Health News Archive - June 03, 2008

By Rasmussen, Nicolas Using historical research that draws on new primary sources, I review the causes and course of the first, mainly iatrogenic amphetamine epidemic in the United States from the 1940s through the 1960s.

By Li, Ming-hui College students often live stressful lives, yet some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to a successful adaptation.


Seven times as many HIV-infected people were provided antiretroviral drug therapy (ART) over the past four years as a result of the World Health Organization's “3 by 5” initiative.

WALTHAM, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite physicians' desire to prescribe more serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), Forest Laboratories' Lexapro retains leadership among first-line therapies in the treatment of major depression.


Images from inside the body? It can be done with tiny cameras which the patient has to swallow. In the past there was no way of controlling the device as it passed through the body. Now it can be steered and stopped where desired, and even deliver images of the esophagus.

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre and Bermuda-based Covidien Ltd, a leading global healthcare products company, today announced a joint initiative to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to urge men over 40 to seek prostate screenings annually. June is officially Prostate Awareness Month.

JZZ Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JZZI), announced today the formation of Omnigenics Medical. This division is being established to meet the growing demand for JZZ products from the medical and rehabilitative service sectors. JZZ Technologies Inc.


The Alzheimer's Association plans to begin pilot-testing a campaign this week in three cities aimed at increasing early diagnosis. The program, launched in Richmond, Va., Minneapolis and Oklahoma City, will include advertisements that urge people to "Know the signs - early detection matters.” Such early detection gives people time to plan for their future care while they still have the mental capacity to do so.


Long-term marijuana users may be more susceptible to shrinkage in two brain structures that help with memory, emotion, fear and aggression, according to new research.

Dr. Jeffrey Kleiner, spinal surgeon, performed the first diskectomy in the United States using adult stem cells to help repair the lower back. This milestone marks the beginning of how some types of back surgery will be performed in the future.

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