The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-28T11:17:24Z Global Surgical Drapes Market Research Report 2017 2017-04-28T11:17:24Z global-surgical-drapes-market-research-report-2017 Research Beam added a report on “Global Surgical Drapes Market Research Report 2017 - Surgical Drapes Industry Research, Analysis, Technology, Growth, Demand, Report, Trends and Forecast” Report splits global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, and market share and growth rate of Surgical Drapes in these regions, from 2012 to 2021 The Surgical Drapes Market Research Report is an extensive study of the current market trends and growth prospects of the industry. The report offers comprehensive analysis for the historic period, 2012–2017 and the forecast period, 2017–2021. Industry overview is provided in terms of definition, specifications, and industry chain structure of Surgical Drapes. Manufacturing processes and cost structures are discussed along with raw material and equipment suppliers. In addition, in-depth analysis of types and applications is covered in the study with the help of figures offering insights on market share in similar format presented in Report Regional analysis for the Surgical Drapes market is offered on the basis of market size, sales, sale price, and growth rate. In addition, import, export, supply, and consumption analysis are included for each region. Report Description with TOC @ http://www.researchbeam.com/global-surgical-drapes-research-report-2017-market Following regions are analyzed: ·         North America ·         Europe ·         Asia Global market size in terms of volume & value, growth rate, sales, and sale price are analyzed for the historic period. Moreover, an extensive analysis of market size of types, applications, and regions is offered for the forecast period. The feasibility and SWOT analysis for new project investment is explored along with marketing distributor analysis. Data & statistics are provided with the help of figures and tables to help market players, investors, and stakeholders gain thorough understanding. Research conclusions are presented at the end of the report. For More Information about Report@ http://www.researchbeam.com/global-surgical-drapes-research-report-2017-market/enquire-about-report Global Surgical Drapes Industry Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world's major regional market conditions of the Surgical Drapes industry, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the Surgical Drapes basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. Then it analyzed the world's main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. The report includes six parts, dealing with ·         basic information; ·         the Asia Surgical Drapes industry; ·         the North American Surgical Drapes industry; ·         the European Surgical Drapes industry; ·         market entry and investment feasibility; and ·         the report conclusion. Riverside’s Offers Comprehensive Addiction Treatment at their Residential Clinic 2017-04-28T03:03:05Z riverside-s-offers-comprehensive-addiction-treatment-at-their-residential-clinic Riverside Clinic is one among the best addiction treatment services for people with substance abuse disorders and accompanying conditions. Their comprehensive residential treatment plan delivers a structured therapeutic timetable over a 90-day period and includes the support of Riverside Clinic family programme.  Every addict needs treatment that is specifically tailored. Longer durations of rehabilitation programmes are essential since some patients take time to trust the staff and share the issues that affect them. The length and severity of the addiction is another factor that determines the treatment. Research has shown that most patients require a minimum of 90 days in treatment to begin to arrest the addictive cycle. The best treatment outcomes occur when longer durations of treatment include an effort to help integrate the patient back into regular life through continued care. Those who attend treatment have access to quality medical and psychiatric care, one on one counselling, comprehensive case management along with personal development plans and life coaching that focuses on successful reintegration into a new life. The clinic offers round the clock care and supervision. Patients are given locally sourced fresh produce and nutritional meal plans, personal fitness training and yoga. Treatment provided includes personal, group and alternative therapies according to the need of each patient. Following the residential treatment at Riverside Clinic Sanctuary, they also get the opportunity to participate in ongoing care through Riverside’s integration and outpatients programme. This model of intensive treatment, reintegration support and continued care is essential for long-term success. Riverside Clinic specialises in the treatment of addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs and the mental health issues associated with them. Riverside Clinic is committed to quality care, delivering cutting edge treatment services, combined with best practice models of therapeutic management, at their residential facility. Those interested in finding more about Riverside’s Comprehensive Residential Treatment may call 03 96997529 or send an email to info@riversideclinic.com.au To know more about Riverside’s Residential treatment program: https://www.riversideclinic.com.au/treatment-options/comprehensive-residential-treatment/ Riverside Clinic Offers Treatment and Rehabilitation from ICE 2017-04-28T02:57:22Z riverside-clinic-offers-treatment-and-rehabilitation-from-ice Estimates of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have brought out an alarming fact. The number of Australians using the illegal drug methamphetamine including crystal methamphetamine or ICE has tripled over the past five years. Riverside Clinic, a Melbourne based addiction treatment service, has opened Riverside Clinic Sanctuary with an innovative framework