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Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patien...

A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are potential risks MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study revives a running controversy about the purported cholesterol-lowering effects of the centuries-old natural product called red yeast rice. Red yeast rice is produce...

Statewide Smoke-Free Law Must Be Comprehensive, Preserve Local Control and is Not a Substitute for a Significant Tobacco Tax Increase

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) As the leading h...

No substitute for hard work: Creatine supplementation does not improve exercise outcomes in COPD

Creatine, a popular nutritional supplement renowned for enhancing athletic performance and muscle strength, does not improve exercise outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. The randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study provided ...

Blood Substitute Found Safe in Large Phase III Trial

It worked best in those under 80, could ease expected worldwide shortfall of supplies FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- A blood substitute product called HBOC-201 proved safe and effective in a six-week Phase III multi-center clinical trial, a new study reports. In all, 688 patie...

Transcutaneous cervical esophageal ultrasound can not substitute for 24-h pH monitoring or manometry

24-h pH monitoring and esophageal manometry are the gold standards of methods used for diagnosing GER and esophageal motor disorders, respectively. Intraluminal refluxate can be recognized by US images. Sonographic GER diagnosis is made by backward movement of gastric content into the esophagus an...

ISTO Technologies Receives 510(k) Clearance for a Novel Bone Graft Substitute and Bone Graft Extender

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies Inc., a privately held orthobiologics company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for InQu(TM). InQu is indicated for use as a bone graft extender in the spine and as a bone graf...

New Drug No Substitute for Standard Blood-Clot Therapy

Idraparinux effective, but research found higher rates of bleeding with long-term use,,,, WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Three studies on the new anti-clotting medication idraparinux found the drug was effective at treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and for the long-term prev...

Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Harmless Substitute

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At least 28 cancer-causing chemicals have been identified in smokeless tobacco products and its use increases the risk of oral cancer by approximately 50 times. Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The Pennsylvania Dent...

NuVasive Acquires First Stem Cell Bone Graft Substitute

New technologies will drive US bone graft substitute market to reach almost $1.9 billion by 2012, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics' Osteocel business, NuVasive has obtained the first off-the-shelf bone ...

US Climate Plan Must Not Substitute UN Treaties: China

The new climate plan of the US should complement rather than substitute the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), China's top economic planner Ma Kai said Monday. The US plan should reflect the common but differentiated responsibilities in the UNFCCC an...

Salt Substitute Could Cut Heart Disease Risk

Use of potassium-enriched salt in place of regular salt in everyday diet could cut the risk of several diseases, including heart disease// , high blood pressure and diabetes, a study has found. Hsing-Yi Chang of the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and fellow researchers studied n...

Studies Show Combination Drugs As A Poor Substitute For Anti-Coagulants In Stroke

A new study has broken the hopes that a combination of aspirin and another clot-preventing drug might be a better alternative for preventing strokes //in people with the abnormal heart rhythm called as ‘atrial fibrillation’ than the standard therapy, of warfarin. Canadian researchers have cut...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side effects, according to Dr. James Eason of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center in New Orleans. In the largest...

Light Therapy Fights Depression With Sun Substitute

Berlin: It starts when the days get shorter in late autumn and often does not disappear until March: winter depression.// It not only causes sufferers long periods of feeling down, but also is accompanied by other aggravations such as restless sleep, loss of drive and a state of anxiety. Expe...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...at the University of Kansas Medical Center, agreed that steroids work well in relieving severe sore throat pain, but she cautioned that they are not a substitute for antibiotics, which treat the infection, not the pain. "The use of steroid should never be for the purpose of replacing antibiotics," Wei said....

