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Patients Say MPM Medical's Regenecare Gel Significantly Reduced the Itching and Pain of Skin Rashes Triggered by Anti-Cancer Drugs

IRVING, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients undergoing cancer treatment reported that using Regenecare hydrogel significantly reduced the pain and itching associated with the sometimes-severe skin rashes caused by anti-cancer drugs. Conducted by the Western University of H...

Kylie's breast cancer triggered a surge of over 30 percent in breast imaging of low-risk women

Kylie's breast cancer triggered a surge of over 30 per cent in breast imaging of low risk women, says new University of Melbourne study. Use of mammography and breast ultrasound procedures soared by over 30 per cent among women aged 25-44 in the six months following Kylie Minogue's breast cance...

Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overeating, not the obesity it causes, is the actual cause of metabolic syndrome, suggests a study with mice by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Cen...

Kensey Nash Reports Acceleration of Stock Awards Triggered by Shareholder Acquisition of Greater Than 20% of Outstanding Shares

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY ) today reported that the acquisition by Ramius Capital Group, L.L.C. and its affiliates on August 30, 2007 of more than 20 percent of the Company's outstanding common stock, as reported by Ramius in filings ...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

Two separate studies by research teams at Glasgow University and Baylor College of Medicine uncover 2 previously unidentified regulators of SCC development, providing insights into the development of this potentially lethal disease. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of nonmelanoma skin ...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

Scientists from Cornell University and Dartmouth University have explained the biological mechanism by which circadian clocks, a factor responsible for why people get sleepy at night and wake in the morning, sense light through a process that transfers energy from light to chemical reactions in ce...

Cancer and psoriasis triggered by mast cells

The body's mast cells are linked to allergic reaction in a manner with which histamine and other inflammatory substances are released. However, researchers at Karolinska// Institute have now shown how mast cells can cause diseases like psoriasis and cancer. Mast cells have been known for the...

Knee Osteoarthritis May Be Triggered By Low Levels Of Estrogen

Women in the age of 40 to 50 years are more prone to osteoarthritis. Researchers thing that sex hormones may play a vital role in the disease because of the inflammation caused in the condition as it worsens.// A new study has examined the role played by estradiol, the main sex hormone estrogen...

Doctors Predict an Asthma Epidemic Triggered by Thunderstorms

Doctors warn that thunderstorms resulting from Britain's heatwave could trigger an asthma epidemic//. Researchers have verified the long time complaints of asthma sufferers who have claimed that their condition worsened during thunderstorms. Research has revealed that storms swe...

Leukaemia May Be Triggered By Insecticides

A research conducted by French doctors has revealed that those children who are exposed to head lice shampoos and insecticides run a higher chance of contracting childhood leukaemia. The Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal //has published this report. The study has cautioned against exp...

Asthma Attacks May Be Triggered By Inhalers

An international team of researchers has revealed that the inhalers which asthmatics use for symptomatic relief will increase the chances of an attack.// Mathematical modeling techniques have been used in the research to predict as to when an asthma attack is likely to take place. The science journ...

Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

Cockroach allergens can increase asthma attacks in children much more than// allergens from dust mites or pets. The research, funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US, said that incidence of allergens from cockroaches in homes may however be specific to certain areas o...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...ut syndrome. He and other researchers are looking for drug therapies to prevent the initiation of the autoimmune cascade. Since this cascade is triggered by a number of food proteins, another viable and proven approach is to identify the offending culprits and eliminate them from your diet. Cell Science...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...y and scheduling more cases of a similar type within their blocks. The second issue was the rise in demand for certain types of instrument trays. That triggered heavy flash loads and a higher risk of infection. In response, the Sterile Processing Team, driven by Perioperative Services Director Kim Perry, began...

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Reports $0.31 EPS for the Second Quarter 2009 and Raises Full Year EPS Guidance

...f the year in solid financial shape and focused on executing our business opportunities." In June 2008, the Company's common stock performance triggered an acceleration of preferred stock dividends once the Company's average closing price of its common stock price exceeded the Company's forced conversi...

Cardiome Achieves Milestone From Collaboration With Merck Co., Inc.

... announced that it has earned a US$15 million milestone payment from its collaboration with Merck Co., Inc., through an affiliate. The milestone was triggered by the submission, by Merck, of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) seeking marketing approval for ver...

Scientists Track Impact of DNA Damage in the Developing Brain

...ble to efficiently repair the single-strand DNA damage. The shutdown triggered a dramatic decline of interneurons throughout the cerebellum. In a subgroup of those cells, the damage triggered apoptosis, or programmed cell death. But the findings suggested the greates...

Neuronal survival and axonal regrowth obtained in vitro

...he researchers succeeded in controlling the reaction of astrocytes and when the latter were cultured with neurons, they promoted neuronal survival and triggered axonal growth. The promising results are now to be validated by in vivo studies. The next stage of the work, currently ongoing, applies the same me...

