June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates
... develops in skin folds or wherever clothing causes
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
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
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
"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
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 .
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.
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."
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
hospital-acquired infection in Europe and North America.
The ... including the U.S.,
Canada, and Europe. It is estimated that C. difficile causes
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
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
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
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
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
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,
neurological symptoms such as unsteadiness and involuntary
movements that ... ) is the
world's largest professional society concerned with the causes
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 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
scarring and potentially leads to cirrhosis and liver failure. In ...
Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment
... after hearing of each
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
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
CMV is among the most important infectious causes
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.
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
ulceration of the colonic mucosa, or innermost lining, which causes
stools, severe diarrhea and frequent abdominal pain. Tiny open ... progress has been made in IBD research, investigators do not know
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
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
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 ...