Care in Maryland is improving, but loss of jobs, health benefits

With February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month upon them, academic, industry and government leaders can point to improvements. They formed a Dental Action Committee that has won aid for local health centers; streamlined the Medicaid program; and sent hygienists into the community to provide screenings. They’ve been gaining commitments from dentists to treat poor children. They worry, however, that the bad economy will set back efforts and Read the rest of this entry »

Asian Health Officials Warn That Without Intervention, HIV Cases

conference in Hong Kong said that the region is facing a resurgence of HIV cases among men who have sex with men that will not subside without increased government efforts, the
reports (Freeda,
, 2/19). The conference was organized in partnership with Hong Kong’s
, the
and included about 50 government officials responsible for HIV/AIDS and MSM programs, as well as other experts.
According to officials at the conference, discriminatory laws, Read the rest of this entry »

New HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Rise In Minorities

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) released new HIV incidence data. The CDC released its 2007 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report and the NYC DOHMH released its semiannual HIV Epidemiology & Fields Services report.
The surveillance data from the CDC indicate that among people newly diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2007, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted Read the rest of this entry »

Governor David Paterson

David vs. health Goliath: Paterson takes on hospital lobby in $11 billion fight
Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 4:00 AM
signed a stimulus package that includes significant aid to New York. I commend the President and Congress for acting so quickly and welcome the assistance. I am proud of our members of Congress, and my partners in
, who fought so hard for our state.
But let’s make one thing clear: New York’s $24.6 billion share of the federal Read the rest of this entry »

Health Mgmt says 4Q profit grows 17 percent

Hospital operator
Health Management Associates Inc.
said Monday its profit climbed 17 percent in the fourth quarter, aided by a large gain from early debt retirement.
The company reported net income of $14.5 million, or 6 cents per share. That compares with $12.5 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, Health Management Associates
) said it earned 7 cents per share from continuing operations. Revenue grew 3 Read the rest of this entry »

Authorities say criminal lawyer was paid in guns, drugs

Updated with further details at 4:30 p.m.
A San Bernardino criminal defense attorney was arrested on suspicion of accepting guns and drugs in exchange for his legal services, authorities said.
Gary Stephen Redinger, 59, who once ran for Superior Court judge, was arrested last Wednesday morning after a search of his house turned up suspected methamphetamine and more than 30 firearms, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Read the rest of this entry »

FDA Accepts Nuvo's Resubmission For Pennsaid(R)

August 5, 2009
Feb. 19
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a Canadian drug development company focused on the research and development of drug products delivered to and through the skin using its topical and transdermal drug delivery technologies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Nuvo’s resubmission of its application for FDA approval to market Pennsaid in the Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Phelps faces no charges in South Carolina drug investigation

apparently had his picture taken with a marijuana bong in hand just announced that he does not have enough evidence to prosecute the Olympian or anyone else who was present at the November party.
Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff
Leon Lott,
in a news release sent to reporters via e-mail, states that: “Having thoroughly investigated this matter, we do not believe we have enough evidence to prosecute anyone that was present at the November party.
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Basson, Longley take honours

The annual two-day New Balance Men’s Health Peninsula Surf Ski Marathon concluded on Sunday with an extreme downwind leg from Rooi Els to Strand that saw PW Basson and Nick Longley wrap up victory in the prestigious event.
The duo also won the first leg, staged from Big Bay around Robben Island on Saturday, before the heavy weather hit the peninsula, holding off the seasoned Strand pairing of Mynhardt Marais and Herbert Conradie.
With the overnight Read the rest of this entry »

Sprints may be best for diabetes prevention

London, January 16:
A British doctor has warned that chronic stress caused by economic uncertainty may reduce men’s testosterone levels.
Past studies have shown that low levels of testosterone can lead to increased risk of diabetes, osteoporosis and depression
, while increased levels are associated with higher sex drive.
Testosterone does not only affect men’s physical health but also the emotional and mental aspects of men’s health and Read the rest of this entry »