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Study Showed Lilly's GEMZAR(R) (gemcitabine HCl for injection) Improved Progression-Free Survival in Cervical Cancer Patients

...ng in your toes or fingers. These are not all of the side effects of GEMZAR. If you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away, be sure to talk with your healthcare professional. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have fever or chills. These symptoms could mean you hav...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

... if you are premenopausal. Your doctor should discuss the need for adequate birth control if you have the potential to become pregnant, if you are not sure of your postmenopausal status, or if you recently became postmenopausal. Femara is only indicated in postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor if you'...

Chuck Panozzo, Founder of Rock Band Styx, Joins GeoVax Labs, Inc. as an Advocate for Its HIV/AIDS Vaccine

...e cause. Presently, the cost of treatment is only affordable by the wealthy; a vaccine solution which can be accessed by all is a key. We have to make sure things are not being ignored. As long as there are researchers out there like Dr. Harriet Robinson to carry the flag, we are obligated to help and we ...

Doctors Urge Precaution to Shield Against Swine Flu

...mes when there is more of a health threat out there than usual -- such as a rapidly-spreading and dangerous new strain of flu, like this one -- I make sure my patients know they can safely and effectively add supplements that contain proven immune system boosters, such as AHCC, which carefully controlled ...

New Aspirin Recommendation Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes, Says Partnership for Prevention

... is an important way to help people live longer and healthier lives," said Partnership Interim President Corinne G. Husten, MD, MPH. "We need to make sure that the health reform debate now gathering momentum in Congress gives top priority to increasing the delivery of clinically effective and highly cost...

Studies Show Combination Laser Therapy Effective At Clearing Acne, Reducing Oil Production

...t - it has not yet been found to improve oily skin. "Although early studies with MAL and PDT or red light appear to be promising, we have to make sure it doesn't have side effects commonly associated with red light - such as blistering, scabbing or hyperpigmentation," cautioned Dr. Alexiades-Armenaka...

Beating Blood Clots after Joint Replacement

... available, the best way to arm against this problem, Dr. Friedman suggests, "is to mobilize patients as early as possible to stimulate blood flow, be sure they understand that a prophylaxis or medication must be taken and how to use it, and finally, to recognize the warning signs of a potential DVT." ...

CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year

...uction for both the patient and the payor," said Dr. Brennan. "Following are some other key tips for heart failure patients and their caregivers: Make sure you take the medications prescribed by your doctor; Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about how to manage side effects and stay on thera...

Video: Femara(R) First Aromatase Inhibitor to Indicate Survival Benefit Versus Tamoxifen When Taken for Five Years After Breast Cancer Surgery

... if you are premenopausal. Your doctor should discuss the need for adequate birth control if you have the potential to become pregnant, if you are not sure of your postmenopausal status, or if you recently became postmenopausal. Femara is only indicated in postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor if you'...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

... if you are premenopausal. Your doctor should discuss the need for adequate birth control if you have the potential to become pregnant, if you are not sure of your postmenopausal status, or if you recently became postmenopausal. Femara is only indicated in postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor if you'...

Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama From Don Margolis, Chairman and Founder of The Repair Stem Cell Institute

...n cancer survivors who have undergone partial mastectomy. The Repair Stem Cell Institute and its members worldwide need your support in making sure that the advances already achieved by Repair Stem Cell life science continue into the future. Millions of people suffering from diabetes, heart disea...

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

...awareness about a family's need for influenza immunization, because these women are the family's health-care decision makers -- the ones who will make sure their loved ones go get immunized against influenza," said Ms. Toomey. The Lung Association's national Faces of Influenza public awareness...

Joint Commission Urges Patients to 'Speak Up' About Pain

... or concerns, and if you don't understand, ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know. Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything. Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medica...

Artelis and Selexis Report Record Antibody Production Levels in CHO Cells of Over 31 Grams Per Liter

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K-State Researchers Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Test Remedies, Investigate Link Between E. Coli and Distillers' Grains

...o at least medium, or 160 F. At home, they are advised to check end-point temperature with a meat thermometer. "Using a meat thermometer is the only sure way to tell if meat is properly cooked," Hunt said. The K-State researchers are among the more than 150 K-State experts working in the arena of food...

