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2009-10-22 17:12:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced its schedule of oral and poster presentations at the Infectious Disease Society of America, 47th Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia on Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2009. Four presentations on CEM-102 will present results on the compound's in vitro activity against gram-positive organisms, featuring resistance frequencies, and the drug's PK-PD profile when a novel dosing regimen is used. A fifth presentation will...

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2009-10-21 12:30:00

Less than one-third of heart failure patients leave the hospital with drugs recommended for their condition, researchers reported Tuesday. Researchers studied 43,625 patients admitted to 241 hospitals with heart failure and discharged home. Researchers found that 12,565 patients (28.8 percent) from 201 hospitals met American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Chronic HF Guidelines for aldosterone antagonists treatment, which involves an agent that opposes the action of the...

2009-09-16 06:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist the 98 million people in the United States suffering from borderline-to-high cholesterol(1), Silk is launching the Silk(R) Heart Health to support consumers in living naturally healthful lives. Available now, Silk Heart Health breaks new ground in dietary approaches to cholesterol management by combining two clinically proven heart healthy ingredients - natural soy protein and plant sterols - in a single, delicious product(2). Soy,...

2009-09-01 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recognizing that September is National Cholesterol Education Month (NCEM), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is urging all adults, especially the 98.6 million Americans over the age of 20 years old with high cholesterol (1), to talk to their doctors about elevated cholesterol and get their cholesterol levels checked. Elevated cholesterol can contribute to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, which can begin in early...

2009-08-21 08:26:09

Cholesterol can affect the flow of the electrical currents that generate the heart beat, according to a study from two UBC cardiovascular researchers funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. The research team has just published the important discovery about the causes of cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats) in one of the world's leading scientific journals.Together with a group from Paris, France, UBC researchers David Fedida and Jodene Eldstrom found that too much...

2009-08-20 09:33:57

Health-conscious people know that high levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) can increase the risk of heart attacks. Now scientists are reporting that another form of cholesterol called oxycholesterol "” virtually unknown to the public "” may be the most serious cardiovascular health threat of all. Scientists from China presented one of the first studies on the cholesterol-boosting effects of oxycholesterol here today at the 238th...

2009-07-31 10:56:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaForce, Inc., announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate and Betamethasone Acetate Injectable Suspension, USP, a generic version of Schering Corporation's Celestone(R) Soluspan(R). PharmaForce's product is manufactured in the USA and is marketed in a 6 mg/mL (3 mg base betamethasone/mL; 3 mg/mL betamethasone...

2009-07-30 13:09:38

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose. That substance is a component of the common food additive lecithin, and researchers speculate it may one day be possible to use lecithin products to control blood lipids and reduce risk for diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease using treatments delivered in food rather than medication."Currently, doctors use drugs called fibrates to treat...

2009-07-10 08:41:49

Twenty genes playing large roles in controlling cholesterol within cells have been identified through several innovative methods. These genes may also point the way to new risk factors for heart disease. "Some of the genes identified by us as regulators of cellular cholesterol in future studies might turn out to be disease genes that contribute to hypercholesterolemia in some cases," Heiko Runz of the University of Heidelberg was quoted as saying. "Moreover, the strategy we used could open a...

2009-07-07 14:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test recently gained the honor of being a component in one of nine steps to a longer life. TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever (Rodale, 2009) by anti-aging authority Terry Grossman, M.D., and world-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil, identifies the VAP advanced lipid profile as one of the future technologies in cardiovascular risk assessment. Grossman, the book's co-author and medical director of The Grossman Wellness...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.