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Actuaries Weigh in on Ways to Address Risk Exposures and Challenges with the U.S. Health Care System

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many interested parties and organizations have provided recommendations on U.S. health care reform, but there is much to be done in terms of mapping out its future. As leading health care professionals, actuaries are looked to for their points of vi...

Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys

Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even low levels of lead exposure accelerated chronic kidney disease in rats by raising their blood pressure and hastening certain kinds of cellular damage, U.S. researchers report. Previous studi...

Occupational exposures may be linked to death from autoimmune disease

A new study examined the possible associations between occupation and the risk of dying from systemic autoimmune diseases and found that occupational exposures in farming and industry may be linked to higher death rates from these diseases. More than 8 million Americans suffer from autoimmune di...

DSM Announces SafeBridge(R) Potent Compound Safety Certification

...toxicology and industrial hygiene analytical chemistry to over 400 business units worldwide and is a leader in recognizing, evaluating and controlling exposures to potent active pharmaceutical ingredients and products. More information www.safebridge.com For further information please contact: ...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

... "Companies in the U.S. food system are faced with more complex risks today than ever before, and it is vital for them to fully understand these exposures so they can make informed and insightful decisions," said Rick Shanks , national managing director of Aon's food system, agribusiness and beverage ...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...ct from emerging research that they develop after one or more environmental exposures in genetically susceptible people," said NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "This study adds UV radiation to the growing list of environmental exposures possibly important in the development of autoimmune diseases." ...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

...se two conditions may be associated with veterans' exposures to herbicides or TCDD. Ischemic heart disease ... its review of 16 studies that looked at herbicide exposures among people with Parkinson's disease or Parkinson...the relationship between Parkinson's incidence and exposures in the veteran population be performed. Parkinson...

Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

...ent 2 mg/m3 standard would increase the emphysema severity index by 99 points on average. This provides additional evidence of the need to reduce dust exposures to 1 mg/m3 or less as NIOSH has recommended." said Dr. Kuempel. "Furthermore, miners in developing countries may be faced with exposure levels in exce...

Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels

...rmine an individual's ozone responsiveness in both healthy and susceptible populations. "Understanding how these mechanisms change with repeated daily exposures is critical, especially as ambient ozone levels are often elevated several days in a row," Dr. Schelegle said. ...

Miller-McCune Magazine Wins Environmental Journalism Prize

...oday . Brown's winning story plumbs the intricacies of the emerging field of epigenetics to discuss growing evidence that even small chemical exposures at key stages of animal development can trigger multi-generational health problems. SEJ judges said her story "employs a solid scientific knowledge, p...
Exposures in Medical Technology

Vaccine Study in New England Journal of Medicine Wrong in Concluding Mercury Exposures are Harmless, States SafeMinds

"Study Findings and Limitations Require Further Investigations," Says Dissenting Panel Member ATLANTA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study on the relationship between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and children's brain functioning draws ...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Submits Acetavance New Drug Application for the Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever

... received Acetavance in clinical trials, including 350 children, and data from safety reports that collectively represent more than 53 million patient exposures to intravenous acetaminophen in countries outside the United States. Acetavance is Cadence Pharmaceuticals' proprietary intravenous formulation o...

Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome

...n and provides a robust data set to support substantial clinical benefit for this novel, first in class therapy." With approximately 1000 patient exposures to date in three cardiovascular studies, varespladib has been generally well tolerated. About the FRANCIS trial The FRANCIS trial is based ...

Pharmasset Voluntarily Halts Clinical Studies with Clevudine in Hepatitis B Infected Patients

...or muscle weakness associated with creatine kinase elevations, were reported in the QUASH studies, many of the patients in South Korea have had longer exposures to clevudine than patients in the QUASH studies and have reported more serious myopathy than have patients in the Pharmasset clinical trials. Given th...

