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CareFusion Launches New Brand, Establishing Itself as an Industry Leader in Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care and Safety

Remains on track for planned spinoff later this summer SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public following the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today launched its new brand and marked t...

HIV handicaps itself to escape immune system pressure

People with the ability to stave off AIDS for years after initial infection by HIV have been called "long-term non-progressors" or "elite controllers." One component of this remarkable resistance comes from an individual's HLA genes. Long-term non-progressors tend to have HLA genes that help t...

Genesis Pharmaceuticals Successfully Defends Itself in a Multi-Million Dollar Arbitration, Two Other Arbitration Proceedings Against Genesis are Withdrawn

LAIYANG, China, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Genesis Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNPH) ("Genesis" or the "Company"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People's Republic of China, today announced that an American Arbitration A...

Galderma Associates Itself to Cartier's Women's Initiative Awards to Recognize Female Entrepreneurs From Around the Globe

PARIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Pharma SA is proud to announce that President and CEO Humberto C. Antunes has served as Cartier Women's Initiative Awards Jury President for North America. Jury members for the prestigious business plan competition are chosen because of their achievement...

Group Health Cooperative Shows Investing in More Primary Care Pays for Itself

Medical home model leads to less emergency room costs and avoidable hospitalizations SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An evaluation of recent innovations in delivering primary care at a Group Health Cooperative medical center shows significant success and rapid return on invest...

Group Health Cooperative shows investing in more primary care pays for itself

SEATTLEAn evaluation of recent innovations in delivering primary care at a Group Health Cooperative medical center shows significant success and rapid return on investment. The data led to a decision to invest in these best practices in all of Group Health's 26 medical centers by 2010. "Group H...

The Viral Spiral - How A Meme About the Virus May Be More Contagious Than the Virus Itself

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The world is slowly recovering from the fear of a swine flu pandemic, a panic that has proved more widespread than the virus itself. Perhaps the original fear of swine fl...

Weizmann Institute scientists discover how an injured embryo can regenerate itself

More than 80 years have passed since the German scientist Hans Spemann conducted his famous experiment that laid the foundations for the field of embryonic development. After dividing a salamander embryo in half, Spemann noticed that one half specifically, the half that gives rise to the salamand...

Higher Balance Institute Forced to File Suit to Defend Itself

After months of being the victim of continuous false and harmful statements, grass-roots meditation company, Higher Balance, files suit to defend itself. After failed attempts at seeking a peaceful resolution they seek to find a positive. The silver lining? Recovered damages gained given ...

For Some, Diabetes Care Worse Than Illness Itself

Complicated daily regimens lower their quality of life, survey finds THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- For some people with diabetes, the burden of adhering to their daily care regimen nearly equals that of their diabetes-related health complications, a U.S. study finds. University of C...

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise, dietary changes and medication have long been the cornerstones of managing type 2 diabetes. But few studies examine how exercise actually benefits these patients.// Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sens...

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise, dietary changes and medication have long been the cornerstones of managing type 2 diabetes. But few studies examine how exercise actually benefits// these patients. Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sen...

New Discovery Shows That Brain Could repair Itself After Stroke

Scientists have announced that they have discovered a new way to make the brain repair itself after a stroke, in a research that was published yesterday. // The researchers have claimed to discover a new method that could make the brain repair itself after a stroke. In their experiments that ...

Cancer-Causing Virus Synthesizes Protein To Help Sustain Itself In Host Cells

A protein that is synthesized by a cancer-causing virus enables it to bypass immune systems and infect the immune cells. This mechanism uses an unusual gene and also ensures that the virus persists in the host. // The study examines the function of a protein called HBZ, which is made by the ...

Quebec arming itself to combat a potential influenza pandemic

Quebec is gearing itself for a probable influenza pandemic, and its effects on 2.6 million people. Everyone in Quebec seem to be gripped with concern and at a press conference , Health Minister Philippe// Couillard said "The government is taking measures so that from the beginning of the epidemic w...

Connecticut Gears Itself For Pandemic

Residents of Connecticut will be contacting police officers, school leaders, in addition to the East Haven Fire Chief if a pandemic influenza were to break out. // Officials belonging to these departments are also gearing themselves for such a situation. The fire department everywhere has to be at ...

San Diego Zoo Prepares Itself Against Bird Flu

In an attempt to protect against bird flu, it has been proposed to spend an amount of $500,000 towards the protection of more than 3000 species// of rare birds (only found in captivity) in the San Diego Zoo. The previous threats from Newcastle disease that occurred three years ago in the Uni...

Turkey Gears Itself To Fight Bird Flu

As many as 1.107 million fowl have been killed in Turkey with the object of combating the spread of the bird flu infection in the country. This has been revealed by the Turkish National Coordination Center for Bird Flu. //The infection has been detected in as many as 13 provinces in the country, wh...

