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Health News Archive - May 19, 2011

Walks benefit people living with seizures SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One thousand or more people will march in eight cities throughout the northwest on Saturday, June 18 for the 9th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy.

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") recently hired Mark Reisenauer as vice president of sales and marketing, oncology. Reporting directly to Patrick Shea, senior vice president of marketing & sales, Reisenauer will be responsible for all U.S.

CARY, N.C., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iAdvantage Software, Inc. (iAdvantage), known for its flexible 100% web-based Life Science Study Management Platform, eStudy(TM), today announced that eStudy is being successfully used globally by Leading European and USA Ag Biotechnology Companies.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will host a review of its Pharmaceuticals business for the investment community beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at The Heldrich Hotel, in New Brunswick, N.J.

YORK, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS; ASX: UNS) today announced that it will be presenting at the 2011 UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference in London. Dr.

URBANA, Ohio, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, and Rittal Corporation, the industry leader in IT enclosure design, have created and unveiled a unique integrated enclosure concept that is the first pre-terminated server enclosure solution on the market.

Rate Hikes Will Be Subject To Stricter Scrutiny and Public Disclosure WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new federal rule today to help define what constitutes an unreasonable health insurance rate increase under the new health reform law.

Brown changes talking points on GOP plan, but caregivers press for a change in his vote BOSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts healthcare workers will launch a radio advertising blitz on Friday calling on Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to change course on his plan to vote in favor of a Republican budget plan that would dismantle the Medicare system and implement controversial voucher system.

CHICAGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study utilizing a population-based approach that for the first time looked for autism among all children found prevalence of the disorder to be almost three times higher than previously thought.

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NexGenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately-held company developing treatments for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and orphan neurogenetic disorders, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for a key patent for a platform of Hsp90 inhibitors based on derivatives of the naturally occurring pochonin family, Pochonia chlamydospora.

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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