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Nicotine dependence remains prevalent despite recent declines in cigarette use

June 24, 2009 Despite recent declines in cigarette use in the U.S., nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults and has actually increased among some groups. The finding by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that public health initiatives have bee...

Cocaine Use Among U.S. Workers Declines Sharply in 2008, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM)

Methamphetamine Use Drops While Amphetamine Use Continues to Rise Random Drug Testing Programs May Deter Use, Data Show MADISON, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocaine use among U.S. employees and job applicants in the general U.S. workforce declined sharply in 2008, according to the annual...

New Survey Shows Continued Progress in Reducing Youth Smoking; Congress, States Can Accelerate Declines by Implementing Proven Solutions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) It is good news for the nation's health that the 2008 Monitoring the Future...

Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates

This release is available in Spanish . A new report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows that, for the first time since the report was first issued in 1998, both incidence and death rates for all cancers combined are decreasing for both men and women, driven largely by dec...

Drug-Resistant TB Declines in United States

Number of XDR-TB cases down to only 2 in 2007, CDC reports TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Running contrary to what is occurring elsewhere in the world, the number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases in the United States has declined dramatically in the past 15 years. But U.S. go...

Violence declines with medication use in some with schizophrenia

DURHAM, NC Some schizophrenia patients become less prone to violence when taking medication, but those with a history of childhood conduct problems continue to pose a higher risk even with treatment, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center. "This is the first ...

Seniors with type 2 diabetes may experience memory declines immediately after eating unhealthy meal

Toronto, CANADA Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to new research from Baycrest. There is already growing evidence linking diabetes t...

Prevalence of US osteoprotic hip fracture hospitalizations declines despite an aging population

Paris, France, Thursday 12 June 2008: The prevalence of hospitalisations for osteoporotic (non-traumatic) hip fractures in the USA declined significantly from 1988 to 2005, despite an increase in all-cause hospitalisations over the same period and a general ageing of the population, according to r...

Conseco Declines Proposal from Steel Partners II, L.P.; Proposal Would Reduce Conseco's Financial Flexibility and Potentially Disadvantage Other Shareholders

CARMEL, Ind., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that it is declining to support a proposal made by Steel Partners II, L.P. to increase its percentage ownership of Conseco up to 22%. A copy of the response letter sent to Steel Partners by Conseco is atta...

Teen Pregnancy Rate Declines Five Percent Between 2002 and 2004

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The teen pregnancy rate in the United States continued to decline between 2002 and 2004, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The teen pregnancy rate (girls ...
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Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009

...patients treated with docetaxel alone. OncoGenex reported that OGX-427 was well tolerated as a monotherapy in a Phase 1 study and demonstrated declines in circulating tumor cells and evidence of reduction in tumor markers. Eli Lilly and Company recently completed its Phase 1 study of LY2181308...

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Successfully Completes Proof-of-Concept Study of IDX184 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...ents reported and no discontinuations from the study. Patterns of adverse events were similar between IDX184- and placebo-treated patients. Viral load declines were observed in 30 of the 31 IDX184-treated patients, with no response in one patient in the 25 mg cohort. Significant viral load reductions were obs...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

...actor for Alzheimer's disease begin to have memory declines in their mid-50s, far earlier than previously thou... from both parents. "We found that memory declines begin to differentiate groups of people at these t...ndings provide new information about the cognitive declines associated with normal aging and the extent to whi...

Medivation Announces Positive New Efficacy Data From Phase 1-2 Trial of MDV3100 in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

... lesions Radiographic (from (partial control in unfavorable PSA declines response or bony lesions to (50% or more stable (stable favorable from baseline) disease...

FDA Approves Vanda Pharmaceuticals' Fanapt(TM) for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

...e on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ...

InterMune Reports Presentation of Triple Combination Study of ITMN-191 at European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

...rapid and sustained reductions in HCV RNA. Substantial antiviral activity was observed in both the q8h and q12h dosing cohorts; the most rapid declines in HCV RNA occurred in the ITMN-191 900 mg q12h dosing cohort. Viral rebound was not observed in any patient receiving treatment with ITMN-191...

Clinical Trial Results on the Sleep-Promoting Effects of Vanda Pharmaceuticals' Circadian Regulator Tasimelteon (VEC-162) Published in The Lancet

...e on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ...

