Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - July 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-07-31 Measures to keep people safe in unusually hot weather 0 None
2004-07-31 Hypnotherapy for quitting smoking more effective in men 0 None
2004-07-29 Unethical to deny failed asylum seekers access to the NHS 0 None
2004-07-29 Australian Commonwealth and Queensland Governments sign public health funding agreement 0 None
2004-07-29 There are about 200 million eligible voters. All of them have a stake in the U.S. health care system 0 None
2004-07-29 GPs across England will share a new £108 million improvement pot 0 None
2004-07-29 Robotic device to help children develop crucial handwriting skills 0 None
2004-07-29 Health Canada is advising consumers not to use products containing Aristolochic Acid 0 None
2004-07-29 Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels are rising above safe levels in Central Puget Sound 1 None
2004-07-29 Swedish Medical Center is expanding its investigation of possible exposures to the pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria 0 None
2004-07-29 Brewing expert examines health potential of beer 0 None
2004-07-29 New washing machine design makes life easier for pensioners and people suffering back problems 0 None
2004-07-29 15 new NHS hospital developments worth more than £4 billion 0 None
2004-07-29 Report on human health effects of genetically engineered food 0 None
2004-07-29 At last it appears that the government is trading in desks for beds 0 None
2004-07-29 Federal agencies should assess the safety of genetically altered foods, whether produced by genetic engineering or by other techniques 0 None
2004-07-29 IVF pioneer wins international recognition 0 None
2004-07-29 Médecins Sans Frontières pulls out of Afghanistan 0 None
2004-07-29 Corus Pharma selected as a biotech company to watch 0 None
2004-07-29 Seaweed called hijiki should not be eaten due to high levels of arsenic 0 None
2004-07-29 FDA did NOT find purified ricin in two baby food jars in Irvine 0 None
2004-07-29 AMA (WA) welcomes Australian Government waiting list promise. 0 None
2004-07-29 Launch of new Australian Medicare smartcard 0 None
2004-07-29 GP leader supports new money to modernise GP surgeries 0 None
2004-07-28 New mobile safety center hits the streets of Baltimore 0 None
2004-07-28 Case for smoke-free work and public places 0 None
2004-07-28 Eradicating deadly E. coli O157:H7 from the bottoms of cows may prevent future outbreaks of food poisoning 0 2
2004-07-28 US adults spent an average of three days a month feeling sad 0 None
2004-07-27 PAHO and UNICEF to work jointly in disasters, immunization campaigns, prevention of HIV, and monitoring nutrition 0 None
2004-07-27 Ozone loss caused genetic mutations at time of mass extinction 0 None
2004-07-27 Bill Clinton lends support to Kerry, citing health care 0 None
2004-07-27 McGuinty government investing an additional $469.5 million to operate Ontario's hospitals 0 None
2004-07-27 New publication looks at the immediate effects of the Medicare Modernization Act 0 None
2004-07-27 Strategic analysis on impact of regulations on radiology practice in Europe 0 None
2004-07-27 Australia is providing an additional $12 million in humanitarian assistance to Sudan 0 None
2004-07-27 New study suggests that WTC pollutants might have affected unborn babies 0 None
2004-07-26 New plan of action aims to reduce prescription drug costs by more than 50 percent 0 None
2004-07-26 Smart packaging that alerts consumers that a product is beginning to spoil 0 None
2004-07-26 Food safety experts cannot concede that organic is safer than conventional food, as their research shows it is not 0 None
2004-07-26 Overcoming the problems associated with adding omega-3s to food 0 None
2004-07-26 New survey shows three out of four diets fail 0 None
2004-07-26 How would we feed astronauts on a mission to Mars? 0 None
2004-07-26 Prohibition of the sale of water-laced with nicotine to minors under the age of 18 0 None
2004-07-26 EFICOR intervenes in the Bihar floods 0 None
2004-07-26 Big Blue previewing a new tool to create accessible and usable web pages for the visually impaired 0 None
