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VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the results of its clinical trial demonstrating that VivaGel(R) retains antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus ...

Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed on a cetuximab-containing regimen may respond to erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Both cetuxima...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...

Expert Statement Issued about Lantus(R) Following Recent Publications in Diabetologia

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) announced today the release of an Expert Statement by a multidisciplinary board of renowned international experts following an in-depth assessment of the recent publications of registry...

For Treatment of Dyslipidemia, Surveyed Physicians are Increasingly Switching Patients to a More Potent Statin Following the ENHANCE and SEAS Trials

WALTHAM, Mass. , July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in the treatment of dyslipidemia patients who fail to reach LDL goal, surveyed physicians are increasingly switching patients to...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Following Statement Related to Media Inquires Regarding Michael Jackson's Death

CHICAGO, July 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to breaking news of drugs reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson's death, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases the following statement: "The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), which is made up of physicians provid...

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators(AWG) Will Provide Pure Drinking Water Following a Natural Disaster.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies can cut off your water supply. EcoloBlue 28 Atmospheric Water Generators provide pure drinking water from the humidity in the air. This season families now have a new source of water. Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 ...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

An emergency rule intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with Hawaiian air tours was followed by a 47 percent reduction in sightseeing crashes, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and...

MDOUTLOOK(R) Quick Polls Report on Clinical Integration of Key Oncology Developments Following ASCO 2009

ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MDOUTLOOK(R), the innovative oncology intelligence platform, today announced the results from its Quick Poll research, which was launched immediately following this month's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Orlando, Florida. Base...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Patent On Real-Time Monitoring of Amplification Reactions Upheld In Entirety Following Opposition From BD at European Patent Office

PORTON DOWN, England, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Limited, the decentralised and point-of-care molecular diagnostics company, announced today it was issued European Patent EP1044283, which covers the use of endonuclease-based reporting in PCR and other nucleic acid amplification tec...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Advancements Could Improve the Quality of Life of Injured Veterans WEST ORANGE, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury , the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of c...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of cognitive fatigue in patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one...

Researchers call for new space headache category following astronauts' survey

Researchers are calling for space headache to be established as a new secondary disorder after carrying out a study of 17 astronauts, published in the June issue of Cephalalgia . Their study jettisons the theory that astronauts' headaches are normally caused by space motion sickness, after sho...

Depression Treatment Wanes Following FDA Warnings

Advisories led to 'unintended consequences,' researchers say MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Newly diagnosed cases of depression in America have dropped sharply since the government's warning of an increased risk of suicidal behavior among children and teens taking antidepressants, ...

Automobile restraints do not increase chance of fetal complications following accidents

It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case? Does the seat belt put the baby at risk? A group of researchers led by Dr. Stacie Zelman fro...

University of Minnesota Physicians Chooses MedAptus Following Comprehensive Vendor Review

Professional Intelligent Charge Capture Emerges as Preferred Technology for Revenue Cycle Enhancement BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAptus(R), market leader for charge capture technologies, today announced that University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), a premier multi-specialty physician...

SCAI Releases Consensus Statement on Length of Stay Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Making Elective PCI an Outpatient Procedure to Save Costs Could Put Some Patients at Risk; New Document Guides Physicians in Making Length-of-Stay Decisions LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes in reimbursement have put pressure on health care facilities to shift more elective percutaneo...

SCAI Statement on 'A National Study of the Effect of Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Treated with Clopidogrel Following Coronary Stenting: The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study'

LAS VEGAS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study presented today during SCAI's Annual Scientific Sessions found the anti-clotting benefits of clopidogrel (Plavix) may be reduced when taken concurrently with commonly used heartburn medications called proton pump inhi...

Personalized Medicine Makes Significant Headway Following the Rapid Evolution of U.S. Molecular Diagnostics Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As early diagnosis of cancer is critical for faster cure, longer survival, and better quality of life for patients, better access to diagnostics is the uppermost priority for primary care. Innovative molecular technologies have generated a wave of cance...

HIV positive and HIV negative patients have similar survival rates following liver transplant

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 24 April: HIV positive and HIV negative patients have comparable survival rates following liver transplant, according to new research presented today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark. The stud...

An Innovative New Book Helps Consumers Find Out if Their Doctors are Following Official Treatment Guidelines

Many don't know there are official treatment guidelines put forth by reputable organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. These guidelines help doctors know what therapies are the most effective and have the least amount of side effects. A new book educates...

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...

