Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - August 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-08-31 Royal Society calls for ban on human reproductive cloning 0 None
2004-08-31 Are Latin America and the Caribbean ready to meet the health challenges of the coming senior boom? 0 None
2004-08-31 ANSTO challenges doctors’ claims on reactor-produced nuclear medicines 0 None
2004-08-31 Australian broadband for health suppliers chosen 0 None
2004-08-30 The Australian Government response to Senate inquiry into hepatitis C and blood supply 0 None
2004-08-26 U.S. plan for influenza pandemic response 0 None
2004-08-26 New York Judge strikes down federal abortion ban 0 None
2004-08-26 Payments to rural hospices are projected to increase $23 million in 2005 0 None
2004-08-26 NHS hospitals in the North of England are performing better than those in the South 0 None
2004-08-26 10,000th open access medical manuscript published 0 None
2004-08-26 Concern that the health service could fail to learn important lessons from a crucial series of ambulance and emergency trials 0 None
2004-08-26 Doctors urge Government to 'wake up' to new sleep apnoea bill 0 None
2004-08-26 BMA Scotland launches public consultation on smoking in public places 0 None
2004-08-26 One billion people still use unsafe sources of drinking water 0 4
2004-08-25 $700,000 to help prevent or control diabetes among New Yorkers 0 None
2004-08-25 Private health insurers are failing to cover vital cancer treatment 0 None
2004-08-25 Concerns about the education of medical students 0 None
2004-08-23 Another large tobacco company has joined the Master Settlement Agreement with Iowa and other states 0 None
2004-08-23 Sugar Association disputes sucrose ties to obesity 0 None
2004-08-23 Tobacco youth buy rate in Nevada cut in half 0 None
2004-08-23 New era of medical capabilities for the South Pacific 0 None
2004-08-23 Future for telemedicine is a very bright one 0 5
2004-08-23 Low levels of contamination also influence mortality rate 0 None
2004-08-22 Athletic shoes best at reducing risk of falling in older adults 0 None
2004-08-22 Health care plans not likely to curb health care costs 0 None
2004-08-20 Medical personnel at Abu Ghraib ignored medical ethics and human rights 0 None
2004-08-20 Health Canada has outlined proposed changes to the current labelling requirements for tobacco packaging 0 None
2004-08-20 $1.7 Billion dollar public health settlement with major tobacco company 0 None
2004-08-20 Family doctor visits have become more affordable for half of New Zealand's population 0 None
2004-08-20 Florida-based online pharmacy illegally prescribed the powerful painkiller Vicodin to an Illinois state employee 0 None
2004-08-20 Ageism the new sexism in the workplace 0 None
2004-08-20 Independent analysis of the Medicare-approved drug discount cards has found that average seniors will save 0 None
2004-08-20 Budding doctors can get the low-down on life at medical school 0 None
2004-08-20 Failing to disclose the results of clinical trials kills patients 0 None
2004-08-20 Five-in-one vaccine is an important step forward in the UK's vaccination programme 0 None
2004-08-20 Performance of individual surgeons in the UK will be made publicly available 0 None
2004-08-20 Statement regarding DNA ruling by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 0 None
2004-08-20 Ambulances may not be sent to deal with non-urgent 999 calls 0 None
2004-08-18 Revised cholesterol-lowering guidelines constitute a major risk to public health 0 None
2004-08-18 Outraged at cigarette manufacturers plan to expolit black youth and urban hip-hop culture 0 None
2004-08-18 Expatriates find better quality outside of the UK 0 None
2004-08-18 Decreases in tobacco, drug and alcohol use by students 0 None
2004-08-18 Toxic chemical in hand soaps, cleaner is deposited and remains in the environment long after the products are used 0 None
2004-08-18 Canada would need 4700 new doctors if overtime stopped 0 5
2004-08-18 British patients will find new pharmacies easier to get to 0 None
2004-08-18 Doctors say school lunches still failing to make the grade 0 None
2004-08-18 The world's population in 2050 will be 9.276 billion, currently 6.396 in 2004 0 None
2004-08-18 Likely successor says the Pope may be nearing his final days 0 None
2004-08-18 Major expansion of research and development facilities at The Centre for Life 0 None
2004-08-18 80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies 0 None
