(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine with an accompanying editorial suggest that the novel agent ibrutinib shows real potential as a safe, effective, targeted treatment for adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
Jun 19, 2013 - 8:03:49 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An ENT is a doctor that specializes in the ears, nose and throat. When a person experiences problems in one or more of these three areas, it can be wise to visit an ENT for treatment.
Jun 19, 2013 - 4:47:33 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2013 -- As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and Americans make plans to celebrate the stars and stripes with a little red glare from celebratory rockets, ranging from professional public fireworks displays to amateur impromptu backyard shows, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging the public to take important steps to prevent fireworks-related eye injuries.
Jun 19, 2013 - 4:39:37 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dr. Charles Burant, director of the University of Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center, on American Medical Association's decision to designate obesity as a disease:
Jun 19, 2013 - 4:30:07 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Individuals looking to improve skin tone, texture, color, and scarring may be interested in eMatrix. EMatrix utilizes radio frequency energy delivered through an applicator consisting of a matrix, or rectangular array, of 64 electrodes. The result of using eMatrix technology is smoother, more attractive looking skin.
Jun 19, 2013 - 3:54:08 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 19, 2013 -- The undersigned groups applaud the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) for adopting policy today to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple pathophysiological aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention
Jun 19, 2013 - 3:46:54 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As hair transplant technology becomes more advanced with natural looking results, so does the popularity of treating hair loss in both men and women. Automated hair transplant surgery is one of the newest techniques in hair restoration that both patients and surgeons are welcoming.
Jun 19, 2013 - 1:08:08 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com)-There are nearly 20 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and, of those, about 4.5 million have their health benefits through Medicare. If you or someone you care about is among them-or will be someday-there are a few facts you should know.
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:53:50 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2013 - Only eight months into its $100 million, five-year enterprise analytics effort, UPMC and its research partners at the University of Pittsburgh are starting to see the potential of this "big data" technology for accelerating scientific discoveries and the promise of personalized medicine.
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:09:25 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the site of injection of a contaminated lot of a steroid drug to treat symptoms such as back pain resulted in earlier identification of patients with probable or confirmed fungal spinal or paraspinal infection, allowing early initiation of medical and surgical treatment, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA.
Jun 18, 2013 - 4:20:35 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most men understand they need to change the oil in their cars regularly and check the brake and transmission fluid. But they seem unwilling to do the same routine maintenance on themselves.
Jun 18, 2013 - 3:31:21 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON (June 18, 2013)- A new online application from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment, and VA is urging Veterans and their Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives to make full use of its capabilities to receive speedier decisions and reduce the backlog of claims.
Jun 18, 2013 - 3:21:32 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Although the nose is considered almost fully gown during the teen years, many people believe it grows with age into the later years of life. What many do not know is that while aging can change the appearance of the nasal shape, thus seeming to affect the size, the nose itself is not actually experiencing changes in growth.
Jun 18, 2013 - 1:50:15 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Whether a person believes obesity is caused by overeating or by a lack of exercise predicts his or her actual body mass, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Jun 18, 2013 - 1:42:02 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO - June 17, 2013 - The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, voted today during its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new policies:
Jun 18, 2013 - 9:37:27 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17)-June 21 marks the official first day of summer, but already, the warmer, sunnier weather and longer days have inspired many people to abandon the gym and exercise outdoors.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:51:07 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that more than 242,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed by member surgeons in 2012. Many plastic surgeons use digital imaging to help patients get an idea of what their nose will look like at the end of the recovery period.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:42:39 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic and other researchers have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 percent effective against rotavirus in Ghana.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:34:21 PM
(HealthNewsDigest,com) - SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 17, 2013 - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the launch of Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice, an educational program to help expand understanding of head lice infestation and how to approach treatment.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:25:54 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK (June 17, 2013)-Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss, according to results of a new study.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:10:13 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Understanding how gastric bypass surgery changes the properties of nerve cells that help regulate the digestive system could lead to new treatments that produce the same results without surgery, according to Penn State College of Medicine scientists, who have shown how surgery restores some properties of nerve cells that tell people their stomachs are full.
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:35:04 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While we don't know the location of the mystical fountain of youth, we do know the next best thing. A facelift can take years off a person's appearance.
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:25:43 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 -- June During the SUMMER, we all face an increased chance of exposure to the triggers and other precipitating factors of Headache.
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:19:52 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, are on the rise in the U.S., recently reaching their highest level in 50 years. The disease can be serious or even fatal to newborns who have not yet received vaccinations.
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:13:17 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Heart attack is the number one killer of women in the US, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Women don't have to become statistics. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, according to the AHA, and it is asking women to walk. Harriet Hodgson's new guide, Walking Woman: Step-by-Step to a Healthier Heart, supports this idea.
Jun 17, 2013 - 9:56:09 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The smart phone made life easier for most of us, albeit more stressful with the ease of working non-stop. If you have a phone you have access to news, TV, messages and email any time of the day, as frequently as you want. An adult's virtual world is much different than a child's.
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:03:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Food labels are loaded with information. Some of the information is required by law, some of the information is voluntary, and some of the information is positioned to market the product to you more effectively. All this information is good but it can create information overload and complicate what you see and how efficiently you use the label.
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:02:20 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It is estimated that 80 percent of type 2 diabetics are overweight. It's not clear who came up with this figure, or--more importantly--how it was determined. Perhaps it is tied in with modern medicine's love for cataloging risk factors, especially simplistic ones.
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:01:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Risk Management - these are two little words that you probably hear all of the time, but do you really know how they affect your practice?
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:53:54 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, June 15, 2013 -- Today,the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update.
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:42:44 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Organic production may still represent only a small fraction of agricultural sales in the U.S. and worldwide, but it as been growing rapidly over the last two decades.
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:36:09 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - American Rivers, a leading non-profit dedicated to the conservation of rivers and riparian corridors across the U.S., recently unveiled its annual list of the nation's most endangered rivers.
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:27:57 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Miami and South Beach area of Florida is packed with beautiful people. In a location where the weather is hot and the style is hotter, it is obvious that appearance is important. Plastic surgery is one way in which residents can improve their appearance and maintain that young, attractive look that South Florida is known for.
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:18:43 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHASSET, NY -- This is one family that really knows how to celebrate Father's Day.
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:02:26 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, D.C., 14 June 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - To promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease, a multisector consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) this week endorsed a plan to reduce dietary salt consumption in the Americas by half by the year 2020.
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:54:20 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers.
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:42:07 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the MemoryShape Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) for use in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age. The MemoryShape Breast Implants are manufactured by Mentor Worldwide LLC.
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:29:15 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Young boys certainly don't dream of being unhappy, unfulfilled, and beaten-down drones. And yet, that's closer to how many men actually feel.
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:17:12 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Fremont, Calif., (June 12, 2013) - AlterGTM, the revolutionary training and rehabilitation company that launched the first Anti-Gravity Treadmill, today announced that the AlterG Bionic Leg will debut at the APTA Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 26-29, 2013, at booth #1225.
Jun 14, 2013 - 3:12:43 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The facelift is an excellent procedure for combating the signs of age and rejuvenating the appearance for a fresher, more youthful look. Of course, as with most anything in life, it does have its limitations.
Jun 14, 2013 - 3:04:45 PM