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Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi Company, today announced the availability of Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%), the first and only prescription medication that kills head lice by asphyxiation without potential neurotoxic side effects. Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA),...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. researchers report. They said the finding may explain why...

HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...

HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans

PHILADELPHIA A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV in...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

Researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer...

Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds Appointment of Geneticist Francis Collins to Head National Institutes of Health

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for American Medical Innovation today applauded President Obama's appointment of renowned geneticist Dr. Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/DC89081LO...

Orlowski of Albany to Become Head of Organ Donation Association

MCLEAN, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Orlowski, of New York, was recently elected President-Elect of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). Currently, Mr. Orlowski serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Donation and Transplant in Albany. T...

Michael Reitermann to Head Siemens Healthcare U.S. Organization

Predecessor Heinrich Kolem will lead the global angiography, fluoroscopy and X-ray business MALVERN, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Reitermann has been appointed the new CEO of Siemens Healthcare's U.S. organization, effective July 1, 2009. In his new position, Reiterm...

Retail Union Head Blasts Merchants Group for Opposition to Health Care Reform

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands gathering in Washington to protest for health care reform, the president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW) is blasting US merchants for what he termed "shameless indifference to a crisis they helped create....

Astellas Names Head of Global R&D Operations

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Global Development ("APGD"), a subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan, announced today that Dr. Peter Carberry, has been hired as the senior vice president and head of global development operations. Carberry is responsible ...

Weber Shandwick Chosen By National Marrow Donor Program(R) To Head Awareness Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick has been chosen by the National Marrow Donor Program to head the organization's largest annual awareness campaign. The "Be The Match(SM) Marrowthon" campaign, which runs June 8-22, will work to r...

New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients

PITTSBURGH, May 30 Patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck cancers may respond well to the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy, according to a study sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and chaired by Ethan Argiris, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Universi...

Former NIH Head Joins Mayo Clinic Trustees

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., has joined the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Dr. Zerhouni, who directed the NIH from May 2002 through October 2008, participated in his first meeting as a board...

Sisters of Charity Health System Appoints Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. to Head Physician Strategy and Business Development

CLEVELAND, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Sisters of Charity Health System continues its strategic growth, it has made a significant investment in its commitment to growing its physician collaboration strategies. Key to this strategy is the hiring of Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. in the new p...

Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, are strongly advocating a national discussion about the need to vaccinate both young men and women against HPV 16 to prevent head & neck cancers. The call comes amid growi...

May 14, 2009: Biodesix Announces VeriStrat(R) Data in Head and Neck Cancer to be Presented at ASCO

Data support proteomic test as a predictor of overall survival benefit with EGFRI treatment BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Data on VeriStrat, a blood-based, proteomic test currently used for patients with advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), will be presented by Chris...

Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions are Creating New Possibilities for the Most Challenging Cases of the Head And Body

Latest radiosurgery solutions from Elekta discussed at the 2009 AANS Meeting ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, May 4-6 at the San Diego Convention Center, Elekta customers and personnel will discuss how Elekta'...

Experimental drug shows promise against head and neck cancer

April 28, 2009 (BRONX, NY) A laboratory study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that an anti-cancer compound studied for treating blood cancers may also help in treating cancers of the head and neck. The work is reported in the April 28th online...

Survey shows Americans may be missing direct route to head and neck cancer care

Alexandria, VA Tens of thousands of Americans are diagnosed annually with head and neck cancers, but many adults are unaware of doctors who specialize in treating these conditions, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the associat...

Mahone Hires Connie Garrison as Head of Healthcare Staffing Services

ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mahone Group, Inc. announced today that Connie Garrison has joined its Healthcare Staffing Division to head up business development. Ms. Garrison brings over 18 years experience in the Healthcare industry, including a combination of national sales and marketi...

Former Head of Office of Lilly CME, Steve Davidson, RPh, Named Medical Education Specialist at CME Enterprise

CARMEL, Ind., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Davidson, RPh, has recently joined CME Enterprise, an ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), as a Medical Education Specialist. Davidson has over 20 years of continuing medical education experience. Prior to joining CME Enterpr...

Former Executive at Genzyme Corp. and Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. to Head Business Advisory Board at Rx for Africa, Inc.

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A top biotech executive, William Pursley, has agreed to become Chairman of Rx for Africa, Inc.'s (Pink Sheets: RXAF) newly created Business Advisory Board. For 25 years Mr. Pursley has held major executive positions in the biotech industry. In 1985 he j...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

Free oral cancer screenings also being held at select NASCAR races this year CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Lori Hamilton, wife of late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2009 Oral, Head &...

