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Global Dental Devices Market Analysis And Forecasts To 2015

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GlobalDatas Global Dental Devices Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 report provides key data, information and analysis on the global dental devices market. The report provides market landscape, competitive landscape and market trends information on seven market categories including crowns and bridges, dental chairs and equipment, dental implants, dental lasers, dental biomaterials and dental radiology equipment. The report provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these categories, and key analytical insight on the market dynamics. The report also reviews the competitive landscape in terms of mergers and acquisitions, pipeline products and technology offerings.

Scope
This report provides detailed global and countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, China, India, Australia, Brazil) data on market size by volume and value for categories in the dental devices market.
Geographical coverage across 12 major countries
Market segmentation by crowns and bridges, dental chairs and equipment, dental implants, dental lasers, dental biomaterials and dental radiology equipment.
Market Analysis from 2001 to 2008, including new updated 2008 data.
Analysis of the leading companies and competitive landscape including 2008 company market share analysis. The key companies covered include Nobel Biocare Holding AG, Planmeca Oy, A-dec Inc., Straumann Holding AG, Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. and KaVo Dental Corporation
Analysis of key dental devices pipeline products, new technologies and clinical trials.
Insight into the key mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnerships, venture capital and private equity investments.
Qualitative analysis of market drivers, market limiters regulatory issues and future outlook.

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Understand what the new growth opportunities are within the global dental devices market.
Develop a clear knowledge & understanding of the global dental devices competitor landscape and how this will change to 2015.
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Identify key winners and losers and who is best positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities.
Exploit in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities by identifying products, most likely to ensure a robust return.
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The Health Benefits of the Tremella Fuciformis

When you hear the word “mushroom”, the most likely image that pops into your head is that small squishy thing with the stalk and round cap. Maybe you even imagine Toad, the character from the Super Mario games who’s shaped like a mushroom. What if you found out that the small squishy thing can be used to rejuvenate people? It might surprise you, but there is such a mushroom, and it’s called the tremella mushroom.

The tremella doesn’t have the stalk-and-cap appearance we associate with most mushrooms. It actually has a jelly-like appearance, so it’s classified among the “jelly fungi”. Of the 100 species of tremella mushrooms worldwide, two species are cultivated for food, namely the Tremella fuciformis and the Tremella aurantialba. The Tremella fuciformis is the one used for its medicinal properties.

The T. fuciformis can be identified by its white, jelly-like appearance. It can be found in tropical and subtropical areas growing on the dead or fallen branches of trees. The mushroom can be found in countries like Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, and China. The T. fuciformis has been monikered “white jelly mushroom”, “snow fungus”, and even “silver ear fungus” by the Chinese.

The Chinese have cultivated the T. fuciformis since the 19th century. It is used in sweet dishes like luk mei, combined with dried longans, jujubes, and other ingredients. It is also mixed in drinks and can be used as ice cream. These uses can be attributed to the mushroom’s jelly-like nature.

You won’t find T. fuciformis sold as T. fuciformis; instead, it is sold under its genus name, Tremella. Tremella can rejuvenate skin by providing vitamin D that aids in skin cell metabolism. When skin metabolism increases, blood flow to the skin also increases, resulting in smoother skin. Tremella also has liver-protecting properties.

Like the maitake and shiitake mushrooms, Tremella can enhance the immune system. The mushroom has acidic polysaccharides that boost the strength of white blood cells that protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and the like. In two separate studies, Tremella ranked alongside the maitake mushroom in terms of effectiveness in immune system enhancement.

Tremella can also regulate cholesterol levels and fight tumors. Tumors need their own vessel systems to develop and spread. A blood chemical found in Tremella, called platelet-activating factor (PAF), lessens the ability of blood to clot, arresting the spread of tumors. For more information on the Tremella mushroom, read the articles on seacoast.com/topic.php?health=tremella+health+benefits.

Drug Patents Are Good For Our Health

Miles White, Chairman and CEO of Abbott Laboratories recently wrote about the importance of drug patents for the future of medicine. He began by talking about a case settled by Abbott and the South American country of Brazil. Brazil felt that the price of Abbotts AIDS medication Kaletra, the most widely used AIDS medication, was too high and patients could not afford it. They were threatening to break Abbotts patent and produce a generic version locally in order to treat more patients. The two sides reached an agreement as Abbott agreed to significantly reduce the price per patient and the government agreed to honor the patent.

White points out that while this situation ended well for both parties involved, this issue should not be forgotten. He writes, we cannot let the agreement end discussion of the ideas involved; it is essential that we consider their implications so as to avoid situations that might not be so fortunately resolved. What hangs in the balance is how the world will continue to develop the medicines it needs.

