Health News Archive - February 02, 2009

When a first hip replacement fails, patients may be concerned that their options for a durable hip replacement are limited and that the prognosis is poor. However, a research study to be published in the February issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggests that this may not be the case.

Texas hospitals using health information technologies had fewer complications, lower mortality rates and lower costs, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found.

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by Laurie Ozelius, Ph.D. at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has identified a gene associated with the development of primary torsion dystonia, also known as DYT6 dystonia.


In the hours following an outbreak of salmonella, there are many questions. And answers can be hard to find. Where did the problem start? Can it be contained? Is the sickness likely to spread?

A family sociologist says this month's murder-suicides of a family of four in Ohio and a family of five in California may be just the tip of the iceberg. Sampson Blair of the University at Buffalo says there is a clear association between suicide rates and the state of the larger economy.

All Active Employees, Retirees and Covered Spouses Invited to Participate WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb.


The peanut butter plant now at the center of a national salmonella outbreak noted only two minor violations in October, according to a Georgia health inspector who toured the facility.


Premature babies born in the UK cost the NHS an estimated £1billion ($1.4 billion) a year more than full-term babies, according to researchers.


A World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Monday said, more children in Germany must be vaccinated against measles to prevent another widespread outbreak.

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With dental disease among pre-schoolers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) is mobilizing dental professionals in a national campaign to extend necessary care to children and adolescents from low-income families. On Feb.

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'.