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Medifast Independent Director Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ), our Directors, Employees and Associates are delighted that one of our Medifast Independent Directors, Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy (Ret) has been nominated by Pr...

Link between migraines and reduced breast cancer risk confirmed in follow-up study

SEATTLE The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new study found a 26 percent r...

Krome Immigration Service Processing Center Has Confirmed H1N1 Flu Cases

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Slow to Act, Not Doing Enough to Protect Employees, says AFGE WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, FL has confirmed cases of H1N1. The American Federation of Govern...

Boston Scientific Announces Two Directors Leave Board as Burns Named CEO of Xerox and Johnson Confirmed as Under Secretary of Energy

NATICK, Mass., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that Ursula Burns and Kristina Johnson have resigned from the Company's Board of Directors after accepting senior appointments in industry and government, respectively. Ms. Burns has...

Governor Rendell Announces Pennsylvania's First Confirmed Case of 2009 A/H1N1 Flu

Public Urged to Remain Calm; Take Commonsense Steps to Prevent Spreading Flu NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced Pennsylvania's first laboratory-confirmed case of 2009 A/H1N1 in a 31-year-old man from Montgomery County. "Now tha...

Collaborative Drug Discovery 2nd Annual Community Meeting - Oct. 7, 2008, Speakers Confirmed & Call for Posters

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaborative Drug Discovery invites you to submit your poster presentation and register at http://www.acteva.com/go/cdd to attend the 2nd Annual CDD Community Meeting (a free, 1-day event) on October 7th. The CDD Community Meeting is the best plac...

PET confirmed as valuable cancer diagnostic and disease-staging tool

Reston, Va.The recent release of data by the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) showing that positron emission tomography (PET) produced scans revealing disease at a molecular level, which then caused physicians to change treatment plans for more than one-third of participating patients, has c...

Jeffrey J. Grieco Confirmed as USAID Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey J. Grieco as the Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As head of the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, Gri...

Benefits of hospitalist care confirmed in new study

In the largest study to date evaluating the outcome of in-hospital care by various physician types, findings show that care by hospitalists resulted in shorter stays and lower costs to patients. Study results are reported in the Dec. 20, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. F...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, today announced that test results of dead deer from the southwestern part of the state have confirmed that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been found in Alleghe...

Gerresheimer Achieves Solid Growth in Core Markets - Outlook Confirmed

DUSSELDORF, Germany, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the first quarter of 2009 (December 2008 to February 2009) Gerresheimer AG maintained its total sales figure of EUR237.3m (Q1 2008: EUR239.1m) almost at the prior year level despite the difficult overall situation in the world economy. ...

Longer-Lasting Restylane(R) Beauty Results Confirmed

NORTH DALLAS and PLANO, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- You loved your very first Restylane(R) dermal filler injection results which lasted as long as promised and filled beautifully, but several months later you look in the mirror and see those old lines and wrinkles creeping back in. Bear in ...

Danger From Heart Surgery Drug Confirmed

Data on increased death risk should permanently end use of Trasylol, experts say WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study confirms that people given Trasylol, a drug used to reduce bleeding during heart surgery, increases their risk of death by 53 percent. Trasylol...

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

Czech officials confirmed Thursday the country's first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in poultry, at a turkey farm in the centre of the country. "It is confirmed, it is H5N1," the spokesman for the State Veterinary Administration, Zbynek Semerad, told AFP. Around 1,800 turkeys...

Six Cases of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Germany

Six wild birds in Germany have died of the feared H5N1 strain of bird flu, a German institute said on Sunday. Six out of a total of 14 birds tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute institute said. A health official, Katja Guenther, said earl...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

Echinacea, a medicinal herb that came to prominence thanks to its use by Sioux Indians, can more than halve the risk of catching a cold, a wide-scale study has confirmed. Taking echinacea supplements can reduce the risk of a cold by 58 percent and may also shorten the duration of a cold alm...

First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005

Vietnamese officials have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza since 2005, state media said Friday. The Ministry of Health has officially confirmed that a 29-year-old man has been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus, two days after the suspected case was reported, according t...

Twenty-two Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra health department Thursday said 22 cases of Chikungunya disease were confirmed in Kolhapur district of the sate . "Of the 20 villages in Kolhapur district from where an outbreak of the viral fever was reported, we have found 22 cases from only 12 villages, which tested posit...

First confirmed Dengue death in Andhra Pradesh

The health officials reported on Sunday the first death caused by dengue fever in Andhra Pradesh. Several other cases are being reported// from different parts of the state. Venkateswara Rao, director (medical and health) confirmed the death of the person from Puttaparthi in Anantapur district....

Another EEE case confirmed in Massachusets Boy

Massachusets third human case of eastern equine encephalitis this year has been confirmed in a nine-year-old Middleborough boy.// According to state health officials the boy is seriously ill and has been hospitalized. His parents identified him as John Fontaine. Middleborough was i...

New Mad cow case confirmed in Canada

Canada's eighth case of mad-cow disease in a mature beef cow has been confirmed from Alberta by government officials on Wednesday.// The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has assured people that no part of the animal's carcass has entered human or animal food chains. The CFI said, "Prelimina...

