Health News Archive - June 30, 2008

By Rajen M. YOUR genes are not your destiny. Lifestyle and diet can play an important role on your genes. You can change the outcome even if it is "written" otherwise in your genes. That is the founding basis of holistic medicine. Now there is a new study to prove this.

By Audrey Vijaindren CHOCOLATE cake with half the calories? Yes, it does exist. Molecular cuisine, the `marriage' of kitchen and the science lab, lets you feast on the foods you hate to love, minus the guilt. AUDREY VIJAINDREN gets a taste of this `magic' food. No butter. No cream.

By Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 29--Some women who don't have cancer but want to delay childbearing also want to freeze their eggs.

By Goh Thean Eu AFTER spending the first seven years building its foundation, BacktoHealth (M) Sdn Bhd, the local licence holder of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and treatment centre DBC, is ready for more action.

By Leann Junker It started out modestly, in a farmhouse on a country road where women could go for help and counseling during a crisis pregnancy. When that setting didn't fit with the need, the ministry moved to Broad Avenue in North Belle Vernon, with an emphasis on providing resources.

By Kawanza Newson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 30--When James Casper began caring for pediatric leukemia patients in the 1970s, it was routine to give radiation to the head and spine to treat the blood cancer.

By Johnson, Joan As Eastern medicine meets Western prescription drugs, communication is vital to prevent harmful drug interactions. For example, Ephedra or Ma Huang, an herbal weight loss product, was banned by the U.S.

By Reinhardt, Eric Upstate New Yorkers are spending a lot of money on prescription drugs, according to a new report from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest health in-surer.

Text of report by Baqir Sajjad Syed headlined "UK alleges misuse of aid given for polio vaccine" published by Pakistan newspaper Dawn website on 30 June Islamabad, June 29: Britain has protested over what it calls misuse by the Finance Ministry of the 15 million assistance for procuring polio vaccine, according to sources in the British High Commission.

By Cassie Tarpley, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jun. 30--SHELBY --A telemarketing vendor using the American Cancer Society acronym may be confusing potential donors, aid Pam Poe, administrative manager for the Society in Charlotte.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'