Study: Doctor-patient conversations at end of life associated with lower medical expenses
BOSTON--Few physicians are eager to discuss end-of-life care with their patients. Yet such conversations
may result in better quality of life for patients and could lower national healthcare expenditures for cancer care alone by tens of millions dollars each year, according to a study led by resea...
Scientists eavesdrop on the exciting conversations within cells
Scientists have discovered the secrets of a sophisticated molecule that plays a role in many aspects of human health from fertility to blood pressure; digestion to mental health. This has opened up the potential for discovery of new drugs to treat an enormous variety of conditions.
Video: Ear Infections Spark Online Conversations Among Concerned Parents
Device can provide solution for early detection of ear infections
LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents are blogging and tweeting away this winter on the topic of ear infections, which are the No. 1 reason for children's visits to the emergency room.
"Parents often turn to th...
Don't Know How Much an X-Ray Costs You? Highmark Network Providers Will Begin Having Conversations With Highmark Members About Their Actual Cost of Care
Real-time capabilities support providers in discussing health care costs
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care costs continue to rise, many employers have shifted more of the cost of health care to their employees through higher premiums or cost-sharing on their benefit progra...
Regence Video Cards Help Start Important Health Conversations With Friends, Family
Online videos turn awkward conversations
into lighthearted encouragement
PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes the simplest of
conversations with loved ones -- especially when it comes to health care --
are the most difficult.
Regence is making those types of communications easie...
Americans Believe Pettitte had Conversations with Clemens Regarding Both Players' Use of HGH
FLEMINGTON, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among
467 Americans revealed that a majority of Americans (69%) believe Andy
Pettitte when he testified that he had two conversations
with Roger Clemens
about "both" players' use of HGH and Roger Clemens use of steroids.
Middle School Marks Most Critical Time to Start Ongoing Conversations About Drug and Alcohol Use With Kids
- September is Key Time to Start Talking With 'Tweens': TimeToTalk.org
Provides Parents With Helpful Tips and Tools to Begin Middle School Safely -
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Because many parents have a difficult
time talking to their kids about drugs...
Lindsay Lohan's Lesbian MySpace Conversations Leaked
Rehabbing actress Lindsay Lohan's MySpace conversations
with alleged lesbian pal deejay Samantha Ronson has been leaked .
Apparently, the 'Mean Girls' star kept in touch with her friends and relatives through the site and one of them gave Star magazine the access to the starlet's passionate...
New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform
...ades, lawmakers have focused primarily on the debate among vested and represented interest groups, and have not developed ways to engage in meaningful conversations
with the American public," said Sterling Speirn, the president and chief executive officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. "Substantive dialogue with ...
$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange
...dStar Health, and the University of Maryland -- began meeting informally to discuss how to better coordinate care by exchanging health records. These conversations
led the group to incorporate CRISP with the purpose of developing a comprehensive, consensus-based plan for health information exchange in Maryland.
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Dirucotide Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase III MAESTRO-01 Trial in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
... very instructive for us and for the larger MS community," said John Hayes, vice president of Lilly Research Laboratories. "We look forward to further conversations
with BioMS Medical about this project."
"We are obviously disappointed by this result and will be working closely with our clinical team to eva...
Brain Training Improves Memory and Attention and the Effects Last
... These changes were big enough that participants reported significant improvements in every day activities (such as remembering names or understanding conversations
in noisy restaurants). The gains of the brain exercise group were clinically significant; the gains of the lecture group were significantly smaller an...
Indevus Reports Additional Positive Phase III Trial Data for NEBIDO(R)
...A) as an addition to
data contained in the Company's existing New Drug Application (NDA) that
was originally filed on August 28, 2007. Based on recent conversations
the FDA, the Company anticipates that the FDA Prescription Drug User Fee
Act (PDUFA) target action date for NEBIDO will remain June 27, 2008.
Anesiva Defines Regulatory Pathway for Adlea with FDA
...eries -- for a broad product label of management of
post-surgical pain associated with orthopedic surgeries. This decision is
the result of continuing conversations
with the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). Adlea is the company's long-acting, non-opiate
analgesic drug candidate designed to provide pain relief f...
AMIA Announces 2008 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics
focused totally on research in Translational Bioinformatics," says
Don E. Detmer, MD, President and CEO. He continues, "AMIA became
aware from conversations
with experts in this domain that the pace
of discovery and growth in this emerging field has outstripped
current meeting capabilities. This particular...
An Investigational Study Released at ADA Showed that Initial
Combination Therapy with Januvia (sitagliptin) and Metformin Led to
Improvement in Markers of Beta Cell Function in Patients with Type
The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Maps will provide physicians and
diabetes educators with a uniquely powerful way to engage patients
to help support behavior changes that can make a
critical difference in treatment outcomes. Content for the U.S.
Diabetes Conversation Map was develop...
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Computer modeling reveals hidden conversations within cells
University of California, San Diego biochemists have developed a computer program that helps explain a long-standing mystery: how the same proteins can play different roles in a wide range of cellular processes, including those leading to immune responses and cancer.
Prior to the UCSD team's fin...
International team tracks clues to HIV
...h groups from five institutions -- two in Greece, one in Germany, one in Italy and Barron's group at Rice -- came together through e-mail contacts and conversations
over many months, each working on facets of the problem. "Not all the groups have ever met in person," Barron said. Most remarkable, he said, is that ...
Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics
...m are members of the Academies -- will speak about recent findings and research developments.
To give attendees the chance to engage in stimulating conversations
sparked by the presentations, a reception follows each event. The events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.voicesatjonsso...
MIT: Using touch to help deaf people
...o vibration ranges, one for high-frequency sounds and one for low-frequency sounds.
Using such handheld devices, deaf people can more easily follow conversations
than with lip reading alone, which requires a great deal of concentration, says Moallem.
"It's hard to have a casual conversation in a situation wh...
'Green' plastics could help reduce carbon footprint
... the technique works in 'real' plants, such as switchgrass. Mooney along with Douglas Randall, professor of biochemistry at MU, have already initiated conversations
with scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Mo., and the Cambridge, Mass.-based, environmental tech company Metabolix In...
UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries
...is collaborating on the project.
If the fracture putty works in an animal model, the next step would involve patients. "We have been in preliminary conversations
with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it appears that fracture putty may be classified as a combination product, with the primary mode of ac...
Experts discuss challenges in integrative approaches to science
...nterviews on this subject may have taken place at different times and in widely different venues, they have been organized into a coherent ensemble of conversations
about the necessity, promises, challenges and implementation of integrative approaches to scientific research and education. Integrated Science will b...
Great Ape Trust graduate student's paper sheds light on bonobo language
...n between active participants. Language-competent bonobos use lexigrams, which are made up of arbitrary symbols that represent words, as the basis for conversations
Pedersen said linguistic aspects of the conversation included turn taking, negotiation, pauses and repetition, and went far beyond in...
Like eavesdropping at a party
...o you, but we all have the ability to keep an ear out for other interesting conversations
going on throughout the room," says David Yue, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of ...global calcium. Similar to the cocktail party, it's easiest to catch other conversations
during the pauses in your own conversation.
The research team then ver...
AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences
...ie Rose, and Oprah. He is the author of several books, most recently Present at the Future: From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial conversations
on Science and Nature.
Douglas J. Futuyma will receive the Past-Presidents Award , which recognizes the services of the immediate past-preside...
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Guy J. Quigley Resigns as Chairman and CEO of The Quigley Corporation: Quigley Leaves Company He Founded 20 Years Ago
...rve conduction in patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy demonstrate that the QR-333 compound has potential to generate value for stockholders. conversations
with four potential veterinary drug development partners regarding the QR-448 antiviral development program are ongoing and demonstrate another source...
US Oncology Encourages Your Right to Decide
... make his or her thoughts and wishes known about personal healthcare in light of an unexpected, catastrophic event. It is also about having these same conversations
with parents and grandparents to ensure understanding of what they want their care to look like later in life. No one wants to have to guess at anothe...
NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results
...0,000 to fully reserve for potential losses in our investment in Power3 Medical Products, Inc. Based on Power 3's February 19th 8-K filing and recent conversations
with their management team, we have concluded that it is more likely than not that we will be unable to realize any value from this investment. We al...
NPSF Issues New Universal Patient Compact During Patient Safety Awareness Week
...tated Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, Vice President and Patient Safety
Officer at McKesson Corporation. "We are pleased to have been a part of the
tied to this innovative and important document, and
highly value our relationship with the National Patient Safety Foundation."
For additional ...
Panda Ethanol's Hereford, Texas Subsidiary Files Voluntary Chapter 11
...the major syndicate banks had informed Societe Generale that it would not fund its share of further borrowing requests for the project. After repeated conversations
with the syndicate and an unsuccessful attempt to secure debtor-in-possession financing, the Hereford subsidiary's management concluded that the only ...
Canada's Genome Centres Promote Collaboration at International Conference
...orking relationships with Canadian scientists and institutions in the past, and I believe that additional research partnerships could develop based on conversations
at this event."
Dr. Reno Pontarollo, Chief Scientific Officer for Genome Prairie was the Master of Ceremonies at the successful reception.
Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research Releases New White Paper, 'Catalyst for Cures: Embryonic Stem Cell Research'
... wrong in disease and have begun devising promising new therapies for devastating conditions, such as heart disease, spinal cord injury, and diabetes. conversations
with some of the nation's top stem cell researchers -- in academia and industry -- make clear that, with removal of limits on Federal funding, embryon...
New Online Video Features Brazilian Researcher Elbio Rech
... Rech can be viewed, downloaded or embedded into another Web site from the conversations
about Plant Biotechnology Web site. In addition, visitors to the Web site...sustainability , and the environmental benefits of biotechnology .
about Plant Biotechnology is designed to give a voice and a face to the far...
WeissComm Launches Invigorate Communications to Help Companies Build Successful Health-Based Brands
... and we utilize integrated,
highly targeted communications via new and traditional media vehicles that
capture their imaginations, stimulate the right conversations
and create a
call to action."
For more information, please visit http://www.invigoratepr.com .
Mirixa Announces Agreement With the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
...heir patients across
Australia," added Mr. Sclavos.
"The partnership between Mirixa and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is
a culmination of years of conversations
with our international pharmacy
partners. The endorsement of Mirixa and MirixaPro is a testament to our
emphasis on the pharmacy and patient care rela...
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