Health News Archive - February 23, 2009

Demonstrating its commitment to customer service, ApothecaryRx provides tips to help Minnesotans struggling financially afford their prescription drugs GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Feb.

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) and HLTH Corporation (Nasdaq: HLTH) today announced that executives of WebMD are scheduled to participate at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2009 on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 12:40 p.m. ET.

A simple procedure may be the key to relief for some who suffer from frequent and severe migraine headaches.


New findings from the brain tissue of adults who committed suicide suggest that child abuse may result in genetic changes.

People with a family history of melanoma may be at a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study found.

When soldiers leave the battlefield, their health is still a big concern. A new study identifies the most common skin diseases that affect many military personnel in combat zones, causing them to return home.

LONDON, February 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Aid Charity Implements Autonomous Web-Based SMS Solution to Communicate With Staff and Volunteers Quickly and Effectively UK first-aid charity, St John Ambulance, has selected the autonomous web-based SMS solution from Text Messaging Centre (TMC) http://www.tmcsms.com/ to communicate efficiently with its substantial volunteer base throughout the Sussex region via two-way SMS messaging.


Researchers in Canada are reporting evidence that eggs — often frowned upon for their high cholesterol content — may reduce another heart disease risk factor — high blood pressure.

THURSDAY, March 12, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. ET HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP) will conduct a conference call discussing the company's fourth quarter 2008 financial results at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 12.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'