Thursday, May 08, 2008

Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program To Begin Offering 90-Day Supplies Of More Than 350 Medications For $10 Each

Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program To Begin Offering 90-Day Supplies Of More Than 350 Medications For $10 Each
Wal-Mart officials on Monday announced the company will expand its discount program for generic drugs to offer three-month supplies for $10, the 07 May 2008

Study Finds Bone Marrow Treatments Helped Patients with MS
RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA
Patients who received bone marrow stem-cell transplants have reported remission of their disease, but Dr. Mark Freedman of the University of Ottawa is ...
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Teva's on a Tear
Motley Fool - USA
Elan's (NYSE: ELN) and Biogen Idec's (Nasdaq: BIIB) competing drug, Tysabri, has been signing up patients left and right, but that didn't appear to be ...
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Mr. Lube Canada Supports The Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Canada And MS Awareness Month Through Its Founder's Day Campaign
On Saturday, May 10th, 2008 Mr. Lube Canada will be supporting the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada and MS Awareness Month by donating $5 from every oil change purchase at Mr. Lube locations across the country.

Multiple Sclerosis, A Communication Breakdown - Research Profile From The Canadian Institutes Of Health Research (CIHR)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is, essentially, a failure to communicate. In a person with MS, the immune system has run amok, destroying the protective myelin coat that surrounds nerve cells. Without this myelin, messages cannot travel between the brain and the body as quickly as they can in a healthy person, and the exposed nerve cells begin to die.

Killer Competition: Neurons Duke It Out For Survival
The developing nervous system makes far more nerve cells than are needed to ensure target organs and tissues are properly connected to the nervous system. As nerves connect to target organs, they somehow compete with each other resulting in some living and some dying.


Study Provides Key Safety Data For Human Trials
A new study by UC Davis researchers provides evidence that methods using human bone marrow-derived stem cells to deliver gene therapy to cure diseases of the blood, bone marrow and certain types of cancer do not cause the development of tumors or leukemia.

New Discovery On Role Of Vital Protein That Fights Meningitis
University of Leicester research assigns hitherto unappreciated importance to protein of the body's immune defence system A University of Leicester researcher has discovered how a protein in the blood - linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more vital role than previously understood in the body's immune defence system.

Other News To Note
TMCnet - USA
The grants relate to preclinical safety and efficacy studies of three therapeutic cell types derived from human embryonic stem cells. ...
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Stem Cell Maturity Test
Stem cells can differentiate into 220 different types of body cell. The development of these cells can now be systematically observed and investigated with the aid of two new machines that imitate the conditions in the human body with unprecedented accuracy.


'60 Minutes' Profiles Partners In Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer
"60 Minutes" on Sunday profiled Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, which provides no-cost medical care for people with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other conditions in Haiti and eight other countries worldwide.

Opinion Pieces Examine Health Care Proposal Of Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee McCain
Several newspapers on Tuesday published opinion pieces that addressed the health care proposal of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. 07 May 2008

Florida Legislature Passes Health Plan To Offer 'No-Frills' Coverage To State's Uninsured
The Florida Legislature on Friday passed a health insurance package that would allow insurers to offer "no-frills coverage to the state's 3.8 million uninsured" residents, the 07 May 2008

Medical Research Is Essential To Improving The Economy And Bettering Lives
Health care in the United States is expensive, but its funding is crucial because it also is a major contributor to the economy and can better lives, according to an essay appearing in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).


Indoor Tanning Is Not As Safe As You Think - In Fact, It's Totally Out
At age 17, all Meghan Rothschild and Brittany Lietz wanted was a dark tan. They thought it made them look beautiful. But both had no idea that in just three years they would be battling melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


Vitamin D

Health:Vitamin D levels linked to depression
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Karachi, May 07, 2008 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) -- -- Low blood levels of vitamin D and high blood levels of parathyroid hormone boost the risk of ...
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Form of vitamin D lowers kidney-disease death risk
CTV.ca - Canada
Chronic kidney disease patients may see their risk of death drop by one quarter if they take a form of vitamin D, a new study says. ...
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Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Death by 72 Percent
Natural News.com - Phoenix,AZ,USA
(NaturalNews) People with higher levels of vitamin D in their bodies are 72 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer, according to a new study ...
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Vitamin D improves outcomes in chronic kidney disease cases: study
CBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Taking vitamin D may cut the risk of premature death by one fourth in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease, a new study finds. ...
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Low vitamin D boosts depression risk in seniors
Tehran Times - Iran
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Older people with low blood levels of vitamin D and high blood levels of parathyroid hormone are more likely to be depressed, ...
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Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Mortality Rate in Chronic Kidney Disease
Newswise (press release) - USA
Newswise — For patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), treatment with activated vitamin D may reduce the risk of death by ...
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A new study is out on vitamin D deficiency and depression
Florence Morning News - Florence,SC,USA
By Nicole Boone Low vitamin D levels in the elderly appear to be linked to depression and other psychiatric problems. But Dutch scientists are unsure if the ...
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Aloha Tanning Plans To D-Feat Deficiency
Looking Fit - Phoenix,AZ,USA
Marion, Ohio-based Aloha Tanning is participating in the effort to fund the continuation of vitamin D research, specifically in regard to the link between ...
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Older people suffer Depression due to Low Levels of Vitamin D-Research
HealthJockey.com - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
People above 60 years are facing a greater risk of depression due to low blood levels of Vitamin D and high blood levels of a hormone which is secreted by ...
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New Studies Find Calcium and Vitamin D May Prevent Colon Cancer
Natural News.com - Phoenix,AZ,USA
Earlier studies have suggested that calcium and vitamin D reduce colon cancer risk and the new Emory data may explain why. ...
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Google Blogs Alert for: vitamin D

Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Death by 72 Percent
By noreply@blogger.com (Dr Kevin Lau)
People with higher levels of vitamin D in their bodies are 72 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Colorectal cancer kills approximately ...
Dr Lau's Optimal Health Newsletter - http://drkevinlau.blogspot.com/

The Importance of Vitamin D
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At least 60 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. That’s according to a survey of blood tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. University of Minnesota nutritionist Kim Robien tells us why vitamin D is ...
Minnesota Connect - http://www.proc-sci.org

Vitamin D linked to reduced mortality rate in chronic kidney disease
For patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), treatment with activated vitamin D may reduce the risk of death by approximately one-fourth, suggests a study in the August Journal of the American Society of ...
Medical News - http://www.news-medical.net

Study: Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Death by 72%
According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, People with higher levels of Vitamin D in their bodies are 72% less likely to die from colorectal cancer.
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The Importance of Vitamin D
At least 60 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. That’s according to a survey of blood tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. University of Minnesota nutritionist Kim Robien tells us why vitamin D is ...
Public Health Moment - http://blog.lib.umn.edu/sphpod/moment/

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