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  • April 2009: Analysis of the brain tissue of babies and finding that the exposure to any second-hand smoke could precipitate these brain cell changes, and not just exposure in utero by maternal smoking

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Combination of Novartis drugs Tafinlar® and Mekinist® shows significant survival benefit in patients with metastatic melanoma
Novartis International AG /Combination of Novartis drugs Tafinlar® and Mekinist® shows significant survival benefit in patients with metastatic melanoma . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Align Technology Awards $310,000 as Part of Its University Research Award Program 2015 for Orthodontic Therapy and Intraoral Scanners
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced awards totaling $310,000 in new funding to four universities in North America and eight international universities for projects seeking to better understand orthodontic treatment and use of intraoral scanners.

Sydney Doctor on the Significant Potential of Cosmetic Injectables
Facial aging is a common concern among the vast majority of people, says Sydney doctor Dr Noela Ferch. Since plastic surgery is not always a desirable solution, she explains that cosmetic injectables are an effective alternative using less invasive means

Aradigm Corporation President & CEO Dr. Igor Gonda, Ph.D. to Be Interviewed Live on iHeart Radio/ Clear Channel Atlanta Studios - 640 WGST AM's "Health Tech Talk Live"
Aradigm Corporation (NASDAQ: ARDM), a company actively engaged in fulfilling the promise of developing inhalation drug products that could revolutionize the quality of life of patients with severe pulmonary disease, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Igor Gonda, Ph.D

Boston Therapeutics Reports Topline U.S.-Based Phase IIb Study Results of BTI-320 in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) ("Boston Therapeutics" or "the Company"), a developer of complex carbohydrate therapeutics to manage post meal blood glucose levels and inflammatory diseases, reports results from its Phase IIb clinical study of BTI-320 in patients with type 2 diabetes (SD-002) conducted in the U.S. by Accumed Research Associates in Garden City, NY.

Boston Therapeutics Announces Strategic Marketing Agreement With Benchworks SD Aimed at Growing Sales of SUGARDOWN(R)
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) a leading developer of compounds that address blood sugar management and inflammatory disease using complex carbohydrate chemistry, today announced the signing of a strategic marketing agreement with Benchworks SD, LLC, a leading branding and marketing agency, with the goals of driving brand awareness and growing sales of SUGARDOWN® (http://www

RMB to Be Key International Reserve Currency Within a Decade -- Centre for International Finance and Regulation
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) today released a comprehensive academic research report into the internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB) and its implications for global financial markets.

Daily Humidification of the Mouth and Throat Region During Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer Reduces Mucositis and Hospitalization
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - February 20, 2014) - Patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region beginning from day one of radiation therapy treatment spent nearly 50 percent fewer days in the hospital to manage their side effects, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. Expands Sales Territory into Southeast Asia, an online education company with more than four million individual and enterprise members worldwide, announced today that it has expanded its sales territory to Southeast Asia

Sports Trading Club Hails Woman Savant From USA as Their "Secret Weapon" Following Zurich Open Golf Win by Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel's first PGA Tour victory yesterday in the Zurich Classic may have come as a surprise to many, but not to an extraordinary savant retained by the Sports Trading Club who signalled him out as the man to beat at the start of the tournament, despite him being a 36-1 outsider.

N.Y. Times Best-Selling Author to Highlight 6th World Medical Tourism Congress
The Medical Tourism Association™ released today a preliminary line-up of speakers who will address up to 2,000 participants from over 90 countries during the 6th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Nov. 3-5, in Las Vegas. Top speakers will inspire and empower delegates with knowledge for the future of global healthcare.

Boston Therapeutics Announces Clinical Study Final Results Indicate That SUGARDOWN(R) Reduced the Post-Meal Elevation of Blood Glucose by up to 61% in Healthy Volunteers
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Researchers Identify an Early Predictor for Glaucoma
A new study finds that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease that slowly robs people of their peripheral vision

The University of Sydney uses Mobile Phone Technology to Tackle Disease and Malnutrition
Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia, working with Indian partners, are using mobile phone technology to tackle disease and malnutrition in remote parts of India. Data from the World Bank indicates that 63 out of every 1,000 Indian children die before reaching the age of five, with undernourishment taking a heavy toll

Avita Strengthens Board
Regenerative medicine company Avita Medical Ltd. (ASX: AVH), (OTCQX: AVMXY) announced that further to Australian Stock Exchange announcements on 5 September 2012 and 16 October 2012 and following today's Shareholder Meeting it is pleased to announce the appointments of Jeremy Curnock Cook and Matt McNamara to the board of Avita Medical

Corporate & Finance Partner Simon Cheong Joins Sheppard Mullin Beijing
Simon Kai-Tse Cheong has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups, based in the firm's Beijing office. Cheong joins from the Chinese law firm Zhong Lun in Beijing.