2004-07-26 Estimated increase of 10,000 qualifed nurses 0 None
2004-07-26 Survey found that only two in ten Americans feel “very prepared” for a catastrophic event 0 None
2004-07-26 Abusive carers to be banned from working in a care position ever again 0 None
2004-07-23 Death of Sam Ramoundos has highlighted the need for quick medical attention following drug overdoses 0 None
2004-07-23 Even the Vikings were troubled by the thought that size matters 0 None
2004-07-23 Governor Pataki has announced $19.7 million in funding to prevent and reduce tobacco use across the state 0 None
2004-07-23 Clint Eastwood did nothing for women's testosterone levels in "The Bridges of Madison County" 0 None
2004-07-23 One of the world’s most sophisticated systems for keeping electronic health records 0 None
2004-07-23 BMA response to Government NHS workforce figures 0 None
2004-07-23 NICE is creating inflationary pressure that the NHS cannot afford 0 None
2004-07-22 ImClone quarterly sales reach $71.4 Million 0 None
2004-07-22 HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister 0 None
2004-07-22 Report on case where dentist removed all of woman's bottom teeth by accident 0 None
2004-07-22 BMA unhappy that OFCOM has not recommended a ban on all food advertising to children 0 None
2004-07-21 Major campaign victory will create safer environments for children with food allergies 0 None
2004-07-21 Gay diaries reveal an alternative past 0 None
2004-07-21 Will the insured sacrifice to help cover the uninsured? New study suggests the answer may be yes 0 None
2004-07-21 Reacting to the obesity epidemic, food consumers have stirred a global health revolution 0 None
2004-07-21 Psychotherapist offering equine-assisted psychotherapy 0 5
2004-07-21 Caulking found to be unrecognized source of PCB contamination 0 None
2004-07-21 Experts, activists call for safer roads 0 None
2004-07-21 PAHO, University of Geneva cooperate on emergency preparedness, disaster relief 0 None
2004-07-21 Benefits from Medicare approved drug discount cards won't affect Medicaid benefits 0 None
2004-07-21 Novel method to 'drilling and filling' dental cavities is found lacking 0 None
2004-07-21 Wrist acupuncture point stimulation proves useful in preventing post-op nausea and vomiting 0 None
2004-07-21 Medicinal qualities of plants shown to ease symptoms of genetic disease 0 None
2004-07-21 Benefits from diet lower in salt not limited to those with high blood pressure 0 None
2004-07-20 Florida Attorney General issues civil subpoenas to six pharmaceutical manufacturers 0 None
2004-07-20 Young British doctors choosing general practice over hospital careers 0 None
2004-07-20 As David Blunkett claims binge drinking is breeding a culture of ‘thuggery and intimidation’ new research reveals that binge drinking was rife in the 1660s 0 None
2004-07-20 RACGP takes lead role in risk assessment and management for Australian general practice 0 None
2004-07-19 Romanian surgeon at Bucharest's Court of Law 0 None
2004-07-19 New JCAHO helps consumers to choose a hospital that best suits their needs 0 None
2004-07-19 Vascular Disease Foundation inaugurates National Advisory Board with Diomed Holdings as founding member 0 None
2004-07-19 Cincinnati should go smoke-free 0 None
2004-07-19 Two new senior appointments announced by the British Medical Association 0 None
2004-07-17 First medical waste traceability testing in Asia Pacific 0 None
2004-07-17 HHS recognizes obesity as a major public health problem 0 None
2004-07-17 Obesity is not a 'disease' if it can be cured by taking regular walks and eating less 0 1
2004-07-17 FDA warns against salmonellosis in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia 0 None
2004-07-17 Colin Powell, "we have continuously called on China to end its program of coercive abortion"of coercive abortion" 0 None
2004-07-17 NHS dentistry reform, 1000 new NHS dentists by October 0 None
2004-07-15 The cancer risk from plutonium exposure 0 None
2004-07-15 Funding improves the quality of the fish we eat 0 None
2004-07-15 Botulism case associated with consumption of a salt-cured fish product 0 None
