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
Switch to digital mammography leads to increased cancer detection rates
"Surprisingly, sixty to seventy percent of screening facilities in the United States are still using film-screen mammography. This is a disadvantage
because digital mammography offers considerable advantages over film-screen mammography," he said.
"I would certainly encourage patients who are be...
Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy
...eptor to the medical services who download the images recorded on the computer.
As regards the use of the capsule, conventional colonoscopy has the disadvantage
of involving an invasive procedure, usually carried out with sedation or general anaesthetic and presenting risks of complications. Nevertheless, in t...
Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease
...ients may be at higher risk for future hypertension and renal disease compared to healthy and hypertensive whites.
"Many black patients may have a disadvantage
from the start -- having a higher baseline level of TGF-B1," says Dr. Phyllis August, senior author and attending physician in the division of hyperte...
National Survey: Americans Fear Paying for Cancer Treatment As Much As Dying of the Disease
...h plan would have significant disadvantages for cancer care, compared to their own current insurance plans. They see higher taxes as the mostly likely disadvantage
of a government-run health plan (74%), while more than half cite negative impacts on treatment and quality of care: longer wait for medical appointmen...
Fathers' Hearing Affects Family Function and Fiscal Health
... and confidentially assess if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.
"Untreated hearing loss puts dads at a real disadvantage
in the home and in the workplace," says Dr. Sergei Kochkin, BHI's executive director. "Unaddressed hearing loss makes it tougher for dads t...
Nottingham Primary Care Division a UK leading center
...ortant primary care health topics including clinical epidemiology, injury epidemiology and prevention, safe and effective use of medicines, ethnicity, disadvantage
and health, applied genetics, and smoking cessation.
Professor Bob Webb, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at The University of Nottingham, congratu...
Breast Cancer Action Sues to End Gene Patenting
...men seeking second opinions on any results they might receive have nowhere to go; and women of African, Hispanic, or Asian decent are at a significant disadvantage
because they disproportionately receive ambiguous results when tested by Myriad.
"There are so many injustices and inequities in breast cancer," ...
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... Kim, former Chief of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery at University of California Medical, San Francisco. "Many matured individuals feel at a real disadvantage
interviewing with wrinkles, jowls or bags under their eyes." The San Francisco Surgery Center and anesthesiologist, Bill Spina MD, will partner with D...
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
...n became, according to the findings, which were based on a review of the 1998 to 2002 Illinois State Cancer Registry.
"The concentration of health disadvantage
in highly urbanized places emphasizes the need for more extensive urban-based cancer screening and education programs, especially programs targeted to...
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CeNeRx BioPharma Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM)
...AOIs than other therapies, yet the risk of
food-associated cardiovascular side effects of conventional MAOIs have
greatly restricted their use, to the disadvantage
of our patients," said
Dr. Alexander Bodkin, a Tyrima Phase II investigator and Director of the
Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Program at McLean...
Blood Gas Analysis: The Pros and Cons of Point-Of-Care Testing
... This lack of documentation may also have an affect on potential reimbursement issues.
As health-care providers must consider each advantage and disadvantage
to POCT, its technology continues to develop. The analyzers are getting faster, smaller, easier to use, and show the ability to perform accurate testi...
Monitoring Patient Glucose Levels: New Advances in software make it easier
...s and developments that improve communication with healthcare providers.
The Need: Accuracy and Accountability
One consistently reported disadvantage
of home monitoring has been the questionable accuracy of self-reported glucose level results. To meet the need for improved and more reliable data, mo...
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Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) IgG EIA
Description:...ntigen (FAMA) assay. The FAMA assay has proven to be very sensitive in determining low levels of VZV antibody and immune status. However, it has the disadvantage
of requiring tissue culture and is performed only in specialized laboratories. The performance of EIA procedures is comparable to the FAMA assay and ...
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Artificial induction of immunity
...ngland, the technique spread rapidly to the Colonies, and was also spread by African slaves arriving into Boston.  
Variolation had the disadvantage
that the inoculating agent used, Variola Minor, was still an active form of smallpox and, although less potent, could still kill the inoculee or sprea...
