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The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged...

Providence Service Corporation Rebuts False and Misleading Statements Contained in Proxy Statement Filed by the Avalon Group

TUCSON, Ariz., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced that, after a careful review of the proxy statement filed last week by the Avalon Group with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it believes that the Avalon Group's proxy statem...

NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information

Hospice is about Living Life as Fully as Possible ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants all people to know that hospice delivers the highest quality care and services to patients and family caregivers who are coping ...

Hagens Berman Files Class Action Against Bayer Healthcare Over Misleading Marketing Campaign

SEATTLE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of consumers filed a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit earlier this week against Bayer Healthcare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG (FRA: BAY), alleging the pharmaceutical giant skirted FDA requirements in marketing two aspirin-based drugs. (Logo...

Workers With No Healthcare Protecting Kaiser Facilities, Security Contractor May Be Misleading California's Largest Healthcare Provider

Many Inter-Con Security Officers Report They Don't Have Healthcare, 41% Surveyed Say Can't Afford Family Health Insurance Plan OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the heart of California's leading healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, an increasing number of security off...

Full-Service Community Hospitals Blast Misleading Letter to Candidates From Limited-Service Hospitals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter recently sent to presidential candidates about specialty hospitals is "all fiction, no facts," according to groups representing full-service community hospitals. Those groups, the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the American Hospital Association...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the FDA put out a news release concerning its stance on electronic cigarette products last week, the administration only tested two different brands. What many e-cigarette users say is important about these brands is that they are m...

CCHR Says New Mental Health Study on College Age Students Misleading

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) claims that a new mental health study on college-aged students published in the Archives of General Psychiatry is misleading by describing substance abuse as a mental illness to encourage the use of psychiatric drugs. ...

Hospital Quality Info on Web Can Be Misleading

Inconsistent, dated data leave consumers confused, study finds TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to get accurate information on a hospital's quality by looking at Web sites can leave would-be patients frustrated, due to partial or dated data, a new study finds. In looking...

US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller

After four years of unrelenting pursuit by the Food and Drug Administration, the Purdue pharma of the US gave in, admitting it had made false claims about their popular painkiller Oxycontin. They have agreed to pay up $634.5 millions for making false claims about the drug to boost sales and ...

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Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by the Law Firm of Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP

...ll-being and future business prospects were lacking in any reasonable basis when made; and (6) that the Company's Registration Statement was false and misleading at all relevant times. On December 13, 2007, the Company issued a press release which publicized positive results of a clinical trial of R788. Th...

Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Issues Statement in Opposition of Genentech Petition to Restrict Lab Use of Diagnostic Tests for Physicians and Patients

...oes not justify a revolutionary change in the regulatory regime for laboratories. Moreover, imposing FDA regulation is not needed to redress false or misleading claims. The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over that type of misconduct, as do the existing state agencies that regulate laboratories. Co...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Enters into Agreement to Conduct a Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Cloretazine(R) in Combination with Induction Therapy in Poor Prognosis AML Patients

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Agreement With HOVON to Conduct a Phase III Clinical Trial of Cloretazine(R) in Combination With Frontline AML and MDS Therapy

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Data of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly Patients with High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes at the EHA Annual Meeting

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Interim Data from Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia at the ASCO(R) Annual Meeting

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals to Present Clinical Data on Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) at the ASCO(R) Annual Meeting

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Combination with Cytarabine

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Lift of Clinical Hold on Phase III Study of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) and Cytarabine in Relapsed AML

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Vion Pharmaceuticals To Present Preliminary Data on its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) at the American Society of Hematology Meeting

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...
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Doctor-patient relationship

...s, the internet has contributed to expanding patient knowledge of their own health, conditions, and treatment options. However, doctors are fearful of misleading information and being inundated by electronic communications for which they are not paid. [2] References ^ Lakhan, S. Anna Nicol...

Ultradian

...cycling, (having four or more mood episodes in a year). The term rapid cycling was defined prior to discovery of Ultradian mood states. Thus it can be misleading to think of these states as ultra rapid cycling , as this particular form of cycling is also described as a mixed state, and has not yet gained unive...
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Ruptured Disk

... User-created article on herniated discs , a medical condition affecting the spine ... disc , prolapsed disc , ruptured disc and the misleading expression "slipped disc " ... When discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine, keeping the spine flexible. ... (...

Munchausen Syndrome

...Manual Professional: Munchausen Syndrome : Somatoform and Factitious ... Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) involves a parent or caregiver misleading ... KidsHealth>Parents>General Health>Sick Kids> Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome ... ...

Meningioma

... Typical, atypical, and misleading features in meningioma " ... Meningioma Information from the American Brain Tumor Association ... Meningioma — Comprehensive overvie...

Beta

...i- Beta Awards. Conventions ... Beta is a risk metric employed primarily in the equity markets. ... The name " beta " was applied later. ... be misleading because beta does not capture specific ... ...
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Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading

Asheville, N.C. May 1, 2008 There have been recent claims that dairy products can help people lose weight, and the dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of dollars in commercial advertising. However, a new review of the evidence published in the journal Nutrition Reviews r...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

...s needed for mapping brain activity and that the widely held belief that localized areas of the brain are responsible for specific mental functions is misleading and incorrect. The research was funded with grants from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the James S. McDonnell Foundation and National Science F...

Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

... WASHINGTON, DC The misleading "health" halo surrounding highly-publicized marketing campaigns regarding sweetener reformulations is starting to dim. Recent announcements by Star...

Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop

...gs to high fructose corn syrup. The conference experts concluded that studies testing pure fructose at levels not seen in the typical diet are simply misleading in terms of understanding the metabolism of high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup never contains fructose alone. Rather, just like suga...

Birds in Flint Hills of Kansas, Oklahoma face population decline despite large habitat

...nd birds," said Kimberly With, a K-State associate professor of biology who led the study. "Mostly this has been based on bird counts, but they can be misleading because they don't show what the region is capable of producing. Birds are very mobile and thus birds could come from elsewhere to give the appearance...

Press statement on new CDC MRSA study from SHEA president

... , including MRSA, have been falling sharply since 2001. Therefore, simply examining the percentage of staphylococcal isolates that are MRSA can be a misleading indicator of the burden of disease caused by this organism." "The rate of these infections is decreasing and hospitals are becoming safer for patie...

Peering inside the skull of a mouse to solve meningitis mystery

...apturing activity that is not evident in still images made from slices of tissue viewed on a microscope slide. "A series of frozen images gave the misleading impression that the T-cells were engaging with the infected cells, but intravital microscopy clearly showed that the immune cells appeared to overrun ...

Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines

...or their unborn baby. "Regulations ensure that drug product information lists unanswered safety questions about use in pregnancy. That can be somewhat misleading and cause anxiety. Imprecise research results in medical journals sometimes lead to worrying media reports. Some recent reports in Germany even wrongl...

Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on 'net energy' once and for all

... "Net energy is a (mostly) irrelevant, misleading and dangerous metric," says Professor Bruce Dale, ...articles Net energy: still a (mostly) irrelevant, misleading and dangerous metric, Bruce E. Dale; Net energy an...dence on fossil fuels." He adds: "Net energy is misleading because it does not give us the whole story of a f...

Top scientific meeting urges coordinated response to economic and environmental crises

...y and enhancing social coherence. In contrast, using the conventional measure of GDP growth as the lead indicator of national policies "has been badly misleading us," Prof. Robert Costanza, an ecological economist at the University of Vermont, noted here. New policies must tackle problems using an integrate...
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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is in...

Recent Reports Regarding Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup Flawed and Misleading

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemRisk, a leading scientific consulting firm, was asked by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to examine the recent publication by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), "Not So Sweet: Missing Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup," and the ...

GPhA Says BIO Cries Wolf on Senate Biogenerics Proposal

...sperately need. "It is a shame that in an attempt to protect the profits of Amgen, Genentech and other biotech companies, BIO and its supporters are misleading Congress. It's time to put patients over profits." GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals, man...

Speaker Pelosi, Call Your Science Advisor!

...to her speech at the unveiling of a statue of President Ronald Reagan today on Capital Hill. And in doing so, Speaker Pelosi got her facts all wrong, misleading people again, this time with her statements on stem cells. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) In discussin...

Stockholder Suits Related to TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Dismissed

...xonyx and several of Axonyx's former directors and officers. TorreyPines acquired Axonyx Inc. in 2006. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants made misleading statements related to Phase III clinical trials of Axonyx's drug candidate, phenserine. The complaint was dismissed in its entirety. In January 2009...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application for Onrigin(TM)

...ent filed on February 2, 2009 . Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Elan Corporation, plc by the Law Firm of Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP

...f 1934. Elan is a neuroscience-based biotechnology company. The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period the Company made materially false and misleading statements about bapineuzumab, a drug Elan was developing in association with Wyeth for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, Defendant...

Vion Pharmaceuticals to Present Survival Data on Laromustine at ASH Annual Meeting

...ied, delayed or ceased altogether. Except in special circumstances in which a duty to update arises under law when prior disclosure becomes materially misleading in light of subsequent events, Vion does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the dat...

Icahn Responds to Cornelius

...ve Office Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 345 Park Avenue New York, NY 10154 Dear Jim: Your letter of yesterday contains inaccuracies which are misleading to our shareholders. Your statements that there have not been any meaningful discussions concerning your proposal have no basis in fact. Indeed during...

Neuralstem Sues StemCells, Inc. Over New Patent

... not yet been directly accused by StemCells, Inc. of infringing this patent, the threatening statements in their press release of April 23rd leave the misleading impression that we would require a license from them as a result of the issuance of this patent. Nothing could be further from the truth," said Neural...
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Diabetes mellitus

...m unnoticed type 2 diabetes, including renal failure , and coronary artery disease . Type 2 diabetes was formerly known by a variety of partially misleading names, including "adult-onset diabetes", "obesity-related diabetes", "insulin-resistant diabetes", or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes" (NIDDM). It may...

Escherichia coli

...ch as Salmonella typhi , which causes typhoid ), and E. coli is usually harmless, so it can't "get loose" in the lab and hurt anyone. It can be misleading to use E. coli as an indicator of human fecal contamination because there are other environments in which E. coli grows well, such as paper mills...

Michaelis-Menten kinetics

... a.k.a. V 0 a.k.a. reaction velocity a.k.a. reaction rate is the rate of production of the product. Note that the term reaction velocity is misleading and reaction rate is preferred. k 2 [E 0 ] a.k.a. V max is the maximum velocity or maximum rate . k 2 is often called k cat . ...
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Evolution

...ogy, the modern synthesis of genetics and evolution , macroevolution, speciation, and related topics. Compares and contrasts good biological and misleading general definitions of evolution . 3 Evidences of evolution . 3.1 Evidences for the Theory of Descent with Modification ... 7 Evolution and rel...
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