Health News Archive - June 30, 2010

LONDON, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS 4 Life, a company which provides medical mobile applications, announces the launch of its 'Health Records' iPhone App dedicated to providing peace of mind during a medical crisis whilst in a foreign country.

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New research funded by The California Endowment finds that African-American and Latino boys and young men are much more likely to experience poor health outcomes than white boys and young men.

LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that it has awarded its prestigious 2010 Scandinavia New Product Innovation Award to FCMB ApS ("FCMB") for its breakthrough work in non-invasive prenatal testing.

STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Agreement Marks Milestone in Pharmalink's Corporate Development Pharmalink AB, today announced that it has closed its agreement with Grifols SA for the acquisition of Pharmalink's Xepol(R) programme for the treatment of post-polio syndrome (PPS).

ZURICH, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - The Leading Swiss IT Service Provider for Health and Accident Insurers Relies on CA Service Desk Manager to Pursue a No-compromise Policy When it Comes to Top Quality Customer Support The leading Swiss IT service provider for health and accident insurers, Centris AG, based in Solothurnsupports around 4,500 users in 28 companies to manage in excess of 1.5 million insured persons.

BEIJING, June 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that its board of directors approved a share repurchase program, effective immediately. Under the program, Concord Medical is authorized to repurchase up to US$20 million worth of outstanding American depositary shares ("ADSs") from time to time depending on market conditions and other factors as well as subject to relevant rules under United States securities regulations.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Beachbody is proud to present its latest innovation in at-home fitness programs--TurboFire® Intense cardio conditioning--to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. For those frustrated by the inconsistency of classes at the gym, TurboFire® delivers the best trainer, with the best music, and the best routine, all enjoyed from the best spot in the class - right in your own living room. Physical activity and healthy nutrition have proven to be essential to overall health and mental well-being.

VANCOUVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ - Sirius Genomics, a developer of pharmacogenomic diagnostics, announced today that Kamran Alam has been appointed Senior Director of Business Development. "Sirius Genomics is on track with our existing products and looking to grow our pipeline.

HOUSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SeqWright Inc., a world-wide leader in custom genomic and molecular biology services, announced today the expansion of its service portfolio by partnering with RainDance Technologies to offer the company's innovative RainStorm(TM) microdroplet-based PCR technology.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.