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Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. ...

Researchers Suggest That Oxidative Stress is Strongly Evident in the In-Utero Environment of the Fetus With Down Syndrome

Abnormal gene expression in amniotic fluid could play role in suggesting potential therapies BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/05/27/0903909106 ) by Tufts Medical Cente...

Obituary photos suggest growing bias against aging faces

COLUMBUS, Ohio A new study that looked at obituary photographs published in one metropolitan newspaper suggests that Americans may have become more biased toward youthful appearance, particularly for women. The study found that the number of obituary photographs showing the deceased at a much ...

Unexpected Positive Finding Expands Potential for Quigley QR333 Drug for Diabetic Neuropathy; Findings Suggest Possible Disease Modification

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quigley Pharma Inc., www.quigleyco.com , a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY ) announced today that their recently completed Phase 2 double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of diabetic peripheral ne...

Disparities in prostate cancer treatment suggest ways to improve care

NEW YORK (Aug. 1, 2008) -- Quality of care varies greatly for the treatment of men with early-stage prostate cancer by region of the country and category of health care facility, suggesting the potential for improved patient outcomes with more standard treatment protocols, according to a new study...

Improving Health Care for the World's Poor: Public Health Experts Suggest Future Steps at Wilson Center

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poor people in many countries receive lower-quality health care and fewer health services than the rich. What can be done to change this pattern? Some strategies have shown positive results, such as setting specific goals for improving health cover...

Fertility Doctors: Studies Suggest Artificial Insemination Increasingly Second Choice

New studies indicate improved IVF procedures may spare patients money & heartache SAN RAMON, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by recent research, California fertility specialists are edging away from a traditional and well-known infertility treatment -- artif...

Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Two new international studies by researchers at the Mayo Clinic site in Florida are rounding out the notion that Parkinsons disease is largely caused by inherited genetic mutations that pass through scores of related generations over hundreds, if not thousands of years. These g...

Studies suggest HIV subtype more deadly than others

Two studies led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people infected with HIV in Thailand die from the disease significantly sooner than those with HIV living in other parts of the world. According to the researchers, the shorter survival time measured i...

Nationwide independent Taser study results suggest devices are safe

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A nationwide study examining the safety of Tasers used by law enforcement agencies suggests the devices are safe, causing a low occurrence of serious injuries. This study is the first large, independent study of injuries associated with Tasers. It is the first injury epidemio...

Studies suggest key correlation between lung cancer subtype and treatment outcomes

BARCELONA, SPAIN, September 25, 2007 In clinical research, patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that are classified as having a non-squamous histology achieve statistically significant higher survival when treated in the second-line setting with ALIMTA (pemetrexed for inject...

Inflammation may trigger Alzheimer's disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest

ST. LOUIS -- The anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin could hold promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, says a Saint Louis University doctor and researcher. Two research studies published by William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatrics and pharmacological and physiological science at...

Public Ready for Changes to Health-Care System But Unclear About Necessary Trade-Offs, Citizen Forums Suggest

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans see the nation's health-care system as at or near the breaking point and no longer able to be sustained, according to new research released today by Public Agenda and the Kettering Foundation. The report, Public Thinking about Copin...

Dangerous college drinking: Prevention is possible, studies suggest

Alcohol is sometimes seen as part and parcel of college life, but there are programs that can significantly reduce students' risky drinking, according to a series of studies in a special college drinking supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Problem drinking among U.S. c...

BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researchers suggest

DALLAS Dec. 18, 2007 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that the existing body mass index criteria for obesity surgery often excludes a group of obese patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, appearing in the December issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity...

Taste Buds Could Suggest Best Cures For Depression

Clinicians treating depressed patients often decide on the method of treatment by speculating about the probable neurotransmitter in the brain which needs help, whether it// is serotonin, noradrenaline or if it is both. Doctors are often correct in their estimate 60% to 80% of the time, yet the res...

Scientists suggest a new ‘brain wave’ for sound sleep and improved memoy

German researchers have found out in a recent study that by actually allowing a stream of mild electrical stimuli throughout// the night in short jolts they can stimulate a person’s mind helping him definitely to clearly recall the previous days events much more clearly than he would ordinarily be...

Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections

School districts in middle Tennessee recently have reported several cases of staph infection among students and school workers. //A biology professor at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is involved in research that holds the promise of helping to reduce the number of these infections. The r...

Doctors Suggest Tax on High Calorie Diet to Deter Intake

Doctors at the American Medical Association's annual conference are planning to demand the government to levy heavy tax on the America's soft drinks industry //. This is to mainly combat the nation's obesity epidemic. The issue mainly addresses the sweeteners put in sugary drinks and also the amoun...

