Health News Archive - December 11, 2008


A new national survey released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that more than 11 percent of children and teens use some type of herbal supplements or alternative medicine.

CINCINNATI, Dec. 11, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) is holding its 2008 Analyst Meeting today in New York City, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer A.G.

13 Hospitals Meet Quality and Efficiency Criteria in Four Major Procedures WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group has identified the nation's Highest Value Hospitals based on a review of over 1,220 hospitals participating in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

Healthcare Professionals Now Have Greater Access to Renal Function and MetLyte 8 Panels for On-Site Testing UNION CITY, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abaxis, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, INDIANAPOLIS, and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq: AMLN), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Alkermes, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the U.S.

Launch extends range of treatment options and empowers wound care professionals to use their clinical judgment to choose what is best for the patient, the wound and the care setting. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec.

Urges Board to Take Immediate Action to Protect and Maximize Shareholder Value CHICAGO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P., the owner, together with its affiliates, of nearly 29% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Avigen, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]