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5,000 Medical Leaders Report Latest Advancements in Biomedical Technologies; Breakthroughs by 2015 Predicted for Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes

A record-setting 5,000 delegates and corporate leaders from 70 nations participated in the world's premier scientific conference on topics relating to medical interventions to prevent and treat the diseases and disabilities associated with the biological process of aging. The Winter 2008 Session...

Multiple sclerosis progression can be predicted with MRI

Boston, Mass. November 05, 2008 A new study published in Journal of Neuroimaging shows that MRI scans used on multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to determine if the disease has affected gray matter in the brain can identify those at-risk for progression of disability. MS affects approximately...

TB Outbreaks May Be Predicted by First 2 Cases

Identifying cluster characteristics early would aid control efforts, researchers say TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to predict tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks by examining characteristics of the first two cases of the disease, Dutch researchers report. Based on t...

Litigation Predicted in Wake of FAA Ban of Chantix Use by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers: Smoking Cessation Drug Target of Controversy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A veteran pharmaceutical litigation attorney predicted today that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will face lawsuits from individuals who claim to have been harmed by its popular smoking cessation drug Chantix. The FAA issued an immediate ban on the use of ...

Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to predicting a person's cardiovascular disease risk, cheap, simple and noninvasive methods can be as effective as lab tests, a new study finds. The U.S. researchers ...

As Healthcare Spending is Predicted to Exceed 4 Trillion in Less Than 10 Years, Technology will be Called upon to Stem the Tide

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) President, Jim Renfro, today responded to a recent series of articles that predict by 2017, total health care spending will double to more than $4 trillion a year, accounting for one o...

Adult Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Childhood

Data covering 34 years shows parental history, overweight are markers for adult disease WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The development of type 2 diabetes in adults can be predicted in childhood, according to a U.S. study that's followed a group of 814 children and adults since 1973. R...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says,,,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Over the next 15 years, there could be a severe shortage of cardiothoracic surgeons at a time when an aging population will probably increase the demand for surgical procedur...

Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury can Be Predicted Using MRI

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists can better predict the likelihood of full or partial recovery of patients with acute spinal cord injuries (SCI), according to a study published in the June issue of the journal Radiology. "Our study demonstrates that the possibility and ...

Dire Future Predicted for Europe's 4 Seas

A 2.5 million Euro research project, European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems, has predicted a dire future for Europes four regional seas. As part of the research, the group of over 100 scientists from 28 institutions from 15 European countries, focused on the four major European sea area...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

A new Mayo Clinic study provides strong evidence that the joint effects of common DNA variations in several genes that encode proteins in a pathway explain why some persons get Parkinsons disease while others dont. It even predict with great accuracy at what age people might develop their first sy...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

Abnormal proteins in amniotic fluid that signal a higher risk of delivering prematurely are being detected with increasing accuracy// by Yale School of Medicine researchers who presented their work in two abstracts at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference February 8 in San Francisco. ...

Flu Pandemic Predicted to be 1000 September 11ths

Doctors are being warned that a flu pandemic across UK would be like "1,000 September 11ths" with preparations for it "woefully inadequate. // According to Dr Steve Hajioff while addressing the British Medical Association's annual conference, stockpiling anti-viral drugs is not as important as ...

Heart Disease Predicted from Eyes

A Melbourne scientist has been awarded a national prize for developing an imaging technique, which can measure changes in blood vessels in the eyes that would help identify people at risk of heart disease //. Professor Tien Wong, from the University of Melbourne's Center for Eye Research, rec...

Periodontal disease can be predicted by trends in obesity!

The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) has studied the relation between three parameters viz periodontal disease, obesity and insulin resistance // The study carried out at the University at Buffalo has given findings that point in the direction that obesity is a s...

Heart Disease Risk Can Now Be Predicted By A Painless, Non-Invasive Test

Heart disease risk in asymptomatic patients can now be predicted by using a simple, non-invasive device called arterial tonometer developed by Mayo Clinic researchers. // The device measures the arterial stiffness and the calcium content in the coronary artery that supplies the heart. The results ...

Adrenal Suppression not predicted by inhaled corticosteroids

It is proved beyond doubt that asthma is affected beneficially by long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in childhood//. Although there is a lot of side affects that are associated with it. Which include adrenal suppression and growth deceleration; continue to be of concern to...

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth

About one in every 600 babies in the United States is born with an isolated cleft lip and palate, which means the baby is born with cleft only // and no other birth defects. Researchers say they now have a new gene test that will help predict if a couple will have a child born with a cleft lip a...

Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

Researchers have been studying about the outcome of the hitech scanning technologies recently. A scan that looks at glucose uptake in a tumour shows who has a poor prognosis. Osteosarcoma is a bone tumour which affects mainly younger people. //It's an unusual cancer and one where the outcome tends ...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

Researchers have found a simple pulmonary test can predict overall long-term survival rates in both men and women. Their findings are presented in the September issue of Chest. Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV...

