Researchers are now studying an investigational treatment that may offer a significant new, minimally-invasive option for those suffering from advanced widespread emphysema.
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Parkinson disease patients taking the drug, ropinirole 24-hour prolonged release significantly reduced their daily "off" time in which Parkinson's symptoms like tremor, slowness, stiffness, and walking difficulty return as drugs wear off.
The Sussex County Department of Health conducts human disease surveillance in order to monitor disease trends in the community, preserve public health and prevent the spread of disease.
The National Hemophilia Foundation introduced Team Hemophilia, a fundraising program sponsored by Bayer HealthCare, in partnership with Andretti Green Racing, to benefit NHF and its participating local chapters.
The amount of "damage" to the central nervous system's protective blood-brain barrier almost always correlates to the severity of the disease.
The Immune Response Corporation announced today that effective April 16 the company will be known as Orchestra Therapeutics, Inc.
Dallas County Health and Human Services is strengthening its efforts to detect, prevent and control the spread of West Nile virus and other mosquitoborne illnesses.
Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures.
A new study by researchers at Children's and the University of Washington (UW) identifies a connection between allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, and autoimmune diseases.
Researchers have identified a potential treatment for a chronic lung disease affecting premature infants.
Historical analyses help plan for future pandemics.
The Honourable Tony Clement, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Michael Murphy, New Brunswick Health Minister today announced that New Brunswick has agreed to establish a Patient Wait Times Guarantee in radiation therapy by 2010, to be supported by $21.3 million in federal Budget 2007 funding.
Ceprotin is the first biologic treatment for patients with a rare genetic defect can cause a potentially life-threatening clotting disorder.
DCHHS is strengthening its efforts to detect, prevent and control the spread of West Nile virus and other mosquitoborne illnesses.
Study is raising the possibility for the development of new anti-inflammatory therapies, one of which may be low levels of inhaled carbon monoxide.
The receipt of a national CDC award given for achieving 80.5 percent coverage for the basic immunization series among two year old children, is the highest rate of any urban area in the nation.
Minister of Health of Indonesia announced at a joint news conference today that the country would resume sharing of H5N1 avian influenza virus samples "immediately".
Two new reports on vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) have been published today as part of ongoing work to manage the risks associated with the disease.
The case for updating legislation on the control of infectious diseases has been recognised since the 1980s.
The Nassau County Department of Health has announced that the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Nassau County last year is the lowest number ever reported in the County.
Those small fruit flies buzzing around your bananas are more than pests - they may be allies in a fruitful search for clues to human diseases caused when genes malfunction.
Health and Wellness Minister Dave Hancock has requested a review of all infection control programs throughout the province.
New cases of active tuberculosis continue to decline in New York City, the Health Department announced today.
The community should always be on the alert to prevent and fight against tuberculosis although the annual reported cases in Hong Kong have been maintained at around 6 000 with a stable downward trend in recent years.
Investigating a case of suspected food poisoning involving a 67 year old woman. \n
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