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Abbott Initiates Trial of Next-Generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) Drug Eluting Stent, Building Upon Superior Outcomes from SPIRIT Family of Trials

Company Enrolls First Patient into SPIRIT PRIME Trial in the United States ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today announced the initiation of SPIRIT PRIME, a clinical trial to study the performance of the company's next-generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) E...

Semen quality depends upon antioxidants

Low antioxidant intake is associated with low reproductive capacity in semen. This is the finding of a new study carried out in two infertility centres in Alicante and Murcia, and which has been published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility . "Our previous research study, published ...

Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Delivery in APAC Upon Economic Recession

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- While the economic recession poses great challenges for the global industries to handle, the healthcare delivery market remains as one of the few recession proof sectors, alongside education and entertainment industries. Growing & ageing populat...

Pelosi Remarks Upon Receiving Whitehead Award From Research!America

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be presented with the Whitehead Award at Research!America's 20th Anniversary Advocacy Awards tonight at a ceremony at the Mellon Auditorium. The Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy recognizes exemplary le...

Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches have become a common complaint among soldiers who suffered mild head trauma while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. These headaches tend to be debilitat...

Once upon a time, scales were displayed in parlors, not hidden in bathrooms

Stepping onto a scale after a calorie-filled holiday season isn't an activity many 21st-century Americans relish. But in the late 19th century, scales were all the rage at festive gatherings the 1800s' answer to Guitar Hero. "A family would think it fun to weigh themselves before and after ...

New NO on Prop 8 Ad Calls Upon Californians to Reject Discrimination

Ad is Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The NO on Prop 8 campaign today announced a dramatic new television ad, narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson. The ad calls upon Californians to reject discrimination, and Vote NO on Prop 8. T...

Direct From Beijing, 2008 Olympic Gymnastic Superstars and Grammy Award Winning Icons Descend Upon San Diego to Tape ABC Network Women's Cancer Awareness Special, Frosted Pink With A Twist

TICKETS FOR SEPTEMBER 14 EVENT ON SALE TODAY LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now available to see medal winning gymnastics stars of the 2008 Summer Games, led by Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin, along with Team USA performing together with some of the biggest name...

OPEN LETTER: Medical Journal Calls Upon Barack Obama to Set the Record Straight on AIDS Virus

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed medical journal, AIDS Patient Care and STDs ( http://www.liebertpub.com/apc ), and the journal's publisher, Mary Ann Liebert, are calling upon Senator Barack Obama to set the re...

Medical journal calls upon Barack Obama to do much more

April 29, 2008, New Rochelle, NY --Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., Editor of the peer-reviewed medical journal, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, and the journal's publisher, Mary Ann Liebert, are calling for Barack Obama not simply to disavow Rev. Jeremiah Wright's accusation that the U.S. government attempte...

Illinoisans Called Upon to Register as Organ & Tissue Donors in Final Push to Reach Campaign Registration Goal

Coalition embarks on "Drive for 3.5" in celebration of National Donate Life Month CHICAGO, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of April being National Donate Life Month, Donate Life Illinois and Secretary of State Jesse White are urging Illinoisans to tak...

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...

Facelift, Botox, or Both? Depends Upon Your Decade of Life

Physicians Discuss Latest Key to Looking Younger at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One facelift or Botox(R) injection does not fit all when it comes to looking younger. In fact, plastic surgeons analyze facia...

Inter-American Leadership Award Bestowed Upon Chilean Chronic Disease Expert

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A visionary leader, Dr. Maria Cristina Escobar Fritzsche of Chile, received high-level recognition for her outstanding contributions to the prevention and control of chronic diseases in the Americas during the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference ...

Age of Medical Miracles has come upon us

AUSTRALIA is about to embark upon a health revolution that offers cures for cancer, replacement body parts and hope for paraplegics to walk again.// This is the opinion of Australia’s top scientists, who have nominated seven medical advances which they consider will transform lives. Gene tec...

Sun Pharma Allots Shares Upon Fccbs Conversion

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd today said it has allotted 61,716 equity shares upon conversion of 1,000 Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds into equity shares by FCCB holders. // The committee of directors at their meeting held today allotted 61,716 equity shares of Rs five each of the comp...

Brain’s response distinct upon exposure to erotic image

A novel study has suggested that brain shows a distinct response of titillation when a person is exposed to erotic images//. This finding was revealed when researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis gauged the brainwave pattern of 264 women while they were exposed to 55 co...

NRIs Called Upon To Participate In AIDS Awareness Programs

People of Indian origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) have been called upon by Oscar Fernandes, the Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs // to take an active part in the AIDS awareness campaigns being conducted in India. The Government is seeking the involvement of related agencies ...

Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work

Hwang Woo Suk the cloning pioneer of South Korea is defending his embattled stem cell research. He has called upon the editors of Science magazine in Washington to retract his work.// The editor in chief of a US scientific magazine, Donald Kennedy said that Hwang would have 'days or weeks, an...

