Health News Archive - May 24, 2009

Someone who has a low level of response (LR) to alcohol, meaning relatively little reaction to alcohol, has a higher risk for developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs).


The World Health Organization said on Friday that hospitals and their emergency vehicles, which are major polluters, must join the fight against climate change.


One well-known and often deadly consequence of alcohol intoxication is impaired driving.

A new ultrasound treatment for prostate cancer is showing promise of stopping the disease without causing impotence or incontinence, observers say. The still-experimental treatment, called high-intensity focused ultrasound, uses the sonic technology to heat the prostate to the point of killing cancerous cells and reducing tumors without the high rates of impotence caused by current treatments such as radiation therapy or the removal of the prostate, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Sunday. Some U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]