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On the Heels of the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leading Dermatologist Weighs in on Sun Protection Myths and Facts

NEW YORK, Aug.4 /PRNewswire/ --Dermatologists from around the world gathered last week in Boston, MA to attend the Amercan Academy of Dermatology's summer meeting, where Melanoma was a hot topic of discussion. While there were various symposia discussions on the subject, the underlying ...

Michigan State Medical Society Weighs in on Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation

Need for continuing, open dialogue remains EAST LANSING, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While health care reform legislation currently in Congress addresses many of the principles of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), serious concerns remain about a number of i...

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

Experts Recommend Addressing Obesity through Health Reform, National Strategy WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in Ameri...

The Commercialization Funding Coach, Fred Patterson, Weighs In On SBIR Funding for Small Business Ventures in Wake of NIH Exclusion

The Commercialization Funding Coach, Inc. proprietor, Fred Patterson, has weighed in on the future of SBIR grants in Washington, DC as a means of funding for small business ventures in the wake of SBIR grants being explicitly excluded from NIH stimulus money. Federal reauthorization or a continui...

Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx

The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing isn't cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of the blood thinner warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm), a...

Discovery Health's NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE Weighs in for a Sixth Season, Urging Americans to Break up With Bad Habits

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Breaking up is hard to do-but with the sixth annual NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE, Discovery Health eases the transition with all of the tools to help Americans ditch their bad habits and gain a healthier lifestyle in 2009. America's largest and mos...

Emory Health Policy Expert Weighs in on Candidates' Health Care Plans

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The presidential candidates' health care plans share some important elements, but Sen. John McCain's proposed health care plan is likely to result in higher overall health care spending than Sen. Barack Obama's, says Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, Emory Univ...

Dr. Siegal's(R) COOKIE DIET(TM) Creator Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., Weighs In on Madonna's 'My husband didn't want to have sex on the cookie diet' Remarks

Renowned physician, author and weight loss expert Dr. Sanford Siegal, known to generations of dieters as the Cookie Doctor(TM), devotes current CookieDiet.com blog to the impact of obesity and hypothyroidism on sex drive MIAMI, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity...

FDA Panel Weighs Safety of Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients

Growing body of evidence suggests the medications speed tumor growth, shorten lives THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- When a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel meets Thursday to weigh whether blood-boosting drugs are safe to use in cancer patients suffering from anem...

FDA Panel Weighs Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines

There's no proof they help children under 6, and they may do harm, critics say THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning Thursday, a panel of experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider banning the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for young chi...
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Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles Risk of Having a Heavy Baby

...ics & Gynecology, the study found that more than one in five women gains excessive weight during pregnancy, doubling her chances of having a baby that weighs 9 pounds or more. "Too many women gain too much weight during pregnancy. This extra weight puts them at higher risk for having heavy babies, and the...

Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight

...height, age and sex of a child) at or above the 95th percentile for their age and sex. For example, a 16-year-old girl who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 168 pounds or more is considered obese. Obese children and adolescents are at higher risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, sleep apne...
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PalmScan AP2000: A-Scan & Pachymeter

Description:...years, MMD's PalmScan AP2000 is the world's only battery-operated, fully portable AScan and Pachymeter combination unit on the market today. Each unit weighs a mere 10 ounces and is able to perform multiple functions, namely: auto data capture, advanced pattern recognition, automatic gain control, eye types...
Company:Micro Medical Devices, Inc.

CosMore™ Insulin Pump

Description:... The Deltec Cozmo® insulin pump is small, about the size of a cell phone, and only weighs 3.3 ounces (w/ battery and full cartridge). Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in the palm of your hand for convenient one-finger programming....
Company:Deltec

PSL Portable Slit Lamp

Description:...ing Diode) light source, coupled with a lightweight, compact design, to give you the freedom of using a slit lamp anywhere you want. The PSL Slit Lamp weighs only about 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg) with its battery and fits easily and comfortably in your hand. Its ergonomic, portable design and convenient carrying c...
Company:Reichert, Inc.

Disposable Vitrectomy Lens

Description:...gle-use direct view vitrectomy lenses used to enable a view of a particular region of the retinal surface during eye surgery. The contact lens element weighs less than 1 gram and is formed and polished to interface effectively with the typical shape of a human cornea. Lenses come in boxes of 10 and are indi...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

5107 Bariatric Physician's Scale®

Description:...profile 5107 Bariatric Stand-On Scale is designed to accommodate patients up to 1000 lbs, while typical physicians scales only weigh up to 300 lbs. It weighs accurately regardless of floor surface, or patients position on the scale. The platform is stable and low profile only 1 1/4 inches high. Weight i...
Company:Scale-Tronix, Inc.

PARI TREK™ Compact Compressor Nebulizer System with PARI LC PLUS® Reusable Nebulizer

Description:...t DC and rechargeable battery, permit patients the freedom to take aerosol treatments away from home, in their car or around the world. The compressor weighs less than 1 pound and less than 2 pounds with the optional battery attached. This unique, tabletop compressor comes with the PARI LC Plus® Reusabl...
Company:PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.

