Health News Archive - May 11, 2009


This weekend, Chinese authorities confirmed the country’s first case of swine flu on the mainland despite having enforced some of the most stringent and controversial precautionary measures of any government.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedCath Corporation (Nasdaq: MDTH), a healthcare provider focused on high acuity healthcare services, predominately the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that David Covert will join its senior management team as Senior Vice President, Operations and will have operations responsibilities for MedCath hospitals located in Arizona, California, New Mexico as well as TexSan Heart Hospital (San Antonio, Texas).

Announces Positive Top Line Results of its Clinical Study of LT-NS001 vs.

NATICK, Mass., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and news announcements at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, which run from May 13 to 16 in Boston.

IRVINE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDM Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDMI) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Financial information presented represents the consolidated results of IDM Pharma, Inc. and its subsidiary, IDM Pharma S.A.

The key: making it simpler. MCLEAN, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Command(R), Inc. is asking Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to adopt new rules defining how computers should exchange medical records electronically (be interoperable).


According to a new study released on Friday, junk food commercials constitute an average of two-thirds of television food advertisements shown during hours children are most likely to be watching.

License Strengthens NeoStem's Portfolio of Regenerative Treatments NEW YORK, May 11, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc.

MIT researchers who were previously able to reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in mice have now identified the specific gene involved in the process.

The battle of the bulge might be won with the addition of probiotics to the diet.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.