Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer
PIPERSVILLE, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of Americans suffering from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, the body's mechanism for cooling itself is overactive and can cause sweat production that is up to four or five times more than normal. While some people may only thi...
DNA-damaged cells communicate with neighbors to let them know they're in trouble
When cells experiencing DNA damage fail to repair themselves, they send a signal to their neighbors letting them
know they're in trouble. The discovery, which shows that a process dubbed the DDR (DNA Damage Response) also controls communication from cell to cell, has implications for both cancer a...
Americans Want Insurers and Physicians to Use Technology to 'Coach' Them to Healthier Habits, Reports New National Survey From Microsoft
Findings support need for health plans to proactively engage consumers where they live and work.
REDMOND, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new survey released today from Microsoft Corp. shows that Americans would like their health insurers and physicians to proactively use technology...
New Compact and Folding Reading Glasses from VisAcuity.com: Never Leave Home Without Them
Reading glasses are essential for the majority of people over 40 who suffer from presbyopia. And now presbyopes can always fit a pair of reading glasses in a pocket or purse with VisAcuity.com's collection of compact and folding reading glasses.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 1...
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat
Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find,,
MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Good nutrition may be more an issue of supply than demand in the poorest parts of the lower Mississippi Delta.
A new study found that children in these rural area...
Runaway Health Care Costs: 12 Ways You Can Rein Them in, from the Harvard Health Letter
The editors of the Harvard Health Letter , in consultation with the doctors on its editorial board, propose 12 ways you can help curb health care spending, saving society--and perhaps yourself--some money
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 5, 2009 -- Economists agree that Americ...
Health and Wellness Programs in a Tight Economy: Why They Are Critical and How to Make Them Effective
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The deepening economic crisis is
placing the United States' ailing -- or some would say failing -- health care
system at further risk. With many Americans losing jobs, the number of
uninsured and underinsured is rising. Also, faced with tighter budgets and
Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care
Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds ,,
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Unmanageable health-care costs are forcing millions of insured and uninsured cancer survivors in the United States to go without the medical attention they need, ...
Video: Celebrities and Professional Athletes Invite the Public to Join them at the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy on March 28, in Washington, D.C.
TITUSVILLE, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Several big names in professional football and television will descend upon the nation's Capitol on Saturday, March 28 for the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy. New York Jets offensive lineman and eight-time Pro Bowler, Alan Faneca, and Atlanta F...
American Dietetic Association Calls for Accountability in Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Make Them More Effective
CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dietetic Association, the nation's largest association of food and nutrition professionals, is calling for procedural revisions in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to make the government's most authoritative source of advice on good di...
American Heart Association Science Advisory - Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Make Them a Part of Heart-Healthy Eating
-- The American Heart Association recommends that people consume at least 5 percent to 10 percent of calories from omega-6 fatty acids.
-- It's recommended that the omega-6 comes from foods, not supplements.
-- Replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fatty...
Malaria No More Congratulates President-elect Obama and the New Congress and Urges Them to Uphold Their Strong Commitment to Eliminating Malaria
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from
Peter Chernin, Chairman of Malaria No More, and Scott Case, CEO of Malaria
No More on the 2008 election results:
Malaria No More congratulates President-elect Barack Obama on his
victory last night and looks forward to workin...
AST to Address Human Resources Groups Nationwide to Encourage them to Adopt a Paid Leave Plan for Organ Donors
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of
Transplantation (AST) is hitting the road to spread the word about organ
donation to a unique target audience -- human resource professionals.
AST is scheduled to meet with state chapters of the Society of Human
Caterpillar Logistics Services Retirees Win a Preliminary Injunction Providing Them Premium-Free Retiree Healthcare
United States District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger, sitting in Nashville, Tennessee, granted a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by Caterpillar retirees to provide them
with retiree healthcare they were promised by the company. Caterpillar was ordered to provide Caterpillar Logistics S...
Video: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Offers Free Nicotine Lozenges for All Certified Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers to Help Them Safely Quit Smoking
In response to the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Commit Lozenges now offered to pilots and air traffic controllers who are quitting smoking
PITTSBURGH, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Aviation
Administration's (FAA) recent announce...
Retiring Nurses See Healthcare Advocacy as Second Career - Healthcare Liaison Workshop June 7-8 Shows Them How to Make Transition
BERKELEY, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Marie Shouldice, RN, sees
herself as a "healthcare human GPS device" guiding patients through
healthcare maze. For 28 years it's been her passion, and when she retires
it will become her profession working as a private health advocate
accredited by Berk...
Human breast tumors' 'microenvironment' primes them for metastasis
The environment within primary breast tumors can empower cells that break free and enter the bloodstream to successfully invade other organs, researchers report in the April 4th Cell, a publication of Cell Press.
Specifically, through studies of hundreds of human breast tumors, the researchers ...
Older People Want to Use Technology to Help Them Remain at Home
Study finds people 65-plus willingness to try technology like sensors
to detect falls and devices to regulate temperature, lights, and
appliances, but cost, perception, and technical issues remain challenges
WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults want to
Targeting aggressive breast cancers by putting them to sleep
It is well established that Id1, a gene normally produced only in embryonic development, is reactivated in many 'solid' cancers, or carcinomas.
In the case of breast cancer, the Id1 gene is active only in the more aggressive and metastatic varieties of cancer. Typically those cancers do not pos...
