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Sysmex America Debuts High-end Sample Management System During AACC

MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announced plans to unveil its new Sysmex TS-2000 Tube Sorter during this year's American Association of Clinical Chemistry's (...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

State Officials Remind People to Eliminate Standing Water to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first finding of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania of 2009 -- the earliest in years -- and reminded residents of steps they c...

Copan Diagnostics, Inc. Offers Kit for Rapid Collection of Nasopharyngeal Sample to Detect Swine Flu Virus

MURRIETA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 40 human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus in the United States and the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." As the swin...

Hospitals provide formula sample packs while medical organizations encourage breastfeeding

A majority of U.S. hospitals on the East coast distribute formula sample packs to new mothers, contrary to recommendations from most major medical organizations concerned about the potential for distributing these packs to reduce breastfeeding rates, according to a report in the September issue of...

Texas Detailed Products Today Announced the Second Generation Detail Bag: Skinceuticals Chooses the Detail Bag II Sample Case for all its Pharmaceutical Representatives

The Detail Bag II is an integrated sales tool designed for pharmaceutical representatives and other sales professionals who carry samples. The new Detail Bag II (DB2) is 25 percent smaller than the first Detail Bag (DB-XL). This thin, lighter "road ready" sample case was inspired by ...

ConsumerLab.com Study On Revatrol NOT Based on Current Formulation - the Revatrol Sample Used Was More Than Nine Months Out-Of-Date, says Renaissance Health Publishing

Current Revatrol formulation has 100MG of actual resveratrol plus 95% OPCs and three key antioxidants BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Revatrol's manufacturer, Renaissance Health Publishing, LLC, is disappointed and confused as to why ConsumerLab.com's recent stud...

1 sample examined by 1,000 pathologists -- how and why?

This week, more than eight hundred pathologists from around Europe and the world will take part in a first of its kind, large-scale virtual microscopy slide seminar on the web. The seminar is arranged by the Biomedical Informatics Research Group from the University of Helsinki in conjunction with ...

DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

Ancient DNA samples recovered from the bottom of a two-kilometre thick ice sheet in Greenland has shown that the island was much warmer at some point during the last Ice Age than previously believed . The DNA came from the trees, plants and insects of a boreal forest estimated to be between...

Bird Flu Sample Tests Positive In Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, April 4. One sample out of 800 samples sent to a lab from districts in Madhya Pradesh bordering Maharashtra has tested positive for bird flu, official sources say.// The samples received by the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory included those sent till March 17 from Burhanpur...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...l, civic and business leaders in each state to create several health care reform scenarios to work through with the public. Then they engaged a random sample of participants representative of the U.S. population (nearly 300 in total) in daylong, two-way dialogue sessions to show how everyday Americans tackl...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

...RNA to provide a comprehensive solution. From GenPlate to the Dynamic Archive, GenVault is continuously developing and refining best practices for DNA sample management and preservation. For more information visit GenVault at www.genvault.com . EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Bret Dash, Director of Ma...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...y and national corporations. Due to this local support, the event will offer "A Taste of Orange County," where guests will have a chance to sample appetizers from the following food sponsors: Tommy Bahama's Island Grille, Wildfish Seafood Grille, Newport Rib Company and The Beach Pit BBQ, The Ch...

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

...f the hormone over time for participants in both groups. Klatt said the design of this part of the pilot study could have affected the result, and the sample collection technique will be changed in subsequent studies. Klatt said mindfulness-based stress reduction, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Unive...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...PSB). From May 21 - 24, 2009, using an online methodology, PSB interviewed 1,000 Americans 18 years and older who embodied a nationally representative sample of U.S. general population. (Margin of error at 95 percent confidence level.) About the American Optometric Association (AOA): Th...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...s To help consumers navigate their hospitals, the Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted an April 2009 survey of a national sample of 731 nurses who worked throughout the hospital -- in the emergency room, critical-care units, operating rooms, and other parts of the hospital. The...

Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health

...ifornia, Los Angeles, and the RAND Corp., a nonprofit think tank. "It was unexpected to see such a high prevalence of family homelessness in this sample of fifth-grade students, especially since this number only included children whose parents reported that they were literally homeless -- staying in pl...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier

...DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis Combined Vaccine, adsorbed) had passed the preliminary consideration of the experts in Thai FDA. The sample analysis is expected to be completed within the next 30 days. Mr. Terry Yuan CEO of HTDS said (sic) "We welcome the expanded role of the medica...

Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

...ral Social Surveys from 1998 and 2006, Mojtabai compared the two periods to examine people's attitudes toward psychiatric medications. The initial sample for 1998 included 1,387 people, while the 2006 survey included 1,437 people. Both groups included slightly more females than males. More than 70 perce...

American Association for Homecare Supports Crackdown on Medicare Scammers in Houston, Boston, New York, Louisiana

...asures. 8) Require Post-Payment Audit Reviews for All New Providers Medicare's program safeguard contractors should conduct post-payment sample reviews for six months worth of claims submitted to Medicare by new providers. 9) Conduct Real-Time Claims Analysis and a Refocus on Audit ...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...therwise complex manual laboratory procedures. The company's easy-to-use systems integrate a number of complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its ...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...care in laboratory work seems to play an important role." The test is highly specific and needs no more than ten copies of foreign DNA in the cell sample to be positive. This is a sensitivity which is comparable to or even higher than those of previously available commercial mycoplasma tests. McCT resul...

Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers

...childhood. Rapid weight gain in infancy has even been associated with higher blood pressure and wheezing in childhood and in adulthood. In a random sample of 1,138 women, who began participating in the study while they were pregnant, 649 (57 percent) placed their infants in some sort of day care before t...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

...ot assay, a more sensitive technique. They also found that flu vaccination did not induce disease activity over three to four months. Although the sample size in this study was not large, the authors conclude that the diminished cell-mediated immune and antibody responses to flu vaccination in SLE patie...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

...e find nothing obviously wrong with the Tyrannosaurus rex [analysis from 2007]," the report states. "The identified peptides seem consistent with a sample containing old, quite possibly very ancient, bird-like bone, contaminated with only fairly explicable proteins. Hemoglobin and collagen are plausible ...

Stories we tell about national trauma reflect our psychological well-being

... by the National Science Foundation, is grounded in the theoretical tradition of the narrative study of lives. It involved a nationally representative sample of adults who wrote accounts about the 9/11 terrorist attacks approximately two months after they occurred. The study participants were among more...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

...devices for up to 12 weeks. Enrollment is ongoing. The preliminary overall retention rate of 75% after eight weeks of follow-up is based on a baseline sample of 447 eyes from 239 subjects who were fitted with prototypes from one family of designs. Subject comfort ratings for this design family are high (mea...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

... by nearly 20 percent. Community cancer centers, particularly those in rural and suburban areas, would be hardest hit. Running 2008 claims data from a sample of practices across the country showed overall impacts between 18 and 31 percent on the average practice, with some services receiving payment cuts by...

UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide

...d with the company. Clinic physicians create a digitized video of the sperm sample and transmit the video over the Internet to the LCDX central computer lab i...gg. It relies on subjective, manual methods -- basically 'eye-balling' the sample through a microscope -- and is poorly standardized. Semen data from these ...

Marriage Ends, Health Declines

...aite and a colleague decided to try to find out by examining a study of Americans interviewed in 1992, when they were ages 51 to 61. They focused on a sample of 8,652 people. Their findings are to appear in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior . After adjusting their stati...

Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

...established on the premise that supplements should taste good and be good for you. To celebrate the launch, the company is offering a free two packet sample at S7 Drink Mix . Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 27, 2009 -- Taking a prenatal vitamin no longer needs to conjure images of chok...

Recession Stressful for Many Kids, Toughest on Poor and Uninsured

... group of parents aged 18 and older (n=1,471) with children from the Knowledge Networks standing panel that closely resembles the U.S. population. The sample was subsequently weighted to reflect population figures from the Census Bureau. The survey completion rate was 56 percent among parent panel members c...

Embarrassing illnesses no bar to information sharing

...ondents where they were asked to explain their choices. One participant form the HIV group said, "I think the simple answer is that physical tissue sample is just a piece of what you are, what you might bewhere the rest of the information [education, income, and employment] is more of who you are. People...

Miller-McCune Magazine Wins Environmental Journalism Prize

...if.-based center offers internship and fellowship programs that guide developing journalists interested in policy solutions. For more information or a sample issue of the magazine, contact theeditor@miller-mccune.com " target="_new"> theeditor@miller-mccune.com . ...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

...vich, part of The Futures Company, on behalf of Bayer HealthCare. Results were obtained through telephone interviews among a nationally representative sample of 500 women 18 years of age and older. Interviews took place June 19-21, 2009. Additional findings include: Despite knowing what to d...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

...cted July 7 through July 14, 2009, among a nationally representative random sample of 1,205 adults ages 18 and older. Telephone interviews conducted by landl...ied out in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on subgroups, the ...

E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

...ncrease nicotine addiction among young people and ultimately lead kids to try conventional cigarettes." The FDA analyzed the ingredients in a small sample of cartridges from two brands of electronic cigarettes marketed by U.S. companies: Njoy, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Florida-based Smoking Everywhere, a...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

...h of drug-resistant strains of malaria, one of the greatest challenges to malaria control today. In this case, a local citizen brought a suspicious sample of "Coartem" to one of five sentinel sites set up in the country to monitor and test medicine quality. After failing initial testing at the site, furt...

Siemens Showcases Innovative Products and Educational Offerings

...ex UF-1000i(TM) Urine Cell Analyzer. With a common sample track and workflow management software, this new s...nt testing sites. Both systems use a small patient sample size and the ability to interface with hospital an...nformation systems. VERSANT(R) kPCR System sample Prep , featuring advanced automation and the power...

ConvaTec Launches Hydrofiber(R) Technology Web Site

...gnosis of pressure ulcers totaled $11 billion.(1) In addition, surgical site infections have been estimated in an analysis of 2005 National Inpatient sample data to generate $1.6 billion in excess costs to US hospitals per year.(2) ConvaTec dressings with Hydrofiber(R) Technology gel on contact wi...

Quigley Corporation Announces Final Results of Quigley Pharma's Phase IIb Study

...to the feet three times daily (tid) with placebo or QR-333 for 12 weeks. Number of patients (planned and analyzed ): The planned sample size of evaluable patients was 70 per arm (140 in total). Two hundred nineteen patients were randomized and enrolled; 109 and 110 patients were rando...
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