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Mandate for Health Insurance: Inconvenient Truths About How It Will Affect You and Your Family

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are many provisions in the House Tri-Committee health reform bill (H.R. 3200) that concern citizens who care greatly about the freedom to choose their health care. Some of the key concerns are that the bill: * Eliminates Exi...

'Radiation Rescue: 4 Steps to Safeguard Your Family from the Other Inconvenient Truth - The Health Hazards of Wireless Technology'

MOBILE PHONE ALERT: Evidence and recommendations from scientists and physicians on electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent researchers around the world are raising the alarm about the adverse health effects of wireless technology. Today t...

Michael Moore's 'SiCKO' Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing 'An Inconvenient Truth'

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "SiCKO," Michael Moore's highly acclaimed and entertaining expose of the American health care system, has just become the third highest grossing documentary of all time grossing $24.2 million domestically since it debuted in theaters on June 29th. "SiCKO," one...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

From Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" to heated Congressional debates about federal tax incentives for new alternative fuels, the issue of coal's place in supplying America's energy and fuel needs has taken on added importance in recent months. A research institute at the University of Ke...

Brazil's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow $115 Million by 2013

...tively, despite a combined patient share of two percent. Wyeth's Enbrel, the third marketed agent from this class, recorded fewer sales because of its inconvenient dosing frequency and its availability only in a lyophilized form. The new Emerging Markets report entitled Rheumatoid Arthritis in Brazi...

Cornerstone Therapeutics Submits Regulatory Filing for Extended-Release Antitussive Product

...ently marketed are in an immediate-release formulation (over 25 million prescriptions annually) requiring dosing every four to six hours, which can be inconvenient and adversely affect patient compliance. Cornerstone believes that its antitussive product may improve patient compliance by providing more convenien...

Effective over-the-counter prostate cancer test kit likely in next few years

...an effective, inexpensive test to screen for prostate cancer that would be easy enough to use at home or a local pharmacy. "Now cancer tests are so inconvenient and expensive, and a lot of people don't have insurance, so they are not likely to test if they have no symptoms," Huo said. "Cancer is really scary b...

Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

... during their days but is probably better for their health as well, a new study suggests. Although lifesaving, dialysis is time-consuming and often inconvenient for those who need it. Nighttime dialysis, a newer option, actually takes longer but is done while a person sleeps. "The concept is simple," explai...

IBM Helps Government of Slovenia to Build Smart Health Insurance System

...service terminals. The former system, from today's perspective, was costly, inefficient and inaccurate for health insurance providers as well as being inconvenient for patients. With confidential data stored on the cards, it was also less secure. Over the next six months this system will be phased out. Since...

Dr. Larry Brilliant Joins Jeff Skoll to Combat Global Challenges

... Skoll's private company, Participant Media, produces movies such as "An inconvenient Truth" and "The Kite Runner" and other content designed to inform and inspi...ed 16 Academy Award(R) nominations. These films include, among others, An inconvenient Truth, Good Night and Good Luck, North Country, Syriana, Fast Food Nation, ...
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ThromboGenics and BioInvent Start Recruitment of Second 100 Patient Cohort in Phase II DVT Prophylaxis Study With TB-402

...to reduce the risks of blood clots. The annual sales of anticoagulants worldwide are over $5 billion. Nevertheless, available anticoagulants are still inconvenient and associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Improved anticoagulants are therefore required. In particular, agents that allow for improved ease ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Positive Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Published in Urology

...as prior to surgery, patient age, tumor stage, and how the neurovascular bundles were preserved during surgery. This side-effect is a frustrating and inconvenient experience. In many cases, the recovery of sexual function can take up to 24 months. Additional Targeted Tissue Cooling In addition to use...

IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile

...luminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System utilizes a photodynamic (light-curable) polymer system intended to eliminate the need for traditional, inconvenient and painful methods of bone fixation with external pins, plates and screws. The Company is currently developing the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stab...

Breast Cancer Patients May Have a New Treatment Option When Cancer Spreads

...ion that can be safely delivered. In addition, EBRT is typically provided in multiple sessions to reduce toxicity to the spinal cord, making treatment inconvenient for the patient. The therapy investigated by Dr. Keyak and her colleagues would combine the two treatment phases into one procedure by mixing a ...

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

...educed potency in anaerobic environments common in the CF lung from thickened mucous layers -- Reduced antibacterial activity in CF sputum -- inconvenient dosing regimens that reduce patient compliance Preclinical results presented at the meetings this week show MP-376 offers potentially substantial imp...

