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Health News Archive - June 16, 2008

McDonald's Corp. says it will begin serving sliced tomatoes again after a multistate salmonella outbreak caused the world's largest restaurant chain to yank the vegetable from its sandwiches.

By Dr Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali THE increase in prices of essential goods is a matter of concern for all. Within the context of healthcare costs, patients who opt to get medication from the private sector will also feel the pinch as the cost of medicines keeps increasing every year.

By Chandra Devi DESIGN is in the veins of Royal Philips Electronics. Within the company, the emphasis is on human-centric designs, which means designing concepts and products around consumers' needs, explains senior director, Philips Design Asia Sean Hughes.

By John Dugan, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 15--An 8-year-old girl was molested at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Corte Madera on Saturday night, and police are seeking anyone who may have witnessed the assault. The incident occurred between 7:30 and 7:40 p.m.

By Stephanie Rice, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 15--Harvey Steele stumbled upon various identities -- stoner, dropout, convict -- over three decades before latching onto one he knew could sustain him, could motivate him to live the life he wanted: Father.

The mayor of South Connellsville last night declared a state of emergency in the Fayette County borough after heavy rains flooded roads and damaged buildings.

MARTINSRIED, Germany, June 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MorphoSys AG (FSE:MOR) (Prime Standard Segment:TecDAX) announced today that U.S. based biopharmaceutical company OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NEVER mind about the temperature outside - the hottest debate of the summer is whether to sunbathe or not. Over the next few months, many of us will bare all in search of a golden glow, which we're convinced will make us look healthier.

FDA APPROVES REQUIP(R) XL(TM), THE FIRST AND ONLY ORAL ONCE-DAILY NON-ERGOT DOPAMINE AGONIST FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE Extended-Release Formulation Improved Symptoms in Patients Not Optimally Controlled with Levodopa and Reduced Patients'"Off" Time by Nearly Two Hours Per Day LONDON, UK, 16 June 2008 -- SkyePharma PLC (LSE: SKP) today announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE: GSK) Requip(R) XL(TM) (ropinirole extended-release tablets).

I confess: I am a breakfast doughnut junkie. To help counteract the effects of this poor nutrition choice, I exercise regularly and am careful about the rest of the food that I eat. While having my doughnut, I often watch the other patrons and notice their in- or out-of-shape bodies.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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