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Use of Mealtime Pramlintide Added to Basal Insulin Showed Similar Improvements in Glycemic Control Compared to Rapid-Acting Insulin, With Lower Risk of Hypoglycemia and Without Weight Gain: Data Presented at ADA 2009

Additional Analyses Showed Pramlintide Improved Treatment Satisfaction and Quality of Life NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced data showing that the use of mealtime SYMLIN(R) (pramlintide acetate) injection improved gluc...

General Public and Physicians Express Similar Levels of Concern Regarding Potential Swine Flu Pandemic

- 63% of general public and physicians believe there is some risk for a catastrophic pandemic - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 2,225 members of the general public revealed that 63% of respondents indicated that there is some risk that the current situati...

HIV positive and HIV negative patients have similar survival rates following liver transplant

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 24 April: HIV positive and HIV negative patients have comparable survival rates following liver transplant, according to new research presented today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark. The stud...

Inspired by His Mother's Financial Hardship, Author Strives to Help Women Avoid Similar Mistakes

New book offers timely, poignant financial guidance geared toward women CENTERVILLE, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether through divorce, widowhood or choosing to remain single, women have an estimated 90 percent chance of sole financial responsibility at some point in their lives, yet many ...

Perceptions of similar language may prevent understanding of sexual harassment policies

COLUMBIA, Mo. Although the Society for Human Resource Management reports that 97 percent of U.S. companies have a written sexual harassment policy, a recent University of Missouri study indicates that those policies might not be effective in preventing workplace harassment. Researchers in the MU ...

Gay Men, Straight Women Have Similar Brains

Scans also showed similarities between lesbians, straight men MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) - MRI and PET scan studies are showing remarkable similarities between the brains of gay men and straight women, and between those of lesbians and straight men. For example, the brains of ...

Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes

Most injuries occurred to muscles, tendons, analysis finds FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cirque du Soleil performers have injury patterns that are similar to those of elite athletes in competitive sports, say researchers who analyzed 18,000 such injuries between 2002 and 2006. ...

Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries

Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both procedures FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery and open surgery for colon cancer produce similar outcomes, according to researchers who reviewed findings from 12 international studies involv...

Newer Prostate Cancer Treatment Similar to Traditional Surgery

But researchers found patients wanted minimally invasive procedure more often, despite drawbacks FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical practice may be trumping science when it comes to treatments for prostate cancer. According to a new study, many patients are getting a newer, ...

Suffering of Heart Failure Similar to Cancer

Same kind of palliative care may be needed, researcher says FRIDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure is as crushing a blow to someone's psychological well-being as cancer, a new study finds. Indeed, people in the study with the most severe degrees of heart failure, the inabi...

Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In heart attack patients who had angioplasty, the anticoagulant drugs abciximab and tirofiban produced similar outcomes for certain cardiac measures within 90 minutes af...

Comparison of anticoagulants for angioplasty show similar outcomes

In a comparison of anticoagulants and stents for use with angioplasty following a heart attack, the anticoagulants abciximab and tirofiban had similar outcomes for some cardiac measures within 90 minutes after the procedure, while patients who received stents that released the drug sirolimus had a...

iPods and similar devices found not to affect pacemaker function

Last May, a widely reported study concluded that errant electronic noise from iPods can cause implantable cardiac pacemakers to malfunction. This just didnt sound right to the cardiac electrophysiologists at Childrens Hospital Boston, whove seen hundreds of children, teens and young adults with he...

Introspective experiences inform inferences about similar people -- but not dissimilar

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Using fMRI scanning, researchers have found that the region of the brain associated with introspective thought is also accessed when inferring the thoughts of other people who are similar to oneself. However, this is not the case when considering those who are different politica...

Satisfaction After Fibroid Embolization Similar to Hysterectomy

Study finds the first is less invasive, has faster recovery WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Women with fibroids face a myriad of choices for treatment, each with its own benefits and drawbacks, which can make it difficult to choose the right procedure. Now, a new study helps...

Cost of Massachusetts Health Insurance Mandate to Rise 85% -- $400 Mil -- in '09; CA Mandate Proposal Certain to Face Similar Increases

Also, Big Pharma Gives $400K to Prop 93, Drops Opposition to Schwarzenegger/Nunez Health Bill After Plan Change SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A projected 85% increase in the cost of Massachusetts' mandatory health insurance law by 2009 should send up red flags t...

Light powered platinum more targeted and 80 times more powerful than similar cancer treatments

Researchers from the Universities of Warwick, Edinburgh, Dundee and the Czech Republics Institute of Biophysics have discovered a new light-activated platinum-based compound that is up to 80 times more powerful than other platinum-based anti-cancer drugs and which can use light activation to kill...

'Mini transplant' patients' outcomes similar using related and unrelated donor cells

SEATTLE People who undergo nonmyeloablative stem-cell transplants, or mini transplants, for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers have comparable outcomes regardless of whether they receive tissue-matched stem cells from a related or unrelated donor, according to new findings by researchers ...

ENDEAVOR IV achieves primary endpoint, demonstrates similar safety profile compared to Taxus stent

WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER 22, 2007 Late-breaking results from the ENDEAVOR IV trial, presented at TCT 2007, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, show that the Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent met the trials primary endpoint, demonstrating a similar overall sa...

