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2008-10-02 15:01:05

A total of 146 students at Washington's Georgetown University have been treated for a stomach illness as of Thursday, officials say. District of Columbia Health Department officials said as the number of ailing Georgetown students continues to rise, they are desperately searching for any causes of the stomach sickness, The Washington Post said. The alarming spread of the illness Wednesday prompted campus officials to shut down the university dining hall as a precaution while an...

2008-09-30 06:00:14

A.P. Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:APPA), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today positive results from its pivotal Phase 3 study comparing the efficacy of APF530 (the Company's proprietary, sustained release formulation of granisetron) with Aloxi(R) for the prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Patients in the study were classified into moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy levels according to the Hesketh algorithm, which assigns emetogenic levels based on...

2008-09-28 03:00:10

By Akyuz, Aygul Guvenc, Gulten; Ustunsoz, Ayfer; Kaya, Tulay Purpose: To describe the experiences of Turkish women with gynecologic cancer and their partners. Design and Methods: Qualitative research using a descriptive phenomenological approach. Setting: Gynecologic oncology outpatient clinic of the Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey. Nineteen women with gynecologic cancer aged 43-70 years and 12 partners aged 46-73 years were recruited. Data were obtained through...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

British health officials said doctors should be cautious about giving drugs to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The government said drugs such as Ritalin should only be used in severe cases and never given to children under the age of 5, The Times of London said Wednesday. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the National Collaborating Center for Mental Health said children should first be treated with psychological therapy. The new...

2008-09-18 18:00:19

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) today announced results of its phase 2b dose-ranging study of AMITIZA(R) (lubiprostone) in patients with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC), conducted in Japan. The study demonstrated a statistically significant increase in mean change in spontaneous bowel movements (SBM) from baseline after one week on treatment (p less than 0.0001), the study's primary endpoint, for patients taking AMITIZA 24 micrograms twice daily versus placebo. AMITIZA...

2008-09-17 00:00:07

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer patients will soon be able to use a medication patch to ease the debilitating nausea that often accompanies chemotherapy.The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has approved the first anti-nausea patch for chemotherapy patients, intended to provide relief for up to five days. The patch, called Sancuso, is worn on the arm and delivers a widely used anti- nausea medicine, known as granisetron, through the skin. It is expected to be...

2008-09-16 15:00:37

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like information on Meniere's disease. What caused it to happen to me? Is there a cure for it? - V.C. ANSWER: Meniere's (main-YAIRS) disease consists of a quartet of symptoms: fluctuating deafness, dizziness, tinnitus (ear noises, like ringing) and ear fullness. All of them need not be present at the same time, and they occur in episodes. The times between episodes are free of symptoms. However, with the passage of time, the symptom-free periods become shorter, and...

2008-09-16 09:00:53

ProStrakan Group has received the FDA approval for Sancuso, which is reported to be the first and only patch to provide up to five consecutive days of control of nausea and vomiting for patients receiving a moderately or highly nausea-inducing chemotherapy regimen. According to the company, Sancuso is a transdermal system, or skin patch, that delivers granisetron, its active component and an established inhibitor of nausea and vomiting, through a thin layer of adhesive that attaches the...

2008-09-16 09:00:06

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Cancer patients will soon be able to use a medication patch to ease the debilitating nausea that often accompanies chemotherapy. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has approved the first anti-nausea patch for chemotherapy patients, intended to provide relief for up to five days. The patch, called Sancuso, is worn on the arm and delivers a widely used anti-nausea medicine, known as granisetron, through the skin. It is expected to be available...

2008-09-04 09:00:49

NovaDel Pharma Inc. (AMEX: NVD), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing oral spray formulations for a broad range of marketed treatments, today announced data from its Pilot Efficacy Study of its Oral Spray formulation of sumatriptan (Sumatriptan OS) compared to sumatriptan tablets, marketed as Imitrex(R)/Imigran(R), the leading triptan indicated for the treatment of migraine headaches. Migraine headaches affect over 30 million Americans and triptans account for almost $2 billion in...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.