2004-08-18 Workplace obesity intervention programs can reach millions of people 0 None
2004-08-18 In the fragmented European hospital information systems market, established vendors have a distinct advantage 0 None
2004-08-17 Two more drugs added to Medicare demonstration program 0 None
2004-08-17 Students will temporarily lose their sight in an attempt to gain an understanding of what it could be like to have vision impairment 0 None
2004-08-17 Australian radiopharmaceuticals reconstruction 0 None
2004-08-16 Potential for a significant increase in the number of Americans without health insurance 0 None
2004-08-16 Canadians are unhappy with the current Medicare system 0 None
2004-08-16 Heroin use amongst Australian detainees still lower than pre-drought levels 0 None
2004-08-16 New European health insurance card 0 None
2004-08-15 Charlie Watts treated for throat cancer 0 None
2004-08-15 Commonwealth is to step up the fight against drug abuse in sport 0 None
2004-08-13 Trick illustrates life’s determination to survive hostile environments 0 None
2004-08-13 Device to warn astronauts about the presence of harmful compounds inside spacecraft 0 None
2004-08-13 66,000 elderly California residents or people with disabilities will continue their home and community-based services 0 None
2004-08-13 New poll shows consumers back health savings accounts 0 None
2004-08-13 World's first tagatose-containing chocolate is very low in glycemic load 0 None
2004-08-13 A novel approach for families coping with brain injury 0 None
2004-08-13 Australian funding to assist with the investigation of clandestine laboratory operations 0 None
2004-08-13 Statement in response to California Supreme Court decision in same sex marriage case 0 None
2004-08-12 AMA’s third report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 0 None
2004-08-12 Harmonious homes make for happier families 0 None
2004-08-12 Singapore team to bring power of virtual reality (VR) to the masses 0 None
2004-08-12 Revolutionary evacuation wheelchair 0 None
2004-08-12 Radical overhaul of layout, design and working practices is needed to prevent back pain associated with kitchen work 0 None
2004-08-12 Special talk by scientist who was instrumental in the eradication of smallpox 0 None
2004-08-11 Drug interactions between prescription medication and herbal supplements can be extremely dangerous 0 None
2004-08-11 New survey shows that more people on Medicare dislike a new drug benefit law 0 None
2004-08-11 Survey shows Irish happy with smoke free pubs 0 None
2004-08-11 Dynamics between disposable and reusable segments affect expansion of disposable drapes and gowns markets 0 2
2004-08-11 Anyone planning on staying indoors and rubbing a rabbit’s foot all day this Friday the 13th may be wasting their time 0 None
2004-08-11 Never mind the gills here's the oyster gonads 0 None
2004-08-11 Doctors need to listen more to nurses 0 None
2004-08-11 Legislation introduced to enable Australia's national DNA database system to be used to identify the victims of disasters within Australia 0 3
2004-08-11 $17.9 million refurbishment and extension to ANSTO’s radiopharmaceuticals production facility 0 None
2004-08-11 U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council launches health initiative to help Afghan women 0 None
2004-08-10 New drive to recruit more NHS staff from underprivileged backgrounds 0 None
2004-08-10 Elderly people in the U.S. are being inappropriately prescribed medications 0 None
2004-08-09 The smoking rate among Canadian teenagers has dropped below that of the general population for the first time in almost 10 years 0 None
2004-08-09 Wounds on hamsters without companionship don't heal as fast as those on hamsters with companionship 0 None
2004-08-09 Top consumer complaints about health care in New York State 0 None
2004-08-09 Binge drinking accounts for a substantial number of deaths each year in the United States 0 None
2004-08-09 Hospital anti-infection strategy probably won't work 0 None
2004-08-09 New legislation requires cigarettes be kept out-of-reach behind sales counters and to prohibit minors under the age of 16 from selling tobacco 0 None
2004-08-09 Multicultural approach to health needed for well-being of indigenous people 0 None
2004-08-09 Electronic brainstorming has been found to be an effective means of generating many good-quality ideas 0 None
2004-08-09 Offical Health and Human Services line on Bush's embryonic stem cell policy 0 None
