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June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

... develops in skin folds or wherever clothing causes friction. Prevention methods -- Dressing ... ivy and poison oak: Contact with these plants causes red, swollen skin, blisters and severe itching ... produce an oily substance called urushiol, which causes an allergic reaction in most people. Urushiol can ...

Isis Highlights New Data on Antisense Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity at ADA Scientific Sessions

... titled "ISIS 388626, an SGLT2 Antisense Drug, causes Robust and Sustained Glucosuria in Multiple ... . ISIS 388626, an SGLT2 Antisense Drug, causes Robust and Sustained Glucosuria in Multiple ... Antisense Reduction of RBP4 Expression causes a Marked Improvement in Hepatic and ...

Ongoing Landmark ROADMAP Study Demonstrates Significant Improvement in Blood Pressure Control at One Year, According to Blinded Results

... pancreas.(3) Diabetes is among the leading causes of kidney failure.(4) High blood sugar levels and ... II stimulates the release of another hormone that causes enhanced sodium and chloride (salt) retention, ... and antagonizing the release of the hormone which causes salt retention and increased blood volume. ...

Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds

... aureus (MRSA) ranks among the most prevalent causes of infections in hospitals. It is easily ... C. difficile is resistant to numerous drugs and causes serious infection among patients already on ... gaining a better understanding of the biological causes of ASD. The studies are based at CHOP's new ...

A Window Into Parkinson's Disease

... of Cell will help answer the question, what causes Parkinson's disease? One of the most pressing ... medical research into Parkinson's disease is what causes the sensitive cells in the brain to die in the ... toward a better understanding of the causes of Parkinson's disease. "We can look at a ...

MTV and SpinVox Partner to Launch First Ever Integrated Voice Powered Cause-Related Social Networking Campaign 'Stand By What You Say'

... -- MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, SpinVox and causes on Facebook today announced the launch of their ... About Causes Based in Berkeley, California, causes is a technology start-up dedicated to empowering ... around them through collective action. Through causes on Facebook or MySpace, any person with passion ...

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Potential Causes of Young-Onset Dementia

... This differs substantially from the common causes of dementia in older individuals (Alzheimer's ... set out to identify the characteristics and causes of dementia prior to age 45. They identified ... the causes of young-onset dementia and the causes of dementia in older individuals," says Dr. ...

UNICEF Partners With Causes on Facebook to Launch 'Charity Gift' Feature

... holiday season," said Sean Parker, co-founder of causes on Facebook. "The UNICEF charity gift icons ... The special "Charity Gift" feature will allow causes on Facebook users to buy a UNICEF gift icon for ... http://www.unicefusa.org . About Causes causes on Facebook was built by Project Agape. ...

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Launches Asacol(R) HD (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets

... disease. Treatment depends on the extent and severity of disease. UC causes flares followed by periods of remission. During a flare, in which the ... people of all ages, but is often diagnosed during early adulthood. The causes of this condition are unknown, but may involve heredity, infection and/or ...

Gene Findings Unlocking Reasons for Neuroblastoma Risk

... neuroblastoma is the most common solid cancer of early childhood and causes 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. "Only two years ago we had very little idea of what causes neuroblastoma," said study leader John M. Maris, M.D., chief of Oncology ...

Horizon Therapeutics' HZT-501 Significantly Reduces Incidence of NSAID-Induced Upper Gastrointestinal Ulcers in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Pain

... symptoms (e.g., dyspepsia, heartburn). Serious NSAID-induced GI toxicity causes an estimated 16,500 deaths and more than 107,000 hospitalizations annually ... NSAIDs often cause ulcers in the stomach. NSAID-induced GI toxicity causes an estimated 16,500 deaths and more than 107,000 hospitalizations annually ...

Results and Additional Analyses From Study Show That Corthera's Relaxin for Acute Heart Failure is the Strongest Predictor of Improved Longer-Term Outcomes Following Hospital Discharge When Compared to Other Variables

... from therapy with relaxin, as well as the mechanisms by which relaxin causes these clinical benefits. "There is a clear and urgent need for improved ... failure patients have fluid accumulation in the lungs (congestion) that causes shortness of breath (dyspnea) and other complications. For these patients, ...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

... of the molecular pathways and genetic mutations that contribute to the causes of many cancers; to apply nanotechnology to isolate and analyze ... who can give millions, we are all connected to the devastation that cancer causes in our families, and together, we can Stand Up to end it." Whether ...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

... a major medical meeting. Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy and ability to function. It is ... 4.5%, compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. Although the causes of death were varied, most of the deaths appeared to be either ...