that treats ICE misuse and addiction. ‘A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia reported that there are 268,000 regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. One of the study's authors, Sarah Larney, said that five years ago the number of users was about 90,000.’1   Riverside Clinic recognises the highly addictive and harmful nature of ICE. Riverside strives to repair the destruction caused on a personal level within the person and heal the damage inflicted on the family unit. They use advanced standards and practices in the field of addiction treatment. The treatment for individuals rehabilitating from ICE is unique when compared to other best practice treatment models. This is widely due to the harms associated with ICE, including psychological manifestations such as aggression and psychosis alongside a visible and often long-term physical deterioration. Riverside Clinic offers a distinct intervention and rehabilitation service for individuals requiring withdrawal and rehabilitation from ICE misuse. Riverside’s Sanctuary is run by clinicians who have demonstrated experience in the management of crystal methamphetamine addiction treatment. With ongoing professional development in the field of neuroscience and cognitive restructuring, these clinicians are able to deliver individualised and cutting edge treatment methods. While ICE addiction has been widely recognised as a problem in Australia, effective treatment options are not easy to find. Riverside Clinic provides the best quality progressive rehabilitation service. They offer unique, personalised solutions that are catered towards the rehabilitation of each patient with ICE related abuse disorders and accompanying conditions. Riverside Clinic specialises in treating addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs; and co-occurring mental health issues. The clinic is committed to quality care, delivering cutting edge treatment services, combined with best practice models of therapeutic management, at their purpose built residential facility. Those interested in finding more about Riverside’s ICE addiction treatment and Riverside Clinic’s Sanctuary may call 03 9699 7529 or send an email to info@riversideclinic.com.au To know more about Riverside’s ICE addiction treatment: https://www.riversideclinic.com.au/treatment-options/ice-treatment/ Reference: 1:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-29/trippling-in-methamphetamine-use-australia-five-years/7207012   Lens World Promotes High Quality Lenses from CooperVision 2017-04-28T02:37:58Z lens-world-promotes-high-quality-lenses-from-coopervision Lens World, the company that supplies high quality contact lenses at highly affordable prices, is promoting CooperVision contact lenses this month. CooperVision is the world’s fourth largest contact lens supplier and the world’s largest manufacturer of toric contact lenses for individuals with astigmatism. These products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. Lens World is always committed to selling only the best brands and products. The irresistible offers from CooperVision available at Lens World include the Proclear 6 Pack at $31.15, Proclear 1 Day Multifocal - 30 pack at $45.00, Avaira Vitality/ cAir - 6 Pack at $38.50 and BioMedics 1-Day Extra - 30 Pack at $26.00. Other offers include Biofinity MultiFocal - 6 Pack at $91.50, Proclear MultiFocal - 6 Pack at $89.50, Proclear Multifocal Toric - 6 Pack at $156.00 and Proclear Toric XR - 6 Pack at $150.80 among others. Lens World is a one stop place for lenses such as Toric Lenses, Multifocal Lenses, Astigmatism Lenses, Bifocal Lenses, General Lenses and Coloured Lenses. These contact lenses can be worn monthly, fortnightly, or daily. There are lenses for those who have a hectic and busy lifestyle and prefer only monthly lenses, as these are able to be worn for long periods of time. There are daily contact lenses that are easily disposable and do not require cleaning or maintenance. CooperVision has built a reputation as they are constantly improving their product range benefits through its in-house research and development team. This drive to innovate has made CooperVision one of the leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and a number of other related services and products. Their aim is to improve the experience that people have when wearing their contact lenses. CooperVision credits its constant growth and global acceptance to their ability to absorb feedback and then use it to improve their products as well as introduce new ones. Their current product line reflects what almost everybody requires in a high quality pair of contact lenses. Customers can check the catalogue to place their orders. Those interested in finding out more about CooperVision's brand of contact lenses can send an email to sales@lensworld.com.au or call 1300 724 534.   To check the offers on CooperVision lenses available at Lens World: https://www.lensworld.com.au/brands/CooperVision.html Xplore Expands Price and Performance Range of Category Leading XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet Portfolio 2017-04-26T22:00:52Z xplore-expands-price-and-performance-range-of-category-leading-xslate-r12-rugged-tablet-portfolio   SYDNEY, Australia — April 27, 2017— Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is expanding the pricing and performance options for its highly-demanded XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC platform in order to accommodate Australian and New Zealand customers’ evolving mobile computing requirements, even within their fixed budget parameters. Customers will now be able to order the exceptionally powerful XSLATE R12 in two new Intel® 7th generation Kaby Lake CPU configurations: The Celeron®-powered tablet PC from $3660 (base MSRP), while the Intel Core™ i7 vPro™ version will start at $4470. “Xplore rugged tablets are capable of effecting significant workforce productivity gains without disrupting a company’s business processes or IT efficiency,” noted