Positive Mosquito Count for West Nile Virus Lead DEP, Southeastern PA Counties to Ramp up Treatment Activities

...ic life and plants. In addition, here are some simple precautions to prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk: -- Make sure screen fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes. -- Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoo...

Pooled-Analysis of 54 Clinical Studies Shows No Increased Risk of Heart Attack With Abacavir Therapy

...s that have been hidden in your body, such as pneumonia, herpes virus, or tuberculosis. If you have new symptoms after starting your HIV medicines, be sure to tell your doctor. Changes in body fat may occur in some patients taking antiretroviral therapy. These changes may include an increased amount of ...

Landmark HIV/AIDS Publication Launches at International AIDS Society Conference in Mexico City

...to mount new and more effective responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis," said Pamela W. Barnes, the Foundation's president and CEO. "While the road ahead is sure to be challenging, learning from the experiences of our colleagues can help us to end the AIDS pandemic - and come closer to an HIV-free generation." ...

As Summer Heats Up, New Survey Reveals Need for Effective Sweat Treatments

... applying an antiperspirant along your hairline. Follow the application tips mentioned above but test the product on a tiny area of skin first to make sure that it won't cause irritation. -- Talk to a dermatologist about the effective treatments for excessive sweating including: over-the-counter or pres...

ASPIRE Independent Review Board Announces 10 Ways to Protect Participants' Rights in Clinical Drug Trials and Optimize Results From Research

...rch studies. They review and approve any research involving human participants with the aim to protect their rights and welfare. Their goal is to make sure the protocol is well-designed and the risks are as minimal as possible. ASPIRE has overseen clinical drug trials for Cancer, Psoriasis, Schizophrenia,...

Early Data Presented at ASCO Show Potential of RAD001 to Enhance Efficacy of, and Overcome Resistance to, Breast Cancer Treatments

... if you are premenopausal. Your doctor should discuss the need for adequate birth control if you have the potential to become pregnant, if you are not sure of your postmenopausal status, or if you recently became postmenopausal. Femara is only indicated in postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor if you ...

Strength and Innovation of Novartis Oncology Products and Pipeline With Potential to Improve Patient Treatment Demonstrated by More Than 170 Abstracts at ASCO Annual Meeting

...th your fluid intake while on ZOMETA therapy. Signs and symptoms of low fluid intake include thirst, sagging skin, low urine output, and dry mouth. Be sure to drink plenty of water or other fluids. Please see enclosed full Prescribing Information in the ZOMETA resource book. Tasigna Safety Information...

Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer

...aluation. Proceeds from this year's golf tournament will directly benefit those affected by cancer in Colorado. "Cancer research is crucial. I'm not sure there is anyone out there who has not been personally and deeply affected by cancer. I've lost two aunts and an uncle to the disease. My office manage...

STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Dallas Area Children

...ad an unexpected benefit for her, too. "He was 11 months old when he got the helmet and was trying to walk. He fell a lot during that time, and I am sure the helmet protected him from a lot of falls. I cannot see him easily, so I have to develop my ear to know what he is doing. I could hear that helmet ...

Medicare Announces Expanded Coverage for Warfarin Patients Monitoring Clotting Time at Home

...ir medication in the therapeutic range." Some patients travel to their doctor's office or an anti-coagulation clinic as often as once a week to make sure their warfarin is appropriately regulated. While warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent thrombosis, or blood clots, it must also be carefully moni...

New Study Reports That Physical Therapy Treatment Resolves Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence in Women

... of pelvic floor muscles, and screening for any other musculoskeletal issues, then developing an individualized exercise treatment program, and making sure patients understand their role in the treatment program. In a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (March 6, 2008) regardin...

VIDEO: Femara(R) helps protect against return of breast cancer even when treatment starts several years after completing tamoxifen therapy

... if you are premenopausal. Your doctor should discuss the need for adequate birth control if you have the potential to become pregnant, if you are not sure of your postmenopausal status, or if you recently became postmenopausal. Femara is only indicated in postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor if you'...