New Data Shows Blood Pressure Reduction Therapy with BENICAR(R) and BENICAR HCT(R) Effectively Reduces Blood Pressure in Elderly Patients to Target Blood Pressure

... In addition, angiotensin II stimulates the release of another hormone that causes enhanced sodium and chloride (salt) retention, with a resultant increase ... on the blood vessels and antagonizing the release of the hormone which causes salt retention and increased blood volume. BENICAR HCT (R) combines ...

Cystic Fibrosis - Orphan Drug Designation for Innovative Treatment Against Lung Infections by Axentis Pharma AG

... by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is one of the most common causes of infections of the respiratory tract in patients with cystic fibrosis. ... conductance regulator (CFTR) gene found on chromosome 7. This mutation causes increased secretion deposits on mucous membranes. Lung complications ...

Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile

... of a vaccine against Clostridium difficile, which is among the most common causes of hospital-acquired infection in Europe and North America. The ... including the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It is estimated that C. difficile causes about 500,000 cases in the US alone (1) with annual costs to the ...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in Phase 2a Clinical Trial in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

... of newly diagnosed cases of chronic liver disease, is one of the leading causes of cirrhosis in the U.S. NASH patients are currently limited to managing ... with NASH feel healthy and show no outward signs of liver disease, NASH causes decreased liver function and potentially leads to cirrhosis, liver failure ...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

... a 'super' strain of the bacteria Clostridium difficile, to discover why it causes more severe disease, kills more people, is harder to eradicate and more ... the whole range of factors involved in its spread and the way in which it causes disease." The Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections (CHAI) was ...

Chemoembolization Improving as Liver Cancer Treatment

... the treatment will be. Moreover, embolization without drugs usually causes few or no post-treatment side effects and patient can usually be ... its ability to prevent inflammatory reactions, which is one of the leading causes of tumor growth. Considered to be the premier meeting on endovascular ...

GSK Reports PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) Significantly Increased Platelet Counts and Reduced Bleeding in Long-Term Study of Patients With Chronic ITP

... destruction and/or inadequate platelet production in the blood, which causes an increased risk of bleeding.(1) Approximately 60,000 individuals in the ... PROMACTA is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to causes of thrombocytopenia (e.g., myelodysplasia or chemotherapy) other than ...

Reprogrammable Cell Type Depends on a Single Gene to Keep Its Identity

... Jude study shows the Prox1 gene is a two-way switch that, if turned off, causes lymphatic endothelial cells to be reprogrammed so that they lose their ... Cell Biology. Differentiation is the process by which genetic activity causes an immature cell type to acquire specific characteristics of a particular ...

FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder

... destruction and/or inadequate platelet production in the blood, which causes an increased risk of bruising and bleeding.(2,3) There are estimated to be ... PROMACTA is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to causes of thrombocytopenia (e.g, myelodysplasia or chemotherapy) other than ...

American Lung Association Celebrates 101st Annual Christmas Seals Campaign

... Lung disease death rates are currently increasing while other major causes of death are declining. The American Lung Association funds vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. With the generous support of the ...

Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated

... health. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The American Lung Association funds vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. With the generous support of the ...

Breakthrough Mapping of Alzheimer's Genome Helps ID Four New Suspect Genes

... risk for Alzheimer's but to also learn from these genes the biological causes of Alzheimer's. The knowledge gained from understanding the ... cure for this devastating disease." The current understanding of the causes and pathological progression of Alzheimer's disease have been made ...

Alba Therapeutics Presents New Data for Larazotide Acetate at the 2008 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting

... States and over 6.5 million people worldwide. The ingestion of gluten causes an immune response which triggers an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine. This then causes damage to the villi in the small intestine and can lead to total villous ...

