Health News Archive - May 29, 2009

NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- How much do you know about hepatitis? Here's more on the importance of liver health and education. Listen to this report from Bayer Healthcare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=Ybx9S3lY7r__59P8wyiGqelU6PdFR6h9 Registered journalists

An American who took his wife to China to celebrate their wedding anniversary says he found out first hand how vigilant the Chinese are about swine flu. Miguel Gomez, 29, of Virginia, says Chinese medical officials removed him from the plane because his temperature was 0.3 degrees above normal, The Washington Post reported Friday. Gomez says he was separated from his wife and rushed by ambulance to a quarantine facility near Beijing's airport where masked attendants took his temperature every few hours. After three days of normal temperatures and no sign of the flu, Gomez was released. He says before leaving he was asked to sign papers saying he had been treated well.

CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (NYSE Amex: FHC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the decision to switch the listing of its common stock from the NYSE AMEX LLC to the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC.


A new deadly virus has been discovered in Africa, scientists report. The “Lujo” virus has been found in five people in Zambia and South Africa.

David Nicholls and Martin Brand collaborate with Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. to organize an advanced XF mitochondrial workshop and will share their years of experience studying promising disease pathways with workshop attendees N.

Hospital's New Pediatric Unit Provides Family Environment and Long-Term Care to Youth with Special Needs WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The HSC Pediatric Center marks its 125th anniversary with the launch of Home at HSC, an inpatient care unit that welcomes families and simulates a home environment for long-term patients age 6 months to 21 years who require acute, long-term support that is difficult to provide in a home, group home or typical long-term care facility. Where before families in the District of Columbia had no choice but to send children with severe medical, physical and mental challenges to facilities in surrounding states, they now have the opportunity to keep such patients close to home where they can receive the parental nurturing they so desperately need.

WAYNE, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that several studies evaluating the use of Leukine(R) (sargramostim) will be presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

TORRANCE, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new study published in the journal Molecular Systems Biology show probiotics have a tangible effect on metabolism. Researchers from Imperial College London and Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, fed mice two different strains of probiotics, Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus.

Children are at risk from so-called energy gum because their bodies are not used to the effects of caffeine, a pediatrician in Naples, Italy, said. The risk of intoxication is high in children and teenagers in view of general caffeine-naivete, and the unrestricted sale of these substances, said Dr.

New mushrooms offer 100 percent of recommended daily Vitamin D intake in 3-ounce servings MONTEREY, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a truly collaborative research effort with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]