...erence was that those receiving OMM required less pharmaceutical intervention. The advantage of OMM was diminution of adverse drug reactions while the disadvantage
was the greater amount of physician time required for each patient.
Ward, Robert C. et al; Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2...
...viding a defence against rapidly evolving pathogens.  .
The cellular disadvantage
in the rearrangement process is that many of the combinations of the T cel...s negative selection, the elimination of autoreactive thymocytes.
The key disadvantage
in a gene rearrangement process for T cell receptors is that by random ch...
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Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells
... dendrites and axons that project out from the cell core and transmit signals to adjoining cells via synapses at their terminus.
"Neurons are at a disadvantage
in terms of their anatomy," said Rempe. "They put out enormous arms of axons and dendrites and they have to keep supplying nutrients and everything d...
No consistent advantage for planting soybean early
... 2 weeks will reduce yields by approximately 10 to 20%.
There may be no particular advantage for early planting, but there was a clear disadvantage
for planting late, after the critical date in late May or early June. Soybean producers can maximize their yield and profits by making sure planting i...
Crafty Australian crayfish cheat
...s actually weaker,' Wilson concludes.
But these findings still didn't explain how males get away with cheating. Wilson wondered if there might be a disadvantage
to growing large claws if growing intimidating weapons is costly, this would ensure that males' unwieldy claws are actually a reliable signal of thei...
Dealing with taxonomic uncertainty for threatened and endangered species
... data requirement, particularly requiring morphological data from skull collections, has resulted in certain taxonomic groups (like whales) being at a disadvantage
and likely under-representing the true taxonomic diversity.
Taylor illustrates the problem of taxonomic uncertainty with a case involving killer ...
Electromagnetic phantom exorcises specters of metal detector tests
...yeglasses, belt buckles, watches, jewelry and coins, or by a piece of plywood pushed through the metal detector with the same items mounted on it. The disadvantage
of using human subjects is that person-to-person variability in physical makeup and walking style and changes in a particular persons gait or position...
Ship-in-a-bottle kit on a microchip
...g large coils, so that all the components are driven by a single magnetic field and they all move in time with each other. However, this need not be a disadvantage
as processes in many applications run in parallel; for example when the pharmaceutical industry searches for a new active ingredient amongst many thou...
Heart valves that grow with the patient
...n Europe around 1,200 heart valve transplants a year are performed on children. The mechanical heart valves normally used in these operations have the disadvantage
that they require lifelong blood thinning treatment and are susceptible to infections. The biological heart valves from pigs or cows used as an altern...
Nanodiamond drug device could transform cancer treatment
... more prolonged release (several months and longer) was possible. The device also avoided the "burst" or massive initial release of the drug, a common disadvantage
with conventional therapy.
In control experiments, where the drug was present but without the nanodiamonds, virtually all of the drug was released...
Medical doctors who do research could be a dying breed
...-scientists in the UK, however, lack a clear career structure, and are at a disadvantage
compared to doctors who opt for traditional specialist training and seek ou...ealth Service posts.
Lemoine also calls attention to the major financial disadvantage
of medical scientists in both countries. Pursuing an untraditional academi...
River damming leads to dramatic decline in native fish numbers
...selves be better equipped to escape predation," she explains.
Changes that damming has imposed on the Colorado River environment have amplified the disadvantage
that native species face, according to Dr Gibb. "Historically, the less-developed native larvae had a natural refuge from predators due to sediment s...
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Technology cycles from advantage to necessity to disadvantage
In the last couple years, many organizations tried to stretch the serviceability of their technology infrastructure. Rather than spending money to upgrade, they figured they could make do with what they had in place. Has that hesitation to upgrade technology hurt their viability and overall compe...
Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New Training Series Focused on Managed Markets Excellence
...e successful. This landscape continues to evolve and change, affecting multiple departments within a given organization. Companies will be at a huge disadvantage
without an optimal understanding of this landscape and further potential changes on the horizon," says Dan Blue, Executive Director of the Pharmaceuti...
