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Health News Archive - June 29, 2008

Exclusive THE new chief executive of a crisis-hit Yorkshire health trust faced calls to quit over serious concerns about patient care in her previous role.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering new standards for drugs designed to treat diabetes, The Wall Street Journal reports.

This week, the Stroke Association's Long Eaton Communication Support Service celebrated the launch of the association's new campaign based on its report Lost Without Words. The report looks at the devastating effects of aphasia for stroke survivors.

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 29--Clinical trials begin this week at Wake Forest University on a cancer therapy that has completely cured the disease in every mouse tested over the past few years.

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A study of miners during the course of shift cycles has confirmed that fatigue in the industry can impair performance more seriously than blood alcohol levels of 0.05%.

By Lex Alexander, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 29--Could common white blood cells fight some of the most aggressive cancers? Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center plan a human trial to find out.

By Mercier, Marie Le Mathieu, Veronique; Haibe-Kains, Benjamin; Bontempi, Gianluca; Mijatovic, Tatjana; Decaestecker, Christine; Kiss, Robert; Lefranc, Florence Abstract Galectin (Gal) 1 is a hypoxia-regulated proangiogenic factor that also directly participates in glioblastoma cell migration.

By Bridget Flynn, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 29--BLOOMINGTON -- Getting all drugs out of the drinking water was the goal Saturday of the Pontiac Prescription Drug Disposal (P2D2) Green Day at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 29--WASHINGTON -- Millions of dollars in federal funds would flow to health and education projects in Nebraska and Iowa under a spending bill approved last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

By MATT THORNHILL For many years now most baby boomers have been growing older without aging. We entered midlife at some point in our mid-30s, and most of us still consider ourselves "middle-aged" at 50, 55, 60, and even 62.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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