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Robin McGraw Launches When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin McGraw, two-time New York Times bestselling author, television personality and lifelong philanthropist, proudly announces the launch of When Georgia Smiled, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation's mission is to create and advance programs that help women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence, live healthy, sa...

UPDATE 7-Doctor with Ebola in New York stable; nurse is virus-free

(New throughout, adds fresh comments from local officials, doctor's condition, details on the two Dallas nurses, congressional hearing)

Mesoblast: Intervertebral Disc Repair Phase 2 Trial Update

Rapid Patient Accrual, Enrolment Reaches Half Way Mark Positive Preclinical Study Results Published in Premier Neurosurgical Journal Melbourne, Australia; 17 April 2012: Global regenerative medicine company Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) today announced that its Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the use of allogeneic, or off-the-shelf, Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) for non-surgical re...

Holistic approach to understand and treat TB

For years, physicians around the world have watched as strain after strain of the deadly bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolves resistance to drugs.

NightCulture & Disco Donnie Presents Announce Record Attendance for Something Wicked Music Festival

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NightCulture Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB:NGHT) and Disco Donnie Presents, a SFX Entertainment (Nasdaq:SFXE) subsidiary, are proud to announce record attendance for the Something Wicked Music Festival that took place Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Houston, TX. The festival hosted over 20,000 Electronic Dance Music enthusiasts, a 67% year over year in...

epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England

SOURCE: Elsevier DESCRIPTION:Camden, UK, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) has just released the awaited epic3 guidelines on infection prevention and control for a range of healthcare professionals. They are freely available online on ScienceDirect and on the journal’s website. The guidelines were commissioned by the UK Department of Health and have been dev...

F-star Alpha Ltd.

F-star Alpha Ltd., a UK-based start-up recently spun out of F-star Biotechnology Ltd., believes its method of making bispecific antibodies can produce powerful therapeutics that are also easy to manufacture. While the parent company says the spin-out...

Elimidrol Reviews Roll In, Continue to Astonish

Success rate of Sunrise Nutraceuticals' new opiate withdrawal detox formula reveals product that works exceptionally well for users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Several months after its much-anticipated release, Sunrise Nutraceuticals’ one-of-a-kind opiate withdrawal support supplement continues to impress. As the Elimidrol reviews pour in, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive—...

A combination of Wnt and growth factor signaling induces Arl4c expression to form epithelial tubular structures

Growth factor-dependent epithelial morphological changes and proliferation are essential for the formation of tubular structures, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Co-stimulation with Wnt3a and epidermal growth factor (Wn...

FDA OK's Valeant toenail fungus drug Jublia

Onychomycosis (tinea unguium) is a common and destructive nail infection which affects the toenails more often than the fingernails – accounting for one-third of integumentary fungal infections and one half of all nail disease.

One Call Care Management Shares Workers’ Compensation Dental Expertise with Occupational Health Professionals

Laura Gorman, RN, Outlines Best Practices for Dental Claims Management Dental injuries that occur on the job are challenging, complicated, and costly for workers’ compensation programs, according to Laura Gorman, RN and Vice President of Clinical Sales at One Call Dental + Doctor (One Call). Gorman presented a session on “Managing Dental Claims” ...

Health Plans Expect Premium Rates to Increase by 7.5% in 2015

Health plans that participated in Sherlock Company’s Twentieth Annual Health Plan Pricing Survey anticipate premium rates to increase by 7.5% before the effect of buy-downs. An 11.4% increase in employee contribution in copayments and other benefit design changes is also expected. We received a total of 70 responses for a response rate among 330...

Globus Medical Announces Acquisition of Transplant Technologies of Texas

Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced that it has acquired allograft tissue processor Transplant Technologies of Texas, Ltd. (TTOT). Based in San Antonio, TTOT is a provider of human tissue products including bone allografts, biomaterials, and soft tissue products for spine, orthopedics, s...

Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults

This study provides causal evidence demonstrating that consuming a high flavanol diet improves dentate gyrus function and dependent cognitive functions in aged humans.

Rosalynn Carter Institute Expands Operation Family Caregiver Program into States with Large Military Concentrations

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) signature military caregiver program, Operation Family Caregiver, will announce its expansion into three new regions with high concentrations of returning military personnel at its annual summit Oct. 24. Americus, GA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’ s (RCI) signature military caregiver program, Operatio...

