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Health News Archive - June 22, 2008

Doctors have slammed plans for a new health clinic in Scunthorpe, deeming it 'the end' for GP practices.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - There may be a break in the salmonella case: Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday, as new clues emerge to the possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.The FDA wouldn't say where in Florida and Mexico the hunt is centering.

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Listening to the radio or reading the paper can be depressing. Patients who are not killed by their GP through neglect and ignorance perish from MRSA the moment they enter the hospital door. Of course there are problems but there is also good news.

Assembly Health Minister Edwina Hart has unveiled a state-of-the- art scheme to keep Swansea University at the cutting edge of medical research.

By Faizan Ahmad PATNA: Bihar's plan to open three new medical colleges has been in limbo. Reason: the state government bypassed the criteria for the same and ignored even the Medical Council of India (MCI).

By Margery Eagan, Boston Herald Jun. 22--Mothers Against Drunk Driving has managed to completely reverse a nation's attitude about drinking and driving, which used to be a joke, something to brag about, even cool. Today? We think it's horrible, shameful, cruel, a selfish who-gives-a-damn.

By Taylor Barnes, The Miami Herald Jun. 22--Joseph Velez's mother silently hugged her crying infant in the hospital room, fidgeting and trying to fit a pacifier over his deeply cleft lip before he went into surgery Saturday. Joseph's father, who works as a welder in Miami, watched nearby.

By Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jun. 22--Java Junkie owner Caleb Gentry is moving his coffee stand from the old Gore's grocery on Lone Oak Road to near the new Paducah Bank Strawberry Hill branch.

By Elaine De Valle, The Miami Herald Jun.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.