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2011-02-10 17:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco), the California Chapters of the National MS Society and the Alliance for Plasma Therapies today announced the introduction of new legislation that will eliminate so-called "specialty tiers" from health insurance coverage, and prevent insurers from shifting the cost of expensive medication to California patients. "Specialty tiers dramatically increase the cost of vital medications, discriminate against...

2011-02-03 19:09:00

Despite decrease, an average of over 15,000 cases are treated in US emergency departments each year Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found the number of mountain bike-related...

2011-01-27 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's ad hoc committee on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress received a briefing Jan. 24-25 from federal agencies and other organizations on current medical treatments and programs related to TBI and PTS. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110127/DC37496 ) The seven-person committee, chaired by American Legion Past National Commander William Detweiler, heard presentations from the...

2011-01-22 08:48:25

Research is trying to determine whether Alzheimer's disease might be slowed or prevented with nutritional approaches, but a new study suggests those efforts could be improved by use of nutrient "biomarkers" to objectively assess the nutrient status of elderly people at risk for dementia. The traditional approach, which primarily relies on self-reported dietary surveys, asks people to remember what they have eaten. Such surveys don't consider two common problems in elderly populations "“...

2011-01-06 08:12:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 20 minutes a day, seniors can now combat the threat of memory loss and dementia with the first clinically tested brain fitness software program specifically designed for people over 60. The new Dakim BrainFitness product - a software edition of the #1 brain training system used in senior living communities - has been shown in clinical testing by a major university to produce a significant improvement in memory. Yet its scientifically based...

2011-01-04 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While TRICARE continues its practice of not reimbursing policy holders suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the cost of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), The American Legion is calling upon the military's health-insurance provider to reverse its stand. National Public Radio reported last month that TRICARE refuses to cover CRT for servicemembers, despite pressure from Congress and medical experts to do so. "Research...

2011-01-04 14:06:26

Lowering the body temperature of patients soon after they have suffered a severe brain injury may reduce neurologic complications and improve outcomes. The safety of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been demonstrated in national studies. According to a Roundtable Discussion of renowned experts in the field, when and how it is administered should depend on the clinical condition of individual patients. The Roundtable was published online ahead of print in the new...

2010-12-15 14:53:16

A synthetic derivative of the curry spice turmeric, made by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, dramatically improves the behavioral and molecular deficits seen in animal models of ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Two new studies suggest that the novel compound may have clinical promise for these conditions, which currently lack good therapies. Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death of older people in the...

2010-12-15 11:41:00

Quick, convenient and confidential process for assessing risk of "invisible wounds" outlined to Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans and their families ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars attending this week's 6th annual Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute at Walt Disney World are being given access to two web-based screening tools that enable them to quickly and confidentially determine if they might have...

2010-12-02 19:40:00

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Regenesance BV, an Amsterdam-based specialty pharma focusing on developing drugs to treat acute and chronic nerve disorders, announces the closure of its first seed stage financing round. The investment was made by Life Sciences Fund Amsterdam, an independent venture capital fund established in 2009 to finance biomedical companies in the greater Amsterdam region. Regenesance was established in November 2009 as a spin-out of the Academic Medical...