Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Health Canada updates the IT'S YOUR HEALTH article on formaldehyde
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 10 hours ago For example, in 2002-2003, Health Canada measured levels of formaldehyde in the air inside a number of homes in Prince Edward Island and in Ottawa.

Mental health workers told to 'get real' over pay bid
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 8 hours ago Mental health workers need to "get real" and accept the 20 per cent pay rise on offer, says a spokesman for the health boards. Tairawhiti

Report: Better health, fitness policies needed
Kentucky.com, KY - 41 minutes ago 25.3 percent -- is the sixth-highest in the United States, tying with Texas and Michigan, according to the report released by Trust for America's Health.

World health leaders tackle hospital errors
Reuters - 14 hours ago By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global initiative to stop hospital errors will focus on

Senator hears pleas for health care aid
Appleton Post Crescent, WI - 27 minutes ago KAUKAUNA US Sen. Herb Kohl s pitch for a small business health care program Tuesday was met with calls for a complete overhaul of the health care system.

Exercise, eating right and maintaining weight benefit oral health
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 10 hours ago Heart healthy habits are good for oral health, too, according to a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Periodontology, the official

Chinese Health Scares Raise Questions About Food Supply
Voice of America - 14 hours ago Hong Kong health officials are in Beijing to investigate the safety of China's food exports to the territory following a series of recent health scares.

Healthy Lifestyle campaign to focus on workplace health promotion
Channel News Asia, Singapore - 1 hour ago By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia. Only 45 percent of the companies in Singapore have workplace health activities; but some go the extra mile to promote health.

Health boards in healthier financial state
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 8 hours ago District health boards (DHBs) are in a healthier financial condition with deficit levels better than expected by more than $73 million - mainly due to delays

New Resources Available for Women and Health Care Providers on
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 38 minutes ago Web Chat with Renowned Sexual Health Expert Scheduled for August 31st WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Although sexuality has

Private health tests 'can do more harm than good'
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 9 hours ago Bupa Wellness, the leading provider of "health assessments" in Britain, agreed that everyone who had screening, whether a home kit or a full health assessment

30-year study pays off for women's health
MSNBC - 10 hours ago BOSTON, Mass. - For 20 years, Helena Bauk has been reporting her health and habits -- one of 120,000 participants in the 30-year-long Nurse's Health Study.

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Highlights News Coverage of
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 3 hours ago In other Medicaid news, the state Department of Community Health on Friday awarded contracts for Medicaid's disease management program to APS Health and United

Changes in Stark County mental health system will be for the best
Canton Repository (subscription), OH - 1 hour ago On behalf of the Stark County Community Mental Health Board, I wish to express appreciation to the many individuals and organizations that have offered support


^Theory blames microbes for bowel syndrome<
Kentucky.com, KY - Jul 21, 2005 About 15 percent of people suffer from the intestinal disorder known as IBS, also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or

5K walk/run planned to raise awareness about Crohn's
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Aug 14, 2005 But the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America has had good response in other places to runs and walks, so members are They told me it was a spastic colon.".


Cannabis drugs might relieve bowel disease
MSNBC - Aug 12, 2005 NEW YORK - Derivatives of the active compound in cannabis cannabinoids may have the potential for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn s

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Respond To Cannabis-Derived Drugs
MedPage Today, NJ - Aug 16, 2005 have found a cellular rationale for the use of cannabis-derived drugs, possibly even smoked marijuana, as an adjunct in treating inflammatory bowel disease.

Uni team claims breakthrough in arthritis treatment
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia - Aug 22, 2005 Dr Morand said MIF was a part of the immune system that malfunctioned in the case of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases like asthma, bowel disease and

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 in the overall QOL score from baseline values at 4 weeks of treatment measured via the IBS 36 questionnaire in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, relative

Hospital trials bowel disease drug
ABC Online, Australia - Aug 10, 2005 Bond University Professor Lawrie Howes is monitoring the effects of a new drug designed to manage debilitating and potentially series inflammatory bowel disease

Worry at bowel cancer test delay
BBC News, UK - Aug 8, 2005 An AM has accused the Welsh Assembly Government of lagging behind England in introducing bowel cancer screening. Conservative AM

Breastfeeding and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: results of a
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription), CA - Aug 8, 2005 the meta-analysis recently published in the Journal by Klement et al (1). A protective effect of breastfeeding on the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD

Cannabis-based drugs might relieve bowel disease
Reuters - Aug 12, 2005 YORK (Reuters Health) - Derivatives of the active compound in cannabis -- cannabinoids -- may have the potential for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like

Protein 'Crossroads' Offers Bowel Cancer Hint
eMaxHealth.com, NC - Aug 18, 2005 Scientists have found that a previously unknown link between two molecular pathways might be important in bowel cancer development, a study published in Nature

Aspirin 'cuts bowel cancer risk'
BBC News, UK - 7 hours ago Taking aspirin regularly for over 10 years does reduce the risk of bowel cancer, a study which looked at 82,911 women over a 20-year period suggests.

Cannabinoids Show Promise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Medscape (subscription) - Aug 12, 2005 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 12 - Cannabis-based drugs may have therapeutic potential in inflammatory bowel disease, UK researchers report in the August issue

Gallagher slams Doherty at festival
Ireland Online, Ireland - 17 hours ago Gallagher fell out with Doherty last month after Babyshambles failed to show up to support Oasis at the Southampton Rose Bowel in England.

