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EANS-News: Alapis Announces its Share Capital Increase to Raise c. EUR 451.1 million

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Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in people older than 50

Vertebral and hip fractures are associated with an increased risk of death, found a new study of 7753 people in Canada aged 50 years and older published in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj081720.pdf ( www.cmaj.ca ). According to the results, approxima...

New national study finds increase in P.E. class-related injuries

Physical education (PE) in schools is one of the main tools used to increase physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity, and PE-related injuries are on the rise. Although increasing physical activity may reduce obesity, it may also increase the risk of injury. While recognizing that PE cla...

District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The D.C. Council has taken an important step to protect th...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Collaborates With Five Blue Plans to Increase Transparency, Expand Access to Health Care Cost Information

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) joined other Blue Plans today to announce plans to collaborate to provide access to an online, consumer-friendly health care cost information tool, developed by WellPoint, which is cal...

MedPro Scores 87 Percent Sales Revenue Increase in Second Quarter

WAUKESHA, Wis., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPro Imaging, a premium provider of new and refurbished ultrasound solutions, reported an 87 percent increase in sales revenues for the second quarter of 2009 compared to Q2 2008. The growth was supported by the sale of more than 90 new...

Driven by Launch of Emerging Therapies, Overall Prostate Cancer Drug Market Will Increase by $2 Billion Through 2018

Emerging Therapies to Treat Metastatic Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer Will Capture More Than One-Third of the Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory f...

Ovary removal may increase lung cancer risk

This press release is available in French . Montreal, July 21, 2009 Women who have premature menopause because of medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer . The startling link was ma...

IncentOne Announces New Incentive 'Wrap-Around' to Increase Participation in Multi-Flu Prevention Programs

LYNDHURST, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- IncentOne, the leading provider of incentive technology solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that it is offering a new incentive "wrap-around" to increase participation in employer, health plan and other health provider sponsored flu s...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

To save lives, government should enact new interstate laws, researchers say ,, THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and injuries on America's interstates have increased since the repeal of the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit in 1995, a new study finds, and some believe it...

Joint Committee on Judiciary Holds July 14 Hearing On Bill to Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

CANTON, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO ) WHAT: The Joint Committee on Judiciary has scheduled a hearin...

Finnish study identifies factors that increase death in stroke patients ages 15 to 49

Heavy drinking, being 45 to 49 years old, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection are associated with more than twice the risk of death in stroke patients 15 to 49 years old, according to a Finnish study. Furthermore, heart failure was associated with seven times the risk of death and ac...

California Department of Public Health Reports Large Increase in Pet Euthanasia

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) , a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased ...

North Carolina Should Increase Cigarette Tax by 50 Cents to Save Lives and Raise Revenue

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) We urge North Carolina legislators to take a stand to protect the health and pocke...

Independent / Provider-Sponsored Administrative Cost Trends Increase in 2008 as Ratios Decrease on Product Mix Change

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Per member administrative costs grew by 11.5% in 2008, compared with 4.9% in 2007. Adjusting for the shift in product mix towards Medicare Advantage, administrative expense growth increased by 6.2% in 2008 from 3.1% in 2007. By contrast, administrative expenses...

New Study Shows Daily Sex Can Increase Sperm Count

New research reported at this week's meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction found that men with a history of fertility problems can improve their sperm count by having sex every day. According to Genie James, M.M.Sc., Executive Director of The Natural Hormone Institute, "Envir...

Research output in developing countries reveals 194 percent increase in five years

London, 2 July 2009 The partners of Research4Life announced today at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 that a new research impact analysis has demonstrated a dramatic rise in research output by scientists in the developing world since 2002. By comparing absolute growth in published...

Florida State Tobacco Tax Increase May Prompt Smokers to Quit Spontaneously

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Florida state tobacco tax will increase by $1.00, the biggest of its kind in Florida history, to a total of $1.34 per pack, as part of the Protecting Florida's Health Act. The pressures of a higher price tag on cigarettes may prompt Florida smoke...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Wisconsin leaders have taken a positive step to protect the state's kids and taxpayers ...

Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc. Signs New Members to Its PPO Health Insurance Plan. Annual Revenues Projected to Increase by $5M.

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc. (Pink Sheets: APRO) recently announced, that in the spirit of the national drive to health care, it now offers its PEO staffed employees high-quality health care coverage, subject to underwriting, for ...

An Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalent Population Will Drive Growth of Nearly $4.3 Billion in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Market

Emerging Combination Products from GlaxoSmithKline/Theravance, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmace...

A 50% Increase in Medical Bankruptcies - A Worry for Adults Assisting Aging Parents

LANSING, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released in the American Journal of Medicine http://pnhp.org/new_bankruptcy_study/Bankruptcy-2009.pdf , reported that bankruptcies due to medical debt rose 50% from 2001 to 2007. Elder Law of Michigan experienced a similar ris...

