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'Self-Embedding' a Troubling Trend Among Teens

Patients typically wound themselves, then place objects in the wound, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Self-embedding, a disorder where people wound themselves and then place objects in the wound, is an increasing problem among American teens, especially girls, res...

NJHA: Hospital Finances Show Troubling Trends

Report Says 2007 Total Margins Shrunk; Nearly Half Lost Money PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of the state's hospitals - 47 percent - posted overall losses at the end of 2007, according to new audited financial data contained in the 2008 edition of the New ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...gainst a swine flu whistle-blower. Concurrently, CNA/NNOC has been surveying preparedness in a number of hospitals and will report a series of troubling patterns. These include: Unclear policies on how to respond to swine flu Policies falling short of CDC guidelines--including so...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

...a." Of concern, however, was the finding that the majority of Americans taking antidepressants were not receiving care from a psychiatrist. Also troubling was not knowing what the prescriptions were being written for exactly. "One wonders if the medication is being used as a possible panacea for a num...

Does the Crowded TNF Market Really Need Two New Agents? Rheumatologists Provide Insight in the Wave One Report of LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA

... survey was completed by U.S. Rheumatologists in late June 2009. While awareness of both new TNF antagonists is relatively high, there are some troubling signs regarding initial impressions of these agents. The initial favorability rating for Simponi, for example, has slipped from 65% in the baseline re...

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic

...ucasians, but in recent years it is increasing more rapidly in young Caucasian women (3.8 percent since 1995). "Indoor tanning is particularly troubling because it is unnecessary and is practiced mainly for cosmetic reasons. Individuals, particularly young people, who utilize tanning beds are intention...

Students Connect with Stable Careers Through Updated Medical Assistant Career Resources on All Allied Health Schools

...ant training at All Allied Health Schools. Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 -- With current unemployment rates reaching troubling levels in some states, medical assistant careers are an oasis of stability. In 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted 35 percent growth in me...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

... have children, vaccine rates will drop even further and diseases that have been largely eliminated in the United States will re-emerge. Especially troubling is the lack of vaccination awareness among 18- to 26-year-olds. Only 30 percent of young adults knew that the flu, which is preventable with a vaccine...

FRC: Ryan Bill Increases Abortion While Claiming to 'Reduce Need' for Abortion

... wants to make more rare. The Ryan bill also increases support for so-called "emergency contraception"-better known as Plan B. This pill is troubling because Plan B-a double dose of normal birth control--can function as an abortifacient as is indicated on its FDA label. "Increasing the usa...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Raises Concerns With Flawed Federal Health Care Reform Proposal, Rushed Timeline

...etplace and take away options for the over 5.7 million, or 58 percent, of Michigan citizens who have employment-based coverage," said Block. "Just as troubling is the proposed employer mandate and other major tax increases on small business owners, high income earners and others, which would be devastating to...
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New Analysis Shows Troubling Trend in Triglyceride Levels May Be Linked to Rising Rates of Obesity

While LDL control has improved, there is an urgent need for more comprehensive lipid control to protect against heart disease NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 30-year analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database conducted by the National Lipid A...

New Survey Finds Troubling Data on American Asthma Sufferers

Disconnect Between Patient Perception and Symptom Severity; New Resources for Patients, Parents WASHINGTON, May 15, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey released today by the National Consumers League shows that American asthma sufferers are not exactly breathing easy these days. Four in t...

Evidence Lacking in Multivitamin Study of Women's Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease or Death, Says Natural Products Association

... accounted for, Fabricant explained, the study has no means of establishing a baseline for which to draw any comparisons or eliminate bias. Also troubling was the author's apparent lack of understanding about how dietary supplements are regulated. "The authors seem to be confused or unaware of how s...

NCPS Outraged at HIV/AIDS Medi-Cal Cuts

...t program which was designed to help provide life-sustaining medications for thousands of Californians living with HIV/AIDS. These cuts are especially troubling in light of recent studies demonstrating that these pharmacy services significantly improve the patients' ability to adhere to their often-confusing d...

