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Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant

LAVAL, QC, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS ) today announced it has filed a New Drug Submission (NDS) with the Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada for its novel formulation of the antidepressant trazodone. "We are pleased to file our New Dru...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

Studies Show a Sunny Outlook is Good for Health, Longer Life ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo...

International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Features Discovery of Asbestos-Related Pain Origin from Scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit

DETROIT, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) have discovered a probable reason for the unrelenting chest pain experienced in certain patients with asbestos-r...

CEL-SCI to Present Data from Multikine Clinical Trials at National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) Seminar Series

VIENNA, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE Amex: CVM ), a late stage cancer immunotherapy company, announced today that Dr. Eyal Talor, CEL-SCI's Senior Vice President of Research and Manufacturing, has been invited to present to the NIH, NCI's Clinical Cent...

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

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In groundbreaking research, scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth have determined that rapid estrogen administration can protect the brain following brain injury. These findings are now being tested ...

SUNY Youth Sports Institute Convenes Top Experts in NYC Next Week to Present Research & Analysis on Energy Drink Health Impacts

- Thirteen Renowned Medical Experts Slated to Attend First National Symposium - CORTLAND, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The first national symposium designed to explore the health impacts of energy drinks will be held next week in New York City when thirteen top experts gather to present rese...

Commonwealth Fund Case Study Points to 'Continuous Innovation' at Group Health Cooperative

SEATTLE, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Commonwealth Fund case study notes that Group Health Cooperative is structured with incentives aligned "to launch innovations and organize services in ways that make the most sense operationally and clinically." The case study -- along oth...

West Wireless Health Institute Teams with Corventis for its First Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial

Collaboration will test remote wireless monitoring to prevent hospital readmissions for heart failure SAN DIEGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), one of the world's first medical research organizations dedicated to advancing health and well-being t...

Cytel Signs Cooperative Research And Development Agreement With FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Adaptive trials leader and CDRH regulators join to create Bayesian trial design and analysis software standard CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytel Inc., a leading provider of biostatistical software and clinical trial design services, today announced the signing of a Cooperative...

School of Dentistry Studies Link Between Oral Health and Memory

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can cut down on gum disease, drastically reducing risk of heart attack and stroke, dentists have warned for years. Now researchers at West Virginia University have found a clean mouth may also help prese...

Glybera(TM) Shows Long-Term Health Benefits

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today new data showing that a one-time administration of its lead product GlyberaTM results in significant long-term health ben...

ThermoGenesis Announces National Institute of Health Grant

COMPANY'S FIRST-EVER NIH GRANT WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP CELL DELIVERY TECHNOLOGIES FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE APPLICATIONS RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products for processing and storing adult s...

New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new public opinion survey today which finds that Americans rank prevention as the most important health care reform priority, and overwhelmingly support increasi...

Genomic Health Study Shows Breast Cancers in Men Display Very Similar Gene Signatures to Those in Women

- Largest Genomic Study Comparing Gene Expression in Female and Male Patients Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting - ORLANDO, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today announced results from a study which summarized the gene signatures identified by the O...

Intercell AG Announces First Subject Enrolled in a Phase II Trial for the Further Development of Its Investigational Vaccine Enhancement Patch to Improve Pandemic Influenza Prevention in Collaboration With U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

- Phase II clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of Intercell's Vaccine Enhancement (VE) Patch in combination with an injectable H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine started today in the U.S. - The study is fully funded by HHS - this is the second study conducted under a 5 year USD 128 m ...

Theranostics Health Announces Involvement with Major Academic Medical Center in Study Funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Theranostics Health, Inc. (TH) is pleased to announce its involvement in a five-year clinical research study funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. TH's collaborator, Duke University , was the recipient of a Promise Grant, part of over $25 million of inve...

American Lung Association Offers Simple Tips to Protect Public Health and Minimize H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Seasonal Flu Transmission

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the confirmed number of H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) cases grows in the United States, public concern understandably grows. The American Lung Association wishes to ease public concern by offering proven advice on how to prevent the spread of contagious respi...

Scientists Discover a Role for the Growth Factor TGF-beta in Maintaining Health of Retinal Blood Vessels

BOSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that the growth factor known as TGF-beta is essential to the health of blood vessels in the retina and that blocking it can cause retinal dysfunction. These findings, published in the April 2 is...

MedNet Solutions Certified to Score SF-12v2 Health Survey

QualityMetric recognizes MedNet Solutions as the first QM Certified Scoring Partner for clinical trials LINCOLN, R.I., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- QualityMetric Incorporated announced today that MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences company specializing in clinical study management systems, is...

