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Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and ...

Mass. General team develops potentially safer general anesthetic

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians has developed a new general anesthetic that may be safer for critically ill patients. In the August issue of Anesthesiology , they describe preclinical studies of the drug called MOC-etomidate a chemically altered version of an exiting a...

GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus

Travellers urged to seek hepatitis B vaccination before going abroad London, UK (PRWeb UK) May 18, 2009 -- A new survey of travellers who visited hepatitis B endemic areas, reveals that over 55 per cent(1) of them were not vaccinated against the virus, which kills almos...

Drug Utilization Review Reveals Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Elderly Population

Prime Therapeutics to present findings at AMCP Conference in April ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted by Prime Therapeutics (Prime) revealed a significant reduction in inappropriate prescription medication use among older adults when a retrospective drug...

Detecting Potentially Violent Behavior in the Workplace

CNN - March 11 - At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a shooting spree that spanned two small southern Alabama towns, state officials confirmed. The gunman, who turned the gun on himself and the wife and child of a sheriff's deputy, were among those killed. Orange County ...

LegalView Updates Avandia Information Portal With New Articles Detailing Potentially Dangerous Side Effects

LegalView continued to maintain its newsworthy coverage on its Avandia information portal with the recent addition of several new articles detailing the drug's potentially dangerous side effects. The type 2 diabetes drug has been linked to bone fracture, osteoporosis and heart failure among pati...

TargetScan Evaluation is Shown to Deliver Potentially Higher Cancer Detection Rate and More Accurate Assessment of Grade

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released recently in the British Journal of Urology detailed the results from biopsies of 140 men who received care at Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University , and the University of Michigan . The study, titled "Evaluation of a novel prec...

Study Calls for Labeling of Potentially Dangerous Energy Drinks

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published in the journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, warned that energy drinks can cause caffeine intoxication. It suggested product warning labels be made mandatory. Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include nausea, headache, heart palpita...

Vasculitis Foundation Integrates Education, Outreach and Technology in First-Ever Webinar on Potentially Life-Threatening Disease

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vasculitis Foundation (VF), the leading organization supporting early diagnosis, cutting-edge treatment and a cure for all types of vasculitis, is taking its advocacy and education efforts to the web with the announcement of its first-ever ...

Wake Forest researchers say popular fish contains potentially dangerous fatty acid combination

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The researchers...

Most caregivers of young children lack basic knowledge of potentially toxic household products

According to a new study, knowledge of potentially toxic household substances among primary caregivers for young children is alarmingly poor. The results show that less than one-third of primary caregivers for children under the age of six could correctly estimate the toxicity of household poisons...

Conseco Declines Proposal from Steel Partners II, L.P.; Proposal Would Reduce Conseco's Financial Flexibility and Potentially Disadvantage Other Shareholders

CARMEL, Ind., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that it is declining to support a proposal made by Steel Partners II, L.P. to increase its percentage ownership of Conseco up to 22%. A copy of the response letter sent to Steel Partners by Conseco is atta...

Estimated 3.2 million Burmese potentially affected by cyclone

As many as 3.2 million Burmese are estimated to be affected by the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Lehman College, CUNY. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the r...

Medical errors cost US $8.8B, result in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths: HealthGrades study

GOLDEN, Colo. (April 8, 2008) Patient safety incidents cost the federal Medicare program $8.8 billion and resulted in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths during 2004 through 2006, according to HealthGrades' fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study. HealthGrades' analysis of 41 m...

Angina drug potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders

A recently approved angina drug may also represent a powerful new treatment for a rare hereditary syndrome that places teens at risk for sudden cardiac death, according to research presented to today at the 57th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Chicago. ...

Regenstrief Institute tapped by CDC to combat potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks

INDIANAPOLIS The Centers for Disease Control has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $2.6 million initial contract with the possibility of nearly $10 million in funding over 5 years to accelerate the real-time ability of local, state and regional entities to share data and informat...

Cerimon to Conduct a Proof of Concept Study for Basiliximab for Noninfectious Uveitis, a Potentially Sight-Threatening Inflammation of the Eye

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerimon Pharmaceuticals announced today it has entered into an agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to conduct a proof of concept study for Simulect(R) (basiliximab) for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis, an autoimmune inflammation of the...

ASAM Calls for Care in the Use of, and the Prescribing of, Potentially Addictive Substances

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the Office of the New York City medical examiner issued a statement that "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine .....

Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical

Study found exposure to boiling water released environmental estrogen 55 times faster WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing plastic bottles to boiling water can release a potentially harmful chemical 55 times faster than normal, new research suggests. Bisphenol A (BPA) is ...

Hot liquids release potentially harmful chemicals in polycarbonate plastic bottles

CINCINNATIWhen it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, its not whether the container is new or old but the liquids temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. Scott Belcher, PhD, and ...

