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Health News Archive - April 10, 2009

The drug Avotermin has potential to reduce scarring and make skin feel more normal, say British scientists testing the synthetic cell-signaling agent. If the drug continues to work and be approved it could be used in surgeries, following trauma and burns, from road traffic accidents to elective surgery

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A new statistical method that can estimate the origin and time of an aerosolized release of the pathogen causing anthrax, following detection of the first few cases has been developed by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency's Microbial Risk Assessment group.

Study shows that while rates of infection are stable, hospitalization and the use of general anesthetics have increased and are more prevalent in areas of social deprivation

A newly discovered gene fusion is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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A test developed by physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis may help assess more quickly the ability of Alzheimer's drugs to affect one of the possible underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease in humans, accelerating the development of new treatments.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Meta Payment Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new Gift Card design in conjunction with becoming a proud sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

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Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center in Milwaukee have just made the very expensive and promising area of protein research more accessible to scientists worldwide.

- Encourage states to allow citizens to use their own words, not government forms, to express their health care wishes; "Five Wishes" living will is a national resource for advance care planning - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aging with Dignity, a national non-profit organization that created and distributes the Five Wishes living will, joins with thousands of other organizations nationwide on April 16th to encourage Americans to complete an advance directive on National Healthcare Decisions Day.

17th U.S. Surgeon General joining newly-elected PhRMA chair to support efforts to address the rising health costs and economic burden of chronic disease in Maryland BALTIMORE, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard H.

Attendance Doubles with More Than 200 Health Professionals From 28 Countries Participating SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced that the second European Radiosurgery Workshop yielded record attendance with more than twice the number of attendees compared to the previous year.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.