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New analysis shows liver cancer incidence has tripled since 1970s, but survival rates improving

Study Summary A new study examining data on incidence trends, mortality rates and survival rates from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registries indicates that the incidence of liver cancer in the United States tripled between 1975 an...

Suicide Bids Tripled Among Denmark Asylum Seekers Since 2001

The number of suicide attempts among asylum seekers in Denmark has proportionally tripled since 2001 in what is a "desperate cry of despair," according to a study published Thursday . Sixty-seven asylum seekers of the 10,797 refugees living in camps -- or 0.6 percent of the total -- tried t...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

... Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that men diagnosed with the chest pain called angina d...

American Laser Centers Announces Launch of 'ALC University'

...reinforce American Laser Center's best in class service and enhance the customer experience. Since its inception, ALC University has nearly tripled the amount of technician training hours, increased the efficiency of treatments provided, reduced technician turnover and created uniformity among rem...

Physicians Interactive Acquires Skyscape Inc.-- Becoming World's Leading Mobile Medical Information Provider

...editions and volumes of medical information into integrated decision tools. "Skyscape's adoption rate by health care professionals has almost tripled this year, further validating the appeal of Skyscape's offerings as well as the convenience of the mobile platform," said Sandeep Shah, founder, presi...

Fast-Growing National Health Company Has New Owners, Big Growth Plans

...aid, "and we're well on the way. Since January of this year, we've grown some 50% compared with sales of a year ago." In fact, the company has almost tripled in size in the past six months. Mr. Karnes says that aside from growth in sales, Three Wishes has a mission to help handicapped people. "Power wh...

Life-Saving 'Thermal Angel' Blood Warmer Is Immediately Available For Use By U.S. Troops In Harm's Way

...ewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thermal Angel, a patented medical product that helps U.S. government, military and emergency responders save lives, has now tripled production to assist American troops deployed or about to deploy throughout the world, it was announced Wednesday. Jay Lopez, president and C...

Top Newport Beach-Based Plastic Surgery Practice Triples Its Revenue; Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

...ery, primary and secondary rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tucks. Since its inception in May 2007, Dr. Sundine's practice has tripled its revenue exceeding $3 million. "We are delighted with our progress over the last two years, given the challenging economic climate," ...

New national adolescent weight control registry will recognize successful teen weight loss efforts

...ing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 16 percent of children ages 6-19 years are overweight or obese a number that has tripled since 1980. In an effort to combat this epidemic of pediatric obesity, researchers at The Miriam Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of ...

New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State

... 23.1 percent. Eight of the 10 states with the highest rates of obese and overweight children are in the South. Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980. "Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic is a critical ingredient for delivering a healthier population and making health reform wor...
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Abbott's Market-Leading XIENCE V(R) Shows Increasing Clinical Advantages Over TAXUS(R) Express2(TM)/TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Between Two and Three Years

... years, Abbott's market-leading XIENCE V maintained a low cardiac death rate of 0.5 percent, while the observed cardiac death rate for TAXUS more than tripled during the same time period (1.3 percent at two years vs. 4.2 percent at three years)*. Similarly, XIENCE V maintained a low, single-digit rate of maj...

Thomson Reuters Study Finds Sharp Increase in Use of Sleep Medications by Young Adults

... ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Use of prescription sleep aids nearly tripled among 18- to 24-year-olds between 1998 and 2006, according to a study released today by the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. During the ...

Modified Insulin Most Effective For Controlling Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels

...e Annals of Internal Medicine. Type 2 diabetes accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes. The number of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes tripled from 5.6 million in 1980 to 15.8 million in 2005. Obesity increases the risks of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can cause serious problems with ...

SciClone and Sigma-Tau Report Thymalfasin Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Malignant Melanoma Trial

...tage IV malignant melanoma, the most advanced form of skin cancer. Results showed that thymalfasin in combination with dacarbazine (DTIC) chemotherapy tripled the overall response rate and extended overall survival by nearly 3 months compared to patients treated with DTIC, the current standard of care, and i...

New Study Shows That telmisartan has Greater Renoprotective Potential Thanlosartan in Hypertensive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

...y can lead to end-stage renal disease, a serious condition that needs dialysis and increased medical care and resources. End-stage renal disease has tripled in prevalence over the past two decades(4) and has huge associated healthcare costs, predicted to be US$28 billion by 2010 in the US alone(5). ...
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Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

WINSTON-SALEM Rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled in the last 25 years, putting many children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in Academic Pediatrics by an obesity expert at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Cente...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

...on of high-resolution data to more rapidly understand threats to water supplies. Declaration co-authors said that water availability can be doubled or tripled in some areas with a combination of conservation, technology, planning, and changed behavior, but that the most effective solutions would likely need ...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

...opland dedicated to soybean production in Brazil has increased at a rate of nearly 15 percent per year since 1990, and Indonesia's oil palm production tripled during the 1990's and then doubled again from 2000 to 2007, said Gibbs. These increases are due in part to soaring global demand for food and feed....

