Iflove Health Headlines Collection: Fitness Is Not Fantasy But Romantic Experience

Iflove Health Headlines: Fitness Is Not Fantasy But Romantic Experience. Never Ignore your health unless you don’t want to go up to heaven.
Health Buzz: Bad Flu Season and Other Health News

This year’s flu season was the worst in four years because the vaccine wasn’t a good match for circulating strains of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday.
Flu Bug Bites Hard This Year MedHeadlines
Why the Flu Vaccine Fizzled New York Times
Larimer County seeing ‘partial shortage’ of family doctors

BY PAT FERRIER Family physician Cory Carroll has watched friends and colleagues leave their private medical practices, and wonders when he’ll be forced to make the same decision.
Congress seeks to ease doctor shortage Macon Telegraph
Reimbursement cuts may mean fewer physicians to treat Medicare … Hilton Head Island Packet

Medical Writers’ Ethics

“Merck Wrote Drug Studies for Doctors” (Business Day, April 16) highlighted several issues in the Journal of the American Medical Association articles about the Vioxx case, including the role of medical writers in developing articles about medical …
Bias seen tainting medical articles CNNMoney
Research ghostwriting common, insiders say Baltimore Sun
Health Highlights: April 18, 2008

New fees for drug and food companies and increased Food and Drug Administration oversight of food and drug plants are among the proposals included in draft legislation designed to improve food and drug safety in the United States.
FDA fees eyed to boost food, drug safety USA Today
Democrats propose country of origin rule for food, drugs The Associated Press
State regulator orders health plans to reinstate coverage on 26

A day after Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross over its “rescission” of insurance policies, state regulators are ordering reinstatements of policies on behalf of 26 consumers by the state’s five biggest …
California Health Insurers Must Reinstate Policies U.S. News & World Report
Revocation of insurance being fought by victims Arizona Daily Star
Winston-Salem lands military research institute

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tao Xu uses modified ink-jet technology to “print” organs and tissues with the goal of later fashioning them into actual implantable material in humans at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Army Funds Research Aimed at Developing New Ways to Help Wounded eFluxMedia
Army recruits regenerative medicine researchers to heal wounded … Boston Globe
Health Highlights: April 19, 2008

Canadian health officials announced plans Friday to limit the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol A, a move that could lead to a ban on baby bottles containing the chemical.
Canada Takes Steps to Ban Most Plastic Baby Bottles New York Times
Canada Bans Dangerous Baby Bottles ToTheCenter

Wyeth, Elan Halt Alzheimer’s Trial

Pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Elan Corp. suspended dosing at a Phase II trial for Alzheimer’s vaccine ACC-001 after a patient developed unexplained skin lesions.
Elan-Wyeth Alzheimer’s Trial Suspended Due to Skin Lesion BioWorld Online
Elan, Wyeth suspend Alzheimer’s vaccine study Reuters
Can We Trust Google With Our Medical Records?

When my mom was battling cancer, she decided to seek additional input from a cancer center miles away. She went to her oncologist to collect her medical records, only to discover they were stored in several different places.
Putting Health Records Online Brings New Challenges MedHeadlines
Online Storage of Medical Records Raises Privacy Issues eFluxMedia
Drinking and Smoking Speed Up Alzheimer’s

While one cannot help the increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s if they have a family history of the disease, researchers have discovered that drinking and smoking accelerates brain damage and that by stopping these behaviors, one can significantly …
Drinking, Smoking, Cholesterol Increase Alzheimer’s Risk eMaxHealth
Drinking and smoking brings dementia on earlier News-Medical
Household Toxins More Dangerous to Pets Than People

Just as exposure to common household and yard chemicals affect us and our children, our pets are affected by these toxins, too. And the exposure to these toxins may produce compounded harmful effects in our cats and dogs.
Toxic Cats and Dogs New York Times
Chemical levels in dogs and cats Los Angeles Times
Federal agency gives Maryland $1.78M for primary care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded Maryland a $1.78 million grant to help improve primary care access and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits.
Government to hold back money for state’s mental-health system Winston-Salem Journal
La. given medical care grant 2 The Advocate
Crist, Rubio rivalry revived as both turn to health insurance

By MICHAEL C. BENDER TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Charlie Crist is marching into the final days of the legislative session hoping to bring home his one priority that can’t fall victim to state budget reductions.
Fla. House ponders health insurance fix Forbes
Florida House Passes Affordable Health Insurance Bill eMaxHealth
Judge refuses to stop NYC’s calories-on-menus regulation

NEW YORK (AP) _ A federal judge on Friday refused to stop a city health regulation from taking effect that requires some chain restaurants to post calories on menus.
Distasteful reaction to listing calories on menus Los Angeles Times
Judge Upholds NYC Law Requiring Calories on Menus & Menu Boards Food Consumer
Cancer survivors walk to raise awareness

By JESSICA KLIPA A crowd clad in purple made its way around the track at Lakewood Ranch High School on Friday, an inspiration to the supporters and participants in the 2008 Relay for Life, raising money for cancer research.
Hundreds of people join the 5th annual Relay for Life Florence Morning News
Ex-Marine Will Walk Alone Today for Cancer Awareness The Ledger
Barbour: Special session needed

By MICHAEL NEWSOM They met for 102 days through Friday, but state lawmakers failed to fix recurring Medicaid shortfalls, tackle the insurance crisis or reach an agreement on Katrina-recovery tourism incentives for casinos.
Though session ends today, unfinished business remains The Commercial Dispatch
Unfinished business: Special session to tackle Medicaid deficit Jackson Clarion Ledger
Lou Gehrig’s disease patient will take cause from Orlando to …

While Ken Patterson still has a voice — before he is completely bedridden and fed through a tube — he wants answers. The former Army sergeant wants to know why those who’ve served in the military are twice as likely to get Lou Gehrig’s disease as …
Man Kicks Off Wheelchair Ride To Washington For ALS Central Florida News 13
West Nile Virus Season Starts Early, Mosquito Population Grows

Boston (dbTechno) – The West Nile Virus season is apparently already upon us. The first cases have been reported as of March 19, making the season start quite early.
Mosquitoes Are Coming Fox 12 Boise
Some Pointers to Keeping the West Nile Virus Menace Down The Money Times
It’sa bad time for fruit farmers

By Bill Michelmore – NEWS NIAGARA BUREAU Charles Lewis/Buffalo News Niagara County fruit farmer James Bittner is shown last August with peach trees that this year he may decide to plow under.
More aid sought for plum pox virus Bizjournals

Higgins: Morse on the road to recovery

By Bill Higgins Guy Morse of Centerville has been with the Boston Athletic Association for 23 years, holding titles of race administrator, race director and now executive director of the organization’s signature event, the Boston Marathon.
A real go-getter: Dana-Farber to benefit from Koen’s first … The Salem News
Her marathon in his memory Daily News Transcript
Plum Pox hits fruit farms News 10 Now

Household Toxins More Dangerous to Pets Than People

Just as exposure to common household and yard chemicals affect us and our children, our pets are affected by these toxins, too. And the exposure to these toxins may produce compounded harmful effects in our cats and dogs.
Toxic Cats and Dogs New York Times
Chemical levels in dogs and cats Los Angeles Times

Iflove Health Headlines: Fitness Is Not Fantasy But Romantic Experience. Never Ignore your health unless you don’t want to go up to heaven. Editing by Elizabeth Teller

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