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Regular Yoga Practice Is Associated With Mindful Eating

SEATTLE, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are less likely to be obese, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study was prompted by initial findin...

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...

Iontophoretic Drug Delivery System (IDDS) Containing Lidocaine and Epinephrine is Effective in Reducing Pain Associated With Insertion of an Intravenous Catheter in a Phase 2 Clinical Trial

SEATTLE, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dharma Therapeutics, Inc., ("Dharma") Seattle, WA (a subsidiary of the Transcu Group Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited) announced that its improved active transdermal delivery technology, which administers lidocaine and epinephrine through ...

Cephalon Submits NUVIGIL Supplemental New Drug Application for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Jet Lag Disorder

FRAZER, Pa., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) today announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting approval of NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] for the indication of impro...

Meta-Analysis of Clinical Data Showed No Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Events Associated With Exenatide Use: Data Presented at ADA 2009

Cardiovascular Safety and Potential Benefits of Exenatide to be Prospectively Assessed in Large Outcomes Trial NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced results from a meta-analysis of ...

Research: Popular Diabetes Medications Associated with Increase in Bone Fractures

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions points to increased risk for people with diabetes associated with two widely used drug classes; while another study shed new light on a different class of drug...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Lorcaserin Data Demonstrating Highly Significant Categorical and Absolute Weight Loss and Improvements in Secondary Endpoints Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

- Late-Breaking Data from Pivotal BLOOM Trial Presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions Expand on Previously Announced Positive Top-Line Results - NEW ORLEANS, June 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today...

National Hemovigilance Pilot Program Launches to Track Adverse Events Associated with Blood Transfusion

Goal is to Enhance Patient Safety and Reduce Health Care Costs BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, nine hospitals will join in a pilot program, contributing data on adverse events associated with blood transfusions. By analyzing the data collected, it w...

Increased Mortality Associated With Nocturia

Patients, physicians should be vigilant about underlying causes of nighttime urination LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients suffering from nocturia, the need to urinate at least twice during the night, may have a significantly increased risk for mortality. Researcher...

Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Urinary Tract Infections

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As body mass increases, so does a patient's risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), according to Baltimore researchers. A new study, presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), assesses and stra...

Study Finds Family History, Higher Incidence of Sunburns Associated With Rosacea

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, swelling and vascular abnormalities, most commonly on the face, with varying degrees of severity. While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, dermatologists are examining several characteris...

Dermatologists Caution That Severe Cases of Psoriasis Can Be Associated With Other Serious Medical Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the surface, the thick, red, scaly, itchy plaques of psoriasis -- which have been shown to have a significant negative impact on a person's overall quality of life -- may not appear to pose a serious health risk for patients. However, a growing ...

Scientists Unmask Genetic Markers Associated With Psoriasis

University of Michigan scientists reveal DNA 'hotspots' linked to psoriasis ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology , the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators have found DNA "hotspots" that ma...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Published Data Demonstrating Elevation of Carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML) Is Associated with Decline in Renal Function and Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

Synvista Therapeutics Technology Provided CML Biomarker Data for Studies MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synvista Therapeutics, Inc. ( NYSE Alternext US: SYI ) today announced two publications demonstrating findings from studies that indicated that the presence of th...

Observational Study Finds Changes in Medicare Reimbursement for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents Associated With Increased Need for Blood Transfusion

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers today report that after the implementation of Medicare coverage limitations for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), a significantly greater proportion of anemic cancer patients who were on chemotherapy and who received ESAs needed blood trans...

Memory Pharmaceuticals Achieves Enrollment Goal for Phase 2 Study of MEM 3454 in Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia

-Triggers $5 Million Payment from Roche- MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: MEMY ) today announced that it has achieved the enrollment goal for its Phase 2 trial of R3487/MEM 3454, its lead alpha-7 nicotinic receptor agonist, in cogni...

Tackling Atrial Fibrillation and Associated Cardiovascular Risk

- RecordAF Registry Baseline Data and New Data from the Landmark ATHENA Study PARIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Webcast Media Briefing - non-US media only Wednesday 12 November 2008 - 14.00-15.00am CET Background: -- AF is a growing health concern d...

Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection

CE IVD Menu Expanded to Eight On-Demand Tests for Use on the GeneXpert(R) System SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(TM) vanA/vanB as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Dir...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Gedeon Richter Plc Announce Positive Phase II Results with the Investigational Antipsychotic Cariprazine in Patients with Acute Mania Associated with Bipolar I Disorder

NEW YORK and BUDAPEST, Hungary, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and Gedeon Richter Plc today announced preliminary top-line results from a phase II clinical trial of cariprazine (RGH-188), an investigational antipsychotic, in patients with acute mania...

Phase II Data on Lilly's Antibody Show It Affects Amyloid Beta, a Protein Believed To Be Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

Findings lead to decision to start Phase III pivotal study of LY2062430 in 2009 CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced interim results of its Phase II study of LY2062430, an investigational anti-amyloid beta ...

Jennerex Publishes Clinical Trial Data With Lead Product JX-594 Demonstrating Efficacy Against Liver Cancer and Associated Hepatitis B Virus

Study Demonstrates Feasibility and Efficacy of Treating Patients with Primary Liver Cancer SAN FRANCISCO, and YONGIN-SI, South Korea, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc. (San Francisco, CA and Ottawa, Ontario), and its South Korean partner Green Cross Corp., announ...

