Health Secretary Says Inoculation Rates Need to Improve in Minority Communities

Health Secretary Says Inoculation Rates Need to Improve in Minority Communities

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius said that the H1N1 vaccine was the "most ambitious immunization campaign ever", but immunization rates should get better in minority communities and amongst health employees.

People in United States with European Origin at a Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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It has been seen lately by the researchers at UCLA that the people in the United States who are of European origin are carrying a gene in them which puts them at a high risk for Alzheimer's disease.

According to Paul Thompson, a UCLA Professor of Neurology, who directed this study, this kind of gene defect in large number of people was seen for the first time.

Researchers Says, Tamoxifen, Raloxifene can Greatly Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Researchers Says, Tamoxifen, Raloxifene can Greatly Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in

On Monday, researchers said that two drugs taken by women at greater risk for breast cancer, tamoxifen and raloxifene, both lower the risk of the disease by nearly 50% in high-risk post-menopausal women while they are taking the drugs.

Firefighters Receive a Sturdy Raise

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On Monday it was decided by an arbitrator that Boston fighters would receive a sturdy raise and they should agree to casual drug and alcohol testing.

It was seen that after three years of the dispute between the Boston Firefighters Union and the city the deal was all done.

Researchers Find Kids getting Accidentally Poisoned by Tobacco Candies

Researchers Find Kids getting Accidentally Poisoned by Tobacco Candies

According to researchers, thousands of young kids are inadvertently poisoned by tobacco products every year in the U. S.

The new dissolvable tobacco items, which look similar to candy, may cause an added risk.

School Children Infected With Fungus in US

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From the new studies it has been seen that most of the children in US, who are attending elementary school are infected with virus that causes ringworm.

The virus came into the picture after the study was done on 10,514 children in kindergarten who were in fifth grade. Around 44 schools in Kansas City metropolitan area were inspected.

Excessive Tanning Might be An Addiction

Excessive Tanning Might be An Addiction

According to a new study, if a person is lying in a tanning bed far too much, he might be liable to suffer from addictive demeanor frequently noticed with substance misuse, plus anxiety.

HMO’s Have More Power than Ever

HMO’s Have More Power than Ever

On Monday it was seen that under the health reform package HMOs had become powerful in Florida’s growing Medicaid program.

The objective of the plan were to stop uncontrolled fraud, decrease the high costs and improve health care for around 2.8 million people who were poor, elderly and disastrously sick by putting them into private directed care plans.

Gilead Terminates the Mid-Stage Clinical Trial

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It was told by Gilead Sciences Inc. that it would be stopping the mid-stage clinical trial of GS-9450 in patients who are suffering from hepatitis C. It is a form a liver disease.

It was told by the company in a statement that the decision followed reports of major laboratory irregularity and poor events in a number of clinical study participants.

Recovery in Loan Growth Might Lead to Banks Posting Higher Q4 Profits

Recovery in Loan Growth Might Lead to Banks Posting Higher Q4 Profits

Analysts have speculated that mid-cap lenders are in a good place to post marginally high year-on-year earnings for the January-March quarter, mainly on the back of loan growth recovering and rising interest margins.

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