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Increasing Diagnosis Rates and Growing Use of Key Agents Such as Pfizer's Lyrica Will Drive Eight Percent Annual Growth in the Fibromyalgia Drug Market Through 2018

WALTHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that increased use of key agents such as Pfizer's Lyrica, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's Cymbalta/Xeristar/Ariclaim and Forest Labora...

MapHIV.org Shows Eight Counties in Virginia Seriously Impacted by AIDS

National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum today launched a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS Atlas ( http://www.MapHIV.org ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

Investor Environmental Health Network Analysis Finds Disturbing Asbestos-Nanotech Parallels That Could Saddle Investors with a Major New Round of Costly Mega-Litigation WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Billions of dollars in potential asbestos-like litigation risks for nanotechn...

'Viewers Beware' Report By Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running In Eight States

Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Campaign Action Fund issued a new investigative report today called "Viewers Beware of Anti-Health Care Ads" to expose the group behind the politica...

DaVita Wins Eight Hermes Creative Awards Recognizing Excellence in Communications and Marketing

Winning Entries Highlight DaVita's Efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility and Support of Physicians with Vital Patient Management Tools EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chro...

Health Savings Account Enrollment Reaches Eight Million

HSA accountholders come from all income levels WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, an increase of more than 31 percent since last year, a new census released today by America's Health Insur...

New National Survey Reveals Eight in 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Drug Benefit

Medicare Today releases new survey data on Medicare prescription drug benefit WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare leaders today announced the latest results of a national survey of seniors showing that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries remain satisfied with th...

SkinWear(TM) Hand Cleaner & Sanitizer Kills Germs That May Cause Swine Flu, Protects Against Germs for Up to Eight Hours

Revolutionary New Hygiene Product Provides Extended Efficacy for All Day Protection Against Deadly Bacteria TORRANCE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SKWPartners LLC announced today the extended U.S. launch of SkinWear, www.skinwearusa.com , the only extended-protection, all-in-one h...

Heartland Dental Care, Inc. Adds Eight Dental Practices In First Quarter 2009

EFFINGHAM, Ill., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental Care, Inc. acquired six dental practices and opened two new dental care facilities during first quarter 2009. The six acquisitions include practices in Dickson, Tenn., Lexington, Ky., Las Vegas, Nev., Phoenix, Ariz., Glendale, Ariz., ...

Photos: Eight Finalists Lose 685 Pounds and Gain $800,000

Health and Fitness Company Beachbody(R) Awards Cash Prizes To Winners In Gala Event SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the most anticipated and inspiring events of the year, Beachbody.com (developer of P90X(R) ) awarded $800,000 on Saturday night to eight victorious c...

GetWellNetwork Closes $10 Million Financing, Eight Hospitals Choose PatientLife System(R) for Unparalleled Patient Care

GetWellNetwork Reports Significant Growth, Industry Leadership in Interactive Patient Care BETHESDA, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GetWellNetwork, Inc. , the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced that it received $10 million in a Series C financing roun...

Red Cross Caring for People in Eight States as Winter Storm Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Power

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 5,000 people escaped their frigid homes last night in American Red Cross shelters in areas where utility companies are working to restore power to more than 770,000 homes and businesses still in the dark after this week's storm. With new snow o...

After Eight Years of Injustice, International Family Planning Funding is Restored

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was released today: After eight years of a policy that contributed to the suffering of women and children worldwide, P...

Rite Aid Corporation and Subsidiaries Agree to Pay $5 Million in Civil Penalties to Resolve Violations in Eight States of the Controlled Substances Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rite Aid Corporation (Rite Aid) and nine of its subsidiaries in eight states have agreed to pay $5 million in civil penalties to settle allegations of violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Department of Justice announced today. ...

Americans United for Life Releases Eight New Model Legislation & Policy Guides: Twenty-Three Model Legislation & Policy Guides Now Available

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today released its 2009 Model Legislation & Policy Guides. With the addition of eight new guides this year, AUL now offers 23 pieces of model legislation on key issues related to abortion, protection of unborn victim...

OneMedPlace announces panels for "OneMedForum 2009: Disrupters and Drivers in Eight Areas of Medical Technology" -- CEOs and investors to meet in unique format of focused sessions

OneMedPlace announced today the panels and format for its “OneMedForum 2009” finance conference, to be held January 13-14, 2009, in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Panels will address the “drivers and disrupters” affecting each of the following medtech sector...

Blue Cross Teams up With Eight Groups to Address Obesity, Lower Minnesotans' Health Risks by Promoting Healthy Eating

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announced today it will invest up to $650,000 in additional funds from its tobacco settlement to promote healthier eating and improve health in the state next year. Eight local organizations have been select...

Caregivers Demand Better Patient Care at Eight Bay Area Nursing Homes

SALINAS, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caregivers at eight Bay Area nursing homes held simultaneous demonstrations Tuesday afternoon to pressure their employer, Windsor Healthcare Management, to make much needed improvements in resident care and patient safety. "Today, hundreds ...

Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Eight Years of Safe Haven Babies

National Safe Haven Alliance in Indiana to propose awareness-raising legislation in 2009. INDIANAPOLIS, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Mitch Daniels recently proclaimed the month of July as Indiana Safe Haven Month and the National Safe Haven Alliance in...

IDC implements DR systems in eight A-Class military hospitals in Pakistan

Purchase of the X-Series 2200 is the second contract awarded to IDC in Pakistan CALGARY, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) (TSX: IDL), the global leader in the rapidly growing market for digital radiography, today announced tha...

CMS Selects Thomson Reuters to Help Detect Medicaid Fraud in Eight States

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Healthcare) to provide data analysis services to detect potential fraud and waste in the Medicaid program. Thomson R...

USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge Returns For 5th Year With Eight Weeks of Compelling Stories and Online Features

Health Tips, Blogs and Video Available at dietchallenge.usatoday.com MCLEAN, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 31, USA TODAY will kick of its fifth annual USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge. The eight-week series will run every Monday in print and on http://dietchalle...

GlaxoSmithKline Awards Eight Area Healthcare Nonprofits with $40,000 Each in Funding

(Local Nonprofits Receive the GlaxoSmithKline 11th Annual IMPACT Awards) PHILADELPHIA, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced the recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline 11th Annu...

TeamHealth Announces Eight New Clinical Outsourcing Contracts

Company reports unprecedented growth in 2007 KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, the nation's largest provider of hospital-based clinical outsourcing, announced today that it has initiated staffing and management services for eight hospitals during December 2007...

UNT Health Science Center Appoints Eight New Faculty Members

Researchers, professors bring international body of knowledge to Texas research center in Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Texas Health Science Center [ http://hsc.unt.edu ], Fort Worth's medical school and more, recently added severa...

PulseLearning (Founded in Child's Bedroom in an Irish Suburban Semi Eight Years Ago and Initially Run on a Second-Hand Computer) Today Named Fastest Growing IT Company in Ireland

TRALEE, County Kerry, Ireland, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- PulseLearning (which was founded in 1999 with an investment of ten euro and was initially run on a second-hand computer set up in a child's bedroom in a Tralee, County Kerry suburban semi), has been named fastest growing IT company in Irel...

Capsugel's Liquid Dosage Form Technology Utilized by Eight of the Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies

CAMBRIDGE, England, October 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capsugel, the leading global provider of dosage form solutions, announced today that its CFS1000/1200 capsule filling and sealing machines have now been licensed by eight of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies. An integral part of...

New Data Suggests Progression of Disability at Two Years Predicts Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Disability Progression at Eight Years

Treatment with AVONEX(R) (Interferon Beta-1a) for Two Years Reduces Probability of Reaching More Severe Disability Milestones at Eight Years PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A post-hoc analysis from a Phase III clinical trial of AVONEX(R) (interferon beta-1a) and post-random...

Prostate cancer increases hip fracture risk by eight times in 50 to 65 year-olds

Men who have prostate cancer are on average four times more likely to suffer a hip fracture, with rates rising to eight times in men aged 50 to 65, according to a study of more than 60,000 men published in the October issue of the urology journal BJU International. Danish researchers looked at...

Women With Atypia Nearly Eight Times More Likely to Develop Breast Cancer

Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study has found that women with at least three sites of cellular atypia in breast tissue are nearly eight times more likely than average women to develop breast cancer. Several earlier studies have shown that atypical hyperplasia (also called atypia) in br...

Sunstroke Has Claimed Eight Lives So Far in Orissa in Two Months

At least eight people have died due to sunstroke in the past two months across Orissa, officials said Monday . While three deaths have been reported from the southern district of Ganjam, one death each has been reported from the districts of Balasore, Kandhamal, Kendrapada, Nuapada and Sund...

Vasan Group to Open Eight Specialty Eye Hospitals

Chennai: Vasan Eye Care Hospitals, one of the largest eye care hospital networks in southern India,// has set up its first branch here, with seven more in the offing. The Chennai facility has been set up in collaboration with K. Premraj, a prominent ophthalmic surgeon and managing director of...

Bihar to get eight new private medical colleges

Eight new private medical colleges are set to open in Bihar as two US and six Indian firms have submitted proposals to invest in the health sector.// "The Bihar State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has approved the proposals for eight new medical colleges in the private sector," said a sta...

Chikungunya Affects Eight States

Chikungunya, a rare form of viral fever, has taken the form of an epidemic in the country as thousands of people are reportedly infected with its virus in eight states, an official said today. // 'The spread is of unprecedented magnitude. There is no case of Chikungunya reported from the nort...

Excessive Text Messaging Causes Repetitive Strain Injury In A Eight Year Old Girl

When her grandmother gave Isabelle Taylor, of St Annes, Lancs, a mobile phone two years ago she did not think that her grand child would end up constantly // sending text messages to her friends and relatives, and developing a condition known as ‘repetitive strain injury’ and becoming the youngest...

WHO Officials Investigating Eight Suspected Bird Flu Cases

World Health Organization officials said yesterday that they were investigating eight suspected bird flu cases in humans in Sumatra//. Indonesian health officials said that four of these cases had been fatal. A team from the WHO had "checked the village and at this stage we can say they are ...

A New Technique For Prediction Of Adult Height

A number of methods exist to predict how tall a child can be after maturity. However, these are invasive, expensive, or relatively imprecise. Previous methods have used //secondary sexual characteristics as a marker of maturity, but they lack precision, as well as being invasive. The current ‘gold ...

Vitamins Found To Influence Birth Weight

Seven per cent of all babies born are low birth weight (less than 2.4kg or 5.5lbs) and they have a 50 per cent chance of having a severely disabling condition// as a result of being too light. Healthy birth weights are also generally a marker for good health in infancy and later life. Gynecolo...

Low Glycemic Diet Effective In Reducing Weight

A recent study provides evidence that a low-glycemic index diet can lead to weight loss, reduced body fat, and reduction in risk factors of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In low-GI foods, carbohydrates are low in sugar or release sugar slowly.// High-GI foods, which include white bread, refin...

Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight

In a most recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 30 percent of children have a body mass index above the 85th percentile,// and 15 percent of children have a BMI above the 95th percentile, which has doubled over the last 20 years and the National Institutes of Health r...
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