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Agriculture Secretary Discusses Importance Of Addressing Child Hunger, Health And Nutrition

November 22, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today testified in front of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Environment on the opportunities to combat child hunger and improve the health and nutrition of children across the country during the upcoming reauthorization of USDA's Child Nutrition Programs. Below are excerpts from Vilsack's prepared testimony: "The reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs presents us with an important opportunity to combat child hunger, improv...

Does Hydronephrosis On Preoperative Axial CT Imaging Predict Worse Outcomes For Nephrouretectomy Patients For Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma?

November 21, 2017

ORLANDO, FL (UroToday) - Dr. Casey Ng and colleagues evaluated whether hydronephrosis in the setting of upper tract TCC was a marker for more aggressive disease and worse outcomes. 106 patients from two institutions were included in the study. 37% had hydronephrosis. Not surprisingly patients with hydronephrosis were more likely to have TCC in the ureter vs. the renal pelvis (p=0.01). Presence of hydronephrosis correlated with higher stage disease (p=0.03), lymph node involvement (p=0.05), and ...

Over 5 Million Smokers Successfully Smoke-Free Since Therapeutic Nicotine Made Available Over-the-Counter A Decade Ago

November 20, 2017

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is marking the 10th anniversary of when therapeutic nicotine (TN) products became available over-the-counter (OTC) at the 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH).GSK's therapeutic nicotine products have helped more than five million smokers around the world successfully quit using safe and effective stop-smoking aids. Yet, there is a significant need to encourage and educate the more than 1.3 billion current smokers around the world on how to ...

Access to Sorafenib (BAY 43-9006) for Individuals with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma- Bayer and Onyx Announce

November 19, 2017

Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NYSE: BAY) and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: ONXX) announced the availability of sorafenib (BAY 43-9006) through a treatment protocol for eligible individuals with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), or kidney cancer. Sorafenib is being made available to patients through qualified investigators participating in this program at clinical sites throughout the United States The protocol, known as the Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Sorafenib (ARCCS) study, ...

Using Dog Collars In The Fight Against Chagas Disease

November 18, 2017

Chagas disease, for example, is caused by a parasite that roams with only limited control among the rural poor in Latin America. The main vector for the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi is the triatomine insect, or "kissing bug," which thrives in the nooks and crannies of mud-brick dwellings. The bug sucks the blood of mammals, helping T. cruzi move between wildlife, cats, dogs and humans. "Dogs tend to lie on porches or other areas easily accessible to the bugs," says disease ecologist Uriel Kitron,...