Health News Archive - May 28, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Premarket Approval for its Elecsys Antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) assay.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc.

YORK, England, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- High blood pressure is a leading cause of deaths in the world. Apart from millions with diagnosed hypertension, still many others are borderline hypertensive.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the mercury rises, the pace quickens and the days get longer, the need for a cool, refreshing and healthy beverage to quench the thirst is paramount.

SEATTLE, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which lives in the human stomach and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer, is shaped like a corkscrew, or helix.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 28, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned surgeons and aesthetic practitioners from around the world will be gathering to share and discuss the latest techniques and technologies in cosmetic surgery and dermatology at The 6th Annual Facial Cosmetic Surgery International Multi-Specialty Symposium in Las Vegas, July 14-18.

MELBOURNE, Australia and SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Relevare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.