Health News Archive - May 07, 2010

EAST HANOVER and PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Students 2 Science, Inc. (S2S) hosted students from Newark Science Park High School for a day of hands-on science as part of its year-long "Supercharged Science" program.

A new study of metastatic breast cancer shows that the number of circulating tumor cells patients have in their blood directly correlates with the length of their survival.

After birth the brain looses many nerve cells and this continues throughout life – most neurons are formed before birth, after which many excess neurons degenerate.


Proteins called cohesins ensure that newly copied chromosomes bind together, separate correctly during cell division, and are repaired efficiently after DNA damage.

NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of historically high unemployment, record home foreclosures and a volatile economy, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), an industry leader in group and individual disability insurance, is collaborating with Mental Health America (MHA) in a groundbreaking effort to raise awareness about depression as a common cause of disability. The month of May happens to be both Disability Insurance Awareness Month--coordinated by the Life & Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) since 2007--and Mental Health Month, a tradition that MHA began in 1949. The month-long educational campaign is centered on a brief online quiz designed to dispel myths about mental illness and disability, as well as reinforce the importance of protecting one's ability to earn an income.


A pair of University of Houston researchers contributed to the assembly of the first comprehensive DNA sequence of an amphibian genome, which will shed light on the study of embryonic development, with implications for preventing birth defects and more effectively treating many human diseases.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, today launched its new Payer Quality Services offering, available to physicians who have joined the United Network of US Oncology through its new Targeted Physician Services relationship.

Young people with inflammatory bowel diseases have low bone mass and poor bone architecture compared to healthy people of the same age, placing them at increased risk of fracture.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In this economy, allergy sufferers are looking for relief from more than sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes.

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) will kick off the 37th annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week starting May 16th with events in communities across the nation, as well as several national events organized around the theme, "Anytime.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.