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Health News Archive - May 14, 2009

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Metabolic surgery, a new surgical approach to metabolic disease, may provide the key to curing diabetes in some patients.

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes experts today issued new recommendations for the treatment of prediabetes, a condition affecting 57 million Americans, at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress.

LEUVEN, Belgium, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Regulated Information - Disclosure in Accordance With the Law of May 2, 2007 ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, is today issuing a business update for the three month period ending 31 March, 2009. Patrik De Haes, CEO of ThromboGenics, commenting on today's announcement, said: "ThromboGenics has had an excellent start to 2009 as we continue to build on the significant progress made in 2008.

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After heavy promotion on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site, sales in the US of acai, a purple Amazon berry promoted as a “superfood,” are skyrocketing and simultaneously depriving Brazilian jungle dwellers of a protein-rich nutrient they’ve relied on for generations, Bloomberg reported.

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the H1N1 pandemic flu follows the pattern of the 1918 Great Pandemic it could come back with more vigor in a second wave next fall.

Initial results from preclinical and Phase 1 safety studies, and plans for Phase 2 studies for menopausal symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are to be presented CINCINNATI, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ausio Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a biotechnology development company focused on medicines for an aging global population, will lead off the Bio(R) Business Forum in a presentation on May 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chamber of Commerce Speech Tackles Policy Issues, from Personalized Medicine to Biosimilars WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In remarks before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today, John C.

2009 'Starfish and Dreams' Tickets Now On Sale DENVER, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- arc Thrift Stores will be recognizing individuals and organizations that support people with developmental disabilities at this year's Starfish and Dreams Celebration on Friday, June 19th, 2009.

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Scientists have developed a new risk index that will increase their ability to predict the likelihood of dementia in patients over the age of 65.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Water Quality & Health Council Offer Ways to Curb the Tide of Rising Recreational Water Illnesses ARLINGTON, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know what's in your public pool? Findings from a recent survey show that when it comes to public pools this summer, watch thy fellow swimmer closely! Rather than worry about the availability of lounge chairs, lockers, and food and beverages, swimmers should be thinking more about basic questions of pool water cleanliness.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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