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PSA Screening Cuts Deaths by 20%, Says World's Largest Prostate Cancer Study

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Attn: Healthcare Editors Screening for prostate cancer can reduce deaths by 20%, according to the results of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) published online 1700 hours CET 18 March (NEJM, Online...

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

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) underscores the value of regular aspirin use in preventing heart attacks and strokes among many adults, the head of Partnership for Prevention said today. The USPSTF foun...

Evidence Lacking in Multivitamin Study of Women's Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease or Death, Says Natural Products Association

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published today claiming that multivitamin use by postmenopausal women does little to improve their risk of mortality fails to take into account important dietary factors or accurately grasp how dietary supplements and health claims are reg...

Thoratec Says Interim Data Analysis Demonstrates Statistical Superiority for the HeartMate II(R) in Destination Therapy Trial

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR ), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today that a pre-specified interim analysis of data from its HeartMate II Destinati...

SELECT TRIAL Used Selenomethionine Instead of High-Selenium Yeast, SelenoExcell(R) - Previous Research has Shown SelenoExcell(R) Supplementation to Reduce Lung, Colon and Prostate Cancers by as Much as 63%, Says Cypress Systems, Inc.

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Systems, Inc., a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, emphasizes that the SELECT TRIAL results -- that were announced yesterday -- used a form of selenium known as selenomethionine. The SELECT TRIAL found no effects of either selenomethionine o...

Task Force Says Men Age 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened For Prostate Cancer

/CAUTION -- ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 5 P.M. EDT MONDAY, AUG. 4/ /ADVANCE/ ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 4 -- Men age 75 and older should not be screened for prostate cancer, and younger men should discuss the benefits and harms of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test with their clinicians before be...

Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses 'Unacceptable' Risks to Public Health, Environment

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The current industrial farm animal production (IFAP) system often poses unacceptable risks to public health, the environment and the welfare of the animals themselves, according to an extensive 2 1/2-year examination conducted by the Pew Commissi...

Most Back Pain Could Be Cured Without Surgery or Drugs if Doctors Treated Muscles - Not the Spine - Says Leading Pain Specialist

NEW YORK, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're suffering from back pain and unable to find relief, it may be because the real cause of your pain -- weak, stressed and damaged muscles, not your spine -- has never been recognized or treated, says Norman Marcus, M.D., one of the nation's leadi...

NYC Department of Health's 'Get Some NYC Condoms' Sends Wrong Message and Misuses Tax Dollars, says MIM President Bob Peters

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 13, the NYC Department of Health "unveiled a brand new look for the NYC Condom and launched a cutting- edge media campaign to encourage New Yorker's to 'get some.'" The Release said further that "street teams" would hand out free condoms at "busy c...

Study Says Allergy Shots Help Children, Reduce Health Care Costs

BioMedEcon Study, First of its Kind in US, Finds Allergy Immunotherapy Beneficial Even When Treatment Not Completed MOSS BEACH, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedEcon, a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research, today announced findings of a landmark study w...

Stem Cell Breakthrough Advances Science Without 'Ethical Landmines,' Says Cardinal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee for Pro-Life Activities at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Studies published this week in the journals Cell and Sc...

Your Hearing May be at Risk, Says Harvard Men's Health Watch

BOSTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Call it acoustic trauma or noise-induced hearing loss. By any name, it's the most important preventable cause of permanent hearing loss. Up to 28 million Americans have impaired hearing; for as many as a third, acoustic trauma is a significant contrib...

Veto of California's Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF

AB 1334, (Swanson, D, Oakland), Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and the Southern California HIV/AIDS Coalition (SCHAC) Could Have Helped Reduce Spread of HIV and Other STDs Among California Inmates Governor Instructs Department of Corrections to...

You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If You're Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report

BOSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors often mistake the symptoms of thyroid disease for another disorder such as heart failure, high cholesterol, or even dementia, says a new edition of a report from Harvard Medical School. The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging, part...