Cancer Cure Coalition Proposes Major Changes at the FDA

...ibility and would be best performed by an agency dedicated to that purpose. 3. A special study should be made by an independent organization to make sure that the FDA has competent management. Those managers who are incompetent should be replaced. In the "Drug" division, management is needed that will r...

Interview of the Vice President

... THE VICE PRESIDENT: I do. I hunt with the Senator -- he's a courageous man. Q Do you like Paul Ryan? THE VICE PRESIDENT: Who, Paul Ryan? sure -- Wisconsin. Q Can we just posit to you on Iraq, and that is, Mr. Vice President, on January 20, 2009 -- you get the afternoon off that day -- what ...

Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on '08 Presidential Candidates

...on but also hope to better inform the candidates themselves," said Rebecca Haag, AIDS Action Council executive director. "AIDSVote.org wants to make sure that whoever moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2009 will make ending the AIDS epidemic a top priority," said David Ernesto Munar, vice pr...

PET Scans Show Gene Therapy Normalizes Brain Function in Parkinson's Patients

...at only the motor networks were altered by the therapy. "This is good news," said Dr. Eidelberg, the senior investigator of the study. "You want to be sure that the treatment doesn't make things worse." The gene makes an inhibitory chemical called GABA that turns down the activity in a key node of the Par...

Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Kicks Off American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Awareness Campaign, Encouraging Families to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza

...lth-care decision makers for their families. "Women play an important role in a family. It's our job to take care of those we love, that's why I make sure my family is protected against influenza," said Garner. "Influenza isn't just a cold. It can be much more serious. Chances are you or someone you know...

United States, Canada and Mexico Agree to Mutual Assistance During Public Health Emergencies

...sed as a model for other countries and regions of the world," said Secretary Cordova Villalobos. "In working together to consolidate this effort, I am sure that we will find numerous opportunities to keep growing together as a region." As outlined in the MOU, all three countries agree to cooperate to imp...

Large Controlled Trial of Widely Used Mood Stabilizers Demonstrates Efficacy in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

...ychiatry in Boston. Many psychiatric medications prescribed for children and adolescents have not been indicated by the FDA for pediatric use. Making sure these drugs are effective and safe has been an important goal of pediatric psychiatry researchers as well as gaining FDA indications for appropriate u...

New Data Show Improvements in Work Performance in Patients with Chronic Insomnia Treated with AMBIEN CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) Tablets CIV

...s and can be taken for as long as your provider recommends. Until you know how AMBIEN CR will affect you, you shouldn't drive or operate machinery. Be sure you're able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. Sleepwalking, and eating or driving while not fully awake, with amnesia for the...

Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Joins American Lung Association to Encourage Americans to Get an Influenza Vaccination

...mended to be vaccinated this and every year. "Women play an important role in a family. It's our job to take care of those we love, that's why I make sure my family is protected against influenza," said Garner. "As one of the many Faces of Influenza, you and I and those close to us need to get vaccinated...

Influenza is Leading Cause of Vaccine-Preventable Deaths for Kids; Despite CDC Recommendations, Moms Still Don't Vaccinate

...ould also take these simple steps at home: * Sing & Scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way. They should wash frequently ...Hot Spots: Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in 30 minutes, so be sure to disinfect the surfaces kids touch most frequently -- like door...

Lilly Files for European Approval of ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) for First-Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...hed. Experimental animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity. Patients should be cautioned against driving or operating machinery until they are sure they do not become somnolent. Adverse Reactions Haematological: Very common: Anaemia, leucopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. Common: Febrile...

Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks

...Thanksgiving, leaving numerous doses unused and many Americans unprotected. "Health care professionals and their patients must work together to make sure every opportunity to discuss influenza immunization and receive the vaccine is used," said Ardis D. Hoven, MD, Board of Trustees, American Medical Ass...

Tainted Chinese Food Ingredients First Discovered in 2005

... "I've worked with the FDA for over 30 years," says Roper. "They're under-funded and lack sufficient staff. Other than increased surveillance I'm not sure what they'll do. The US public demands safety, so it's up to each manufacturer to ensure their products are safe, no matter what the cost," adds Roper...
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