand employer expectations for program outcomes and ROI, as well as challenges employers faced in implementing and operating these programs. ...

Accenx Information Exchange Platform Live With BayCare's RxHistory - Goal to Reach 8,200 Users

...he project's end. In a business where time equals more than money, BayCare, a 10 hospital, community-based health system located in Tampa, FL, sought a method to decrease the time their personnel and patients spent compiling an accurate medication history, increasing the time available to focus on t...
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