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US, Russian organizations team to improve the quality of medicines

Rockville, Md., April 7, 2009 Aiming to improve the quality of medicines in the Russian Federation and the United States, two leading drug quality organizations in those countries today announced plans to work together on standards-related activities for drugs and their ingredients. These include...

Partnership to Prevent HIV Among Vulnerable Russian Youth

USAID, HealthRight International and Johnson & Johnson formalize a partnership to prevent the spread of HIV among street children and at-risk youth in St. Petersburg, Russia. WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A public-private partnership to prevent the spread of HIV ...

Movement Against Cancer, a Cancer Patient Advocacy Group in Russia, Launches an Effort to Inform Russian Authorities and the Public About Inadequate Access of Innovative and Effective Cancer Treatments for Cancer Patients in Russia

- Advocacy Group Urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adopt a National Plan Against Cancer - MOSCOW, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Movement Against Cancer, a cancer patient advocacy group in Russia, today launched an effort to inform Russian authorities and the public a...

Number of Russian women smokers has doubled since Soviet collapse

The number of Russian women who smoke has more than doubled since the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to new research. In 1992, seven per cent of women smoked, compared to almost 15 per cent by 2003. In the same period, the number of men who smoke has risen from 57 per cent to 63 per ce...

Leading Russian Cancer Center Acquires CyberKnife(R) System

Acquisition Marks First Robotic Radiosurgery System in Russia, Expanding Patients' Cancer Treatment Options SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the N. N....

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others// were injured. The gruesome accident took place at a coastal village called Kamyshevatskaya. Emergency workers at a town 22 miles away received the fire alert after 1 a.m. It...

High Rates of Latent TB Infection Found in Russian Health Workers

Testing for tuberculosis has revealed that nearly 40% of the doctors in one Russian city have latent infection, with even higher levels// in those who work in TB clinics. The research has been published in PLoS Medicine. TB disease is a growing problem worldwide. Russia is one country where i...

Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy

Two UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) physicians with special expertise in radiation poisoning have compiled a fact sheet on polonium-210, the substance implicated// in the death of a former Russian spy. Benjamin C. Smith, M.D., is a nuclear engineer, and Ziad N. Kazzi, M.D., is a medical t...

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

Admission to Russian universities has picked up after a six - year low following the amendment of the Indian Medical Council Act in March 2002. This was evident from a two - day exhibition on the Russian universities jointly organized by the Russian Cultural Centre and Study Abroad Education Cons...

SARS reaches Russian Federation

A Russian health official said their country has its first known case of SARS. A man in the town on border with chin have shown signs of SARS virus. Health officials sent sent lab samples to Moscow to determine whether he has the virus. However the health ministry said analysis had not yet confirme...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

..., Aug. 17 Westmoreland Community College Science Hall 145 Pavilion Lane Youngwood Wednesday, Aug. 26 JCC's Kline Branch Center and russian Satellite 10100 Jamison Avenue Philadelphia Friday, Aug. 28 Hispanic Senior Center 520 East Fourth Street Bethlehem Monday,...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

... that can reduce brain levels of beta amyloid. The drug used in this study is dimebolin (Dimebon), described in the research abstract as a "retired russian antihistamine." Right now, researchers aren't sure what to do with the findings. "This is a very surprising and unexpected result," said study a...

Safely on the move

...the men are currently located. Experts rely on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) which, in addition to GPS, include Europe's Galileo and the russian GLONASS to help them locate rescue units and all the necessary rescue equipment und devices. Fraunhofer scientists have set up a Galileo Lab in which...

GI JOE: Biography Chronicles the Life of Renowned Gastroenterologist

...ner, a 100-year old practicing gastroenterologist who rose from a family of russian immigrants to become an internationally recognized physician and medical ed...pe the field of gastroenterology," says Dr. Franklin. "The son of russian immigrants, his life is an American success story in the true Horatio Alger...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

...s, leader of the NSBRI group funded at University of California, San Francisco. Detailed summaries of each project are available on NSBRI's russian Chamber Study Web page ( http://www.nsbri.org/Research/105-DayRussianChamberStudy.html ). NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of ins...

Boca Raton, FL Becomes Home of Dale Buchanan's Supreme Ultimate Fitness

...eme Ultimate Fitness and is a combination of High Intensity Fitness Training and T'ai Chi. High Intensity Fitness Training uses tools such as the russian Kettlebell, TRX Suspension Trainer, sandbags, and bodyweight exercises (there are no machines or free weights) to get the student using maximal muscul...

Two Flight Surgeons Supporting Wyle's Bioastronautics Contract Selected for New Astronaut Class

...ut of the year, Dr. Lindgren also supports operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, supporting astronauts training on russian systems. He coordinated the Skylab Medical Operations Summit; a two-day meeting with Skylab astronauts and flight surgeons that sought to leverage Sky...

Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration

...igators were Alexander Revischin, PhD, and Irina Saburina, MD, PhD from the russian Academy of Sciences and by Alexei Lukashev, PhD, of Stemedica's Research La...ssia since 2005 and was appointed the Chief Expert for ophthalmology of the russian Federal Inspection for Public Health and Social Development in 2006. Takhch...

U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

...he moment, it is stable," Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, said in Moscow, according to Agence France Press , citing russian news agency reports. Still, Chan underscored the need to closely monitor the virus' spread around the globe, adding that it was highly "unpredictab...

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

...he moment, it is stable," Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, said in Moscow, according to Agence France Press , citing russian news agency reports. Still, Chan underscored the need to closely monitor the virus' spread around the globe, adding that it was highly "unpredictab...

