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(NewsUSA) - Although consumers say they are at least somewhat knowledgeable about nutrition, new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) shows several wide gaps between American's perception of their nutrient intakes and reality..
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2013--A new optical device puts the power to detect eye disease in the palm of a hand. The tool—about the size of a hand-held video camera—scans a patient’s entire retina in seconds and could aid primary care physicians in the early detection of a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) describe their new ophthalmic-screening instrument in a paper published today in the open-access journal , published by The Optical Society ( OSA ).
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2013--According to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 67 percent of women who menstruate toss and turn for two or three days during each month. 1 That’s why Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Always, the world’s leader in feminine protection, and the National Sleep Foundation are partnering to help women understand the unique biological differences that impact the quality of their sleep. Always, the Official Overnight Pad of the National Sleep Foundation, helps women sleep leak- and worry-free, while the National Sleep Foundation provides healthy sleep tips so women can get their best sleep all month long.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Saturday marks the shortest day of the year — the pinnacle of dread for people who have seasonal depression.
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft manager has been charged with insider trading, with federal authorities saying he and a friend cleared $393,000 on illicit stock trades.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Sooner or later, it will attack every muscle in a patient’s body, making it impossible to move, even breathe. Now, a new machine is helping people suffering from ALS breathe easier.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Football's Heads Up Football program has become the first youth sports program to earn official support from three major medical entities.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2013--A patient with a rare type of cancer called chondrosarcoma at the base of the skull has become the first person in the world to receive proton therapy using the revolutionary MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System from Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. of Littleton, MA. Radiation oncologists at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis delivered the treatment. The S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is home to the MEVION S250, a unique proton therapy device designed to deliver the same precise, non-invasive treatments delivered by conventional proton systems but with a greatly reduced physical footprint, streamlined clinical workflow, and significantly lower implementation and operational costs.
Recent research has found two novel BRAF fusions in melanomas that were previously considered to be negative for molecular targets, and melanomas with these fusions were found to be potentially sensitive to anticancer drugs known as MEK inhibitors.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2013--Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:FRX) announced today that FETZIMA ™ (levomilnacipran ER capsules), is now available in pharmacies throughout the United States. FETZIMA was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), also known as depression, in adults in July 2013.
(NAPSI)—An increasing number of people know beans about weight loss—and that’s a good thing. As it turns out, white kidney bean extract can contribute to cutting down the pounds and the food cravings.
(BPT) - Today, opioid prescription painkiller addiction – also known as opioid dependence – affects millions of Americans, and the number is growing. In an effort to spread the word that people living with this chronic disease do not need to face it alone, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. partnered with Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and community ambassadors from across the country to launch a new public health initiative, “Reset Reality.” Reset Reality aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the prevalence, science and treatment of opioid dependence. Michael and the community ambassadors hope to get the word out that people don’t have to face the fight alone and can help to reset their situation by working with a doctor to manage prescription painkiller addiction.
The holidays are a time to share joy and happiness with loved ones. Yet with long lines, holiday parties and traveling, this time of year can really be exhausting. Add in the cold weather and other everyday stresses and you will find staying happy and healthy during the holidays can be downright impossible.
You may be wasting your money if you take multivitamins, according to several recent studies including research published in the annals of internal medicine.
CINCINNATI, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're having a stroke, it's crucial that you get medical help as quickly as possible. The right treatment can mean the difference between life and death, and reduce future impairment. Now, doctors are testing a possible new, medical breakthrough for stroke victims.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have identified a doctor killed and one of the two women wounded in the hospital shooting Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Janet Rowley, a pioneer in cancer genetics research, has died at age 88.
MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2013--UnitedHealthcare announced the winners of the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program (TIP ® ) Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation. The company presented a $100,000 donation to the foundation on behalf of the winning pharmacies at the 15 th annual NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City earlier this month.
LACHEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2013--Octapharma AG, one of the largest global manufacturers of human proteins, today announced the enrolment of the first two patients in its GAM-27 Phase II/III clinical trial for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). Through intravenous administration of immunoglobulin (Octagam 5%), the study seeks to support the overall clinical benefit of a lower annualised relapse rate in patients where first-line treatment is not suitable.
SEATTLE (AP) — Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state's new legal pot system.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a hospital campus in Reno on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding two others before turning the weapon on himself.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say one of the victims of a shooting at a Reno, Nev., hospital campus has died.
(BPT) - An ever increasing body of academic research is showing that the current level of salt Americans consume is not only perfectly healthy but that adopting low-salt recommendations will actually harm people. The most recent example of this is a review of all available research on salt and health by the Institute for Medicine (IOM).