Health News Archive - June 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "The most important thing a father can do for his child is to love their mother," said theologian Theodore M. Hesburgh.


On Friday, a US panel of experts debated to approve the first pill that helps boost a woman's sex drive, as its German manufacturer pressed for the drug to reach the lucrative market.


US researchers said Thursday that raising the price of sugary soft drinks will likely prompt thirsty consumers to seek out cheaper, healthier beverages.


A new study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that neither attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nor medications used to treat it have a long-term impact on kids' growth.


The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever guidance on Friday on how to use more than 240 critical medicines for children under the age of 13.

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail Gifts Demonstrate Commitment to Community Health ATLANTA, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the Atlanta BeltLine's significant momentum, Sarah and Jim Kennedy/PATH Foundation and Kaiser Permanente are each donating $2.5 million to the BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign to support the building of the Eastside Trail along the Atlanta BeltLine's 22-mile corridor encircling the city's urban core.

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Kevin O'Flaherty, Northeast Regional Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) It is great news for New York's health that state leaders are planning to increase the state cigarette tax by $1.60 per pack, while also increasing the tax on other tobacco products and ensuring that taxes are properly paid on cigarettes sold by Native American tribes to non-tribal members.

No Differences Found for Cardiovascular Disease, Weight Gain, Diabetes with Either Form of Fructose WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research released today from Rippe Lifestyle Institute and the University of Central Florida shows no difference between table sugar and high fructose corn syrup on weight gain or any changes in risk factors for metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Health ("Radius") today announced positive results from a Phase 2a clinical trial of the Company's RAD1901 selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) in relieving menopausal hot flashes.

VALHALLA, N.Y., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. awarded Open Door Family Medical Centers of Westchester County the fifth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.