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Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of overweight children in the United States approaches epidemic proportions, one group of surgeons is taking an active role in researching new ways to reduce obesity rates in children. Evan Nadler, MD, and colleagues at the New York ...

'Use it or Lose it': A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erectile dysfunction after surgery to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) has traditionally been attributed to nerve damage that theoretically should heal over time. But it can take as long as two years for the nerves to recover enough for a ma...

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

...th 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 menopause begins.(18) This decreased bone mineral density weakens the bone an...

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

...ta in a scientific forum. In this trial, lorcaserin helped patients rapidly lose weight and keep it off in a well-tolerated manner," said William R. Shanaha...ference is statistically significant, or (2) the proportion of subjects who lose greater than or equal to 5% of baseline body weight in the active-product g...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...h, 2008 broadcast, who is a cancer survivor and a member of the SU2C Executive Leadership Council (ELC). "Every single minute of every single day, we lose someone to cancer in this country. We urgently need more and better treatments, and we need everyone to support the scientists who are working so hard...

Creighton Medical Laboratories First to Offer New Cancer Test

...is a representation of all of the chromosomes in a cell. Normal human cells have two copies of each chromosome. Cancer cells will often duplicate or lose pieces of chromosomes, and these chromosomal changes can help physicians categorize a tumor, determine its aggressiveness, and/or determine which tumo...

Results From Phase 3 EQUATE Trial of VIVUS' Qnexa Highlighted at European Congress on Obesity

...ients taking Qnexa, over just 28 weeks, is encouraging for those of us in the medical community treating patients who have struggled unsuccessfully to lose weight for years." The proportion of Qnexa patients losing 5 percent or more of their initial body weight was 66 percent for full-dose, 62 p...

The Injured Obese Child: Let's Give Him Some Ankle Support

... with a specialist to get a tailored diet and exercise regimen to help them lose weight," said Dr. Pomerantz. "There are different kinds of programs across ...emember that every little bit of dieting and exercise will help their child lose weight. The PAS meeting, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatri...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin

...approximately two billion people are currently infected with MTB. An estimated nine million people develop active TB each year, and two million people lose their lives to the illness. This equates to one life every 20 seconds. "With the documented re-emergence of TB and the development of drug-resis...

New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes

...is a lifeline for millions of people struggling to lose weight with diabetes," said Joe Redling, Chairman ... people with Type 2 diabetes who have struggled to lose weight in the past, NutriSystem D is finally the s...45% of people with diabetes (8.05 million) diet to lose weight, according to a recent Gallup survey. Bein...

Study Confirms: Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat

... pointed out that hidden food allergies, or food sensitivities, are unique to each individual and can cause inflammatory diseases, and an inability to lose weight. Food sensitivities often provoke delayed and chronic symptoms, like IBS, migraine and arthritis, that are not as obvious as the dramatic and i...

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

...s, sexual pain (dyspareunia) and irritation. Declining estrogen levels during menopause can cause tissues of the vaginal lining to grow thinner and to lose elasticity, a condition known as vaginal atrophy. Dryness and irritation associated with reductions in vaginal secretions often cause pain or bleeding...

Oh, My Aching Back: Give Me a Shot of Ozone

...of their pain. Undergoing invasive surgical diskectomy puts you on a path where you may be left with too little disk. Taking out a protruding disk may lose the shock absorption that naturally resides between them in the spine," said Murphy, who predicts this procedure will become standard in the United St...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

... developed will reveal how nature makes a tooth from scratch, which will guide tooth regeneration research." Why Extra Teeth Formed When we lose our baby teeth, the permanent teeth grow in to replace them, but permanent teeth when lost are lost for good. U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are ...

Laser Burn Injuries in One Eye Can Disrupt Protective Immune Privilege in Both Eyes, Study Finds

...wire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have shown for the first time that a laser burn to one retina can cause both eyes to lose a special protective ability known as immune privilege. Immune privilege protects the eye without the inflammation of the body's normal immune respons...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

...nd neck pain. Disc degeneration is part of the normal aging of the spine. In this condition, the spinal discs (the pillow-like pads between the bones) lose their cushioning. When this happens, it can cause persistent pain in the lower back, legs, neck or arms. Treatments for pain can include medications a...

