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2014-07-07 08:27:28

VISTA, Calif. and HARTFORD, Conn., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGenomics, Inc, a leader in automated microarray technology for molecular diagnostics, and Genomas, a biomedical company enabling DNA-guided medicine for personal healthcare, announced today that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop genetic tests and DNA-guided diagnostic systems for optimal selection of statins and for improved delivery of statin therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, obesity...

2014-07-01 16:29:45

NY Times Article Brings Attention to Dangerous Lifestyle Related Epidemic and Suggests Critical Need for Therapy DENVER, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent New York Times article ("Threat Grows from Liver Illness Tied to Obesity", June 13 2014) alerting millions to the growing prevalence and seriousness of fatty liver disease revealed a stark and very concerning reality about therapeutic options. There are currently no drugs approved for either NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver...

2014-06-23 23:05:46

Process for Filing Multidistrict Litigation Cases to be Streamlined as a Result ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The national law firm of Baron and Budd reports that the federal judge presiding over lawsuits involving the cholesterol drug Lipitor issued a Case Management Order on June 2, 2014. As a result, the process of filing new cases in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) will be streamlined. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502) In issuing the order, U.S. District...

2014-06-16 23:01:08

The Firm is evaluating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) that allege the cholesterol-lowering statin caused patients to develop Type 2 diabetes continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-06-16 09:46:15

American Diabetes Association Panelists will argue pros and cons at symposium New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. At issue are the newest guidelines issued jointly by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in November...

2014-06-13 23:03:53

Bellwether Trial Expected to Begin in July 2015 ST. LOUIS, MI (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is continuing to progress in cases involving Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering medication that has been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, reports the national law firm of Baron and Budd. So far, more than 130 lawsuits have been transferred to the MDL. The lawsuits allege that the maker of Lipitor, Pfizer, either knew about the risk of diabetes or should have known...

2014-06-12 12:28:22

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for cardiovascular disease. Nearly 900 studies have been published on the adverse effects of these medications, and a look at their mechanism of action suggests ample reason for caution. Neurospecialist and pharmacologist Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D., discusses the controversy in the summer issue of the...

Statins Linked To Lower Physical Activity In Older Men
2014-06-11 06:20:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a common type of medication to lower their cholesterol could cause older men to become less physically active, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study, Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy assistant professor David Lee and his colleagues discovered a link between the use of statins, some of the most prescribed...

Ketchup And Other Tomato Products May Help Stave Off Heart Disease
2014-06-10 08:15:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Mediterranean diet has long been touted as a surefire way to improve cardiac health, but it has been a mystery as to what the underlying mechanism of the diet was that helped keep the heart healthy. Now, researchers from University of Cambridge say tomatoes may be the answer. The researchers, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, have found that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve blood vessel...

2014-06-08 23:01:35

The Firm is actively filing Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering statin. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 08, 2014 A federal judge presiding over Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/ ) in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina has issued a new Order that will streamline the process for filing cases in the multidistrict litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • 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.