2004-07-15 Most Americans ignorant to high cholesterol facts 0 None
2004-07-15 Statement on HHS announcement on Stem Cell Bank 0 None
2004-07-15 Violence, sex, and profanity increased significantly in movies between 1992 and 2003 0 4.7
2004-07-15 British GPs elect new leader 0 None
2004-07-13 Investigation of glue as an embolic agent 0 4
2004-07-13 Computer-based program that assesses the health of people enrolled in a given health plan 0 None
2004-07-13 FDA approval for computer aided detection (CAD) software to analyze CT images 0 None
2004-07-13 To date, the U.S. Government has provided a total of $109.4 million of humanitarian assistance to Darfur 0 None
2004-07-12 Lack of access to information for health workers in resource-poor settings is a major obstacle to achieving the 2015 millennium goals for global health 0 None
2004-07-12 New drive to tackle superbugs like MRSA 0 None
2004-07-11 Tobacco, obesity, HIV/AIDS and immigrant health addressed by members of congress 0 None
2004-07-10 Human ability to generate feelings through imagery could be the key to a breakthrough in the treatment of mental health problems 0 None
2004-07-10 Cheap and cheerful treatment for people who deliberately harm themselves more effective than long-term expensive therapies 0 None
2004-07-10 SSRI addiction is a myth 2 5
2004-07-10 Hospitals are being urged to address the alcohol problems that afflict up to 30 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women 0 None
2004-07-10 Russian dictator Stalin suffered from dementia following a series of strokes 0 None
2004-07-10 Terrorists are sane, doctors claim 0 None
2004-07-10 NHS waiting times for May 2004 0 None
2004-07-10 Natural hormone called melatonin may guide our sleep patterns 0 None
2004-07-10 New York Health Department says EAT NO MORE THAN ONE MEAL of fish per week to reduce exposure to chemical contaminants 0 None
2004-07-10 Lao People’s Republic opium cultivation in 2004 shows a 45 per cent decline in comparison to 2003 0 None
2004-07-10 New hi-tech football shirt that alerts managers to players heart rate and hydration levels 0 None
2004-07-10 Philip Morris to spend $1.25 billion over 12 years to combat the illegal trade in cigarettes worldwide 0 None
2004-07-10 Bill Cosby sets the record straight on African American teen pregnancy 0 None
2004-07-10 McGuinty government commits to hepatitis C federal funding 0 None
2004-07-10 Ohio State budget cuts jeopardize medical coverage 0 None
2004-07-10 NHS helps 200,000 smokers kick the smoking habit 0 None
2004-07-09 Patient care violations at Sutter Solano Medical Center pose serious threats to the health and safety of patients 0 None
2004-07-09 The bureaucratic view on Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong's resignation 0 None
2004-07-09 Florida restaurant sales up 7 percent a year after the smokefree workplace initiative took effect 0 None
2004-07-09 Pfizer donates $3.7 million worth of Nicotrol patches to the New York City Department of Health 0 None
2004-07-09 Surveys of pizzas, baked beans and canned pasta show salt levels can vary significantly 0 None
2004-07-08 Brazilian Government approves DuPont system that detects salmonella 0 None
2004-07-08 Failures of international organisations to establish clear policies with regard to stem-cell research and reproductive cloning 0 None
2004-07-08 The Government must commit itself to three pledges if the current proposed changes to NHS dentistry are to succeed 0 None
2004-07-08 Becoming a proficient doctor has always demanded hard work; it is unacceptable to leave out large parts of the curriculum 0 None
2004-07-08 You may have overstepped the mark, cancer expert warns Prince of Wales 0 None
2004-07-08 Reforms of medical training may have dire consequences for the future of the medical profession and patients 0 None
2004-07-08 NHS trusts star ratings system is flawed 0 None
2004-07-08 Call for tougher worldwide action to counter the tobacco industry's influence in Formula One 0 None
2004-07-08 BMA argues that the British government has a "moral duty" to ban smoking in public places 0 None
