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Executive Compensation Controversy Rages, SCCE to Determine What Role Compliance and Ethics Play

How Executives and Employees are evaluated and paid is the topic of a survey currently being conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association MINNEAPOLIS, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies say that they want their employees to do...

New Study Disputes Ongoing Controversy Over Memory Screenings

Report Cites Proven Benefits, Calls for National Dementia Screening Policy NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation faces a public health crisis related to Alzheimer's disease, a new report released today by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) dis...

Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues

3 new reports raise question of how long a heart must stop beating before death is certain,,,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Three new reports challenge current guidelines on how long after cardiac death doctors must wait before taking a heart from an infant organ donor. Th...

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

Doctors debate worth of lipid-lowering agent that combines 2 medications SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- A divided cardiology community is trying once again to make sense of a trial showing that a drug can lower levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and yet give no apparent benefit to p...

Purified Fish Oil Concentrates Offer Solution to Current Seafood Controversy for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women!

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of last week's controversy between FDA warnings to limit the consumption of seafood for pregnant women and the announcement from private and other federal groups recommending pregnant/lactating women consume at least 12 ounces of fish and se...

Nordic Naturals Offers Cod Liver Oil Solutions in Response to Recent Vitamin A and Vitamin D Controversy

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the commentary entitled "Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A Toxicity, Frequent Respiratory Infections, and the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic" published on November 11th by 16 well known supplement experts, Nordic Naturals announced today that its co...

Litigation Predicted in Wake of FAA Ban of Chantix Use by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers: Smoking Cessation Drug Target of Controversy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A veteran pharmaceutical litigation attorney predicted today that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will face lawsuits from individuals who claim to have been harmed by its popular smoking cessation drug Chantix. The FAA issued an immediate ban on the use of ...

ABC Drama, Eli Stone, Tackles Autism-Mercury Controversy

SafeMinds asks network for balanced viewer information despite AAP pressure ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SafeMinds has formally asked ABC to resist the latest attempt by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to stifle public discussion on the link between thimerosal and autism....

Meningitis vaccine in a controversy regarding efficacy

According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 6, 2006, three more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), have been reported in people// given the Menactra vaccine to prevent meningitis. This adds up to the five previous ones. Still, when the eight cases of Menactra-related GB...

The Looming Controversy Surrounding Facial Transplant

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~Martin Buxbaum Jacqueline Saburido was a very normal girl who was in pursuit of her dreams until 6 years ago. // A tragic incident that occurred on the 19th of September...

French Fries In Cancer Controversy In China

Yet again the French fries seem to be entangled in a health controversy now in China. Scientists in China have found that acrylamide, a probable human cancer causing agent, in potato fries exceeds the limit in drinking water set by the World Health Organization (WHO) by 500 times.// The Chines...

A Settlement Over Stem Cell Controversy Through Scientific Research

The successful attempts of scientists to create stem cells that resemble those of the embryonic origin, in addition to reprogramming to the embryonic state could eliminate the need for creation and destruction of human embryos for the same. // If future experiments are directed to ensure that...

The Existing Controversy of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Previous studies show conflicting results over whether hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective for postmenopausal women.// A recent study examines the pros and cons of this controversial therapy. Researchers studied women who used combined HRT therapy for five years. All the women stu...

Free Plan B Faces Controversy

Plan B is the name tagged to the new emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) that was approved by the FDA.// This approval was sanctioned in 1999.ECP also known as 'morning-after-pill' is an oral contraceptive to be taken immediately after intercourse to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. It consists of...

Remarks Linking Inbreeding And Diabetes Sparks of Controversy

After a research showed that more than 345 youngsters suffered from type1diabetes in Norfolk, more than double the160 predicted cases for the county, Dr Ian Gibson,// a former chairman of the Commons Science and Technology Committee, said in an interview that inbreeding might be the reason behind i...

'Fishy' Medicine Stirs Controversy

Hyderabad, June 6. Even as asthma patients from different parts of India have begun arriving here to take the famed fish medicine, rationalists have stepped up their campaign against the 'unscientific' treatment//. Jana Vignana Vedika, a group of rationalists, has again urged the Andhra Prades...

French fries by McDonald's fries in another controversy

Mc Donald’s fried in another controversy which pertains to its French fries! Going by stats at least three lawsuits were filed in United States over its use of wheat and milk as flavoring ingredients in French fries. // The bone of contention is that these constituents might trigger allergy in some...

The Publication Of Surgeon Specific Death Rates Raises Controversy

The publication of death rates of patients, specific for every surgeon in Scotland has led // to mixed reactions from members of the medical community. A majority of the surgeons feel that the act is misleading and meaningless. The name of the surgeon, list of hospitals in which the surgeon ...

