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Medical Role In Interrogations Curtailed By Pentagon

On tuesday the Pentagon placed new restrictions on a doctors’ role in interrogating detainees, but critics were against any policy //that gives medical professionals a role, claiming that it can lead interrogaters’ to use harsher tactics than they would in the absense of medical advice. ...

Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

...rful tool to seek help and stay safe." Assemblymember Swanson said: "With state programs serving domestic violence organizations being severely curtailed in the latest round of state budget cuts, this initiative comes at a critical time. I applaud the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and ...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

...rnia's budget crisis, thousands of children will soon be cut from the subsidized Healthy Families public insurance plan, and Medicaid is being sharply curtailed just as tens of thousands of Californians lose their jobs and health insurance, said Consumer Watchdog. "We increasingly hear from newly jobles...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

...available and can be performed on urine specimens. Treatment is inexpensive and safe. Therefore, theoretically, this common STD could be dramatically curtailed in the United States population if broad-based screening efforts were undertaken," said Dr. Martin. Dr. Martin outlined the need to eliminate barrier...

New Report Estimates State Retiree Health Care Liabilities at $558 Billion

... containment, cost shedding, and cost sharing policies, including retiree premium contributions, higher deductibles, and higher co-payments. Some have curtailed benefits for future retirees. Preventive medicine and wellness programs are catching on in the states, but most to date are limited in scope. ...

Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

...ion that can lead to bacterial meningitis. A booster shot of the vaccine was traditionally recommended for children at ages 12-15 months, but that was curtailed following a shortfall in supply from one of the two manufacturers of the vaccine, Merck & Co. At the time, the CDC said the shortage meant that...

Frost & Sullivan: Self-Monitoring and POC Diabetes Tests Reveal Potential for Significant Growth, Boosting the European Diabetes Diagnostics Market

... driver in market development. For instance, limited awareness about HbA1C tests is restraining the laboratory market. However, this challenge will be curtailed with more education about the test. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ...

Teens cool off from sports with each succeeding winter

...mpact of seasons on physical activity is not solely related to weather changes," says O'Loughlin. Blanger and colleagues hypothesised that weather curtailed spontaneous and unplanned physical activities among teens, since adolescents favour structured activities. What's more, planned activities unfold to p...

Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

...ted with the pea protein mixture, compared with the blood pressure of untreated rats. They also found that urine production, which can be severely curtailed by kidney function breakdown, improved by upwards of 30 percent among the treated rats. Despite the positive findings, the researchers do not advo...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Responds to Announcement and Filing by a Group Led by Tang Capital Partners, LP

...uced spending and dramatically reduced its employee headcount in the wake of the FDA letter. The Company has been working on a reduced budget and has curtailed all non-essential expenditures. Vanda believes that this approach will allow it to continue to minimize any reduction in stockholder value based on t...
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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

...s ago, tetracyclines remain among the most commonly used antiinfective agents to combat bacterial infections. However, the emergence of resistance has curtailed their effectiveness in certain infections. Paratek has utilized its expertise to create AMC compounds, such as PTK 0796, that retain the appealing saf...

Preliminary Phase 2 Results of R788 in Lymphoma Show Benefit in Diffuse Large B-Cell and SLL/CLL

...ed growth is, in part, mediated by the Syk enzyme, which signals the growth/survive mechanism of the aberrant cells. By inhibiting Syk, that signal is curtailed and the aberrant cells cannot proliferate. In 2006, lymphoma affected an estimated 500,000 people in the United States, with 332,000 of them sufferi...
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Seven recommendations from Aarhus to COP15

... of the species studied may experience an increased risk of extinction. Although strong losses are unavoidable if the climate change is not strongly curtailed beyond business-as-usual expectations, the CC impact will strong depend on interactions with other pressures, notably land-use. Key adaptation strateg...

CO2 emissions could violate EPA ocean-quality standards within decades

...istry to the point where it will violate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Quality Criteria [1976] by mid-century if emissions are not dramatically curtailed now. This is the first recognition that atmospheric CO2 emissions will cause ocean waters to violate EPA water quality criteria. The paper also ...

Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection

...rural China illegally pooled blood and reinfused compatible red blood cells to permit more frequent donations. Although government action has markedly curtailed such practices since the late 1990s, blood collection and banking methods in such settings still need to be monitored and improved, the article noted....

TEL2 gene cooperates with MYC gene to provoke B-cell lymphomas

...t were genetically modified so their B lymphocytes were over-expressing MYC," Grosveld said. "When we forced over-expression of TEL2 in these mice, we curtailed apoptosis in the precancerous B lymphocytes that were being forced to multiply by MYC." But even the combined effect of MYC and TEL2 wasn't enough ...
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The MedZilla Report: March 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...ts also saw slight increases -- about one percent apiece. But what was most telling was that applicants searching for jobs in the sales field severely curtailed their activities; 8.1 percent fewer people looked for sales jobs in March than in February. PhRMA's new regulations restricting the amount and types o...

Medgenics Announces Encouraging Preliminary Data For Phase I/II Clinical Trial of EPODURE In Renal Anemia

...y is the triggering of a natural immune response by the human body which could halt the protein production of the Biopump and which is thought to have curtailed the duration of EPO delivery in the Company's previous Phase I Clinical Trials, in 2003. In the previous trial, elevated hemoglobin levels were not se...

IntelliPharmaCeutics Announces Successful Completion of a Pilot Clinical Trial for its Abuse and Alcohol Resistant Sustained Release Oxycodone

... dose when consumed with alcohol in any quantity, a problem so serious with some opioid drugs such as hydromorphone that their use has been limited or curtailed by the FDA. The product has been subjected to rigorous in-vitro testing and has met its design criteria for dissolution profiles and in-vitro resist...

VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders

...s solved the stability problem with its vaccine formulation, MPM's characterization of the program as "clinical(ly) ready" is an overstatement. VaxGen curtailed development activities due to the lack of interest shown in this program by potential buyers, and several costly and time-consuming activities would n...

Dividing stem cells along partisan lines isnt a good experiment

...sh decision hasnt eliminated funding for embryonic stem cell research (in fact, $24.8 million was spent in fiscal year 2003), but it has significantly curtailed what otherwise might have been invested had pre-Bush policies remained in place. Health and Human Secretary Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin gover...

Why are new drugs failing?

...0 billion (or more than the total value of Abbott Labs!). Though major Cox-2 product Celebrex is still on the market, this usage will be significantly curtailed due to its potential cardio toxicity and new label warnings. What about poor Merck? Merck had been chugging along a year ago with a stock price ...

Seven talent management practices that matter

...le trade jobs as a way of gaining new experience and skills. 7. Horizontal Growth Paths Flattening of hierarchies in recent years has severely curtailed growth paths in many organizations. But growth shouldn't just be up the ladder or depend purely on acquiring managerial skills. Another productive gro...
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