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Health News Archive - May 13, 2010

ANNISTON, Ala., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition is conducting a non-public investigation to determine whether the Alabama Dental Association (ALDA) is engaged in unfair or deceptive acts in order to limit or impede the ability for non-profit and public oral health care providers to operate in the state of Alabama.

Mental health, the second leading cause of disability and premature death in Canada, impacts the lives of every Canadian, much like technology.

A team of researchers have found that tobacco-free cigarettes may be more carcinogenic by actually inducing more extensive DNA damage than tobacco products.

TURLOCK, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA), an advocacy organization that assists its member hospitals through volunteering and collective initiatives, and the MedicAlert Foundation, the leading nonprofit provider of emergency medical information and identification services, have teamed up to provide Arkansans living with chronic conditions, allergies or special needs with a MedicAlert membership that includes a personalized MedicAlert® medical ID and live 24-hour emergency response and family notification services.

SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Biomarkers, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PBMC) ("PBI"), a leading provider of biomarker laboratory services and contract research services, today announced its operating results for the third quarter and first nine months of FY2010.

The new research suggests potential target for drugs to combat alcohol addiction.

WILMINGTON, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(®) (Nasdaq: DUSA), a dermatology company that is developing and marketing Levulan(®) Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and other products focused on patients with common skin conditions, today announced that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Company's offices at 25 Upton Drive, Wilmington, MA.

A simple, 10-minute "frailty" test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and — most strikingly — whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward.

Biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines.

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that members of its senior management team will be speaking to investors at the Citi Investment Research 2010 Food & Drug Retail Conference on May 25, 2010.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'