Health News Archive - June 26, 2008

New Fitness Program Taps Play, Fun and Positive Thinking to Power Healthy Change UMAC Productions, LLC Theresa Byrnem, 303-783-9632 theresatkd@comcast.net Theresa Byrne has helped thousands blossom through health and fitness at her Denver martial arts studio and as the fitness coach on the reality show Fitting In, on the ABC Family Channel.

Let's be honest, if Dr Kate Dick was a veterinary surgeon she would never have written the letter, Government trying to erode your trust, Echo, June 23. The reason? Sixty years ago, your health and mine became a public service. A bit like drain clearance and road sweeping.

Dutch researchers say radio frequency identification devices may cause critical-care medical equipment to fail. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the effect the devices have on pacemakers, ventilators and other equipment, USA Today said Wednesday.

A gene that raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease by at least 45 percent, and possibly higher, has been identified by New York scientists and an international team of gene hunters.

CHICAGO - Wireless systems used by many hospitals to keep track of medical equipment can cause potentially deadly breakdowns in lifesaving devices such as breathing and dialysis machines, researchers reported Tuesday in a study that warned hospitals to conduct safety tests.

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The number of Americans with diabetes has grown to about 24 million people, or roughly 8 percent of the U.S.

Follow our guide to dealing with summer irritations so they don't spoil your trip. SUNBURN Sitting in the sun for hours not only increases your risk of melanoma, it can also cause skin blisters and severe burns.

A controversial weight-loss drug has been approved for use on the NHS, it was announced today. Rimonabant will be made available to overweight or obese patients who cannot take, or who have had no success with, two other drugs, orlistat and sibutramine.

By Robert S. Boyd WASHINGTON - Viruses aren't always the bad guys. Sure, they can cause colds, measles, AIDS and other miseries. But with some tinkering, these tiny organisms may become a new and better way to treat cancer.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.