Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - June 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-06-30 Aspartame in foods and beverages can help with weight loss and long-term control of body weight 0 None
2004-06-30 Uniform measurement standards for antioxidants 0 None
2004-06-30 Red Cross supports 9/11 recovery with $50 million 0 None
2004-06-30 Tips to prevent firework eye injuries this 4th of July 0 None
2004-06-30 The medical use of marijuana 0 None
2004-06-30 World’s first computer model of a pregnant crash dummy 0 None
2004-06-30 Four most common cancers accounted for over half of the 225,000 new cases of malignant cancer registered in England in 2001 0 None
2004-06-30 Doctors call on the British Government to make all workplaces smokefree 0 None
2004-06-30 Expanded Australian Medicare services for the chronically ill 0 None
2004-06-30 In 2002-03, over four million Australians were admitted to public hospitals 0 None
2004-06-29 MSF says no relief in sight for Darfur, Sudan 0 None
2004-06-29 Health Canada warning for health products containing Star Anise unless it is identified as Chinese Star Anise 0 None
2004-06-29 States working to protect public health through fine particle standard 0 None
2004-06-29 Human Tissue Bill is in need of further amendment 0 None
2004-06-29 For the 700 million people in the least developed countries, United Nations’ decisions could mean the difference between opportunity and poverty, peace and war, life and death 0 None
2004-06-29 Study questions 20,000 people who worked in WTC towers 0 None
2004-06-29 U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana 0 None
2004-06-29 Delphi expands medical footprint 0 None
2004-06-29 Codex aims to keep up with gene technologies and potential health impact of genetically modified foods 0 None
2004-06-29 Small and medium sized UK businesses have little or no access to occupational health physicians 0 None
2004-06-29 Eleven states oppose mercury emissions proposal 0 None
2004-06-29 Natural vitamin E healthier than vitamin E supplements 0 None
2004-06-29 UK launch of The Institute of Medical Law 0 None
2004-06-29 PAHO urges countries to sign tobacco treaty prior to deadline 0 None
2004-06-29 94% of fertility patients never receive treatment 0 None
2004-06-29 Leeches add interesting new angle for evolutionary biologists to consider when explaining how parental care has evolved 0 5
2004-06-29 U.S. approval for commercial marketing of leeches for medicinal purposes 0 None
2004-06-29 Australian Government push to combat the obesity epidemic 0 None
2004-06-29 Americans list lack of insurance coverage and cost as top reasons for not seeking mental health services 0 None
2004-06-29 California Attorney General says emissions plan fails to adequately protect air, public health 0 None
2004-06-28 Prince Charles has called for more research into the benefits of complementary therapies for cancer patients 0 None
2004-06-28 Researching the history of reproductive medicine during the Nazi era is still taboo 0 None
2004-06-28 Male is often to blame for difficulties encountered when giving birth 0 None
2004-06-28 Current legislation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Germany does not reflect the views of the general public 0 4
2004-06-26 50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery 0 None
2004-06-26 Cow milk given all clear by FDA 0 None
2004-06-26 Some low income parents have considered doing something illegal to feed their kids 0 None
2004-06-26 McGuinty government improves supportive services for people with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2004-06-26 Massive disparities in medical school admissions by social class 0 None
2004-06-26 BMA comments on the Human Tissue Bill 0 None
2004-06-26 John Reid has launched the NHS Employers' Organisation 0 None
2004-06-25 World's physicians make final plea for tobacco control treaty 0 None
2004-06-25 HFEA says effective consent must be given by both the man and woman for use of embryos in IVF treatment 0 None
2004-06-25 The Phthalate Esters Panel responds to claims about the health effects of phthalates 0 None
2004-06-25 Atkins responds to recent attacks from industry-funded groups 0 None
2004-06-25 Australia will have some of the most graphic tobacco health warnings in the world 0 None
2004-06-24 Tommy G. Thompson has announced a new Medicare program that will save seniors and the disabled substantial money 0 None
2004-06-24 Friends of the Earth criticises EU for failing to protect the environment and human health 0 None
2004-06-24 State of Arizona is moving to a self-health-insurance model 0 None
2004-06-24 British government's new NHS improvement plan 0 None
2004-06-24 John Kerry's plan to strengthen America’s health care system 0 None
2004-06-24 Health renewal strategy for Alberta 0 None
2004-06-24 Thailand aims to reduce HIV prevalence among adults to 1 percent by 2006 0 None
2004-06-24 UK Department of Transport road casualty figures released 0 None
2004-06-24 Results give Washington dairy cattle all clear from toxic substances 0 None
