Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - April 2004

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2004-04-30 A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke 0 None
2004-04-30 San Diego State University has suspended Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for hazing 0 None
2004-04-30 Ireland considers emergency helicopter medical service 0 None
2004-04-30 UK, skin cancer specialists to check out moles 0 None
2004-04-30 Elderly black male cancer patients stay in hospital longer than white 0 None
2004-04-30 Sainsbury's potato chips cause allergic reactions 0 None
2004-04-30 Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration 0 5
2004-04-30 Telemedicine focus of symposium "Future Directions for Telemedicine" 0 None
2004-04-30 Long term soy diet can make a monkey agro' 0 None
2004-04-30 Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition 0 None
2004-04-29 9-11 commission presented with recommendation on emergency preparedness 0 None
2004-04-29 Health Canada urges Canadians to protect against West Nile Virus 0 None
2004-04-29 Is there a north-south divide in social class inequalities in health in Great Britain? 0 None
2004-04-29 Researchers develop hinged figure skate prevent to joint injuries 0 None
2004-04-29 Vaccination Week in the Americas in full swing 0 None
2004-04-29 Ecstasy or MDMA damages specific neurons in the brain 0 None
2004-04-29 British summer of sport starts to tackle obesity 0 None
2004-04-29 Britain's unemployed people will get the chance to work in the NHS as part of a new initiative 0 None
2004-04-29 British health care workers soon to tap into on-line learning material 0 None
2004-04-29 People infected with anthrax continued to report health problems, poor life adjustment, and psychological distress 0 None
2004-04-29 British government warns couch potatoes 0 None
2004-04-29 Could Britain follow California and New York by going smoke free 0 None
2004-04-29 Quarter of hospitals unlikely to comply safely with European Working Time Directive 0 None
2004-04-29 Actress Teri Garr named as multiple sclerosis national chair women 0 None
2004-04-29 Food Standards Agency Wales is developing a nutrition network 0 None
2004-04-29 Body repositioning is highly effective in resolving dizziness 0 None
2004-04-29 Vocal surgery is now available to maintain performance level of the singing voice 0 5
2004-04-28 Lean beef good for teenagers 0 None
2004-04-28 Canada kicks off National Immunization Awareness Week 0 None
2004-04-28 Study finds America’s hospital emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients 0 None
2004-04-28 Measles and malnutrition increasing in Sudan 0 None
2004-04-28 McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring. 0 None
2004-04-28 Medicare triples customer phone support 0 None
2004-04-28 John Reid reaffirms British Government’s commitment to tackling health inequalities 0 None
2004-04-28 Launch of first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign 0 None
2004-04-28 On-line laboratory auctioneer receives $1 Million US in bids in a single day 0 None
2004-04-28 Serious allergic reactions in cancer patients require expert intervention 0 None
2004-04-28 Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure 1 None
2004-04-28 British doctors say 40% or 9 million sick notes are suspect each year 0 None
2004-04-28 AGT Biosciences Limited and ChemGenex Therapeutics today announced merger agreement 0 None
2004-04-27 New UK guidelines for the management of insomnia 0 None
2004-04-27 McGreevey signs landmark legislation designed to improve patient safety 0 None
2004-04-27 Pennsylvania's restaurants, stadiums, bars and supermarkets are adjusting to revised food safety requirements 0 None
2004-04-27 ESA launches mission for health 0 None
2004-04-27 California has set a public health goal for arsenic levels in drinking water 0 None
2004-04-27 UK, new guides help people with learning disabilities live more independently in the community 0 None
2004-04-27 Hand surgeons warn of gardening dangers 0 None
2004-04-27 Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league 0 None
2004-04-27 Morning cough six times more likely to disappear if you stop smoking 0 5
2004-04-27 How clean are your lungs? 0 None
2004-04-27 Quality of dietary fat is associated with allergies 0 None
2004-04-27 Sleep apnoea and obesity 0 None
2004-04-27 Irish minister launches Heart Foundation´s conference on salt, functional foods and heart health 0 None
2004-04-27 Compulsory community treatment orders (CTOs) alone do not reduce admissions to psychiatric hospital 0 None
2004-04-27 Biological bandages are being successfully used to treat patients with severe burns 0 4
2004-04-27 Illinois, hospital beds and other health care services to be monitored 0 None
