Ballesteros confirms brain tumour

Seve Ballesteros, the winner of five of golf’s majors, said last night that doctors at a Madrid hospital had detected a tumour in his brain. A biopsy will be performed tomorrow to determine whether the tumour is malignant and if it should be operated on.
“Following exhaustive tests that have been carried out on me at La Paz hospital, a cerebral tumour has been found,” the 51-year-old Spaniard said in a statement. “A biopsy will be carried out and Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrities step up to raise awareness of women's heart health

New York, February 15:
The 7th annual Red Dress Collection saw celebrities like actress Hilary Duff, soap star Susan Lucci, CBS anchor Katie Couric, among many others heating up the runway in red, to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
The show, which sets the ball rolling at New York City’s Fashion Week, remains the highlight of ‘The Heart Truth’ campaign, sponsored by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Heart Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness Factory space plan on hold

Plans to add more parking to accommodate new businesses and banquet functions at Fitness Factory 101 have suffered a setback, but there are hopes development at the Dayville site will move forward before the end of the year.
The gym’s owner, Keith Pasay, is waiting on an easement from the Providence and Worcester Railroad. He wants to add 12 to 14 parking spaces on the property in order to have more room for visitors and be able to bring in Read the rest of this entry »

Organization protests loss of services at UI health center

URBANA – Despite final exams, relentless snow and below-freezing temperatures, more than a dozen University of Illinois graduate students and employees gathered in front of the campus health center on Tuesday to call for better health care for students.
“Women’s health should be a priority!” they shouted. Health care benefits should be improved, not whittled away, several said in response to news that because of the upcoming retirement of Read the rest of this entry »

Economic growth in China brings middle-class fitness concerns

Several days a week, Wu Ruiyao goes to the gym, where she uses the treadmill, tones her abdominal muscles with a group exercise class or stretches under the guidance of a personaltrainer.
The 90-minute workout has become routine for Wu, an advertising sales representative, but the four-story health club where she works out would have been almost unimaginable just a decadeago.
“When I thought of a gym in the 1990s, it would be bare, with dumbbells Read the rest of this entry »

Odorprints like Fingerprints? Personal Odors Remain

ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2008)
— Scientists from the Monell Center present behavioral and chemical findings to reveal that an individual’s underlying odor signature remains detectable even in the face of major dietary changes.*
“The findings using this animal model support the proposition that body odors provide a consistent ‘odorprint’ analogous to a fingerprint or DNA sample,” said Gary Beauchamp, PhD, a behavioral biologist at Monell and Read the rest of this entry »

Family Physicians Welcome State Budget; Look Forward to Health

)–Family physicians are congratulating Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and
California’s elected leaders on reaching a budget agreement during tough
economic times. The next step they recommend is revisiting health care
reform. “Today we have a budget and that is a good thing for our
patients,” said Jeffrey Luther, MD, President of the 7,000-member
California Academy of Family Physicians. “In Read the rest of this entry »

Maternity ward is the 39th closed in PA

HATFIELD TWP. — On Tuesday, the final patient was admitted to the maternity ward at Lansdale Hospital.
The closing of the maternity ward and the obstetric unit at Lansdale Hospital makes it the 39th to close in Pennsylvania.
For the Center for Women’s Health of Lansdale, that means staying on as consultants at the hospital, but moving services to Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill.
“The closing of the unit does mean we will strictly Read the rest of this entry »

Students sue Pine Tree ISD for wreck

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Two Pine Tree students injured in a bus wreck about a year ago are suing the school district for medical and hospital expenses, court documents show.
Casey Williams and Jessica Peterson filed lawsuits against the Pine Tree Independent School District on Oct. 10. The filings say Williams and Peterson were injured in a bus wreck caused by Pine Tree ISD’s action’s and/or omissions.
Williams, Peterson and about 35 other Read the rest of this entry »

WHO seek global action for mental health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that disability, suicides and other problems associated with mental illness and disorders would continue to rise unless more action is taken to tackle the issue.
In marking World Mental Health Day, the Manila-based regional office of the WHO called for a “global effort to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.”
The UN health agency stressed the need Read the rest of this entry »