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Employers Recognize Potential Impact of Employee Health Management on Future Plan Costs

Financial Incentives Rank High In Developing Better Health Care Consumers Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 2, 2009 -- United Benefit Advisors, LLC (UBA), one of the nation's leading employee benefits advisory organizations reveals survey data sighting cost sharing t...

Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Re Release European TV Segment In N. America For Potential Treatment Of MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) http://www.htdsmedical.com , Slavica Bio Chem Division (Slavica) intends to re release a TV feature on the work of the medical team in the area of potential treatment of MS. The TV feature was aired in Europ...

Smoking increases potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer

(PHILADELPHIA) Smoking has once again been implicated in the development of advanced cancer. Exposure to nicotine by way of cigarette smoking may increase the likelihood that pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma will become metastatic, according to researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jeffers...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1007 for Treatment of Glaucoma

FREMONT, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced data suggesting that QPI-1007 prevents progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss in ...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

Current treatment of cystic echinococcosis is surgery or percutaneous aspiration, injection and reaspiration (PAIR) using hypertonic saline or ethanol. It is aimed at causing permanent damage to the endocyst - the thin, delicate, and translucid inner membrane that produces the cystic fluid and gen...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) http://www.htdsmedical.com reports that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have advised of some significant findings regarding its research into the use of Ribavirin in the treatment of Multiple sc...

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue: Abortion, Healthcare, and Social Upheaval: Pro-life Leaders to Discuss Backlash -- Including Potential of Unwanted Violence

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: Pro-life leaders to hold press conference discussing potential backlash -- including the potential of unwanted violence -- if Congress votes to take tax...

Amgen Scholars Discover Their Potential During Summer Science Research Program and National Symposium

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From July 18-20, more than 260 of the country's brightest undergraduate students met at UCLA for the third annual Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium designed to bring together program participants and help them apply their science ...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

ROANOKE, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Like clothing and hairstyles, oral piercings give teens and adults a way to express themselves. While trendy, this fashion statement poses a number of potential oral and overall health care risks. It's also important to note that oral piercings most commonly in...

Study identifies potential fix for damaged knees

Investigators from Hospital for Special Surgery have shown that a biodegradable scaffold or plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage. The study is unique in that it used serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and newer quantitative T2 mapping to examine how the plug incorpor...

Researchers identify potential patient safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment patients

(Boston) Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have identified potential safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients due to the quantity and accuracy of medical record documentation. Improved communication and coordination among substance use treatment and medical provider...

Pluronic L-81 is a potential anti-diabetic drug?

Pluronic surfactants are synthetic copolymers based on ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. It has been reported that a nonionic L-81, effectively inhibits absorption of dietary lipids from the intestine and secretion of VLDL and LDL from the liver. Although L-81 is a potent anti-obesity drug, its ...

More than One-Third of Docs Say Risk Level Rising for Potential H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Physicians report highest risk level for H1N1 pandemic since April study FLEMINGTON, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 696 physicians revealed that more than one-third of physicians (37%) reported that there was "somewhat of a risk" that the H1N1 swine flu could result ...

Huge Potential Returns for Healthcare Innovators

LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Health systems should have bigger incentives and rewards for innovators - according to a panel of European healthcare experts. Healthcare systems are large, complex and slow to respond to innovation from outside. But effective innovation in healthcare is ...

Boston Cardinal O'Malley Withdraws Caritas Christi From Potential Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown regarding Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley's announcement that archdiocese-affiliated Caritas Christi Healthcare has withdrawn ownership of CeltiCare Health Plan. The announcem...

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 24, 2009) For Professor Chad Mirkin, good things come in small packages specifically one billionth of a meter in size. Yet, as director of Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology, the impact of Mirkin's work is anything but small. A prolific in...

Bridges to Excellence Announces Five New Physician Recognition Programs With Potential to Save Billions of Health Care Dollars

Doctors can now use new program measures and work with EMR vendors to provide high levels of quality care for asthma, COPD and heart conditions NEWTOWN, Conn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the nation's most extensive effort to recognize and reward high-perfo...

Frost & Sullivan: Self-Monitoring and POC Diabetes Tests Reveal Potential for Significant Growth, Boosting the European Diabetes Diagnostics Market

LONDON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The European diabetes diagnostics market is poised for expansion with segments such as self-monitoring and point-of-care (POC) tests offering tremendous growth potential. Heightened efforts to generate awareness about diabetes and related diagnostic tests are a key ...

IVANS Hit Experts Available To Discuss the Dept. of HHS Recommendation Of “Meaningful Use” and How Potential Tighter Standards Will Impact the Provider Community

MEDIA ALERT: IVANS, Inc. has been regularly engaging its healthcare provider customers in discussions about healthcare reform, the importance of Medicare to their business and the steps providers should take in implementing technology to address short and long-term healthcare objectives. ...

Sepsis Treatment Offers Lifesaving Potential

Blood-cleansing therapy used in Japan warrants further study: researchers TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A device designed to filter bacteria-produced toxins from the blood of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock appears to improve blood circulation and organ function and...

