Health News Archive - May 12, 2010

DUBLIN and MYSTIC, Conn., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN) has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. GMT (11:00 a.m.

PARIS, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - New Outcomes Trial to Expand Evidence for Dronedarone in a Different AF Population Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today the initiation of a multinational, randomized double-blind Phase IIIb trial, PALLAS, to assess the potential clinical benefit of Multaq(R) (dronedarone) in over 10, 000 patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events.

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Health organizations face more than 60 major regulatory deadlines over the next ten years to meet the timetable and goals of health reform, and the changes will create a profoundly different healthcare environment in which current business practices and markets may no longer be relevant, according to a new report published today by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute.

PLANO, Texas, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation's leading apple juice and apple sauce brand, Mott's knows that it's not always easy to get kids to eat healthy.

LONDON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Business analytics solutions are considered the face of business intelligence (BI) for healthcare providers, as they assist healthcare managers and hospital management to compile, arrange and manage clinical, financial and administrative data in a defined protocol, thereby facilitating informed business decisions.

BOSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Experts from PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, will address key trends in late phase development, comparative effectiveness research, cost effective study management, and health outcomes at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 15th Annual International Meeting.

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Up to 1,000 registered nurses from Maine to California will march and rally in Washington, DC, today to press the case for moving beyond insurance reform to improving the quality of care in U.S.


A White House task force recommended in a report on Tuesday that economic incentives to provide inexpensive healthy food and insurance coverage for prevention be among a list of 70 immediate steps that could reduce childhood obesity.


US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to curb drug use in young adults, released a new anti-drug campaign Tuesday that will put greater emphasis on prevention and treatment of the problem.

ST. LOUIS, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Heart Rhythm Society's 31st Annual Scientific Sessions, Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) will promote its Odyssey Enterprise Solution with a live network connection between the Stereotaxis and Siemens Healthcare exhibits.

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'.