Archive for December, 2007

Thousands to try to quit smoking

As many as 1.2 million smokers in England could try to quit smoking in the New Year, figures suggest. (58 secs ago)

Woman With Dangerous Tb Strain Flies

After a California woman few while sick with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis, health officials are trying to track down passengers in 17 states. (34 secs ago)

Judge Gives 10½ Years To ‘dirty Doc’

Insurance fraud leads to prison for a doctor who resused sutures, syringes and needles. (1 min ago)

Uganda: German Muslims Give 800 Cows on Idd

A Germany-based Islamic organisation that brings together Muslims in developed countries donated 800 cows to fellow Ugandan Muslims on Idd Day last week. (38 secs ago)

Area Providers Gearing Up For Flu Season

WAHOO – It’s getting to that time of the year when area residents might start finding themselves coming down with the occasional case of the sniffles. (1 min ago)

Nigeria Gains N120bn Yearly From Debt Relief

Nigeria is reaping about N120 billion annually from the debt relief granted it by the Paris Club in 2005, Mrs Amina Ibrahim, Senior Special Adviser to the President on the MDGs, has disclosed. (3 mins ago)

Health Care Pushed to Fore By Calif. Vote

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 — The universal health insurance package that one chamber of California’s legislature passed this week looks a lot like the one Massachusetts not only passed but put in place a year earlier: Every resident will be required to have insurance, every employer must pitch in, and… (32 mins ago)

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2007

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: (11 hours ago)

Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2007

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: (10 hours ago)