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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. Th...

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 resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) has recently attracted scientific and public attentio...
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Allopathic medicine

...tionary presents a similar application: "the present prevailing system of medicine". [4] Some definitions use the same extension of the term, but retain some historical connotations . In addition to the definition already presented, the Oxford English Dictionary puts forth the definition of ...

Acute care

... Acute care refers to necessary treatment of a disease for only a short period of time in which a patient is treated for a brief but severe episode of illness. Many hospitals are acute care facilities with the goal of discharging the patient as soon as the patient is deemed health...

Angor animi

...resent act of dying [1] . The phrase is derived from the two latin terms which it is composed of, namely angor and animi . Angor (different but related to the word anger ), in modern English , refers to a great anxiety [3] , distress [4] , or mental anguish [4] often accompanied by a ...

Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program

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Anterior mediastinal mass

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Arterial stiffness

...mas Young in his Croonian Lecture of 1808 (Young T: On the function of the heart and arteries: The Croonian lecture. Phil Trans Roy Soc 1809;99:l-31), but is generally described by the Moens-Korteweg equation (Nichols WW, O'Rourke MF. Vascular impedance. In: McDonald's Blood Flow in Arteries: Theoretical...
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Zoster

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Yellow Fever

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X-Ray

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum

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Wrist pain

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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 their health and environmental impact is not fully understood. In a series of experiments, researchers at Brown University sought to determine how ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Evidence buried in the chromosomes of animals and plants strongly suggests only one group -- mammals -- have seen their genomes shrink after the dinosaurs' extinction. What's more, that trend continues today, say Indiana University Bloomington scientists in the first issue of ...

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. The research, published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research , looks at the aggressive round goby, a bottom-dw...

Muscle atrophy through thick but not thin

During desperate times, such as fasting, or muscle wasting that afflicts cancer or AIDS patients, the body cannibalizes itself, atrophying and breaking down skeletal muscle proteins to liberate amino acids. In a new study published online June 8 and in the June 15, 2009 print issue of the Journal...

Rabbits on the back foot -- but naturally they're fighting back

Australian rabbits have had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at them over the years. Myxomatosis knocked them about but they bounced back. The same with rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) or the calicivirus. Now Dr Tanja Strive from CSIRO Entomology and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Rese...

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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?

Real Green Goods Raises Questions about SIGG and Recommends Greener Bottle 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 ...

Not the protein, but its location in the cell, determines the onset of leukemia

T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) The white blood cells in our body combat foreign intruders, such as viruses and bacteria. However, in leukemia, the formation of white blood cells is disturbed: the cells that should develop into white blood cells multiply out of control without full...

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 Number With Fatty Liver Disease Stable or Growing; Viral Hepatitis Declines MILAN, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

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. It appears that the hydr...

Surface dislocation nucleation: Strength is but skin deep at the nanoscale, Penn engineers discover

PHILADELPHIA - For centuries, engineers have bent and torn metals to test their strength and ductility. Now, materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science are studying the same metals but at nanoscale sizes in the form of wires a thousand times th...

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Abiogenesis

...tury onwards it was gradually shown that, at least in the case of all the higher and readily visible organisms, spontaneous generation did not occur, but that omne vivum ex ovo , every living thing came from a pre-existing living thing. The discovery of the microscope carried the refutation further....

Actin

... In muscle cells they play an essential role, along with myosin , in muscle contraction . In the cytosol , actin is predominantly bound to ATP , but can also bind to ADP . An ATP-actin complex polymerizes faster and dissociates slower than an ADP-actin complex. Actin is also one of the most highly...

Activation energy

... required to reach the transition state is equal to the activation energy of the reaction. At low temperatures for a particular reaction most, but not all, molecules will not have enough energy to react. However there will nearly always be a certain number with enough energy at any temperature, b...

Active site

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Active transport

...oncentration of this important second messenger . but the ATPase exports calcium ions more slowly: only ... need not be active all the time (constitutively), but may exist to meet specific, intermittent needs. ... molecule against its preferred direction of flow; but here, both solutes move in the same direction acro...

Albinism

...hair pigmentation is not completely absent (white) but shows a pale or medium blonde. Often the affected ...-visual aids such as magnifiers, as well as bright but angled reading lights, but their vision cannot be corrected completely. Altho...
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Zoology

... The field of zoology was established in German and Britain universities although ... Zoology students receive training not only in their major but in mathematics, ... Minimum requirements for the zoology major include 42 credits of biological ... Website: www.biology.ufl.edu/majors / zoology...

Zona pellucida

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Z-DNA

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Y chromosome

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