Edifecs, CAQH and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Will Examine CORE Phase II Testing Outcomes and Lessons Learned at HIMSS09 Interoperability Showcase

Harvard Pilgrim achieves CORE Phase II Testing Certification with Edifecs CORE Testing Service - includes compliance with rules that are now required in X12 Version 5010 BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Edifecs announced today that it will, together with its partners CAQH and Harvar...

Leader in Prostate Health Urges Prostate Cancer Screening in Face of Contradicting Data

DENVER, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data evaluating the impact of screening on mortality provides mixed messages on the value of prostate cancer screening. The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate canc...

Unemployment, Health Care Spending Affect Mortality

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Health Industries Council meeting on March 11, in Irving, Harvey Brenner, Ph.D. and professor of public health and behavioral sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health, announced new fin...

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at Cowen and Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference

LYNBROOK, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC ), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products, today announced that BioSpecifics' President, Tom Wegman, will present a corporate overview at the upcoming Cowen ...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscri...

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology to Develop Dermatology-Specific Functionality Criteria for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology

New Criteria to Help Facilitate EHR Adoption in Small, Ambulatory Physician Practices SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT(R)), the federally recognized body for testing and certifying electronic healt...

Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today announced four health research grants totaling nearly $18 million will be awarded from Pennsylvania's share of the national tobacco settlement for 2008-09. These competitive grants focus on specific re...

Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference

VLP Vaccine - Coupled with Innovative Manufacturing - Has Potential to Address Gaps in Global Pandemic Preparedness ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 5th World Health Organization Meeting on Evaluation of Pandemic Influenza Prototype Vaccines in Clinical Trials, Novavax...

Data Suggests New Antigen-Antibody Combo Test Useful for High Volume Public Health Screening

MONTREAL, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new HIV antigen-antibody combination assay, currently available in Europe, can be useful for high- volume screening to identify individuals with acute HIV infection, who would be missed by traditional HIV antibody tests, according to research presen...

Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center and Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announce Multi-Trial Clinical Research Collaboration

CALGARY, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY ) and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, (CTRC at UTHSCSA) announced a broad preclinical and clinical collaboration invol...

Global Health Research Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant From Westly Foundation to Study Asthma in California's Central Valley

Foundation to implement advanced patient outcome analysis software to monitor health outcomes in Fresno, California LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Research Foundation (GHRF) today announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Westly Foundation ...

Kroger Recalls Peanut Butter Bakery Cookies and Select Cakes Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR ) said today it is recalling peanut butter store-baked and store-packaged cookies and select cakes sold in its family of stores because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Stores under th...

USD 12.5 m Funding for the Development of Intercell's Vaccine Patch System for Pandemic Influenza From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today announced the execution of a contract modification with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agreement commits additional funding of USD 12.5 m for Intercell's Pandemic Influenza program. Interc...

Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated

American Lung Association's 2008 Faces of Influenza survey underscores that mothers need to get families immunized against influenza; Mother and Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi joins initiative WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- While 78 percent of mothers in the United States consider i...

Video: Novartis Vaccines and PTA Battle Flu: Public Health Vaccination Initiative Urges Families 'Let's Fight Flu Together!'

- Partnership aims to provide convenient access to vaccination - helping keep kids and teachers in school and parents at work - "Let's Fight Flu Together!" initiative supports CDC's new vaccination recommendations which include children six months to 18 years old(1) - Campaign goal is to i...

Physicians' Health Study II Finds No Magic Bullet for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

-Vitamins E and C Have Other Important Benefits, Says CRN- WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Physicians' Health Study II, to be released at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions and to be published in the November 12 issue of the Journal of the A...

CEL-SCI Enters Agreement With National Institutes of Health Clinical Center To Determine the Molecular Basis of Multikine Anti-Tumor Effect

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM ) announced today that it has entered into a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC) and the laboratory of Dr. Francesco M. Marincola, M.D., to investigate the...

'Friendly' Bacteria Can Benefit Health Throughout the Lifecycle

Experts Discuss Promising Research at The American College of Nutrition Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New research on the benefits of probiotics in children and seniors was presented at The American College of Nutrition (ACN) Annual Meeting in a ...

Good Samaritan Hospital Launches High Risk Breast Cancer Program at Good Samaritan North Health Center

Advances in diagnostics and genetic testing give women answers about their risks DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group (2007), an estimated 182,460 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women...

Resurgent Health and Medical Announces That Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has Ordered 25 CleanTech Automated Handwashing Systems

Hospital makes proactive choice to elevate hand hygiene measures for patients, staff and visitors GOLDEN, Colo. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Resurgent Health and Medical, a leader in automated handwashing and sanitizing technology, announced today that Child...

Unprecedented 8th Year Start Up of National Direct AmeriCorps Program Access to Care Through Service (ACTS) Parent, Lead Organization The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium and World Health Care Infrastructures

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium: WHO: Parent Organization: The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium in partnership with its network of eleven (11) community-based organization sites located throughout the tri-state...
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