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Health News Archive - June 27, 2008

A NEW treatment for people suffering heart attacks should be available more widely across the country, campaigners said yesterday.

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute said Wednesday it has formed a partnership with a German cancer center.

By Brandon Lowrey Like other universities, Oaksterdam offers wide-eyed pupils an enlightening classroom experience to spark their curiosity.

By Jennifer K. Morita, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--Smoky conditions caused by fires burning throughout Northern California have prompted Placer County officials to issue an air quality advisory today, cautioning residents to curtail all outdoor exercise.

BANGALORE: It's official: A chikungunya outbreak has hit the city. Of 21 samples sent to the Public Health Institute, seven - all from Srirampura and surrounding areas - tested positive for chikungunya, confirmed Dr H M Vinutha, joint director, PHI.

LUCKNOW: Seven-week-old Ruksana (male) exposes the promise of good maternal and child health made by various agencies in the state. Born along with a twin brother, he weighed just 700 gram at birth, much less than the ideal birth weight of 2,500 gram.

Government proposals for "polyclinics" will be on the agenda of North Yorkshire County Council's scrutiny of health committee in Wensleydale next week.

By Joe Wolfcale, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun.

This is your brain on Facebook. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine used concepts borrowed from the popular social networking site to analyze the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/917878/towards_a_healthy) has announced the addition of the "Towards a Healthy India-Hospital Services Market" report to their offering.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.