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Study Results Published in CUTIS Demonstrate Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Vectical(TM) (calcitriol) Ointment 3 mcg/g in the Management of Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

- 52-Week Data Supports Long-term Use of Vectical(TM) Ointment, Satisfying an Unmet Need Among Psoriasis Patients - FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Laboratories, L.P. today announced results from a newly published clinical trial in this month's issue of CUTIS regarding ...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., April 6, 2009 New head-to-head clinical trial results demonstrate that REACH ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush and Floss deliver superior plaque removal. The five studies conducted by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., and presented today during the 87th...

Study Shows Nonprescription LCD Topical Solution is More Effective than Prescription-Strength Calcipotriol Cream for Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

- Significant efficacy differences widen 6 weeks after treatment stops - SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A nonprescription topical solution made with a new formulation of liquor carbonis distillate (LCD), known as PSORENT(R), is significantly more effective than prescription-strength ...

Experimental Drug May Prevent Plaque Buildup

Further study, though, could reveal pitfalls, expert warns FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called A-002 appears effective in preventing atherosclerosis, according to a phase II study that included American and Ukrainian participants. In atherosclerosis, arte...

Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Laboratories, L.P. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectical(TM) (calcitriol) Ointment 3mcg/g, a unique vitamin D3 product for the treatment of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis in adults. Ps...

FluoroPharma Obtains US Patent for Imaging Cardiovascular Plaque using FDG

BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- FluoroPharma Inc., a company developing breakthrough molecular imaging agents for the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 7,438,891, covering methods of imaging cardiova...

Medarex to Receive Milestone Payment for Approval of STELARA(TM) (Ustekinumab) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

- The first approval for an antibody generated from Medarex's UltiMAb(R) technology platform - PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX ) today announced that it will receive a milestone payment from its licensing partner, Centocor Inc., in connecti...

AUDIO from Medialink and Philips: Giving Plaque the Heave-Ho

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It can be pretty easy to take your teeth for granted. But, dentists agree that you need to take your oral healthcare seriously if you want those "chompers" to last a lifetime. Listen to this report from Philips at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?s...

Alzheimer's vaccine clears plaque but has little effect on learning and memory impairment

Irvine, Calif., April 4, 2008 -- A promising vaccine being tested for Alzheimer's disease does what it is designed to do -- clear beta-amyloid plaques from the brain -- but it does not seem to help restore lost learning and memory abilities, according to a University of California, Irvine study. ...

New data showed Actos prevented progression of atherosclerotic plaque volume in patients

Chicago, IL, March 31, 2008 New data from a clinical trial using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology found that in patients living with type 2 diabetes, ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCl) reduced the atherosclerotic burden in the coronary arteries compared to glimepiride, and prevented progress...

Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic Americans with even a small amount of plaque build-up in their carotid artery -- the vessel that supplies blood to the brain -- are up to four times more likely to suff...

Ustekinumab Phase 3 data show long-term improvement of chronic plaque psoriasis

SAN ANTONIO, TX, February 2, 2008 One-year data from a second double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study showed therapy with ustekinumab given every 12 weeks provided sustained, clinically meaningful improvement in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis through one year. Accord...

NightHawk Radiology exclusive radiology provider for high-risk plaque research initiative

COEUR DALENE, Idaho, January 30, 2008 Preventative heart healthcare gains strong momentum today as NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NHWK), announced its involvement as the exclusive radiology provider for the High-Risk Plaque Initiative (HRP Initiative). The HRP Initiative is a joint r...

Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- One part of the carotid artery that supplies the brain with blood actually expands when deadly plaque builds up, but two other sections don't, and that can lead to a fatal stroke, researchers at...

Over 2 Million U.S. Adults at Risk of Heart Attacks from Vulnerable Plaque

Potential U.S. Market for Vulnerable Plaque Screening and Treatment: $3.7 Billion VANCOUVER, June 8 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new market research report by iData Research ( www.idataresearch.net ), an international medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research firm, ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of VIA-2291 in Cardiovascular Patients Using Serial MDCT Imaging of Coronary Plaque

Data Presented at American Heart Association ATVB Conference Shows Reduction in Non-Calcified Plaque Volume and Fewer New Plaque Lesions in Treated Patients WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP ) today announced the results of...

New method effective in detecting dangerous coronary plaque

BOSTON A significant number of patients who suffer a heart attack never have any warning signs. For many of these individuals, the source of the problem is noncalcified plaque, a buildup of soft deposits embedded deep within the walls of the hearts arteries, undetectable by angiography or cardiac...

Curry Ingredient Kills Plaque Leading to Alzheimer's

Eating curry may really be good for health, for researchers have isolated a chemical called bisdemethoxycurcumin , the active ingredient of curcuminoids a natural substance found in turmeric root that may help the immune system clear plaques found in Alzheimer's. Researchers state ...

Patients Own Dental Plaque may Cause Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

A recent statistical study shows that as many as 25 percent of all patients admitted to the ICU and placed on ventilators develop pneumonia, which can be fatal. // Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a major cause of infection in the hospital, and studies have shown that this infection can add ...

Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggests that composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries indicate// a patient’s risk of having a stroke. Published in the March edition of Stroke, the study looked retrospectively at the composition of plaque d...

