Health News Archive - June 11, 2009
High-quality sleep is correlated with better grades, especially math, but sleeping late on the weekend is linked to worse grades, U.S. researcher said.
Women who are stably married or gain a partner have better sleep than unmarried women or those who lost a partner, U.S. researchers found.
Older adults cope with sleep deprivation better than young adults, U.S. researchers said.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.
BETHESDA, Md., June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended March 31, 2009. Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results Revenue for the fourth quarter, which ended March 31, 2009, increased 72% to $60.0 million from $34.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Revenue from the Medical Products division increased 130% to $39.5 million from $17.2 million in the prior year period, and revenue from the Healthcare Services division increased 16% to $20.2 million from $17.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008.
BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, has appointed Lars-Olof Eriksson, Ph.D., MS.c., to the position of Vice President of its Start-up and Accelerated Recruitment Team (START).
WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta today announced that it has acquired Georgia-based Circle One Global, Inc., to add an innovative antitoxin crop protection technology to the company's portfolio.
VANCOUVER, Canada, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon today announced a strategic alliance with Merck & Co., Inc., through an affiliate, to discover and develop novel small molecule candidates for the potential treatment of cardiovascular disease. "We are very excited to be collaborating with Merck to define new therapeutics in the area of cardiovascular diseases," said Simon Pimstone, President and CEO of Xenon.
Continued Market Share Increase Combined with Significant Operating Efficiencies Lead to Jump in Earnings SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, reported solid revenue growth in first quarter 2009, up nearly 20 percent compared to first quarter 2008.
The Male Circumcision Partnership expands access to proven HIV prevention intervention WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a significant move from research on male circumcision to full-scale implementation, the Male Circumcision Partnership is launching a massive scale-up of voluntary male circumcision services in Swaziland and Zambia.