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Healthy Humans Not Harmed By Taser

Using a Taser to control agitated suspects in police custody is standard operating procedure for many law enforcement agencies . In some circles, however, the idea that using a Taser could lead to a suspects death has caused controversy. Now, the final results of a study conducted by emerge...

Child Brain Likely To Be Harmed By Stress

According to a latest study, increased levels of stress experienced by children may hamper their brain. This study reveals that in children suffering from post-traumatic// stress disorder (PTSD), the component of the brain responsible for memory and emotion had become smaller in size. Chidlren fin...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

...," Mike Doering, executive director of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, said. "However, through our data we know that sometimes patients are harmed due to medical errors. Our data also shows that patients and their families can help prevent errors by providing as much information as possible and a...

Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

...attack do better, study finds TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who have exercised regularly in the years before a stroke may be harmed less by the attack than "couch potato" types, a new study indicates. "It's not necessarily high-intensity physical activity," said study senior aut...

Cardinal Rigali Criticizes Final NIH Guidelines for Destructive Stem Cell Research

...emselves destroyed human embryos to obtain the stem cells for their research. Existing federal law against funding research in which human embryos are harmed or destroyed is not given due respect here. "This debate now shifts to Congress, where some members have said even this policy does not go far en...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... the arthritis community would support," he said. "Every person who takes this drug sees it as valuable, but they want clear guidance so they won't be harmed by the drug." Dr. Lewis W. Teperman, director of transplant surgery and vice chairman of surgery at New York University School of Medicine, said he...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... the arthritis community would support," he said. "Every person who takes this drug sees it as valuable, but they want clear guidance so they won't be harmed by the drug." Dr. Lewis W. Teperman, director of transplant surgery and vice chairman of surgery at New York University School of Medicine, said he...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... the arthritis community would support," he said. "Every person who takes this drug sees it as valuable, but they want clear guidance so they won't be harmed by the drug." Dr. Lewis W. Teperman, director of transplant surgery and vice chairman of surgery at New York University School of Medicine, said he...

Squeamish Colorado Dental Patients Get Drilled By Self-Interested Regulators

... Colorado dental patients are being harmed by the very State regulators who are appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to p...ado spokesperson, who notes there have been zero reports of dental patients harmed by trained dentists who adhere to the ADA's oral sedation guidelines. &quo...

Consumer Watchdog Praises Insurance Commissioner Poizner for Health Insurance 'Rescission' Rules, Pans Schwarzenegger Administration for Failure to Regulate HMOs

...e months of their announcement. "The administration's quiet failure to follow through on its promised rules betrayed patients who were medically harmed and forced deep into debt by the illegal cancellation of their health insurance policies," said Flanagan. "Heavy lobbying and empty promises by insura...
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ELAD(R) Liver Support System Study Initiated at Multiple U.S. Centers

... U.S. patients each year including people with chronic liver disease like hepatitis, or without chronic disease, such as individuals whose livers were harmed by taking too much acetaminophen pain medicine. For ALF patients, liver transplantation is the only therapy proven to impact survival. However, ...

Data Demonstrate that Obagi Medical Products' Condition & Enhance Skin Care System is an Effective Complement to Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

...bility that our products may cause undesirable side effects and the fact that our ability to commercially distribute our products may be significantly harmed if the regulatory environment governing our products changes. A more detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect results is conta...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

...n to physically act out his or her dreams. "This condition is usually brought to our attention when a bed partner reports being struck or physically harmed or observes the patient harming himself or herself in the midst of a dream enactment," says Dr. Park. Dr. Park notes that while the symptoms of RBD ...
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Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds

...lthy. Some regions, countries, and populations face greater harm from climate change while other regions, countries, or populations would be much less harmed - and some may benefit. The researchers find, for example, there is increased evidence that low-latitude and less-developed areas generally face great...

Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2008 Financial Results

...ducts, we face intense competition from other DSL vendors, DSL technology competes with other technologies for broadband access, our business could be harmed if our test and diagnostic hardware and software products have quality problems, we depend on a single source contract manufacturer for the manufactur...

Study finds most wars occur in Earth's richest biological regions

...g that funded war chests in Liberia, Cambodia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In those and countless other cases, the collateral damage of war harmed both the biological wealth of the region and the ability of people to live off of it. In addition, war refugees must hunt, gather firewood or build...

Study of placenta unexpectedly leads to cancer gene

...rget proteins that could be involved in arresting cell growth. In the journey, they discovered that p53 or proteins that modify p53 activity were harmed by the SENP2 deficiency. The consequence was that p53 could no longer perform its vital job as a tumor suppressor. When p53 is functioning normally, ...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

...cal analysis and released represents another achievement for this highly-qualified team, and that one of the most important things is that she was not harmed at any point in the capture process. I hope that such fruitful collaboration will continue in the future." Over the last 100 years, Far Eastern leo...

