Health News Archive - April 03, 2009

SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Chicken soup with matzo balls, a popular home remedy for the common cold, may help control blood pressure, Japanese researchers suggest. Ai Saiga and colleagues cite previous studies indicating that chicken breast contains collagen proteins with effects similar to ACE inhibitors -- mainstay medications for treating high blood pressure. However, chicken breast contains such small amounts of the proteins that it could not be used to develop food and medical products for high blood pressure. The researchers say chicken legs and feet, often discarded as waste products in the United States, are key soup ingredients elsewhere and appear to be a better source. In the study, Saiga and colleagues extracted collagen from chicken legs and tested its ability to act as an ACE inhibitor in the laboratory studies.

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins to be showcased at National Health Service EXPO SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VNUS(R) Medical Technologies, Inc.

Former Medtronic Chief Operating Officer joins Minneapolis office. MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas, McNerney & Partners, LLC, a health care venture capital firm that invests in life science and medical technology companies, today announced that Michael DeMane has joined as Senior Advisor in the firm's Minneapolis office.

Easy-to-implement EHR offers physician practices the essential benefits of a full-fledged system without high costs and implementation challenges CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedica Corporation, a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician practices, announced today the launch of Transition(TM), a new electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) system designed to eliminate long-standing implementation and cost barriers raised by physicians, as well as speed the adoption of EHRs within small- to medium-sized physician practices.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the healthcare real-time locating system (RTLS) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Versus Technology, Inc.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than a decade of research and development, Kibow Biotech, Inc. announced today the launch of Kibow Biotics(R), the Company's new patented and proprietary probiotic formulation targeting kidney health.

ConAgra Foods to Donate $250,000 - 1.75 million meals - to Feeding America, The Nation's Largest Hunger Relief Organization OMAHA, Neb., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthy Choice, the brand that created convenient, healthful eating, is completely reinvented - focusing on what people want from their food today and raising the standard for the frozen entree category.

Leader in image and information software continues to deliver innovation to meet market needs BOSTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.