deCODE Discovers Second Common Genetic Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at
deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) and colleagues from Europe and the United
States today report the discovery of a common
single-letter variant in the
sequence of the human genome (SNP) conferring increased risk of atrial
King Pharmaceuticals Showcases Data From Pain Pipeline of Medicines Designed to Deter Common Methods of Non-Therapeutic Use
ACUROX(R) and EMBEDA (TM) Data Highlighted at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting
RENO, Nev., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: KG ) today announced that the Company is presenting safety and efficacy data for ACUROX(R) and EMBEDA(TM) (ALO-01...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation
St. Jude study shows personalized chemotherapy can improve cure rate and avoid the use of radiation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) can be successfully treated using a carefully person...
Investigational Genetic Test May Help Address Common Problems in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
- Eight Studies Presented at Leading Urology Meeting Show that Simple Urine Test for PCA3 Gene May Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Detection, Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies -
- Gen-Probe to Begin Pivotal Clinical Study in Effort to Gain U.S. Regulatory Approval -
SAN DIEGO, ...
A Milestone in Cancer Genetics: deCODE Discovers First Common Genetic Variants Affecting the Risk of Many Types of Cancer
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE
genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) and colleagues from the US and ten European countries
today announced a long-awaited first in cancer research: the discovery of
common single-letter variations in the human genome (SNPs) linke...
Atrial Fibrillation Found to be Common in Patients With Atherothrombosis, Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death, Heart Attack and Stroke
TOKYO, November 7 /PRNewswire/ --
- Large, International REACH Registry Also Shows Many Patients With
Atrial Fibrillation are Undertreated With Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant
A significant portion of patients with atherothrombosis also have
atrial fibrillation (AF), greatly incre...
deCODE and Radboud University Discover Common Variants in the Human Genome Conferring Risk of Bladder Cancer
Detection may be used to complement and target screening for the disease;
findings will be integrated into the deCODEme(TM) personal genome scan.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at
deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) and colleagues at Radboud University Medical
TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration
- Multicenter study finds unique combination of micronutrients superior to
current 'AREDS' standard of care; Results supported by new omega-3 study -
HOUSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study at five
university-based research centers found that TOZAL(R), a patented
combination of anti...
New Data From Phase 3 Study Suggests Tapentadol Immediate Release Effective for Acute Pain From Common Foot Surgery
Novel Pain Medicine Studied in Patients Following Bunionectomy
TAMPA, Fla., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many foot-surgery
patients experience intense pain for several days following removal of a
bunion, one of the most common
foot surgeries. The investigational pain
deCODE Obesity Study Sheds Light on How Genetics Affects Risk and Onset of Common Diseases
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a paper
published online today in the journal Nature, a team of deCODE scientists
detail a major mechanism through which genetic factors contribute to major
public health problems. In its work on the inherited components of dozens
Gene Hunters Fine-Tune Marker for Common Obesity Gene
- In Children's DNA, a Hint of a Mutation's Ancestral African Origin -
PHILADELPHIA, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genomics researchers,
seeking to replicate another group's discovery of an important gene
associated with obesity, have further refined the signal to a particular
New Data Published in The Lancet Show GSK's ROTARIX(R) Offers Protection Against the Most Common Circulating Rotavirus Types
Protection Sustained During the First Two Years of Life
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data from a large
European clinical trial published today in The Lancet show ROTARIX(R),
GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE: GSK ) oral rotavirus candidate vaccine to prevent
Obesity Common in Children with Heart Disease
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is common
children with heart disease, a population already at increased risk of a
shortened life expectancy.
More than 25 percent of children with congenital and acquired heart
disease are overweight or obese, say researchers from T...
Evidence of Benefit Lacking for Many Common Ways of Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new scientific
review released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
concludes that evidence of benefit is lacking for many common
treating osteoarthritis of the knee, including popular dietary supplement
Genetics Determine Optimal Drug Dose of Common Anticoagulant
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genetic testing can be
used to help personalize the therapeutic dosage of warfarin, a
commonly-used anticoagulant, according to research published in the
September 1, 2007, issue of Blood, the journal of the American Society of
Hematology. This re...
Endoscopy Identified as Safe and Effective Method in Treating Common Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery
OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from
the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. indicates
that endoscopic balloon dilation is a safe and effective method in treating
gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures (a narrowing of the opening made
Study Finds Repeated Episodes of Stent Thrombosis Common
Treating stent thrombosis with another stent hikes the risk of repeat blood clotting
CHICAGO, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When a clot develops inside a
coronary stent, it can block blood flow to the heart, potentially causing a
heart attack or even death. A single inc...
One-Third of Patients Discontinue Common Breast Cancer Therapy
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 15, 2007 - An alarming study
that appeared in the March 1, 2007 issue of CANCER (a peer-reviewed
journal of the American Cancer Society), reports that one-third of
women taking the standard five-year regimen of the hormonal breast
cancer treatment tamoxifen cit...
Trichomoniasis: Most Common Curable STD in U.S. Affects 7.4 Million
April is STD Awareness Month: Time to Pay Attention to this
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- During
National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this
April, Mission Pharmacal is urging increased awareness of, and
testing for, trichomoniasis (also...
