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Weight-Loss Surgery Weighed as Diabetes Rx

Studies show it works but cost, long-term effectiveness unclear FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- International health experts will convene in New York City next week to discuss an unconventional and arguably radical approach to treating people with type 2 diabetes: weight-loss surg...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

Japan's traditional diet of fish, tofu, vegetables and rice is considered a healthy role model the world over, but a change of eating habits is weighing down the land of the rising sun. Japan's health ministry estimates that every second male and every fifth female over the age of 40 is obe...

The Lethal Side of Human Error – Three Die After Consuming Inaccurately Weighed Dru

Portland – To err is human they say but imagine when the cost of the error is three lives! Recently, the drug compounding company, ApotheCure Inc. //in Texas, is in bad light following the irrevocable error committed by a worker while making the drug. ApotheCure Inc explained how a weighing ...

Underweight Moms: Weighed Down by the Risk of Miscarriages

The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology published a study that looked into the some of the factors that increased the chances of miscarriages// in mothers-to–be. The study looked at 600 women who suffered miscarriages in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (first trimester). They also studied...

Primary School Children Will Be Weighed And Parents Informed If They Are Obese

In a bid to combat the rising problem of childhood obesity health officials will weigh primary schoolchildren aged four to 10 years and inform their parents// if there is a danger that the kids are obese. The Independent on Sunday reported that ministers have decided to overrule the Children'...

What you eat depends on with whom you eat

...product advertisements typically depict very slim models rather than average-sized or overweight female models, she says, so food choices appear to be weighed against how other perceive them. In other words, smaller, healthier portions are seen as more feminine, and women might believe that if they eat less ...

Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA

...se these drugs. Dr. Patience White, chief public health officer at the Arthritis Foundation, said the risks and benefits of these drugs need to be weighed and the final decision whether to take them or not must be an individual one. However, "it's good to have this information out there," White said....

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

...nts with a history of cardiovascular disease, or if the results of cardiac monitoring indicate possible cardiac injury, the benefit of therapy must be weighed against the risk of myocardial injury In the randomized multiple myeloma study, 25 patients (8 percent) in the VELCADE for Injection arm an...

Versus Technology, Inc. Partners With Microsoft(R) To Promote Health Care Automation in Windows 7 Computing Environments

... Even Microsoft Corporation's Senior Director of Worldwide Health, Bill Crounse, MD, who was shown the Versus automated patient tracking solution weighed in on Versus' ability to improve processes and increase efficiencies, stating, "if you are not planning for the use of this technology in your hospita...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

...nt selection may help reduce this risk." The risk of bleeding was highest in Effient-treated patients who were either 75 years of age or older, weighed less than 132 pounds (60 kg), or who had a prior history of transient ischemic attacks (TIA) or stroke. Effient is contraindicated in patients with a...
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Regular Yoga Practice Is Associated With Mindful Eating

...at the Hutchinson Center. The researchers found that people who ate mindfully - those were aware of why they ate and stopped eating when full - weighed less than those who ate mindlessly, who ate when not hungry or in response to anxiety or depression. The researchers also found a strong association b...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

... to have severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds and/or intratumoral bleeds. GI tumor sites may have been the source of GI bleeds. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

Exenatide Once Weekly Provided Superior Glucose Control With Weight Loss Compared to Sitagliptin or Pioglitazone in Head-to-Head DURATION-2 Study

...A1C than sitagliptin or pioglitazone. Additionally, from an average baseline of 193 pounds, at the end of the study patients on exenatide once weekly weighed an average of 14 pounds less than patients on pioglitazone and 4 pounds less than patients on sitagliptin," stated Orville G. Kolterman, M.D., senior ...

Study Finds DOXIL(R) Combination Therapy Delays Disease Progression for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

...cardiovascular disease, or if the results of cardiac monitoring indicate possible cardiac injury, the benefit of therapy must be weighed against the risk of myocardial injury - In the randomized multiple myeloma study, 25 patients (8%) in the VELCADE for I...

