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Study of ancient and modern plagues finds common features

... third of its population. It lost the war too. The plague of Athens marked the beginning of the end of the Golden Age of Greece. The plague of Athens is one of 10 historically notable ... played a role in both the emergence of the plague of Athens as well as in the spread of influenza ...

CSC's DynPort Vaccine Company to Continue Plague Vaccine Development

... all future funding for advanced development of plague vaccine will be allocated to the existing DVC ... DVC will continue development of a recombinant plague vaccine candidate, rF1V, up to and including ... at various subcontractor sites. The rF1V plague vaccine candidate is designed to provide ...

National Archives Recalls Flu Pandemic of 1918

... killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. The plague emerged in two phases. In late spring of 1918, the first phase, known as ... days; their lungs filled with fluid and they suffocated to death. The plague did not discriminate. It was rampant in urban and rural areas, from the ...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

... two variants will be necessary to confirm the association, Xing and Kim said. "We know that some of the most common and most serious diseases that plague humans are caused not by a single genetic mutation, but by a combination of many genetic and environmental factors," said Xing, an associate ...

PharmAthene, Inc. Announces $19.3 Million Private Placement of Convertible Notes and Common Stock Warrants

... and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague For more information about PharmAthene, please visit www.PharmAthene.com . Statement on Cautionary Factors Except for the ...

Celebrity Permanent Makeup Artist Slams Claim "Michael Jackson Didn't Want to be Black"

... white. His attempt to "set the record straight" was primarily ignored and rumors that "he didn't want to be black" continued to plague him throughout much of his adult life. Most recently, the allegation was reportedly made by Quincy Jones, the record producer who collaborated with ...

FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

... also at increased risk of accidents, hospitalization, and death at an early age from multiple causes, including suicide." And yet safety concerns plague many of these drugs. In 2004, the FDA ordered AstraZeneca to add a special "black box" warning to Seroquel's packaging, outlining increased risks of ...

FDA Panel OKs Antipsychotic Seroquel for Children

... also at increased risk of accidents, hospitalization, and death at an early age from multiple causes, including suicide." And yet safety concerns plague many of these drugs. In 2004, the FDA ordered AstraZeneca to add a special "black box" warning to Seroquel's packaging, outlining increased risks of ...

FDA Panel Mulls Newer Antipsychotics for Kids

... wants approval to market a third atypical antipsychotic, Geodon, used to treat bipolar disorder, to patients 10 to 17. And yet safety concerns plague many of these drugs. In 2004, the FDA ordered AstraZeneca to add a special "black box" warning to Seroquel's packaging, outlining increased risks of ...

Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds President Obama's Pledge to Invest in Science, Technology and Health Abroad

... Innovation. "Our hope is that this will lead to more global collaboration around medical innovation to help find cures for the many diseases that plague this generation." About the Council for American Medical Innovation The United States faces serious challenges to maintaining its leadership ...

2009 Houston Juneteenth Multicultural Health Festival Becomes Largest Health Event in Texas: Festival Moves Indoors to the Cool George R. Brown

... 2009 MAN UP Festival grew out of National Men's Health Week. Both events seek to promote the healthy lifestyles necessary to reduce the maladies that plague Houston's multicultural communities and to drive awareness to the health needs of our men and boys. HJMHF is a dynamic, family friendly, ...

Bacteria with a built-in thermometer

... Pathogens science magazine. Yersinia can trigger various different diseases: best well-known is the Yersinia pestis type which caused the plague in medieval times. This led to the death of around a third of Europe's population. The Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis ...

ZyDoc Medical Transcription Wins Colorado Mental Health Institute Contract Award

... and distribute multi-specialty patient documentation. ZyDoc solves the PC literacy, data entry bottleneck, implementation, and cost issues that plague other clinical documentation and EMR companies. The company uses award-winning technology, workflow enhancements, and the Internet with ASP ...

Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs

... that was recommended, or did not see a doctor or other health-care professional even though they had a medical problem. Medical bills tend to plague women longer than they do men, as well. "Women are more likely than men to be paying off health care bills over time," Doty said. "Forty-five percent ...

Filters Fast Challenges Universities and Colleges to Kick the Bottled Water Habit

... our landfills and oceans, infiltrating major ecosystems, seeping into plants, and being eaten by animals that can't eliminate the toxin. Plastic is a plague on the planet that simply has to stop, which is why Filters Fast ( http://www.filtersfast.com ), a retailer of air and water filters, is challenging ...

Administrative Advantage Selects ZyDoc e-Transcription Platform for Clients

... and distribute multi-specialty patient documentation. ZyDoc solves the PC literacy, data entry bottle neck, implementation, and cost issues that plague other clinical documentation EMR companies. The company uses award-winning technology, work flow enhancements, and the Internet with ASP ....

Milestone Scientific Grants Sinopharm Exclusive Distribution and Marketing Rights to STA System in China

... and equipments. Sinopharm keeps the country's medicine reserve and plays an important role in disaster and emergency relief and disease and plague prevention. About Milestone Scientific Inc. Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering ...

American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips

... health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that these same health problems may also plague kids who develop kidney stones. While obesity and kidney stones have both been on the rise in children, it's been unclear if these conditions are ...

New Guidebook Uses Buddhist Principles to Combat Cancer

... cancer taking hold in our bodies," he writes. Providing a much-needed philosophical, holistic discussion about why cancer has continued to plague and confound medical science, "I, Cancer" approaches patient recovery through the possibility of patient control with the implementation of Cooper's ...

The American Federation for Medical Research Unites Top Leaders to Mitigate U.S. Crisis in Clinical Research

... lead to more effective disease treatments, medical breakthroughs for chronic diseases, and cut the astronomical costs and inefficiencies that plague our health care system. These leaders have the potential to influence the advancement of clinical research, which will have an enormous positive ...

