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Health News Archive - February 23, 2010

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Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may increase their risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For over 30 years, the PrimaCare Medical Center sign has been a welcome sight for hundreds of thousands of residents in the Dallas, Texas metroplex.

ATLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Arthritis Foundation today announced a new relationship with Atlanta-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA), who will serve as the local charity's presenting Arthritis Walk sponsor.

In research published this week in PLoS Medicine, Susan Huang and colleagues describe the use of a novel automated cluster detection tool, WHONET-SaTScan, made by integrating two freely available software packages, to identify hospital infection clusters.

In the final article in a six part series on treating mental health problems in resource-poor settings, Alan Flisher, from the University of Cape Town, and colleagues present "packages of care" for treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in low- and middle-income countries.

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- After a devastating loss of their five month old son to a genetically linked disease, a North Carolina couple finds hope for a healthy baby through an innovative technology called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

The seasonal increase of influenza has long baffled scientists, but a new study published this week in PLoS Biology has found that seasonal changes of absolute humidity are the apparent underlying cause of these wintertime peaks.

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- From its broad portfolio of novel targets in epigenetics, CellCentric has out-licensed exclusively the development and commercialisation of an important programme focused on cancer. Under the terms of the new agreement, CellCentric will receive from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited an upfront payment and pre-clinical and clinical milestones, in addition to royalties.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic report the identification of a protein that is highly expressed in a subgroup of glioblastoma brain tumor cells and show that depletion of this protein increases the survival of mice with these tumors.

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Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy.

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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