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FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has acted to protect public health from so-called electronic cigarettes by seeking to block importati...

Carbohydrate acts as tumor suppressor

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 6, 2009 Scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have discovered that specialized complex sugar molecules (glycans) that anchor cells into place act as tumor suppressors in breast and prostate cancers. These glycans play a critical role in cell adhesi...

U.S. Senate Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Increasing Federal Tobacco Taxes

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate today delivered a tremendous victory for children's health by voting to increase federal tobacco taxes, including a 61-cent increase in the cigarette t...

Nationally Recognized Medicaid Fraud Prosecutor Tim Terry Joins Successful Whistleblower Law Practice, Specializing in "Qui Tam" Citizen Suits Under False Claims Acts

L. Timothy Terry, formerly president of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and Director of Nevada's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, has joined the Whistleblower Action Network through his law firm, The Terry Law Firm, Ltd. of Carson City, Nevada. The Whistleblower Action Netwo...

U.S. House Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Increasing Federal Tobacco Taxes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, was released today: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The U.S. House of Representatives today delivered a tremendous victo...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Go Further by Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by proposing to prohibit tobacco companies from claiming that ciga...

Fruit fly protein acts as decoy to capture tumor growth factors, find Penn researchers

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have shown how Argos, a fruit fly protein, acts as a decoy' receptor, binding growth factors that promote the progression of cancer. Knowing how Argos neutralizes tumor growth may lead to new drug designs for inhibiti...

VirtualCDO Acts as M&A Advisor in Sale of VasTech to Lawson Software

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- VirtualCDO acted as the M&A advisor to VasTech (Annapolis, MD) in the sale of the company to Lawson Software (St. Paul, MN). VasTech is a provider of workforce management software and services, assisted healthcare, hospitality and government service com...

PA-Based ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Announces Agreement to Acquire Carlton Cove in Huntsville, Alabama

Experiences steady growth with additional CCRCs in PA, NC, SC, GA and FL WEST POINT, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, a premier not-for-profit senior living organization, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Carl...

House Health Subcommittee Acts to Protect Kids and Save Lives by Approving Bill to Regulate Tobacco Products

Statement of William V. Corr Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today acted to protect our children and the nation's health by approving leg...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Acts to Support Las Vegans Impacted by Endoscopy Center Practices

- $50,000 grant to the Nevada Health Centers to offer free testing to those requiring services - Immediate Termination of Endoscopy Center of Nevada clinics - Online information Available to Public LAS VEGAS, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross ...

Darwin Introduces Enhancements to its Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Policy Including Privacy Wrongful Acts and More

FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. (Darwin), (NYSE: DR ) has introduced enhancements to its lawyers professional liability policy. Limits of up to $10 million are available for firms from one to one hundred attorneys. All areas of pract...

UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley Acts to Help Tennessee Victims of Storm Devastation

Company Donates $100,000 to Red Cross for Disaster Relief; Opens Free Crisis Counseling Hotline for All Tennesseans BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Responding to the devastation caused by the tornados that swept Tennessee earlier this week, UnitedHealthcare of t...

Violent sex acts boost insect's immunity system

The long-held idea that only vertebrates have sophisticated adaptive immune systems that can protect them for life against many pathogens after being infected by them just once has been revised in recent years. It turns out that many insects also have a form of immune memory that protects them aga...

Lifeclinic Supports Healthy Workforce and Health Promotion First Acts

BURTONSVILLE, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeclinic International, Inc. , the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations , recently endorsed the Healthy Workforce Act (S.803 & H.R.1897) and the Heath Promotion FIRST Act (S....

Lifeclinic Supports Healthy Workforce and Health Promotion First Acts

Lifeclinic International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, recently endorsed the Healthy Workforce Act (S.803 & H.R.1897) and the Heath Promotion FIRST Act (S.1001 & H.R.2354 in the 111th Congress). ...

Australian Father Gets 15 Year Jail Term for Forcing Bestial Acts on His Daughters

At last justice has caught up with an Australian who sexually assaulted his three daughters and forced them to bestiality acts. The details are shocking, but no names have been revealed. The South Australian District Court heard the 66-year-old also coerced his daughters to have s...

Prior Experience to Stress Acts as an Immunization

Previous studies on rats prove experiencing control over stressful conditions provide immunity// to face stressors which they cannot face without developing depression like syndrome. Scientists from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have unraveled the workings of the brain circuitry ...

Cocaine Acts As Suppressant Not Stimulant In Genetically Altered Mice

Researchers at the Ohio State University have found that cutting off the reward pathway of cocaine on mice by genetically altering a vital target in the brain of the mice makes them shun cocaine//. Howard Gu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at...

Nanocells cancer combination therapy acts as chemotherapy as well as anti-angiogenic drug

Cancer chemotherapy is not effective in treating cancer efficiently due to its non-specificity and inability to target the cancer cells alone. Due to this non-specificity there is increased // development of drug resistance shown by these cancer cells. Normal cells and cancer cells depend on bl...

