Health News Archive - June 11, 2008


More than 100 specialists in exercise and neurobiology came together last week for a two-day conference to discuss physical activity’s potential in fighting addiction to drugs and alcohol.


A new RAND Corporation study released Tuesday suggests that making a virginity pledge may help some teens and young adults delay the start of sexual activity.


Growth of TB bacteria as biofilms result in cells genetically and physiologically different from those lab-cultured for antibiotics


For the first time, UCLA researchers have discovered that people with sleep apnea show tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory.


A federal health official announced on Tuesday that plastic bottles containing bisphenol A are safe, responding to a previous report from the National Toxicology Program that noted “some concern” that the chemical can cause changes in brain behavior.


An unprecedented review of recreational injuries found that most injuries occur during snowboarding than any other outdoor activity.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has recently published a new document, Verification of Comparability of Patient Results Within One Health Care System; Approved Guideline (C54-A), which provides guidance on how to verify comparability of quantitative laboratory results for individual patients within a health care system.

By THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - As Canada's population ages, more and more patients are suffering from a host of chronic diseases, but there are too few general practitioners and specialists across the country to provide timely and quality care, a survey of doctors concludes.

A Levittown, N.Y., woman has been discharged from the hospital after being infested with bird mites from a nest in her bathroom vent. Nina Bradica, 47, was taken in a hazardous materials suit last week to Nassau University Medical Center.

Word of the Day
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.