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2009-03-18 08:15:00

Test measures urinary 11dhTxB2 to assess aspirin effect DENVER, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced it will be exhibiting its AspirinWorks(R) Test March 29 - 31 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 58th Annual Scientific Session. The annual meeting will take place in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center. Corgenix representatives will be on-hand...

2009-03-17 10:22:00

- Bayer Applauds USPSTF for Providing More Specific Guidance to Maximize Appropriate Aspirin Use - MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today strongly recommends that patients and clinicians consider the use of aspirin for preventing first heart attack and stroke, while considering benefits and risks. These recommendations, published in today's issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, build on the Task Force's 2002 recommendations that...

2009-03-16 16:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) underscores the value of regular aspirin use in preventing heart attacks and strokes among many adults, the head of Partnership for Prevention said today. The USPSTF found that regular aspirin use reduces first heart attacks in men and first strokes in women. The recommendation applies to men between the ages of 45 and 79 and to women 55 to 79. Aspirin should be used...

2009-02-19 14:27:51

The U.S. Geological Survey says it has determined chemicals used to remove ice from airport runways may do more environmental harm than previously realized. The USGS says 67 percent of U.S. airports that apply deicers to runways use a potassium acetate compound that might be harmful to aquatic life. Airports during the 1990s airports began using that compound to replace urea, which was known to contribute toxic ammonia to nearby streams. In the first published study of potassium acetate in...

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2009-02-07 15:04:31

A new British study finds that taking ibuprofen or aspirin, even in very low doses, might protect against stomach cancer. The research found that those who had taken aspirin at least once during the previous year reduced by 36 percent their chances of developing cancer in the middle or lower parts of the stomach, when compared with those who had taken no aspirin. Taking similar doses of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, reduced the chances of developing...

2009-02-02 08:00:00

- Strong @Heart Campaign Encourages the 44 Million Women Living with or at Risk of Heart Disease to Become Advocates for Women's Heart Health - WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S.,(i) yet women are still not receiving the same in-hospital treatment that men do for heart attacks and as a result, they may be more likely to die.(ii) In an effort to address this problem, Bayer Healthcare LLC, the makers of Bayer Aspirin, and WomenHeart, the...

2008-12-15 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) is announcing today the appointment of Celanese Corp. (NYSE: CE) as its new marketing partner for the company's ethyl acetate product for the Americas. As of January 1, 2009, the agreement allows Celanese to distribute ethyl acetate from Solutia's sites in Springfield, Mass., and Trenton, Mich., in order to supplement its own production and sales in the Americas region. The combined ethyl acetate capacity from Solutia's...

2008-11-11 12:00:06

POZEN Inc.'s (NASDAQ:POZN) PA32520 product candidate (enteric coated aspirin 325 mg with immediate release omeprazole 20 mg) may provide less upper gastrointestinal mucosal damage usually associated with higher doses of aspirin therapy, and may allow for treatment with higher doses of aspirin (up to 325 mg/daily) to maximize cardiovascular protection, according to new data presented today at the American Heart Association's (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Findings...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

DENVER, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CONX) , a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced it will be exhibiting its AspirinWorks(R) Test November 9 - 11 in booth No. 2536 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2008 in New Orleans, La. New CHARISMA trial findings recently published in the American Heart Association's peer-reviewed medical journal Circulation confirm that elevated urinary levels of...

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2008-10-17 10:40:00

While it is successful for those who have had a previous heart condition or have suffered a stroke, aspirin should not be regularly given to prevent a heart attack for a person that has diabetes, research states. "Although aspirin is cheap and universally available, practitioners and authors of guidelines need to heed the evidence that aspirin should be prescribed only in patients with established symptomatic cardiovascular disease," said William Hiatt of the University of Colorado. Hiatt...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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