Health News Archive - February 23, 2009


The Obama administration announced on Monday it would spend $15 billion of economic stimulus payments for safeguarding health care for low-income families.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention -- www.malecircumcison.org -- was launched today.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ETEX Corporation, an advanced biomaterials company, announced today that it has received the European Union (EU) CE Mark (Conformite Europeene) for both Beta-bsm(TM) Injectable Paste and Gamma-bsm(TM) Moldable Putty.

- Company generates non-GAAP operating profit excluding litigation settlement - Fourth quarter 2008 vs. fourth quarter 2007: * Revenue increases 27% to $18.0 million * Heart valve therapy revenue rises 26% * CryoMaze cryoablation revenue grows 30% * Record gross profit margin of 65.7% vs.


Cocaine use can have toxic effects on brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears today in the journal Psychiatry Research.

HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008.


A report released Monday investigating the use of contaminated blood that infected roughly 5,000 hemophiliacs in Britain blamed US companies for the scandal, and called for increased financial aid to victims.

Practices provide guidance for healthcare systems in areas like leadership, care delivery, workforce training and community engagement WASHINGTON, Feb.

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The word 'shotta' is an alteration of 'shooter'.