Pivotal National Trial Uses Newest Interventional Radiology Treatment to Bust Blood Clots in Legs

... blood clot in a leg vein). PTS, a common irreversible complication of DVT, causes permanent damage to the veins, resulting in debilitating chronic leg pain, ... in a deep leg vein. This can be a very serious condition that often causes permanent damage to the leg, known as post-thrombotic syndrome. Early ...

American Lung Association Study Finds No Evidence of Depression or Suicide Linked to Asthma and Allergy Drug Montelukast

... Lung disease death rates are currently increasing while other major causes of death are declining. The American Lung Association funds vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. With the generous support of the ...

Variant of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted by Blood Transfusions, According to Animal Study

... disease in sheep, and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, which causes neurological symptoms such as unsteadiness and involuntary movements that ... ) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the ...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration Agreement with UC San Diego in Liver Disease

... diagnosed cases of chronic liver disease, and ranks as one of the leading causes of cirrhosis of the liver in the U.S. Under the terms of the Agreement, ... with NASH feel healthy and show no outward signs of liver disease, NASH causes liver scarring and potentially leads to cirrhosis and liver failure. In ...

Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment

... after hearing of each other's work. They report that tPA apparently causes its risk of bleeding, and leakage of fluid within the brain, by accident. ... PDGF-CC, and the PDGF-alpha receptor that it binds to. This interaction causes the usually impervious "blood-brain barrier" to become porous, leading to ...

Pivotal Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Study Published in The Lancet Concludes That Bosentan (Tracleer(R)) Demonstrates Benefits in Patients With Mildly Symptomatic WHO Functional Class II Disease

... activity, they are comfortable at rest and ordinary physical activity causes undue dyspnea or fatigue, chest pain or near syncope.(6) The ... (SSc) and pivotal in the development of PAH in SSc, one of the leading causes of death in SSc. Endothelin, a pathogenic mediator, is implicated in the ...

ViroPharma Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 3 Study of Maribavir in Stem Cell Transplant Patients

... and chief executive officer. CMV is among the most important infectious causes of significant morbidity and mortality in transplant patients. ... 85 percent of adults in the U.S. by 40 years of age, but in healthy adults causes little to no apparent illness. However, in immunocompromised individuals ...

Safety and Efficacy Results Presented From Largest Prospective Controlled Clinical Study of Ulcerative Colitis

... Treatment depends on the extent and severity of disease. UC causes flares followed by periods of remission. During a flare, in which the ... people of all ages, but is often diagnosed during early adulthood. The causes of this condition are unknown, but may involve heredity, infection and/or ...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of REMICADE(R) in Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Patients with Recent Disease Onset or Long-Standing Disease

... and ulceration of the colonic mucosa, or innermost lining, which causes bloody stools, severe diarrhea and frequent abdominal pain. Tiny open ... progress has been made in IBD research, investigators do not know what causes this disease. About Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease, a chronic ...

Daiichi Sankyo/Eli Lilly's Effient and Astrazeneca's Ticagrelor May Offer Advantages in the Treatment of Post-Myocardial Infarction

... Remains for an Antiplatelet Therapy that, Combined with Aspirin, causes Less Bleeding than the Combination of Plavix/Iscover and Aspirin, ... that is as effective as Plavix/Iscover but that, combined with aspirin, causes less major bleeding than the combination of Plavix/Iscover and aspirin. An ...

Gene Therapy Slows Progression of Fatal Neurodegenerative Disease in Children

... May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene therapy to replace the faulty CLN2 gene, which causes a neurodegenerative disease that is fatal by age 8-12 years, was able to ... Lipofuscinosis (LINCL) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes degeneration of the central nervous system. It is a form of Batten ...

White Nose Syndrome: Is Pennsylvania Next?

... from hibernacula and erratic daytime flying. An associated problem WNS causes in hibernacula occurs when movement by afflicted bats awakens healthy bats ... behavior and mass mortality to WNS, they can't positively identify what causes it. It could be the fungus, or the fungus could be a symptom. It may be a ...

Continued Funding to Help Advance 'Exciting Moment' in Diabetes Research

... mice, and potentially find new drug molecules that can treat the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes. The projects will be funded through a renewed ... newly discovered genes provide leads that must be followed to decipher the causes of type 2 diabetes and to obtain clues for improving prevention and ...
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