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Health News Archive - July 21, 2008

By Alexander Parker, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 21--Lawrence environmentalists are gearing up to celebrate sustainable living, with the second Little Green Festival, slated for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at South Park.

HealthHelp, a leading radiology benefit management provider, has added radiation oncology services to its already innovative and effective diagnostic imaging programs.

Continuing to position itself as a leader in medical education and patient care, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

By Liz Szabo Today, doctors can prevent cervical and colon tumors by removing precancerous growths. In the future, they hope to use similar techniques to prevent cancer of the esophagus.

Revenues in the European lung cancer therapeutics market are set to grow at an accelerated pace due to the anticipated launch of products currently in phase III of development and the recent introduction of targeted therapies.

Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a leading provider of genetic analysis solutions, today announced that it will release 2008 second quarter financial results after market close on Wednesday, July 30, 2008. Sequenom management will host an investment-community conference call at 4:30 p.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ It's just like Mom would make or even better _ at least that's what these two dads hope.

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Researchers at Cambridge University in Britain have found that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as their close relatives, show less activity in a particular part of their brain compared to those without the condition.

TORONTO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), a company focused on developing blood-based biomarker tests for the early detection of diseases and personalized health management, today announced the launch of ColonSentry(TM), the world's first blood-based molecular test for colorectal cancer screening.

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) announced the appointment of Val D. Bias as its Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Mr.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.