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Health News Archive - June 25, 2008

The row over Government plans to impose "polyclinics" across the Westcountry descended into farce when ministers admitted they could not even define what the clinics would do.

Extra doctors could be recruited for the Louth area if a proposed shake-up at the town's hospital goes ahead.

A Dossier into the state of the nation's health shows that Hull is falling behind the rest of the country. A snapshot into the health of every area in the country shows that the health of people in Hull is worse than the national average.

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON - Pick a tomato in the blazing sun and plunge it straight into cold water. If that happened on the way to market, it might be contaminated.

I Read with interest the recent article concerning weight loss and sticking to a healthy diet (Food Matters, June 4).

U.S. researchers say a drug approved to prevent tissue rejection reverses brain dysfunction in mice caused by genetic disease. The drug -- rapamycin -- reversed brain dysfunction caused by a genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC.

ALMOST one child in 10 is obese, new Department of Health figures have revealed. The statistics are part of a breakdown of the nation's health prepared to help people live longer and happier lives.

MUMBAI: The rush of patients with fever has begun to worry health officials, with one more person succumbing to febrile illness with acute respiratory distress syndrome on Sunday, taking the toll of monsoon-related illnesses to 10 in June.

Ministers of health, experts and more than 500 delegates from 53 countries are meeting in Estonia, to discuss the relationship between health and wealth.

There are more smokers and fat people in Lincoln compared to last year - but there are also more healthy eaters too. A fresh snapshot of the city's health has just been released by the Government and it shows some major changes over the past year or so.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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