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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Carle patients will be able to access records online

January 31, 2012

  URBANA— Patients of Carle Foundation Hospital and physician group will be able to begin accessing their own medical records online, starting Feb. 6. Carle has been letting its employees test the system, called MyCarle, for the past couple months and has had a great response, said Dr. William Schuh, Carle’s chief medical information...
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Tea could help lower high blood pressure: Study

January 31, 2012

  By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD A new study suggests that taking tea daily could help in lowering blood pressure. The study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day were able to lower their blood pressure. This was seen when compared to those who drank a placebo similar in...
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Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults

January 31, 2012

Public release date: 24-Jan-2012 Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing...
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Up to one-third of cancer patients experience moderate to severe pain

January 31, 2012

TAMPA,Fla.– Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, who teamed with colleagues at five universities around theUnited States, analyzed past studies of cancer-related pain reduction and found that psychosocial interventions can have a beneficial effect on cancer patients’ pain severity. They also found that certain psychosocial interventions provide better pain management and are effective in reducing...
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Gene Study Sheds Light on Body Clock’s Link to Diabetes

January 31, 2012

  MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) — Researchers studying the link between diabetes and a hormone that affects your so-called “body clock” have identified a genetic mutation in the receptor for the hormone, melatonin, that may to boost the risk of the disease. The finding could help improve assessment of a person’s diabetes risk...
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Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

January 31, 2012

  SUNDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) — People whose systolic blood pressure — the upper number in their reading — is different in their left and right arms may be suffering from a vascular disease that could increase their risk of death, British researchers report. The arteries under the collarbone supply blood to the...
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Touchscreens to Diagnose Diseases, Cut Healthcare Costs

January 29, 2012

Smartphones could soon detect cancer and other diseases, enabling cost-effective, on-the-spot medical testing outside the confines of a traditional medical lab. Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science of Technology “confirmed” Monday today’s ultra-sensitive touchscreens can detect biomolecular material as well as traditional medical testing equipment. The German science journal “Angewandte Chemie” published the...
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Non-invasive blood test checks for Down syndrome

January 29, 2012

New Jersey mothers have a new, non-invasive test to diagnose Down syndrome. Sequenom’s MaterniT21, now available at New Jersey Perinatal Associates (NJPA), uses a mother’s blood sample to test for Down syndrome and has a greater than 99% accuracy rate. “This new test is highly accurate, and since it only requires a blood test,...
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U.S. FDA approves Amylin’s diabetes drug

January 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc won U.S. approval on Friday for its Bydureon diabetes drug, a long-awaited victory for the company’s most promising product. After two delays, the Food and Drug Administration approved once-weekly injectable Bydureon for treating adults with Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to poor diet and lack of exercise....
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Diabetes leg, foot amputations see dramatic drop

January 29, 2012

(CBS) People with diabetes were once very likely to face foot or leg amputations. These days, that fate is not as common. A new report from the CDC revealed a dramatic drop in diabetes-related amputations in theU.S. The study – published in the Feb. issue of Diabetes Care – looked at trends in diabetes hospitalizations for...
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Swimming lowers older adults’ blood pressure

January 25, 2012

NEW YORK(Reuters Health) – Many older adults like to take a dip a pool, and now a small study suggests it can be good for their blood pressure. Researchers found that among 43 older men and women, those who started swimming a few times a week lowered their systolic blood pressure — the “top”...
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One-in-4 in U.S. have high blood pressure

January 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) — One-in-four U.S. adults — about 55 million Americans — were treated for high blood pressure in 2008, federal health officials say. Analysts at the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said the 55 million figure reflects only those who had their blood pressure...
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Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study

January 20, 2012

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans have an undiagnosed artery disorder that can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysms, a new study reveals. The disorder is fibromuscular dysplasia, an accumulation of fibrous tissues in the arteries that causes them to narrow. The condition can occur in any artery but...
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Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

January 19, 2012

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — The experimental cancer drug regorafenib appears to extend survival slightly in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, a new trial indicates. Regorafenib is a so-called multikinase inhibitor, which targets several of the ways cancer develops and grows, researchers said. “The drug was tested on patients with metastatic colorectal cancer...
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High-Normal Blood Pressure Raises Heart Risks in Men

January 19, 2012
High-Normal Blood Pressure Raises Heart Risks in Men

  Jan. 17, 2012 — Having high blood pressure in middle age is a major risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and now new research links high-normal-range blood pressure with an increase in risk. More than 2 million mostly older Americans have the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, which...
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Study shows oxidants help maintain healthy blood pressure

January 17, 2012

  The study published in Nature Medicine, led by Dr Philip Eaton from King’s, and co-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Medical Research Council (MRC), showed that oxidants ‘steal’ electrons from other molecules in a chemical reaction which helps prevent high blood pressure. The researchers looked at mice carrying a mutation to...
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Paula Deen Has Known About Her Diabetes for Three Years

January 17, 2012

After becoming the face of diabetes-inducing cuisine, Food Network personality Paula Deen confirmed on Tuesday’s Today show that she has known about having Type 2 diabetes for three years and used the occasion to start pitching diabetes drugs for Novo Nordisk. “I had to figure things out in my own head,” Deen told Al Roker, explaining why she...
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Diabetes Disasters: DiabetesinControl.com Announces a Growing Library of Diabetes Medical Error Cases Shared by …

January 17, 2012

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Diabetes is responsible for over 10% of all adverse medication events in the U.S. The disease is both complex and hazardous to treat. Most patients with diabetes are on a multiple drug therapy, for comorbidities such as hypercholesteremia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and more. Polypharmacy means there...
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Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

January 17, 2012

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Combining two drugs that target an aggressive type of breast cancer known as HER2-positive appears to work better than using either drug alone, researchers report. The dual-drug approach greatly boosted the chances of eliminating microscopic signs of early cancer by the time a woman was due to have...
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Custom Formulated Adhesives serve medical, surgical applications.

January 17, 2012
Custom Formulated Adhesives serve medical, surgical applications.

Kennesaw, GA USA – Fabrico, the leader in design and manufacturing services for flexible materials, announces new adhesives for medical and surgical applications in wound care, ostomy appliances, surgical drapes, and medical diagnostic devices. Whether used in wound care or surgical products, or to adhere electrodes to skin for diagnostics, Fabrico provides the advanced...
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