Health News Archive - February 14, 2009

Young women should not let pregnancy delay diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, U.S.

The Public Health Ministry in Thailand has launched an educational campaign aimed at curbing the spread of AIDS among teenagers. The White Valentine Design Your Love campaign encourages teenagers to postpone sexual intercourse, the Thai News Agency reported. The country's Bureau of Epidemiology says in a quarter century, 345,196 residents of Thailand have been infected by the HIV virus and 93,034 have died.


On Friday, Peanut Corp of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy amidst a salmonella outbreak that affected a number of consumers.


Researchers have found that kissing unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourages bonding in men, though not so much in women

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commends the U.S. Congress for supporting more than $1 billion for prevention and wellness in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.


Thinking of visiting a popular beach spot during Spring Break? A new study found that swimmers are apt to bring home contagious staph bacteria, said US researchers.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for gout, the first new prescription for the painful condition in 40 years, its maker says. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc.

BEIJING, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye Biotechnology International, Inc.

ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A York County jury on Friday awarded $4.4 million to the parents of a child who suffered a brain injury at birth. The award was against Piedmont Hospital.

Patients who got colonoscopies at a U.S. Veterans Affairs clinic in Murfreesboro, Tenn., between 2003 and 2008 may be at risk of infection, officials say. The federal department sent letters to nearly 6,400 Alvin C.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.