2004-04-27 Landscape architects brighten life of elderly patients with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-04-27 Ageing population no burden to the future rich 0 None
2004-04-27 Upsurge in people with mental illness seeking treatment in emergency departments is taking toll on patient care 0 None
2004-04-26 UK moves towards controversial 'biometric' passports 0 None
2004-04-26 Experts call for better support and understanding of asthma 0 None
2004-04-26 Safer flooring lowers risk of hip fracture 0 None
2004-04-26 The FDA is issuing a proposed rule covering the use of private sampling services and laboratories in connection with imported food 0 None
2004-04-26 St. Francis uses latest technology to comfort surgery patients 0 None
2004-04-26 New Saint Louis University research sheds light on how obesity occurs 0 None
2004-04-26 Irish minister empowers nurses and midwives 0 None
2004-04-26 UK Healthcare workers have new charitable way to protect adults and children with learning disabilities from abuse 0 None
2004-04-26 UK, Millions of people are set to become healthcare experts in their own home 0 None
2004-04-26 John Reid emphasises importance of diversity in the NHS 0 None
2004-04-26 Leading experts to debate controversial issues over IVF and infertility treatment 0 None
2004-04-26 UK Government ignoring scientific concerns over proposed Human Tissue Bill 0 None
2004-04-26 Pentagon tests breakthrough system to detect airborne toxins 0 None
2004-04-26 Diets like Atkins could help prevent Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and Parkinson's disease 0 None
2004-04-26 Over 1 million abortion-rights supporters flooded the national capital 0 None
2004-04-26 Health care workers in BC are on strike to protect health care 0 None
2004-04-26 Polio victory remembered on 50th anniversary of Salk Vaccine field trials 0 None
2004-04-25 US airport screening in question after health and screening issues 0 None
2004-04-25 Health Ministers’ meeting in Canberra, health reform 0 None
2004-04-25 Health Canada funds HIV/AIDS project for Aboriginal communities in Montreal 0 None
2004-04-25 Deakin University has been given World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre status 0 None
2004-04-24 Paul Newman urges Princeton to stop tradition of alcohol abuse in honour of his name 0 None
2004-04-24 Sleepwalking into our technological future 0 None
2004-04-24 Eating unpasteurized raw oysters is a bad idea anytime 0 None
2004-04-24 Taiwan raises SARS level to CODE RED 0 None
2004-04-24 Elderly patient dies from the wrong drug 0 None
2004-04-23 WHO calls for Sudan humanitarian assistance 0 None
2004-04-23 Cardiac Intensive Care Unit lowest heart attack rates in the state of Texas 0 None
2004-04-23 Scientists have developed a better form of omega-3 fish oil 0 None
2004-04-23 Respiratory syncytial virus, a common cold virus, can act as a 'hit and hide' virus 0 None
2004-04-23 Skin cancer is now the UK's most common cancer in both men and women 0 None
2004-04-23 Leading cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Relief is once again rated most effective charity at campaigning by MPs 0 None
2004-04-23 Dance Marathon to commit $10 million for new pediatric cancer pavilion 0 None
2004-04-23 The April 2004 issue of Otolaryngology focuses on head and neck surgery 0 None
2004-04-23 Palliative care improvements needed in Australia 0 None
2004-04-23 GSK and WHO collaborate to fight malaria 0 None
2004-04-23 Improving eye care with telemedicine 0 None
2004-04-23 The Alzheimer's Society launch lesbian and gay network 0 None
2004-04-23 Hepatitis B vaccination for inmates 0 None
2004-04-23 Public-health experts caution that the widening of the EU could have adverse effects on public health 0 None
2004-04-23 Prominent ASTRO member appointed to APC panel 0 None
2004-04-22 Commons urged to support palliative care financially 0 None
2004-04-22 Socially deprived individuals are 44% more likely to develop heart failure 0 None
2004-04-22 Organ donation bill signed into law 0 None
2004-04-22 HHS approves first-ever multi-state purchasing pools for Medicaid drug programs 0 None
2004-04-22 Lansche family endows distinguished chair in ophthalmology 0 None
2004-04-22 Food Standards Agency Scotland today outlined its main strategies for improving Scotland's diet. 0 None
2004-04-22 Statement on patient safety principles for office-based surgery 0 None
2004-04-22 Alzheimer Society of Canada new Alzheimer fact sheet 0 None
2004-04-22 Some mental health and learning disability nurses are too ready to restrain patients 0 None
2004-04-22 Adult ADHD screening in New York 0 None
2004-04-22 Doctors from the University of Edinburgh and local intensive care units have linked to fight an antibiotic-resistant infection which attacks some hospital patients. 0 None