PARI TREK™ Compact Compressor Nebulizer System with 12v DC Adapter

Description:...t DC and rechargeable battery, permit patients the freedom to take aerosol treatments away from home, in their car or around the world. The compressor weighs less than 1 pound and less than 2 pounds with the optional battery attached. This unique, tabletop compressor comes with the PARI LC Plus® Reusabl...
Company:PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.

PARI TREK™ Compact Compressor Nebulizer System -COMBINATION PAK

Description:...t DC and rechargeable battery, permit patients the freedom to take aerosol treatments away from home, in their car or around the world. The compressor weighs less than 1 pound and less than 2 pounds with the optional battery attached. This unique, tabletop compressor comes with the PARI LC Plus® Reusabl...
Company:PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.

Timeter PCS 414 Portable Air Compressor - International

Description:...er if its running. Youll like its looks, too. The PCS 414 features a durable, mar-resistant steel case thats easy to clean and maintain. And, the unit weighs only 26.5 pounds. The PCS 414 has been engineered for maximum efficiency and long service life with an output rating of 14-lpm @ 50 psig. Permanently ...
Company:Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.

Timeter PCS 414 Portable Air Compressor - Domestic

Description:...er if its running. Youll like its looks, too. The PCS 414 features a durable, mar-resistant steel case thats easy to clean and maintain. And, the unit weighs only 26.5 pounds. The PCS 414 has been engineered for maximum efficiency and long service life with an output rating of 14-lpm @ 50 psig. Permanently ...
Company:Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.
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Spleen

...ngue-shaped) seated just ... The spleen contains lots of long winding narrow blood vessels full of hair-pin ... The spleen of an adult human weighs about 170 grams (6 ounces), and is 13–15 cm (5–6 in. ... Although the spleen is located near the stomach it plays no part ... asplenia n. Cong...
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New monkey discovered in Brazil

...an frontier today (Rio Yavari) east to the Rio Trombetas. The monkey is mostly gray and dark brown in color, with a distinctly mottled "saddle." It weighs 213 grams (less than of a pound) and is 240 millimeters (9 inches tall) with a 320 millimeter (12.6 inch) tail. "The Wildlife Conservation Society ...

Komodo even more deadly than thought: Research

...nhabits the central Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami. It grows to an average length of two to three metres and weighs around 70 kilograms. The reptile's unusual size is attributed to a phenomenon known as island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous mammals ...

UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity

... water within the ice cavity, which are vital to understanding the flow of water within the ice cavity and the rate of melting. Autosub is 7m long and weighs 3.5 tonnes. Travelling at 6km hour it is capable of diving up to 1600 m deep, and can operate for 72 hours (400 km) between battery changes. ...

Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression

...pening has an effect on the daily life of the entire family. Depression also means that the parent becomes tired and exhausted, which then affects and weighs heavily on the children's daily life. Depression changes the relationship between a parent and his/her children, since they no longer communicate with...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

... More than 75 percent of individuals who are diagnosed with kidney cancer have tumors that are 4 centimeters or less in size. A leading cancer center weighs in with remarkable three-year results about the safety and efficacy of freezingor using cryoablationfor kidney cancer tumors. It's important that indi...

Small male chimps use politics, rather than aggression, to lead the pack, U of Minnesota study says

...s to maintain his top position. And Freud, who weighed 44.8 kg (98.6 lbs.), used a combination of the two strategies. (The average male chimp in Gombe weighs about 39 kg (85.8 lbs.). The findings are reported in the February issue of the American Journal of Primatology . While it's widely known that gro...

Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010

... afterward as older trucks are replaced with newer models that carry urea tanks," Baanante says. The estimates assume that a liter of the solution weighs about 1 kg and the urea fertilizer contains 46% N, Baanante explains. Thus, 1 kg of urea solution would consume the N needed to produce 0.7065 kg of u...

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy nearly doubles risk of having a heavy baby

...cs & Gynecology, the study found that more than one in five women gains excessive weight during pregnancy, doubling her chances of having a baby that weighs 9 pounds or more. "Too many women gain too much weight during pregnancy. This extra weight puts them at higher risk for having heavy babies, and t...

Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees

...xpensive hive work to energetically-expensive foraging behavior at approximately 3 weeks of age. Each day after this transition, a foraging bee (which weighs only 80 mg, or roughly equivalent to a breath mint) will on average fly 8 km (5 miles), contract their wing muscles approximately 4,000,000 times, and...

UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project

... of four major experiments now in place the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), a complex array of instruments for detecting subatomic particles. The device weighs more than 12,000 tons and is as tall as a four-story building. UCSB's team is led by four members of its experimental high-energy physics fac...
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Repair Stem Cell Institute Weighs in on Reversal of Embryonic Stem Cell Policy

The Chairman of the Repair Stem Cell Institute says the viability of Embryonic Stem Cells is an Illusion. Repair (Adult) Stem Cells have swept to such a large lead in diseases being treated all over the world, that it will be impossible for embryonic stem cell research, with all the insurmountab...

