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New Boston scientific pacemaker family features technology for adapting pacing to respiration


These pacemakers monitor respiration, adjust pacing accordingly, and support insight into the patient's overall heart failure status. Comprising of the INLIVEN[TM] cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) that synchronizes the heart chambers, and the VITALIO[TM] and FORMIO[TM] pacing systems, the new family of devices offers clinicians a comprehensive set of tools for the management of heart failure and related comorbidities. Pacing systems are designed to treat bradycardia, a condition in which the heart beats too slowly, depriving... Read More »

1 million diabetic patients in Dutch uncertainty


Somewhat However, the lives of people with diabetes has everything except security for the future. Despite the treatment of diabetes may still be a question of very high blood sugar which have a destructive effect on the blood vessels. This can lead to both functional and structural problems in the small blood vessels, such as disturbed blood circulation in the feet, legs or eyes (retinopathy). Most developing diabetes within 15 years after diagnosis of diabetes, retinopathy. * When retinopathy is often involves bleeding in the retina (retina) ... Read More »

AmVac receives two EU grants for the development of Novel Vaccines


The projects are joint initiatives of AmVac, other European companies and research institutes with leading expertise in vaccine design and development. Total funding for all participating partners is approximately EUR 6 million and EUR 5.5 million, respectively, over five years. Within the funding periods, both vaccines are expected to complete Phase I clinical trials. The first project aims to develop a universal flu vaccine that can be used over several years. While traditional flu vaccines target highly variable antigens on the virus' surfa... Read More »

Chronic Kidney Disease: Reducing Risks of Progression – Prismic Pharmaceuticals Secures Exclusive Licensing Rights


Commenting on securing the rights to this important new agent, Prismic's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Teo Forcht Dagi, said, "Inflammation and oxidative stress play a key role in the induction and the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This is particularly so in diabetic patients, and it is most likely that inflammation is a major factor in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetic nephropathy. In addition, an increase in inflammatory cytokine levels in diabetes may increase oxidative stress as renal injury becomes more pronounced, t... Read More »

Avon to Present at the Deutsche Bank dbAccess 10th Annual Global Consumer Conference


The webcast and related slide presentation can be accessed at and will be archived at that site for one year. About Avon Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring s... Read More »

Mary Kay Sees Recdord Sales And Contest Entries During 50th Anniversary Year


– With 175,000 makeover contest entries received from nearly 30 countries, the Mary Kay® One Woman Can™ Makeover Contest is changing looks and changing lives for women around the world. The One Woman Can™ Makeover Contest is part of a year-long celebration of Mary Kay’s 50th anniversary which culminates on Sept. 13, 2013, the anniversary of the day Mary Kay Ash founded the company. The global celebration launched on March 8, 2013, International Women’s Day, with the first-ever Mary Kay® Global Makeover Day, an event where 24 international Ma... Read More »

Philips joins Practice Greenhealth as part of its long-standing commitment to sustainability


Andover, MA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced its membership in Practice Greenhealth, the leading organization in the U.S. for health care institutions that are committed to sustainable, environmentally preferable practices. As a member, Philips will have the opportunity to participate in a number of initiatives that Practice Greenheath leads and supports to advance the adoption of best practices in sustainability.  These opportunities include the Greening the OR™ and Greening the Supply Chain™ programs, which a... Read More »

Introducing Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick


The Breakthrough: A moisturizing lipstick that delivers a multi-sensory experience. The Concept: Treat your pout to a pampering lipstick that does more than drench your lips in vibrant color--it delivers a decadent experience for your senses, too. Avon’s latest breakthrough lipstick, Totally Kissable is infused with a tantalizing blend of natural oils and fruit enzymes and saturates lips in conditioning, rich color that smells and tastes as luscious as it looks. Its chic, multi-faceted silver packaging accessorizes your vanity, while its hydra... Read More »

Avon Names Lauren Andersen Global Celebrity Makeup Artist


In the role, Andersen will serve as a global spokesperson for the Avon Color brand, share beauty tips and trends in the Avon Brochures and create beauty videos for Avon’s YouTube Channels. Lauren will play an integral role in debuting the newly revamped Avon Color line, launching summer 2013. Andersen will help introduce Avon’s new Color collection of lipsticks and eye shadows that have been reformulated with new cutting edge innovation, featuring Color Reveal Technology that is designed to deliver ultra-wearable, high-impact color. “Growing ... Read More »

New Research Proves Clinical Pathways Can Reduce Cancer Care Costs and Improve Quality While Increasing Physician Reimbursement


DUBLIN, Ohio, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the cost of cancer care projected to increase to $170 billion by 20201, many in the healthcare industry are looking for ways to curb that cost curve – while maintaining quality of care for cancer patients and preserving fair compensation for physicians. New research being featured later this month in poster presentations and abstracts at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) proves that it is possible to meet all three of these seemingly contrary goals. Cardi... Read More »

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