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Health News Archive - January 21, 2009

Mammalian males can reproduce until late in life, but their children may have more abnormalities, researchers in Spain said. Although mammalian males can reproduce until late in life, evidence of hazards to offspring has emerged in human and animal models, the researchers said.

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) will webcast its Quarterly Update Conference Call for the fourth quarter and full year 2008 on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. Daniel M.

MENTOR, Ohio, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.08 per common share.

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A new study finds that smokers of menthol cigarettes may have a harder time kicking the habit than those who smoke the standard variety.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday it had been granted $9.7 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research on medicines for children.

Human male fertility may be impacted by long-term exposure to marijuana, researchers in the United States and Japan suggest.

WESTBROOK, Maine, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), has scheduled the release of its 2008 fourth quarter and full-year financial results for Friday, January 30, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern).

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical history was made 10 years ago, greatly impacting the future of transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world when a team of surgeons performed the first hand transplant in the U.S on January 25, 1999.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 21, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) today announced that it will report its earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008, before the market opens on Thursday, February 19, 2009. At 8:30 a.m.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.