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Health News Archive - June 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Multitask Productions LLC is changing the way you think about exercise by launching SqueezeItIn.com--a website and online community featuring dynamic videos of exercises and a content-rich blog designed to help you make simple, effective exercises a part of your daily routine.

ASHBURN, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Innocoll, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, announced positive provisional findings from its three phase 2 clinical trials sponsored by its wholly owned subsidiary, Innocoll Technologies Ltd, to investigate CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the treatment and prevention of infection in diabetic foot ulcers. Chronic ulcerations such as diabetic foot ulcers are often colonized or contaminated with bacterial pathogens that can prevent ulcers from healing.

DENVER, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has been recognized by the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Program.

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On Wednesday, a US House Committee passed a measure to increase government influence over the US food supply,

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The World Health Organization is looking into a potential outbreak of bubonic plague in Libya near the Egyptian border.

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In the first ever development of its kind, cancer researchers announced on Wednesday that they have discovered a connection between cancer and a type of genetic mutation that results in either missing or redundant pieces of DNA.

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. and NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HLTH Corporation (Nasdaq: HLTH) and its publicly traded subsidiary, WebMD Health Corp.

MINNEAPOLIS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services, the oldest homecare agency in Bergen County NJ, announced that it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom(R) to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness.

LAIYANG, China, June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: JGBO) (the "Company", "Jiangbo"), a U.S.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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