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Health News Archive - February 28, 2010

Two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, but the effectiveness does vary by age.

Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor.

Metastases that were 2 millimeters or less in diameter ("micrometastases") in axillary lymph nodes detected on examination of a single section of the lymph nodes were associated with poorer disease-free and overall survival in breast cancer patients.

LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TriCipher, a leading provider of Internet identity services, today announced a hosted, on-demand version of its powerful digital signature solution.

A novel technology for delivering nicotine to the lungs may soon give smokers a new way to kick the habit.

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Backed by Congressional legislation, the Endometriosis Research Center is again celebrating March as “Endometriosis Awareness Month” in honor of all those affected by the disease.

DARMSTADT, Germany and BILLERICA, Mass., Feb.

CHICAGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Press conference to announce a $50 million initiative for Haiti WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2010; 3 p.m. WHERE: New Covenant Baptist Church, 754 E.

OLEAN, N.Y., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its successful 2009 campaign, CUTCO Cutlery Corp.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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