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2011-08-03 07:30:00

SAN MARCOS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced that the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), for the first time since its inception eight years ago, granted a lifetime achievement award to Professor Roger Harris of the UK with the citation, "In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the Science of...

2011-05-23 07:26:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins may protect pregnant women from preeclampsia. Preeclampsia affects about 5 percent of women during their first pregnancy. It's a serious condition where moms-to-be experience high blood pressure and other disturbances. Preeclampsia is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Some believe preeclampsia may be linked to a deficiency in L-arginine -- an amino acid that helps maintain...

2011-05-20 13:05:32

Research: Effect of supplementation during pregnancy with L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins in medical food on pre-eclampsia in high risk population: Randomized controlled trial A dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins, given to pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia, can reduce the occurrence of the disease, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop...

2011-04-08 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group (Polaris) announced today that data from preclinical studies suggest ADI-PEG 20, the Company's pegylated arginine deiminase therapeutic, may be effective in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and bladder cancer. These cancers have a high incidence of deficiencies of the arginine synthesis enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS) due to hypermethylation at the promoter of the gene that codes for ASS...

2011-04-07 13:54:16

New research suggests that several commonly prescribed drugs for type 2 diabetes may not be as effective at preventing death and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and stroke, as the oral anti-diabetic drug, metformin. Insulin secretagogues (ISs), such as glimepiride, glibenclamide (known as glyburide in the USA and Canada), gliclazide and tolbutamide, have been used to treat type 2 diabetes since the 1950-1970s, Nevertheless, the long-term risk associated with these drugs has...

2011-04-05 15:42:13

Research led by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that Metformin, a drug treatment used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract and the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK and the US. Up to a third of PCOS women also have endometrial hyperplasia which, in turn predisposes these women to...

2011-04-01 10:56:00

SOMERVILLE, N.J., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc., announced today that the CDC has reviewed clinical data from patients treated with BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG as part of its update to the 2002 guidelines for reducing risk of intravascular catheter-associated infections in the United States. In the new guidelines, use of a CHG sponge dressing is designated as a Category 1B recommendation. BIOPATCH® is the only CHG-impregnated sponge...

2011-03-10 19:12:00

LAS VEGAS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCG Fast Trim and SterkHealth, LLC, are giving away a one-year free gym membership to promote the launch of HCG Fast Trim and a healthier 2011. Newly launched in 2011, HCG Fast Trim is a homeopathic appetite suppressant and weight loss product that combines amino acids and HCG that are naturally produced in the human body to amplify fat metabolism. HCG Fast Trim contains the amino acids Arginine, Carnitine and Ornithine. Each ingredient in this...

2011-03-04 04:01:00

PARIS and LONDON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the news release, "ONGLYZA(R) Becomes the First DPP-4 Inhibitor Available for Use in Europe" issued on 4 Mar 201108:00 GMT, by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca NYSE:AZN over PR Newswire, we would like to advise that the headline was incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire and should have read "ONGLYZA(R) Becomes the First DPP-4 Inhibitor Available for Use in Europe in Type 2 Diabetes Patients With Moderate or Severe Renal...

2011-03-04 01:59:00

PARIS and LONDON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (http://www.bms.com)(NYSE: BMY) and AstraZeneca (http://www.astrazeneca.com) (NYSE: AZN)today announced that the European Commission has approved a label update for ONGLYZA(R) (saxagliptin) in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes who have moderate or severe renal impairment. The approved dosage for the patient group is a new once-daily 2.5 mg dose. ONGLYZA will be the first dipeptidyl...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'