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Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

Transplant patients rely on drugs to prevent graft rejection, but at the cost of serious side effects. The class of immunosuppressive drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors (examples are cyclosporine and tacrolimus) can damage patients' kidneys and lead to high blood pressure, among other problems....

Video: Bathmate Hydropump Poised to Replace Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- An amazing medical discovery that provides a permanent solution for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is in the US and looking to make the big three ED pills obsolete. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/bathmateus/37601/ ...

Could carbon dioxide replace antibiotics in surgery?

Oxford, UK, 04 February 2009 The journal Medical Hypotheses ( http://www.intl.elsevierhealth.com/journals/mehy/ ), an Elsevier publication, has announced the winner of the 2008 David Horrobin Prize for medical theory. Written by Mikael Persson and Jan van der Linden from the Karolinska Instit...

A simple questionnaire to replace a doctor's exam

The good news you've been offered the perfect job. The not-so-good news it's contingent on a medical exam. For the disabled, people with diseases like HIV, or those who are simply mega-stressed at the thought of a doctor's waiting room, undergoing a medical exam to qualify for a job can be ...

Humira to Replace Remicade as First Choice Among Biologics for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Oral 5-Aminosalicylates Will Continue to be Used in Early Lines of Therapy, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, f...

Will Lumineers Replace Traditional Veneers?

A new revolutionary way of improving a patient's smile is the talk of the industry. Painless, less intrusive and more affordable than traditional methods, a patient can have a completely http://www.austinsmiles.com/dental-gallery-01.html [smile makeover __title__ Dr. McCarty Smile Makeover Gall...

Mayfly-Mimicking Sensor to Replace Proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine

Bio-inspired engineering research may improve sensors in stagnant environments COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security, health and safety sensors in coal mines, buildings or underground public transit areas where air or water does not readily flow may one day be improv...

Edwards Lifesciences' Chairman and CEO Adopts New 10b5-1 Stock Trading Plan to Replace Recently Expired Plan

IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ), a global leader in products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease, today announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael A. Mussallem, has adopted a pre-a...

PEMCO Insurance Organizes Roadside Chainsaw Woodcarving Competition to Replace a Beloved Federal Way Icon

SEATTLE, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: PEMCO Insurance, Dr. Tom Payne of Federal Way and George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving. WHAT: Woodchips will fly as a team of chainsaw woodcarvers competes to replace a life-size statue of Bigfoot stolen last year from the ...

Spit tests may soon replace many blood tests

One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes. A major step in that direction is the cataloguing of the complete salivary proteome, a set of proteins in human ductal saliva, identified by a consortium of thre...

MediNotes EMR Now Interfaces With 76 Practice Management Systems, Allowing More Medical Practices to Replace Their Patients' Aging Paper Medical Records

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MediNotes Corporation, a leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) systems for small to mid-size medical practices, today announced that MediNotes e reached another technological benchmark by now interfacing with 76 Practice Management S...

Congress called on to replace 'devastating' cuts in Medicare reimbursements by ACP

(Washington) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today renewed its call on Congress to replace the 10.1 percent devastating cuts in Medicare reimbursements set to take effect Jan. 1 with at least two years of positive updates that are paid for in a way that does not make the problem worse in...

It's Probably Time to Replace Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you get headaches, allergic reactions or breathing problems riding in your car, it's probably time to change the cabin air filter. Cabin air filters clean the incoming air and remove allergens, and should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or p...

China to Replace France as World's Top Tourism Destination by 2014

Using the 2008 Olympics as its launch pad, China is expected to replace France as the world's top tourism destination by 2014. Experts interviewed by a foreign news agency said China received 22 million foreign tourists in 2006, excluding arrivals from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, compar...

Mom's Food to Replace Junk Food in Schools

The Delhi Government has proposed a ban on junk food in school canteens following a report by the Delhi Diabetics Research Centre (DDRC). The DDRC in its report// has shown concern about the increasing number of children being affected by diabetes. A survey carried out by DDRC in 38 schools s...

Artificial Teeth Developed to Replace Missing Teeth

Tokyo: Japanese researchers have successfully developed artificial teeth that they say could replace the natural teeth// in mice and eventually help with similar procedures in humans. In the technique, researchers developed the artificial teeth from a single cell implanted into the mouths of ...

'single–parent' stem cells to replace adult mice organ

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have derived uniparental embryonic stem cells - created from a single donor's eggs or two// sperm - and, for the first time, successfully used them to repopulate a damaged organ with healthy cells in adult mice. Their fin...

Simple Blood Test may Replace Invasive Prenatal Tests

Ravgen Inc., a U.S based company promises a test that will spare the risks and trauma of intrusive prenatal tests.// The company has come out with a procedure that can be described as revolutionary; a prenatal test that searches for chromosomal abnormalities through a non-invasive procedure;...

Painkiller Dihydrocodeine May Replace Methodone In Treating Heroin Addicts

Scottish researchers from Universities of Edinburgh, Napier and Adelaide have found out an alternative painkiller, dihydrocodeine for treating HEROIN addicts.// The new drug costs half as much as methadone and is much safer and less toxic too. ‘The study findings could have major implications f...