Mpex Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Aerosol MP-376 in COPD

... administration. High concentrations are important to maximize bacterial killing and reduce the potential for development of drug resistance. Systemic exposures to levofloxacin are expected to be low when aerosol administration of MP-376 is used, potentially reducing the incidence of systemic side effects. MP-...

Mpex Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on MP-376 in Cystic Fibrosis

...ted rapid bacterial killing with no development of resistance over the course of 4 days. In contrast, doses of levofloxacin mimicking human exposures following systemic administration showed initial bacterial killing, but allowed for resistance development within 24 hours. This demonstrat...

Aon eSolutions Launches Clinical Trials Module

...kConsole's new Clinical Trials module enables risk managers to monitor all of the clinical trials in which their organizations are involved, the total exposures represented by those trials, and the required insurance coverage. At the same time, RiskConsole enables organizations to streamline the management of ...

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)

...n 2005, and this superbug killed more patients than AIDS by contributing to nearly 19,000 deaths that year. Nearly 14% of these infections were due to exposures in the community. Until the late-1990s, MRSA mainly affected patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Since that time, a new strain of MRS...

DATATRAK and COResearch to Collaborate on Six Cardiac Safety Projects

...is expected to be approximately $800,000. Four of these clinical trial sponsors represent new clients brought by COResearch and represent new customer exposures to the capabilities of the DATATRAK eClinical(TM) platform. One of the new clinical trials is expected to involve over 80,000 digital electrocardiogra...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 1a Clinical Trial Results of APD791 for the Treatment of Arterial Thrombosis and Initiates Phase 1b Clinical Trial

...dverse events, such that a maximum tolerated dose could not be defined despite achieving high concentrations in blood. APD791 was rapidly absorbed and exposures were generally related to dose. Terminal half-life (t1/2) of the parent plus active metabolites was also related to dose, and was approximately 11 hou...
Exposures in Medical Products

Reveal Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test

Description:...d today in hospitals in the U.S. The Reveal Test is a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in such situations as occupational exposures to blood and other body fluids, during labor and delivery and for general screening....
Company:MedMira Laboratories, Inc

AXIOM Artis TC

Features:...ouse and keyboard, and color or black-and white flat display or SIMOMED monitors Full-size CCD TV system with fully digital imaging chain Series exposures with frame rates of 30/15/10/7.5 f/s DDO (Dynamic Density Optimization) Pulsed fluoroscopy is standard on all basic Systems Expanded CARE rad...
Company:Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Magnafire SP Digital Camera

Features:.../second transfer rate to provide a full-field, full-resolution (no binning or compression), color image at ten images per second. Electronic shuttered exposures range from .0007 seconds to over 10 minutes. Magnafire SP produces high-resolution, full-color images in a single pass. C-mount with standard C-mount ...
Company:Olympus America Diagnostics

Leica DC480

Features:... 5.1 megapixel CCD for excellent high-resolution images. 36 bit RGB color depth. Peltier cooling for high dynamic range and minimum noise for exposures under low light. Innovative fast readout of monochromatic images. Simple and fast connection to all microscopes via the C-mount interface. Excellent l...
Company:Leica Microsystems

Genegnome HR

Features:...ble. Automatic slide-out sample drawer. Integral industry-leading cooled camera with automatic focus and aperture settings. Capable of providing image exposures of up to several hours with exceptional signal to noise performance. Integral processor and software, with flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse inc...
Company:Syngene
Exposures in Medical Definition

Episodic memory

...earning mechanism. You only need one exposure to an episode to remember it. Semantic memory , on the other hand, can take into consideration multiple exposures to each referent - the semantic representation is updated on each exposure. Episodic memory can be thought of as a "map" that ties together items in...
Exposures in Medical Dictionary

Teratogen

...res with normal ... The Illinois Teratogen Information Service (ITIS) is free statewide service that provides information regarding all types of exposures during pregnancy. This ... Pronunciation of teratogen . teratogen synonyms. teratogen usage examples and teratogen quotes. ... rat: Azathio...