Brett Gross, ANZ Director at Xplore. “The XSLATE R12, in particular, is one of the most sought-after rugged tablet PCs in the global market right now due to its unrivalled computing flexibility, broad IT system interoperability and reputation for exceeding industry performance standards. As such, we want to ensure that every customer has the ability to take advantage of its unmatchable benefits. By making the XSLATE R12 available in an even greater range of cost and performance options, we are able to deliver a best-in-class mobility solution that fits any customer’s needs.” Both of the new Celeron and Core i7 vPro XSLATE R12 rugged tablet models are available in multiple configurations, and serve as laptop and desktop replacements if desired. The XSLATE R12 tablet has a unique magnetically-attached, Companion Keyboard, which can stow and recharge while docked or while on the go, as well as touch and pen data input tools. The 800 Nit View Anywhere™ screen is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and remains the best outdoor-viewable display in its class. The XSLATE R12 can also be custom-configured with several connectivity options to ensure workers maintain data accessibility no matter where they’re working or the intensity of on-the-job demands. These include the SlateMate module, featuring a barcode scanner and HF RFID reader, an RJ45 + True Serial Port dongle, as well as pass-through antenna capabilities for WWAN, WLAN, and GPS in both the tablet and Secure Mobile Dock. “No one sits still anymore at work,” Gross continued. “The XSLATE R12 was specifically designed to eliminate downtime, minimize security risks and improve both data and device manageability for the millions-strong global mobile workforce. It’s the no-compromise, and complete, mobile office solution that today’s public safety, utility, construction, manufacturing and insurance professionals need to stay productive whether they’re multi-tasking or transitioning between multiple job sites.” Customers who choose to upgrade to the Intel Core i7 vPro processor will also benefit from increased security and mobile device management tools. The added Intel® Authenticate solution builds upon Xplore’s standard multi-authentication and biometric tools to capture, encrypt, match, and store user data in the rugged tablet. The built-in Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) also provides IT with easy remote maintenance and wireless device management, plus secure drive wiping, to simplify PC lifecycle transitions. Both the Celeron-powered tablet PC and Intel Core i7 vPro version will be fully available in May. For more information about the award-winning Xplore XSLATE R12 tablet computer platform, please visit www.xploretech.com/XSLATER12.   About Xplore Technologies: Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete line-up of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.   Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. THE MIGRAINE WORLD SUMMIT is Now Live! 2017-04-26T06:04:55Z the-migraine-world-summit-is-now-live Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. US studies have revealed that nearly one-in-four households include someone with migraine. In Australia, there are more than three million people with migraine. Yet there is less than one headache specialist for every 85,000 migraine patients, and four out of five people with Chronic Migraine are misdiagnosed. The Migraine World Summit, scheduled for April 23-29, brings together over 30 top experts and advocates to provide answers and treatment advice on migraine to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. Presently, there is no cure. Organisers of the Summit are two former chronic migraine sufferers – Carl Cincinnato from Sydney, Australia, and Paula K. Dumas from Atlanta, Georgia. They are working to reduce the global burden of migraine by bringing the top specialists in the world together for people around the world. “Despite the prevalence of migraine, it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated, with less than 50% of patients consulting a physician. For those who do seek help, finding the right doctor can be difficult. Moreover, specialists require referrals, patients may incur significant costs and there can be waiting lists,” said Cincinnato. “The Migraine World Summit provides unprecedented access to dozens of experts for those suffering from this debilitating disorder to be informed about the latest best practices and approaches. Altogether, it’s like having the opportunity to sit down with the best doctor in the world.” “Migraines can be devastating to someone’s quality of life. Migraine attacks can affect not only their physical wellbeing, but their relationships, family life and, in severe cases, their ability to keep a job and have a thriving career,” said Dumas. “There is still a stigma associated with migraine. Many people feel guilty or ashamed to admit they have a migraine, but it’s not their fault. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease which can also lead to depression and anxiety, as many struggle with the isolation or lack of progress and lose hope. The Summit will hopefully allow sufferers to find relief as well as demonstrate they aren’t alone.” Among the questions the Summit will answer are: What are the best treatments for migraine? What can I do when I’ve already tried everything? What are the secrets to finding effective natural alternatives? How can I cope with the anxiety and discrimination from chronic migraine? What new treatments are coming that I should be aware of? What are the most common challenges and myths that people face? Keynote topics and presenters include: Migraine Genetics: Unlocking a Cure for Migraine – Professor Lyn Griffiths, Queensland UT, Australia Shifting Cultural Perceptions About Migraine – Joanna Kempner, PhD Top Ten Migraine Myths to Bust - Peter Goadsy, MD, Kings College, London Best and Worst Places to Live with Migraine, Bert Sperling, author Neuromodulation: New Devices