Health News Archive - June 19, 2008

British 13-year-olds are getting drunk more than any of their counterparts in the Western world, according to a study published yesterday.

German and Dutch scientists say men with metabolic syndrome and low testosterone levels benefit from hormone therapy.

I t's a common misconception that riding keeps us fit," says sports scientist Jon Pitts. In truth, poor heart rates combined with the fact that riding anatomically is not so good for our bodies, it's the very opposite.

If you want to stay slim, start the day with a hearty breakfast packed with carbohydrates and protein. That is the advice of researchers who compared the "big breakfast" diet with a strict low-carb weight loss programme.

By ANN GRIES If the marriage is failing and one spouse wants counseling and the other doesn't, what does one do? H.C., Evansville When one spouse in a marriage wants counseling, that usually means it is time to get counseling. I will assume you are the one who wants to go to counseling.

Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen Marc Benezra, 310-500-4250 marcbenezra@reish.com Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen represented Tri-anim Health Services, Inc. in connection with its merger with Bound Tree Medical.

HONOLULU, BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AHIP Institute 2008 -- American Well(TM) and the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii, today announced a comprehensive agreement for the purchase and deployment of American Well's Online Healthcare Marketplace(TM) platform, which will allow HMSA to offer online care services to 1.3 million people in the state of Hawaii.

By BRYAN CORBIN, Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com Two more disaster-assistance centers are scheduled to open today, including one in Knox County, for victims of last week's flooding.

Ministers yesterday announced a review of a controversial policy which denies patients NHS treatment if they top up their care privately.

By Bethany Hofstetter UPMC Passavant cancer patients will have a better view from their hospital beds because of the efforts of Hampton High School students. In September, Passavant began a 188,000-square-foot expansion of its McCandless facility.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.