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Matt Bars, a Global Expert in Smoking Cessation, Joins Next Safety as Chairman

... nicotine delivery device to help people quit smoking JEFFERSON, N.C., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ... Next Safety, Inc. (NSI) as chairman. In his smoking cessation work, he has appeared on the NBC Today ... He is also the expert consultant and director for smoking cessation for the Fire Department of New York ...

Star Scientific Announces Successful Completion of Product Satisfaction Study - Results Show Potential for Development and Manufacturing of New Pharmaceutical Product for Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

... measure 1) nicotine's effects and 2) relief from smoking withdrawal symptoms, using a 4mg NRT product and ... products to change the current "status-quo" in smoking cessation and harm reduction strategies. Dr. ... a low-cost botanical-based NRT product for both smoking and smokeless tobacco cessation. We have to move ...

Cutting the cord to determine babies' health risk from toxic exposure

... to better understand the fetal health risks from smoking mothers. The research was led by Johns Hopkins ... at Arizona State University. "Cigarette smoking is a massive onslaught on human physiology," said ... "Unfortunately, maternal cigarette smoking puts babies at risk of adverse birth outcomes and ...

New Research Shows Many Patients with Persistent Cough and Sputum Actually had Airway Obstruction Consistent with COPD

... care patients 40 years of age and older with a smoking history and symptoms of chronic bronchitis had ... were greater with increasing patient age and smoking history PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 ... 40 years of age and older with a history of smoking and symptoms of chronic bronchitis actually had ...

A Smoking Gene: deCODE Shows How a Single Variant in the Sequence of the Genome Confers Nicotine Dependence and Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Disease

... the world each year. While the health risks of smoking are well known, relatively little is known about ... Moreover, in part because of this impact on smoking behavior, each copy of the risk variant of ... personalizing and increasing the effectiveness of smoking cessation efforts, and of predicting risk of lung ...

Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting

... -- Leading researchers in the field of smoking cessation are gathering at the annual meeting ... Tobacco (SRNT) to present the latest research on smoking cessation, including a new study ... smoking, which may lead to less use of proven smoking cessation therapy that has been proven to double ...

Phase I Safety and Tolerability Study With EVT 302 Successfully Completed

... selective inhibitor of MAO-B in development for smoking cessation, was investigated in an ascending ... reversible inhibitor of MAO-B in development for smoking cessation. Its preclinical profile supports the ... the effects of EVT 302 on craving following smoking cessation is planned to start in Q1 2008. ...

Laser Therapy Gives Smokers Hope for Successful New Year's Resolution

... as January 1 marks the first day of the Illinois smoking Ban. For those resolving to make 2008 the start ... successful aid in helping individuals to quit smoking once and for all. Achieve Laser opened in April ... nicotine addiction after more than 15 years of smoking a pack a day. "My success with laser therapy ...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

... It is a leader in the development of nicotine delivery devices for smoking cessation and nicotine replacement products. Next Safety has 28 ... delivery of medicines to in-home patients and persons who are addicted to smoking cigarettes. The company is developing combined respirator and pulmonary ...

First Application to Fight High Cholesterol Launches on the iPhone and iPod Touch

... 'The application allows the user to set objectives for diet, exercise and smoking and to track their progress against these goals over time. ... sees that reducing their fat intake, exercising regularly and giving up smoking has a positive impact on their cholesterol then these positive lifestyle ...

Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'

... or behaviors related to health risks, even though 92 percent feel smoking or using tobacco is moderately to highly risky, 22 percent of respondents ... cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes, and other contributors such as smoking and family history of heart disease. ** Using population numbers for men ...

deCODE genetics Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... nicotine dependence. Moreover, in part because of this impact on smoking behavior, each copy of the risk variant of this SNP confers an ... be used to aid in personalizing and increasing the effectiveness of smoking cessation efforts, and of predicting risk of lung cancer and PAD. ...

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Sale of Nabi Biologics to Biotest AG

... investigational vaccine for nicotine addiction and the prevention of smoking relapse. This trial has met its primary end point and continues to demonstrate effectiveness of the vaccine in long term smoking abstinence. Nabi will continue its ongoing discussions and efforts to ...

