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ORBIS and Alcon Call Attention to the Aging Eye

World Sight Day 2008 focuses on the need to protect the eyesight of older people NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the 45 million people worldwide who are blind, 80 percent are over age 50, and three-quarters of them could have avoided their blindness if they had been properly diagnosed or...

Portrait(R) Plasma - A New Non-Surgical Option for one of the Most Requested Aesthetic Treatment - Aging Eyes

Doctors Are Combining Portrait(R) Plasma with Fractionated Lasers Or in Place of Surgery to Alleviate the Signs of Aging of the Eyes WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the aging eye area, going under the knife is no longer the only option. According to the American A...

Study Demonstrates Mindful Approach to Aging

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Posit Science Corporation announced today that enrollment has completed in a clinical trial of an innovative computerized training program designed to enhance memory. The IMPACT ("Improvement in Memory with Plasticity-based Adaptive Cognitive Training") s...

Resveratrol Studies Suggest Broad Implications for SIRT1 Activation in Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging Such as Alzheimer's Disease

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2007 - Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging, announced today that activation of SIRT1, a member of the sirtuin family of enzymes, was...

New Poll Shows Men, Women Incorrectly Blame Symptoms of Low Testosterone on Normal Aging

Women Report Partner's Symptoms Negatively Affect Relationship BOCA RATON, Fla., June 25, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new nationwide survey show that more than half of women whose male partners have symptoms of a medical condition known as low testosterone incorrectly attribute them to the n...

DNA Helps Reunite Children With Their Families

...ic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the School of Health Professions. Key research areas include aging and Alzheimer's disease, cancer and physical medicine. This year, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was named a top 50 medical school in prim...

TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

...them with artificial GH, in theory, would slow the aging process. However, there is little evidence to sugg...-changes in older adults that occur as a result of aging and that contribute to increased risk for cardiova...etect and prevent chronic diseases associated with aging and investigates the effects of innovative interve...

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

...le long-term solution for improving sun-damaged or aging skin," said Dr. Parsons. "In my practice, I do not...examined whether low-dose hormone therapy improved aging skin in 485 women who were on average five years p...l out as to whether estrogens can be effective for aging skin." In addition, another study showed th...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

...SNewswire/ -- Memory lapses that occur with normal aging are a source of worry for many who fear Alzheime...gene carriers, and it is this pattern of cognitive aging that is similar to (but much milder than) what we ... by research grants from the National Institute on aging and the state of Arizona. Using brain-ima...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

...isease Cooperative Study (ADCS) supported by the U.S. National Institute on aging (NIA) showed no evidence for benefit in the studied population. The results...pairment (MCI), a research category used to define the state between normal aging and Alzheimer's, that is now being used widely in clinical practice. Millio...

Results From Trials of DHA in Alzheimer's Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

...r's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) supported by the National Institute on aging (NIA), and the second by Martek Biosciences Corporation (Martek), the prima...ial in Alzheimer's Disease Researchers from the National Institute on aging (NIA)-supported Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), led by Joseph...

UNT Health Science Center's Groundbreaking Research Applied to Protecting Brain After Traumatic Injury

...ic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the School of Health Professions. Key research areas include aging and Alzheimer's disease, cancer and physical medicine. This year, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was named a top 50 medical school in pr...

Hand Washing with 4% CHG Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses

... antiseptics); and BARRIER(R) protective clothing. A leader in trauma and pain management, the Wound Care Division's market dynamics are driven by an aging population, higher incidence of pressure ulcers and increased home treatment. ...

School of Dentistry Studies Link Between Oral Health and Memory

.... The team will look at health records over many years of several thousand Americans. "This could have great implications for health of our aging populations," Crout said. "With rates of Alzheimer's skyrocketing, imagine the benefits of knowing that keeping the mouth free of infection could cut ...

CeNeRx BioPharma Obtains Rights to Novel Drug Candidate for Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegeneration Disorders

...S agents with validated mechanisms for the treatment of underserved CNS disorders," said Barry Brand, Chief Executive Officer of CeNeRx. "Our rapidly aging population is at risk for devastating neuropathic and neurodegenerative diseases that lack effective therapies. We intend to move quickly to test CXB...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announce Three Studies of NT-201 - (Botulinum neurotoxin type A Free From Complexing Proteins)

...r the treatment of neurological and psychological disorders as well as for aesthetic dermatology, including products for the treatment of wrinkles and aging skin, hair loss and acne. Research is concentrated in fields that have a strong need for therapeutic innovation such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinso...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Clinical Trials with NT-201(Botulinum neurotoxin type A free from complexing proteins) at Annual Movement Disorders Society Meeting

...r the treatment of neurological and psychological disorders as well as for aesthetic dermatology, including products for the treatment of wrinkles and aging skin, hair loss and acne. Research is concentrated in fields that have a strong need for therapeutic innovation such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinso...

Horizon Therapeutics' HZT-501 Significantly Reduces Incidence of NSAID-Induced Upper Gastrointestinal Ulcers in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Pain

...nually. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Arthritis Data Workgroup, due to the increasing aging population, arthritis is projected to increase by 40 percent in the next two decades. The CDC estimates that 67 million people will be affected by ar...

Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients

... spine causes one vertebra to slide forward and press against nerves, causing pain in the back and legs. The condition often occurs as a result of the aging process. More Information : SPORT is the first comprehensive study to look at different ways of treating low back and leg pain an...

