Health News Archive - April 02, 2009

New test for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for better patient care PLEASANTON, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that its new LightCycler(R) test for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now available with the CE Mark, allowing it to be sold for clinical use in the European Union.

U.S. birth defect rates are highest for women conceiving in the spring and summer, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have found. Dr.

DUSSELDORF, Germany, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the first quarter of 2009 (December 2008 to February 2009) Gerresheimer AG maintained its total sales figure of EUR237.3m (Q1 2008: EUR239.1m) almost at the prior year level despite the difficult overall situation in the world economy.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The global financial crisis, which had its origins in developed countries, is finally spreading to the developing corners of the world.

Five years of physician performance data places Massachusetts in the forefront of quality reporting BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) today released the organization's fifth annual Quality Insights: Clinical Quality in Primary Care report, comparing the performance of 150 medical groups across the state.

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals is shining the spotlight on its services for individuals living with autism, and sharing the results of Easter Seals Living With Autism Survey to provide a roadmap for the services and supports that families living with autism desperately need.

COPENHAGEN, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuevolution A/S today announced that Merck & Co. Inc.

BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, the industry's leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced that it has expanded the number of languages supported by its ClinPhone Interactive Web Response System (IWRS) including Japanese Kanji, the Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system.

"Digital Fingerprinting for Kids" event on April 18 at Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Network Sales (TNS), the distribution, sales and marketing arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Neglecting Immediate Treatment by a Podiatrist May Lead to Long-Term Foot Ailments BETHESDA, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While foot problems such as bunions, corns and dry, cracked skin affect many Americans on a daily basis, one particular ailment -- heel pain -- stands out among foot disorders, according to a new survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The 2009 APMA survey, which polled close to 420 Americans aged 18 and older, found that 39 percent of adults have experienced heel pain more than any other foot ailment within the last 12 months.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).