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Health News Archive - May 21, 2010

Patients with chronic kidney disease who have been diagnosed with depression are twice as likely to be hospitalized, progress to long-term dialysis treatments or die within a year as those who are not depressed.

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Before you decide to go for a dip in a public swimming pool this summer, you should know what you may be diving into.

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A nationwide ban on smoking in all public places would save more than $90 million in healthcare costs and greatly reduce hospital admissions for heart attacks.

In the United States over 80,000 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list, and thousands die each year waiting for transplants.

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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine determined that excess abdominal fat places otherwise healthy, middle-aged people at risk for dementia later in life.

BOSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Schiemann to its board of directors as Chief Financial Officer. Mr.

ATLANTA, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- West Physics Consulting, the leading national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Digirad Corporation to provide all radiation safety oversight and technical consulting services for Digirad's diagnostic imaging leasing services division, Digirad Imaging Solutions, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran health care analyst Brooks O'Neil has been named the Top Stock Picker within the Health Care Providers & Services sector by StarMine, a Thompson Reuters company.

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Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol.

MILFORD, Mass., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters® Corporation (NYSE: WAT) and the University of Maryland announced today they have formed a groundbreaking partnership to establish the first facility in the world to train scientists from foreign governments and manufacturers on the state-of-the-art methods of analysis that will help them meet U.S.

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.'