New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety
Reversible implant appears safe, but more study is needed, researchers say
TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of repairing leaking mitral heart valves appears safe, a small study shows.
In the new study, researchers tested
a reversible implant called the Percutaneous ...
IQAir HealthPro Plus Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Award
IQAir Recognized as the Most Effective Room Air Purifier in Parenting Products
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IQAir North America, Inc., the industry leader in the design and manufacture of superior air cleaning products, announced today the IQAir HealthPro Plus earned the...
New Drug Being Tested for Pancreatic Cancer
Lab findings show potential for use alone or in combination, scientist says,,
WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appeared to reduce pancreatic cancer growth in laboratory tests, according to researchers from the drug's maker, Amgen.
Called AMG 479, the drug...
Pitt vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients
PITTSBURGH, March 19 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease. If shown to be effective, it might spare patients the risk and inconvenience of repeated i...
'Stay Dry' tested to help men with incontinence problems from prostate cancer treatments
CLEVELANDFollowing surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, most men suffer some degree of incontinence. For approximately 14 percent of these men, the problem lingers five years later.
Improving the lives of these men is the goal of a new "Stay Dry" intervention being tested
New surgical implant tested at U-Iowa prevents total blindness
A work accident leaves a woman blind in one eye. As she copes with the loss, within months the vision in the other, previously uninjured eye begins to blur, and the eye becomes red and inflamed.
The rare eye condition, known as sympathetic ophthalmia, occurs when vision is lost in one eye throu...
FDA Wants New Diabetes Drugs Tested for Heart Risks
Companies must now show their drugs don't increase chances of cardiac trouble
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now asking all companies looking for approval of new type 2 diabetes medications to undertake studies that determine whether the...
Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds
TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A Swiss-led study appears to point the way toward a faster, safer and less painful treatment for grass pollen allergy by using direct injections into the lymph nod...
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza Joins the Fight Against AIDS by Getting Tested for HIV
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miss Universe 2008 Dayana
Mendoza demonstrates her commitment to the fight against AIDS, by getting
for HIV at the 6th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness
Day 2008 kick-off event on October 9th at 4 p.m. at the Julia de Burgos
Cancer 'cure' in mice to be tested in humans
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to be in mice.
The treatment will involve transfusing specific whit...
Study Finds Nearly One-Third of All Inexpensive Earrings Examined Tested Positive for Nickel
Dermatologists offer tips to avoid nickel-induced dermatitis
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the estimated 82 percent
of women with pierced ears, earrings are an important fashion accessory
that many women wear, and change, daily. However, a new study suggests that
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors
MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new review of 32 studies suggests that obese women -- particularly white women -- are more likely than others to skip screenings for breast and cervical cancer.
Investigational drug tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy
CINCINNATI An investigational antiviral drug currently undergoing human trials in Europe for treating Hepatitis C infections may have potential to reduce muscle cell damage in Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy (MD). A research team led by Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center ...
Regulatory Affairs Associates Gets New Drugs Tested Faster, Wins 2007 Innovation Michigan Award
Micro-Plants Introduced to Accelerate Manufacture of Clinical Trial Pharmaceuticals
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulatory Affairs
Associates (RAA), a Michigan company specializing in winning FDA approval
for new drugs and medical devices, has ...
MTV Unwraps GYT: Get Yourself Tested
The All-American Rejects, Santigold, Good Charlotte , Big Boi, Asher Roth, Keri Hilson, Perez Hilton, and N.E.R.D. Evangelize Youth STD Testing
National Campaign with the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood and Others includes On-Air Programming, Viral Online Media, SMS Testi...
Many at Risk for HIV Not Being Tested
Screening should be part of routine medical care, researchers suggest
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of HIV testing in the United States have remained constant since 2000, with some one-third of all Americans ever having been screened for the virus that causes AIDS.
Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Can a drug designed solely to lower the resting heart rate improve treatment of cardiovascular conditions such as heart failure and coronary artery disease?
Answers to that qu...
Yoga to Be Scientifically Tested as Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga teachers and practitioners have always believed, and now they are out to prove to doubting scientists that the therapy can help offer relief to people with chronic low back pain.
A team of yoga teachers, practitioners and academics will be carrying out a 12-week course of yoga, to sci...
Chandigarh Councillors Tested for AIDS in Awareness Campaign
Sixteen councillors in the city - led by a woman mayor - Saturday got themselves tested
for HIV as part of a public awareness// campaign.
Officials of the state AIDS control society conducted the tests on Union Minister of State for Finance and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, mayor Harjinder Kau...
Polypill for Heart Ailments Being Tested in India
The Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL), a leading Indian pharmaceutical firm, says it is conducting the first-ever clinical trials for an all-in-one polypill// for heart problems on 250 patients in the country. According to Raghu Cidambi of DRL, "We hope to put it in the market by the end of this year."...
CMV Vaccine Prototype Successfully Tested in Guinea Pigs
Researchers have developed an experimental vaccine that reduces stillbirths of rodents born to mothers infected with cytomegalovirus// (CMV). This virus also causes mental retardation and hearing loss in newborn children infected in early fetal life. The National Institutes of Health funded this re...
