Health News Archive - May 10, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- United Concordia, one of the nation's largest dental insurers and administrator of the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP), provided educational dental health materials to children and teachers in state-side Department of Defense (DoD) elementary schools as part of the company's outreach initiatives during April's Month of the Military Child. United Concordia sent oral health flip books and DVDs as teaching aids to all teachers who expressed interest in presenting an oral health lesson in their classrooms.

A joint clinical trial conducted by the University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that an element in human blood, fibrinogen, is likely more vital to the blood's clotting ability in connection with heart surgery than previously considered.

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick Away From Home? (tm) View doctor recommendations from friends and family by importing your address book at http://www.sickawayfromhome.com.

Format, Appearance, Content and Language Covered in Recommendations to Help Address Problem of Poor Health Literacy ROCKVILLE, Md., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To promote the establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels -- and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions -- an advisory panel formed by the U.S.

BOSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that more than 30 million adult children are caregiving for aging parents in the US, and over half of these children live in a different state? This geographic dispersion coupled with a highly fragmented, and localized industry makes it challenging to locate aging services providers.

Sleep disorders are common among bus and tram drivers in Gothenburg: a quarter say that they have problems with daytime sleepiness, which could affect safety.

TROY, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Somanetics Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTS) announced today that its INVOS® System was featured in 24 posters and presentations at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual conference held in Vancouver, Canada May 1 - 4.

A multicenter trial led by investigators from St Jude Children's Research Hospital achieved 71 percent survival after three years—20 percent better than previously reported US rates.

In the first study of its type, Australian researchers have shown that healthy people with a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes gain more weight overeating over the short term than their non-genetically-prone counterparts.

IOF has released a new position statement on Vitamin D for older adults which makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective.

Word of the Day
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  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'