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U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

Experts urge federal government to preserve study options FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only two of 21 approved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, ac...

ICBS to focus on pharmaceutical and environmental markets

NEW YORK, MONTREAL, and SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ICBS Ltd., (OTCPK: ICBT), board of directors, announced that the company will focus its efforts on the pharmaceutical market through its subsidiary, Canadian Bio Med Systems Ltd., and the environmental market through its partnershi...

Alzheimer's Disease is the Focus of TBSI Annual Neuroscience Symposium

BRYAN, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazos Valley residents, neuroscience researchers, and interested clinicians will each have opportunities to hear from internationally recognized researchers on the topic of aging and Alzheimer's Disease during the Texas Brain and Spine Institute...

Osteotech to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

EATONTOWN, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTE ), a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, announced today that its management team is scheduled to present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Confer...

Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference on August 5, 2009 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time (11:15 a.m. Pa...

NuVasive to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today that Patrick Williams, Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, is s...

Zimmer Holdings to Present at BMO Capital Markets Ninth Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

WARSAW, Ind., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; SWX: ZMH) announced today it will be participating in the BMO Capital Markets Ninth Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference in New York, New York, on August 5, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time. A live we...

AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. Continue to Focus on Cost-Management

AHMC renews exclusive relationship with Broadlane to reduce supply chain costs and improve operations Dallas, TX (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- Broadlane, the leading cost-management company for healthcare providers, announced today that AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc....

Bionovo to Present at the BMO Capital Markets Ninth Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ), a drug discovery and development company focused on the unmet needs in women's health and oncology, today announced that Dr. Mary Tagliaferri, President and Chief Medical Officer, and Tom Chesterman, S...

STAAR Surgical to Present at BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference in New York

MONROVIA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that Barry G. Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer will present at the B...

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Examinations to Focus on Health Insurance Competition

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will conduct examinations of the state's four Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Capital BlueCross, Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cr...

Arcadian Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Fahlman, to Present at Focus on Healthcare Conference in New York City

OAKLAND, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcadian Health announced today that Robert Fahlman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the BMO Capital Markets sponsored 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference on August 5, 2009, in New York City at the Millennium...

2009 National Ergonomics Conference Schedule Announced, Focus on Productivity & Profitability With Reduced Workforces, All Major Sponsors Renew & New Exhibitors Join the Expo

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15(th) Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo), Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 17 - 20 will again feature the quality sessions and speakers that have led 99% of attendees to say they'd recommend ErgoExpo to a colleague....

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

HOUSTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

HOUSTON - From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios, including emergency situations and 20-minu...

Medical Imaging Modality Vendors Should Focus on Innovation and Alliances with Market Leaders, Advises Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for most medical imaging devices is at a mature phase. Most unit shipment sales are geared towards the replacement of older systems. Global conglomerates, which have a combined market share of about 80 per cent, dominate the market. However...

Blue Cross Foundation Grants Focus on Improving Immigrant Health

EAGAN, Minn., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation recently awarded $290,000 in grants under its Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans initiative . The Healthy Together initiative promotes the mental health and social ad...

Changing Paradigms in Hereditary Angioedema: A Focus on Timely Diagnosis and New Therapies

VOORHEES, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disease affecting approximately 10,000 people in the United States. HAE causes recurrent attacks of intense localized edema involving the skin, airway, and visceral organs. While chronic therapy with attenu...

Independence Blue Cross Expands Its Preventive Health Efforts With Focus on Heart Disease and Diabetes

PHILADELPHIA, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevention is receiving more attention nationwide as a successful strategy to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, care for chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart dis...

Even Steroid-Free Bodybuilders Focus on Image

Weight trainers show signs of disorder called muscle dysmorphia, study finds MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Body image concerns affect both male bodybuilders who use steroids and those who don't use the muscle-building drugs, new research has found. In the study, an Arkansas res...

Neovasc Inc. Postpones Plans for U.S. Listing to Focus Funds on Commercializing Its Reducer Device for Refractory Angina

- Company files to deregister Common Stock with the SEC - - Canadian public listing on TSX Venture Exchange unaffected by postponement of plans for U.S. listing - TSX Venture Exchange: NVC VANCOUVER, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSX...

SouthWest Benefits Association Survey Finds Employers Continue to Focus on Health and Wellness during Economic Downturn

Research indicates health of employees is priority; efforts to reduce costs include dependent eligibility audits DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the SouthWest Benefits Association, a regional, non-profit established to foster relationships and support the educational growth of professio...

Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Greater Focus on Patients' Choice and Privacy Rights in Health-Reform Debate

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congressional debate is focused primarily on whether to include a public option for health insurance, many Americans remain concerned about how a mandate for private health insurance will affect their health-care choices and privacy. ...

