Monday, April 23, 2012

Health News: [health]

US teens get drunk on hand sanitiser
Otago Daily Times Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:57 PM PDT
Six teenagers have shown up in two Los Angeles emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitiser, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend. read more

Problems with health education not specifically tailored
The Daily Barometer Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:55 PM PDT
By: David Schary These days I am continually re-thinking health. I want to come up with new ways to put health into action, especially when it comes to health education. Something bothers me about the current status of health education. Something just seems to be missi...

New aneurysm health screening for men over 65 in Norfolk and Waveney
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:51 PM PDT
A Norwich hospital has introduced the first NHS screening programme in the East of England to identify men at risk of rupturing the largest blood vessel in the body.

Chavez says will return to Venezuela this week
AFP News via Yahoo! Philippines News Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:50 PM PDT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said by phone that he will return home this week after cancer treatment in Cuba, in an apparent bid to quash speculation that his health is failing.

Audit pans Medicare bonus plan
Boston Globe Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:50 PM PDT
Government auditors called for the cancellation of a bonus program for private health plans that congressional Republicans have criticized as a wasteful political ploy.

Major givebacks: In opening salvo, O'Brien seeks broad union concessions
The New Britain Herald Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:46 PM PDT
NEW BRITAIN â€" Mayor Timothy O’Brien is asking that the city’s largest union share 50 percent of the cost - up from 10 percent - for all health plans, get no raise for two years, no longevity payments for two years and agree to 10 furlough days for each of the next two years.

CDC: Cholesterol levels continue to drop
WTVY Dothan Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:44 PM PDT
U.S. health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol. That may seem incredible in a nation where two-thirds of adults are overweight.

Sen. Pia: Bills on public disclosure of hospital charges, ban of nurse 'OJT' fees to be tackled at Senate
Senate of the Philippines Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:40 PM PDT
April 24, 2012. The Senate Committee on Health and Demography chaired by Senator Pia S. Cayetano will conduct a joint public hearing on several health measures on Tuesday, including bills seeking to require public and private hospitals and healthcare facilities to publicly disclose the cost of their medical...

Plymouth Ambulance to host first health fair
The Colonial Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:38 PM PDT
Of the 6,500 calls that Plymouth Ambulance’s A Station responds to every year, the majority of them are for cardiac and respiratory emergencies. This Saturday, April 21, the ambulance association’s first health fair will take aim at reducing the incidence of these life-threatening emergencies.

Biotech Company Blamed for Bee Collapse Buys Leading Bee Research Firm [Bees]
Gizmodo Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:37 PM PDT
# bees Monsanto, the biotech company whose proprietary genetically modified corn has been fingered as the possible culprit in the collapse of the bee population, has gone ahead and purchased Beelogics, a research firm committed to "restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination." More »

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