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NIH Plan Charts Course to Better Treatments and Cure for Most Common Known Genetic Cause of Autism: Fragile X

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) research is moving closer to finding a cure with the recent approval by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of a comprehensive plan created by a group of leading scientists, parents and advocates. The Co...

Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment Known as Sonablate(R) HIFU Now Available at Third Site in India

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- India High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Devices Private Limited (India HIFU), an affiliate of US HIFU -- a worldwide leader in the development, distribution and use of minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies -- off...

Complete Genomes of All Known Human Rhinoviruses are Published

First comprehensive sequencing and analysis of strains responsible for common cold and other respiratory illnesses, give clues to evolution and diversity of the virus ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI); the Unive...

Pennsylvania Health Department Offers Measures to Reduce Spread of Drug-Resistant Staph Known as 'MRSA'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following reports of outbreaks of a drug-resistant staph in schools and other community settings, Pennsylvania Deputy Health Secretary Michael Huff today said there are measures that people can take to reduce the risk of contracting or sprea...

Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated

Experts develop sequence of instructions they say could help doctors evaluate risks THURSDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccine safety experts say that almost all kids who are allergic to vaccines can receive vaccinations with close monitoring and a set of standard precautions. R...

New Clorox disinfectant is EPA registered to kill both known types of MRSA

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2008 While MRSA has been an issue in healthcare settings for years, CA-MRSA outbreaks in the community have been on the rise, with the greatest risk in community settings such as fitness clubs, in sports teams, at schools and daycare centers. In May, The Clorox Company wi...

Internationally Known Psychic Christina Predicts Guides Others to Embrace a More Spiritual Way of Life

Christina Predicts' uncanny gift for communicating with infants helps parents understand their little ones better FLANDERS, N.J., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In these times of economic and political uncertainty, many people would welcome the opportunity to learn what the future hold...

Actress, Singer, Songwriter Miley Cyrus, Also Known as Hannah Montana, 'Adds' St. Jude Math-A-Thon(R) Video Host to Her Talents

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) is thrilled that Miley Cyrus, star of hit Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, takes on an inspiring role as video host for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Math-A-Thon program. In the video, dubbed...

Your Decisions Matter: San Diego Hospice Encourages You to Make Your Healthcare Decisions Known

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, and Americans across the country, in making future healthcare decisions known to family, friends and healthcare providers, as National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. Now ...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower PSA, but whether they cut cancer risk is still not known

DURHAM, N.C. -- Popular cholesterol-busting drugs -- statins -- appear to lower men's PSA values along with their cholesterol levels, according to researchers in the Duke Prostate Center and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. But whether the drugs prevent prostate cancer growth or just m...

Well known Psychiatrist in UK faces charges for misconduct with client

One the the most respected doctors in the field of Psychiatry in the UK is facing charges of misconduct.// The General Medical Council conducted a disciplinary hearing to look into the charges made against Dr Russell Reid one of the most famous gender psychiatrist in the UK for having apparentl...

COPD A Little Known Killer Disease

According to a survey conducted by a charity organization it was shocking to find that about three-quarters of the people in UK are ignorant about the existence// of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The general public said that they have never heard of the disease. COPD is UK’s fi...

Magic mushrooms known to bring relief to patients

There is now evidence to suggest that an important ingredient in magic mushrooms is capable of assisting people suffering terminal cancer and a release// from addictions. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have found that psilocybin an important element in mushrooms is capable...

The Little Known Facts of Junk DNA

Researchers at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins have found a new technology to analyze and understand the secrets of the junk DNA//. Junk DNA contains critical regions for controlling gene function. These genes that regulate various similar actions need not ...

Snappy Mobiles Known To Cause Snappish Behavior in Families

There is a flip side to cell phones as well! The Cell Boom, a boon to communication has turned a bane to family relationships, according to a recent study.// As part of the study, more than a thousand steady mobile phone users were tracked for over 2 years. The study revealed a definite dec...

Little Known DNA Repair Enzyme May Be A Tumor Suppressor Gene

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated that loss of DNA // repair enzyme’s activity in mouse cells leads to dramatic chromosomal instability. The DNA in our cells is constantly subject to environmental, chemical and cellular impacts. Thanks to nature, our cells contain ...