Video: Tasigna(R) Demonstrates Rapid Response as Initial Therapy in Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia

...ses greater than 400 mg are not recommended. Gleevec should be used with caution in patients with severe renal impairment. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

...ses greater than 400 mg are not recommended. Gleevec should be used with caution in patients with severe renal impairment. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

Early Data Show Potential for Imatinib Mesylate Tablets to Treat Life-Threatening Form of Pulmonary Artery Disease

...ted to have severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds and/or intratumoral bleeds. GI tumor sites may have been the source of GI bleeds. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

American Heart Association Journal Report: Miniaturized Heart Pumps May Be Effective for Children Awaiting Transplant

...girls and two boys ranging in age from 12 days to 17 years. All had severe heart failure due to cardiomyopathy or complex congenital heart defects and weighed less than 40 kilograms (88 pounds). One child died from kidney failure before receiving a heart transplant. After 19 months of follow up, the other ei...

Two DOXIL(R) Studies to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

...cardiovascular disease, or if the results of cardiac monitoring indicate possible cardiac injury, the benefit of therapy must be weighed against the risk of myocardial injury -- In the randomized multiple myeloma study, 25 patients (8%) in the VELCADE for I...

American Heart Association Journal Report: Reducing Kids' Salt Intake May Lower Soft Drink Consumption, Reducing Obesity, High Blood Pressure and Later Health Risks

...the participants, more than 1,600 boys and girls had salt and fluid intake recorded using a seven-day dietary record, with all food and drink consumed weighed on digital scales. "We found that children eating a lower-salt diet drank less fluid," said Dr. He, a cardiovascular research fellow at St. George...
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'Uphold the ban'

...ay stating that legalizing tiger farming is too great a gamble for the world to take if tigers are to have a future in the wild. "Having carefully weighed the economics argument, we urge the CITES community to uphold the ban on wild tiger products and for all countries to continue to ban the domestic tra...

New research shows dinosaurs may have been smaller than we thought

...nsidered the largest creatures ever to walk on land. While they still maintain this status, a new study suggests that some dinosaurs may actually have weighed as little as half as much as previously thought. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Zoology , Geoffrey Birchard, associate prof...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

... the June issue of PLoS One , a peer-reviewed journal of the Public Library of Science. Two competing theories of how cancer originates have been weighed by scientists for decades. In one theory, all the cells of a tumor are the same, with an equal capacity to divide and form new tumors. The other theor...

Elevated water temperature and acidity boost growth of key sea star species: UBC researchers

... At the end of the period, sea stars reared in warmer, more acidic waters weighed 17 grams, compared to control sea stars that weighed an average of only 11 grams. In contrast, existing studies suggest that an ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... the uterine artery of Andean women delivered more blood and oxygen to the fetus compared to women of European descent the babies of Andean women weighed an average of nine ounces more at birth the greater the mother's Andean heritage, the greater the uterine artery blood flow, the greater the oxygen...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

...le." Xiongguanlong would have stood about five feet tall at the hip and weighed close to 600 pounds. It had a skull over a foot and half in length and arm... known as SUE, was nearly 14 feet tall at the hips and is estimated to have weighed between six and seven tons. Xiongguanlong represents a "missing link" i...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...r growing plantations of hybrid poplar and other biofuels crops, says Mladenoff. But, he cautions, any move toward planting more land in trees must be weighed against competing social and economic factors, such as the need for farmland. "The landscape is full," says Mladenoff. "So if we're going to add s...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...r growing plantations of hybrid poplar and other biofuels crops, says Mladenoff. But, he cautions, any move toward planting more land in trees must be weighed against competing social and economic factors, such as the need for farmland. "The landscape is full," says Mladenoff. "So if we're going to add s...

Australia's most endangered snake might need burning

... be important to the snakes. Although broad-headed snakes would benefit from controlled burns, the extreme risks of bushfires in Australia must be weighed against the expected gains. "As with all decisions in environmental management, the decision should be made on the basis of the best available info...

Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group

...heir appearance than the boys. The early teens can therefore be regarded as a high risk period for acquiring a negative body image. The children who weighed the most at 10 years old were particularly dissatisfied with their appearance. Furthermore, overweight children, primarily girls, were bullied and tea...
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Schiavo's death calls attention to ethical issues weighed at Bioethics Forum

In late April, at a private research center south of Madison, a group of scientists, academics and even religious leaders will gather to talk about the ethical choices presented by biotechnology's expanding knowledge of the human brain. Hovering over the forum will be the memory of Terri Schiavo....

Centocor Ortho Biotech Data to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

...nts with a history of cardiovascular disease, or if the results of cardiac monitoring indicate possible cardiac injury, the benefit of therapy must be weighed against the risk of myocardial injury In the randomized multiple myeloma study, 25 patients (8%) in the VELCADE for Injection arm and 42 ...

Morningstar Healthcare Analysts to Discuss Top 15 Biotech Acquisition Targets on Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. EST

...thcare analysts on the 63 biotech companies they cover. The team ranked each company by its likelihood of being acquired based upon a methodology that weighed drug portfolio strength, profit-boosting power, collaborative fit, financial health, and recent stock performance. Conover will be joined on th...

European Commission Approves EFIENT(R) (prasugrel) for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing PCI

...ee distinct patient populations that are readily identifiable: patients who weighed less than 60 kg (132 lbs), patients who were 75 years of age or older and p...o have had a prior transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Patients who weighed less than 60 kg, or were 75 years of age or older had increased exposure wi...

Gleevec Receives FDA Priority Review as First Therapy to Reduce Recurrence of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors After Surgery

...ted to have severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds and/or intratumoral bleeds. GI tumor sites may have been the source of GI bleeds. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

Video: Higher Initial Dose of Gleevec Achieved Better Early Responses than Standard Dose for Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

... example, every 2-3 months). A 25% decrease in the recommended dose should be used for patients with severe hepatic impairment. Patients should be weighed and monitored regularly for signs and symptoms of edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities,...

Excipients Help Pharma Extend Product Life, Profits

...armaceuticals, aid in drug development and innovation and help improve patent life, all at a lower cost. The pharmaceutical industry continues to be weighed down by the pressure to cut costs, by generic competition, and a lack of innovation. In this environment, excipients are becoming a more important asp...

Biotech Survives Market Turbulence in November

...me or all of its assets and MGI Pharma announced that it was looking at its options including a buyer." Biotech IPOs The uncertain capital markets weighed on biotech companies hoping to move off the IPO runway. In November only ARYx Therapeutics, which re-engineers commercially successful drugs to elimin...

Baxter to Launch GARDian(TM), a Groundbreaking Initiative That Helps Provide Continued Access to GAMMAGARD for Current Patients

...ticaria, flushing, slight elevation of blood pressure, nausea and vomiting may occasionally occur. The potential risks and benefits of IGIV should be weighed against those of alternative therapies for all patients for whom IGIV administration is being considered. For full prescribing information for GAMMAG...

The Great Offshore Outsourcing Debate

... focusing 24/7 on the trend of outsourcing of manufacturing and service work (and jobs) offshore. Even Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has weighed in on the issue. During a speech last week, Greenspan recognized a considerable gulf between the views of economists, who point to the benefits of fre...
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Alfred Russel Wallace

...eligious views, and application of the theory to mankind In a letter to a relative in 1861 , Wallace wrote: "I think I have fairly heard and fairly weighed the evidence on both sides, and I remain an utter disbeliever in almost all that you consider the most sacred truths... I can see much to admire in a...

Metabolism

...torio in 1614 in his book Ars de statica medecina that made him famous throughout Europe. He describes his long series of experiments in which he weighed himself in a chair suspended from a steelyard balance (see image), before and after eating, sleeping, working, making love, fasting, depriving from dr...
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