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Health News Archive - May 29, 2009

CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted on its website briefing documents for the June 2, 2009 Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) meeting.

RALEIGH, N.C., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization with expertise in Oncology, recently hosted an Oncology audioconference and announces it will exhibit at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Orlando, Florida, May 30 through June 1.

IBS Signs and Symptoms Tracker Sheds Light on IBS Warning Signs; IBS Treatment Matrix Helps Patients Find Relief BETHESDA, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in conjunction with global observances of this awareness day under the auspices of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), today announced the availability of two new interactive tools aimed at helping to provide answers and hope to millions of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers struggling for relief.

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VIB researchers linked to K.U.Leuven and Harvard University show that stretches of DNA previously believed to be useless 'junk' DNA play a vital role in the evolution of our genome.

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Researchers based in Gabon and France report the discovery of a new malaria agent infecting chimpanzees in Central Africa.

MADISON, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With new management and a growing array of consumer brands, the former Caldwell Consumer Health, LLC, has been relaunched as Revive Personal Products Company.

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Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer.

The Veterans Administration hospital in Miami says it's trying to contact 216 veterans at risk from improperly cleaned colonoscopy equipment. The equipment may have infected veterans who received colonoscopies at the hospital between May 2004 and March of this year, The Miami Herald reported Friday. Hospital officials have been unable to reach 216 of the 2,500 veterans considered at risk for hepatitis and HIV because of the unsterilized equipment.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.