Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - September 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-09-30 Circulation of ‘disaster myths’ in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies 0 None
2004-09-30 Elderly people should not be seen as marginalised victims in society 0 None
2004-09-28 $1 Million in free cosmetic dental services to survivors of domestic violence 0 None
2004-09-28 Shoppers misled by minced meat fat content labelling 0 None
2004-09-28 BMA calls for total ban of smoking in enclosed public places 0 None
2004-09-28 Australian Medical Association backs Labor’s commitment to focus on mental health 0 None
2004-09-28 Should medical knowledge be extended to enhance the lives of those who are already healthy? 0 None
2004-09-28 PAHO outlines health challenges ahead 0 None
2004-09-27 Don't choose tomatoes based on colour 0 None
2004-09-27 Bionomics licences childhood epilepsy test 0 None
2004-09-26 Prop. 71 will generate a total of at least $6.4 to $12.6 billion in new state revenues 0 None
2004-09-23 Allow genomic information to be freely available on the internet 0 None
2004-09-23 Medicare drug card savings growing, new data show 0 None
2004-09-23 China falls victim to deadly alliance of Formula One and British American Tobacco 0 None
2004-09-23 EPA reports America's air is the cleanest ever in three decades 0 None
2004-09-23 New book suggests foods with a low glycemic index are key to weight loss 0 None
2004-09-23 FDA proposal on antidepressants is premature and may be counterproductive 0 None
2004-09-23 PAHO aids relief efforts in Caribbean 0 None
2004-09-22 Aircraft drinking water tests positive for E.coli 0 None
2004-09-22 Ireland’s alcohol related problems cost in excess of €2.65 billion 0 5
2004-09-22 Slimming products may cause health risk 0 None
2004-09-22 New recommendations which will help pre-empt drinking water contamination 0 2
2004-09-22 BMA Cymru Wales to launch no smoking campaign 0 None
2004-09-21 Broken bones often mean lifelong disability in the developing world 0 None
2004-09-21 Why eyes seem to follow viewers in some paintings 0 None
2004-09-20 Salt Association hits back at “Sid the Slug” campaign 0 None
2004-09-20 New South Wales Government plan to sell off hospital land is short sighted 0 None
2004-09-20 FDA proposed new egg safety regulations to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis cases 0 None
2004-09-20 Disabled people need better specialist equipment 0 None
2004-09-20 Laws against driving while using cell phones would have little effect on the number of accidents 0 None
2004-09-20 BBC focuses on the rise of complementary or alternative medicines 0 None
2004-09-20 29 percent of California women mistakenly believe a cold or flu should be treated with an antibiotic 0 None
2004-09-20 Helping others raises quality of life 0 None
2004-09-18 So far only 4,000 of 50,000 slots have been filled in new demonstration prescription drug assistance program 0 None
2004-09-18 Red Baron's severe head injury nine months earlier the casue of him being shot down 0 None
2004-09-17 Well-rested, refreshed doctors are as important for patient well-being as awake and alert pilots are for safe aviation 0 None
2004-09-17 Toxicology is far from robust and based on flawed evidence 0 None
2004-09-16 BMA demands smokefree workplaces 0 None
2004-09-16 Paintball injuries are sending more and more patients to the emergency room every year 0 1
2004-09-16 One-third to buy cheaper Canadian drugs, 100 million find insurance coverage cut or costlier 0 None
2004-09-16 Washington minority groups hit hardest by tobacco use 0 None
2004-09-16 Public health issues, AIDS, sex education and federal tobacco regulation take center stage 0 None
2004-09-16 Labor says it would fund the public education anti-smoking campaign, if elected 0 None
2004-09-16 PAHO volunteers ready to depart for Grenada 0 None
2004-09-16 New project to tailor health messages for African Americans based on their ethnic identity 0 None
2004-09-15 HHS enhances Medicare drug card program to help seniors 0 None
2004-09-15 Central and Northern European countries top the league for time off work 0 None
2004-09-15 Poll reveals public confusion over NHS "bureaucrats" 0 None
2004-09-14 Cars that tell people where to go 0 None
2004-09-14 Experts discuss antibiotic resistance, tuberculosis, malaria, vaccines, maternal mortality, childhood diseases and health sector reform 0 None
2004-09-14 67 percent of older Americans report trouble sleeping 0 None
2004-09-14 Campaign to reduce high salt consumption in the UK 0 5
2004-09-14 California Chamber of Commerce lends support to stem cell research 0 None
2004-09-14 Human lives and livelihood will be cost of flaky software 0 None
2004-09-14 AMA warns lawmakers about effects of what kids are watching 0 None
2004-09-14 One in five veterans of the Korean War still affected by their experiences 0 3
2004-09-13 Doctors believe increase in pensions age will deter people from joining the NHS 0 None
