Health News Archive - May 13, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac, (NYSE: AFL) today announced that it now offers voluntary group benefits to companies with as few as 100 employees.

RALEIGH, N.C., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc.

CRANBURY, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing targeted, receptor-specific small molecule and peptide therapeutics, today announced results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2010.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new review on the Amazon website suggests that the natural antiviral supplement Gene-Eden may be effective in reducing the Hepatitis C viral load in people infected with the virus. According to Adrian Di Bisceglie, MD, chair and professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University: "Hepatitis C remains a major public health problem.

WILSON, N.C., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mark Hooper, creator and founder of My Ideal Pillow, the nation's only pillow designed by a medical practitioner, helps bust myths and misperceptions about sleep.

Bionic technology pioneer demonstrates significant technical and commercial expansion at the world's biggest prosthetics gathering Note to editors: Photographs from Touch Bionics in Leipzig available on request. Additional content and photographs available at: www.touchbionics.com LEIPZIG, Germany, May 13 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics (www.touchbionics.com), developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, yesterday began a four-day exhibition at the combined International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) World Congress and ORTHOPADIE + REHA-TECHNIK tradeshow in Leipzig, Germany.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotinic acid (niacin) is the most effective agent available for increasing HDL ("good cholesterol"). Niacin is a type of naturally occurring B vitamin that aids in the function of skin, nerves and digestion.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) announced the launch of a new website www.ETIQ.info to improve access to credible information about menopause and management of common symptoms.

WALL, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'