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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

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The South Dakota Department of Safety has taken on an unorthodox approach to encouraging citizens not to drive after drinking alcohol.

Nearly two out of three people who are blind or visually impaired are women WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S.-based eye care NGOs held a briefing, "Seeing Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global Blindness Prevention," at the National Press Club in Washington, DC exploring links between gender and blindness, poverty, disability and education.

Genetic differences explain why some are predisposed to shock and kidney troubles; gene test guides treatment post operation.

The six major factors that affect how happy a woman feels with the outcome of her breast surgery have been uncovered.

The ancestors of the simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) that jumped from chimpanzees and monkeys, and ignited the HIV/AIDS pandemic in humans, have been dated to just a few centuries ago.

LONDON and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) is committed to supporting governments and health authorities around the world to respond to the emergence of the new influenza A (H1N1) strain.

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- C. Larry Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smithfield Foods, Inc.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX) announced today that one of its subsidiaries and Mayne Pharma International Pty. Ltd. ("Mayne") have filed a second lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mylan Inc.

PITTSBURGH, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As of April 29, 2009, human cases of Swine Flu have been confirmed in the USA, Mexico, Canada and six other countries worldwide and have been suspected in many other nations.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'