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While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

HHS Secretary Sebelius says real change begins with America's kids,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs, just over 9 percent of all medical spending, experts reported at a na...

Recession Takes Toll on Children's Health

National poll finds kids in poorest families feel effects most FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- The recession is taking a toll on many U.S. children, especially the poor and uninsured, according to a survey of 1,471 parents and their children. The poll, conducted in the United St...

New Survey Highlights Emotional, Financial Toll Multi-Generational Tobacco Use Takes on Parents Sandwiched In Between

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amanda Crawford was just fifteen when she smoked her first cigarette. Now that she is 45, she still smokes despite having tried to quit multiple times. Children are fifty percent more likely to start smoking if they have a parent w...

Nestle(R) TOLL HOUSE(R) Refrigerated Cookie Dough Recall Update - July 9, 2009

SOLON, Ohio , July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA's Baking Division continues to work closely and in full cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on an investigation into E. coli O157:H7 illnesses associated with the consumpt...

Nestle(R) Toll House(R) Refrigerated Cookie Dough Recall Update

SOLON, Ohio, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The situation described in the June 26th edition of the Wall Street Journal bears no relation to Nestle's recent voluntary withdrawal of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Nestle always fully cooperates with the regulatory authorities wherever it op...

Financial Distress Taking Toll on Employee Health

SUMMERFIELD, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Financially distressed employees have trouble functioning in their jobs, and this is hurting their physical health as well as taking a bite out of the employer's bottom line," says Dr. E. Thomas Garman, president, Personal Finance Employee Educ...

Media Advisory: The Recession's Toll on American Workers' Health & Well-Being

For Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With our nation in the grips of the worst economy in at least one-quarter century, American workers have had to grapple with fast and furious changes over the past 12 months, including those related to thei...

U.S. Swine Flu Death Toll Now at 5

Two new deaths occurred in Arizona, Texas, health officials say FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, including two new deaths linked to the H1N1 virus, bringing the nationwide total to five. "Today we had our...

Stressed and Sedentary Lifestyles Increase as Recession Appears to Take its Toll on Britain's Health

LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - Health of the Nation has Declined by Two Points in the Last Six Months - Britain is Overwhelmed, Overworked and Overweight - 1.9 Million More Brits Leading Unhealthy Lives Than Six Months Ago The nation appears to be stuck in a downward spira...

APA Poll Finds Economic Stress Taking a Toll on Men

Middle-Aged Men Stressed about Work, Money and the Economy Seven out of 10 American Workers Affected by Employers' Cost-Cutting Measures WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economic pressures are having an increasing impact on men aged 35 to 54, according to a new survey by the ...

Economic Downturn Taking Toll on Patients and Communities Hospitals Serve: New Survey Finds

Hospitals are cutting services and staff, while more patients are in need of assistance WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six out of ten hospitals nationally are seeing a greater proportion of patients without insurance coming through their emergency departments, according to ...

Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- When military mothers are away at war, their teenage children are more likely to slip into trouble, from getting into fights to earning poor grades at school, a new study has found. But ...

Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans

Work schedules, finances and getaway destinations are affected, studies find SUNDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Two new reports show that food allergies can be a burden on a family's finances and even its vacation plans. The studies, expected to be presented in Washington, D.C.,...

Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives

Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans are dying each year from lung disease caused by atmospheric ozone, a new study finds. The greatest risk may for those living be in hot, dry cities such as Los A...

New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide

(March 9, 2009, Mumbai, India) Today World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society published The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition and released an online version of the document at TobaccoAtlas.org. This comprehensive volume of research and its accompanying website graphically display how toba...

Global War on Drugs Takes Devastating Toll on Human Lives, Advocates Say

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting t...

Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29 THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Increased rates of obesity and lack of insurance coverage are among the many health challenges facing young American adults, according to just-released statistics. A special sec...

'King Size Combo:' New Report Reveals Broad Toll on Taxpayers by Bailed-Out Bank Goldman Sachs and Its Holdings in Burger King

**Goldman paid nearly double the average bonus on Wall St; **Burger King costs taxpayers estimated $273 million a year Service workers demonstrate today at Burger King Miami headquarters; public outreach set at Burger King restaurants in other cities this week WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNews...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

Rashes, hives, other problems exacerbated by wartime conditions, researchers say TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Rashes, eczema and other skin troubles can be exacerbated by combat conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan and are a major cause of American soldiers being evacuated for tr...

Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal changes can interfere with people's attempts to get regular exercise, suggests a U.S. study that found that women work out more in the summer and less in the winter. ...

Economic Downturn Takes Toll on California Hospitals

New Report Shows 73 Percent Increase in Patients Unable to Pay Out-of-Pocket Costs, 33 Percent Rise in Uninsured Patients Visiting Hospital ERs SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The economic recession gripping the nation is having a dramatic impact on California's commu...

Economic Stress Taking Toll on Peoples' Health

AARP Survey Finds Financial Stress Causing Health Problems for Nearly 20% of 45 plus Population CHICAGO, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest victim of the economic recession could be your health. According to a recent AARP survey, one in five adults ages 45 and older are suffering ...

CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Two new reports released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Economic Stress Takes Toll on Health

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New survey shows economic stress takes toll on the emotional and physical health of the population. The survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association, shows at least 80% of those surveyed, rated money and the economy as their top stresso...

Economic Crisis Takes Toll on Emotional Health

Experts seeing more cases of sleeplessness, anxiety, but they offer tips for coping WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Wall Street's roller coaster ride is costing Americans more than money: It's costing them sleepless nights and a heap of emotional distress, experts say. "Peopl...

NARSAD Introduces 'Healthy Minds Across America,' an International Event Recognizing the Toll of Mental Illness, on Sunday, Sept. 14

Featuring 48 Free Public Forums across U.S. and Canada on Progress and Promise of Mental Health Research GREAT NECK, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- People concerned about the toll that mental health disorders are taking on their families and communities will have a unique opp...

New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment Through 'Generations'

Survey Results Capture Perspectives of People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physicians Treating the Condition over a Span of 30 Years HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotional and physical limitations are significant challenges cited by people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthrit...

New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment through "Generations"

Survey Results Capture Perspectives of People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physicians Treating the Condition over a Span of 30 Years Horsham, PA (Vocus) July 15, 2008 -- Emotional and physical limitations are significant challenges cited by people diagnosed wi...

Tainted Tomato Toll Tops 750

U.S. health officials still scouring farms in Mexico, Florida as source of salmonella contamination THURSDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- The victim count in the tainted tomato outbreak has risen dramatically again, according to the latest U.S. health count. The U.S. Centers for Dis...

Tainted Tomato Toll Now 552

U.S. health officials zero in on farms in Mexico, Florida as source of salmonella contamination FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The victim count in the tainted tomato outbreak leaped to 552 Friday even as U.S health officials announced that the salmonella contaminant did indeed com...

Too Much Cell Phone Time Takes Toll on Teen Sleep

Study found excessive use made adolescents more sleepy, restless and stressed MONDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who become addicted to their cell phones may be placing their health at risk by compromising their ability to sleep well, a new Swedish study suggests. The finding ...

Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows THURSDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly 80 percent of high blood pressure-related deaths in the world occur in developing nations, a new study by New Zealand researchers shows. Once regard...

Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow

But it's not too late to protect yourself and your family, experts say FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- News from the diabetes front seems to grow more discouraging by the day. Rates of the disease, fueled by obesity and sedentary lifestyles, have risen unchecked in the United ...

Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players

The majority never return to their pre-injury level, study finds,,,, SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it doesn't take three strikes to get out in baseball. A new study found that just one injury severe enough to require surgery kept more than half of those injured playe...

Diabetes' Health Toll Hits $174 Billion Annually

Costs have climbed 32% since 2002, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes-related medical and economic costs in the United States hit $174 billion in 2007, a 32 percent increase from 2002, a new study shows. The research, commissioned by the American Diabetes Asso...

New CDC Global Survey Finds Tobacco Taking Massive Toll on World's Children

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A new global survey released by t...

Burn injuries take devastating toll on nation's children

The approach of winter season brings with it an increase in burn-related injuries to our nations children. Annually in the United States, fires and burns result in almost 4,000 deaths and more than 745,000 non-hospitalized injuries among all age groups. A new study conducted by researchers at t...

Arthritis Takes Major Toll on Workplace

Disabled may face changing hours, responsibilities, even termination, study finds SATURDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis-related disability can have a major impact on a person's employment, forcing them to change work hours, the type and nature of their work, or even lose the...

Study reveals high death toll after severe urinary complications in men over 45

As many as one in four men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention will die within a year, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The risk of death in men after acute urinary retention is close to that seen in patients who had a broken hip. The problem is set to get worse as the po...
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