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Health News Archive - May 11, 2009

- Company to provide industry-leading PBM technology solutions and services for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Medicaid drug rebate program - LISLE, IL, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Inc.

SAN DIEGO, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, today announced that Jay Hagan has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy.

Everyone knows losing your job is hard on your pocketbook. New research suggests it’s hard on your health as well.

Most people don’t look at their furniture or television sets as possible hazards to their children’s health. But a new study finds growing risk in these common household items.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RIEMSER, a leading manufacturer of bone tissue regeneration, dental implant and wound healing products, has announced an upcoming bone grafting workshop to be held in Naperville, Illinois on Friday, June 12th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

8 DNA regions associated with blood pressure and hypertension, 6 for first time.

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An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggesting potential avenues of investigation for the prevention or treatment of hypertension.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have discovered in mice how a single disrupted gene can cause a form of severe mental retardation known as Angelman syndrome.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACORN CRO, an oncology-focused contract research organization, announces the addition of Kristie H. Lively, RN, BSN to its senior management team.

A team of researchers from the United States, the Netherlands and Iceland has identified three genes containing common mutations that are associated with altered kidney disease risk. One of the discovered genes, the UMOD gene, produces Tamm-Horsfall protein, the most common protein in the urine of healthy individuals.

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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