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Medco CEO Unveils Pragmatic Blueprint for Health Care Reform; Reducing Costs by Upwards of $1 Trillion

Plan Challenges Policy-makers, Physicians, Patients and Payors To Become Engaged and Accountable WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address today at the National Press Club, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr. unveiled a pragmatic b...

Number of New U.S. HIV Infections Gets Revised Upwards

More precise calculation means total rises 40%, to 56,000 new cases annually, CDC researchers say SATURDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with HIV each year is, and has long been, higher than what was previously assumed, U.S.health officials have ann...

Prices of eggs, egging its way upwards

The egg prices are bouncing back slowly after its steep fall from grace, following the bird flu outbreak in Maharshtra. // The promotional campaigns, free bies and on the house access to chicken delicacies have been fruitful, with poultry products is inching itself back onto people’s plates. ...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

...ness intelligence product called HOPS Reveal. The product supports multi-dimensional financial information for organizations with data sets containing upwards of tens of billions of rows of detail transactions. HOPS Reveal is provided in a Software As a Service (SaaS) model and must scale to support millions...

Menopause Is More Than A Hot Flash

...vid Portman, MD, Director and Principal Investigator of the Columbus Center for Women's Health Research. "Some studies have shown that women can have upwards of a dozen moderate-to-severe hot flashes a day, with each one lasting a few minutes. It is no wonder symptomatic women report such an impact on their...

Specialty Hospitals of Washington Adds Additional Skilled Nursing Facility Beds at United Medical Center in South East DC

...d will ultimately provide care for up to 120 residents of this community." He added, "At a time of slow economic growth, this new opening will provide upwards of 400 new jobs for DC residents." SHW's skilled nursing center offer residents restorative nursing and rehabilitative care in a focused, nurtur...

Avalere Estimates Medicare Part D 'Donut Hole' Will Be Obsolete in 2023

...rm also concludes that although fewer people will fall into the gap from now until 2023, by 2020 some of the sickest Medicare beneficiaries will spend upwards of $16,000 on drugs before reaching catastrophic coverage where the government covers 95% of their drug costs. Using language proposed in the r...

Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

...ong-term side effects of high-dose radiation. "The image quality among obese patients is not sufficient unless something is done to adjust exposure upwards to deal with the problem," he noted. "That is a bottom line. But, of course, we're always trying to balance what's safe with what's needed. So certain...

BusinessWeek.com Reports an Appearance on Oprah Boosts Sunlight Saunas' Infrared Sauna Sales to Record Highs

...th and aid in weight loss. As calculated by the amount of increase in heart rate, a 30-minute far infrared sauna session in a Sunlight Sauna can burn upwards of 600 calories. Other benefits include detoxification and pain relief. Sunlight Saunas health expert advocates include fitness guru Jorge Cruis...

Cardin Calls on NIH to Utilize Small Businesses for Extramural Research Projects

... and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. As a result, small businesses across the country are being denied the opportunity to receive upwards of $200 million in SBIR and STTR grants. "The SBIR program is exactly the type of jumpstart that our economy needs during these tough times. S...
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SCAI Statement on the BARI 2D Trial (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial) Presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Scientific Sessions and Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

...h Texas VA Medical Center. "The patients I see with diabetes and heart disease frequently have difficulty complying with a drug regimen that includes upwards of ten pills per day, often coupled with insulin injection. Not surprisingly, noncompliance can quickly lead to deteriorating health and should be ca...

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc. Launches Multi-Million Dollar, State-of-the-Art Research Institute that Will Advance the Study of Blinding Eye Diseases

...acular degeneration is the leading cause of visual loss in the elderly and the condition profoundly affects their quality of life. Glaucoma, affecting upwards of 3 million Americans, contributes to over 120,000 new cases of blindness each year and is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans. LE...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results for Phase IIb Study of Ecabet Sodium

... the market for dry eye disease. Further, this trend in increased Schirmer Test score was seen as early as day 22 of treatment and continued to trend upwards through day 43. Adverse events were uncommon and similar between the treatment and placebo groups, and there were no serious ocular or systemic adver...

Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse

...ost common childhood cancer, in that it affects about one in 29,000 children annually. Using currently available therapies, cure rates for ALL are now upwards of 80 percent. However, those therapies carry with them substantial side effects, and even with treatment, only 30 percent of children who experience ...

Video: Answer to Curing a Failing Heart May Exist in Body's Own 'Do-It-Yourself' Repair Kit

...last Therapy may someday replace heart transplantation as the primary option for patients with severe CHF, giving them a new lease on life. To date, upwards of 235 CHF patients have been treated worldwide using myoblasts. Myoblast transplantation for congestive heart failure is investigational and not appr...

