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New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

Flasks, beakers and hot plates may soon be a thing of the past in chemistry labs. Instead of handling a few experiments on a bench top, scientists may simply pop a microchip into a computer and instantly run thousands of chemical reactions, with results literally shrinking the lab down to the siz...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Patent On Real-Time Monitoring of Amplification Reactions Upheld In Entirety Following Opposition From BD at European Patent Office

PORTON DOWN, England, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Limited, the decentralised and point-of-care molecular diagnostics company, announced today it was issued European Patent EP1044283, which covers the use of endonuclease-based reporting in PCR and other nucleic acid amplification tec...

Frost & Sullivan: Global Government Reactions to Swine Flu Is Key

SINGAPORE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fears that the swine flu virus would lead to a deadly global outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) raises flu alert level dashes hopes of a quicker world economic recovery. The airlines industry, already weakened by the global economic crisis, takes a ...

LegalView Reports Record Numbers of Drug Reactions in U.S., Partially Caused by Heparin

LegalView informed its readers of serious drug reactions and fatalities, which have hit record high numbers due partially to a blood thinner known as Heparin. The drug, from Baxter Healthcare, was found to be tainted and administered to thousands of patients. Denver (PR...

Allergic-like reactions to iodinated contrast material treated safely with commonly used medications

Patients who have had acute allergic-like reactions to nonionic iodinated contrast material rarely develop any serious long-term problems and can be treated safely with commonly used medications according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arb...

PA Department of Health Warns Consumers About Adverse Reactions From Dietary Supplements

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning consumers not to drink two dietary supplements produced by an Atlanta company. Due to excess amounts of selenium and chromium, the eight- and 32-ounce bottles of "Total Body Formula" dieta...

U of I scientists aim to overcome allergic reactions to soy

URBANA If youre allergic to soy, help is on the way. Two University of Illinois studies show that fermenting soy dramatically reduces its potential allergenicity and also increases the number of essential amino acids in soy products, making them a healthy and a safe choice for consumers. When ...

Allergic-like reactions occur in premedicated patients

Allergic-like reactions can occur in patients (both children and adults) when given gadolinium containing contrast agents, even if they have been pre-medicated with corticosteroids and antihistamines, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health Systems...

Allergic reactions to gadolinium-based contrast agents are rare, study finds

Allergic-like reactions to gadolinium-containing contrast injections in adults and pediatric patients (those younger than 19 years of age) are rare, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor. When these reactions do occur, most o...

MDs' reactions to pharma marketing influenced by brand, side effects: Management Insights

A study of pharmaceutical companies marketing to physicians shows that doctors are most influenced by brand preference and marketing that addresses the problems of drugs with many side effects, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship jo...

DOCTORS OPPOSE MARYLAND VACCINE ROUNDUP: Expect Dangerous Reactions When Children Are Treated Like Cattle

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons today condemned the "vaccine roundup" executed in Prince Georges county Maryland this week, and promised to do everything it can to support parents who refuse to immunize their children. "This ...

Consumer Alert: Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dermatologists are warning consumers that the harmless-looking, henna tattoos that are being sold everywhere from summer carnivals and open-air malls to cruise ships and vacation hot spots could contain a harmful chemical known as para-phenylenediamine, or PPD,...

London School of Hygiene to play key role in global collaboration on adverse drug reactions

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to be a key player in the first global research collaboration aimed at identifying the genetic markers related to Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs). The Serious Adverse Event Consortium (SAEC) is a non-profit global partnership between leading pha...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

Even as the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) warned patients on anti-depressants against taking weight loss drug rimonabant, the Department of Health's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in UK said it had received reports of psychiatric reactions to drug, marketed as Acomp...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

Scientists from Cornell University and Dartmouth University have explained the biological mechanism by which circadian clocks, a factor responsible for why people get sleepy at night and wake in the morning, sense light through a process that transfers energy from light to chemical reactions in ce...

Less Allergic Reactions to Iodine-containing Contrast Agents in Children

Children show less allergic reactions to iodine-containing contrast agents ,according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital both in Ann Arbor. A major, if not the main, risk associated with iodine-containing c...

Sleeping Pills can Sometimes Cause 'sleep-driving' and Allergic Reactions - FDA

All sleeping pills may sometimes cause a bizarre but dangerous side effect -- sleep-driving, the US Food and Drug// Administration (FDA) has warned. Those who take the pills could go on to drive cars when not fully awake. They may have no memory of having taken a tablet at all. Also t...

Study Examines Negative Reactions to Sexual Assault Victims

When female victims of sexual assault seek help, negative social reactions may increase the psychological effects of the crime// , according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. The study, published in the March issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, found negative reactions that vi...

Allergic Reactions to Insulin Have Declined

A review of published research from the University of Liege, Belgium, reveals a decline in the number of people experiencing allergic reactions to insulin//. This is largely due to better purification of animal insulin and the introduction of human recombinant insulin. The review also looks f...

