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FEMA Adds Masimo Rad-57(R) Pulse CO-Oximeter(TM) to Required Medical Equipment List

Citing Need for Early and Accurate Carbon Monoxide Exposure Detection Following Disasters, Agency Unanimously Approves and Authorizes Funds to Purchase Rad-57s IRVINE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Thro...

Abbott Announces Required Offer to Repurchase Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes of Its AMO Subsidiary

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) today announced that, in connection with the consummation of its acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics (now Abbott Medical Optics or AMO) pursuant to a "first step" cash tender offer by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott...

Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.

All states mandate at least 21 tests for devastating conditions, report says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Four years ago, only about one in three babies in the United States was born in a state that required newborn to be screened for a host of conditions. But by the end of 2...

Budget and Staffing Excellence: Benchmarking the Resources Required to Drive Productivity and Growth

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Practices, LLC's Budget and Staffing Excellence Study measures the staffing levels and resource allocations of key business functions across multiple industries. The benchmarking data allows executives and managers to review their current staffing...

More Than Sun Block Required to Protect Kids While Mowing Lawns

National Medical Societies' Safety Tips Prevent Lawn Mower Injuries June is National Safety Month CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Protecting children during summer activities conjures up thoughts of bike helmets, knee pads, and sun block. However, during the summer months...

Phyhealth HMO Applications Accepted by All Required Federal and State Agencies

Review Process Commences for Issuance of Certification to Operate HMO MIAMI, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today annou...

Phyhealth Submits HMO Applications with Required Federal and State Agencies

Company Plans Participation in 2009 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment in Florida Upon Approval of Applications MIAMI, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations...

More Clinical Data Required to Support European Approval of Desvenlafaxine as a Potential Treatment for Vasomotor Symptoms

MADISON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that it would need to conduct additional clinical studies to address questions from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) regarding the risk-benefit p...

InsureMyTravelVisa.com: Providing Embassy Required Travel Medical Insurance for Travel Visas

WARWICK, R.I., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing to travel abroad can be complicated and time consuming, even more so if you are a foreign national planning a trip abroad. Many of these journeys require travelers to have foreign embassy-issued travel visas. A requirement of most travel visas ...

President's Proposed 2009 Medicare Budget Would Weaken Seniors' Access to Durable Medical Equipment and Therapies Required in the Home

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare opposes provisions in the President's proposed 2009 Medicare budget that would weaken the nation's homecare infrastructure, which provides medically prescribed oxygen, wheelchairs, and other durable medical...

EPA Plan to Evade Required Cuts in Mercury Pollution Challenged in Court by States, Tribes, Health and Environmental Groups

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen states and dozens of Native American tribes, public health and environmental groups, and organizations representing registered nurses and physicians appeared in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today seeking to overtu...

Joint Center Says New Approach Required to Reduce Black Infant Mortality

Think-Tank's Commission Details Recommendations to Curtail Infant Deaths WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The higher infant mortality rate among African Americans is "a new civil rights issue" and requires a revised set of approaches and remedies, according to a commission spo...

Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that proteins known to promote cell death are also necessary for the maturation and proliferation of immune cells. Activation of T-cell receptors on the surface of lymphocytes by foreign antigens initiate a c...

Exclusive Cardiac Care Unit Required at Mackay Base Hospital

A Queensland Health report has reiterated the need for a cardiac department in Mackay. //The report has brought to the table, the immediate need to spruce up healthcare in this hospital, which does not support a cardiac care unit as on date. Therefore patients are not too happy with the treatment, ...

Standards Required to Control the ‘weight-loss Pills’ Markt

There is growing concern that Americans are purchasing weight-loss pills from manufacturers, who are evading the laws laid down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). // According to statistics, Americans could be expending $35 billion annually on weight-loss products that are most of...

Revamping Of Healthcare System Required To Bring Down Preventable Medical Errors

According to the Auckland University School of Population health lecturers Mary Seddon and Alan Merry there is a sudden increase in the number of patients// who were victims of preventable medical errors. The article that was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal mainly focused on how ca...

Urgent Aid Required For Palestinian Health Services: WHO

Warning of an impending health crisis in the Palestinian territory following the recent cut-off in aid by donor countries // , the UN health agency has called for urgent action by the international community to prevent disruption of basic medical services. "The crisis is seriously affecting th...

US $ 22 Billion Required Yearly to Fight AIDS: UN

United Nations. The United nation today announced that the world would require US $ 22 billion to fight the AIDS pandemic by the year 2008.// However, it is not sure from where the countries will get this huge amount. In its special session to address the issue of AIDS, UN members appreciated...

Aggressive Treatments for Prostate Cancer Not Required in Elderly

A recent study has revealed that although prostate cancer was extremely dangerous, men over 75, may not require aggressive treatments//. Treatments like radical prostatectomy or radiation does help to eradicate the cancer but the quality of life for elders is often affected because of resulti...