Occupational Disease

...onal respiratory diseases . ... The term ... OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE . The term " occupational disease " refers to those illnesses caused by exposures at ... Occupational disease attorneys dedicated to getting you results. ... Occupational Disease . Permanent Disability. Personal Injury. C...

Mesothelioma

...rom the National Cancer Institute. Consumer and clinical information about mesothelioma , the rare form of cancer commonly associated with high exposures to asbestos. Mesothelioma doctors and hospitals, news, and clinical trials. ... Relevant medical journal and mesothelioma news articles are up...

Ergonomics

...ents and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics ... Ergonomics ... Article: Ergonomics . Article: Quantifying tasks, ergonomic exposures and injury rates among school custodial... A compilation of Ergonomics resources and consulting from Usernomics. ... Today, Ergonomics com...

Environmental Health

...al health . PUBLICATIONS. Preventing disease through healthy environments ... The environment influences our health in many ways — through exposures to ... Environmental health in emergencies listserv. Subscribe ... Environmental Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects o...

Boric acid

...ural structure. ... Boric acid and borates are naturally occurring compounds containing the element boron. ... occurred during relatively high exposures to boric acid . ... Hazard/safety rating of BORIC ACID by Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Safety Review Database. ... BO...
Exposures in Biological News

Environmental exposures may damage DNA in as few as three days

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOExposure to particulate matter has been recognized as a contributing factor to lung cancer development for some time, but a new study indicates inhalation of certain particulates can actually cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting both the development and the outcome...

Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert

WASHINGTON, DC Some nanotechnology fanciers suggest that, like proverbial birds of a feather, engineered nanoscale materials will flock or clump together. This tendency, they maintain, should reduce or eliminate risks as nanotechnology manufacturing increases and the number of nanotechnology-e...

UCR engineers to develop new tool to measure how environmental exposures affect health

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Engineers at UC Riversides Bourns College of Engineering have received a four-year $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to be shared with researchers at Arizona State University, to develop a key tool for exploring the environmental roots of common di...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

...S100B into the blood suggests that holding one's breath for a long time disrupts the blood-brain barrier, they said. The concern is that repetitive exposures to severe hypoxia (lowered oxygen supply), such as that experienced by individuals training and competing in static apnea diving events, could cause n...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...-ray beams aren't as bright or as rapidly pulsed as SLAC's LCLS will be, the experiment demonstrated the jet technique's high potential for speeds and exposures that won't subject the samples to radiation damage. Some of the patterns the researchers obtained come from nanocrystals just a few molecules on a sid...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... low doses of BPA led it to have "some concern for effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children at current human exposures to bisphenol A." The new study points to possible concerns in adults as well, Flaws said. "I think there's a need for more studies where people ...

Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study

...dress and resolve the concerns associated with the exposures should not be deferred pending new or potential he...committee concluded that in the Hadnot Point area, exposures to TCE and PCE occurred, and exposures to several other contaminants through the drinking...

Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer

...ty 4 (SPRY4), have a 1.48-fold higher risk than men with two copies of the less common version of the gene. While researchers suspect environmental exposures may play a part in the growing incidence, they now know that an individual's genes also play a major role in disease susceptibility. "This finding...

People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie

... implications for epidemiologic studies of diet and chronic disease. Nutritional epidemiology has historically been based on the premise that nutrient exposures are directly linked to health outcomes. However, nutritional status is also intimately linked to socioeconomic status, and the findings reported here ...

Potentially harmful chemicals found in forest fire smoke

...e from forest fires. The results from the new study also suggest that smoldering fires may produce more toxins than wildfires - a reason to keep human exposures to a minimum during controlled burns. Finding these toxins -- known as alkaloids -- helps researchers understand how they cycle through earth and ...
Exposures in Biological Technology

MIT, BU engineer cellular circuits that count events

...ld be used to count the number of times a cell divides, or to study a sequence of developmental stages. They could also serve as biosensors that count exposures to different toxins. The team developed two types of cellular counters, both described in the May 29 issue of Science . Though the cellular circui...

