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Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas
Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas
5/4/2015 6:32:54 PM
May is Asthma Awareness Month and a reminder that approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from the disease.  In Texas alone, more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with asthma.    The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 1 in every 11 children has asthma and it causes 3 in 5 people living with the disease to limit their physical …
Bayer Licenses Investigational ISIS FXI(Rx) from Isis Pharmaceuticals to Develop and Commercialize for the Prevention of Thrombosis
Bayer Licenses Investigational ISIS FXI(Rx) from Isis Pharmaceuticals to Develop and Commercialize for the Prevention of Thrombosis
5/4/2015 12:08:59 PM
Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) on ISIS-FXIRx, an antisense investigational drug in clinical development for the prevention of thrombosis. Under the agreement Bayer will further develop and commercialize ISIS-FXIRx in areas of high unmet medical need. As part of the clinical development …
Researchers Closer To Being Able To Change Blood Types
Researchers Closer To Being Able To Change Blood Types
5/1/2015 12:04:11 PM
What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an economic solution – until now. University of British Columbia chemists and scientists in the Centre for Blood Research have created an enzyme that could potentially …
Lyme Advocates Call on IDSA to Focus on Patient Care Instead of Attacking Those in Distress
Lyme Advocates Call on IDSA to Focus on Patient Care Instead of Attacking Those in Distress
5/1/2015 11:22:56 AM
For the second day, Lyme patients and supporters from around the U.S. gathered in Arlington, VA, at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) headquarters, to call attention to the epidemic of chronic Lyme disease and to ask the question: Why does IDSA continue to fight with and vilify patients instead of producing guidelines that would enable those who are chronically …
How Your Sex Life May Influence Endometriosis
5/1/2015 11:05:15 AM
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis thanks to a new University of Adelaide study. Dr Jonathan McGuane , from the University’s Robinson Research Institute , says they discovered, for the first time, an association between contact with seminal fluid and the development of endometriosis. “In laboratory studies, our …
Renew Esthetics MediSpa Offers Lasting Quality Treatments
4/30/2015 5:51:14 PM
There is no better way to treat oneself than to visit a MediSpa to get pampered from head to toe. MediSpas are not only tranquil getaways from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but more importantly, they are a one-stop-shop to effective skin care and general body beautification.  Many people suffer from unsightly cellulite which until recently was a problem that could …
People Will Live Longer Than Official Estimates Predict, Say Researchers
People Will Live Longer Than Official Estimates Predict, Say Researchers
4/30/2015 11:52:17 AM
A new study forecasting how life expectancy will change in England and Wales has predicted people will live longer than current estimates. The researchers say official forecasts underestimate how long people will live in the future, and therefore don’t adequately anticipate the need for additional investments in health and social services and pensions for the …
Expectations Place Pressure On New Mothers And Can Lead To Perinatal Depression And Anxiety
Expectations Place Pressure On New Mothers And Can Lead To Perinatal Depression And Anxiety
4/30/2015 8:51:59 AM
A quarter of pregnant women feel depressed or anxious – yet this figure could be reduced if women were made more aware of what to expect when becoming a mother. Clinical Psychologist Kirstin Bouse said many expectant mothers eat healthily, exercise and have a birth plan but fail to think about what happens once the baby arrives and how they will feel. “Most issues of …
Philips launches innovative 3D navigation system to enhance minimally invasive treatment of vascular disease
Philips launches innovative 3D navigation system to enhance minimally invasive treatment of vascular disease
4/29/2015 1:27:57 PM
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of VesselNavigator*, its latest innovation in live 3D catheter navigation to guide the minimally invasive treatment of patients with vascular diseases such as aortic aneurysms (ballooning of the aorta). This new catheter navigation solution, designed for use in conjunction with Philips’ interventional X-ray …
Even an hour of TV a day ups risk of childhood obesity
Even an hour of TV a day ups risk of childhood obesity
4/29/2015 1:13:32 PM
Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the School of Medicine . Based on the findings, the researchers say physicians should encourage families to restrict young children’s TV viewing to prevent unhealthy weight gain. …