MSU researcher studies ties between cholesterol drugs, muscle problems

... About 50 percent of all Americans over the age of 50 are prescribed a statin medication, including Lipitor, Crestor and Torvast, and their use has tripled in the past seven years. Side effects affecting skeletal muscles have been reported in up to 7 percent of users, though Slade thinks that number could...

Yale researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms

...wed that the risk of harboring an aneurysm increased with the number of risk variants, or alleles. Individuals with the highest number of risk alleles tripled their risk of an aneurysm, researchers found. Based on this large collaborative study, a screening test may one day be able to identify those who a...

Purple tomatoes: The richness of antioxidants against tumors

...ame phytochemical found in blueberries. At a closer chemical analysis it comes out that our purple tomato has a very high antioxidant activity, almost tripled in comparison to the natural fruit thus it is very useful to study the effect of anthocyanins". Subsequently, scientists have fed knockout mice la...

IOF calls on European citizens to stand tall and speak out for their bones

...wever, ongoing challenges continue: Only 6 of 27 EU governments have declared osteoporosis a healthcare priority Hip fracture costs have doubled or tripled in several countries over 10 years More than 40% of EU members states have fewer than the recommended number of bone mineral density scanners Full r...

Significant increase in alien plants in Europe

... This press release is also available in German . Halle/Saale. The number of alien plant species has more than tripled over the last 25 years. This is the finding of a study by European scientists who evaluated the data from 48 European countries and regions. 5789 plan...

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to receive Regional Policy Award from ESA

...hrough his initiatives within Wisconsin and in collaboration with other states. As part of a task force centered on invasive species, he has more than tripled funding for local grants to fight aquatic invasive species within the state. In January, Doyle dedicated $6 million to purchase ballast water filtrati...

IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

...eering at Duke University, increased the engineering faculty by 50 percent, tripled the size of the teaching and research facilities, and tripled the number of women engineering faculty, many in leadership positions. She ...
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TSH Testing Raises Awareness of Importance of Thyroid Health

...sease of the thyroid. "There are no standard testing programs for thyroid health in the U.S. even though the rate of thyroid cancer has nearly tripled since 1980," said Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, sponsors of the testing program. "In the fo...

Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

... : significant boost to our Vaccines business in Emerging Markets with the acquisition(3) of Shantha Biotechnics in India; Generics business more than tripled in size with the integration of Zentiva, Medley and Kendrick Adapting our structures to meet the challenges of the future : Target of euro 2 b...

Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

...tions about the use of this vaccine in developing countries." Meanwhile, in a separate vaccine development project, IVI laboratories have more than tripled the manufacturing yield of Vi polysaccharide, which is expected to further reduce the vaccine's production cost, thus making it more accessible for de...

Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. Acquires BioProcessors Corp.

...have reached a key milestone where thought-leading customers have demonstrated their value," said Jay Teich, CEO. "Our sales of XF series instruments tripled in 2008, and we introduced three new products to this market at the end of the year. With the addition of the people and technologies of BioProcessor...

REXIN-G Shrinks Metastatic Tumors and Triples Survival Time in Chemotherapy-Resistant Pancreatic Cancer: Analysis of a U.S. Phase I/II Clinical Trial (Proceedings of ASCO GI Symposium 2009)

...than 9 months. By direct comparison with a prior low-dose Phase I safety study (Galanis et al. 2008), the new "effective doses" of Rexin-G nearly tripled the overall survival time. Thus, this current Phase I/II study defines a critical pharmacological "threshold" for Rexin-G bioactivity in the treatmen...

POET Announces That Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Facility Will Be Operational This Year

...ificantly expanded their research and development efforts. The company recently completed an expansion of their research lab in Sioux Falls, S.D. that tripled its size. In the past year, they have doubled the number of researchers on staff and will spend twice as much on R&D this year as they did just tw...

Gerresheimer Further Increases its Sales and Earnings Power

... Second Quarter up by 12.8% to EUR276.3m (First Half: up by 15.2% to EUR515.4m) Adjusted Group Results in the Second Quarter tripled From EUR6.3m to EUR17.6m CEO Dr. Axel Herberg Confirms the Prospects for 2008 DUSSELDORF, Germany, July 15 /...

Concentric Wins Full-Service Professional Assignment From Biopharm Innovator Neuromed

... tactics, and flawless execution. The company is one of the fastest growing agencies in the healthcare field. In the past year alone, Concentric has tripled its revenues, launched four brands, and doubled its staff to keep pace with a growing list of accounts. With professional and consumer assignments spa...

Black Box Network Services, ABTECH, Verizon Business and Wyle Named Top Siemens Reseller Partners

... and mid-sized enterprises. Annapolis, Maryland-based ABTECH sold the highest volume of HiPath 3000 units of any reseller partner and nearly tripled their year-to-year Siemens revenue. -- Wyle Information Systems Group (formerly RS Information Systems) received the Siemens Shining Star Award...

Sangui BioTech International, Inc., Reports Sales Increase, Continued Losses

... statements for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, on April 3, 2008. According to the report on form 10-KSB as filed with the SEC the company almost tripled its sales of cosmetics and wound management products, although from a low level. In FY 2006, Sangui yielded sales of approximately USD 137,000 and a G...
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