2004-06-24 Dali Lama's Florida lecture, Compassion – The Source of Happiness 0 None
2004-06-24 Expert suggests safety measures to help avoid being struck by lightening 0 None
2004-06-24 Australians will have access to a new Medicare smartcard 0 None
2004-06-24 3 Arizona men sent to jail for human smuggling 0 None
2004-06-24 Buffalo Hospital bans smoking in buildings, on the grounds or in parking areas 0 None
2004-06-24 Hospital waiting lists could disappear completely under radical new Conservative plans to reform the NHS 0 None
2004-06-23 “On health care, Paul Martin’s credibility gap continues to widen,” says Harper 0 None
2004-06-23 £126.5 million in disability benefits unclaimed 0 None
2004-06-23 Lead author of Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy to testify before congress on disability policy 0 None
2004-06-23 Troubling signs of a future doctor shortages in California 0 None
2004-06-23 Sixty-four percent of the public thought that a public restroom doorknob has more germs than an ATM 0 None
2004-06-23 Horse walks into the bar, barman says why the long face? 0 None
2004-06-23 New generation of cooling jackets to reduce the body temperature of elite athletes 0 None
2004-06-23 Report published on IVF mix-up that led to mixed-race twins being born to a white couple 0 None
2004-06-23 British national intelligence system to share information on individuals who pose a risk to the public 0 None
2004-06-23 Inspection holidays for best UK hospitals 0 None
2004-06-23 Sir Richard Doll awarded prestigious Shaw Prize for his contribution to modern cancer epidemiology 0 None
2004-06-23 Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority welcomes recommendations of Toft report 0 None
2004-06-23 New guidelines to develop reliable information for consumer use of alternative medicines 0 None
2004-06-23 Moves to cut the bureaucratic burden on hospitals 0 None
2004-06-23 New York man jailed for selling fake cancer cure 0 None
2004-06-23 Only 23 percent of Americans currently eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day 0 None
2004-06-22 Wright Medical Group names new CEO 0 None
2004-06-22 Alarming rise in the number of patients treated for eye injuries caused by paintballs 0 None
2004-06-22 John Kerry will overturn the ban on federal funding of research on new stem cell lines 0 None
2004-06-22 Australia's largest-ever ecstasy seizure 0 None
2004-06-22 Lawsuit against 3 largest U.S. canned tuna companies for failing to warn about exposure to mercury 0 None
2004-06-22 Nevada Attorney General warns against drug card scams 0 None
2004-06-22 Xuezhikang cuts risk of coronary heart disease by a third 0 None
2004-06-22 Drunkenness a target for community awareness 0 None
2004-06-21 Report shows the health of Australians continues to improve 0 None
2004-06-21 New resources to better understand sleep 0 1
2004-06-21 Food labels will have to list certain ingredients that people may be allergic to (allergens) 0 None
2004-06-21 Female otolaryngologists earn less money than male otolaryngologists 0 None
2004-06-21 Australian GPs get advice on reaching a fair deal 0 None
2004-06-21 New centre of excellence to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes and diseases of the brain 0 None
2004-06-21 DEA Controlled Substance Act Registration Database now on-line 0 None
2004-06-21 Social class and race have a major impact on people's chances of entering the medical profession 0 4
2004-06-20 Health Canada is advising of a potential risk related to Pre-Pen, a penicillin allergy test 0 None
2004-06-20 Broker of air pollution credits arrested on federal wire fraud charges 0 None
2004-06-17 Pesticide-related illnesses among farm workers often go unreported 0 None
2004-06-17 Maple Ridge Care Centre fined for abuse of a resident 0 None
2004-06-17 FDA panel to review results of Guidant's heart failure trial 0 None
2004-06-17 Additional $849 million to respond to bioterror attacks in U.S. 0 None
2004-06-17 Nurse who developed a life-threatening allergy to latex awarded £350,000 compensation 0 None
2004-06-17 The food we eat plays a crucial role in defining our heritage 0 2
2004-06-17 New tests to detect potentially fatal nut traces in food 0 None
2004-06-17 Art used to reduce stress 0 3
2004-06-17 Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs 0 None
2004-06-17 Local NHS bodies show lack of vision 0 None
2004-06-17 More help needed for the British people affected by disability 0 None
2004-06-17 Health of all Australians is the big loser in the Government’s Energy White Paper 0 None
2004-06-17 Ageing population will have serious implications for the provision of cancer services 0 None
2004-06-16 Call for special help for young people who inject drugs 0 None
2004-06-16 Support for the medical use of marijuana 0 None
2004-06-16 U.S. working conditions supporting working families lag far behind many other countries 0 None
2004-06-16 Artichokes and beans full of antioxidants 0 None
2004-06-16 Couples with higher education and earnings more likely to marry 0 None
2004-06-16 The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity 0 None
