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2009-03-24 09:20:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry sources estimate that U.S. healthcare facilities spend approximately $5.3 billion annually for energy costs alone. Hospital administrators planning ahead for a new facility would face considerable escalation of such costs for the foreseeable future. Seeking systematic reductions in energy use by following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria is one way to effectively combat rising energy costs. A new free whitepaper,...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

C-sections and "Invasive" Placenta Condition Can Result in Excessive Bleeding and Be Life Threatening for Mothers SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are complicated by massive bleeding and for those who suffer from the pregnancy condition of "invasive" placenta. The results of two studies detailing the effectiveness of minimally invasive treatments for pregnant women...

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2008-12-30 16:19:52

Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a similar risk of cancer as women who did not take the supplements, according to data from a randomized controlled trial in the December 30 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Epidemiological studies have suggested that people whose diets are high in fruits and vegetables, and thus antioxidants, may have a lower risk of cancer. Results from randomized trials that address the issue,...

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2008-12-09 12:42:12

Spanish researchers announced this week that eating a handful of nuts a day for a year, and also eating a Mediterranean diet heavy in fruit, vegetables and fish, may help people reverse risk factors for heart disease. The researchers discovered that adding nuts to a typical Mediterranean diet was more effective that increasing olive oil consumption. Together, the regimens reduce heart risks like metabolic syndrome in people more than a low-fat diet. "What's most surprising is they found...

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2008-12-03 12:40:00

It was announced on Tuesday that there is no evidence that brand-name drugs given to care for heart and other cardiovascular situations work any more effectively than their less expensive generic equivalents.  The data opposes the opinions of several doctors and patients that more expensive brand-name drugs are clinically more advanced, stated Dr. Aaron Kesselheim of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, who was the leader of the study. Kesselheim and...

2008-11-04 09:00:30

Source MDx, a molecular diagnostics development company, has announced a partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to examine RNA-based biomarkers in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control participants unaffected by the disease. The goal of the study is to identify diagnostic markers and to determine markers of active disease (relapses) or stable disease, along with response markers for currently available multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. The study will utilize...

2008-11-03 09:00:06

Source MDx today announced a partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to examine RNA-based biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy control participants unaffected by the disease. The goal of the study is to identify diagnostic markers and to determine markers of active disease (relapses) or stable disease, along with response markers for currently available MS therapies. The study will utilize Source MDx's patented gene expression profiling for the...

2008-10-31 18:00:39

With its free-standing, three-story maternal child health pavilion as its centerpiece, El Camino Hospital has announced that it is establishing the first Women's Hospital in Northern California. The Women's Hospital encompasses not only El Camino Hospital's prenatal, maternity and neonatal services, but also a comprehensive range of clinical services focused on the health needs of women throughout their lifetimes. "In the best tradition--and reflecting the best practices--of women's...

2008-09-09 09:00:09

Celera Corporation (NASDAQ:CRA) and its collaborators at Brigham and Women's Hospital today announced the publication of a paper reporting that a variant of the LPA gene is associated with a two-fold higher risk of major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and cardiovascular death). Prior studies from Celera and other collaborators also reported the association of this gene variant and cardiovascular risk. The newly published study confirmed the increased risk...

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2008-07-24 00:25:00

Along with all the other changes that come with age, healthy older people also lose some capacity for sleep, according to a new report published online on July 24th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day for several days, younger people get an average of 9 hours of shuteye compared to 7.5 for older people, the researchers report. "The most parsimonious explanation for our results is that older people need less sleep," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.