Children with Down syndrome are more likely than their unaffected siblings to have higher levels of a hormone associated with obesity.
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NY Health Department today issued a health advisory to all state schools about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and how they can prevent and reduce the risk of MRSA infections among students in schools.
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding a virus which poses one of the greatest global disease threats to wild carnivores including lions.
The vast majority of patients who had a successful result with the percutaneous MitraClip device did not need mitral valve surgery three years after their procedure
Pharmasset has received fast track designation from FDA for R7128 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Due to public hazard of MRSA Virginia now requires labs to report confirmed cases of MRSA.
Trial demonstrates statistically superior results using the LifeStent self-expanding stent versus balloon angioplasty alone in treating peripheral arterial disease.
Recommendations to limit transmission and control Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks in Illinois schools.
Amicus Therapeutics announced positive results from two recently completed Phase 1 clinical studies of AT2220 (1-deoxynojirimycin HCl) for Pompe disease.
An alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers working together to improve quality of care for individuals with kidney disease and kidney failure.
Comparing Physiologic Guidance vs. Angiographic Guidance Of Stent Deployment In Multivessel Disease Patients
A trial will compare the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of a physiologic-guided percutaneous coronary intervention strategy to an angiographic-guided one in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease.
In the ten months since FDA licensed the first blood-screening test for Chagas' disease, some 241 blood donations in the United States have tested positive.
There are measures that people can take to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Remotti is an 18-year-old Connecticut girl who has spent the last two years of her life confined to her bed suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a rare neurological disease.
Researchers have discovered the first microRNAs - tiny bits of code that regulate gene activity - linked to each of 10 major degenerative muscular disorders.
VA facilities monitor all incoming patients on key units with nasal swabs and cultures for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.
Nearly 19,000 Americans died in 2005 from a virulent, antibiotic-resistant infection acquired mostly in the hospital.
Malaria kills more African children than any other disease -- approximately 3,000 every day.
RightStart program reduces risk of death up to 1 year after starting dialysis.
Schools are scrambling to find ways to combat a growing MRSA problem that experts say will only get worse.
Affymax, Takeda Pharmaceutical have been awarded for their innovative global agreement to develop and commercialize Affymax's lead product candidate, Hematide, for the treatment of anemia.
Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) caused more than 94,000 life-threatening infections and nearly 19,000 deaths in the United States in 2005.
Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or staph infection appears to be more prevalent than previously believed.
Staph infection superbug turn out in the US to be killing more people than AIDS, but this isn't plain-old staph. In JAMA there is a disturbing report on the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA Superbug.
A recent study evaluating the use of probiotics in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has found that Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 is the only probiotic currently able to demonstrate efficacy for improvement in IBS symptoms.
The link between gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity has long been established, but healthcare professionals have had little guidance as to whether obese patients with GERD should be treated differently than normal-weight patients with GERD.
The outcome of hepatitis is either self recovery or its development into liver fibrosis or, further, liver cirrhosis.
The structure of human bones is vastly different than previously believed - findings which will have implications for how some debilitating bone disorders are treated.
FDA granted approval for Millennium Pharmaceuticals's VELCADE use, without dose adjustments, in patients with multiple myeloma.
Sanofi Pasteur announced a partnership with Institut Pasteur to develop a vaccine against malaria.
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