2004-06-16 British Government is promoting cycling and walking as healthy and convenient ways to travel 0 None
2004-06-16 NICE guides new treatments for prostate cancer, drugs misuse, osteoporosis and heart failure 0 None
2004-06-16 The UK health service proved robust in an exercise to test response to a deliberate release of a chemical substance 0 None
2004-06-16 Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke 0 None
2004-06-16 Is drinking water a middle-class fashion? 0 None
2004-06-15 Domestic violence five times more than official UK figures 0 None
2004-06-15 New Cincinnati adult diabetes center 0 None
2004-06-15 Overweight children and obese adults remain a major public health concern 0 None
2004-06-15 Art gives insight into medical research 0 None
2004-06-15 The UN needs $2.25 billion to requirements of 49.4 million people affected by 25 crises in Africa, Europe and Asia 0 None
2004-06-15 EU investigates open access scientific publication 0 None
2004-06-15 UK airports to get iris recognition systems 0 None
2004-06-15 Carers' Week helps make the UK's six million carers aware that help is there for them 0 None
2004-06-15 Speed cameras across Britain are saving lives 0 None
2004-06-15 Public awareness campaign in Northern Virginia on sexual coercion and statutory rape 0 None
2004-06-15 Special Ops medics training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center 0 5
2004-06-15 Common illnesses are associated with an increased risk of suicide in elderly people 0 None
2004-06-15 Education improves health situation in Puerto Rico 0 None
2004-06-14 Simulated dirty bomb dispersal device at Gowen Field in Boise 0 None
2004-06-14 New program aimed at increasing blood donations among federal government employees 0 None
2004-06-14 Mercy & Unity Hospitals to become completely tobacco free 0 None
2004-06-14 British government to tackle variations across the country in the uptake of cancer drugs 0 None
2004-06-14 British government set to address ALL the issues that affect people with mental health problems 0 None
2004-06-14 John Kerry report that American families continue to struggle in the economy 0 None
2004-06-14 New guidelines over the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual partners over hospital visiting and involvement in treatment decisions 0 None
2004-06-14 For nearly 50% of women, hair loss was the most distressing side effect of chemotherapy 0 None
2004-06-14 AMA urges physicians to contact their U.S. senators to voice support for a patient safety bill 0 None
2004-06-12 FDA seeks public comment on albuterol metered dose inhalers containing ozone-depleting propellants 0 None
2004-06-12 Violence costs some countries more than 4 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) 0 None
2004-06-12 Chairman's speech at consultants conference 2004 0 None
2004-06-11 People in Washington are living longer but not necessarily better 0 None
2004-06-11 High-fiber diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, some gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and obesity 0 None
2004-06-11 Cholesterol isn’t all bad 0 None
2004-06-11 Nearly a quarter of all UK's violent crimes are committed by the 2% of people who seriously misuse alcohol or drugs 0 None
2004-06-11 Strong evidence treatment for drug abuse can work says Kofi Annan 0 None
2004-06-11 65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases 0 None
2004-06-11 Survey finds aflatoxins in nuts and nut-based products below legal levels 0 None
2004-06-11 World Blood Donor Day 0 None
2004-06-11 The Population Health Complex to improve the health of all New Zealanders 0 None
2004-06-11 15 of Sydney’s 24 hospitals could accept only life-threatening cases last night 0 None
2004-06-11 UK pharmacists to become more hands on 0 None
2004-06-10 American alchohol abuse continues to rise 0 None
2004-06-10 Joint framework for partnership action on disability 0 None
2004-06-10 Schering-Plough has reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 0 None
2004-06-10 Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses 0 None
2004-06-10 New British guidelines to protect the safety of frozen sperm, eggs and embryos 0 None
2004-06-10 Russian doctors appreciate benefits of natural remedies 0 None
2004-06-10 World-first avalanche prediction technology could save hundreds of lives each year 0 None
2004-06-10 New UK government plan aims at helping disabled people 0 None
2004-06-10 AMA urges government to scrap Parental Access To Information Bill 0 None
2004-06-09 Act now to deliver a future for the medical workforce in Scotland, says BMA 0 None
2004-06-09 Market research - European Electronic Medical Records 0 None
2004-06-09 Low-fat products can have a higher content of added sugar or other processed carbohydrates 0 5
2004-06-09 Low-carb potato will help win back die-hard carbohydrate counters 0 None
2004-06-09 5 percent of young people consider themselves lesbian, gay or bisexual 0 None
2004-06-07 Over one-third of British population cannot name a famous disabled person 0 None
2004-06-07 GenoMed launches campaign to improve patient outcomes for diabetes, high blood pressure and emphysema 0 None
