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Health News Archive - May 19, 2011

A new treatment regimen for patients with metastatic colon cancer appears to offer clinical benefit even when used after multiple other treatments have failed.

SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc., a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on the design, development and commercialization of first-in-class targeted oncolytic products for cancer, today presented preliminary data from a randomized dose-ranging Phase 2 trial of JX-594 in patients with advanced liver cancer showing a benefit in overall survival for the high dose group.

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood is a "powerful predictor" to help physicians more reliably assess treatment benefit for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

RAMAT POLEG, Israel, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Premia Spine, Ltd. announced today that the company acquired Impliant, Ltd. assets, which include 16 worldwide patents.

American Botanical Council's New Market Report Shows Consumer Demand Grows for Herbal Supplements in Difficult Economy AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 3.3 percent in 2010, reaching a total estimated figure of more than 5.2 billion dollars.

CHICAGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, has been honored with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence award for its on campus school, TK Academy.

Many of the prescriptions issued by GPs for paracetamol either give less than recommended doses to older children or exceed recommended doses in young children.

Minister of Agriculture says new Zinc Roofs will Improve Health and Living Standards MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched a project to replace improve traditional housing by installing zinc roofs on more than 30,000 houses.

When women with a history of breast cancer learn they have breast cancer again, one of the first questions they and their doctors ask is: Has my cancer come back, or is this a new case?

Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in nearly 60,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients undergo surgery to remove the affected kidney, but this procedure can be risky for the elderly and those who have other health problems.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'