Nationwide Survey Shows Infertility Patients Prefer ENDOMETRIN(R) Compared With Other Progesterone Supplements

...hear all the time from patients -- that when they reach the final stage of their IVF treatment, the last thing they want is another series of shots or inconvenient treatments," said Christine Stroup, RN. "Our patients are very pleased with ENDOMETRIN because it's simple to use and very convenient." "I've tried ...

Thrombosis Guidelines Emphasize Difficult Choices for Pregnant Women

... expected," said guideline coauthor Shannon Bates, MD, McMaster University and Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. "This is not only inconvenient but also increases treatment costs and may be associated with long-term risks for the mother." Children Recommendations related to childhood strok...

Genta Initiates First Clinical Trial with New Oral Drug (G4544) to Treat Bone Disease

...inical activity across a range of skeletal diseases," said Dr. Raymond P. Warrell, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genta. "Heretofore, an inconvenient dosing schedule has precluded broader use of the IV drug, which may now be resolved with the new oral formulation. We believe that emerging safety iss...

Upstream Biosciences Acquires Innovative Platform Technology and Drug Candidates for Tropical Parasitic Diseases

...e Chagas disease and malaria, infect millions of individuals in Africa, South Asia and South America. Current treatments are often toxic, ineffective, inconvenient and expensive. In addition, recent reports document the spread of leishmaniasis to U.S. troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upstream also ...

Placebo-controlled Phase IIa Study with the Immunotherapeutic CYT003-QbG10 Shows Significant Improvement of Allergy Symptoms in Hay Fever Patients

...latter is the only disease-modifying treatment available, however, it is applicable only for some defined allergies, is time-consuming (3-5 years) and inconvenient for the patients. Therefore, a significant unmet medical need remains for allergic disease treatment. Glossary Allergic rhinitis: a condition due ...
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EnVision Autoclavable 3CCD Camera Head/Coupler

Description:...tect their investment. With an integrated multi-specialty optic, which optimizes image quality while eliminating fogging which can cause expensive and inconvenient delays in surgery. Available in NTSC and PAL in eyecup and cartridge format. Realize the cost savings, efficiency and safety autoclaving can provide f...
Company:Linvatec Corporation (now ConMed)

Exotec® Dual Instabilities Lite

Description:...guide tibia movement and reduce load on ACL. Does not require expensive sleeves or add-ons. Supports the injured or repaired knee without migration or inconvenient pistoning....
Company:AliMed, Inc.

QuickVue Advance® pH and Amines test

Description:...a credit card. What is Infectious Vaginitis? Infectious vaginitis is the number one reason women visit their physician. Vaginal discharge and odor are inconvenient to the patient, because these symptoms are often recurring. Up until now, the microscope has been the main tool, used by the physician, in diagnosing ...
Company:Quidel Corporation

optomap Retinal Examination

Description:...retina than conventional eye exam equipment. The images can be taken without dilating your pupils a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people. The optomap image is captured in less than a second and is immediately available for doctor and patient to review. The optomap...
Company:Optos North America
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Scientists debate the accuracy of Al Gore's documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth'

There is no question that Al Gores 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth is a powerful example of how scientific knowledge can be communicated to a lay audience. What is up for debate is whether it accurately presents the scientific argument that global warming is caused by human activities. Clim...

Blood testing, mosquito style

... blood to keep glucose levels in check. The common method of drawing blood from fingertips and using glucose testing strips and metres can be painful, inconvenient and time-consuming. Electrical engineers at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary have patented a device called the Elec...

Sweat it out: UH study examines ability of sweat patches to monitor bone loss

...y indicate bone loss. "Current assessments involve blood tests, urine analysis or bone density scans, all of which are time-consuming, inconvenient to the working astronauts or, in the case of bone density scans, require large equipment that's not practical on a space station," said Mark Clarke, a...

A home early warning system for cardiac patients

...am (ECG) provides vital information about abnormalities and gives clues to the nature of a problem. Some cardiac conditions need long-term monitoring inconvenient for patients as it requires them to be away from their everyday environment for indeterminate periods of time. Six years ago, Latvian company Inte...

Highlights from the August 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ved formal training, additional barriers included no incentive to implement the practices; managers not monitoring if employees cleaned work surfaces; inconvenient location of sinks; dry skin from hand washing; lack of working thermometers; and managers not monitoring the use of thermometers. Between the two grou...

CMV infections affect more than just patients with compromised immune systems, researchers find

...ted with longer ICU and hospital stays, independent of other potential variables." Longer hospital stays can drive up health-care costs, and can be inconvenient or uncomfortable for patients, Limaye added. Patients without immune system problems are not typically tested for CMV. However, despite the study ...

