National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies
Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...
Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments
BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patien...
A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits
VIENNA, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New insights into how a Phase III Alzheimer's drug might work were among the advances in potential therapies targeting two abnormal brain proteins - beta amyloid and phosphorylated tau - that were reported today at the Alzheimer's Asso...
Environmental manganese good in trace amounts but can correlate to cancer rates
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. In the first ecological study of its kind in the world, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher has uncovered the unique finding that groundwater and airborne manganese in North Carolina correlates with cancer mortality at the county level.
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly
U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year
THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in American youngsters under the age of 20 cost at least $42 million a year, a new study finds.
The incidence is not high -- between two and four per 100,000 young people annually, said Dr...
Survey: Speech Therapy Helps, But People Who Stutter Suffer Discrimination
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of 10 adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion and 82 percent of children who stutter have been bullied or teased, according to a new survey by the National Stuttering Association. People who stutter make up about 1 percent of the po...
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Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease
CLEVELAND, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 340,000(2) women suffer from postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) in Ohio and more than 900,000(3) are at risk for the disease. According to a census report on the prevalence of osteoporosis, the number of women suffering from the...
Virtual Colonoscopies Show Value for Some Patients, But Polyps Will Be Missed
ECRI Institute(R) Evidence Report Compares Effectiveness of CT Colonography to Colonoscopy
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The value of CT colonography, also called virtual colonoscopy, is under debate as Medicare considers halting coverage of these procedures as ...
Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs
New study questions ability of human-animal hybrids to generate stem cells
WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ACTC) and its collaborators reported today that human oocytes (or 'eggs') have the capacity to extensively reprogram...
Study of Cannabinoid Medicine for Pain Found Patients Got 'High,' but Effects Not Related to Pain Relief
HONOLULU, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's
Hospital found that patients taking cannabinoid medicines for pain may be
getting "high," but
these effects were unrelated to relief from their pain
symptoms. Results of their study, one of the first to examine the addictive...
Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated
American Lung Association's 2008 Faces of Influenza survey underscores that mothers need to get families immunized against influenza; Mother and Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi joins initiative
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- While 78 percent of mothers in the United States consider i...
Resveratrol Longevity Science Makes Dramatic U-Turn, But Resveratrol Supplements Remain Unchanged
Mega-dose Resveratrol, Sirtuin1 gene Target Discredited; Lower Dose, Array of Small Molecules (Longevinex(R)) Exert Greater Effect
SAN DIMAS, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- While the red wine molecule
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Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Carbon nanoparticles are widely used in medicine, electronics, optics, materials science and architecture, but
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In a series of experiments, researchers at Brown University sought to determine how ...
After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller
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Smaller than expected, but severe, dead zone in Gulf of Mexico
NOAA-supported scientists, led by Nancy Rabalais, Ph.D., from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), found the size of this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be smaller than forecasted, measuring 3,000 square miles. However the dead zone, which is usually limited to water just abo...
Not 1, but 2 kinds of males found in the invasive round goby
Scientists have found the existence of two types of males of a fiercely invasive fish spreading through the Great Lakes, which may provide answers as to how they rapidly reproduce.
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Biotech Drops on Weaker First Quarter Drug Sales, But Broader Markets Remain on a Roll
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- April was Wall Street's best month in nine years, which analysts believe sends the strongest signal yet that the economy is about to begin a turnaround. The Dow Jones industrial average provided an encore performance up 7.4 percent in April, on top of a 7.7 per...
SIGG Water Bottles: Hip But Not Necessarily Green; Were Madonna and Cindy Crawford Hoodwinked?
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Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 25, 2008 -- These days, when you see a picture of Cindy Crawford or Madonna, they're probably sipping water from a SIGG bottle. "Carrying a SIGG bottle has become a ...
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Liver Diseases: A Huge European Health Burden, But Some Trends are Positive
29 Million EU Citizens (6%) Have Liver Diseases, 5th Most Common Cause of Death
Yearly, Liver Cancer Alone Takes 40,000 Lives; Alcohol Abuse Takes 13,000
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Citrate appears to control buckyball clumping but environmental concerns remain
Blacksburg, Va. -- Fullerenes, also fondly known as buckyballs, are showing an ugly side. Since being discovered in 1985, the hollow carbon atoms have been adapted for nanotechnology and biomedical applications ranging from electronics to carriers of imaging materials.
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Surface dislocation nucleation: Strength is but skin deep at the nanoscale, Penn engineers discover
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