Health News Archive - September 18, 2008
By TOM RAYNER Half of new mothers see a health visitor only once or twice in the first two months after giving birth, a poll revealed today. A survey of 6,000 mothers found that 46% of women fell into that category, despite 53% of those polled saying they did not live near to close family.
Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Earvin "Magic" Johnson have launched an exciting new multi-media advertising campaign in major urban markets across America, and an interactive web site, www.communityvitality.com.
By ALISON CHIESA ADOPTING a healthier lifestyle could halve the risk of premature death in women, according to a report published today The US study found that by avoiding cigarettes, exercising regularly, eating healthily and keeping weight in check, 55per cent of deaths among adult females from chronic diseases could be avoided.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the first patients have been dosed in the company's US Phase IIb trial of Xiaflex for the treatment of Peyronie's disease.
By Adam Morris A SERIES of measures have been introduced to boost the number of women being screened for breast cancer in the Lothians. NHS Lothian revealed the action plan after it emerged the number of women tested is slightly below the national average.
Celprogen Inc., a Global leader in the Stem Cell Research and Therapeutics industry for development of stem cell technologies in regenerative medicine, today announced that they have successfully validated shipment of embryonic and adult stem cells at room temperature within United States research facilities for in vivo applications.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Composite Tissue Transplantation (CTT) represents a new frontier in the field of transplantation. Since 1998, surgeons worldwide have performed about 50 composite tissue transplantations, including faces, hands, larynx and abdominal walls.
By JOE SINCLAIR Billions of pounds in emergency aid money will be wasted if it continues to be spent in the wrong way, according to a report out today. Aid agency Care International is calling for an overhaul of the system where "aid is too late and too short-term".
TUALATIN, Ore., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates an 85% probability of an above-normal hurricane season and predicts the wild weather will continue for the remainder of the year.
Nightingale Informatix, an application software provider of electronic medical record software and related services, has launched its Priority Access, a web-based information and communication portal that can securely link patients across Canada with doctors who are using its ASP EMR solution.