How to make negative services less unpleasant for consumers

...reased. Meanwhile, those coming in for a diagnostic test felt less stress as their belief in the efficacy of mammography increased. These findings suggest healthcare providers in hospitals should consider a patient's stage in the testing process to determine how to best manage the patient's experience an...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...NSAIDs expose patients to potentially serious systemic side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular risks, Nuvo's clinical trials suggest that some of these systemic side effects occur less frequently with topically applied Pennsaid. There are more than 27 million Americans suffering fro...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

...d that more than 135 deaths and 260 costly emergency interventions were prevented annually as a result of improved care. Now, the latest study results suggest that once the program has helped get risk factors under control, patients can then be discharged and followed virtually with the same success. ...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...ssues can be caught early and possibly corrected. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggest parents take their child to a pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth appears, or at least by his or her first birthday. And then start the regul...

Genome of Leukemia Patient Reveals Common Mutations

... patient with AML. Neither of the mutations had been previously linked to leukemia. The fact that these mutations sometimes occur in other patients suggest they play a role in the development and progression of cancer, they said. The researchers sequenced the genome of a man who was diagnosed with AML ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...causal role of SHBG in the development of disease, Liu noted. "By directly linking SHBG with diabetes risk at both genetic and plasma levels, our data suggest that SHBG may have important biological effects that go beyond simply regulating sex-hormones in the blood," he said. These findings provide new in...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

... Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that vertebroplasty, a widely used surgery to help heal compression fractures, is no better than "sham" surgery when it comes to relieving pain and im...

Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

...out autism generally performed well on both tests, the researcher noted. The study findings, which appear online in the journal Neuropsychologia , suggest that visual processing problems could contribute to the difficulties with social interaction experienced by people with autism. "The way people mov...

Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension

... "However, these new findings are important since they point to specific ways to better protect against the risks of long-term hypertension. They also suggest ways to protect patients against other serious but uncommon side effects, like stroke or heart attack," Hurwitz said in the news release. More inf...

Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar

...at diet for a few days became resistant to CCK. They said their findings suggest that CCK resistance, like insulin resistance, may be a major contributor to...igh blood sugar often seen in people with a high-fat diet. The results also suggest that drugs that target CCK receptors may help fight diabetes. The study ...

The Reduction of Eye Fatigue Improves Vision in Older Subjects

...ith supplementation of the antioxidant, astaxanthin. The researchers suggest that the underlying reason for the improved accommodation ability in the te...h the basic measure for presbyopia is to wear glasses, the researchers also suggest that astaxanthin supplementation may slow down the progression of presbyopi...

Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

...g homes, as were 7,000 of 80,000 pressure ulcer cases in the United States. The findings, published online Aug. 4 in the British Medical Journal , suggest a trend toward higher quality care in non-profit nursing homes than in for-profit homes, said the McMaster researchers. But more research is needed to...

Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ntioned earlier in this release, the Company continues to see soft demand for its custom development services and recent order trends for generic APIs suggest that sales of those APIs during the second half of the year may be lower than previously expected. Ongoing cost reductions are expected to mitigate p...

Disability.gov Adds Social Media Tools, Disability Resources and a New Design to Complement Information from 22 Federal Agencies

...and new ways to organize, share and receive information. Visitors can sign up for personalized news and updates, participate in online discussions and suggest resources for the site. New features include a Twitter feed, Really Simple Syndication feeds, a blog, social bookmarking and a user-friendly way to ob...

AARP Responds to Health Reform Scare Tactics

... "This measure would not only help people make the best decisions for themselves, but also better ensure that their wishes are followed. "To suggest otherwise is a gross, and even cruel, distortion -- especially for any family that has been forced to make the difficult decisions on care for loved o...

Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk

...se than those with normal birth weight. The findings appear in the August issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases . "Experimental studies suggest that restricted growth of a fetus in the womb can interfere with normal kidney development and result in fewer and smaller filtering units, or nephron...

Journal of Clinical Oncology Publishes TREANDA Study Demonstrating Significant Improvement in Overall Response and Progression-Free Survival in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

...ent. Though the exact mechanism of action of TREANDA remains unknown, TREANDA may act in two distinct ways to kill cancer cells. Preclinical studies suggest that TREANDA may lead to cell death by a process known as apoptosis (programmed cell death) as well as by an alternate cell death pathway which disrup...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

...he University of Michigan. Other studies have found many adolescents get opioids from their own previous prescriptions, McCabe said. "These results suggest that appropriate pain management and careful therapeutic monitoring could contribute to reductions in the non-medical use of prescription opioids amon...

Exercise is healthy for mom and child during pregnancy

...a patient is, but exercise can help reduce these levels. Obese: Physicians should discuss pregnancy as an opportunity to improve overall health and suggest the patient start exercise for life-long health and as an example to the child when the child is older. Infertile: Even if a woman is under treatment...

Exercise Is Healthy for Mom and Child During Pregnancy

...ient is, but exercise can help reduce these levels. Obese: Physicians should discuss pregnancy as an opportunity to improve overall health and suggest the patient start exercise for life-long health and as an example to the child when the child is older. Infertile: Even if a woman is under trea...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

...ced. "We still know remarkably little about if and how tobacco policies affect men and women differently. We do have growing evidence to suggest that there are differences based on both sex and gender, which then interact with economic and cultural factors. Smoke-free policies are a good exampl...
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