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LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, mesothelioma law firm Baron & Budd wants to recognize the Fifth Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil. This nationwide event provides support and information, helps raise awareness and works to reverse the stigma commonly attached to lung cancer as the "smoking cancer."
Diane Legg, the co-founder of the New England chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance, started the vigil in 2006. Legg, a lung cancer survivor, wanted to find a way for the community could support not only those who suffer directly from lung cancer, but also their family members and friends. The vigil has grown to include 37 states, as well as Puerto Rico.
Over the years, lung cancer has been stereotyped as the "smoking cancer," implying that the cancer is always caused by smoking and that patients "had it coming." However, according to new research released by The President's Cancer Panel in 2010, a growing number of lung cancer cases are occurring in nonsmokers and are, instead, linked to environmental toxins, such as asbestos. (http://baronandbudd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Presidents-Cancer-Panel-Report-2010.pdf)
We have proudly sponsored the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in the past and we will always encourage participation at this event, said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron & Budd. These vigils not only raise community awareness, they also help to battle the stigma associated with lung cancer.
Baron & Budd has been protecting the rights of asbestos lung cancer patients for more than 35 years. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and have a history of asbestos exposure, your lung cancer may be linked to asbestos exposure. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/mesothelioma-attorney or contact us at 1.866.855.1229.
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of Protecting Whats Right for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $ 55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys.
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With Wikileaks and Ed Snowden still fresh in everyone's head, the insurance business is providing a Faustian deal. If you subscribe to a plan like Snapshot provided by Progressive, you'll probably cut costs if you're both a safe driver including your yearly mileage is below average. This really is way better-than Big Brother ever thought possible. It is actually a traveler in the vehicle on you, measuring how fiercely you apply the brakes or turn the steering-wheel.
How can it operate?
For the last decade, engine manufacturers are using increasingly sophisticated technology to handle how the vehicle responds to the driver's orders. It adjusts the flow of energy to get the greatest possible economy, it alters the manner in which the brakes hold the wheels to lower the threat of a skid, etc. All of the insurance companies now propose will be to gather this information and use it to judge how well you're driving.
What's the issue?
People that live in North America are anxious to safeguard their secrecy. Using the NSA and other agencies collecting ever more information regarding our own lives, the underwriters may have to reconsider their strategies if additionally they want information on how, when and where we push. That is all part of the wider move into a security culture. The smart phones and mobile devices we use are localized so we might be sent advertising encouraging company wherever we are actually. More and more people know about our own lives.
What really is the option?
In regards to the auto insurance business, there needs to be considered a dialogue about who owns the information and so what can be done with it. For instance, the data could state a good deal about our lifestyles, e.g. when and where we generate could be utilized to color the prices we pay. And so there should be limits. The insurance companies should only be allowed to gather and store information directly relevant to establishing the prices. Then we need a selection on what else the data can be utilized for. The police or courts will be interested in understanding the way the automobile was being powered, e.g. was it breaking the speed limit, did the fickle driving imply drunkenness, did the driver swerve because a deer stepped out from the woods, etc. This needs to be transparent. Snowden disclosed the Government was gathering data from phone companies and internet suppliers minus the public knowing. Only when there is a proper discussion of all the problems can we move to another question which is perhaps the use of the technology also lowers the car insurance quotes you get. The hypothesis says all safe motorists get cheap car insurance. We have to be permitted to see how that works. Underwriters should disclose the percentages of drivers who pay more and pay less.
Women who are struggling with noticeably hair loss will likely have various concerns regarding their look. Still, it's common to wonder just what it is that's contributed to the lack of their hair in the very first location. Here's a closer look at any of the lesser-known causes for hair loss and hair loss in women.
One. Toxic Hair Products
In addition to dyes and merchandises, the way in which hair is formed can also have an impact on hair health and thickness. Heat-based design practices like blow drying and using curling irons or flat irons can damage hair enough that follicles become damaged at the same time. Wearing the hair in endless tight braids or under a tight cap can likewise set harmful pressure in the roots. this can influence hair development sufficient to cause noticeable thinning in acute cases. For the most part, though, any hair-loss due to design practices or products is just temporary; giving your mind a break from substances and severe styles should supply the roots an opportunity to rest and recuperate.
Hair products are in place to nourish, clean and protect hair follicles for the most part. However, some appear to really possess the precise opposite result. In both men and women who are sensitive to the active ingredients in shampoos and hair dyes, hair roots can be broken enough to cause observable thinning. This is especially true for folks using brutal dyes really often, like celebrities who are constantly changing their look and undergoing frequent hair treatments.
2. Too Much Stress
Anxiety can wreak devastation in the body in a number of methods, like causing digestive problems, headaches and muscle tension that causes persistent back or neck discomfort. Left neglected, too much stress can spiral into more severe psychological problems like clinical depression, anxiety disorders or other stress related illness. Pressure is likewise the main risk factor for a growing amount of more serious health issues, like obesity and cardiovascular disease, and may intensify symptoms of health problems that already exist like asthma or diabetes.
