Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Miscellaneous News Stories - 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-12-19 Dominance and skill are two strategies to gain power and status 0 None
2012-12-19 Community solidarity and support have remarkable benefits for people coping with tragedies 0 None
2012-12-19 New form of puffed rice ideal for breakfast cereals and snacks 0 None
2012-12-10 Flexpoint to deliver sensor products to Intertek and Bridgepoint 0 None
2012-12-10 Feature stories dealing with fitness, diet, and nutrition 0 None
2012-12-03 Global CO2 emissions have increased by 58% since 1990 0 None
2012-12-01 Global food prices remain stable but high, World Bank reports 0 None
2012-11-30 Smoking and tobacco-cessation campaign to be launched by Texas and Mexico institutions 0 None
2012-11-27 Financial Times examines demographic, economic, policy changes affecting global food security 0 None
2012-11-22 Many microorganisms have ability to combat nitrous oxide 0 None
2012-11-17 IPS reports on World Toilet Day, observed November 19 0 None
2012-11-17 U.S. announces additional $30M for food aid to Syrians 0 None
2012-11-16 Lab research can explain how city pollution ends up in Arctic 0 None
2012-11-14 EU Tobacco Products Directive: an interview with Professor John Britton 0 4.2
2012-11-03 Frist, Richardson emphasize importance of foreign aid in moderated discussion 0 None
2012-11-03 Red Cross provides aid and comfort to thousands affected by Sandy's wrath 0 None
2012-11-02 Hurricane Sandy’s impact on home care: an interview with Joanne Cunningham 0 3.3
2012-10-26 EU Tobacco Products Directive further delayed 0 None
2012-10-20 U.N. SG Ban says hunger fight needs political will, innovation at World Food Prize ceremony 0 None
2012-10-20 Concordia-France research collaboration appeals to emotions to heal the world 0 None
2012-10-16 Multi-system exposure related illness (MERI) 5 5
2012-09-21 Worldwide improvements in survival rates after general anesthetic 0 None
2012-09-21 Death rates after surgery found to be too optimistic 0 None
2012-09-19 Friendly bacteria: do we really need to eat probiotic yogurts? 2 5
2012-09-19 Tranexamic acid: an interview with Prof Ian Roberts 0 None
2012-09-19 Mental illness campaign launched by Australia’s private hospitals sector 0 None
2012-09-18 Self-harmers are three times as likely to die prematurely 0 None
2012-09-13 New statistical model retrospectively estimates air pollution exposure for previous time periods 0 None
2012-09-13 Women, girls must be at center of water, food security efforts 0 None
2012-09-13 Public health symposium targets smokers most in need 0 None
2012-09-12 World experts shed light on the extent of dangers of night-time artificial lighting 0 None
2012-09-12 Comic created to help busy medical staff on the benefits of tranexamic acid 0 None
2012-09-10 Employees behaving badly in the workplace 0 None
2012-09-10 Health inequalities in Europe need action 0 None
2012-08-29 FAO launches water management framework at World Water Week opening ceremony in Sweden 0 None
2012-08-26 Drought, food security fears boost small-scale irrigation use in South Asia, Africa, study finds 0 None
2012-08-23 U.N. calls on countries to develop national drought, climate policies 0 None
2012-08-18 Climate change poses risks to food supply, may lead to price spike, experts warn 0 None
2012-08-17 Mullite can reduce pollution produced by diesel vehicles 1 None
2012-08-17 Tobacco use epidemic estimates show urgent need to redouble control efforts 0 None
2012-08-17 U.S. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory develops new carbon cycling model 0 None
2012-08-13 Medical ethics: an interview with Anita Silvers 0 5
2012-08-12 China must bring together different agencies to address water shortages, policy paper says 0 None
2012-08-09 Organ donation: an interview with David Shaw 0 2
2012-08-08 Improve investment in agriculture to meet growing demands 0 None
2012-08-08 Preventing falls in older people through balance and strength training 0 None
2012-08-08 UCSB researcher hopes to find out contaminants in urban water environment 0 None
2012-08-08 Organ donation wishes should not be allowed to be vetoed by families says ethicist 0 None
2012-08-08 Study looks at why and to whom people give souvenir gifts 0 None
2012-07-31 Study finds female athletes rarely and ineffectively used as ad spokespeople 0 None
2012-07-23 Yeast gene can increase ethanol production yield by up to 34% 0 None
