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Ruben Studdard, American Idol Winner and R&B Pop Star, Spreads the Word about Sickle Cell Disease and the Dangers of Iron Overload

National tour kicks-off June 19 at the United Nations NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Event Highlights: Performance by Ruben Studdard, including the world premiere of "I Am a Fighter," a song inspired by Be Sickle Smart United Nations declaration of Wor...

Happiness Spreads Through African Villages Thanks to Growing Contributions from Long Term Care Insurance Professionals

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AIDS-plagued Kenya isn't on the big-bailout list, but an efficient, grass-roots movement is afoot that could produce more results than mountains of poorly-managed money. The movement is powered by human spirit and enough cash to ignite self-sufficiency and ...

Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining

Studies found it made difference when disease moved from colon, appendix FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- In certain patients with cancer that has spread to the peritoneum -- the membrane lining the abdominal cavity -- surgery combined with a special kind of chemotherapy can improv...

AIRLIFE Denver Spreads its Wings with Third Helicopter

New addition will provide much-needed service to North DENVER, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRLIFE Denver is expanding emergency services with the addition of a third helicopter to be stationed in northern Colorado. The expansion is expected to take effect in February 2008 and will provid...

Survival shortened when ER/PR negative breast cancer spreads to the brain

SAN ANTONIO − Two studies from Mayo Clinics site in Jacksonville, Fla., of women whose breast cancer spread to their brain, have found that women whose tumors do not have estrogen or progesterone receptors have the worst overall outcomes. Because of this, these patients should be treated agg...

One shot of gene therapy spreads through brain in animal study

By targeting a site in a mouse brain well connected to other areas, researchers successfully delivered a beneficial gene to the entire brainafter one injection of gene therapy. If these results in animals can be realized in people, researchers may have a potential method for gene therapy to treat ...

Drug May Extend Life When Breast Cancer Spreads

Study funded by pharmaceutical company finds benefits in Abraxane,,,, TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new study affirms that the chemotherapy drug Abraxane is more effective, with less troublesome side effects, than the current drug of choice for metastatic breast cancer. When...

Swine Flu Spreads

Travelers warned to avoid "non-essential" travel to Mexico City BALTIMORE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With 40 Human cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1) virus infections in the U.S., top officials declared a national health emergency Sunday. "Nobody is taking any chances," said Fran Lessans, CEO ...

Scientists at Yale provide explanation for how cancer spreads

Metastasis, the spread of cancer throughout the body, can be explained by the fusion of a cancer cell with a white blood cell in the original tumor, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers, who say that this single event can set the stage for cancers migration to other parts of the body. ...

Chikungunya Spreads as Funds Remain Unspent

Nearly half the central government funds allocated to fight chikungunya last year remained unused - mostly in southern states that, ironically, were struggling against the mosquito-borne disease that had affected at least 1.4 million people across the country. According to data available wi...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

After the hunt for those who might have traveled in the company of Andrew Speaker, the man who carries a drug-resistant TB, it is now a search in the US for those who might have been exposed to pertussis or whooping cough. After a staff member at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis was diagno...

Social Worker in Jharkhand Spreads AIDS Awareness Through Music

A social worker in Jharkhand is using music to spread awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other health issues. Shankar Nayak, a 33-year-old resident of Gumla district, about 130 km from Ranchi, formed a music troupe and started visiting villages to spread awarene...

Low-sugar Potato Cultivation Spreads in India

Indian farmers are increasingly turning to cultivation of low-sugar potato, as there is an increasing demand across the world for wafers and chips, reports say//. The trend is particularly evident in Gujarat in western India, where more than half of the land under potato has switched to the ne...

Americans’ Concern for Skin Infections, Flu, Spreads Across the Countr

Type “schools and staph infections” into a leading Internet search engine, and you’ll find over 360,000 results. And for good reason// . The latest National Cleaning Survey from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) finds Americans are concerned about reports of skin infections, like Staph...

Dengue Fever Spreads in Latin America, Caribbean

Dengue fever is spreading rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 1,400 cases of dengue fever are being treated in Panama even as 40 deaths have been// reported from the Dominican Republic and 10 in Colombia. According to official data quoted by Cuba's Prensa Latina news ag...

Researchers have Identified the Gene that Spreads Skin Cancer

Researchers have identified a novel gene that facilitates the spread of malignant melanoma, a life-threatening skin cancer, //using a technique they say can speed the discovery of hard-to-find cancer genes. A team of scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led by Lynda Chin, MD, report t...

Mumps Fever Spreads Unabated In US

Mumps is a viral infection and spreads by air borne transmission. Recently in US there are an increased number of mumps cases. // Statistics show that more than 1500 mumps cases were reported in Iowa (975 cases), Nebraska (139), Kansas (205), Illinois (110), Wisconsin (more than 18), Missouri (19),...

Bird Flu Spreads To Sudan & China Reports Of Another Case

Magdi Salih, the head of the epidemics department, announced that on Tuesday tests carried out by Sudanese authorities on a man and chickens had proved positive for bird flu, but the announcement did not state if the virus was the deadly H5N1 strain. // The infected chickens were found at two...

An infected worker of as sandwich chain spreads it!

According to federal health officials reports a single employee of a sandwich chain joining work early after suffering from a stomach virus infected more than 100 // office workers who ate party-sized submarine sandwiches last year. The cause of infection as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers

Six other Midwestern states, including Illinois seem to be in the grips of a mumps epidemic which initially sparked off in Iowa, and health officials suspect// that it spread easily to the other states, when potentially infected passengers, traveling by air, might have helped spread the infection t...

