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Philips introduces patient-centric solution designed to help patients relax during MRI scans
11/28/2014 4:16:26 PM
  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of the  Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution  designed to reduce patient anxiety and movement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The patient in-bore solution is the latest innovation in  Philips’ successful Ambient Experience  portfolio, which integrates dynamic lighting, projection, …
Community Approach to Tackle Biggest Health Threat in Asia-Pacific
11/28/2014 4:07:19 PM
Community groups in the Asia-Pacific are taking the lead on prevention initiatives for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other non-communicable diseases which cause 36 million deaths globally. This APEC project helps counter the rise of these diseases by conducting outreach and education on the risk factors and preventive lifestyle changes at the local community level. …
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
11/28/2014 8:50:45 AM
An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The candidate vaccine, which was co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and …
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
11/27/2014 1:51:24 PM
Physicians who attended medical schools in certain parts of the world, specifically the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Western Europe were less likely to screen their patients for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer than Canadian graduates, according to new research. Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences …
Lufthansa hands over “Robert Koch” evacuation aircraft
11/27/2014 12:31:25 PM
Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe accepted receipt of the world’s first evacuation aircraft for transporting and treating Ebola patients on behalf of the German government today. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr handed over an Airbus A340-300 for its new role in Berlin on Thursday (27 November). At the request of the …
HHS announces partnerships to promote Health Insurance Marketplace starting on busiest shopping weekend of the year
11/26/2014 3:29:48 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with Westfield Shopping Centers, The National Community Pharmacists Association and XO Group Inc., parent company of The Knot, The Nest and The Bump, to promote the Health Insurance Marketplace in conjunction with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The partners will …
Over a Quarter of California Hospitals with Worse-Than-Expected Infection Rates
Over a Quarter of California Hospitals with Worse-Than-Expected Infection Rates
11/26/2014 3:11:11 PM
Last month, Kaiser Health News published information about their analyses of states with a high percentage of worse-than-expected infection rates. The analysis looked at data from six different categories of infections published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from over 3,000 hospitals nationwide. According to the report, California was one of 13 …
Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging, Inc. to Display New RadPRO DELINIA 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart that Provides a New Cost-effective Way to Transition to Canon DR Technology at RSNA 2014
11/26/2014 1:00:17 PM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions and Virtual Imaging, Inc. will feature their complete lineup of digital radiography (DR) solutions at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting on November 30 - December 5, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Located in the South Hall, Booth #1241 North Building, the companies will showcase a wide …
New study reveals why some people may be immune to HIV-1
11/26/2014 12:45:38 PM
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported, by University of Minnesota researchers in this week’s issue of PLOS Genetics, has uncovered a chink in HIV-1’s armor that may, at least in part, …
Lung Association Welcomes Obama Administration’s Long Overdue Ozone Pollution Proposal, Calls for Greater Protection
11/26/2014 10:46:50 AM
Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen the current ozone pollution limits to a more protective level in the range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), down from 75 ppb: “Today’s proposal by the Obama Administration to …
EPA Proposes Smog Standards to Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution
11/26/2014 9:47:55 AM
Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, or smog, EPA is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) to better protect Americans’ health and the environment, while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the standards every …
Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications
11/26/2014 9:43:16 AM
Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile …
Bacterial Infection Outbreak Reported at Two Texas High Schools
Bacterial Infection Outbreak Reported at Two Texas High Schools
11/25/2014 4:58:05 PM
Last month, KSAT published a story about 12 football players from two high schools in Texas that came down with a contagious skin infection. The culprit, impetigo, is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus , Streptococcus pyogenes or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). According to the article, the school district where the outbreak occurred had …
UCLA Football Player Overcomes Potentially Deadly Fungal Infection
UCLA Football Player Overcomes Potentially Deadly Fungal Infection
11/25/2014 4:16:14 PM
Last month, the Los Angeles Daily News published an article about a potentially deadly fungal infection that UCLA defensive back Marcus Rios has overcome.  According to the article, it all started several years ago with three sinus surgeries before doctors knew what the otherwise young and healthy football star was up against.   It turned out Mr. Rios had aspergillosis, a …
This Holiday Season Donate on Indiegogo to the H2 Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Campaign: Help Give the Gift of Health
This Holiday Season Donate on Indiegogo to the H2 Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Campaign: Help Give the Gift of Health
11/25/2014 4:00:08 PM
The worldwide wearable electronics market, already a $14 billion industry and expected to climb to $70 billion by 2024 ( Source IDTECHEX ), has another entry into the health wearable category: The H2 from CharmCare . The company is responsible for developing the world’s smallest and lightest wearable blood pressure monitor. The H2 Blood Pressure Monitor has already raised …
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
11/25/2014 10:52:37 AM
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work, appearing online Nov. 17 in the …
Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution
11/25/2014 10:36:58 AM
People’s views on income inequality and wealth distribution may have little to do with how much money they have in the bank and a lot to do with how wealthy they feel in comparison to their friends and neighbors, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . “Our research shows that subjective …
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital unveils Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
11/21/2014 2:45:16 PM
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is dedicating and opening the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration on the St. Jude campus. The new center, which will sit atop the world’s first proton therapy center designed for and dedicated solely to the treatment of children, is critical to St. Jude in leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats …
Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
11/21/2014 9:38:06 AM
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet . Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Yet, despite increased global …
Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Late 2016 Trial, Judge Says
11/20/2014 6:16:20 PM
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) for lawsuits alleging injuries from testosterone therapy  was established in the Illinois court in June 2014, after a growing number of similar testosterone cases were filed in courts across the country.  When the MDL for Low T lawsuits was first presented, there were only 45 cases filed. Judge Matthew Kennelly is now overseeing more than 223 …