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1: Health & Beauty Health Matters: Chilblains
My mother has developed itchy red lumps on her skin recently and has informed me that she's certain they're chilblains. I've never been quite sure what people mean when they refer to chilblains, so I have no idea whether she's right or not. I've always assumed they are something that's associated with cold weather, but other than that have no idea what could cause them.

2: Flintshire politicians shows support for Breast Cancer Campaign
Welsh Assembly members Sandy Mewies, Mark Isherwood and Eleanor Burnham, all donned pink boas, hats and glasses to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Delyn AM Mrs Mewies said: "It is estimated there are 22,000 women and 150 men alive in Wales who have been diagnosed with breast cancer." The campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.

3: A passion for the past
When Amy Degerstrom first began attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she had designs on becoming a speech therapist. By: Vicki Gerdes When Amy Degerstrom first began attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she had designs on becoming a speech therapist.

4: Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. Submits Application to FDA Seeking to Expand ...
HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 27 Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. announced today that it has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking to expand the SIMPONITM (golimumab) physician label to include inhibiting the progression of structural damage, inducing major clinical response (MCR) and maintenance of reducing signs and symptoms and improving physical function in the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).HORSHAM, Pa., Sept.

5: Effective Home Remedies for Diabetes to Control Blood Glucose Level
Although diabetes is a lifelong disease but one can easily manage the diases if extra care on diet and lifestyle is taken. Read this article to find simple and effective home remedies and natural treatments that help diabetics control their blood glucose levels naturally.

6: Ondine Receives Letters of Intent for Sale of Majority Interest in Sinusitis ...
(AIM: OBP) today announced that it has entered into non-binding letters of intent (the "LOIs") with a syndicate of private equity investors based in Europe to purchase a majority position in Ondine's to be formed subsidiary, Sinuwave Technologies Corporation ("Sinuwave"), which will be dedicated to the development of photodisinfection solutions for the chronic sinusitis market.

7: Kids May Face Increased Risk for High Cholesterol
One doesn't normally associate high cholesterol with children, but abnormally high levels of LDL cholesterol -- the so-called "bad" cholesterol -- in kids has become a more common problem as obesity levels have increased. Yet according to a study published in Pediatrics , the current guidelines for screening children for cholesterol misses as many as 10% of children with high cholesterol levels, including some who may benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs.

8: Acupuncture can help your aging kitty
Her cat, Angel, was a beautiful, long-haired white cat that was 15 years old. The cat look pretty good for her age, but she had a slight limp in her right rear leg. The cat was timid, would run away, yet mellow and not easily excited. The cat liked to be petted and sometimes had problems with loss of appetite.

9: Pfizer Explains PMU Cuts
Changes in market demand are behind major cuts to Manitoba's PMU industry according to a spokesperson for Pfizer Canada. Around 40 Manitoba producers have had their contracts terminated. Pfizer acquired the production facility in Brandon from Wyeth in October of 2009. A company spokesperson says along with the acquisition, they conducted a review and determined that less PMU collection was needed.

10: $150000 for equipment upgrade
The ParRTI Found-ation Board recently approved the release of $150,000 toward the purchase of the Thera-View Electronic Portal Imaging System for the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute. TheraView provides the radiation oncologist and the radiation therapist with a more precise, effective alternative to time-consuming and in-convenient port films.

11: Alternative treatments for headache relief
You don't always have to head for a medicine bottle when your head is pounding. Try these alternative remedies to prevent or stop a headache. Try the nicer needle. Acupuncture is as effective as pain drugs for treating migraines and for reducing their frequency and severity. How? It may increase levels of beta-endorphin, a natural painkilling substance in your body.

12: Do Ulcers Cause Stomach Cancer?
That heartburn or sour stomach you are experiencing may be an early warning sign. Upper digestive problems can be a precursor to something much worse. Gastric cancer Scientists still do not fully understand why some people get gastric cancer and others don't but recent research has provided clues about how some stomach cancers form.

13: GOLF-Tiger's return on hold as he continues therapy
WHISTLER, British Columbia, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The golf world on Friday learned only part of what it wanted to know from Tiger Woods, the sport's leading player and biggest draw -- he intends to come back, but did not say when. The 14-times major champion had been widely expected to disclose details of his PGA Tour comeback when he issued a public apology in Florida for his marital infidelity.

14: Healthbeat Segment: Shaking Up Cancer
Scientists have discovered a new approach to fighting cancers that cannot be destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy. It's a new twist on what's known as nanomedicine. It's an experimental therapy that does not involve drugs or heat. Instead, the cancer is outsmarted by simply being pushed around.

15: Mesa firm gets FDA approval on ultrasound device
A Mesa startup company has developed a medical device that uses ultrasound technology to treat everything from sagging eyebrows to liver cancer. Guided Therapy Systems of Mesa said the device allows doctors to see and treat tissue without using traditional surgery. The device will be used initially for cosmetic purposes, but backers say the technology has the potential to treat tumors without invasive surgery.

