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Health News Archive - May 31, 2009

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Officials from the Department of Veteran Affairs will be facing some tough questions next month from a congressional panel regarding shoddy medical practices at several VA hospitals.

Near Infra Red technology (NIR) delivers revolutionary pain free hair removal.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today that Phase III trial data showed the addition of Lilly's GEMZAR(R) (gemcitabine HCl for injection) to the current standard of care provided a statistically significant increase in progression-free survival at three years for women with locally advanced cervical cancer.

KRX-0401 + Capecitabine More Than Doubled Time to Progression and Overall Response Rate as well as Extended Overall Survival vs. Capecitabine + Placebo in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic Colon Cancer NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Impac Software, part of the Elekta Group, today awarded the 2009 Impac Software Registrar of the Year award to Deanna Derdelinghen, Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR(R)) at Stamford Hospital's Bennett Cancer Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Impac Software's Registrar of the Year program honors cancer registrars who make valuable contributions to the success of their registry and extend their contributions to benefit the broader medical facility and community.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Impac Software joined the National Cancer Registrars Association's (NCRA) Journal of Registry Management (JRM) today to announce recipients of the Seventh Annual Impac Software-JRM Best Paper Award.

By using ultrafast laser pulses to slice off pieces of chromosomes and observe how the chromosomes behave, biomedical engineers at the University of Michigan have gained pivotal insights into mitosis, the process of cell division.

A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence.

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The mixture of two anti-cancer medications, along with chemotherapy, can gradually halt advanced non-small cell lung cancer, says a new study released on Saturday.

A new study shows that a large majority of patients who present with advanced colorectal cancer that has spread to other organs (stage IV) don't require immediate surgery to remove the primary tumor in the colon.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.