Fort Worth Surgeon Chosen as Investigator in Clinical Trial for Weight-Loss Device

...that could offer an advantage to obese individuals who have been excluded for years because they don't meet that magic number but who have a desire to lose the weight." Participants in the study are men and women between 18 and 65 years of age with a body mass index of between 30 and 40 and have at l...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease

... plaque that can block arteries around the heart may plug the smaller penile arteries first, causing erectile dysfunction. Alternatively, arteries may lose elasticity over time, contributing to heart disease. This arterial stiffening may affect the smaller penile arteries first. Other Mayo Clinic re...

Stents Can Treat - Not Just Prevent - Strokes, Suggests Early Research

...stroke causes the brain tissue to die. About a quarter of people who suffer a stroke die. Another third are severely disabled and may be paralyzed or lose the ability to speak or remember. SUNY Buffalo researchers are reporting preliminary results on 16 patients who received stents to treat the...

Reprogrammable Cell Type Depends on a Single Gene to Keep Its Identity

...ned off, causes lymphatic endothelial cells to be reprogrammed so that they lose their identity and become more like blood endothelial cells MEMPHI...tic vasculature arises from veins; and how lymphatic vessels can eventually lose their characteristics and acquire features typical of blood vessels and tra...

FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes

...in for the control of high blood sugar. DO NOT DILUTE OR MIX LANTUS(R) WITH ANY OTHER INSULIN OR SOLUTION. It will not work as intended, and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Do not change your insulin without talking with your doctor. The syringe must not contain any other medic...

Paratek Reports Positive Phase 2 Clinical Data on its New Antibiotic PTK 0796 in Late Breaker Presentation at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

...problem of drug-resistant bacteria presents a new and expanding market opportunity. Bacterial resistance is causing many of the current antibiotics to lose efficacy, while the pipeline of replacement products that target antibiotic resistance is remarkably thin. About Paratek Pharmaceuticals Paratek P...

PTC Therapeutics Announces Data Showing Six-Minute Walk Test Consistently Measures Ambulatory Function in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

...ated muscular deficits. "The 6MWT evaluates the critical human function of ambulation and is highly relevant to patients with DMD, who progressively lose walking ability during childhood," said Dr. McDonald. "Establishing a gold-standard outcome measure for new therapies in DMD has long been a goal amon...

Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight

...d., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obese school-age kids and teens can lose weight or prevent further weight gain if they participate in medium- to hig...o a behavioral weight management program helped extremely obese adolescents lose weight. However, no studies evaluated maintenance of weight loss after drug...

AMT Obtains License to Amgen's GDNF Gene to Develop Treatment for Parkinson's Disease with AMT's Proprietary Gene Therapy Platform

... with Parkinson's disease is expected to double to around 9 million patients between now and the year 2030. Patients with Parkinson's disease slowly lose control of their muscles, resulting in tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and lack of coordination and thus in a serious loss of quality of lif...

TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration

... their vision. Patients in the study's placebo arm, who received the "AREDS-type" nutritional formulation (the current standard of care), continued to lose their eyesight. Results of the TOZAL study are supported by a major new study, which shows that omega-3 acids cut the risk of developing "wet" macular...

Study Suggests a Possible Way to Offset Chemobrain Memory Loss

...t their training. "When animals are treated with chemotherapy drugs, they lose memory," said Gregory Konat, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology and anatomy at WVU. "When we add NAC during treatment, they don't lose memory." Chosen for its antioxidant properties, NAC is a modified form of...

Sangamo BioSciences Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

...he muscles weaken and shrink. As the disease progresses, patients gradually lose the use of their limb and neck muscles, ultimately becoming paralyzed and u...h, and difficulty swallowing. As the disease progresses, patients gradually lose the use of their hands, arms, legs, and neck muscles, ultimately becoming p...

