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Survey Reveals Most Pet Owners Consider Kennel Boarding a 'Necessary Evil'; Pet Care Industry Shortcomings Spawn Improved Approach

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the gamut of pet care choices today, one survey has found that pet owners deem kennel boarding a "necessary evil," with more than three-quarters of the 1,100 respondents overwhelmingly preferring at-home professional pet care for the convenience, s...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

... the insurance industry, provides report cards on 55 PPOs and 404 HMOs. Consider health issues. Patients with chronic conditions may run into shortcomings in either kind of health plan. Look for one with disease-management programs for specific conditions. Check complaints. Call the state depart...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

...t is largely over budget and burdened with "a plethora of inadequacies," as the administration stated back in 2007. The administration's self-admitted shortcomings have yet to be addressed, according to the Government Accountability Office as of July 20th, 2009. The FDA admitted that out of the 522,000+ drug-rela...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

...greater need for new GLP-1 analogues, owing to the shortcomings of the current GLP-1 analogue, Amylin/Eli Lilly's ...Byetta. Surveyed physicians indicate that Byetta's shortcomings include frequent injections and high levels of nau...atment. Additionally, clinicians indicate that the shortcomings of Merck's DPP-IV inhibitor Januvia include less g...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

...k that surfaced unexpectedly in April has been largely effective, there are shortcomings that must be addressed. And those shortcomings could take on added urgency if the virus returns in a more virulent form in...

Roshan Announces Expansion of Afghanistan's First Telemedicine Project to Bamyan Region

...institutions in Europe and North America. The Telemedicine project developed in Afghanistan is also seen as a model for addressing healthcare delivery shortcomings in other developing countries where access to medical diagnosis, treatment and training is limited. "After the launch and initial success of Tele...

Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

...searchers said. The study appears online Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . A broad-spectrum HPV vaccine could solve the shortcomings of current vaccines -- they're too expensive to be used in much of the world and they don't protect against enough HPV types -- Dr. F. Xavier Bosch, o...

Prominent New York Personal Injury Lawyer Says Insurance Companies Thwart Efforts Of Employees Seeking Workers Compensation Benefits In New York State

...d the wily tactics of Zurich's attorneys who are skilled at fighting the claims of 9/11 workers. "Mr. Arrigo's situation is indicative of the shortcomings inherent in the whole system in this state," said David Perecman, attorney at a New York personal injury and worker's compensation law firm and...

Sublingual immunotherapy for inhalant allergies deserves deeper consideration

...y-based ways of treating allergic conditions. They conclude that the extensive implementation of SLIT treatment in Europe has proven to overcome these shortcomings in reaching patients, and the treatment is supported with significant literature documenting its efficacy, along with extensive clinical experience. ...

Living and Loving with Prostate Cancer: Men Deserve Better

...tate cancer does not receive anywhere near the level of interest and funding it warrants and this must be addressed. Our charter highlights the shortcomings in the current management of men with this disease but from a very practical viewpoint . For example, maintaining key relationships, love life a...
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Mpex Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on MP-376 in Cystic Fibrosis

...sults MP-376 was designed to address many of the shortcomings of available inhaled antibiotic formulations for CF patients. These shortcomings include the following: -- Low potency against...6 has the potential to address many of the current shortcomings with inhaled antibiotic treatments in CF. The comb...

World AIDS Day Audio Press Conference

...tion of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in 2008. It offers an opportunity to reflect on progress made under PEPFAR, as well as PEPFAR's shortcomings -- particularly the rising number of new HIV infections among women and youth. Current prevention policies under PEPFAR fail to address the needs of w...
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Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...nces and acquisitions will spearhead the utilization of multimodal technology. This multi-factor authentication will buffer security by overcoming the shortcomings of individual technologies and contributing to the long term growth of the North American biometrics market. Vendors can hope to magnify chan...

Towards a natural pacemaker

... Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended the lives of thousands of people, but they have their shortcomings such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible? Richard Robinson and colleagues at New York's ...

Salk researchers develop novel glioblastoma mouse model

...r determinants of the characteristics of tumor cells," explains postdoctoral researcher and co-author Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski. To sidestep the shortcomings of currently used cancer models, the Salk team harnessed the power of lentiviral vectors to infect nondividing as well as dividing cells and ferry act...

Forsyth scientist receives major grant to support rapid, accurate, affordable test for tuberculosis

...sistant TB strains is leading to a growing fear of a global spread of the disease. Among the main barriers to preventing the spread of TB are the shortcomings of existing diagnostic tests, including: inaccurate diagnoses, limited test sensitivity, invasive sample collection, time-consuming testing and most i...

MIT: Safe storage of greenhouse-gas carbon dioxide

...ke geological parameters such as porosity, temperature and pressure to calculate storage capacity," Szulczewski said. "Other methods suffer from major shortcomings of accuracy, complexity or scale." Juanes studies a phenomenon called capillary trapping, through which CO 2 , liquefied by the pressure of the Ea...