PCT Calls Upon Doctor To Delay Surgeries

The North and East Cornwall Primary Care Trust (PCT) has revealed that patients who require surgeries which are not urgent will have to wait, as it lacks the funds for non-urgent cases//. The Royal Cornwall Hospital's Dr. Alastair Paterson has said that he will not permit himself to be forced to fo...

Healthy Brains Depend Upon Survival Genes

A healthy brain can be maintained by a person at old age through activities that exercise the brain like a daily crossword puzzle. The University of Edinburgh’s scientists are doing further research on this subject// with the object of identifying the ‘survival genes’ in the brain. The awaken...

Family planning is insisted upon Muslims by Shia cleric

All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice president Mr. Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq insisted Muslims to practice family planning on a three-day convention on Empowerment of Muslim Women//. He said that family planning is not restricted for Muslims and the use of pills by women and condoms b...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

New research totals to a growing body of evidence that adult health is set to a considerable degree by conditions in the womb and proposes that programming may start earlier in pregnancy than previously believed. According to the study it was found that fetuses with shorter thigh bones// at 24weeks...

Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

The latest word from Gujarat is that doctors are being stretched to their limits working on cases for hours together without a break. At times they work in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes on. Many caesarean sections to deliver babies were conducted in open verandahs. On Jan 27th...

Ever-Controversial Mental Health Act To Be Decided Upon

Patricia Hewitt, Britain’s Health Secretary called upon MPs to support the newly amended Mental Health Act bill yesterday, which she described// as striking the right balance between safeguarding patients’ rights as well as protection of the general public. She has urged for votes for the bill, s...

China Medical Technologies Announces Change of Independent Auditors

...t auditors, KPMG. The appointment of PwC in replacement of KPMG has been approved by the Company's Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. upon the appointment, PwC will commence the annual audit work and is working with the Company and KPMG to ensure a seamless transition. PwC has communicat...

Watson Announces Limited Recall Of Fentanyl Transdermal System

...any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Watson's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Watson's business. These factors include, among others, the impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptanc...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...both the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. During the quarter, the Company received proceeds of $3.2 million ($5.4 million for the six months) upon the exercise of warrants including net proceeds of $1.5 million ($3.7 million for the six months) from the 2009 Warrant Incentive Program. In addition...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

...the employer's bottom-line. For those people whom our health stations identify as being hypertensive, the employee's healthcare provider can be called upon to immediately address factors such as lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, obesity and other bad lifestyle habits, and may also recommend inexpensive me...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...s should check their children each morning for flu symptoms and keep them home if they have a fever. Students should also be screened for flu symptoms upon arrival at the school. If any family member of a student becomes ill with the flu, the respective student should stay home for five days from the d...

Transition Therapeutics to Present at Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference

...ward-looking statements, relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Transition, including conducting clinical trials. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Transition's management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to ...

Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines

...8, 2009 among 424 18+ female parent/legal guardian who have one or more children between the ages of 11 and 18. A full survey methodology is available upon request. About Merck & Co., Inc. Merck & Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients...

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

...y; a delay in qualifying our manufacturing facility to produce our products or production or regulatory problems with either third party manufacturers upon whom we may rely for some of our products or our own manufacturing facilities; pricing pressures from reimbursement policies of private managed care o...

Labopharm Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2009

...ch revenue is recognized, for accounting purposes, upon dispensing of the product to the patient based on ...ectorate (TPD) of Health Canada on August 4, 2009. upon acceptance by Health Canada, the Company expects a...ch revenue is recognized, for accounting purposes, upon dispensing of the product to the patient based on ...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

...people seen at the medical practices rather than being a controlled trial in which participants are carefully matched, he said. "Treatment was decided upon not by randomization but just by defining the condition," Fonarow said. "You need a randomized clinical trial to get definitive results." But the d...

Watson Pharmaceuticals and Arrow Group Receive FTC Second Request

...any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Watson's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Watson's business. These factors include, among others, the impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptanc...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

...ion of net income and diluted earnings per share for other companies in the Company's industry. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. For further information regarding why the Company believes that this non-GAAP measure provides useful inf...

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

...in Dunworth, Chief Executive Officer of SpineSmith, LLC. "The device represents a high level of innovative technology and we look forward to building upon our early success with the MXP," he added. About ThermoGenesis Corp. ThermoGenesis Corp. ( www.thermogenesis.com ) is a leader in develo...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ecember 31, 2008 and its other quarterly and periodic reports filed with the SEC. These statements reflect the company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become ou...

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

...al contingent payments following the third anniversary of the closing based upon Ceautamed's gross earnings. Short noted, "The closing of the Vital...nd the anticipated demand for our products. These statements are made based upon current expectations and actual results may differ from those projected, du...
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