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Self-defense Mechanism of food borne bugs found

Professor Ray Dixon and his research team from Georgia Institute of Technology, US and the John Innes Center, UK have found a mechanism by which the pathogenic bacteria defends itself from the defense mechanism of the host. //The researchers have reported the results of their research in the Journa...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

The receeding flood waters are causing a major health calamity in Mumbai with another 14 deaths were reported from Mumbai taking the toll in this worst affected commercial capital to 142, and 4 were from other parts of Maharashtra. // The Health authorities however are maintaining a brave and def...

233 Dead in Mumbai and Thane due to Water Borne Diseases

Mumbai, August 15, 2005. The death toll seems to be on constant rise, though the floodwaters seem to be receding in Mumbai and Thane. There were 91 more deaths in the Mumbai and Thane district and now the death toll stands at 233// from leptospirosis and other water-borne diseases according to t...

Scientists Warn Against Food Borne Illnesses

Researchers at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in US// have warned the general people against taking food borne illnesses casually and had said that these are illnesses that can threaten the health of the nation, if not taken enough precaution against them. The studies pres...

Water borne diseases, need caution

During the rainy season as as water stagnation and floods occur through out the country,Water Borne diseases are more prevalent.//Experts attending the workshop on 'water microbiology' stressed the need to regularly test water sources and confirm their purity, as water supplies were contaminated wi...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month 2009 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

...ude anti-retroviral therapies that are effective but have serious medical side effects and are very expensive (upwards of $1,500/month). This cost is borne primarily by the individual and sometimes by third party insurance, local healthcare, federal or world health organizations. Development and distribu...

URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

...Helicobacter pylori and engineered biowarfare/bioterror agents. Mather will direct a project on the development of a vaccine against a range of tick borne diseases. "This grant will fund translational research for the development of human vaccines, thus all of the work to be performed under TRIAD fu...

The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obama's Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients

...above Medicare rates -- and results in private insurers lowering their payments accordingly, practices simply would have to close their doors. This is borne out by modeling work recently completed by several large practices. "We call on President Obama, who used examples of cancer patients in his ...

The Empire State Healthcare Coalition Voices Concern Over the Affordable Health Choices Act

...coverage and an increase in both private coverage costs and the federal deficit. The government-run plan would exacerbate the inequitable cost burden borne by privately insured individuals as a result of the inadequate reimbursement rates that Medicare and Medicaid pay to hospitals and physicians. The Co...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Answers Call For Safe Science-Based Weight Loss

... Max De-Lite is based in Science & Fact in an industry borne of hype Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- Max Muscle Sports Nutrition announces a new weight loss formula that combi...

Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimer's Onset

...scheduled to be presented July 12 at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, held in Vienna, Austria. "If borne out through additional research, a doctor could evaluate a patient based on age, especially among those over age 60, their APOE genotype and their TOM...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

...in life. "We have yet to see whether the effects of cancer treatment include an earlier menopause," said Dr. Lie Fong, "and this possibility should be borne in mind when counselling these women on their reproductive options." ...

Regence Members in Oregon Can Now Access Provider Cost Information

...Regence. "Without it, patients and their physicians are left ill-informed about the cost impacts of their health care decisions, some of which may be borne by the patients themselves." Common treatments and services included in the enhancement include: Immunizations Vagi...

New arenavirus discovered as cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreak in South Africa and Zambia

...f Research and Development at 454 Life Sciences. "Our work with Lipkin and colleagues in developing a comprehensive approach to pathogen detection has borne fruit in resolving a number of recent disease outbreaks and confirms that it will be a critical tool for public health. We were honored in this most r...

Dominion Helps Communities by Donating $1 Million to Health Clinics

...Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm. Dominion Foundation grants are funded by shareholder dollars, and the cost of the grants is not borne by customers. Farrell cited the extraordinary service performed every day by doctors and nurses at health clinics in Virginia, North Carolina, O...

GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus

...Hepatitis B. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/ (Last accessed 11.05.09) 7.   Mast EE et al. Transmission of blood borne pathogens during sports: risk and prevention. Ann Int Med 1995; 122 (4): 283 8.   De Franchis et al Consensus statement, EASL Interna...

Milliman Indicates 2009 Medical Cost for 'American family of four' Exceeds $16,700 Based on 7.4% Cost Increase

...hrow in healthcare reform and you have a cost trend environment unlike any we've seen in recent memory." "The macroeconomic cost pressures are being borne both by employees and employers," said MMI co-author Ron Cornwell, Milliman principal and consulting actuary. "Employers still pay the majority -- 59%...

China Shenghuo Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2009

...y sales representatives than in the past in order to get sales representatives' cooperation in developing the OTC market. The costs to each sale to be borne by the Company are being accrued in Selling Expenses. General and administrative expenses decreased 57.6% to $1 million in the first quarter of...

U-M Purchase of Former Pfizer Facility Nears Completion, Paving the Way For Research Expansion and Job Creation

...rging strategic needs. The University's investment proceeds will fund the rest of the purchase of the property. Renovation and operating costs will be borne by the Health System and by other University units whose researchers and staff will occupy the campus. No state taxpayer or tuition dollars will be us...

Early Alzheimer's diagnosis offers large social, fiscal benefits

... services, especially nursing home care, with estimated annual costs upward of tens of billions of dollars nationwide. Much of the fiscal burden is borne by state and federal governments and thus taxpayers through the Medicaid and Medicare programs. For example, the Wisconsin Medicaid program spends a...

Resurgent Health and Medical Recognized Among Colorado Companies to Watch

...Colo. plant. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michele Colbert added, "We're committed to helping achieve zero tolerance in the prevention of food borne illness and healthcare associated infections, and the exposure we receive through Colorado Companies to Watch is invaluable." About Resurgent ...