That Can Ease Pain, Brian Grosberg, MD, University of Conneticut Managing Hormonal Migraines Through Menopause – Susan Hutchinson, MD When Medications Actually Trigger Pain – Larry Charleston IV, MD, University of Michigan, USA Weather Related Migraine – Michael Steinberg Solving the puzzle of what’s causing migraines – Patricia Pozo Rosich, MD, Vall D’Hebron, Spain Migraine Statistics and Costs – Lars Jacob Stovner, MD, Norwegian National Headache Centre Research Pipeline: New Migraine Therapies in Development, Deborah Friedman, MD, UT Southwestern Expert Q&A : LIVE! Andrew Charles, MD UCLA, Goldberg Migraine Programe, Dawn Buse, PhD Montefiore Headache Centre, Francois Cadiou, Healint/Migraine Buddy Participation in the online Migraine World Summit is free online from April 23 - 29, and available by subscription thereafter. To attend, register at: https://migraineworldsummit.com   Media Enquiries: Blanche De Winter, PURE Communications, tel: 0425 279 091 blanche@purecommunications.com.au CARE OF THE NECK AS VITAL AS HEAD IN SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION, SAY NZ CHIROPRACTORS 2017-04-25T21:50:05Z care-of-the-neck-as-vital-as-head-in-sports-injury-prevention-say-nz-chiropractors Research is increasingly showing that concussion injuries not only affect the brain but also the neck upon which the head moves during impact according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association[1].    Dr Cassandra Fairest, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association explains: `Many people affected by concussion don’t understand the neck and spine are also traumatised. They also don’t realise the link between upper neck dysfunction as a possible cause of headaches and dizziness which often gets passed off as coming from the mild traumatic brain injury but responds well to chiropractic care1’.   `It is paramount the spine, and in particular the cervical spine and nervous system, are checked with any such injury to the head. We know that concussions occur in all contact sports with the highest incidence in rugby, soccer, hockey and basketball, and that youth athletes may have a more prolonged recovery and are more susceptible to a concussion accompanied by a catastrophic injury[2]. The greater number, severity and duration of symptoms after a concussion are predictors of a prolonged recovery.’   The uppermost part of the neck protects the brainstem at the top of the spinal cord, and injury to this delicate area from whiplash-type injuries and/or knocks to the head can produce symptoms that are similar to a traumatic brain injury[3],[4].   Dr Fairest adds: `Although neck strengthening makes perfect sense after an injury to the neck or head, if joint function is compromised then neck strength is only one part of the very complex nature of concussive or sub-concussive injuries and whiplash.’       Mild traumatic brain injury, occurs from a blow to the head or violent shaking, with approximately 24,000 cases in New Zealand every year[5]. It is a common injury in sport, with most individuals recovering in 7–10 days but some have persistent symptoms of dizziness, neck pain and/or headaches following a sport-related concussion.   Dr Fairest notes: `Research looking at a combination of cervical and vestibular therapy by chiropractors with post-graduate sports training, demonstrated earlier recovery by patients who underwent chiropractic care. Youths and young adults with persistent symptoms of dizziness, neck pain and/or headaches following a sport-related concussion were also able to return to sports sooner following chiropractic care[6].’   She adds: `Chiropractors commonly encounter concussed athletes in clinical practice and we encourage our members to understand the importance of using standardised concussion assessment tools and current concussion guidelines.   ‘Athletes should be aware that chiropractic care to restore the proper function of the spine and nervous system can help in the post-concussive situation and also in the maintenance of spinal function and optimum athletic performance’. A new study by Dr Heidi Haavik and her team at the Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic[7] showed large increases in the maximum output of the target muscle after a chiropractic adjustment session, which suggests that chiropractic care may help athletes’ brains to more efficiently produce greater outputs in sports performance, including muscle recruitment and recovery times.   Ends   Further Information: Dr Cassandra Fairest, Chiropractor 021 242 3073 or cassandra.fairest@chiropractic.org.nz Peter Boyes 027 554 0500 or peter@boyespr.co.nz [1] Leddy J, Baker J, Merchant A et al. Brain or Strain? Symptoms alone do not distinguish physiologic concussion from cervical/vestibular injury. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015 May; 25(3): 237-242   [2] http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/1/15.abstract?sid=2ea95250-41dd-4de1-a00d-1946feb83a8b   [3] Marshall C, Vernon H, Leddy J, Baldwin B. The role of the cervical spine in post-concussion syndrome. Physician Sportsmedicine. 2015 Jul; 43(3): 274-284.   [4] Ellis M, Leddy J, Willer B. Physiological, vestibulo-ocular, and cervicogenic post-concussion disorders:  an evidence-based classification system with directions for treatment. Brain Injury. 2015; 29(2): 238-248.   [5] http://www.brain-injury.org.nz/html/concussion.html   [6] http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/05/22/bjsports-2013-093267.short   [7] Haavik H, Niazi IK, Jochumsen M, Sherwin D, Flavel S, Türker KS. (2017) Impact of spinal manipulation on cortical drive to upper and lower limb muscles. Brain Sciences. In Press   Have you started compromising your immunity with over-use of antibiotics? 2017-04-21T05:23:09Z have-you-started-compromising-your-immunity-with-over-use-of-antibiotics Antibiotics is indeed an essential one in modern medical care and it represented a positive impact in medical field. But we should also be aware of the fact that even main stream medical journal has researches that warn against the excessive use of antibiotics. The job of antibiotics is to kill all the micro-organisms in our body indiscriminately.  