AP - The nation's first round of swine flu shots could begin sooner than expected, with some vaccine available as early as the first week of October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday.
Dangerous staph germs found at West Coast beaches
AP - Dangerous staph bacteria have been found in sand and water for the first time at five public beaches along the coast of Washington, and scientists think the state is not the only one with this problem.
Flu season comes early; most are swine variety
G-7, Mexico: risk groups to get 1st swine flu meds
AP - Pregnant women, health workers and people with risky health conditions will be the first to receive swine flu vaccinations, according to an agreement reached Friday by the world's seven largest economies and Mexico.
Health negotiators look at malpractice changes
AP - Following President Barack Obama's offer of compromise on an issue that has long divided Washington, congressional health care negotiators are considering proposals to foster alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits.
Survey: Dioxin levels high in Vietnam near US base
AP - New environmental tests confirm extremely high levels of dioxin, the toxic ingredient of Agent Orange, in people, fish and soil near a former U.S. air base where American troops stored the herbicide during the Vietnam War.
Curbing Obesity Epidemic Key to Health Care Reform: Experts
HealthDay - FRIDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A diverse alliance of payer,
provider and consumer organizations, girded by two former U.S. Surgeons
General, on Wednesday urged policymakers to address the nation's obesity
epidemic as part of federal health care reform legislation.
Dutch clear man of daughter's genital mutilation
AP - A court has cleared a man on a charge of mutilating his young daughter's genitals in the Netherlands' first trial linked to an alleged female circumcision ceremony.Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 11, 2009
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy
of ClinicalConnection.com:Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of global death
rates, researchers have found that 97 percent of deaths among children and
young adults aged 10 to 24 occur in poor and middle-income countries.Alzheimer's Gene Affects Brains of Young Adults
HealthDay - FRIDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variant linked to a
higher risk of Alzheimer's disease seems to affect the brain when people
are young, much earlier than previously thought, new research
suggests.Cancer Drug Shrinks Benign Tumors That Steal Hearing
HealthDay - FRIDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Last year, Edith Garrett
could no longer hear her mother's voice or the sound of a dog barking. She
was 22.Gum disease linked to head and neck cancer
Reuters - The health hazards associated with chronic periodontitis (gum disease) extend way beyond the mouth. For years people have been warned that persistent periodontitis can cause heart disease. Now a new study suggests that gum disease may also be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck.U.S. campers developed drug-resistant flu: report
Reuters - Two girls given antiviral drugs in an effort to protect children at a summer camp from the new pandemic swine flu developed resistant virus, U.S. health officials reported on Thursday.India patent rejections welcomed by HIV/AIDS groups
Discovery May Pave Way to Better Diabetes Care
HealthDay - FRIDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A newly discovered gene
could give researchers new insight into type 2 diabetes, potentially
leading to better treatment for the increasingly common disease.Get Ready for Ragweed
HealthDay - SATURDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Ragweed, the bane of many
allergy sufferers, will soon be in bloom.US to unleash "Wild Things" to fight childhood obesity