Daily Archives: September 21, 2011

Blood Pressure Drugs May Lengthen Lives Of Melanoma Patients

Beta-blocker drugs, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also play a major role in slowing the progression of certain serious cancers, based on a new study. A review of thousands of medical records in the Danish Cancer Registry … Continue reading

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Flu Is Preventable, Expert Says Protect Yourself Now

As temperatures begin to cool, coughing and sneezing inevitably follow. So begins flu season in the United States and preventable deaths, says David Kimberlin, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of pediatrics and president-elect of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases … Continue reading

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Living In Poor Neighborhood A Risk For Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Death

People living in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk of dying of heart disease outside a hospital than are people who live in wealthier neighborhoods, research suggests. The researchers analyzed the association between neighborhoods of differing socioeconomic status and out-of-hospital … Continue reading

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Continued Treatment For Lupus May Boost Survival Of Those Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that close supervision by rheumatologists and the use of immunosuppressant drugs improve the survival of lupus patients with end-stage kidney disease a finding that could reverse long-standing clinical … Continue reading

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American Association For Cancer Research Report Asks Congress To Increase Federal Funding Of Biomedical And Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will release its AACR Cancer Progress Report 2011, in which its calls on Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The report urges … Continue reading

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More Focus Needed On Early Markers Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a new study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that people in midlife who are at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease might show subtle differences in the speed at which they process information compared to those who … Continue reading

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Weiss Smith, Sharfstein; Door Is Open At FDA For Drug Safety And Review

Too often, people think of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a huge wall of regulations and don’t consider there’s an open door in that wall, drug safety scientist Sheila Weiss Smith said Sept. 16 at “Inside the … Continue reading

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Rare Toe-to-Thumb Transplant Lets Young Patient Resume An Active Life

Cary Ramey has the word Carpe tattooed on the underside of his right wrist and Diem tattooed on the left. He loves extreme sports, especially mountain biking and “rock climbing without the ropes.” He is in one word fearless. The … Continue reading

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New European Pharmacovigilance Legislation In Use

New Pharmacovigilance legislation that was adopted by the European Union in December 2010 is coming to full application in July 2012. This new legislation promises a lot of changes that should increase patient safety and decrease industry spendings by almost … Continue reading

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Health 2.0 Europe: Over 35 Speakers From 15 Countries Already Confirmed – And Counting!

Over 35 speakers confirmed from more than 15 countries represented Showcasing the latest and greatest in health 2.0 technologies in Europe! October 27-28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany Following the success of our first event in Paris in April 2010, we … Continue reading

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Preterm Birth Linked To Higher Risk Of Death In Early Childhood Or Young Adulthood

According to an investigation in the September 21 issue of JAMA, an investigation that consisted of over 600,000 infants born in Sweden between 1973 and 1976, revealed that those who were born prematurely (less that 37 weeks gestation) had an … Continue reading

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Polio In China Genetically Linked To Pakistan Strain, WHO

The strain of polio isolated in the outbreak in China reported earlier this month is genetically linked to the wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) currently circulating in Pakistan, according to a Global Alert and Response (GAR) warning from the World … Continue reading

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