2012-07-19 Green plants in city streets can effectively reduce levels of air pollutants 0 None
2012-07-19 New report compares Gen X attitudes about climate change in 2009 and 2011 0 None
2012-07-18 Lack of physical activity causes 1 in 10 deaths 0 4
2012-07-11 Giving up smoking associated with weight gain 0 None
2012-07-11 Euthanasia and assisted suicide rates in the Netherlands comparable to rates before legalisation 0 None
2012-07-11 Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 accelerate soil carbon loss in forests 0 None
2012-07-10 Injury at work more likely for overqualified recent immigrants 0 None
2012-07-10 Sitting down for less than 3 hours a day could extend life expectancy 0 None
2012-07-09 Does alcohol kill brain cells? 0 3.9
2012-07-06 Sports medicine education lacking in UK undergraduate medical degrees 0 None
2012-07-06 Exercise has clear benefits for physical and mental health according to current evidence 0 None
2012-07-02 Performance-improvement index in sprint increases 0 None
2012-06-29 Amending U.S. farm bill could save money, help food aid reach millions more 0 None
2012-06-18 Is curry good for you? 0 4
2012-06-14 Call for medical bodies to stop opposing assisted dying supported by BMJ 0 None
2012-06-12 Consequences of female genital mutilation could be reduced by reconstructive surgery 0 None
2012-06-12 Premature cancer death risk may be increased by dental plaque 0 None
2012-06-08 What are vitamins? 0 5
2012-06-01 Heart problems in high risk people could be prevented by dark chocolate 0 None
2012-06-01 Personalized medicine and the Human Genome Project 0 5
2012-05-30 Industrial action to be taken by doctors for the first time in almost 40 years 0 None
2012-05-30 Longer life expectancy for women in their 70’s who exercise and eat a healthy diet 0 None
2012-05-30 Dehydration: how much should we drink per day? 1 None
2012-05-30 Better urban planning is key to improving health of 60% of global population that will be living in cities by 2030 0 None
2012-05-28 BMA Scotland endorses the Scottish Government’s intention to reduce drink driving limits 0 None
2012-05-25 BMA ballot results on industrial action to be published next week 0 None
2012-05-22 Leader of UK GPs warns ‘Ordinary GPs’ must not be cut out of involvement in NHS reforms 0 None
2012-05-22 Chicago Council on Global Affairs publishes several commentaries on food security 0 None
2012-05-16 Agreement on voluntary land guidelines shows collaboration on food security is possible 0 None
2012-05-08 Researchers find talking about ourselves triggers sensation of pleasure 2 None
2012-05-04 Helmets a useful addition but not substitutes for shelter in tornadoes: CDC says 0 5
2012-04-27 Global food prices increase in first quarter of 2012, World Bank report says 0 None
2012-04-25 Teenagers guzzling hand sanitizer to get drunk 2 None
2012-04-24 Twins born to brain dead mother on a respirator for a month 0 None
2012-04-22 NZ all in for plain tobacco packaging 0 None
2012-04-22 Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! 0 None
2012-04-21 USAID, Israel sign MOU to provide agricultural assistance to four African countries 0 None
2012-04-19 Sex bots by 2050 2 None
2012-04-18 Push for plain cigarette packaging reaches new heights 1 None
2012-04-17 'Starvation Protocol' guidelines would help India's hunger problem 0 None
2012-04-15 Toxic plants and animal products found in traditional Chinese medicines 0 1
2012-04-11 Gluten free diet does not help weight loss and may be harmful to the non-allergic 3 None
2012-04-09 Sperm donor found to have fathered 600 babies 0 None
2012-04-07 ITC Hotels offers allergy friendly rooms 0 None
2012-04-07 American Forests, ACTIVATE partner to celebrate Earth Month 0 None
2012-04-05 Brand of egg truffles recalled due to labelling error 0 None
2012-04-04 Elite athletes ambivalent on sports advertising 0 None
2012-04-04 Woman left unattended burnt in a hospital shower 0 None
2012-04-01 FDA won’t ban bisphenol A from food packaging 0 None
2012-04-01 Synthetic Marijuana banned in NY 0 None
2012-03-29 Green Coffee beans - the new weight loss formula 0 None
2012-03-28 New sustainable development goals must involve grassroots initiatives 0 None
2012-03-26 Newly enhanced version of Brain Swaggle released 0 None
2012-03-25 More supermarkets shun “pink slime” 0 None
2012-03-23 The health law officially turns two -- now what? 0 None
2012-03-23 The 13th EMBL/EMBO Science and Society conference 0 None
2012-03-23 UNC experts aim to solve water problems around the globe 0 None
