Health News Archive - June 17, 2008

To: HEALTH EDITORS Contact: Mollie Turner, AMA Media Relations, +1-202-789-7430, Mollie.turner@ama-assn.org CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association's commitment to cover the uninsured was clear today, as thousands of physicians reaffirmed the current AMA proposal to cover the uninsured, and voted to study the impact of free clinics on improving access to health care for the uninsured, and to study the tax treatment of health savings accounts.

By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 16--Most of the thousands of pounds of tomatoes thrown away in the Sacramento region last week following a national food-safety alert would have been safe to eat, federal investigators have announced.

By Jim Romagna Ever wonder if you're getting a good workout? Do you ever think you're working too hard, or not hard enough? There are many forms of feedback when we work out that signal to us our level of effort.

AZILECT(R) Market Potential Dramatically Increases, as the Drug Could Become the First Disease Modifying Treatment for Parkinson's Disease Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Elana Holzman, 972 (3) 926-7554 or Teva North America Kevin Mannix, 215-591-8912 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

By Carla DeStefano Vacation. Sometimes just saying the word can be relaxing and exciting: You've worked hard all year and now you're looking forward to some time away from home.

By Maria Babbage, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Self-governing bodies like the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario will share in the responsibility of helping more foreign-trained doctors get work in the province, Health Minister George Smitherman said Monday in introducing new legislation that is slated to pass in the fall.

Self help has highly-charged implications within our community, and during the past year, a lifeline of human resource has been knotted together to save those in danger of being sunk by failing health or advancing years.

F rom overcoming health problems to remarkable achievements in school, sport and even acting - the amazing efforts of Devon's most talented youngsters will be celebrated this month.

ANOTHER patient at a superbug-hit Scots hospital has died. The victim was infected with clostridium difficile, known as C diff, although health chiefs said it wasn't the main cause of death. The Vale of Leven Hospital patient has not been named.

By Judith Graham Chicago Tribune CHICAGO - Once there was a kids' hockey team on the reservation of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Canada just across the border from Michigan. No longer. There aren't enough boys.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'