2004-04-22 Resolution of US-Chinese cosmetics mad cow disease issue 0 None
2004-04-21 Teenagers being bombarded by alchohol advertising 0 None
2004-04-21 PAHO's revolving fund for immunization 0 None
2004-04-21 Pierre Pettigrew outlines plan of action for health care reforms 0 None
2004-04-21 Coalition forms to promote 75 cent tobacco tax increase 0 None
2004-04-21 The Alzheimer's Society receives lottery money for stem cell research 0 None
2004-04-21 Major changes at NHS as private sector taps into British health care 0 None
2004-04-20 Surviving pneumonia may only provide a short-term lease on a future healthy life 0 None
2004-04-20 Cardiac Science receives warning from FDA 0 None
2004-04-20 Healthy lifestyle program to help combat obesity in children and adolescents 0 None
2004-04-20 UK's NHS selects Health Language for IT healthcare solution 0 None
2004-04-20 HHS Launches Organ Donation Education Program for High School Students 0 None
2004-04-20 Hospitals Reclassified Under Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act 0 None
2004-04-20 Preventing antimicrobial resistance among long-term care residents 0 None
2004-04-20 The AMA Foundation is expanding its campaign to improve health literacy 0 None
2004-04-20 Dietary supplement may improve immune function in the elderly 0 None
2004-04-20 Pfizer donates £1 million Brighton and Sussex Medical School 0 None
2004-04-20 John Hutton today launched the national roll out of an online recruitment service for the NHS 0 None
2004-04-20 Scientists to reveal how Olympic success can be engineered 0 None
2004-04-20 Likely closure of Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital 0 None
2004-04-19 More useful plants may blossom from gene discoveries 0 None
2004-04-19 The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association announce anti-fraud efforts 0 None
2004-04-19 World expert speaks on bioterrorism and emerging infections 0 None
2004-04-19 Link between anti-aging and swimming 0 None
2004-04-19 FDA announces science-based approach to protecting Americans from unsafe dietary supplements 0 None
2004-04-19 Managing lactose intolerance 1 None
2004-04-19 Proteomics helps fight colon cancer 0 None
2004-04-19 Office surgery safety breakthrough 0 None
2004-04-19 Chinese mushrooms can improve physical well-being 0 None
2004-04-19 Knitting could alleviate major trauma effects 0 None
2004-04-18 Canadians happy to donate body parts 0 None
2004-04-18 Atkin's pushing new corporate image 0 None
2004-04-18 76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness 0 None
2004-04-18 Back-pain sufferers cost US more than $100 billion annually 0 5
2004-04-18 Newborn lambs’ central heating system could aid fat busting in humans 0 None
2004-04-18 Lung cancer varies between men and women 0 None
2004-04-17 4% of Dutch doctors providing more than just medical advice 0 None
2004-04-17 Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood improve brain function 0 None
2004-04-17 First IVF embryo research licenses issued in Australia 0 None
2004-04-16 Mayo Clinic debunks myths cancer myths 0 None
2004-04-16 Alzheimer Association responds to April 16 Wall Street Journal article 0 None
2004-04-16 Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin pledges health care push 0 None
2004-04-16 Tibetan yoga helps cancer and insomnia 0 None
2004-04-16 Delirium in ICU patients a predictor of mortality 0 None
2004-04-16 Scientists will debate E.coli and the adaption by micro-organisms to modern day drugs 0 None
2004-04-16 Use of acute services by patients who die in NHS hospitals does not increase with age according to new research 0 None
2004-04-16 There is more to beauty than meets the stranger's eye 0 5
2004-04-16 Older people are NOT a huge burden on health services 0 None
2004-04-16 Weak UK government alcohol report pulls its punches 0 None
2004-04-16 Secrets of the human body unveiled at new museum 0 None
2004-04-16 Microbiologists have characterised the DNA in bacteria responsible for vomiting 0 5
2004-04-16 Risks of animal-human cross infection from food consumption "wolf nipple chips anyone" 0 None
2004-04-16 Bad hygiene may be good for you 0 5
2004-04-16 Citrus soda culprit in patient’s medical mystery 0 None
2004-04-16 Cleaning up after major dirty bomb attack 0 None
2004-04-16 Teenager smoking on the rise 0 None
2004-04-15 Big Mac a day keeps the doctor away 0 None
2004-04-14 Don't let the bed bugs bite 0 None
2004-04-14 Nurses to be given more prescribing powers 0 None
2004-04-14 Autism Associations shows CDC and FDA to be negligent 0 None
2004-04-14 Australian health heavyweight moves into China 0 None
2004-04-14 First Lady to help hispanic kids kick the habit 0 None
2004-04-14 Food agency responds to egg debacle 0 None
2004-04-14 Houston blows poor air not just hot air 0 None
2004-04-14 Lung tumor therapies improved by combining scanning technologies 0 None
