Health News Archive - May 03, 2009


Cases of H1N1 infections continue to rise as the virus spreads throughout the world.


Contaminated medical equipment has been proven the culprit at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals for causing five patients to test positive for HIV, and seven more to test positive for hepatitis.


Due to manufacturing problems, India’s largest drugmaker announced Saturday the recall of an antibiotic currently being sold in the United States.


A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have current and lifetime sleep problems and disorders, regardless of the severity of current ADHD symptoms.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats.


The first biodegradable fluorescent nanoparticle to safely image tumors and organs in live mice could be used for cancer detection and treatment in humans.


For the past week, teams in Chicago and Atlanta have been stocking up on supplies and waiting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to send them samples of blood from Mexican swine flu patients in hopes of creating an antibody to ward off the new strain of the flu virus.


Ever miss your daily cup of coffee and subsequently get a pounding headache?


Researchers say antidepressants can help mild to moderate depression and should not just be used in bad cases

Public Urged to Remain Calm; Take Commonsense Steps to Prevent Spreading Flu NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced Pennsylvania's first laboratory-confirmed case of 2009 A/H1N1 in a 31-year-old man from Montgomery County.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'