Health News Archive - June 28, 2008

Swiss drugmaker Roche has announced a program that allows U.S. companies to stockpile their own supplies of Tamiflu to be delivered should a flu pandemic occur.

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations. The panel gave its nod to a four-in-one shot made by GlaxoSmithKline.

LUCKNOW: Provincial Medical and Health Services (PMHS) association expressed deep discontent over the attack and assault of a doctor by attendants of a patient in Badaun district on Monday. The doctor was admitted to Balrampur Hospital further treatment on Wednesday.

Girls are as competitive as boys, but use more subtle tactics, a study of U.S. pre-schoolers suggests. Researchers found while boys used aggressive tactics to get what they want, girls rely on the pain of social exclusion, ABC News reported Friday.

DOMESTIC violence, alcoholism and teenage pregnancies could all increase - and academic attainment fall in Hull - following last year's flooding, a new report warns.

By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: More than seven million people across the globe suffer from preventable surgical injuries every year, a million of them even dying during or immediately after the surgery, a WHO study has said.

NEW YORK - Health officials are trying to persuade doctors to offer HIV tests to nearly every patient in a New York City community hit harder than most by AIDS.

WASHINGTON - Fears of bird flu are receding and sales of the anti- flu drug Tamiflu have slumped. Now its maker is offering a deal to U.S. employers: Pay an annual fee and reserve enough to protect every worker if a new super-flu strikes.

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel has endorsed a second vaccine to combat a common and potentially fatal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children. The new two-dose vaccine for infants, made by Glaxo-SmithKline, was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration in April.

By Allison M. Heinrichs, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 28--More intensive treatment for kidney failure does not have any added benefit, according to a large clinical trial led by a Pittsburgh nephrologist.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.