Breastfeeding and risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription), CA - Aug 8, 2005 The recently published study by Baron et al (1) certainly sheds new light on the association between breastfeeding and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Causes & Cure
Gorkhapatra, Nepal - Aug 18, 2005 If you have to run to the rest room immediately after a meal or see mucus in the stool, then you are most likely to be suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

IBS - Hundreds of identified genes involved in the pathophysiology
Medical News Today (press release), UK - Aug 22, 2005 from the German Genome Research Network have analysed the expression of thousands of genes from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis

'Rationed' bowel cancer drug fear
BBC News, UK - Aug 9, 2005 Bowel cancer patients in England and Wales may miss out on a drug readily available in Scotland, a charity fears. Colon Cancer Concern

Progenics Reports Additional Positive Results from
Genetic Engineering News, NY - Aug 22, 2005 Final data analysis of the MNTX 301 study showed significant improvements in measures of constipation distress, bowel movement difficulty and consistency, and

'Life-saving' drug available to Scots bowel cancer patients
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Aug 8, 2005 BOWEL cancer patients in Scotland are to receive a potentially life-saving drug that cannot yet be used in England and Wales, it was announced yesterday.

AM's bowel cancer 'lag' concern
BBC News, UK - Aug 8, 2005 A mid Wales AM has accused the Welsh Assembly Government of lagging behind England in introducing bowel cancer screening. Conservative

Cannabinoids drug for inflammatory bowel
MedIndia, India - Aug 14, 2005 the University of Bath, UK has found that Cannabinoids derived from Cannabis has found to be effective in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases like


5K walk/run planned to raise awareness about Crohn's
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Aug 14, 2005 But the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America has had good response in other places to runs and walks, so members are They told me it was a spastic colon.".

^Theory blames microbes for bowel syndrome<
Kentucky.com, KY - Jul 21, 2005 About 15 percent of people suffer from the intestinal disorder known as IBS, also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or


Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 Background IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a disorder of motility of the entire GI tract that produces cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and/or

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 In general, a physician cannot see or feel the presence of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, so upper abdominal pain may suggest the diagnosis.

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Earlier
Ivanhoe - Aug 22, 2005 as 12 months before they were diagnosed. Nine months before diagnosis, the women were more likely to complain of abdominal pain.

PGI doctor wins competition at Delhi
Chandigarh Newsline, India - 7 hours ago In chronic pancreatitis, patient has repeated episodes of abdominal pain and can develop diabetes or malabsorption of fat. Chronic

Winning the battle
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS - 23 hours ago Some of the potential signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer are fatigue, abnormal or post-menopausal bleeding, pelvic and/or abdominal pain or discomfort

Childhood pain 'often untreated'
The Age (subscription), Australia - Aug 21, 2005 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, said such illnesses often caused bad headaches, muscle aches and pains, chest pains, abdominal pain and ear ache.

Here for a Reason Second chance at health drives friendly
The Free Lance-Star, VA - Aug 21, 2005 The excess attacks the liver or brain, causing problems ranging from hepatitis to tremors, form abdominal pain to suicidal tendencies.

Obese Patients with Abdominal Pain Presenting to the Emergency
AEM (subscription) - Aug 3, 2005 Objectives: The authors describe the evaluation of obese and nonobese adult patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department (ED).

Diarrhea downs 50 villagers
Sun Star, Philippines - 11 hours ago victim has frequent and watery or loose bowel movements. It is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, and often nausea and vomiting.

Across the nation
Detroit Free Press, United States - 20 hours ago their disease was diagnosed. And 7% had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier.

Ovarian Cancer Does Have Warning Signs
WNEP-TV, PA - Aug 22, 2005 Dr. Beth Karlan, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, "They came in complaining of abdominal pain or bloating or gastrointestinal problems.

Miracle baby survives abdominal pregnancy
Macleans, Canada - 21 hours ago ultrasounds failed to reveal the baby was developing outside the uterus, despite the fact Tharby was in and out of hospital with severe abdominal pain from the

Medical Mystery Abdominal Pain
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription), MA - Aug 3, 2005 A 40-year-old, previously healthy man presented with a four-day history of pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, accompanied by fatigue, fever

health briefs: Flu shots expected at Jupiter in October
Jupiter Courier (subscription), FL - 1 hour ago Symptoms under "female abdomen" include constipation, heartburn and indigestion and nausea and vomiting with abdominal pain or headache.

NEW SERIES: The Art of Medicine
AustralianDoctor.com (subscription), Australia - 3 hours ago Since a teenager she has needed to open her bowels several times a day, and often gets colicky lower abdominal pain, relieved by defecation.


Pain, swelling may signify ovarian cancer
Xinhua, China - 20 hours ago diagnosed. Seven percent had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier. Abdominal

Childhood pain 'often untreated'
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription), Australia - Aug 21, 2005 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, said such illnesses often caused bad headaches, muscle aches and pains, chest pains, abdominal pain and ear ache.