Tell them where it hurts
For statues, stress injuries come from standing in place for hundreds of years. Using a novel technique, researchers have now developed a way to predict such fracturing, applying the procedure to Michelangelo's David in an analysis that proved simpler, faster and more accurate than previous method...
Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group Urges Congress to Partner with Them and Support Funding Provisions in Asbestos Ban Legislation
- The following statement was issued by The Mesothelioma Applied Research
Foundation (Meso Foundation) to coincide with hearings held by the House
Energy and Commerce Committee on the "Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent
Mesothelioma Act"(HR 3339), today, Thursday, February 28, 2008. The Me...
Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2000 children gets them to eat again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory condition known as EE that often mimics reflux and can cause refusal to eat, affects about 1 in 2000 children in the United States and its prevalence is growing. Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital ...
Recognizing someone's name but forgetting how you met them is all in your head
Recognizing someones name but forgetting how you met them
is all in your head
New research from The University of Western Ontario suggests the sometimes eerie feeling experience when recognizing someone, yet failing to remember how or why, reveals important insight into how memory is wired in ...
Teen girls report abusive boyfriends try to get them pregnant
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Seven years ago, Elizabeth Miller was a volunteer physician in a community-based clinic in Boston, Mass., which offered confidential services to teens. She is still haunted by the memory of a 15-year old girl who asked her for a pregnancy test. It was negative, but two weeks ...
Talk With Kids, Not At Them
Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds,,
MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to help children develop language and speech skills, UCLA researchers say, listening to what they have to say is just as important as talking to them.
The effect of...
Scientists use bed bugs' own chemistry against them
COLUMBUS, Ohio Scientists here have determined that combining bed bugs' own chemical signals with a common insect control agent makes that treatment more effective at killing the bugs.
The researchers found that stirring up the bed bugs by spraying their environment with synthetic versions of ...
Severely Abused Foster Children Sue New York City Child Welfare Agencies After their Failure to Help Them
Now residing in Florida, special needs victims are abandoned again!
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten former foster care children are filing a civil rights and negligence lawsuit in New York District Court against the City of New York Child Welfare Administratio...
The SCAN Foundation Funds New Program for Santa Clarita and South Los Angeles Seniors and Those Who Care for Them
Planning Grant to Partners in Care Foundation will identify ways to expand access to vital services
LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation today announced it has awarded a $200,000 12-month planning grant to San Fernando Valley based Partners in Care Foundation (Partn...
European Cancer Resolution will benefit patients and all those who treat and care for them
An initiative to combat cancer in the enlarged European Union has been adopted in a plenary session of the European Parliament today (Thursday 10 April). The adoption of the Cancer Resolution has been welcomed by ECCO the European CanCer Organisation which says that patients, and all those who c...
A New Plan to Expand Health Care Access in America for People Who Can't Find a Doctor to Care for Them
WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 12,
at 10:00 am, Representatives from Community Health Centers will brief
Congressional staff on a bold new plan to bring primary health care
services to 30 million people by the year 2015. The ACCESS for All America
plan is b...
Fugitive cancer cells can be blocked by stopping blood cells that aid them
Cancer cells get a helping hand from platelets, specialized blood cells involved in clotting. Platelets shelter and feed tumor cells that stray into the bloodstream, making it easier for cancer to spread, or metastasize. Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests th...
Americans pay the most for prescription drugs and still don't take them
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---An international study of dialysis patients shows that although U.S. residents have the highest out-of-pocket drug costs, even those who can afford their prescription drugs are far less likely to take them
than patients in other countries.
The new research from the University...
This Holiday Season, Teach Your Kids the Science of How Drinking Alcohol Can Hurt Them
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As adolescents get ready to attend
holiday parties, it's time for parents to have "The Talk" with them
why they shouldn't drink alcohol. Teens are constantly exercising their
independence and individuality, and peer pressure is fierce. If their
The hottest jobs in science, and how to land them
COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. As the life science industry has grown by leaps and bounds, so too have career opportunities. But the choices can be daunting. Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development , a new book published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ( www.cshlpress.com )...
ADDA'S Awareness Campaign Offers Resources and Education to Adults Living with AD/HD and Professionals Working With Them
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 85
percent of the 8 million adults living with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (AD/HD) remain undiagnosed due to a lack of knowledge and the
negative stigma surrounding this neurobiological disorder. Without proper
One-fourth of HIV patients believe their doctors stigmatize them
Physicians might want to be extra careful about how they treat HIV-infected patients not just in the clinical sense but in the way they behave toward them.
Even the perception that physicians are stigmatizing patients for carrying the virus that causes AIDS can discourage these individuals fr...
Drink-drivers Not Influenced by Ads Unless It Affects Them Personally
Young men are not influenced by advertisements that show horrific consequences of drink-driving until the message relates directly to them, says a report .
The UK Department of Transport says that advertisements about the dreadful consequences of drink-driving can influence young men not t...
Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes
Those who uphold the law often end up violating the rule themselves - and certainly so when it comes to mosquitoes in the Indian capital .
The local authorities have sent notices to the Delhi High Court, Patiala House courts and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for breeding mosqu...
Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!
'We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession' - George Bernard Shaw
Healthcare in India is presently the cynosure of global attention. A country that churns the highest number of medical brains, is also recording excellence in healthcare services. ...
Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive
A new study of chemo patients, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Institute has revealed that a gene , p53, thought to be essential in helping chemotherapy kill cancer cells, may actually help them
The researchers found that 70 percent of subjec...