- Created on Sunday, 09 March 2014 14:46
- Written by USC
Los Angeles, California - That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet - a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
- Created on Saturday, 08 March 2014 09:19
- Written by NAPSI
Imperial, California (NAPSI) - No matter where you hurt neck, shoulder, back, knee physical therapy may improve your quality of life and save you time, trouble and money.
- Created on Friday, 07 March 2014 21:49
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, announced today the number of confirmed influenza-related deaths in persons under 65 years of age reported in the state has increased by 16, to a total of 318 confirmed deaths for the 2013-14 season. Six of the 318 are pediatric deaths. There are an additional 26 deaths under investigation, not yet confirmed.
- Created on Friday, 07 March 2014 20:52
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this week in Pediatrics.
- Created on Thursday, 06 March 2014 07:42
- Written by NAPSI
Palm Springs, California (NAPSI) - It’s a blanket statement but still true: Aging Americans can benefit from having a special blanket one that’s lightly weighted to about three to five pounds, that is.
- Created on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:32
- Written by Vital Signs
Washington, DC - A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. In addition, about one-third of the time, prescribing practices to treat urinary tract infections and prescriptions for the critical and common drug vancomycin included a potential error - given without proper testing or evaluation, or given for too long.
Cholesterol-metabolism study suggests new diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer
- Created on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:40
- Written by Emil Venere
West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods.
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