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Robarts Receives Million Dollar Boost To Alzheimer's And Stroke Research
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced a grant totaling more than a million dollars for John F. MacDonald's research on Alzheimer's disease. MacDonald is the Director of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario. "If you have a stroke and survive, you have a very high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.
 
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American Lung Association Study To Be Designated As An Editor's Choice Article In Next Edition Of The "Journal Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology"
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
The American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) completed the largest and most comprehensive study to evaluate placebo effects in patients with asthma. This new study investigated whether it is possible to enhance the effectiveness of treatment for poorly controlled asthma by increasing patients' expectations of the health benefit prescription drug therapy will provide.
 
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UK Grant Facilitates Creation Of International Health Links Centre
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH) have received a £560,000 grant from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to set up and deliver a UK International Health Links Centre (IHLC).
 
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New Support Service Available For Stroke Survivors In Eltham, UK
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
A new lifeline is being offered to stroke survivors in the Eltham area of London. The Eltham Communication Support Group has been launched to help people who've experienced a stroke and their families. Every year 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke and around 30% of those who survive are affected by communication problems. This can include the ability to speak, read, write and understand.
 
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1,200 RNs Gather In San Francisco Tuesday: Take Next Step To Form Nation's Largest Ever Union Of Nurses
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Nurses to March for Employee Free Choice, Unmask Insurance Industry "Death Panels," and Hear from RNs in Single-Payer Systems With the approaching formation of the largest union and professional association of nurses in U.S.
 
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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Welcomes Preventive Health Agency Formation
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
The Federal Government's decision to introduce legislation to establish a preventive health agency has been welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia which says pharmacists should play a key role in implementing the polices and strategies of the new agency.
 
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MabThera Approved In Europe For Use In Patients With Previously-treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that the European Commission has approved MabThera (rituximab) for use in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most common form of the disease in adults. The approval is supported by the impressive results from REACH, the largest randomised clinical trial ever reported in previously-treated CLL.
 
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Sanofi Pasteur And Butantan Institute To Provide A(H1N1) Vaccine To Brazilian Government
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT : SAN and NYSE : SNY), announced it has signed an agreement with Butantan Institute for the production and supply of a vaccine against the novel A(H1N1) influenza virus for the Brazilian Government. This contract was announced during a state visit to Brazil by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
 
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Novartis Hosts Scientific Symposium In Philippines To Review Research Approaches, Clinical Management, And Growing Presence Of Dengue
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
The Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) is hosting a global symposium in the Philippines, bringing world-renowned Dengue experts together to discuss critical issues facing Dengue treatment and prevention. The four-day symposium will focus on best research practices and clinical management, as well as the growing global presence and unmet medical need to treat this neglected disease.
 
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Novartis MF59® Adjuvanted Cell Culture-based Vaccine Shows Strong Immune Response In A(H1N1) Clinical Trials
submitted by DrKennedy 1144 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
A pilot trial of Novartis adjuvanted cell culture-based A(H1N1) vaccine[1] indicates that the "swine flu" vaccine elicited a strong immune response and was well tolerated. The trial was run by the UK's University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester. The vaccine, to be called Celtura®, was tested with 100 healthy volunteers, aged between 18 and 50.
 
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