In New Mexico a 59-year-old woman from Taos County is hospitalized at University Hospital with the state's first case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome this year. The woman is in critical condition.
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Humate-P Approved To Prevent Excessive Bleeding In Patients With Von Willebrand Disease Undergoing Surgery
Humate-P, CSL Behring's factor replacement therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A and von Willebrand disease, has been approved by FDA to prevent excessive bleeding during and after surgery, in patients with severe VWD and mild to moderate VWD.
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health is investigating three reports of suspected cases of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning affecting a total of six persons, which were reported to the CHP.
A government panel in India has been set up to frame the stem cell guidelines in a bid to regulate the research activity in this emerging sector, has submitted the final guidelines to the Health Ministry.
FDA approved Humate-P for the prevention of excessive bleeding during and after surgery in certain patients with mild to moderate and severe von Willebrand disease (vWD).
Lung Transplant: profiling gene expression in peripheral blood can detect organ rejection in lung transplant patients.
WHO organized Meeting on options for increasing the access of developing countries to H5N1 avian influenza and other potential pandemic vaccines.
Artemisinin is a costly plant extract used in artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) for malaria.
The Government's Chief Nursing Officer welcomed a further reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections and announced the latest in a raft of measures to drive down rates of C.difficile in hospitals.
There were 55,681 cases of Clostridium difficile infection reported in patients aged 65 years and above in England in 2006.
CEL-SCI Corporation announces the issuance of a U.S. patent for a new platform technology Treat Immune System-Based Diseases.
Researchers have developed an animal model of infantile spasms, improving the likelihood of finding new treatments for the thousands of young children who suffer from these catastrophic epilepsy seizures.
Possible therapy and treatment target for Friedreich's ataxia.
The Louisiana Medicaid program has made its first payments to primary care providers participating in the new CommunityCARE Immunization Pay-for-Performance Initiative.
Scientists have published an important article, in which they propose several new approaches to boost vaccine development and R&D for vaccines, a huge US and global health care issue.
As part of a concerted effort to ensure more equitable access to a potential pandemic influenza vaccine, six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish in-country manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine.
Decision Resources finds that 78% of newly diagnosed dyslipidemia patients do not receive any drug treatment in the first year of diagnosis.
Cepheid announced an exclusive development and distribution agreement for molecular diagnostic tests in Hemostasis.
New preclinical data show that PTC124, an investigational new drug designed to bypass nonsense mutations, was efficacious in a preclinical model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Researchers discovered that an enzyme produced by lung-infecting bacteria further shuts down a protein that is defective in cystic fibrosis patients.
An older type of long-acting insulin is as effective in treating type 2 diabetes as newer and more expensive kinds.
Huntington's disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that affects roughly 30,000 Americans, is incurable and fatal.
New Hampshire Health Department confirmed a case of Neisseria meningitidis, a disease that causes bacterial meningitis in a student in Dover High School.
Electronic mosquito repellents - buzzing devices marketed to prevent malaria - don't prevent bites and therefore don't prevent disease transmission.
Scientists have discovered a new virus that was responsible for the deaths of three transplant recipients who received organs from a single donor in Victoria, Australia.
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