Health News Archive - September 27, 2008
Through both her work as executive director of St. Anthony North and volunteer efforts with organizations like Central Oklahoma Turning Point, Pam Troup is committed to help improve the health of Oklahomans.
Forecasters at the Met Office in Exeter are predicting another milder than average winter. It is also expected to be drier than last year. Seasonal forecasts from the Met Office are used by many government agencies, private sector firms and charities to help their long-term planning.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everybody needs a flu vaccine - unless you're an infant or a healthy adult hermit - but far too few of the Americans who need protection the most get it.That's the message as flu-shot season officially began Wednesday with a call for a record number to be inoculated - including 30 million more school-age children than ever before targeted."Get out there and get protected and protect others and for sure protect your children," said Dr.
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stroke sufferers can still benefit from clot- busting medicine even if they receive it an hour or so beyond the current three-hour window after symptoms start, an important new study suggests.The finding could potentially extend treatment to thousands more people each year and prevent many from being left disabled.
Children raised in obsessively clean households could be more likely to develop diabetes, Bristol University scientists have claimed. Studies on mice discovered that 80 per cent developed severe type one diabetes when living in a bacteria-free environment.
More people are being diagnosed with cancer in Wales, but an increased number are surviving, according to a new report. The Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) has published figures from between 1992 and 2006.
If there were an award given for multi-tasking, there's no doubt Tammy Powell would be among the top candidates. As a devoted mother, national health care advocate and executive vice president/CEO of St.
By Kate Hughes If people with HIV/Aids were faced with ignorant and inconsistent treatment by the protection industry, there would be uproar. The word "discrimination" would be hurled about - and fair enough.
Health bosses have adopted a national strategy to improve services for victims of strokes. South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust hopes to enhance its service.
By Liz Perkins When Swansea mum Joanne Leonard walked through the door of her doctor's surgery, she thought she had nothing worse than a stomach bug. But little did she realise the diagnosis would turn her whole world upside down.