Health News Archive - June 24, 2008

By Richard Dymond, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 23--EAST MANATEE -- Myakka City farmer Ben King figures he lost between $120,000 and $150,000 in tomato sales when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory after an outbreak of salmonella.

An analysis of 22 clinical studies of patients with varied chronic pain and fatigue syndromes found almost all patients lacked vitamin D, U.S. researchers said. Stewart B.

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ San Francisco Bay Area eateries are putting juicy red Romas and round red tomatoes back into pita sandwiches, cheese burgers and tortilla salads. Supermarkets are once again stacking them toward the ceiling.

A U.S. scientist says he and his German colleagues have created an experimental medicine that might mitigate the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Yousef al-Abed, chief of medicinal chemistry at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, designs medicines by creating novel molecular compounds.

By Randolph E. Schmid Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Researchers have uncovered a new clue to the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The brains of people with the memory-robbing form of dementia are cluttered with a plaque made up of beta-amyloid, a sticky protein.

By MIKE KELLY CDC instructions advise all who set a toe on one of these fields to remove all clothing as soon as possible. Mike Kelly is a Record columnist. Contact him at kellym@northjersey.com. WE LIVE in wondrous times. We no longer need real grass for football, soccer, baseball and lacrosse.

By Linda McNatt, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 21--PAINTER -- Mike Mahovic, a research associate at Virginia Tech's Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Educational Center in the tiny town off of U.S. 13, is busy now -- testing water and patting the nervous hands of tomato producers.

By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jun. 21--The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it is heading to farms in Florida and Mexico, searching for the potential source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.

Salmonella outbreak linked to Florida, Mexico LOS ANGELES, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Federal health officials said on Friday that several farms in Florida and Mexico were suspected of producing at least some of the tainted tomatoes linked to a salmonella outbreak.


Austrian researchers found people with a Vitamin D deficiency are more likely to die than their counterparts with high levels of the so-called "sunshine" vitamin.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.