Oclaro Reports Positive Adjusted EBITDA in First Post-Merger Quarter

...omponents industry, with a corresponding reduction in the Company's market capitalization and revenue projections. These were some of the factors that triggered the impairment of goodwill. Based on the results of a preliminary evaluation, the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $7.9 million in the...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

...ization reports close to 100,000 cases of swine flu in more than 100 countries resulting in 429 deaths. In June, the organization declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the virus across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and regions beyond. "In 1976, we ended up having lots of p...

New HemCon/Seal-On Nasal Plugs Control Nosebleeds Quickly, Effectively and Comfortably

...lugs offer an easy solution to halt bleeding comfortably and rapidly, saving time for patients and caregivers alike." Heavy nosebleeds can be triggered by a number of physical and environmental factors, including age, medical conditions, and climate. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, one ...

Emdeon To Collaborate With Rx Response in Critical Pharmacy Disaster Reporting

...etwork, Emdeon's pharmacy services operation, in the Rx Response Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool , a revolutionary emergency preparedness tool that is triggered under a federal disaster declaration. The tool allows emergency managers, consumers and healthcare providers access to critical services during a disa...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

.... In mice, ferrets and monkeys, infection with the new H1N1 swine flu virus triggered more severe lung disease than a seasonal H1N1 strain. That may explain w...virulent and dangerous. The WHO last month formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, South America, ...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

.... The World Health Organization's most recent figures put the number of deaths globally at 429. The WHO last month formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. U.S. health officials have said th...

Withdrawal syndrome after consumption of 'Spice Gold'

... he was now threatened with unemployment. He had already been forced to be abstinent for a time, because of a bottleneck in supplies, and this had triggered typical withdrawal symptoms, such as internal unrest, tremor, palpitations, headache, nausea, vomiting, depression and desperation. These symptoms had...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

... we have to use medicine to treat sick people appropriately." On June 11, the World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic since 1968, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. Two weeks ago, U.S. health ...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Pays Accrued Interest Under Senior Secured Notes

...n to maintain a minimum cash balance in an account that is pledged to the collateral agent for the notes. The requirement to maintain the account was triggered in May 2009, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals did not, at that time, establish the required account. Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes that it has cured all ...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

...oms, which were, in fact, observed in a number of patients." On June 11, the World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic since 1968, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. Two weeks ago, U.S. health ...

Newly appreciated membrane estrogen receptor important therapeutic target for breast cancer

...at are tethered to the surface of breast cancer cells. Their latest study was conducted in an effort to better understand the mechanism by which GPR30 triggered the release of epidermal growth factor (EGF) polypeptides from the surface of breast cancer cells. The investigator's found that the "growth facto...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

...he field agree this work is needed. According to Jill Osborne, President of the Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Network (IC is a common form of pelvic pain triggered by the bladder), "Until now, very few patients talked about their experience … Susan has been a driving force in creating this book and, p...

Prometheus Launches MyCeliacID(TM), the First Do it Yourself, Saliva-Based Genetic Test Dedicated to Celiac Disease

...link, usually within 7 days from receipt of the saliva sample. About Celiac Celiac disease is an immune-mediated digestive disease that is triggered by the consumption of gluten and damages the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food. Symptoms of celiac disease may v...

U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

...d to closely monitor the virus' spread around the globe, adding that it was highly "unpredictable." The WHO last week formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. What makes the H1N1 strain differe...

SEIU UHW Members Win Key Vote to Keep Union at Calif. Hospital

...wswire/ -- SEIU UHW healthcare workers at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Calif., voted decisively to stay in SEIU UHW. The election was triggered by the losing party, NUHW, a rival organization led by former officers of SEIU UHW who were removed from office in January and who have attempted to p...

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

...d to closely monitor the virus' spread around the globe, adding that it was highly "unpredictable." The WHO last week formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. What makes the H1N1 strain differe...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

...ency rooms face severe congestion and cost constraints in today's world, plus a need for accurate, swift diagnosis. Lower dose, high image quality ECG triggered CT will help significantly on all of those fronts," said Dr. Shuman. ...

Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

...aths. The vast majority of those deaths -- 108 -- have occurred in Mexico, according to the agency. The WHO last week formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. What makes the H1N1 strain differe...

New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

...he H1N1 virus, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, causing 163 deaths. The WHO last week formally declared a pandemic, triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. What makes the H1N1 strain differe...

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases

...n destroying foreign invaders. They serve as a rapid defense mechanism in most species, from primitive sponges to humans. When complement proteins are triggered into action by a microbe, the proteins ultimately form a complex enzyme called C3 convertase, initiating a cascade of immune and inflammatory reaction...

Autism Course Added to HealthForumOnline's Continuing Education (CE) Website for Mental Health Professionals & Nurses

...Earlier CDC estimates had reported an autism prevalence rate of 4 to 5 children per 10,000 in the U.S. The CDC's most recent prevalence estimates have triggered an ongoing debate concerning the causes for this apparent increase in prevalence. Is it due to an actual rise in prevalence or to other factors such a...

Vanderbilt researchers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

...ealthTech Laboratory, who oversees the project. Sepsis, or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), causes the body to attack itself. It is triggered when bacteria invade the body from outside through wounds or IV lines. The bacterial infection overstimulates the body's immune system, setting off a ...
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