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Psoriasis Cure Now Welcomes Institute of Medicine Report Urging 'Comparative Effectiveness' Research on Psoriasis, But Worries About Risk of Rationing

KENSINGTON, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Psoriasis Cure Now," a nonprofit patient advocacy group, today applauded the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among its Top 100 health topics meriting priority "comparative effectiveness" research, but ...

MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 petitions to Governor Paterson's office today showing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to Drunk Driving. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO...

Stanford Issues Findings from Cognitive and Brain Experts Urging Consumer Caution on Memory Fitness Products

Tips for navigating the marketplace of memory aids STANFORD, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stanford Center on Longevity today, on behalf of 30 of the world's finest cognitive and brain scientists, released a statement providing public guidance on products claiming to improve me...

Weight Watchers(R) Kicks Off Spring by Urging People to Get Moving With 'The Momentum(TM) Walk-It Challenge'

Challenge Embraces Weight Watchers Proven Principles of Movement and Supportive Atmosphere to Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers announced the launch of The Momentum Walk-It Challenge, encouraging members to take a major step towards integrating m...

Discovery Health's NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE Weighs in for a Sixth Season, Urging Americans to Break up With Bad Habits

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Breaking up is hard to do-but with the sixth annual NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE, Discovery Health eases the transition with all of the tools to help Americans ditch their bad habits and gain a healthier lifestyle in 2009. America's largest and mos...

American Lung Association Joins Health Officials to Prevent the Spread of Influenza by Urging People to Get Vaccinated

Newly Updated Flu Clinic Locator Available on http://www.flucliniclocator.org, Helps People Find Local Vaccination Clinics and Stay Healthy WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association is making it a little easier for people to get their flu shot this seaso...

AHCA, Alliance Praise New Bipartisan, Bi-Cameral Effort Urging Bush Administration to Forego Medicare Cuts

Senators Conrad, Coleman and Reps. Pomeroy, Capito, Berkley Leading Respective Chambers' Letter Effort Urging HHS Sec. Leavitt to Stop $770 Million Cut to Seniors' Medicare-Financed Nursing Home Care WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Care Association (AHCA) an...

Thousands Sign Petitions Urging Governor Crist and Legislative Leaders to Save Healthcare Coverage for 40,000 Floridians

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's elected leaders received a message from thousands of Floridians today -- more than 16,500 petitions urging Governor Charlie Crist and legislative leaders not to eliminate two vital Medicaid programs that serve 40,000 of the state's most vul...

Sen. Pat Roberts Praised by AHCA, Alliance for Urging Halt to Proposed CMS Rule

New Letter to CMS Says Rule Implementation Will Cut Medicare Funding, 'Create Serious Instability' in Skilled Nursing Sector WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today praised and thanked U.S. ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement Urging the Public to be Sun Smart(SM)

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the American Academy of Dermatology has advised the public to practice proper sun protection to prevent skin cancer -- and that same advice holds true today, despite any claims to the contrary. "While the health benefits of vitamin D ar...
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HCPC Calls for Greater Healthcare Savings Through Improved Adherence to Prescription Drug Regimens

...e of mind. It is for all these reasons that the HCPC has launched an outreach effort to the Obama administration and the United States Congress urging public policy that will bring U.S. pharmaceutical packaging standards more closely in line with the standards pharmaceutical manufacturers must meet w...

Study Linking Increased Risk of Death to Severe Psoriasis a Call to Action

...ve health screenings and treatments as necessary," Dr. Gelfand said. Working for a cure The National Psoriasis Foundation joins Dr. Gelfand in urging psoriasis patients to be aware of the study's results and to take control of their health. "Besides getting a comprehensive exam from their doctor...

Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Kicks Off American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Awareness Campaign, Encouraging Families to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza

...ading medical officials at a press conference today to kick off the American Lung Association's national Faces of Influenza public awareness campaign, urging Americans to get their annual influenza vaccination. The program is designed to help Americans put a "face" on this serious disease and recognize annu...

Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year

... flu every year. The AHA and ACC recognize the value of flu shots as part of complete care for patients with heart disease and have issued an advisory urging all cardiologists to make flu shots available in their clinics as well as to strongly encourage their patients to get the flu shot. "It is startling ...

The Oral Cancer Foundation Urges HPV Vaccination for Males

...the journal Cancer, and recent supporting science related to HPV and oral cancer in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Oral Cancer Foundation is urging researchers to expedite investigations on the safety of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for males, and the FDA to fast track the approval once...

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...rossroads with a human chain. -- Faith leaders Stand Up and Speak Out -- At papal mass at the Vatican Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of support urging increased efforts to eliminate poverty. Indian spiritual leader his holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar mobilized 30,000 people at his ashram in Ban...

Trichomoniasis: Most Common Curable STD in U.S. Affects 7.4 Million Annually

...SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this April, Mission Pharmacal is urging increased awareness of, and testing for, trichomoniasis (also known as "trich"), the most common curable STD in the United States. Awareness of the co...

Senate Passes Drug-Safety Reforms to Prevent Future Vioxx-type Disasters; House Urged to Act on Strong Drug Safety Bill

...ough the legislation gives the FDA 2 1/2 years to develop guidelines for making some, but not all, clinical trial results public. Consumers Union is urging the House to pass language to make all clinical trial results public immediately to prevent drug companies from downplaying studies which reveal harmf...

Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies Can Omit Women, African-Americans, Stanford Study Finds

... 'I'm only going to make the decision to exclude certain patients if there is a good reason for it,'" he said. Humphreys and his colleagues are also urging designers of alcohol treatment studies to stop excluding patients with drug problems. "Eighty percent of patients with alcohol problems use some sort ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome

...single ... In 1995, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group identified four ... Overview of the neurological disorder of legs urging one to move to stop the uncomfortable sensation in the legs . Includes signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, ... Restless leg syndrome — C...

Restless leg syndrome

...single ... In 1995, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group identified four ... Overview of the neurological disorder of legs urging one to move to stop the uncomfortable sensation in the legs . Includes signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, ... Restless leg syndrome — C...
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Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez

...fishermen out of work and break down the engine of a fishery that brings in $2.2 billion to the economy each year. It's not worth the risk." WWF is urging Arctic countries to conduct comprehensive risk assessments of industrial activities, such as shipping and petroleum development, along with climate ch...

Nuclear science for food security

...us is one of humankind's oldest sciences. But we've neglected to give it the support and investment it requires for universal application. The IAEA is urging a revival of nuclear crop breeding technologies to help tackle world hunger." For decades the IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Or...

Scientists call for protected 'swimways' for the endangered leatherback sea turtle

... The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress this week adopted a resolution urging nations to protect the leatherback sea turtle and sharks from the world's industrial fisheries by identifying and creating marine protected areas alon...

Carnegie Mellon urges industry to broaden carbon footprint calculations

... PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University researchers are urging companies to embrace new methods for following the trail of dangerous carbon emissions that are responsible for much of the world's global warming thr...

Additional evidence of wolverine found in the Tahoe National Forest

...ported, sightings of wolverine from the public that should be followed up and may help guide planning for additional surveys. Wolverine experts are urging restraint regarding speculation as to where this individual originated and what it may mean to the local area. There are a number of possibilities as...

Community-intervention study links successful town makeover focused on boosting calcium and exercise

...ts of 199 men and women in a small, rural community of Calcium, New York. The free program provided one-on-one nutrition counseling and group classes, urging participants to set reasonable health goals, choose lowfat dairy foods including milk, cheese and yogurt and exceed a 10,000 step per day goal to incr...

Group led by Stanford physicist says there's an urgent need for nuclear detectives

... To avoid that and other nightmare scenarios, a group of 12 scientists with extensive nuclear expertise, headed by Stanford physicist Michael May, is urging an international push to improve the science of nuclear forensics. May is a research professor emeritus and former co-director the Center for Inter...

