Health News Archive - February 07, 2009


On Friday, US health officials approved the first drug made using genetically engineered animals.

An international observatory led by the University of Melbourne, Australia, will help eradicate human rights abuses against people suffering mental illness in developing countries.


CSIRO has patented an improved microscopy method for measuring the shapes and sizes of proteins which could help scientists create new pharmaceuticals that are a better match for the proteins they target.

Could remote drug delivery devices be hacked?


Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Heart trouble doesn't always mean chest pain. That's why cardiologists at Baylor College of Medicine say knowing your cardiac risk factors and your family medical history could save your life.

Stress about the economic crisis seems to be getting worse by the day, but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine warn that now is not the time to put your heart health on the back burner.

UnitedHealth Group and IBM say they're teaming in Arizona to test a model of wellness healthcare that aims to reduce expenses while improving service. UnitedHealth is IBM's sole health plan in Arizona, providing coverage for 11,000 IBM workers and their dependents. The approach calls for UnitedHealth to move away from paying doctors solely on the basis of how many services they provide and, instead, to reward them more for the overall quality of care patients receive, said Dr.


Nuns and priests risked their lives to care for plague victims in Renaissance France, says a new study that associates contact with infectious plague victims to the demise of many religious order constituents.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health released the following statement after the US Senate announced their plan last night to cut more than $100 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Word of the Day
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
The word 'typomania' comes from Greek roots meaning 'type' and 'madness'.