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Health News Archive - May 07, 2010

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For years, a widely held assumption was that women of childbearing age fell neatly into two camps: those trying to have children, and those not trying to have children.

Northwestern Memorial only site in Illinois for the NIH-sponsored trial CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Northwestern Memorial have launched the first-ever National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trial for spinal deformity.

SALT LAKE CITY, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) announced today that it has moved its 2010 National Conference to Jacksonville, Fla. due to recent flooding in Nashville, Tenn.

A new study presented May 6 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO-ECCEO10) in Florence, Italy shows that DMPA, a commonly used injectable contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens.

Research from the University of Leeds has identified how the virus which causes Kaposi's Sarcoma replicates and spreads – opening a door to a possible new treatment for the disease.

After menopause, 6 to 10 million women take hormone therapies, which are often a combination of estrogen and progestin, to replace hormones lost from inactive ovaries.

WALL, NJ., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, today announced plans to release first quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, May 13, 2010 before the market opens.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Many experts believe 80 percent of learning is done through a child's eyes. Because your child's vision is so important to their development picking the right glasses is essential.

LIONVILLE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the third-quarter 2010 cash dividend of $0.16 per share.

Program set to help the more than 850 patients in 10 states waiting for HIV treatment PITTSBURGH, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heinz Family Philanthropies, Welvista and Abbott today announced a solution that begins to address the needs of patients waiting for access to HIV medications.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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