Chemicals used as fire retardants could be harmful, UC-Riverside researchers say

...hundreds of man-made compounds have been found in the human body and may act cooperatively to produce harmful health effects. Curras-Collazo is urging more research funding into the short- and long-term toxicity of PBDEs. Due in part to our lifestyles electronic equipment, car and airplane travel...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

... temper and vital signs of the oceans matters increasingly to the well being of humanity, says a distinguished partnership of international scientists urging support to complete a world marine monitoring system within 10 years. The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) says warming seas...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

... temper and vital signs of the oceans matters increasingly to the well being of humanity, says a distinguished partnership of international scientists urging support to complete a world marine monitoring system within 10 years. The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) says warming seas...
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Agendia Supports Genentech's Citizen's Petition Urging FDA to Hold In-Vitro Diagnostic Tests to One Set of Scientific and Regulatory Standards

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, and AMSTERDAM, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced its strong support of Genentech's Citizen's Petition. Filed on December 5, 2008, Docket No. FDA-2008-P-0638-0001/CP petitions that all in vitro diagnosti...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

... 2009 Artery Explorer Tour Kicks Off This Month, urging People Across the Country to Take Action Against Atherosclerosis WILMINGTON, Del., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN )...

Biotechnology Value Fund Urges Stockholders to Remove and Replace Current Board of Avigen, Inc. in an Effort to Protect and Maximize Stockholder Value

...PRNewswire/ -- Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. ("BVF"), today announced that it has sent a letter to the stockholders of Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN ) urging stockholders to remove the current members of the Avigen Board and replace them with BVF's four new, stockholder-oriented, independent director nomine...

World's first mandatory national nanotech rule pending

...elp to develop appropriate safety measures to protect human health and the environment. Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) experts have been urging increased oversight of nanotechnologies in recent years, and note the move by the Canadian government is a significant step for consumer and environme...

SAFC Adopts Targeted Approach to Reach Pre-Registration

...t have not been pre-registered by any supplier but have a user with requirements of more than one metric ton per year - is clouded. That's why SAFC is urging companies to take stock of the situation now that the pre-registration period is over, to assess any weaknesses they may have in their supply chain." ...

Experts argue nano food-additives require new oversight

... Washington, DC Nanotechnology policy experts are urging that food additives that contain nanoscale materials be subject to new safety testing to ensure that their use does not pose unintended risks. The c...

Consumer Product Safety Commission not ready for nanotech

... submit research studies, risk assessment data and any information they possess that will enable the CPSC scientists to assess nanoproduct safety. urging Congress to amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to give the CPSC the authority to require manufacturers to identify any nanomaterials in their produ...

Diverse Coalition of Purchasers Respond to BIO CEO Fly-In: There is Another Side to The Story

...any CEOs flying to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, The Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market (CCPM) today released a new ad urging members to keep the best interests of patients in mind as they consider legislation to create a workable approval pathway for safe, effective and affo...

Hepatitis B Foundation Testifies Before Congressional Appropriation Committee and Urges More Federal Funding for Hepatitis B

... the limited resources they are provided; however, much more is needed to achieve effective, lasting solutions. Dr. Block concluded his testimony by urging the appropriations subcommittee to restore in FY 2009 the overall CDC budget to $7.4 billion with a $50 million increase for the Division of Viral Hep...

Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-Nominated Actress Marcia Cross to Join Lifetime Networks and Members of Congress From Both Parties at Capitol Hill Press Conference

...esentatives DeLauro (D-CT) and Moran (R-KS), at a Capitol Hill press conference to give voice to the 20 million signatures collected on myLifetime.com urging Congress to end the practice of "drive-through" mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their physically and emotionally d...
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Charles Darwin

...nated with finding "Macaw Cottage" in Gower Street, London, and Darwin moved his "museum" in over Christmas. He was showing the stress, and Emma wrote urging him to get some rest and almost prophetically remarking "So don't be ill any more my dear Charley till I can be with you to nurse you" . On 24 Ja...

Stem cell

...estriction. In April 2004 , 206 members of Congress, including many moderate Republicans and some other prominent public figures, signed a letter urging President Bush to relax the policy. The 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, Senator John Kerry (D, MA), had promised to support all types of st...
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