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Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- People taking the immunosuppressant cyclosporine should avoid consuming licorice because it may weaken the drug's effectiveness and possibly lead to deadly conse...

United States Files Suit Against Missouri-Based Pharmaceutical to Block Manufacturing and Shipping of Unapproved Drugs

Company Agrees to Permanent Injunction WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a lawsuit to block KV Pharmaceutical Company, its subsidiaries, ETHEX Corp. and Ther-Rx Corp., and its principal officers from making and distributing adulterated and unapp...

How chemotherapy drugs block blood vessel growth, slow cancer spread

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered how a whole class of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can block cancer growth. Their findings, reported online this week at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition, suggest that a subgroup of...

Federal Members of Advisory Committee Block Vaccine-Autism Research, Defy Wishes of Its Own Scientists, Autism Community, and Congress

SafeMinds Withdraws Support for Autism Research Strategic Plan, Asks Daschle to Investigate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a highly unusual departure from procedure, government representatives to the Federal Interagency Autism Advisory Committee (IACC) voted this we...

Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells

Philadelphia, Penn. November 05, 2008 Breast cancer stem cells are known to be involved in therapy resistance and the recurrence of cancerous tumors. A new study appearing in Clinical and Translational Science shows the mechanisms governing stem cell expansion in breast cancer (called Notch ac...

Group RCI Gifts $100,000 to Christel House International Founder at Company Block Party

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 900 employees and families of Group RCI, a world leader in leisure real estate and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN ), gathered recently for the emotional reunion of RCI co-founder Christel DeHaan and many...

Freeze-Dried Formula May Block HIV Virus in Breast Milk

Could help prevent spread of disease in developing countries, study suggests,, THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- In developing countries where breast-feeding is a necessity, and HIV is rampant, the risk of disease transmission through breast milk might be reduced if infants were fi...

State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds Arkansas Leaders in U.S. Senate and U.S. House for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts

Bipartisan Efforts Oppose $6.5 Million Funding Cut to State's Medicare Beneficiaries LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arkansas Health Care Association and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) today praised Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) and Mark Pryor (D) and Rep...

State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds New Hampshire Leader in U.S. Senate for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts

Bipartisan Efforts Oppose $3.9 Million Funding Cut to State's Medicare Beneficiaries CONCORD, N.H., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Hampshire Health Care Association (NHHCA) and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) today praised Senator John Sununu (R) for helping lead bipar...

AARP NY Key Vote News Alert: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill

Bipartisan Package Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental Health and Low-Income Programs, Boosted Quality through National E-Prescribing ALBANY, N.Y., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked critical legislation to protect and improve Medic...

AARP Indiana Key Vote News Alert: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill

Bipartisan Package Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental Health and Low-Income Programs, Boosted Quality through National E-Prescribing INDIANAPOLIS, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked critical legislation to protect and improve Medic...

AARP Disappointed by U.S. Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill

Bipartisan Package Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental Health and Low-Income Programs, Boosted Quality through National E-Prescribing CHICAGO, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked critical legislation to protect and improve Medicare f...

AARP NEW MEXICO KEY VOTE NEWS ALERT: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill

Bipartisan Package Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental Health and Low-Income Programs, Boosted Quality through National E-Prescribing SANTA FE, N.M., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Today a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked critical legislation to protect and im...

AARP PENNSYLVANIA NEWS ALERT: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill

Bipartisan Package Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental Health and Low-Income Programs, Boosted Quality through National E-Prescribing HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Today a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked critical legislation to protect and i...

Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests

By disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, a team of researchers has been able to prevent new malaria parasites from forming in mosquitoes and has thereby broken the cycle of infection during recent animal tests. By genetically altering the malaria parasite through gene knock...

More Than Sun Block Required to Protect Kids While Mowing Lawns

National Medical Societies' Safety Tips Prevent Lawn Mower Injuries June is National Safety Month CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Protecting children during summer activities conjures up thoughts of bike helmets, knee pads, and sun block. However, during the summer months...

Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Its ability to stabilize blood-brain barrier may play role in neurological therapies WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A little caffeine every day could offer some protection from Alzheimer's disease for people with high cholesterol. Rabbits given the daily caffeine equivalent...

Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread

Fighting inflammation could reduce metastasis, mouse study suggests TUESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting communication between cancer cells and cells that promote inflammation blocks an early step in prostate cancer cell's spread, a U.S. study finds. According to resear...

Cartoon Network and the FDA to Launch Year II Expansion of SPOT THE BLOCK Nutrition Awareness Campaign on Monday, April 7

Original Rap Song, Online Game, Desktop Downloadables and New Videos Highlight 2008 Additions to Co-Branded Healthy Eating Education Initiative for Kids ATLANTA, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon its 2007 inaugural public education campaign SPOT THE ...

U.S. House Votes to Block Medicare Recipients From Access to Over 200 of America's Best and Safest Hospitals.

Lobbyists for corporate hospitals sneak prohibition on to Mental Health Parity Bill notes PHA. WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a stunning move, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prevent America's Medicare recipients from being admitted to some...

