Posts Tagged ‘Health’

U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills

July 25th, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Health, Strangers Health

Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to mounting evidence. Infant mortality, obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and communicable [...]

Health Highlights: July 20, 2011

July 21st, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Health, Health Highlights

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: The new diabetes drug dapaglifozin should not be approved in the United States because it might increase users’ risk of breast and bladder cancers, among other safety concerns, a panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug [...]

Health Highlights: July 18, 2011

July 18th, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Health, Health Highlights

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: A panel convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will weigh this week the merits of the first of a new type of diabetes drug — but it’s far from certain that the drug, dapagliflozin, will reach [...]

The Institute of Medicines much-anticipated recommendations for which womens health services should be covered by health plans without co-pays or deductibles came out yesterday. Among the eight services it recommends insurers cover at no extra charge HHS will make the final decision are all forms of approved contraception, breastfeeding support and breast-pump rentals and domestic-violence [...]

Sometimes simple solutions from hygienic disposal of sewage to wearing condoms and using mosquito nets bring the most sweeping improvements in health. A catchy new African project  funded by Toronto-based Grand Challenges Canada is aiming to add to the list of low-tech anti-disease weaponry. A Tanzanian doctor and his team have developed a trap for [...]