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Health News Archive - February 23, 2010

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposal for a National Health Insurance (NHI) was without doubt the most significant development in South Africa's healthcare sector in 2009. The aim of the NHI is to create universal healthcare coverage for all of the country's citizens.

LONDON, February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BUAV, a leading animal protection organization, is calling on CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) to take action following its investigation into a shocking and expanding trade in primates from Laos to China and Vietnam for the research industry.

Low-Income, At-Risk Patients Now Being Screened for Oral Cancer and Other Oral Conditions NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2009 the Oral Cancer Foundation initiated a program of donating VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening Systems to free clinics.

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellikine, Inc., a leader in the development of drugs against the PI3K/mTOR pathway, today announced that William R. Rohn has joined the company's board of directors. Mr.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- After the recent debut of the Rx Locker, a device designed to secure prescription medications within the home, Dr.

BOSTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that it has expanded its capabilities through the opening of a new early phase unit in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System has achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with Pfizer, Inc to provide hemophilia medicines to underserved patients in the developing world.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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