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Health News Archive - July 15, 2008

By Marilyn Elias After a spouse in the prime of life or a beloved child dies, grief-stricken family members often find little solace anywhere. But a surprising source of comfort is emerging for some.

By Matt Sanders, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jul. 15--METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Shawn Mathis, who pleaded guilty last month to aggravated battery of his 5-week-old baby, will wait one more week before learning how long he will spend in prison. Mathis, 34, faces six to 30 years.

Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease have reached epidemic proportions, affecting half of Americans and costing $1.5 trillion annually.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/24db21/vietnam_pharmaceut) has announced the addition of the "Vietnam Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2008" report to their offering.

Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLDA) a leader in the development of targeted therapeutics and predictive tests from its growing portfolio of proprietary genetic biomarkers, announced today that its Cogenics(R) division has entered into a Scientific Research & Development Agreement with H.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6f5453/malaysia_pharmaceu) has announced the addition of the "Malaysia Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2008" report to their offering.

Cytheris SA, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research and development of new therapies for immune modulation, today announced that OSEO, France's national agency for industrial innovation, has awarded the company with a no interest loan of EUR 1.5 million, or $2.3 million, to support its ongoing clinical development program in hepatitis C (HCV).

North American Scientific (NASDAQ:NASM) announced today that it has appointed Robin Gibbs to the position of Vice President of Marketing. Ms.

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Doctors are hopeful three new experimental drugs will make treatment more accessible for millions of people at risk of lethal blood clots.

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U.S. researchers say millions more people could suffer from kidney stones due to an increase in global warming.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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