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Health News Archive - May 13, 2010

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Women everywhere are sure to be thrilled with the exciting news and information that Dr. Ershadi recently shared about dealing with the signs of menopause.

IRVINE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, Inc., (NYSE: AGN) makers of the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, announced today the launch of a new national public awareness and advocacy campaign called C.H.O.I.C.E.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc., a clinical-stage cancer biotherapeutics company, today announced that key data from its JX-594 intravenous administration Phase 1 dose escalation clinical study will be presented at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting taking place May 19-22, 2010, in Washington DC. The presentation details are as follows: Abstract #33: "Demonstration of Delivery and Antitumoral Activity of JX-594, a Targeted Multi-Mechanistic Oncolytic Poxvirus, Following a Single Intravenous Infusion in Patients with Refractory Metastatic Cancers"Oral presentation to be made on May 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

KYLE, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergio Lopez, 18, of Kyle, Texas, recently underwent a new treatment using his own bone marrow-derived stem cells in lieu of traditional surgery to repair a broken bone in his arm that would not heal.

DENVER, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, today filed its 3rd quarter Form 10-Q and reported its financial results.

LOS ANGELES, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Partners announced today that it has updated coverage on Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PRWP) and maintains its twelve month target price of $1.95.

In a paper published in the May 2010 issue of the scholarly journal Annals of Epidemiology, two LSU researchers tackle a problem seldom acknowledged in the United States – the incidence of malnutrition-related deaths among older adults.

New "Lifesaver Angels" program enables an individual, business, or corporation to "adopt" a country, agency, or participant who wants to join Project Lifesaver CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a high-profile search and rescue operation of an 11-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome in a swampy, alligator-infested area in Florida, Project Lifesaver was inundated with requests from parents who want to protect their children from wandering.

CLEVELAND, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared Chaney, executive vice president and chief communications officer at Medical Mutual of Ohio, is adding chief marketing officer to his duties. Chaney's new duties are a result of the consolidation of the Corporate Communications and Sales & Marketing divisions at Medical Mutual. "Though the Marketing and Communications areas have worked together closely in the past, I really believe that this consolidation will better integrate the reputation of our company into our sales process," said Rick Chiricosta, president and CEO of Medical Mutual. "Healthcare reform gives us a tremendous opportunity to differentiate ourselves from the competition," Chiricosta added.

Several barriers prevent minority children with ADHD from receiving the most effective treatments, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.