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Will Begin Making Medical Records Public on Monday, September 23.

NEW YORK - Saturday, September 21st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Paul Aiken, the long-time executive director of the Authors Guild, announced today that he has early-stage Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal illness also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease in the US and Motor Neurone Disease in the UK. There is no known cure nor effective treatment for the disease, which kills an estimated 125,000 globally each year.

Aiken, 54, said his ALS symptoms in his legs went into remission after he was treated on August 7 with the fourth in a series of epidural steroid injections he received for lower back and leg pain. Just two days earlier, doctors at Weill Cornell Peripheral Neuropathy Center had found fasciculations, involuntary muscular twitches that are symptomatic of ALS, in his legs, arm, back and tongue during EMG tests.

Aiken said that, separately, an emergency room doctor at St. ... Read more »
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LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, September 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that CETel has renewed a multi-year deal and signed a new multi-transponder capacity deal with SES to provide services to meet the escalating demand for VSAT services and corporate networks in the Middle East.

Under the new contracts, CETel will be leasing 80 MHz capacity on SES' NSS-12 satellite to extend its VSAT networks for corporate and governmental networks across the region.

CETel, one of the leading teleport and satellite service providers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, offers dedicated VSAT services for corporate and governmental networks and GSM backhaul services, as well as hub hosting and managed solutions, from their teleports. Its teleport is headquartered in Germany, with affiliate offices in the UAE.

"Demand for satellite capacity in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia has been increasing in the last few year ... Read more »
Views: 96 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 09.22.2013 | Comments (0)

The Oral-B App for smartphones provides guidance in brushing sessions, for a smarter and more thorough oral care routine

CINCINNATI - Saturday, September 21st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oral-B today announced the launch of the Oral-B App, a breakthrough digital tool for brushing routines that gives users a new kind of personal power over their oral care.

Connecting with any Oral-B power brush, the app offers:

    Automated activation of a brush timer through recognition of the brush motor sound for dentist-recommended two-minute sessions
    Timer function with quadrant guide for even and thorough cleaning throughout the mouth
    Statistics function charting brushing sessions in weekly and monthly views to keep track of progress
    Brushing instructions and oral health tips

"Our goal for this app was to make the invisible visible by helping users quantify and visualize t ... Read more »
Views: 78 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 09.22.2013

Opinion Survey examines delays in diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis

CHALFONT ST. GILES, England - Thursday, September 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to a new survey, some patients with major neurological diseases believe they were not properly diagnosed for more than a year, potentially leading to patient anxiety, unnecessary or inappropriate treatments, delays in appropriate care, and added costs to the global healthcare system. The opinion survey examined the impact of diagnosis delays in the most prominent neurological disorders: Alzheimer’s (AD), Parkinson’s (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The survey, commissioned by GE Healthcare and conducted by Praxis Research, Inc., reflects opinions of physicians and patients in the US, UK, Germany and France. A total of 240 physicians, consisting of hospital and office-based neurologists and psychiatrists (UK-only) participated. A total of 101 patients with Multiple Scler ... Read more »
Views: 105 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 09.22.2013

Auction winner enjoys charity lunch with Marissa Mayer and donates additional 25,000 USD to Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School
MUNICH - Thursday, September 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) They met at the Yahoo! Group headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Ralph Clemens Martin, Director of EMIRAT AG, redeemed his auction prize, a lunch with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, on 5 September. As the winner of the recent online charity auction by Charitybuzz, Munich-based Martin had the opportunity to meet one of the world's top managers in person. Auction proceeds benefited the Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS) – a public school which prepares students for higher education and beyond. On top of the auction proceeds, Ralph Clemens Martin donated an additional 25,000 USD to EPACS.

On 5 September, the lucky winner of the auction, Ralph Clemens Martin, enjoyed a lunch meeting with Marissa Mayer. The famous top manager and the Director of EMIRAT AG, an internation ... Read more »
Views: 92 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 09.22.2013 | Comments (0)

OSIsoft is committed to engaging government, academia and industry to shape the next generation of cities with an infrastructure @cityscale

PARIS - Thursday, September 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) OSIsoft and Microsoft together launched the PI System @cityscale connected with Microsoft CityNext. The joint-initiative is designed to help governments, businesses and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities. Through the Microsoft CityNext initiative with the PI System @cityscale, Microsoft and OSIsoft will help leaders in academia, industry and government to do "new with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.

For over 30 years, OSIsoft customers have been using the PI System to manage critical infrastructure data from within industr ... Read more »
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