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Sociologists to turn the sociological eye on San Francisco

San Francisco, the host city for the American Sociological Association's 104th annual meeting, will be the subject of several regional spotlight sessions in which leading sociologists present research and explore the politics, history, health and culture of the city and state of California. Mo...

Curing Diabetes, Pigs Turn to Lions

MINNEAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Receiving more than $80,000 from Minnesota and Wisconsin Multiple District Lions Clubs over the past years, Spring Point Project, a non profit organization developing pig donors for pancreatic islet transplantation to cure diabetes, is attending the ...

If Heads Turn When You Sneeze, Enter the 'Side-Splitting Sneeze Contest'

Videotape The Silliest Sneeze You've Ever Seen For the Chance to WIN BIG From Chloraseptic(R) and Little Allergies(R) Allergen Block! Contest Entry Deadline is August 30, 2009 IRVINGTON, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your friends, family, or coworkers chuckle every time you sneeze? Or ...

Headache Sufferers Turn to Neurologychannel for Reliable Information about New Headache Treatments

Healthcommunities.com, Inc., announces the recent addition of a New Headache Treatments section to its consumer health information website, neurologychannel.com. This newly updated section features important information about pain medications and treatment methods that are being developed for p...

How to turn conflict into collaboration when patients and physicians disagree

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2009 -- In an era when people are more informed about their care and more assertive with their physicians, an impasse can develop over issues as simple as a patient insisting on unnecessary tests or medications or as complicated as end-of-life care. To help better prepare p...

Hospitals Turn to Vendors Like Elekta for Help in Squeezing Most From Existing Technologies

As Capital Expenditures Slow, Hospitals and Treatment Centers Seek Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Technology ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For oncology programs struggling to make ends meet, the ability to do more with less is appealing. The pressure to gain efficiencies comes from tw...

Safety Alert for Buyers of Used Commercial Zero Turn Mowers

Look Up To Make Sure There's a Rollover Bar Above Your Head Bloomington, MN (Vocus) March 26, 2009 -- The Toro Company is encouraging buyers of previously owned commercial zero-radius-turn (ZRT) mowers to check that each unit is properly equipped with an overhead roll...

Experts turn to Web to combat distressing skin disease

People experiencing the skin disease psoriasis may get relief from their symptoms and the psychological distress they can cause through a new web-based therapy programme. Skin experts and psychologists at The University of Manchester have teamed up to design a computer program known as 'electro...

Patient Advocacy Teams Help Turn World Rare Disease Day 2009 Into A Global Success

Children, Schools and Businesses Nationwide Team Up To Support The Project--The Children's Rare Disease Network™ Laguna Woods, Calif. (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- Children, businesses, schools and organizations from states all across the country including California...

New research sheds light on how stem cells turn into blood cells

March 5, 2009 Hamilton Researchers funded by the Canadian Cancer Society have discovered how certain messages that are carried within stem cells can trigger those cells to become blood cells. The findings are published online today in Cell Stem Cell . "This finding is exciting because it may ...

Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Kindergarteners who are impulsive and inattentive could be susceptible to gambling by the time they reach sixth grade, a Canadian study suggests. Impulsiveness ...

Successful EHR Programs turn to Orion Health to Solve the Challenge of Interoperability

The Obama administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 outlines goals and grants for health IT investments to spur rapid adoption of electronic medical and health records and to facilitate the electronic exchange of health data. Orion Health is in a unique position to help hospitals...

Many Turn Blind Eye to Racism

They're not quick to condemn hurtful comments, study suggests THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many people overestimate how strongly they would react to racist acts, a new Canadian study says. Sixty-three percent of study participants at York University, in Toronto, still chos...

Homeless Veterans Turn to St. Anthony's Dining Room for Help on Veterans Day

Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 May Offer Little Hope for Many Homeless Veterans SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 10:30am-11:30am, card-carrying veterans visiting St. Anthony Foundation will receive a special gift of chocolate, energy bars, rain ponchos, and tea. While many ...

Sweepstakes Offers Viewers Chance to Win 'Your Turn to Get Exiled' Experience

Win Tickets to MTV Movie Awards, Opportunity to Participate in Trip to Africa with UN Foundation's Nothing but Nets Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- The United Nations Foundation is partnering with MTV to give fans of the MTV hit show, Exiled, a chance to ...

Companies Turn to Click-to-Chat Technology to Reduce Operating Expense and Enhance Customer Service

Connextions Offers Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Other Industries' Chat Applications. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2008 -- Companies who have watched their competitors score online sales and drive customer satisfaction with Click-to-Chat, or "Chat,&quo...

Turbulent Times Turn The Chopra Center Into Mecca for Calm

The mind-body wellness center founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in Southern California helps people find relief from stress and anxiety over financial downturn, political uncertainty, and plummeting investments. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire...

High School Football Penalty Flags Turn Blue to Honor Coach and Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting tonight, penalty flags thrown by referees at high school football games throughout Washington will be blue in color rather than the traditional yellow. The color switch is a project to honor the late Terry Ennis, who coached football at Archbishop Tho...

Taming Your Temper: Learning to Turn Down the Heat

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ --You're late for work, your toddler spilled jam on your suit and now your car won't start. How do you deal with the rising anger? Whether you brush it off and move on, or lash out in frustration, how you deal with anger affects not only yourself, but also your ...

Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Motor Neurons in ALS Patients

Feat could one day lead to tailor-made cells to treat fatal disease, researchers say THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have turned skin cells from patients with Lou Gehrig's disease into motor neurons that are genetically identical to the patients' own neurons. An unl...

