Health News Archive - June 23, 2008

By Joan McFadden WE'RE constantly being told that we're raising generations of overweight and unfit couch potato children. It's difficult to deny this, faced not just with frightening statistics about rising obesity, but by the sight of more and more fat kids in every part of the country.

AFTER spending months moaning the summer just couldn't come quickly enough, we're now suffering all those pesky ailments only holidays in hot weather bring.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d5568c/cytology_and_hpv_t) has announced the addition of the "Cytology and HPV Testing World Markets" report to their offering. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.

By R.S. Kamini KUALA LUMPUR: When Nik Hasmah Che Haron discovered that she had breast cancer, her greatest fear was that her husband would leave her. But her fears proved unfounded.

By Eric Eyre Staff writer Three Kanawha County residents have contracted Legionnaires' disease in recent weeks, the county's health director said Tuesday. A woman has died, and another woman and a man were in intensive care units in local hospitals, said Dr.

By MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON AARP's 'recipe for living a long healthy life' 3 Don't smoke: your chances of getting some cancers will decrease and your blood circulation level will increase. 3 Limit alcohol intake to one drink daily for women and two for men.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is working towards having a centre of excellence for treating infectious diseases.

AS Malaysia advances towards the year 2020, the demand for nurses is rapidly increasing in the healthcare sector. This is owing to the higher lifespan of the population and greater emphasis on healthcare by the public and government.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - June 22, 2008) - At approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 22, 2008, an offender at the Regional Psychiatric Centre was found not breathing and unresponsive in his room following a lengthy illness. RPC health care professionals pronounced the patient dead.

By Rajen M. OSTEOARTHRITIS is a major cause of loss of motion and reduced quality of life especially in the elderly, and more so among the fairer sex. It is the most common form of arthritis and occurs most frequently in the knee. Currently, there is no non-surgical cure for the disease.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.