NOVAVAX Featured at Clinton Global Initiative 2008 Annual Meeting

...t innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI members have made nearly 1,000 Commitments to Action valued at upwards of $30 billion to improve more than 200 million lives in over 150 countries around the world. Through past Annual Meetings, CGI has brought together m...

Clinton Global Initiative Announces BD's Commitment to Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital

...t innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI members have made nearly 1,000 Commitments to Action valued at upwards of $30 billion to improve more than 200 million lives in over 150 countries around the world. Through past Annual Meetings, CGI has brought together m...

ADVENTRX Announces CoFactor(R) Phase 2b Clinical Trial Overall Survival Results

...e 2b clinical trial of CoFactor for the treatment of first-line metastatic colorectal cancer. Overall survival results in this study have been revised upwards slightly, with the CoFactor/5-FU (5-fluorouracil) arm demonstrating a 14 day improvement in overall survival compared to the leucovorin/5-FU arm. "I...

Studies Point to Benefits of Personalized Chemotherapy Dose Management in Colorectal Cancer

...justment -- 58 percent of patients were found to be under-dosed (sub-therapeutic and less effective drug levels) and had their doses adjusted upwards -- 17 percent were found to be over-dosed (increasing the risk of severe side effects) and had their doses adjusted downward Dr. Gamelin, d...

Positive Xeloda(R) Five-Year Overall Survival Study Data in the Adjuvant Treatment of Colon Cancer Presented at Leading European Cancer Meeting

...de further proof that Xeloda can be a safe and effective alternative to the current standard of care for adjuvant colorectal cancer, which can require upwards of 30 clinic visits over the 24-week treatment course," said Dr. Howard Burris of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, Tenn., and lead U.S....
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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy

... should they ice the area. Tylenol with codeine is usually given. For some patients the relief is instantaneous, for others relief may not occur for upwards of six months and unfortunately for others the treatment may not work at all.--Mbmitnick 22:50, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Dr. Marc Mitnick Refer...

Forehead lift

...p of the head through the hairline. The surgeon lifted the skin and muscles upwards and free from the bone, pulled the tissues up toward the top of the head, t...e surgeon frees the tissues of the forehead from the skull, then lifts them upwards and engages them onto the implant tines which hold them in place. The upsid...
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UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

... creating sophisticated models to help determine how much pollution a body of water is taking in and where that pollution is coming from. The team has upwards of 50 monitoring sites, Rifai said, and it looks for pollutants in sediment, water and tissue. "The EPA has asked the states to come up with water ...

CSHL scientists harness logic of 'Sudoku' math puzzle to vastly enhance genome-sequencing capability

...the team that invented the "Sudoku" approach. At that level of efficiency, it promises to reduce costs dramatically. A sequencing project that costs upwards of $10 million using conventional methods may be accomplished for $50,000 to $80,000 using DNA Sudoku, he estimates. Originally devised to overcom...

The global impact of climate change on biodiversity

...e change refuge". Species that begin to find conditions too hot (or dry) in the surrounding lowlands may be able to find suitable conditions by moving upwards on the slopes of this mountain. "The critical thing is to protect the forests surrounding the mountain, so that the lowland species are able to reach...

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

...ting the function of a protein called the membrane ion channel, or the M2 protein. According to the computational comparison of the avian flu genomes, upwards of one-third of the strains contained a key mutation that changed the M2 protein in a way that allowed the virus to escape the inhibiting effects of a...

Viruses, start your engines!

...ch allow the motor to contract and release, alternately tugging at the DNA like a ring of hands pulling on a rope. The process draws the DNA strand upwards into the capsid where it is protected from damage, enabling the virus to survive and reproduce. After the DNA is inside the capsid, the motor falls of...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... struck by boats. In 2006, boats plying Florida's bays and inland waterways killed 69 of the large mammals, which are typically 10 feet long and weigh upwards of 800 pounds. The standing response of marine authorities to deaths from boat collisions has been to impose low speed limits on boats. However, aft...

Scent on demand: Hebrew University scientists enhance the scent of flowers

...researchers are trying to alter. Israel is the Middle East's flower-producing superpower. Its flower, plant and propagation material exports bring upwards of $200 million into the economy annually. Israel is third only to the Netherlands and Kenya in supplying the EU with flowers. Each year, 1.5 billion ...

Evolution in plain language

...ing it in classrooms are the subject of two public programs in early October, which are presented as part of a large scientific meeting that will draw upwards of 8,000 participants to Houston. The two special programs include a Public Forum and a Teacher Forum, held in conjunction with the Joint Annual Me...

