Health News Archive - April 09, 2010

Nicotine withdrawal can cause dangerous agitation in intensive care patients.


Women are susceptible to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but scientists have been puzzled as to how it finds its way into the female reproductive tract.

Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Europe during the winter of 2005-2006 occurred at the edge of cold weather fronts, according to researchers from Princeton University and the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

ATLANTA, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The antiepileptic drug (AED) Vimpat® (lacosamide) (C-V) will be the subject of numerous studies and analyses at the 62nd annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto from April 10-17. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/vimpat/34012/ "The breadth and depth of Vimpat data being presented at AAN suggests that the neurology community recognizes the important role of Vimpat in today's epilepsy treatment approach," said James Zackheim, PhD, CNS Medical Director at UCB. Vimpat tablets are indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in people with epilepsy who are 17 years and older.

CLEVELAND, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Likely to be the first professional healthcare group to meet immediately after healthcare reform legislation passed, the Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG) held its annual forum in Ft.

PITTSBURGH, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a premier provider of high-quality diagnostic imaging services, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Skelton as Chief Executive Officer. Mr.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company leading the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that Steven Zelenkofske, DO, FACC, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, presented an abstract at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions on April 9, 2010 at 5pm (PST) in San Francisco, CA.

Leading hospitalist says that the work is just beginning.

Sedation cut back so patients can exercise, which speeds recovery.

SAN DIEGO, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ardea Biosciences, Inc.

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