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New American Therapeutics Acquires Antiviral Drug Denavir®

October 3, 2010 11:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 4 /- New American Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it acquired all U.S. rights to manufacture, market and sell the antiviral topical drug Denavir® owned by Novartis.  Denavir (1% penciclovir cream) is a highly selective and potent topical antiviral...

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Food allergies raise risk of asthma attacks

October 3, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Jewish Health) Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken.

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Tigo Energy® teams with SCHOTT Solar to bring electronic intelligence to photovoltaic projects

October 3, 2010 9:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Tigo Energy® and SCHOTT Solar today announced the companies are working together to bring electronic intelligence to the solar module and increase power output.

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Leti demonstrates the integration of CMOS-compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices

October 3, 2010 9:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Copper waveguides offer potential for developing smaller, more efficient, high-performance photonic components

How to Predict Success for IVF

October 3, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique can determine which fertilized eggs will reach a crucial step in development.

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Breast Cancer Diagnostic Delay Depended More on Race/Ethnicity than Insurance

October 3, 2010 6:31 am | by AACR | Comments

MIAMI — Race and ethnicity appeared to affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities, as revealed by data presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, being held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.

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Sophie's Voice Foundation helps children with spina bifida

October 3, 2010 2:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) After their daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker founded Sophie's Voice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kodjoe and Parker will tell their daughter's story and discuss...

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Lack of private health insurance impacted cancer survival

October 2, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Lack of private health insurance and its consequent lack of access to care appears to affect mortality among patients with uterine cancer and may partly explain the mortality disparity between African-Americans and other racial groups,...

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Decreased Survival for Puerto Rican Women with “Triple-negative” Breast Cancer Subtype

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | Comments

MIAMI — Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer that lacked estrogen and progesterone receptors and did not overexpress the HER2neu protein (triple-negative) had worse survival than those with other types of invasive breast cancer, according to a study presented at the Third AACR...

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Race Not Root of Disparity in Lung Cancer Between Whites and Blacks

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | Comments

MIAMI — Race itself was not a prognostic factor of overall survival among black patients with lung cancer, according to data from a retrospective study presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

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Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Treatment Persist, Despite Similar Economics

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | Comments

MIAMI — African-American women with breast cancer living in Washington, D.C., are more likely to experience delays in treatment regardless of insurance type, socioeconomic status and cancer characteristics such as stage and grade.

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Strategies for Overcoming Cancer Health Disparities through Communication Highlighted at AACR Meeting

October 1, 2010 3:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

MIAMI — Cancer disparities persist across racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic lines. Several factors contribute to the disparity in health care, including differences in culture, education and financial resources. Other factors include language barriers, limited access to health...

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Electromed settles lawsuit over SmartVest name

October 1, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Electromed Inc. said Friday it settled a trademark lawsuit over the use of the name SmartVest for its breathing products.Electromed did not disclose terms of the settlement but said it will be able to continue using the name SmartVest.The lawsuits were brought by Hill-Rom...

TWAS to meet in India

October 1, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(TWAS) TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will hold its 21st General Meeting in Hyderabad, India, on October 19-22, 2010. More than 350 scientists from 35 countries are expected to attend. Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, will address the...

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Boston Medical Center research study validates the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale

October 1, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Boston Medical Center doctors have proven the reliability of the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale, a tool that assesses the cleanliness of the colon during colonoscopies.

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