The Gillespie Group Completes Landmark AcryliCon® Flooring Project
The Gillespie Group Completes Landmark AcryliCon® Flooring Project
4/29/2015 12:46:54 PM
(April 2015 ) The Gillespie Group recently achieved a project milestone   with the installation of 80,000 square feet of AcryliCon® flooring at the newly constructed Gateway ShopRite in Brooklyn, NY, one of 13 ShopRite stores owned by Glass Gardens, Inc. This currently ranks as the largest AcryliCon® installation project in the United States.    In selecting both the …
EMS takes Neff and Bosch on UK tour with Mobile Training Academies
4/29/2015 5:20:31 AM
Marking BSH Home Appliances’ single biggest investment in new product development, Event Marketing Solutions has launched two UK roadshows to get retailers and consumers hands-on with the latest appliances from Bosch and Neff.   EMS was tasked with creating two truck campaigns that would use the same formula but deliver separate brand, product and customer experiences.  The …
Village Dental Continues to Deliver Quality Etobicoke Dental Care Services
Village Dental Continues to Deliver Quality Etobicoke Dental Care Services
4/29/2015 12:33:46 AM
Featuring a unique name, Village Dental has been providing preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental care for several years. Lead by Dr. Ramin Hassanein, the dental facility provides a complete range of dental services for patients of all age groups. Today, the dental office has emerged as one of the leading providers of dental services in the Ontario area. Dr. Ramin …
Hopkins Physician Says Lyme Disease Patients Create Conspiracy Theories About Their Illnesses
Hopkins Physician Says Lyme Disease Patients Create Conspiracy Theories About Their Illnesses
4/28/2015 6:58:57 PM
Johns Hopkins physician Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, has told the Allentown Morning Call that Lyme patients invent ideas about what ails them. According to the article , Auwaerter likened Lyme disease to issues, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and global warming, issues that lend themselves to conspiracy theories. “When you don’t understand …
Healthcare-associated Infections due to Clostridium difficile on the Rise in California
4/28/2015 4:09:16 PM
Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released their latest annual report of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in California hospitals.  The report analyzed data from 424 acute care hospitals during 2013.  Overall, the report showed that California hospitals had improved in controlling infections as compared to the national baselines reported by …
FDA enters consent decree with Medtronic, Inc.
4/28/2015 11:00:59 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the filing of a consent decree against Medtronic, Inc., and two of the company’s officers—S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft —for repeatedly failing to correct violations, related to the manufacture of Synchromed II Implantable Infusion Pump Systems, medical devices that deliver medication to treat primary or metastatic cancer, …
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Spring Volunteer Training
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Spring Volunteer Training
4/28/2015 10:38:57 AM
The Elizabeth Hospice will host a three-day volunteer training for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer May 27, 28, 29 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Volunteers that can assist with complementary therapies such as …
Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens
4/27/2015 12:33:07 PM
High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from a trio of studies reported at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego. "Teens can be the victim of face-to-face bullying in school, electronic bullying outside of …
Neuronetics Closes $34 Million in Series F Financing with GE Ventures and Current Investors
4/27/2015 7:00:00 AM
MALVERN, PA, United States, April 27, 2015 – Neuronetics, Inc., the established market leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology, announced today the completion of its Series F Financing Round, which included investment from GE Ventures, as well as its original investor base totaling $34.3 million.   Neuronetics plans to use the proceeds from this latest …
Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Methylated DNA Markers That May One Day Lead To Noninvasive Whole Body Cancer Screening
Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Methylated DNA Markers That May One Day Lead To Noninvasive Whole Body Cancer Screening
4/24/2015 12:17:23 PM
A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has succeeded in identifying the source of cancer in patients’ gastrointestinal tracts by analyzing DNA markers from tumors. The results open the possibility that doctors could one day be able to screen for cancer anywhere in the body with a noninvasive blood test or stool sample. Such tests, if they prove practical and feasible, could mean …