Health Care/Hospital

The International Myeloma Foundation: Multiple Studies at Global Cancer Conference Show New Therapies Changing the Outlook for Patients With Blood Cancers

- Studies Presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) ORLANDO, Fla., and NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) -- conducting research and providing education, advocacy and support for mye...

2006-12-08 22:00 1087

A New Gold Standard in Early Breast Cancer as Arimidex(TM) (Anastrozole) Overtakes Tamoxifen

-- More Patients Set to Benefit as Weight of Evidence for 'Arimidex' Prompts Wave of Change MACCLESFIELD, England, Dec. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today, for the first time in over 20 years, a new gold standard treatment has emerged for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer. I...

2006-12-07 19:33 1049

WuXi PharmaTech Announces Expanded Agreement with Merck & Co., Inc.

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech Co. Ltd., China’s leading pharmaceutical R&D service company, announced today that Merck & Co., Inc., of Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA, has agreed to extend and expand an agreement through which WuXi provides a variety of chemist...

2006-12-07 21:00 1336

SAMHSA and Ad Council Unveil National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign - Video Available

Only One in Four Americans Believes People are Sympathetic Towards Those With Mental Illnesses WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Ad Council, today launched a national awareness public service ...

2006-12-05 13:48 1248

Global Strategy Aims For Effective Malaria Vaccine By 2025

BANGKOK, Thailand, Dec. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- A report by the world’s leading international health organizations today calls for joint action to accelerate the development and licensing of a highly effective malaria vaccine. The Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, a new global s...

2006-12-05 11:54 870

China Medicine Reports Third Quarter Results

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Medicine Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME), a leading distributor of medical products, traditional pharmaceutical and Chinese medicines, herbs and dietary supplements today is reporting third quarter financial results for the pe...

2006-12-04 22:00 782

The Research and Development Center of Harbin First Bio-Engineering Co., Ltd., a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI) is Named as key Provincial Laboratory by Heilongjiang Provincial Science and Technology Department

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI) has been notified that at an accreditation meeting on November 21, the research and development center of Harbin First Bio- engineering Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of China Sky One, wa...

2006-12-04 21:30 1466

Cathay Industrial Biotech Completes US$52 Million Series B Financing

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd. (CIB) today announced the closing of its US$52 million Series B financing. Together with the US$26 million Series A financing in May 2006, CIB has raised a total of US$78 million in 2006. Series B Invest...

2006-12-04 21:00 1121

Risk of Heart Attack Significantly Reduced in About 90 days by Modern Combination of Drugs

-- New Results From the Only Large European Study Combining Blood Pressure-Lowering With Cholesterol Reduction in Patients With Moderate Cardiac Risk Prevents Half of Heart Attacks LONDON, Dec. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The risk of heart attack can be reduced by more t...

2006-12-04 16:01 1066

WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE

GENEVA, Dec. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow. Some 40 million people, their families, and their communities, are now living with HIV. Effectively tackling this epidemic remains one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges. (Logo: http...

2006-12-01 17:24 916

UNDP recognizes community-based AIDS response in China

AIDS Care China honoured by the inaugural UN Red Ribbon Award BEIJING, China, Dec. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of World AIDS Day, the United Nations in China presented today AIDS Care China with the inaugural Red Ribbon Award for the organization’s community-based a...

2006-12-01 10:31 1673

Winner Medical Group Inc. Successfully Completes Second Phase of ERP Project

- SAP ERP System Will Facilitate Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley as Well as Help to Better Manage Future Growth - SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc., "Winner Medical" (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG), has successfully completed the second phase of its Ent...

2006-11-28 21:30 1061

Study Shows Pregabalin Effective in Difficult-to-Treat Nerve Pain

Results Offer Hope to Patients with Excruciating Chronic Pain SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new study published today in the journal Neurology demonstrate that the oral medication pregabalin is significantly effective in relieving central neuropathi...

2006-11-28 17:00 809

WuXi PharmaTech Ranks 27th on Deloitte Tech’s Fast 50 China

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai, China - WuXi PharmaTech, China’s leading drug R&D service company, announced today it has been chosen in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China 2006”, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in China, for the second...

2006-11-27 21:00 1089

New Survey Shows a Nation Under Stress

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- America is stressed. That's according to a recent survey conducted by the country's leading non-profit mental health organization-Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/s...

2006-11-24 14:11 1020

Dr. Roger Hershline, Founder of CureHIV, Inc. and Global Humanceuticals, Inc., Hosting Fifth Session of the International HIV/AIDS Programs at the World AIDS Day in China, 2006

TIANJIN, China, Nov. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Chinese government has kindly invited Dr. Roger Hershline to host the Fifth Session of the International HIV/AIDS Programs Cooperation and New Technology/Product Showcase at the World AIDS Day in China, 2006. Dr. Roger Hershline will pr...

2006-11-29 19:00 1088

US Fast-Tracks Pharmaxis Cystic Fibrosis Drug

SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Bronchitol as a fast-track product for cystic fibrosis. The FDA fast-tracks the New Drug Applicat...

2006-11-24 09:34 869

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants for Use in Breast Augmentation, Reconstruction and Revision Surgery

****FDA APPROVAL***BREAKING NEWS*******FDA APPROVAL***BREAKING NEWS*** NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /XInhua PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Allergan's INAMED(R) Silicone-Filled Breast Implants for use in breast augmentation, reconstruction and revision surger...

2006-11-22 18:58 1037

CompuCyte Corporation, National University of Singapore Establish Regional Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Center

SINGAPORE and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CompuCyte Corporation and the National University of Singapore today announced the establishment of the Southeast Asia Regional Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Center, to be located at the National University of Singapore. The ...

2006-11-22 10:25 1048

Global AIDS Epidemic Continues To Grow

New Data Also Show Hiv Prevention Programmes Getting Better Results If Focused On Reaching People Most At Risk And Adapted To Changing National Epidemics GENEVA, Nov, 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The global AIDS epidemic continues to grow and there is concerning evidence that some countr...

2006-11-22 11:08 813