The cormorant -- the 'black plague' or an example of successful species conservation?

...ations from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not lead to any apparent negative consequences for the population. Apart from the institutional shortcomings in Europe, there is yet another reason why past attempts to regulate cormorant populations have failed. The structure of the cormorant population make...

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

... Despite the large body of research, clear clinical recommendations based on this systematic review will be challenging to formulate because of major shortcomings in this research, said Siega-Riz, an associate professor in the UNC School of Public Healths epidemiology and nutrition departments. To fully understa...

UCLA stem cell researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells

...types of blood cells, which may one day aid in treating blood diseases and in bone marrow transplantation. I believe iPS cells address many of the shortcomings of human embryonic stem cells and are the future of regenerative medicine, said MacLellan, an associate professor of cardiology and physiology. Im hop...

Birth of an enzyme

...active site caused minor structural changes, which in turn, resulted in an increased chemical reaction rate. These mutations therefore seem to correct shortcomings in the computational design, by shedding light on what might be lacking in the original designs. Other mutations increased the flexibility of the enzy...

Poll Shows Strong Doubts About Effectiveness of Federal Employment Verification System

...yees could be wrongfully denied employment, 59 percent express serious or very serious doubts about the E-Verify system. As a means to correct the shortcomings of the current employment verification process, a large majority of Americans (79 percent) favor incorporating the use of a biometric identifier, such...
shortcomings in Biological Technology

UW computer scientists tout achievements and explain industry shortcomings

MADISON, Wis. - Major advancements in computing performance were developed at the computer science and electrical engineering departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Innovations that have increased microprocessor performance, distributed database architectures, grid and cluster...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves World Class Independent Test Results in Killing Life Threatening Spores/Organisms

...s(R) Spor-Klenz RTU may be easier to apply, it can take up to 5.5 hours to eliminate spores. These currently used commercial products have significant shortcomings by being ineffective, cumbersome to use or require very lengthy periods of time to be effective at all in eliminating health threatening spores. ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results of Zerenex (Ferric Citrate) for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients

...ble levels. The need for alternative phosphate-binding agents has long been recognized, especially given the increasing prevalence of ESRD as well as shortcomings with current therapies. Zerenex has the potential to be an effective and safe treatment in lowering and/or maintaining normal serum phosphorus levels ...

The Concerned Shareholders of Biovail Say Biovail Has Misled Shareholders

... resolutions set out in the February 25, 2009 requisition. - Biovail has implicitly acknowledged that indeed there were governance shortcomings as evidenced by the adoption of, on the eve of finalizing its proxy circular, key features of the reforms outlined by the Concerned Sh...

OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) Demonstrates Impressive Results in Higher Risk Patients

...emonstrating the effectiveness in combining OrbusNeich's pro-healing cell capture with their fully absorbable drug elution technologies to address the shortcomings with current drug eluting stents (DES), namely the safety concerns associated with the delay and often lack of endothelialization. "In multiple mode...

New Discoveries on a Fingertip Test for Screening Silent Heart Disease Promising Results of Recent Clinical Studies to be Presented during the 2009 American College of Cardiology Conference, March 29th - April 1st in Orlando

... tests on the day before their heart attack, the majority (over 70%) of them would not have been classified as high risk. This clearly illustrates the shortcomings of the status quo (Problem 1). The other half of heart attacks happens in patients with known heart disease, who were believed to be on adequate treat...

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

...ch investments needed to get the new medicine to market - thus risking the system by which new cures and treatments are found. These and other patent shortcomings are magnified for biological drugs because of their relative complexity and the greater uncertainty in how patent laws will eventually apply to them. ...

New White Paper Examines Advanced Mycoplasma Tests - How Real-Time PCR Analysis Helps Save Time and Money for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers

...ation of only 24 hours, plus the time needed for sample collection, shipment, preparation, and handling," he said. The white paper identifies the shortcomings of traditional identification methods, such as direct culture (for cultivable species), indirect culture (DNA fluorochrome staining -- for noncultivab...

White Paper Details How DNA Sequencing Services Can Prevent Cleanroom Shutdowns at Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

...and location of areas affected must be determined, and the exact organism responsible identified," Champagne said. The white paper identifies the shortcomings of traditional identification methods, such as only identifying bacteria or yeast only; requiring live, isolated colonies; demanding colonies grown in...

Photo-catalytic, self cleaning coating for building exteriors

...ch building surface is generally done by using detergents accompanied with scrubbing, wiping and high-pressure water jet. These processes have several shortcomings such as use of chemical detergents, high consumption of energy and labour cost. These naturally lead to high maintenance cost; therefore, an effective...
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Origin of life

...keover: And the Mineral Origins of Life ISBN 0-52123-312-7 ). However, he admits, that like many models of the origin of life, his own also has its shortcomings (Horgan 1991). "Deep-hot biosphere" model of Gold A controversial theory put forward by Thomas Gold in the 1990s has life first developing ...
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