Researchers find new way to block destructive rush of immune cells

Researchers have found a way to selectively block the ability of white blood cells to crawl toward the sites of injury and infection when such mobility drives disease, according to a study published today in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. The results suggest a new treatment approach for aut...

Molecules can block breast cancer's ability to spread

Researchers have identified a specific group of microRNA molecules that are responsible for controlling genes that cause breast cancer metastasis. The study, led by scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), appears in the January 10, 2008, issue of Nature. MicroRNAs are known ...

Conseco Completes Divestiture of Old Block of Fixed and Equity-Indexed Annuities

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), announced that it has completed the previously announced transaction under which three insurance companies in its Conseco Insurance Group unit coinsured, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2007, most of their older infor...

Health Insurance Industry Contributions to Politicians Block Regulation, Affordability in Health Care Debate, Says FTCR

New Analysis Shows $4 Million from Top Health Insurers and HMOs SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Democratic health care bill goes to a vote today, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) released a new analysis of health insurance industry con...

Epilepsy Services on the Chopping Block

State Budget Woes May Lead to Elimination of Specialty Care Programs CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is preparing to notify hundreds of clients that its programs aimed at providing individualized epilepsy and seizure care may soon disappe...

DNC: Romney an (S)CHIP Off the Bush Republican Block

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smooth talking Mitt Romney is heading back to the Granite State today to defend his support for President Bush's veto of legislation that would provide health care for 8,700 uninsured children in New Hampshire. [Families USA, September 25, 2007] De...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

Scientists have for the first time identified human antibodies that can neutralise different strains of the virus responsible for the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Working with collaborators from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disea...

Anti-fungal Drug Block Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis is the process by which the cancer cells ensure that new blood vessels feed it with nutrition to keep them growing; it is now discovered// that this can be blocked by a drug commonly used to treat toenail fungus called itraconazole. New Research at Johns Hopkins have discovered ...

'Microscopic Grains Used in Sun Block Creams may Cause Nerve Damage'

Tiny particles used in some sun protection creams have the potential to cause nerve damage, researchers in the US say //. It may not necessarily imply that these microscopic grains, which are also used in consumer products such as some toothpastes and cosmetics, are harmful in the human body,...

Striking Doctors Form Human Chain, Block Traffic

Striking junior doctors formed a human chain to protest quota in higher education while anti-reservationists from the University of Allahabad blocked traffic// on the Grand Trunk Road for about half-an-hour today. Medical services at the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital remained disrupted for the ...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

A novel, non-hormonal male contraceptive device that targets sperms, called Intra Vas Device (IVD) has been approved by the FDA for a study// involving 90 men. Men and women have long been promised a male version of the female contraceptive pill. However, this first male contraceptive to be markete...

Murderer Tries To Block Health Report In UK

The man who was convicted of murdering Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter, Megan is trying to block the publication of a report that probes the failure of health authorities before he embarked on a killing spree. // The independent report by Robert Francis QC has been kept under wraps eve...

Project Stop to Block the Misuse of Cold and Flu Drugs

Pharmacy Guild launched a new program in Australia to stop the misuse and stocking up of the cold and flu drugs. The police would be informed automatically// via text messages alerting them to the name and location of the person amassing these drugs at pharmacies. In this new online program each ti...

Broccoli Found to Block Cancer Progression In Both Animal and Human Studies

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that certain chemicals found in the vegetable Broccoli might some day be used to help current and former smokers ward off development of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer // death worldwide. Researchers say their study provides signif...

Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings

Drug addiction can be better handled following discovery of a novel chemical compound that blocks memory-related drug cravings. The finding has all the potential to be the basis of new therapies to aid drug-addiction recovery efforts // according to neurobiologists. Because exposure to people...

Scientists Discover Ways To Block Virus From Attacking Cells

Researchers from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA had found out the peptides that ward off viruses from entering the cells. First identified more than 20 years ago at UCLA, defensins are peptides naturally produced by the immune system // to ward off viruses. However, it was unclear how d...

Humans Found To Have The Ability To Block Unwanted Memories

A new study shows there may be reason to believe we have a selective memory . It seems a mechanism in the brain may block unwanted memories. Researchers from Stanford University studied 24 volunteers // between ages 19 and 31. Participants were given 36 pairs of unrelated words and asked to reme...

Human Antibody That Can Block SARS

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is a highly contagious and occasionally fatal illness that often progresses to pneumonia.// The virus killed nearly 800 people in a global outbreak last year. Researchers now say that they’ve discovered a human antibody that blocks infection caused by the...

Gene block keeps mice from increasing weight

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have observed that mice lacking a specific gene can eat a high-fat diet without either putting on weight or developing diabetes. The gene called SCD-1 codes for a protein which the body needs to make the fatty acids found in fat tissue.//They have created ...

Blocked viens block eye sight

"Occlusions in the retinal vein could not only make you loose your sight but even your eye". The pressure due to blocked veins is so painful that the eye may have to be removed. Researchers at the Stanford University California have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bull...
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