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New strategy to weaken traumatic memories

Philadelphia, PA, 17 March 2009 Imagine that you have been in combat and that you have watched your closest friend die in front of you. The memory of that event may stay with you, troubling you for the rest of your life. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common and disablin...

California Senate Rejects Proposed Effort to Weaken Fire Safety Standards

Defeat of AB 706 Opens Door for Efforts to Create Sensible Fire Safety Legislation SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of courageous California legislators have voted to maintain California's tough fire standards by striking down proposed fire r...

Consumers, Nurses, Seniors Tell Governor: Don't Break Your Promise to Protect Innocent Patients from Health Insurance Cancellations, Don't Weaken Existing Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, consumers, and seniors called on the legislature and the governor today to include a key provision to protect innocent patients in any health insurance cancellation legislation forthcoming in the closing days of the legislative sess...

President's Proposed 2009 Medicare Budget Would Weaken Seniors' Access to Durable Medical Equipment and Therapies Required in the Home

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare opposes provisions in the President's proposed 2009 Medicare budget that would weaken the nation's homecare infrastructure, which provides medically prescribed oxygen, wheelchairs, and other durable medical...

Study: Brain connections strengthen during waking hours, weaken during sleep

MADISON Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any moreand several hours of sleep will refresh it. Now new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health clarifies this phenomenon, supporting the i...

Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones

Mouse study suggests it boosts production of bone-eroding cells MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Avandia, a drug used by millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according to a new study conducted in mice. Experts fear that, over the long term, Avandia (rosigli...

Long-term Use of Stomach Drugs may Weaken Bones

Usage of certain stomach drugs may weaken the bones in the long run and increase the risk of hip fracture, warns a new study that advises doctors to consider the risk when// prescribing such drugs. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School studied records from the general ...

Virulence of H5N1 virus may not weaken even in hot climes!

Warmer climes in the northern hemisphere might not mean anything to the deadly H5N1 virus as was earlier thought, due to its deep penetration in the poultry// flocks in several parts of Asia, according to health experts. Scientists had suggested earlier that the activity of the bird-flu vir...

Iowa Committee Produces Principles for National Efforts to Reform Health Care

...s to serve as guidelines in the national discussion on health care reform. Failure to incorporate such principles, the Committee warned, would likely weaken any effort's ability to produce long-term sustainability: "The people who provide goods and services attempt to contain costs while offer...

House Health Reform Bill Would Deliver on President Obama's Vision, Says Campaign for America's Future

...rge the House to pass this bill and encourage members of the Senate to emulate its key provisions. We must reject efforts by conservatives to erode or weaken its key elements. The House bill would strengthen employer-based insurance and allow people to keep what they have if they like it, while g...

Statement by USW President Leo W. Gerard on U.S. House Health Care Reform Bill

... produced landmark reform. Chairmen Henry Waxman, Charles Rangel and George Miller know they can count on Steelworkers to vigorously fight attempts to weaken this bill in the remaining legislative days." Contact: Gary Hubbard 202-778-4384; 202-256-8125 ...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

...control the virus, and regions such as the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where the presence of other health conditions appears to weaken the ability of certain forms of polio vaccine to stimulate immunity; Making sure that wealthy countries and private foundations continue financing...

Groups to Congress: Don't Sacrifice Patient Safety to Lower Health Costs

...ice liability should focus on stemming the epidemic of preventable medical errors," wrote the advocates, not "reduce accountability for wrongdoing and weaken patient safety. We urge you to reject any amendments to the legislation that will shift costs from poorly performing medical facilities and providers ...

Clues to Muscular Dystrophy Seen in Womb

...at their findings had the potential to improve life for children with muscular dystrophy, a group of incurable, hereditary diseases that progressively weaken muscles and other body systems. Most patients with DMD, the most common and severe form, are wheelchair-bound by age 11 and die between their teens...

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases

...erulonephritis type II, another rare, progressive renal disorder also known as dense deposit disease. "We observed that mutations in factor H could weaken its binding activity to C3b, and thus may lead to a loss of regulatory activity in the disease states," explains Lambris. Correlating disease-related ...

Senator Ben Nelson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...aw. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) During Senate debate, Senator Nelson voted against every attempt to weaken or delay the bill. Senator Mike Johanns also voted for final passage of the bill. "Senator Nelson has been a leader in this historic effort to p...

American Lung Association in Iowa Thanks Senators Harkin and Grassley for Votes to Pass Legislation Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... claims about its deadly products and from manipulating their products to make them increasingly more addictive. By opposing efforts to stall and weaken the legislation, Senators Harkin and Grassley ensured that the FDA is granted strong regulatory authority that will effectively regulate tobacco produ...

Senator Johnson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...go: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Senator Johnson co-sponsored the legislation and voted against every attempt to weaken or delay the bill. Senator John Thune also voted for final passage of the bill. "Senator Johnson has been a leader in this historic effort to pr...

Senator Cornyn Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...0918/CFTFKLOGO ) Senator Cornyn has fought for this legislation for years, and during Senate debate, Senator Cornyn voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison also voted for final passage of the legislation. "Senator Cornyn has been a leader in this histo...

Senators Harkin and Grassley Vote to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...th reform legislation, including measures to reduce tobacco use. During debate on the Senate bill, Senator Grassley voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. His leadership on every vote was critical to ensuring that the Senate passed a strong final bill. "Senators Harkin and Grassle...

