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RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses today hailed passage of a key amendment in the House Education and Labor Committee to the national healthcare reform bill this morning that would enable individual states to g...

Fluorescent probes may permit monitoring of chemotherapy effectiveness, Stanford study shows

STANFORD, Calif. Going out like a brilliant flame is one way to get attention. If physicians could watch tumor cells committing a form of programmed suicide called apoptosis, a desired effect of workhorse cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they could more quickly pick the mo...

China Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Stockholder Approval of Charter Amendment to Permit Early Distribution of Its Trust Fund and to Permit Its Continued Existence Without Blank Check Company Provisions and Sets Payment Date

PASADENA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") (NYSE Alternext US: CHM, CHM-U, CHM-WS) announced that at its annual meeting held today, March 5, 2009, its stockholders voted in favor of a charter amendment to allow the early distribution of t...

Healthy Weight Loss Begins With What You Permit to Enter Your Mind, More So Than Even Your Mouth!

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Suzanne Somers, New York Times best selling author of AGELESS, and some of Long Island's most brilliant, wellness oriented doctors will share unadulterated information, at the November 3rd and 4th NAVEL Expo (Nutrition, Aesthetics, Vitality, Efficacy, ...

Work Permit Required For Indian Doctors in Britain

London. The overseas doctors in Britain are alarmed as new rules are being implemented that will make them require work permit before they can work// in hospitals of the National Health Service (NHS). There are currently thousands of doctors from the Indian subcontinent who could suddenly...

Canada May Not Permit Bextra To Reenter Market

Health Canada has announced a ban on the anti-inflammatory drug Bextra, meant for those who suffer from arthritis. The benefits derived from the drug were outweighed by the cardiovascular risks, including the possibility of // triggering strokes and heart attacks, according to an expert safety pane...

NutraCea Announces Forbearance Agreement With Bank and Provides Update on Business Strategy and Transactions

...ned SRB products are being manufactured in Dillon, Montana. The Phoenix facility was completed in January, 2009 and we received a temporary operating permit from the City of Phoenix at that time. Employees were hired and trained in the last quarter of 2008 and test production runs were made in January and...

Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County

...ealth insurance question was added to the 2008 American Community Survey to permit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to more accurately underst...f the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in Atlanta. "The data permit us to plan our various programs and help us make decisions on how to alloca...

TriReme Medical, Inc. Receives CE Marking for Glider(TM) PTCA Dilatation Catheter

...the name Glider(TM). The Glider(TM) is a first-in-class balloon dilatation catheter with a torquable shaft and novel tip design. These features permit the Glider(TM) to cross through tight lesions and stent struts. In addition, its unique balloon characteristics were designed to allow full dilatation...

Tyco International Reports Third Quarter Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Special Items of $0.58 Per Share and GAAP Earnings of $0.51 Per Share

... Operating income, operating margin, and income and EPS from continuing operations before special items are useful measures for investors because they permit more meaningful comparisons of the company's underlying operating results and business trends between periods. The difference between income and EPS f...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

... first published in 2008. These values are not limits; instead, they define the "background exposure level" of a substance in the body. The BAR values permit comparisons between the level of exposure experienced by the general population and the exposure measured in the workplace. BAR values were determined...

QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009

...ed with the combination therapies than with Lucentis monotherapy, and the differences were statistically significant. The visual acuity results do not permit determining whether the vision outcomes with combination therapy are superior, the same, or inferior to the monotherapy regimen given in this study. ...

Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)

...f 93. Since laser back surgery only requires local anesthesia, it is an all-around safer procedure and can be performed on people whose health may not permit undergoing general anesthesia. For more information, please contact The California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic at (310) 289-1991 or visit http://www...

