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Medical home care approach improves efficiency and care at clinic for low-income families

October 4, 2010 1:31 am | News | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Implementing a Medical Home practice model in a health clinic allows physicians to provide comprehensive care to more patients, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition...

Short and long sleep in early pregnancy linked to high blood pressure in the third trimester

September 30, 2010 9:32 pm | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide...

New lung cancer research finds half of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy

September 30, 2010 9:31 pm | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) For the first time to date, research published in the October edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to determine the use of chemotherapy in a contemporary, diverse non-small cell lung cancer population encompassing all...

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Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies

September 29, 2010 9:31 pm | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Children with eczema have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons are unclear. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet...

AccessClosure Announces Distribution Agreement for Radial Compression Band

September 29, 2010 4:34 am | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 29 /- AccessClosure, Inc., the market leader in extravascular closure devices, announced today an exclusive agreement with Benrikal Services to distribute the Bengal Radial Compression Band in the United States.  The Bengal, uniquely designed for...

AACR Congratulates Member Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., on Receiving the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates its member Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., on receiving the 2010 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Ferrara, a member of the AACR since 2000, received this prestigious award for the discovery of vascular...

Biomarker Panel Identifies Prostate Cancer with 90 Percent Accuracy

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

DENVER — Researchers in England say they have discovered a set of biomarkers that can distinguish prostate cancer from benign prostate disease and healthy tissue with 90 percent accuracy. This preliminary data, if validated in larger ongoing studies, could be developed into a serum...

Circulating Tumor Cells Can Provide ‘Real-time’ Information on Patient’s Current Disease State

September 28, 2010 11:31 am | News | Comments

DENVER — Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may be a promising alternative, noninvasive source of tumor materials for biomarker assessment, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development.

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Novel biomarker may predict response to new VEGF receptor inhibitor

September 28, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Researchers believe there may be a way to predict, based on individual tumors, those patients that are more likely to respond to the investigational new drug tivozanib.

2010 AAO-HNSF new research highlights: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

September 28, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Featuring more than 305 scientific research sessions, 594 posters and several hundred instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to cover breaking...

Daycare puts children with lung disease at risk for serious illness

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center published in the October issue of Pediatrics.

Unique gastroenterology procedure developed in adults shows promise in pediatrics

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Amira Pharmaceuticals Announces IND Submission for Novel LPA1 Antagonist, AM152, for Potential Use in Fibrotic Diseases

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AM152, a novel LPA1 antagonist.  If accepted, the IND will enable Amira to begin Phase 1 safety...

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2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) The 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors in the world, will convene Sept. 26-29, 2010, in Boston, Mass.

GE Healthcare Set to Take Share from Siemens and Philips in the $1.2 Billion US Ultrasound Market

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 27 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, GE was the overall leader in the US ultrasound system market last year. Not only did the company increase its lead over Philips and Siemens in the market, but...

UCLA cancer researchers discover new signaling pathway that controls cell development and cancer

September 24, 2010 2:31 am | News | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a new cell signaling pathway that controls cell growth and development, a pathway that, when defective, helps promote the formation of several major forms of human cancer,...

Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection Gaining Approval on Formulary at U.S. Medical Centers

September 23, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 23 /- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX ) today announced that Caldolor® ( ibuprofen ) Injection is gaining momentum and being approved for use in a growing number of medical facilities across the country. Several key U.S. hospitals, including...

AstraZeneca Joins Rochester Initiative to Further Cardiac Safety

September 22, 2010 9:31 am | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca purchased a one-year membership to gain access to an international repository of data designed to aid industry and academic researchers developing new technologies to improve cardiac safety. The database, called the...

Amgen and Pfizer Introduce 'Psophisticated Style: A Guide to Everyday Style and Psoriasis™' Hosted by Tim Gunn

September 22, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /- Amgen and Pfizer today announced the launch of "Psophisticated Style:  A Guide to Everyday Style and Psoriasis™," an online resource, providing a wealth of style advice specifically for people with psoriasis. Hosted by Tim Gunn, mentor to the designers on...

Syndax Pharmaceuticals to Present at Sachs Biotech in Europe Investor Forum

September 22, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 22 /- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced that Joanna Horobin, M.D., the company's president and CEO, will present at the Sachs Biotech in Europe Investor Forum Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Radisson Blu...

Aeras and Crucell announce Phase II clinical trial start in Kenya

September 22, 2010 12:31 am | News | Comments

(Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation) Aeras and Crucell announce the start of a Phase II clinical trial in infants of the jointly developed TB vaccine candidate, AERAS-402/Crucell Ad35. The trial will test the safety and efficacy of the TB vaccine candidate in infants previously vaccinated...

NIH celebrates 10 years of research into health disparities

September 21, 2010 1:32 pm | News | Comments

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) The tenth anniversary of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) will be observed on Sept. 23-24 in Jackson, Mississippi. The JHS is the largest study in history to investigate genetic factors that affect high blood pressure, heart and lung disease,...

New therapy found for lung and skin cancer, based on suicide gene E

September 21, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

(University of Granada) This coliphage gene can induce death to cells transected with it. Scientists at the University of Granada have proven that this method is not only effective in vitro (using tumor cell cultures), but also in vivo, through the use of experimental animals in which...

ImmunoGen begins clinical tests of cancer treatment

September 21, 2010 11:32 am | News | Comments

ImmunoGen Inc. has begun clinical testing of its drug candidate SAR566658, co-developed with Paris pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-aventis, in treating ovarian, breast, cervical, lung and pancreatic cancers.

Nonin Medical to Introduce New Innovations at ERS 2010 Annual Congress

September 20, 2010 2:31 pm | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today introduced new pulse oximetry products, a new clinical guidebook and a new European sales, distribution and customer service center at the European Respiratory...

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