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Health News Archive - May 29, 2009

Childhood cancer survivors are significantly more likely to develop cancer again later in life than the general population, according to a new study.

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President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steve Chu are consistent in their message that when it comes to transportation fuels, carbon-neutral biofuels as an alternative to gasoline are coming.

Biomedical engineers at Boston University have taught bacteria how to count.

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Just as our world buzzes with distractions — from phone calls to e-mails to tweets — the neurons in our brain are bombarded with messages.

When someone becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol, the brain's pleasure center gets hijacked, disrupting the normal functioning of its reward circuitry.

DeterminedToQuit.com translated to Estoydecidido.com for Latino Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Everette James today announced the launch of Estoydecidido.com, a resource tool to help Latino residents of Pennsylvania go tobacco free. Estoydecidido.com - which translates to "I am determined" - is the Spanish version of the state's popular DeterminedToQuit.com site.

Passion Award Winner to be Recognized at Annual "Below the Belt" Gala CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's Health Foundation (WHF) has teamed up with the POISE(R) brand to recognize champions of women's pelvic health by announcing a call for entries to the Passion Award sponsored by POISE(R). The Passion Award sponsored by POISE(R) acknowledges either a survivor or a pelvic floor champion.

FT. MYERS, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's (NYSE: CHS) is thrilled to announce the results of its highly successful campaign benefitting the American Heart Association's mission to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. From Nov.

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Surprisingly few pharmacies in the US are able to translate prescription medication instructions into Spanish, making it difficult for patients who speak only Spanish to understand how to take their medications properly,

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.