Health News Archive - April 13, 2009

The birth of a baby conceived from sperm frozen for 21 years may tie the world record for the longest-frozen, viable sperm, U.S. fertility specialists say. Thirty-eight-year-old Chris Biblis of Charlotte, N.C., was treated for leukemia from age 13-18.

Gene fusion discovery may lead to a prostate cancer urine test, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York say. The finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, says the newly discovered gene fusion is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers, which may lead to more accurate tests for prostate cancer. Senior author Dr.

Canadian researchers say users of public transit are three times more likely than others to be fit and as a result may not have to use the gym. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health Policy, find users of public transportation more likely to meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week that Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends. Travel surveys from metropolitan Atlanta -- 4,156 in number -- were used to determine transit and car trips.

With a Mission of Encouraging Families to Be Incredibly Active and Healthy, American Egg Board Donates 13,500 Colorful, Rolling Eggs PARK RIDGE, Ill.

ROSEVILLE, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 7, 2009, the Boston District Court dismissed the "Diomed" lawsuit between Endolaser Associates, LLC and CoolTouch Inc. after CoolTouch signed a settlement agreement with Dr. Luis Navarro.

LOMA LINDA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares the effects of walnuts and fatty fish in the fight against heart disease, demonstrating that in healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish, while fatty fish lower triglycerides.

NOVATO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP) today announced the appointment of Patrice P. Rioux, M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Medical Officer ("CMO"). Dr.

WELLINGTON, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group, Inc. (NYSE Amex: QGP) is taking a leadership role to advance the use of electronic health records (EHR) in response to the less than 20% adoption rate by U.S. physicians.

MicroRNA-based Molecular Diagnostics to Mark Prometheus' Entry into Oncology Market; Rosetta to Receive Milestones and Research and Development Funding plus Future Royalties SAN DIEGO, PHILADELPHIA and REHOVOT, Israel, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, and Rosetta Genomics Ltd.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.