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2011-05-24 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for introducing H.R. 1845 and S. 960, both entitled the Medicare IVIG Access Act. With strong bipartisan support, the bills provide for a study of issues relating to access to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for Medicare beneficiaries in all care settings and a demonstration...

2011-05-12 00:14:26

Study at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yields causes of common variable immunodeficiency A new genomics study, led by the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, sets the stage for the first predictive diagnostic test in a serious immunodeficiency disease in children. If the disorder, common variable immunodeficiency disease (CVID), can be diagnosed early, children may receive life-saving treatments before the disease can progress. "Currently, there...

2011-04-20 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought leaders from the medical, scientific and patient advocacy communities gathered in New York and London for CSL Behring's Key Issues Dialogue-Immunoglobulin to examine challenges facing patients with primary immunodeficiencies. They found common ground between the US and Europe on access-to-care issues such as early diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency disease (PID) and explored possible ways of improving patient...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.