Large Study of Lacrisert(R) Dry Eye Insert:

...ctival staining and TFBUT). "The study shows Lacrisert significantly reduces symptoms and clinical signs of moderate to severe dry eye, which is borne out by my own clinical experience as well," stated Dr. McDonald. Registry Study Methodology In the Lacrisert study, at visit 1, patients (n ...

AVMA Advises Consumers That Pork and Pork Products Are Safe for Consumption

...fficer of the AVMA. "That said, the association advises people to follow proper cooking guidelines for all meat products including pork to avoid food borne illnesses such as salmonella." The American Association of Swine Veterinarians has reported the new virus has not been found in pigs. "The A...

AVMA Celebrates World Veterinary Day

...ade many advances in animal health and food safety," said AVMA President, Dr. James O. Cook. "There has been a decline in the prevalence of food borne pathogens, including Salmonella, associated with meat and poultry and the resistance of those organisms," said Dr. Cook. "Every community in the ...

Neovasc Inc. Reports Year 2008 Financial Results

...ared to $6,439,828 for the year ended December 31, 2007, an increase of $2,037,980. The increase in cash usage was related to the increase in expenses borne by the Company at the newly acquired operations in Israel and in increased sales and marketing expenditures. Neovasc Inc. (formerly Me...

Momentum Builds in Florida Legislature to Rename Proposed Legislation After Miami Heat Fan Favorite and NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning

...ents avoid the physical, financial and emotional strain that accompanies an inability to access complete care and lighten the Medicaid cost burden now borne by Florida taxpayers. And we are thrilled that Mr. Mourning continues to bring such important focus on the need for awareness and education for this ...

Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009

...ver, a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme remains elusive. The Western Blot and ELISA are not always completely sensitive to detect Lyme and other tick borne illnesses. As a result, diagnosis is often based on clinical observation, including a patient's symptoms, health history, and exposure. Turn the...

Schering-Plough Reports Financial Results for 2009 First Quarter

... and administrative costs that are not reflected in "Equity income" and are borne by the overall cost structure of Schering-Plough. As a result, Schering-Pl...administrative costs, that are not reflected in "Equity income" and are borne by the overall cost structure of Schering-Plough. 1/ Cost of sales...

Pennsylvania Governor's Food Safety Council to Hold First Meeting on April 22

...h background, serving as Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore from December 2005 through March 2009. "Protecting the public from food borne illness requires coordination among federal, state and local agencies, as well as the businesses that produce and sell food. Our efforts must focus on...

Cigarette smoke may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations

...ssion of inflammatory markers. "Many interventions are developed with a homeostatic model in mind," said Dr. Stmpfli. "However, if our findings are borne out in clinical research, they would indicate that treatment targets for smokers with COPD may be markedly different than in non-smokers. Smoking may ...

Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health

...rts to help prevent or stop a public health crisis? How can thousands of health-care providers be notified about disease outbreaks, illness from food borne contaminants or even a possible pandemic? Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in collaboration with the Marion County Health Departm...

Video: Allergan Announces the LATISSE(TM) Wishes Campaign, Committing $1 Million to The Make-A-Wish Foundation(R)

...tions. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/allergan/37440/ The LATISSE (TM) Wishes campaign was borne out of the tradition of blowing on an eyelash to make a wish come true and leverages the excitement surrounding the availability of Allergan's LATISSE...

Kaiser Permanente Data Provides Strong Evidence for Continued Value of Combined Pap and HPV Testing

...tests concludes that "concerns about excessive HPV test positives...are not borne out" VENLO, The Netherlands, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians from ...ut excessive HPV test positives among women aged 30 years and older are not borne out." Investigators also revealed that among those women who tested p...

More Working People Go Without Health Coverage as Insurance Costs Outpace Income

...sed 79 percent, with wages in the U.S. increasing just 10 percent over the period. "The rising cost of health care has largely been borne by workers who are not getting raises because of it and employers who are seeing these costs eat into their profit margins," said Lavizzo-Mourey. "Fix...

Medical Costs for One Premature Baby Could Cover a Dozen Healthy Births

...eight babies (less than 37 completed weeks gestation and/or less than 2500 grams), the average cost was nearly $50,000, of which more than $46,000 was borne by the health plan. "Preventing preterm birth is one way we can begin to rein in our nation's skyrocketing health care costs and help businesses...

Medical costs for one premature baby could cover a dozen healthy births

...eight babies (less than 37 completed weeks gestation and/or less than 2500 grams), the average cost was nearly $50,000, of which more than $46,000 was borne by the health plan. "Preventing preterm birth is one way we can begin to rein in our nation's skyrocketing health care costs and help businesses p...

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

...early angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate '... to care for him who shall have borne the battle...' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say a...

Miami Heat Fan Favorite and NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning Visits Florida Legislature, Governor to Urge Needed Coverage for Florida Kidney Patients

...ents avoid the physical, financial and emotional strain that accompanies an inability to access complete care and lighten the Medicaid cost burden now borne by Florida taxpayers. And we are thrilled that Mr. Mourning continues to bring such important focus on the need for awareness and education for this ...

Disabled Veterans Leader Presses Issues with Key Lawmakers

...a native of Illinois, the Land of Lincoln, I can't help but note the irony of such a proposal. Lincoln's famous quote, 'To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan,' has been adopted as the VA's official motto. But if the current president -- who also calls Illinois ho...

Health Insurance Claims Top $2 Million Mark

...nsurance to cover themselves for the cost of complicated and potentially life saving surgery. "Traditionally the high end surgeries would be borne by the public system. Now we are seeing people electing to use their private health insurance for these types of procedures, and enjoying the clear be...
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