One of the places that too much worry may become apparent is right at the hairline. A special stress response to a serious physical or mental wellness event may be confirmed by improved loss of hair over the next few weeks. Sudden changes in hormone levels can likewise contribute to thinning hair, like after childbirth. Fortunately, because the body recovers from the stressful event or hormones stabilize again, hair usually grows back naturally with time.
Three. Life style Factors
Research shows that illness, nutritional deficiencies and possibly even allergies can contribute to hair loss. Side effects from certain medicines can also lead to issues with baldness and development, like the extraordinary example of chemotherapy. For the most part, consuming a healthful, balanced diet and staying healthful may go a long way toward safeguarding your existing hair growth. Baldness treatments might help slow or inverse hair thinning, although prescription treatments like Propecia are not recommended for use in women currently.
Novartis: Layoffs as a Sign of Productivity Crisis in R&D; The CBCD Offers New Technology to Aid in Drug Discovery
Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
Up to 371 individuals jobs are at risk at a pharmaceutical site in the UK (1). The possible, planned layoffs may put R&D personnel and contractors at Novartis West Sussex facility out of work (1). The CBCD believes that these potential layoffs by Novartis may be an example of another pharmaceutical company suffering from an industry wide problem.
That problem is the productivity crisis in pharmaceutical R&D.
The CBCD believes that this crisis is the underlying cause of the planned layoffs. As BBC News reported, The firm said the (potentially planned layoffs) are a result of a global review of its research operations. The jobs of 72 marketing and sales support staff in Frimley, Surrey, are also at risk. The firm said it was proposing to withdraw marketing and sales support for its diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease products in the UK (1).
Although Novartis is known for its strong drug pipeline, the CBCD believes that these possible layoffs may be a direct result of the productivity crisis in pharmaceutical R&D, which may finally have hit the pharmaceutical company. As an article published on November 5, 2013 in the industrial daily, FierceBiotech.com reported The pharma giant hammered the British community two years ago when it eliminated a major manufacturing operation in Horsham. But the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research had committed to keeping its research work going and last fall discussed a major upgrade for the site. Today, though, it confirmed that it will shutter the complex, where investigators concentrated on respiratory programs (2).
Further evidence is the fact that the company is considering a global restructuring of its entire R&D program. The move signals a wider "realignment" of (Novartis) R&D worldwide (2).
The FiercePharma article continued saying, There's no immediate word from Novartis on what it intends to do with its huge global R&D effort, which consumes more than $ 9 billion a year. Novartis has long held the title for the largest R&D budget in the industrymost of the Big Pharmas have triggered some sort of R&D reorganization over the past few years, though Novartis was always one of the few exceptions to the rule (2).
The CBCD believes that the proposed layoffs and restructuring of Novartis global R&D efforts are a direct result of the challenges they face in R&D, and would like to offer to Novartis and other pharmaceutical companies, a new technology to overcome R&D challenges. This technology is called Computer Intuition.
What is Computer Intuition?
Computer Intuition is a psycholinguistic-based data-mining program that analyzes scientific text and helps scientists discover new therapeutic features of chemical entities.
In September 2013, the medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs, published a clinical study, which showed that the dietary supplement Gene-Eden-VIR is safe and effective. Gene-Eden-VIR was developed using Computer Intuition. The results of this clinical study show that Computer Intuition can predict clinical results.
In 1996a prototype of a psycholinguistic-based data-mining program that analyzes scientific text and assigns a rating to all ideas found in the text was completed (3). The higher the rating, the more (Computer Intuition) hints at future events (3).
The following is a description of one prospective application of Computer Intuition. In 1995, Frederiksen published a paper entitled: Diagnostic Imaging in Dental Implantology. At the time, Frederiksen was one of the world leading experts on the subject. To test the pre-dictive power of the Computer Intuition analysis, Almog and Heisler from the University of Rochester devised a test. They conducted a Medline search for papers published between 1980 and 1996 using keywords relevant to the subject of diagnostics, imaging, and dental implantology. The search identified 34 papers. The content of these papers was analyzed with Computer Intuition. The analysis produced three ideas. Two ideas were identical to the main conclusions described in Frederik-sens paper. This, by itself, was an impressive achievement. By using Computer Intuition, Almog and Heisler duplicated the results of a world leading expert quickly and inexpensively. However, while it took Frederiksen decades to build his expertise, Almog and Heisler acquired similar expertise within weeks (3).
The authors of the study went on to note that the third idea suggested by Computer Intuition was a new technology. This technology was not mentioned in Frederiksens paper. The three ideas were published in 1997. How predictive was the Computer Intuition analysis? In 2006, Almog, Frederiksen, and four colleagues, published a survey of the academic and commercial field of diagnostic imaging in oral implantology. In their paper, they reported an interesting observation. Beginning in 2000, three years after the publication of the Computer Intuition paper, numerous companies from technology-transfer and commercial standpoint have introduced technology platforms that offer planning and guidance systems to facilitate dental implant placement procedures, the same technology proposed by the third idea three years earlier (3).
The CBCD invites pharmaceutical executives to contact the Center to learn more about Computer Intuition and how this forward thinking technology can help provide higher returns on investment, and be implemented as part of their R&D efforts.
