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Health News Archive - November 28, 2004

Get your health supplies in order before illnesses strike With cold and flu season here, experts suggest that everyone take a few minutes to conduct a medicine cabinet checkup. The first suggestion by the pharmacist Todd Pendergraft is to throw out old medications.

LOS ANGELES -- Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru said Monday that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation.

In the face of growing public distrust, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration remains unpersuasive in claiming that its review of prescription drugs is sufficient or places the consumer first.

One booth at the secrets of Aging exhibition, which has been touring around the United States since 2000 under the auspices of Boston's Museum of Science, has attracted long lines of children: "Face Aging." Access was forbidden to people over 15 when I visited the exhibition, so I watched from outside.

The Aging Spirit Several books on spiritual aspects of aging recently arrived at Aging Today, each with a distinct approach for its audience of consumers, professionals or academic investigators.

In recent years, SARS, BSE, and other communicable disease outbreaks have highlighted Canada's neglect of public health. The 2003 federal SARS report chaired by Dr. David Naylor noted that experts have advised governments for years of public health's problems but their warnings were disregarded.

More women than men die of heart disease, yet a woman's heart disease symptoms are more likely to be overlooked. Learn how to recognize heart disease in women and help them get the treatment they need.

Post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) syndrome was first described by Dressler in 1956.

Fitness experts at the American Council on Exercise offer these tips for a safe and effective workout: 1. Research shows that even ten minutes of exercise can provide important health benefits. Not having a full hour to exercise is no reason to skip your workout. 2.

GPs should prescribe different levels of activity for different groups of patients, the National Obesity Forum conference in London was told.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.