Anthrax Case Confirmed in Kerala

With the death of two cows due to anthrax being confirmed from Koothattukulam in Ernakulam district, the Kerala government has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease.// Tests conducted on the samples collected from of the carcasses of one the cows which died a few days...

Bird flu Virus Among Poultry in Hungary Confirmed to be H5N1

The chief veterinarian has confirmed that the bird flu virus found in poultry in Hungary last week was the highly infectious H5N1 strain infectious to humans as well //. As chief veterinarian Miklos Suth said,‘This afternoon we received confirmation from the British laboratory that it was the...

Diagnosis On a Fourth Patient Confirmed To Be E.Coli

It was reported on the 30th May that one adult and two children have been diagnosed with the E.coli 0157 infection//. Authorities of NHS Lanarkshire issued a statement confirming that there have been three linked cases of E.coli 0157 within the village of Law, in South Lanarkshire. All of these ca...

New Human Case Of Bird Flu Confirmed In China

An eight-year pupil in southwest China's Sichuan province was confirmed to be infected with H5N1 bird flu, the health ministry said Thursday//. The girl, surnamed Sun, from Tangjia township in Suining city of Sichuan, showed symptoms of fever and pneumonia April 16. She was being treated in a ...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

An unidentified woman was admitted on April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed she had contracted the bubonic plague that is a bacterial disease. // This disease, known as the Black Death swept across Europe in the 14th century, killing up to one-third o...

Canada has the confirmed case of mad cow disease

According to information by the Canadian government a confirmed case of mad-cow disease in a cow in British Columbia has been found. // The case was of a 6-year-old dairy cow which was identified on a Fraser Valley farm through a national surveillance program for mad-cow disease. In a writte...

Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed Near Islamabad In Pakistan

A second outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain was reported in a poultry farm near Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Sunday. // "During an ongoing surveillance for avian influenza, a suspect outbreak was reported at a small poultry farm in Sihala, some 25 km from Islamabad on Friday," liv...

First Bird Flu Related Human Death Confirmed In Egypt

The first human bird flu related death has been reported in Egypt, the most populous North African country. Laboratory examinations revealed that the 30 year old woman //, indeed died as a consequence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu. The victim from Nawa village in Qalyubiya,...

Bird Flu Confirmed in Sixth German State

Following detection of the H5N1 viral strain in a wild goose in Lower Saxony in Germany, the spread of the bird flu infection to the sixth German state has been confirmed//. The state harbors a majority of the poultry breeding farms and is at significant risk of a dangerous epidemic. Authorit...

H5N1 Bird-flu Confirmed in France

Authorities in France are on tenterhooks, preventing the spread of the deadly virus H5N1, which is confirmed to exist on a turkey farm in the Eastern past of France. // The farm in Versailleux,on Thursday, that witnessed the illness of many turkeys, was just 200mts away from the lake where wild duc...

New confirmed case of bird flu in Romania poultry

A London Laboratory has confirmed the presence of H5N1 bird flu strain in the poultry samples sent from Romania which confirms the presence of the deadly bird flu strain // in six villages Modelu, Traian, Reviga, Odaile, Marsilieni and Tataru of Romania. Early this month five new cases of bird...

Another Bird Flu Case Confirmed In China

A fourth human case of bird flu infection has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health of China in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Ziyuan County//. The Ministry revealed that the patient is a 10-year-old girl student surnamed Tang, who has been ill with fever and pneumonia since 23 November ...

First Human Bird-Flu Death Confirmed In China

China has officially confirmed its first human death from bird flu - a 24-year-old farmer from the eastern province of Anhui. The woman became sick after an outbreak of bird flu among poultry in her village in Zongyang county and died Nov 10, // the health ministry said, according to a report Th...

Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study

The adaptation theory that came up in 1971 argued that people react to good and bad events in their life, but they eventually return to a stable level of well-being. Researchers from Michigan State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, France and England confirmed this theory base...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

At a time when the Bush regime is seeking to prosecute director Michael Moore for taking volunteers on Ground Zero to Cuba for treatment, comes an embarrassing admission from New Yorks civic authorities. City's chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, has confirmed that dust from the...

Accuracy of Gene Expression Test for Heart Transplant Patients Confirmed

For many Americans living with a heart transplant, invasive heart-muscle biopsies that check for organ rejection are a fact of life. // Now, a simple blood test that analyzes a patient’s genes has been evaluated by leading transplant centers and shows that it can accurately detect the absence...

Construction Of A New Hospital In The Bega Area Confirmed

THE NSW Minister for Health, John Hatzistergos, has confirmed that a new hospital for the Bega area will be constructed on a priority basis.// Stating that he has directed the Area Health Service and NSW Health to start the detailed planning process for a new hospital. Stating that they will...

Fifth case of bird flu in China confirmed

A 31-year-old Chinese woman farmer has been diagnosed with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, the ministry of health said Thursday night//. This case, from the north-eastern Liaoning province, is China’s fifth confirmed case of bird flu in the last two months. She tested negative for labora...

Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

...on problems tended to predict what pattern of depression a boy would develop, while anxiety at an early age was a risk factor for girls. The team also confirmed previous findings that girls tended to have more depressive symptoms than boys by middle-school age. More information The Nemours Foundation ...
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