Skin-patch vaccines may replace injectable ones in future…

Painless vaccines that could simply be stuck like a band-aid are being tested on several volunteers.// Skin-patch vaccines are being tested for protection against the flu and travelers’ diarrhea. Iomai Corp. has developed these vaccines and is conducting early trials with the funding from the N...

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Won’t Replace Pap Test

Over the past 30 years, the number of cervical cancer deaths in the United States has dropped by half to 4,000 deaths a year. The main reason for the decrease is the Pap// test, which screens for the disease. Now cervical cancer prevention has entered a new era, with the FDA’s recent approval of a ...

Move to replace Standard Salt with Iodized Salt in Common Household Products

Recent reports of moderate iodine deficiency among New Zealanders and mild deficiency in some parts of Australia has prompted the Trans-Tasman regulator// Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to consider a proposal to replace standard salt with iodized salt in some common household products...

Efforts To Replace Reading Glasses Are In View

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---It's 10 p.m., and you've finally relaxed into your favorite comfy chair to review the day's news. Patting your shirt pockets you realize// there's a problem, and now you're not in a mood to relax anymore. You can't find your reading glasses. Again! Presbyopia---the inability ...

Coronal Multiplanar Reformatted Images to Replace the Conventional Ones

The researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA said that coronal multiplanar reformatted images are very efficient in the evaluation of MDCT of the GI tract.// It has an increased speed and its accuracy of diagnosis is incomparable. For the study, the researchers reviewed...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

Surgeons, in a study published in The Lancet, have proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum coils instead of brain surgery. In 2002 the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely t...

Stem Cells Could Replace Electronic Pacemakers

Electronic pacemakers, cannot react to situations like the heart's own can, such as raising the heart rate when a person is scared or about to climb up a hill but researchers say a pacemaker created by // stem cells may bypass this problem. Animal studies have shown that genetically engineered ...

Its Possible To Grow Bone To Replace The Damaged Bone

If bone growth is encouraged at some other part of the body, it is possible to use// the new growth for grafting the damaged bone. Researchers for the study, who will publish their report online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, had made a departure from the u...

Pill may replace exercise

That ultimate fantasy of the couch potato may become a reality some day, according to researchers who have found the chemical pathways that// muscle cells use to build strength and endurance. With this basic knowledge in hand, it now may be possible to develop a pill that pumps up muscle cell...

Sweet Candies replace bitter Pills for Anaemia

Anaemia due to iron deficiency is one of the major cause of morbidity in most of the underdeveloped countries. Children with iron deficiency anemia may be reluctant to take extra vitamins or iron pills, as they are inadvertently inedible. But now Iron-fortified candies were effective for improvi...

Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready

... areas, nursing homes and home health settings will be the hardest hit. Many of them will be forced out of business, and worst of all, with no one to replace their services to these most vulnerable citizens." Congress has previously rejected this idea both because it does not result in a change in ut...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...sults, the researchers found. "What we don't know is: do corticosteroids replace antibiotics?" Heneghan stated. "That's another piece of research we would l..., it is already commonly used in anesthesia, ER setting, etc., but does not replace antibiotics," Wei said. More information For more information on so...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

... Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries. They are not intended to replace the traditional hospital and its emergency department for minor injuries. In Pennsylvania there are three levels of trauma centers. Level I t...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...tes were effectively refinanced at approximately the same rate as at issuance five years ago. In connection with this refinancing, we expect to replace the revolving portion of the senior secured credit facility that is scheduled to mature in August 2010 with a new revolving credit facility maturing i...

Stereotaxis Names Daniel Johnston as Chief Financial Officer

...s has named Daniel J. Johnston (51), as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective November 15, 2009. He will join Stereotaxis in September, 2009 and replace James M. Stolze (66), Stereotaxis' current Chief Financial Officer, who will retire from the Company effective at year end 2009. Mr. Johnston brings ...

George Barrett Named Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health

... chairman and chief executive officer of the company's Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment since joining Cardinal Health in January 2008 and will replace R. Kerry Clark who previously announced that he would retire from the company upon completion of the CareFusion spinoff. "On behalf of the boa...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

... will enable Barts to expand its intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) program and offer advanced treatments to more patients. The new machines will replace three older devices and will be joined by a two-year-old accelerator that is being transferred from the current site and upgraded with RapidArc, givin...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

...rs have only been able to remove, suture repair or replace the whole meniscus with cadaver tissue. There was...nswered the challenge of his mentor: "If you could replace the meniscus cartilage, you would make a big contr...asy. "Early on, I realized that I could not replace the meniscus with artificial material because no a...

Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

...l and administrative expenses for the third fiscal quarter of 2009 increased 2 percent, or $141,000, driven primarily by increased expense spending to replace the Company's information technology systems that support customer relationship management and the order-to-cash cycle. The effective tax rate ...

Operation Rescue Announces 'Keep It Closed' Campaign

... are dedicated to working through every legal means to stop LeRoy Carhart from following through on his threats to open a late-term abortion clinic to replace Tiller's clinic," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. Once George Tiller's late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, permanently ...

BCBSGA Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

...ose whose health plans offer vaccine coverage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that the H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. Seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same day, according to the CDC. The decision to cover the H...
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