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Health News Archive - June 25, 2010

READING, England, June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Archimedes Pharma ("Archimedes"), a leading specialty pharma company, today announced that its lead product, PecFent*, has received a Positive Opinion from the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP), of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The CHMP is recommending PecFent, an innovative fentanyl nasal spray, be authorised for marketing in European Union countries for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) - sudden, unpredictable episodes of intense pain that occur despite background pain medication. Jeffrey H.

POWAY, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD) today announced that it will join the Russell Microcap® Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its family of U.S. indexes after the close of the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen, Placitella and Roth has been recognized by the United Gift of Life Donor Program for its contributions to the 15th Annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness.

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Yale University researchers have reported an important first step in regenerating fully functional lung tissue that can exchange gas – the most critical function of the lungs.

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PDX, a leading pharmacy technology provider, and mscripts, a leader in mobile pharmacy technology, today announced an integrated offering that allows PDX Pharmacy System users to communicate with their patients through a variety of mobile communication pathways using the mscripts platform.

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Health officials say most adults should limit their salt intake to less than a teaspoon of salt each day, but according to a new government report released Thursday only a mere 1 in 18 actually meet that goal.

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders and advocates for the medical interpreting profession gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 1, 2010, for the fourth annual National Medical Interpreter Certification - Open Forum.

NORWOOD, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners were selected today from over 200 entries for New Image Weight Loss Camp's 4th Annual Essay Contest.

A new study provides profound evidence of the cost of chronic migraine in terms of lost productive time at work. CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study, one of the largest longitudinal studies of headache, indicates that employees suffering from Chronic Migraine (CM) experience increased lost productive time (LPT) in the workplace.

Increased Follow-Up Care Proves Key to Helping Depressed Patients Feel Better Medical clinic-specific data available at www.mnhealthscores.org MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released by two non-profit health care organizations, MN Community Measurement and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), indicate that Minnesota providers only slightly improved their quality of care for patients with depression from a year ago, but that new programs that increase clinic contact with the patient demonstrate the potential for much better results moving forward. A total of 5.8% of patients were in contact with their clinic and in remission - no longer depressed - six months after they were diagnosed with clinical depression and then treated in the 184 primary care and behavioral health clinics reporting their results.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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