Bird flu in Nigeria spreads its wings to southern states

Information Minister Frank Nweke has said in a statement that a pathogenic form of bird flu has spread to three new states//, and one among them is Nigeria’s southern most state. Idemili, the southern state of Anambra, Oturpo in the central state of Benue and Port Harcourt in Rivers state h...

Bird Flu Now Spreads to Switzerland

Bird flu has arrived in Switzerland with positive test results in the Geneva region and Stein am Rhein on Lake Constance, according to an official statement Sunday. A government spokesman did not give more details.// Authorities had been bracing themselves for a transmission of the virus ove...

Chicken pox Spreads Across Firozabad

The Indian State of Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad District appears to be in the grip of chicken pox. In spite of having taken preventive measures, several hundred children in the district have been affected by the disease //which causes cold, fever and diarrhoea. With the spread of chicken pox, vi...

Use Of Viread Spreads As New Anti-AIDS Site Is Launched

A website has been unveiled by the Los Angeles County health officials which will facilitate the sending of e-mails to keep people informed of HIV and other related diseases. The site called, inSPOTLA.org is meant // to check the spread of the diseases, and encourage safe sex. The site is targeted ...

Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal

Japanese encephalitis has claimed at least 20 lives in the past two weeks in the west Nepal district of Kailali,. The disease is already present in the neighboring Indian state of UP // . According to Kathmandu radio - encephalitis caused 10 deaths each in the townships of Tikapur and Dhanga...

Bird flu infection spreads from Asia to Europe

Recent reports of Bird flu outbreak in Russia was spread by infected migratory birds. H5N1 avian influenza virus attack in the Chinese province for the past three months, and earlier outbreaks, which occurred in Southeast Asia, is moving towards European countries. Earlier reports of the virus...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

According to findings of a new report, the risks injection drug users face for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from sharing commonly used drug paraphernalia other than syringes, such as drug "cookers" and cotton filters.// While many anti-drug campaigns have warned of the hazards of...

Smoking spreads Cancer

Smoking among women is on the rise. But the alarm bells are soaring against the same when the researchers identify that female smokers with breast cancer face an increased risk of their tumors spreading to the lungs and other organs than do nonsmokers "There is a relationship between smoking an...

Immunotherapy Does Not Prolong Life When Skin Cancer Spreads

The addition of immunotherapy to chemotherapy for malignant skin cancer that has spread does not improve survival rates, researchers have found, and patients have more serious side effects, such as anemia, when the two treatments are combined. // Malignant melanoma develops when cancer grows i...

Immunotherapy Does Not Prolong Life When Skin Cancer Spreads

The addition of immunotherapy to chemotherapy for malignant skin cancer that has spread does not improve survival rates, researchers have //found, and patients have more serious side effects, such as anemia, when the two treatments are combined. Malignant melanoma develops when cancer grows i...

Farmers take their lives as bird flu spreads

The poultry industry is badly hit with prices going down. The industry across the country is now facing a suicide spree. Due to a loss of over Rs 4,000 crores across the country, small farmers are scared due to low prices. // The price of an egg has gone to 50 paisa and Rs 5 for one kg of chicken f...

Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

...ts and lower financing-related costs, partially offset by higher operating expenses. The Company increased market share in its core category of spreads by 1.2 points to 14.8% in the second quarter versus the same quarter in 2008, representing the 30(th) consecutive quarter of market share growth, acco...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

...e National Cancer Institute. The cancer most often originates on the adrenal glandsthe triangular-shaped glands above the kidneys. Neuroblastoma often spreads to other parts of the body before any symptoms are apparent. Patients with the disease are classified as low-, medium- or high-risk based on a comb...

Do the Swiss Have the Answer to America's Health Care Dilemma?

...ry (if not only) role is to subsidize lower-income people. A primary advantage of such a consumer-controlled system, proponents say, is that it spreads risk across the full population spectrum, thereby lowering loss ratios and enabling lower premiums. It also keeps a proven health care delivery system...

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Four-Time World Series Champ Darryl Strawberry

... like in baseball, I had to rise to the occasion. This, of course, was a much more difficult test, but I was determined to beat cancer." Now he spreads the word about his experience and encourages hope among his fellow cancer patients. "My message to people battling cancer is, 'Don't ever give up the ...

Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)

...isc results in extreme pain that can cause immobility. Herniated discs also tend to push into the nerves surrounding the spine, resulting in pain that spreads throughout the arms and legs. Without spinal surgery , a herniated disc can rupture and cause irreversible paralysis. Traditional spinal su...

NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test

...d this year in the United States. Melanoma typically starts as an abnormal mole on the skin and is easily cured if caught and removed early. Once it spreads to other parts of the body, however, it is particularly deadly. NeoGenomics intends to develop a FISH test to distinguish benign versus malignant mel...

In New York City, Trans Fat Ban Is Working

...n New York City restaurants, according to the report. Overall, the health officials found, the use of trans fats for frying, baking or cooking and in spreads declined from 50 percent to less than 2 percent. Consumers didn't seem to mind. "It became clear that trans fats were being successfully replaced, ...

Dove and Early Canada Goose Seasons to Begin Sept. 1; Game Commission Posts Avian Influenza Information on Website

...rd in Asia, Africa and Europe. At present, the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus does not easily infect people and only very rarely spreads from person to person. In cases where this strain has infected humans, it is a serious disease. Most human cases of the virus have been as a result ...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

...nails. While taking precautions, such as always wearing shoes in public places and keeping feet dry, Onychomycosis is a very contagious infection and spreads easily with even the slightest contact. Bay Harbor Podiatry Group is one of the first medical practices nationwide to offer a revolutionary new...
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