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Health News Archive - February 11, 2010

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, announced today that it will open 9 stores in Puerto Rico in 2010. The first two locations, in San Juan and Bayamon, will officially open Monday, February 15.

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PARI Pharma has enrolled the first patient in its Phase 2b clinical trial studying inhaled liposomal cyclosporine A (L-CsA) delivered via a customized Investigational eFlow Nebulizer System.

MALVERN, Penn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Siemens Healthcare announced it has renewed its strategic alliance with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems to deliver innovative ambulatory information technology (IT) solutions.

The American Red Cross Is Asking Blood Donors to Respond PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wednesday's blizzard-like conditions have impacted blood donations across the area served by the Penn-Jersey Region.

CARMIEL, Israel, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.

Neurotoxins from cone snails and spiders help neurobiologists Sebastian Auer, Annika S. Stürzebecher and Dr. Ines Ibañez-Tallon of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, to investigate the function of ion channels in neurons.

Although the Department of Veteran Affairs is rolling out treatments nationwide as fast as possible to adequately provide for newly diagnosed PTSD patients, there are still significant barriers to veterans getting a full course of PTSD treatment.

Partnership Encourages Americans to Get Educated During National Wise Consumer Health Month--to Stay Healthy Year-Round WASHINGTON, Feb.

More than 55 percent of multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the brain, were found to have the abnormality.

A Henry Ford Hospital study finds women with type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed class of medications to treat insulin resistance may be at a higher risk for developing bone fractures.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.