Health News Archive - May 08, 2010


Researchers said on Friday that a couple of cups of coffee every day may help some heart attack patients to avoid further serious problems, provided they have normal blood pressure.


A new study suggests that men who are over six feet tall have a higher risk of blood clots than shorter men do, while height seems to have no impact on risk to women.


Researchers warned recently that doctor’s office visits can cause patients to have a rise in blood pressure, saying it is far worse in someone who already has high levels.

Thirty-year veteran organizer vows to unite union around organizing and political efforts to address crisis for workers WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 73-member International Executive Board (IEB) of the Service Employees International Union met in Washington D.C.

WALTHAM, Mass., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.