LegalView Informs Baxter Heparin Patients of New Testing Standards for Blood Thinner Following Deaths From Previous Contamination

LegalView recently reported on new Baxter Heparin testing standards that are to be implemented this year and will ensure the blood thinner's safety following several deaths after the contaminated drug was used on patients, according to Bloomberg News.The tainted blood thinner was found to have an...

ReGear Life Sciences Closes $2.5 Million in Series A Financing Following $1M Investment by Stonewood Capital Management, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ReGear Life Sciences, makers of the ReBound(TM) Therapeutic Warming System, a revolutionary form of radio-frequency (RF) diathermy, today announced that it has closed a $2.5M Series A financing round following a $1M investment by Stonewood Capital Management, I...

Western Maryland Health System Selects VISion, Versus Technology's Real-Time Location System Following Competitive Bid Process

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When Western Maryland Health System opens its new regional medical center on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland in the fall, it will do so with Enterprise VISion(TM), a real-time location system (RTLS) from Versus Technology, Inc. in place. The ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Founder, Nancy G. Brinker, Reengages With Organization Following Tenure as U.S. Chief of Protocol

Return to Private Life Increases Volunteer Time to World's Largest Breast Cancer Organization Founded in Her Sister's Memory WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy G. Brinker ignited the global breast cancer movement 29 years ago by promising her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died at age 36...

TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The stor...

Leading Supplemental Insurer Recommends Insurance Review Following Annual Benefit Enrollment Period

Supplemental insurance can be option to fill gaps and offset rising employee-paid healthcare costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- Now that most employers have completed their annual benefit enrollment period, Combined Insurance , a leading provider of supple...

Favrille Announces Name Change to MMR Information Systems, Inc. Following Completion of Merger With MyMedicalRecords, Inc.

Change of Name to Reflect Broad Scope of Services Offered LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Favrille, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FVRL.OB) (the "Company") today announced that it will change its corporate name to MMR Information Systems, Inc., effective February 9, 2009. Until a ne...

Pelosi Statement Following House Introduction of SCHIP Legislation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after House Members introduced bipartisan legislation to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover 11 million children. Similar bipartisan legislation was vetoed t...

LegalView Informs Parents of Crib Recall Following Several Infant Deaths Caused by Asphyxiation from Improper Crib Mechanisms

LegalView recently reported a Delta Enterprise crib recall following the deaths of several children because of faulty crib mechanisms causing asphyxiation among infants. The drop side of several of the cribs has been the alleged cause of the recent recall. Denver, CO (P...

LegalView Reports Traumatic Brain Injury Study Concluding Spirituality Increases Following Brain Damage

LegalView recently reported the results of a scientific study in which victims of a brain injury were more likely to report strong spiritual associations. The researchers found that feelings of spirituality might actually be caused by brain damage among victims and trauma caused to the right pari...

Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza

Results of St. Jude study could shape new treatments for secondary pneumonia MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial pneumonia following influenza. They found that the anti...

Study finds more effective treatment for pneumonia following influenza

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial pneumonia following influenza. They found that the antibiotics clindamycin and azithromycin, which kill bacteria by inhibiting their protein synthesis, are more effective than a standard ...

Adding Eccentric Resistance Training Improves Muscle Strength Following ACL Surgery

Full recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be difficult, but a review of several studies from the University of Utah published in the inaugural edition of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach highlights how the use of eccentric resistance training may improve...

Unique U-M Surgery Creates Fully Usable Tongue Following Tongue Cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The night before her surgery for tongue cancer, 30-year-old Lisa Bourdon-Krause realized she might never be able to speak to her toddler son again. So she sat up half the night recording messages to him: "Hi, how was your day?," "You're so hands...

Overweight children at increased risk of arm and leg injuries following motor vehicle crash

Children who are overweight or obese are over two and a half times more likely to suffer injuries to their upper and lower extremities following a motor vehicle crash compared with normal weight children, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center f...

New target discovered to treat epileptic seizures following brain trauma or stroke

New therapies for some forms of epilepsy may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute neuroscience researchers. The researchers found that hemichannels - the same channels the researchers previously ...

Experts Address State of HIV/AIDS Care in the Region Following Landmark Assessment Showing Widening Gaps in Social Services

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical and social service officials convened today at a briefing hosted by the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) to discuss the results, implications and recommendations of the Southwestern PA Regional HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment study. The region's top HIV/AIDS...

NIAID media availability: Seizures following parasitic infection associated with brain swelling

WHAT: A new study by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) scientist Theodore E. Nash, M.D., and colleagues provides strong evidence associating seizures with areas of brain tissue swelling in people infected by a parasitic tapeworm. The swellings, called perilesional edema...
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