PGI doctor wins competition at Delhi
Chandigarh Newsline, India - 6 hours ago In chronic pancreatitis, patient has repeated episodes of abdominal pain and can develop diabetes or malabsorption of fat. Chronic

A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - 7 hours ago that access the fetal hepatic vein through the innervated fetal abdominal wall but Increased cerebral blood flow is not necessarily indicative of pain, as this

Here for a Reason Second chance at health drives friendly
The Free Lance-Star, VA - Aug 21, 2005 The excess attacks the liver or brain, causing problems ranging from hepatitis to tremors, form abdominal pain to suicidal tendencies.

Ovarian Cancer Does Have Warning Signs
WNEP-TV, PA - Aug 22, 2005 Dr. Beth Karlan, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, "They came in complaining of abdominal pain or bloating or gastrointestinal problems.

Medical Mystery Abdominal Pain
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription), MA - Aug 3, 2005 A 40-year-old, previously healthy man presented with a four-day history of pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, accompanied by fatigue, fever

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 In general, a physician cannot see or feel the presence of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, so upper abdominal pain may suggest the diagnosis.

NEW SERIES: The Art of Medicine
AustralianDoctor.com (subscription), Australia - 2 hours ago Since a teenager she has needed to open her bowels several times a day, and often gets colicky lower abdominal pain, relieved by defecation.

Positive Test Results for Acute Hepatitis A Virus Infection Among
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - 7 hours ago An acute illness with discrete onset of symptoms (eg, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, and vomiting) and jaundice or elevated

Secrets Of Successful Pathogen Revealed, Salmonella
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 4 hours ago Symptoms of salmonellosis (food poisoning caused by Salmonella) are fever, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

health briefs: Flu shots expected at Jupiter in October
Jupiter Courier (subscription), FL - 21 minutes ago Symptoms under "female abdomen" include constipation, heartburn and indigestion and nausea and vomiting with abdominal pain or headache.

Obese Patients with Abdominal Pain Presenting to the Emergency
AEM (subscription) - Aug 3, 2005 Objectives: The authors describe the evaluation of obese and nonobese adult patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department (ED).

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Earlier
Ivanhoe - 23 hours ago as 12 months before they were diagnosed. Nine months before diagnosis, the women were more likely to complain of abdominal pain.

Diarrhea downs 50 villagers
Sun Star, Philippines - 10 hours ago victim has frequent and watery or loose bowel movements. It is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, and often nausea and vomiting.


Health Canada updates the IT'S YOUR HEALTH article on formaldehyde
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 3 hours ago For example, in 2002-2003, Health Canada measured levels of formaldehyde in the air inside a number of homes in Prince Edward Island and in Ottawa.

Africa's health ministers shrug off WHO fears
Cape Times (subscription), South Africa - 37 minutes ago Health Ministers from Africa gathering in Maputo to discuss their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) say they are resolute and optimistic despite World Health

30-year study pays off for women's health
MSNBC - 3 hours ago BOSTON, Mass. - For 20 years, Helena Bauk has been reporting her health and habits -- one of 120,000 participants in the 30-year-long Nurse's Health Study.

Clark County Health Emergency Begins Its 2nd Year
KLAS-TV, NV - 1 hour ago Clark County is now beginning its second year of a health care emergency. County leaders declared it last July in response to the

Health boards in healthier financial state
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 1 hour ago District health boards (DHBs) are in a healthier financial condition with deficit levels better than expected by more than $73 million - mainly due to delays

Intel unveils prototypes for doctors, health care
ZDNet - 2 hours ago As part of its effort to become a major player in health care, Intel is working with traditional medical equipment companies like General Electric to craft

Chinese Health Scares Raise Questions About Food Supply
Voice of America - 7 hours ago Hong Kong health officials are in Beijing to investigate the safety of China's food exports to the territory following a series of recent health scares.

Labour finds $13m for children's health checks
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 7 hours ago By Kevin Taylor. Labour has promised more money for free health checks for pre-school children - including testing for hearing problems in newborn babies.

Mental health workers' strike action to continue
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 9 hours ago Pay negotiations between mental health workers and district health boards failed yesterday, and further strikes will be going ahead, the workers' union says.

For Ranchi, health is wealth as fitness hubs flourish
Calcutta Telegraph, India - 5 hours ago With people becoming more health conscious the number of fitness freaks in the state has increased. Today, more and more people


Children's health in southern Italy is in crisis
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 7 hours ago And the high poverty rate in the south, they argue, is one of the reasons why the health and social and educational wellbeing of children in the south is worse

Chinese Health Scares Raise Questions About Food Supply
Voice of America - 6 hours ago Hong Kong health officials are in Beijing to investigate the safety of China's food exports to the territory following a series of recent health scares.

Health Minister survives no-confidence motions
ABC Regional Online, Australia - 13 hours ago Tasmania's Minister for Health, David Llewellyn, has survived no-confidence motions by the Opposition parties after the Government used its numbers to defeat

Clark County Health Emergency Begins Its 2nd Year
KLAS-TV, NV - 45 minutes ago Clark County is now beginning its second year of a health care emergency. County leaders declared it last July in response to the

Doctor sues Carrington Health Center
In-Forum (subscription), ND - 29 minutes ago A doctor is suing the Carrington Health Center, saying false allegations of sexual misconduct cost him a job with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo.

