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Health News Archive - June 25, 2011

Gift to Provide Visitors Hands-On Experiences in the Science of Plants and Water Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 DuPont announced today a $3 million contribution to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for expanded learning opportunities on science, plants and water. The contribution, paid over three years, will help bring educational seminars and world-renowned speakers focused on the importance of clean water and the science of agriculture to the Botanical Garden, located along the Des Moines river near downtown Des Moines.

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New hope for type 2 diabetes sufferers?

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk will present data from two extension studies at the 71st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) which show that Victoza® (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), taken once-daily, in combination with metformin and/or sulfonylurea, helped patients achieve blood sugar control after switching from other commonly used type 2 diabetes therapies.

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Neighborhoods in California with a high population of African-American students are being targeted by tobacco companies, according to a Stanford University study.

PRAGUE, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SHARP-study has shown that lowering LDL cholesterol with ezetimibe/simvastatinleads to a significant reduction in major atherosclerotic events among CKD-patients.

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship funds to deserving high school seniors who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.