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Health News Archive - April 10, 2009

People who choose a high-risk sex partner are much more likely than others to get a sexually transmitted disease, U.S.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease or an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defense system attacks the joints through the thin layer of cells called the synovium that lines and lubricates the joints.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today that it has leased approximately 211,000 square feet of recently developed distribution space to Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care. Cardinal Health will occupy the space at ProLogis Park DeSoto, a master-planned distribution park near Memphis in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Company to Advance Ganaxolone Program for the Treatment of Epilepsy BRANFORD, Conn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a developer of drugs to treat serious neurological and psychiatric disorders, today announced the close of a $20 million Series B financing.

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The risk of becoming overweight is much higher in women who bear children in their teens than those who do not, according to new research.

CROMWELL, Conn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cromwell AAA Self Storage has nearly 400 fully insulated individual storage bays or units totaling nearly 50,000 square feet. The facility has both climate controlled and non-climate controlled units.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 14-17, 2009, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.'s (UL) Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) Steve McRoberts and GMA Certification Department Manager Jola Wroblewska will present International Electrotechnical Committee for Conformity Testing to Standards for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) CB Test Laboratories and National Certification Bodies (NCBs) with IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition training to promote common application of the guidelines prepared by the IECEE Risk Management Task Force (RMTF).

ATLANTA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Once-daily Keppra XR(TM) (levetiracetam) extended-release tablets are now available in a new dosage strength--750 mg--enabling doctors to simplify patients' treatment plans by decreasing the number of tablets they take each day.

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A Welsh university student has recently discovered that the potency and composition of a snake’s venom are largely determined by its location and diet.

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Faced with decreasing donations and increasing operating costs, the charity wing of the Shriners organization is being forced to consider closing almost a fourth of their of their children’s hospitals across North America.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'