Thursday, 2 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 2, 2011)

Killer E.coli strain infects first victims in Britain [Link]
The deadly new strain of E.coli that has killed 18 people in Europe risks spreading from person to person in Britain, the Health Protection Agency warned last night.

Food pyramid out, 'My Plate' in for healthy eating [Link]
San Jose Mercury News
WASHINGTON -- There's a new US symbol for healthful eating: The Agriculture Department unveiled "My Plate" on Thursday, abandoning the food pyramid that had guided many Americans but merely confused others.

Gay, bi men remain key to HIV epidemic [Link]
Washington Blade
On June 5, 1985, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article in its authoritative journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report that experts now consider the first signal that an ...

Cell phones: Which ones emit most, least radiation? [Link]
In the wake of this week's World Health Organization report that raised fresh questions about cell phones and cancer risk, we thought it would help readers to find out how much radiation there phones emit.

Brain Injuries Are Seen in New Scans of Veterans [Link]
New York Times
A new study may help explain why some military personnel exposed to blasts have symptoms of brain injury even though their CT and MRI scans look normal.

Bristol, Roche team up on melanoma study [Link]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche Holding AG said on Thursday they would evaluate their respective cancer drugs as a potential combination therapy for metastatic melanoma.

Vatican Maintains Stance on Condoms at HIV/AIDS Summit [Link]
PBS NewsHour
At a weekend HIV/AIDS conference at the Vatican, the Catholic Church stood firm on its stance against the use of condoms to protect against the transmission of HIV.

UPDATED Children of Divorce Suffer Academic Social and Emotional Setbacks [Link]
UPDATE: Although divorce may be inevitable, helping children cope with the process can be controlled in order to minimize the harmful effects that may occur.

Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says [Link]
U.S. News & World Report
THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure doesn't boost the risk of cancer, as a recent analysis suggested, US health authorities announced Thursday.

FDA Investigates Newer Birth Control Pills [Link]
June 2, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a safety alert warning that women taking a newer type of birth control pill containing the progestin hormone drospirenone may be at higher risk for developing potentially deadly blood clots than women ...

Inventor of Zicam flu remedy arrested in Calif. [Link]
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The inventor of well-known cold remedy Zicam has been charged with illegally importing and distributing an unapproved herbal product that he claimed treated bird flu, authorities said Thursday.

Low-carb dieters should exercise to protect heart [Link]
June 2, 2011 (WLS) -- A new study finds low-carb, high-fat diets may not pose a risk to your arteries as some experts have feared, but that's only as long as exercise is part of the plan.

Bullying Tied to Sleep Problems [Link]
MedPage Today
Aggressive schoolchildren appear to be more likely to have sleep-disordered breathing than their more mild-mannered counterparts, a cross-sectional study showed.

Horse owners concerned about equine herpes outbreak [Link]
An outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus puts horse owners across the nation on high alert, and now the Virginia Department of Agriculture wants local horse owners to be proactive, to prevent the spread the disease to our region.

Girls' lack of iodine 'could harm babies' (and it's due to a lack of milk) [Link]
Daily Mail
Schoolgirls have dangerously low levels of iodine, which could put the health of future generations at risk, claim British researchers.

Prostate cancer - be aware, not afraid [Link]
Top bodybuilder, Denton Wilson, talks about his prostate cancer prostate cancer and explains that TENA Men absorbency pads have helped him gain control of his condition.

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