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Health News Archive - April 20, 2009

SYDNEY, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian medical research company Immune System Therapeutics Ltd (IST) has launched a clinical trial to test its breakthrough treatment for terminal blood cancers. IST has genetically engineered an antibody drug that binds specifically to a target protein found on the surface of some blood cancer cells.

Eating one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost anti-oxidant activity, U.S.

The primary ingredient in marijuana, if used during adolescence, can affect learning and memory later in life, U.S. researchers said. Dr.

TOKYO, April 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shanghai ChemPartner Co., Ltd., (ChemPartner) a group company of ShangPharma, and Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd. (SKK), a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance.

Fourth Quarter 2008 Revenues more than tripled to $843 thousand 2008 Annual Revenues Increased 155% to $2.8 million TEMECULA, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient Safety Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX) today announced record quarterly and annual revenues for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. "We are pleased to announce record fourth quarter and fiscal year end revenues for our SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System.

LAUREL, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: WHAT: Freedom Ride for Dystonia - Debbi Mack and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) -- www.dystonia-foundation.org -- host the first Freedom Ride for Dystonia (a "poker run" primarily for motorcyclists), a fundraiser to help raise dystonia awareness and find a cure for this rare, but disabling, neurological disorder. In 2005, Debbi Mack published her first mystery--Identity Crisis--about a crime-solving, Laurel, Maryland attorney.

PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadiance launched the revolutionary SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth Nasal CPAP Mask at the Medtrade Spring Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada March 25 - 26. More than 3,000 Home Care Professionals were in attendance at the conference.

World Meningitis Day is April 25, 2009 BALTIMORE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual World Meningitis Day begins April 25, 2009 and is gaining national support. The day is meant to raise awareness and educate Americans about the dangers of contracting the Meningococcal disease.

"We love Scent To Sleep products so much, we bought the company" MILWAUKEE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Custom Products, Inc. (ICP) announced today that ICP has acquired Scent To Sleep - a California company.

INDIANAPOLIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Q1 Revenue Increases 5% on a Reported Basis, Driven by Higher Volume.Foreign Exchange Rates Lead to Improved Gross Margin Percentage.Company Achieves Operating Leverage by Growing Revenue Faster Than Cost of Sales and Operating Expenses.Earnings Rise 24% (reported) or 36% (pro forma non-GAAP) to $1.20 per share. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2009. Due to significant strategic actions taken by the company in 2008, financial results for 2008 are presented on both a reported basis and a pro forma non-GAAP basis.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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