Health News Archive - May 20, 2009

African-American women, younger at their first menstrual periods, were more likely to report a history of childhood sexual abuse, U.S. researchers found.

As a way to help free up hospital beds, a Canadian researcher suggests people should be encouraged to die at home rather than in a hospital. University of Alberta researcher Donna Wilson says that there's been a dramatic change in the location of death of Canadians.

Partners Analyze Jatropha Genome and Associated Microbial Genomes to Understand and Improve Plant Yield and Health to Develop Renewable Fuels, Biofertlizers, and Disease Control Solutions Jatropha Genome Represents Second Milestone Accomplishment for Partners who Announced Complete Oil Palm Genome Sequence in 2008 LA JOLLA, Calif.

Area high schoolers take to the stage at the House of Blues to compete for highest seat belt use and most creative seat belt messages CLEVELAND, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local teens had a chance to showcase their creativity -- and their community spirit -- at the House of Blues at noon on Tuesday, May 19, as Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Use It or Lose It High School Seat Belt Challenge, sponsored by Kohl's, wrapped up with an announcement of the winning schools and performance and screening of entries in a creative messaging contest.

Steven C. Mendell and Lloyd H. Malchow Join Digirad Board of Directors POWAY, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD) today announced that it has named veteran healthcare executives Steven C. Mendell and Lloyd H.

Approximately one-third of hospitals in the United States now use wireless deployments Free report examines common obstacles and methods to address them in healthcare settings SEATTLE, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one-third of hospitals in the United States have deployed a wireless connectivity system in their healthcare organizations, according to the HIMSS Analytics(TM) Database.

NATICK, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced results from an analysis of economic and quality of life outcomes, based on one-year data from its landmark SYNTAX trial.


New research warns that a popular surgery used to perform face lifts is associated with too many risks and poor results to be worthwhile for patients.

MEXICO CITY, SAO PAULO and PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- moksha8, Inc.

SHANGHAI, May 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A Finland Biotech Delegation visited Sundia MediTech Company, a leading pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing CRO service company in Shanghai, China, in April. The 9 members of the delegation are from Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), and three Finnish leading Biotech Companies. Dr.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.