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UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

NEW YORK and ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF has appealed for an additional $41.4 million to provide urgent assistance to people displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan. Over half of the displaced are children. UNICEF Pakistan has now almost exhausted its contin...

For Patients' Sake, Insurance Companies Urgently Need a Code of Conduct

ENCINO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed care companies are the only sector of the health care industry lacking a code of conduct. It is time for that to change. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090428/PH06755 ) Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) ...

Early Detection Methods for Pancreatic Cancer Urgently Needed: A Statement From the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement in response to the breaking news about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the only national organiza...

Aid Urgently Needed in Myanmar (Burma): Lutheran World Relief Responds

BALTIMORE, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is supplying desperately needed emergency aid to Myanmar (Burma) in the wake of the devastating cyclone that struck there over the weekend. Lutheran World Relief is responding through our international partners in the global aid...

Better Access to Testing Urgently Needed to Fight HIV in Asia-Pacific

Fewer than 10 percent of the Asia-Pacific region's estimated 8.5 million people infected with HIV are aware of their status, the United Nations said Wednesday at the end of a conference calling for better access to testing. "We all agree that HIV testing and counselling needs to be improved a...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to possible serious health risks// from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made by Charlie Brown di Ruti...

Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat

The quake-devastated state of Gujarat in India is now slowly coming to terms with the full fallout of the calamity. While different news channels and papers are busy increasing the death toll by the thousand in every other bulletin, the state government and the central government are now face...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

... Preventive measures urgently needed, researcher says THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of a hip or thigh bone fracture is doubled for people who have a str...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

... We have given our Members this card to take home, perhaps you have seen it: "Health Insurance Reform to Hold the Insurance Companies Accountable." We urgently need reform and this is available to all of you and it talks about what is in it for the American people -- I've spoken to many of these points alread...

Health care leaders say need for reform is urgent

...Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey. "These results show that leaders from all the key stakeholder groups agree: comprehensive health care reform is urgently needed, to rein in costs and ensure that all Americans have access to affordable quality care," said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis. "Leaders...
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Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

... and a member of the SU2C Executive Leadership Council (ELC). "Every single minute of every single day, we lose someone to cancer in this country. We urgently need more and better treatments, and we need everyone to support the scientists who are working so hard to develop more effective treatments. That, i...

BioVex to Report Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results for the Front Line Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer With OncoVEX GM-CSF at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...ight loss, disfigurement, depression, and xerostomia (dry mouth). As a result, new and improved, and less toxic therapies for head and neck cancer are urgently required. About BioVex BioVex is a privately held biotechnology company based in Woburn, MA where it also has an operational launch grade ...

EAU Position Statement on Screening for Prostate Cancer

...ty for aggressive cancers which require treatment. The development of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers and imaging modalities is needed urgently to enhance the predictive value of screening tools. - In the absence of population screening, the EAU advises men who consider screening b...

New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide

...ntion. The need for microbicides remains clear, with 17.7 million women living with HIV globally and thousands more infected every day. And women urgently need prevention options they can initiate and control. IPM applauds the leadership and ongoing resolve of the national governments that host thes...

Merck Serono's Safinamide Significantly Improved Motor Function in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease in a Phase III Pivotal Trial

...utive Vice President for Global Research and Development. "These results represent a further step toward our goal to provide patients and doctors with urgently needed new treatment possibilities in the Neurodegenerative Diseases therapeutic area." Dr Ravi Anand, Newron's Chief Medical Officer, said: "T...

Arzerra(TM) (ofatumumab) Demonstrates High Response Rates in Patients With Fludarabine Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...ot have other recognized treatment options," said Lisa N. Drakeman, Chief Executive Officer of Genmab. "We are working together with GSK to bring this urgently needed new medicine to market as quickly as possible, and are currently collaborating on filing submissions." Genmab and GSK now expect to f...

First Clinical Experience With Soliris(R) in Treating Patients With Two Rare Complement-Mediated Diseases Presented at ASH Annual Meeting

...inhibition in these two conditions," said Leonard Bell, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Alexion. "As previously announced, we are working closely and urgently with clinical experts from Europe and North America to design clinical trials of eculizumab for the treatment of aHUS and CAD." Initial Experi...

Miami Jewish Home and Hospital, Berma Research Group and Segal Institute for Clinical Research Enrolling Local Patients in Study of Investigational Therapy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

... symptoms with modest effect, and there is no evidence that these medications alter the course of the underlying disease process. "New therapies are urgently needed to more effectively treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Marc Agronin, director of mental health services at the Miami Jewish H...

BN ImmunoTherapeutics Announces Positive Mature Phase II Results From Newly Acquired Prostate Cancer Vaccine

... therapies for this stage of disseminated prostate cancer are palliative and do not prolong survival. Thus, improved therapies for prostate cancer are urgently needed. Contact: Laura Wilks, BN ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc., +1-650-681-4660 Carin Ganz, Burson-Marsteller +1-312-596-3411, carin.ganz@bm.com ...

Bavarian Nordic Announces Positive Mature Phase II Results From Newly Acquired Prostate Cancer Vaccine

... therapies for this stage of disseminated prostate cancer are palliative and do not prolong survival. Thus, improved therapies for prostate cancer are urgently needed. Contact: Anders Hedegaard, President & CEO - +45-23-20-30-64; Vicki Martin, Axon Communications - +44-208-439-9407 / vmartin@axon-com...
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Research required urgently to control planthopper pests

Los Baos, Philippines A small insect that has devastated millions of hectares of rice in southern China and Vietnam over the past few yearscausing the loss of thousands of tons of the grain at a crucial time for global productionis the focus of a critical and timely conference this week in the Ph...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

...like drugs (NSAIDS) or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the British Journa...hese currently available drugs. "New, effective and safe painkillers are urgently needed for patients with neuropathic pain," says Dr Zhi-Hong Wen, who playe...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

...o the bloodstream. Debabrata Dash and colleagues point out that patients urgently need new anti-thrombotic agents because traditionally prescribed medication...nts may require a transplant. There is no effective treatment, and patients urgently need new medications. Scientists believe one may emerge from the fascinatin...

