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New AIDS Tech Transfers reinforce Roche commitment to strengthen African manufacturing

Basel, Tuesday 29 May 2007. Roche today announced the agreement of two new technology transfers with local manufacturing companies in Africa -- Addis Pharmaceutical Factory in Ethiopia and Varichem Pharmaceuticals in Zimbabwe. As part of Roche's Technology Transfer Initiative, these companies will be provided free of charge with the technical expertise and guidance to manufacture generic HIV med...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 31, 2007

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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 3, 2007

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Mixed results comparing use of manual vs. automated chest compression following cardiac arrest

Two studies comparing the use of manual chest compression vs. an automated chest compression device during resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest produce contrasting findings, according to the studies in the June 14 issue of JAMA. ...... Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest claims hundreds of thousands of lives annually in North America. Successful resuscitation depends on a coordinated set o...

Manual vs device-assisted CPR

In an editorial in the June 14th edition of JAMA, Roger J. Lewis, M.D. and James T. Niemann, M.D., investigators at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), attempt to reconcile apparent contradictions in conclusions drawn from two studies examining use of a mechanical CPR device for the resuscitation patients with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arr...

Manual chest compressions are better than automated for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

PITTSBURGH, June 14 - Standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) works better than an automated chest compression device, according to emergency medicine researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reporting in today's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)....... , a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved portable machine designed to provide consi...

Careers of elderly deserve better: ANU study

The education and training opportunities provided by nursing homes for staff who care for elderly residents is worryingly inadequate, particularly for those caring for dementia patients, according to a pilot study conducted by ANU researchers.... ...The study conducted by ANU Medical School Visiting Fellow Dr Tony Schumacher Jones and colleagues asked carers to report how much education in mental...

JCI table of contents, January 26, 2006

...... ... Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Using a rat model of cataract formation, Masayuki Mori and researchers at Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan have now found a link between cataracts and cholesterol. The study, appearing online on January 26 in advance of print publication in the February 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation repo...

JCI table of contents: January 19, 2006

...... Vitamin D signals to prevent bone loss during osteoporosis... ... The risk of bone fracture resulting from falls increases as we age due to bone loss and osteoporosis. Physicians have routinely prescribed vitamin D and vitamin Drelated drugs to retard bone loss, but until now, little was known about the specific targets of vitamin D in bone. In a study appearing online on January 19 in ad...

News Briefs from the January issue of CHEST

... New data reveal that the asthma drug salmeterol may lead to an increased risk of respiratory- and asthma-related deaths in African American patients. In the Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial (SMART), researchers from GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, and Wake Forest Univer...

ANU cancer researcher wins biomedical award

An ANU medical researcher who has an anti-cancer drug in commercial development has been awarded the prestigious Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Science for 2005. ... ...Professor Chris Parish, who has made fundamental and applied contributions to knowledge in the fields of immunology and cancer biology, was presented with the award in Sydney last week.... ...The Cli...

Research finds cigarette manufacturers target youth market with candy flavored cigarette brands

Boston, MA New research from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that cigarette makers are targeting young smokers with candy and liqueur-flavored new brands that mask the harsh and toxic properties found in tobacco smoke, and in one case, embedding a hidden flavor pellet within the filter. Despite assurances from cigarette makers that they no longer target the youth market, the researcher...

New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy

The only advice doctors can give to the 4 percent of Americans with potentially life-threatening food allergies is to avoid the culprit food, often nuts or shellfish. But that may change as researchers in a new Food Allergy Research Consortium, announced today, strive to develop therapies to treat and prevent food allergy....... The consortium, led by Hugh Sampson, M.D., at the Mount Sinai School...

ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual

PHILADELPHIA -- (April 5, 2005) The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published the fifth edition of its Ethics Manual. The ACP Ethics Manual appears in the April 5, 2005, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, published by ACP. ... The new Ethics Manual revisits and expands on issues of earlier editions, such as patient privacy and confidentiality, complementary and alternative medicine,...

People with peanut allergy at risk of allergic reaction to lupin flour

A report in this week's issue of THE LANCET concludes that adults and children with an allergy to peanuts could also be allergic to lupin flour-a substance that is used in some European countries as a potential replacement for soya flour. Food manufacturers in these countries are using it in certain specialty breads, bakery goods and catering foods, and a small number of these are finding their w...
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