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Report Shows New York City Companies Playing Key Role In Development of New Medicines for Wide Range of Diseases

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 488 new, innovative medicines are being developed by biopharmaceutical research companies with facilities in New York City, according to a new report released today at the Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center. The medicines are awaiting app...

Andre Agassi Playing to Fight Breast Cancer - Tickets on Sale NOW!

Legendary tennis great will appear in Cole Schotz Celebrity Match at The Kennedy Funding Invitational on July 12 NEW CITY, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennis legend Andre Agassi, a favorite among fans and players throughout his 20+ year career, will appear at The Kennedy Funding Invitationa...

Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius files appeal challenging International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF); seeks qualification at sanctioned events LONDON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Pistorius -- a double amputee athlete from South Africa who competes in ...

Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach

Analysis of data highlighted by the Trust for America's Health 2007 Annual Report shows children risk being overweight if spending over 2 hours a day with TV/Video games. SOUTHHAMPTON, Hampshire, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 45% of America's 12 - 17 year olds spent mor...

Game, Not Gore, Keeps Video Players Playing

Deeper satisfaction trumps violent content among gamers, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- It's the challenge of a video game, not the violence or gore it depicts, that keeps players playing, a new study says. Bloodiness, in fact, actually detracts from a game's "fu...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

In a new study published in the July issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine,from small scrapes to hospital emergencies, playing soccer can be painful, and even dangerous. To avoid head injuries and concussions the only effective solution is wearing soft protective headgear, as shown by Dr....

Coca Cola To Distribute HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Prevention Playing Cards Among Chinese Migrant Workers

Coca Cola recently announced that it plans to distribute about 100,000 decks of playing cards with information about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention to Chinese migrant workers in July, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. The cards will be distributed among migrant workers employed...

Drugs to Tackle Anemia may Be Playing Dracula

The FDA has issued the ‘black box’ warning- the highest level of warning, to the genetically engineered drugs, erythtropoietins//, that are meant to counteract anemia. These drugs, such as Epo, are given to patients suffering from anemia caused by chemotherapy and kidney failure. They are h...

Surgeons Skilled in Playing Video Games are Good at Simulated Surgery

A report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery suggests that surgeons portraying skill in playing video games fared better// during a course on simulated surgery skills. James C. Rosser Jr., M.D., of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and colleagues asked 33 surgeons (21 residents a...

How to make negative services less unpleasant for consumers

...ilor communication to these different patient groups. For routine screening patients, service providers should help reduce stress for patients by playing soothing music or providing distracting magazines in the waiting room. For diagnostic screening patients, service providers should focus on reducing ...

Internists tackle key health reform issues

... the establishment of a public plan option as part of a comprehensive health care reform proposal. "A public plan option that competes on a level playing field with private insurers could help facilitate delivery system change, reduce costs, and ensure stability in the market," ACP says in its monograph...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

...ditional public health experience in areas such as epidemiology, women's health, and head and extremity injury and trauma. Dr. Solomon will be playing senior roles in developing, managing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs on behalf of such Abt Associates clients as the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...

One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

...ccessible for research at www.ncpa.org . NCPA President and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman is credited by the Media Research Center as playing the pivotal role, along with former Sen. Phil Gramm and columnist Bill Kristol, in the defeat of "HillaryCare" -- the Clinton Administration's plan ...

Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

...hildren wore a special device that recorded their activity levels. In addition, their parents reported how much time the youngsters spent watching TV, playing video games, painting, sitting or doing other low-level activities. The researchers also measured the children's height, weight, fat mass and blood...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...ess in elementary school. Before children start playing sports, he said, they need to develop movement skills. "If kids aren't out moving and playing before they are 9 or 10, they are not going to dev...several sports, not just one. "Kids who grow up playing multi-sports are a lot more resistant to injury be...

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

...rticipating in six activities (running, basketball, football, volleyball, soccer and gymnastics). Injuries were caused by contact with another person, playing surface, equipment, stationary structures, pulled muscles, overuse and activity-related illnesses such as heat stroke. "The 150 percent increase i...

Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D

... who were older, female, African-American, Mexican-American, obese, drank milk less than once a week, or spent more than four hours a day watching TV, playing videogames, or using computers. The researchers also found that low levels of vitamin D deficiency were associated with poor bone health, high...

Janet Rowley, MD, A Researcher Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

...s had a major impact on the treatment and on the lives of patients with leukemia," said John Walter, LLS president and CEO. "LLS is extremely proud of playing a role in supporting a researcher of her caliber and we laud this recognition of her significant achievements." First established in 1945, the ...

New test for safer biomedical research results

... In cancer research, as in most other biomedical sciences, they are playing a key role: living cells, kept in sterile plastic containers with red culture media populating incubators in laboratories around the world. But do res...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...ing a book about his incredible life story. For additional information, visit Patrick's website. About Eric Westacott In October of 1993, while playing in an intramural college softball game, Eric attempted to stretch a triple into a homerun. His headfirst slide resulted in a broken neck, rendering E...

Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

...ty would be to create a drug that would make brown fat. "That's a more conventional route," Spiegelman said. "A combination of genes [proteins] are playing a role. It's not just one gene," Mezitis said. "We need to understand the pattern. We know the individual genes that may play a role, but we don't kno...