Herbal Drug In Controversy

Kava is derived from a leafy plant native to the South Sea Islands. It is a herb that has been implicated in approximately 25 cases of liver diseases. The herb is commonly used by consumers as a general relaxant and to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress and muscle spasms. According to experts, the her...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...ased sensitivity to sunlight as do many commonly used brightening agents and is gentle for all skin types and tones. "Hydroquinone has had some controversy in the recent past and this product offers a non-hydroquinone alternative that shows good clinical efficacy in treating discoloration without causing ...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

...t in their outcome," Hacker said. But he quickly added that the finding "has to be verified in prospective trials." The study does not bear on a controversy about whether calcium scans should be used to screen healthy people for heart disease, Hacker said. "As the present study focused on patients with alr...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

...age. The findings, scheduled for publication in the Sept. 4 issue of ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research , is the latest addition to an ongoing controversy over which biochemical remnants can be detected in the dino. In the study, Marshall Bern, Brett S. Phinney and David Goldberg point out that the fi...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

...nd breast reconstruction procedures for women of any age. This decision came after years of rigorous study to examine the safety of the implants after controversy in the early 1990’s caused them to be pulled from the market. Dr. David L. Durst is cofounder of a Huntsville, Alabama cosmetic plastic surgery...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...strointestinal (GI) problems in an autistic population with incidence in children who are developing normally. Even so, it's unlikely to quell a controversy that has been raging for more than a decade. "A couple of highly publicized cases of autism and loose stools in the late 1990s led to an impressio...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

...Barack Obama lifted the eight-year ban on research using new embryonic stem cell lines that had been imposed by the Bush Administration. However, the controversy continues. Until now, real progress in iPS cell research has been tough to achieve. The Chinese team described prior efforts to reprogram the cells...

Scientists Use Adult Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

...Barack Obama lifted the eight-year ban on research using new embryonic stem cell lines that had been imposed by the Bush Administration. However, the controversy continues. Until now, real progress in iPS cell research has been tough to achieve. The Chinese team described prior efforts to reprogram the cells...

For Medical Device Makers, Full Spectrum Software Presents a Live, One Hour Audio Course on Implementing QA Automation in an FDA Controlled Environment

...cription can be found here The live, one hour audio course will also feature a discussion of the FDA’s use of Static Analysis tools and the controversy surrounding some of the public statements made by the FDA. More importantly, the course will cover what the implications of these statements by the FD...

New e.p.t.(R)/BabyCenter(R) Fertility Report Reveals 70 Percent of Moms Want Tighter Regulation on In-Vitro Fertilization

...give advice on child rearing and 37 percent say these shows provide helpful tips for their families. "While the media has been saturated with controversy surrounding multiple births, it is important that women make informed and well-educated decisions," said Linda Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BabyCenter.com...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

...to people exposed to high doses of atomic bomb radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "At the very low doses used in medical imaging, there is a huge controversy about whether there is an increased risk of anything," Gerber said. "Estimates of increased risk are based on a linear no-threshold hypothesis. There ...

Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults

...e paper. Moderate alcohol intake has been linked to lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, dementia, and death in middle-aged adults, but there is still controversy about alcohol intake in older adults." For the study, researchers began by examining and interviewing 3,069 individuals, 75 years or older and mos...

There Is No Way to Sugar Coat These Donuts

... applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people. Watch the controversy continue when UACF CEO Oscar Wright and Psycho Donuts' co-owner Kipp Berdiansky appear live on Channel 2, KTVU's Bay Area People on Saturday, July ...

SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio to Air July 4th Family Special '24 Hours About Our Kids: Why Kids Behave the Way They Do'

...us video games and the amount of time your kids spend playing with them - what's normal and what's not? Autism and spectrum disorders and the controversy over vaccines - is there a connection? What are the latest therapies? ADHD - can your child grow out of it? Do medications work? How to diagn...

Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Procedure Adoption to Accelerate Due to More Aggressive Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, According to Millennium Research Group

...em, EKOS Corporation's EKOS EndoWave Peripheral Infusion System and ev3's Helix Clot Buster Thrombectomy Device. In order to address the clinical controversy regarding whether PMT should be routinely used as a first-line treatment for DVT, Possis Medical, Covidien, and EKOS are collaborating on the ATTRACT ...

VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

... were actually infected by this equipment, the situation doesn't seem to warrant special rhetoric. It would be better to try to separate the political controversy from the actual health problem here." More information Find out more about colonoscopy at the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digesti...

A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

... Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are potential risks MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study revives a running controversy about the purported cholesterol-lowering effects of the centuries-old natural product called red yeast rice. Red yeast rice is produced when a yeas...

Hydroxycut(R) Litigation Focus of July 28 Conference in San Francisco

... SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hydroxycut(R) controversy - according to noted plaintiff attorney Vance Andrus - has all the characteristics of the "next big one" - the next massive products litigation for pl...

Avandia Raises Risk of Heart Failure, Fractures

...many trials," he said. And the findings are unlikely to quell an ongoing controversy about the safety of the drug, which was further fueled by a 2007 meta-analy... failure, death and heart attack was increased with Avandia, touching off a controversy that resulted in new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-mandated label warni...

June 18 Conference Features Legal, Medical & Scientific Presentations

...obal law firm of DLA Piper ( www.DLAPiper.com ), offered a preview of what builders should consider if they feel they may be implicated in the drywall controversy - stressing that communication is key. "First, communicate with your homeowners. Don't ignore them," Mysliwiec said. "Let them know that you ar...

Doctors explore 'Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies about Health'

...ein." Myths about babies and children "Don't swallow your gum!" Myths about what we eat and drink "Shots made my baby autistic." Myths that spark controversy and debate Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health is published by St. Martin's Press and is a...

Advanced Prostate Cancer Deadlier in Younger Men

..., be aware that it should be treated aggressively and with experimental methods if necessary," Lin said. PSA screening is now a major issue, with a controversy triggered by two recent reports indicating that routine screening is relatively ineffective at reducing prostate cancer deaths. Screening recommend...
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