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Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show

Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry . "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ... (and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella...

Gay Pride Attracts Tens of Thousands in Rome

Tens of thousands Saturday staged the Gay Pride parade in Rome, urging the Italian government to fast-track plans to grant homosexual couples legal status and override Vatican objections . The raucous and colourful crowd, which included transvestites and lawmakers, marched under a baking sun f...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder occurring in roughly one in every 800 live births. The condition produces varying degrees of mental retardation and a range of physical deformities, including a small nose and thick neck, which are detectable more or less in early p...

'Here Comes the Sun': Celebrity Equinox Named in Southampton

...to embark on the ship's official maiden voyage departing August 8 for the Mediterranean. The ship will present a series of Mediterranean sailings from rome (Civitavecchia) through the fall and will offer Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beginning this winter. Celebrity Cruises offers ...

Internationally Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Giancarlo Puddu, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

... a fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine with Dr. Jack C. Hughston in Columbus, Georgia. His teaching career started at the University of rome where he held an associate professorship. Since 1987, he has held several teaching appointments at the University of Siena, the University of Chieti, ...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives honorary M.D. from the University of San Pablo CEU

... The honorary degree she received today is Foti's third. In 2003, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of rome La Sapienza, and in 2008 she received a second Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Catania in Sicily. Foti has recei...

AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW

...presented during DDW throughout the meeting. rome Foundation AGA Institute Lectureship Juan R. Ma...tional GI disorders during Tuesday's second-annual rome Foundation-AGA Institute Lecture (10:30 - 11:30 a....en an editor for Gastroenterology, a member of the rome Committees and president of UEGF. We expect his in...

Intestinal bacteria associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

...is, and some experts have wondered if liver exposure to bacteria from the gut could promote this progression. Researchers, led by Antonio Grieco of rome , investigated gut permeability in patients with NAFLD and compared the results to patients with untreated celiac disease, who are known to be prone t...

LightLab Imaging Introduces World's Highest Resolution OCT System for Intracoronary Imaging at EuroPCR 2009

... capability to scan a 40mm artery segment in less than 3 seconds with a single non-occlusive catheter. Dr Francesco Prati, Ospedale San Giovanni, rome commented, "The C7XR system and C7 Dragonfly imaging catheter represent a significant step forward for intracoronary imaging. I am very pleased with t...

Upstate New York Physician Recruiters Receive Awards from New Doctors Across New York Program

...ls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls; O'Connor Hospital in Delhi; Olean General Hospital in Olean; Rochester General Hospital in Rochester; and rome Memorial Hospital in Rome; and Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Applicants were reviewed based on population needs and the community's cir...

Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference

...ates. A native of Indianapolis, he received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University . In 1960, he won the rome Prize and studied at the American Academy in Rome, of which he is now a Trustee. In 1962, Graves began a nearly 40-year teaching career at Princeton ...

MCG participating in national study to identify genetic variants in schizophrenia

...ersus pills can help with the significant problem of patients not taking their medication and relapsing. Dr. Thomas Muller, clinical director at the rome hospital and former psychiatry residency director at MCG, as well as Dr. Ujwal Siddam Reddy, medical director at Highland Rivers Center and former chi...

Procter & Gamble Named as One of InfoWorld's Green 15

...educe costs, reduce our environmental footprint, increase productivity and ensure results-based collaboration. You can be in Guangzhou in the morning, rome for lunch, and Caracas in the afternoon - and still be home for dinner," says Laurie Heltsley, Director, Global Business Services Strategic Projects, ...

Second look ultrasound: Effective MRI correlate for identifying incidental breast lesions

... in some cases it allows radiologists to determine whether or not a lesion is malignant or benign, according to a study performed at the University of rome La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. The study included 182 patients who had mammography, ultrasound and MRI. "More than 25% of all enhancing lesions detec...

Dieter Luetticken Award 2008 Recognizes Development of New Vaccine Quality Control Assay

...n on September 3, 2009 during the award session at the 7th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences which will take place in rome (Italy) from August 30 to September 3, 2009. Candidates for the Dieter Luetticken Award are selected by a jury panel composed of experts from pub...

New technique invented to reveal pancreatic stem cells

... Accademy of Sciences (PNAS) and authored by Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 2007 Mario Capecchi and by the researcher from the Catholic University of rome Eugenio Sangiorgi, we now know how to reveal the stem cells camouflaged in the pancreas. A stem cell is a cell capable of generating all the other...

Kmart Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Items Containing Peanuts Sold at Super Kmart Bakery Locations

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Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in Korean population

...-Si, Korea. The authors assessed chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, using a rome II based questionnaire. HRQOL was assessed using the Korean version of the ...pepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation, defined by rome II criteria was 11.7%, 2.2%, and 2.6%, respectively. Compared with those no...

MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study

... help prevent the spread of germs and protect its patients from infections, rome Memorial Hospital is using two new products that kill germs on hands and su... to evaluate how well they work and was excited by the results. "At rome Memorial Hospital, we have an excellent record of protecting our patients f...

WVU Announces Creation of Multimillion Dollar Pediatric Research Institute

...ir in Pediatric Cardiology. "My father was very passionate about WVU. He became passionate about education and about children with cardiac disease," rome Walker, M.D., of Roanoke, Va., said of his late father. "Medicine was his whole life. He continued to practice until the day he was in the car acciden...

Hodgkin lymphoma -- new characteristics discovered

...aboratory, who collaborated with researchers at the University Tor Vergata, rome (Italy). It was not until 1994, some 160 years after Hodgkin's lymphoma ...lates malignant growth. For the first time, the researchers from Berlin and rome were able to show that IL-21 is produced by lymphatic cells originally deri...