Viral encephalitis can cause more damage than already known

A study of patients with viral encephalitis by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio has revealed that the condition could cause seriouys movement problems. The investigators studied a group of patients with the condition, five of whom had West Nile virus. They found that 11 of the victims w...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

...ffects , including high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and death. In addition, herbal Fen Phen has also been associated with a condition known as primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Patients with PPH experience high blood pressure in the artery that carries blood from the heart to the lungs...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes and Solicitation of Consents to Related Indentures

...s and objectives of management, capital expenditures, growth and maturation of our stores and other matters. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Announces Closing of Offering of $300 Million of 11.75% Senior Secured Notes Due 2015

...s and objectives of management, capital expenditures, growth and maturation of our stores and other matters. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...r the world feet first can pose serious complications for themselves and their moms. Among single-baby pregnancies, just 3 percent to 5 percent are known as "breech presentations," with the baby's bottom, rather than head, positioned closest to the birth canal. But though the numbers are small, expe...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...ville, Tenn., questioned the impact that the study might have. "This study looked at data that is actually 25 years old," Blot said. "And it's been known for a long time that particularly heavy drinking can increase the risk for certain types of cancer." "We've known, for example, for maybe 30 years ...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

...oved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, accounted for 941 of 1,217 requests, or 77 percent, placed by scientists since 1999 for human embryonic stem cell lines housed at the tw...

Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

... percent -- of test results requiring treatment change were not mentioned in discharge summaries. So an outpatient provider likely would not even have known that the results of these tests needed to be followed up. In the patient safety arena, this is what you call a 'fumbled handoff' - and it leads to me...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

... to treat the pain and symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis. Pennsaid combines a transdermal carrier (containing dimethyl sulfoxide, popularly known as "DMSO") with diclofenac sodium, a leading non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ("NSAID"), and delivers the active drug through the skin directly to...

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

...applications. GeoVax AIDS vaccines are designed for use in uninfected people to prevent Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS), caused by the virus known as HIV-1, should the person ever become infected. GeoVax AIDS vaccines also may be effective as therapeutics (treatment of people already infected wi...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

...hood of developing cancer, English researchers report. Their study included 211 women, aged 35 to 45, with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The women found out about their increased risk after undergoing genetic testing. "Women have the...

Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina

...elease from the university. "We were amazed by the effects of beetroot juice on oxygen uptake because these effects cannot be achieved by any other known means, including training. I am sure professional and amateur athletes will be interested in the results of this research. I am also keen to explore t...

Midwest Medical Aesthetics Helps Defy Nature and Wrinkles with Artefill

... About Artefill: Artefill is the first and only FDA-approved microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for the correction of nasolabial folds, better known as smile lines. The safety and effectiveness of Artefill has been extensively studied over the past eight years. Since Artefill was approved in 2006, ...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

... About Hemophilia A Hemophilia A, also known as factor VIII deficiency or classic hemophilia, i...deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins, known as factor VIII. Hemophilia A is characterized by p...ade by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

...e, silver, gold or platinum awards based on their range of healthy eating and physical activity programs and policies. The rigorous program criteria - known as the Healthy Schools Program Best Practice Framework - were developed in consultation with a panel of experts, including representatives from the Am...

Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

...ch causes an otherwise healthy baby to cry and scream often and for long periods without any noticeable reason, has no medically grounded treatment or known cause, although bottle-fed babies seem to get it more often than breast-fed infants, according to background information in the news release. The cond...

Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

...lived in areas with higher levels of UV exposure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely to develop the form known as dermatomyositis, which weakens the muscles and causes distinctive rashes, instead of the form called polymyositis that does not have a rash," Dr. F...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

... raise the water level more quickly. The study appears online Aug. 6 in Current Biology . Orangutans are the only other type of non-human creature known to complete a similar task. "Corvids are remarkably intelligent and in many ways rival the great apes in their physical intelligence and ability to...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...ailable rapid influenza diagnostic tests that can identify influenza A or B antigens in about 15 minutes. Respiratory samples were used from 65 people known to have swine flu or seasonal flu. The tests were able to detect the H1N1 swine flu only when a high percentage of the virus was in the respiratory...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

...ohn's disease or multiple sclerosis. 24 percent have high cholesterol. 11 percent have diabetes. "This data reinforces what we've known all along. Psoriasis is a very serious condition that impacts the body well beyond the skin," said Mark Lebwohl, M.D., professor and chairman of derma...

Patient Safety Technologies Reports Second Quarter Results

...r values could be very different from and worse than those expressed in or implied by any forward-looking statement in this report as a result of many known and unknown factors, many of which are beyond our ability to predict or control. These factors include, but are not limited to, those described in Pa...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

...on of the large bowel with non-toxin producing strains of C. difficile is known to prevent the development of symptomatic CDI," commented Dr. Colin Broom, ...cks in adolescent and adult patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), also known as C1 inhibitor deficiency (for prescribing information on ViroPharma's com...

The New Next Generation Hot Tub

...bs Expert Watkins Manufacturing Hot Spring((R)) spas are made by Watkins Manufacturing, the acknowledged world leader in hot tubs and a company known for the highest ethics and integrity. Watkins is a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company whose products include such trusted brands as ...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

... the 14th leading cause of death worldwide. While the average age of onset is sixty, the disease can strike patients as early as age 30. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. Current treatments mask some symptoms but bring serious side effects, lose efficacy over time, and do not slow or alt...
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