Health News Archive - September 18, 2008

By Michelle Dynes Patients need to know where to get care and residents need to learn about prevention. By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com CASPER - Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Wyoming.

I-Flow Corporation (NASDAQ: IFLO), the makers of ON-Q(R), is a national sponsor for the Walk from Obesity (www.walkfromobesity.com), which encompasses a total of over 70 walks nationwide during the months of September and October of this year.

Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY) reported positive results from two 28-day Phase IIa clinical trials of topical INCB18424, a selective janus-associated kinase (JAK) inhibitor, in patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.

WALTHAM, Mass. and DANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. , and Geisinger Health System, today announced a research collaboration to explore the role of genetics in obesity.

By Claire Harrison BANGOR starlet Niamh Perry today joined calls from a leading cancer charity for under 18s to be banned from using sunbeds in Northern Ireland.

By James Thalman Deseret News Two proposals aimed at broadening the use of technology to intervene in heart attacks and to allow the state Department of Health to track disease outbreaks in real time received preliminary approval by lawmakers during interim committee meetings Wednesday.

OUR OPINION Ever since Norfolk County took 98 acres of prime land in Braintree near the Holbrook line 91 years ago to build a tuberculosis hospital, the town and its residents have had numerous promises broken and been left out of the loop as the property has fallen into private ownership hands.

The annual "Pennies by the Inch" fundraising campaign for Primary Children's Medical Center has begun and will continue through Oct. 16. Every penny donated to this event goes directly to charity care at the hospital. Last year, the hospital expended $8.6 million in charity care.

By Neil Macfarlane DOCTORS warned that the health service was a data fiasco waiting to happen weeks before 200 mental health records were lost by a North-East NHS trust, it has emerged.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.