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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

BEIJING, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a Healthcare Industry Solution Lab in Beijing, where IBM will work with hospitals and rural medical cooperatives to make healthcare "smarter" as the Chinese government enacts widespread healthcare reform.

LIFE Urges Americans to Think About Income Protection, Offers Tips for Obtaining Coverage ARLINGTON, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new survey show the historic recession has left many Americans with less in savings and investments -- and as a consequence, they are more vulnerable to serious financial hardship in the event they were to become sick or hurt and couldn't work.

If you're one of the millions who dread the spring allergy season, things are looking up. A research study appearing in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Urges Shareholders to Support the Board's Strategy and Vote the BLUE Proxy Card Today to Elect Amylin's Highly-Qualified Nominees SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pregnant women with asthma, the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy, should actively manage their asthma in order to optimize the health of mother and the baby, according to new management recommendations published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that pictures allow patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) to better recognize and identify a subject as compared to using just words.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Launch New CVS Caremark eHealth Technology CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., NEWARK, N.J.

Scientists may need to rethink the design of drugs meant to block HIV from infecting human cells, according to a study that appears in the May 1st issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication.

*Swine Flu Outbreak Highlights Influenza Virus Research at Drexel University* PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted at Drexel University has demonstrated the importance of natural killer, or NK, cells in controlling primary influenza virus infection.

In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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