Takeover of Indigenous Garifuna Community Hospital
Aug 11, 2009 by administrator
August 11 - Despite objections by local Garifuna communities, Honduras' defacto government is moving to take over the first and only Garifuna-managed hospital in the country, ousting its current staff. The facility-built by Dr. Luther Castillo, other Garifuna doctors, local architects, and the communities themselves-is located in the remote coastal municipality of Iriona.
Menstruation Is Fast Becoming Optional
May 21, 2006
For young women with a world of choices, even that monthly curse, the menstrual period, is optional.
Rare Disease Traced to Sperm Donor
May 20, 2006
A sperm donor passed an extremely rare and dangerous genetic ailment to five children born to four couples, doctors reported Friday in a case that exposes a gap in the screening process.
Crohn's Disease Drug Cleared for Children
May 19, 2006
Federal regulators approved Remicade as a treatment for Crohn's disease in children on Friday, just days after publication of a study linking the Johnson & Johnson drug to an increased risk of some cancers in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
5-Month-Old Girls in ICU After Separation
May 14, 2006
Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen remained in intensive care under sedation Saturday, one day after doctors spent nearly seven hours in surgery separating the conjoined twins.
Coroner: Peanut Kiss Didn't Cause Death
May 12, 2006
A Canadian coroner confirmed Thursday that a teenager — once believed to have died from a peanut allergy after kissing her boyfriend — died from an asthma attack.
Feds Probe Kidney Transplant Program
May 09, 2006
Federal health regulators have launched an investigation into a Kaiser Permanente kidney transplant program that reportedly put hundreds of patients' lives at risk by bungling paperwork that prolonged or canceled procedures.
Supermarkets Urge Families to Dinner Table
May 07, 2006
For working parents and heavily scheduled school kids, family mealtime is as out of fashion as the scene in Norman Rockwell's iconic Thanksgiving supper painting. Supermarkets are trying to lure families back to the dinner table.
EU Panel: Aspartame Poses No Cancer Risk
May 05, 2006
The popular diet sweetener aspartame won another round in the safety debate when a European panel of scientists said Friday there's no sign it raises the risk of cancer.
AP: Government Drafts Pandemic Flu Plan
May 02, 2006
Employers should have plans to keep workers at least three feet apart, colleges should consider which dormitories could be used to quarantine the sick, and flight crews should have surgical masks to put on coughing travelers under a draft of the government's pandemic flu plan obtained by The Associated Press.