Study Shows Use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) Test was Associated with an 82% Reduction in Intensive Care Unit Mortality Rates from Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections

WOBURN, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that a new study shows use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) test was associated with an 82% reduction in mortality rates from S. aureus bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit (ICU), a 53% reduction in overall mortality from sta...

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Paper Supports Additional Role for Cethromycin as Potential Treatment for Infections Caused by Community- Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA)

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer and respiratory diseases, today announced that...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Presented Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of APD125 for the Treatment of Insomnia at 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

- APD125 Significantly Improved Key PSG Parameters of Sleep Maintenance - - Phase 2b Subjective Study Ongoing - SAN DIEGO, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today that Dr. Thomas Roth of Henry Ford Hospital presented data fr...

Final Results of the CellCept(R) Spare the Nephron (STN) Study Show Maintenance Therapy is Associated with Improved Renal Function

TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The final results of the Spare the Nephron (STN) study, a multicenter trial investigating a novel kidney-sparing treatment protocol using CellCept(R) (mycophenolate mofetil), showed the CellCept-based regimen in combination with sirolimus (SRL) is associated wit...

Ipilimumab Plus Chemotherapy is Associated with Prolonged Survival and Increased Disease Control Rates in Patients with Advanced Melanoma

Updated Clinical Phase 2 data presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting PRINCETON, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX ) today announced updated long-term follow-up and overall survival (OS) results from a Phase 2 c...

Long-Term Followup in Phase 3 CLL Trial Shows Genasense(R) is Associated with Significantly Increased Survival in All Responders

New Data to be Presented at ASCO Shows Survival Benefit in Complete and Partial Responders Compared with Chemotherapy Alone BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genta Incorporated (OTC Bulletin Board: GNTA) announced the results of long-term followup from a Phase 3...

New Study Suggests Tapentadol IR for Acute Pain Is Associated With Improved Gastrointestinal Tolerability Compared to Oxycodone IR

TAMPA, Fla., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many strong acting pain medications have bothersome side effects. These can include nausea and vomiting with short-term use, and constipation with longer, chronic use. Such symptoms can lead patients to discontinue treatment, adding additional comp...

Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Offers Lowest Approved Dose of Estradiol for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated with Menopause

-Estrogen Continues to be Gold Standard for Management of Hot Flashes- MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical specialists from around the country will gather this week to discuss the latest research in obstetrics and gynecology, and menopause and estrogen therapy will be among the ...

Transgenomic Establishes Collaboration With the National Cancer Institute to Investigate Mitochondrial Genome and Associated Nuclear Genes in Cancer Cell Lines

OMAHA, Neb., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO), a global genetic analysis and services company, today announced the National Cancer Institute had approved a proposal to perform mutational analysis and sequencing of the mitochondrial genes in the N...

Mayo Clinic Studies Find REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is Associated with Other Features of Neurodegenerative Disorders

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three new Mayo Clinic studies find that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder is associated with anxiety, apathy, lower scores in attention and executive functioning, as well as symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The findings...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Contributors Highlight Research Findings About Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of research studies have documented how the oils known as omega-3 fatty acids can benefit the cardiovascular system, particularly among people diagnosed with coronary artery disease. The incredible volume of research on this topic...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) for the Acute Treatment of Manic and Mixed Episodes Associated With Bipolar I Disorder in Pediatric Patients (10 to 17 Years of Age)

- Otsuka-sponsored Study Evaluated Use of ABILIFY In This Patient Population - TOKYO and PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

Genetic Variation Associated with Treatment Response in a Clinical Study of a New Atypical Antipsychotic Fiaptatm (iloperidone)

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study reported in the journal Pharmacogenomics suggests that a genetic variation in the Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor gene (CNTF) may affect response to antipsychotic treatment. The study, conducted by Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., included patie...

Genomic Health Announces Identification of Genes Associated With Colon Cancer Recurrence Across Multiple Studies

- Studies Presented at ASCO GI: American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium to be Used in Selecting Final Genes for Colon Cancer Test - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today an...

Recent Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study Show Low Numbers of LDL Particles (LDL-P) by NMR are Associated With Fewer Heart Disease Related Events than Equivalently Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C).(1)

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent study from the landmark Framingham trial demonstrates the clinical significance of knowing the number of LDL particles (LDL-P) by NMR in the management of a patient's risk for heart disease. This longitudinal outcomes study shows that low ...

Study Shows That Low-Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) was Associated with Reduced Hospital Costs of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Treatment Compared with Unfractionated Heparin (UFH)

-Patients treated with Lovenox(R) (enoxaparin sodium injection) were also less likely to be readmitted to hospital within 90 days- BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced today the results of a study that demonstrated total hospital direct medical cos...

Genasense Plus Chemotherapy Is Associated With Prolonged Survival in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory CLL Who Achieve Complete Remission

Updated Phase 3 Results Released at American Society of Hematology Meeting BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genta Incorporated (Nasdaq: GNTA ) announced the release of new survival analyses based upon extended follow-up of patients in the Company's randomized Phase 3 t...

LAP-BAND(R) System Weight-Loss Surgery Associated With More Than 70 Percent Reduced Risk of Death in People With Severe Obesity

Observational study published in the Annals of Surgery MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Severely obese people who received the LAP-BAND(R) Adjustable Gastric Banding System to lose weight had a 72 percent reduction in their risk of dying compared to obese people who were ...

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 ...
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