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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

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Phoenix-based Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) has published two new publications on hormone therapies and their effects on reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease in older adults. Cardiovascular disease caused by ...

Popular Breast Cancer Drug Used with Certain Antidepressants Puts New Jersey Women at Risk

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis finds that women in New Jersey who take the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in conjunction with certain popular antidepressants may be at a higher risk for a breast cancer recurrence. In May, Medco Health Solutions, ...

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

CLEVELAND, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 340,000(2) women suffer from postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) in Ohio and more than 900,000(3) are at risk for the disease. According to a census report on the prevalence of osteoporosis, the number of women suffering from the...

New Study: Antidepressants Commonly Prescribed with Tamoxifen Put Women at Much Higher Risk for Recurrent Breast Cancer

- Several SSRIs more than double risk of cancer recurrence in tamoxifen treated patients - Nearly 30 percent of tamoxifen users take drugs that reduce its effectiveness against breast cancer ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An important new study finds that certain popula...

CVS Caremark Data Confirms Improved Outcomes for Women with Osteoporosis Who are Adherent to Therapy

Non-adherent women up to six times more likely to experience a fracture WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) indicates that 87 percent of women 18 years and older with osteoporosis, who were taking a drug therapy to treat the disease, di...

Interleukin Genetics Presents Research Linking Vertebral Fractures to Gene Variations in Asian Women With Osteoporosis

WALTHAM, Mass., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILI ), announced today that the company will present research findings from a large clinical study on the genetics of osteoporosis and vertebral fractures at the 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis...

QuatRx Completes Enrollment of Ophena(TM)(Ospemifene Tablets) Final Pivotal Phase 3 Study in Women with Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed enrollment in the Company's second pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of Ophena(TM) (ospemifene tablets). Together with the previously completed firs...

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

Results from the "NEXT" Study Also Showed Arzoxifene Significantly Suppressed Bone Turnover Markers versus Raloxifene in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis ATHENS, Greece, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) presented new data showing arzoxifene, an inv...

Children's Hospital Receives $6.7 Million Grant From Gates Foundation to Study Influenza Vaccine in Pregnant Women in Asia

CINCINNATI, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has received a $6.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help prevent flu in pregnant women and their infants in rural areas around the world. Most childhood deaths occur in...

Risk of Stroke, Heart Disease in Women Lowered by Mediterranean Diet

BOSTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women who adhere to a traditional Mediterranean diet -- high in monounsaturated fat, plant proteins, whole grains and fish -- are at a lower risk for stroke and coronary heart disease, according to a study published this week in Circulation: Journal ...

Pivotal Data Published For First Biomarker Combination Test to Determine Risk of Ovarian Cancer in Women Who Present With Pelvic Mass

Article in Gynecologic Oncology Supports Use of Fujirebio Diagnostics' HE4 Test with CA125 for Risk Stratification of Women with Suspected Ovarian Cancer MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A pivotal clinical trial published in the January 2009 issue of the journal Gynecologic Oncology ...

Cardiac Disease in Women Remains Untreated for Decades

Though HCM Symptoms Identified, Versus Men NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart disease that creates a thickening of the heart wall muscle and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults (<40). More...

New International Study Shows Women With Symptomatic Fibroids Delaying Treatment Despite Substantial Burden on Quality of Life

One in five women suffer from fibroid symptoms at least 5 years before seeking treatment. LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), ETHICON Women's Health & Urology today announced results of a seven-country stu...

Young Women Diagnosed with Early-Stage Breast Cancer More Likely to Die than Older Women

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a national study presented earlier today at the 2008 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, a researcher reported that "women under 40 years of age diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer are 44 percent more likely to die than ol...

New Analyses Indicate that Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1% Is a Valuable Option for Certain Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes

- Transdermal Estrogen Analyses Continue to Show Benefits of Hormone Therapy Use in Menopausal Women - MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. today announced that clinical abstracts featuring Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1% were present...

What is the Optimal Method of Ischemia Evaluation in WomeN: Preliminary Data from the WOMEN Study

BOSTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined. Although this statistic is gaining more recognition among physicians and patients, the unique risk factors and symptoms of female patients make diagnosis and prognosis of wo...

QuatRx Initiates Second Phase 3 Study of Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Women With Postmenopausal Vaginal Syndrome

Pivotal Study Seeks to Enroll 750 Women at More Than 100 Sites in the U.S. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of compounds to treat endocrine, metabolic and cardiovascular diso...

Going Beyond 'Spa Day': Giving Women the Opportunity to Do Something Proactive Which May Lead to Long Term Health Benefits

C'elle Discovers Stem Cells Found in Menstrual Blood May Offer Long-Lasting Therapeutic Effects for Time-Pressed Women OLDSMAR, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Time. It is a precious commodity. Yet most women would agree that there never seems to be enough of it. And the small amount...

New Research Just Released: Women Can Now Safely Postpone Motherhood Until Time Is Right

ATLANTA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For women who would like to have children but who have not yet found the right partner or the right time in their lives, the door to a new option has opened wide. Research now shows an advanced egg-freezing technique known as vitrification, a quick freezing m...

Ending Cervical Cancer Featured at Summit; QIAGEN CEO Issues a Call to Global Women Leaders

HANOI, Vietnam, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QIAGEN was featured this week for its efforts to eliminate cervical cancer at the 14th annual Global Summit of Women in Hanoi, Vietnam. CEO Peer Schatz came to this prominent international platform to issue a call to other leaders in business, N...

