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Expert Explains Why Propofol Was the Wrong -- and Possibly Fatal -- Drug for Michael Jackson

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Propofol, the chemical name for Diprivan, is formulated for ONLY intravenous use. It is used for general anesthesia or sedation in operating rooms, GI suites, and intensive care units. Propofol is intended only for use under medical supervision i...

Researchers uncover approach for possibly eradicating HIV infection

ST. LUCIE, FL Researchers from the newly-established VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal have uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body. The researchers have also revealed new information which demonstrates how HIV persists in the body - even in patients ...

3T MRI can detect wrist ligament tears, possibly eliminating need for invasive arthroscopy

MRI of the wrist at 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a study performed at Neuroskeletal Imaging in Merritt Island, Florida. The study included 49 patients who had both 3T MR and arthroscopy; 51 tears were found ...

Disability by Denial - Blue Cross Rejects Critical Surgery for Orange County ICU Nurse - Woman Possibly Left Disabled by Denial

Nurses Launch Online and Telephone Campaign to Flood Blue Cross With the Message: Save Our Colleague OAKLAND, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses from around the country have vowed to take up the case of 46-year-old Kim Kutcher, RN, as she battles Blue Cross and its dec...

Single reader with CAD more efficient, yields fewer false positives, and possibly more sensitive

Single reading of screening mammograms with computer-aided detection (CAD) is more efficient than double reading and yields a higher sensitivity than the first reader in a double reading program, according to a study conducted by researchers at Charlotte Radiology in Charlotte, NC. In addition, th...

Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A lower metabolism, as well as slight changes in eating behavior, could explain the positive energy balance leading to being overweight in narcolepsy, according to a study published in the October 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Dorothe Chabas, MD, PhD, o...

Day Care Centres Possibly Give Rise to More Infection, an Australian Study

More and more young children in Australian are succumbing to infections. And that in turn could be linked to the fact more and more parents fall back on the day care centres. The survey of the medical records of 270,000 West Australian children found infectious diseases were the most common ...

Day Care Centres Possibly Give Rise to More Infection, an Australian Study

More and more young children in Australian are succumbing to infections. And that in turn could be linked to the fact more and more parents// fall back on the day care centres. The survey of the medical records of 270,000 West Australian children found infectious diseases were the most common ...

Breast Cancer and Bra Wearing: Possibly Linked

This is one line of thought bra-burning women libbers would love to endorse. // In 1995, a book - Dressed To Kill (Avery Press, revised edition 2001) by authors Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer (a husband-and-wife team) had come out with claims that wearing a bra throughout the day i...

Strep, Psychiatric Symptoms Possibly Linked in Some Children

New research suggests that strep infections in children may increase involuntary movements and disruptive behaviors associated// with some psychiatric disorders. In an eight-month study of 693 children in a Florida public school system, University of Florida researchers found that shortly aft...

Study Finds - UV Damaged Skin could be Possibly Treated with Glucosamine

Glucosamine, a substance used in treating arthritis was now found to play a role in reversing the aging symptoms, treating UV damaged skin and preventing the //formation of new age spots in women. A team of dermatologists from Harvard Medical School have reported that the more stable n-acetyl g...

Infected health worker possibly infects babies in the hospital

The diagnosis of Tuberculosis in a health worker in London created a lot of commotion which led to the testing of more than 200 babies//. TB is a curable disease and is characterized by cough, phlegm, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. It usually affects the lungs but remains dormant for many yea...

Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

...he school. "Inflammation in the gut of colicky infants closely compared to levels in patients with inflammatory bowel disease." He said colic could possibly lead to other gastrointestinal conditions in later life, such as irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease. Colic, which causes an otherwise he...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... or commercialization, or result in product liability claims, including serious adverse events that are not characterized by clinical investigators as possibly related to Contrave; the third parties on whom Orexigen relies to assist with the development programs for Contrave or Empatic, including clinical inv...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

... the dentist is oftentimes an afterthought. However, when children and teens get routine dental exams, many problems or issues can be caught early and possibly corrected. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggest parents take their child to a ...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

...ng undifferentiated adult stem cells for future utilization by the donor or possibly first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cel...ng undifferentiated adult stem cells for future utilization by the donor or possibly their first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood st...

Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery

...ugs®, Lexi-Comp's core drug database enhanced with dental-specific fields of information, and Lexi-Interact™, providing in-depth analysis of possibly dangerous drug interactions and risk management guidelines for patients taking multiple medications. Instant dental alerts warn of medications that ma...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

...cognize the need for practical patient support and education during this difficult time in patients' lives, following a major cardiovascular event and possibly having a stent placed in an artery," said Joe Pieroni, president and chief executive officer for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. "We are dedicated to developing ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...gress this week that warned the U.S. is still not adequately prepared for a worse outbreak of H1N1 this fall. "Hospitals across California--and possibly the entire country--are putting registered nurses and other front-line caregivers at risk by inadequately preparing for this pandemic," said CNA/NNOC ...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

...rgeted for chemoprevention studies," she said in a news release. "Further identification of serum factors that are involved in tumor development would possibly provide a way to identify at-risk individuals and target interventions to these people." This study "contributes to accumulating evidence that calo...

