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Diabetes Gene Raises Odds of Lower Birth Weight

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric researchers have found that a gene previously shown to be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes also predisposes children to having a lower birth weight. The finding sheds light on a possible genetic influence on ...

PTSD Associated With Higher Alzheimer's/Dementia Risk; Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower it

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease risk factors are often in the news, adults do not know about the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, nor that physical activity can be protective against deme...

Generic Substitutes Less Effective/Safe Than Branded Medications in Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men taking generic drugs may be more likely to have less effective results and more adverse events than if they were using branded medications, according to new data from researchers in New York. Researchers presented a study at the 104th Annual ...

AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease patients 65 and older who receive stents coated with medicine to prevent blockages are more likely to survive and less likely to suffer a heart attack than people fitted with stents not coated with medication, according to a new stu...

Statins Lower Stroke Severity, Improve Recovery

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that patients who were taking statins before a stroke experienced better outcomes and recovery than patients who weren't on the drug -- even when their cholesterol levels were ideal. The finding is reported i...

Implantable Defibrillators Lower Risk of Death in Older Heart Patients

American Heart Association rapid access journal report: Study highlights: -- Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may reduce the risk of death by 30 percent in patients with reduced heart function. -- This survival benefit applied to patients 75 years and older in t...

Video: Resveratrol-based Nutriceutical (Longevinex(R)) Induces Favorable Changes on Gene Expression in Mouse Heart At Doses 17-320 Times Lower Than Prior Studies

Nutriceutical Shown To Affect 9-Fold More Longevity Genes Than Resveratrol Or A Limited-Calorie Diet Alone - Independent Laboratory Animal Study SAN DIMAS, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers report that a proprietary nutriceutical matrix (Longevinex(R...

Want a Reason to Love Your Lower Belly Fat? It's Rich in Stem Cells

ASPS Study Finds Some Areas of the Body Have Greater Concentrations of Stem Cells ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fat removed from the lower abdomen and inner thigh through liposuction was found to be an excellent source of stem cells, with higher stem cell concen...

Intermezzo(R) 3.5 mg Achieves Greater Early Bioavailability Than Ambien(R) 10 mg Despite 65% Lower Dose

Data Presented as Poster Presentation at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies 2008 Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data was presented today at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) demonstrating that within 20 ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Enters Agreement to Amend Cethrin(R) License to Lower Milestone Payments and Royalty Rates

Milestone Payments slated for reduction from $25 Million to $7 Million, Royalties from 10-12% to 4% HOPKINTON, Mass., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE ), today announced an agreement with BioAxone Therapeutic, Inc., of Montreal, ...

Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs

And, No-Cost, Noninvasive Tool Detects Risk for Undiagnosed Diabetes Plus: Diabetes-Affected Pregnancies Double in Past Seven Years ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A highly detailed mathematical simulation model can help people with undiagnosed diabetes identify wh...

People With Diabetes May Have All-Natural Citrus Supplement To Help Lower Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels

KGK Synergize Inc. presents Diabetinol(TM), test results SAN DIEGO, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting suggest that an all-natural dietary supplement made from citrus may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood ...

Tart Cherries May Reduce Inflammation, Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes & Heart Disease

New Study Reinforces Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Red Hot 'Super Fruit' SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2008 /PRNewswire/- A new study shows tart cherries, one of today's hottest "Super Fruits," may help reduce inflammation, potentially lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease ...

Emisphere Announces Second Study Demonstrating Dramatic Increases in Absorption of Oral B12 Using eligen(R) Technology at Lower Doses

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMIS ) released today results of additional animal studies demonstrating that its proprietary eligen(R) technology enhances the absorption of oral B12 at considerably lower doses than were used previo...

American Heart Association Journal Report: Reducing Kids' Salt Intake May Lower Soft Drink Consumption, Reducing Obesity, High Blood Pressure and Later Health Risks

DALLAS, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Children who eat less salt drink fewer sugar-sweetened soft drinks and may significantly lower their risks for obesity, elevated blood pressure and later-in-life heart attack and stroke, researchers reported in the print and online issue of Hypertens...

OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R Stent(TM) has Lower MACE Rate than TAXUS(R) and CYPHER(R) Stents in Clinical Trial

NAPLES, Italy, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who received OrbusNeich's pro-healing stent, the Genous Bio-engineered R stent, had significantly fewer major cardiac adverse events (MACE) than patients who received Boston Scientific's TAXUS or Johnson & Johnson's CYPHER drug-eluting stents in ...

PNH Patients With Lower Levels of Hemolysis, Mild Anemia and Minimal Transfusion Support Have Significant Disease Burden; Soliris(R) Therapy Provided Clinical Improvements in PNH Patients Regardless of Disease Severity

Data Presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting Publication Number: 840 CHESHIRE, Conn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soliris(R) (eculizumab) therapy reduced hemolysis, fatigue, thromboses (blood clots) and transfusion requirements in patien...

Retrospective Analysis Finds That Initiation of Insulin Glargine in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes was Associated With a Lower Incidence Rate of Myocardial Infarction as Compared With NPH Insulin

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A retrospective analysis of healthcare claims in more than 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes from an integrated U.S. national managed care database found that the initiation of insulin therapy with insulin glargine was associated with a lower ...

Risks Associated With Face Transplants May Be Lower Than Previously Thought, ASPS Journal Review Suggests

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Face transplants, once on the fringe of medicine, may eventually become more mainstream because of new estimates that suggest the risk of tissue rejection might be lower than previously thought, according to a recent review in Plastic...

Framingham Study Shows Parents Who Live Long Pass On Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

BETHESDA, Md., March 13, 2007--New evidence suggests that if you could choose your parents, you could reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers from the long-standing Framingham Heart Study (FHS), a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Insti...

