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January 24, 2009

Senegal clinic leads fight to wipe out leprosy (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 05:36
AFP - Senegal's sole leprosy clinic bears witness to the will of the world's poorest continent to wipe out a disfiguring disease that once struck terror in human hearts and spelt misery and excommunication.

Senegalese centre signals Africa's will to wipe out leprosy (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 00:31
AFP - Senegal's sole leprosy clinic bears witness to the will of the world's poorest continent to wipe out a disfiguring disease that once struck terror in human hearts and spelt misery and excommunication.

January 23, 2009

More than 50,000 Zimbabweans with cholera: WHO (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 06:22
AFP - More than 50,000 people are now infected with cholera in Zimbabwe's epidemic, which has so far killed 2,773 people, the latest figures from the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

US to carry out first human stem cell trials (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 06:06
AFP - US biotech firm Geron Corp. announced on Friday it had been cleared to carry out the first human trials using embryonic stem cells, testing the therapy on patients paralysed by spinal-cord injury.

US scientists get OK for world's first embryonic stem cell therapy (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 05:36
AFP - US biotech firm Geron Corp. announced on Friday it had been cleared to carry out the first human trials using embryonic stem cells, testing the therapy on patients paralysed by spinal-cord injury.

Philippines pig farm worker infected with Ebola strain: WHO (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 03:00
AFP - A Philippine pig farm worker has tested positive for the Ebola-Reston virus, according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Philippines pig farm worker infected with Ebola strain: WHO (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 02:02
AFP - A Philippine pig farm worker has tested positive for the Ebola-Reston virus, Health Secretary Francisco Duque and the WHO said Friday.

January 22, 2009

Obama taps preparedness chief to head CDC (Reuters)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 20:54
Reuters - Dr. Richard Besser, who heads disaster and pandemic preparedness for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was named on Thursday as acting director of the agency.

Family abuse of people with dementia common: study (Reuters)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 19:32
Reuters - People caring for family members with dementia commonly abuse them with behavior such as swearing and shouting, researchers said on Friday in a study that shows a more widespread problem than previously thought.

Obama backs 'right to choose' on abortion anniversary (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:08
AFP - US President Barack Obama on Thursday backed a woman's "right to choose" on the 36th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision that gave women a constitutional right to abortion.

Health Tip: Save Your Back at Work (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- After a long day at work, your back may be chock full of aches and pains from standing on your feet or sitting at a desk.

Health Tip: Smoking and Diabetes (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Smoking is harmful for everyone, but it can be particularly dangerous for diabetics, who are already at risk of complications such as cardiovascular disease.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy people 50 and older who drink alcohol moderately are less likely to suffer physical disabilities that cause so many seniors to lose their independence, a new study says.

Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Drug treatment for heart failure is influenced by the gender of the patient and the doctor, according to German researchers who evaluated 1,857 patients and the treatment records of 829 physicians.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2009 (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 22, 2009 (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:

Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A surprising Finnish study casts doubts on the common assumption smokers have that their unhealthy habit helps keep them thin.

Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- While peanut butter contaminated with salmonella has dominated the headlines recently, U.S. health officials cautioned Thursday that salmonella bacteria is also prevalent in live poultry.

Obama backs 'right to choose' on abortion anniversary (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 14:51
AFP - US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he backed a woman's "right to choose" on the 36th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision that women have a constitutional right to abortion.

Italian clinic says ready to help woman die (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 11:37
AFP - An Italian clinic said Thursday it would take in a woman in a coma for 17 years whose family is seeking to have her life ended, as the Roman Catholic Church kept up pressure to keep her alive.


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