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2011-06-16 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil® Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company leading the industry in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Dr. Andrew Krentz as Senior Director of Scientific Services. Dr. Krentz, who is currently a senior scientific consultant for Profil Institute, will take on his new position in October following his relocation from the UK to San Diego. In his new role he will oversee...

2011-06-15 06:24:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Watching television is the most common daily activity in many populations around the world. It's estimated that the average American watches about five hours of television a day. But that doesn't come without risk. A new study says watching television for 2-3 hours a day or more can be associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and death. The study included combining the results of several studies that analyzed the association between...

2011-02-16 09:00:00

CDC releases new estimates for all U.S. counties ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically active in their leisure time, according to estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In many counties in those regions, more than 29 percent of adults reported getting no physical activity or exercise other than at their regular job. The 2004-2008 estimates,...

2011-01-04 04:06:47

Depression and diabetes appear to be associated with a significantly increased risk of death from heart disease and risk of death from all causes over a six-year period for women, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Depression affects close to 15 million U.S. adults each year and more than 23.5 million U.S. adults have diabetes, according to background information in the article. Symptoms of depression affect between...

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2010-11-18 06:25:00

A quick blast of radio waves to the nerves of the kidneys can help control high blood pressure in patients who do not respond to conventional treatment, researchers reported on Wednesday. The device works by selectively severing nerves leading to the kidney that play a key role in regulating blood pressure. In the study, the radio waves effectively lowered the top blood pressure reading by an average of 32 points after just six months, versus no change in those who took the best available...

2010-09-01 20:35:45

Older adults with diabetes who have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health, are significantly more likely to have weaker memory and slower, more rigid cognitive processing than those without these problems, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. These three health factors stood out from more than a dozen suspected to shape how Type 2 diabetes is frequently shadowed by cognitive impairment, including...

2010-08-09 13:30:11

Providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces deaths and hospitalisations and may provide benefits on health care costs and quality of life. These are the conclusions of a new Cochrane Systematic Review by an international team of researchers. Remote monitoring of patients can reduce pressure on resources, particularly for conditions like chronic heart failure, which exert a large burden...

2010-07-08 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil(TM) Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company specializing in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today that Dr. Marcus Hompesch, the company's President and CEO, will serve as San Diego's 2010 Corporate Chairman for Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) largest fund-raising event. Dr. Hompesch will help host the annual corporate community kick-off breakfast today at The...

2010-06-17 12:33:00

SAN DIEGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil(TM) Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company specializing in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Prof. Dr. Lutz Heinemann as Director of Scientific Services and Robert J. Schott, MD, MPH, FACC as Director of Cardiometabolic Research. Prof. Dr. Heinemann will oversee the scientific aspects of Profil's integrated approach from clinical trial protocol design to the publication of study...

2010-06-17 05:33:00

BEIJING, June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Racial-ethnic groups living in a similar environment and with access to universal healthcare differed strikingly in their cardiovascular risk profiles according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions in Beijing, China. Chinese people have the most favorable cardiovascular risk profile, followed by White, South Asians and then Blacks according to the study presented. Moreover, diabetes occurred...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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