Employee Health and Reducing Health Care Costs Focus of Working Wellness Expo June 17

Independence Blue Cross and Philadelphia Business Journal to sponsor and present health expo PHILADELPHIA , June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work. With health care costs continuing to climb, many employers are looking for ways to help ste...

National Hispanic Medical Association to Focus Health Reform on Health Disparities and Comparative Effectiveness Research

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Senate and Congress and stakeholders discuss policy strategies for affordable health insurance coverage for all Americans, there is a critical need to support new knowledge on medical treatment protocols that can reduce health disparities in ou...

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 plaintiff attorneys. But Iovate Health Sciences Inc., maker of the myriad Hydrox...

New Directions in Angioedema: A Focus on Etiologies and Clinical Approach

A Complimentary Continuing Education Newsletter Series for Healthcare Professionals VOORHEES, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Angioedema is a clinical syndrome characterized by localized, subcutaneous and/or submucosal swelling. Diagnosing the underlying cause of angioedema can be challenging, ...

'Nutrition Agenda 2009' is focus of fourth Tufts Friedman School symposium

(Boston - June 10, 2009) Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced the 4th Annual Friedman School Symposium, a conference for nutrition professionals that will examine critical issues facing industry, policy...

Entest BioMedical Inc. Adds Former National Cancer Institute Researcher to Scientific Advisory Board With Focus on Stem Cell Cancer Patient Therapies

SAN DIEGO, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Steven Josephs, Ph.D., a former National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher, has joined Entest BioMedical Inc.'s ( www.entestbio.com ) Science Advisory Board where he will focus on expanding the company's stem cell cancer research. Dr. Josephs' NCI...

CSCMP Conference Session to Focus on How Supply Chains Positively Influence Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

LOMBARD, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A major session at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2009 Annual Global Conference will focus on how supply chains are helping to improve health and living conditions in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will be held September 20-2...

2009 Catholic Health Assembly to Focus on Hope in a Time of Hardship and Adapting for the Future in a Time of Health Reform

News Media Invited to Attend NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic health ministry leaders will gather June 7-9 in New Orleans for the 2009 Catholic Health Assembly, "In Our Hands: Changing Ourselves, Our Communities, Our Nation." The assembly, hosted by the Catholic H...

MDS Announces Strategy to Focus MDS Pharma Services on Early Stage Operations - Discovery Through Phase IIa

Company to Divest Late Stage Operations, Signs Agreement to Sell Phase II-IV Operations to INC Research TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ ), a leading provider of products and services to the global life sciences markets, today announced that i...

5th International Scientific Symposium on Tourette Syndrome to Focus on Latest Research and Treatment

Rare Opportunity to Benefit from Most Current Findings BAYSIDE, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once every five years the most prestigious and internationally renowned scientists and medical experts on Tourette Syndrome (TS) -- the complex neurological disorder that causes involuntary...

Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Greater Focus on Disease Prevention and Management in Senate Finance Committee's Policy Options Paper

Considerable Room to Strengthen Emphasis on Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease in Medicare WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) -- an organization representing some of the ...

Infant sleep patterns and parenting focus of study

Infants' sleep patterns and their parents' influence on it are the focus of the SIESTA II project, supported by a five-year, $2.67 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to Douglas M. Teti, professor of human development and psychology, Penn State. SIEST...

CDC Shifts Swine Flu Focus to Likely Impact in the Fall

U.S. tally exceeds 2,600, officials say, and most cases remain mild MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- As the swine flu continues to spread across the United States -- and most cases continue to be mild -- federal health officials said Monday that they're shifting their focus from indi...

President of IDF calls for government focus and spending on diabetes and other NCDs

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that its President, Professor Martin Silink has called on governments worldwide to recognize the severe impact of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases and take immediate action to ameliorate the threat. Speaking today at the E...

Early Childhood Funding is Focus of Star Power Event

1,000 supporters to gather May 21 at Capitol to meet with legislators LANSING, Mich., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One thousand parents, children and other early childhood investment supporters are expected at the Capitol Thursday, May 21, to tell state legislators that funding for our youngest cit...

Bipartisan Coalition Forms to Call for Chronic Disease to be Key Focus of Health Reform in Indiana and Nationally

Over 3.6 million cases of seven common chronic diseases were reported in Indiana in 2003 Reform Needed to Address Health Costs and Economic Loss Caused by this Crisis INDIANAPOLIS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts and organizations in the health care, business, faith and...

Diabetes Discharge Planning is this the latest Topic in Focus at the Diabetes Best Practices Website

Attention to the transition from in-patient to outpatient care for diabetes patients is a national priority, and a slide show and a BLOG discussion on the Diabetes Best Practices Website provide up-to-date information and guidelines for clinicians. Somerville, NJ (PRWEB...
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