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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the healthcare reform debate picking up pace in all corners of the country, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's board of directors issued a Healthcare Reform Resolution on April 21 that calls attention to critical factors which legislators, regulators, policy experts, and the administration should consider in U.S.

After surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, invagination of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center.

Wildlife imports into the United States are fragmented and insufficiently coordinated, failing to accurately list more than four in five species entering the country, a team of scientists has found.

A study led by cancer researchers at The Ohio State University has validated a method for reliably measuring variations in certain proteins that may make good biomarkers in chronic leukemia patients.

In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication – if used early in local outbreaks – could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles, according to research made available today ahead of publication in PLoS Medicine.

Arthritis can have significant physical and psychological repercussions that impact quality of life and for those of working age, it can affect their ability to remain employed.

A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels.

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Researchers have discovered an added layer of complexity in the network that determines human embryonic stem cell fate.

Acquisition to Broaden the Product Offering of Avalign Technologies, Inc. LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- RoundTable Healthcare Partners ("RoundTable"), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, announced today that its portfolio company, Avalign Technologies, Inc.

National Osteoporosis Foundation calls on Moms to Address Bone Health with Daughters WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the gifts that generations of women have passed on to their loved ones, one of the most important is the gift of knowledge about health -- especially information about bone health and osteoporosis.