Researchers Discover a Common Variation in a Gene Segment that
Increases the Risk for Prostate Cancer
BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2007--Researchers report that a
variation in a portion of DNA strongly predicts prostate cancer
risk and that this common
variation may be responsible for up to 20
percent of prostate cancer cases in white men in the United States.
The research was conducted by investigator...
Blood Levels of Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets are Not
Increased by Common Antidepressant
Study shows paroxetine produced no significant drug interaction
with paliperidone ER
SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- After administration of
paliperidone extended-release (ER) tablets, blood levels of the
drug were not affected when given with a common
according to new data...
Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common
cancer in men and the third most common
cancer in women worldwide. In 2007, approximately 1.2 million cases of colo...
Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009
to Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
...novel PTHrP (parathyroid hormone-related protein) analog -- significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and femoral neck (a common
fracture site located in the hip joint) after six months of therapy. The gains in lumbar spine and femoral neck BMD were further increased in a subset...
Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant
... study are found in the May 2009 issue of Psychiatry (Edgemont) (Volume 6, Number 5) ( www.psychiatrymmc.com ).
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common
mental illness often characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once-plea...
Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
Preferred stock $- $-
stock 9 9
Capital in exce... (616) (1,151)
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ARUP Laboratories Applauds FDA's Decision on the Value of KRAS-Mutation Testing in Colorectal Cancer
...nti-EGFR Therapy ," elaborates on this testing and can be found at www.aruplab.com.
"In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common
form of cancer and individuals have a 6 percent lifetime risk of developing this disease," said Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications R...
Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial
...site visits and preparation, training and a series of mandatory institutional reviews at M. D. Anderson.
"M.D. Anderson and AstraZeneca share a common
goal of using leading edge science to deliver medicines that will benefit patients now and in the future, while speeding up the process and making it ...
Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia
...or physicians, caregivers and patients.
In clinical trials, the most common
adverse events (incidence greater than or equal to 5% and occurring at leas...hurt yourself.
In a study of people taking INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM), common
side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were reactions at the inject...
Shire Reports Positive Results From First of Three Phase III Trials of velaglucerase alfa for Type 1 Gaucher Disease and Provides Important Updates on Interactions With FDA
...g degrees of severity, it has been sub-divided in three subtypes
according to the presence or absence of neurological involvement. It is also
the most common
genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jewish people (Eastern,
Central and Northern European ancestry), with a carrier frequency of 1 in 10
(Dr. John Bar...
British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free
... years ago. AML is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells and the most common
acute leukemia among adults.
"I was shocked that I had leukemia," M...umulate in the bone marrow and impede the production of normal blood cells. common
courses of treatment include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marro...
Popular Breast Cancer Drug Used with Certain Antidepressants Puts New Jersey Women at Risk
...es when taken with tamoxifen.
Antidepressants are often prescribed when women receiving tamoxifen are depressed, or to treat hot flashes -- a common
side effect of the breast cancer drug. Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft are among a group of antidepressant drugs known as CYP2D6 inhibitors. These drugs pre...
Is Your Hair Taking a Break?
Female-Pattern Hair Loss
The most common
form of hair loss in women is female-pattern hair ...er hair loss.
form of hair loss in both men and women, telogen e...s) and/or other areas of the body.
While not as common
as other forms of hair loss, this condition can be...
Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin
...nce did and that it is drier than normal.
In order to treat the most common
symptoms associated with menopause -- including hot flashes, mood swings an...e many effective therapies that dermatologists regularly use to address the common
signs of aging -- including retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids and other topica...
Diabetes Gene Raises Odds of Lower Birth Weight
...produces too little insulin or when the body cannot efficiently use the insulin that is produced. Formerly called adult-onset diabetes and still most common
in adults, type 2 diabetes has been increasing sharply among children.
Grant and study co-leader Hakon Hakonarson, Ph.D., director of the Cent...
FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents
...erally mild to moderate in severity, with the most common
being sedative in nature.(1,2) Sedati...atment-emergent adverse
events were among the most common
and were usually transient and mild to
ADHD is one of the most common
psychiatric disorders in children and
Dirucotide Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase III MAESTRO-01 Trial in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
... the study.
The data also showed that dirucotide was generally well tolerated. There were no unexpected safety or tolerability issues. The most common
side effect reported was injection site reaction. More details of the MAESTRO-01 study results are expected to be presented at a medical conference la...
R788 in TASKi3 Clinical Trial Does Not Meet Efficacy Endpoints in RA Patients Who Had Previously Failed Biologic Therapies - Results Incongruent
... Safety Results
Similar to TASKi2, the most common
clinically meaningful drug-related adverse events ...linical trial with minimal safety issues. The most common
adverse events in the trial overall were related t... blood pressure medications were standard doses of common
blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors ...
First Skin Cancer Patients Treated With Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) At University of Wisconsin Riverview Cancer Center
...ess at the 51st annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on July 26-30 in Anaheim, Calif.
Skin cancer is the most common
cancer in the United States with more than 1 million cases diagnosed annually and results in more than 10,000 deaths each year, according to the Natio...
Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma
...hma in the United States(3), it is one of the most common
and costly chronic diseases.(2) Annually, this dis...tact your health care provider.
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side effects with ASMANEX in patients 4-11 years o...ary tract infection, and bruise.
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