We often develop vaginal and intestinal yeast infections after taking a course of antibiotics for some other infection, say, strep throat. This happens because the antibiotics indiscriminately kills lactobacillus bacteria that does good for our gut. One should be aware if an antibiotics is prescribed routinely (sometimes it is given for a viral infection !). When taken repeatedly it creates a resistance in our body and much stronger dose is necessary to treat further. This weakens the immune system and hinders the body's natural healing mechanism instead of aiding it. Dr. Hahnemann, he father of Homeopathy, in his scholarly treatise The Organon of Healing states that infectious diseases must be cured by treating the person and not by killing the microbes or removing symptoms. The remedy should awaken the body's natural ability to cure. It should just be a stimulus and body should do the healing task. A homeopathic remedy can trigger the immune system and give a right shape of cure naturally.  Parents, today, prefer naturalistic medicine which do not harm or restrict the functioning of immune of the children. Ayurclinic functions at three places in Australia, making naturalistic cure accessible to all. There are Homeopathic practirioners, Ayurvedic doctors and Yoga instructors providing an integrated three-fold remedy for all your ailments. Novotech signs MOU with South Korea's leading medical center, the Asan Medical Center 2017-04-20T16:46:16Z novotech-signs-mou-with-south-korea-s-leading-medical-center-the-asan-medical-center SYDNEY, Australia and SEOUL, Korea - Asia Pacific specialist CRO Novotech announced today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korea's largest medical institution - The Asan Medical Center's (AMC) Clinical Trial Center. The MOU formalises Novotech's relationship with the internationally-leading medical center and its principal investigators.Under the terms of the MOU, the AMC will provide professional and medical advice to Novotech for clinical trials conducted in AMC; including feasibility, principal investigator selection and assistance with patient recruitment. Novotech will assist in promoting the clinical research capabilities of the AMC internationally. Both parties have agreed to continue expanding the future scope of the collaboration.Speaking for the AMC, Director of Asan Medical Center's Clinical Trial Center Dr. Young Suk Lim said "AMC has been very successful in delivering and supporting many complicated clinical trials, including early phase clinical trials. Based on the MOU, the AMC is committed to increasing and expanding its global-level of medical and technological infrastructure, and continuing to deliver quality clinical trial support."Commenting on the MOU, Novotech CEO Dr. John Moller said "The AMC and its Clinical Trial Center is a globally renowned medical institution. We have worked closely the AMC's Clinical Trial Center on many clinical trials over our ten-year history in South Korea and we have been impressed with the quality of clinical support delivered by the Center.""AMC's size, high quality facilities and technological infrastructure are crucial in delivering speedy patient recruitment, quality clinical trial management and robust trial data. AMC has over 2,700 beds and the volume of available patients is huge by Western standards. Other elements which contribute to South Korea being a leading destination for clinical trials include its efficient regulatory environment and its high standards of trial conduct," added Dr. Moller, "Novotech looks forward to working with the AMC and offering the benefits of South Korea as a clinical trial destination to our clients."To hear more about the benefits of undertaking a clinical trial in South Korea with Novotech, please contact us via www.novotech-cro.com/contact-us-0About the Asan Medical CenterSince its establishment in June, 1989, ASAN Medical Center has achieved a world-class medical reputation as it has continued to aggressively invest in R&D and clinical treatment. AMC is leading medical development in Korea with their competitive skills and cutting-edge equipment comparable to those of advanced foreign hospitals. ASAN Medical Center is the parent hospital of eight hospitals under the ASAN Foundation. www.amc.seoul.kr/asan/lang.eng.aboutAMC.introduction.sp About NovotechHeadquartered in Sydney, Novotech is internationally recognised as the leading regional full-service contract research organisation (CRO). With a focus on clinical monitoring, Novotech has been instrumental in the success of hundreds of Phase I - IV clinical trials in the Asia Pacific region.Novotech provides clinical development services across all clinical trial phases and therapeutic areas including: feasibility assessments; ethics committee and regulatory submissions, data management, statistical analysis, medical monitoring, safety services, central lab services, report write-up to ICH requirements, project and vendor management. Novotech's strong Asia Pacific presence included running clinical trials in all key regional markets. Novotech also has worldwide reach through the company's network of strategic partners. For more information, please visit www.novotech-cro.com.Please contact:Susan Fitzpatrick-NapierDigital Mantra GroupT: +61 2 8218 2144 / +1 650 798 5238 E: team@dmgpr.comW: www.digitalmantragroup.com Corporate enquiries:Marketing & Communications Justine Lamond T: +61 2 8569 1458E: communications@novotech-cro.comFor RFP enquiries: Please fill out the form available at www.novotech-cro.com/contact-us-0 YiYuan AcuTherapy – Helping People Overcome Pain Using Acupuncture Therapy 2017-04-19T07:34:58Z yiyuan-acutherapy-helping-people-overcome-pain-using-acupuncture-therapy A rigorous review has found that acupuncture outperforms both traditional treatment and fake acupuncture