Health News Archive - June 25, 2008

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 25--Twin Falls County will begin dispute resolution procedures against St. Luke's Health System by July 2, according to a letter written in response to the latter's request to take a current clinic dispute to a judge.

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings (BULLETIN BOARD: LIXT) announced today that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc.

Aethlon Medical has entered into an agreement to initiate the 'first-in-man' clinical study of a medical device to treat the human immunodeficiency virus which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

CuraGen has announced the treatment of the first patient in its CR011-vcMMAE Phase II breast cancer study.

Positron and Disease Management have announced an agreement to co-develop a coronary artery disease prevention and reversal software program and total disease management solution.

By Thomas Garcia, The Portales News-Tribune, N.M. Jun. 25--Roosevelt General Hospital will be the first regional hospital in the Covenant Health System based in Lubbock to use new technology for the treatment of cardiac arrest patients.

By Amy Chapman, Kerrville Daily Times, Texas Jun. 25--It is an important mineral for all of us, but teenage girls especially need to consume adequate amounts of calcium. Sadly, though, only one out of 10 teenage girls is doing so.

PHOENIX, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com/), the nation's leading eating disorder treatment center, reports that many myths surround the nation's obsession with dieting.

EILEEN McHardy's pupils have my sympathies in their frustrated efforts to study medicine (Letters, June 19).

By STEWART PATERSON A SENIOR health board official has admitted shortcomings over the Clostridium Difficile outbreak that has led to the deaths of 17 people in the past seven months.

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