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NeuroRx Provides Clinical Development Update for Cyclurad(TM), a Novel Treatment for Acute Suicidal Crisis in Bipolar Disorder
NeuroRx, a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, today announced its plans for advancing Cyclurad™, the company's lead drug candidate, into a Phase II/III clinical trial for the treatment of acute suicidal crisis associated with bipolar depression

New Studies Link Learning Skills to Physical Activity Levels
For most children, the shorter days of fall and winter limit time and opportunity for active, physical play. This is a problem, say the child development specialists at The Little Gym, because current research indicates that physical activity is much more than simply fun and games; it is an important contributor to successful learning.

Top Scientists to Meet About Combatting Nutrition Confusion
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - To help Americans bombarded with multiple messages on what constitutes healthy eating, Oldways -- the non-profit nutrition organization best known for creating the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid and the Whole Grain Stamp -- will organize Finding Common Ground in Boston on November 17 and 18

Mario Batali Foundation Awards Grant to Ingredients for Education for KickinNutrition.TV Program
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 16, 2015) - The Mario Batali Foundation has awarded a grant to Ingredients for Education (IFE), a charity organization and multimedia education content provider that distributes KickinNutrition.TV (KNTV), an online platform for food and health education to schools and afterschools.

ROI Awards Grants to Drs. David Sher and Anand Shah for Projects to Examine the Comparative Value of Radiation Therapy
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected David J

David Fairchild, MD, MPH, Nationally Recognized Accountable Care and Population Health Management Expert Joins BDC Advisors as Director
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - June 03, 2015) - Rick Wesslund, founder and Chairman of BDC Advisors, the national healthcare strategy consulting firm, announced today that David Fairchild, MD, MPH, a nationally known healthcare expert on physician organization and engagement, has joined the firm as a director. Dr

BioAegis Therapeutics Completes Initial $8 Million Convertible Note Round; Round Oversubscribed
BioAegis Therapeutics Inc., a privately held biotechnology company commercializing plasma gelsolin (pGSN), an endogenous human protein that simultaneously modulates inflammation and boosts immune function, announced that its recently closed convertible note round was oversubscribed by investors.

Harvey V. Fineberg Named President of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, as its next president. Dr. Fineberg will assume his post on January 1, 2015.

Apollo Hospitals and Sanofi Announce Collaboration to Provide an Integrated Care Program in India for People with Diabetes
Jointly striving for ‘disease-free’ diabetes amongst patients in India Plan to set up 50 Sugar clinics in the first wave ​Apollo Hospitals and Sanofi today announced their decision to collaborate on the expansion of Apollo Sugar Clinics, which provide integrated diabetes care programs in India

NCSBN Considers Pertinent Association Business With Its Member Boards of Nursing at Its 2014 Annual Meeting
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, met in Chicago, Aug. 13-15, 2014, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. There were 58 member boards represented by delegates.

Controversial Study Links Vasectomy to Prostate Cancer
A new study published last month in The Journal of Clinical Oncology indicates that there may, in some cases, be a link between vasectomies and an increased risk of contracting the most lethal form of prostate cancer. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization, providing a permanent form of birth control

Weeknight Wonders
(Family Features) When it comes to making better decisions about the foods you serve your family, today is the perfect time to start.

Nuvilex's Dr. Mark Rabe Talks Medical Marijuana, Legalization and Cell-in-a-Box
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) is a biotechnology company that's focused on getting into late phase clinical trials for the treatment of advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, but it also expects to be a major player in the medical marijuana arena. And, to that end, last December, Nuvilex landed a leading figure in the medical marijuana field in Dr. Mark L. Rabe. Dr

Albany Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 18, 2013) - The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Linda A. Lambert, CAE, executive director of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

TAYLOR Grows San Francisco Team With Leadership of Two Project Directors
TAYLOR, a full-service architectural, interiors and strategies firm, has announced the addition of two new leaders to its San Francisco office, Kevin Hinrichs and Eric Peabody, as Project Directors.

LAM Therapeutics Launches Operations to Develop Drugs for Rare Lung Disease, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
LAM Therapeutics, the first biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying and developing drugs for the treatment of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), announced today that it has closed a Series A financing with private investors to launch operations

Hospital Profits Rise When Surgical Complications Occur
Hospitals' profit margins are higher when patients covered by Medicare or private insurance experience a surgical complication, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and a group of partnering health-care institutions. The findings will be published tomorrow in a peer-reviewed article in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.

ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day with Renewed Commitment to Combatting Malaria
On the eve of World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil has announced its next round of ExxonMobil Foundation grants to organizations working hard to combat malaria.

Zipongo Founder Presents National Healthy Deals Beta Launch at Health 2.0
Zipongo Inc. CEO and Founder, Jason Langheier, MD, MPH, presented yesterday at Health 2.0 where Zipongo announced the expansion of Healthy Deals to fight the nation's epidemics of obesity and chronic disease. It is the only program with a nationwide grocery store footprint that helps families through Zipongo-approved, personalized discounts and incentives for forming healthy eating habits.

