Health News Archive - August 09, 2008
By Nadia Stone More people are being diagnosed with diabetes in Devon as figures for obesity continue to grow. The latest figures from the Devon Primary Care Trust for diabetes show 27,657 sufferers in the county, compared to 25,667 the previous year.
By NAOMI TOLLEY A stream of huge jack-wood boats unhurriedly moored alongside in Alleppey. And we waited and watched as the gentle murmur of crews slowly rose with the dawn.
By Christina Patterson ON MONDAY, a friend of mine had a baby. Not the most momentous event in the world, you might think, except that this baby was beginning to feel as elusive as a stable economy, as elusive, in fact, as peace in the Middle East.
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Paramedic aircrew on Devon Air Ambulance Trust's two helicopters will now be more identifiable when they land in South Devon thanks to their new bright red flight suits.
The Heinz Endowments has awarded $1 million in grants to Magee- Womens Hospital of UPMC to pay for environmental initiatives at the hospital and throughout the hospital system, UPMC said today. "We believe it is our obligation to be a role model for hospitals in environmental stewardship," Leslie C.
By Michael Cope Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq battling symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome are needed for a behavioral study at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville.
An Indiana County man is in serious condition after a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening in White. State police at Indiana said Douglas Lezanic, 42, of Shelocta was traveling south on Route 954 on a 2004 Buell at about 5:10 p.m.
By Januzzi, James L Jr In May 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration approved rofecoxib, the first nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID)1 with specific cyclooxygenase II (COX-II) activity. Soon to follow were the approvals of other COX-II inhibitors, including celecoxib.
TWO cancer sufferers from Warwickshire have been left angered by a national medical board's decision not to fund a life-lengthening wonder drug. As featured in the Telegraph, Ade Cure, from Wellesbourne, and Colin Howe, from Rugby, are both dying of kidney cancer.