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Health News Archive - January 05, 2009

Stopping a molecule may stop metastasis -- the ability of cancer cells to spread to distant sites -- British scientists suggest. Study leader Marco Falasca of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry says stopping metastasis stops cancer from killing people -- and this discovery could lead to metastasis-blocking drugs. The researchers investigated the role of the enzyme in cell invasion and find it is required for breast cancer cell invasion activation of the protein Rac1.

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the exclusive worldwide distributor of the 34 year old Dr.

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) ("Nepstar" or "the Company"), the largest retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced the appointment of Mr.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) require progesterone medication to help support early pregnancy, but the intramuscular injections for some forms of this medication can be painful for patients.

LUFKIN, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), announced today that it has acquired Southland Healthcare Center, a 150-bed skilled nursing facility in Lufkin, Texas. The transfer was effective January 1, 2009.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), announced today that it has acquired Cabrillo Care Center, a 156-bed skilled nursing facility in San Luis Obispo, California. The transfer was effective January 1, 2009.

Lumenis announces 510(k) approval for the new AcuPulse CO2 Laser with SurgiTouch Automation System SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan.

BOSTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, the industry's leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with the EuroQoL Group.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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