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Health News Archive - May 05, 2010

LONDON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company") announces the promotion of Jorg Kaufmann, Ph.D., to the position of vice president of research. In this new position, Dr.

BASINGSTOKE, England, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Solutions, the leading provider of health-based customer relationship management (CRM) and clinical content solutions, is today launching the 'Seven competencies of e-care' as the focal point for its new market strategy and website http://www.clinicalsolutions.com. A recent report by the Self Care Campaign [1] claimed that too many people are visiting their GP or other expensive care settings, such as A&E with minor ailments; this accounts for nearly one fifth of a GP's workload. It says that people with minor ailments go to the doctor out of convenience, when in fact they could be using alternative services (such as their local pharmacist or health call centres) or treat themselves. Xavier Flinois, CEO at Clinical Solutions comments that the key to reducing the volume of unnecessary appointments is the provision of information which gives the public the knowledge and confidence to manage their own health problems

LONDON, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Social enterprise, PEPAL, in collaboration with LSE, brings its Innovation Programme to sub-Saharan Africa.

BIO CONVENTION, CHICAGO, Illinois, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Archivel Farma, S.L. has announced that its breakthrough treatment for tuberculosis (TB) will shortly start phase II clinical trials.

SINGAPORE, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT), the global health care company, today announced the opening of the Abbott Asia-Pacific Nutrition Research & Development Center at Singapore's Biopolis Research Park.

The prosthetic hand that pioneered the bionic industry gets an upgrade Note to editors: Video footage available on request from Touch Bionics and Reuters TV. Additional content and photographs available at: www.touchbionics.com/pulse and http://www.touchbionics.com/press/Ian-Reid LIVINGSTON, UK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics (www.touchbionics.com), developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, today announced the launch of the i-LIMB Pulse, an all-new version of the revolutionary i-LIMB Hand, the world's first commercially available bionic hand.

BEDFORD, N.H., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics, LLC announces an expanded partnership with Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions as one of their two select distributors. Effective May 1st, Gaia Herbs is asking all of its Professional Solutions customers to order products through a distributor.

14 Top U.S. Restaurants Join the Worldwide Movement NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting Monday and every Monday thereafter, chef Mario Batali adopts Meatless Monday in his renowned restaurants such as Babbo, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse and Osteria Mozza.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), the largest managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated operating revenues of $519.1 million and operating income of $16.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Microban International, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, and the Hussmann Corporation, a leading manufacturer of refrigeration systems and food merchandising cases, have partnered to exclusively offer the industry's first multi-deck food display cases and reach-ins featuring Microban® 3G(TM) Silver and Zinc antimicrobial technologies. Even after normal cleaning, microbes can quickly multiply on unprotected surfaces.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.