The International Myeloma Foundation Says New Clinical Trial Results Could Improve Survival While Reducing Side Effects For Many Patients

- Findings Show Survival Improvement with Lower Doses of Dexamethasone, the Steroid Commonly Used with REVLIMID and other Drugs in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 04, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) - supporting research and providing educat...

Once-Fatal Metabolic Disorders Treatable, Says Stanford/Packard Researcher

STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2007 - People with a class of rare genetic disorders that often lead to brain damage, coma and death can be successfully treated with drugs, says a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The resear...

Arterial Plaque Significantly Reduced in Women Age 50-59 Taking Hormones, Says New Analysis of Women's Health Initiative Data

Fourth Study to Indicate that Early Use of Estrogen May be Cardio-Protective PHOENIX, June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of Women's Health Initiative data published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows significant reduction in calcified plaque for women aged 50 to 59 ...

Pelosi: Bush Veto of Stem Cell Bill Says 'No' to the Hopes of Million of Families Across America

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to President Bush's veto of the stem cell bill: "Once again, the President has ignored the will of the American people, of leading medical researchers, and of a bipartisan m...

The International Myeloma Foundation Says Data Reported at a Global Medical Meeting in Greece Demonstrates Improved Survival for a Wide Range of Myeloma Patients

- Data Presented at the 11th International Myeloma Workshop - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., and KOS, Greece, June 29, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) -- supporting research and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and phys...

Study of Drug Therapy for Compulsive Buying Yields a Puzzle, Stanford Researcher Says

STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2007 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say they are puzzled by findings from their new study indicating that an antidepressant, which previously showed promise in treating a behavioral disorder known as compulsive buying, did not ...

Online H1N1 Management: FairChoice Helps Schools Respond to Infectious Disease on Campus

...king service will increase student awareness of the risks of infectious disease and allow school administrators to focus on keeping students healthy," says Bernie Kluger, FairChoice Systems CEO and founder. FairChoice Systems provides technologies that web-enable college and university administrati...

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

... "Now that coiling has, in essence, reached early adulthood, and we are comfortable with the significant number of successfully treated patients," says DeSimone, "we are being called upon to now focus on subjects rather than simply the accumulation of cases. At present, the coiling technique is so ad...

Injection Reverses Heart-Attack Damage

... differentiated cardiomyocytes to proliferate may be a viable alternative," says Kuhn, the study's senior investigator and a practicing pediatric cardiologi...gests it may be feasible to use this in the clinic to treat heart failure," says Kuhn, who won a first prize Young Investigator Award, from the American Col...

Awardees for the 2009 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research Announced

...f this program. We hope this grant will continue to increase interest and raise awareness of probiotics among young researchers in the United States," says Mr. Yoshihiro Kawabata, Senior Managing Director, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. The Global Probiotics Council will provide $50,000 over the course...

UPDATE: US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

...y pleased to be participating in this clinical trial of BSI-201 which is a very promising new treatment for metastatic triple negative breast cancer," says Dr. O'Shaughnessy. "We expect that accrual will be very rapid within the US Oncology network and hope that this trial will lead to rapid FDA approval ...

Teeth and Gums Also Benefit from the Healing Power of Aloe Vera

... "Thankfully, consumers with sensitive teeth or gums have a number of choices when it comes to their oral health, and aloe vera is one of them," says AGD spokesperson Eric Shapria, MS, DDS, MAGD, MA. "If they are interested in a more alternative approach to oral hygiene, they should speak with their...

Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease

... of Alzheimer's disease. "The advancement of the company's lead compounds into behavioral testing represents a significant milestone for the company," says Dr. Franz Hefti, Chairman of the Board. "Cognition's scientific approach is unique among the approaches being taken by the pharmaceutical industry tod...

Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

...nd cancer survival that's gone on over the years," says the paper's lead author, Kathy Albain, M.D., a bre...use of this higher mortality "implicates biology," says study co-author Dawn L. Hershman, M.D., of the Co...rities by its size and by the source of its data," says Joseph Unger of the Southwest Oncology Group's Sta...