Cone-Beam CT faster, potentially more accurate than conventional mammography

Cone-beam breast CT provides exceptional tissue contrast and can potentially reduce examination time with comparable radiation dose to conventional 2D mammography, according to a new study by a team of researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Cone-beam b...

Common abdominal pain may be due to a potentially treatable newly recognized inflammatory reaction

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As many as one in four people in westernized countries experience pain or discomfort in their upper abdomen, and physicians have almost nothing to offer except anti-acid medicines, which usually dont work. Now, in a small but novel study, researchers have found evidence that ...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

A newly developed DNA vaccine appears safe and may produce beneficial changes in the brains and immune systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the October 2007 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives jou...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to possible serious health risks// from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made by Charlie Brown di Ruti...

Newborns With Respiratory Distress Potentially Have Rare Genetic Disease

Newborns with respiratory distress should be evaluated for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare genetic disease that has features similar// to cystic fibrosis. According to Thomas Ferkol, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reports that about 80 percent of patients wit...

Jefferson Physicians Report on Potentially Fatal Complication of Heart Attack

In a case study to be published in the January issue of the international journal Clinical Cardiology, physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia// report on a seemingly healthy 55-year-old man who had a silent heart attack and subsequent unexplained chest pain. Unexplained...

WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys

W.A.T.C.H. Group (World Against Toys Causing Harm), for the 34th time, has published an annual list of 10 toys// with the title 'Most Dangerous Toys of 2006' to watch out for. 'Don't assume that all the toys are safe' says James Swartz, an attorney and director of Boston-based WATCH, which is bein...

Elements In Grape fruit Juice Combine Lethally with Certain Drugs, leading to potentially dangerous side effects, study.

Novel research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has zeroed in on a substance in grapefruit juice that could cause dangerous side effects when ingested with certain drugs.// Certain medications administered to patients for control of blood pressure and cholesterol and other d...

Hormone Can Foretell Presence Of Potentially Fatal Pulmonary Hypertension

A hormone called brain natriuretic peptide can predict the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with complicated lung disease, according to a study appearing in the April issue of the American //Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society....

Whirlpool Bath Tubs Contain Potentially Lethal Bacterial Strains

Researchers from Texas A&M University said that poorly maintained whirlpool bath tubs both private and public serve as breeding grounds for potentially lethal bacterial strains. They tested 43 water samples and found all of them had some kind of microbial growth.// Various Bacterial strains esp...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

... in the artery that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Without proper treatment, PPH can cause the heart to have to work harder to pump blood, potentially leading to heart failure or death. The early symptoms of PPH can mimic those of other conditions, which can lead to delays in properly diagnosing ...

The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

... women, and it is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians. Lupus is unpredictable and potentially fatal, yet no satisfactory treatment or cure exists. About the LFA The LFA is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organizatio...

Watson Announces Limited Recall Of Fentanyl Transdermal System

...ied the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the recall. A small number of patches leaking fentanyl gel have been detected in this lot, potentially exposing patients or caregivers directly to fentanyl gel. Fentanyl patches that are leaking should not be used. No serious injuries have been report...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...mmatory drug ("NSAID"), and delivers the active drug through the skin directly to the site of pain. While, conventional oral NSAIDs expose patients to potentially serious systemic side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular risks, Nuvo's clinical trials suggest that some of these systemic s...

TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

...who would have been overtreated if aggressive combination therapy was used for all, an approach that could have increased the risk of side effects and potentially entailed high costs," wrote the researchers from the Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute. A short period of treatment with ...

Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system

...tion, air leaks past a mask, nasal prongs, nasal pillow, supraglottic airway, endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube can result in loss of gas volume, potentially causing subsequent dysynchrony between a patient's spontaneous breathing efforts and the ventilator's response. The Leak Compensation software for...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

...s, CDI recurrence remains a significant unmet medical need and NTCD presents a unique opportunity to not only reduce CDI recurrent disease but to also potentially prevent primary CDI in high-risk patients taking antibiotics." About Clostridium difficile One of the most serious problems facing the ...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

...are among the industry's best and most progressive." E-prescribing results in improved patient safety and system efficiencies. To help prevent potentially dangerous drug interactions, a primary care physician can use an e-prescribing system to see what medications have been prescribed for a patient by sp...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

...at menstrual stem cells are easily expandable to clinical relevance and may potentially have applications in a variety of conditions. Using Cryo-Cell's proprietary...ng the CMBF," said Dr. Allickson. "MenSCs are sufficiently potent and could potentially be used in the future for a variety of therapies and conditions, and we loo...

Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

...oducts. The food industry is experiencing uncertainty in 2009 around consumer reaction to the economy and increased competitive promotional activity, potentially having the effect of delaying trial by prospective consumers of the Company's premium-priced products. Gross profit as a percent of net sales i...
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