Health News Archive - December 14, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Dec.
A rare outbreak of anthrax has killed 13 cows in Sweden, but is unlikely to harm people, says the country's Institute for Infectious Disease Control. The farm near Varberg in western Sweden has been quarantined and the remaining animals treated with antibiotics, which is effective against anthrax, said
Parents of picky children now have a new food pyramid to abide by, just in time for the Christmas holiday.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec.
British health officials are disputing a mother's claim that a cervical cancer vaccine left her 12-year-old daughter paralyzed from the waist down. Ashleigh Cave, of Aintree, Merseyside, became ill within 30 minutes of receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine, her mother, Cheryl alleged, noting her
SAN ANTONIO, Dec.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In one of the largest studies of its kind, a multinational team led by scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today report the discovery of common variations at seven new sites in the human genome found to influence obesity.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Corporation of North America today announced that the U.S.
Brushing the teeth of patients -- even unconscious ones -- three times a day can reduce the onset of pneumonia by 50 percent in hospitals, Israeli nurses found. Ofra Raanan, who works at the Sheba Academic School of Nursing at The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, collaborated with a team of nurses at major medical centers around Israel. Pneumonia is a big problem in hospitals everywhere, even in the developed world, Raanan said in a statement.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.