Nurses Required to Wear Masks or Get Their Flu Shots

Virginia Mason Medical Center has compelled nurses who did not get their flu shots to wear masks. // The Washington State Nurses Association union has filed a complaint with regard to this matter with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This complaint has been the latest in a series of...

Work Permit Required For Indian Doctors in Britain

London. The overseas doctors in Britain are alarmed as new rules are being implemented that will make them require work permit before they can work// in hospitals of the National Health Service (NHS). There are currently thousands of doctors from the Indian subcontinent who could suddenly...

Reforms Required With Regard To Mental Health Facilities

The mental health care available at Northern Ireland jails have come in for sharp criticism, as six prisoners are reported to have committed suicide inside the premises of the prisons since 2002//. The mental health problems of the prisoners have to be addressed to prevent such incidences from recu...

More Funds required for Asian Countries to fight Bird Flu

World wide fears of bird flu pandemic is high as researchers feel that if mutation of the bird flu virus occurs it may lead to millions // of death world wide as the virus could have the capacity to air borne transmission leading spread in humans. Bird flu infection started in China from spread t...

No special Detergents Required To Remove Lead-Laden Dust

Washington: Researchers now think that no special detergents is required to remove lead-laden dust from households. Previously it was recommended that one use phosphate detergents to clear lead.// A new study by researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health has found tha...

More Funds Are Required For Immunisation Drive

As much as US$ 34 billion are required for immunizing the most deprived children in the world until 2015, according to Lob-Levyt of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).// One third of this amount is required to be spent on vaccines alone. This will serve to reduce the number of...

Parents' Permission Required For Tattooing

The written permission of parents will be required by teenagers in Scotland who wish to get tattooed, or their bodies pierced. Piercing and tattoo studios will also be subject to mandatory licensing// to ensure better safety standards and regulate hygiene. This is applicable to all those who are le...

Early Intervention Required For The Hearing Impaired

A child called Sonam was born with a hearing in both ears in India, but she is now able to respond to sounds after completing her first year as result of a successful cochlear implant when she was only eight months old//. Sonam's parents detected their daughter's shortcoming when she was three mon...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribut...

Booster dose not required for Hepatitis B Vaccination

Alessandro Remo Zanetti and his colleagues from Institute of Virology, Italy has found that Initial vaccination with Hepatitis B produces the required concentrations of circulating antibodies in the blood of the patients for long periods//. The researchers have found that the circulating antibodies...

Blood Transfusion May Not Be Required For Thalassaemia

The most common form of thalassaemia disease may not require blood transfusion as a treatment procedure. Hemoglobin E ? thalassaemia—the commonest form of severe thalassaemia in many Asian// countries—can be managed without transfusion in many patients, suggests a research letter published onl...

Unbiased Treatment Options Required For Breast Cancer Patients

Study conducted by Professor Silliman and her colleagues in women with breast cancer has found that elderly women with breast cancer are increasingly asked to undergo Tamoxifen therapy compared to younger breast cancer patients // who are given different treatment options by the medical oncologist...

Effective Screening Required to Rule out Prostate Cancer

Currently, doctors rely on a digital rectal exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) when a man undergoes a prostate cancer screening.//But doctors say there are other risk factors that could play a role. Researchers from Chicago and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution investigated how to develop...

More Research Required For COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often neglected disease of the respiratory system has been brought into the spotlight by researchers.// The vast majority of people with the disease are smokers. Exposure to environmental hazards such as air pollution and smoke from wood fires also comes in...

Early Screening Required for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is currently the world’s second leading cause of blindness. More than 66 million people around the world are affected by glaucoma.//New research suggests doctors need to do more than just measure pressure in the eye when screening people for glaucoma. Researchers say examination of the op...

Better Care Required for Breast Cancer Survivors

A recent study by Germany researchers shows young breast cancer survivors may suffer from more long-term effects than older patients. // As patients may not be getting the appropriate therapy needed for coping with the aftermath of the disease. Researchers sampled nearly 200 breast cancer patien...

Easier Methods Required to Screen Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a major medical problem often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Being overweight greatly increases the odds someone will be insulin // resistant, but not all overweight or obese people are afflicted. The insulin suppression test used to identify insulin resistanc...

Easier Methods Required to Screen Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a major medical problem often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Being overweight greatly increases the odds someone will be insulin //resistant, but not all overweight or obese people are afflicted. The insulin suppression test used to identify insulin resista...

Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they...

Care for footwear not required diabetic patients

According to a new study, shows that ulcer rates among diabetes wearing special shoes are no lower than among those wearing ordinary good quality footwear. People with diabetes should be well aware that good foot care is an essential// part of managing their condition. For the poor circulation that...

Salmeterol - to be used in combination & only when required

Asthma experts at University of Iowa are taking efforts to make sure that an asthma drug combination is prescribed only when really needed.// Salmeterol is a long-acting asthma drug that is used in combination with a corticosteroid, which is inhaled. The use of this combination can deteriorate ...
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