Senator Landrieu Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...w. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Senator Landrieu co-sponsored the bill and voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. Senator David Vitter voted for final passage of the bill. "Senator Landrieu has been a leader in this historic effort to prot...

Senator Bill Nelson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Senator Nelson co-sponsored the bill and voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. Senator Mel Martinez voted for final passage of the bill. "Senator Nelson has been a leader in this historic effort to protec...

Senator Brown Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...alled Camel Orbs, which are being test-marketed in Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Portland, Oregon. He also voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. "Senator Brown has been a leader in this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," said ...

Senators Snowe and Collins Vote to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...gtime leaders in the fight to give the FDA authority over tobacco products. During Senate debate on the bill, they have voted against every effort to weaken or delay the bill. "Senators Snowe and Collins have been extraordinary leaders in this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addic...

Drug Combo Proves Powerful Against Lung Cancer

...herapy aims to slow a disease from getting worse and better the chance of surviving while recovering from stronger chemotherapy treatments, which can weaken and sicken the person. Miller was to present the findings Saturday at the annual meeting American Society of Clinical Oncology, in Orlando, Fla. ...

A potential drug for liver carcinoma

...B expression decreased in HepG2 cells; however, pre-incubation with 10.0 μmol/L GW9662, a blocker of PPARγ, could efficiently antagonize and weaken the regulatory effect of 3.0, 30.0 μmol/L ADFMChR on PPARγ and NF-κB protein expression in HepG2 cells. This finding may provide a m...

The Launch and Uptake of More Than 20 Novel Drugs Over The Next 10 Years Will Drive $12.5 Billion Growth in the Type 2 Diabetes Market

...es and an increasingly crowded market, the barriers for success are higher than ever before." The report also finds that generic competition will weaken the market share of the PPAR-gamma agonists--Takeda's Actos and GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia--reducing sales of these agents by more than 50 percent over...

New Study Indicates Changes in Cigarette Design Have Increased Lung Cancer Risk and Tobacco Regulation Can Greatly Reduce Lung Cancer

...8 to 112. The new study makes it even more urgent that the Senate quickly take up and pass this long-overdue legislation and resist all efforts to weaken it. President Obama has expressed his strong support for the legislation. For the study, researchers examined lung cancer rates as well as cha...

American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips

...overed a new Achilles heel in the battle against prostate cancer: a family of "cold shock" proteins that, when turned down through genetic techniques, weaken cancer cells and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy. The team of scientists, led by Robert H. Getzenberg, Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellow Yu ...

BioRay's LiverLife Reduces Food Allergies in Autistic Children

... Autism Spectrum Disorder. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The liver bears the brunt of the chemical age, accumulating toxins that weaken the immune system. Laboratory tests show that BioRay's LiverLife(TM) significantly lowers the immune response to allergens in autistic children. ...

U.S. House Takes Giant Step Toward Historic Regulation of Tobacco Products

...approving legislation granting the FDA authority over tobacco products. We urge the Senate to quickly pass this legislation and resist all efforts to weaken it. There are few steps Congress can take that would make a bigger difference for America's health than to pass this long-overdue legislation. It wi...

Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

...roken heart syndrome are caused by the heart's reaction to a surge of adrenaline and other stress hormones that cause part of the heart to temporarily weaken or become stunned. But, with quick treatment, it seems that broken heart syndrome is temporary and completely reversible, the researchers said. ...

Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

... Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in several genes can influence ch...

Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

...ons TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- People taking the immunosuppressant cyclosporine should avoid consuming licorice because it may weaken the drug's effectiveness and possibly lead to deadly consequences, new research suggests. Chemists in Taiwan report that lab rats taking cyclospori...

Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

...toxification inhibitors, or paldoxins, the fungicides bolster a plant's natural defenses by blocking access to the chemical pathways that fungi use to weaken a plant's resistance. Unlike conventional fungicides that kill everything -- good and bad -- in their path, paldoxins harm only the disease-causing or...

Penn researchers identify new protein important in breast cancer gene's role in DNA repair

...aged DNA can also help scientists to better fight cancer with chemotherapy, notes Greenberg. By shutting MERIT40 genes off, researchers may be able to weaken cancer cells, leaving them more susceptible to attack by chemotherapy. In the future, Greenberg says he hopes to gain a better understanding of h...

Sparta Systems Strengthens TrackWise(R) Enterprise Class Quality Management Solution with Robust Web Services Capabilities

...at are not absolutely necessary. "Organizations that do not deeply embed quality management into their manufacturing and value chain operations weaken their competitive standings in the market and expose their brands to great risks," said Simon Jacobson, research director at AMR Research in his repor...

Drug combination may be effective against deadly melanoma, pilot study shows

...ve Cancer Center. "In this pilot study, we gave patients with advanced extremity melanoma a compound that had been shown in pre-clinical studies to weaken melanoma tumors by targeting a protein expressed on the surface of the cancer cells. When chemotherapy was then given by infusion, it was much more ef...

AdvaMed Response to the Medical Device Safety Act

..., not ad hoc regulation through state court verdicts. The Congress provided FDA with this central authority more than 30 years ago, and we should not weaken the agency's effectiveness or ability to meet its mandate to protect the public health and safety. "The Supreme Court's 8-1 decision in Riegel v....

House Committee Vote Sets Congress on Course for Historic Regulation of Tobacco Products

...ction of nicotine levels. We urge both the House and the Senate to quickly enact this legislation into law and to resist all efforts to weaken it. ...
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