Effects of climate change vary greatly across plant families

...lets, roses, dogwoods, and mints. Many of the gainers have been weedier mustards and knotweeds, along with various non-native species. "The species harmed by climate change are among the most charismatic found in the New England landscape," Davis says. Scientists can be reasonably confident these losses ...

Improving industry efficiency through environmental innovations

...mands and laborious enforcement are deadly for innovations' profitability. Innovations can also be promoted through negotiations among stakeholders if harmed interests obtain legal instruments to assure that their demands be enforced. The European Union's present environmental policy discourages innovat...

Brain tweak lets sleep-deprived flies stay sharp

...rned to avoid the lighted vial, but sleep-deprived flies did not. A brain messenger known as dopamine is linked to some of the mental capabilities harmed by sleep loss. Researchers decided to test if this messenger could be used to block learning impairment in sleep-deprived flies. Seugnet genetically a...

Study reveals air pollution is causing widespread and serious impacts to ecosystems

...re living in the eastern United States, the environment around you is being harmed by air pollution. From Adirondack forests and Shenandoah streams to Appalac...pollution and the ecosystems it affects. "We can't assess if ecosystems are harmed by air pollution if we don't monitor them. While some good pollution monito...

Actor-robots 'staff' part of new $5M simulation training center

...able, while another student conducts a colonoscopy. Everything is just as it would be in a real OR or treatment room, except that the patients wont be harmed or complain if mistakes are made theyre robots. These high-tech, electronically outfitted mannequins are equipment in the new $5 million medical and...
Harmed in Biological Technology

WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services

...r grow at historical rates or at all. For example, WuXi's ability to successfully expand and to attract customers for these biologics services may be harmed by the wind-down of the Philadelphia based biologics manufacturing operations. Other relevant factors include: uncertainty in the global econ...

Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...ducts, we face intense competition from other DSL vendors, DSL technology competes with other technologies for broadband access, our business could be harmed if our test and diagnostic hardware and software products have quality problems, we depend on a single source contract manufacturer for the manufactur...

FDA Gets Knocked Out in Endotec, Inc. Ruling

...equirements are resulting in technological innovation being stymied, rather than advanced." He noted that the FDA never alleged that Endotec's devices harmed any patients or were dangerous. Judge Sharp twice took the FDA to task for "stymieing progress and technological advancement." Moreover, he rebuked th...

Weitz & Luxenberg Files Seroquel Diabetes Lawsuit Against AstraZeneca

...ices, and general negligence, among others. A forerunner in the legal fight against environmental polluters, Weitz & Luxenberg has worked with clients harmed by MTBE among other toxins. The firm recently secured a landmark MTBE settlement against some of the country's biggest oil companies, which have agree...

Bill would require data keepers to notify consumers of info leaks

... LRB-2214, recently introduced by state Senator Ted Kanavas and state Representative Jeff Fitzgerald, aims to protect Wisconsin residents from being harmed by the kind of data breach suffered last month by giant California data aggregator ChoicePoint Inc. The company recently acknowledged that a theft r...

Ethanol bill's death in Wisconsin ignores what's happening with our neighbors

...ation of utilities or manufacturers, and environmental groups supported the measure because a provision allowed the DNR to kill the fuel mandate if it harmed air quality. It's not that problems don't exist with ethanol, but those problems won't be solved if policymakers stand in the way of what now appea...

Net neutrality will be back, supporters vow

..., Feingold expressed concern that without consumer protections, the Internet would fall prey to the same anti-competitive practices that, in his view, harmed the radio and concert industries after passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Feingold said Internet users could have fewer choices because o...

Wisconsin joins price-fixing suit vs. D-RAM makers

...cent and Elpida lost two percent to 4,430 yen in Tokyo. Wisconsin's involvement was not spurred by the consumers that would have been most directly harmed by price-fixing. They include Dell Computer Co. , Hewlett-Packard Co. , and International Business Machines Corp. The National Association of Att...

Doyle seeks $2.5M for biomedical alliance

... for governor, U.S. Rep. Mark Green , Kanavas announced his willingness to spend $25 million for stem cell research, as long as human embryos are not harmed or destroyed. "Our direct challenge to the governor is this: don't be afraid of research that doesn't destroy embryos," Kanavas said. "What's the g...

CIO Leadership Series: Mike Sauk, UW Hospital and Clinics

...zation has to make sure its own operational abilities are not compromised. Every time you open your door to visitors, you stand the chance of being harmed by the visitor, Sauk explained, so that's a valid concern also....
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