Eczema And Hay Fever Decline In UK While Allergic Reactions On The Rise

A new study shows that the prevalence of hay fever and eczema in the U.K has steadied considerably, while severe allergic reactions have risen sharply.// In the research that has been published today published in the journal Thorax, the scientists at the University of Edinburgh have said that...

Drug Reactions First Present Themselves In The Mouth

An article published in the March/April 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal,// says that dentists are in a unique position to diagnose and treat oral reactions, associated with various drugs and herbs being taken by the patient. ...

Cancer Causing Proteins Trigger Abnormal Biochemical Reactions In Cells

These findings were published by chemists at Harvard University, who say that these proteins and the biochemical reactions that they trigger could hold the key to oncogenesis,// the process of formation of cancer in the body. Cancer arises when an oncoprotien, a protein known to cause cancer, is ac...

Arsenic poisoning reactions can be traced to genes

The reaction to a common water pollutant called arsenic may not be the same in all people. Researchers have // pointed out to a gene called CYT19 in people, particularly in children, that may be responsible for varied reactions to the metal called arsenic. Arsenic exposure had long been associ...

Differing reactions to anti clotting drugs may be due to genetic variation.

People who take anti clotting drugs like warfarin may react differently to the drug because of their genetic makeup.// A sizable population of the world takes anti clotting medications in the event of heart attacks, stroke or major surgery to check harmful clotting of blood. However the differ...

Influence of diet on allergic Reactions

People who are plagued with a skin condition called contact dermatitis may benefit from ridding their diets of foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, according to the results of a small study.// Individuals with contact dermatitis experience inflamed, red, itchy, scaly skin when they come in con...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

People who are plagued with a skin condition called contact dermatitis may benefit from ridding their diets of foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, according to the results of a small study.// Individuals with contact dermatitis experience inflamed, red, itchy, scaly skin when they come in con...

Eye Drug Macugen Shows Allergic Reactions

The drug Macugen was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat age-related vision loss known as macular degeneration was reported// to show serious allergic reactions. Pfizer Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals said that with use of their eye drug Macugen along with other medications res...

stents Result in allergic reactions

Drug eluting stents are used in the treatment of coronary artery diseases, in which a thin polymer is coated to the coronary stent and it contains the medicine// which can prevent scar formation during surgery or other intervention, in which the stent without surgery introduces drug. Sirolimus ...

Emergency Treatment Found Wanting In Anaphylactic Reactions

New findings presented during the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in Anaheim stress on the fact that healthcare providers are not well-equipped to deal with anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that is fatal if not treated immediately//. The...

New Insight Gained For Allergic Reactions

Researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that there may be an additional factor that may cause the allergic reactions// and asthma other than the body’s immune system reacting to the allergens. This factor is the damage caused by chemically hyperactive molecu...

Lupin flour may cause peanut allergy like reactions

In a recent study done by Royal Free Hospital, London, lupin flour have been identified as the ingredient that// can cause similar allergic reactions to people who are also allergic to peanuts. Peanuts are known to cause severe allergic symptoms in people. The symptoms of peanut allergy are in...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

GlaxoSmithKline's smoking cessation drug Zyban, which is being taken by over 5 million people world wide, is held responsilble for a raise in the suspected adverse reactions due to drug intake in UK. Pharmacovigilance statistics of MCA has shown a raise of about 37% more adverse reactions so ca...

Watson Announces Limited Recall Of Fentanyl Transdermal System

... affected product. Patients using fentanyl patches who have medical questions should contact their healthcare providers. Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product, and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...UT KOGENATE(R) FS The most serious adverse reactions are systemic hypersensitivity reactions and the development of high titer inhibitors neces...native treatments to AHF. The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical trials were inhibitor formati...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

...t letdown. That's when it'll be seen if the users understand what we're trying to communicate. I know that I think my designs are effective but users' reactions will certainly be the real test." This communication challenge has also added a lot of fun to the project, he added, stating, "We want to have t...

Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus

...early half of respondents incorrectly believed that there is a cure for food allergy. More than 40 percent wrongly said that life-threatening allergic reactions could be prevented through means other than strict allergen avoidance, the researchers noted. "The public's food allergy knowledge and awareness is...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...sitivity testing as the maker of The ALCAT Test . ALCAT identifies cellular reactions to over 300 foods and chemicals. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as...

Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

... reaction. Next to obesity, veterinarians report skin and ear-related concerns are the most prevalent conditions they see on sick-dog visits. Allergic reactions can show up at any age, though the vast majority of cases occur between two and six years. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/2009...

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

...ew heart failure or worsening of heart failure you already have ; allergic reactions ; immune reactions, including a lupus-like syndrome and lymphoma (a type o... mild and similar to those usually seen in children. Other serious adverse reactions were reported, including serious infection and depression/personality disor...

CCHRINT Announces FDA Reported Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

...tc.). It also includes the top 20 reported adverse reactions to all psychiatric drugs to the FDA and combined summaries of all psychiatric drug reactions for the years 2004-2006 and 2004-2008. Since t...ments encouraging consumers to report adverse drug reactions to the FDA's MedWatch system--Adverse Events Repor...
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