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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

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 incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a signi...

Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds SATURDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- It wasn't all that long ago that any suggestion that a man had a "biological clock" like a woman, and should father children sooner rather than later, would ha...

Young diabetics need to contend with faster decline of condition

New York: An investigation into the degree of consequence type 2 diabetes can have on its young victims, diagnosed with the condition before 50 years//, led to the finding that such patients could be prone to worsening of the condition, say Swedish researchers. The status of type 2 diabetes ...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

... have been used for generations to stabilize decaying teeth. Dental experts contend that when mercury is bound to the other metals it's encapsulated and doesn't pose a health risk. Consumer groups, however, contend that mercury, a known neurotoxin, does leak out in the form of mercury vapo...

Align Technology Provides Update on Patent Litigation with Ormco Corporation

... August 17, 2009. Ormco seeks unusual injunctive relief that we believe is unwarranted and not supported by the law or facts of the case. Align will contend that an injunction would cause irreparable harm to Align, its employees and those doctors who include Invisalign as a large part of their practice, an...

Healing Depression The Mind-Body Way Aims to 'Depression-Proof' Your Life

...e world. All of this need not be the case say the authors of "Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way," (John Wiley & Sons Publishing), who contend that neither the explosion of pharmaceutical antidepressants nor the newer and better talk therapy techniques are solving the current epidemic of depr...

Advocates Debunk Misinformation Campaign, Implore Governor to Veto SB 1122

...s of the bill ran a potent misinformation campaign that Dartland said has obscured the facts on a complicated but vitally important issue. Proponents contend SB 1122 will not affect doctors' participation in preferred provider networks (PPOs), will not result in "balance billing" to patients, will not have ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...solutely inaccurate and false" and "based on a political agenda." Even though the court dismissed Kline's baseless charges, Dr. Tiller must still contend with a different state investigation involving unsubstantiated allegations that he failed to maintain an independent financial relationship with a ref...

New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

...ding these strains to the annual flu vaccine. They might not match the next pandemic flu strain exactly, but could provide some protection." Others contend that it's premature and too costly to vaccinate people against a virus that may never emerge, he said. More information The CDC has more on ...

Physician practice interactions with health plans cost $31 billion a year

...iewing quality data provided by health plans. "Because many providers care for patients insured by numerous private and public plans, they must contend with multiple payment schedules, claims forms and credentialing requirements. These complicated requirements create wasteful excess costs and do littl...
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Previous Claims of siRNA Therapeutic Effects Called into Question by Report in 'Human Gene Therapy'

...mmunity and the production of interferons, which can in turn bring about therapeutic effects in a range of disease models. The authors of this paper contend that, "Surprisingly few of the reported studies have adequately tested, or controlled, for the potential effects of siRNA-mediated immune stimulation....

Catheter Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Reduced Procedure Time, Remarkable Safety Profile and Excellent Outcomes in Two Clinical Studies

...s consistently beat in a seemingly chaotic way at very high rates. Patients with PPAF do not respond to standard medications, and many of them have to contend with ongoing and sometimes debilitating symptoms. "Patients with PPAF represent an important but remarkably challenging subset of AF patients. Ablat...

CardioFocus Endoscopic Ablation System Earns CE Mark to Treat Atrial Fibrillation; US Clinical Investigation Underway

...is a potentially serious cardiac arrhythmia typically requiring treatment for, rate and / or rhythm control as well as anticoagulation therapy to help contend with the elevated risk of stroke. In a recent statement issued by the Heart Rhythm Society, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the European Car...
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PenAdapt - Electrosurgical Pencil Adapter For The Collection Of Smoke Plume

Description:... It has long been a standard requirement for smoke evacuation to be used during laser procedures, however, many in the healthcare industry contend that smoke plume generated from electrosurgical procedures is as harmful as smoke plume generated from laser procedures, if not more so....
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SureSight Autorefractor with Printer, Stand, and Case (English)

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Microbes and their hosts -- exploring the complexity of symbiosis in DNA and cell biology

...is evident that to manage them for our benefit, we need to understand bacteria in association with the complex biological environments with which they contend in the natural world," write Jo Handelsman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of DNA and Cell Biology , Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Pre...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

... challenged. But I hope it will be done in a constructive way, for science progresses by asking questions and testing results." Schwartz and Grehan contend in the Journal of Biogeography that the clear physical similarities between humans and orangutans have long been overshadowed by molecular analyses ...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

...urther environmental problems, as has been the case with invasive species. These concerns are shared by members of the working group. However, they contend that the rapid pace of climate change makes it critical that scientists and policy makers begin to assess such actions now. This urgency does not mean...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, USA. Pages 295-298. When animals first crawled onto land, one of the greatest obstacles they had to contend with was figuring out how to breathe. No longer bathed in oxygen-rich marine waters, their gills would surely have dried out. Hagadorn and Seilacher h...

Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds

...s, tropical glaciers, endangered species, unique ecosystems, biodiversity hotspots, small island states, and indigenous communities. The study authors contend that there is new and stronger evidence since 2001 of observed impacts of climate change on unique and vulnerable systems, with increasing levels of a...

