Health News Archive - April 10, 2009

Solutions on display at news conference and panelists to demonstrate how life-saving care is possible through inexpensive means WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A $25 "sleeping bag" incubator, a low-cost wheel chair made from repurposed bicycle parts and mobile phone games for AIDS/HIV education will be among the 40+ innovations on display at the Extremely Affordable Health Innovations exhibit and press conference, Wednesday, April 15, 12:30 p.m.

DEBRECEN, Hungary, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant, provided medical professionals with tips and suggestions on how to be more productive online.

The smoking ban instituted Friday in Dallas bars and pool halls is a positive step for the Texas city, some residents say. Bartender Pamela James was among those Dallas residents supporting the new city law that bans smoking in bars and pool halls, along with nightclubs, The Dallas Morning News said. I'm all for the ban, James said.

The Florida Board of Medicine has ruled a heart surgeon who made false statements while testifying in court will lose his medical license. South Miami, Fla., surgeon Alex Zakharia agreed to stop practicing medicine as part of a guilty plea in September 2007, but he had been seeking reconsideration prior to the board's ruling during its April meeting, The Miami Herald said Friday. Zakharia pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor contempt of court after being charged with eight felony counts in relation to statements he made regarding his surgical experiences. Board member Steven P.

Hospitals provide nearly five times the value of their tax exemptions NAPERVILLE, Ill.

SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Manny Tau has been promoted to the position of Service Area Leader for the Problematic Behaviors (ProBe) Service Area at Baron Center, Inc (BCI). Dr.

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment.


UK researchers say a drug designed to reduce scarring after surgery or injury has shown promising results in early human trials.

A man severely injured in a fall has undergone the second partial face transplant performed in the United States, says a statement from a Boston hospital. Eight surgeons, led by Dr.


The American Cancer Society's national smoking quitline reported nearly 13 times more calls than usual after the federal tax on a pack of cigarettes went up almost threefold.

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