Gene Transfer Using Mutant Form of Good Cholesterol Cuts Vascular Plaque and Inflammation

Transfer of a gene that produces a mutant form of good cholesterol provides significantly better anti-plaque and anti-inflammation benefits than therapy// using the “normal” HDL gene, according to a mouse study conducted by cardiology researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and reported in the O...

Job stress thickens plaque build-up in arteries

Job stress can start taking a toll on people’s cardiac health as early as their early their early 30s, new research shows. People who report high job strain - the combination of heavy demands and little control at the office // – were found to have thicker carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). ...

Risks of heart attack related to bacteria in gum plaque

Bacteria that live in the sub-gingival plaques can increase the risk of heart attack //for people. The research, which is published in the current issue of Journal of Periodontology, say that people with periodontal disease who have suffered from an acute myocardial infarction or heart attack ...

Scan correlates susceptible heart plaque

According to a recent study, a combined scan identifies unstable areas of plaque in coronary arteries that may signify danger of heart attack in the future. Fatty deposits, known as plaque, set the scene for heart disease. The build up of plaque - atherosclerosis - begins many years before any symp...

Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

... release of stress hormones that promote fat accumulation in the abdomen, the researchers said. This abdominal (visceral) fat promotes the build-up of plaque in blood vessels that leads to heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Obesity ...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

... Zocor alone. The lawsuit alleges that an internal study showed the combination-drug, Vytorin was actually less effective in reducing arterial plaque buildup than Zocor alone. The study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose the re...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...with active ankylosing spondylitis. ENBREL is indicated for the treatment of adult patients (18 years or older) with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION What is the most importa...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...es about atherosclerosis ("athero" for short) -- the progressive buildup of plaque in the arteries and a leading cause of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD i... About Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup of plaque -- made of fat, cholesterol, and other substances -- in the inner walls of ...

High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

...tion in which plaque, consisting of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances, builds up inside the arteries that supply blood to the heart. When plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, blood flow to the heart is reduced and may lead to arrhythmia, heart attack or heart failure. Single photon e...

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk

...tion in which plaque, consisting of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances, builds up inside the arteries that supply blood to the heart. When plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, blood flow to the heart is reduced and may lead to arrhythmia, heart attack or heart failure. Single photon em...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

... by a buildup in the brain of plaques made up of beta-amyloid proteins. The plaque is believed to be toxic to the brain, causing cell death over time and a pr...der people lack sufficient antibodies to beta-amyloid proteins, causing the plaque to accumulate. Fillet said that IVIg might help by giving the immune system...

Diets bad for the teeth are also bad for the body

...verage levels of glucose in the blood is intriguing. Hujoel explains that eating sugar or fermentable carbohydrates drops the acidity levels of dental plaque and is considered an initiating cause of dental decay. "Eating these same foods, he says, is also associated with spikes in blood sugar levels. The...

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

...outh. As the main cause of gum disease, bacterial plaque (sticky, colorless film, which forms on the teeth)...ss called scaling and root planning, which removes plaque and tartar around the tooth, smoothing the root su...in the form of cutting the gums to remove hardened plaque build-up and refiguring the bone. Both Drs. Slepi...

Parsippany Takes Top Honors in New Jersey's First-Ever Toxic Waistlines Contest

...2nd. With participating residents losing an average of 4.167 inches off their waist lines and a combined 494.9 pounds, Parsippany was presented with a plaque and Morris County bragging rights over 13 other participating communities. Residents throughout northern and central New Jersey also participate...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

... Jewelry may become loose in the mouth, creating a choking hazard. plaque buildup - plaque may build up on piercings, requiring more frequent cleanings. Dama...

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

... up both sides of the neck. With age, they become more prone to damage and less elastic. Damage that occurs on the inner layers of the arteries allows plaque to build up in a process call atherosclerosis. The changes result in narrowing of the arteries, restricting blood to the brain. Symptoms of a blockage...

Winners of the Addressing Psoriasis(TM) Contest Selected to Walk the Runway in New York City Fashion Show Hosted by Tim Gunn

...t, which recognizes people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who have tried not to allow the conditio...an awareness campaign designed to help people with plaque psoriasis get more information about managing thei... March, hundreds of people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis have submitted video testimonials or per...

More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory

...mer's Disease , also found that caffeine cut by half the mice's excessive blood and brain levels of beta amyloid, the protein linked to characteristic plaque found in human Alzheimer's disease. "The new findings provide evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' for established Alzheimer's dise...

Dr. Donnica Moore Advocates that Women Follow a Preventive Dental Health Routine that Includes Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield

...oothpaste, helps strengthen enamel to protect against acid attack caused by plaque bacteria. It contains Sodium Fluoride, which helps prevent cavities withou... care benefits in one brush for a cleaner, healthier mouth. It is tough on plaque and gentle on enamel and gums. For more information, visi...

Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows

...ociated with increased subclinical cardiovascular disease -- there was more plaque build-up in the carotid artery -- compared to the general population that c...an indicator of increasing risk for atherosclerosis," noted Violanti. "The plaque buildup was greater in police than the citizen population. "In future w...
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