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Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

Understanding the link may someday lead to a cure, studies suggest SUNDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may be closer to solving a medical mystery with huge implications for personal and public health: Why obese people are prone to developing type 2 diabetes. A series of s...

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

BALTIMORE (July 9, 2009) Is your head where your heart is? It may be now. A strong connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been suggested in recent clinical studies. As many as 75 percent of adults in the United States have been affected by periodontal disea...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million people have diabetes. Of that number, unfortunately, 5.7 million people are unaware that they have the disease. Diabetes can affect multiple parts of the body, including the kidney...

International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and Acting Assistant Attorney General Michael F. Hertz today announced the return of an indictment(1.) against Norian Corporation (Norian), Synthes, Inc. (Synthes), and four top Synthes executives, Michael D. H...

Scientific Study Makes it Possible to Measure Connection Between People

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest global study on connection, performed in 14 countries among 10,000 respondents, shows that strongly connected people have more enjoyment in their lives and in their work. They are not only happier, but more successful. Strongly conn...

Survey Data Reveals Little Connection between Executive Compensation, Employee Bonuses and Business Ethics and Compliance

Survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association MINNEAPOLIS, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At this critical time when the public, government leaders and others are calling for executive compensation and employee bonus reforms, it a...

Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City believe that they have made a breakthrough connection between atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart rhythm disorder, and Alzheimer's disease, the leading form of dementia among Americans. In a study presented Friday, May 15, at ...

Isolagen Receives Bridge Financing to Allow it to Seek Debtor-in-Possession Financing in Connection With a Possible Filing Under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code

Isolagen Common Stock to be halted from trading on the NYSE Amex EXTON, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isolagen(TM), Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILE ) today announced that the Company has entered into secured promissory notes and security agreements (the "Notes") with eight lenders pursuant to w...

Penn State professor investigates estrogen, heart disease connection in women

A new study on old rats by a Penn State researcher will shed light on the connection between estrogen deficiency, heart disease and aging in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 75. After menopause, women lose their ability to produce the hormone estrogen ...

Type of connection procedure after pancreatic surgery influenced rate of pancreatic fistula

(PHILADELPHIA) After surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, invagination of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center. The research was published in the Journal o...

Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories to Hold Media Teleconference Tomorrow to Discuss Smithfield Operations, Connection to Swine Flu, Health and Enviro Impacts

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories: WHAT: The Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories (CECAF) will hold a media teleconference to discuss the worsening health and environmental damage caus...

NotifySync™ Provides BlackBerry a Direct Connection to Any Email Platform Supporting Microsoft ActiveSync

NotifySync™ for BlackBerry® is a Microsoft licensed solution to allow BlackBerry® devices to securely connect to ActiveSync supported email platforms. The NotifySync™ for BlackBerry® solution is ideal for organisations or businesses that require ActiveSync for their mobili...

DaVita Inc. Announces Receipt of DOJ Subpoena in Connection with Previously Reported Investigation

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), today announced that it is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("OIG") to respond to a subpoena request for documents issued in connection with the civil investi...

Providence Service Corporation Retains UBS Investment Bank as its Financial Advisor in Connection With the Sale of Certain Non-Strategic Assets

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced that it has retained UBS Investment Bank as its financial advisor. In a recent press release, the Company said it was considering strategic options relating to, among other...

Thermage Schedules Shareholder Meeting for Vote on the Issuance of Common Stock in Connection With the Reliant Acquisition

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thermage, Inc. (Nasdaq: THRM ) today announced that its S-4 Registration Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its proposed acquisition of Reliant, Inc., has been declared effective. The proxy will be mailed begi...

Insmed Gains Royalty-Free Worldwide Rights for IPLEX(TM) in Connection with Potential Expanded Access ALS Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that Genentech, Ipsen/Tercica and Insmed jointly issued the following statement: Genentech, Ipsen/Tercica, and Insmed have been contacted by...

New Jersey Author Uncovers the Secret to Well-Being Is the Connection Between Health and Emotions

LEONIA, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned psychotherapist and Leonia, New Jersey author Dr. Harriet Haberman is announcing the publication of her new book -- Emotional Wisdom: A Compassionate Guide to the Messages Hidden in Your Feelings. Dr. Haberman notes, "In these uncertain times, t...

Study firmly shows no connection between measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism

September 3, 2008In a case-control study, the presence of measles virus RNA was no more likely in children with autism and GI disturbances than in children with only GI disturbances. Furthermore, GI symptom and autism onset were unrelated to MMR vaccine timing. Study findings are reported online...

Scientists measure connection between the built environment and obesity in baby boomers

Does your neighborhood have a lot of fast food outlets, few sidewalks, and no parks? If yes, your physical neighborhood may be hampering your ability to be physically active and placing you at increased risk for obesity. According to a research study conducted in Portland, Oregon by scientists at ...

No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgetown University, Gentag, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC, NYSE: SAI), have combined forces to develop a non-invasive method for glucose measurement. The three technology leaders agreed to combine their respective intellec...

Trust for America's Health Releases Report on Connection between Women's Health and Stalled Infant Mortality Rates

Deteriorating Health among Women is Leading Factor, Low-Income and Minority Babies Most At-Risk WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a report today, Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, in conjunction with the release of the Annie E. Casey Found...

