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Radiation exposure during interventional procedures a concern for some developing countries

Interventional radiology procedures are on the rise in developing countries and there is a significant need for optimization of these procedures to ensure patient safety. Many facilities in these countries lack the concept of patient dose estimation and dose management, putting patients at a highe...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

Philadelphia, PA, 3 August 2009 A new class of antibody drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need to be alert for the possibility of serious side effects, according to an editorial in the August Journal of AAPOS (American Associati...

North American Spine Society Expresses Concern Over Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation

'Several provisions will put patient access to care at risk' BURR RIDGE, Ill., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As debate continues on proposed health care reform legislation, the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009" (H.R. 3200), the North American Spine Society (NASS) tod...

Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Steadily Increases

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study conducted among 670 physicians which measured perceptions regarding the H1N1 swine flu revealed that doctors' level of concern has steadily increased over the past month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/p...

WIN Global Poll Finds Concern Of Swine Flu Decreasing Despite Not Being Prepared For A Pandemic

WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) poll finds concern for swine flu diminishing even though public feels a lack of preparation for a pandemic. While Swine Flu is still a viable illness globally, less than one-third of respondents across 19 countries stated that it is a concern. ...

Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Highest Since April

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 675 physicians revealed that nearly half of physicians (48%) reported that the H1N1 Swine Flu poses some level of risk for a worldwide catastrophic pandemic, the highest percentage since an April study. (...

The Empire State Healthcare Coalition Voices Concern Over the Affordable Health Choices Act

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Empire State Healthcare Coalition expresses its opposition to the Affordable Health Choice Act, which creates a national, government-run health plan to compete with private insurers. The Coalition is concerned that such a public plan would eli...

New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 27, 2009 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the results of a national Harris Interactive, Inc. survey indicating that the vast majority of oncologists and infectious disease (ID) specialists are highly concerned about the negative impact infection may have on treatmen...

New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

Amgen, CDC Foundation and CDC Partner to Launch Three-Year Initiative to Improve Infection Control in Vulnerable Cancer Patient Population THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced the results of a national Harris Interactive, Inc. survey ...

Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that family togetherness can be a tool to prevent teens from engaging in risky sexual behavior and provides surprising insight into the role played by father...

General Public and Physicians Express Similar Levels of Concern Regarding Potential Swine Flu Pandemic

- 63% of general public and physicians believe there is some risk for a catastrophic pandemic - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 2,225 members of the general public revealed that 63% of respondents indicated that there is some risk that the current situati...

Swine Flu Outbreaks Cause Concern among U.S. Physicians

- Over half of physicians say there is a risk for a catastrophic pandemic - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 1,039 physicians revealed that a majority of physicians (63%) reported that there is some level of risk that the Swine Flu will result in a worldwi...

Atlanta Parents Brush Up on Growing Concern of Acid Erosion in Children's Teeth at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Local family dentist and other experts on-hand to provide free education ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Atlanta Dogwood Festival from April 17 to 19, Atlanta parents and their children will have an opportunity to learn more about how to protect against a growing dental health con...

Acid Erosion In Children's Teeth Growing Concern Among Dentists

PITTSBURGH, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting from the time they take their children to their first dentist appointment, most parents know how important it is for kids to brush their teeth twice a day and floss regularly to protect against tooth decay. But what they don't know is that cavity prote...

IDM Pharma Complies With NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b)(1)(B) and Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2008 Fiscal Year Containing Audit Opinion With Going Concern Qualification

IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDM Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDMI ), a company focused on the development of innovative cancer products, including MEPACT(R) (known as mifamurtide in the United States), which was recently approved in Europe for the treatment of osteosarcoma, today ...

Anesiva Announces Going Concern Opinion and Nasdaq Notice

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSV ), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pain management, today announced that its consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, included in the Company's annual re...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Receives Going Concern Qualification

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today announced that its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, included in the Company's Annual Repo...

Genaera Corporation Receives Audit Opinion Containing Going Concern Explanatory Paragraph

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced, in compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b)(1)(B), that the audit report included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Form 10-K") for the fiscal year ended December 31, ...

Motorcycle Cancer Risk: Motorcycle Cop Cancer Concern from ELF EMFs Penetrating Motorcycle Seats

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A book entitled Motorcycle Cancer? is sending a shock wave through the motorcycle industry worldwide. "Motorcycle seat extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) radiation raises cancer risk," says patent-granted Canadian author Randall ...

National, State Long Term Care Leaders Express Concern That FY 2010 Medicare Cuts Undermine, Contradict Intent of Economic Stimulus Law

Seniors' Care Needs, Stability of Long Term Care Workforce Put at Risk by FY 2010 Federal Medicare Cuts; New Lewin Data Validates Importance of LTC Sector to U.S. Economy, Jobs Base, Tax Revenue WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with releasing new national data sho...

'Airport malaria' -- cause for concern in the US

In a global world, significant factors affect the spread of infectious diseases, including international trade, air travel and globalized food production. "Airport malaria" is a term coined by researchers to explain the more recent spread of malaria to areas such as the United States and Europe, w...