FasterCures Rewards Two InnoCentive Solvers for Innovative Ideas to Accelerate Medical Research
...FasterCures posted to InnoCentive's online network in September 2008. This Challenge sought novel approaches or incentives to reduce the first-mover disadvantage
for companies to invest more in biomarker research and qualification, while not limiting their availability to others.
Biomarkers are an increas...
BioTrends Releases Two Publications - TreatmentTrends(TM): Nephrologists and TreatmentTrends(TM): Renal Dietitians - Highlighting Market Trends for Renal Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
...is to lower calcium,
phosphorus, and PTH. And while Sensipar scores significantly better than
all Vitamin D products on efficacy, it is at a perceived disadvantage
reimbursement and tolerability. Sensipar continues to be reserved as second
line therapy for dialysis patients with extremely elevated PTH, however...
Hydrogen storage in nanoparticles works
...used on a large scale. One of these is the storage of hydrogen. A highly-promising method for storing hydrogen is its absorption in a metal hydride. A disadvantage
of this method is that hydrogen uptake and release rates are low for metal hydrides. Reducing the particle size of the metal hydride to a nanometre sc...
Future of cable, wireless shown off at ITEC Milwaukee
If you have 2.4-gigahertz cordless phones, they will interfere with your wireless network, said Warren Lecus, a senior engineer with Digicorp .
of wireless connections compared to standard Ethernet is that a wireless interface cannot send and receive data at the same time. The signal would be ...
Local biotech startups must compete nationally for investors attention
...es, warned Tim Mathison, vice president of Baird Venture Partners. Companies that are too conservative in their market assessment are at a competitive disadvantage
on a national scale, he said. He advises companies to think big and understand actual capital requirements.
Financing constraints may be overcome i...
The more ways to produce stem cells, the better. Thats how science works
...skin cells. That means in theory any tissue grown from those cells could be transplanted back into the donor without much risk of rejection.
is the same: Because it carries the DNA of the donor, most scientists believe the excess DNA must be removed before the hybrid, or fusion, cells could...
Health care economics make definition of 'cost' problems difficult
...y may wish to offer health insurance to their employees, but not at the cost of jeopardizing the business.
Wisconsin may also suffer a competitive disadvantage
when it comes to employer-paid health-care costs. A few years ago, a study by the Business Health Care Group of Southeast Wisconsin revealed that heal...
Departure of nanotech researcher stings UW
...ty has tried to take partisan advantage of their position of discriminating against domestic partners," Black said. "We put ourselves at a competitive disadvantage
when we tell some people that we won't treat them fairly."
Black pointed out that while lawmakers will "definitely" attempt to reintroduce the issu...
disadvantage in Biological Definition
...ome and the Mongoloid race. This usage is now viewed as both offensive and medically meaningless.
Children with Down syndrome are at an immediate disadvantage
compared with children who do not have DS. The IQ of a child with Down syndrome is rarely measured above 60. Brains of children with Down syndrome a...
...tive in cold temperatures. On the other hand, the disadvantage
is the need to maintain thermoregulation , even d...ded animals warm themselves by digesting food. The disadvantage
of being warm blooded is that you must always have...en warm blooded creatures would surely die.
of being cold blooded is that you need to have mul...
...n is what proportion of mutations are neutral with respect to natural selection , meaning mutations that do not convey a selective advantage or disadvantage
to the individual that inherits them. Answering such questions is an aim of population genetics .
Rare spontaneous errors in DNA replication cau...
Polymerase chain reaction
...mostable DNA-Polymerases was obtained from Thermus aquaticus and called Taq. Taq polymerase is widely used in current PCR practice (May 2004). A disadvantage
of Taq is that it sometimes makes mistakes when copying DNA, leading to mutations (errors) in the DNA sequence, since it lacks 3'->5' proofreading...
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...to where the female gamete(s) are contained... Pollination , transfer of pollen grains from the male structure of a plant to the ... The primary disadvantage
of self - pollination is that it results in genetic ... Flowers that are self pollinated but the pollen does not ... pollination . Self ... ...
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is that more ... to use wildcards, please try the Verity Search below. ... The responsibilities for the Division of Agricultural Environmental Se...