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Health News Archive - February 02, 2009

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today report the discovery of the first variation in the sequence of the human genome ever shown to confer increased risk of essential tremor.

New technology developed by Duke University bioengineers can help clinicians more precisely detect whether specific cancer drugs are working, and should give basic researchers a powerful new tool to better understand the underlying mechanisms of cancer development.

ZURICH, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Axentis Pharma AG is to present its recent successes in developing and financing a new therapeutic formulation for treating chronic lung disease at the 2nd Annual European Life Science CEO Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Many patients may benefit more from non-invasive treatments ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The simplest method for treating low back pain may actually be the best method.

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) today announced the Company will conduct a conference call and audio web cast on Monday, February 9, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers spend more than $13 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity due to obesity - dubbed the world's number one health threat by the CDC.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has recognized the second set of interoperability standards developed by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS Holdings Corp.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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