Private health tests 'can do more harm than good'
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 1 hour ago Bupa Wellness, the leading provider of "health assessments" in Britain, agreed that everyone who had screening, whether a home kit or a full health assessment

Intel unveils prototypes for doctors, health care
ZDNet - 1 hour ago As part of its effort to become a major player in health care, Intel is working with traditional medical equipment companies like General Electric to craft


Enhancing innate immunity improves Crohn's disease symptoms
Xagena.it, Italy - Aug 21, 2005 United States. A typical Crohn's disease patient deals with diarrhea, abdominal pain and intra-abdominal infections. Frequently, scar

PGI doctor wins competition at Delhi
Chandigarh Newsline, India - 3 hours ago In chronic pancreatitis, patient has repeated episodes of abdominal pain and can develop diabetes or malabsorption of fat. Chronic

A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - 4 hours ago that access the fetal hepatic vein through the innervated fetal abdominal wall but Increased cerebral blood flow is not necessarily indicative of pain, as this

Obese Patients with Abdominal Pain Presenting to the Emergency
AEM (subscription) - Aug 3, 2005 Objectives: The authors describe the evaluation of obese and nonobese adult patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department (ED).

The Price of Binge Drinking
Jamaica Observer, Jamaica - 21 hours ago Rapid rise in alcohol levels can lead to acute gastritis with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If the levels are even more toxic

Pain, swelling may signify ovarian cancer
Xinhua, China - 17 hours ago diagnosed. Seven percent had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier. Abdominal

Across the nation
Detroit Free Press, United States - 16 hours ago their disease was diagnosed. And 7% had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier.

Miracle baby survives abdominal pregnancy
Macleans, Canada - 17 hours ago ultrasounds failed to reveal the baby was developing outside the uterus, despite the fact Tharby was in and out of hospital with severe abdominal pain from the

Ovarian Cancer Does Have Warning Signs
WNEP-TV, PA - Aug 22, 2005 Dr. Beth Karlan, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, "They came in complaining of abdominal pain or bloating or gastrointestinal problems.

Here for a Reason Second chance at health drives friendly
The Free Lance-Star, VA - Aug 21, 2005 The excess attacks the liver or brain, causing problems ranging from hepatitis to tremors, form abdominal pain to suicidal tendencies.

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 In general, a physician cannot see or feel the presence of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, so upper abdominal pain may suggest the diagnosis.

Secrets Of Successful Pathogen Revealed, Salmonella
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 1 hour ago Symptoms of salmonellosis (food poisoning caused by Salmonella) are fever, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

Abdominal pain and cervical cancer
Irish Health, Ireland - Aug 22, 2005 Abdominal pain and swelling can be early symptoms of ovarian cancer, but they are often attributed to other causes, potentially delaying an earlier diagnosis

Positive Test Results for Acute Hepatitis A Virus Infection Among
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - 4 hours ago An acute illness with discrete onset of symptoms (eg, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, and vomiting) and jaundice or elevated

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 Background IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a disorder of motility of the entire GI tract that produces cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and/or

Medical Mystery Abdominal Pain
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription), MA - Aug 3, 2005 A 40-year-old, previously healthy man presented with a four-day history of pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, accompanied by fatigue, fever

Cry for help turns futile, fatal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI - 21 hours ago before treatment was to begin, according to Rawski, a stressed, panicked Van Lare climbed out of bed repeatedly during the night with abdominal pain and a

Childhood pain 'often untreated'
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription), Australia - Aug 21, 2005 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, said such illnesses often caused bad headaches, muscle aches and pains, chest pains, abdominal pain and ear ache.


Chinese Health Scares Raise Questions About Food Supply
Voice of America - 4 hours ago Hong Kong health officials are in Beijing to investigate the safety of China's food exports to the territory following a series of recent health scares.

30-year study pays off for women's health
MSNBC - 49 minutes ago BOSTON, Mass. - For 20 years, Helena Bauk has been reporting her health and habits -- one of 120,000 participants in the 30-year-long Nurse's Health Study.

Health Minister survives no-confidence motions
ABC Regional Online, Australia - 11 hours ago Tasmania's Minister for Health, David Llewellyn, has survived no-confidence motions by the Opposition parties after the Government used its numbers to defeat


Judge approves Group Health takeover of KPS Health Plans
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 12 hours ago OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A $25 million takeover of financially fragile KPS Health Plans of Bremerton by Group Health Cooperative has been approved by a Thurston

More Abortions Than Births in Russia Health Official
MOSNEWS, Russia - 12 hours ago The increase in poverty and the decline in the quality of health care since the fall of communism have left about six million women and 4 million men seven


Nashville jail drops health provider after inmate death
WVLT, TN - 25 minutes ago Prison Health Services, the largest US provider of health care to inmates, has been criticized for failing to give inmates enough medical attention.

