Health News Archive - July 21, 2008
By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The 6,000 acres of tomatoes grown on Virginia's sea-swept Eastern Shore were never implicated in the national salmonella outbreak - they were still on the vine weeks after people started getting sick.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. today announced that 98.4 percent of patients having a precancerous condition of their esophagus called Barrett's esophagus were free of the disease 2.5 years after non-surgical, endoscopic treatment with the HALO ablation system.
MUAR: Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai has told state health directors to monitor the current outbreak of chikungunya here closely and find ways to curb its spread. He said to date, 443 patients were confirmed as chikungunya victims, with no fatalities.
By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) - So long, Cuckoo's Nest. Oregon State Hospital, the mental institution where the 1975 movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed, is making way for a new complex.
Archie C. Adney, McGregor, Iowa - Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Barbara L. Foley, Shullsburg, Wis. - Services: 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, Primitive Methodist Church, New Diggings. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m.
Bill Steigerwald sounded an appropriately skeptical note regarding the 35th anniversary of the DEA. There is no more spectacular example of wasted government resources than America's war on marijuana.
Today, women's health company Instead Healthcare LLC announced a joint venture agreement with Hong Kong-based Health Sciences Limited for the launch and distribution throughout the Asia Pacific region of its unique, patented feminine hygiene product, INSTEAD(R) Softcup(R).
By Anonymous Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., the world's largest maker of psychiatric drugs, has won U.S. regulatory approval to sell the drug Cymbalta for fibromyalgia. The U.S.
By Cochran, Diane Hoping to allay confusion about its diverse programming and unify efforts across more than 20 departments, the Yellowstone City- County Health Department plans to adopt a new name. Beginning June 30, it will be called RiverStone Health.
By Lofton, Lynn Nurse practitioners are stepping in to help meet primary healthcare needs in Mississippi, and their number is growing. They are especially helpful in medically underserved rural areas.