'Artificial Golgi' may provide new insight into key cell structure

... Golgi, the Italian scientist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered the structure in 1898. It is composed of a network of sacs, stacked like a deck of playing cards, located inside cells. In the new study, Robert Linhardt and colleagues point out that Golgi bodies are one of the most poorly understood organe...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

...ics (make-up) and cleaning supplies in a locked cabinet. Backyard Safety Tips: Stay with your children the whole time they are playing on backyard play sets. Make sure the area under and around play equipment is covered with soft materials. Rubber mulch, pea gravel and hardwood ...

Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients

...'s Hurting Medical Marijuana Patients and Growers In California San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2009 -- San Francisco is playing host to the 6th annual San Francisco Indoor Gardening Expo, but this year's Expo will be greeted by an aerial protest bud banner so huge and in your f...

Cardiorobotics Closes $11.6M Series A Financing to Advance Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery

...device startups and acquiring small profitable manufacturing companies. On the personal side, Mel Pirchesky's lifetime commitment is to create a level playing field for low-income youngsters. He manifests this by strongly promoting the expansion of the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America'...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

...iswal killed off the macrophages in mice, it allowed even the low-CD47 cell line to cause disease. All told, the evidence points toward macrophages playing a starring, and unexpected, role in destroying cancer cells. Part of what's called the innate immune system, macrophages and other protective cells cr...

Team24 News Article - New EU Directive Offers a Healthy Outlook for Niche Recruitment Companies like Team24

...t for patients, a better patient experience, and a better working environment for staff. At Team24, we see niche healthcare recruitment consultancy as playing a very important part in supporting that vision - and delivering those improvements." Visit Team24 at www.team24.co.uk Notes to editors...

my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan

...rating My Workspace(SM) into its network. By selecting my1HIE(R) as the Health Information Exchange for their members, Physician Organizations are playing an active role in the use of technology and how their members use it to manage their practices and deliver superior healthcare. According to ...

WeissComm Group CEO Jim Weiss Appointed Founding Board Member and Judge of First-Ever CLIO Healthcare Awards

...motion. The CLIO Healthcare Awards will be executed using the same rigorous standards and commitment to excellence as the CLIO Awards, but levels the playing field to qualify and judge this particular and massive industry sector more fairly and appropriately. Online entry submissions are being acc...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

... (ICH). "The public will never have confidence in trials conducted in emerging regions like Asia and Latin America unless we level the playing field with the U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Japan," Peddicord said. "If the entire world plays by the same rules and gets the same resources, pat...

Employers Express Doubts About Employer Mandate and Government-Sponsored Public Plan, Says Aon Consulting Survey

...rship of group coverage. "The survey results reflect an opposition to a competing public plan where employers are concerned about an uneven playing field between employer-based plans and a public plan, especially if the public plan is designed based on a Medicare level reimbursement to physicians ...

Actuaries: Health Care Reform Must Address Costs

...makers that in order for insurance markets to be viable, they must attract a broad cross section of risks and that market competition requires a level playing field. These concepts are expanded upon in written testimony filed with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, available at: ...

House Health Reform Bill Would Deliver on President Obama's Vision, Says Campaign for America's Future

...e the choice between public and private insurance plans. It would create a national public health insurance plan option to compete on a level playing field with private insurers, reining in costs and delivering better value. It would create a national insurance exchange with both private an...

Intelident Solutions Reaffirms Proposal to Acquire Zila

...erior offers, Zila's Directors have breached their fiduciary duties to Zila's stockholders." As part of its lawsuit, Intelident seeks a level playing field so that it can negotiate the purchase of Zila's Senior Secured Notes from Zila's Noteholders. "We remain committed to pursuing a merger...

Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

...ummer, and the amount of actual infection was less than 10 percent in any age group, said Heaney. Still, beachgoers can take some precautions after playing in the sand. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, said Tim Wade, an EPA epidemiologist and the study's senior author. Wade added: "People should ...

Nick Jonas Opens Up About His Diabetes In Exclusive TV Interview July 19th, 2009 on dLife

...t into the daily lifestyle of a pop music superstar, balancing frequent blood sugar testing, a restricted diet, and insulin delivery while touring and playing to 50,000 adoring fans. "Sometimes having diabetes can take away the joy of a situation," says Nick about the reality of diabetes. "It's a full life...

Allscripts e-prescribing Tool to Be Offered on New AMA Web Solution

...n the most important professional and public health issues. Working together, the AMA's quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org For more AMA news, follow u...

BurrellesLuce White Paper Gives Advice on Turning Twitter Connections Into Community Building Blocks

...weetup is over, the white paper says, PR practitioners should monitor and measure the resulting coverage to track and understand how their efforts are playing out in the social media. "From there, you can either replicate or tweak your initiatives to ensure you're making the maximum impact possible.&quo...

'Can't Text, I'm Driving!'

... introduced a bill in the Michigan Senate in March that would ban the use of cell phones for "engaging in nonverbal communication with another person, playing a game, or entering data." Violators would be charged with a civil infraction and would be fined $100. "The major problem is that too many ...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...hletes under the age of 14. Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 12, 2009 -- More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (Jul...
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