Fly Ash Bricks are Absolutely Safer Than Actually Predicted

A new study by an American researcher has revealed that bricks made from fly-ash particles captured as waste by coal-fired power plants might be safer than predicted. Rather than leach minute amounts of mercury as some researchers had predicted, the bricks do the reverse, pulling minute am...

Graft-versus-Host Diseases can Be Predicted

Human-to-human organ transplantation saves and enhances the lives of a number of patients suffering from many forms of end-stage organ failure//. Today, transplantation is the leading form of treatment for several debilitating diseases. Graft-versus-host disease occurs when white blood cells...

The Outbreak of Influenza is Now Predicted

Experts will now publish the predictions of influenza activity 2-4 weeks in advance in the Jan 15th issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. // Though there are outbreaks of influenza any time of the year, their incidence and severity can be announced which would act as a caution to people to op...

Risk of Heart Attack Can Now Be Predicted

A certain biomarker in the blood may predict the risk of heart attack or death for patients with coronary heart disease //, according to a new study. Researchers conducted a study to determine whether blood levels of placental growth factor (PIGF) can predict risk for death or non-fatal heart at...

Epilepsy can be predicted

Scientists have found a way to predict when somebody is likely to have an epileptic seizure. In most people with epilepsy, seizures occur suddenly and without warning and can lead to disability or even death. //However, a team from Hopital de la Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, believe it may be...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

...wing represent some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by our forward-looking statements: our substantial indebtedness; competitive factors in the industry in which we operate (including the approval and i...

ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

...s we expect for fiscal 2010 and 2010. A more complete description of these and other risks that could cause actual events to differ from the outcomes predicted by our forward-looking statements is set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K and other reports we file with the S...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

... market our products successfully to anticipated customers, the impact of increasing competition, the growth of prescription drug utilization rates at predicted levels, the retention of our key personnel, our customers continuing to process transactions at historical levels, that our systems will not be interr...

Survey Compares Aussie and English Barbeque Attitudes

...A PPP healthcare Nutrition and Fitness website ( http://nutritionandfitness.axappphealthcare.co.uk/index.php?axacmp=pr/articles/bbq ) Despite the predicted British "barbecue summer" being officially rained off this won't prevent 49% of Australians living in England from getting out their grills this weeke...

Warner Chilcott Announces Receipt of Paragraph IV Certification Notices

...wing represent some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by our forward-looking statements: our substantial indebtedness; competitive factors in the industry in which we operate (including the approval and i...

First Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit October 27 in Minneapolis; International Panel to Discuss New Regulations, Recession, & BI Best Practices

...150 Provider Organizations across the United States have gone bankrupt or closed in the past 10 years due to financial instability. With the recession predicted to last into 2010, many healthcare organizations will continue to face critical challenges unless they immediately begin to improve their financial pe...

Genoptix Reports Continued Strong Growth for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2009

...versely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted include, without limitation, commercial and governmental reimbursement decisions, compliance and regulatory risks, financial risks, the Company's abil...

Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results

...tions about future events and trends. They inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements, including the uncertainty of estimated revenues and profits, the uncertainty of current domestic and international...

MDS Nordion Submits Expression of Interest Proposal to Government of Canada on Medical Isotope and Generator Production

... codes could be essential to resolving the existing discrepancy between the predicted and measured value of the power coefficient of reactivity of the MAPLE reac... problem with a positive coefficient. It was a mismatch between the (value) predicted in their safety case in the computer codes that said it should be negative ...

Students Connect with Stable Careers Through Updated Medical Assistant Career Resources on All Allied Health Schools

...mployment rates reaching troubling levels in some states, medical assistant careers are an oasis of stability. In 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted 35 percent growth in medical assistant careers over a 10-year period--revealing medical assisting as one of the fastest growing careers in today's e...

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza

...pond with recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO) also in February. Influenza vaccine is formulated each year to match the strains predicted to circulate during the upcoming season. This formulation for the 2009-2010 influenza season introduces a new B strain. The two A strains are unchange...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

...ly expressed on human acute myeloid leukemia stem cells than on their normal stem cell counterparts. Among adult patients with AML, higher CD47 levels predicted worse overall survival, they report. Antibodies against CD47 allowed the cancer stem cells to be eaten by macrophages and prevented them from takin...

IHPA Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign for Hurricane Protection

...ing sold that have never been tested or evaluated," Johnston added. "With the increased hurricane activity that we have had over the last decade, and predicted to continue for the next 20 years, we have been able to gather an immense amount of information on what is needed and what fails in regards to protect...

Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

...d 37 proteins from the samples and came up with two groups of proteins that predicted delivery within the next seven days better than any single protein. One... the models, which included proteins found in amniotic and cervical fluids, predicted birthing with 91 percent accuracy. The other test, which included measuring...

Nycomed Announces FDA Filing for Daxas(R) in COPD

...e Officer of Nycomed, said: "With its novel mode of action, Daxas represents an important new approach to the management of COPD -- a disease which is predicted to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. The FDA filing, which follows the submission of Daxas to the EMEA in May, is another imp...
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