Health News Archive - May 19, 2011

MASON, Ohio, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Labrador Retriever - Lucy - from Cedar Springs, MI was just named a finalist in the Eukanuba 28-Day Challenge Champion Contest; there will be a total of five finalists. As a finalist, Lucy and four other canines from around the U.S.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EntreMed, Inc.

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that it is advancing two of its product candidates from its PharmacoSurgery(TM) platform - OMS103HP for arthroscopic meniscectomy and OMS302 for intra-ocular lens replacement surgery - into Phase 3 clinical development programs.


Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant are at an increased risk of developing asthma, possibly because smoking while pregnant can change the structure of the child's DNA, weakening the immune system.

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the long-term care insurance (LTCi) sales field, business has been pretty flat for the past few years.

MUNICH, BRUSSELS and BUDAPEST, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Patent Office, the Hungarian EU Council Presidency and the European Commission awarded Europe's most prestigious innovation prize at the Academy of Sciences in Budapest today. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/epo/48919/ The winners are: - Lifetime Achievement: Per-Ingvar Branemark (Sweden).

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three students from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy have received Lifelong Learning scholarships worth $1,000 each from the Arizona Private School Association. The Arizona Private School Association (APSA), the oldest and largest association of private postsecondary schools in Arizona, awards the scholarships each spring.

The fact is indisputable: The number of babies being delivered by Cesarean section is rising sharply.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.