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Zero MRSA or Patient Infections Reported After Two Years as D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center Sets New Standard for Specialty Hospitals – D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center, proudly announces its surgical center is “infection free” after an initial two years of operation where over 2,000 procedures have been performed, according to Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr., founding director and CEO. This outpatient specialty hospital has taken a variety of proactive measures to reduce the risk of infection along with instituting very stringent protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of the patients. (PRWeb Nov 20, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1645634.htm HOE Ministries Gives New Hope to Orphans in Ethiopia : Hope For Orphans of Ethiopia Organization to Build Greater Awareness and Solutions to the Soaring Poverty Catastrophe Afflicting Orphaned and Innocent Children in Prison – HOE Ministries, Inc. (Hope for Orphans of Ethiopia), www.hoeministries.org, is a non profit Christian organization founded in January 2007, committed to reaching out to the impoverished orphan children of Ethiopia. (PRWeb Nov 20, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/hoe_ministries/addis_ababa/prweb1647404.htm Advanced Health Protection For Professional Fighters — Natural Ingredients In Defense Soap Kill Ringworm, MRSA, Staph, Impetigo and Herpes – Defense Soap is the first all-in-one soap formulated specifically for wrestlers and mixed martial arts athletes. Washing with Defense Soap is all they’ll need to protect themselves against the consequences of hand-to-hand combat. These consequences are well known. They include everything from contracting ringworm and staph to impetigo and MRSA. The active ingredients in Defense Soap attack and destroy every one of these infections. (PRWeb Nov 19, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/defensesoap/ringworm/prweb1631464.htm Encouraging Selflessness in a Down Economy – Online community hopes to inspire people to give up their holiday gifts to help 1,000 South African AIDS orphans. (PRWeb Nov 18, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1632754.htm Hepatitis C Therapeutic DNA Vaccine Delivered by Inovio Biomedical’s Electroporation Technology Reduces Viral Load by Up to 99.7% : Clinical Data Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – Inovio Biomedical Corporation (AMEX:INO), a leader in enabling the development of DNA vaccines using electroporation-based DNA delivery, announced today that its partner, Tripep AB, reported positive additional interim results from its ongoing phase I/II clinical study of its therapeutic DNA vaccine against hepatitis C virus (HCV). This vaccine is being delivered using Inovio’s electroporation-based DNA delivery system. In the third and highest dose cohort of the study, two of three subjects demonstrated reductions in viral load of 93% and 99.7%. Previously reported middle dose cohort results demonstrated an 87% and 98% reduction in HCV in two of three subjects, while no anti-viral effect was observed in the low dose cohort. No safety issues have been noted to date in the trial. These data suggest a potential dose response of the vaccine and support the inclusion of three additional subjects in the high dose cohort. (PRWeb Nov 17, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dna_vaccine/inovio_biomedical/prweb1627194.htm Biotrial, a Leading CRO, Continues to Strengthen its Medical Team by Appointing Didier Chassard (formerly with SGS), Associate Medical and Scientific Director – Biotrial, a leading CRO for early phase clinical trials, today announced a new executive appointment of Didier Chassard, MD, as Associate Medical and Scientific Director (PRWeb Nov 15, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1612574.htm Project HOPE Celebrates 50 Years of Improving Health around the World : Marks golden anniversary with weekend of festivities attended by representatives from three presidential families, foreign ambassadors and diplomats and other luminaries HOPE sets sights on addressing three key global health challenges as it enters its next half century and celebrates five milestones from the last five decades. – Project HOPE, Health Opportunities for People Everywhere, held its 50th Anniversary Weekend in New York City November 7-9 to commemorate 50 years of providing lifesaving health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need around the world. (PRWeb Nov 14, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/project_hope/50_years/prweb1617394.htm Doing Good On The Web – Online community encourages members to give up holiday gifts to give 1,000 teddy bears to South African AIDS orphans. (PRWeb Nov 13, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1610754.htm A New Way to Predict Outbreaks: Replikin Peptide Concentration in H5N1 Influenza Virus Genome as a Marker for Lethal Outbreaks – WHO and CDC have stated that the predictive accuracy of their annual formulations for human influenza vaccines is “suboptimal” – often correct less than 50% of the time, especially for seniors. Perhaps in part because we are not yet accurate in our predictions of upcoming influenza strains, approximately 36,000 people die each year of flu in the United States alone. As in the case of hurricanes, early warning of the location and intensity of virus outbreaks would allow us more rapidly and effectively to defend ourselves with strain-specific vaccines. This is now possible. The key to this predictive technology is a new class of structural virus peptides that have been