Health News Archive - June 09, 2008
PHOENIX and SUN CITY, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Sun Health Research Institute today announced that they are actively enrolling patients in a new study of the investigational drug Dimebon(TM) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August issue of Neurobiology of Aging.
Boosting calcium intake by drinking milk could reduce healthy adults' chances of a debilitating bone break. In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, healthy men and women supplemented with 1,200 mg of calcium per day - the amount in four glasses of milk - reduced their risk of bone fractures by 72 percent.
People with health problems are turning to the Internet, setting up individual Web sites to give progress reports on their recoveries.
Throughout U.S. medical schools a new program that lets doctors-in-training test their diagnostic skills and bedside manner by assessing the ailments of patients played by real people is growing in popularity.
PRINCETON, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton HealthCare System Foundation (http://www.princetonhcs.org/) announced the launch today of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history and what appears to be the largest hospital fundraising campaign ever in New Jersey.
Insomnia complaints among college students are significantly associated with a decline in school performance based on self-reported grade-point average (GPA), according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
Canadian shop owners in Ontario, Quebec and a few other provinces are being forced to hide tobacco products from their customers under rules that will cover most of Canada by year-end as the country tries to stamp out smoking by young people.
A recent poll shows that stress from deepening debt is causing health problems for millions of Americans.