Health News Archive - May 10, 2010

MCHENRY, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Women's Health Week, Medela today announced the availability of resources and services to help employers create a supportive workplace for nursing mothers.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today reported a 28 percent increase in net revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 to $856.5 million, compared to $667.4 million in the first quarter 2009.

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henry Schein, Inc., (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that Steven Paladino, Henry Schein's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: DND MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: DND) today announced the U.S.

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.


British scientists have a better understanding of the causes of breast cancer and improving treatments for it after a crucial discovery of five genetic factors linked to the risk of developing the cancer.

SAN DIEGO May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Astute Medical, Inc., a developer of novel, biomarker-based medical diagnostics, today announced completion of a $26.5 million series B financing co-led by Domain Associates and Delphi Ventures.

HONG KONG, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx, Inc. (OTCBB: ALRX), has been advised by Cypress Biosciences ("Cypress"), its development partner for Indaflex, that Cypress is not funding development of Indaflex.

CINCINNATI, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble invites consumers to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its fight to find cures and save children battling deadly diseases by purchasing specially-marked "red" Procter & Gamble products at Target.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.