We invite the media to contact us for interviews at: info (at)buy-gene-eden(dot)com or phone 585-250-9999.
(1) Jobs at risk at pharmaceutical firm
In the beginning, adjustments inside your hairline may happen so gradually they are hard to find instantly. Once you detect observable thinning in your hair you can feel more selfconscious than usual about your own look. There are many treatment options for addressing this issue out there today, but some of them may take a short time to eventually become successful enough to find. What exactly are some innovative things you are able to do meanwhile to conceal the loss in the hair?
There are loads of ways in which you can cover-up your thinning hair. Men commonly choose baseball caps, while women may pick sun caps instead. In colder weather, hotter beanies and stocking caps are a great solution to conceal the loss of your own hair. Truly, hats supply a quick and trendy solution to disguise any issues connected your hair thinning, regardless about what season it truly is. More active men and women may tie a fast bandana on in front of a hike or workout workout, while quite scarves on women certainly are a wonderful alternative for dressier occasions. For the more adventurous around, wigs and hairpieces are another option for covering up spots with a little too much crown.
Just how you style your hair may also help cover the presence of the thinning hair. This will not always mean succumbing to the notorious bad comb over. Rather, consider growing hair somewhat longer and wearing it pulled back, or separating it in a way that your scalp is a bit more covered. Adding volume is a different method to hide hair loss, and broad headbands will help disguise thinner patches on the top of the top.
Needless to say, some individuals might opt to move the opposite course and cut their heads rather. That makes a receding hairline or thinning on top less distracting, plus it is a wonderful low-maintenance appearance that complements everything. And remember, shaving your face is not just for men; girls can seem fresh and edgy with really short-hair as well. And, for people with darker hair, a widening part is much more clear contrary to some darker hair color; going blonde and sometimes even picking a lighter color of brunette can be considered a great alternative for making hair loss-less noticeable.
Finally, for people people who are less interested in concealing their hair thinning and more interested in obtaining their old hairline right back, there are a score of hair loss treatment options available. Topical medications like Rogaine will help slow the loss in your own hair and functions for both men and women. And, even though Propecia is approved for use just in men, the males who actually do buy Propecia statement that not only does the modern hair loss stop, however they also find a renewed hair growth again. Propecia use along with other hair loss remedies can strike the problem in its source. In the meantime,, though, it's not a poor thought to stock up on caps and headbands.
Martinsburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
PcVue, a subsidiary of ARC Informatique and automation solution provider of award winning HMI/SCADA software, announces it will benefit from the signing of a worldwide OEM agreement between Canary Labs and its parent ARC Informatique. For North America, PcVue will now market Canary Labs historian software as part of its PcVue Solutions offered directly or through its distribution channels.
PcVue, one of the only vendor-neutral, customer driven HMI/SCADA solutions on the market today, integrates with Canary Labs historian and leverages its ability to obtain data from many disparate data sources. This means that bundling premiere historian software with powerful, high performance HMI/SCADA will further lower a customers total cost of ownership, increase productivity, and enhance scalability and performance.
PcVue Solutions delivers a suite of software and hardware products for displaying, controlling, managing and analyzing the information from a wide range of applications including building automation, water and wastewater, transportation, PV solar, renewable energy, wind farms, oil & gas, electric power generation; as well as such process industries such as chemical, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical and food processing.
We were amazed at how closely PcVue products and our Canary Labs historian are aligned with both products demonstrating openness, flexibility and high performance, said Gary Stern, Canary Labs President. Our strategic partnership will truly benefit the customer in addressing their data monitoring and control, historian, trending and analysis needs.
We are delighted to partner with a recognized leader in historian software and to deliver the supplementary value our complementary bundled products bring to the marketplace, said Pierre Balliencourt, President of PcVue. We are thrilled about the additional opportunities this relationship brings for our channels and added value for our customers.
About PcVue, Inc.
PcVue, a subsidiary of ARC Informatique, delivers advanced, highly flexible and scaleable HMI and SCADA automation solutions that are easy to configure, quick to deploy and deliver a lower total cost of ownership. Dedicated foremost to provide superior customer service and support to its customers, distributors and system integrators, PcVues growing installation base is already reaching 50,000 plus licenses. Headquartered in Woburn, MA and backed by ARC Informatique and its global reach spanning five continents, PcVue provides software solutions that are used by the Fortune 500 as well as medium to large global operations such as Iberdrola, Airbus, Veolia Water, Schneider Electric. For more information, please visit http://www.pcvuesolutions.com.
About Canary Labs
Canary Labs provides enterprise historian and trending solutions that simplify and optimize data analysis driving more informed, confident decisions. Leading companies worldwide rely on Canary Labs open, flexible and high performance software to improve process metrics and increase the agility, efficiency and reliability of data access. With a reputation for stellar service and support and minimal cost of ownership, Canary Labs ensures customer success to a client base with over 14,000 installations in 26 countries.
Canary Labs, headquartered in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, is dedicated to the development of high performance historian and trending software and solutions. To learn more about Canary Labs, please call 814.793.3770 or visit http://www.canarylabs.com.