Health News Archive - July 18, 2009
MAZATLAN, Mexico, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been thousands of killings in northern Mexico in the last two years, even including narcotrafficking bands attacking rehab centers.
In a 23-18 vote, the House Ways and Means Committee approved new legislation on Friday that would impose a sizeable tax on wealthy Americans to fund the estimated $1 trillion in costs for healthcare reform.
A protein in influenza virus that helps it multiply also damages lung epithelial cells, causing fluid buildup in the lungs, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research Institute.
By manipulating individual atoms in DNA and forming unique molecules, a Georgia State University researcher hopes to open new avenues in research towards better understanding the mechanisms of DNA replication and transcription, and perhaps leading to new treatments for diseases.
California regulators say they won't require warning labels for plastic products containing bisphenol A, a suspected cancer-causing chemical. The state's reproductive toxicant panel said not enough evidence exists to take action, despite more than 200 studies linking bisphenol A to cancer and reproductive problems, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The seven-member panel of scientists and doctors did not recognize secondhand smoke as a reproductive toxin until 2006 and in the last three years, the panel voted to warn the public against only one chemical, said Gretchen Lee Salter, policy manager at the Breast Cancer Fund. This isn't exactly a committee that's on the cutting edge of public health decisions in California, Salter told the Times. Last month, the state Senate voted to ban bisphenol A in food and drink containers for children age 3 and under.
President Barack Obama stated on Saturday that his health care plan is financially secure and that Congress should not waste the opportunity to take action.
Three researchers recommend efforts should be made to stop U.S. residents from car surfing, an activity that can lead to serious head injuries. Researchers Arthur Wang, Alan R.