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Health News Archive - May 04, 2009

The number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will increase by 45 percent in the next 20 years, U.S.

Achieving optimal levels for cholesterol and blood pressure in stroke patients helps prevent a second stroke or heart attack, researchers in France said. Study author Dr.

Autism spectrum disorders cover a wide span of conditions and symptoms, making a quick definitive diagnosis difficult, a U.S. expert says. Dr.

MARSEILLE, France, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ipsogen SA (Alternext - FR0010626028 - ALIPS), a molecular diagnostic company specialized in the development, the manufacturing and the commercialization of diagnostic assays for breast cancer and leukemia, today announces the signature of an agreement with ARUP Laboratories to offer JAK2 molecular diagnostic testing in the USA. According to the terms of the agreement, Ipsogen grants ARUP, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, non-exclusive rights, for the US territory, to offer a complete range of assays for the molecular classification and the screening of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), a group of leukaemia's caused by JAK2 gene variations that affects more than 100,000 people in the US.

PARIS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fovea Pharmaceuticals announced today positive results from its clinical proof-of-concept trial to assess the therapeutic effect of Prednisporin(TM) (FOV1101) in patients with persistent allergic conjunctivitis. Prednisporin(TM) had the same efficacy and a better safety profile (no increase in intra-ocular pressure) than PredForte(TM), a prescription drug with a 10 fold higher dose of prednisolone acetate, in patients treated for the signs and symptoms (itching and redness) of persistent ocular allergic inflammation.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeMD Flu Checkup uses breakthrough virtual doctor to help people decide if they have the flu and what they should do. "Even without the threat of a flu epidemic, consumers are on their own when making the decision to see a doctor," says Dr. Stephen J.

Sittercity.com's Caregivers Prepared with Flu Preparedness Information from American Red Cross CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As school districts across the nation are closing down due to the swine flu (H1N1 flu outbreak), millions of parents are now searching for safe and reliable in-home caregiver options.

SYDNEY, Australia, May 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) is pleased to announce positive results of its recently completed international Phase III trial of Bronchitol(TM) in people with cystic fibrosis.

ONTARIO, Canada, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you just got drafted into the NFL, are an actor or an entrepreneur, protecting your income should be high on your list of priorities.

LONDON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market to be held on Wednesday, 6th May 2009, at 3 p.m.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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