Health News Archive - January 11, 2008
A device using a new technology intended to ensure high-risk medications are correctly compounded at hospital pharmacies was recently tested at C.S. Mott Childrenâ€™s Hospital in the University of Michigan Health System. The test showed the device consistently identified and validated the proper formulations of seven intravenous drugs and prevented five potentially serious medication errors over an eighteen month time period.
A Japanese researcher is advocating the creation of a stem cell bank to reduce the time and costs associated with using regenerative medicine to treat patients.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer stem cells for multiple myeloma share many properties with normal stem cells and have multiple ways of resisting chemotherapy and other treatments.
Researchers in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana, India, Pakistan and South Africa have developed a checklist of seven symptoms used to spot severe illnesses in newborn infants.
A new study shows people given a biological or genetics-based explanation for the causes of anorexia nervosa were less likely to blame those who had the illness than people given a sociocultural explanation.
The roundworm C. elegans may be the key in unlocking the biological mystery of why we sleep. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s School of Medicine report that the round worm has a sleep-like state, joining most of the animal kingdom in displaying this physiology.
Eric Finkelstein, author of a new book, â€œThe Fattening of Americaâ€, thinks that obesity has become more of a lifestyle choice and less of a health hazard in the United States as of late. Over the past 44 years adult obesity has more than doubled. Finkelstein would attribute this to the fact that our economy is advancing quickly, as is the presence of easily attainable, low-cost foods. Because of this, Finkelstein says â€œâ€¦people are going to eat more and exercise less.â€
BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The first new hospital in Illinois in more than 25 years will officially open its doors on Monday, January 14.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee officials announced today that a new generic prescription drug program will begin Tuesday Jan. 15 in all of their supermarkets and drugstores. The program offers a 30-day supply of 400 generic drugs at a cost of $4 per prescription.
By Mark Gomez, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jan. 11--A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for the San Jose teenage girl who was killed in a car crash earlier this week. Family and friends of Jessica Stephens, 16, will gather at 7 p.m.