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Health News Archive - November 28, 2011

Perminova, developer of web-based software for the nation’s leading cardiology centers, announced that Craig K. Collins is the new President and CEO.

Why do heart problems spike during the holiday season? Researchers are intrigued by the number of heart attacks occurring in the holiday season. The Heart Fit Clinic has the solution.

Refugees who have fled Burma to live in Oakland, Calif., are at risk of becoming a permanent, poverty-stricken underclass warns a new report released today by researchers at San Francisco State University and the Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN).

Best Diet Tips asks readers to choose from list of six celebrities including: the Kardashian sisters, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer

ProgressiveMultifocalLeukoencephalopathy.org aims to assist individuals in learning about PML. (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation

The risk of breast cancer is increased by genetic and lifestyle factors such as the inherited BRCA2 gene, age of having first child, or use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

In liver disease, extent of tissue damage depends on the balance between the generation of scar tissue and the regeneration of new liver cells.

Hypertension is an endemic condition with far-reaching consequences.

An independent review of the VOICE study, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and conducted by the Microbicide Trials Network, determined that tenofovir gel was no more effective than placebo gel in preventing HIV.

A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an antiretroviral-containing oral tablet or vaginal gel can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the gel, an investigational microbicide, was not effective among study participants.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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