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Thursday 4th December 2014

Strange name; strange condition

New research aims to shed much-needed new light on the mysterious condition that is palindromic rheumatism. Jane Tadman reports. Like many types of arthritis, palindromic rheumatism can strike without warning, causing extreme pain in one or several joints. But what makes it different to most other types of arthritis is that it then disappears as mysteriously as it came, although these attacks...

Family history of osteoarthritis 'can increase risk of knee pain'

People with knee pain are more likely to see their condition become worse if they have a family history of knee osteoarthritis.This is according to new research from Australia's University of Tasmania, which specifically aimed to investigate whether people with at least one parent who has undergone a total knee replacement for severe primary knee osteoarthritis have an increased risk of worsen...

Informational support and exercise 'improve outcomes for osteoporosis patients'

Osteoporosis patients can achieve a higher quality of life through interventions such as better education and more frequent exercise, according to a new study.The new Chinese research, led by I-Shou University in Taiwan and published in the journal Osteoporosis International, looked to examine the effects of individual demographics, disease characteristics and social support on health-related qual...

Medtronic, Genzyme Lead U.S. Orthopedic Biomaterials Market Is Projected to Reach $3.88 Billion by 2021

Hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation used in the treatment of osteoarthritis accounts for the majority of the market growth, reports iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 According to a report by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. orthopedic biomaterials market is expected to grow to nearly $3.88 billion by 2021. Hyaluronic a...

Smart Professional Teams Turning To New Technology For Natural Pain Relief

Rapid Release Technology, a leading company in natural forms of pain relief, has made the announcement that dozens of professional sports teams are now using their Rapid Release Targeted High Speed Vibration Therapy devices as a means of dealing with the root causes of sports-related pain. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 Recently, a lawsuit (Dent v. NFL, 14-cv-02324, U.S. District Court Nort...

Modernizing Medicine Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2014

Modernizing Medicine, Inc., creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced today that it has been awarded Gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year Best in Biz Awards 2014.

Guidepoint Global Approaches Eight-Year Milestone Tracking the US Breast Implant Market

The US Breast Implant Market TRACKER delivers monthly web-based access to business and competitive insight such as market share and volume growth. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading international primary research firm serving institutional investors and corporations, will soon mark the eighth anniversary of its US Breast Implant Market TRACKER. Launched Janua...

CareCore National and MedSolutions Merge, Advancing Growth of Specialty Benefits Management Industry

BLUFFTON, S.C. and FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCore National, LLC ("CareCore") and MedSolutions, Inc. ("MedSolutions"), two leading providers of Specialty Benefits Management (SBM) services to managed care organizations and risk-bearing provider organizations, today announced the completion of a merger that will help advance the companies' collective commitment to contai...

Impact of Malnutrition in U.S. at $157 Billion Annually

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition1. Because of the impact on patient health, disease-associated malnutrition imposes a significant economic burden on society of $157 billion per year, according to new research publis...

BME Launches Speed Arc™ Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant For Sloping Surfaces

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedical Enterprises (BME) announced the launch of the Speed Arc Nitinol Fixation System, the world's first superelastic shape memory fixation device that conforms to the sloping surface of the metaphyseal anatomy. This addition to the current patented BME Speed Fixation System is available in three different sizes to ensure a proper fit in varying patie...

Ring in the Holidays in December at the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Get in the holiday spirit this month by supporting the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis to raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.  Dress up in festive holiday attire and join thousands who will tie jingle bells to their shoelaces and then run or walk for a cure at one of the five Jingle Bell 5K Run/...

Pharmacyclics Receives 2014 Society for Medicines Research Award for Drug Discovery for Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) today announced that it has won the prestigious 2014 Society for Medicines Research Award for Drug Discovery for its discovery of ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®). The award was presented by The Society of Medicines Research at its biennial award lecture in Kensington, London. This independent research award recogn...

ARMGO Pharma and Servier Announce Advancement of Rycal ARM210/S48168 into Clinical Stage Program Targeting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and SURESNES, France, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARMGO Pharma and Servier today announced the successful completion of preclinical efficacy and IND/CTA enabling studies with ARM210/S48168, along with a formal decision to advance the program into early clinical development initially targeting treatment for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the most common and s...

