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Health News Archive - May 19, 2010

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- During the warm weather season, negative body perceptions are aggravated for many people. Clothing is thinner and less substantial, increasing feelings of inadequacy which manifest as poor body image.

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends immunization of children and adults at the highest risk for hepatitis during "Hepatitis Awareness Month" and "World Hepatitis Day" on May 19. Boosting public awareness of hepatitis can decrease the occurrence of new infections and prevent the complications of the disease by encouraging more people to be tested and immunized, according to Secretary of Health Everette James. "Many people don't realize the seriousness of contracting hepatitis," said James.

Healthy Home 2010, opening in September in suburban Chicago, to set a new precedent for green, healthful living and raise the bar on healthier indoor air CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking partnership with industry leaders in green design, Healthy Child Healthy World today announced plans to create a real-life, interactive, educational model for healthier living.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a leading manufacturer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, today announced that Robert Mills has been named President. Mr.

PHOENIX, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers facing rocketing increases to health insurance budgets can offset some of the multi-million dollar increases by cutting workers' compensation payouts through Merchants Information Solutions Pre-employment Integrity Test.

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) has been recertified as a recipient of the Standards of Excellence Seal awarded by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). The certification is given to nonprofit organizations that adhere to high standards of self-regulation, accountability, and openness in all phases of their operations, including programs, board governance, human resources, financial and legal, fund-raising, and public affairs. PFSA was recertified for a five-year period. "We're pleased that our continuing efforts to operate in an efficient, forthright, and open manner have once again been recognized by PANO," said PFSA Executive Director Angela Liddle.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines for pain-related diseases and chronic inflammation, today announced interim results from a pilot clinical study showing that LODOTRA® (modified release prednisone tablet) chronotherapy may improve asthma control and asthma-related quality of life when added to standard asthma therapy in patients with severe nocturnal asthma.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has received the 2010 Partners in Progress Corporate Award from NORD.

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sperian Protection's Board of Directors agreed this morning to accept Honeywell's voluntary tender offer to acquire 100% of its capital at a price of EUR117 per share. Essilor has agreed to sell all of its Sperian Protection shares to Honeywell in an off-market transaction, based on the offering price of EUR117 per share, subject to certain conditions (approval from the European and US regulatory authorities, as well as the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment). The world leader in ophthalmic optical products, Essilor International researches, develops, manufactures and markets around the world a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight.

Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.