Cancer patients, spouses report similar emotional distress, U-M study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A cancer diagnosis affects more than just the patient. A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds spouses report similar physical and emotional quality of life as the patient. The study found that what really impacted emotion...

Cancer patients, spouses report similar emotional distress, U-M study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A cancer diagnosis affects more than just the patient. A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds spouses report similar physical and emotional quality of life as the patient. The study found that what really impacted emotion...

Rates of bipolar diagnosis in youth rapidly climbing, treatment patterns similar to adults

The number of visits to a doctors office that resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents has increased by 40 times over the last decade, reported researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the same time period, the number of visits by a...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

Cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup have similar effects on hunger, fullness, and food consumption at lunch. this may be because sucrose (table sugar) in beverages splits into glucose and fructose molecules, such as are present in high-fructose corn syrup. The results suggest that while ...

Older Diabetes Drugs Has Similar Effects to Newer Ones

A review of published literature about benefits and harms of oral drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus found that older agents , such as second-generation sulfonylureas and metformin, have similar or superior effects on glycemic control, lipids and other intermediate endpoints compared to newer, more...

Mice can Produce Embryonic Stem Cells Similar to That of Humans

Researchers from Oxford and Cambridge universities have made a breakthrough in stem cell technology by discovering that mice can produce embryonic stem cells very similar to those found in human embryos. The new findings attain significance as they may sweep away ethical concerns over emb...

High-risk Sexual Behavior Adolescents Attract Peers With Similar Attitudes

High-risk sexual behavior in adolescents appears to be influenced by the sexual attitudes of peers, and young people select friends whose attitudes about sex are consistent with their own attitudes. The study addressed issues of peer influence. Researchers sought to determine how adolescen...

Our Medieval Ancestors Were More or Less Similar to Us Than Previously Thought

Englishmen during the time of Chaucer were not dwarfs but only short by two inches compared to todays average height, and same was the case with women more or less, a new study by researchers from the Bristol Royal Infirmary has revealed. As part of their study, scientists researched 3000 ...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

Drug-eluting stent therapy and bypass surgery for coronary artery disease have about the same risk for a major cardiac event within 30 days after the procedures// , according to researchers. The two also have similar outcomes three years after treatment. Patients with coronary arteries narro...

Men too Experience Hot Flashes Similar to Women

A new study confirms a surprising fact that men who have undergone chemical castration for conditions such as prostate cancer experience hot flashes similar to those// experienced by menopausal women. Using a technique called sternal skin conductance, doctors were able to positively identify hot fl...

A New Two-gene Test to Discern Similar Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers have devised a powerful two-gene test that can distinguish between a pair of nearly identical gastrointestinal// cancers that require radically different courses of treatment. Their report is published this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academ...

Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ

Today’s most commonly prescribed antidepressants are similar in effectiveness to each other but differ when it comes to possible side effects, according to an analysis// released today by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The findings, based on a review of nearly 300 published ...

Older Men Have Similar Refracture Risk as Women

A study shows that after sustaining an initial low-trauma fracture, older men and women have a similar and substantial risk of subsequent fracture//. The study findings were reported in the January 24/31 issue of JAMA. Despite substantial evidence that a prior fracture results in an increased...

Sea Urchin Genome Similar To Man And May Cure Diseases

A research finds that the sea urchin's genome is remarkably similar to that of humans' and may hold the key to preventing and curing several human diseases. //University of Central Florida professor Cristina Calestani and several colleagues have conducted the study and published the results in the ...

Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!

A recent research that studied the brain scan of some obese people reported that obese people might get addicted to food in the similar fashion as a drug addict to drugs.// Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York conducted this study. It was published in the...

Why Are Some People More Depressed Than The Rest When Faced With Similar Situations?

Australian researchers suggest that the answer to the question may lie in one’s genetic make up. They said that some people are genetically predisposed to develop// depression when confronted with stressful life events such as a marriage breakup. The researchers found the influence of adverse life ...

A treatment for lung cancer: similar to Vitamin A but with few side effects.

The most logical treatment for cancer is a drug or substance that stops or prevents tumour growth, with no side effects and obliterating// or stopping cancer to spread. With the same thought in mind, Washington University School of Medicine researchers now report that a compound related to vita...

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

Coriaria myrtifolia has been recognized as one of the most neurotoxic plants in western Mediterranean area. Both the leaves and berries of C. myrtifolia are known to be neurotoxic.// This shrub produces a toxin, coriamyrtin, that is present in high concentrations in the berries. Ingestion of fe...

Stem Cells, Tumor Cells Share Similar Properties: Scope For Treatment and Prevention?

Stem cells are one of the fascinating areas for research in biology today. Vigorous research on stem cells is adding new information to the scientific body of knowledge everyday.// Researchers have now added key evidence to claims that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells. T...

Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar

Individuals suffering from problem gambling behavior may share their personality// profiles with substance abusers like drug addicts and alcoholics. Researchers have been able to identify personality traits of problem gambling behavior in people and have found marked semblance with those of su...

China Medical Technologies Announces Change of Independent Auditors

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