Iflove Health News Summary This Week: Stand like a boy, sleep like a girl

Iflove Health News Summary This Week: Stand like a boy, sleep like a girl

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New Case Of Rubella Confirmed

MILWAUKEE — A second case of rubella, or German measles, has been diagnosed in Waukesha County. The patient is a woman, who works in Milwaukee.
Second Rubella Case Found Newsradio 620
2nd Rubella Case Discovered in Waukesha County MyFox Milwaukee
Gorge for a boy, diet for a girl

A study from Exeter University reveals how we can help to determine the sex of our offspring by what we eat. “If you want a boy, eat a healthy diet with a high calorie intake, including breakfast,” says Fiona Mathews, the lead researcher of the study.
Cereal Mothers: Babies’ Sex Linked to Moms’ Breakfast Calories Scientific American
Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl The Associated Press

children on ADHD drugs should have heart test
by Angela Hussain All children should have an electrocardiogram to test for heart problems before being prescribed ADHD drugs, American heart scientists have urged.
New ADHD Recommendations About – News & Issues
Kids Need EKGs Before ADHD Drugs time
San Diego County investigating six more cases of hepatitis A

San Diego County health officials say they have identified six more cases of hepatitis A that may be linked to a restaurant in La Mesa, bringing to 12 the total number of people sickened.
Hepatitis Outbreak Widens NBC Sandiego
County investigating 6 cases of hepatitis A San Diego Union Tribune

New Case Of Rubella Confirmed

MILWAUKEE — A second case of rubella, or German measles, has been diagnosed in Waukesha County. The patient is a woman, who works in Milwaukee.
Second Rubella Case Found Newsradio 620
2nd Rubella Case Discovered in Waukesha County MyFox Milwaukee

Miami doctors prepare to operate on girl with 16-pound tumor

A Vietnamese girl with a 16-pound facial tumor is in Miami awaiting surgery to restore her ability to eat and speak. Fifteen-year-old Lai Thi Dao suffers from a Schwannoma tumor that has been growing since she was 3.
A Gift to Life: Girl, 15, to Have Huge Tumor on Her Face Removed eFluxMedia
US doctors to remove 15-pound tumor from Vietnamese girl Tehran Times

Pharmasset hepatitis C drug meets safety goal in study

Pharmasset Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, said Friday its hepatitis C drug candidate R7128 met safety goals in an early-stage study.
New drug could transform the treatment The Australian
Important Progress Toward Control of Hepatitis B and C FOXBusiness

Baxter CEO to testify before US Congress on heparin

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Baxter International (BAX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) will testify before US lawmakers next week, in their probe of a contaminated drug that has led to at least 81 deaths, a lawmaker said on …
The Heparin Debacle Part Two – Chinese Officials Play the Blame Game InjuryBoard
Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin Washington Post

Federal panel seeks clearer warnings on Lasik eye surgery
In fury and despair, patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery told federal health advisers Friday of severe eye pain, blurred vision and even a son’s suicide.
More Bad News for the Lasik Business New York Times
FDA Examines ‘Quality of Life’ for LASIK Patients Washington Post

Indonesia Holds Massive Bird Flu Drill
Indonesia has launched a massive bird flu drill to prepare for the possibility of a human-to-human outbreak of the deadly virus.
Indonesians hold major drill for bird flu pandemic The Associated Press
Extensive Indonesian Bird Flu Crisis Drill
Baxter CEO to testify before US Congress on heparin

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Baxter International (BAX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) will testify before US lawmakers next week, in their probe of a contaminated drug that has led to at least 81 deaths, a lawmaker said on …
The Heparin Debacle Part Two – Chinese Officials Play the Blame Game InjuryBoard
Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin Washington Post
 

Gorge for a boy, diet for a girl

A study from Exeter University reveals how we can help to determine the sex of our offspring by what we eat. “If you want a boy, eat a healthy diet with a high calorie intake, including breakfast,” says Fiona Mathews, the lead researcher of the study.
Cereal Mothers: Babies’ Sex Linked to Moms’ Breakfast Calories Scientific American
Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl The Associated Press
 

Official defends VA’s mental health effort

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top health official, testifying in a lawsuit by veterans’ groups that accuse the VA of inept mental health care, cautioned Thursday against overstating the problem of mental illness among returning troops and said …
VA Health Head Grilled Over Suicide Data CBS News
VA officials denies cover up of suicide rates San Jose Mercury News
 

Wealth helps to ward off strokes – but only until 65

Wealthy people have a far lower risk of suffering a stroke – but only until the age of 65. Researchers in the United States studied the personal circumstances of almost 20000 people aged 50 and over.
Greater wealth tied to lower stroke risk Reuters
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke U.S. News & World Report

Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

By Alan Mozes FRIDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — Although smoking is well-established as an independent risk factor for lung cancer, two new studies suggest that two different viral infections might boost a smoker’s already substantial risk for …
Viruses may be linked to lung cancer United Press International
Viruses may raise the risk of lung cancer
 

Panel Confirms That Ozone Kills

By Adam Voiland Ozone, a key component of smog that comes in part from automobile fumes, is linked to premature death, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.
Panel Finds Smog-Mortality Link Wall Street Journal
Comment by Frank O’Donnell President, Clean Air Watch
 

State, CDC track link in child flu deaths

State and federal disease investigators are tracking a disturbing increase in deaths among children stricken simultaneously with the flu and a hard-to-treat, fast-moving bacterial germ.
Combination of flu, MRSA killing children United Press International
Flu, MRSA Could Be Deadly Mix For Kids Boston
 

Smokers Have A 41 Percent Higher Risk Of Suffering Depression

The risk of suffering depression increases 41% in smokers, in comparison with non-smokers. This was the conclusion of a study undertaken with 8556 participants by scientists of the University of Navarra, in collaboration …
Smokers ‘more likely to be depressed’
Study: Smoking increases depression risk United Press International
 

women in 180 US counties see decrease in lifespan
Women who lived in 180 US counties — mostly in the deep South and Appalachia — between 1983 and 1999 died sooner than women in other regions of the nation, according to a study released Tuesday.
Pockets of poor health Science News
Comment by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale
 

House Challenges Administration on Medicaid Rules

By JIM ABRAMS AP WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to block the Bush administration from cutting federal spending on Medicaid health care for the poor by $13 billion over the next five years.
Lawmakers on both sides vote to block Medicaid cuts Detroit Free Press
House blocks cuts in Medicaid Seattle Times
 

Judge orders Philippines company to pay $100M for fraud

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Philippines company to pay back $100 million it swindled from the US military’s health insurance program.
Philippines firm ordered to repay $100M in health fraud USA Today
Doc, US vet in NBI watch list in US military health insurance scam ABS CBN News
 

Disordered Eating Is Widespread Among US Women
Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of young American women report disordered eating behaviors, and 10 percent report symptoms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder, …
Disordered eating rampant among women Los Angeles Times
Eating Disorders Plague 75% of American Women MedHeadlines

Smokers Have A 41 Percent Higher Risk Of Suffering Depression

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2008) – The risk of suffering depression increases 41% in smokers, in comparison with non-smokers. This was the conclusion of a study undertaken with 8556 participants by scientists of the University of Navarra, in collaboration …
Smokers ‘more likely to be depressed’
Study: Smoking increases depression risk United Press International

Iflove Health News Summary This Week: Stand like a boy, sleep like a girl

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