Financial Crisis Looms on Minds of Voters; Affordability of Health Care Major Concern as They Head to the Polls

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight out of 10 Americans fear that the current financial crisis will affect their ability to pay their medical bills, according to the results of a poll of more than 4,000 U.S. adults released today by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, a n...

Pre-election surveys show deep concern about state of health care

With only a few days remaining before Election Day, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Kaiser Family Foundation, writing for the November 6, 2008, New England Journal of Medicine, find that seven in ten registered voters say major changes are needed in the U.S. health care ...

Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying is the top "health" concern among parents with overweight and obese children, according to a new report. Parents of these children, aged 6 to 13, also are...

Power Mobility Coalition Voices Concern Over Government Reports Outlining Lack of Oversight in the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Benefit

Organization Calls on Medicare to Expedite Mandatory Accreditation, Adopt Clearer Documentation Standards WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Power Mobility Coalition (PMC), an association of manufacturers and suppliers of power mobility devices, raised concerns today about re...

Statement of concern on detention of Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei by Iranian authorities

Boston, MA -- Barry R. Bloom, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, today expressed "deep concern regarding the detention by Iranian authorities of Dr. Kamiar Alaei, a 2007 Masters of Science graduate of our School, and of his brother, Dr. Arash Alaei. The brothers are Iranian physicians wo...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

As 600,000 visitors and athletes gear up to travel to China for the 2008 Olympic Games, travelers should be most concerned about respiratory illnesses and dog bites, according to report by an Emory University travelers' health expert, her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

Body Image is a Concern for Students of All Ages

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- For the millions of junior high, high school and college students heading back to school shortly, the idea of returning to the classroom may be met with mixed emotions. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080714/NYFNSP04 ) While the schoo...

Consumer Watchdog Raises Concern That Health Policy Cancellation Rules Have Been Derailed in Deal With Kaiser

Sees Improvement But is Concerned About Loss of Legal Remedies SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement with Kaiser Permanente over more than 1,000 patients whose health coverage was retroactively cancelled is an improvement on past proposals because it acknowledg...

Stop Obesity Alliance, Chair Dr. Richard H. Carmona, National Opinion Research Center Reveal Findings of Survey Showing Employer Concern About Health, Financial Costs of Obesity

DMAA, SEIU to Present, Discuss One Available Workplace Solution WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement was released by Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance: WHAT: The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance will rev...

AMDL Reports Going Concern Qualification

TUSTIN, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMDL, Inc. (Amex: ADL ), an international vertically integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with operations in China through its wholly owned subsidiary, Jade Pharmaceutical Inc., today announced that its consolidated financial statements f...

Genaera Corporation Receives Audit Opinion Containing Going Concern Explanatory Paragraph

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced, in compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b)(1)(B), that the audit report included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 ...

CryoCor Reports Going Concern Statement and Receives Notification From Nasdaq Relating to Minimum Stockholders' Equity

SAN DIEGO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoCor, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRYO), reported today that its Annual Report on Form 10-K included an audit opinion with a "going concern" qualification. The going-concern qualification is a statement from CryoCor's independent registered public accounting ...

Project Concern International Receives a US$1 Million Grant From the Starbucks Foundation's Ethos Water Fund to Provide Safe Water and Sanitation Services in Tanzania

SAN DIEGO, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Concern International (PCI) recently received a US$1 million grant from the Starbucks Foundation's Ethos Water Fund that will enable PCI and its local partner, ADRA/Tanzania, to provide access to safe water and low-cost sanitation technolo...

Female Blood Donor Concern May Be Unfounded

No link between women's plasma, rare lung condition, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Blood plasma donated by females may not be as dangerous as believed, says a team who question a proposed policy change that would limit the use of plasma from female donors due to the risk of a...

S&P: Leverage Tops Politics as Primary Credit Concern for U.S. Health Care Companies, Says S&P

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As the race to the 2008 elections heats up, nearly every presidential hopeful has offered a proposal for providing health care coverage. "But when it comes to the already deteriorating credit quality of health care companies, the debt burden of industry playe...

Spectrum of Eating Disorders - from Anorexia to Obesity - are Cause for Rising Concern among K-12 Students and Educators

National Eating Disorders Assn. (NEDA) Educators Seminar Thursday, October 4 in San Diego Informs Teachers, Administrators on how to Identify and Help Children at Risk NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educators are in a unique position to save lives when ...

'Deep concern and disappointment' with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation

(Washington) Expressions of deep concern and disappointment about reports that the pending SCHIP reauthorization will go forward without addressing several issues that are critical to access to care for Medicare beneficiaries were sent today to congressional leaders by the American College of Phy...

'Deep concern and disappointment' with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation

(Washington) Expressions of deep concern and disappointment about reports that the pending SCHIP reauthorization will go forward without addressing several issues that are critical to access to care for Medicare beneficiaries were sent today to congressional leaders by the American College of Phy...

Neurobiological Technologies Reports Going Concern Qualification

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. announced today that its financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on September 13, 2007, contain a going concern qualificati...
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