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2009-09-16 12:14:00

ANTONY, France, September 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes S.A. has announced the first results of a new phase IIb/III clinical trial (VO59.08) conducted in allergic rhinitis caused by birch pollen and concerning the development of a sublingual immunotherapy tablet containing the recombinant allergen of this pollen, rBet v 1. This study is the first ever to use a recombinant allergen as an active substance. To Stallergenes' knowledge, the use of a recombinant protein in dry...

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2009-09-15 12:56:18

Swimming in a chlorinated pool may increase a child's chances of experiencing problems with asthma and allergies, according to a new study. Writing in Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics, Alfred Bernard, a toxicology professor at Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, and colleagues, noted that children who spend over 1,000 hours in chlorinated pools were eight times more at risk of having asthma than children who spent time in pools which used other chemicals. "This is an important...

2009-09-11 17:11:03

The runny nose and post-nasal drip of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, puts a damper on sex and sleep, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Michael Benninger, chairman of the Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio who was the study author, said the study assessed the impact of allergic rhinitis on sexual function, sleep and fatigue. The researchers used the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index, a quality-of-life scale, in several groups of people -- a group of normal subjects, patients...

2009-09-08 18:45:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bepreve(TM) (bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution) 1.5% as a twice-daily prescription eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in patients two years of age and older. "Bepreve offers a new, safe and effective way to treat the itching caused by ocular allergies. We expect to have...

2009-09-08 08:00:00

ATLANTA and BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- From cubbies and carpets to class pets and pollen, as parents prepare for this year's back to school they should also prepare for the upcoming fall allergy season. To help children with nasal allergies ease into the new school year, the My Xperts(TM) program, created by UCB and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC., is offering new tips from a team of indoor and outdoor nasal allergy experts to help parents prepare for fall allergy season in and...

2009-09-02 07:07:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (SAR and PAR). New ASTEPRO Nasal Spray 0.15% is the first nasal antihistamine to offer convenient once-daily dosing for patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. ASTEPRO Nasal Spray 0.15% relieves rhinitis symptoms,...

2009-08-26 10:16:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation, (NYSE: SGP), today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has validated (accepted for review) the company's Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for a fixed-dose combination of mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. The company also announced today that the EMEA has validated the MAA for nomegestrol acetate...

2009-08-26 07:30:00

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people might think of nettle as simply a common and aggressive weed that can sting and cause skin irritation. But nettle has also been used for hundreds of years to treat seasonal allergies and other inflammatory diseases, although the precise nature of its anti-inflammatory effect was unknown. Now, scientists with HerbalScience have identified specific bioactives in nettle leaf extracts that inhibit in vitro receptors and enzymes known to be key...

2009-08-25 08:18:00

FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of ZYRTEC(R), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., today announced the availability of two new allergy solutions to help adult and children allergy sufferers this fall allergy season. Children's ZYRTEC(R) PERFECT MEASURE(R) and ZYRTEC(R) Itchy Eye Drops are the most recent in the expanding ZYRTEC(R) portfolio of allergy products. The company also announced the launch of AllergyCast, an iPhone(R) application that...

2009-08-18 10:59:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products in China, today announced that two of AOBO's branded products, Jinji Capsules and Boke Nasal Spray, were awarded the designation of "China's Top Branded Drugs of 2009" at an award...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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