Leatherback turtles' newly discovered migration route may be roadmap to salvation

... tuna sometimes hook turtles. This unintentional bycatch can take a heavy toll on a species. "What often happens with longliners is that it is just inconvenient to hassle with a turtle and they don't want to lose the hook, either, so what people will do is just cut the flipper off with a machete and just send ...

Global warming linked to caribou-calf mortality

...with the most famous example being the study on Dutch birds and their caterpillar prey that was highlighted in former Vice President Al Gore's film An inconvenient Truth -- but, until now, the phenomenon had not been observed in terrestrial mammals. "Our work is the first documentation of a developing trophic mi...

Scientists test device to track medication adherence in patients with HIV/AIDS

...where you have to come to the clinic every day and be observed putting the pill into your mouth and swallowing it, Melker said. But that process is inconvenient for patients, as well as for clinic personnel who have to track them down when they fail to show up. A breath-monitoring device developed by UF scient...

Neilson member of Nobel Prize-winning panel of scientists

...rmer Vice President Al Gore, who helped explain scientists findings on climate change to a lay audience through his book and 2006 documentary film, An inconvenient Truth. In one particular project Neilson and his colleagues, members of IPCC, provided the world with 14 future ecological scenarios. Neilson first...
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IlluminOss Medical Receives ISO 13485 Certification

...luminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System utilizes a photodynamic (light-curable) polymer system intended to eliminate the need for traditional, inconvenient and painful methods of bone fixation with external pins, plates and screws. The Company is currently developing the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stab...

ThromboGenics and BioInvent Start Phase II Trial of TB-402, a Novel, Long Acting Anticoagulant for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis

...to reduce the risks of blood clots. The annual sales of anticoagulants worldwide are over $5 billion. Nevertheless, available anticoagulants are still inconvenient and associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Improved anticoagulants are therefore required. In particular, agents that allow for improved ease ...

International Robotic Urology Symposium Reports on Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery and Introduces InnerCool's New Investigational UroCool System

...as prior to surgery, patient age, tumor stage, and how the neurovascular bundles were preserved during surgery. This side-effect is a frustrating and inconvenient experience. In many cases, the recovery of sexual function can take up to 24 months. Additional Targeted Tissue Cooling In addition to use...

Bolder BioTechnology Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Continue Development of Long-Acting Growth Hormone Product

... of growth hormone deficiency. Recombinant human growth hormone products have annual worldwide sales of over $2 billion. However, these products are inconvenient to use because they must be injected daily, typically for many years. We expect our product will be a once weekly growth hormone therapy, providing p...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces First Patient Treated With New Tissue-Specific UroCool(TM) System in Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Study

...as prior to surgery, patient age, tumor stage, and how the neurovascular bundles were preserved during surgery. This side-effect is a frustrating and inconvenient experience. In many cases, the recovery of sexual function can take up to 24 months. Additional Targeted Tissue Cooling In addition ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces New Tissue-Specific UroCool(TM) System for Use in Prostate Surgeries

...was prior to surgery, patient age, tumor stage, and how the neurovascular bundles were preserved during surgery. This side-effect is a frustrating and inconvenient experience. In many cases, the recovery of sexual function can take up to 24 months. Additional Targeted Tissue Cooling In addition to use in radi...

Bolder BioTechnology Receives $1.6 million NIH Grant to Continue Development of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

...400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide. Current commercial beta interferon products are only partially effective and are inconvenient to use because they must be injected frequently, typically for the life of the patient. Our long-acting beta interferon analog was designed to provide...

72% of Women Are Dissatisfied With Their Current Treatment of Vaginal Infection, Survey Finds

...ng because these products leak out of the vagina following treatment (72%), because of irritation, itch or bad smell (60%), or simply because they are inconvenient to use (58%). 82% of the panellists opined that they would trade their current medication for a new form that does not leak; and 65% would prefer a pr...

Masimo Corporation Given Approval to Market the Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter in Japan

...CO detectors don't alarm when low levels of CO are present. Prior to the Masimo Rad-57, the only method to accurately diagnose CO poisoning required inconvenient blood tests using expensive blood gas machines that are not available outside the hospital environment, where detection is often needed most. The abil...

Plexus Partnering with AuthenTec

...rime candidate for the fingerprint technology. They have a need to control access to equipment to keep medical records safe. Mihm said badge access is inconvenient and it is easy to bypass security. He thinks fingerprint identification is a probable means to solve hospital security issues. Mihm said computers ...
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