Health News Archive - September 18, 2008
By Frank Ching FOUR years ago, tragedy struck China when a company cheated parents by selling baby formula with little or no nutritional value. This led to the deaths of at least 12 infants and the severe malnutrition of hundreds more, with potential long-lasting consequences.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - With scientists at odds about the risks of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, the government on Tuesday gave consumers some tips on how to reduce their exposure to BPA even as it said the substance is safe.A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee met as a major study linked bisphenol A to possible risks of heart disease and diabetes.
By Dave Blackhurst People in Stoke-on-Trent are living longer than ever before, according to the latest figures from the city's public health department. Reductions in infant mortality and lower death rates from cancer, heart disease and chest illness are responsible for the improvements.
By Leo Smith Roger Schultz freely admits he was just a "fat ass" when he began working with trainer Bob Harper on last season's TV weight-loss competition "The Biggest Loser." Schultz, a former all-conference lineman and strength coach for the University of Alabama football team, felt comfortable with himself, but at 363 pounds he knew he had to make some changes.
The new vaccination for girls against cervical cancer has been welcomed by Swansea East AM Val Lloyd.
By liz perkins A Green-fingered Gower couple have helped funds blossom for prostate cancer patients. Elaine and Peter Phillips managed to raise pounds1,260 in the space of an afternoon after opening the gates of their awarding- winning Llethryd garden to the public.
An 11-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after a road accident in Plymouth. The collision, involving a silver Renault Espace, took place on the A386 Tavistock Road near houses at Belliver at 7.46am yesterday, police said.
Michael A. Cooper has been awarded the Rural Practitioner of the Year 2008 award by the State Health Rural Association of Oklahoma. Cooper is a physician with Tipton Health Center operated by Oklahoma Community Health Services.
By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or email@example.com Sounding like a cheerful school music teacher, exercise physiologist Liesl Fraley eyes her class, several of them hooked to portable oxygen units.
A Union leader in Derby has expressed his disappointment at news that medical students are quitting their studies due to mounting debts. A report by trade Unison says half of all the UK's students studying medicine have considered dropping out because of debt.