Health News Archive - May 14, 2009

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc.

BOSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance has selected CHCS Services, a leading expert in senior healthcare services with more than 15 years of experience, to manage John Hancock's provider discount and caregiver support services programs for its policyholders and their families.

FREDERICK, Md., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest BioSciences and Arisyn Therapeutics jointly announced today the successful acquisition of funding from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Postal Service, American Veterinary Medical Assn., American Academy of Pediatrics, Unite to Prevent Dog Bites WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A famed Hollywood dog trainer and a descendant of one of the world's most popular dogs are teaming with the United States Postal Service and other partners to bring attention to a major campaign in America: Dog bite prevention. Hollywood trainer Bob Weatherwax, son of Rudd Weatherwax, who established the famous "Lassie" line of collies appearing in the classic television series, will today join postal officials and representatives of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to kick off the 2009 National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Weatherwax will use Laddie, a ninth-generation direct descendant of the original collie, Pal, who immortalized the "Lassie Come Home" MGM films of the 1940s, to demonstrate how to properly react around dogs during a National Dog Bite Prevention Week p

SALT LAKE CITY, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2009. Operating results showed significant improvement over the three and nine months ended March 31, 2008.

DETROIT, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD) has recently launched oxycodone hydrochloride tablets on behalf of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

SAN DIEGO, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Researchers have identified eight DNA regions associated with hypertension, according to a new report. Six of the identified regions have not previously been associated with blood pressure regulation.

Adding a third drug to a popular chemotherapy regimen can help reduce the nausea and vomiting that many patients experience.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.