Winner Medical to Benefit From the Increase of Tax Rebate Rate for Exports From China

SHENZHEN, China, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On June 3, 2009, the Chinese State Ministry of Finance and State Ministry of Taxation announced that as of June 1, 2009, the tax rebate rate for exports of medical dressing and related products would be increased by two (2) percent. As a leading ex...

Hartford grants increase support for geriatric social work training

The prestigious Hartford Doctoral Fellows and Hartford Faculty Scholars programs today awarded over $1.25 million in combined new grants to eleven researchers in the field of geriatric social work. Both programs funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and administered by The Gerontolo...

Depression may increase Alzheimer's risk in people with memory problems

People with memory problems who are depressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who aren't depressed, according to a new UCLA study. Researchers also found, however, that the popular Alzheimer's drug donepezil may help delay the progression to Alzheimer's in depresse...

Despite Generic Erosion of Key Brands, the Hospital-Acquired Gram Negative Infections Drug Market Will Increase by $1 Billion from 2008 to 2018

Uptake of Novel Agents from Novexel, Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues...

Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness

Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study finds. Of all the screening methods for colon cancer,...

Naps with rapid eye movement sleep increase receptiveness to positive emotion

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Naps with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep refresh the brain's empathetic sensitivity for evaluating human emotions by decreasing a negative bias and amplifying recognition of positive emotions, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP...

Managed Health Services Partners With Milwaukee Health Services to Increase Access to Care for Underserved Communities

- Innovative Program to Increase Access to Care by Expanding the Medical Home - MILWAUKEE, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Services (MHS) today announced a partnership with Milwaukee Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Milwaukee, to open MHS Convenient C...

Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey

52% of Providers Surveyed Doubt Stimulus Money Will Successfully Encourage Adoption of Healthcare Information Technology Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 4, 2009 -- IVANS, Inc. , a leading provider of healthcare connectivity solutions and services, announced results from a re...

Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) --Sedatives greatly increase the risk of suicide in the elderly, Swedish researchers say. In their study, hypnotic medication also was linked with a greater likeliho...

Cantel Medical Reports a 109% Increase in Net Income - EPS of $0.25 vs. $0.12 for Quarter Ended April 30, 2009

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) reported a 109% increase in net income to $4,183,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, on a 3.5% increase in sales to a record $66,431,000 for the third quarter ended April 30, 2009. This compares with net income...

Helmet Law Repeal Will Increase Health Care, Auto Insurance Costs

Total bill: $129 million in added economic costs to Michigan citizens DEARBORN, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ --AAA Michigan opposes several bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would allow motorcyclists to ride without their helmets. House Bills 4028, 4747, and 4907, sponsor...

Surveyed Psychiatrists and PCPs Expect to Increase Their First-Line Use of SNRIs Over the Next Two Years for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Only 41 Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within One Year of Their First Diagnosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources Patient-Flow Models Need to Take Into Account Effexor XR's More Frequent Use in Early Lines of Therapy Compared With Cymbalta WALTHAM, Ma...

Economic Stimulus Funding Will Help Increase Energy Efficiency of Williamsport Hospital

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a demonstration of federal recovery funds already at work conserving energy and creating jobs in Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today helped celebrate the completion of the new energy service center...

Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Florida took a major step forward to save lives and protect children yesterday when Governor Charlie Crist signed a $1 per pack surcharge into law. Additionally, the governor and legislature through the budget dramatically increased funding for smoki...

Valeant Announces Increase to Securities Repurchase Program

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) announced today that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional $300 million of its outstanding convertible debt or common stock under the securities repurchase pro...

Summertime or 'Trauma Season?' - Increase in Outdoor Activities Spurs Higher Risk for Child Injury

Experts Launch www.aftertheinjury.org to Help Parents and Kids to a Full Recovery PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trauma season" is the unfortunate nickname for summertime in the nation's hospitals. Warmer weather and increased outdoor activity level brings an estimated 3 m...

Seniors Seek to Reduce Healthcare Costs as Premiums Increase Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

Many seniors are analyzing and reducing their healthcare and insurance expenses during a hard-hitting economy. (Vocus) May 27, 2009 -- Health Net implemented an across-the-board increase in California Medicare supplement insurance plan premiums July 1, 2009, causing m...

Schizophrenia does not increase risk of violent crime

In the debate surrounding violent crimes referred to as "acts of madness" or the like, it is often assumed that the violence is a direct result of the perpetrator's mental illness. Previous research suggests that people with schizophrenia, a major psychotic disorder, are at higher risk for violent...
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