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Stepping Up: D.C. Wards 7 and 8 Teens to Teach Prevention of HIV, Obesity in Summer Youth Program

Mayor’s Summer Job Program, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Give 40 in District Opportunity to Help Community Prevent HIV/AIDS Washington, D.C. (Vocus)-- The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education ( SHIRE ), Inc., is reaching out to 40 young men and wo...

Orion Health Concerto Whiteboard Helps Emergency Rooms and Wards Track Patient Status

Hospitals are using Orion Health's Concerto Whiteboard to improve the level of patient care and streamline workflow for more efficient management in emergency room and wards. The company makes this announcement from the 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, ...

Intense chemotherapy wards off recurrence in half of mantle cell lymphoma patients after seven years

SAN FRANCISCO - More than half of younger mantle cell lymphoma patients who received an intensive regimen of chemotherapy as frontline treatment remain in remission seven years later, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report today at the 50th annual meeting of the...

Tempe-Based Marketing Agency Receives Prestigious National Healthcare Marketing Award, Several Regional Awards

Mindspace, a full-service advertising, public relations and new media agency, has been recognized by PRSA with a Bronze Anvil for its media relations efforts for Catholic Healthcare West's Emergency Room Campaign Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 1, 2009 -- Mindspace , a full-...

Reliv International Named As Finalist In the American Business Awards

Reliv International is a finalist for a Stevie® Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. In addition to providing free nutritional supplements to 42,000 malnourished individuals, mostly children, every day in 10 countries, the Reliv Kalogris Foundation has built and ...

Foundation for the Drug-Free World Honored with Seven ADDY Awards

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World received a Silver 2009 ADDY® Award for its multi-media drug education and prevention campaign and Bronze 2009 ADDY Awards for each of six of its new public service announcements. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) March 19, 2009 -- The ca...

"Critical Conditions" Wins Best Health Book of the Year Awards

"Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive," by author and patient advocate, Martine Ehrenclou, MA, has been chosen Best Health Book of the Year by Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Awards and Books&Authors.net. Los An...

Mixed Sex Wards Still Continue For Psychiatric Patients

An independent survey which was conducted in all mental health units in England and Wales revealed that psychiatric patients continue to remain in mixed wards//. This is much against the government’s claim that this practice has ended in 99% of hospitals. The healthcare commission reports that ...

Mixed Wards Cause Trauma in Female Patients in Britain

In Britain, women admitted in hospital wards are facing inconvenience and trauma on being housed// along with men. They are unable to rest comfortably as they fear sexual assault. The Patients Association says that a number of female patients have been calling them complaining of inconvenienc...

Sexual assault cases in mixed-sex psychiatric wards on the high

According to a recent data from mental health trusts, 300 sexual assault cases have been reported in the past 3 years in mixed-sex mental health wards. // During the period November 2003-March 2006, women have been subjected to 300 sexual assaults on mental health wards in England alone. Of th...

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Wards in Medical Technology

GreenBytes Wards Off Germs and Costly Computer Repairs

Preventative maintenance service delivers Germ-Free cleaning, extending life, efficiency and healthiness of home and office systems INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people are almost neurotic about washing their hands and using sanitizers to kill nasty germs. But then they sit at the...

St. Jude Study Gives New Insights Into How Cells Accessorize Their Proteins

...a system for proteins to "accessorize" in order to regulate their function. Just as eyeglasses improve vision, a coat provides warmth or an umbrella wards off rain, cells use a set of proteins called ubiquitin-like proteins (UBLs) as accessories that adapt their function as needed in the cell. Now St. Ju...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

...ives. To date, over 50% were able to be completely eliminate their need for mechanical ventilation. Patients may be able to transfer from ventilator wards to home or assisted living, and even travel. Speech patterns, often laborious and strained in ventilator-dependent patients, return to normal. The sen...

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

...nd that MRSA was 8.6 times more common than previous estimates had indicated. The report found that the antibiotic-resistant bacteria are found in all wards throughout most hospitals. See: http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/ymic/article/PIIS01966553070 07729/abstract In October, the Cente...

International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive Recommended VTE prophylaxis

...he of Chest Physicians (ACCP) evidence-based consensus guidelines (3). The study included two categories of hospitalized patients: patients in medical wards 40 years of age or older, and patients in surgical wards, 18 years or older. Doctor Fred Anderson, Director of the Center for Outcomes Research at t...
Wards in Biological News

Tumor wizardry wards off attacks from the immune system

Like the fictional wizard Harry Potter, some cancerous tumors seem capable of wrapping themselves in an invisibility cloak. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that pancreatic tumors hide from the body's immune surveillance by surrounding themselves with ...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... CLEVELAND Studying how the mouth wards off diseases will have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine ...

Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

...he brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards off threats from disease. The discovery, which was reported today in the Journal of Cell Biology , may shed new light on how the brain recovers from...

Press statement on new CDC MMWR on Klebseilla pneumonia Carbapenemase-producing organisms

...sults for the last six to twelve months. Facilities finding evidence of these organisms should conduct a focused risk assessment or examine high-risk wards including intensive care units to make sure there is no evidence of ongoing transmission. The strategy for testing uses a selection process to get rid...

St. Jude study gives new insights into how cells accessorize their proteins

...system for proteins to "accessorize" in order to regulate their function. Just as eyeglasses improve vision, a coat provides warmth or an umbrella wards off rain, cells use a set of proteins called ubiquitin-like proteins (UBLs) as accessories that adapt their function as needed in the cell. Now St. Ju...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...uthwick, M.D., division chief of infectious diseases at the UF College of Medicine and the study's lead author. But exactly how the anthrax toxin wards off neutrophils has puzzled scientists for years. Immune cells rely on rod-shaped filaments called actin to propel them toward an infection. In a prev...

Study identifies risk factors for spread of respiratory infections in hospitals

...nd for infectious disease. Nosocomial infection can amplify an infectious disease outbreak. It is very important to provide adequate space in hospital wards and implement effective infection control measures in order to avoid cross-contamination in hospitals." Unfortunately, the authors note, it is a...

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...al-acquired infection---can be reduced in hospital wards if doctors prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics r...London, studied prescribing and CDI rates in three wards for acute care of the elderly where CD was endemic. When the study began, doctors working on the wards had already been told to use less cephalosporin to...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...pecially effective. From 1999 to 2003, more than 350 million children throughout the world were vaccinated against measles through SIAs. As measles wards shut down all over the African continent, a long-term budget item in many hospitals can be freed up to save children from other diseases. “We now h...

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Wards in Biological Definition

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...In such societies, ritual is considered essential for survival as it wins the favor of the spirits of one's source of food, shelter, and fertility and wards off malevolent spirits. In more elaborate animistic religions, such as Shinto , there is a greater sense of a special character to humans that sets t...
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