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Health News Archive - May 07, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $11.0 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to $10.6 billion in the same period in 2009.

NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westway Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWAY) today announced the appointment of Evercore Partners as the financial advisor to the company for the purpose of evaluating its outstanding warrants.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) today participated in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee meeting convened to discuss recent findings of porcine circovirus (PCV) in rotavirus vaccines.

CHENGDU, China, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI), a biopharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and sells modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") and branded generics based in Chengdu, China, today announced that the senior management will host a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2010 third quarter results at 9:00 a.m.

No-cost Public Health Program Helps Protect Babies' Vision ST. LOUIS, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mother's Day is a special time when many women reflect on the amazing responsibility motherhood brings.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $250,000 in cash and in-kind donations to support emergency relief efforts in Tennessee.

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Institute for Surgery is among four winners of the North Texas Business Ethics Awards.

BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from across the country came to Washington on May 5th to advocate for increased funding for federal science agencies as part of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) annual Capitol Hill Day.

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives and employees from across the toy industry joined forces today with California legislators and local volunteers to commemorate National Foster Care Month and help children in need at the Second Annual Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and My Stuff Bags Foundation "Do Good Stuff-a-Thon." Held at the My Stuff Bags volunteer center in Westlake Village, California, more than 125 volunteers came together to fill 5,000 duffel bags with toys, toiletries, handmade blankets and other items that will be distributed to agencies across the United States that rescue abused and neglected children.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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