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Health News Archive - February 01, 2010

BRISBANE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) is scheduled to discuss the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for pirfenidone on March 9, 2010.

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New research shows our brains are a lot more chaotic than previously thought, and that this might be a good thing.

Health Plan Ranks Number One, Launches 24/7 Nurse Advice Line PHILADELPHIA, Feb.

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In the new Swedish-Finnish study, published in Nature Genetics, the researchers identified five loci that predispose to an SLE-related disease in Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers.

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Party City, America's largest party specialty retailer, gives consumers something extra special to celebrate as it announces its new support of the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women®" movement. Starting today through Feb.

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Three daily servings of whole grains are recommended for prevention of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and excess weight gain, yet few adolescents or young adults follow these guidelines

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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