Advanced Heart Procedure Treats Growing Problem
WAUSAU, Wis., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Like an estimated 5 million other Americans, Barry Simonis had atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that greatly increases the risk of stroke and causes the most important muscle in our bodies to beat irregularly.
Aspirus cardiovascular surge...
Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615
FRISCO, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- OxySure(R) Systems, Inc. today announced that the Frisco Independent School District (FISD) has already used the OxySure(R) Model 615 on four occasions during the first month of implementation says Scott T. Freeman, Vice President of Operations.
Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient in India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
HYDERABAD, India, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians in India have carried out the country's first treatment using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. A 72-year-old bladder cancer patient received the pioneering treatment using RapidArc radioth...
North Carolina 'Give Kids A Smile!' Project Treats Close to 20,000 Children
CARY, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual North Carolina "Give Kids A Smile!" day of free dental care resulted in 19,719 children being treated across the state, a 26% increase over 2008. The value of free services totaled $1.97 million, an increase of $710,000 (56%) compared to last yea...
New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder
It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say,,,,
SATURDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted device may soon replace the anti-clotting drug warfarin as the first line of treatment for many people with atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests....
Japan Treats First Extracranial Patients Using CyberKnife Radiosurgery
First Patients Treated in Yokohama, Japan Following Expanded Japanese Regulatory Approval
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in t...
New form of intravenous iron treats anemia in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis
Ferumoxytol, a novel intravenous form of iron that permits rapid administration of large doses, has been shown to be effective for treating iron deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, according to a clinical trial appearing in the February 2009 issue of the Clinical Jour...
Lifeline Vascular Access Treats a Quarter Million Patients
This Milestone Signifies The Company's Commitment to Healthy and Successful Vascular Access for Kidney Patients
VERNON HILLS, Ill., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeline Vascular Access(SM), the nation's leading provider of vascular access management services, announced today that its network of m...
Cancer drug effectively treats transplant rejections
CINCINNATIUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered a new therapy for transplant patients, targeting the antibody-producing plasma cells that can cause organ rejection.
Results of the study are published in the Dec. 27, 2008, edition of the journal Transplantation .
Holiday Treats and Decorations Can Be a Deadly Combination for Pets
How to Avoid a Trip to the Animal ER this Holiday Season
Kansas City, Kan., December 18, 2008 - The veterinary specialists at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kansas City (VSEC) wish to warn pet owners of the potential hazards that commonly take place duri...
Dogs Get Petty About Treats
Study found they would withhold paws in face of unfair reward system
MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- It's a dog-envy-dog world, and a jealous dog isn't likely to take it lying down.
According to new research in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie...
Sealing off portion of intestinal lining treats obesity, resolves diabetes in animal model
Lining the upper portion of the small intestine with an impermeable sleeve led to both weight loss and restoration of normal glucose metabolism in an animal model of obesity-induced diabetes. Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center and Gastrointestinal Unit repor...
Topical Cream Treats Precancerous Lesions of Vulva
Researchers note invasive surgery is currently the most common treatment
WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- A topical cream appears to be a highly effective treatment for precancerous lesions on the vulva, Dutch researchers report.
Rather than directly targeting the disease its...
Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinson's disease in mice
NEW YORK, March 23, 2008Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has shown that therapeutic cloning, also known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), can be used to treat Parkinsons disease in mice. The studys results are published in the March 23 online ...
A Once-Daily Oral Drug for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease That Treats COPD-Related Inflammation Could Achieve Blockbuster Status
Although Physicians Report Satisfaction with GlaxoSmithKline's Advair and
Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer's Spiriva, Significant Need Remains for a Novel
Anti-Inflammatory Drug, According to a New Report from Decision Resources
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the...
New therapy effectively treats deep vein thrombosis
OAK BROOK, Ill. A novel treatment for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective, according to a pilot study published in the February issue of Radiology. The study found that injecting or lacing the clot with a fiber-binding thrombolytic agent effectively treats
deep vein thrombosi...
Robotic Surgery Treats Tonsil Cancer
Surgeon manipulates motorized arms to snip away tumors
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new robotic surgical system shows promise in the removal of cancer involving the tonsils, researchers say.
According to a team at the University of Pennsylvania, the transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ...
Asacol treats UC symptoms of isolated proctitis
Aventura, Fl., December 5, 2007 Data from two Phase III clinical trials support that Asacol, an oral, non-steroidal medication that belongs to the class of agents known as 5-aminosalicylic acids (5-ASAs), is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for patients with all extents of ulcerative col...
Ultrasound Treats Localized Prostate Cancer
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) now Available at New Location in Mexico
CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinic in Cancun, Mexico
will offer treatment of localized prostate cancer with HIFU, an ultrasound
therapy. This is the second facility...
Scripps Health Treats More Than 160 Fire Victims at Emergency Departments Across San Diego County
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Since wildfires began raging across
San Diego County on Sunday Oct. 21, Scripps Health has treated 166 patients
affected by the blazes at its hospital-based emergency departments and
urgent care facilities. Patients continue to arrive at Scripps' emergency d...
Slippery slope: 1 tiny truffle can trigger desire for more treats
Indulging in just one small chocolate truffle can induce cravings for more sugary and fatty foodsand even awaken a desire for high-end status products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research .
In a study that examined goals and behavior in consumers, authors Juliano Laran...