Protein acts as "Master Switch" that cuts off cells' Cancer-Growth machinery

A Washington University research team headed by Shrikant Anant, PhD, is mighty excited about their new discovery that was reported in the journal, Molecular Cell. They have found a "master switch" - a protein named CUBGP2(cytidine-uridine-guanosine binding protein) - that makes cancer cells self-de...

WHO acts to reduce the maternal death toll

According to a WHO report more than half a million women in developing countries dies of childbirth each year. WHO and the Partnership for Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health //are intensifying support to countries around the world to ensure that a woman does not die while giving birth to her child....

Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts

Researchers at the University of California, observe abnormal behavior during sleep, such as walking, eating and even violence in many people. But a series of case reports shows that sleep disorders// can also involve unconscious, sometimes aggressive, sexual behavior. In a study of 10 patient...

Teenagers may become violent after watching aggressive acts

Witnessing crime or violence may have a bad effect on the very impressionable// teens. These adolescents may feel that it’s ok to be violent and later they become violent too. In a five-year study done by the researchers of Harvard Medical School involving over 1500 children and teenagers have...

ConvaTec Launches Versiva(R) XC(R) Campaign and Best Practice Statement

...tant enterococci (VRE).(8) Versiva((R)) XC((R) )dressing provides all the benefits of Hydrofiber((R)) Technology plus a waterproof backing that acts as a barrier( )against bacteria and viral pathogens, including HIV and Hepatitis.(c,d) ( )The unique properties of Versiva((R)) XC((R) )dressing help...

Greg Fischer Named AvMed Health Plans' New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

...perations, sales and marketing, and finance, and we are thrilled to have him bring that knowledge to our organization." "This is a company that acts as a trusted advisor to its members, offering highly personalized, high-touch service. AvMed also shows that same respect to its employees, and so it...

Sedationfacts.org Enhances State-Specific Site Content, Making Regional Sedation Administration Standards and Regulations Quick and Easy to Find and Use

...om state to state. SedationFacts.org makes it easier for nurses and physicians to understand and comply with state licensures and state nurse practice acts by organizing these regulations into an easy-to-use section of the site. Rather than seeking out information on several sites, gastroenterology profes...

Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation

...tisan Policy Center(BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. ...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

...o identify at-risk individuals and target interventions to these people." This study "contributes to accumulating evidence that caloric restriction acts by altering hormone levels rather than by directly starving cancers of energy," Dr. Michael Pollak, a professor of oncology at McGill University in Mo...

AMERIGROUP Reports Q2 Net Income of $49.6 Million or $0.94 per Diluted Share, Including $0.43 per Diluted Share Positive Impact from Tax Adjustment

...d targeted service standards; changes in market interest rates or any disruptions in the credit markets; catastrophes, including epidemics, pandemics, acts of terrorism or severe weather; the unfavorable resolution of new or pending litigation; and our ability to finalize the tax adjustment with the Inter...

Nutraceutical Reports Fiscal 2009 Q3 Results and Expands Share Repurchase Program

...i) interruption of business or negative impact on sales and earnings due to acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, bio-terrorism or civil unrest, (iii) adverse publicity o...

In Case You Missed It: The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus: A Bipartisan Plan on Health Care? Try Two

...isan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. ...

Freshly crushed garlic better for the heart than processed

...es hydrogen sulfide through a chemical reaction. Although best known as the stuff that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, hydrogen sulfide also acts as a chemical messenger in the body, relaxing blood vessels and allowing more blood to pass through. Processed and cooked garlic, however, loses its a...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces New MuGard Commercial Strategy in North America

... proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism; Angiolix(R), a humanized monoclonal antibody which acts as an anti-angiogenesis factor and is targeted to breast cancer; and Thiarabine , a new generation nucleoside analog which has demonstrated both pr...

Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Significant Increases In 2009 Second Quarter and Six-Month Earnings, Raises Full Year Guidance

...he nation's largest hospital companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE: UHT ). For additional information on the Company, vis...

Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... lecturer in pathology at the University of Edinburgh, examined the role of PTEN protein expression on resistance to Herceptin. PTEN is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor gene. "Herceptin has benefited thousands of women with HER2 positive breast cancer, but only a third to half of patients tre...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

...e sector continues to lead all other industries in incidence of nonfatal workplace assaults. In 2000, 48 percent of all nonfatal injuries from violent acts against workers occurred in the health care sector, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses, nurse's aides and orderlies suffer the highest p...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Launch of MuGard(TM) in Norway by SpePharm

... proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism; Angiolix(R), a humanized monoclonal antibody which acts as an anti-angiogenesis factor and is targeted to breast cancer; and Thiarabine , a new generation nucleoside analog which has demonstrated both pr...

NBTY Reports Third Quarter Results

...i) interruption of business or negative impact on sales and earnings due to acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, bio- terrorism, civil unrest or disruption of mail ser...
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