New data demonstrate potential for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

MONTREAL, CANADA, JUNE 16, 2009 Data published in the June issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease demonstrated that minimally-invasive biospectroscopy was able to identify changes in oxidative stress (OS) levels in blood plasma, which may prove to be a useful biomarker in the early detecti...

Appetite-stimulating hormone is first potential medical treatment for frailty in older women

PHILADELPHIA Older women suffering from clinical frailty stand to benefit from the first potential medical treatment for the condition, according to a study presented today by Penn Medicine researchers at ENDO, The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appet...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1002 in Chronic Kidney Disease at the RNA Interference Summit

FREMONT, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that Bruce A. Molitoris, M.D., Director, Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine, I...

Hispanic Workers Ages 50+ May Help Employers Solve Potential Future Labor Shortages

But Many Older Hispanics - the "invisible" Boomers - Face Workplace Challenges WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Hispanic workers can play a dynamic role in helping solve long-term challenges for many employers, as the traditional labor pool of workers ages 25-54 stagnates...

A potential drug for liver carcinoma

Looking for efficient anti-tumor drugs is a hot research area. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxy flavone), a natural widely-distributed flavonoid, has been reported to have many different biological activities such as anti-oxidant, anti-virus, antidiabetogenic activity and clear anxiolytic effect. However, C...

Deloitte Comparative Effectiveness Study Evaluates Potential Savings Opportunities for U.S. Health Care System

ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Deloitte study profiling the comparative effectiveness systems of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Germany was released today at the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta. The findings of the report, available at www.deloitte.com/us/comparat...

Sodium channel blocker shows promise as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOCystic fibrosis patients may benefit from a new therapy that increases airway hydration, preventing the buildup of mucous, which is a key factor in the disease, according to researchers at Parion Sciences in Durham, N.C. The research will be presented on Sunday, May 17, during...

Swine flu: Early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study

Early findings about the emerging pandemic of a new strain of influenza A (H1N1) in Mexico are published today in Science . Researchers from the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London, working in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and public he...

Mach One Corporation Announces Hand Carried Product as a Potential Solution to Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus

Product Will Create A Barrier To Block The Attachment Of The Virus To The Nasal Membranes BELGIUM, Wis. , May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mach One Corporation (Pink Sheets: MNCN), an innovative, global wellness solutions company, announces the development of a immunoglobulins based p...

Not All Gloomy for African Healthcare Markets: Frost & Sullivan Finds Potential Despite the Recession

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa's healthcare markets are starting to feel the effects of the global economic slowdown. Pressures from the global environment have led to rising health costs and constrained healthcare resources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

New technique may help detect potential breast cancer spread

A new phase III clinical trial of early stage breast cancer patients has shown that a molecule designed to home in on nearby lymph nodes is just as accurate as current techniques, but faster, more specific and easier to use. "These results will really enable molecular biology to enter the opera...

A potential anti-ulcer herb medicine: Rocket 'Eruca sativa'

Gastric ulcer is an illness that affects a considerable number of people worldwide. Although the introduction of proton-pump inhibitors to the classic anti-ulcer therapy has revolutionized treatment of peptic ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders, there is still no complete cure for this dis...

Cardium Reports on New Excellarate(TM) Product Formulations to Expand Commercialization Potential Into Multiple Wound Healing Applications

SAN DIEGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) and its subsidiary Tissue Repair Company (TRC) today announced significant new formulation enhancements for its Excellarate(TM) product candidate that are designed to simplify and broaden the use of Excellarate for...

Hospira Launches Biologics 'Clock' and Web Resource to Raise Awareness of Potential Biogenerics' Impact

- Clock Shows $1,331 Per Second In Biologic Drug Sales - LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today launched a clock tracking real-time U.S. prescription sales of costly biologic drugs as part ...

Despite the Economic Downturn, Long-Term Growth Potential in the US Dental Biomaterial Market Remains Robust

Millennium Research Group releases latest editions of its Industry Quarterly publications focused on recent events in the cardiovascular, endoscopy, orthopedics, aesthetics, and imaging and healthcare IT industries WALTHAM, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the glo...

Unexpected Positive Finding Expands Potential for Quigley QR333 Drug for Diabetic Neuropathy; Findings Suggest Possible Disease Modification

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quigley Pharma Inc., www.quigleyco.com , a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY ) announced today that their recently completed Phase 2 double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of diabetic peripheral ne...

General Public and Physicians Express Similar Levels of Concern Regarding Potential Swine Flu Pandemic

- 63% of general public and physicians believe there is some risk for a catastrophic pandemic - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 2,225 members of the general public revealed that 63% of respondents indicated that there is some risk that the current situati...

Hormone therapy offers potential protective effect against colon cancer in older women

DENVER In a large study, a national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists observed that self-reported use of hormone therapy was associated with a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk. However, the mechanisms for the apparent protective association are still unclear. The stud...

Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, 22 April 2009 In a new study, published in the May issue of Elsevier's Experimental Neurology ( www.elsevier.com/locate/yexnr ), scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered that drugs commonly used to treat ulcers have significant neuroprotective properties, whic...

A potential new target for treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer

A new study identifies a protein that modifies the androgen receptor (AR) and influences its ability to regulate target genes linked with the progression of prostate cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 7th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , may also drive creation of new st...
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