Tips for Maintaining Your Physique While Enjoying Your Favorite Treats
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready or not, the holiday season
is here. The temptations begin with Halloween candy, continue through
Thanksgiving with turkey and pies, merry-making eggnog and potato latkes,
and then New Year's toasts. But, it doesn't end there. Next come Super Bowl
Orthodontists Offer Sweet Incentives for Tricky Halloween Treats
Annual buy-back program expects to collect 16 tons of candy
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The average American consumes more
than 24 pounds of candy per year, and a sizeable portion of that indulgence
is eaten around Halloween*. For most people, this year's candy noshing will
No Trick to Halloween Sweet Treats
Leading Penn State Registered Dietitian Kris Clark, Ph.D., offers easy tips to help kids have a safe, nutritious - and fun - Halloween!
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- If this year's Halloween is like
those past, some 36 million children(1), aged five to thirteen years, are
poised to do...
Good News for Trick-or-Treaters With Braces: Renowned Chef to the Rescue With Braces-Friendly Treats
Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello and The American Association of
Orthodontists team up to provide braces-friendly Halloween tips, treats
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If you wear braces, there's nothing
to be afraid of: Halloween can still be...
PBS KIDS(R) and PBS KIDS GO!(sm) Explore Halloween's Tricks and Treats
On October 31, New Episodes from MARTHA SPEAKS, SUPER WHY, WORDWORLD
and CYBERCHASE Help Kids Learn Some Things Aren't As Scary As They Think
To Prepare for the Long Holiday Season Ahead, SID THE SCIENCE KID
Discovers Tricks to Stay Healthy and Enjoy Treats
ARLINGTON, Va., ...
Food 'tricks' that combat sneaky, creepy Halloween treats
The sneakiest, creepiest surprise this Halloween may actually be in the candy dish. In a study being presented this Saturday at the American Heart Association conference in Orlando shows that people at only half as many mini-size Halloween candies when they kept the wrappers in plain sight The s...
New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis
Over 80 Iraqi patients, mostly children and youth, have been cured at New Delhis Indraprastha Apollo Hospital since last month.
Most of the patients, aged up to 18 years, were suffering from congenital heart disease and hearing impairment.
A six-year old child underwent an Intra Ca...
Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain
Accera, Inc. announced today that recent data from its Phase IIb study in Alzheimer's disease (AD) support findings showing that AD may effectively be thought of and treated as diabetes of the brain.
AD is widely believed to be caused by the accumulation of amyloid beta plaques in the brai...
ChemGenex Treats First Patient With Ceflatonin
Melbourne-based ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals has treated the first patient in a new phase II/III clinical study designed to evaluate the efficacy of Ceflatonin// (homoharringtonine or HHT) in patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) who have failed or were intolerant to treatment with two or more ...
Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation
Chronic constipation affects 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population. Nearly one-third of affected people have dyssynergic defecation, in which muscles used// for bowel movements do not work well. Those who suffer from it can be relieved now, as the new research shows biofeedback treatment can succ...
Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer
A hormone that is important in the control of blood pressure also shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice, suggesting a new way to prevent or treat the deadly cancer, according to scientists. //
Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the scientists said that in mice treated with the hormone, ang...
Naltrexone also Treats Crohn's Disease
A study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that naltrexone may be beneficial to people with Crohn's disease. A low dose of this drug is often used to bring// relief to victims of alcohol and drug addiction.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects ...
Common BP Drug Treats Muscular Dystrophy
Johns Hopkins Researchers have shown that a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure reverses muscle wasting// in genetically engineered mice with Marfan syndrome and also prevents muscle degeneration in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The results are reported online this week at Natur...
Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma
Revelry and mirth is known by another name- Christmas! The fervor and festivity of Christmas is whetted as we submit wholly to the whims of our starving taste buds//, feeding them with the flavors of the season. A mouthwatering spread is incomplete without the 'piece de resistance', the rich and ex...
BBIC – A SOY-based Substance Treats Multiple Sclerosi
Bowmann-Birk Inhibitor Concentrate (BBIC) is a natural soy-based substance. A US based study finds: BBIC improves the condition of animals with a disease similar to multiple// sclerosis.
A group of animals with Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) received BBIC, while another group of animals a...
Actonel Treats Hip Fractures In A Better Way Than Alendronate
New study shows that osteoporosis patients treated with Actonel are more likely to sustain when compared to alendronate. //These results were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Osteoporosis International after collecting data from 33,000 women with osteoporosis.
The study of 33,000 po...
New Gene Therapy Treats Diabetic Neuropathy
A preclinical trail carried out to treat diabetic nerve damage has shown promising results. A novel therapeutic, discovered by researchers// of the University of Manchester, when injected into the system, it was found to trigger a particular gene responsible to prevent nerve damage in hands and fee...
Chennai Hospital Treats Pakistani Blue Baby
A blue baby from Pakistan was given a new lease of life by doctors in the Indian city of Chennai at the Sri M.G. Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital.// Fifteen-month-old Maxwell Qayyum was suffering from a restricted flow of oxygenated blood. He was operated upon in Chennai, and he is reported...
Intravenous Iron treats anemia of pregnancy faster
For women with pregnancy-related anemia linked to iron deficiency, intravenous administration of iron increases hemoglobin faster and more effectively // than iron pills, says a Turkish study.
Since oral iron replacement is generally effective, safe, and cheap, it is the first choice for treatme...