Thursday, May 3, 2012

Health News: [health]

Letter: 9Health Fair a success thanks to community support
Craig Daily Press Thu, 03 May 2012 23:03 PM PDT
The 9Health Fair was able to serve 420 people at the Craig Lions Club 32nd annual health screening at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. The success was due to the unstinted efforts of more than 40 volunteers, and Craig Lions want to thank everyone for their help. Beka Warren and Christine Cooper, along with Lion Kristi Shepherd, spearheaded the move of the fair to the hospital. Volunteers from the ...

Pennington scientists to examine female athletes’ health
The Daily Reveille Thu, 03 May 2012 23:00 PM PDT
By: Emily HerringtonStudy receives $2.3 million grant The Pennington Biomedical Research Center recently received a $2.3 million grant to study the health of female collegiate athletes. The study will span five years and follow 500 female athletes from LSU, American University in Washington, D.C., and...

Health inspections of University concession stands come up clean
The Daily Reveille Thu, 03 May 2012 22:59 PM PDT
By: Sydni DunnViolations found in seasonal stands With baseball season in full swing, fans visiting the concession stands at Alex Box Stadium can be assured that LSU Dining’s facilities have a clean bill of health after routine inspections by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The ...

IGF-axis proteins may have a role in development of type 2 diabetes
News-Medical-Net Thu, 03 May 2012 22:59 PM PDT
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in collaboration with Nurses' Health Study investigators have shown that levels of certain related proteins found in blood are associated with a greatly reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes up to a decade or more later. The findings, published today in the online edition of Diabetes, could open a new front in the war ...

MONTGOMERY: Teachers do the learning at Wellness Fair
The Princeton Packet Thu, 03 May 2012 22:56 PM PDT
MONTGOMERY â€" Teachers and staff indulged in massages, worked out on mini trampolines and got a little taste of Crete by learning about the health perks of the Mediterranean diet. They even sampled gluten free cheesecake and washed it down with Vitamin Water and fruit and veggie smoothies.

YPSILANTI: Communities That Care looks to expand youth program to Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Courier Thu, 03 May 2012 22:51 PM PDT
Communities That Care is a national organization that takes a public health approach to preventing youth problems such as underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency and school dropout.

US researcher believed killed by lab bacteria
Straits Times Thu, 03 May 2012 22:48 PM PDT
CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) - A young research associate killed by a highly virulent strain of meningococcal disease is believed to have contracted the bacteria from the San Francisco lab where he was working on a vaccine against it, public health officials said on Thursday.

Nursing Mental Health Policy and Practice
University of Sydney News Thu, 03 May 2012 22:47 PM PDT
How to build resistance and strengthen families living with mental illnesses is the focus of a Churchill Fellowship study tour to be undertaken by Associate Professor Kim Foster from the Sydney Nursing School.

Retirees decry plan to end health premium subsidy
Peoria Journal Star Thu, 03 May 2012 22:46 PM PDT
Retired state worker Darlene Edwards of Springfield said she and her husband get by on her $382 a month state pension.

Larry Wilson: Screening to save your life
Pasadena Star-News Thu, 03 May 2012 22:42 PM PDT
LAST year, when the guys from MEMAH held their first full day of free health screenings at the Pasadena Senior Center, more than 1,150 people took advantage of the offer.

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