NARSAD Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Family Traits Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression

...elped by their initial course of antidepressant treatment, whether medication or talk therapy. In addition, antidepressant medications often come with troubling side effects, such as sleep changes, sexual problems, headaches and gastrointestinal problems, and an analysis by the Food and Drug Administration has...

Results of Phase 3 Study Show Tapentadol IR Relieves Acute Pain and Offers Favorable Gastrointestinal Tolerability Profile

...couraged by these study findings, which show that tapentadol IR may offer healthcare professionals a new acute pain treatment option with fewer of the troubling abdominal side effects in the digestive tract," said lead study author Craig T. Hartrick, M.D., Director, Anesthesiology Research, William Beaumont Ho...

Microwave Treatments for Enlarged Prostate Cause Blood Pressure Surges

...ts," says Lance Mynderse, M.D., the Mayo Clinic urologist who authored the study. "Blood pressure surges of the magnitude identified in this study are troubling side effects of treatment that need to be monitored and managed." Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate gland, is a conditio...

Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Personnel Remain Well Below National Goal

...ealth care personnel risk contracting influenza because they have not been vaccinated," said William Schaffner, M.D., Vice President, NFID. "Even more troubling is the fact that these employees risk spreading the virus among the sick and often immunocompromised patients under their care. These reports, togethe...

Survey Finds U.S. Healthcare Facilities Not Doing Enough to Curb MRSA

...ast six months. But 50 percent said their healthcare facility is "not doing as much as it could or should to stop the transmission of MRSA." "It's troubling that so many infection control professionals say not enough is being done to prevent the spread of MRSA," said Lisa McGiffert, Director of Consumers U...

New Report Offers Hope for Closing Health Gap for African Americans, With Nearly 700 Medicines in Pipeline

...er Americans that are not fully understood," said PhRMA President and CEO Billy Tauzin. "These 691 medicines in development offer hope for closing the troubling health gap and increase the likelihood that every American can share in the benefits of medical progress." The medicines in development include: ...
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First-ever 'State of the Carbon Cycle Report' finds troubling imbalance

The first State of the Carbon Cycle Report for North America, released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, finds the continents carbon budget increasingly overwhelmed by human-caused emissions. North American sources release nearly 2 billion tons of carbon into the atmos...

New hope for fisheries

... fish stocks that we examined sixty-three percent remained below target and still needed to be rebuilt." "Across all regions we are still seeing a troubling trend of increasing stock collapse," adds Worm. "But this paper shows that our oceans are not a lost cause. The encouraging result is that exploitatio...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

... go: of all fish stocks that we examined 63 per cent remained below target and still needed to be rebuilt." According to Dr Worm, there is still a troubling trend of increasing stock collapse across all regions. "But this paper shows that our oceans are not a lost cause," Dr Worm says. "The encouragi...

Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function

...y, coronary bypass patients often complain of swelling and fatigue. These side effects usually resolve within a few months after surgery, but they are troubling and sometimes hinder recovery. His personal experience with coronary bypass surgery propelled his search for a root cause for the loss of taste phe...

Study links ecosystem changes in temperate lakes to climate warming

...uatic ecosystem are also likely (for example algal blooms and deep-water oxygen levels). "The widespread occurrence of these trends is particularly troubling as they suggest that climatically-induced ecological thresholds have already been crossed, even with temperature increases that are below projected fu...

Study links ecosystem changes in temperate lakes to climate warming

...uatic ecosystem are also likely (for example algal blooms and deep-water oxygen levels). "The widespread occurrence of these trends is particularly troubling as they suggest that climatically-induced ecological thresholds have already been crossed, even with temperature increases that are below projected fu...

Scientists Find new migratory patterns for Mediterranean and Western Atlantic bluefin tuna

... are not conforming to the principal premise of how they've been managed that fish keep to their own side of the Atlantic. This could be particularly troubling if North American juveniles head to the Mediterranean. High exploitation there might mean that few make it back. Evaluating where Mediterranean juveni...