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

...en lessens its symptoms. In terms of treatments, certain antiviral drugs can not only ease symptoms of seasonal flu but also shorten its duration and possibly prevent complications as well. Some of those drugs probably help against swine flu too. Antivirals work best if taken early on in the illness, so it's...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

... 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 be explored." More information There's more on the causes and treatment of diabetes at the American Di...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...s a way to potentially diagnose lung cancer. "This test could offer a novel, non-invasive and accurate way to test for the presence of lung cancer, possibly improving the chances of an early diagnosis and a better prognosis," says Dr. Thunnissen. Dr. Thunnissen will present this study on Tuesday, August...

House Measure Proves Healthcare Legislation Will Fund Abortion, Says Family Research Council Action

...amendment and Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon switched his vote to the pro-abortion side. "Even those who claim abortion is not included cannot possibly deny that abortion is explicitly in the legislation because of the Capps amendment. Seventy-one percent of Americans, according to recent polling data...

Holy Ground Farm, Inc Announces Impotency Resolved by Simple Non-Invasive Method

...hich the glyphs can be used. One in particular really 'jumped out' at me, which was titled 'Repair Damaged Nerves'. I had felt for years that I had possibly done nerve damage due to past substance abuse, namely crystal methamphetamine and cocaine, the aftermath of which left me severely unable to focus, an...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...enetically susceptible people," said NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "This study adds UV radiation to the growing list of environmental exposures possibly important in the development of autoimmune diseases." ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

...Wu, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, called the findings "encouraging." "It supports that birth control pills possibly have additional advantages that can be used for treating bacterial vaginosis," Wu said. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when the normal bacterial flora...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

...g flea & tick prevention options. Warmer temperatures and dry conditions are perfect for the lifespan of parasites. Heartworm, a very serious and possibly fatal disease, is transmitted by the mosquito. If not on year-round preventative medication, be sure to have dogs AND cats tested. 7. Keep an...

Akorn, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Information

...ent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. That discussion covers certain risks, uncertainties and possibly inaccurate assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results. Other factors besides those list...

As Medical Bills Contribute to 50% of U.S. Foreclosures, CreditFYI Shares 5 Tactics for Managing Medical Debt

... following 5 specific actions consumers can take to minimize their chances of being overbilled, double-billed or billed for expenses they didn't incur possibly resulting in the medical debt. Tips to Manage Medical Bills 1.   Be an informed policyholder. Know exactly what your health pla...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

...g with the Tyrannosaurus rex [analysis from 2007]," the report states. "The identified peptides seem consistent with a sample containing old, quite possibly very ancient, bird-like bone, contaminated with only fairly explicable proteins. Hemoglobin and collagen are plausible proteins to find in fossil bone...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

...t it takes 10 years to train a cardiothoracic surgeon. This shortage could result in significant waiting times before people get needed surgery and possibly in unnecessary complications and deaths, he said. The expected shortage of surgeons comes at a time when cardiologists could also be in short suppl...

Study: Being active as a preschooler pays off later in childhood

...they became less active. The study also indicated that boys are more likely to experience the sustained benefit from being active as preschoolers, possibly because they are more active at age 5 than girls, highlighting a need to especially encourage young girls to exercise. "The CDC recommends that ki...

Resvera Health Rx Launches All-Natural Resveratrol-Based Supplement with Anti-Aging and Disease-Fighting Properties

...mer's and osteoporosis. "Many scientists are viewing Resveratrol as possibly the biggest medical breakthrough since antibiotics," says Tim Carroll, Resv...ention and prolonged youth." With Resveratrol, life expectancy could possibly extend 20 to 30 percent and living to age 125 could become a realistic goal...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

...he surface applicators for my skin cancer patients, I was particularly intrigued with the ability of electronic brachytherapy to provide a similar and possibly superior clinical outcome in a more patient friendly environment. The ability to treat with little impact on surrounding normal tissues should allow f...

OrthoDynamix LLC Launches ArthroSteer(TM): Reaching New Limits in Arthroscopy

...g people with hip pain stay active longer. Moreover, professional athletes can now even extend their careers. If surgery is done early enough, it can possibly prevent cartilage damage and arthritis," says Dennis. Surgeons are able to manipulate ArthroSteer instruments by the three specific controls on...

Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

...egulation, which is imminent, puts our sector in the precarious position of possibly absorbing a double-barrel hit - first with the Medicare regulation cut of $...ng jobs and damaging our already fragile economy, Medicare cuts of the size possibly contemplated would inhibit our profession's continued investment in cost ef...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... effective therapies. "From our work with cancer stem-like cells in malignant brain cancers, it appears that stem cells from different cancers or possibly even within the same tumor may use different signaling pathways and have different implications for disease progression and prognosis. Findings from ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

...ld have threatened their financial security as well. But I was able to focus on getting through the treatment and getting well -- not on how we would possibly pay the larger bill. If it hadn't been, if I hadn't had insurance, I probably would not have made the doctor's appointment and gotten the test that tu...

Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

...own why segments respond in such different manners, though the researchers theorize that differences in arterial anatomy or local blood flow patterns, possibly caused by individual genetics or other risk factors, could be responsible. More information The U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institut...
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