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DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(R) Announces Second Quarter Financial Results and Corporate Highlights Conference Call

WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq GM: DUSA ) announces that its corporate highlights and second quarter financial results press release will be issued on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 a.m. to be followed by a conference call at 8:30 ...

Smith & Nephew Highlights Advanced Wound Management Progress

Advanced Wound Management achieves underlying revenues growth of 4% in Q2 St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2009 -- Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) highlights the progress achieved in 2009 by its Advanced Wound Management division. As reported earlier today, A...

Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care

PRINCETON, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A recent paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiological Infectious Diseases details how a certain kind of honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an i...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 24, 2009 -- Half of all Americans will be diagnosed at some point in their lives with cancer, the number two killer in the United States. One of the most common types, especially among women, is breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, 192,370 women will be ...

CCH Briefing Highlights Tax Provisions of Health Care Reform Proposals

RIVERWOODS, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposals to reform health care now circulating on Capitol Hill are full of provisions that will change the tax laws, according to CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and se...

THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT Highlights the Burgeoning Demographics of Orthopaedics and the Continuing Health of the Industry

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Estimates place the prevalence of physical disabilities caused by musculoskeletal conditions at four to five percent of the global adult population according to THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT , released today by ORTHOWORLD Inc. "...

UC Davis study highlights work-life issues of female surgeons

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Even with the demands of surgical careers, most surgeons would still choose their profession again. Women surgeons, however, are far more likely to postpone having children or to not have children at all and would prefer more flexibility in their work schedules, a national su...

Cord Blood America Highlights Significant 2009 Progress

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potentia...

New Survey Highlights Emotional, Financial Toll Multi-Generational Tobacco Use Takes on Parents Sandwiched In Between

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amanda Crawford was just fifteen when she smoked her first cigarette. Now that she is 45, she still smokes despite having tried to quit multiple times. Children are fifty percent more likely to start smoking if they have a parent w...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

Bethesda, MD -- Eliminating polio everywhere will require global cooperation on several fronts, including lowering the cost for poor countries to vaccinate with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), says a leading global health researcher in the July/August Health Affairs thematic issue on global hea...

HHS Secretary Sebelius Highlights Michigan's MHA Keystone Center in Inaugural Health Care 'Success Story' Report

LANSING, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released the first in a series of health care "success story" reports that document innovative programs and initiatives that can serve as models for America...

Lumension Webinar Highlights How Organizations Can Protect Information and Comply with Data Handling Procedures

Webinar Outlines UK Government Data Handling Standards and Key Steps to Protect and Manage Data London, UK (PRWEB) July 13, 2009 -- As government data handling has come under increased scrutiny, organizations need to know how to protect their environments and comply wit...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscripti...

Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Breakfast Highlights Promising Practices in Managing Chronic Disease Provides Solutions for Reduced Spending and Improved Patient Health

WILMINGTON, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making chronic disease prevention and management a major part of comprehensive health reform, hosted a breakfast meeting today where partner and affiliate organizat...

Lumension Audiocast With Aberdeen Group Highlights How to Reduce IT Costs By Effectively Managing and Securing Endpoints

Audiocast Outlines How "Best-in-Class" Enterprises Are Making Endpoint Security Management Technology Investments Work Harder for Them to Achieve Better ROI Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 23, 2009 -- In today's fast paced IT environment, financially motivated ...

Major study highlights weight differences among 3-19 year-olds with type 1 and 2 diabetes

A major study of three to 19 year-olds has provided vital data on the weight problems faced by the growing number of children and young people with type 1 diabetes, which is more prevalent in younger age groups than type 2 diabetes. The findings of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group, ...

Homeopathic Pharmacists' Association Highlights the Extraordinary Safety Record of Homeopathic Medicines

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) acknowledges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) action to protect the public by sending a Warning Letter to Matrixx Innovations, Inc., in connection with that company's sale of Zicam i...

Johnson & Johnson Highlights Pharmaceutical Growth Strategies and Robust Pipeline to Address Unmet Medical Needs

Early stage compounds and new filings targeted in five therapeutic areas Expanding indications for strong core products builds "pipeline in a product" Leveraging global capabilities and reach drives growth efforts in emerging markets Biomarkers and diagnostics combine with therapi...

Recent smoking-cessation research highlights importance of keeping teens from smoking

Milwaukee, WI and San Antonio, TXJune 3, 2009Despite the efforts of college students to quit smoking, recent research conducted by Joyce M. Wolburg at Marquette University suggests that an extended trial and error period is necessary. Given that most college students begin smoking in high school,...

Isis Highlights New Clinical Data on Anti-Cancer Antisense Drugs Featured at ASCO

ORLANDO, Fla. and CARLSBAD, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) announced today that Isis' collaborators presented new clinical data on drugs in Isis' partnered oncology franchise at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual M...

New Fast and Precise Treatment Planning System Among Varian Medical Systems Highlights at American Brachytherapy Society 2009 Meeting

BrachyVision Acuros, Enabling Superior Dose Calculation with Unmatched Speed, Unveiled at ABS 2009 in Toronto , Canada , May 31-June 2 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) will be demonstrating its full range of brachytherapy...

