Health News Archive - April 05, 2009

Harvard Pilgrim achieves CORE Phase II Testing Certification with Edifecs CORE Testing Service - includes compliance with rules that are now required in X12 Version 5010 BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Edifecs announced today that it will, together with its partners CAQH and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, examine the outcomes and lessons learned from the CORE Phase II Certification testing including elements of the newly mandated 5010 Rules, in a presentation at the HIMSS09 Interoperability Showcase, on Tuesday, April 7, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (CT).

Seven Grand Prizes of a 10-Day Vacation for Two to International Destinations SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Schiff(R) is inviting active adults to escape to their dream destination -- by winning it, with the launch of their "Win a Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes with Move Free(R) Advanced." Schiff(R) will award seven grand prize winners a 10-day vacation for two to a choice of one of eight international destinations as well as 10,000 secondary prizes of discount travel booklets for their own adventures. In an effort to motivate active adults to continue to do the things they love -- despite aches, aging and even the current economic environment -- Schiff(R) has created the "Trip of a Lifetime" sweepstakes because there is no time like the present to get moving and see some of the most interesting places in the world.


Kraft Foods Inc, the firm behind the recent nationwide pistachio recall, said Friday it first became aware there was salmonella in its trail mix in late 2007.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to control the diseases they cause.

Risky behaviors such as not using condoms or having sex with multiple people put young adults at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but perhaps not as much as the characteristics of their sexual partners

This is the question asked by a team of investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico, reporting their findings today during the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research

Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic inflammation initiated by bacteria that affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth, and may eventually result in tissue and tooth loss.

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) provide a potentially unlimited source of oral mucosal tissues that may revolutionize the treatment of oral diseases.

Scientists at the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening today in Miami Beach, report new studies on the connection between oral disease and systemic disease. A recurring theme is the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and infant prematurity, diabetes, or stroke.


A new study by NYU dental researchers has uncovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease face an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if they don't smoke or drink

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.