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Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

In many types of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells are switched off by chemical labels called methyl groups. This kind of methyl labeling ranges among the epigenetic changes that do not change the sequence of DNA building blocks. Such labels are found particularly often in genes...

Leading U.S. Expert Offers Ten Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems in Elderly

RESEDA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As people age, the potential exists for those years to be the most rewarding and fulfilling time of their lives. However, major illness, retirement, the death of a spouse, and a shrinking circle of friends all may, in some cases, contribute to ...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Received a Warning Letter From the Food and Drug Administration

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ), today received a Warning Letter from the Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"). The FDA has asserted that the Company is in violation of its regulations by failing to file a new drug application f...

FDA Issues Warning for Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy

Zicam nasal products can cause loss of smell, officials stress TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday warned consumers to stop using Zicam nasal cold remedy products because they can cause the loss of a sense of smell. The specific products contained i...

Centers for Disease Control Lifts Travel Health Warning for Mexico

In lieu of these developments, The Villa Group encourages travelers to take advantage of the current low rates and visit Mexico now. CDC today removed the Travel Health Warning against non-essential visits to Mexico, while maintaining recommendations for travel health safety. SAN DIEGO, May...

Pink Hygiene Issue Toilet Sneeze Warning for Workplaces

Pink Hygiene Solutions has issued a simple warning to minimise the risk of surface contamination in washrooms caused by the 'sneeze effect' of flushing toilets. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) May 13, 2009 -- Did you know that flushing toilets 'sneeze' dirty water and virtually inv...

Pandemic warning system keys on 'human factors'

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are proposing a new system that would warn of an impending pandemic before the first case of disease emerged in a given population by detecting subtle signals in human behavior. "The goal is a public information and awareness system for pandemic with the same...

FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

Men who use the medications must be sure none rubs off on children, agency says THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children can experience troubling health effects if they come into contact with topical testosterone gels used by some American men, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

Photos: New Program Educates About Serious Warning Sign for Stroke

One in 20 People Who Experience a TIA Are Expected to Suffer a Stroke Within Two Days(1) RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the launch of Talk About TIA! , a new educational initiative to ...

MEDai Launches Patient-Specific Early Warning System for Hospitals

'Pinpoint Review' bedside system ensures patient safety and quality, safeguards hospital reimbursement ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc., an Elsevier company and leading provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize award-winning predictive analytics, announced ...

MEDai Launches Patient-Specific Early Warning System for Hospitals

'Pinpoint Review' bedside system ensures patient safety and quality, safeguards hospital reimbursement Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 3, 2009 -- MEDai, Inc. , an Elsevier company and leading provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize award-winning predictive...

Researchers question effectiveness of warning labels on over-the-counter drugs

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Medicine packages barrage consumers with information, some required to be "prominent" and "conspicuous." But marketing claims and brand names still overshadow critical fine print on nonprescription medications, Michigan State University researchers found. In a study to ...

FDA Warning Letter to Genzyme Related to the Allston Manufacturing Facility

Has No Foreseeable Impact on Aldurazyme Sales NOVATO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) announced today that the FDA warning letter issued to Genzyme addressing deficiencies related to Genzyme's Allston Landing manufacturing facility duri...

Know the Warning Signs of Stroke? Most Don't.

People at greatest risk seem to know the least, survey finds,,,, THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Most people do not know the five warning signs of a stroke and what to do if they suspect one -- especially those most likely to suffer one, according to new research. Older people...

GlycoMeds Discovery Yields Early Warning Test for Cancer

PHOENIX, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is the second leading cause of death with over 6 million new cases worldwide each year. In the U.S. alone, one million new cases of cancer are diagnosed annually, and half a million Americans lose their battle with the disease every year. Now, following years...

STERIS Corporation Submits New Sterilization System To FDA and Announces Developments on SYSTEM 1 Warning Letter

MENTOR, Ohio, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE ) today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new liquid chemical sterilization system for 510(k) clearance. The new submission follows discussions with the FDA regarding...

FDA Adds Suicide Warning to Epilepsy Drugs

Says patients on antiepileptics need to be monitored for indications of mood changes TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it was adding a label warning on heightened suicide risk for users of antiepileptic drugs. The mo...

FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs

Prescription products, used to prep for colonoscopy, may harm the kidneys, agency says; non-prescription treatments also will get warnings THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two prescription drugs used to cleanse the bowel before a colonoscopy may cause kidney damage, the U.S. Food ...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Responds to FDA Warning Letter

DETROIT, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Alternext US: CPD) announced today that it has timely submitted its response to the FDA warning letter that was received on October 31, 2008. In the warning letter, the FDA requested a response from Caraco wi...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Update on FDA Warning Letter

DETROIT, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Alternext US: CPD) announced today that it will be filing its response to the FDA warning letter on November 24, 2008 as planned. In the warning letter, received on October 31, 2008, the FDA requested a respo...

Spot the Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Pet

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer in pets is more common than you think. It is the number one natural cause of death in geriatric cats and dogs and accounts for nearly 50 percent of pet deaths each year. Some breeds ar...