in relieving arthritis and migraines, as well as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain. The solid findings led chief author Dr. Andrew J. Vickers to conclude, “We think there’s firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain.” This piece of information has been published as found here - Acupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving PainThe medical practitioners at YiYuan AcuTherapy are registered by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and also members of professional associations.The clinic is headed by Dr. Leah Jongue, a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Dr. Jongue has an extensive amount of professional experience and has researched the most effective therapeutic strategies that are matched to each person’s profile setting up a path of recovery.Dr. Leah Jongue and her team at the clinic have the latest equipment that enables them to service patients with utmost care and bring them much relief. YiYuan AcuTherapy is definitely a must visit Darwin acupuncture clinic. If you want to relieve muscle pain, relieve stress, relieve headache, relieve eye strain, improve sleep, improve energy and weight loss a visit to this acupuncture clinic is recommended.YiYuan AcuTherapy is a center for many acupuncture applications ranging from stress relief to pain management, weight loss, immune recovery, persistent headache, back pain relief, neck pain relief and even sports injury.YiYuan AcuTherapy is located in the heart of central Larrakeyah, Northern Territory Australia and serves the local community and also patients from surrounding areas with distinction. In a statement issued from her clinic Dr. Leah Jongue said, “Here at YiYuan AcuTherapy we are a dedicated team of Darwin acupuncture specialists who are able to diagnose the problem and create a recovery path that will help reduce pain and stress in an easy manner.”About YiYuan AcuTherapyYiYuan AcuTherapy is an established Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic based in Darwin, Northern Territory. We can provide the highest level of patient care, cost effective and rebatable sessions in a private and comfortable setting of our Clinic. To know more about the acupuncture clinic visit www.acutherapy.com.auContact DetailsYiYuan AcuTherapyAddress?3/48 Marina Blvd, Larrakeyah, NTTelephone?08 8992 7912Email-info@acutherapy.com.au One in every two Australians have not heard of common childhood condition until faced with diagnosis 2017-04-18T23:52:57Z one-in-every-two-australians-have-not-heard-of-common-childhood-condition-until-faced-with-diagnosis In the lead up to Healthy Hips Week, health promotion charity, Healthy Hips Australia have just released findings, from a survey they conducted in February this year. 644 people responded to the survey, sharing their experience with hip dysplasia and shockingly, only 52% of respondents had heard of the condition before the diagnosis.   Hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common condition which occurs when the ball and socket of the hip do not fit together in their 'normal' position. Sometimes this is due to abnormal development and/or lack of growth of the hip joint. It can result in months — and in some cases years — of medical treatment.   Left undiagnosed, it’s one of the leading causes of early-onset arthritis of the hip and is a significant public health issue. Despite this, awareness of hip dysplasia and factors influencing it in Australia is limited. A telling tale is that 8% of survey respondents had only ever heard of hip dysplasia in dogs. Sarah Twomey, Founder of Healthy Hips Australia says, “Up to 1 in every 50 babies are being treated for hip dysplasia in Australia currently, compared to 3-4/1000 worldwide, yet there are low levels of awareness in the broader community.” Sarah also states, “Research published in The Medical Journal of Australia in April 2016, called for increased awareness and education to address the rising rate of late diagnosed hip dysplasia in Australia”. Bruce Foster, current deputy director of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide and Patron of Healthy Hips Australia says, “Healthy Hips Week is a very positive initiative to increase awareness for hip dysplasia in the broader community”. The second annual Healthy Hips Week runs from the 23-29 April 2017. All parents and parents-to-be are being asked to educate themselves about the risk factors for hip dysplasia and ensure their child(s) hip’s are checked not only at birth, but at 6-weeks, 6-months, and 12-months of age. See your GP for this physical examination and for more information about hip dysplasia visit: healthyhipsaustralia.org.au MEDIA CONTACT For further information and interview opportunities with Sarah Twomey, and parents of children affected by DDH, please contact Sarah: info@healthyhipsaustralia.org.au FURTHER INFORMATION Healthy Hips Week 23-29 April: http://www.healthyhipsaustralia.org.au/healthy-hips-week/ Hip dysplasia awareness flyer: http://www.healthyhipsaustralia.org.au/pdf/HHA_hipdysplasia_awareness_flyer.pdf Medical Journal of Australia article: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/204/6/increase-late-diagnosed-developmental-dysplasia-hip-south-australia-risk-factors   Maury County Public Schools to eliminate 36,000 paper consent forms 2017-04-18T23:51:37Z maury-county-public-schools-to-eliminate-36-000-paper-consent-forms APRIL 19, 2017; COLUMBIA, TN Maury County Public Schools have chosen to implement CareMonkey, the world’s fastest growing medical and consent platform, to automate the collection of medical and consent forms and deliver a better duty of care for students. CareMonkey is an online platform that eliminates paper forms, and gives authorized staff access to important medical and contact details in an emergency. Superintendent Dr. Chris Marczak said the district’s 20 schools would benefit by streamlining how medical and consent forms were collected from parents.   “Creating, collecting and filing paper forms is painful for schools and parents”, said Dr Marczak. “CareMonkey is a paperless solution that automates the entire process, including the time consuming task of chasing parents for missing forms.” CareMonkey is being implemented as part of the school district’s Digital Integration Plan for Learning on Mobile and Accessibility (DIPLOMA), which aims to turn Maury County’s classrooms into more digital environments.   “9,000 students will be assigned laptops as part of our digital initiative, and we require parents to sign 4 different consent and usage agreements”, said Dr Marczak. “CareMonkey will be eliminating 36,000 paper forms for this initiative alone, saving our schools a great deal of time and hassle.” CareMonkey CEO, Troy Westley said CareMonkey would help Maury County School District better fulfil their duty of care obligation. “Maury County School District are a leader when it comes to embracing digital innovation in both the classroom as well as back-office processes”, said Westley. “Parents will love how easy it is to complete consent and medical forms online. Schools will love how much time and hassle they save by not having to chase up paper forms. Most importantly, authorized teachers and staff will be better prepared, by knowing exactly what to do and who to call in an emergency.” To learn more about why Maury County School District chose CareMonkey, register for the Medical Data in Schools Best Practices Webinar on 4th May at 12pm or 4pm CDT: https://www.caremonkey.com/2017/04/webinar-medical-data-for-schools-us/ CareMonkey - Medical and Consent Platform CareMonkey automates the collection of medical and consent forms, providing authorized staff with emergency access, even when they are offline. CareMonkey ensures medical records are kept up to date, and helps authorized staff know what to do, who to call, and what to tell an ambulance paramedic in an emergency. With more than 1 million users around the world, CareMonkey is used by schools and universities, sporting clubs at all levels, outdoor groups, day care centres, businesses, plus the community and disability sectors. CareMonkey is available free for families. For more information visit www.caremonkey.com Frost & Sullivan report identifies PromarkerD as the world leading test for Diabetic Kidney Disease 2017-03-29T00:07:54Z frost-amp-sullivan-report-identifies-promarkerd-as-the-world-leading-test-for-diabetic-kidney-disease PERTH, W. AUSTRALIA, Mar 28, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL; ASX:PIQ) is the leader in predictive diagnostics for diabetic kidney disease, according to an independent Frost & Sullivan report released this month. PILL managing director Dr Richard Lipscombe is in Shanghai this week meeting with possible commercialisation partners for China, and was showcasing PromarkerD at the China-Australia Biotech Investment forum in Shanghai today.Dr Lipscombe said the new report, titled Biomarkers Enabling Diabetes and Obesity Management, identifies PromarkerD as the world leader. The report says novel biomarker research is likely to transform the future of obesity and diabetes management. Frost & Sullivan states that novel tools like PromarkerD can allow enhanced management of obesity, diabetes and related complications in the near future, and goes on to highlight PILL's novel test for diabetic kidney disease noting its high adoption potential.[1]PromarkerD technology has also been validated by the peer-reviewed scientific journal EuPA Open Proteomics, the official journal of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA).[2]There is currently no available test for predicting the onset of diabetic kidney disease and Frost & Sullivan suggest PILL is one of only two companies worldwide developing such a test. Results have shown PromarkerD can correctly predict 95% of previously kidney disease-free diabetic patients who go on to develop chronic kidney disease.PILL already has a deal in place with Chinese biopharmaceutical company Newsummit Biopharma Co. (NSB) to manufacture the PromarkerD kit in China. The process includes engagement of Key Opinion Leaders and Hospitals, who will facilitate validation of the completed kit.Publication details[1] 'Biomarkers Enabling Diabetes and Obesity Management' published by Frost & Sullivan, March 2, 2017.[2] 'Comprehensive Mass Spectrometry Based Biomarker Discovery and Validation Platform as Applied to Diabetic Kidney Disease' published in EuPA Open Proteomics, the official journal of the European Proteomics Association, March 1, 2017.*Materials available at http://bit.ly/2nqMfNYMultimediaPresentation: An audio summary of the research paper.Video: The power of the Promarker platform for personalised medicine. *MultiMedia available at http://bit.ly/2nqMfNYPromarkerD: a predictive diagnostic test for diabetic kidney disease --The EuPA article followed an evaluation by independent experts, and verifies the process used to develop and test PILL's PromarkerD protein 'fingerprint'. This novel test can both diagnose and predict disease. In diabetics already suffering from chronic kidney disease, PromarkerD diagnosed disease missed by current gold standard tests, known as the ACR and eGFR tests. Critically, PromarkerD can also predict the onset of disease before clinical symptoms appear. In an extension of the published work 576 patients were followed in a four-year longitudinal clinical study. PromarkerD correctly predicted 95% of the previously kidney disease-free diabetic patients who went on to develop chronic kidney disease. About the Promarker Platform --PILL's diagnostic research is made possible by the company's proprietary biomarker discovery platform termed Promarker, which searches for protein 'fingerprints' in a sample. This disruptive technology can identify proteins that distinguish between people who have a disease and people who do not, using only a simple blood test. It is a powerful alternative to genetic testing.About Proteomics International Laboratories (PILL) --PILL (ASX: PIQ) is a