Animals Now Have Comprehensive Health Care as First Veterinary
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 2 hours ago LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental health care isn't just for humans anymore. Mental Health and Well-being in Animals, published

Iran's Police, Health Ministry against Cholera
IranMania News, Iran - 8 hours ago LONDON, August 23 (IranMania) - Commander of Tehran?s Police said his forces have started to cooperate with the Health Ministry to prevent the spread of the

Health Minister survives no-confidence motions
ABC Regional Online, Australia - 9 hours ago Tasmania's Minister for Health, David Llewellyn, has survived no-confidence motions by the Opposition parties after the Government used its numbers to defeat

Queensland Health pulls sponsorship deal
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 3 hours ago Queensland Health has pulled its controversial A$1 million sponsorship deal with the Brisbane Broncos rugby league club after coming under fire at the Dr Death

Mental health workers' strike action to continue
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 4 hours ago Pay negotiations between mental health workers and district health boards failed yesterday, and further strikes will be going ahead, the workers' union says.

For Ranchi, health is wealth as fitness hubs flourish
Calcutta Telegraph, India - 30 minutes ago With people becoming more health conscious the number of fitness freaks in the state has increased. Today, more and more people

Retirees cashed up, but unwise on health
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia - 4 hours ago AUSTRALIANS are investing for retirement but not for their health and wellbeing, new research reveals. The Jean Hailes Foundation

Children's health in southern Italy is in crisis
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 3 hours ago And the high poverty rate in the south, they argue, is one of the reasons why the health and social and educational wellbeing of children in the south is worse

Health service reveals extent of bed blocking problem
Ireland Online, Ireland - 5 hours ago The Health Service Executive (HSE) said 420 patients had finished the acute phase of their treatment but were awaiting supports to leave the hospitals.

Chinese Health Scares Raise Questions About Food Supply
Voice of America - 2 hours ago Hong Kong health officials are in Beijing to investigate the safety of China's food exports to the territory following a series of recent health scares.

Health Calendar
DetNews.com, MI - 17 hours ago 1 pm Free. Beaumont Health Center, 4949 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak. (800) 633-7377. Northpointe Health Center, 1949 12 Mile, Berkley. (248) 582-0100.

Judge approves Group Health takeover of KPS Health Plans
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 11 hours ago OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A $25 million takeover of financially fragile KPS Health Plans of Bremerton by Group Health Cooperative has been approved by a Thurston

The Full Cost of Health Care Lobbying
TPMCafe, NY - 23 minutes ago Robert Pear reported a breathtaking figure: The health care industry spent $325 million last year alone in their efforts to influence Congress and the

Labour finds $13m for children's health checks
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 2 hours ago By Kevin Taylor. Labour has promised more money for free health checks for pre-school children - including testing for hearing problems in newborn babies.


Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 In general, a physician cannot see or feel the presence of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, so upper abdominal pain may suggest the diagnosis.

Across the nation
Detroit Free Press, United States - 12 hours ago their disease was diagnosed. And 7% had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier.

Miracle baby survives abdominal pregnancy
Macleans, Canada - 13 hours ago ultrasounds failed to reveal the baby was developing outside the uterus, despite the fact Tharby was in and out of hospital with severe abdominal pain from the

Obese Patients with Abdominal Pain Presenting to the Emergency
AEM (subscription) - Aug 3, 2005 Objectives: The authors describe the evaluation of obese and nonobese adult patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department (ED).

Cry for help turns futile, fatal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI - 17 hours ago before treatment was to begin, according to Rawski, a stressed, panicked Van Lare climbed out of bed repeatedly during the night with abdominal pain and a

Research Shows There Are Symptoms For Ovarian Cancer
KOMO, WA - 21 hours ago As that statistic stands, 13,000 women die from ovarian cancer every year. But here are some symptoms to look out for: bloating, abdominal pain and swelling.


The Price of Binge Drinking
Jamaica Observer, Jamaica - 16 hours ago Rapid rise in alcohol levels can lead to acute gastritis with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If the levels are even more toxic

Roundup: Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer; Stem Cells; Vioxx-Like
NBC 10.com, PA - 19 hours ago Those symptoms include abdominal pain or bloating. Those complaints don't necessarily mean cancer, but only a quarter of the women

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 In general, a physician cannot see or feel the presence of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, so upper abdominal pain may suggest the diagnosis.

Childhood pain 'often untreated'
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription), Australia - Aug 21, 2005 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, said such illnesses often caused bad headaches, muscle aches and pains, chest pains, abdominal pain and ear ache.

Abdominal pain and cervical cancer
Irish Health, Ireland - Aug 22, 2005 Abdominal pain and swelling can be early symptoms of ovarian cancer, but they are often attributed to other causes, potentially delaying an earlier diagnosis

Obese Patients with Abdominal Pain Presenting to the Emergency
AEM (subscription) - Aug 3, 2005 Objectives: The authors describe the evaluation of obese and nonobese adult patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department (ED).

Pain, swelling may signify ovarian cancer
Xinhua, China - 12 hours ago diagnosed. Seven percent had complained about abdominal pain, bloating or other disease signs 10 to 12 months earlier. Abdominal

Miracle baby survives abdominal pregnancy
Macleans, Canada - 12 hours ago ultrasounds failed to reveal the baby was developing outside the uterus, despite the fact Tharby was in and out of hospital with severe abdominal pain from the

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 Background IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a disorder of motility of the entire GI tract that produces cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and/or

Treatment Of Psoriatic Arthritis - Humira (Adalimumab) Approved
Medical News Today (press release), UK - Aug 21, 2005 include headache, dizziness, respiratory tract and urinary tract infection, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat, herpes simplex, abdominal pain, rash, pruritis and

Winning the battle
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS - 14 hours ago Some of the potential signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer are fatigue, abnormal or post-menopausal bleeding, pelvic and/or abdominal pain or discomfort


Light smokes still sold: health groups
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription), Australia - 13 hours ago The Cancer Council and Action on Smoking (ASH) are calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to take immediate action against

Health service reveals extent of bed blocking problem
Ireland Online, Ireland - 2 hours ago The Health Service Executive (HSE) said 420 patients had finished the acute phase of their treatment but were awaiting supports to leave the hospitals.