Paul Sullivan's Legacy: An Early Warning Program for Detecting Melanoma Before It's Too Late

Leading Melanoma Specialists Will Give Accredited Course for Non-Dermatologists about Detection and Management of Melanoma To be held November 1, 2008 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, Cambridge, MA CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Melanoma Foundation of New England a...

FDA Expands Pepper Warning in Salmonella Outbreak

Second tainted sample found at another farm in Mexico; serrano and jalapeno peppers from that country are now suspect THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have widened their warning on peppers from Mexico after another salmonella-tainted sample, along with tainte...

'Snapshots' of eyes could serve as early warning of diabetes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A new vision screening device, already shown to give an early warning of eye disease, could give doctors and patients a head start on treating diabetes and its vision complications, a new study shows. The instrument, invented by two scientists at the University of Michigan Ke...

LegalView Reveals Details of the FDA Mandated Black Box Warning For Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Such as Cipro and Levaquin

LegalView reported of a recent FDA warning for antibiotics under the fluoroquinolones drug family that will now require a black box warning, the strongest warning issued by the FDA. The FDA instituted the mandate due to the greater risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture among patients prescribed t...

Abuelo's Responds to CDC and FDA Warning on Certain Types of Raw Peppers and Tomatoes

LUBBOCK, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Abuelo's restaurants today released the following statement regarding the nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to consumption of certain raw jalapeno and Serrano peppers, and tomatoes. "Based on the recommendation of the Centers for Dise...

FDA Advisers Don't Back 'Black Box' Warning for Epilepsy Drugs

Experts do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and they recommend medication guide for doctors THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-seizure drugs can cause increased suicidal tendencies in patients, but not enough to warrant the government's strongest warning label...

FDA Mandates Black Box Warning for Some Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones, which include Cipro, can cause tendinitis and tendon rupture, agency says TUESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones will need to carry a black box warning alerting physicians to the increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture associ...

FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics

Drugs increase risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, agency says MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning physicians that certain types of antipsychotic drugs can boost the death risk of seniors with dementia. Doctors som...

FDA Expands Tomato Warning Nationwide

Restaurants, markets stop offering some products after 167 people in 17 states sickened by salmonella, CDC reports TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials expanded their warning about salmonella-contaminated tomatoes nationwide Tuesday, as experts cautioned consumers...

FDA Expands Tomato-Salmonella Warning to Include Entire Nation

Restaurants, markets stop offering some products after 163 sickened in 17 states, CDC reports TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. health officials expanded on Tuesday the warning about salmonella-contaminated tomatoes to include the entire nation, experts said consumers will n...

Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

Despite symptoms, many Americans fail to seek lifesaving treatment MONDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- What would you do if you suddenly became dizzy and had trouble seeing? Watch and wait? Call 911? Most Americans don't act on warning signs of stroke, including sudden dizziness or l...

Petition Seeking a Cancer Warning on Cosmetic Talc Powder Products

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 13, 2008, the Cancer Prevention Coalition, endorsed by leading national authorities, submitted this Petition to the FDA. This updates scientific information detailed in a November 17, 1994, Citizen Petition which was denied by the FDA. It also ...

Immucor Responding to FDA Warning Letter

NORCROSS, Ga., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLUD), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, announced today it is responding to an FDA warning letter posted today on the FDA website ( http://www.fda.gov/foi...

Some women more likely to miss or ignore heart attack warning signs

Many women under age 55 arent seeking timely treatment for heart attack because they expect the warning signs and their reaction to follow a Hollywood script tightening in the chest, shortness of breath, clutching the chest while dropping to one knee. Thats the finding of researchers who presen...

Allergy Season Warning Comes With a Ring Tone

Vitals Looks at the New "Tech Allergies" LYNDHURST, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seasonal allergies bloom together with plants and flowers, but some everyday devices like cell phones and iPods that have become synonymous with modern living may also be the cause of a...

A Cold Sore Is Often A Warning Sign of Deeper Health Issues, Expert Says

SEATTLE, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The appearance of a cold sore is a sign that your immune system needs a tune-up before other more serious illnesses emerge, according to John Sherman, ND, noted naturopathic physician and former Clinic Director for Bastyr University. Worldwide, between ...

Know Suicide's Warning Signs

More people likely to take their lives in the spring, doctors say SUNDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- While many people view spring as a time of renewal and hope, the greatest number of suicides in the United States occur each year in April and May, notes the American College of Emerg...

FDA Warning of Suicidal Risk Associated with Antidepressants in Juveniles and Young Adults Reviewed at Recent ISCTM Meeting

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) held its 2008 annual meeting in Washington, DC, February 25-27. This organization involves collaborative efforts among academic and research clinicians, representatives of t...

Leading National Patient Advocacy Group Delivers Warning to U.S. Patients: Having Health Insurance Does NOT Mean Your Medical Needs Will Be Covered

Non-Profit Foundation Has Assisted Over 6 Million Americans Since Its Inception in 1996 With Rejected Insurance Claims and Coverage Denials NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization providing information...
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