shown to be involved in the chemistry of rapid replication. (PRWeb Nov 12, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1607184.htm Commonspot CMS of Choice for Major Healthcare Organizations – PaperThin, Inc., a leading Web content management solution provider, today announced that major Healthcare organizations are increasingly selecting CommonSpot to power their Web initiatives. Some of CommonSpot’s Healthcare customers include leading organizations such as Baptist Healthcare, Loyola Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Riverside Health, Sharp Healthcare, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System; as well as PaperThin’s newest customer Meridian Health. (PRWeb Nov 11, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/major_healthcare/episcopal_health/prweb1602464.htm Bold New Dell (PRODUCT)RED? Artwork for Studio Laptops Express Passion for Art, Desire to Make a Difference – Dell Expands the Palette of Its Art House Series with Three Exclusive (PRODUCT)RED Designs Dell Spotlights (RED)-Inspired Artists and Their Visions in Global Gallery on Dell.com For Each Dell (PRODUCT)RED Design Purchased, Dell Will Contribute $20 to the Global Fund, Helping to Save Lives and Eliminate AIDS in Africa (PRWeb Nov 11, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/global_fund/dell_studio/prweb1603244.htm Industrial Food Processing Washable Keyboard and Mice Introduced – Man & Machine introduces a line of cleanable waterproof keyboards and mice suitable for the Food Manufacturing and Processing Industry. (PRWeb Nov 10, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/waterproof/keyboards/prweb1582844.htm San Francisco SPCA Warns of Increase in Deadly Dog Disease Canine Parvovirus Linked to San Francisco Parks – The San Francisco SPCA today warned that its Veterinary Hospital has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young and adolescent dogs it has diagnosed with Canine Parvovirus – seven cases this month compared to one case per month in past years. All of the infected dogs have spent time in Golden Gate Park and in the Haight District. “We urge all dog guardians who frequent these areas to make sure their dogs’ inoculations are current,” said Jan McHugh-Smith, President of The SF/SPCA. (PRWeb Nov 10, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1587364.htm New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School – Most adults are not up to date on their vaccinations, says a new report from Harvard Medical School. The report, Viruses and Infectious Diseases, describes how fast-adapting viruses pose an advancing threat to human health and urges adults to seek out new vaccines and renew their old ones. (PRWeb Nov 5, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1571604.htm Vertrue Incorporated Gives Tips on How to Hold a Health Fair – Vertrue Incorporated Extols Virtues of Hosting In-Office Wellness Programs (PRWeb Nov 4, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/vertrue/vertrue_incorporated/prweb1555104.htm Sweepstakes Offers Viewers Chance to Win ‘Your Turn to Get Exiled’ Experience – Win Tickets to MTV Movie Awards, Opportunity to Participate in Trip to Africa with UN Foundation’s Nothing but Nets (PRWeb Nov 3, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/United_Nations_Foundation/MTV/prweb1565324.htm AcroMetrix Releases New ValiQuant HBV Quantification Panel – AcroMetrix, the leading provider of quality control standards for clinical diagnostic and blood testing laboratories, announced today at the Association of Molecular Pathology 2008 Annual Meeting, the release of the ValiQuant HBV Quantification Panel designed for validation and verification of new Hepatitis B real-time PCR assays and for training of laboratory personnel. (PRWeb Nov 3, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1565124.htm Dr. Saurendra Das of Excel Life Sciences Named Finalist for 2008 GCPj Awards “Clinical Research Professional of the Year – Excel Life Sciences, a U.S.-based, India-focused provider of comprehensive trial management services, announces that Executive Director of Operations Dr. Saurendra Das has been chosen as one of five finalists of the 2008 GCPj Awards “Clinical Research Professional of the Year”. (PRWeb Oct 30, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ExcelLifeSciences/GCPjAwards/prweb1537964.htm Monoclonal Antibody-Based Products Market to Reach $68.4 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. – Monoclonal antibodies represent one of the successes of the biotechnology industry along with a broad range of therapeutics and diagnostics. By the year 2015, monoclonal antibody-based products market is projected to reach $68.4 billion, primarily driven by rapid advances in technology that enable antibodies to specifically target disease-causing cells. (PRWeb Oct 30, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/monoclonal_antibody-based/therapeutic_diagnostic/prweb1542454.htm DNA Probes-Based Diagnostics Market to Reach $24.5 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. – Global DNA probes-based diagnostics market is projected to reach $24.5 billion by 2015. Aging population, rising affluence and awareness among consumers, and enhanced focus on research and development activities, are major factors facilitating growth in the market. (PRWeb Oct 30, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/DNA_probes-based/cancer_diagnostics/prweb1542464.htm   All content within WomensHealthOnly.com is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. WomensHealthOnly.com is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of WomensHealthOnly.com website.
 

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