Niners mourn Herrion death; is health an issue?
Record-Searchlight (subscription), CA - 9 hours ago Detroit Lions guard Damien Woody is among the players who aren t worried about the health risks of playing the offensive line.

WHO report warns on health targets
Financial Times, UK - 16 hours ago The world must increase investment in developing countries' health systems or it will fail to meet international goals to reduce Aids, malaria and child and

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Highlights News Coverage of
Kaiser network.org, DC - 24 minutes ago In other Medicaid news, the state Department of Community Health on Friday awarded contracts for Medicaid's disease management program to APS Health and United

Free hearing and health checks for children announced
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 1 hour ago Babies will get free hearing tests and children will get free health checks before they start school under new programmes announced yesterday.

Health Minister survives no-confidence motions
ABC Regional Online, Australia - 6 hours ago Tasmania's Minister for Health, David Llewellyn, has survived no-confidence motions by the Opposition parties after the Government used its numbers to defeat

DHBs in better health than expected
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand - 1 hour ago District health boards have delivered a better than expected deficit. The combined results for the financial year to the end of June 2005 show that DHBs?

More Abortions Than Births in Russia Health Official
MOSNEWS, Russia - 8 hours ago The increase in poverty and the decline in the quality of health care since the fall of communism have left about six million women and 4 million men seven

Mental health workers' strike action to continue
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 1 hour ago Pay negotiations between mental health workers and district health boards failed yesterday, and further strikes will be going ahead, the workers' union says.

Billions of Dollars at Stake: Health Savings Accounts Provide Huge
Yahoo News (press release) - 2 hours ago Over the next five years, financial services and healthcare companies will compete for billions of dollars in revenue from consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs

Specialist slams health system treatment
Ninemsn, Australia - 11 hours ago Queensland politicians must stop using health as a political football, the Morris inquiry has been told. Brisbane's Prince Charles

Children's health in southern Italy is in crisis
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 50 minutes ago And the high poverty rate in the south, they argue, is one of the reasons why the health and social and educational wellbeing of children in the south is worse


Quake shakes Rome and coast areas
ANSA, Italy - 19 hours ago "I felt my stomach churning and then when I noticed that "I was out with my three dogs and they got really nervous, yelping and yanking at their leashes and I

Implantable stomach devices may fight obesity
Naples Daily News (subscription), FL - 13 hours ago The company says the device stimulates the same part of the nervous system that that uses electrical charges to inhibit the main nerve leading to the stomach.

Freshman ready for a fantastic year
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI - 9 hours ago But he admitted he was nervous about another class. He eats a light lunch. His stomach doesn't feel too well, he says. It's probably nerves, he decides.

Indian researchers develop ANSiscope to treat Diabetes Neuropathy
NewKerala.com, India - Aug 21, 2005 Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is a part of the central nervous system that controls the organs of the body, such as the heart, stomach and intestines and many

Learn how to deal with stress
Calcutta Telegraph, India - Aug 21, 2005 It can also be done on an empty stomach. It induces a feeling of introversion and the sound vibrations have a very soothing effect on the nervous system and

I'm innocent, says Aussie teen
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 17 hours ago but repeated his lawyer's account of events that he had become nervous and tried I can't breathe properly and I've got something strapped around my stomach.".

Lost and Found
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Aug 21, 2005 Something that, she admits with a nervous laugh, helped her withstand the rigours of she had to wear an uncomfortable but convincing prosthetic stomach for her

Bracelets inspire hope for local woman
Doylestown Patriot, PA - 18 hours ago known to primarily cause dysfunction of the autonomic and sensory nervous systems, secondary or aspirating) fluid into the lungs rather than the stomach due to

Angel faces 'Mafia boss who ordered his killing'
Times Online, UK - 20 hours ago I saw flames going from the barrel of the gun and heading towards my stomach area, he told the jury. I am not nervous.

Springer: Race Like A Turtle
AMAFlatTrack.com, OH - Aug 19, 2005 On race day he could become overcome with a nervous stomach which produced nausea and would be found behind the race van puking his guts out.

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 between the central nervous system and the nervous system of Loperamide side effects include: Stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, dry mouth

Deschamps demands much of Monaco
uefa.com, Switzerland - 8 hours ago At the end of a match there is nervous tension. We're not players any more. Monaco's torrid start to the season has not been easy to stomach.

Primed for the exams
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 17 hours ago headaches, stomach problems and an increase in blood pressure. The B vitamins, particularly vitamin B6, give excellent support to the nervous system.


