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Health News Archive - June 13, 2006

The American Medical Association on Monday voted to refine its ethical guidelines that forbid doctors from participating in torture or "coercive" interrogations of prisoners.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union ban on certain tobacco advertising and sponsorship is valid despite protests from Germany, a European Court of Justice advocate general said in an opinion on Tuesday.

By Huw Jones BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union ban on certain tobacco advertising and sponsorship is valid despite protests from Germany, a top adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday.

By Oliver Bullough VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - Watching the evening promenade of teen-agers down Vladikavkaz's shady central boulevard, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a small Mediterranean town.

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newspapers of the future -- cheap digital screens that can be rolled up and stuffed into a back pocket -- have been just around the corner for the last three decades. But as early as this year, the future may finally arrive.

Eldorado Computing, Inc. (ECI) today announced that the company has changed its brand name to MphasiS Healthcare Solutions* to align itself to its core brand and better reflect its full scope of automated and outsourced offerings for health benefits management.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands and BOSTON, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital has engaged American Hospital Management Company to provide turnkey management services.

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental diabetes drug by Novo Nordisk dramatically improved blood sugar levels and lowered weight in type 2 diabetes patients in a mid-stage clinical trial, researchers said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have developed a tool that they hope will help ease the burden of making difficult treatment decisions.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Running tights designed to support the muscles and boost runners' performance may actually work as advertised, a small study suggests.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.