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver

...ts receiving placebo. In this study, the pharmacokinetics of IDX184 and the nucleoside metabolite were consistent with a liver-targeted drug. Systemic exposures and plasma half-life of the nucleoside metabolite were similar to that of its active triphosphate measured in vitro in human hepatocytes. In this he...

New study examines effects of Graniteville, S.C., chlorine gas disaster

...dicine . "This is one of the largest community exposures to chlorine gas since World War I," said David Van...troops. While small accidental and occupational exposures to chlorine gas occur regularly, the South Carolina disaster was one of the largest community exposures in modern history. As a result, CDC and South Caro...

EPA Awards Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute $500,000 for Air Quality Research

...icators, or "biomarkers" of cardiovascular disease caused by air pollution. exposures to particulate matter, ozone, and diesel exhaust have been identified as a ...rstanding their causes and biological mechanisms; assessing and eliminating exposures to respiratory health hazards; and developing improved therapeutics, vaccin...

Parion Sciences Receives NIH Biodefense Grant to Study Novel Methods for Mitigating Radiation-Induced Lung Injury

... at LRRI are committed to eradicating respiratory diseases through research aimed at understanding their causes and biological mechanisms, eliminating exposures to causal agents, and developing more effective treatments. For more information see www.lrri.org . ...

Cutting the cord to determine babies' health risk from toxic exposure

...echniques to examine a wide range of environmental exposures and their effect on human health. "These findings ...ct proteomic changes associated with environmental exposures as well." The ultimate hope is that through the... it may become possible to detect effects of toxic exposures early on, before the onset of disease. "This may o...

DURECT Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...duct. Additionally, Nycomed is commencing Phase IIb studies in surgical models in Europe. These studies will contribute to the total number of patient exposures that will ultimately be required by the FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) as part of the product approval process in the U.S. and Europe. ...

Robert L. Brent, MD, PhD, Honored with 2008 Alfred I. duPont Award for Excellence in Children's Health Care

...eld of radiation biology and the risks of radiation and other environmental exposures on the developing fetus and for his leadership in pediatric clinical care, ...le prevention of birth defects related to radiation and other environmental exposures has distinguished him among his peers and provided comfort to expectant mot...

Video: New Survey Shows Three in Four School Nurses Have Students at Risk for Severe Allergic Reactions Who Do Not Bring Auto-Injectable Epinephrine to School

...e for an appropriate response." Due to the quick onset of anaphylaxis, being prepared is vital to keeping children safe. "Creating a plan to prevent exposures and respond to severe allergic reactions in our schools requires informing classmates, teachers and other school staff about the student's allergy and...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...y and tolerability in all dosage regimens. -- InterMune reported successful completion of 13-week toxicology studies in rats and monkeys at exposures higher than those expected to be evaluated in clinical studies. These preclinical studies were required before initiating the Phase 2 p...
Exposures in Biological Products

HL-2000 HybriLinker from UVP

Description:...e In addition to the hybridization oven features mentioned above, the Crosslinker features: Preset and manual controls for ultraviolet or time exposures Preset exposure delivers 120,000 microjoules or five minutes of exposure Shortwave 254nm, 8 watt, ultraviolet tubes Microprocessor measures a...
Company:UVP
Exposures in Biological Definition

Cancer

...result of a long biological process related to the interaction of exogenous exposures with genetic and other endogenous characteristics among susceptible people....at show associations between modifiable life style factors or environmental exposures and specific cancers. Evidence is now emerging from randomized controlled t...
Exposures in Biological Dictionary

Map Unit

...ment of fish and wildlife ... map depicting hunt unit boundaries ... Description of Map Units . The Frenchman Mountain Quadrangle contains exposures of rock ... unconsolidated tuffaceous beds ( map unit Tvt) that seem to be ... commonly derived from a single map unit , but some include sev...
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