McCain and Obama on Bio-threat Detection and Pandemic Response: QualSec Weighs in

NanoNose Offers the Technology Both Candidates Think is Crucial Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2008 -- Electronic nose innovator QualSec (OTC: QLSC.OB) has noted the recent responses from presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain at http://www.scienced...

Expert Neurology Panel Weighs Impact of New Reports of PML in Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Tysabri

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPredict, a global provider of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence and market research, has published a new report providing critical strategic insight for pharma and biotech companies with a stake in the market for multiple sclerosis (MS) thera...

HOGGAN Ergo Announces Highly Anticipated Enhancements to the ergoFET Handheld Digital Force Gauge, Greatly Impacting the Field of Ergonomic Research and Application

... is very popular with ergonomists, engineers, safety and healthcare professionals. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and weighs less than one pound, making the ergoFET an excellent choice for hand push or pull force measurements compared to the typical larger, rectangular and b...

Pathway for Biosimilars Act Protects Patients, Promotes Competition, Preserves Innovation and Creates Quality Jobs, Lilly Says

...n the 111th Congress by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), would successfully create a pathway that carefully weighs the needs of patients and stakeholder companies. This balance, Lilly said, would assure patients and payers the benefits that come from greater compe...

Medical Machines Online Announces Release of a Brand New Philips HeartStart AED Defibrillator

... defibrillators, this unit can be used to treat infants, children and adults. This small and lightweight Philips HeartStart AED defibrillator weighs just 3.3 lbs. and is powered by a disposable battery, making it easy to carry wherever it is needed. The best part is the proven Philips technology th...

Allied Healthcare Launches First of Line of Ventilators Designed to Meet Demands of Mass Casualty Incidents

...advantage." The 14-pound MCV100 costs from $2835 to $3532, depending on functionality, versus about $30,000 for the typical hospital ventilator that weighs about 100 pounds and is tethered to fixed connections that make it immobile and, therefore, unavailable for use outside a hospital. Also unlike a ho...

The Modern DeBakey VAD™ To Be Introduced For the First Time in the U.S. : HeartAssist 5™ Pediatric VAD Features Industry Exclusive Direct Blood Flow Measurement System

... devices only approximate blood flow, which can be unreliable, or provide no blood flow data at all. The HeartAssist 5™ Pediatric VAD pump weighs only 92 grams and measures just 2.8 x 1.2 inches. Because of its small size, it is one of the few pediatric VADs that can be implanted above the diaph...

Minnesota Chiropractic Association Offers Backpack Safety Checklist

...ts help children pack their backpacks properly, and make sure children never carry more than 10 percent of their body weight. For example, a child who weighs 100 pounds shouldn't carry a backpack heavier than 10 pounds, and a 50-pound child shouldn't carry more than 5 pounds. In addition, parents should ask...

Siemens Showcases New ACUSON S2000 Ultrasound System, as Well as World's First Pocket Ultrasound System

...allest and the world's first pocket ultrasound system: the ACUSON P10(TM). A 2008 recipient of Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the ACUSON P10 weighs in at only 1.6 pounds and is small enough to fit in a lab coat pocket. It is intended for use in routine and urgent care settings, particularly in obs...
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Liver

...al links Anatomy Human liver, view from above View from below The adult human liver normally weighs between 1.0 - 2.5 kilograms , and is a soft, reddish-brown "wedge-shaped" organ. It is the largest organ in the abdomen and sits immediately under ...

Muscle

... than a longer muscle. The uterus may be the strongest muscle by weight in the human body. At the time when an infant is delivered, the human uterus weighs about 40 oz (1.1 kg). During childbirth, the uterus exerts 25 to 100 lbf (100 to 400 N) of downward force with each contraction. The external muscle...

Skin

...lies to exterior surface, as it covers the body, appearing to have the largest surface area of all the organs. Moreover, it applies to weight, as it weighs more than any single internal organ. For the average adult homo sapiens , it has a surface area of between 1.5-2.0 square metres. The skin on a pe...
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Segment

...nt of ileum is used. ... The new truss segment and solar wings are visible on the right side of the station. ... On Earth, the P3/P4 segment weighs almost 35,000 pounds -- one of the ... Compare prices for deals on 7 Segment LCD at NexTag.com. Find bargains on computers, electronics, software...

Prostate gland

...ue that if the prostate gland were removed and carefully examined under ... The normal prostate gland is approximately 1½ inches long and weighs about an ounce. ... The prostate gland contains five areas, or zones. ... On this page we look at the prostate gland – its function, the ...

Pituitary gland

...te compartments an anterior ... The pituitary is a small gland attached to the base of the brain (behind the ... A normal pituitary gland weighs less than one gram, and is about the size and ... Your pituitary gland produces many different types of hormones, and disorders ... The pituit...

Fetus

...fetus through its various stages. The sex of the fetus is easily identifiable. ... The fetus attains a length of about 30 cm (about 12 in) and weighs about 624 g (about 1 lb 6 oz) ... Male fetuses are wimps, and a new study suggests a mother's body will purposely abort a ... Fetuses May Not F...
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