Forterus Inc. Elects Jeff Walton, Former Bear Stearns President, to Board of Directors; Applying to Open New Facility near Los Angeles

...sist Forterus in raising capital," said Paul Howarth, CEO. Mr. Howarth said also the Company has submitted an application for a conditional use permit to Ventura County, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, to open a self-contained rehabilitation facility there. "This is a top priority for Forterus ...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes

...execution and delivery of an amendment (the "Credit Agreement Amendment") to the Issuers' asset-based revolving loan facility (to, among other things, permit the issuance of new senior secured notes in a new offering (the "New Notes Offering")); reduction of the amount of the Subordinate...

Statement By Dr. Paul Zeitz Regarding a Proposed Amendment By Rep. Mark Souder to Prohibit HHS Funding For Needle Exchange

... the U.S. House of Representatives to repudiate Rep. Souder's amendment, and to reaffirm its support for the existing evidence-based regulations which permit needle exchange." ...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...ional government are further compounding these problems. The global health community is speaking with one voice on this urgent need. We can no longer permit the world to be distracted by false choices -- between one disease and another, between a mother's life and that of her children, between treating sic...

Congress Moves Forward With Tax-Funded Abortion Plans

...ery dollar it spends. Against a backdrop of declining public support, the President has told Congressional leaders he wants them to pass a measure to permit the government to take over healthcare before they leave for their August break. The rush is on because public support for a government takeover is g...

China Medicine Receives rADTZ Feasibility Report from the Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

...s will follow very soon in China," said Mr. Senshan Yang, Chairman and CEO of China Medicine Corporation. "We are also eligible to apply for a product permit for rADTZ from the Ministry of Agriculture in China and expect to receive it in approximately six months. With the product permit, rADTZ can be sold n...

Statement by USW President Leo W. Gerard on U.S. House Health Care Reform Bill

...e plan option that will bring real competition for private insurance from day one. It calls on corporations to pay their fair share and will no longer permit free riders to off-load their health care costs onto the national system. The House bill introduces much-needed insurance market reforms so that pre-e...

Intelident Solutions Reaffirms Proposal to Acquire Zila

...laint requests that the Court suspend any further efforts by Zila and Tolmar to consummate the Merger Agreement and the Note Purchase Agreement and to permit Intelident to take the steps necessary to pursue its Superior Proposal. "We regret that we have had to resort to legal action to obtain fair ...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Priority Review and Acceptance of NDA Submission for Acetavance(TM) for Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever

...ths to six months. Acceptance of the NDA submission indicates that the FDA has made a threshold determination that the NDA is sufficiently complete to permit a substantive review. The company's 505(b)(2) NDA for Acetavance includes data from one pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of acute pai...

Endoscopic Technologies to Pay U.S. $1.4 Million to Resolve Allegations of Medicare Fraud

... Estech in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which permit private citizens, called "relators," to bring lawsuits on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of the proceeds of any settlement or judgm...

Elsevier launches official version of BrainNavigator

...te the neighborhood relation of structures. Importantly, for the first time a detailed ontology of brain structures has been constructed and this will permit scientists to navigate seamlessly between the brain of rat and mouse in the first instance and the human brain when the site is expanded," commented G...

TorreyPines Announces the Adjournment of Its Special Meeting of Stockholders

...nt (97%) of the stockholders present at the meeting in person or voting by proxy approved the proposal to adjourn and reconvene the Special Meeting to permit further solicitation of proxies since there were not sufficient votes at the Special Meeting to approve the Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution. Stock...

Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals

...ation and oversight; state and local law enforcement agency use of undercover stings of gun dealers; regulation of private gun sales; laws requiring a permit or license to purchase a handgun; and limiting the purchase of guns to one gun per customer per month. According to the study, cities with the lowe...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...onsumer Watchdog and Strumwasser & Woocher LLP, alleges that the DMHC, and its Director Cindy Ehnes, recently changed the state agency's policy to permit insurers to deny coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA"), an essential treatment for autism, in plain violation of the California Mental Heal...

