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Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be a Thing of the Past Due to New Efforts with Sports Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

The Andrews Institute brings national attention to sports musculoskeletal ultrasound, hosting their second sports musculoskeletal conference chaired by medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews Gulf Breeze, Fla. (Vocus) July 16, 2009 -- The second...

There's No Such Thing as a Good Tan

Pediatric dermatologist-researcher Alfred Lane, MD, offers sunscreen safety tips 'Sunburns are a sign of ultraviolet radiation damage,' warns Lane STANFORD, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Lane, MD, knows that kids love summer and kids love sun. However, Dr. Lane cautions, paren...

CT scans: Too much of a good thing can be risky

OAK BROOK, Ill. Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology . "We found that while most patients accrue small cumulative cancer risks, 7 percent of the patients in our study had ...

CT Scans: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Risky

Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) March 31, 2009 -- Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at i...

Exacerbations in COPD: One thing leads to another

New research shows that individual exacerbations in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) themselves increase the likelihood of repeat exacerbations, even after five days of full, asymptomatic recoverybad news for patients with COPD, where each exacerbation can drive the progression of the disea...

Is There Really Such a Thing as Hope in a Jar?

Dermatologists help consumers sort through the cosmeceutical conundrum NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to cosmeceuticals, consumers are bombarded by marketing claims that often fail to live up to their hype. Banking on promises that a product can "reverse the aging process" or...

Glutamate: Too much of a good thing in schizophrenia?

Philadelphia, PA, October 27, 2008 Is schizophrenia a disorder of glutamate hyperactivity or hypoactivity? While the predominant hypothesis for many years was that schizophrenia was a glutamate deficit disorder, there is growing evidence of glutamate hyperactivity as well. The study by Karlsson...

Open cancer surgery set to become a thing of the past

The surgeon's knife is playing an ever smaller role in the treatment of cancer, as it is replaced by increasingly efficient and safe radiation therapy techniques. Progress in radiation technology will also lead to better detection rates for cancer. This is according to Professor Freek Beekman, who...

One Thing Washington Can Agree On: Time for E-Prescribing in Medicare

New Poll Shows Rural Seniors Want E-Prescribing in Medicare WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Washington gridlocks on so many issues, promoting electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in Medicare is emerging as one issue that both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. "T...

Mental Health Advocates Call for Psycho Donuts to Do the Right Thing

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oscar Wright, chief executive officer of United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF), and Kipp Berdiansky, co-owner of the Psycho Donuts shop, participated in an interview and debate Wednesday on KTVU's Bay Area People with h...

Charity Slot Machines a Thing of the Past in Norway

Volunteer organisations and charities in Norway such as the Red Cross have for years made oodles of money by operating their own slot machines, but authorities are about to put an end to that. In a bid to combat gambling addiction, the Norwegian state has declared a monopoly on all slot mac...

Toddlers Rejoice-Flu Jabs may Be a Thing of the Past

It’s welcome news, at least to the tiny tots- FluMist, a live viral nasal spray seems much more effective than jabs of the// seasonal flu vaccine. Injected vaccines for flu contain inactive or weakened viruses, and are given in two doses for infants starting from 6 months of age, to prepare th...

IVF Twins May Soon be a Thing of the Past

Soon there may be a ban on having twins through IVF treatment because intensive care units are being swamped by the many newborns.// A group of leading doctors have proposed that would-be mothers should l be allowed to have only one embryo implanted at a time. Although adopting this plan co...

Allergy Shots May Soon be a Thing of the Past.

Allergy shots may soon be replaced by a pill according to European researchers. The latest study supports previous research which showed the effectiveness of the Grazax allergen tablet.// Hay fever and other allergies have long been treated with allergy shots. Allergies are a result of the immun...

Experts Are Optimistic Of Making Waterborne Infectious Diseases A Thing Of Past

Health experts are optimistic that ill health and death due to water borne diseases could soon be relegated to the past. // According to Alan Fenwick who had published his article in today's Science, if the partners of the global health partnerships integrate their programmes, then by 2015, ...

Knock on the Head – No Small Thing After Al

A pick-up game of basketball often leaves you with a hit in the head with the ball. While the jolt would most likely leave you feeling a little dizzy and queasy// you often just continue playing. The question is, should you? Dizziness and nausea are two signs of concussion—one of the least unde...

The Most Natural Thing in the World

While having a baby may be one of the most natural things in the world, a University of Western Sydney conference will further research into why increasing numbers// of Australian women want modern medicine to intervene in the 'risky business' of childbirth with C-sections, spinal blocks,amniocent...

Rubella- a Thing of the Past in US

According to a statement released by the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), Teratology Society, the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society//, and the Behavioral Toxicology Society, rubella is no longer an endemic disease in the US and congenital rubella syndrome has been almost ...

Shrinking bladder with age is a thing of past

Scientists from University of Pittsburgh had said in a new study that there’s adequate proof that bladder// does not shrink in size with age, in spite of the elderly frequenting the bathroom more. Researchers had compiled data on bladder capacity and stability, urethral closure pressure, voidi...