Dynatronics Begins Shipping New V-Force Vibration Therapy Units

...ion technology, which provides neuromuscular training to increase strength, improve balance and enhance flexibility. Originally developed for the russian space program to compensate for bone and muscle loss resulting from extended periods in space, whole-body vibration therapy has been the subject of ex...

63 percent of RA patients suffer psychiatric disorders, with depressive spectrum conditions most likely

...39% vs. 9%) The age of the first prednisone intake was significantly higher (p Dr Tatiana Lisitsyna from the State Institute of Rheumatology RAMS, russian Federation, who conducted the study, said: "Psychiatric disorders are a very common comorbidity for people with RA, and they tend to be stress-related...

The Sanford Project Announces International Research Team

...educated and well-trained immunologist and cellular biologist who comes to Sanford from the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in LaJolla, CA. The russian native has formal training as a medical doctor with doctorate thesis in biochemistry. His main area expertise is with autoimmune insulin-dependent typ...

Just in Time for Travel Season, Specialty Travel Companies Cement Partnership

...hose number one destination is India. Travisa processes over 400,000 visa applications for the Indian Embassy. They have also secured a deal with the russian consulates to process their visas. "We provide information about Passport Health to all our clients. We care about their wellbeing and know th...

New FDLI Book Maps Out Pharmacovigilance Provisions in More Than a Dozen Countries

...macovigilance programs of these countries and entities: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, European Community, India, Japan, Mexico, russian Federation, Singapore, Turkey and the United States. For more information about the book, visit www.fdli.org . Media: To obtain a revie...

What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?

...ficer in the imperial fleet of Catherine the Great. He was known as a womanizer and left Russia in the wake of an apparently trumped-up rape charge by russian officers and traveled to Paris, hoping without success to secure another naval commission. President Theodore Roosevelt's role Dr. Bogle says...

Veteran Astronaut Joins Wyle Business Development Staff in Houston

...ncluding over 47 hours of extra-vehicular activity during seven spacewalks making him one of NASA's most experienced spacewalkers. He has flown to the russian space station, Mir, and the International Space Station, and in the aftermath of the Columbia tragedy, he was the Astronaut Office Lead for Space Shut...

ESA launches first Earth Explorer mission GOCE

... the challenges of global climate change. In particular, GOCE will measure the minute differences in the Earth's gravity field around the globe. The russian Rockot launcher, derived from a converted ballistic missile, lifted off at 15:21 CET (14:21 GMT) and flew northward over the Arctic. About 90 minutes ...

Prizes of the Grand Prix MSOO Award Presented in Moscow

...ologic Optics (MSOO), a major show of this kind in Russia and Eastern Europe, has been gathering at the Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre the best russian and foreign companies working in the field of manufacture and sales of optical products. More than a hundred companies from twelve countries to...

Autism Speaks Celebrates Second Annual World Autism Awareness Day with an Array of International Events on April 2

...com features links to autism organizations, autism information that can be printed in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, russian and Spanish, and a list of worldwide WAAD events. To date, there are events planned in more than a dozen countries, including Aruba, Bahrain, Canada, ...

Science as a pioneer

...en the two countries. For over 15 years German and russian archaeologists have been working together on a num... elsewhere in Europe, as well as a number of other russian research institutes. Finally, in life sciences,...el of investment in research and technology by the russian government, at just 0.8% of the GDP, was bemoaned ...

DNA Testing Lays Romanov Murder Mystery to Rest

...stocrat. The U.S. researchers worked with the Prosecutor's Office of the russian Federation, which was treating the case like an unsolved homicide, Coble sa...ery remains however: the identity of the daughter found in the later grave. russian forensic anthropologists have insisted and continue to insist that it is Ma...

AMDL, Inc. to Present at 5th Annual Winter Technology Conference Hosted by Security Research Associates, Inc.

...iness strategy, expanding product portfolio, and FY2009 financial projections. Mr. MacLellan's presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. PDT in the russian Room in the Omni Hotel located in San Francisco, CA. Conference attendees will include a select group of institutional portfolio managers and analys...

Misonix Announces New Sales Agency Agreement for Eastern Europe

...The agreement provides AOS with the rights to sell in most Eastern European countries, with a primary focus in Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, the russian Federation, Ukraine, and Georgia. Sales will be consummated primarily through specialty distributors; however, in certain instances, direct to hospit...

Inexpensive and Illegal Buttock - Boosting Injections Not Pretty

...prescribed by a physician and any treatment that is not FDA approved or part of a known and appropriately conducted clinical trial is simply a game of russian Roulette. You are taking chances with your life." Dr. Few has seen complications from botched procedures by unqualified or unlicensed practitione...

Tumors Linked to Fetal Stem Cell Transplant

... russian boy's case is deemed rare, but caution is warranted, experts say WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of tumors developin...

Augsburg: Weight issues in children starting school

...quent foreign language (395 children), followed by russian (183 children). Other languages were subsumed unde...cular, 65% of Turkish speaking children and 59% of russian speaking children were not in any sporting group. ...levision watched. Almost two thirds of Turkish and russian speaking children watched one to three hours of te...

MDS Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

...shutdown delivered approximately $6 million of incremental adjusted EBITDA this quarter. MDS Nordion has a long-term contract to buy cobalt from a russian supplier. This contract is denominated in U.S. dollars and, according to U.S. GAAP, creates an embedded derivative. The pronounced rise in the U.S. do...

109 Medicines and Vaccines Now in Development for HIV/AIDS

...ess, AIDS remains a devastating and growing worldwide health problem in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, China, India and the russian Federation. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, in 2007, an estimated 33 million people were living with HIV, 2.7 million new...

Health care reform: No revolution in sight

...d the U.S., Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Below are some findings: Across the board respondents supported the idea that the...
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