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Risk of death is high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness

March 31, 2011 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep suggests that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness.


Scientists discover new drug target for inflammatory bowel disease: cytokine (IL-23)

March 31, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A new discovery published in the April 2001 issue of Journal of Leukocyte Biology raises hope that new treatments for illnesses like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are on the horizon. That's because they've...


STUDY: 3 square meals a day paired with lean protein help people feel full during weight loss

March 31, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals, according to new research from Purdue University.


ALAN Working to Raise Awareness of Upcoming Disaster Simulation Exercises

March 31, 2011 12:38 pm | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

As part of the American Logistics Aid Network's (ALAN's) efforts to raise awareness and improve community resiliency they encourage individuals and companies to participate in disaster simulation exercises.Several exercises are taking place over

Legislation Would Deny Floridians Access to Needed Medicines from Their Trusted Independent Community Pharmacies, and Instead Favor Publicly Traded Chain Pharmacies

March 31, 2011 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement today in response to the Florida House Judicial Committee's passage of HB 7095, legislation sponsored by...


Failure Rate of DePuy ASR XL Hip Implant Rising

March 31, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31, 2011 /- Recent information presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference held from March 2 -4, 2011 indicates a rise in the failure rate of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System which was manufactured and marketed by DePuy Orthopaedics,...


More organs for transplant when icu docs help take care of brain dead donors, says UPMC

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) More than twice as many lungs and nearly 50 percent more kidneys could be recovered for transplant operations if intensive care physicians were to work with organ procurement organization coordinators to monitor and manage donor...


Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Posters at AACR on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2011 /- Biocept, Inc. today reported that its scientists and academic collaborators will present four posters at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) taking place in Orlando, Florida April 2-6, 2011. The poster presentations...


Consumer and Patient Groups Support Bipartisan Bill, H.R. 1041, to Repeal Controversial Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing reduced access to care and higher costs, two dozen consumer and patient advocacy organizations sent a letter of thanks this week to Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) for introducing H.R. 1041, a bipartisan...


U.S. Radiologists Providing Assistance to Japan

March 31, 2011 12:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As the devastation following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan continue to unfold, radiologists in the U.S. are lending their expertise and assistance.


Podcast: Student Innovation Holds Promise for Breast Cancer Screening

March 31, 2011 12:32 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Imagine a faster, inexpensive method for breast cancer screening. That's some of the promise behind a new innovation from doctoral student, Sevan Goenezen, who has discovered a way to use ultrasound and advanced algorithms to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors.


Class I Medical Device Recall: Millar Instruments Inc., Mikro-Tip Angiographic Catheter, Model SPC-454D and SPC-454F

March 31, 2011 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

This device measures pressure within the blood vessels. It is capable of delivering high-speed injection of material that is not absorbed into the body (radiopaque contrast media). This material is then used to view blood vessels.

A new signaling pathway of the immune system is elucidated

March 31, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Goethe University Frankfurt) A new signaling pathway, which is important for the regulation of the immune response and inflammation, was discovered by an international team of scientists led by prof Ivan Dikic from the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. The scientists studied...


Biogen begins ALS treatment trial, pays $10M to Knopp

March 31, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec and its partner Knopp Biosciences have launched a Phase 3 trial for their potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. In connection with the launch, Biogen will pay a $10 million milestone payment to Knopp.

Patients with severe non-inflammatory respiratory disease face anemia risk

March 31, 2011 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) The links between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and anemia are already well known, but now a study of nearly 600 patients has found that anemia is also frequently found in patients with severe non-inflammatory respiratory diseases.



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