AdvaMed 2008 Sponsor Participation Increases by 52%

...pment -- Korn/Ferry International -- MedNet Solutions -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. Partnering Sponsor: -- Blank rome LLP Gold Sponsors: -- Abbott Laboratories -- Alcon Laboratories -- Burrill & Company -- C.R. Bard -- Latham & Watkins LLP -- Medmarc a...

Session highlights of the 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

...Research Recommendations for Diabetes Surgery: The rome Consensus Conference (1:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.) O... the First International Consensus Conference (the rome Diabetes Surgery Summit), which examined the use o...endations established by the voting experts of the rome Summit worldwide. The Diabetes Surgery Summit g...

Weight-Loss Surgery Weighed as Diabetes Rx

...entists, endocrinologists and policymakers to examine and debate the evidence. Rubino also hopes to garner consensus on a set of guidelines drafted in rome last year for the safe use of bariatric surgery in the treatment of diabetes. Without such guidance, "there is a potential for abusing these opportuni...

A new breakthrough in timing of urgent endoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding patients

...he World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Professor, Tammaro from "San Giovanni Addolorata" Hospital in rome prospectively assessed whether a simplified clinical score prior to endoscopy in UGIB patients was able to predict either active bleeding or endoscopi...

Balzan Foundation announced 2008 prize winners

...l be presented with their Balzan Prizes personally by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, during an award ceremony to be held in rome on November 21 at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The President of the General Prize Committee, Ambassador Sergio Romano, added that the awarde...

National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

... foot and ankle procedures. Darrell Campell, MD, professor of surgery and chief of staff at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and rome Walker, MD, medical director at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Virginia, co-chaired NQF's perioperative care steering committee. "All stakeholders...

Scientists race to stay ahead of the drug-taking and genetic manipulation that threatens sport

...letes taking part, considerably higher than the 2004 games in Athens. Doping in sport first hit the headlines when a Danish cyclist died during the rome Olympic Games in 1960. Cyclists had been taking strong stimulants since the late 19th century but up until then the sports authorities had failed to t...

UF McKnight Brain Institute director honored by Italian scientists

...iversity's teaching hospital the Gemelli University Polyclinic and the Italian government. Steindler received the Atena Onlus Foundation Award in rome in June for his research in adult stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Sharing the award were Dr. Gianfranco Rossi, a pioneering neurophysi...

Poll Finds That Physicians Long for Political Action

...tration and cynicism when talking about politics. "I have given up on the political process," one survey respondent wrote. "Washington fiddles while rome burns. Hearings regarding steroids in baseball are given more attention than fixing our national disgrace of the uninsured. At best, politicians are '...

Protein Helps ID Thyroid Cancer Nodules

...is present, it can block cell death, leading to the development of cancer, researchers report. In this study, researchers at St. Andrea Hospital in rome tested galectin-3 expression in 465 people who were scheduled for surgery to remove thyroid nodules. After the nodules were removed, the final histolo...

AACR CEO receives Distinguished Public Service Award

...Japanese Cancer Association and the European Association for Cancer Research, and an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of rome La Sapienza. She will receive another Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Catania in Sicily in July 2008. ...

New genetic techniques to combat lung cancer

...identify patients who are at high risk of relapse after surgery to remove lung cancer. Dr. Guido Natoli from Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in rome reports that the three-gene 'signature' can help oncologists choose the best drug to treat with. "The results are preliminary, but I think our sign...

First Lady Laura Bush Joins Susan G. Komen for the Cure (R) to Launch Global Promise Fund Assisting Women Worldwide

...n her home country. "Work that started in a living room in Dallas 25 years ago is saving the lives of women in Budapest, Dubai, Guadalajara, Jeddah, rome and other cities around the world," Mrs. Bush said. "This is the story of Susan G. Komen for the Cure." "Without a cure, an estimated 25 million wom...

Heart attack rates fall following national smoking bans

...ruary by the National Sanitary Institute. Similar results were published in Italy on 12 February by the Environmental Health Authority: researchers in rome found an 11.2 percent reduction of acute coronary events since the January 2005 smoking ban took effect in Italy. The European Society of Cardiolo...

European Neuroscience and Society Network tackles neurosocieties head-on

...e with researchers in the US. In addition, Dr. Giovanni Frazzetto, co-founder and advisory expert to ENSN, is chairing a neuroschool to take place in rome in September. The first inter-disciplinary neuroschool, an ENSN initiative, will bring together junior researchers, neuroscientists and social scient...

Scientific poster abstracts from the 24th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

...rature on the economic value of comprehensive pain programs. Investigators: Julie L. Cunningham, PharmD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902 Jeffrey D. rome Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 Cynthia O. Townsend Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 Jennifer L. Kerkvliet Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 ...

Acute Coronary Events Drop After Italy's Public Smoking Ban

...- The number of acute coronary events dropped significantly among adults in rome after Italy banned smoking in public places in 2005, a new report shows. ...stiere, head of the environmental and occupational epidemiology unit of the rome E. Health Authority, said in a prepared statement. "It will be interesting ...

Neuromusic showtime

...urologico C. Besta); the scientific secretariat is coordinated by Luisa Lopez (Center for Developmental Disabilities "Eugenio Litta" and University of rome Tor Vergata). In addition to a substantial series of symposia, the program includes two poster sessions and a workshop on methodological aspects of...

Acute coronary events decreased after public smoking ban in Italy

...in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers in rome compared acute coronary events in the city for five years preceding a publi...vironmental and Occupational Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology, rome E. Health Authority, Italy. The smoking ban in Italy is working and having...
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