New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 27, 2009 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the results of a national Harris Interactive, Inc. survey indicating that the vast majority of oncologists and infectious disease (ID) specialists are highly concerned about the negative impact infection may have on treatmen...

New Book Highlights Human Cost of FDA's Failure to Investigate Medical Devices

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new history of shock treatment (electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT) - "Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment" ( Rutgers University Press) - reveals the human costs of the Food and Drug Administration's failure to ...

New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

Amgen, CDC Foundation and CDC Partner to Launch Three-Year Initiative to Improve Infection Control in Vulnerable Cancer Patient Population THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced the results of a national Harris Interactive, Inc. survey ...

FDA's Hydroxycut Recall Highlights the Need for Stem Cell Innovations' ACTIVTox Human Liver Testing

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Innovations' (Pink Sheets: SCLL) ACTIVTox(R) human liver toxicity tests are the only products on the market using a standardized human liver cell line to identify potential toxicities associated with nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. This ...

Amgen Highlights Data to Be Presented at ASCO

New Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab) Combination Chemotherapy Data New Data Reinforce Importance of Infection Prevention in Chemotherapy Patients Oncology Pipeline Continues to Advance With New Data in Multiple Tumor Types THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nas...

Hospira Highlights Five Years of Progress and Future Opportunities at Its 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

- Shareholders Approve All Items - LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today held its 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Denver, Colo. The agenda included votes on thre...

Dey, L.P. Highlights Perforomist(R) Inhalation Solution Data to Be Presented at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society

NAPA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey, L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ), announced today that data from two presentations highlighting the use of Perforomist(R) (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution will be featured in poster format at the International Conference of the Amer...

Quality of life survey highlights need for holistic approach in elderly residential care

Choice, privacy and a sense of identity are just some of the things that older people living in residential care need to maintain a good quality of life, according to research in the May issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing . Researchers from the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galwa...

Saberi Release Highlights Case of Imprisoned Iranian AIDS Doctors

On May 12, Physicians for Human Rights and a coalition of organizations from more than 16 countries will hold a Global Day of Action calling on the Iranian government to drop the charges and immediately release Kamiar and Arash Alaei. (Vocus) May 11, 2009 -- While the i...

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease Highlights Anti-Cancer Activities of the Food Extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent scientific studies published in the medical journals Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, Oncology, British Journal of Urology, Journal of Nutrition, and others, showed that the food extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde have ant...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for First Quarter of 2009

- Conference Call Webcast Thursday, May 7, 08:30 a.m. EDT at www.isispharm.com CARLSBAD, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Primarily as a result of the $171.8 mil...

Latino Coalition Highlights Importance of Personal Health Records At Economic Summit

MyMedicalRecords Bilingual PHR Identified as Helping Bring Healthcare Equality to Latino Families LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MMRF), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "...

Guardian Highlights Significance of Critical Illness Insurance During National Stroke Awareness Month

Coverage Can Provide an Unrestricted Financial Lifeline for Americans Struggling With Serious Illnesses NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) supports National Stroke Awareness Month in May and asks families, business owners, benefits decisi...

Alere's Dr. Gordon Norman Highlights Challenges and Promising Solutions to U.S. Healthcare System to International Health Insurance Executives

- Dr. Gordon Norman presents overview of US healthcare industry problems and solutions to attendees at International Federation of Health Plans Meeting in Boston - Noted universal recognition that U.S. gets among the worst value for its healthcare investment - Emphasized greater coordina...

Magazines.com Highlights Nursing Magazine Subscriptions for National Nurse Week

Next week May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. Magazines.com is celebrating with a variety of nursing magazines at significant discounts off cover prices. (Vocus) -- Nurses have many roles and work in emergency rooms, clinics, hospitals, doctor's offices even schools in pa...

Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism

Expert calls new findings a 'crack in the facade' of the disorder,, TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Inheriting abnormal mutations of two common genes can raise the risk for developing autism, according to one of two new studies highlighting the complex genetic roots of the disord...

ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' Highlights Giving to the Alzheimer's Association

Web Site for Television Couple Follows Trend of Donating to Charity for Wedding Celebrations CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Grey's Anatomy" fans can support their favorite show in a unique way this season by signing up to be Alzheimer's Champions and donating to the Alzheimer...

Abbott Highlights Strong Corporate Responsibility Performance With Release of 2008 Global Citizenship Report

Company's Report Outlines Strategic Citizenship Priorities: Innovating for the Future, Enhancing Access, Safeguarding the Environment and Protecting Patients and Consumers ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott today announced the release of its 2008 Global Citizenship Report en...

Breast Augmentation: Survey Highlights Recent Trends In Today's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

Despite the highly anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline-filled implants remain the most popular choice for primary breast augmentation, according to a study published in the March/April issue of Aesthetic Surgery J...
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