Health News Archive - June 21, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting tomorrow (June 22), new regulations and FDA rules authorized by the Family Smoking and Prevention Act will further limit the tobacco industry's ability to deceive consumers with misleading marketing and labeling that imply "light," "mild" or "low-tar" cigarettes are safer, as well as other practices that make products more appealing to youth.

PASADENA, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With the vast amount of medical information on the Internet, consumers can spend long hours looking for health and medical information. Consumers can access reliable, high quality health and medical information on the Internet using Medgateway.com.

ANTONY, France, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes S.A. announces the results of a phase III clinical trial (VO55.06) conducted in China aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (Staloral(R) mites 300) in adult patients suffering from asthma triggered by house dust mites. Study VO55.06 is a phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted over a period of 15 months in 14 centers located in China's main cities.

TOKYO, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Activus Pharma Ltd.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The South African Government's policies regarding the new National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme should significantly enhance the South African dental products market.

Chattanooga Walk Promotes Early Detection of Oral Cancer NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, oral cancer survivor Jeanna Richelson, organized the first Chattanooga Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, which raised donations for the Oral Cancer Foundation, and much needed awareness of a disease that too few Americans know about.

MISGAV, Israel, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyTouch Medical Ltd., a leading developer of laparoscopic soft tissue prosthetic placement technologies, today announced that it has received broad FDA 510(k) clearance to commercialize PatchAssist(TM).

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentris Corporation (www.gentris.com), a global leader in applied clinical pharmacogenomics, announced today that Rick Williams has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]