Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 15, 2011)

Massive Lead Poisoning, Report Says [Link]
Hundreds of thousands of children in China are suffering permanent mental and physical damage from lead poisoning, yet local officials are limiting blood testing, refusing treatment and covering up the scope of the ...

Researchers: A sunny drive can cause skin cancer [Link]
DENVER - It's a great feeling: Driving down the road with your window or convertible top down, the wind blowing around you as you just enjoy the day.

Olive oil lovers show lower stroke risk [Link]
Olive oils are seen at ''Barcelona Degusta'' the 3rd edition of the consumer food show in Barcelona March 6, 2009.

Personal Genome Map Solves Calif. Teen's Illness [Link]
by AP Doctors couldn't figure out what was causing 14-year-old Alexis Beery to suddenly gasp for air. Her mother pushed scientists to check DNA - helping move genome mapping a step closer to its ultimate goal of customized medical care.

Parsing The Details Of New Sunscreen Regulations [Link]
Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approx. 7:00 pm ET A woman applies sunscreen on her body on a beach in the Netherlands.

FDA Warns of Bladder Cancer Risk With Actos [Link]
MedPage Today
Patients taking pioglitazone (Actos) for more than a year may have an increased risk of bladder cancer, according to an FDA interim review of an ongoing epidemiological study.

DOH Fines 804 Restaurants For Hiding Their Grades [Link]
We knew that there were a fair number of restaurants around town who were hiding their letter grades, but the sheer number of them is still surprising.

Most tumors not within cell phone radiation range [Link]
A technician examines a mobile phone in a test room at the Market Surveilance Laboratories of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Turkey, in Ankara June 9, 2011.

Sleeping on Back or Right Side May Increase Stillbirth Risk [Link]
June 15, 2011 - Compared with pregnant women who sleep on their left side, those who sleep on their back may have double the risk of delivering a stillborn baby, and those who sleep on their right side also may have an increased risk, according to a ...

Docs Find Rise in Measles Cases a 'Tragedy' [Link]
ABC News
A young boy receives an MMR immunization at a health center in this Sept. 3, 2007 file photo in Glasgow. The first dose of the combination measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is given to children 12 to 15 months old, ...

Can sexting be an illness? Experts are split [Link]
Stamford Advocate
DAVID B. CARUSO, AP, FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Rep. Anthony Weiner, DN.Y., carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Weighing Cancer Risks, From Cellphones To Coffee [Link]
by AP Enlarge AP A unidentified man uses a cell phone in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Despite all the recent news about possible cancer risks from cellphones, coffee, styrene and formaldehyde in building materials, most people face little ...

Medicaid kids denied medical care, says study [Link]
AP CHICAGO - Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an ...

TV time tied to diabetes, death [Link]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - People who spend more hours in front of the television are at greater risk of dying, or developing diabetes and heart disease, with even two hours of television a day having a marked effect, according to a US study.

A Tale of Two Fathers [Link]
Pew Social and Demographic Trends
The role of fathers in the modern American family is changing in important and countervailing ways. Fathers who live with their children have become more intensely involved in their lives, spending more time with ...

Regeneron in play ahead of FDA meeting [Link]
BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Shares of biotech group Regeneron Pharmaceuticals were in play Wednesday ahead of a key regulatory meeting that could determine the fate of its experimental eye drug VEGF Trap-Eye.

Montel Williams' fight [Link]
Sacramento News & Review
“There won't be a cure for MS in my lifetime. Period. It's not happening.” Montel Williams, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, accepts this.

David Cameron's NHS reforms are now a 'car crash,' says Alan Milburn [Link]
David Cameron's watered down health reforms are “the biggest car crash in NHS history” a government advisor warns today. By Andrew Porter, Political Editor In a devastating critique published in The Daily Telegraph, Alan Milburn says that the changes ...

Research crisis in brain diseases a 'withdrawal of hope' [Link]
Red tape and a lack of funding could put research into Alzheimer's disease and depression back by a whole generation, claims a new study.

Hey, You! Get Off Of My Ward [Link]
Sky News (blog)
The Prime Minister was left in an awkward situation when a visit to a London hospital turned sour for his following press pack. David Cameron was with a camera crew, producer and small group of photographers at Guy's Hospital when the media with him ...

An insulin nasal spray for diabetes? [Link]
NHS Choices
Researchers have developed a “nasal spray vaccine” that might stop children developing diabetes, the Daily Express has reported.

Why I'll keep opening the door for women [Link]
Sexism is civilised - whatever the Society for the Psychology of Women might think, says Stephen Bayley. I always hold the door open for women.

Older women 'most at risk of falling' [Link]
Barchester Healthcare
New statistics have shown that women over the age of 80 are at the highest risk of falling. Older women may want to use home care after it was revealed that females over the age of 80 are the most vulnerable to falling.

Pet sheep 'alerted British woman to cancer' [Link]
BBC News
A woman from Wiltshire discovered she had cancer after her sheep butted her in the breast. Emma Turner told BBC Radio 5 live Drive's Peter Allen "It's not a good way to get your breast cancer diagnosed.

Nurses warned over 'cleavage at work' [Link]
Nurses have been banned from showing cleavage or baring midriffs after NHS trust warned they must uphold hospital standards. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has issued a strict new uniform policy for all staff after a series of complaints from ...

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