Bays on US Gulf Coast vulnerable to flooding

...t was flowing into the bays at the same time that sea levels were rising faster than four millimeters per year. Anderson said that's a particularly troubling finding because several recent studies have confirmed that the rate of sea-level rise along the Gulf Coast has doubled in the past century to a curren...

Arbor Vita and WRAIR sign CRADA for traumatic brain injury collaboration

... the advanced development of a novel therapy for the acute treatment of brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries from bombs and other explosions are troubling consequences of modern urban and terrorist warfare for both military personnel and civilians. Every year, approximately 1,400,000 individuals in the U...

At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits

...elped by their initial course of antidepressant treatment, whether medication or talk therapy. In addition, antidepressant medications often come with troubling side effects, such as sleep changes, sexual problems, headaches and gastrointestinal problems, and an analysis by the Food and Drug Administration has...
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Americans United for Life: Obama's Disbanding Bioethics Council Raises Troubling Questions

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) criticized President Obama's recent decision to disband the President's Council on Bioethics and replace it with a new bioethics commission having a mandate to offer "practical policy options." The President'...

CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders

... is a result of resortment (gene-swapping), the advent of Tamiflu-resistant strains of swine flu that have shown the ability to spread is particularly troubling given the rapidly-evolving bird flu situation in one country where public health experts are increasingly concerned about resortment - Egypt. On July...

Biovista Inc. Announces Positive Efficacy Results in a Pre-Clinical Trial of its BVA-601 Repositioned Drug for Epilepsy

...animal proof of concept trial, BVA-601 was compared to diazepam, a potent anti-epileptic drug that is efficient in reducing epileptic activity but has troubling adverse events. BVA-601 induced a statistically significant reduction in the number of animals showing epileptic activity and delayed the onset of epi...

Martek Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...lion, or $0.26 per diluted share, in last year's first quarter. Commenting on the quarter, Chief Executive Officer Steve Dubin said, "Despite the troubling economy, Martek's first quarter results showed both revenue and bottom line growth reflecting the strength of our core infant formula business, growin...

U.S. Government Accepts $192 Million of sanofi pasteur H5N1 Bulk Vaccine Antigen for Pandemic Stockpile

...us. The antigen lot accepted today will protect against a clade 2.2 strain of H5N1 virus (A/Barheaded goose/Qinghai Lake/01/2005) that is particularly troubling because it is the first to be identified in an outbreak of migratory birds, which have the potential to spread the virus across continents. This strai...

VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders

...ssued a new, draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of an improved anthrax vaccine. Stockholders should understand that the RFP has several troubling elements which may limit interest in bidding. The amount of vaccine to be purchased has been cut to 1/3 of the amount in our previous contract. The pr...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Announces Recipients of 2007 Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

...ce Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Registry, Dr. Bernstein is a leader in efforts to understand patterns in breast cancer incidence, including the troubling rise in risk among new immigrants to California. This work is fundamental to efforts in addressing breast cancer disparities and in anticipating risk ...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Provides Overview of its Proprietary Portfolio of Compounds for the Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)

...decade an additional 20 million women are expected to reach this life milestone. Unfortunately, this transitional state is associated with a number of troubling signs and symptoms that impact the quality of life, including hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, and loss of libido. Hypoactive...

Dont rely on information technology to change corporate culture

...zations have cultures in which the natural and comfortable thing to do is to share and collaborate with each other. There is something fundamentally troubling about a culture that is so individualistic that its members have to be forced to share information and work cooperatively with each other. Indeed t...

Are women opting out or shut out from career tracks?

...the greater the financial penalty on average women lose 18 percent of their earning power and in business sectors it rises to 28 percent. The most troubling statistic from the survey only 5 percent of highly qualified women looking for on-ramps back into the career mainstream are interested in rejoining t...
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