2004-04-14 Alzheimer fact sheet released 0 None
2004-04-14 Health Canada funds HIV/AIDS project 0 None
2004-04-14 Cancer rates have decreased in men and remained stable in women 0 None
2004-04-14 A new system of health and wellbeing 0 None
2004-04-13 Gamma Phi Beta sorority issue apology 0 None
2004-04-13 Iowa Senate passes $250,000 limit on medical liability damages 0 None
2004-04-13 Spike TV launches men's health campaign with National Medical Association 0 None
2004-04-13 More Americans allergic to seafood than any other food 0 None
2004-04-13 Foreign drug repackager complies with FDA order 0 None
2004-04-13 FDA makes moves to block foreign drug imports 0 None
2004-04-13 New government drug testing rules include hair 0 None
2004-04-13 Shoulder to cry on best answer for low mood 0 None
2004-04-13 UK Health Minister joins top chef to taste-test hospital food 0 None
2004-04-13 Vision loss from eye diseases will increase as Americans age 0 None
2004-04-13 Mercy Hospital opens new cardiovascular catheterization laboratory 0 None
2004-04-13 Coronary stent drives Johnson & Johnson to record profits 0 None
2004-04-13 More doctors, better care, faster access 0 None
2004-04-13 Allergies cost UK £1 billion per annum 0 None
2004-04-13 Manchester - Rise in Stranger Homicides not Linked to Mental Illness 0 None
2004-04-13 New York City and FEMA finalize health insurance agreement 0 None
2004-04-12 Lecture will explore the visual world of the newborn 0 None
2004-04-12 Screening for alcohol problems in hospitals needs improvement 0 None
2004-04-12 Sorority members were urged to lie about their health 0 None
2004-04-12 San Diego seawater contains neurotoxin that can poison human consumers of shellfish 0 None
2004-04-12 Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs 0 None
2004-04-12 Vision loss in over 40's is becoming a major public health problem 0 None
2004-04-12 AMA tackles health literacy 0 None
2004-04-12 Household molds trigger allergic rhinitis 0 3
2004-04-12 $4.5 million overweight and obesity prevention initiative launched 0 None
2004-04-12 Green tea helps kill cells of the most common leukemia 0 None
2004-04-11 Birth of First Deadly Jellyfish In Captivity Could Lead To Anti-Venom 0 None
2004-04-11 Why business is bad for your health 0 None
2004-04-11 Sponsors of Medicare-approved discount cards will begin marketing their cards 0 None
2004-04-11 FDA claims high levels of lead in Mexican candy 0 None
2004-04-10 Government warns medicare drug card sponsors 0 None
2004-04-10 Texan health care deficit of $582 million 0 None
2004-04-10 Australian symposium on stroke and head injury 0 None
2004-04-09 New database for U.S. makers of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices 0 None
2004-04-08 New AMA guide on treating foodborne illness 0 None
2004-04-07 Shunning shoulder pain can cause more damage in the long run 0 1
2004-04-07 Pharmacopeia announces that proposed spin-off of Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc. unit is expected to occur by the end of April 2004 0 None
2004-04-07 Boston University Professor Offers Tips for Healthy Gardening and Other Activities 0 None
2004-04-07 Celadrin arthritis topical cream significantly reduces pain 0 None
2004-04-07 Effects of lead in petrol are well-known however a recent additive to petrol manganese may be just as toxic 0 3.5
2004-04-06 University of Kansas officials have reported to the FBI a computer hack into electronic pharmacy records 0 None
2004-04-06 FDA accepts REMICADE® (infliximab) for the treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-04-06 The Food and Drug Administration issues warning on antidepressants 0 None
2004-04-06 New York - Due to changing blood donor criteria, donor deferral rates have been increasing since 1999 0 None
2004-04-06 British Asian cancer patients are not being met because of a lack of consideration for cultural differences 0 None
2004-04-06 Requests for organ donors must be tempered by a better understanding of cultural differences 0 None
2004-04-06 Launch of The Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park by Matt Ridley 0 None
2004-04-06 Call for sexual health policy to be driven by science instead of politics 0 5
2004-04-05 Ohio university to get major expansion cancer program 0 None
2004-04-05 Penn State Hershey Medical Center awaits arrival of hospital's first sextuplets 0 5
2004-04-05 Consumer trust in food is high in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway, but low in Italy and Portugal 0 None
2004-04-05 Functional food, beyond providing a purely nutritional value, may promote health or reduce the risk of disease 0 None
2004-04-05 Cordis Cardiology receives warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 0 None

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