He also writes about the need for a balance to exist between innovation and access to medicine:

The negotiation raised a well-worn chorus of criticisms of the patent system, but failed to address the underlying question: how would our society continue to progress without it? The problem is that our global needs and global systems are in conflict. This threatens to harm one goal, innovation, in the name of another, access to medicine. Access is the goal the world cares about and one taken seriously by innovator companies (those that conduct research and development of new medicines) that have made significant contributions to this end across the developing world – from building healthcare infrastructure in Africa, to drastic price cuts that have benefited a wide range of countries, including Brazil. But it must be recognized that access is inseparable from innovation: without access, innovation is meaningless; without innovation, there is nothing to have access to.

White concludes by quoting President Abraham Lincoln, The patent system added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius. The patent system exists so that innovation can continue. So scientists discoveries are protected.

Guava As Medicine

Guava (Psidium guajava) is a delecious fruit with medical efficacy. Commercially, world production of guava fruit is estimated at about 500,000 metric tons, with Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela producing significant quantities. Processed guava products include beverages, cheese, ice cream, jams, jellies, juice, syrup, toffee, wine, and dehydrated and canned products.

Guava is known to have antiamebic, antibiotic, antidiarrheic, antihyperglycemic, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, and sedative effects, as well as anticough and narcotic-like activities of the plant species.

Medicine for diarrhea:

Guava leaves have antidiarrheic property. Quercetin present in guava affects smooth muscle fibers as a calcium antagonist, inhibits intestinal movement, and reduces capillary permeability in the abdominal cavity.

Take a handful of fresh guava leaves and rinse them in clean water. Chop the leaves. Boil them in about two cups of water with a pinch of salt, strain and cool. You can keep the leaves in the water for hours ahead of drinking. The medicine is stronger if the leaves are allowed to soak into the tea for several hours. Drink half a cup every three hours as needed for diarrhea. This will slow the diarrhea down and give you more energy.

Medicine for constipation:
Ripe guava can be eaten when you are constipated to help you have a bowel movement.

Medicine for toothache:
When you have a toothache or painful gums, you can place washed leaves in your mouth on the sore spot. Chew the leaf a little bit to release the medicine into the painful tooth or gum.

Medicine for Cataracts:
Quercetin which is an antioxidant that blocks enzymes that are responsible for building sorbitol, the sugar that forms the cloudy white clusters that cause cataracts.

Other Medicinal uses:
Guava leaves decoction is recognized for its effectiveness to cure several ailments, including the treatment of uterine hemorrhage, swollenness of the legs and other parts of the body, of chronic diarrhea, and gastroenteritis, among others. The most common use of the leaves is for cleaning and disinfecting wounds by rinsing the afflicted area with a decoction of the leaves. In the same way, such leaves are being used to aid in the treatment of dysentery and the inflammation of the kidneys. The bark and leaves can be used as astringent. It can also be used as a wash for uterine and vaginal problems, and is good for ulcers.

Glossary of article
Antiamebic (kills amoeba), Antibiotic (kills bacteria and other microbes), Antidiarrheic (cures diarrhea), Antihyperglycemic (cures high blood sugar), Antimutagenic (reduces the frequency of mutation), Antospasmodic (cures muscles spasms), Sedative (reduces irritability or excitement)

The Future Of The Home Healthcare Equipment Market To 2016 – Market Forecasts, Competitive Landscape

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GBI Researchs report, The Future of the Home Healthcare Equipment Market to 2016 – Increasing Awareness Driving Demand provides key data, information and analysis on the global home healthcare equipment market. The report provides market landscape, competitive landscape and market trends information on seven home healthcare equipment market segments glucose monitoring systems, insulin delivery devices, inhalation systems, hematology rapid tests, automatic sphygmomanometers and remote patient monitoring. The report provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these categories, and key analytical content on the market dynamics. The report also reviews the competitive landscape, key pipeline products and technology offerings.

This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Researchs team of industry experts.

Scope
Key geographies covered include the US (United States), Canada, the UK (United Kingdom), Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, and Brazil.
Market size and company share data for seven home healthcare equipment market categories glucose monitoring systems, insulin delivery devices, inhalation systems, hematology rapid tests, automatic sphygmomanometers and remote patient monitoring.
Annualized market revenues data from 2002 to 2009, forecast forward for 7 years to 2016. Company shares data for 2008
Qualitative analysis of key market trends, market drivers, and restraints by each category within the home healthcare equipment market.
The report also covers information on the leading market players, the competitive landscape, and the leading pipeline products and technologies.

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Develop market-entry and market expansion strategies.
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Whats the next being thing in the home healthcare equipment market landscape? Identify, understand and capitalize.
Make more informed business decisions from the insightful and in-depth analysis of the global home healthcare equipment market and the factors shaping it.

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