Health News Archive - January 09, 2009

LEUVEN, Belgium, January 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - ThromboGenics' Lead Product to be Studied in the Treatment of Vitreomacular Adhesion in the US and Europe ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company focused on innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, announces today that it has started the Phase III clinical program of microplasmin for the non-surgical treatment of back of the eye disease, the final step in the clinical development of this potential new therapy.

Women's brains recognize and encode the smell of male sexual sweat, U.S. psychologists said. Denise Chen of Rice University looked at how the brains of female volunteers processed and encoded the smell of sexual sweat from men.

A genome-wide association study of Kawasaki disease found the genetic variations that can predispose children to the disease, a British researcher said. Michael Levin of the Imperial College London and colleagues said the disease, whose cause is currently unknown, is a rare and severe childhood disorder that occurs mainly in young children. It is the most common cause of childhood acquired heart disease in developed countries, Levin said.

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 9/PRNewswire/ -- ESBATech AG, a leading developer of antibody fragment therapeutics, today announced the initiation of the Phase I/IIa clinical development of its anti-TNF alpha antibody fragment ESBA105 in osteoarthritis (OA).

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProUroCare Medical Inc.


According to a British study, Tetris, a popular video games created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985, reduced flashbacks in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event.

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Azur Pharma Limited ("Azur Pharma") today announced that it licensed the exclusive U.S.

FREE Manicures & Martinis at Dashing Diva NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Young women may not be quite ready to have a baby now, but they should be seeking the answers to essential questions that may determine if they'll be able to have a baby when they are ready.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'