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2005-2006 FluForecast virus data indicated clearly that 1) the mortality rate of human H5N1 was increasing markedly, and that 2) the first country in which this would be clinically realized would be Indonesia.
An innovative approach is showing progress in addressing severe acute malnutrition, which affects an estimated 20 million children under the age of five worldwide.
Within the next decade, the world could face a deadly pandemic that could easily kill millions, disrupt the normal flow of life worldwide and create economic havoc.
Cynosure announced the launch of a new, higher power Smartlipo LaserBodySculpting Workstation.
Half of all U.S. adults say they have registered as an organ donor, but only one in four has informed their family that they are willing to be a donor.
Georgetown University Hospital's second CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System has arrived at Accuray Incorporated' Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cochlear Americas announced the launch of Sound Partnership, a group of initiatives that provide hearing device implant centers with more time to counsel and treat patients.
Young adults with a short temper or mean disposition also tend to have compromised lung function.
Benefits and Behavior: Voice of American Business Owners and Benefit Decision Makers revealed gaps between business owner/decision maker beliefs about wellness and employee benefits programs and actual business practices.
Recent flood conditions pose serious threats to the quality of private water supplies.
A new course that aims to turn science graduates into academic clinicians is announced today.
Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced the publication of a historic landmark in medical oncology and a definitive benchmark in the emerging field of cancer gene therapy.
There is general support for a new overarching European Health Strategy and a desire for more cooperation between the European Commission and EU Member States to further improve and protect health in Europe, the results of a public consultation process reveal.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new advisory committee designed to counsel the agency on how to strengthen the communication of risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products to the public.
Federal study's early results suggest male mice fed a normal diet plus anti-inflammatory substance may live longer than control mice.
The old wooden clipboard and pen that patients typically encounter when providing information in a doctor's office may soon be replaced by wireless, handheld notebook-and-pen-style computers called E/Tablets.
Scientists have identified a novel population of stem cells in adult muscle.
Mercy Health Plans has formed a partnership with eHealthInsurance to offer Mercy products on the eHealthInsurance website.
BioSource Solutions is in the process of testing several formulations in their existing product line to implement the revolutionary nanotechnology.
In response to concerns about an increased death rate in Louisiana post-Katrina, a study has determined that the death rate in the Greater New Orleans area dropped during the first 10 months of 2006 compared to the 44 months prior to the storm.
Cedara Software has released its C4 platform, an integration framework that enables modular integration of clinical applications with minimal impact on the host software product.
Boston Scientific Corporation announced enrollment of the first patient in the SONOMA post-market approval study of the Company's NexStent Carotid Stent System used in conjunction with the FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection System.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting livestock and fish/shrimp feed manufacturers about a voluntary recall of products used in feed production because several have been found to contain melamine and related compounds.
HealthSouth Corporation and Motorika will collaborate to create new products for robot-assisted therapy in the home in an effort to advance the use of technology in providing enhanced rehabilitative care to patients.
United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the patent, entitled "Direct Assay of Cholesterol in Skin Samples Removed by Tape Stripping" to PreMD.
This finding overturns a long-held, but much-debated, theory that limb acquisition was a novel evolutionary event, requiring the descendents of lobed-fin fish to dramatically alter their genes to adapt their bodies to their new environments of streams and swamps.
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