Jackson International Launches New Website in Collaboration with Medicaview International

...esources for medical travelers (medical tourists) and their families traveling to Miami for complex medical and surgical procedures. These tools also permit their affiliate physician HIPAA compliant access to medical records and information to better provide continuity of care for them. ...

EUROPACE raises remote monitoring profile

...s per year, depending on the patient status. With remote monitoring, problems can be identified immediately. "Continuous control of the device will permit detection of possible device dysfunction at a very early stage which allows us to take immediate action, thus improving patient safety significantly."...

Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

...s, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, offers the following lawn-mower safety tips: Do not permit children under 12 years of age to operate any lawn mower and don't allow anyone under 16 to use a ride-on mower. Do not allow children to be passen...

Benefit of glinides is not proven

...ailable trials. The data on the investigated outcomes, moreover, did not permit a definite conclusion on whether patients profit from treatment with glinid...red in analyses on adverse events. The low number of cases, however, do not permit any clear conclusion to be drawn concerning a benefit or harm from glinides...

Keep Safety in Mind While Cooling Off in the Water

...s Angeles Health Services. Take your children for swimming lessons, with a qualified swimming instructor if possible, as early as you can. Never permit anyone, adults included, to swim alone. Enclose pools and hot tubs with fences with self-locking gates. This includes pools in backyards, neighborh...

Zero tolerance alcohol policy good choice for parents

... college freshmen and related their drinking habits to their parents' modeling and permissibility of alcohol use. Those students whose parents did not permit them to drink underage -- about half of the group -- were significantly less likely to drink heavily in college, regardless of gender. Moreover, "the ...

Legislation Will Expand Access to Life-Saving Laboratory Tests

...rocess. Laboratories are required to bill hospitals, and hospitals are required to bill Medicare. The Patient Access to Critical Lab Tests Act would permit independent laboratories that develop and perform certain qualifying genetic, genomic or proteomic tests and cancer chemosensitivity assays to bill Me...

Clock Ticking In Boston Archdiocese Abortion Scandal

...ffective July 1. "Cardinal O'Malley must realize this situation requires his immediate and definitive action," Brown said. "The Cardinal must not permit this scandal to continue. It would be tragic for yet another debacle, caused by misinformation, contradictory statements and shameful cover-ups to be...

Interleukin Genetics Launches Inherent Health Brand of Genetic Tests Offering Clear and Personalized Insights to Wellness

...ngful genetic tests in heart health, bone health and nutritional needs, as well as PST(R), the periodontal disease risk assessment test. The products permit focused, personalized guidance for individuals looking for insights on specific lifestyle changes that can be made based on their genetic results to i...

Lifeclinic Supports the Novartis and International Association of Fire Fighters Campaign Against Hypertension

...lood pressure, weight, body fat, BMI and blood oxygen tests, along with glucose meter upload capability. IR (infrared) and USB peripheral input ports permit interfacing with various personal health devices including pedometers. Users can easily navigate through the LC500's interface of test options and hea...

Comfort Matters - The new Draeger Series of Filtering Facepiece Respirators Demonstrate Exceptional Wearer Comfort

...ead harness of the Draeger X-plore 1700 consists of a continuous loop, permanently elastic stable textile band. A foam nose pad and flexible nose clip permit a comfortable and individual fit with excellent sealing characteristics at the nose. Wide range of applications Developed jointly with users...

Prix Galien USA Now Accepting Nominations for Premiere Biopharmaceutical Industry Award

...ug Administration for first or new indications between 1999 and 2008 are eligible for nomination in 2009. The new, decade-long eligibility period will permit the judges to determine both the immediate and the long-term impact these pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products and devices have had on human health...

Johnson & Johnson Files Arbitration Demand Against Schering-Plough to Resolve Dispute Over Agreements for REMICADE(R) and SIMPONI(TM)

...ruling that the agreement and plan of merger between Merck & Co., Inc., and Schering-Plough Corporation constitutes a change of control that would permit the termination of the agreements between Schering-Plough and Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., regarding the product RE...
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