Tel Aviv University finds connection between mental fitness and multi-lingualism

Children who speak a second or third language may have an unexpected advantage later in life, a new Tel Aviv University study has found. Knowing and speaking many languages may protect the brain against the effects of aging. Dr. Gitit Kav, a clinical neuro-psychologist from the Herczeg Institut...

OHSU Cancer Institute researchers find connection between protein, prognosis in breast cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have found that a tumor protein present in an aggressive form of breast cancer is related to a poor prognosis. The presence of the protein, called growth factor receptor-bound protein-7, often referred to as GRB-7, ...

UMDF Statement on the Connection Between Mitochondrial Disease and Autism

PITTSBURGH, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation released the following statement from its executive director and CEO, Chuck Mohan, in light of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee's (NVAC) meeting of its Vaccine Safety Working Group and recent pub...

APHA Applauds House Resolution and Next Week's Hearing on the Connection Between Climate Change and Health

Announcement Coincides with 2008 National Public Health Week, April 7-13 WASHINGTON, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- APHA applauds Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-Calif.) of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warmin...

Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Raleigh Area Residents About the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

RALEIGH, N.C., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Jackson, music industry veteran and TV personality, is coming to Raleigh to help raise awareness among the local community about type 2 diabetes and its connection to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Jackson partnered with the American Heart Associati...

Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Minneapolis Area about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Jackson, music industry veteran and TV personality, is coming to Minneapolis to help raise awareness among the local community about type 2 diabetes and its connection with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Jackson partnered with the American Heart Associ...

Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Cincinnati Area Residents about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

CINCINNATI, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Jackson, music industry veteran and TV personality, is coming to Cincinnati to help raise awareness among the local community about type 2 diabetes and its connection to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Jackson has partnered with the American Heart Associ...

Study proves the co-pay connection in chronic disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich. As 2008 begins, millions of Americans are having to dig deeper into their own pockets every time they refill a prescription or see a doctor. The reason" Higher co-payments that took effect January 1, as employers try to deal with the rising cost of health insurance by making e...

IDM Pharma Announces Termination of UVIDEM Development Collaboration and Expected Restructuring in Connection With Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDM Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDMI ) today announced that as part of the Company's recent decision to evaluate strategic alternatives, the Company initiated discussions with sanofi-aventis. Following this, sanofi-aventis has notified the Company o...

Cypak Compliancy Connection Powers Stora Enso Pharma DDSi

STOCKHOLM, November 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Stora Enso, a leading producer of pharmaceutical packaging boards, has launched Pharma DDSi , the first intelligent pharmaceutical packaging solution to use Cypak's Compliancy Connection. Compliancy Connection is a standard low-cost electronic module bui...

Study finds no connection between vitamin D and overall cancer deaths

No relationship was found between vitamin D levels and the overall risk of dying from cancer, according to a study published online October 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . However, higher vitamin D levels were associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer death. Se...

Bestselling Author Dr. Timothy Brantley Explains the Connection of Food and Mood

Is Britney Spear's 'Toxic' Diet Causing Her Erratic Behavior? LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- From Britney Spears to Lindsay Lohan, young Hollywood stars are imploding. Spears and others are routinely photographed carrying sugar and fat-laden coffee drink and eating fast food. No dou...

Research examines connection between substance abuse and violence

Approximately 50 percent of Americans over the age of 12 currently drink alcohol, according to a 2003 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. While the majority of people who drink alcohol do not become violent, overwhelming evidence implicates alcohol in the expre...

Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Promote Awareness about the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

The Heart of Diabetes(TM) Campaign Asks People Living with Type 2 Diabetes to Submit Their Stories for a Chance to Appear in a Public Service Announcement with Randy Jackson NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Jackson, music industry veteran and TV personality, is holdin...

NIH awards $10.8M to Columbia to study connection between diabetes and heart disease

NEW YORK A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center has received a $10.8 million, five-year Program Project Grant (PPG) from the National Institutes of Health to investigate why people with type 2 diabetes are dangerously susceptible to heart disease, the leadi...

Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Merck's Generic Pharmaceutical Business

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) ("Mylan") announced today that it is commencing tender offers to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 5.750% Senior Notes due 2010 (CUSIP No. 628530AE7) and 6.375% Senior Notes due 2015 (CUSIP Nos. ...

Duane Reade Dispenses a Large Dose of Marketing, as it Strengthens its Hometown Connection

NEW YORK, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to reinforce its positioning as the city's pre-eminent drugstore chain, Duane Reade is about to launch an aggressive new advertising campaign that speaks to New Yorkers as only a born and bred New Yorker can. Carrying the tagline, "Your city. Your dr...

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

Newly released clinical recommendations encourage cardiologists to examine the mouth and periodontists to ask questions about heart health CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issu...

Selflessness, core of all major world religions, has neuropsychological connection

COLUMBIA, Mo. All spiritual experiences are based in the brain. That statement is truer than ever before, according to a University of Missouri neuropsychologist. An MU study has data to support a neuropsychological model that proposes spiritual experiences associated with selflessness are relate...
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