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech, Inc. Announces Plans for New Product Launch

... by this event, the Company has successfully researched and developed a smoking product that uses cactus as its main ingredient: Cactus Health Cigarettes. ... alternative to conventional cigarettes. The harmful effects of cigarette smoking and the difficulty to quit smoking are well known. Cigarette production ...

Houlihan Smith Arranges Non-Control Equity Investment Into Sottera, Inc., dba NJOY, by Miri Pharma, Inc.

... redemption and salvation. These three words are the essence of the NJOY brand and products, which give tobacco users the opportunity to continue smoking with greater freedom, lower cost and more social acceptance. NJOY is currently being sold in all 50 states and in more than 25 foreign countries. ...

New uses for imidazolium salts in medicine and alternative energy

... in the body." Environmental stress triggered by an unhealthy lifestyle, such as excessive alcohol consumption, exposure to toxins and drugs, smoking and lack of sleep, may lead the body to produce superoxide radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) that could cause cell damage through ...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

... younger and were nearly four times more likely to present with metastatic disease. Other prostate cancer risk factors race, body-mass index and smoking were not statistically different between the two groups. "Our country's veterans deserve the best possible health care, and this study clearly ...

Major Independent Study Underscores Utility of deCODE MI(TM) for Better Predicting Risk of Heart Attack, Informing Statin Therapy

... to target cholesterol levels for individual patients and thus for tailoring statin use, in addition to addressing other risk factors such as obesity, smoking and hypertension. The study is all the more important because deCODE MI is available to clinicians today through our CLIA-registered laboratory," ...

FDA Approves Duramed's LoSEASONIQUE(R) Oral Contraceptive

... minor side effects have been reported with the use of hormonal contraceptives. Serious risks include blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women over 35 years. Oral contraceptives do not protect against HIV ...

MedImmune Presents Data at AAP National Conference & Exhibition Demonstrating Burden of RSV Disease

... This retrospective cohort study examined whether risk factors outside of current AAP Red Book guidelines - young chronological age, smoking and overcrowding - could identify a subset population of infants born between 32 and 35 weeks gestation that may be at high risk for RSVH, ...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

... younger and were nearly four times more likely to present with metastatic disease. Other prostate cancer risk factors race, body-mass index and smoking were not statistically different between the two groups. "Our country's veterans deserve the best possible health care, and this study clearly ...

alli(TM) Partners with Breast Cancer Network of Strength(TM) to Support Women Challenged by Breast Cancer, Weight Loss or Both

... is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R), NicoDerm(R) CQ and Commit(R) as well as many medicine cabinet staples, including Abreva(R), Aquafresh(R), ...

Brain Cancer Patients at Two Leading Hospitals Treated Using Fast and Efficient RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

... Scarbrough and his team treated a 77-year-old man with a history of small-cell lung cancer who had recently developed a brain metastasis. "Given his smoking and lung cancer history he was not considered a candidate for conventional neurosurgery," says Dr. Scarbrough. "We felt fast, non-invasive ...

SCAN Health Plan Offers Seniors Five Tips to Prepare for Surgery

... such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications a week before surgery. Keep asking questions until you feel well informed. Stop smoking. Stopping smoking will reduce your surgery risks and improve your recovery. Many long-term smokers have finally quit smoking when faced with surgery. Make ...

New TUMS(R) QuikPak(TM) Campaign Offers Innovative Heartburn Relief with a Little Help from the Jetsons

... is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R) and NicoDerm(R), as well as many medicine cabinet staples, alli(R), Aquafresh(R), Sensodyne(R) and TUMS(R), which ...

Actavis Receives Approval of Generic Wellbutrin SR(R) and Zyban(R) Tablets in the U.S.

... Hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR), available in 150mg strength, are the generic equivalent of Zyban(R) and are indicated as an aid to smoking cessation treatment. Annual sales of brand and generic Zyban(R) were US$ 12 million for the 12 months ending December 2007 according to IMS Health ...