medical technology company focused on proteomics - the industrial scale study of the structure and function of proteins - and is recognised as a global leader in the field. It received the world's first ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation for proteomics services, and operates from state-of-the-art facilities at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, Western Australia. For further information, please visit www.proteomics.com.au, or contact:Dr Richard LipscombeManaging Director,Proteomics International Laboratories LtdE: enquiries@proteomics.com.auT: +61 2 8218 2144Media Contact:Susan Fitzpatrick-NapierDigital Mantra GroupE: team@dmgpr.com T: +61 8 9389 1992   Australian company chosen to help re-build Mosul’s healthcare system as part of the global humanitarian effort in Iraq 2017-03-27T23:19:54Z australian-company-chosen-to-help-re-build-mosul-s-healthcare-system-as-part-of-the-global-humanitarian-effort-in-iraq Canberra-based Aspen Medical has been contracted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide healthcare professionals and hospital management at a 48-bed field hospital south of Mosul in northern Iraq.  The field hospital was established by WHO at the urgent request of the Ministry of Health in Iraq.  WHO is coordinating a number of organisations providing trauma care in the conflict zone. Aspen Medical will initially be providing a team of over 80 personnel to the facility including emergency physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, midwives, neonatal specialists, obstetricians and paramedics. In addition to the clinical team, Aspen Medical will be providing management, logistics, security, administration and operations specialists to the field hospital.  The Aspen Medical team will work alongside 48 national health personnel of different cadres already recruited to support trauma care at the hospital.  Glenn Keys, Co-Executive Chairman and co-founder of Aspen Medical, said, “ISIL completely destroyed the healthcare infrastructure and now the world has an opportunity to help the long-suffering civilians of Mosul.  Working in partnership with other national and international organisations in the region, our collective challenge is to ensure access and availability of a high quality of medical care for those fleeing Western Mosul.” Dr Andrew Walker, Co-Executive Chairman and co-founder of Aspen Medical, said, “This won’t be a job for the faint-hearted.  We are honoured to be a critical part of this international humanitarian response and we look forward to working closely with WHO and the Ninewa Directorate of Health in Iraq.” With the commencement of the offensive in Mosul, there is likely to be a significant increase in trauma casualties.  Mosul is a city of about 1.2 million people and casualties have been high.  Nearly half the casualties are civilians and this includes a high proportion of children. Aspen Medical is no stranger to pulling together challenging healthcare projects at short notice around Australia and the world.  The company was one of the only organisations in the world to be contracted by four separate countries to deliver their Ebola response.  The company was initially engaged to establish and manage four Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia on behalf of the US Government.  Aspen Medical also established and ran the Australian and New Zealand Governments’ Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone from mid-December 2014 until the end of April 2015.  Aspen Medical continued to play a crucial role in Sierra Leone where it managed the Kerry Town Treatment Unit on behalf of the UK Government as well as providing support to the laboratory run by Public Health England until the end of November 2015.  In November 2016, Aspen Medical won the International Project Management Association gold medal in the Overseas Humanitarian Aid category for its Ebola Response work in West Africa. Aspen Medical has also delivered challenging and critical projects in the area of Indigenous health across Australia and supports numerous governments in key projects worldwide, from Australia to the UK, the USA, Africa and the Middle East.  Health professionals interested in roles at the Aspen Medical field hospital in Mosul should visit the company’s website at www.aspenmedical.com/recruitment. ENDS For further enquiries please contact:Marketing and Communications Director M  +61 (0)408768791    E    marketing@aspenmedical.com.au Are we travelling in right direction to cure our diseases? 2017-03-24T07:33:10Z are-we-travelling-in-right-direction-to-cure-our-diseases There are many medicines and advancements in treating diseases, but are we cured completely? I have a friend who suffered from severe tonsillitis. He had a surgery after which he faced endless pneumonias and bronchitis. Removing the protective barrier (tonsil tissue) has enabled a free-flow of germs and caused more inward infections. So what is the right cure?  A healing process should proceed from center to circumference says Homeopathic theory. When there is a skin disease,  suppression of the itching and rashes happens with conventional medicine and we are happy about it. But, the disease energy travels inward and gives rise to many other problems.  Confused? Alternative medicine and therapies come to our rescue here. Dr. Sajimon George is a devotee of Nature's healing powers. He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Director of one of the successful alternative clinics in Melbourne, Australia -  Ayurclinic. He operates with ten different practitioners in Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Yoga. His association with Ayurveda began from his childhood and has firmly established the power of natural healing with the people of Australia.  Foxtel and Business View Oceania has recently featured his hard work and success. His passion towards natural healing has enabled him to gain the trust of many clients .  Finally it is worth a try for us all to believe in Nature.