Health News Archive - May 10, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey announced today finds the vast majority (94%) of science teachers wish their students' parents had more opportunities to engage in science with their children.

TAMPA, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For students graduating with a Diploma in Professional Massage Therapy, the news is good. The U.S.

NATICK, Mass., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and sponsored research at the 31st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), May 12 - 15 in Denver.

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmatx, Inc. reported today that doctors at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., recently treated the first U.S. patient with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the Alair® System, the first device-based asthma treatment approved by the U.S.

Drinking even large amounts of coffee and sugar-sweetened, carbonated soft drinks is not associated with the risk of colon cancer.

FDA Expert Advisory Panel Fails to Follow Safety First Agenda for Childhood Vaccines Containing DNA from Pig Viruses WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a panel of experts to review recent findings that rotavirus vaccines given to infants in the U.S., Rotateq, produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals and Rotarix produced by GlaxoSmithKline, are contaminated with DNA from pig viruses PCV1 and PCV2.

Algae--already being eyed for biofuel production--could be put to use right away to remove nitrogen and phosphorus in livestock manure runoff.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'