Health News Archive - July 10, 2011


A new study has found a link between weight gain and sleep deprivation.

VENLO, The Netherlands and MELBOURNE, Australia, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - QIAGEN increases offer to shareholders of Cellestis Limited (CST:AU) pursuant to scheme of arrangement - Cellestis board of directors unanimously support[1] amended proposal offering its shareholders a 7% increase to A$3.80 per share from original offer of A$3.55 - Acquisition would provide QIAGEN with exclusive access to QuantiFERON(R) technology for high sensitivity, early disease detection not possible with other diagnostics QIAGEN N.V.

CARLSBAD, Calif. and BANGALORE, India, July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announced today that it has launched a regional distribution hub in India to address strong customer demand in the South Asia region.

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'