Advanced Life Sciences Announces Results of Shareholder Meeting and Provides Additional Information on Upcoming Advisory Committee Meeting

... CAP, cethromycin is also being investigated as a broad spectrum biodefense countermeasure to combat agents of bioterror including anthrax, tularemia, plague and melioidosis. The FDA has designated cethromycin as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post exposure, but the ...

PharmAthene Reports Year End 2008 Financial Results

... treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague A third generation rPA anthrax vaccine. For more information about PharmAthene, please visit www.PharmAthene.com . ...

MedAptus Secures $6 Million Investment

... at Boston Millennia Partners and a member of the MedAptus Board of Directors. "Lots of people are talking about the inefficient processes that plague healthcare -- we're delighted that MedAptus is actually doing something about it." About MedAptus MedAptus is the Gold Standard in the ...

Print Media Under Siege - Are Readers Disappearing?

... with 83% of physicians watching video clips online compared to 34% of US adults(3). Now, they will need to tackle the info-trust issues that plague the web. Who: Robert Stern, MA, CCMEP, publisher and founder of MedPage Today , medical information pioneer. Stern was start-up investor and ...

A new soldier in the war on cancer: The blind mole rat

... rats. "In show biz and politics, people make comebacks all the time," Weissmann added, "but rodents aren't usually that lucky. Since the bubonic plague in the 1300s, the reputation of rats has been in the sink. If the blind mole rat ultimately helps us cure cancer, it will be the greatest comeback of ...

Drink and Dance Your Way to Health

... all is a form of exercise that gets the heart racing and the body moving - crucial to helping curb health problems like diabetes and obesity that plague many families, especially Hispanics today. With more than 13 million Latinos living in California(1), health experts are becoming increasingly aware ...

Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

... in CF airway disease, Karp said. It was thought that they damage the airway via a hyperactive response to the persistent bacterial infections that plague people with CF. "I think the significance of the paper is it further strengthens the importance of neutrophil function in modulating disease ...

The LCA-Vision Full Value Committee Files Detailed Presentations

... outlines LCA-Vision's dramatic financial underperformance and shows that significant operational, financial and governance problems continue to plague the Company and materially impair stockholder value. Specifically, the presentations address and detail: The Financial ...

PURE Bioscience Announces Brazilian Regulatory Approval for SDC-Based Hospital-Grade Disinfectants

... ) L. Felippe C. De Castro, President and CEO of PCI commented, "Hospital acquired infections unfortunately plague patients worldwide, and the recent tragedy involving the death of a Brazilian model from a drug- resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection has ...

Internationally Acclaimed Researcher Joins UH Faculty

... continued research and expansion," Gov. Perry said. "This world-class research team will lead the charge in developing treatments for diseases that plague our citizens and enhance the University of Houston's presence as a biomedical research institution." Jan-Ake Gustafsson, a renowned figure in ...

invivodata Opens Registration for Annual Patient Reported Outcomes Conference

... 20 years of research, deliver reliable patient self-reported data by driving patient compliance with the protocol and eliminating recall biases that plague paper-based self-report data. invivodata's solutions include comprehensive trial-support services that facilitate the collection of ePRO data, ...

LegalView Updates Peanut Butter Recall Information Portal with Info on Salmonella Contaminations Among Several Tainted Food Products

... as well as a pharmaceutical attorney. One of the most common injuries affecting the United States population, traumatic brain injuries currently plague nearly 5.4 million individuals in America and leave victims suffering from an array of problems including memory loss, cognitive disorders and ...

Penn study: Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depend on where patients are treated

... hospitals will be crucial in mapping strategies that maximize a patient's chances to be discharged without the neurological deficits that often plague cardiac arrest survivors. And he emphasizes that practitioners can learn lessons from the connections between the way hospitals care for patients ...

Testes stem cell can change into other body tissues, Stanford/UCSF study shows

... "induced pluripotency") would also allow scientists to realize the therapeutic benefits of embryonic cells without the thorny ethical problems that plague cells derived from embryos. Until recently, however, the reprogramming of differentiated cells required the use of viruses to introduce specific ...

Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

... Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners,, TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The number of female cardiologists in the United States doubled in the last ...

The American Federation for Medical Research Says Daschle Must Cure Clinical Research Crisis if Change Is To Take Hold in U.S. Health Care System

... lead to more effective disease treatments, medical breakthroughs for chronic diseases, and cut the astronomical costs and inefficiencies that plague our health care system. Mr. Daschle has the opportunity to fix this fundamental issue early on, which will have an enormous positive ripple effect ...

Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates

... against cancer," said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Julie Gerberding, M.D. "Unfortunately, tobacco use continues to plague our country, and it's the primary reason why lung cancer continues to rob too many people of a long, productive, and healthy life. We must recommit ...

Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit

... to 12 percent or less. That means that continued high levels of smoking-related health problems, deaths and lost productivity will continue to plague the nation for years to come. "It's an enormously important time to help people make that decision to try to quit," said Thomas J. Glynn, director ...

U.S. Won't Meet 2010 No-Smoking Goals

... Control and Prevention. That failure will mean continued high levels of smoking-related health problems, deaths and lost productivity will still plague the nation, according to a number of CDC studies released Thursday. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United ...

First Study of War-Related Mental Disorders Among Iraqis 10 Years Post-Gulf War Published by Researchers at Wayne State University and Basrah University, Iraq

... deployed further away. The study concludes that Iraqi soldiers that took part in the Gulf War face many of the same mental health disorders that plague Allied soldiers, and exhibited significantly more mental disorders than civilians. Those soldiers closest to Kuwait were at a higher risk which ...
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