New Data from the US and Japan Support: No Established Causal Link Between Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Treatment with Tamiflu US Databases Indicate Psychiatric Symptoms Lower in Influenza Patients Taking Tamiflu Versus Those Not Taking Tamiflu

BASEL, Switzerland, March 20, 2007 -- Clinical studies have shown (1) similar rates of neurologic and psychiatric events in pediatric influenza patients being treated with Tamiflu compared to those receiving no treatment for their influenza. Furthermore, recent data derived from US health insuranc...

Costs of Eradicating Poliomyelitis Now Are Much Lower Than Trying to Control It Later

LONDON, April 12, 2007--The costs of eradicating poliomyelitis from the remaining infected countries, while high in the short term, are much lower than the long term costs of trying to control infections without eradication. And a recently developed monovalent vaccine is almost three times more ef...

Breaking Multi-Center Study: Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Shown to Significantly Lower Instances of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

Study released at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting This Month in Toronto Shows That Switching to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Can Reduce the Risk Associated with ROP by 40% IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Throu...

Lexicon Develops Antibodies That Lower Triglycerides and Cholesterol as Potential New Therapy for Heart Disease

- Publication of New Cardiovascular Target from Lexicon's Genetic Research - THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported results from preclinical research demonstrating that antibodies directed to a potential new target, angiopoietin-l...

Point of Care Strep Tests Speed Treatment, Lower Costs

Beta-hemolytic group A streptococcus (S. pyogenes) is the most common bacterial agent associated with upper respiratory tract infections. Although it usually involves mild symptoms (such as headache, fever or abdominal pain) if left untreated streptococcal infection can worsen and become life-thre...

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

... go home for several weeks. Because the drug is being administered directly into the eye and not systemically, chemotherapy dosage levels will be much lower and the debilitating side effects will be reduced," said Dr. Murphree. With preliminary testing complete, Dr. Murphree is currently developing ...

Regular Yoga Practice Is Associated With Mindful Eating

... physically active than the U.S. population in general. Body-mass index was lower among participants who practiced yoga as compared to those who did not (an ...d on each of the categories within the questionnaire) was associated with a lower BMI, which suggests that mindful eating may play an important role in long-...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...ndications for existing products, may face competition when and as they are approved and marketed. Our products may compete against products that have lower prices, established reimbursement, superior performance, are easier to administer, or that are otherwise competitive with our products. In addition, ...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009

...er of other promising new diabetes and anti-obesity targets demonstrating that reducing levels of these targets with antisense drugs can significantly lower blood glucose levels, increase the body's sensitivity to insulin, and reduce fat mass and body weight in animals. Isis partnered wi...

NewCardio Announces Master Services Agreement With Dedicated Phase I

...udies for upload to the FDA digital ECG warehouse with greater accuracy and lower intrinsic variability than the legacy manual or semi-automated methodologie... its customers, to include both CROs and sponsors, with higher accuracy and lower variability in a more timely and cost-effective manner," said Vincent Renz,...

Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...half of 2009 was $22.7 million as compared to revenue of $40.4 million in the first half of 2008. This decrease in revenue is primarily the result of lower contract research and manufacturing revenues resulting from the sale of certain of the company's pulmonary assets to Novartis which occurred on Decemb...

Study Shows Brain Fitness can Save Medicare Billions

...ter, with no further training, trend data indicated that those patients had lower predicted healthcare costs by about $143 less per year (or $128 on an unadj...his data indicates that we can have better health outcomes at significantly lower costs," said Henry Mahncke, PhD, vice president of Research at Posit Scienc...

Debiopharm Group and Mercury Therapeutics, Inc. Sign an Exclusive License Agreement for the Development and Commercialisation of Debio 0930

... of AMPK (adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase) for the treatment of diabetes and metabolic diseases. Activation of AMPK has been shown to lower fasting blood glucose levels and improve glucose disposal following a glucose challenge, two key goals in the management of type 2 diabetes. Un...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

...ndications for existing products, may face competition when and as they are approved and marketed. Our products may compete against products that have lower prices, established reimbursement, superior performance, are easier to administer, or that are otherwise competitive with our products. In addition, ...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

... was 22 percent. When analyzing what factors were most closely associated with favorable outcomes, successful restoration of blood flow, younger age, lower stroke severity (as indicated by the NIHSS), and male gender were identified. According to Nogueira, the study serves as preliminary data fo...

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

...nd that the overall health risks of this therapy could outweigh the possible benefits. From that point on, HRT was prescribed more conservatively with lower dosing options and individualization based on each woman's own health history. Since there were reports of some women on HRT noticing an improv...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... fractures in the US are estimated at $25 billion(16) With menopause, bone loss occurs faster than new bone can form as a result of lower levels of estrogen, leading to osteoporosis.(17) In fact, women can lose up to 20 percent of their bone density in the five to seven years after meno...

R788 in TASKi3 Clinical Trial Does Not Meet Efficacy Endpoints in RA Patients Who Had Previously Failed Biologic Therapies - Results Incongruent

...in Rheumatology) in 2002, and has become a global standard measurement of inflammation and destruction in those joints. For these scores a lower value indicates a better clinical condition. ** Synovitis: inflammation of the synovial membrane lining joints Osteitis: inflammation...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

... Vitamin C: Studies have shown that eating food high in vitamin C can lower rates of cancer and heart disease. It's unclear whether vitamin C supplemen...been thought that diets rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, could help lower the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Recent studies suggest that vit...

FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent

...y lead to high blood pressure. Tekturna reduces renin activity and helps blood vessels relax and widen so blood pressure is lowered. Diuretics work to lower blood pressure by removing excess water and salt from the body. Tekturna was approved in the US in 2007 as the first direct renin inhibitor. ...
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