2004-08-09 Signet Laboratories has announced the release of ACUITY mouse-on-mouse polymer detection system 0 None
2004-08-09 Size important when finding a mate 0 None
2004-08-09 Prozac can now be found in Britain's drinking water and rivers 0 None
2004-08-09 Reminder to avoid handling bats for risk of rabies 0 None
2004-08-09 Fears for DNA privacy 0 None
2004-08-09 Why the skeleton starts to fail us as we age 0 None
2004-08-09 New health threat, federally-funded health policy based on junk science 0 None
2004-08-09 Novartis to launch U.S.2.4 billion share buy-back 0 None
2004-08-09 McGuinty government investment in telemedicine 0 None
2004-08-07 Three comprehensive reports on cigarette smoking 0 None
2004-08-07 Majority of gay and lesbian people in New Zealand want government recognition of same sex relationships 0 None
2004-08-06 World's third largest tobacco producer has found another way to promote smoking 0 None
2004-08-06 Illinoisans get legislation giving the state more regulatory authority over water bottling plants 0 None
2004-08-06 50,000 people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry 0 None
2004-08-05 New twist to the 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S. 0 None
2004-08-05 Fathers Support Breastfeeding campaign 0 None
2004-08-05 Pilot program made first-year medical students more sensitive to older people 0 None
2004-08-05 Emergency nursing shortage is worsening because of changing patient demographics and the aging of the emergency nurses population 0 None
2004-08-05 New guidelines for water, salt and potassium intake of Americans 0 5
2004-08-05 Australia will provide emergency relief assistance to Bangladesh 0 None
2004-08-05 2,000 alcohol-fuelled troublemakers were handed fixed penalty notices 0 None
2004-08-05 Approval of an injectable filler to correct facial fat loss in people with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2004-08-05 E-Text equipment assists visually-impaired students 0 None
2004-08-05 Bristol-Myers Squibb final settlement with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 0 None
2004-08-05 17.6 million American adults (8.5 percent) meet standard diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder 0 None
2004-08-05 Alcohol ignition lock is being piloted 0 None
2004-08-05 ASTRO and ACS join to promote cancer survivorship 0 None
2004-08-05 Key group of hospital doctors is working far above European limits on hours 0 None
2004-08-03 Heavy drinking by college students poses many serious dangers 0 4
2004-08-03 Public meeting to discuss development of standards for drug classes 0 None
2004-08-03 Nearly a third of Americans consume more than the FDA-recommended two drinks a day 0 None
2004-08-03 45% of specialists admit having made a recent medical error 0 5
2004-08-03 Health web sites providing bogus information to peddle alternative medicinal treatments 0 None
2004-08-03 3.01 million workless households in the UK in spring 2004 0 None
2004-08-03 Basketball and cycling rank highest in U.S. recreational injuries 0 None
2004-08-03 The NHS is effectively being privatised 0 None
2004-08-03 $19 million in grants to help 66 of the nation’s health centers expand capacity 0 None
2004-08-03 10 Best Cities for African Americans to live, work, and play 0 None
2004-08-03 Recommendation against the use of chemotherapy sensitivity and resistance assays 0 None
2004-08-02 One-third of U.S. adults use some form of alternative medicine 0 None
2004-08-02 BMA Wales disappointed in the breakdown of negotiations with the welsh assembly government on the future of community hospitals 0 None
2004-08-02 Injuries kill more Washingtonians under the age of 45 than all diseases combined 0 None
2004-08-02 Australia’s first breastfeeding friendly university 0 None
2004-08-02 15% of Arabs and Chaldeans in the Detroit area say they have had a "bad experience" after the Sept. 11 attacks 1 5
2004-08-02 Computer-aided detection (CAD) can help physicians locate and analyze images from computed tomography (CT) scans 0 None
2004-08-02 GP home visits fall to 5% 0 None
2004-08-02 MA reaction to Prof Carol Black's comments on women in medicine 0 None
2004-08-02 International panel will discuss and recommend changes in the way human beings treat one another 0 None
2004-08-02 In the last two years alone, more than 1500 new low-carbohydrate products have been introduced in U.S. food markets 0 None


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