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Tuesday 2nd September 2014

[Series] Emerging infectious diseases and pandemic potential: status quo and reducing risk of global spread

Emerging infectious diseases are an important public health threat and infections with pandemic potential are a major global risk. Although much has been learned from previous events the evidence for mitigating actions is not definitive and pandemic ...

[Series] Emerging viral respiratory tract infections—environmental risk factors and transmission

The past decade has seen the emergence of several novel viruses that cause respiratory tract infections in human beings, including Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, an H7N9 influenza A virus in eastern China, a ...

[Series] Surveillance for emerging respiratory viruses

Several new viral respiratory tract infectious diseases with epidemic potential that threaten global health security have emerged in the past 15 years. In 2003, WHO issued a worldwide alert for an unknown emerging illness, later named severe acute re...

[Series] Emerging novel and antimicrobial-resistant respiratory tract infections: new drug development and therapeutic options

The emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens for which diminishing treatment options are available is of major global concern. New viral respiratory tract infections with epidemic potential, such as sever...

[Series] Rapid point of care diagnostic tests for viral and bacterial respiratory tract infections—needs, advances, and future prospects

Respiratory tract infections rank second as causes of adult and paediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. Respiratory tract infections are caused by many different bacteria (including mycobacteria) and viruses, and rapid detection of pathogens in...

[Comment] Emerging respiratory tract infections

Emerging and re-emerging respiratory tract infectious diseases and the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance continue to challenge diagnostic, treatment, prevention, and control strategies. Respiratory tract infections with epidemic and pandemi...

Targeted therapies left out of ASCO breast cancer guideline for now

Analysts from Sagient Research and Datamonitor expect ASCO to reconsider the HER2-negative breast cancer guideline when new targeted drugs win regulatory approvals.

EU OK for Allergan's Ozurdex in diabetic eye condition

EU OK for Allergan's Ozurdex in diabetic eye condition

New Oakton Waterproof pH 450 and CON 450 Meters from Cole-Parmer—Ideal for Use in any Environment

Durable waterproof and dustproof design with IP67 rating (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Cole-Parmer introduces the latest fully-featured pH meter and conductivity meter from Oakton®, known as a technology leader in water testing instruments. The Oakton pH 450 and CON 450 Meters are waterproof and rugged enough for even the harshest environments. The meters provide automatic and manual temperatur...

How to Be a Bully At School? A NoBullying Expose Released Today

Can one learn how to be a bully at school? NoBullying releases an expose on how school bullying works for the bully http://nobullying.com/how-to-be-a-bully-at-school/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Learning how to be a bully at school can be tough. Sometimes it’s really difficult for one to know when and how to assert dominance over another human being in a public setting. With a big per...

Response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and tumour subtype are strong predictors of loco-regional breast cancer recurrence

An analysis of data from 12 large clinical trials finds that the cancer’s pathologic response to chemotherapy when given before surgery (neoadjuvant) and tumour subtype are strong predictors of local and regional breast cancer recurrence,...

Simple intervention improves return rates for women overdue for screening mammography

A large study conducted through the BC Cancer Agency in British Columbia, Canada, reports that adding family physician-signed reminder letters to the standard schedule of postcard reminders substantially improves return rates for screening among wome...

Survey reveals factors influencing women's consideration of preventive double mastectomy

A survey of 150 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer provides new insight into factors that influence women’s decisions to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) – surgical removal of both breasts including the breast not affecte...

Double mastectomy has higher risk of certain complications compared to single mastectomy

A new analysis of 30-day post-surgery complications among more than 18,000 women with breast cancer undergoing bilateral (double) and unilateral (single) mastectomy with breast reconstruction finds that complications are generally rare for either typ...

Angelina Jolie's story may have helped double BRCA testing rates at a Canadian cancer centre

A retrospective review of records at an academic cancer centre in Ontario, Canada, found that referrals for genetic counselling and the rates of genetic testing performed almost doubled over the six-month period after Angelina Jolie announced she...

bluebird bio to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Health Care Conference

bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) announces that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2.30 PM ( EDT) at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, New York, NY. To access a simultaneous webcast of these presentations via the internet, log on to the "Calendar of Events" section on the I...

Globus Medical to Present at the 2014 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced that Richard Baron, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 2014 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. ET at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY. Interested institutiona...

Statement on Behalf of Vote No on 2 Campaign Regarding John Morgan Being Caught on Video

The Vote No on 2 Campaign today released the following statement regarding Amendment 2 proponent, John Morgan, being caught on video giving profanity-laden remarks at a post-debate rally. The below statement is attributable to Sarah Bascom, spokesperson for the Vote No on 2 Campaign. “We believe this video, in all of its offensive glory, shows J...

Aerpio Therapeutics Announces Publication of Preclinical Data on AKB-9778 for Common Eye Diseases

--Novel Tie2 activator, AKB-9778, has Potential as a Novel Patient Self-administered Treatment for Multiple Retinal Indications-- Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative therapies for vascular diseases, today announced the publication of preclinical data demonstrating that lead candidate, AK...

Isis heart drugs get good news

Carlsbad biotech Isis announces progress with two of its flagship heart drugs.

U.S. Republican lawmakers say regulators treat insurers unfairly

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A group of Republican lawmakers on Tuesday accused U.S. regulators of "disparate treatment" of nonbank financial firms that are currently being considered for tougher oversight.

Simon Ourian, Kim Kardashian’s Doctor: Air Pollution May Be Aging Your Skin

On August 30, 2014, harpersbazaar.com posted an article calling for daily face washing to ward off the impact of air pollution on the skin. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills comments on the article and offers his own suggestions for maintaining healthy, younger looking skin. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 On August 30, 2014, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine posted an article on its w...

ASCO issues new guideline on treating patients with advanced, HER2-negative breast cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued a new clinical practice guideline on chemotherapy and targeted therapy for women with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. The guideline provides detailed, evidenced-based information on t...

Ironwood Appoints Two New Senior Executives to Support Continued Growth as a Leader in Gastroenterology

– Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Strategy – – Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications – Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) announced today the appointment of Thomas Graney as chief financial officer (CFO) and senior vice president of finance and corporate strategy,...

People with widespread pain more likely to develop insomnia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Older adults with pain for more than a day are more likely to report trouble sleeping years later, according to a new study.


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