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Health News Archive - May 22, 2009

A conference on autism under way in Chicago features treatments not recognized by most doctors, including a drug sometimes used for chemical castration. The use of Lupron is based on the theory that autistic children have too much of the male hormone testosterone, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

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Those who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine, a US researcher said.

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The shut down of a Canadian nuclear reactor has forced makers of medical isotopes, used for diagnostic imaging, to search for new suppliers.

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US health officials have begun to suspect that older people may have an immunity of sorts to the new H1N1 strain.

BOSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters will begin the pilot phase of the performance exam that will be part of the testing for National Medical Interpreter Certification.

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced the recipients of the prestigious Pfizer Health Literacy in Advancing Patient Safety Award.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it has been selected to help Ling Tung University build a smarter healthcare system to monitor the health of senior citizens in Taiwan anywhere, at anytime.

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.

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Responding to President Obama’s directive to upgrade the nation’s food safety system, the White House Food Safety Working Group, led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, launched a Web site to provide information about the group’s activities and progress.