The Evolution of Human Aggression: Feb. 25-27 conference

...dan says that for decades, "there has been a lot of unproductive debate between people who argue that 'humans are naturally aggressive' and others who contend that 'humans are naturally peaceful.' There is plenty of evidence to support both claims: violence, reconciliation and cooperation are all part of hum...

Scientists point to forests for carbon storage solutions

... Great Lakes forests will show a decline in carbon storage capacity. "We contend the situation here is different because of the nature of the land use. We c... them down. Though a younger forest might be considered more productive, we contend cutting would set things back because it would cause a lot of disturbance,"...

Previous claims of siRNA therapeutic effects called into question by report in human gene therapy

...nity and the production of interferons, which can in turn bring about therapeutic effects in a range of disease models. The authors of this paper contend that, "surprisingly few of the reported studies have adequately tested, or controlled, for the potential effects of siRNA-mediated immune stimulation....

Why eating less can help the environment

...heating and packaging materials all have their part to play, the authors again highlight individual responsibility as having the biggest impact. They contend that the most dramatic reduction in energy used for food processing would come about if consumers reduced their demand for highly processed foods. Th...

Researchers find key to saving the world's lakes

...the longest running experiments ever done on a lake, researchers from the University of Alberta, University of Minnesota and the Freshwater Institute, contend that nitrogen control, in which the European Union and many other jurisdictions around the world are investing millions of dollars, is not effective a...
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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...

Prof. Mario Tredici Shared Views on Algae Projects with Algae Business Players at Algae World!

...ts with Algae Business players. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) July 22, 2009 -- Algae-based energy and biofuels projects have to contend with the crucial challenge of cutting costs to stay competitive in today's challenging economy. A new video, featuring Prof. Tredici's findings, revea...

FDA Approves Apidra(R) SoloSTAR(R) - a Prefilled Disposable Insulin Pen

...al insulin analog with rapid-acting Apidra(R) at mealtime can closely mimic normal physiologic insulin secretion. "Patients with diabetes have to contend with the challenges of carbohydrate counting, regular blood sugar monitoring and careful administration of their insulin," said Angela Moskow, Vice Pr...

Black Enterprise Unveils America's Leading Doctors

.... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080501/NYTH109 ) BE developed its May cover package at a time when African Americans continue to contend with an ever-widening gap in the quality of available healthcare. Some of the factors that contribute to this escalating crisis include lack of access...

ESA LeadCare(R) System Used to Identify Salvadoran Children with Lead Poisoning

...ion Conference in Los Angeles CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador, like many emerging markets, must contend with lead toxicity from industrial sources as an issue of major public concern. This past fall, the El Salvadoran government threatened to shut down a...

As Billions in Blockbuster Drug Revenue Goes Off Patent, Life Sciences Companies are Challenged to Fundamentally Change Future R&D Strategies, According to New Deloitte Report

...ever be geared at developing the types of compounds that will have even greater safety and efficacy to establish branded drugs as preferred choices to contend with increasing generic competition," added Dr. Cooper. Related Content: Full Report: The Changing Face of R&D in the Future Pharmaceutical Land...

First European IGRT School Takes Place for Radiotherapy Practitioners in UK

... where to aim the beams," says Dow Wilson, president of Varian's Oncology Systems business. Prior to the advent of IGRT, radiation oncologists had to contend with variations in patient positioning and with respiratory motion by treating a larger margin of healthy tissue around the tumor. IGRT enables doctor...

Anti-Cloning Petition Drive Launched in Wisconsin

...les who had received infertility treatments. Supporters of the research contend the embryos are donated and would otherwise be destroyed. They say such res...s. Such bills have netted blows from both Republicans and Democrats who contend such anti-science proposals will harm Wisconsin by making the state less ap...

Support Regulatory Change to Boost Wisconsins Biotech Sector

... and demonstrate the specificity and sensitivity of their tests to the genetic mutations they are designed to detect. Proponents of the IVAT system contend it would speed the transfer of innovative tests from R&D labs to the marketplace, while protecting the public health by requiring FDA review of the te...

UW Medical Foundation CEO shares his vision on the state of health care and patient safety

..., but are averse to overarching knowledge-management technology. Technology is seen as interfering with the doctor-patient relationship and I would contend that thats not true, Grossman said. He called for physician leaders to develop a vision that embraces and leverages technology to improve health ca...
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Eugenics

...desire to maintain the country's cultural integrity against the heavy influx of foreigners. Some who disagree with the idea of eugenics in general contend that eugenics legislation still had benefits; namely, that advocates such as Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood of America ) found it a...

Sociobiology

...iologists believe that animal or human behaviour cannot be satifactorily explained entirely by " cultural " or " environmental " factors alone. They contend that in order to fully understand behaviour, it must be analyzed with some focus on its evolutionary origins. If Darwin 's theory of natural selecti...

Astrobiology

...f Jupiter, some of which may have liquid water. For these reasons the search for extraterrestrial life is of great relevance to xenobiologists. Some contend that the number of planets with intelligent extraterrestrial life can be estimated from the Drake equation if and when we ascertain the values of it...
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