Video: Major Independent Trial Demonstrates Significant Anticancer Benefit of Zometa(R) in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

- Zometa when added to hormone therapy, following surgery, significantly reduced the risk of cancer returning or death by 36% beyond clinical benefits achieved with hormone therapy alone(1) - Findings may allow clinicians to improve standard of care for premenopausal women diagn...

FDA Clears ExAblate Fertility Enhancement Study in Women With Uterine Fibroids

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study Will Compare Birth Rates of Women who Underwent Non-Invasive MRgFUS to Those who had Invasive Fibroid Surgery InSightec Ltd. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the company to conduct a clinical trial...

New AMITIZA 8 mcg Phase III Studies Demonstrated Overall Symptom Improvement in Adult Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

Additional Digestive Disease Week data highlight effects of AMITIZA in patients with IBS-C SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New study results indicated that treatment with AMITIZA(R) (lubiprostone) 8 mcg lead to significant relief of overall symptoms of Irritable Bow...

Adding Breast Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Reveals Cancers not Seen on Mammography Alone in Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In women at increased risk for breast cancer, adding a screening ultrasound examination to routine mammography revealed 28 percent more cancers than mammography alone. However, the additional ultrasound exam substantially increased the rates of f...

Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 to Boost Infant Development

GORDONSVILLE, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study funded by Health Canada and other organizations has proven a direct correlation between dietary consumption of the omega-3 DHA* and enhanced infant development. The study, which was supervised by Universite Laval researchers and published...

Vermillion's Biomarkers Prove Beneficial in Identifying Women With Ovarian Cancer and Detecting Early-Stage Disease

- Multiple Studies Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncologists' Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer - FREMONT, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRMLD ), a molecular diagnostics company, presented data from several studie...

Huge Drop in Preterm Birth-Risk Among Women Taking Folic Acid One Year Before Conception

Largest U.S. Study of Pre-conceptional Folic Acid Supplementation Receives March of Dimes Award DALLAS, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research suggests that women who take folic acid supplements for at least one year before they become pregnant can cut their risk of having a prema...

Pilot Study Opens the Door for Avastin Use in Curative Setting for Women With Breast Cancer

Roche in collaboration with Genentech commit to large phase III adjuvant clinical programme set to unlock Avastin's potential in early breast SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new phase II study data, Avastin (bevacizumab) can proceed to be tested after breast cancer surgery i...

Enrollment of Women in Cardiovascular Trials Fails to Meet Current Federal Mandates

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Highlight the Need For More Women to Participate in Clinical Trials ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic researchers have recently found that women remain a significant minority in cardiovascular randomized contro...

Most Women With HIV and Their Health Care Providers Have Not Discussed How HIV Might Affect Them Differently Than Men

Survey Shows Nearly Three-Quarters of Women Struggle in Managing Their Daily Lives ATLANTA, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from the Women Living Positive survey show a communication gap between women living with HIV and their health care providers when it co...

Spit for the Cure Offers Unique Opportunity for Women to Participate in Breast Cancer Research

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is designed to establish one of the largest and most rapidly assembled groups of women to aid in the study of breast cancer occurrence. Spit for the Cure involves th...

Bay Area Women Sought for Egg Freezing Study

Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay research seeks couples with male factor infertility SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, in cooperation with ViaCell, Inc., has been awarded a research gran...

New Study Shows Once-Monthly Boniva(R) is as Clinically Effective as Once-Weekly Fosamax(R) at Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

HONOLULU, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with postmenopausal osteoporosis receiving once-monthly Boniva(R) (ibandronate sodium) achieved clinically comparable increases in bone mineral density (BMD) to those receiving once-weekly Fosamax(R) (alendronate sodium), according to a new study presen...

Risedronate Reduced Risk of Fracture Among Osteoporotic Postmenopausal Women with History of Hip Fracture

HONOLULU, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a new analysis reported at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 29th Annual Meeting, risedronate 5 mg decreased clinical fracture risk by 50% over three years relative to placebo in a group of postmenopausal women with osteo...

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Supports Panel Discussion on Women and Lung Cancer on Capitol Hill

Event for Congressional Members and Staff Will Focus on Advances in Research and Treatment of Lung Cancer in Women SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq: CTIC; MTAX:), along with the Society for Women's Health Research, the Lung Cancer ...

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Sponsors Panel Discussion on Women and Lung Cancer on Capitol Hill

Event for Congressional Members and Staff Will Focus on Advances in Research and Treatment of Lung Cancer in Women SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq: CTIC; MTAX:), along with the Society for Women's Health Research, the Lung Cancer ...

European Experts Recommend Pregnant and Nursing Women Take More DHA - Every Day

Women Who Take DHA Have Healthier Pregnancies, Fewer Premature Births GORDONSVILLE, Va., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 nutritional experts from a European Union (EU) committee now recommend pregnant and nursing women supplement their diets on a daily basis with a large amount of DHA, a...

QuatRx Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Study of Ophena(TM) in Women with Postmenopausal Vaginal Syndrome

Multicenter Study Enrolls More Than 800 Women to Evaluate QuatRx's New-Generation Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of co...

Progesterone Therapy and Preterm Birth: More Evidence Helps Identify Women Who Can Benefit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., AUG. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two major studies published today in The New England Journal of Medicine can help doctors better identify pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery who can benefit from progesterone treatment, the March of Dimes Foundation said today. In...

Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

- Shown to be highly effective in strengthening bones and protecting against osteoporosis-related fractures, including spine and hip - Reclast reduced spine fractures by 70% and hip fractures by 41% compared to placebo in study published in New England Journal of Medicine - Unique once...
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