16: M Voice: Join fight to prevent spread of diabetes
South Dakota recently received a troubling health report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that almost 7 percent of adults in the state are living with diabetes - a number that has doubled since 1994. According to the CDC's national diabetes surveillance system, in some South Dakota counties the numbers are even more critical.

17: rTMS May Be Effective in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be an effective therapy for treatment-resistant bipolar depression, according to the results of a recent pilot study led by Guohua Xia, MD, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis. 1 Xia and colleagues undertook this study because rTMS has been shown to be effective in patients with major depressive disorder.

18: Increasing Access to Abortion Through Advanced Practice Clinicians ...
The declining availability of abortion care has been the topic of many studies, commentaries, conferences and advocacy initiatives over the last 20 years. One of the ideas suggested to ameliorate this problem is to increase the number of physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) who perform first-trimester abortion.

19: 10 Advantages of Alternative Medicine (Emphysema and Other Conditions Have Been Beaten)
There are at least 10 advantages of alternative medicine and natural remedies over mainstream medicine. Countless testimonials of healing and beneficial results attest to the value and validity. Yet, mainstream medical authorities generally tend to ignore or discount such successes. Mainstream medicine has its place, but so do alternative treatments and remedies. One man beat emphysema and COPD in six weeks using a simple, natural treatment. Readers are encouraged to open their minds to

20: A Wish to Help the Homeless
Children and parent volunteers for CHPHP deliver "Thanksgiving In A Bag" gifts for the homeless people in their community. (Courtesy of CHPHP) SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Twenty two years ago Christine Schanes offered a blanket to a homeless man near her home in Santa Monica, California. When her two young children and their friends heard about it, they too wanted to help.

21: How Hypnosis Works
Many people have debated about hypnosis for almost 200 years. How does hypnosis work? Does hypnosis even work? The various theories and myths continue, with skeptics and fanatics alike. Despite all this rhetoric, no one has so far managed to come up with an accepted definition of exactly what hypnosis is.

22: Scientist First to Characterize Novel Syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia ...
A landmark study conducted by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to reveal a new syndrome in children that presents with a combination of allergy, apraxia and malabsorption. Autism spectrum disorders were variably present. Verbal apraxia has until now been understood to be a neurologically based speech disorder, although hints of other neurological soft signs have been described.

23: Edinburgh Film Festival: Lars von Triers' Antichrist
Does it say something about me that a self-professed scaredy cat can watch a film as notorious as this one and not even have a strong reaction to it? Daniel has seen Lars von Triers' controversy-baiting Antichrist. But he's not quite sure how to review it...Published on Jun 22, 2009 I'm baffled.

24: More Patients Across The World Lowering 'Bad' Cholesterol
ScienceDaily (June 22, 2009) The percentage of patients lowering their elevated "bad" cholesterol to within target levels nearly doubled in the last decade, according to a multi-national survey reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the Lipid Treatment Assessment Project (L-TAP) 2 - a survey of nearly 10,000 patients (average age 62) from nine countries undergoing cholesterol-lowering and management efforts - researchers found that: The number of patients successfully reaching their respective low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels rose from 38 percent to 73 percent over the last 10 years.

25: Massage Therapy Aids in Oncology Treatment
Shannon Grant, the owner of The Art of Touch Massage will be discussing the benefits of Oncology massage with attendees at this weekend's Emory Celebration of Living. Grant will discuss oncology massage as a medical treatment and explain how massage therapy can significantly enhance the health and well-being of a cancer patient.

26: 29 candidates vying for Laurel Festival Queen
WELLSBORO - Twenty-nine high school seniors will compete for the title of Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival Queen during the 68th festival this weekend. Amanda Sidelinger of St. Mary's will return to crown her successor Saturday night after she reigns over the weekend's activities involving candidates representing high schools from throughout the state.

27: Focusing on pelvic pain in women
And in half of cases, pelvic pain has multiple sources, said Hage, speaking at a seminar last week sponsored by Redlands Community Hospital. The pain sources, Hage said, break down as follows: Urologic - 30 percent Gastrointestinal - 30 percent Gynecological - 20 percent Musculoskeletal - 15 percent Psychological - 5 percent Endometriosis is a common denominator among many cases.

28: Perfect Father's Day Gift: The Sound of Silence
Perfect Father's Day Gift: The Sound of SilenceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the best gift-giving strategy if you're a woman trying to figure out how to please her man on Father's Day? Do what little kids do - give him the gift you really want for yourself.

29: Cancer and Muscle Weakness
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease). This year, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.4 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. More than 500,000 Americans will die of the disease. Some cancer patients develop a progressive form of muscle loss, called cachexia.

30: DOTmed Industry Sector Report: Bone Densitometers
Effective April 10, the Chinese government significantly revised its controversial regulations governing the importation of used equipment. However the U.S. Department of Commerce has not confirmed the implications for used medical equipment. U.S. and European medical equipment makers doing business in China say that the government's $120 billion plan to resurrect its health care system translates to business opportunity.

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