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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Companies such as: BeneChill, Maven Biotechnologies, BioTechPlex, Applisonix, Alphatec Spine, Flexiciser, HeartSmart Technologies, CVAC Systems and many more. Key Note Speaker: Robert E. Grant, President, Allergan Medical Mr. Robert E.

The sense of smell is a complex process of the central nervous system that involves specific areas of the brain. In fact, olfactory dysfunction is seen in various central nervous system disorders that involve immune-mediated mechanisms, such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Research supported by Shaklee Corporation, the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., shows that a lower blood vitamin D level is associated with metabolic syndrome and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study results are currently being presented at the National Lipid Association Annual Scientific Sessions in Miami, Florida and suggest an important role of vitamin D nutrition for maintaining cardiovascular health.

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With equipment readily available to health officials and businesses, a Purdue University researcher has found a way to detect trace amounts of melamine in infant formula.

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US researchers reported on Thursday that the new virus which has killed as many as 177 people around the world is a mongrel that appears to have mixed with another hybrid virus containing swine, bird and human bits.

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As this week's headlines have made it all too clear, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting yourself against flu outbreaks.

A drug widely used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have unintended effects on the pancreas that could lead to a form of low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a greater risk of pancreatic cancer in long-term users, UCLA researchers have found.

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A new study from Japan suggests that drinking water containing the element lithium may reduce the risk of suicide.

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New advances in research on brain disorders offer the promise of more personalized treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses, according to scientists addressing the first Domenici Neuroscience Symposium in Washington today. The symposium featured scientists from such leading neurodiagnostic facilities as the Mind Research Network (MRN), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Harvard University.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 1, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) today announced that the Company will webcast its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 7. A live broadcast of the meeting will begin on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.