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

...ncial performance with that of its competitors. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, results prepared in accordance with US GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA To supplement its condensed consolidated financial statements presented...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...onsider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, or as superior to, measures of financial perf...res are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. Hill-Rom uses the non-GAAP...der non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, or as superior to, measures of financial perf...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

... alternative to operating or net income as an indicator of operating performance, and it should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. As defined, adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to other simil...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...times provide misleading results." A quick flu test is just one diagnostic tool, Shaw said. "You shouldn't rely on it alone," he said. "There is no substitute for the judgment of the clinician." Because people might test negative but actually have the flu, Shaw said, "we want to emphasis that the clinic...

Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Second-Quarter 2009

...t calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for income or loss from operations or net income or loss. Adjusted income ...cepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and should not be considered as a substitute for income/loss from operations or net income/loss. Adjusted income fro...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...mance measures only, and do not provide any measure of the Company's cash flow or liquidity. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for measures of financial performance in accordance with GAAP, and investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of ad...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

...estors should consider these non-GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In ad... of these non-GAAP financial measures to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial meas...

Almost Family Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities, or any other measure calculated in accordance with gen...

The Advisory Board Company Reports Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Results

...ortization. This non-GAAP measure may be considered in addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP measures or results. Furthermore, we intend to continue to provide this non-GAAP financial measure as part of our future ear...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...ful. Comprehensive eye exams play a critical role in this process. It is important to keep in mind, a school vision screening, while helpful, is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination. Screenings vary in scope and are not designed to detect many visual problems that can significantly impact tasks ...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...n accordance with GAAP; therefore, the information is not necessarily comparable to other companies and should be considered as a supplement to, not a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures can be found in the ...

West Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...on-GAAP measures are intended to explain or aid in the use of, not as a substitute for, the related GAAP financial measure. WEST...on-GAAP measures are intended to explain or aid in the use of, not as a substitute for, the related GAAP financial measure. West Pharmaceutica...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...ing performance, investors should not consider these non-GAAP measures as a substitute for net income (loss) and earnings per share prepared in accordance with GA...mance, investors should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures as a substitute for net income (loss) or EPS prepared in accordance with GAAP. ...

ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...s in our releases which are not prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, not as a substitute for or as superior to, financial reporting measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures used by ATS may be calculated differ...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...on expenses from gross profit, operating expenses and operating loss. The non-GAAP financial measures used by management and disclosed by us are not a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures and consolidated financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, and you should carefully evaluate our r...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...rrency. Additionally, this news release contains a discussion of EBITDA which is also a non-GAAP measure of performance. None of these measures are a substitute for measures determined in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to the same measures as reported by other companies. "EBITDA" is def...

Play it Straight with Swine Flu, AA Travel Insurance Advises

...This is free and entitles you to the same medical treatment as that received by the locals of the country you are visiting. However, the EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance but instead complements it. Travel insurance provides cover for the costs of having to reschedule flights or extend your visit t...

United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...investors' understanding of our performance; however, the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure is not to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Forward-looking Statements Statements included in this press release tha...

MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...s costs not related to the Company's operating performance. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for items presented in accordance with GAAP that are presented in this press release. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Operating income (loss) i...

Yoga Therapy for Binge Eaters

...ety, particularly among binge eaters. People with eating disorders escape life's turbulence by over- or under-eating to numb disturbing emotions. They substitute their relationship with food for real connections or feelings in their lives. Yoga helps them learn to be in the moment and to handle things they used...

Solta Medical Reports Strong Second Quarter 2009 Results

...e different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. Investors and potential investors should consider non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with the Company's con...

WebMD Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

...pensation. However, Adjusted EBITDA is intended to provide a supplemental way of comparing WebMD with other public companies and is not intended as a substitute for comparisons based on "income (loss) from continuing operations" or "net income (loss)" calculated in accordance with GAAP. In making any comparis...

HLTH Corporation Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

...mpensation. However, Adjusted EBITDA is intended to provide a supplemental way of comparing HLTH with other public companies and is not intended as a substitute for comparisons based on "consolidated income (loss) from continuing operations" or "net (loss) income attributable to HLTH stockholders" calculated i...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009

...en-Probe's management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Gen-Probe's management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures pro...
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