Health News Archive - February 12, 2009


Early life support procedures and enhanced actions have increased the chances of survival after an "out-of-hospital" heart attack, says a study performed in Japan and published on Tuesday in the medical journal Circulation.

Significantly more smokers are successful at quitting if they are paid to give up their cigarettes, U.S. researchers have learned.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.

Richards brings 25+ years of healthcare sales experience, entrepreneurial vision to iMedica's sales team DALLAS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedica Corporation, a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician practices, has named Mark L.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. announced a vibrant new addition today to their dynamic Board of Directors.

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RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals focused on niche markets with unmet medical needs, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Merck & Co., Inc.

EWING, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DOR BioPharma, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DORB) (DOR or the Company) announced today that it has signed a potential $30 million partnering agreement with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

- Management to discuss fourth quarter financial results - LAVAL, QC, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS) today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss its fourth quarter 2008 financial results.

NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.