2004-07-07 Rates of infant and maternal mortality in indigenous communities are among the highest in the Americas 0 None
2004-07-07 Information technology to improve NHS 0 None
2004-07-07 Detectable levels of dog and cat allergens are universally present in U.S. homes 0 4
2004-07-07 Computerized fingerprint matching systems found to be incredibly accurate 0 None
2004-07-07 Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome 0 None
2004-07-07 The McGuinty government is investing $29.2 million for community support and supportive housing services 0 None
2004-07-07 Good practice guidance for universities on the issue of tobacco industry funding 0 None
2004-07-07 Protection to remain for private hospitals and day surgeries 0 None
2004-07-07 Violent crimes down by 3.4 percent and property crime up by 2 percent in California 0 None
2004-07-06 Renowned Chinese surgeon who revealed the SARS cover-up last year is reported to be undergoing brainwashing 0 None
2004-07-06 Presidential Decree will have a direct negative impact on the health of millions of Ecuadorians 0 None
2004-07-06 Broadband technology for medical professionals in rural Australia 0 None
2004-07-06 Warning against micropigmentation tattooing to apply permanent makeup for lip liner, eyeliner and eyebrow color 0 None
2004-07-05 Chiropractic care for veterans 0 None
2004-07-05 £18m to upgrade genetic laboratories in England 0 None
2004-07-05 Safer water at nation's beaches: New rule to protect against pathogens 0 None
2004-07-05 British people should get out in the sun and not cover up for health reasons 0 None
2004-07-05 Fear of flying and gender differences, women are afraid to crash - men fear lack of control 0 None
2004-07-04 Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers 0 None
2004-07-04 Extension of vaccination programs against anthrax to include U.S. forces in the Pacific Commands including Korea 0 None
2004-07-04 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top cancer hospital in U.S. 0 None
2004-07-04 South African Courth defends the Medicine Act 0 None
2004-07-03 Darfur - 30,000 dead, 1.2 million displaced and 130,000 refugees 0 None
2004-07-02 World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control closed this week, with nearly 90% of countries having signed up 0 None
2004-07-02 Best hospital in America 0 None
2004-07-02 Virginia Department of Health is urging people to thoroughly cook hamburgers to prevent illness from E.coli 0 None
2004-07-02 Serious medical consequences of smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption and sexually transmitted disease require decisive leadership 0 None
2004-07-02 Ambulance drivers will no longer be issued with speeding fines when en-route to emergency 999 calls 0 None
2004-07-02 British doctors will deliver a powerful message to Blair 0 None
2004-07-02 New legislation ensures veterans and their spouses admitted to nursing homes in New York State receive access to federal pension entitlements 0 None
2004-07-02 Amid unprecedented global prosperity, the world’s poor were more vulnerable now than ever 0 None
2004-07-02 Health care spending per privately insured American increased 7.4 percent in 2003 0 None
2004-07-02 Of all families with medical bill problems, two-thirds have difficulty paying for basic necessities—rent, mortgage payments, transportation or food 0 None
2004-07-02 Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants 0 None
2004-07-02 Emergency Nurses Association has initiated its annual drinking and driving awareness campaign 0 None
2004-07-02 The fee that British GP's receive for completing Factual Reports will rise from £17 to £32 0 None
2004-07-02 ASU and Mayo Clinic collaborate on a new joint nursing program 0 None
2004-07-02 Allina Hospitals & Clinics are now tobacco free 0 None
2004-07-01 New web site dedicated to improving the accuracy of medical news stories 0 None
2004-07-01 HHS approves Arkansas plan to expand prenatal care to low-income pregnant women and their unborn children 0 None
2004-07-01 AIDS Healthcare Foundation protests proposed cuts to California's budget seeking to cut Medi-Cal's pharmacy budget 0 None


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