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Health News Archive - July 12, 2012

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A federal judge recently continued a temporary restraining order that would further prohibit the state of Mississippi from enforcing a new state law that restricts abortion clinics.

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A new report states that the U.S. isn’t prepared to meet the mental health care needs of elderly patients.

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In containing a recent bird flu outbreak, 2.5 million birds were killed in Mexico.

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Researchers recently discovered that females who included three or more alcoholic drinks in their long-term lifestyle had about half the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis as those who abstained from drinking.

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Signs of the recession can be seen throughout the different industries, including the health care sector. In Portugal, thousands of doctors and nurses went on strike to bring awareness to cuts in the health budget.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a guide to help improve the design of electronic health records for pediatric patients so that the design focus is on the users—the doctors, nurses and other clinicians who treat children.

A study by the University of Melbourne has raised concerns about Hollywood’s treatment of menstruation, and whether it’s frightening girls into believing it is worse than the reality.

As interest in concussion rates and prevention strategies at all levels continues to grow, one population that appears to have increasing head injury rates is collegiate football players.

Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a role in the serious decline of coral ecosystems around the world.

Surgically repairing a painful shoulder injury in baseball players known as a SLAP tear (superior labral) varies widely and often doesn't allow for return to play at the same level as before the injury.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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