New Research Busts High-Frequency Trading and Dark Pool Myths -- CMCRC
Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), the Australian independent academic centre for capital market research, has found that high-frequency trading (HFT) actually benefits capital market structures and performance, while dark pools may have damaging effects.

Boston Therapeutics Receives First Purchase Order From Advance Pharmaceutical
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: BTHE), a developer of diabetes therapeutics, today announced that it has received its first commercial purchase order for $157,000 from Advance Pharmaceutical Trading Co., a privately-held company based in Hong Kong.

Boston Therapeutics Corporate Update
Boston Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB: BTHE), a developer of diabetes therapeutics, reviews the series of events that have led to the availability of its lead product SUGARDOWN®, and its status as a publicly traded company.

How illegal drug 'fantasy' works
Researchers have come closer to understanding the biology behind GHB, a transmitter substance in the brain, best known in its synthetic form as the illegal drug 'fantasy'.

Tiny super computer of 1 atom thickness developed
A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.

Curtains lifted on 'stardust recycling' mystery
A long-standing mystery about how dying stars spew out the material of future planets has now been solved, scientists have claimed.

Sandstorms in space discovered
Using new techniques, researchers have explored the atmospheres of distant, dying stars.

Healthy eating advice for new mums may help cut child obesity
Educating new mothers about healthy eating and active play can help cut the risk of their child being overweight or obese, a new study has revealed.

Working in hospitals more dangerous than on construction sites
Nurses, doctors and community service workers are less confident about health and safety in their jobs than construction workers, a national survey has revealed.

Losing weight 'best bet for obese women trying to conceive'
Obese women who are trying to conceive should try dieting before immediately turning to IVF treatment, as women who lost weight were three times more likely to fall pregnant, a new study has found.

Soft drinks may instigate heart disease in kids
Children who consume soft drinks regularly may be at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, researchers including one of an Indian origin have warned.

Prolonged sitting could double risk of dying within 3 years
A study has found that adults who sat 11 or more hours per day had a 40 percent increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sat for fewer than four hours a day.

Liberals increasingly doubtful of Mormons in White House: Study
The liberals are increasingly wary about Mitt Romney's Mormon faith in the run-up to the U.S presidential polls, according to a new study.

Police officer injured during Sydney University protest
A policewoman has suffered a fractured arm during a violent confrontation with protesters near the University of Sydney on Monday afternoon, the New South Wales Police said.

Porn addiction can be 'unlearned'
Indian origin researchers have shed light on the severe impact of p*rn addiction on users and their families.

Oz man becomes world's oldest university graduate at 97
A 97-year-old man from New South Wales is reportedly set to become the world's oldest university graduate, more than seven decades after earning his first degree.

World on the verge of chocolate crisis, warns expert
The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.

'Fitter' Warne can play Test cricket for another three years: Sports science expert
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, who will come out of retirement to play for the Twenty20 Big Bash League, can easily play Test cricket for at least another three years, a sports science expert has said.

Technology overload not eating into our sleep
Scientists have debunked the popular belief that technology overload from computers and mobile phones is eating into our sleep.

Boozy Facebook profiles lifting binge-drinking rates among Uni students
Australian scientists have revealed that Facebook could be playing a role in lifting binge-drinking rates among university students.

How protein-rich diets can help curb hunger pangs
Foods that are rich in protein - eggs, meat and fish for example - are more filling and hence curb overeating, Australian researchers say.

Turbulent gas in our Milky Way looks like 'cesspit of writhing snakes'
Scientists have made the first picture of turbulent gas in our Milky Way that looks like a pit of writhing snakes.

Now, buy footwear of your choice from a vending machine
Australia is following the emerging trend of selling customer goods through vending machines with thongs - footwear of choice for Aussies everywhere.

'Adult ratings' for smoking in films would hardly help, say experts
Giving adult ratings to movies that feature tobacco use is unlikely to have a measurable effect on youth smoking outcomes, two prominent tobacco researchers have claimed.

Exercising away from boys can make girls fitter
To fight obesity in children, start separating the sexes when they exercise, say health experts.

US to set up permanent military base in Darwin to counter growing Chinese influence
The US is planning to set up a military base in Australia to counter the growing Chinese threat.

How a desk job can send you early to the grave
Bad news for those who have desk jobs - a new study has found that sitting down for long periods of time increases risk of early death.

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