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Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...po, allowing us to address and mitigate regulatory uncertainty prior to the completion of our final Phase 3 trial in support of the Company's first NDA filing, targeted for early 2008." Dr. Scott Harris, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer, said: "Napo has taken every effort to design a...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

... organisations can use the Internet. For instance, uncertainty over privacy and security regulations regarding the use of electronic health information can deter organisations from sharing health records or administrative and financial information across the Internet. "The transition to electronic healthcare ...

Parents are More Concerned on What Their Kids Watch

...nd "F-word" on broadcast TV. The ruling has thrown uncertainty in the justification behind government regulation of broadcast content....

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...s that are adaptive to change, build resilience to uncertainty and meet the priorities of poor and marginalised people in different settings. With 4m pound of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, STEPSs five-year programme of research, with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, focuses ...

More Than Four Percent of US Adults Have Some Form of Bipolar Disorder

...onclude. "Additional research is needed to resolve uncertainty regarding the most appropriate threshold and boundary distinctions for bipolar disorder. This uncertainty remains a major impediment to advancing the understanding of the bipolar disorder spectrum in the po...

IT Delays Putting Patient Safety at Risk, Say Senior NHS Staff

...ent in the second interviews. Respondents reported uncertainty about the timetable for delivery and felt disempow...ve that Connecting for Health needs to address the uncertainty experienced by trusts and take responsibility for advising about interim decisions, while trust mana...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

...reased sperm count. However, other experts shed uncertainty on the claims, although they said it may be wise to be cautious. "If this was a major effect, I think we would see people having problems conceiving in every country in the Tropics. However, it's worth being cautious, as there is some evidence tha...

Antibiotics Highly Effective for Treating Lyme Disease

...there continues to be considerable controversy and uncertainty about the best approach to treating neuroborreliosis, in which Lyme disease involves the nervous system," said lead guideline author John J. Halperin, MD, with Atlantic Health in Summit, NJ, and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. To devel...

Are Physicians Hesitant to Diagnose Depression?

...k of societal acceptance. Clinicians also reported uncertainty about diagnosing depression, as patients may present symptoms differently based on gender and ethnicity, or may be a product of another medical illness. "In today's digital age, the increasing pressure to get it done yesterday can lead to more stre...

Should Genetic Information Be Disclosed to Insurers?

...be less able than most to get it. In the face of uncertainty surrounding the interpretation of genetic information, occasional discriminatory practice by individual insurers and a lack of solutions to the problem of social justice, he says, it is preferable to maintain the status quo, at least in the medium te...

Why We Feel a Sense of Dj Vu

...lated disorders, as well as for the perplexity and uncertainty that plague elderly individuals who have trouble d... overlapping neuronal blueprints, leaving room for uncertainty if the neurons are not fine-tuned. In this study, the researchers used a line of genetically alter...

Transplant Patient Gets a New Lease of Life

...US alone there are 96, 000 people who live through uncertainty as they wait for an organ donor, according to United Network for Organ Sharing. Even as technology improves, there is an acute shortage of donors. A re-evaluation of organ donation procedures seeks to close the gap between donors and those seeking ...

Fangs Taken Out of Canadas Bill 29

...ion, possible. It has created crisis and chaos and uncertainty in health care for five years now .The government should not allow any more damage to flow from Bill 29 , she was quoted. Jim Sinclair is also calling on Victoria to intervene on behalf of the care home aides. The first step in making this right i...

Doctors Treat Early Heart Attacks Before Labs Could Confirmation It

... determine if they are having a heart attack. This uncertainty could lead to delay in treatment.” The study compared results among three groups of patients: those with initially normal levels of troponin that became elevated within the next 12 hours – and were considered to be having an “evolving” heart attack...

Researchers Urge Regulators to Rethink Strategies for Soot Emission

...ts of particulate matter were identified as key to uncertainty in a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) summarizing the state scientific knowledge on the impacts of human activities on global climate. "For the longest time, particulate matter has been the least understood com...

Poorer Women More Likely to Get Reduced Chemotherapy Dose

...e effects of chemotherapy and that the physician's uncertainty about a patient’s tolerance increases with increasing social distance. One might just as well ask why we are willing to give full doses to someone with more education. It may be that negotiating side effects and continued doses of treatment is easier...

One in Four Specialist Trainee Doctors 'Very Worried' About Future Job Prospects

...or many trainees, both the immediate and long term uncertainty generated by these changes has caused alarm,' they write. While concerns over consultant posts are not new, the rapid changes in healthcare provision have now eroded hopes that trainee numbers would match the numbers of posts available, they add. ...

More Americans Die Due To Side Effects From Prescription Drugs Every Year: Report

...rdles, the authors wrote. These include scientific uncertainty about the validity of data, social concerns about the potential uses of genetic information, and economic concerns about the costs and benefits of pharmacogenomics. These concerns are likely to slow the pace at which it becomes a part of medicine, ...

An Online Portal To Aid Kidney Patients

...nts suffering from chronic diseases are faced with uncertainty and have a number of questions related to their affliction.// Some may feel embarrassed to trouble others with their doubts. Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease in Toronto, can expect to be linked to a state-of-the-art tool soon that wil...

Survival Rate Better In Men Treated For Prostate Cancer Than Who Opt For ‘Wait And Watch’ Approah

...ing was the safest approach in older men given the uncertainty of the benefits of treatment and the slow growth of some prostate cancers," she said. However urologists who have treated many men with prostate cancer said – the side effects associated with surgery or radiation therapy are the reason why doctors ...

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