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2011-05-05 14:22:52

A new study reveals an improved algorithm that can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region. Motion artifacts in MRIs, such as patient movement, often appear as ghosting artifacts which may obscure clinical information says Dr. Candice Bookwalter, presenting author for the study. "Almost every acquisition during an MR abdominal exam requires a breath hold to limit motion. For example, a routine liver exam includes at...

2011-05-04 12:25:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in American history a privacy proposal to give people the right to stop collection of their personal information online has passed a legislative committee. A bill that would give people the right to opt out of being tracked online passed its first hurdle in California as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move it forward in the Senate. The 3-to-2 vote came late Tuesday afternoon after the committee held the...

2011-05-04 15:19:59

If small business owners want to avoid costly mistakes, it pays to consult with others. That's the finding of new research from the University of Cincinnati that will be presented both nationally and internationally "“ first on May 6-8 at the Family Enterprise Research Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., and again on June 15-18 at the International Council of Small Business Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The research was conducted by one-time entrepreneur Jeremy Woods, currently a...

2011-05-03 00:00:00

Camp Shane weight loss camp will be announcing ten winners of the "Biggest Winner" Contest in one month, in which the recipients will be awarded three weeks of camp at no cost. (PRWEB) May 01, 2011 Contestants have only one month left in which to enter "The Biggest Winner" Contest sponsored by Camp Shane, the longest-running child and teen weight loss camp in the country. Ten winners will be chosen from hundreds of overweight kids and teens (ages 10-17) who have written essays or submitted...

2011-05-02 16:42:19

A recent study revealed that the "cognitive reserve" in early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and PET-CT examinations can be used to effectively to identify early-onset AD patients. "Although early-onset Alzheimer's dementia is quite rare, it can be devastating to the patients that carry the diagnosis," said Dr. Jacob Richard Hodge, lead researcher for this study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Symptoms are often unexpected and support networks are generally directed towards an older...

2011-05-02 15:05:00

MONTREAL, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - Cogito Media Group (OTCBB: KRMC.OB) is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of its new book, Apocalypse Charlie: The Charlie Sheen Biography. Brandon Hurst, author of such biographies as Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, and Daniel Craig, lays open the actor's life, path, drugs and alcohol problems. The actor is so famous that within 26 hours of opening his Twitter account, he had over one million followers that now count over two million. Unfortunately...

2011-05-02 10:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of Nair® depilatories, kicks off the annual "Step Out Challenge," and invites women (and, for the first time, men!) to "bag the blade" for a week and use Nair. Those who try Nair and share their experiences will instantly receive free prizes from Grooveshark(TM), a music-streaming website. They will also be entered to win an all-expense paid weekend trip for two to a major concert of...

2011-04-29 10:25:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio One Media, Inc. ("Studio One") (OTC.BB: SOMD) a leading edge entertainment & technology company, today announced that THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX, extends its video auditions for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on April 30, the unprecedented and specially built high-definition recording studios from MyStudio will now remain open until Sunday, May 8....

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2011-04-29 05:40:00

Sony Corp. said on Thursday that it was working with police investigators in the wake of an "external intrusion" that resulted in the theft of personal data, including credit card numbers, of PlayStation users worldwide. The PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were shut down on April 19, and will be restored only after the company is confident its network is secure, said Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold. Sony's PlayStation Network allows users to play games online,...

2011-04-28 14:31:27

Novel surveillance effort based on technology from Children's Hospital Boston Using a combination of Facebook-like tools and personally controlled health records, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have engaged members of an online diabetes social network as participants in public health surveillance. In an article published April 27 in PLoS ONE, Elissa Weitzman, ScD, MSc, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP) show that health-focused social...