2012-03-21 Free public lecture to discuss impact of human populations on environment 0 None
2012-03-20 Court rules in favor of graphic labels on cigarette packages 0 None
2012-03-19 NZ campaigners hope for and work towards a smoke-free world 0 5
2012-03-18 U.S. to launch graphic anti-smoking warnings 0 None
2012-03-14 Homeopathy could soon be declared “baseless and unethical” in Australia 7 4
2012-03-08 Bioethicist calls on Congress to protect physicians in war zones 0 None
2012-03-07 U.S. Farm Bill has global implications for food security 0 None
2012-03-04 Dutch mobile euthanasia units stir controversy 0 None
2012-03-02 Packaged meats to carry nutrition labels like other food products 0 None
2012-03-02 Aid agencies must implement long-term solutions in Horn of Africa to 'banish hunger' 0 None
2012-03-01 Cancer cons preying on hope, SBS Dateline 0 None
2012-03-01 Judge overrules proposed graphic cigarette labels 0 None
2012-02-29 Project uses remote sensing to track and predict impact of climate change 0 None
2012-02-27 Healthcare Coalition of Texas, Champion Energy Services enter preferred electricity pricing agreement 0 None
2012-02-24 UH GCSW to host Houston, Leading America's Future round table discussion 0 None
2012-02-23 Eating invasive plant pre-adapts bluetongue lizards against cane toad poisons 0 None
2012-02-23 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research to take place in April 0 None
2012-02-21 Internet supplements - one click toward poor performance 0 None
2012-02-21 Height, mass and collective experience behind winning Rugby World Cup teams 0 None
2012-02-21 Equinix, Carpathia Hosting partner to build new data center for healthcare companies, federal agencies 0 None
2012-02-18 Mars Inc. pledges to limit candy bars to 250 calories 0 None
2012-02-18 NASA awards Endeavor Fellowship to Arizona teacher 0 None
2012-02-15 World’s “fattest man” needs an army of carers 0 None
2012-02-15 U.N. food agencies to hold meeting on assistance to Africa's Sahel region 0 None
2012-02-10 WFP, FAO warn food security worsening for millions in South Sudan, call for action 0 None
2012-02-09 Now on stands - Inhaled caffeine 0 None
2012-02-08 Major international event focuses on responses to global sustainability challenges 0 None
2012-02-04 U.N. says famine has ended in Somalia but emergency conditions remain for millions 0 None
2012-02-04 Officials meet to discuss L'Aquila agreement on Global Food Security 0 None
2012-02-01 BiOWiSH helps communities improve wastewater treatment operations 0 None
2012-01-30 Mystery teen neurological illness followed up by Erin Brockovich meets resistance 2 None
2012-01-30 India's proposed Food Security Act would help but not solve country's food insecurity 0 None
2012-01-30 Access to food must be considered in talks focused on global financial crisis, WEF participants say 0 None
2012-01-27 Financial Times examines global food security issues 0 None
2012-01-26 Libya: Detainees tortured and denied medical care 0 None
2012-01-24 Latest attacks in Jonglei, South Sudan, perpetuate a pattern of extreme violence, says Médecins Sans Frontières 0 None
2012-01-24 Moral imagination helps dirty workers to overcome profession-related stigmas 0 None
2012-01-24 Drought threatens Africa's Sahel region; Aid agencies worry about donor fatigue 0 1
2012-01-20 Lives lost in Horn of Africa because of late response to famine early warnings, report says 0 None
2012-01-19 World must overcome psychological, organizational, political barriers to heed early famine warnings 0 None
2012-01-19 U.S. ambassador to U.N. food agencies, Ertharin Cousin, appointed to head WFP 0 None
2012-01-16 Smoking to be banned at University of California campuses 0 None
2012-01-15 Kangaroo on cigarette packs outrages Australian authorities 0 None
2012-01-12 Orange juice fungicide contamination scare 0 None
2012-01-12 Food security remains high-level priority in 2012 0 None
2012-01-10 Researchers produce multifunctional films from whey protein 0 None
2012-01-09 Blacklisted British doctor sues journal 1 None
2012-01-08 Contaminated cantaloupes carrying listeria 0 None
2012-01-07 Moving FAO forward with sights on hunger eradication 0 None
2012-01-07 Magellan launches two fitness products 0 None
2012-01-05 New FAO head says agency will increase support to countries experiencing prolonged food crises 0 None
2012-01-01 Britain mulling on cigarette plain packaging to discourage smoking 0 None


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