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2012-01-23 20:50:00

Feb. 5-11, 2012 is the National Burn Awareness Week and last month, the American Burn Association, representing burn surgeons, nurses and therapists, became the latest to call for adoption of a mandatory safety standard. In the petition CP 11-1 for a Standard for Gas Fireplaces dated May 2011 Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., Independent Safety Consultant, mentions that last year Carol Pollack-Nelson retained as an expert witness in a lawsuit filed (District Court of California, Case...

2012-01-10 07:04:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BodyMedia FIT(TM) armband-based body monitoring platform designed to energize your weight loss efforts now offers two new ways to light your calorie-burning fire: BodyMedia FIT coach, a software upgrade providing the market's first personalized feedback system capable of recommending activity and dietary adjustments based on each user's actual calorie expenditure and food intake for the day; and a partnership with America's favorite...

Hydrogel Helps Grow New, Scar-free Skin For 3rd Degree Burn Patients
2011-12-14 05:33:03

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a jelly-like material and wound treatment method that, in early experiments on skin damaged by severe burns, appeared to regenerate healthy, scar-free tissue. In the Dec. 12-16 online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported their promising results from mouse tissue tests. The new treatment has not yet been tested on human patients. But the researchers say the procedure, which promotes the formation...

2011-12-07 22:25:53

Massive, consistent changes in inflammatory gene expression seen in trauma, burns Serious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a "genomic storm" in human immune cells, altering around 80 percent of the cells' normal gene expression patterns. In a report to appear in the December Journal of Experimental Medicine, members of a nationwide research collaborative describe the initial results of their investigation into the immune system response to serious injury, findings which...

2011-11-23 11:42:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" watched a talented, engaging and loveable JR Martinez walk away with the Mirror Ball after a grueling season of competition. But the real story isn't just JR's dancing victory; it is that in battling for the coveted trophy, he shattered the myths about those who have been impacted by burn injuries. In front of 20 million people week after week, JR's story of pain and triumph have helped all viewers...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

The Circle of Care Foundation (âœCOCBFâ) announced today its new name: The Circle of Care Burn Foundation (http://www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org), devoted to improving the lives of burn survivors and their families. The name more clearly identifies the organizationâs intended purpose, complementing a number of recent achievements that have garnered praise from a variety of doctors, celebrities and other public figures. Solana Beach, CA...

2011-11-16 22:53:50

A study of burn patients has found that those who suffered the most severe smoke inhalation also had more inflammation and spent more time on ventilators and in intensive care. The study, led by researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, is published ahead of print in the journal Critical Care Medicine. It is the first to show that the severity of smoke-inhalation injury may play a role in the overall pulmonary inflammatory response. Inflammation occurs in...

2011-11-16 19:26:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the tagline "In the war on cancer, the disease is only half the battle"; Cut Poison Burn is poised to create a revolution by exposing the truth behind the cancer business. Reaching close to $100 billion in the U.S., the cancer research, therapies and patient treatment options continue to be controlled and impaired by a select few whose financial agendas get in the way of innovation and breakthrough therapies. Cancer is the second most common...

2011-10-11 08:00:00

REHOVOT, Israel and PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, today announced a corporate restructuring that is expected to result in a 50% reduction in the Company's monthly cash burn, thereby reducing annual operating expenses by approximately $4.2 million. Under the restructuring, Rosetta Genomics has already provided notices eliminating 24 positions, and will eliminate 11...

Study Finds Tanning Bed Cancer Risk Greater than Previously Believed
2011-10-10 05:11:20

Indoor tanning beds could be more likely to cause cancer than previously realized, as the ultraviolet radiation they use could cause damage below the visible layer of skin, claims a new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Nick Collins, the researchers behind the study have discovered that UVA rays, which are also given off by the sun and are often viewed as fairly harmless, could target "target the...