Health News Archive - July 09, 2008

By Tristan Corkt.cork@bepp.co.uk The future of residential homes for old people in the 21st century has become a reality in the West, as a new facility opened in Wiltshire which will become a blueprint for the entire region.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress.

By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO - For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol- fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems.

NuroPro(R), the First Blood Serum Diagnostic Test to be Available for Parkinson's Disease, Demonstrates High Levels of Sensitivity and Specificity Power3 Medical Products, Inc. Chairman and CEO Steven B. Rash, 281-466-1600 Power3 Medical Products, Inc.

Monitoring-device maker BodyMedia Inc. of Pittsburgh is partnering with Nestle HealthCare Nutrition Inc. to promote its behavior therapy equipment to more than 400 clinics which use Nestle's Optifast weight loss program.

Handbook deals with emergencies that imperil babies "The Baby Emergency Handbook: Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know" (New Harbinger, $14.95) from child psychologist Dr.

Women with low vitamin D levels during pregnancy may wind up with children with more cavities, Canadian researchers warn. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and Victoria say enamel defects are a risk factor for early tooth decay in children.

Patients will have access to better facilities sooner than expected after work to extend a care centre finished two weeks ahead of schedule. Hospiscare's Exeter day centre has been extended and revamped by the work, which cares for 15 patients a day.

DOCTORS accused Ministers of running the NHS like a "shoddy supermarket war" as a former GP said yesterday that patients in parts of rural Yorkshire no longer had access to continuous care because of hospital closures.

Rumors about CAMC best left in the past Editor: I am a physician and serve on the board of trustees at Charleston Area Medical Center and the board's Committee on Quality.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").