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Costs for Most Types of Long Term Care in the Nation's Capital Growing Faster than Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Capital-Area Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Throughout the District of Columbia RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of most types of long term care in the District of Columbia is...

Alcohol types and socioeconomic status are associated with Barrett's esophagus risk

Bethesda, MD (March 1, 2009) Although the relationship between alcohol and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is well established, studies investigating the association between alcohol intake and reflux esophagitis (RE), Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) have reported i...

Team led by Scripps Scientists increases understanding of two types of blindness

Though based on mouse studies, the research bolsters the idea that humans suffering from these and other eye conditions may be able to help preserve function by adding antioxidants to their diet, and explains why this would work. The team also devised a new cell-based gene therapy technique that c...

Filling in the gaps: Personality types lead people to choose certain brands

Why do Gap brand jeans appeal to people who seek intimacy in relationships? It may be a result of their upbringing. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , people's relationship styles can affect their brand choices. In psychology, different relationship styles are know...

MRI shows new types of injuries in young gymnasts

CHICAGO Adolescent gymnasts are developing a wide variety of arm, wrist and hand injuries that are beyond the scope of previously described gymnastic-related trauma, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The broad const...

MRI Shows New Types of Injuries in Young Gymnasts

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescent gymnasts are developing a wide variety of arm, wrist and hand injuries that are beyond the scope of previously described gymnastic-related trauma, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North A...

Women's Hands Home to More Types of Germs

But all palms contain 100 times the bacteria assumed, scientists say TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women's hands have a veritable United Nations of germs compared to men's, a new study finds. But both genders house vastly more bacteria on their palms than previously suspected,...

New Imaging Identifies Types of Liver Disease

Called magnetic resonance elastography, it could eliminate need for biopsies, study finds SATURDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technology called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is highly accurate in identifying liver diseases and can help eliminate the need for liv...

Abuelo's Responds to CDC and FDA Warning on Certain Types of Raw Peppers and Tomatoes

LUBBOCK, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Abuelo's restaurants today released the following statement regarding the nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to consumption of certain raw jalapeno and Serrano peppers, and tomatoes. "Based on the recommendation of the Centers for Dise...

CV risk management should be mandatory in RA and other types of inflammatory rheumatic disease

Paris, France, Friday 13 June 2008: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients should undergo compulsory cardiovascular (CV) risk management and existing CV risk calculators should be adapted to the increased CV risk in inflammatory rheumatic dis...

Study Showed ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Improved Survival in Certain Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Patients with Adenocarcinoma or Large Cell Carcinoma Histologies Achieved Improvement in Overall Survival when Treated with ALIMTA-based Regimen INDIANAPOLIS, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients have may now influence their treatment regim...

New form of ECT is as effective as older types but without cognitive side effects

Philadelphia, PA, May 27, 2008 - In a study appearing in the new issue of BRAIN STIMULATION, scientists report that a new form of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is just as effective as older forms in treating depression but without any of the cognitive side effects found in the older forms. In t...

New Clorox disinfectant is EPA registered to kill both known types of MRSA

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2008 While MRSA has been an issue in healthcare settings for years, CA-MRSA outbreaks in the community have been on the rise, with the greatest risk in community settings such as fitness clubs, in sports teams, at schools and daycare centers. In May, The Clorox Company wi...

US Oncology Applauds Journal of Clinical Oncology Study Highlighting Value of PET Scans for Cancer Patients With Various Types of Malignancies

National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) Study Showcases the Need to Expand Use of PET Technologies in Driving More Effective Cancer Treatment WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, which supports one of the nation's largest cancer treatment and research networks represent...

Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A multinational team of researchers has succeeded in turning human embryonic stem cells into three types of human heart muscle cells. When transplanted, the cells al...

Some types of temporary neurological problems associated with increased risk for stroke, dementia

Patients who experience symptoms described as transient neurological attacks, such as temporary amnesia or confusion, may have a higher risk for stroke and dementia, according to a study in the December 26 issue of JAMA. Transient neurological attacks (TNAs) are episodes involving temporary (l...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

New evidence indicates that the loss of two types of brain cells--not just one as previously thought--may trigger the onset of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The evidence, based on mouse models, shows a link between the loss of both norepinephrine and dopamine neurons and the del...

Study compares formulations of 3 aspirin types

For many years, it has been known that aspirin is beneficial to patients suffering heart attacks and near-heart attacks. But which of the many different types of aspirin is likely to help the most? A group of researchers led by Dr. Sean Nordt from the University of California, San Diego gave th...

Study compares formulations of three aspirin types

For many years, it has been known that aspirin is beneficial to patients suffering heart attacks and near-heart attacks. But which of the many different types of aspirin is likely to help the most? A group of researchers led by Dr. Sean Nordt from the University of California, San Diego gave th...

Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types

Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've successfully reprogrammed adult stem cells from the testes of male mice into a wide variety of cell types, including functional blood vessels...

Stem cells derived from adult testes produce wide range of tissue types

After a decade of research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have succeeded in reprogramming adult stem cells from the testes of male mice into functional blood vessels and contractile cardiac tissue. The research offers a promising new source of stem cells for use in organ regeneration ...

Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime

British scientists are developing a flu vaccine that will give lifelong benefit to patients and it is also expected to fight anything from winter flu to bird flu . Compared to traditional jabs, the new FLU-v vaccine is easier to make and can also be stocked for a global epidemic. "We expect ...

Brain Activity Reflects Variation in Types of Anxiety

A recent research by UI psychology professors Gregory A. Miller and Wendy Heller has found that brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety. Researchers, whose work will be published this month online in Psychophysiology, have found the most convincing confirmation yet of contr...

Human Skin Harbors Many More Types of Bacteria

According to a new and first study to identify the composition of bacterial populations on the skins using a powerful molecular method, it appears that the Skin, which// is the largest organ in our body harbors many more new types of bacteria than that was thought previously. Researchers said that ...

Ultraviolet B (UVB) Radiation Reduces Risk of 16 Types of Cancer in U.S.

A study published this week in Anticancer Research confirms that solar UVB irradiance is associated with reduced risk of 16 sites of cancer, apparently through production// of vitamin D. These cancers include 6 sites of gastrointestinal cancers, 3 cancers of female sites, 3 urogenital cancers, 2 ty...

Two Distinct Types of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Identified

Two distinct phenotypes of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) – an involuntary functional disorder during inspiration often misdiagnosed as asthma – were identified// in a long-term study published in the current issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American Coll...

Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy can be used for treating all types of Infectious Mononucleosis

Scott Thompson and colleagues from University of Rochester Medical Center, has found from review of records of patients treated with corticosteroids that Corticosteroids is the most effective and useful treatment// option for Infectious mononucleosis, including severe airway compromise mononucleosi...

Implants In The Ear Is Effective Against All Types Of Hearing Loss

Investigators from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had said that implants inside the ear that are implanted to help the hearing impaired people can be equally effective for all, irrespective of the degree of hearing loss suffered by the individual. // There is growing evidence tha...

Different Types Of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Treated Differently

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic had demonstrated that there are differences in pathological subtypes of multiple sclerosis that may react differently to treatment. Only those multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with evidence for antibody deposition or complement activation // -- immune cells that can...

Sunlight Could Be Beneficial For Certain Types Of Cancer

Exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer – melanoma ,however researchers as the number of patients with skin cancer has increased, so has the number of patients surviving the disease. // Two new studies show sun exposure may have a beneficial influence on some kinds of cancer. In a study conducted...

People with skin cancer at higher risk for other types

Skin cancer usually is so easily cured that Luvie Owens almost forgot she had it.But results of a major new study are giving her cause for concern: Women who have had the most common forms of skin cancer// are 2.3 times as likely to also get deadlier cancers such as breast, lung and colon. Among Af...

New Test May Better Identify Certain Colorectal Cancer Types

A new test may more accurately identify colorectal cancer patients with a specific type of gene mutation. These mutations usually indicate that a patient has an inherited// form of the disease or may respond to certain cancer drugs differently. Some people with colorectal cancer have defects...

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

The risk for developing the tissue abnormalities, or lesions, that typically precede cervical cancer is much higher for women infected with multiple genotypes// of the human papillomavirus (HPV) than previously reported, according to a study published in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Bioma...

Placing a Finger on Responses to Placebo Types

The placebo effect has been a raging topic for several years, gaining momentum over the past one year with lab trials being conducted to // analyze physiological responses to them. A new study, published in the Feb1 issue of the British Medical Journal examines the perceptible effect of types of p...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...ta on alcohol use as well as their cancer history. types of cancer represented were bladder, colon, esophag...to an increased risk for nearly half of the cancer types -- specifically, esophageal, stomach, colon, liver...y heavy drinking can increase the risk for certain types of cancer." "We've known, for example, for mayb...

The Dannon Company Awards The I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center the Fourth Annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant

...quartered in White Plains, N.Y., Dannon has plants in Minster, Ohio, Fort Worth, Texas, and West Jordan, Utah and produces approximately 100 different types of flavors, styles and sizes of cultured fresh dairy products. Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, one of the world's leading producers of packaged foo...

ConvaTec Launches Versiva(R) XC(R) Campaign and Best Practice Statement

...the Best Practice Statement, the authors conducted an extensive literature review and a retrospective evaluation of 50 patients with wounds of various types that were managed using Versiva ((R)) XC ((R)) dressing. In two multicenter clinical studies, Versiva ((R)) XC ((R)) dressing demonstrated clinic...

Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

...ut half had colic. The researchers found that babies without colic had more types of bacteria in their intestines, a sign that certain types of bacteria are beneficial to people, Rhoads said. He said the research...

Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

...iated with skin inflammation in study of myositis THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays may trigger certain types of autoimmune diseases in women, a new study has found. "This study found that women who lived in areas with higher levels of UV exposure when they...

California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology

...ysician practice that provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services primarily related to the treatment and prevention of various types of cancer. Comprised of more than 180 nationally recognized physicians experts, California Cancer Specialists physicians are world renowned for innova...
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