Brain Mechanism Can Turn Off Trauma of Bad Memories

Molecules that eliminate fear factor could lead to new panic disorder drugs WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News -- The brain mechanism that turns off traumatic feelings associated with bad memories has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, who said thei...

Genetic counselors turn to unconventional counseling to meet demand for genetic testing

Imagine receiving genetic test results for a disease you could develop later in life without having anyone with whom to discuss your options for managing the risk. Thats becoming a common occurrence as people turn to the Internet and other outlets for genetic testing without genetic counseling. ...

U of M researchers discover a pathway to turn off immune system cells

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a new way to turn genes off in human T cells, a type of white blood cell that helps the immune system fight infections. Turning off genes, through a process known as mRNA decay, is important for regulating the bodys immune response after fighti...

Video: New Survey Shows Young Women Turn to Traditional Values in Life, Relationships and Health

RARITAN, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to what young women are looking for in their lives, relationships, and health, a new survey(1) finds that most are putting an emphasis on a traditional core value: reliability. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prne...

News Flash on Hot Flashes: Soy Can Turn Down the Heat

Soy Isoflavones May Offer Relief from Menopausal Symptoms ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As baby boomer women age into their menopausal years, new research demonstrates that soy isoflavones may offer them dietary relief from hot flashes. Baby boomer women account for approximately 2...

Hyland's Inc. Reports More Consumers Turn to Homeopathic Medicines to Fight Illness at Home

Industry Sales Increase as Consumers Put Their Trust in Natural, Effective Alternatives LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been a profound shift in the thinking about health and medicine over the past few years as consumers have become increasingly proac...

From terror to joy: faced with death, our minds turn to happier thoughts

Philosophers and scientists have long been interested in how the mind processes the inevitability of death, both cognitively and emotionally. One would expect, for example, that reminders of our mortality--say the sudden death of a loved one--would throw us into a state of disabling fear of the un...

Message for Activists at Latino National Congreso Convention: Amnesty Will Exacerbate National Problems and Turn the U.S. into Another Mexico

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the November 2006 Rand Corp. study, health care provided to illegal adult migrants alone costs about $6.4 billion a year nationally and that 68 percent of illegal migrants are uninsured. If another amnesty were adopted, tens of mi...

First Puff Can Turn Kids Into Smokers: Study

Research suggests that, for some, addiction grabs hold quickly MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Just a single drag on a cigarette may drag a teen into smoking addiction, a new study suggests. Researchers say almost a third of kids interviewed who tried smoking said their first cig...

Professionals in bioscience, food-related industries turn to K-State

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Workshops, online programs and databases are just some of the ways that Kansas State University shares knowledge about the biosciences, food safety and animal health with the professionals who help ensure the safety of our food supply. In the past 27 years, more than 4,000 sc...

End-to-End HR Performance Benchmarks: Metrics That Will Help Turn the HR Cost Center into a Productivity Driver

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Resources continues to be a big cost center, one of the functions business leaders look at first for cost reductions and productivity improvements. So how can HR groups operate more effectively and efficiently? A comprehensive HR metrics study...

For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web

They're much more likely to do so than men, survey finds TUESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to search for health information on the Internet, according to researchers who analyzed four years of U.S. national survey data. A team at Bryant University in Smithfie...

Gene Test May Help Predict Colon Cancer's Return

A marker in lymph nodes points to more persistent tumors, scientists say TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic test may better help survivors of colorectal cancer determine their risk of recurrence, a new study finds. A report in the Feb. 18 issue of the Journal of the Am...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

HIV prevention programs in low and middle-income countries can turn out economical if they are run on a massive scale . This conclusion was reached by A UCSF-led team of researchers. They examined the large prevention programs underway in countries like India, South Africa, Uganda, Russia and Mexi...

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

A Canada Day holiday picnic turned nasty for a group of around ten people, as they suffered an attack of E.coli food poisoning. A Srilankan group of students who visited Morningside park in Scarborough, at Torontos east end, for a picnic organized by the Punqudutivu Students Association of ...

Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

Kashmiri sperms stocked by Indian sperm banks are at a premium among Afghan couples, reports say. However much Islamist or Talibanized, infertile Afghan couple do scout around for sperm donors and invariably land in India. Ironically it is perhaps the never-ending conflicts, sparked by Is...

Estrogen May Be a Good Therapy for Women Before They Turn 65

It might be a double blessing for those women who are on estrogen therapy before the age of 65. Recent research has shown a protective element of reduction in the risk of Alzheimers disease or dementia. The study showed that women who took any form of estrogen hormone therapy before the ag...

Cancer Patients Turn Their Backs on Canadian Health Minister

Medicare is a hot topic in the presidential elections in US. The issue is raging in neighbouring Canada too . And they dont allow politicians to get away with glib talk. As the countrys Health Minister George Smitherman was waxing eloquent on the governments commitment to medicare, a group ...

Drugs may Help Turn on Gene Switched Off in Cancer

Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that drugs may be helpful in switching on a gene implicated in the development of cancer cells , raising hope for the development of a new class of targeted therapies with potential to benefit many different cancer type...

Aerobics Turn Enlarged Heart into a Trimmer, More Efficient Organ

According to new research, aerobic exercise turns an enlarged heart into a trimmer, more efficient organ for pumping blood throughout the body . The study showed that when patients with heart failure did aerobic exercise several times a week, the oversized heart became significantly smaller and bet...
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