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Health News Archive - May 19, 2010

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc.

The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) calls for independent vaccine safety agency and Congressional hearings on government's lax record on safety issues WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A three-part investigative series on Merck's cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil®, highlights serious conflicts of interest across agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the development, approval and safety surveillance of vaccines.

LAFAYETTE, Ind., and RALEIGH, N.C., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of health care grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions to hospitals, has been selected by St.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott received Biologic License Application (BLA) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ABBOTT PRISM Chagas test.

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV" is the theme for today's sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

NATICK, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the U.S.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) today announced that Mark O. Thornton, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., will resign as Senior Vice President, Product Development effective May 23, 2010 in order to accept a position with another company. Paul H.

SAN DIEGO, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC) announced today it received both 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval for its PrimeWire PRESTIGE(TM) Pressure Guide Wire for use with patients who have both single-vessel and multi-vessel disease.

SHANGHAI, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics", the "Company") (Nasdaq: CHBT), the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that a number of its probiotics strains appear on the expanded probiotics list for food industry recently approved by the Ministry of Health in China. China-Biotics currently carries all of the 21 probiotics strains in the list approved by the Ministry of Health.

SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phadia, a company that develops and manufactures high-quality tests for people suffering from asthma, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, has again agreed to be a Presenting Sponsor of the American Lung Association in Minnesota's Lung Walk and 5K Run at Como Park.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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