Evotec Announces Financial Results for 2007

... over competitive insomnia therapies - Phase I safety data for EVT 302 revealed good tolerance up to the highest doses of the potential smoking cessation drug; Phase II initiated (post period-end) - EVT 101 expected to start Phase II proof-of-concept studies in 2008 - Advanced ...

Evotec Starts Phase II in Smoking Cessation with EVT 302

... with this compound." This is one of two Phase II studies planned to be initiated in 2008 as part of the clinical development program of EVT 302 in smoking cessation. The second study to access the impact of EVT 302 on the quit rate of heavy smokers withdrawing from cigarettes is expected to start in mid ...

Duramed's Lo SEASONIQUE(R) NDA Accepted for Filing by FDA

... minor side effects have been reported with the use of hormonal contraceptives. Serious risks include blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women over 35 years. Oral contraceptives do not protect against HIV ...

HealthAware Introduces Its VascularAware Cardiovascular Disease Module

... attacks and strokes. When patients utilize VascularAware, the program considers the following risk factors: -- High blood pressure -- smoking -- Diabetes -- High cholesterol -- Family history of -- Over weight CV disease -- Over ...

PCI Guideline Update Stresses Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy After Treatment With Drug-Eluting Stents

... emergency department in time to have PCI when it will do the most good." The update also strengthens the earlier guideline's recommendations about smoking cessation, exposure to second-hand smoke, medical management of high cholesterol and high blood pressure, coordinated care of diabetic patients, and ...

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Recommends Maintaining FDA'S Current Two-Class Drug System

... for consumers. Wide Access To OTC Medicines Provides Public Health Benefits An estimated 7.6 million adults have successfully quit smoking since cessation products like NicoDerm(R)CQ and Nicorette(R) achieved OTC status and wider availability in 1996. When orlistat weight loss medication ...

Aktiv-Dry Awarded Research Grant to Explore Inhalable siRNA Dry Powder Targeting RSV

... In addition to its research involving an inhalable measles vaccine, Aktiv-Dry is also involved in research on an inhalable vaccine to help stop smoking and on a project to decrease the body's adsorption of cholesterol that is ingested from food. Other current research projects include the production ...

Dr. David Sidransky Appointed Chairman of Champions Biotechnology, Inc.

... and honors, including the 1997 Sarstedt International Prize from the German Society of Clinical Chemistry, the 1998 Alton Ochsner Award Relating smoking and Health by the American College of Chest Physicians and the 2004 Hinda and Richard Rosenthal Award from the American Association of Cancer ...

Evotec AG: R&D Update on 16 October 2007 Live on the Internet

... a subtype selective NMDA receptor antagonist for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and/or pain, and EVT 302, a MAO-B inhibitor in development for smoking cessation. On 19 September 2007, Evotec announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Evotec will acquire Renovis, ...

Evotec to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference in New York

... a subtype selective NMDA receptor antagonist for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and/or pain, and EVT 302, a MAO-B inhibitor in development for smoking cessation. http://www.evotec.com Forward looking statements Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements, ...

Exelixis Reports Encouraging Interim Data From a Phase 2 Trial of XL647 as First-Line Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... stage IIIB or IV NSCLC who have adenocarcinoma histology and meet one of the following three criteria: Asian descent, female gender, or no or minimal smoking history. XL647 is administered orally, at a dose of 350 mg on Days 1-5 of repeated 14-day cycles. To date, over 60% of evaluable patients in the ...

AIDS and tobacco are worldwide killers: Is bioscience doing enough to stop them?

... strokes and other cardiopulmonary disease rise in the developing world. smoking rates may be waning in the United States and Europe, but theyre soaring ... much of the world, Loftus said. Treating the diseases that stem from smoking is very expensive, often stretching thin the resources of nations that ...

Marshfield study mixes DNA into electronic medical record to screen for Alzheimer's

... from developing Alzheimer's. The project also will study the effects of smoking on the brain. "Some of it could be related to a lifestyle change," ... pave the way for just that. "Say we find there's an interaction between smoking and statins and genetics," McCarty theorized. "Maybe we'll say 'A-ha! ...
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