Actavis' Lo Loestrin Fe Birth Control Patent Protected Through 2029

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that found United States Patent No. 7,704,984 (the '984 Patent) to be valid and infringed by Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Florida Marijuana Info.Org Supports Florida Amendment 2 & Launches Get The Facts Campaign

Backs effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida on November 4, 2014 ballot. Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 FloridaMarijunaInfo.org announces its support of Amendment 2, the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative. On November 4, 2014, Florida voters have the opportunity to amend the Florida constitution and legalize medical marijuana for patients with debilitating con...

GameStop and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Invite Consumers to Play it Forward During the Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

GameStop to build on the $1 million raised last year for the treatment and research of childhood cancer GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is again joining forces with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to ask the public to, “Give thanks for the healt...

Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer features in award-winning posters

31 January 2011: Welland, UK: Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer played an important role in work presented in two out of the four posters to win awards given by the Excipients Focus Group at last November’s 2010 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition. Winners Maitri Trivedi and Rutesh Dave from Long Island University used the FT4 in their work ‘To develop and evaluat...

Astute Extends Series B Funding to $39.5M

San Diego’s Astute Medical, which raised $26.5 million in a Series B venture round last May, says it has extended the round and raised an additional $13 million to develop new diagnostic tests for acute conditions that require rapid diagnosis. Investors include Domain Associates, Delphi Ventures, De Novo Ventures and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. [...]

GE Healthcare launches PreDictor RoboColumn miniaturized chromatographic columns

Miniaturized columns for parallel screening in automated workflows April 2011: GE Healthcare PreDictor™ RoboColumn™ units are miniaturized chromatographic columns prepacked with GE Healthcare BioProcess™ chromatography media to enable high-throughput process development (HTPD). PreDictor RoboColumn units support fully automated chromatographic separation workflows using ro...

Malvern Zetasizer Nano shows aptitude for interdisciplinary research at Purdue.

23 June 2011: Malvern, UK: Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) within Purdue University’s unique Discovery Park, are finding the Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano particle characterization system is ideally suited to the center’s interdisciplinary research environment. The system is housed within the Chemical Nanotechnology/Microfluidics laboratory and users rang...

New Research Report on Antidepressants Market to 2018 by MarketResearchReports

Albany, NY, February 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Antidepressants Market to 2018 Despite Safety Concerns, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Continue to Dominate in the Absence of Effective Therapeutic Alternatives GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, Antidepressants Market to 2018 Despite Safety Concerns, Selective Serotonin Re-uptak...

Preventing Central Line Infections in Outpatients

What does it take to consistently prevent central line associated bloodstream infections in ambulatory immune compromised patients? Pediatric Nursing

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Completes the Acquisition of Car Care Plan (Holdings) Limited

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFSI) (the "Company") announced today that a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, IGI Group Limited, completed the acquisition of Car Care Plan (Holdings) Limited ("CCPH") from Ally Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("Ally") for approximately $70 million. The purchase price represented the consolidated tangible book va...

Novo Nordisk A/S - Shareholder/Analyst Call

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) March 04, 2013 4:00 am ET Executives Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen Ronald Christie - Member of the Senior Management Board Kezhou Zhang Chen Jun Ng Chin Sin Analysts Michael Novod - Nordea Markets, Research Division Richard Vosser - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Peter Verdult - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Carsten Lønborg Madsen - Carnegie Investment Ba...

How to Ensure Patients Aren't Awake During Surgery

Horror stories abound about patients given general anesthesia who claim they were in fact awake during surgery---and of course it's everyone's worst nightmare. Brain states are routinely monitored during surgery for this very purpose, but new researc...

The CytoPatch™2: Faster, Cheaper, and More Powerful

Rostock, Germany, March 06, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The CytoPatch2 builds on the technical success of the original CytoPatchTM system and is the first fully automated patch clamp system that is a viable alternative to manual patch clamp. Designed to closely mimic manual patch clamp processes, the CytoPatch2 generates the same high quality data as an experienced electrophysiologist working manually, and...