Substitute for Chemotherapy Tested by Canadian Scientists
Canadian scientists claim to have found a substitute for chemotherapy which would have none of the unbearable side effects like nausea and fatigue. The research findings were reported in the Canadian journal Cancer Cell. //
The scientists seemed to have arrived at an anti cancer agent called DCA...
All Foreign-born Nationals In US To Be Tested For TB
Experts at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination feel that it is time the US changed its guidelines// and made TB tests mandatory for all foreign-born nationals, irrespective of how long they have been residing there.
New Tool Being Tested to Halt Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation
Clinical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System are starting a trial utilizing a new mechanism to treat the heart when its electrical pulses// essentially short-circuit, referred to as atrial fibrillation (A-Fib).
The biggest problem physicians run into with current thera...
7 Workers Tested Positive For Polonium In London Hotel
Seven members of the bar staff at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair, who tested
positive// for polonium-210, were seriously ill and admitted in a hospital in Moscow.
Millenium hotel is where Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy, whose mystery death was reported a few days after he lunched with tw...
Overweight Children Tested Positive For Sleep Disorders
A new research says that one-fourth of overweight children may have sleep problems that regular physical activity can largely resolve.// The study which was published in the November issue of Obesity, reported that it was surprising to note 25 out of 100 overweight, inactive children tested
Australia to be tested with Bird flu simulation
The Federal Health Minister, Tony Abbott has announced a four-day bird flu pandemic simulation to test Australia's quarantine and health systems on Monday. //
According to him the $4 million exercise will be the biggest health crisis simulation ever undertaken in Australia and has been planned ...
Dentist Tested Positive For HIV - Queensland Health To Screen Patients
Queensland Health have stated that they are trying to contact up to 500 patients, for HIV screening as their// dentist has been tested
positive for HIV.
Authorities have explained that the dentist was practising in the Bowen and Collinsville hospital. Dr Jeannette Young, the chief health off...
Effectiveness of Potential Bird flu Vaccine to be Tested on Monkeys
The effectiveness of a bird flu vaccine against the deadly H5N1 variety of avian influenza virus will be tested
on vaccinated and unvaccinated monkeys, by researchers at two universities.//
According to researchers from Shiga University of Medical Science and Hokkaido University, the results ar...
Washington DC Residents To Be Tested For HIV
According to a report of the Washington Post, the department of health of Washington, D.C.//, on Tuesday is planning to launch a campaign to subject every district resident, between 14years and 84years, to a test, to detect the presence of HIV antibodies.
The launching of the campaign, ...
Britain Slaughters Chickens After Dead Birds Tested Positive
The British government has ordered the slaughter of some 35,000 chickens at a farm in the south-eastern county of Norfolk after dead birds// tested
positive for a strain of bird flu, it was reported Thursday.
Early tests showed it was likely to be the H7 strain, virulent among chickens but le...
150 BEST Divers and Conductors Tested Positive for HIV
Recently more number of bus drivers and conductors in India are being tested
positive for HIV. One such case is that of the bus conductor Ravindra Kamble (34). //Statistics show that about 150 BEST drivers and conductors in the last one year have been tested
positive for HIV. The BEST’s HIV policy ...
TMC 114 and 125 experimental drugs to be tested on four HIV patients
Four HIV patients who have found resistant to most of the HIV drugs in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia would be given the experimental drugs TMC 114 and TMC 125 as a last hope to save their lives. // Though clinical trials with experimental drugs are undertaken under strict protocols this...
Haj Pilgrims Being Tested For Presence Of Bird Flu Infection
More than half a million Muslims were monitored for the presence of bird flu infection following their arrival at Mecca.// These individuals who have been found to be devoid of any infection will continue their haj pilgrimage and participate in the rites due to begin by the second week of January. ...
Herbal remedies to be tested by Zambia for AIDS treatment
In response to the global burden imposed by the widespread incidence of AIDS, Zambia has initiated clinical drug trials involving herbal medicines. //It has been estimated that one in every six Zambians are afflicted with the disease.
The initiative would focus on the efficacy of herbal remedie...
Women may not be tested often after stroke
Women who had suffered a stroke may not be tested
for heart and neck artery conditions much frequently as it should be done.
According to a new University of Michigan study while those // tests appear to be under-used in all stroke patients no matter what their gender, the difference in testi...
Cannabis to be tested to help patients with respiratory diseases
"All substances are poisonous, there is none which is not a poison; the right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy" Paracelsus, circa 1538
Breathlessness can have a major impact on the quality of life for patients with respiratory diseases. //Despite the best efforts of scientists for many...
Before Weight Loss Surgery One Should Get Tested for Bacteria
People who are considering weight loss surgery should probably be tested
to see if they carry common bacteria responsible for // gastrointestinal disorders, say researchers according to findings of a recent study. Helicobacter pylori bacteria, is known to cause ulcers and has also been linked to st...
New Asthma Medicine Targeting Vulnerable Inner-City Children Tested
UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of a handful of top research institutions evaluating a promising new medication researchers hope can reduce the severity and frequency of// asthma attacks in inner-city children, a population known to have a high prevalence of severe asthma.
MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care
...uestionnaires to help consumers assess quality and choose the most appropriate services.
"Other books contain lists of questions, but none have been tested
and consistently found to identify the quality of long-term care as have the questions in this book," Rantz said. "It has the potential to help millio...