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

...mental underwater sensor nets. While the Navy has used expensive sonar systems for underwater communications for years, scientists around the world urgently need low cost underwater sensor technologies that can capture and transmit environmental data back to land in real time, explained Bridget Benson, the...

Old stain in a new combination

...er of gametocytes in blood by half. This makes the transmission of the parasite to the mosquito more difficult but does not completely prevent it. "We urgently need alternative therapies that are effective against the gametocytes and thus improve the control of malaria," states Professor Dr. Olaf Mller, Proje...

Reef boom beats doom

...uch as overfishing and declining water quality can have a big influence on the trajectory of reefs under rapid global change." "Clearly, we need to urgently deal with the problem of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but managing reefs to reduce the impact of local factors can buy important time whil...

Genes from tiny algae shed light on big role managing carbon in world's oceans

...rve as a bellwether for current and future ocean conditions, helping to guide appropriate decision making, which given the prevailing CO 2 trends, is urgently needed. ...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

...nts to seek medical help if the virus is resisting anti-retroviral treatments. It could also be of real benefit to doctors in developing countries who urgently need rapid and affordable ways to diagnose and monitor their patients. Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture betw...

Scripps research team identifies key molecules that inhibit viral production

...atitis C With over 170 million people infected worldwide by HCV, new therapeutic strategies for HVCa blood-borne disease that affects the liverare urgently needed. But one of the critical problems in developing drugs for HCV is that it mutates at such prodigious rates. An RNA virus like hepatitis C ca...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

...nt options by being able to find and stop the bleeding with embolization, said Stecker. Over two and a half years, 13 women (ages 28󈞘) who urgently needed embolization to control bleeding after a C-section were referred to the interventional radiology service at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Since...
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ImmunoVaccine Technologies Licenses Immunotope's Breast, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Antigens

...t-track DPX-0907 into Phase 1 clinical trials. "Advanced-stage breast, ovarian and prostate cancers remain devastating and challenging diseases that urgently need treatment options, and we are excited to use Immunotope's antigens in our platform" said Dr. Randal Chase, president CEO of IVT. "This licensin...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation Partner to Develop Cell Lines to Advance Research

...ir latest ideas on bio-identical cells and thus compare their results with those of other researchers. Researchers agree that new cell lines are urgently needed as it is widely understood that the three most used existing WM cell lines may not accurately represent the disease. "Numerous scientists...

AFFiRiS AG: 1st Place in Venture Capital & Private Equity Awards for MIG Fonds and AFFiRiS

...ide-based vaccines based on its own patents. These are used to treat Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other diseases that urgently require a medical solution and that have considerable market potential. Alzheimer's disease is currently the principal indication and two potential pr...

Oncothyreon announces initiation of Phase 3 trial of Stimuvax in breast cancer

...e, tumor response and safety will also be assessed in this study. "Advanced-stage breast cancer remains a devastating and challenging disease and we urgently need new treatment options," said Dr. Larry Shulman, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

AFFiRiS AG: Atherosclerosis Vaccine Development Receives EU Support

...ide-based vaccines based on its own patents. These are used to treat Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other diseases that urgently require a medical solution and for which the market volumes are highly attractive. Alzheimer's disease is currently the foremost indication and two po...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Data on Active Compound and Mechanism of Action for Its Preclinical Cancer Treatment, BN108

... advanced breast cancer patients have limited efficacy and are associated with severe toxicity. Significantly more effective, less toxic therapies are urgently needed. Our studies suggest that therapeutic strategies based on BN108 and TspA3 may achieve more efficacious and safer clinical outcomes for breast c...

Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria

... and endemic-country partners in 38 countries. The portfolio includes 19 completely new classes of compounds. New and improved treatment solutions are urgently needed for the 2.4 billion people at risk from malaria. MMV is working to ensure that its products will have the greatest possible public health impac...

Midwest Research Institute Expands in Kansas to Support Regional Economic Development in Animal Health, Biosecurity, and Bioenergy Sectors

...s is expanding in Kansas as the region's scientific assets align to support the critical mission of protecting the American food supply and to develop urgently needed bioenergy solutions. Officials at Midwest Research Institute (MRI) announced today that they are expanding MRI's existing operations by...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

...d a recent presentation on anti-PS antibodies at a global HIV conference." Mr. King added, "Better prevention and treatment of viral diseases are urgently needed, and we are increasingly optimistic that bavituximab and our other anti-PS antibodies could be valuable contributors to the field." PS is a ...

PharmAthene Presents Data for SparVax(TM) and Valortim(R), a Novel Vaccine and Anti-Toxin for the Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax Infection at the 7th Annual ASM Biodefense Meeting

...ervices, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This unprecedented collaborative effort will help to ensure the development of urgently needed medical countermeasures to meet the biosecurity needs of our Nation and Allies." SparVax(TM) is a novel second generation recombinant prot...
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...glycemia , metabolic acidosis , normal or elevated potassium , and severe ketosis. Many other tests can be affected. At this point the patient is urgently in need of intravenous fluids . The basic principles of DKA treatment are Rapid restoration of adequate circulation and perfusion with isotoni...
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