Senesco Announces H1N1 Influenza Survival Test Results in Mice

...aying apoptosis may have applications to certain diseases inflammatory and ischemic diseases. Senesco takes its name from the scientific term for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resist...

Terumo Heart, Inc. Reaches Clinical Milestone as the 100th Patient Worldwide Receives the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System

... More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to reco...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

... NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In letters to Senate Special Committee on aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA), Johnson & Johnson today announced its support for t...

Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples

...d from Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, Krane RJ. Impotence and its Medical and Psychosocial Correlates: Results of the Massachusetts Male aging Study, Journal of Urology . Vol. 151, 54-61, January 1994 and World Population Projection Program Of United Nations (2002 Revision) with indirect ...

Newly Published Phase III Study Shows Arzoxifene Significantly Increased Bone Mineral Density

...ile and more likely to break. Primary osteoporosis, which is deterioration of bone mass that is unassociated with other chronic illness, is related to aging and decreased ovarian function, including menopause. If not prevented, or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks....

Study Data Show Positive European Experience With DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist Device for Advanced Stage Heart Failure Patients

... More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to recov...

Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

...ile and more likely to break. Primary osteoporosis, which is deterioration of bone mass that is unassociated with other chronic illness, is related to aging and decreased gonadal function, including menopause. If not prevented, or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks....

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Multaq(R) (dronedarone)

...illion Americans and 4.5 million people in the European Union with atrial fibrillation and it is emerging as a growing public health concern due to an aging population. About dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Multaq(R), an investigational treatment discovered and developed by sanofi-aventis, has been studie...

David Feldman, M.D. Appointed Co-Principal Investigator of DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System U.S. Clinical Trial

... More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to reco...

Nobilon Advances First Vaccine Into Human Trials - Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Development

...in children causes a significant increase in both medically attended illness as well as hospitalizations. Mortality due to influenza generally affects aging adults. Inactivated, parenterally administered influenza vaccines have been available since the mid-1940s and effectively prevent influenza illness in...

Terumo Heart, Inc. Reports Clinical Progress in the DuraHeart(TM) U.S. Pivotal Trial as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Implants First Patient

... More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to reco...

Staying One Step Ahead of Osteoporosis

... steps to manage bone health and increase communication, will significantly help reduce the rate of fractures and increase the quality of life for the aging population. "Decreasing the rate of hip fractures saves lives, prevents loss of function, and decreases costs," said Tad Funahashi, MD, regional...

Got Pain?

...aid, "nerve pain may be diminished by environmental changes and newer biological materials." Dr. Osterman concluded that "injuries, arthritis and aging affect hand mobility and these newer alternatives offer a bright outlook for patients." Note: This topic will be the focus of a Media Brie...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

..., instead of human cells. Degenerative disc disease is one of the leading sources of back and neck pain. Disc degeneration is part of the normal aging of the spine. In this condition, the spinal discs (the pillow-like pads between the bones) lose their cushioning. When this happens, it can cause pers...

Can Exercising Your Brain Prevent Memory Loss?

...t 40 percent less likely to develop memory loss than those who did not do those activities. "This study is exciting because it demonstrates that aging does not need to be a passive process. By simply engaging in cognitive exercise, you can protect against future memory loss," said study author Yonas ...

Hope for 14 Million Rosacea Sufferers: Pyratine-XR(TM) Study to be Presented at South Beach Symposium

...l South Beach Clinical Dermatology Symposium in Miami, Florida. Dr. Mark Nestor, the Symposium chair, will be presenting "Cytokinins: Cutaneous aging and Rosacea" at 4:45 PM. Based on positive results demonstrated in previous studies of Pyratine-6(TM) (0.1% furfuryl tetrahydropyranyladenine) ...

Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol

... is not expected to be adopted by the masses, but a pill that may stave off aging would certainly be welcomed. "It takes life-long adherence to a limit...rtuin1 produces unfavorable effects in laboratory animals (heart failure). aging involves many genes, not just one gene. Wine or pills? In 1991 60 MI...

Good Medicine: Smarter Smartphones for People With Chronic Disease

...y company, has introduced a new service called eMedMobile to address the problem. eMedMobile was developed with funding from the National Institute on aging and the National Cancer Institute. The company needs people with hypertension to test the smartphone service in a pilot study. eMedMobile was o...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Published Data Demonstrating Elevation of Carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML) Is Associated with Decline in Renal Function and Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

...rticipating in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of aging for their aortic pulse wave velocity (an index of ... in renal function. This population-based study of aging in a population from Tuscany, Italy, followed 1,00... About CML The process of aging naturally increases the presence of damaged protei...

Horizon Therapeutics Announces Two Pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 Trials Meet Primary Endpoints

...nnually. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Arthritis Data Workgroup, due to the increasing aging population, arthritis is projected to increase by 40 percent in the next two decades. The CDC estimates that 67 million people will be affected by art...

New Evidence That Brain-Plasticity Based Training has Broad Impact: Improved Cognition in Boomers, Improved Motor Control in Older Adults

...yday life. Posit Science has received numerous grants and awards from groups such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Society for aging (ASA), and CNBC. For more information, visit http://www.PositScience.com or call 1-866-599-6463. ...
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