Gene Network Sciences Names Departing Merck Head of Genetics Eric Schadt as Co-Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Network Sciences, Inc. today announced that it named Dr. Eric Schadt, a leading researcher in the field of genomics-driven drug discovery, co-chair of its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Schadt will be leaving his position as Executive Scienti...

Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping position doesn't affect the extent of head flattening in infants, U.S. researchers say. They examined risk factors for the severity of asymmetrical head shape, know...

High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors

This release is available in Spanish . High-dosage perioperative brachytherapy (applied within the surgical process) obtains excellent results in the treatment of head and neck tumours, at the same time as reducing the period of radiation. These are the conclusions of research undertaken ...

Catastrophic Head and Neck Injuries Among Focus for NFL Team Physicians and Clinical Staff at Fourth Annual Injuries in Football Conference

The Andrews Institute brings national attention to injuries in football as it hosts conference chaired by its medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Gulf Breeze, FL (Vocus) March 27, 2009 -- The fourth annual Injuries in Football Conference host...

AHIMA Applauds Selection of Dr. Blumenthal to Head ONC

CHICAGO, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an Official AHIMA Statement Attributable to Linda L. Kloss, AHIMA Chief Executive Officer: "There is not a more appropriate selection than Dr. David Blumenthal as National Coordinator to lead America's Health Information Technolo...

Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

'Epidural hematoma' is a blood clot between the brain and the skull THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Actress Natasha Richardson died from a blunt impact to the head, the New York City medical examiner said Thursday, after falling Monday on a beginner's ski slope in Canada. The...

Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says,, SUNDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of Alzheimer's disease drugs may prevent long-term damage from traumatic brain injury, suggests a study of mice by Georgetown University Medical Center...

New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies

PROVIDENCE, RI A new study by physician researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston identifies risk factors for the severity of asymmetrical head shapes, known as deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or more commonly as flat head syndrome. The study was published in th...

NHSA: President Obama, Congress Deserve High Praise for $2.1 Billion in Recovery Package for Head Start

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Head Start Association (NHSA) issued the following statement today via NHSA Board Chairperson Ron Herndon, who also is the director of the Albina Head Start program in Portland, Oregon: "Tens of thousands of new jobs will be create...

Kresge Foundation Meets Economic Downturn Head on, Awarding a Record $63.6 Million in Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008

Grants advance foundation's strategic objectives in 30 states, particularly in the areas of community development, health and the environment. TROY, Mich., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of the economy did not deter the trustees of The Kresge Foundation from awarding $63.6 milli...

Indian Head Animal Hospital Announces Dental Discounts for Pets through March 31st

To encourage dental care in pets we offer a 20% discount on all dental procedures, including the anesthesia, from January through March 31st. By taking the time to maintain good dental health, you may avoid some serious and expensive problems. Fort Washington, MD. (Vo...

Study shows rise in antibiotic resistant pediatric head and neck infections

Highlights Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant head and neck infections is increasing. There is growing concern in the medical community about an epidemic of community acquired antibiotic resistant infections. Clinicians must be judicious in prescribing antibiotics. ATLANTA A re...

Bald Head Island Center for Wellness Promises a Healthier You in the New Year

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Every January, many of us resolve to change our lives for the better. Research shows that the most popular resolutions pertain to losing weight and getting in better shape in the coming year, yet a very small percentage actually achieve this goal...

APHA Applauds Choice of Daschle as Head of Department of Health and Human Services

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "At a time when national interest in reforming the health system has never been higher, the American Public Health Association (AP...

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on President-elect Obama's Choice of Former Senator Tom Daschle to Head The Department of Health and Human Services and A New White House Office of Health Reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President-elect Obama has made another superb choice in selecting Tom Daschle to head the Department of Health and Human Services as well as a new White House Office of Health Reform. Tom Daschle is a born leader and a skilled policymaker, and he has ...

Dr. Jonathan White Joins Haemonetics as Head of Research and Development

BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haemonetics announced today that Dr. Jonathan White will join the Company as head of Research and Development, Vice President of Haemonetics, effective December 8, 2008. In this role, Dr. White will have global responsibility for leading develop...

Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids

And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note,,,, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although head trauma is a common injury seen in young children, U.S. doctors report on two recent cases of skull fracture with a surprising cause -- hair beads. What...
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