Schering-Plough Reports Preladenant Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase II Dose-Finding Trial for Parkinson's Disease

...e brain. While these treatments are often effective in the initial phase of the disease, their ability to control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease declines over time. Moreover, after several years of therapy these medications frequently induce additional troublesome and disabling motor fluctuations that ...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Iloperidone

...e on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ...

Phase III Data Show Vanda Pharmaceuticals' Tasimelteon (VEC-162) Significantly Improves Sleep in Patients with Chronic Insomnia

...e on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ...
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Leptin IRMA Test

Description:... be starvation and forced feeding where changes within 24 to 48 hours are readily observed in serum leptin concentrations. Similarly, there are rapid declines postpartum suggesting that something other than the amount of adipose tissue may regulate circulating levels of leptin. Many areas of leptin physiolo...
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Leptin ELISA Test

Description:... be starvation and forced feeding where changes within 24 to 48 hours are readily observed in serum leptin concentrations. Similarly, there are rapid declines postpartum suggesting that something other than the amount of adipose tissue may regulate circulating levels of leptin. Many areas of leptin physiolo...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.
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Progesterone

...hanges in the lining of your uterus, making it easier for a ... Progesterone has the opposite effect by inhibiting myometrium ... Progesterone declines towards the time of delivery, leaving estrogen to increase ... High doses of progesterone would be expected to impair fertility. ... Patients ...

Lead

...ure ... Lead is a heavy metal. ... Lead can get into the air, water, food, soil, and even ... Lead exposure on the job can cause progressive declines in memory and learning ... For older people, a buildup of lead from earlier exposure may be enough to ... In general populations, lead may be ...

Incidence

...dence Mortality Regional Profiles ... Defines incidence , mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk, the key ... Report to Nation Finds declines in Cancer Incidence , Death Rates ... Abstract and Introduction: Depression is an important predictor of new LBP, with MRI findings likely less i...

Coitus

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Global warming link to amphibian declines in doubt

Evidence that global warming is causing the worldwide declines of amphibians may not be as conclusive as previously thought, according to biologists. The findings, which contradict two widely held views, could help reveal what is killing the frogs and toads and aid in their conservation. "We ar...

Wildflower declines in Thoreau's Concord woods are due to climate changes

(Boston) Boston University and Harvard University researchers have established for the first time that a study of evolutionary relatedness among plant populations is critical when considering the patterns of species loss due to climate change. Rapid changes in temperature which have led to changes...

Great Ape Trust's Wich lead author of Oryx paper on continuing orangutan population declines

Des Moines, Iowa July 3, 2008 Endangered wild orangutan (Pongo spp.) populations are declining more sharply in Sumatra and Borneo than previously estimated, according to new findings published this month by Great Ape Trust of Iowa scientist Dr. Serge Wich and other orangutan conservation experts...

Power-boosting signal in muscle declines with age

As people age, they may have to exercise even harder to get the benefits afforded to younger folk. That's the suggestion of a report in the February issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press, showing that a signal that gives muscles a kind of metabolic boost in response to exerc...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

...mate-induced changes in ocean mixing and attendant biological responses to mixing events. The authors also found distinct layers at depth in which pH declines were actually faster than at the surface. Dore and colleagues attribute these strata of elevated acidification rates to increases in biological activ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...will typically be between 20 and 50 parts per thousand. As sulfate concentrations in seawater decline, the isotopic offset between sulfate and sulfide declines toward zero. Geologists use the amount of this offset, as recorded in carbonate-associated sulfate and pyrite in marine limestones, to reconstruct sul...

Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets

... the director of the Center for Nutritional Sciences within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida. "Age-related declines in immune function have also been related to zinc deficiency in the elderly." Scientists administered either a zinc supplement or a placebo to heal...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... But there is neither a cure nor effective treatment, so median survival is about three years. For unknown reasons, some IPF patients experience rapid declines that cause diffuse damage of the lung alveoli, the tiny sacs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs. To better understand the mole...