2004-06-07 750,000 low-income adults in Los Angeles County live with hunger 0 None
2004-06-07 HHS identifies States for Medicare demonstration of new, less restrictive homebound definition 0 None
2004-06-07 BMA Scotland response to launch of consultation on smoking in public places 0 None
2004-06-07 Sunbeds ARE bad for your health 0 4
2004-06-07 Australia's CSIRO to exhibit major display at the world's largest biotechnology conference 0 None
2004-06-07 Australian Government's new mechanism for implementing the new Medicare allied health initiative 0 None
2004-06-06 UK food agency to investigate failures in BSE testing programme 0 None
2004-06-06 Alzheimer’s Association joins the world in mourning the loss of former President Ronald Reagan 0 None
2004-06-05 Alfalfa sprouts recalled due to possible health risk 0 None
2004-06-05 FDA has announced the results of a comprehensive review of all outside activities performed by FDA employees 0 None
2004-06-05 Carbohydrates are the latest nutrient to be blamed for the rising incidence of obesity in the US 0 None
2004-06-05 Attempts to prevent human trafficking are making conditions worse for voluntary migrants 0 None
2004-06-05 Local people, it seems, do not want to be involved in running the NHS 0 None
2004-06-05 Communication overload makes office workers SAD 0 None
2004-06-05 BMA warns medical training reforms still inadequate 0 None
2004-06-05 Summer advice for allergy and asthma sufferers 0 None
2004-06-03 UK's Hepatitis C ex-gratia payment scheme to launch 0 None
2004-06-03 GlaxoSmithKline statement on spat with Spitzer 0 None
2004-06-03 UK hospital waiting lists lowest in 4 years 0 None
2004-06-03 New packaging could save lives 0 None
2004-06-03 Democrats air their views on Medicare prescription drugs discount cards 0 None
2004-06-03 China launches nationwide campaign to urge the public to take medicine in a safe way 0 None
2004-06-03 Over-the-counter cream protects against jellyfish stings 0 None
2004-06-03 150 top scientists debate and offer expert advice on cutting edge vaccine research 0 None
2004-06-03 Latest version of the Approved List of Biological Agents published 0 None
2004-06-03 FDA investigates school lunch illness in Massachusetts 0 5
2004-06-03 Lack of funding and staff in the UK hinders patient care 0 None
2004-06-03 BMA to publish an A to Z of Doctors Making a Difference 0 None
2004-06-02 Positive benefits of sun exposure 0 4
2004-06-02 Harvard and government of Cyprus to launch health initiative 0 None
2004-06-02 Spacecraft will relay humanity’s thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams to earth's inhabitants in 50,000 years 0 None
2004-06-02 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in U.S 0 None
2004-06-02 One-third of the calories in the US diet comprised of junk food 0 None
2004-06-02 Bullying is widespread within the UK's National Health Service 0 None
2004-06-02 Model of the central nervous system will allow oncologists and neurosurgeons to target tumours more effectively 0 None
2004-06-02 Debate on UK legislation to make helmets mandatory for all cyclists 0 None
2004-06-02 Are older drivers really as dangerous on the roads as we are led to believe? 0 None
2004-06-02 Pollution can contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases 0 None
2004-06-02 Seniors take up Medicare-approved drug discount card in mass 0 None
2004-06-02 Men and women at equal lung cancer risk from smoking 0 None
2004-06-02 First Consulting Group announces expansion of relationship with AstraZeneca 0 None
2004-06-02 How to safely look at Venus passing across the face of the Sun 0 None
2004-06-02 Closed door session on genetically modified (GM) foods 0 None
2004-06-02 Reiner Center for Behavioral and Psychosomatic Medicine 0 None
2004-06-02 Cigarette smoke transforms healthy saliva into a deadly cocktail 0 None
2004-06-02 20 cancer survivors, loved ones and experts to join Lance Armstrong in raising cance awareness 0 None
2004-06-01 FDA revises guidance on reprocessing of single-use devices 0 None
2004-06-01 Patients prescribed medication for long term illness rapidly stop taking their medicines 0 None
2004-06-01 Health Canada serious warning against use of Thermonex capsules 0 None
2004-06-01 Surprising levels of mercury in Cincinnati's Brood-X cicadas 0 None
2004-06-01 Thirty-five countries now face serious food shortages 0 None
2004-06-01 China alone has nearly one-third of the world's smokers 0 None
2004-06-01 NSW, Australia smoking ban on the cards 0 None
2004-06-01 Fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will affect HIV patients 0 None
2004-06-01 The new European Health Insurance Card explained 0 None
2004-06-01 Being tired can be as bad as being drunk when driving 1 None
2004-06-01 Louise Redknapp and Ronan Keating on cancer and how it affected them 0 None
2004-06-01 Mothercare, John Lewis and Argos worst stores in UK for dangerous chemicals 0 None
2004-06-01 WHO launches this year's campaign for World No Tobacco Day 0 None

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