Health News Archive - January 25, 2009


China’s Health Ministry reported on Saturday the country’s fourth death from the H5N1 virus.

University of Michigan scientists reveal DNA 'hotspots' linked to psoriasis ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan.

The operator of a Toronto deli products plant said it is being investigated for a second time after some items were found to contain listeria bacteria. A spokeswoman for Maple Leaf Foods Inc., which was investigated following a 2008 listeria outbreak, confirmed an unspecified number of deli items tested positive for the pathogen, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Several poultry farms in Abbotsford, British Columbia, have been quarantined as a precaution amid concerns of a bird flu outbreak, Canadian authorities say. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday that after a suspected outbreak of avian influenza was found on an area turkey farm, several nearby poultry sites were quarantined to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly infection, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


Researchers in the UK have discovered a potential way to prevent blood clots that can lead to heart attacks — a discovery that could aid the development of better heart attack prevention and treatment.

180 Patient Trial of 2nd Generation Oxazolidinone Enrolls in Four Months SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.