Nursery programs for corals receive TLC from NOAA this Independence Day

...ystems. Once abundant and productive marine habitat builders in Florida and the Caribbean, staghorn coral and elkhorn coral suffered severe population declines due to coral bleaching, diseases, hurricane damage, and other threats. Both corals were designated as threatened species under the authority of the E...

A young brain for an old bee

... We are all familiar with the fact that cognitive function declines as we get older. Moreover, recent studies have shown that the specific kind of daily activities we engage in during the course of our lives appears to...
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OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Announces OGX-427 Treatment Demonstrates Safety, Evidence of Declines in Circulating Tumor Cells and Reductions in Tumor Markers in a Phase 1 Cancer Trial

BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI ) today announced preliminary results of a Phase 1 trial presented during an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Preliminary results as of A...

Cell Therapeutics Net Loss Declines as Operating Expenses Decrease By 58% in Third Quarter 2008

Zevalin(R) on Track for Break-Even in 2008 SEATTLE, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Total revenues for the quarter were $2.6 million compared to $20,000 for...

Midwest venture capital funding declines in first half of 2005

CHICAGO The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Association (iBIO) recently held its annual event entitled Breakfast With the Midwest Life Science Venture Capitalists at the new Illinois Science & Technology Park in Skokie, Ill. It was an auspicious event for a number of reasons: All of the VCs ...

Software piracy declines in emerging markets

Washington, D.C. - Reductions in software piracy were reported in several emerging markets, but 35 percent of the packaged software installed on personal computers worldwide in 2005 was illegal, amounting to $34 billion in global losses, according to an annual study released by the Business Soft...

Mortgagebot builds online sales even as housing declines

Mequon, Wis. - Despite a slump in housing markets nationwide, the leading application service provider for the online mortgage-lending industry continues to build additions. In fact, the Mequon-based Mortgagebot - which specializes in online transactions for first mortgages, mortgage refinan...

American Oriental Bioengineering Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...o $25.2 million during the second quarter of 2009, reflecting an increase in sales from prescription formulation Jinji and CCXA products, which offset declines in sales of Shuanghuanglian Injection Powder ("SHL"). OTC pharmaceutical products generated $33.3 million in revenue during the second quarter of 200...

PDI Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

....2 million last year, while gross profit in the Marketing Services segment totaled $1.8 million compared to $3.4 million in the year ago period. These declines are primarily due to lower revenue. The overall increase in second quarter 2009 gross profit margin was attributable to increased gross profit in the ...

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

...ng operations in Q2 2009 principally resulted from lower revenues following declines in branded ADDERALL XR product sales. Net cash provided by operating...1.4% (2008: 1.8%) together with the impact of de-stocking in Q2 2009. These declines were partially offset by price increases taken since Q2 2008. EQUASY...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Clearance of Phase II Protocol to Study ANA598 in Combination With Interferon-Alpha and Ribavirin in HCV Patients

...ent antiviral activity and good tolerability. In a monotherapy study in naive genotype 1 patients, treatment with ANA598 for three days led to median declines in viral load ranging from 2.4 to 2.9 log10 in three separate dose groups. No patient at any dose level showed evidence of viral rebound while on ANA...

Wyeth Announces Stockholder Approval of Pfizer Merger at 2009 Annual Meeting

...nals, and increased contribution from its newer products, Tygacil, Torisel, Pristiq and Relistor. This solid growth is helping to offset the expected declines of products with emerging generic competition. The Company will report its second quarter financial results on July 23, 2009. In other busin...
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Porcine Leptin ELISA Kit from Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

Description:... be starvation and forced feeding where changes within 24 to 48 hours are readily observed in serum leptin concentrations. Similarly, there are rapid declines postpartum suggesting that something other than the amount of adipose tissue may regulate circulating levels of leptin. Many areas of leptin physiolo...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.
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Foot and mouth disease

...ancelled. (see 2001 UK foot and mouth crisis for details). Symptoms In cattle, foot-and-mouth disease is characterized by high fever that declines rapidly after two or three days; blisters inside the mouth that lead to excessive secretion of stringy or foamy saliva and to drooling; and blisters o...
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Inbreeding depression

...ssion significantly affected early life cycle traits. ... Family-level variation in inbreeding depression can be detected by significant ... declines in reproductive success due to inbreeding are probably due to a few key genes that influence other genes, said an animal biology professor. m...
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