Rituximab for the Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Dr. Kevin Deane comments on a pilot study of rituximab for the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome. Medscape Rheumatology

Eight of Top 20 Drugs in Sales are Biologics

This from The Cell Culture Dish (via GEN) shows the Top 8 biologic drugs in 2012. They ranged from $4.0 B to $9.26 B, and all grew in sales in 2012. The stats appear below: Humira $9.26 B AbbVie Remicade $8.22 B Janssen & Merck Enbrel $7.96 B Amgen &...

10 Most Important Infectious Diseases With No Licensed Vaccine

Vaccination has been successful at controlling many of the world’s diseases. However, there still remain many infectious diseases for which no licensed (US or EU) [...]

Back manipulation may help relieve chronic pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Osteopathic manipulation may modestly reduce symptoms for some people with chronic low back pain, a new study suggests.

Physical, mental activities improve cognitive function in older adults, study finds

A randomized controlled trial finds that 12 weeks of physical plus mental activity in inactive older adults with cognitive complaints was associated with significant improvement in cognitive function but there was no difference between intervention a...

John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary To Honor Michael Sitrick With "The Duke" Award At The 28th Annual Odyssey Ball

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Sitrick, Chairman and CEO of Sitrick and Company, will be honored with the Special Service Award, "The Duke," at the 28th annual Odyssey Ball, the yearly fundraising event that benefits the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Saint John's Health Center.  This year's gala will be held April 13 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel ...

Me-Visit Founder Dr. William C. Thornbury to Lead "Mobile e-Visits Within the Medical Home" Webinar at Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Me-Visit, the developer of a technology that enables e-Visits through mobile platforms, announced today its founder Dr. William C. Thornbury will present research findings in a national webinar in conjunction with the Patient-centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). The webinar titled "Mobile e-Visits Within The Medical Home" will be held Thursda...

ABThera Negative Pressure Device in Delayed Abdomen Closure

For temporary abdominal closure in open abdomen management, the ABThera negative pressure device might be better than an older technique, a new paper says. Reuters Health Information

Greg Bonfiglio of Proteus Ventures to Speak at Stem Cell Summit (Apr 2013 Boston)

Monrovia, CA, April 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Gregory Bonfiglio from Proteus Venture Partners, will give a presentation on “Funding for Regenerative Medicine Technologies: Opportunities And Challenges” at the Stem Cell Summit 2013 (Apr 29-30, 2013 in Boston, MA). Greg Bonfiglio is a Managing Partner of Proteus Ventures and Chair of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicin...

Vycor Launches New Extension Arm for Its Patented ViewSite(TM) Brain Access System (VBAS)

BOCA RATON, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- Vycor Medical, Inc. ("Vycor") (OTCBB: VYCO) announced today that it has finalized the production and the U.S. commercial launch of an extension arm for its existing ViewSite™ Brain Access System ("VBAS") product range. It is currently anticipated that the extension arm will be available in Europe by the end of April. VBAS is a suite of clear cylind...

New Disposable Respirator Mask Can Kill Bacteria and Viruses

Kirkland, WA, April 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- AINW LLC, a Kirkland, Washington intellectual property development firm announces a breakthrough new type of patent pending disposable N95 respirator mask, which incorporates a breathable and proven anti-microbial and anti-viral metallic coated fiber into the inner layers of the mask's cotton or polyester gauze. This inexpensive metallic coated fiber ...

19-28z T cells: Phase I data

Euthanasia should not be a “quick fix”

Senior Australian of the year Ian Maddocks has expressed concern that if euthanasia were legalised, death could be seen as a ”quick fix” to suffering that could be relieved with palliative care. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Cleveland Clinic And VHA Select New Name For Strategic Health Sourcing Company

LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic and VHA have unveiled the name of their new company: Excelerate Strategic Health Sourcing. The name comes three months after both organizations announced the joint venture, which is fully operational beginning today. Excelerate is a unique provider-led model that brings evidence-based clinical outcomes to product decision making. ...

Amway Introduces NUTRILITE™ All Plant Protein Powder

ADA, Mich., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help people meet daily protein needs, Amway North America today launched NUTRILITE™ All Plant Protein Powder. The tri-blend of soy, wheat and pea provides the right combination of proteins and amino acids to keep individuals feeling healthy and energetic, without animal products or dairy side effects. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com...

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