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Research points to a new way to protect kidneys threatened by insufficient blood or toxins

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Better treatments for acute renal failure may be possible by blocking the mitochondrial fragmentation that occurs when kidneys don't get enough blood or are exposed to toxins, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia report in the may issue of the Journal of Clinical Investiga...

ACPM concludes insufficient evidence to recommend routine prostate cancer screening

Washington, D.C. - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has found there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine population prostate screening with digital rectal examination (DRE) or measurement of the serum tumor marker, prostatespecific antigen (PSA). ACPM adv...

TFAH Statement: FDA Food Protection Plan is Insufficient

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) progress report on the Food Protection Plan: "The nation lacks a real plan fo...

Americans' Knowledge of Fats Growing But Still Insufficient

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A new American Heart Association survey (1) shows consumer awareness of the "bad" fats - trans fat and saturated fat - is at an all-time high. But consumers still need some key information to improve how they eat. Most Americans Know What - but Not...

Heat Avoidance Advice Insufficient During Heat Waves

The passive dissemination of advice on heat avoidance is insufficient for health protection during a heat wave, and vulnerable people need to be actively identified and cared// for, argues a public health expert in this week’s BMJ. This summer Europe has again been affected by a major heat wa...

Hypertension linked to Insufficient Sleep

According to research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association sleeping five or less hours a night at middle age may increase risks of high blood pressure. // Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons conducted the st...

MRI Scan Insufficient For Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis using the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been found to be insufficient, says the new findings// published by the BMJ. MRI has been adopted in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the recommen...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ctual duties or obligations or meet expected deadlines, and the quality or accuracy of the data or materials generated by such third parties may be of insufficient quality to include in the Company's regulatory submissions; the ability of Orexigen and its licensors to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce ade...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

... further magnified by a lack of knowledge about comprehensive eye exams and insufficient attention paid to eye health. Nearly half (46%) say they are not sure what ...tes (13%) are more likely than other countries to cite lack of insurance or insufficient coverage for eye exams as a barrier to making an appointment. Desp...

Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D

...n children across the U.S., was vitamin D deficient (defined as less than 15 ng/mL of blood), while another 61 percent, or 50.8 million, was vitamin D insufficient (15 to 29 ng/mL). Low vitamin D levels were especially common in children who were older, female, African-American, Mexican-American, obese, drank mil...

Electronic Forms Management Suite from Access Delivers Admissions Efficiency at Laughlin Memorial Hospital

...nvironmental costs of processing manual forms. However, the project ground to a halt because the project was not fully supported by the vendor and had insufficient functionality. To restart the forms automation initiative, Laughlin Memorial turned to Access, developer of the industry-leading Patient Flow Sys...

Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

... BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 30, 2009 Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion Universi...

Encision Reports Profitable First Fiscal Quarter Results

... ability to increase net sales through the Company's distribution channels, insufficient quantity of new account conversions, insufficient cash to fund operations, scale up production to meet delivery obligations, ...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

...ss. Parkinson's and heart disease were in the category of "inadequate or insufficient evidence until this report," said Richard A. Fenske, chair of the committee...s on health issues in the children of veterans. There was "inadequate or insufficient evidence" to correlate the herbicides with many other cancers, including es...

The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obama's Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients

...ut payments for cancer patients and this is slowly dismantling the country's treatment system. Even now CMS is pursuing a course of action, based on insufficient and inaccurate data, which will further severely cut payments for cancer care. Physicians cannot continue to shoulder these losses. "Additio...

Sedentary Kids May Take Longer to Fall Asleep

...dhood exercise," said Dr. Robert Vorona, an assistant professor of sleep medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. More and more data associates insufficient sleep not only with neuro-cognitive consequences but also with such conditions as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, Vorona said. "This article de...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

...including lack of access to healthcare, health care provider reticence to address sexual health issues, limited budgets to support screening programs, insufficient treatment of exposed sex partners, and lack of knowledge on the part of young sexually active individuals about the true risk of unprotected sexual in...

Actuaries: Federal Long-Term Care Legislation Falls Short on Coverage Goals

...ed to develop actuarially sound premiums to ensure that the program is sustainable for at least 75 years, compared to a previous proposal that had set insufficient premiums and raised significant concerns regarding sustainability and solvency. He said that while actuaries commend the change, other considerations...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...re attributed to contact lens wear, with some specific risk factors being improper contact lens care and contact with nonsterile water during wear. insufficient anti- Acanthamoeba activity in Advanced Medical Optics Complete MoisturePlus multipurpose contact lens solution was brought to attention following a ...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...nal and child health and sexual and reproductive health programs are wholly insufficient to the task; and no G-8 country has made sufficient commitments to contribu...munity that needs infection control for TB also needs it for influenza; and insufficient financial and human resources for health may prevent them from having any o...

NACDS Urges Clarifications, Enhancements in Two Pharmacy Reimbursement Provisions in House Healthcare Reform Legislation

... costs to dispense, this multiplier will result in insufficient reimbursement to pharmacies for dispensing generic... plan. We are concerned that this could result in insufficient national or regional pharmacy reimbursement rates. These insufficient rates might discourage participation by pharmacies...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

...ctual duties or obligations or meet expected deadlines, and the quality or accuracy of the data or materials generated by such third parties may be of insufficient quality to include in the Company's regulatory submissions; the ability of Orexigen and its licensors to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce ade...

FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair

...heart attack and stroke. "Limitations of the existing data preclude a definitive association with Xolair use," Cooper said. "At this time, there is insufficient information for the companies to change their assessment of the benefit-risk profile for Xolair. Physicians should continue to assess whether Xolair i...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Priority Review and Acceptance of NDA Submission for Acetavance(TM) for Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever

...ness, including, without limitation: the possibility that the clinical trial and other data and information included in the NDA for Acetavance may be insufficient to support FDA approval or that adverse side effects associated with this product candidate may be more prevalent or severe than anticipated, which co...

University of Phoenix Expands Advanced Degree Programs; Adds Ph.D. in Nursing and Educational Specialist Degrees

...Nursing report, U.S. nursing schools turned away nearly 50,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2008 due to an insufficient number of qualified faculty and other extenuating factors. Almost two-thirds of the nursing schools responding to the survey pointed to faculty shorta...

MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded New Contract by Novation

...a-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) and Catheters. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy is used in situations when a heart's own cardiac output is insufficient to meet the oxygenation demands of the body, and additional mechanical support is necessary. "MAQUET has a strong portfolio of cardiovascular pat...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

...indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice common in the primary care setting, is insufficient for use as a secondary prevention or screening method. The American Optometric Association (AOA) highlights the significance of the report as an impor...

Community Oncologists and Patients Stand Up for Cancer Care on Capitol Hill

...ional 6% cut in Medicare payments to community oncology practices. "Based on a query of only 50 oncologists, these proposed cuts offer markedly insufficient data provided to CMS by the American Medical Association (AMA) in its Physician Practice Information Survey," explained Dr. Cobb. "What is veritably a...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...rain function in autistic children. For years, insurance companies refused to pay for ABA on the grounds that it was "experimental" and that there was insufficient medical evidence to show that it was an effective treatment for autism. But the evidence supporting the efficacy of ABA is now overwhelming. The Cente...

Dietary fat linked to pancreatic cancer

...f Public Health, call the study well-performed and a good addition to the understanding of pancreatic cancer. They do note, however, that there is insufficient epidemiological and laboratory evidence to confirm the importance of animal fats or even that meat is the important factor, as opposed to other dietar...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...ns. No professional medical authority recommends routine circumcision, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says any benefits are insufficient to justify recommending it. Sixteen states refuse Medicaid coverage of non-medically-necessary circumcisions. Nationally, annual costs related to circ...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...ns. No professional medical authority recommends routine circumcision, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says any benefits are insufficient to justify recommending it. Sixteen states refuse Medicaid coverage of non-medically-necessary circumcisions. Nationally, annual costs related to circ...

Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain

.... Rats born to animals who had inhaled the gas suffered chronic oxidative stress, a harmful condition caused by an excess of harmful free radicals or insufficient antioxidants. "Oxidative stress damaged the baby rats' brain cells, leading to a drop in proteins essential for proper function," said Lopez. "O...

KV Pharmaceutical Receives Letter From NYSE Regarding Delayed Filing of Its 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K

...Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 30, 2009, as well as certain other of the Company's SEC filings; (23) the possibility that insurance proceeds are insufficient to cover potential losses that may arise from litigation, including with respect to product liability or securities litigation; (24) the informal inqu...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Scott Byrd as Chief Commercial Officer

...ossibility that the FDA may not accept the Acetavance NDA for review, or that the clinical trial data and other information included in the NDA may be insufficient to support the safety and efficacy of Acetavance; the risk that the FDA may require the company to perform additional studies, tests or other activiti...

For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

...colonography unless they're willing to pay out of pocket for the test. In May, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that there was insufficient evidence to support the use of the test. More information The Radiological Society of North America has more on CT colonography . ...

For Some, Virtual Colonography May Be Just As Good

...colonography unless they're willing to pay out of pocket for the test. In May, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that there was insufficient evidence to support the use of the test. More information The Radiological Society of North America has more on CT colonography . ...

Innovative Oxidative Stress Management Protocol Safely and Effectively Enhances Body's Primary Antioxidant

...both the fat soluble and water soluble areas of the body. Oxidative stress occurs when the body's supply of antioxidants, mainly glutathione, is insufficient to bind and remove potentially harmful free radicals. Free radicals have an unpaired electron that gives them the ability to oxidize cell membranes an...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces In-Licensing of Key Patents to Further Strengthen its Intellectual Property Estate for Contrave(R)

...ctual duties or obligations or meet expected deadlines, and the quality or accuracy of the data or materials generated by such third parties may be of insufficient quality to include in the Company's regulatory submissions; and other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commis...

Senate Bill to Protect Patients' Healthcare by Amending Medicare Coverage

...ll Americans are currently treated in community cancer clinics, many of which have had to cut staff and close satellite facilities. Patients with insufficient or no insurance, especially seniors and the swelling ranks of the unemployed, are increasingly being sent elsewhere for treatment and some patients ar...
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