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Research Finds No Association Between Wearing a Bra and Breast Cancer
9/8/2014 10:29:33 AM
A population-based case-control study found no association between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “There have been some concerns that one of the reasons why breast cancer may be more …
Basilea’s partner Astellas receives notification from U.S. FDA of acceptance of filing of isavuconazole NDA for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis
9/8/2014 10:26:05 AM
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reports today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application for isavuconazole submitted by Basilea’s license partner Astellas Pharma Inc. The NDA seeks approval of isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis) in adults. …
PHA Forum 2014 Launches the Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute
9/8/2014 9:42:33 AM
The Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute is a cornerstone of the educational program at the Population Health Alliance’s (PHA) annual conference, the PHA Forum 2014 , to be held December 10-12, in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the theme, Collaborate + Communicate = Engage. Registration is open online.   PHA, the leader in advancing the principles of population …
Testing for Airborne Contaminants that Could Cause Lung Cancer
Testing for Airborne Contaminants that Could Cause Lung Cancer
9/8/2014 9:42:31 AM
There are numerous airborne pollutants that are known to cause lung cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The agency states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to …
New knowledge of cannabis paves the way for drug development
9/8/2014 9:08:37 AM
Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new screening method that makes it possible to study cell membrane proteins that bind drugs, such as cannabis and adrenaline, while reducing the …
Thinfilm Named All-Star Innovator by PharmaManufacturing.com
9/8/2014 8:49:27 AM
PharmaManufacturing.com has named Thinfilm a 2014 “All-Star Innovator” for its NFC Smart Label product. The “All-Star Innovator” program recognizes “innovative technologies that deliver practical, needed efficiencies into the drug manufacturing continuum.” Other “All-Star Innovators” on the 2014 list include 3M, GE Analytical Instruments, and Bio-Rad Laboratories. About …
Fat Burning is Easier Than Ever With John Barban’s Venus Factor
9/8/2014 8:21:19 AM
Researcher and Fitness Expert John Barban has made a ground-breaking discovery that will transform the way women lose weight. He’s releasing his secret and now consumers can benefit from his work with the amazing new product called Venus Factor , a weight loss program for women. The dramatically effective weight loss system designed just for women now also comes with a …
Prescription Saving Cards Are Finally Receiving National Attention
9/7/2014 11:03:34 PM
News is starting to get around about the discount prescription cards. They can save you money according to a recent story by ABC News . Discount Prescription Programs have been around for years. Discount RX Programs has been providing FREE discount cards to its customers for 4 years now. According to the most recent report provided by Catamaranrx, Discount Rx Programs has …
Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women
9/5/2014 11:23:48 AM
Study Highlights Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods. The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blood pressure. Most older American women do not eat the recommended amounts of potassium from foods. …
ClearDATA Achieves HITRUST Certification for Its Healthcare Cloud Computing Platform and Services
9/5/2014 9:47:38 AM
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud data computing platform and service provider, announced that it has successfully achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). This independent, third-party certification assures healthcare organizations that ClearDATA’s cloud computing, backup , …
Head For a Cure 5K to Benefit Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
9/4/2014 4:50:24 PM
The Head For a Cure 5K fundraiser benefitting the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital and the Head for a Cure Foundation takes place at the Detroit Riverfront at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Funds raised through the Head for the Cure Foundation provided the seed money to help launch the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of highly respected and dedicated …
Cigna to Expand Participation in Aon Exchange Solutions
9/4/2014 4:28:06 PM
Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) is now expanding its private exchange plan options for clients by offering its long term disability (LTD) plans on the Aon Active Health Exchange™ and will offer its medical plans on the exchange for employees electing coverage in the fall of 2015. Cigna currently offers its medical and dental plans on a number of Aon Exchange …
Avian influenza virus isolated in harbor seals poses a threat to humans
9/4/2014 2:38:04 PM
A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans. The research appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications . The avian H3N8 virus was isolated by scientists …
NetSuite Tribehr Partners With Maxwell Health To Add Healthcare And Benefits Administration Capabilities To HCM
9/4/2014 2:17:00 PM
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud -based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a strategic partnership with Maxwell Health that combines Maxwell’s revolutionary cloud solution for employee healthcare and benefits administration with the NetSuite TribeHR human capital management ( HCM ) platform. …
Xerox Introduces Comprehensive Healthcare Management and Analytics Platform
9/4/2014 12:48:30 PM
An advanced healthcare analytics and workflow software package, the Juvo Care Performance Platform is being launched by Midas+ , A Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Company, to collect and analyze today’s massive amount of patient-care data and deliver detailed recommendations for better healthcare . Through this next generation of software and applications, Juvo maintains and …
Maestro Healthcare Technology and Spotlite Announce Partnership
9/4/2014 12:21:07 PM
Spotlite and Maestro Healthcare Technology are partnering to integrate Spotlite’s online employee benefits enrollment and administration technology into Maestro’s solution for self-funded clients and private exchanges. Maestro Healthcare Technology is a health benefits services company offering a single comprehensive platform for employer-sponsored health and benefit …
Flu Vaccines Are Now Available at All Target Pharmacy and Clinic Locations
9/4/2014 11:56:13 AM
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide. Target will offer guests Quadrivalent, Trivalent and High Dose. In addition, FluMist will be available later this month. All vaccines are also available in preservative-free options. “At Target, we know that prevention is key when …
Logic PD’s Bill Betten to Address Medical Device Technology Landscape at MedTechWorld’s MEDevice San Diego Conference & Showcase
9/3/2014 6:17:31 PM
Logic PD , a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, today announced VP of Business Solutions for Medical and Life Sciences, Bill Betten’s participation in two educational sessions at the MEDevice Conference & Technology Showcase . The show is taking place from September 10-12 in San Diego. The premiere show for medical device manufacturers …
American Lung Association Congratulates CVS For Removing All Tobacco Products From CVS/Pharmacy Stores
9/3/2014 5:36:13 PM
The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come.    We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers – …
Lyme Activists to Speak Out at NY Times with Silence Against Silence
Lyme Activists to Speak Out at NY Times with Silence Against Silence
9/3/2014 11:53:27 AM
New York, NY—On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Lyme disease patients from around the U.S. will unite at the headquarters of the New York Times to call for greater coverage of the Lyme disease pandemic. Lyme patients are using the NY Times as a symbol for the media as a whole to bring attention to the general underreporting of this public health crisis. By holding a silent …