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Health News Archive - December 03, 2008

New this year is addition of group health benchmark data providing information by disease state, prevalence and cost for a variety of industries SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Two cities in Tennessee have adopted New Jersey's unique and successful "Mayors Wellness Campaign" (MWC) it was learned this week.

'Kickin' Asthma' found to help urban students reduce symptoms, activity limitations, emergency room visits, and increase school attendance

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It was announced on Tuesday that there is no evidence that brand-name drugs given to care for heart and other cardiovascular situations work any more effectively than their less expensive generic equivalents.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellectricon, a leading provider of screening solutions for drug discovery, today announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with The Automation Partnership (TAP) in the UK, manufacturers of advanced automated systems for cell culture, sample management and high throughput screening applications.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment seems to improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer's disease who also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial conducted at the University of California, San Diego.

ATLANTA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient who was surgically implanted with Medtronic's Infuse(R) Bone Graft product, for an off-label use promoted by Medtronic, suffocated due to severe throat and neck swelling, according to James A. Dunlap Jr.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.