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Penn researchers identify viral products that trigger immune response against RSV infection

Penn researchers identify viral products that trigger immune response against RSV infection

Almost all human beings are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, before their second birthdays. For most, the symptoms mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, coughing, sneezing, fever. [More]
Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung

Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung

In use for more than a century, inhaled anesthetics like nitrous oxide and halothane have made modern surgery possible. Now, in experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called "volatile" anesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia. [More]
Innovative research project explores impact of healthy weight and lifestyle in breast cancer survivors

Innovative research project explores impact of healthy weight and lifestyle in breast cancer survivors

An innovative, yearlong research project to determine whether a healthy weight and lifestyle can improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors is underway at a Topeka, Kansas cancer center. [More]
September tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

September tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

A computer algorithm did a better job than doctors at documenting "red flag" symptoms among patients with gastrointestinal disorders, a Cedars-Sinai study has found, underscoring the potential of the technology to improve patient care. [More]
Spike to debut unscripted competition series to find America's next big fitness phenomenon

Spike to debut unscripted competition series to find America's next big fitness phenomenon

Over the last decade, a rising health consciousness has led 30,000 fitness clubs to open across the country, serving more than 58 million members annually. Valued at well over 20 billion dollars, the exercise industry is always on the lookout for the next big idea to continue its rapid growth. With that in mind, on Tuesday, October 20 at 10/9c, Spike debuts "Sweat Inc.," an unscripted competition series hosted and judged by acclaimed health and wellness expert, Jillian Michaels. [More]
True Results offers FDA approved ORBERA intragastric balloon weight loss procedure in Texas

True Results offers FDA approved ORBERA intragastric balloon weight loss procedure in Texas

As most new moms know, post-baby weight can be frustratingly hard to lose. That's why Jennifer, a 24 year old mom from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas chose to get a little help with an ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon procedure from True Results. Jennifer is the first patient in Texas to get this new FDA approved weight loss procedure. [More]
National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored seven of the nation's 1,200 community health centers with the Innovations in Care Award at this week's Community Health Institute and EXPO in Orlando, Florida. [More]
True Results completes first True Balloon procedure in Texas with ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System

True Results completes first True Balloon procedure in Texas with ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System

True Results, a leading provider of bariatric weight loss solutions, announced it has completed the first non-surgical True Balloon procedure with the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon in Texas. [More]
Experimental gene therapy may prevent neuronal degeneration in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Experimental gene therapy may prevent neuronal degeneration in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology. [More]
Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

The American Gastroenterological Association, in partnership with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Janssen Biotech, Inc., announced today that Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, was awarded with the 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Epigenetics Research. [More]
New Pitt analysis reveals causes of stillbirth among obese women

New Pitt analysis reveals causes of stillbirth among obese women

Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. [More]
Drinking 500ml of water before meals may help obese adults to lose weight

Drinking 500ml of water before meals may help obese adults to lose weight

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns. [More]
Scientists bridge gap between two separate pieces of embryonic mouse intestine

Scientists bridge gap between two separate pieces of embryonic mouse intestine

University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies. [More]
High cardiorespiratory fitness levels reduce risk of arrhythmia recurrence in obese atrial fibrillation patients

High cardiorespiratory fitness levels reduce risk of arrhythmia recurrence in obese atrial fibrillation patients

Obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases as part of treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Primary care physicians' starring role key to weight loss, find Johns Hopkins researchers

Primary care physicians' starring role key to weight loss, find Johns Hopkins researchers

A review of survey data from more than 300 obese people who participated in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial found that although the overall weight loss rates were modest, those who rated their primary care doctor's support as particularly helpful lost about twice as many pounds as those who didn't. [More]
New guide may help parents detect body image issues in children

New guide may help parents detect body image issues in children

What does your teen see when they look in the mirror? Body image encompasses what a person believes about their outward appearance, how they feel about their body and how they sense and control their movements. [More]
Isagenix International concludes annual event, raises funds for children's charity organization

Isagenix International concludes annual event, raises funds for children's charity organization

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company, ended its annual Celebration 2015 Breakthrough event in San Diego today by raising more than $565,000 for Make-A-Wish® through fundraising and generous Associate and corporate pledges. [More]
Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater weight loss over 56 weeks compared with placebo, according to a study in the August 18 issue of JAMA. [More]
Intarcia Therapeutics announces positive top-line results from ITCA 650 Phase 3 FREEDOM-2 clinical trial

Intarcia Therapeutics announces positive top-line results from ITCA 650 Phase 3 FREEDOM-2 clinical trial

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced positive top-line results from its 52-week Phase 3 FREEDOM-2 clinical trial to determine the comparative efficacy of the company's late-stage investigational candidate ITCA 650 to Merck's Januvia in reducing HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes following a year of treatment. [More]
Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a leading global provider of Sports Nutrition, Weight loss products, and Contract Manufacturing services, and LG Sciences, one of the premier Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding brands in the United States, today announced that Hi-Tech has acquired LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition products and Bodybuilding products. [More]
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