Health News Archive - May 07, 2010

Growth Particularly Significant in Mainstream Retail Stores AUSTIN, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by almost 5% in 2009, reaching a total estimated figure of just over $5 billion.

New $15 Million Medicaid Cuts From Olympia, Nearly $27 Billion Medicare Cut From DC Imperils Care Quality, Staffing Stability in Facilities Throughout State; Federal Delegation Urged to Oppose Additional Medicare Cuts, Help Extend Federal Medicaid Assistance (FMAP) Assistance SEATTLE, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as they thanked Governor Christine Gregoire for helping reduce the level of new state Medicaid cuts slated to go into effect in July, leaders from the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) and the national Coalition to Protect Seniors Care (CPSC) warned that in conjunction with federal Medicare cuts of nearly $27 billion in the just the past six months, vulnerable seniors and the facility staff who care for them are caught in a worsening cost squeeze.

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are launching a five-year, $7.5 million natural history study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), a degenerative genetically-linked neuromuscular disease.

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 15, Agape Faith Ministries, a faith based organization dedicated to serving the metro Washington, DC community, will be hosting their first annual Community Health and Wellness day to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes in the urban community.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc. has reached a settlement with Teva Women's Health, Inc.

BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will participate in the following conferences: -- CLSA 15th China Forum, to be held May 17-19, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Shanghai.

MONTREAL, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aptilon Corporation ("Aptilon" or the "Company") (TSX-V: APZ), a leader in online access to and interaction with physicians on behalf of pharmaceutical sales and marketing programs, filed its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2009 on April 30th, 2010.

ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: MCGI) MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Premier Healthcare Professionals, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Budget constraints for hospitals and municipalities continued to depress sales for Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Technologies Corp.

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