Arbor Vita and WRAIR sign CRADA for traumatic brain injury collaboration

...ences of modern urban and terrorist warfare for both military personnel and civilians. Every year, approximately 1,400,000 individuals in the U.S. and upwards of 2,000,000 worldwide experience traumatic brain injuries. To date, despite very encouraging preclinical results, almost all Phase II/III neuroprotec...

Hurricane Gustav

...ansfer their heat to the air. The warmed air rises rapidly, in the process creating low pressure at the water surface. Winds begin rushing inwards and upwards around this low-pressure zone. Instruments aboard ESA's Envisat allow it to observe various features of hurricanes, including high atmosphere clou...
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Stallergenes: Q2 2008 Sales up 18% Revision Upwards of 2008 Sales Growth

ANTONY, France, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - 1st Half-Year Sales Up 16% - Revision Upwards of 2008 Sales Growth Guidance: (greater than or equal to)12% EUR millions 2006 2007 07/06 2008 08/07 EURM %Sales EURM %Sales ...

AMDL's Jade Pharmaceutical Subsidiary Announces New Product Strategy; Six New Products, Including One With Sales Projected at Upwards of $10 Million, Under Development

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMDL, Inc. (Amex: ADL), headquartered in Tustin, California, with operations in Shenzhen, Jiangxi and Jilin, China, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jade Pharmaceutical Inc. (JPI), is an international biopharma company that engages in the d...

Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. Launches DiscoveryMAP(TM) Service for Drug and Diagnostic Development

... these assays to be processed from a 500 microliter sample of serum or plasma, compared with single-plex platforms, such as ELISA, which would require upwards of 10 to 15 milliliters of sample. DiscoveryMAP(TM) samples are processed on an industrialized, automated platform that enables the discovery of biom...

Healthcare Leaders to Address Patient Safety and Reform at the National Patient Safety Foundation Congress, Washington, DC, May 20-22

...sult of unintended adverse events, including healthcare associated infections. The personal toll is devastating, and the economic impact, estimated at upwards of $26 billion annually, is staggering. In tandem with the Administration's calls for dramatic change in healthcare, Health and Human Services Se...

Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New Training Series Focused on Managed Markets Excellence

...assessing the financial health of a physician practice, and recent trends impacting practice managers. "With payers now managing upwards of 80% of prescription drug costs, the managed markets landscape is one in which all organizations must operate in order to be successful. This lands...

How Long Will the Economic Downturn Affect the Dental Biomaterials Market?

... Despite minimal growth in 2009, the US dental biomaterials market will rebound to reach upwards of $230 million by 2013, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's...

Recent Reports Regarding Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup Flawed and Misleading

... mushrooms, had 5,100 to 16,000 ppt total mercury, grapes had 180 to 590 ppt, blueberries 210 to 640 ppt, rice 570 to 1,800 ppt, raisins upwards of 700 ppt, and shelled seeds up to 1,000 parts per trillion (ppt). -- The levels noted above are substantially greater than those found by...

The human brain minimizes energy expenditure and integrates gravity in to the action plan

...that permanently act upon the movements of living organisms. The simple observation of vertical arm movements reveals that muscle activity when moving upwards differs from when moving downwards. This led the authors to surmise that the brain takes advantage of gravitational force during movement, trying to o...

MiddleBrook Hires TalenTactics to Recruit National Field Force

...o-pharmaceutical recruiting firm dedicated to the building, expansion, and maintenance of sales forces in the industry. To date TalenTactics has built upwards of 40 sales forces, large and small, and has placed over 5,000 sales and sales management professionals within the industry. Located in Conshohocken, ...

Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA

...nd found that evolution has actively kept them in our genome. Before the human genome was sequenced, researchers estimated the genome might contain upwards of 140,000 protein-coding genes, but surprisingly, sequencing revealed only about 20,000, accounting for less than 2% of the entire genome. Previousl...
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Biodiversity

...ly observed. The majority of biologists believe that a mass extinction is under way. While estimates over extinction rates range from a handful to upwards of 200 species a day, most scientists believe that the rate of species loss is greater now than at any time in human history- with extinctions occurin...

Genetic drift

...s according to circumstance. In a large population, where genetic drift occurs very slowly, even weak selection on an allele will push its frequency upwards or downwards (depending on whether the allele is beneficial or harmful). However, if the population is very small, drift will predominate. In this cas...
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Epiglottis

... The epiglottis is a flap of elastic cartilage tissue covered with a mucus membrane, attached to the root of the tongue. It projects obliquely upwards behind the tongue and the hyoid bone. The term is, like tonsils, often incorrectly used to refer to the uvula. Epiglottitis is inflammation of th...
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