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First Anniversary of New War on Cancer Marks Many Advances

Goals and strategies from the U.S. Surgeons General provided roadmap to take decisive action in making cancer prevention and survivorship a national priority AUSTIN, Texas and TUCSON, Ariz., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of the Lance...

Waging War on Wrinkles: Infini Cosmetic Associates Now Offers Recent FDA Approved Dysport - The Botox Alternative

Infini Cosmetic Associates in Scottsdale will carry Dysport™ the newly FDA approved wrinkle remover and rival to Botox®. Founder and Chief Surgeon, Dr. William Hall has performed thousands of injections over the last six years and trained many other professionals on Botox® and other...

Forterus Inc. Announces Free Outpatient Treatment to Military Veterans Back from War Zones

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus Inc. (Pink Sheets: FTER), which, through its ABTTC Inc. division, provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation and a variety of other healthcare services, with the highest levels of accreditation, announced today that it is renewing a...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Benefit Concert Helps Colorado Disabled Iraqi War Veteran and National Sports Center for the Disabled Athletes

--Monday, June 29, 2009 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre-- --Choir's first appearance in 25 years at Red Rocks -- DENVER, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host a benefit concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Sq...

HDNet World Report Investigates an Alarming String of Murders Committed by Iraq War Veterans

Three-part story examines a cluster of 15 murders and attempted homicides committed by current and former soldiers at Ft. Carson, Colorado 'Ft. Carson Killings: The New Casualties of War' airs on HDNet, Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET DALLAS, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet World Report ,...

Returning War Veterans: Challenges in Continuing Mental Health Care After Military and Civilian Trauma

Forum to Examine Solutions Presented by Erich Lindemann Community Mental Health Education Center Initiative of The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology BOSTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The mental health system in the U.S. needs to anticipate the needs of 1.5 m...

PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pain Relief Network (PRN) is calling on the Obama Administration to require the Department of Justice to join the organization's recent filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Sharon Joh...

World War II Air Force Veteran Remembers 'Kisses' Sweeter Than Wine

SEBRING, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- John Fraser, a WWII bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, is still thankful for the Hershey kisses that he and his United States Air Force crews received while serving in England during the "Battle of the Bulge." In a recent letter to the Hershey Compa...

Rivals Will Drive Toward Alliances or Merge in Healthcare I.T. Industry, National Biz School War Game Predicts

MIT'S SLOAN, COLUMBIA , NORTHWESTERN'S KELLOGG AND PENN'S WHARTON IN FULD & COMPANY WAR GAME SIMULATION--Sloan Students Win Close Competition for Third Time in Last Five Years CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Four top business schools recently predicted in a public war game t...

Superbug risk to war wounded

Soldiers who survive severe injuries on battlefields such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan can be at risk from developing infections of their wounds with multidrug resistant bacteria. The potentially lethal microbes include superbugs such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), A...

Gastroenterologists Applaud Kennedy-Hutchinson Bill's Renewal of War on Cancer

Strategies to Address Rare GI Cancers and Colorectal Screening Among Key Provisions BETHESDA, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology and its more than 10,000 physician members congratulate Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchins...

Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure

U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to certain chemicals during the 1991 Gulf War appears to have triggered abnormal responses in the brains of some U.S. veterans, researchers have found. They say the discovery...

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...

A new soldier in the war on cancer: The blind mole rat

If someone ever calls you a "dirty rat," consider it a compliment. A new discovery published online in the FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ) shows that cellular mechanisms used by the blind mole rat to survive the very low oxygen environment of its subterranean niche are the same as those ...

Leading Cause of Stress to Military War Veterans Key Topic at 35th Advanced International Winter Symposium

Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Jerry A. Boriskin of University of the Rockies Delivers Keynote COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many military men and women are returning home from combat, Dr. Jerry A. Boriskin, distinguished visiting faculty member of...

On the front lines in the war on terror

The emergence of terror medicine as a distinctive discipline has been prompted by the global proliferation of terrorism, especially since the end of the 20th century. Examples abound − Oklahoma City, the London metro, Madrid, and Mumbai. The nature of terror attacks, such as anthrax attacks ...

American Life League Statement on Pelosi's State-Enforced War on Preborn Babies

Calls For Needed Enforcement of Canon 915; Withholding Eucharist From Pro-Abortion Catholic Pelosi WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League executive director Shaun Kenney issued the following statement today regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's intervie...

San Diego Attorney Provides Emergency Medical Relief to War Torn Gaza Strip

As the Palestinian death toll rises to over 700 in the conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces, the number of injured civilians in the Gaza Strip is estimated in the thousands, yet hospitals in the region are filled to capacity, and medical supplies are becoming depleted. In the face of this d...

VA Sends Latest Gulf War Illness Report to IOM for Review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent the October 2008 report from the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) for review and recommendations. T...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to California War Hero, a Purple Heart Recipient

Gift of Mobility Lets Terminally Ill Vietnam Veteran Regain Mobility and Independence VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tough odds have never stopped Anthony Radonski. He has survived the rain forests of Vietnam and now battles the 4th stage of lymphoma. Immobility, tho...

Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome

DALLAS Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas are pioneering the use of spatial statistical modeling to analyze brain scan data from Persian Gulf War veterans, aiming to pinpoint specific areas of the their brains affected by Gulf War Syndrome. Richard Gunst, Wayne Woodward and ...

Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness

Report also cites drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Gulf War illness, dismissed by some as a psychosomatic disorder, is a very real illness that affects at least 25 percent of the 700,000 U.S. veterans who took part in the 1991...

Gulf War research panel finds 1 in 4 veterans suffers from illness caused by toxic exposure

Washington, DC (Nov. 17, 2008) At least one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1991 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness, a condition caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, including pesticides and a drug administered to protect troops against nerve gas, and no effective treatments hav...

First Study of War-Related Mental Disorders Among Iraqis 10 Years Post-Gulf War Published by Researchers at Wayne State University and Basrah University, Iraq

DETROIT, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from Wayne State University, in collaboration with Basrah Medical College in Basrah, Iraq, released a study published in The New Iraqi Journal of Medicine today on war-related mental health disorders among Iraqis ten years after ...

Kids With Parent in War Zone Face Behavior Risks

Children 3 and older more prone to act out than those without deployed kin MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children of U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to have behavioral problems than children whose parents aren't deployed, a new study shows....

Gilbert Resident, Iraq War Hero Wins Patient of Courage Award

Honored at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting Chicago, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sgt. Robert Bartlett, a Gilbert, Ariz. resident, Iraq War hero and motivational speaker and mentor for wounded veterans, will be the proud recipient of the 2008 Patients of Courage: Tri...

HIV Test Kit Markets a New Development in the War Against the AIDS Virus, an Easy Home HIV Testing Device

HIV-test-kit.com is a new site aimed at allowing people a way to test themselves for H.I.V. from the comfort and privacy of their own home, an important consideration when discretion is an issue. It is hoped that through home tests more people will be tested, helping the containment of the AIDS v...

Livelihood Programs Help Heal War Wounds in Uganda

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until Christian Children's Fund came into her life, 25-year-old Santa Atalla was a war-wrecked woman in northern Uganda. She was born and raised in Lira; her life and the lives of those around her were full of fear caused by Lord's Resistance ...

LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years

LegalView described the plight of a former U.S. soldier whose traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were continually overlooked by the military causing severe disabilities only a few years after his discharge. The soldier, who suffered several concussions during the war in Iraq, now deals with memory l...

Researchers probe geographical ties to ALS cases among 1991 Gulf War veterans

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers from Duke University, the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center are hoping to find a geographical pattern to help explain why 1991 Gulf War veterans contracted the fatal neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL...

Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated

Three times as many killed as once thought in 50 years of conflicts, new analysis suggests THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Wars around the world have killed three times more people over the past half-century than previously estimated, a new study suggests. The finding support...

Type, Severity of Iraq War Injuries Change Over Time

Insurgents' explosive devices killing more soldiers, leaving injured with more wounds, study says TUESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- As the war in Iraq shifted after the fall of Baghdad to one in which U.S. troops were battling insurgents, the types and severity of injuries suffered ...

Pfizer's work on penicillin for World War II becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark

The development of deep-tank fermentation by Pfizer which enabled the mass production of penicillin for use in World War II was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in a special ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 12, 2008. The development o...

The forever war on terror: Dilemmas and choices

New York Senators John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama all presented their plans to fight the "global war on terror" as they campaigned across the U.S. this year. Members of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) will be treated to a psychological perspective of the candidates'...

UC research shows risk of ALS exposure in Gulf War veterans is time limited

CINCINNATIA new study, led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), says that cases of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) among soldiers who served in the first Persian Gulf War were caused by certain events during their deployment to the war zone, meaning the exposure and illness is ...

Americans believe wounded Iraq war veterans are not receiving high quality medical care in US

As part of the ongoing poll series, Debating Health: Election 2008, a recent survey by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harris Interactive finds that a majority of Americans (62%) believe that wounded Iraq war veterans do not receive high quali...

Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003 WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers exposed to a blazing sulfur mine fire near Mosul, Iraq, in 2003 returned home with a debilitating breathing disorder that affects the small airways of the lung. But doctors w...

Iraq war service: A risk factor for bronchiolitis?

ATS 2008, TORONTOA large group of soldiers returning from Iraq have been diagnosed with bronchiolitis, a disease affecting the small airways of the lung, according to Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians who will present their findings at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 Internationa...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

Philanthropy just got easier and a lot more accessible to the public thanks to the social networking power of the Internet and a ground-breaking partnership between a young British entrepreneur, a global health think tank and an African medical research institute. Debuted April 20 to offer ind...

Plastic Surgeons Play Pivotal Role in War Injury Research

$85 Million in Federal Funds Awarded to Reconstruct Devastating Injuries; Not all about Facelifts and Liposuction ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) will play a pivotal role over the next five years deve...
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