MonoSol Rx Completes Thin Film Escitalopram Oxalate Pilot Product Development

...n our capacity to develop and manufacture thin film prescription products at commercial scale for a large pharmaceutical partner. As blockbuster drugs lose exclusivity, pharmaceutical companies are exploring alternative dosing formulations as differentiators from generic entrants. We also believe that our...

VIRxSYS to Host a Web Conference to Announce Clinical Trial Update

...IRxSYS used this vector to deliver RNA antisense targeting the HIV envelope and observed that VRX496 appeared to cause wild type (wt)-HIV particles to lose their envelopes. Additionally, the in vivo pressure delivered by a patient's own modified cells led to massive quasispecies reductions and the product...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

... progressive muscle weakness that results in paralysis. All voluntary control muscles are weakened, and, as a result, diaphragm muscles fail. Patients lose the ability to breathe without ventilator support. Approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. live with ALS. Over 5,000 new cases are diagnosed each ye...

NAFLD AND NASH Linked to Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

...etes and/or cardiovascular disease? At present, there are no specific therapies for NASH. Among the chief recommendations offered to patients are to lose weight gradually (particularly if one is obese) and to increase physical activity, to eat a healthy diet, and to avoid alcohol. About EASL The Eur...

Elite Team of Cyclists with Type 1 Diabetes Powers Forward in 2008 Sponsored by Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R)

...in for the control of high blood sugar. DO NOT DILUTE OR MIX LANTUS(R) WITH ANY OTHER INSULIN OR SOLUTION. It will not work as intended, and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Do not change your insulin without talking with your doctor. The syringe must not contain any other medic...

Micromet Announces Presentation of Five Posters Related to Its Proprietary BiTE Antibody Platform at Annual Meeting of American Association for Cancer Research

...EpCAM BiTE antibody in a mouse model (abstract no. 2130)). It is also shown that under continuous treatment of mice with BiTE antibody, T cells do not lose their cytotoxic and prolific potential but cease to release inflammatory cytokines. The complete abstracts can be viewed on the web site of AACR (h...

Gates Foundation Seeks Proposals for Innovative Global Health Research

...rugs or delivery systems that limit the emergence of resistance: Innovative ideas for discovering or delivering drugs that are less likely to lose effectiveness because of resistance developing in the disease-causing agent. -- Creating new ways to prevent or cure HIV infection: Innovative i...

Recent Studies Suggest Popular 'Diet Pill' Relacore Reduces Acne Breakouts

...o use in conjunction with any sensible diet and exercise plan. Why? Because most people find that dieting itself is stressful; that's why even when we lose weight we seem to retain that extra roll around the middle. Now when it comes to acne, we're seeing the same phenomenon: those who buy popular anti-ac...

Bone Mineral Content Continues to Increase in Obese Adolescents During Weight Loss

... a weight loss drug, sibutramine. The researchers previously reported the combination of behavioral changes and medication helped very obese teenagers lose weight. In adults, obesity is associated with increased bone mineral density and voluntary weight loss is associated with a decrease in bone miner...

Gastric Banding Reverses Impact of Type 2 Diabetes

...nt conventional therapy. "Our study presents strong evidence that obese patients with a Body Mass Index greater than 30 with Type 2 diabetes need to lose a significant amount of weight to improve their overall health and glycemic management," Dr Dixon said. "Our study shows that gastric banding surger...

Tengion Launches Third Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Bladder

...quately treated OAB frequently experience unpredictable urgency that can lead to episodes of incontinence. Many patients with severe urge incontinence lose their ability to work or engage in normal social activities because they simply can't leave their homes without the fear of embarrassment. The major g...

Interview of the Vice President

...nly entitled to her views, but able to dictate policy as effectively as she apparently does to the rest of the caucus. Q Well, did any of those guys lose their spine? Is that what you're saying? THE VICE PRESIDENT: I was being very diplomatic in the way I phrased it. (Laughter.) They're not carrying t...
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