Neuroscience Researcher Has Positive Message for International Alzheimer's Awareness Week, July 6 - 12: 'Even Though World Economy is Declining, Alzheimer's Research is Advancing'

... Quincy Bioscience ( www.quincybioscience.com ), says several recent studies have confirmed a suspected ...airment and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's," says Underwood. "Knowing this link allows us to po...estore normal neuronal function." Underwood says Quincy's own study confirmed that cognitive functi...

Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

... Sabin is one of millions of Americans who experience memory loss and may eventually be diagnosed with dementia. "This is an explosive disease," says Sid Gilman, M.D., director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at University of Michigan Health System, who conducts research with Sabin and ...

New Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Join TI Pharma by Signing Two New Projects

...such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are far from sufficient, therefore, new strategies of cancer treatment are needed more than ever," says Roel Schaapveld, Chief Executive Officer, InteRNA. There is a large body of evidence indicating that tumor growth and metastasis formation are depende...

McCaughey Urges Use of First NYS Hospital Infection Report

... goal to make hospital infection rates publicly known. McCaughey has campaigned tirelessly across 25 states for this disclosure. Dr. McCaughey says the New York State infection report needs to be improved to include rates for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium diffi...

New Data Supports Significant Economic and Clinical Value of MENOPUR(R) in IVF

...stimulation.[1] "I think the cost-effectiveness of treatments is a real issue for couples considering infertility treatment such as IVF today", says Clare Lewis-Jones from Infertility Network UK. "Despite the economic downturn, we see that couples will somehow find the money for treatment, although...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases

...e and reversible. "It is like implanting a pacemaker for the brain," says Dr. Lee. The patient is awake during deep brain stimulation surgery while a..."DBS is not a miracle cure and should not be used to treat all depression," says Dr. Lee. "It should be reserved for those patients who have treatment-resis...

Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications

... of Professors Mingjie Zhang and Nancy Ip of the Biochemistry Department at HKUST, as well as Matthew Yuen of HKUST's Research and Development group," says Professor Schimmel. Pangu BioPharma is planning to expand its drug discovery efforts in Hong Kong with continued support from HKUST and ITC. ...

Innovative Psoriasis Treatment PSORENT(R) Announces Healthcare Cost Savings Potential Consistent with President Obama's Announcement on Healthcare Reform

... large pharmaceutical companies to cut prescription costs for the elderly," says Mark D. Steele, president of NeoStrata Company, Inc. "We thought you should...is, and performs as well or better than a leading prescription medication," says Mr. Steele. "This is not a story you hear very often, and as a small ...

New Study Shows that Prebiotics, as Used by Jackson GI Medical, Increases Lifespan by 33%

...t of prebiotics, has truly profound implications," says Jackson GI Medical CEO Kristian Chronister. "I...plications of this study are somewhat staggering," says Jackson GI Chairman and Founder Frank W. Jackson, ...ndly triglycerides and promotes digestive health," says Chronister. "This latest study strongly suggests t...

China Animal Welfare Law Under Review While 36,000 Dogs Culled

...ion of rabies. Meanwhile, the central government is working with IFAW and other groups to draft national animal welfare legislation which Gabriel says is the only way to ensure the humane treatment of animals for the long-term. "Hanzhong county and the national government must stop the mass sla...

New Safety Regulations Drive Greater Need for Resources and Expertise at Every Stage of Clinical Development

...mplement the requirements of regulations efficiently and cost effectively," says Dr. Suzanne Gagnon, Chief Medical Officer, ICON Clinical Research. T... around drug safety remains a regulatory and political priority worldwide," says Nigel Burrows, Senior Principal, Management Consulting, IMS. "The pharmaceu...

Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R) Studies Treatment That Aims Chemotherapy Directly at Ovarian Cancer Cells

...otechnology company. "With EC145, we're working to target a powerful chemotherapy drug directly to cancer cells while sparing the healthy cells," says Dr. Sybilann Williams , MD, gynecologic oncologist and surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and pri...
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