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Health News Archive - May 11, 2009

People with a certain type of heart condition are more likely to die following coronary angioplasty or stent placement if they suffer from an irregular heart rhythm before or after the procedure.

PACKAGING MORE EASILY IDENTIFIABLE YET STILL A SERIOUS MOISTURIZER MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith has revamped its AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers packaging to feature more appealing labels. Just in time for summer, dry skin sufferers can now find relief in style.

NetAnchor Secures Valuable Assets and Systems in Critical Infrastructure Industries Including Water, Oil and Gas, Power and Transportation IRVINE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniloc USA, Inc., the leader in device-based authentication solutions, today announced the availability of NetAnchor(TM), a unique solution designed specifically to control access to systems and information particularly in industries designated as critical infrastructure, including water, power, oil and gas, chemicals and transportation. Organizations and industries designated as critical infrastructure require security solutions that prevent the disruption of mission-critical applications and protect valued assets.

CRANBURY, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) today announced that the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Matthew R. Patterson, will be presenting at the upcoming Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Conference in New York City. Mr.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of the company's annual meeting of stockholders. The meeting and webcast will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

ACZONE(R) Gel 5% is the First New FDA-Approved Chemical Entity for Topical Acne Treatment in a Decade CARLSBAD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate(R) vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat.

HealthLeaders-InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor-Rx Evaluates How Medical and Pharmacy Lives are Covered at National, State and MSA Levels NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that the 15 largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-branded managed care organizations collectively lost more than one million members between January 2008 and July 2008.

RED-CABG Trial Initiates Patient Recruitment for Potentially Life-Saving Agent KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced the start of patient enrollment in RED-CABG, the Phase 3 Trial for acadesine, an investigational, potentially first-in-class adenosine regulating agent (ARA).

PRINCETON, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD) today announced that it will present at Baird's 2009 Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:40 p.m. (ET). Investors may access a live webcast of the presentation at www.covance.com.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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