Quench Beverage & Snack Company Encourages Healthy Vending Machine Habits Through Education
Soda, snack and coffee vending machines provider and stocking service, Quench Beverage & Snack Company, reminds customers to make healthy choices when it comes to purchasing items in theirs or any other company's vending machines. Quench Beverage & Snack Company services Denver and other northern Colorado communities

VHA Inc. Launches Center for Applied Healthcare Studies
To address the complexities resulting from sweeping health care reform, including value-based payment models and reduced reimbursements, VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced the launch of its VHA Center for Applied Healthcare Studies

Robeks Smoothie Franchise Makes It Easier to Add Healthy, Tasty Kale to Diet
The L.A. Times suggests you massage it. TLC advises you to chop and sauteé it. Toss it into salads, says The Sacramento Bee. But smoothie franchise Robeks has found that customers go gaga for kale when you blend or juice it into a cold summer drink.

MedForum12 Brings Top Minds in Healthcare Together to Explore Value-Based Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare System
More than 150 healthcare leaders from across the country, including chief medical officers and clinical leaders, senior IT leaders and care management executives from progressive U.S. health plans and provider organizations, gathered last week in Philadelphia at Medecision's 2012 Client Forum, "Strike the Balance

Medecision Highlights Solutions to Liberate Cost and Care for Payers, Healthcare Providers and Consumers at Client Forum 2012
Medecision Inc., the leading provider of healthcare management solutions, kicked off its "Strike the Balance" Client Forum today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, where chief medical officers and clinical leadership, senior IT leaders and care management executives from progressive U.S

Increasing coffee intake can cut risk of most common form of skin cancer
People could lower their risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, by increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee they drink, suggest researchers.

Genetic information may not significantly improve disease risk prediction
Detailed knowledge about your genetic makeup-the interplay between genetic variants and other genetic variants, or between genetic variants and environmental risk factors-may only change your estimated disease prediction risk for three common diseases by a few percentage points, which is typically not enough to make a difference in prevention or treatment plans, say researchers.

Coffee drinkers likelier to live longer
Drinking coffee might help you live longer, a new study has suggested.

Exercise linked to reduced mortality in breast and colon cancer patients
A review of various studies has found an association between physical activity and reduced breast and colon cancer mortality.

Some 'good' cholesterol may up heart disease risk
A subclass of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the so-called "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, a new study has revealed.

Long-term exposure to air pollution may up risk of lung and heart disease
Older adults who are exposed to fine-particle air pollution for longer period may be at increased risk of being hospitalized for lung and heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Positive feelings may help keep your heart healthy
Positive psychological characteristics such as optimism, life satisfaction, and happiness appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, a new study has found.

Eating berries can protect men against Parkinson's disease
Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can significantly reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease in men, suggest researchers.

2 drinks a day reduces death risk in men who have survived heart attack
Moderate alcohol drinking may reduce risk of death in men who have survived a first heart attack, say researchers.

High white rice intake elevates risk of type 2 diabetes
Eating white rice regularly significantly increases risk of type 2 diabetes, experts have warned.

One-hour daily brisk walk can halve genetic influence towards obesity
Watching too much TV can worsen your genetic tendency towards obesity, but walking briskly for an hour a day can help you cut the effect by half, say researchers.

Prenatal exposure to common household chemical ups eczema risk in kids
Exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) in the womb can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, a new research has revealed.

Replacing sweetened drinks with water 'lowers diabetes risk in women'
London, June 2 (AN): Women who choose plain water over sweet fizzy drinks or fruit juice have a lower risk of developing diabetes, a new study has revealed.

India among developing nations with highest pc of unnourished women, kids
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Yemen are a few countries with the highest percentages of undernourished women and children under 5 years, according to a detailed analysis.

4 cups of coffee a day may cut cancer risk by almost 25 pc
Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day may reduce risk of developing endometrial cancer by almost 25 per cent, a new study has suggested.

Drinking 2- 3 cups of coffee everyday cuts endometrial cancer risk by 7pc
A new study has found that long-term coffee consumption may help reduce risk for endometrial cancer.

How to eat more food and still lose weight
You can really eat more food and still lose weight if a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health is to be believed.

Coated drugs can contain harmful plasticizing chemicals
A new study has found that the coatings of many common drugs and supplements contain harmful chemicals called phthalates, which are often found in plastics.

Can vitamin therapy still reduce stroke risk?
Experts have argued that vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke.

Depression drives teenage girls to overeat
Teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge eating as compared to their counterparts, a new study has found.

WIN Consortium Announces the Scientific Program of WIN 2012 Symposium Where Leaders from Academia, Industry and Regulatory Agencies Will Debate Ways to Improve Efficacy of Cancer Therapeutics in Individual Patients
The 4th WIN Symposium in Personalized Cancer Medicine, to be held in Paris, France, June 28-29, 2012 (WIN 2012), will be again this year the unique forum featuring high-ranking speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies worldwide

Rotating shift work ups diabetes risk in women
Working women, who are subjected to rotating schedules, comprising of three or more night shifts per month are more vulnerable to type 2 diabetes risk compared to women who only work on day or evening shifts, a new study has revealed.

Researchers at Harvard University Report the Adoption of UpToDate® by Hospitals is Directly Associated with Shortening Patient Stays and Saving Lives

Harvard School of Public Health's David A. Shore Leads World Congress on Project Management
On December 5, 2011 the World Congress Leadership Summit on Project Management in Healthcare brought together a diverse group of health care stakeholders to discuss best practices within the project management field while addressing the specific issues project management teams face working in health care. David A

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