Laptop theft at Parkland Memorial Hospital could imperil employee

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Tobacco Company Downplayed Risks in China, Report Says

and diverting attention to other public health issues, a new report claims.
Beginning in the mid ’90s through at least 2002, British American Tobacco downplayed smoking-related disease in China by suggesting air pollution was a greater public health threat than smoking and arguing that the focus should be on what it characterized as China’s top killer,
, the paper said.
The paper’s researchers based their report on an analysis Read the rest of this entry »

Investigators seek cause of 7-fatality bus crash

03:02 PM CST on Saturday, January 31, 2009
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) – Investigators probing a tour bus crash that killed seven people on a rural Arizona highway leading to Hoover Dam planned to search the bus Saturday to look for clues.
The Chinese tourists left Las Vegas early Friday for a trip to the Grand Canyon and were returning Friday afternoon when the crash occurred on a straight stretch of U.S. 93, about Read the rest of this entry »

Consumer Reports Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want the FDA to

— 95 percent agree that food products made from genetically engineered
animals should be labeled as such.
— 94 percent agree that meat and dairy products from cloned animals should
be labeled as such.
— More than 6 in 10 of Americans would not buy meat or milk products from
genetically engineered animals or milk/milk products from cloned animals
or their offspring.
— Had a diet free of chemicals, Read the rest of this entry »

PPD says FDA delay nixes $25M payment from Takeda

Associated Press
10.10.08,
10:18 AM ET
WILMINGTON, N.C. –
Drug development contractor PPD Inc. said Friday it no longer expects to receive a $25 million milestone payment in the fourth quarter from Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc.
) fell $2.45, or 7.7 percent, to $29.30 in morning trading.
The payment was depedent on the Food and Drug Administration approving Takeda’s experimental Read the rest of this entry »

Prescription Drugs Kill 300 Percent More Americans Than Illegal Drugs

While the number of dead bodies containing heroin jumped 14
percent from the prior year, to a total of 110, the number of deaths
influenced by the painkiller oxycodone increased by 36 percent, to a
total of 1,253.
Across the country, prescription drugs have become an
increasingly popular alternative to the more difficult to acquire
illegal drugs. Even as illegal drug use among teenagers have fallen,
prescription drug abuse has increased. For Read the rest of this entry »

Health Isn’ta Private Issue When You’re a Legend

community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.”
’s opened a recent e-mail message to Apple employees —also posted on the Apple Web site as a “media advisory” — announcing that the Read the rest of this entry »

A perfect fit

For aerobic training, Malin suggests trying outdoors first. He runs, bikes and walks year-round to get his heart rate up for extended periods, but he reverts to a treadmill inside when the weather is too cold.
Brianna DeBois, manager at Northstar Home Fitness in Maple Grove, said aspiring home exercisers should start by answering two questions:
1) What’s my budget?
2) Where do I plan to put the gym?
From there, DeBois said the options go from Read the rest of this entry »

Monitor drugs in health units

THE Government has started labelling drugs for free distribution in public health units to curb their rampant theft and sale in private clinics. Each tablet or capsule bears the letters ‘UG’ while the packaging has the phrase, “Government of Uganda. For public use only. Not for sale’.
Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni directed the health ministry to label drugs that are supposed to be given out freely. He told the ministry to Read the rest of this entry »

Amway, YMCA Aim to ‘Inspire Wellness’

ADA, Mich.—
—that includes a Web site launch, free wellness events, health assessments and more. The company also released results of a national survey of more than 15,000 American adults about health and wellness. Among the top-line results:
93 percent of Americans are trying to make healthy choices, though 47 percent struggle to do so.
The greatest barriers to living a healthier lifestyle: lack of time (39 percent) and the rising Read the rest of this entry »