Bulgaria Prepares Itself For Combating Bird Flu Outbreak

The agricultural minister of Bulgaria, Nihat Kabi said that the country was preparing itself to effectively combat the deadly bird flu infection, after reports of the bird flu infection (H5N1 strain) in Turkey. // "We are ready to identify, isolate and destroy bird flu centres if it emerges. ...

Italy Confident Of Protecting Itself From Bird Flu

Italy does not feel threatened by the bird flu outbreaks in Turkey, according to Francesco Storace, the country’s Health Minister. Italy is reported to have already taken measures// to prevent the spread of the infection into its territory, and it is also ready to face all possibilities of an outbr...

India Prepares Itself For H5N1

The avian flu virus’ signature has not been seen in India so far, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research’s (ICMR) Director-General N.Ganguly // . The institution has also set up with the Hong Kong Flu laboratory, a working relationship. Migratory birds are also being kept under survei...

New Zealand Prepares Itself For Pandemic

The Kapiti and Matiu islands may well become quarantine areas if a flu epidemic were to strike the Wellington Region. // The object behind this will be to contain the spread of the epidemic across the country. Schools and hostels churches and hotels may also be transformed into emergency hospitals...

UK Prepares Itself For Flu Pandemic

A bird flu tsar will be appointed for Scotland for coordinating efforts when an epidemic breaks out. The senior health official who will be responsible for giving his expert advice will be paid £50,000 annually.// Experts are of the opinion that the virus can mutate to spread rapidly among hu...

Heart can repair itself after heart attack

Contrary to popular belief, the heart can actually repair itself by growing new cells after a heart attack. This surprising discovery was uncovered by researchers in New York and Italy. Dr. Piero Anversa and colleagues of the New York Medical College in Valhalla detected signs that heart musc...

No Carrier Necessary: This Drug Delivers Itself

The problem of efficiently delivering drugs has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact// until reaching their targets. Now scientists in the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and Roswell Park Cance...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

...tes 119 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The family-owned company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service and cooperative associate relations. Golub's approximatel...

Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

...ers that its principles of rigorous clinical and service quality standards have been well placed. "It is admirable for any company to dedicate itself to meeting such high standards. To have accomplished our goal and gain full accreditation as quickly as we have is the direct result of the dedicatio...

Former Microsoft Healthcare Executive Joins iMedExchange

...f 25% year over year growth for the Internet Ad industry making the Internet one of the leading marketing mediums. iMedExchange has established itself as the leading community for physicians addressing both their professional needs and personal passions. Every day, thousands of physicians interact wi...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

...ion System for our Patients (CRISP), which is the organization chosen by the state to build the health information exchange. "Maryland has positioned itself as a leader in this critical endeavor." "Americans are paying attention to health care issues now more than ever. And we know we have to creat...

MaxLife Fund Corp. announces cancellation of 14,050,000 Common Shares

...tential for higher maximum returns. This is a way for such investors to diversify into an alternative asset class. MaxLife Fund Corp. is positioning itself to grow with the industry and expand its operation to become one of the leaders in the Life Settlement sector. Cautionary Statement Pursuant to S...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...RNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infectious diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer. In certain cases, the malignancy itself can predispose patients to severe or recurrent infections. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recognizes the importance of providing...

ICBS to focus on pharmaceutical and environmental markets

... Inter Canadian Business Services along with divesting our interest in Ramapo Valley Brewery" said Dr. George Tsoukas, Chairman. ICBS has positioned itself with 51% ownership in Canadian Bio Med Systems and 25% interest in BioSpec Global Solutions. These companies have entered a multi billion dollar mar...

Clarient to Present at Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 12th

...with world class pathology expertise to assess and characterize cancer. Clarient's mission is to become the leader in cancer diagnostics by dedicating itself to collaborative relationships with the healthcare community to translate cancer discovery and research into better patient care. The Company's princi...

Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent

...with world class pathology expertise to assess and characterize cancer. Clarient's mission is to become the leader in cancer diagnostics by dedicating itself to collaborative relationships with the healthcare community to translate cancer discovery and research into better patient care. The Company's princi...

CorVel Announces Revenues and Earnings

...all associated medical and indemnity costs. CorVel currently conducts electronic interfaces with various government entities as well as between itself and other private sector payors. During the quarter, the Company successfully launched clearinghouse services in Minnesota in response to the State's ...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

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Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

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Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

... Union accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than the interests of consumers. Consumers Union supports itself through the sale of our information products and services, individual contributions, and a few noncommercial grants. ...

Generic Erosion of Established Agents Will Offset Growth From Uptake of Emerging Therapies in the Market for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

...h we anticipate that, if approved, Cialis would face substantial reimbursement hurdles for the disease through 2018, it has the potential to establish itself as a dominant therapy in the benign prostatic hyperplasia and male lower urinary tract symptoms market if it were to obtain favorable reimbursement in...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

...cond point it has to be said that people on insulin are generally people who are also overweight and obese," Lichtenfeld stressed. "And that in and of itself is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. So there are a lot of other interactions in there that could possibly explain the findings. And they need to b...
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