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Health News Archive - May 04, 2010

MELBOURNE, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansell today announced the launch of their new GAMMEX(R) Powder-Free glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology, at the Annual Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Perth, Australia. It is the first surgical glove which incorporates a proprietary antimicrobial coating to provide an additional level of protection to surgical staff against viruses and bacteria, in the event of a breach during surgery. The last decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of the medical gloves market globally.

In the news release, "Ansell Launches World's First Antimicrobial Surgical Glove" issued on 4 May 2010 05:00 GMT, by Ansell Healthcare over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that an extra "s" was accidentally added in "World's" in the headline by PR Newswire prior to distribution.

SAN DIEGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- She's not a faceless scientist in a lab attempting to come up with the next breakthrough in anti-aging dermatological ingredients, instead, Vincene Parrinello finds herself avenging the deaths of her parents and sister who died from cancer, the same disease that Vincene conquered.

LAS VEGAS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, committed to improving the health of its patients, workforce and communities, announced today that it will require suppliers to provide environmental data for $1 billion worth of medical equipment and products used in its hospitals, medical offices and other facilities. The Sustainability Scorecard is the first of its kind in health care.

New Report Explains What Consumers Need to Watch For; Lays Out Next Steps YONKERS, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With health reform now the law of the land, Consumer Reports Health lays out next steps for consumers in a variety of situations - those who are currently insured; Medicare and Medicaid recipients; people with pre-existing conditions; parents of children with pre-existing conditions; parents of uninsured young adults; and people who develop serious illnesses.

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each day in the United States, 482 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. For these 482 people, not many treatments exist.

MCLEAN, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) today reported financial results and operating data for the first quarter of 2010. Sunrise will host a conference call and webcast Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced that the Merci Retriever®, Merci® Microcatheter, and Merci® Balloon Guide Catheter have received Shonin approval in Japan.

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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