Pomegranate Juice May Be The Next Best Thing For People With Heart Disease

New study has suggested that polyphenolic antioxidants present in the juice of pomegranate may help in reducing stress and atherogenesis. // Atherogenesis is the process of plaques etc forming in the inner lining of the arteries that make them hard causing a state of atherosclerosis. This cau...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

Back to the future, almost literally. Dan Didrick of Naples, Florida, has come up with a fascinating alternative for those who have lost their fingers, almost one in 150 persons do lose a digit , it is estimated. Didricks X-finger is back to the future because it has no batteries, electroni...

Why running noses are a good thing

Doctors have a new clue to help sort out whether people with aches and coughs have the ominous first signs of inhaled anthrax or ordinary colds and flu: Anthrax victims don't have runny noses. In general, the first symptoms of inhaled anthrax are the same as the flu and other wintertime viruses -- ...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...es for bleeding and infection as well as longer hospital stays have been found for women who deliver by C-section. But Copel said that the critical thing for a woman to do is to keep talking to her obstetrician/gynecologist. If the baby is found still to be breech late in pregnancy, she should discuss t...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...ies in comparing both populations. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. "The thing that surprised me the most was that acuity levels -- how sick the person was -- and hospital admissions rates were similar in comparing the homeless p...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

...met these stringent standards and have positively impacted healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among students and staff. "That's the thing - we keep score. We independently evaluate the progress schools are making and we celebrate these successes," said Ginny Ehrlich, Executive Director o...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

...mphasizing "lifestyle risk factors and optimal medical [drug] treatment" after a diagnosis of angina, Buckley said. "For many people, the important thing when they are diagnosed with angina is to look at their lifestyle and do what can be done about it," he said. "Medications to reduce blood pressure an...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

...nd asking non-designers to do a quick, rough sketch of the specific terms we were looking at. For instance, I asked family members to sketch the first thing they thought of when I said the term 'in-patient.' They all sketched a rough outline of a hospital building. It's probably not what I would have first...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

...FF in unique, creative and fun ways. Members of Team Fox walk, run, blog, jog, paddle, dance and even flip pancakes to help make Parkinson's disease a thing of the past. The Rockefeller Plaza display will highlight these efforts, to show how joining Team Fox can make a significant difference in the fight ...

Coastal Contacts Helps Students Set Sights on Good Grades with $19.95 Glasses

...ust to ensure that every child has access to eyeglasses. "Back-to-school is such an exciting and important time in a child's life. The last thing they need to worry about is if they will be able to see the chalk board clearly," stated Coastal Contacts COO, Steve Bochen. Vision problem...

Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

...of omega-3 fatty acids are such an old story that such studies can go unnoticed, Lavie said. "If you polled cardiologists about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, I don't know if they would recognize how much has been done in this area," he noted. As far back as 2002, the American Heart Associ...

Atlanta Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD Renewing Bodies and Spirits for New Moms with a Mommy Makeover

...dvanced Aesthetic Surgery couldn’t be happier with the results. One new mom who underwent a Mommy Makeover from Dr. Lintner says it was the best thing she could have done for herself. “I am so glad I had the opportunity to have my body back again. I feel great in my clothes, in a bathing suit,...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...ppears in the community, Gilliard said. But the first line of defense would be to avoid high-risk situations and avoid being a caregiver. "The best thing is to still listen to your local health department," said Dr. Scott R. Lillibridge, assistant dean at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School o...

New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

... Flasks, beakers and hot plates may soon be a thing of the past in chemistry labs. Instead of handling a few experiments on a bench top, scientists may simply pop a microchip into a computer and instant...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

...k for pancreatic cancer than those who have diabetes but never used metformin," Li said. "And that's quite a dramatic effect. And so far it's the only thing that we've seen that can reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer so much." Li and her colleagues will publish their findings in the August issue of ...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...ness in parts of the face, said Guyuron, but it usually went away. "One thing that's impressive is the migraine-free rates," Lipton said. "The other thing that was impressive is they did a year of follow-up. Usually, everything is...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

...B. Grant, M.D., a professor of pharmacology and therapeutics at UF's College of Medicine. "Although we used genes, we also suggest you can do the same thing with drugs but ultimately you would not give the drugs to the patient, you would give the drugs to their cells. Take the cells out, activate certain ...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

...searchers observe and analyze what happens in a fly's brain when the animal whizzes in criss-cross flight around a room. The first results show one thing very clearly: The way flies process the images from their immobile eyes is completely different from they way the human brain processes visual signal...

Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

...at further decreases are likely as other funding sources react to their own budget reductions. "Domestic violence shelters are often the only thing standing between victims and grave physical danger. California's communities cannot sustain their loss," says Sue Aebischer, Executive Director of Hou...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

...in, fatigue, depression, anxiety and physical and social functioning. Now there will be a pain measurement of 75, for example, that will mean the same thing to every doctor and scientist. The new project is called Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS). More than 1,000 researc...

President Takes Illinois Woman's Tough Health Care Questions at AARP Town Hall

...ant to ration by dictating to somebody. What we do want to be able to do is to provide information to that senior and to her doctor about this is the thing that is going to be most helpful to you in dealing with your condition." The President went on to address concerns over taking money out of Me...
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