Health News Archive - May 29, 2009
MANCHESTER, England, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Having to pay and display whilst visiting loved ones in hospital is life's biggest injustice payment according to new research released by The Co-operative ISA's. Hospital parking charges head the top 20 of raw deals, with 1 in 6 (17 per cent) people citing fees for visiting sick friends and relatives as the thing they hate to pay most for, making some so angry that they deliberately risk being clamped by refusing to pay. Having to pay to spend a penny at public toilets also makes the list of fees which get the public's back up, along with prescription charges, dentist bills and surcharges when booking flights. The survey, which asked 2,000 people to reveal their most hated charge, reveals that taxes are the UKs most contested charges when combined, with over a third of people (39 per cent) believing that they are unfair.
Americans are raised to be accustomed to a society that relies on driving a vehicle to get from point A to point B.
Climate change today accounts for more than 300,000 deaths throughout the world each year, officials of humanitarian group in Switzerland said. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi A.
UK researchers say that low-dose aspirin should not routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, contrary to official guidance.
A US official preparing for President Barack Obamaâ€™s visit to France next week has been diagnosed with swine flu and put into isolation as the international death toll linked to the illness continues to climb.
The first evidence of resistance to the world's most effective drug for treating malaria has been found by international scientists.
A new study by researchers in Brazil finds that â€œnight owlsâ€ have a gloomier disposition than â€œearly birds.â€
KRX-0401 Demonstrates Impressive Single Agent Efficacy in Patients who Progressed after Failing Treatment Either with a VEGF Receptor Inhibitor or after Treatment with both a VEGF Receptor Inhibitor and an mTOR Inhibitor NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the American Cancer Society's claim of "progress in cancer fight" earlier this week was based on "selective culling of statistics and ignores the dismal truth that we have made very little progress on the most lethal cancers, including lung cancer, which causes one in every two cancer deaths, or in metastatic cancer of any kind." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) LCA President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose agreed that progress has been made with certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon which have widely accepted screening tests for early detection and ACS deserves credit for promulgating information to the public on the importance of these tests. "But this is not time to be celebrating when half of all cancers still have survival rates of less than 50% and when we are facing a 45% increase in the overall number of new cancer cases by the year 2030," she said, cit
A new research review shows a blow to the head can affect a child's mental functioning for years afterward, depending on how severely the brain is affected.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.