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Health News Archive - May 12, 2009

Environmentally Friendly, Reusable Charts Help Patients Manage Their Daily and Weekly Medications LAWRENCE, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- While President Obama is working to improve the healthcare industry as a whole, it's individual healthcare professionals like Harlyene Goss who are making a difference on a smaller scale. Goss, a medical technologist, enjoys her line of work but wanted to do more.

- GSK to acquire 16% shareholding in Aspen in exchange for transfer of specialist products and manufacturing facility in Bad Oldesloe, Germany - Activities combined in Sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) LONDON, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced that it has agreed to extend its strategic relationship with Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen) and to acquire a 16% shareholding in the South African based pharmaceuticals company.

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Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. But the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) trial raises questions about how the ancient practice actually works.

Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) can damage the brain, particularly the frontal and parietal cortices, although this damage is at least partially reversible with sustained abstinence from alcohol.

Company CEO to pledge support for President Obama's plan to reduce health care cost over $2 Trillion over the next decade. PALM CITY, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Care Corporation (MCC), the leading provider of high accuracy memory assessment technology, announced today that physicians now have a fast and accurate memory assessment procedure, the MCI Screen, which enables them to accurately separate normal declines due to aging from more serious signs of memory loss associated with an underlying medical condition.

Company's new lead system reduces implant size of the world's smallest and thinnest high-energy devices NATICK, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark and the first human implants of the Company's ENDOTAK RELIANCE(R) 4-SITE defibrillation lead system.

Call to Action demonstrates commitment to combating a leading killer of children worldwide WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH and WaterAid America released two new reports today that show that the international aid community and developing-country governments are not responding to clear evidence on child mortality by targeting resources where the disease burden is greatest.

CHICAGO, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc.

AAHC Recommends Strategic Approach to Infrastructure and Leadership WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education and training is a major link between clinical research and regulatory compliance at academic health centers, and must be strategically assessed and developed, according to Research Compliance Education and Training Programs: Responding to a New Regulatory World, a new report from the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC). Based on interviews with chief compliance officers and research administrators at academic health centers nationwide, the report addresses the infrastructure for research compliance education and training as well as administration, management, policies, curricula, and communication activities. The report shows a critical function within academic health centers evolving to accommodate new regulatory demands.