Sambo outlines priority actions to address health
AngolaPress, Angola - 2 hours ago Maputo, Mozambique, 08/23 - World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Luis Gomes Sambo Monday outlined five priority actions including the

Security staff work in mental health
The Daily Post, New Zealand - 2 hours ago Mental health workers say Armourguard security officers have been brought in to cover for a shortage of trained staff at Rotorua's inpatient unit.

Niners mourn Herrion death; is health an issue?
Record-Searchlight (subscription), CA - 7 hours ago Detroit Lions guard Damien Woody is among the players who aren t worried about the health risks of playing the offensive line.


WHO report warns on health targets
Financial Times, UK - 13 hours ago The world must increase investment in developing countries' health systems or it will fail to meet international goals to reduce Aids, malaria and child and

Funding isn't the issue on health care
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - 16 hours ago Across the developed world, health care spending is rising and will continue to increase as populations age. As each country feels

Keenan Adopts PSIMedica Health & Productivity Analytics Technology
Business Wire (press release), CA - 3 hours ago 23, 2005--Keenan, the largest privately held brokerage firm in California, and PSIMedica, a leading provider of health and productivity analytic software

Health board legal action called off
TVNZ, New Zealand - 14 hours ago Threatened legal action by the Public Service Association against the Waitemata District Health Board has been called off after the board apologised.

Heart healthy care benefits oral health
Science Daily (press release) - 14 hours ago 22 (UPI) -- Case Werstern Reserve University researchers in Cleveland say "heart healthy habits" are also good for maintaining one's oral health.

Specialist slams health system treatment
Ninemsn, Australia - 8 hours ago Queensland politicians must stop using health as a political football, the Morris inquiry has been told. Brisbane's Prince Charles

Health Funders Partnership of Orange County Receives $150,000
PNN, VA - 1 hour ago The Health Funders Partnership of Orange County (CA) has announced the receipt of a challenge grant from the St. Joseph Health System

More Abortions Than Births in Russia Health Official
MOSNEWS, Russia - 5 hours ago The increase in poverty and the decline in the quality of health care since the fall of communism have left about six million women and 4 million men seven

New EU health rules for fish farms
EUPolitix.com, Belgium - 51 minutes ago The proposals also hope to secure a flexible approach in dealing with the health of farmed aquaculture products, with more powers to deal with problems at

Iran's Police, Health Ministry against Cholera
IranMania News, Iran - 2 hours ago LONDON, August 23 (IranMania) - Commander of Tehran?s Police said his forces have started to cooperate with the Health Ministry to prevent the spread of the


5K walk/run planned to raise awareness about Crohn's
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Aug 14, 2005 But the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America has had good response in other places to runs and walks, so members are They told me it was a spastic colon.".

^Theory blames microbes for bowel syndrome<
Kentucky.com, KY - Jul 21, 2005 About 15 percent of people suffer from the intestinal disorder known as IBS, also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or


Mouse model of Rett Syndrome displays reduced cortical activity
EurekAlert, DC - 40 minutes ago Early Edition that spontaneous neuronal activity is reduced in the cortex of a knockout mouse model for the childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, Rett Syndrome

Fat around waist a warning sign of heart and artery disease
The Financial Express, Bangladesh - Aug 21, 2005 A large waist is often associated with metabolic syndrome - a combination of conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and raised levels of

One Syndrome is putting American Women at risk for major health
I-Newswire.com (press release) - Aug 22, 2005 Up to 10% of women and girls worldwide have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a complex hormonal disorder for which there is no cure.

Good Morning, Vietnam
Tech Central Station, DC - 9 hours ago American foreign policy still suffers from what some have called the "Vietnam Syndrome." First, US "public opinion" can be myopic, especially if an

Swiss Medica Reports Strong Initial Sales Of New O24 Fibromyalgia
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 22, 2005 the publisher of the largest Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome web site, Immune Support.com introduced Swiss Medica's O24 Fibromyalgia product on

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - 23 hours ago the overall QOL score from baseline values at 4 weeks of treatment measured via the IBS 36 questionnaire in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, relative to

Poland Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 Poland syndrome consists of a deficiency of subcutaneous fat and muscles on one side of the body. It may include underdevelopment

Rett syndrome ride organizer thrilled with turnout
Sunbury Daily Item, PA - Aug 22, 2005 them to rumbling, snarling life, and with thumbs up, two-by-two, they roared out of the parking lot for the start of the Second Annual Rett Syndrome Road Rally

Edwardsville mom tells heartbreaking story
Citizens Voice, PA - Aug 22, 2005 By Denise Allabaugh, Staff Writer. He was born July 6 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means the left side of his heart doesn't work.

The Spoiled Brat Syndrome and Mr. Terrell Owens
BlackAthlete.net - Aug 19, 2005 by Gary Norris Gray, Norris19@yahoo.com. EL CERRITO, CA---Terrell Owens is at it again. Owens and the Philadelphia Eagles have been feuding all summer.


Constipated America: In drastic need of an enema
The Conservative Voice - Aug 20, 2005 through State controlled media like Pravda to keep the mental colon in constant disuse Many on the left are developing "Irritable bowel syndrome" of the mind, a

Health benefits of probiotics
Consumer Reports (subscription) - Aug 9, 2005 Other studies involving nearly 200 patients with irritable bowel syndrome suggest that taking in the large intestine and thus help protect against colon cancer

^Theory blames microbes for bowel syndrome<
Kentucky.com, KY - Jul 21, 2005 of people suffer from the intestinal disorder known as IBS, also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or irritable colon.

