11 million African lives could be saved by a small investment

Services and lack of accessibility due to poor distribution of health facilities and workers, particularly in rural areas, also affect the use of health services by the population. People are not aware of services available and you never know when you seek treatment is needed. Continue reading

FDA Approves Rituxan beyond the use of steroids in severe forms of vasculitis

Rituxan received FDA approval for RA in February 2006 and is currently indicated in combination with methotrexate in adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to one or more treatments with anti-TNF . In addition, Rituxan, in combination with glucocorticosteroids, is now approved for the treatment of Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis in adults. Continue reading

Tulane receives $ 15 million NIH contract to develop vaccines and treatments against the deadly fever

But Dr. Robert Garry, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane, which serves as Program Manager of the contract, he sees hope. Continue reading

Hollis-Eden has preliminary data of prostate cancer Phase I / II clinical trials Apoptone (HE3235) at the AACR Molecular Targets Conference

The study was an open label study with the primary objective to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and activity in men with CRPC Apoptone and an ECOG PS of Continue reading

Not all plans passed the test of the healthy heart

Several other dietary factors – including omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, whole grains, alcohol, vitamins C and E, beta carotene, folic acid, fiber and fruit – have been shown to have moderate evidence in support of one of information about heart health. But more research is needed to definitively prove the relationship between dietary factors and the risk of heart disease. Heart-healthy claims to the test Continue reading

Adult health and wealth under the Children Self-Control

Impulsiveness and its inability to think long-term decline in self-control individuals gave more problems with finances, such as savings, property and credit card debt. They were also more likely to be single parents, have a criminal record, and be dependent on alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and hard drugs. Continue reading

Researchers Connect APC protein to autism and mental retardation

A clue about the causes of mental retardation and is the synapse, the tiny intercellular junction rapidly transfer information from one neuron to another. According to neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, Sackler School with students from the Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, a protein called APC plays a key role in synapse maturation, and APC dysfunction prevents the operation of typical synapses necessary for learning and memory. The results are published in the August 18 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Continue reading

The right side of the heart-lung disease, a study

Until now, researchers have focused on the left ventricle, the heart area affected by hypertension and other related diseases. In the new study, Kawut and colleagues examined the MRI 4204 men and women, on average nearly 62 years. They found that the right ventricle is smaller but more difficult in older adults pumps is greater in men than women, and is smaller among blacks and Hispanics more than whites. Continue reading

Quality of health care continues to improve slowly, but the disparities and gaps in access to care persist

Reports indicate that some disparities quality of care are increasingly small, and almost no difference in access to care are smaller. Asians have been treated worse than whites about 20 % of the basic measures. And Hispanics received worse care than whites for about 60 % of the basic measures. The poor people were treated worse than those with higher incomes by about 80 % of the basic measures. Continue reading

Experts discuss the complex nature of the protection of animals at the Symposium

Dr David Bayvel, a veterinarian of New Zealand, who chairs the OIE Animal Welfare, described the multi-dimensional definition of the OIE animal welfare and how scientific, ethical, economic influences, cultural influences, religious and political development the organization and delivery of welfare-related guidance. Continue reading