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2011-10-03 11:04:00

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Cancer Prevention (CCP) began in 2007 with the single goal of uniting those across the globe who care about preventing cancer. It has now grown to a more than 6 million member movement, becoming a leading initiative on the social media platform, Causes.com. Nearly five years later, CCP is an official partner of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a Harvard Medical School flagship teaching hospital, with all campaign funds...

2011-09-07 09:25:00

BOSTON and PELHAM, N.H., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steven J. Vertuccio Memorial Ride for Cystic Fibrosis, now in its sixth year, continues to raise the bar in exercise excellence. In 2010 The Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital kicked-off the Steven Vertuccio Wellness Program, designed to encourage patients to exercise during their hospitalizations and as outpatients in order to improve their conditioning and quality of...

One Drink A Day For Good Health
2011-09-07 10:00:16

  New research shows that women who enjoy one alcoholic drink per day at midlife may be healthier in old age than women who do not drink at all, who consume more than two drinks per day, or who consume more than three drinks at one sitting. The study, led by Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, Mass, suggests that in women, regular alcohol consumption in moderation during middle age (average 58 years old) relates to...

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

  A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure (HBP), reports BBC News. The new research, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing the condition that causes deadly heart attack, stroke and other health problems. SWS, a deep stage of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement...

2011-08-19 15:43:00

Addition includes all private suites, top-notch NICU and state-of-the-art Breast Center TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most expectant mothers enjoy optimistic dreams of delivering a healthy baby and soon leaving the hospital with their new bundle of joy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110819/DC55147) "Sometimes, it just doesn't work that way," said Lisa Wall, whose son has been hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's...

2011-08-16 16:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "donut hole," where they have to pay 100 percent of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, a new study published today in PLoS Medicine concludes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham...

2011-08-15 12:16:27

Shape of key protein surprises researchers A new study finds that a protein key to Parkinson's disease has likely been mischaracterized. The protein, alpha-synuclein, appears to have a radically different structure in healthy cells than previously thought, challenging existing disease paradigms and suggesting a new therapeutic approach. "Our data show that alpha-synuclein was essentially mistakenly characterized as a natively unfolded protein that lacked structure," said Dennis Selkoe, the...

2011-07-27 14:30:35

Research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) uses a new imaging technique, arterial spin labeling, to show the areas of the brain that are activated when patients with low back pain have a worsening of their usual, chronic pain. This research is published in the August issue of the journal Anesthesiology. "This study is a first step towards providing tools to objectively describe someone's chronic pain which is a subjective experience. We've found that when a patient has worsening of...

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2011-07-18 08:00:15

A new technology for monitoring cellular interactions at the nano-scale provides detail never before achieved Using nanotechnology to engineer sensors onto the surface of cells, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a platform technology for monitoring single-cell interactions in real-time. This innovation addresses needs in both science and medicine by providing the ability to further understand complex cell biology, track transplanted cells, and develop effective...

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2011-07-06 11:05:00

Researchers have found that women who stay fit, eat healthier, do not smoke, and maintain a healthy weight may have a greater chance of avoiding risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that each positive lifestyle choice was linked to the lower risk of sudden cardiac death, and when all factors were added together, the chance of SCD...