Winter Wonderland Poses Special Dangers to Spine; Dr. Kaliq Chang Offers Tips on Avoiding Winter Back Injuries

According to Dr. Kaliq Chang, preventing winter back injuries should be a priority when the weather outside is icy, snowy, cold and slippery. West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 Whether you greet the idea of winter sports and chores with enthusiasm or dread, there’s no denying that these activities – and even walking on icy surfaces – pose particular risks to an already vulnerable par...

"Champions of Industry" to Produce New Content on the Benefits of Massage Therapy, with Host Jimmy Johnson

The benefits of massage are considered in new segments... (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 Massage is the go-to therapy for millions who are stressed, injured or plagued with pain in their backs and other parts of their bodies. The art of using touch as a way to soothe and heal is deeply rooted in ancient civilizations. As massage therapy evolves, it is now considered one of the most respected systems o...

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

World's key bone, muscle and joint congress to be held in Milan, Italy

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Announcing the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases - the key annual forum for the presentation of new research and clinical advances in the field. Hosted by the Internati...

Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. to Attend the VI Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Mexico City

Global Stem Cells Group has announced plans to attend the Vl World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine in Mexico City, Feb 13, 14 and 15, 2015. Joseph Purita, M.D., head of the Global Stem Cells Group Scientific Advisory Board, will be a keynote speaker. MIAMI (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 Joseph Purita, M.D., will represent Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. as a keynote speaker a...

Daryl Wansink Leading Authority on Healthcare Data Analytics Joins QualMetrix Executive Team

QualMetrix, a healthcare analytics company delivering actionable insights to payors, providers and employers to help them reduce cost while enhancing the quality of healthcare, announced Daryl Wansink PhD, has joined its executive leadership team as the Senior Vice President of Analytics. Dr. Wansink brings 17 years of knowledge from the health in...

Afferent Pharmaceuticals Announces the Election of Dr. Peter Hirth to the Company’s Board of Directors

Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the development of small molecule compounds targeting P2X3 for the treatment of respiratory and urologic disorders as well as chronic pain, today announced the election of K. Peter Hirth, Ph.D., to Afferent’s Board of Directors. Dr. Hirth has more than 30 years of drug discovery and development experience in the biot...

AposTherapy Completes New Financing; Announces Global Expansion Initiatives

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AposTherapy announced that it has completed a new round of financing and is launching a global initiative to offer its technology and treatment through premier physical therapy centers and orthopedics practices. To date, the company has provided drug-free and surgery-free treatment to over 50,000 patients worldwide who suffer from osteoarthritis of ...

N.J. Dermatologist Uses New Treatment for Hair Loss to Regrow and Thicken Follicles Without Surgery

Dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport has been successfully using a new, nonsurgical treatment for hair loss in men and women called platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), which he considers “the best-kept secret in the world” that could change the entire field of hair restoration. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 A New Jersey physician has been successfully using a new, nonsurgical...

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Gene therapy play Audentes raises $42.5M

Audentes Therapeutics Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.) raised $42.5 million in a series B round led by Deerfield Management. New investors Sofinnova Ventures and Venrock and existing investors OrbiMed, 5AM Ventures and Versant Ventures also participated....

EOS imaging Installs Systems at Two Leading U.S. Pediatric Hospitals

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Adopt EOS for low dose 2D/3D imaging EOS imaging (Paris:EOSI) (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, today announced two EOS imaging system installations in the U.S. at the University of Florida Health S...

TexPTS Stone Oak Clinic Moves To New Location on East Sonterra Boulevard

State-of-the-Art Clinic Will Replace Existing Huebner Road Location in San Antonio, Include Staff From New TexPTS Partner Steve Stratton Physical Therapy San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is proud to announce the opening of its newest, state-of-the-art clinic on December 2, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The clinic, which will replace the Huebner ...

Surgical Specialties Announces Leadership Team Additions

BRAINTREE, MA and VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Surgical Specialties, Inc. announced today two important additions to its executive management team.  Daniel (Dan) Sutherby has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Brennan Marilla as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).  The company appointed John Barr as CEO in October 2014. Dan Sutherby brings experience in both publ...


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