2004-09-13 Dentists should measure the blood pressure of every patient 0 None
2004-09-13 Schering-Plough and Bayer form strategic alliance 0 None
2004-09-13 Health problems among timber workers exposed to industry chemical PCP are to be investigated 0 None
2004-09-12 500 WTC recovery workers and volunteers have new and persistent respiratory problems 0 None
2004-09-12 Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose at about five times the rate of inflation 0 None
2004-09-10 Caring colleagues tend to neglect their own careers 0 None
2004-09-10 Spinal cord injury specialist says 60 percent of his patients are obese 0 None
2004-09-10 Computer scientists developing nurturing computers 0 None
2004-09-10 Herbals, surgery and anesthesia don't always mix 0 None
2004-09-10 Pan American Health Organization mobilizes staff to Caribbean for hurricane Ivan 0 None
2004-09-10 DEA approves retail alert network 0 None
2004-09-10 New Zealand initiative to widen biotech industry 0 None
2004-09-10 Americans happy to donate money but not blood and tissue 0 None
2004-09-09 Health claims for omega-3 rich conventional food now allowed 0 None
2004-09-09 Results of all clinical trials for new drugs and procedures must be released publicly 0 None
2004-09-09 Unacceptable weakness of research in the field of primary care 0 None
2004-09-08 Revised draft Mental Health Bill 0 None
2004-09-08 Genomic researchers and Canadian cancer treatment specialists meet in Halifax in order to improve cancer treatment outcomes 0 None
2004-09-08 International Committee of Medical Journal Editors will require registration of clinical trials for publication 0 None
2004-09-08 Hospitals should use latex medical gloves with lower protein and powder levels to reduce latex sensitivity rather than synthetic alternatives 0 None
2004-09-08 Scientist rewarded for breaking down transplant rejection 0 None
2004-09-08 Red-headed women are enjoying a new status as sex symbols 0 None
2004-09-08 Japanese research lab to use an IBM supercomputer for protein research 0 None
2004-09-08 Bill Clinton is recovering after undergoing successful quadruple bypass surgery 0 None
2004-09-08 MorphoSys obtains license on human cell line technology for use in its antibody research 0 None
2004-09-08 Call for pediatricians to educate the public about emergency department overcrowding 0 None
2004-09-07 First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level 0 None
2004-09-07 People should be aware of the risks of herbal remedies interacting with conventional medicines 0 None
2004-09-06 More than one billion people will be over 60 years old by 2025 0 None
2004-09-06 Public call for legal age of smoking to be raised helps underline dire health-care consequences of long-term smoking 0 None
2004-09-06 Australia's sunshine state becomes smoke free state 0 None
2004-09-06 It is amazing how many new health dollars can be found at election time 0 None
2004-09-05 New Kerry television ad attacking George Bush on Medicare 0 None
2004-09-05 Regulatory agency alerts consumers about poor quality of some traditional chinese medicines 0 None
2004-09-05 New life-saving, man overboard boating device wins award 0 None
2004-09-05 46% of respondents to online poll desire to work fewer hours for childcare reasons 0 None
2004-09-04 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the Medicare premium amounts 0 None
2004-09-04 Compulsory vaccination against terrorist attack is unjustified 0 None
2004-09-04 New blood pressure targets are unachievable for most patients 0 None
2004-09-04 Support for President's call for personal retirement accounts 0 None
2004-09-02 Health Canada is advising consumers of a recall of potassium replacement products 0 None
2004-09-02 Food agency warns against eating pickle products from Bangladesh, China, Pakistan and India 0 None
2004-09-02 First Parkinson’s gene therapy patient well after 1 year suggesting that the therapy is safe and effective 0 None
2004-09-02 Does the popular Atkins diet really work? 0 None
2004-09-02 Many low-income countries are unlikely to reach the health targets set for 2015 0 None
2004-09-02 Domestic violence costs the UK £3 billion a year 0 None
2004-09-02 Doctors have a horrible track record in their profession of recognizing physicians with difficult personalities and dealing with them effectively 0 None
2004-09-01 Launch of one of the US's largest electronic medical record implementations 0 None
2004-09-01 More physicians in graduate medical school than ever 0 None
2004-09-01 Survey finds half of all new medical students are women 0 None
2004-09-01 Danish medical tycoon buys buying worldwide rights to 25 herbal medical products 0 None
2004-09-01 New cooperation along the United States-Mexico Border 0 None
2004-09-01 Chiron acquires a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research company 0 None
2004-09-01 Extension of Australia's Medicare safety net will ease the financial burden on pregnant women 0 None


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