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Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...neutropenia," said Russell Howard, chief executive officer of Maxygen. "With MAXY-G34, we hope to expand those options and improve the outcome for many chemotherapy patients. During this first Phase II trial we will begin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated GCSF ...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...e precautions," said Alfred DeMaria, chief medical officer of the state Department of Public Health. "Basically, every year we get people. The biggest concern is West Nile virus, which can be fatal. It can harm the central nervous system of one in 250 people bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, leading...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...ding. One night just before Christmas in 2003, an officer stopped him for driving without having his headlights on. The officer smelled marijuana and noticed the windows of the car were open despite frigid temperatures. A sear...

Designer Bag Launch Causes Shopping Chaos in Hong Kong

...in for the launch of a designer bag . One police officer estimated that by Friday morning as many as two thousand people were waiting outside Hong Kong's upmarket Landmark centre to buy the creation of British designer Anya Hindmarch. The shopper, which carries the slogan "I am not a plastic bag," became...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...ted Henri A. Termeer, chairman and chief executive officer of Genzyme Corp. "The results of our second Phase 3 study will be available later this year and will help us determine what contribution tolevamer might be able to make in addressing this serious unmet medical need." C. difficile has become one of ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...tbreak cycle. Alfred DeMaria, the chief medical officer of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said there are clusters of EEE roughly every dozen years, and one of those clusters, a total of 13 known cases, has unfolded over the past three years. A 5-year-old Halifax girl, an elderly Kingston m...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

...trual period," said A. Devaraj, Tamil Nadu project officer for UNICEF. "This toilet, which is girl-friendly, is being put up in all girl schools in the rural areas so that they feel safe," Devaraj told IANS, adding that it would cost all of Rs.2,300. A prototype of the toilet was exhibited recently at th...

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

...the event, Dr. Herveen Sachdeva, associate medical officer of health, was quoted. Specialists say that E. coli is normally spread through contaminated food or drinks, and that it can also be spread from person to person in households.Symptoms sometimes do not appear until several days later. The particu...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...es. Mtemwa Nyangulu, HIV testing and counselling officer at the Ministry of Health headquarters in the administrative capital Lilongwe, told AFP: "We have targetted to test more people this year by going to rural areas and using mobile clinics at 350 sites." About 97,000 people were tested in 2006, and 1...

Now a Polio Scare for Air Travellers

...the one now in hospital. Victoria's chief health officer Dr John Carnie said the student's symptoms had gone, but he would be quarantined for at least 10 days and must test negative twice before being released. His five Melbourne flatmates have also been quarantined. The student had been in Pakistan fo...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

... registered in the police records, a senior police officer said: "Because of the religious and social stigma ... a FIR because attempting suicide is a crime," the officer said....

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...closing it," said M. Cass Wheeler, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association. "The bill would put the burden of proof on industry to demonstrate to the FDA that what they're doing would not be more harmful," Wheeler said. When asked for some likely targets that regulators could tackle, Cent...

Millions of Births Still Go Unreported in India

...in parts of the country," Sneha Siddham, programme officer of Plan India said in a press conference, here Wednesday. The proof of age is linked to the successful implementation of a variety of child related laws in the country. Child marriage, child labour, juvenile delinquent laws all make their provisio...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...lings with FEMA," says Paul Stewart, a former Army officer living in a trailer with his wife in Mississippi, "not the least of which is our faith in government."...

Diarrhoea Claims Three Lives in Flood-hit Orissa

...r respective villages, additional district medical officer R.N. Pati said. Those who died of the disease were identified as Samaya Hansda, 6, Bhabani Jena, 42, and Gourahari Patra. The rains caused by a depression over the Bay of Bengal had led to flash floods in at least 11 of the state's 30 districts. ...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...n a letter bomb explosion. Now the Austrian police officer tours the globe alone on his motorbike, undeterred...cortex had forgotten how to use hands," the police officer said. The bearded Kelz, who looks more like a professor than a bomb expert, talks with his hands a...

Policemen Could Face Sleep Disorder

... treatment programs may potentially improve police officer health, safety and productivity," said Rajaratnam. Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance....

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...ing to go away," said WHO's Vietnam communications officer Dida Connor, speaking before news of the human death. "There is a sense of complacency which is potentially catastrophic if it was to increase." The human fatality, which brought the country's bird flu death toll to 43, followed several avian influ...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

...up of men. After overhearing the word "gun", the officer challenged Bell and his friends and opened fire wh...y were traveling in lurched forward and struck the officer and an unmarked police van. The other officers, none of whom had fired their weapons in the line of ...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

...milk substitutes," warned UNICEF nutrition project officer David Clark, saying there was "very little systematic monitoring and enforcement." The officials said no company had ever been punished for violating the law restricting promotion of infant formula that was passed in 1986. They said the law did no...

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