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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

U.S. officials are warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products because they have been linked to a number of liver injuries. The Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk, Dr.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to CNN and other prominent news outlets, the likelihood of a swine flu pandemic is high as health officials continue to raise the alert level.

NEPTUNE, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelsior Medical Corporation, a leading medical device manufacturer headquartered in New Jersey, announces today that they have received 510 (k) clearance to sell their SwabCap(TM) Luer Access Valve Disinfection Cap.

SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Althea Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of services for biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of its newly constructed state-of-the-art, commercial-scale cGMP manufacturing facility in San Diego, CA.

FRESNO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SEIU-UHW and KQEQ will host a Hmong Healthcare gathering in Fresno on Saturday, May 2.

Board of Directors Also Appoints a New President and Adds A New Member CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve Perrin, Ph.D., was appointed chief executive officer and Maureen Lister was appointed president of the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) during the annual meeting of its Board of Directors.

TripAdvisor.com Shows 50% Drop in Mexico Hotel Search but 30% Increase in Caribbean Hotel Search this Week Compared to Last Site Poll Says Nearly One in Four Consider Safeguarding with Mask NEWTON, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(R), the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced a significant shift in search activity for Mexico hotels and Caribbean hotels, presumably in light of the recent swine flu scare. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/tripadvisor/37956/ (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO) Hotels in Mexico on TripAdvisor have seen an average 50 percent drop in page views from Monday, April 27 through Thursday, April 30, compared to the Monday through Thursday period of the prior week, while hotels in the Caribbean have experienced an average 30 percent jump in page views during the same time period. TripAdvisor Mask Site Poll This week, TripAdvisor.com conducted a site

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the leading forensic experts on building envelope water intrusion and toxic mold, Spiderman Mulholland, is joining forces with a network of professionals to combat the Toxic Chinese Drywall issues facing the United States today. Collaborating with top toxicologists, chemists, material and building scientists, forensic investigators, remediation and construction specialists and individuals with laboratory and inspection expertise is essential to the research efforts. The group intends to plan and implement a cost-effective program aimed at battling the crisis that has impacted 41 states. Mulholland, a leading expert witness in Toxic Chinese Drywall cases, is currently developing protocols for inspections and remediation. "Our main focus is being driven by the needs of homeowners and the serious life-safety issues we believe could be critical to their well-being," Mulholland said. Chinese drywall was installed in more than 100,000 home

Melanoma Research Foundation leverages online tools to reach consumers during Melanoma Awareness Month HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of Melanoma Awareness Month this May, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is launching three new resources to reach the online community.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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