'Maybe someday I will sleep'
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA - Aug 15, 2005 "He had a tumor that blocked the colon. I realized at the time I was very irritable, but the sleep deprivation is really a big problem now.". On Sunday, Dec.

Whole grains: High in nutrition and fiber, yet low in fat
MayoClinic.com - Aug 11, 2005 also lower your risk of other disorders, such as hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and the development of small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease

Gas crisis: The hurdle to healthy eating that no one talks about..
Cooking Smart Magazine .com, AZ - Aug 19, 2005 to medical conditions such as a serious food allergy, diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome diet, and how quickly food moves through the colon all determine

Easy Ways to Boost Fiber Intake
BabyFit, OH - Aug 13, 2005 can increase your risk for many health problems, including constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, and even cancer of the colon.

Medication increases sensitivity to sunlight
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - Aug 6, 2005 Donnatal belongs to a group of medications used to treat irritable bowel and spastic colon that contain belladonna alkaloid or phenobarbital.

Salix Pharmaceuticals Reports 2Q2005 Results; Total Product
PharmaLive.com (press release), PA - Aug 9, 2005 trials in C. difficile-associated diarrhea, hepatic encephalopathy and irritable bowel syndrome gain a greater share of the market for colon cleansing products

Fiber foods are the keepers of the beat in the digestive tract
Naples Daily News (subscription), FL - Aug 8, 2005 In some people, like those with irritable bowel syndrome, constipation may alternate Normally, as liquid food waste moves through the colon, water is absorbed

Rare cancer sufferers travel miles for care
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Aug 8, 2005 as a tumor in the digestive tract the stomach, small intestine or colon. Doctors mistakenly diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome, stress and endometriosis, a


Good Morning, Vietnam
Tech Central Station, DC - 7 hours ago American foreign policy still suffers from what some have called the "Vietnam Syndrome." First, US "public opinion" can be myopic, especially if an

Radical relief
philly.com, PA - Aug 22, 2005 The extreme nature of treatment speaks to the desperation of those with chronic regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a condition that

Edwardsville mom tells heartbreaking story
Citizens Voice, PA - Aug 22, 2005 By Denise Allabaugh, Staff Writer. He was born July 6 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means the left side of his heart doesn't work.

Abstract on Technical Sourcing's Promilin(R) Ingredient Approved
Genetic Engineering News, NY - 11 hours ago source of the amino acid-derivative 4-hydroxyisoleucine (4-OH-Ile), appears to cause a reduction in blood glucose levels in patients with metabolic syndrome X.

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome
rarediseases.about.com - Aug 22, 2005 Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a condition in which bacteria, usually from a pelvic infection, spread through the abdomen and cause inflammation of the tissue

Dependence syndrome and NGOs
The Financial Express, Bangladesh - 19 hours ago government became mutually exclusive. Luckily in Pakistan the dependence syndrome is not that strong. NGOs have been contributing

Child In East Ridge Apparently Died Of Sudden Infant Death
The Chattanoogan, TN - 18 hours ago East Ridge Police said the death of a 4-month old child on Sunday was apparently due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. East Ridge

Overcoming post-vacation stress syndrome
Miami Herald, FL - Aug 22, 2005 Though it's often difficult to transition from work to a vacation, it's even harder to come back. Here are some ways to soften the

The me-too syndrome
Globe and Mail, Canada - Aug 20, 2005 There were sensational developments in the Hollinger case this week, and once again US authorities forcefully moved matters ahead -- far different from the

The Spoiled Brat Syndrome and Mr. Terrell Owens
BlackAthlete.net - Aug 19, 2005 by Gary Norris Gray, Norris19@yahoo.com. EL CERRITO, CA---Terrell Owens is at it again. Owens and the Philadelphia Eagles have been feuding all summer.

Fat around waist a warning sign of heart and artery disease
The Financial Express, Bangladesh - Aug 21, 2005 A large waist is often associated with metabolic syndrome - a combination of conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and raised levels of

Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients With Irritable Bowel
Community Dispatch (press release) - 21 hours ago the overall QOL score from baseline values at 4 weeks of treatment measured via the IBS 36 questionnaire in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, relative to

Rett syndrome ride organizer thrilled with turnout
Sunbury Daily Item, PA - Aug 22, 2005 them to rumbling, snarling life, and with thumbs up, two-by-two, they roared out of the parking lot for the start of the Second Annual Rett Syndrome Road Rally

Swiss Medica Reports Strong Initial Sales Of New O24 Fibromyalgia
Business Wire (press release), CA - 22 hours ago the publisher of the largest Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome web site, Immune Support.com introduced Swiss Medica's O24 Fibromyalgia product on


Ovarian Cancer Does Have Warning Signs
WNEP-TV, PA - 13 hours ago Dr. Beth Karlan, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, "They came in complaining of abdominal pain or bloating or gastrointestinal problems.

Cry for help turns futile, fatal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI - 7 hours ago before treatment was to begin, according to Rawski, a stressed, panicked Van Lare climbed out of bed repeatedly during the night with abdominal pain and a